Search Results: "John Kloepfer"


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INTO THE DORKNESS by John Kloepfer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"Good, loony science-fiction fun. (Science fiction. 8-11) "
Earth is again in danger from the galaxy's most vile criminals. Can the team of STEM summer campers called the Extraordinary Terrestrials save all? Read full book review >

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GALAXY'S MOST WANTED by John Kloepfer
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 22, 2014

"This offers a few smiles and a laugh or two while readers wait for the sequel. (Science fiction/humor. 8-11)"
STEM camp is nerd heaven—until the aliens descend. Read full book review >

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MONSTERS UNLEASHED by John Kloepfer
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 25, 2017

"Gives 3-D printing a whole new dimension (just add water). (Fantasy. 9-12)"
A New Mexico middle schooler's incautious use of a mysterious new art-room printer sets off a plague of bad-tempered monsters in this riotous series opener. Read full book review >

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THE ZOMBIE CHASERS by John Kloepfer
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2010

"A great pick for the child who thought Diary of a Wimpy Kid just needed more motile corpses. (Funny horror. 8-12)"
Except for an overly quiet neighborhood, all seems normal to Zack Clarke. Read full book review >

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ROAD TRIPPIN’ IT WITH JOHN BURNINGHAM
by Julie Danielson

The holidays are nigh. I wrote this time last year about my favorite holiday picture book of all time – John Burningham’s Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present, originally published back in 1993.

I’m a big Burningham fan. (If you are, too, and you’ve not yet read this, run to your nearest bookstore or library.) And in thinking about Harvey, I was ...


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JOHN NEWMAN
by Rhett Morgan

In 1992, John Newman prepared to celebrate finishing his Ph.D., securing a book deal with Warner Books for the release of his dissertation, JFK and Vietnam, and having worked directly with Oliver Stone as consultant on the film JFK. But a brief call from the National Security Agency put all of that in jeopardy. Newman was warned that his ...


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JOHN T. EDGE
by Megan Labrise

John T. Edge’s The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South is no mere paean to peanuts, homage to hominy, and laudation to lard. Like the nutritive broth for which it’s named, this title is more substantive than it appears at a glance.

“One the primary aims of my book,” says Edge, a native Georgian who lives ...


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SUMMER POTPOURRI
by Bobbi Dumas

Over the past month I’ve had the opportunity to listen to a bunch of books that came my way, and a couple of them were just terrific, so I thought I’d share.

Adriana Anders’ Under Her Skin (February ’17) launched an intense contemporary romance series Blank Canvas which has a very interesting spin on the tattoo theme. (It got a ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE CASE OF THE LONELY ONE by John Allison
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 21, 2015

"Funny and clever, but most likely to only satisfy fans who have been with the gang since the beginning. (Graphic mystery/sci-fi. 12-16)"
A group of students at a British school all become friends with a strange new boy who eats onions; one student suspects something odd's afoot and must discover the truth before it's too late. Read full book review >

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NOISY FROG SING-ALONG by John Himmelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Without benefit of recordings, onomatopoeia alone can't convey what the book hopes to. (Informational picture book. 3-8)"
Himmelman follows up his salute to noisy bugs with a look at frogs—how and why they sing and what their songs sound like. Read full book review >

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ALISTAIR AND KIP’S GREAT ADVENTURE! by John Segal
ADVENTURE
Released: May 6, 2008

"Even pre-readers will have no trouble following along on this up-and-down ride. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Segal pairs an impulsive cat and a hesitant dog on a quick but exciting nautical outing. Read full book review >

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STICKY BURR by John Lechner
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2007

"Very possibly. (Graphic fiction. 7-10)"
Illustrated in a mix of cartoon panels and illustrated pages of hand-lettered text, this woodsy tale is just the ticket for budding graphic-novel fans. Read full book review >