Search Results: "Emma Jack"


BOOK REVIEW

TOMAHAWK CREEK by Emma Jack
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 14, 2011

"Ghost hunters will find few spooks on Tomahawk Creek, but inside the iron gates of Holloway Manor, the fiery Tellez sisters uncover a family intrigue that makes for a fast-paced, enjoyable read."
Years after their mother died and their father abandoned them, sisters Lily and Hyacinth Tellez find themselves at the center of another family scandal at their aging—and possibly cursed—estate on Tomahawk Creek. Read full book review >

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SNOOPING OUT STORIES WITH JACK
by Julie Danielson

I’ve probably said this before right here at my Kirkus blog, so I apologize for any redundancy, but it is a spectacular thing to hear award-winning author Jack Gantos give a presentation. Anywhere. I always want to stand up when he’s done, and (complete with lots of fist pumps) yell, “Now, that is why I chose to work in the ...


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WHAT GOES AROUND
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Boomerang Effect by Gordon Jack

Cover Story: Viking Cute
BFF Charm: Roger Murtaugh
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Real Boy
Bonus Factor: Unexpected Friendships
Relationship Status: Maybe in a Few Years 

Cover Story: Viking Cute

A cutesy viking is kind of an oxymoron when you think about the actual history of vikings, but this one with ...


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ADVENTURE TIME, COME ON, GRAB YOUR FRIENDS
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills 

Cover Story: Palette Cleanser
BFF Charm: Yay
Swoonworthy Scale: 7
Talky Talk: The Fun Never Ends
Bonus Factors: Awesome Grownups, Fandom
Relationship Status: We’ll Go To Very Distant Lands

Cover Story: Palette Cleanser

This is such a pretty cover—the blues and greens, the stars, the thick swaths of paint that practically ...


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EMILY MIDORIKAWA & EMMA CLAIRE SWEENEY
by Megan Labrise

Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney forged a friendship based on mutual admiration and the same aim: to become a (published) writer.

They met as English language teachers in rural Japan in the summer of 2001. Over the years, they workshopped one another’s stories, shared publishing opportunities, taught together, and encouraged one another to keep writing.

“We’d had some successes ...


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MUSICAL THEATER
by Leila Roy

Later this week, I’m headed to New York to finally, finally see Hamilton.

Which has me more than a little excited.

So, of course, it made me wonder: what’s out there for recent musical theater YA? It seems like something that we’d see a lot of, right? High potential for drama, because backstage shenanigans and close quarters and heightened emotion ...


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BOOK REVIEW

FLUTTERBY BUTTERFLY by Emma Parrish
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2015

"Flutterby Butterfly's mild mystery makes for good, interactive fun. (Board book. 1-3)"
This interactive board book is actually sturdy enough for young children to manipulate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ORION AND THE DARK by Emma Yarlett
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"A funny, savvy bedtime story that addresses common fears. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A friendly, benign-looking creature called the Dark takes the boy Orion on a fear-conquering adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUDIE NUDIE by Emma Quay
by Emma Quay, illustrated by Emma Quay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"A bracing burst of joie de vivre, ideal for any rude, nude, naked brood. (Picture book. 2-6)"
This Australian import features two imps who take a particular pleasure in gamboling about sans covering. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE BUGS! by Emma Dodd
by Emma Dodd, illustrated by Emma Dodd
ANIMALS
Released: March 15, 2010

"EWSLUGp1999 or Denise Fleming's taxonomically correct Beetle Bop (2007) as a springboard for an adjective lesson or on its own, this is just plain fun. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This young narrator loves bugs of all sorts, including several creepy-crawlies that are not bugs or even insects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIP TIP DIG DIG by Emma Garcia
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"With its arresting design and simple repetition, Garcia's bright book is perfectly pitched to its target audience, who will really dig it. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A colorful tour through a variety of construction vehicles. Read full book review >

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I DON’T WANT A POSH DOG by Emma Dodd
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2009

"It should be a treat to children and older dog lovers alike. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The little girl in the red dress and red shoes knows exactly what kind of pooch she wants and exactly what she does not want. Read full book review >