Search Results: "Douglas Holgate"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST KIDS ON EARTH by Max Brallier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Classic action-packed, monster-fighting fun. (Horror. 8-12)"
It's been 42 days since the Monster Apocalypse began, and 13-year-old Jack Sullivan, a self-proclaimed "zombie-fighting, monster-slaying tornado of cool" is on a quest to find and rescue his not-so-secret crush, June Del Toro, whether she needs it, wants it, or not. Read full book review >

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SUPER-DRAGON by Steven Kroll
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Nyah, nyah, nyah, naysayers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A dragon contest is announced. Read full book review >

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THE LAST KIDS ON EARTH AND THE ZOMBIE PARADE by Max Brallier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"An apocalyptic adventure with a whole lot of heart. (Horror. 8-12)"
Thirteen-year-old Jack Sullivan and his crew of monster-fighting besties are fresh off their victorious battle against the evil Blarg, but there's no rest for the weary in the middle of a Monster Apocalypse. Read full book review >

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CHEESIE MACK IS RUNNING LIKE CRAZY! by Steve Cotler
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"Cheesie announces Volume 4 with a tantalizing list of what to expect, so the fun's not over yet. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Middle school has Cheesie Mack on the run. Read full book review >

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HUMAN TRIALS by Steve Holgate
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2014

"A smart, if sometimes-dry, exploration of space and humanity's future that should appeal to history buffs and fans of hard sci-fi."
Holgatepieces together an alternate-world future history, where humanity colonizes Mars, almost accidentally, and discovers evidence of an ancient, advanced civilization that once flourished there—and may offer knowledge that could save both Earth and Mars from a terrible fate. Read full book review >

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HUMAN EXPANSION by Steve Holgate
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 19, 2014

"An intricate but fun sci-fi romp."
The second volume in Holgate's (Human Trials, 2014) Humankind sci-fi series explores the worlds populated by the descendants of Earth. Read full book review >

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RETURN TO PLANET TAD by Tim Carvell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"A smile or two for those with severely short attention spans, not much more. (Fiction. 8-12)"
More tidbits from Planet Tad, compiled from a fictional blog originally published in Mad Magazine (Planet Tad, 2012). Read full book review >

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OGGIE COODER, PARTY ANIMAL! by Sarah Weeks
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"A fast-paced chapter book with cheerful cartoon illustrations provided by Holgate, this can easily be read on its own and will certainly win Oggie new fans. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Excited by an invitation to a neighbor's birthday party, oddball fourth grader Oggie Cooder is willing to do almost anything to enjoy the perfect Donnica's kidney-shaped pool and piggies-in-a-blanket, even memorize the 100 rules the class queen bee hoped would keep him away. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"Glorious. (Picture book/poetry. 7-12)"
Stunning mixed-media illustrations accompany a series of poems that celebrate the wonder and mystery of space. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PIG IS BIG by Douglas Florian
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 31, 2000

"Not Florian's best effort, but a good conversation-starter with a young child about comparative size. (Picture book. 3-5)"
"What's big?" asks a pleasant pink pig as he compares himself to cows, cars, trucks, streets, the neighborhood, the city, and the earth, and finally to the universe, which "makes everything seem small." Read full book review >

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AN AUTO MECHANIC by Douglas Florian
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 1991

"Adequate but slight. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 3-7)"
In Florian's ``How We Work'' series, a somewhat stronger entry than A Carpenter (p. 254). Read full book review >