Search Results: "Jame Richards"


BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: April 13, 2010

"With an atmosphere like that of Jennifer Donnelly's A Northern Light (2003) and skilled wordsmithing akin to Jen Bryant's, the staccato pulsing of this love story builds the tension and puts human faces on a devastating disaster. (author's note, timeline, further reading) (Historical fiction. YA)"
Told in free verse with multiple voices, this novel dramatically recreates the impact of the historic tragedy of the Johnstown, Pa., flood on the lives of six people from 1888 to 1889. Read full book review >

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BLIP! by Barnaby Richards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"A sweet introduction to sequential art. (Graphic early reader. 4-6)"
What happens if your spaceship crash-lands on an alien planet and your vocabulary happens to be very limited? Read full book review >

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NICK & JAKE by Tad Richards
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Although occasionally almost too self-consciously witty, this is a rollicking good read."
Goofy, funny and full of literary in-jokes. Read full book review >

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LULU'S MAGIC WAND by Chuck Richards
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2012

"Ultimately, the book succeeds in exhausting readers, but whether from adventure or from terror rests with the beholder. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When a consolation prize at an amusement park lands in the hands of little Lulu, her imagination—along with everything in sight—goes wild. Read full book review >

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JUNGLE GYM JITTERS by Chuck Richards
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"The playful, plainly competent George makes a refreshing change of pace from the way dads are usually portrayed. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Equal parts Chris Van Allsburg, Arthur Geisert, and M.C. Escher, the stunningly accomplished art in this tale of a height-sensitive lad facing a truly gonzo jungle gym makes for a riveting read. Read full book review >

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PHOENIX by Elizabeth Richards
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 14, 2013

"Just as dreadful as the first book. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
The turgid adventures of a half-breed vampire and the human girl who loves him continue (Black City, 2012). Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF WONDERS by Jasmine Richards
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"A sprightly, accessible series opener recommended for those ready for a change of venue from standard-issue, middle-grade fantasy. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Dipping into the deep plot well of Middle Eastern fairy and folk tales, this buoyant debut offers a fresh plot, brisk pacing and engaging characters. Read full book review >

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BLACK CITY by Elizabeth Richards
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Bloated and banal. (Paranormal romance. 14-16)"
Eyes will roll. Read full book review >

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THE PARLIAMENT OF BLOOD by Justin Richards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"Complete with clouds of vampire bats, mesmerized orphans and a massive underground pipeworks filled with blood, this fast-paced adventure makes for a delightfully gruesome alternative to Twilight. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Victorian London's taste for ancient Egyptian artifacts might lead to the destruction of humanity when the British Museum inadvertently frees an ancient vampire master. Read full book review >

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ZANNA’S GIFT by Scott Richards
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Note: the description of Ernie, dead in bed, frozen in rigor mortis, is unlikely to be read aloud by a cozy Christmas fire."
A little girl's artwork turns into a big, big symbol. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"Clearly written and filled with detail, this will be a strong contender in the calendar-book sweepstakes. (76 illustrations)"
The approach of the millennium has generated a spate of books on the history of our calendar. Read full book review >