Search Results: "Jason Beene"


BOOK REVIEW

SEAGULLS DON'T EAT PICKLES by E.S. Farber
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2013

"It's rollicking fun and a welcome new series, a great boys' counterpart to such stellar girls' series as Ivy + Bean. (Mystery. 8-12)"
Combine the curiosity of three boys, the discovery of a map of an island and the legend of Captain Kidd's buried treasure and what do you get? A funny gem of a middle-grade mystery, the first of a series. Read full book review >

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OPERATION FIREBALL by E.S. Farber
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"The ending sets up the next in the series, which involves another bet: Will Fish enter the one-legged whaler's haunted house—on Halloween? Go fish! (Fiction. 8-11)"
Ahoy. The three intrepid boys from Seagulls Don't Eat Pickles (2013) are back in a nautical adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WEDNESDAYS by Julie Bourbeau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"The lack of tied-up ends suggests a possible sequel; here's hoping it moves beyond concept into actual story. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A case of the Wednesdays could mean the end of life as Max knows it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOPHIE SIMON SOLVES THEM ALL by Lisa Graff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"Final art not seen. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Wishes come true when third-grade genius Sophie Simon applies her intellectual skills to her classmates' problems with their parents' expectations and solves a problem of her own. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRAVITY by Jason Chin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 29, 2014

"With an elegant, spare text and playful, daring pictures, Chin's latest opus exerts a powerful pull all its own. ('More about Gravity,' bibliography) (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
After stunning explorations of the Galápagos Islands and California's redwoods, Chin turns literally high-concept for a study of gravity's pull. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MEANWHILE by Jason Shiga
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2010

"That said, make your choice carefully. (Graphic fiction. 10 & up)"
All choices have weight, even the most banal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SIR RYAN’S QUEST by Jason Deeble
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"The dauntless Ryan's adventure is sure to be emulated—this is the spark for an imagination bonfire. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Imagination lives large in this debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"Blending elements of Harry Potter, Star Wars and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, this exciting, well-paced adventure, the first in a series, is sure to be a hit. (Fiction. 7-10)"
When orphan Benjamin Bartholomew Piff makes a birthday wish for unlimited wishes, he follows the rules—eyes closed, he blows out all of the candles and doesn't reveal his wish—and suddenly, each wish he makes comes true. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TED, BO AND DIZ by Jason Chapman
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"With plenty of action but no sense of real danger, this will be perfect for sharing with younger audiences. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A day at the beach proves surprisingly eventful for three friends in this deceptively low-key debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REDWOODS by Jason Chin
by Jason Chin, illustrated by Jason Chin
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2009

"An inventive, eye-opening adventure. (author's note) (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
Chin introduces the world of old-growth redwood forests to young readers in this effective mix of fiction and nonfiction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMAZING ADVENTURES FROM ZOOM’S ACADEMY by Jason Lethcoe
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2005

"Not exactly groundbreaking, but above average as media tie-ins go. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
A 13-year-old klutz earns entry to an airborne Academy for young superheroes, and proves her mettle when students and faculty from a rival institution attack the school for supervillains. Read full book review >