Search Results: "J.P. Coovert"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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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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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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 >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

EVERY BOAT TURNS SOUTH by J.P.  White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"White rings some compelling changes in a convoluted tale that leads to Matt's redemption."
Boy meets boat; boy meets girl; boy meets another girl; boy meets cocaine; boy loses boat—it's complicated… Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEYOND THE DIVIDE by J.P. Kenna
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 16, 2013

"An engaging family tale set during one of the most critical periods in American history."
The second historical novel in Kenna's series (Cinders Over the Junction,2011) about hardworking families affected by the economic and social transformations of their times. Read full book review >

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THE ANONYMOUS CLIENT by J.P. Hailey
Released: April 28, 1989

Wacky lawyer Steve Winslow, who successfully defended heiress Shiela Benton on his first case (The Baxter Trust), now has a mystery-reading secretary, Tracy, who wants to quite because things are s-o-o-o-o slow in the one-client office. Read full book review >

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A WEEKEND AT BLENHEIM by J.P. Morrissey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 2002

"If Vanbrugh weren't such a hypocritical prig, one might feel sorry for him, trapped in an atmospheric house among a devious household in this coldly stylish debut."
Everyone knows that weekend house parties, especially parties in distinctive British country houses, mean trouble. Read full book review >