Search Results: "Eric Luper"


BOOK REVIEW

SETH BAUMGARTNER’S LOVE MANIFESTO by Eric Luper
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2010

"Derivative but supremely enjoyable. (Fiction. YA)"
When Seth's girlfriend dumps him during her lunch break at Applebee's, he is not only heartbroken but totally grossed out: While Veronica squelches his dreams of love with nonsensical platitudes like, "I'm too comfortable with you," Seth spots his father having an intimate meal with a sexy woman who is definitely not his mother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIG SLICK by Eric Luper
FICTION
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"A sweet crush, a cute little brother and a flashy casino road trip keep the novel from disappearing entirely into poker's shadows. (Fiction. YA)"
Poker prodigy Andrew Lang steals $600 from the family dry-cleaning business to play in an underground tournament and scrambles to replace the cash before his dad finds out. Read full book review >

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JEREMY BENDER VS. THE CUPCAKE CADETS by Eric Luper
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2011

"Although amusing, this story never quite reaches the level of funny, but it's well-meaning and enjoyable. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A not-so-lightweight tale rises above drag jokes to reveal surprising profundity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUG BOY by Eric Luper
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 21, 2009

"Occasional violence, sexuality and Jack's extreme weight-loss efforts make this a more suitable read for older teens, who will find themselves thundering through the home stretch in order to discover whether Jack will win, place or show in this first-rate novel. (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
Fifteen-year-old Jack Walsh is elevated from head exercise rider to "bug boy," or apprentice jockey, after another jockey is severely injured during a race. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MYSTERIOUS MOONSTONE by Eric Luper
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2016

"With the emphasis on mystery and action rather than history, à la Magic Tree House, this new chapter-book series will appeal to junior detectives. (Mystery. 7-10)"
In this series opener, Cleo and Evan find themselves transported back in time to Victorian England to solve the crime of a stolen diamond. Read full book review >

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COLOR COMMENTARY
by Julie Danielson

I’ve always found it difficult to answer the what’s-your-favorite-color question, as the answer depends entirely on my mood. (I like deep blues for more contemplative times, but I need sunny yellow to help wake me in the mornings.)

Perhaps it’s even harder for artists to pick a favorite color. Is it like asking them to pick a favorite child? I ...


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BOOK REVIEW

MY FIRST BUSY BOOK by Eric Carle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2015

"A satisfying package that will indeed keep toddlers busy—exemplary. (Board book. 2-4)"
The latest addition to the World of Eric Carle is proof that the Wilder Award-winning picture-book creator knows what appeals to children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRANKIE PICKLE AND THE PINE RUN 3000 by Eric Wight
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 9, 2010

"High-energy graphic illustrations keep this race on course and provide the perfect dose of humor for new readers, especially boys, who will identify with Frankie and admire his patient father. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Gentlemen, start your engines. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUMPKINHEAD by Eric Rohmann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 2003

"Decidedly offbeat, but Rohmann is plainly having as much fun as readers will as they watch Otho's expression change as he rolls helplessly from one hazard to the next. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Creating thick-lined color woodcuts even simpler than the Caldecott-winning art of My Friend Rabbit (2002), Rohmann follows an unusual lad—or part of him, anyway—on an adventure-filled odyssey. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DREAM SNOW by Eric Carle
by Eric Carle, illustrated by Eric Carle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Cotton candy. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The venerable and prolific Carle (Hello, Red Fox, 1998, etc.) offers a quiet Christmas story with a little music at the end. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HELLO, RED FOX by Eric Carle
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1998

Carle (From Head to Toe, 1997) asks readers to engage in optical illusions to view his illustrations for a story that becomes an unforgettable lesson in complementary colors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE APRON by Eric Carle
by Eric Carle, illustrated by Eric Carle
FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 1994

"Magnificent illustrations, the story is filler. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5+)"
As an eight-year-old boy, Carle (Today is Monday, 1993, etc.) spent two vacation days with his Aunt Elizabeth and Uncle Adam. Read full book review >