Search Results: "Erin Cabatingan"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MUSK OX by Erin Cabatingan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Great art and (some) fabulous humor, but the geographical implications requiring correction make this a difficult choice. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The wisecracking musk ox and buttoned-up zebra take off to travel the world. Read full book review >

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MUSK OX COUNTS by Erin Cabatingan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Those kids ready to wrap their heads around musk ox's anarchic approach, though, will likely find their (singular) stomachs sore from laughing. (Picture book. 5-8)"
More crazy hijinks from the irrepressible musk ox and his sidekick control-freak zebra will engender belly laughs in Cabatingan and Myers' highly original sequel to the wild and wacky alphabet book A Is for Musk Ox (2012). Read full book review >

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A IS FOR MUSK OX by Erin Cabatingan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"For audiences already familiar with their alphabet and mature enough to appreciate sophisticated humor, this vibrantly illustrated romp will deliver big laughs. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Myers' hilarious illustrations strengthen debut author Cabatingan's ticklish prose in this not-quite-an-alphabet book. Read full book review >

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I DO NOT LIKE AL'S HAT by Erin McGill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"Fans of quirky humor and hard-core rabbit lovers won't mind the arbitrariness of the ending, and the art is charming. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A magician's rabbit decides he's had his ears pulled one too many times. Read full book review >

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FORGED by Erin Bowman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 15, 2015

"Gripping but not at all for the faint of heart. (Dystopian adventure. 13-18)"
In the last of the Taken trilogy, Gray sets out with a few of his Expat buddies to discover what villainy is taking place at the Compound, an island fortress run by the evilly dictatorial Frank. Read full book review >

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VENGEANCE ROAD by Erin Bowman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"The novel starts with a bang in an interesting setting, but it quickly fizzles into melodrama. (Historical romance. 12-18)"
Kate Thompson seeks revenge at any cost after her father is killed by a gang of robbers who believe he had information about a mythical gold mine. Read full book review >

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THE SCORPION RULES by Erin Bow
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Slyly humorous, starkly thought-provoking, passionate, and compassionate—and impeccably written to boot: not to be missed. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
Once there was war, until an artificial intelligence named Talis took over the world. Read full book review >

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LOVE AND OTHER FOREIGN WORDS by Erin McCahan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2014

"Lively characters and a satisfying plot foil reader expectations in the best possible way. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Narrator Josie, 15, is a bossy, Styx-loving, gifted eccentric and happy to stay that way, but the family status quo—her loving parents and older sisters—is about to be shaken up. Read full book review >

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FORCING THE ACE by Erin Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Even the novice magician knows that broadcasting will take the wind out of any magic routine, and since a 'good routine tells a story,' so too with this book. (Fiction. 11-14)"
A young magician learns that it is better to have the crowd in his pocket than any number of competition trophies on the mantle. Read full book review >

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MOXIE AND THE ART OF RULE BREAKING by Erin Dionne
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2013

"The caper should appeal to readers looking for a lot of action, a few puzzles and not a lot of depth. (Thriller. 10-15)"
This fast-paced, National Treasure-style mystery puts an imaginative spin on the real story behind the infamous theft of several masterpieces from Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990. Read full book review >

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GRIEF GIRL by Erin Vincent
Released: March 13, 2007

"Overwrought emotional turmoil diminishes the memoir's appeal, making this a difficult and unfulfilling debut. (Memoir. YA)"
A late-night phone call informing Vincent of her mother's demise, coupled with her father's death a month later, sends the 14 year old into a two-year apathy that isolates her from friends, siblings and school. Read full book review >