Search Results: "Greg Swearingen"


BOOK REVIEW

QUINNY & HOPPER by Adriana Brad Schanen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 2014

"This endearing story about true friendship should appeal equally to boys and girls. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Two 8-year-olds with opposite temperaments and personalities make friends. Read full book review >

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THE DRAGONS OF ORDINARY FARM by Tad Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2009

"Implausibilities and simplified stereotypes of foreigners add to this series opener's mediocrity. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
An unremarkable fantasy dabbles in several genres as contemporary kids visit a strange farm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SOCIETY OF DREAD by Glenn Dakin
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 9, 2010

"Despite that small flaw, the pounding action and dramatic revelations keep the pages turning, and the Candle Man's appeal burns as brightly as before. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Theo Wickland may have foiled the evildoers operating as the Society of Good Works (The Society of Unrelenting Vigilance, 2009), but a new evil is lurking deep in the tunnels: Dr. Pyre, who extinguished the original Candle Man years ago, has returned to re-ignite his reign of fear. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE OUTLANDISH ADVENTURES OF LIBERTY AIMES  by Kelly Easton
ADVENTURE
Released: June 9, 2009

"Dashes of kindness and dollops of wordplay sweeten the oft-bitter pot, as do Swearingen's expressive, comical pencil illustrations. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Her name is Liberty, but she's never been allowed to leave the house in her ten years of life, not even for school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"A bright light in the fantasy genre, this debut novel will leave fans eager for further illumination. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Confined to three rooms for most of his life, Theo finds his situation radically changed after he accidentally melts a burglar on his 12th birthday. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GIANTS AND THE JONESES by Julia Donaldson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"This reverse Jack in the Beanstalk feels like—and will be—a children's movie. (Fiction. 8-10)"
In search of legendary "iggly plops," Jumbeelia climbs down the "bimplestonk" and finds a lawn mower, a sheep and three children whom she pops into her collector's bag and takes back to Groil, her giant's world in the clouds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PLANET OF THE ETERNALS by James Swearingen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 22, 2016

"Politics makes for a profound and enjoyable sci-fi tale with all the genre ingredients."
In this series opener, a teen on a newly inhabited planet fights for a way to expand a colony more organically than industrial advancement. Read full book review >

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GREG PIZZOLI
by Megan Labrise

As a young reader, Greg Pizzoli found illustrated history books too sanitized and sententious.

“Nobody wants to hear that story of George Washington chopping down the cherry tree and how he was good all the time,” says Pizzoli, author-illustrator of The Quest for Z: The True Story of Explorer Percy Fawcett and a Lost City in the Amazon. “Whatever ...


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BOOK REVIEW

FBI SECRETS by M. Wesley Swearingen
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1995

A 25-year FBI veteran makes convincing claims that the agency has been waging a secret war on the citizens of the United States for more than half a century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 20, 2008

"For a bone so well gnawed, Swearingen surprises with unexplored pockets of meat."
Ex-FBI agent and whistleblower Swearingen details his research and suspicions behind the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COMING HOME by Greg Ruth
by Greg Ruth, illustrated by Greg Ruth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Though it's on the manipulative side, it should be helpful for children anticipating a parent's return. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A nearly wordless picture book chronicles the wait for reunion after a troop plane lands. Read full book review >

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THE LOST BOY by Greg Ruth
by Greg Ruth, illustrated by Greg Ruth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A refreshing fantasy in which not all is spelled out, with tantalizing hints at a sequel. (Graphic fantasy. 8-12)"
A mysterious reel-to-reel tape player may solve a local mystery, but it may also lead to gravest peril. Read full book review >