Search Results: "Jon Scieszka"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"The combination of high-energy artwork and exuberant characters are sure to make the Trucktown series a necessary purchase for every garage library. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The irrepressible Scieszka has set his sites on entertaining a younger crowd and getting them (boys especially) hooked on the joys of reading. Read full book review >

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TERRIFYING TALES by Jon Scieszka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Scieszka's mission to provide quality books for boys succeeds again, though, of course, girls will be just as horrified as the boys. (Anthology. 9-12)"
The sixth volume in the Guys Read "Library of Great Reading" offers 10 stories to freak you out, "so scary you'd pee in your pants." Read full book review >

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THRILLER by Jon Scieszka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"This anthology is brimming with choice stuff for guys who appreciate the uncanny, the uncouth and the un-put-down-able. (Short stories. 9-13)"
This second collection in the Guys Read series packs a dizzying punch. Read full book review >

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JON FIXX by Jason Squire Fluck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2014

"An exciting, comical page-turner about the gritty underbelly of love."
Fluck follows the adventures of a romance writer for hire in his debut novel. Read full book review >

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THE SPORTS PAGES by Jon Scieszka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2012

"The stories here offer action, humor and lessons about life and may well do the trick of connecting boys and books. (Short stories. 9-13)"
Ten writers and athletes contribute sports stories written exclusively for this volume. Read full book review >

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TRUE STORIES by Jon Scieszka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"An unusually strong volume—a smorgasbord for young nonfiction readers (both boys and girls) and a good pick for the classroom. (Short stories. 8-14)"
A stellar lineup of nonfiction writers offers true stories, which, like the previous volumes in the Guys Read series, are written to appeal especially to boys. Read full book review >

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WHO DONE IT? by Jon Scieszka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Clever in small doses—tedious after the first few dozen entries. (author bios) (Belles lettres. 10-12)"
A routine writing exercise filled with in-jokes and carried to ridiculous extremes by a mammoth stable of YA and children's authors. Read full book review >

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FUNNY BUSINESS by Jon Scieszka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"In other words, utterly dude worthy. (Short stories. 9-13)"
"Your brain is doing some great work when it's laughing," states evangelist Scieszka in this humorous anthology, the first of a proposed Guys Read series that promises to cover a range of genres. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

Offering an answer to the perennial query about where his ideas come from, the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature looks back to his early 1960s youth. Read full book review >

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IT'S ALL GREEK TO ME by Jon Scieszka
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"The wordplay is still fast and funny, and fans of the series will not mind that the deities have become sort of stock types; the abundance of goofy Groucho Marx-style zingers will keep everyone else smiling. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Scieszka and Lane's intrepid heroes of The Time Warp Trio are once again up to their necks in very silly historical circumstances. Read full book review >

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NONFICTION
Released: May 1, 2005

"If it leads boys to the many works by the authors represented, it will have done a fine service to its cause. (foreword) (Anthology. 11+)"
The complaint that there aren't enough books for boys can be dismissed after seeing Scieska's new collection, for which 88 writers and illustrators have contributed work. Read full book review >

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FRANK EINSTEIN AND THE ANTIMATTER MOTOR by Jon Scieszka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Less wacky (and more instructive) than Scieszka's Spaceheadz series—but just as much fun. (Science fiction/humor. 8-12)"
Scieszka mixes science and silliness again to great effect. Read full book review >