Search Results: "Jeff Smith"


BOOK REVIEW

TALL TALES by Jeff Smith
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Lushly colored, brilliantly imagined—a must for every Bone fan. (Graphic fiction. 9 & up)"
Bone is arguably one of the most revered graphic-novel series of recent times. Read full book review >

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QUEST FOR THE SPARK by Tom Sniegoski
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"However, this transition is easily abetted by the adept storytelling, making this one of those very rare creatures: a successful graphic series-to-novel translation. (Fantasy/adventure. 9 & up)"
Bone fans, rejoice: Beloved creator Smith has once again teamed up with Sniegoski (Tall Tales, 2010) for this illustrated novel, the first of a trilogy. Read full book review >

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QUEST FOR THE SPARK by Tom Sniegoski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"Thrills, chills, twists and turns, this series ender offers it all. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
The lovably motley questing crew returns for their final stand against the looming powers of the Nacht. Read full book review >

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LITTLE MOUSE GETS READY by Jeff Smith
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 7, 2009

"The big friendly panels in autumn pastels and the silly twist ending will have emergent readers going straight back to the first page over and over. (Graphic early reader. 3-6)"
Move over, Froggy; Little Mouse is here to show the picture-book set how to get dressed. Read full book review >

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QUEST FOR THE SPARK by Tom Sniegoski
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"A nimble, expertly paced middle-grade adventure yarn. (Fantasy/adventure. 9 & up)"
The Bone universe proves that it can still expand without spreading thin. Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN COMICS 2013 by Jeff Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"At its best, a gorgeous, glorious inferno of imagination; at its worst, great art."
The eighth volume of the series collects 30 examples of graphic storytelling—either in whole or as excerpts—from graphic novels, pamphlet comics, newspapers, magazines, minicomics and Web comics. Read full book review >

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DON'T LOOK DOWN
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Edge of Everything (Untitled #1) by Jeff Giles

Cover Story: Bring an Extinguisher
BFF Charm: Meh
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: Paranormal Boy Meets Girl
Bonus Factor: Bounty Hunter From Hell
Factor: Series Starter
Anti-Bonus Factor: Instalove
Relationship Status: I’ll Be Back


Cover Story: Bring an Extinguisher

Is that snow on fire? Something tells me this ...


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JEFF GUINN
by Gregory McNamee

“Don’t drink the Kool-Aid.” We hear the admonition all the time, are constantly treated to the spectacle of one political pundit—or would-be pundit, anyway—accusing another of downing the fruity beverage as shorthand for uncritically following some party line or another.

But where does the expression come from? Those who were around a little shy of 40 years ago should ...


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IT’S SO HARD TO SAY GOODBYE TO YESTERDAY
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

Cover Story: After School Special
BFF Charm: Big Sister
Swoonworthy Scale: 5
Talky Talk: Heartbreak and Hope
Bonus Factors: Therapy, Kickass Gram, Diversity
Anti-Bonus Factors: Violent Death, Awful Parents
Relationship Status: Here For You

Cover Story: After School Special

This cover doesn’t give much away about the story within, but it certainly ...


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BOOK REVIEW

WHO WANTS A HUG? by Jeff Mack
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Share widely. Few will be able to resist chuckling at this humorous yet heartwarming tale. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A big brown bear is generous with his hugs, and all the forest creatures appear to enjoy his embraces—except a grumpy, scheming skunk. Read full book review >

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DUCK IN THE FRIDGE by Jeff Mack
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"The silly scenario and pro-books-and-reading message accentuate the appeal. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little boy asks, "Daddy, why do you always read me Mother Goose before bed?" The question prompts a zany tale from Daddy's boyhood. Read full book review >

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THE NOBODY by Jeff Lemire
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: July 1, 2009

"Black-and-white artistry perfectly complements the noirish plot."
Taut, elliptical graphic novel serves as both existential parable and homage to an earlier era of classic comics. Read full book review >