Search Results: "Emma Trevayne"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ACCIDENTAL AFTERLIFE OF THOMAS MARSDEN by Emma Trevayne
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 28, 2015

"Readers will find that this darkly intriguing faery story has an appealingly grounded hero. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Discovering his true identity, a young grave robber uses his particular skills to help faeries trapped in Victorian London. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHORUS by Emma Trevayne
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 27, 2014

"All things considered, though, an unnecessary sequel. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
Eight years after the fall of the Corp during older brother Anthem's rebellion in Coda (2013), teenage Alpha struggles with its legacy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CODA by Emma Trevayne
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 7, 2013

"Trevayne's debut showcases a creative concept, skillful dialogue and vivid characters. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
In a dystopian future where music is a corporate-controlled mind-altering substance, an illegal underground band revolts through pure music. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLIGHTS AND CHIMES AND MYSTERIOUS TIMES by Emma Trevayne
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"For all that the end feels a bit like a flattened Yorkshire pudding, getting there is a thrill a minute. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
A bored lad experiences adventures that range from wonderful to horrific in a steampunk-y alternative London. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2014

"A hefty sheaf of chillers—all short enough to share aloud and expertly cast to entice unwary middle graders a step or two into the shadows. (index, not seen) (Horror/short stories. 10-13)"
Styling themselves "curators," four of horror fantasy's newer stars share tales and correspondence related to an imaginary museum of creepy creatures and artifacts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GAMESCAPE by Emma Trevayne
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"An overlong but reasonably effective dystopian thriller. (Science fiction. 14-17)"
A teen gamer plays for his life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HOUSE OF MONTHS AND YEARS by Emma Trevayne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A just-scary-enough adventure that might send readers to investigate more about real-life 'calendar houses' like Amelia's new one. (Horror. 8-12)"
An awkward protagonist takes on an unconventional "haunted" house in this dark middle-grade fantasy from England. Read full book review >

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 >