Search Results: "J.P. Coovert"


BOOK REVIEW

CHARLIE JOE JACKSON'S GUIDE TO SUMMER VACATION by Tommy Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"A series that improves with each offering. (Fiction. 9-14)"
Attending camp, especially an academic enrichment camp, turns out to be more than notorious slacker Charlie Joe Jackson bargained for. Read full book review >

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CHARLIE JOE JACKSON'S GUIDE TO NOT READING by Tommy Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2011

"That aside, slackers everywhere have a new, likable hero in Charlie Joe Jackson. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Charlie Joe will do just about anything to avoid reading in this humorous cautionary tale for book-hating middle-grade students. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST INVISIBLE BOY by Evan Kuhlman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 2008

"Coovert's cartoons add a nice touch of bittersweet humor. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Grief-stricken after the sudden death of his father, Finn starts turning invisible in this magical-realism tale of recovery. Read full book review >

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THE REAL US by Tommy Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"A usually humorous author offers a lesson insufficiently disguised. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Can middle schoolers see beyond their looks? Read full book review >

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KATIE FRIEDMAN GIVES UP TEXTING! (AND LIVES TO TELL ABOUT IT.) by Tommy Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"With wit and perception, Greenwald reminds readers that there is communication beyond their electronics. (Fiction. 10-13)"
A texting gaffe leads to tumult for middle schooler Katie. Read full book review >

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CHARLIE JOE JACKSON'S GUIDE TO EXTRA CREDIT by Tommy Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"No middle schooler wants to face a month at summer enrichment camp, but many will enjoy watching Charlie Joe work harder than he has ever worked before to avoid it…even if he fails. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Charlie Joe Jackson learns that "being a perfect student is just really, really hard." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

J.P. HOMER'S THE THESODDY by J.D. Peterson
Released: Oct. 2, 2006

"This zany parody is, ultimately, all for fun and fun for none. (Fiction. 10+)"
Lewis Carroll meets Homer in this parody of The Odyssey, an "epic" poem that may have a difficult time finding an audience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUR MOVE, J.P.! by Lois Lowry
FICTION
Released: April 30, 1990

"A memorably funny book."
This year's Newbery winner returns to her popular comic mode—now with a third book about the Tates of N.Y.C.'s West 83rd Street (Switcharound, 1985). Read full book review >

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J.P. AND THE GIANT OCTOPUS by Ana Crespo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Quick, cut-and-dried behavior modeling to share with children in the wakes of common emotional tempests. (Picture book. 4-6)"
To many if not most children, a first visit to a car wash can be a terrifying experience. Read full book review >

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J.P. AND THE BOSSY DINOSAUR by Ana Crespo
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Crespo needs a dictionary if she's going to make the series succeed. (note to parents and teachers) (Picture book. 4-6)"
Young JP's happy mood takes a (temporary) flier when he discovers from a dinosaur-shaped measuring sign that he's too short for the Tween-o-Saurus Rex pool. Read full book review >