Search Results: "Greg Trine"


BOOK REVIEW

WILLY MAYKIT IN SPACE by Greg Trine
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"Readers new to chapter books and who like to laugh often will most likely find Willy's story peppered with just enough silly humor (monster poop!) to keep the pages turning. (Adventure. 7-10)"
Willy Maykit is not an ordinary kid. Read full book review >

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THE SECOND BASE CLUB by Greg Trine
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 26, 2010

"It's hard to buy that the news of the club hasn't leaked, and the ending feels a tad rushed, but by then the reader is so squarely in Elroy's corner that it really doesn't matter. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Full of gauche guy humor, this coming-of-age tale about a 16-year-old boy's attempts to get to second base (with a girl) takes a while to get going, but once all the plot elements come together, it becomes warm and winning. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2006

"His 'noggin power' should win the day there, too. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
A mix-up at the laundry leaves a fledgling superhero sans cape and powers in this laugh-laced kickoff to a new series. Read full book review >

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SHIFTY BUSINESS by Greg Trine
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 2, 2013

"While there's no doubt that Jo Schmo will eventually bring Numb Skull to justice, there's enough hilarity and unexpectedness in the zany, quick jokes to keep readers guessing how. (Adventure. 6-9)"
Defending San Francisco is a busy job for fourth-grade girl superhero Jo Schmo, who faces a cunning villain in this third book in the series. Read full book review >

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DINOS ARE FOREVER by Greg Trine
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 3, 2012

"Lighter-than-air superhero fun. (Adventure. 6-9)"
The wacky origin story of a fourth-grade girl superhero from the author of the Melvin Beederman, Superhero series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEMPLETON GETS HIS WISH by Greg Pizzoli
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Moderately inspired but tired all the same. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Pizzoli's young cat, Templeton, gets what he wishes for, with predictable results. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NUMBER ONE SAM by Greg Pizzoli
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"A polished work, from the words to the finish on the race cars. (Picture book. 3-5)"
There's more than one way to be the big dog in the little bestiary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DON’T WORRY BEAR by Greg Foley
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"A great book to share with little ones who face a prolonged absence from a beloved friend or relative. (Picture book. 3-6)"
For the second in the Thank You Bear series, Foley once again manages to convey maximum message with minimal text and illustration. 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

WHEN WE WUZ FAMOUS by Greg Takoudes
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 5, 2013

"A fresh new voice in teen fiction. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Puerto Rican senior basketballer Francisco Ortiz can't escape the past. Read full book review >