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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

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 >

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

THE BOY IN THE BLACK SUIT by Jason Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A vivid, satisfying and ultimately upbeat tale of grief, redemption and grace. (Fiction. 11-18)"
With his mother newly dead, a job in a funeral home somehow becomes the perfect way for Matthew to deal with his crushing grief. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUT OF SHADOWS by Jason Wallace
FICTION
Released: April 15, 2011

"In its portrayal of race relations in a wounded country as well as of the ugly power dynamics of a community of adolescent boys, this novel excels, bringing readers up to the grim, uncertain present with mastery. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
A boarding-school story set in the aftermath of the Rhodesian Civil War examines evil from all sides and provides no easy answers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COUNTERCLOCKWISE by Jason Cockcroft
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Sadly, many Briticisms have been Americanized for publication on these shores. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
Nathan's life changes when his mother is hit by a bus and dies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SAINT OF DRAGONS by Jason Hightman
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"If they can stop to catch a breath, they'll probably just wait for the movie. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
Hightman's dragons are refreshingly evil, directly responsible for all the world's ills: wars, pollution, disasters, crime, corruption, even chronic depression. Read full book review >