Search Results: "Jason Week"


BOOK REVIEW

CLASS B.U.R.P. by Jenny Meyerhoff
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 3, 2014

"Funny and accessible. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Aspiring elementary school comedian Louie Burger is back, this time tackling popularity. Read full book review >

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THE BARFTASTIC LIFE OF LOUIE BURGER by Jenny Meyerhoff
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2013

"A gusher of half-digested elements and overchewed laffs, more reminiscent of the late, unlamented Barf-O-Rama series than similarly premised novels like Gordon Korman's Maxx Comedy (2003) or James Patterson's I Funny (2012). (Fiction. 9-11)"
In a debut that would be more appropriately titled Stand-Up Chuck, Meyerhoff saddles a fifth-grade would-be comedian with both severe stage fright and a new classmate who comes between him and his best friend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MR. PARTICULAR by Jason Kirschner
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"A particularly appropriate tale just right for a choosy crowd. (Graphic picture book. 4-7)"
A young superhero holds his team back due to his many aversions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ISLAND by Jason Chin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Another superb contribution to scientific literature by Chin. (Informational picture book. 8-12)"
A beautifully made picture book presents the story of the Galápagos Islands for young readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRAND CANYON by Jason Chin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Beautiful but, sadly, not as immersive as Chin's fans may hope. (Informational picture book. 6-11)"
Starting from their campsite at the bottom of the 1,000-foot-deep Inner Gorge, an Asian-American child and her dad traverse three separate habitats until they arrive at the South Rim, 22 miles later. Read full book review >

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ZEKE BARTHOLOMEW:  SUPERSPY by Jason Pinter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Headlong fun (with at least one sequel on the way), but readers will really have to work hard to suspend disbelief. (Thriller. 11-13)"
A geeky seventh grader's fantasies about becoming a "kick-butt spy" all come true when a new classmate clad in a business suit and mirror shades moves in next door. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAMURAI by Jason Hightman
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Too bad there's no accompanying spark in the choppy prose of this plodding tale. (Fantasy. 12-14)"
It's no picnic being the scion of the last dragon-hunting family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABOVE by Jason Chabot
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Unusual and largely engaging. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
In this sequel to Below (2016), 16-year-old Elia longs to return to her home in the clouds, but she is stuck trying to survive in a harsh world where her dark skin and strange eyes mark her as an outsider. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WELCOME TO COOLSVILLE by Jason Mordaunt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2005

"All in all, a bracing, satisfying ride."
"Coolsville" is a high-tech Dublin suburb where Mordaunt's edgy, intriguing debut unfolds in a brave new near-future when battles are waged over computer programs and gene pools. Read full book review >