Search Results: "Jon Scieszka"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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 >

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COWBOY & OCTOPUS by Jon Scieszka
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"It's usually clear enough, but for truly clueless readers, Octopus is generally good for a pithy summation. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The Dynamic Duo set a new standard for unlikely pals in seven mini-tales on the ins and outs—and responsibilities—of buddyhood. Read full book review >

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FRANK EINSTEIN AND THE ELECTRO-FINGER by Jon Scieszka
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 2015

"There's so much actual information here that the story could pass as a textbook, but science and Scieszka fans won't likely mind. (Science fiction/humor. 8-10)"
Kid genius Frank Einstein's back for a second shocking (and silly) science adventure. Read full book review >

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FRANK EINSTEIN AND THE BRAINTURBO by Jon Scieszka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Halfway through the series, the science and the sly (and slapstick) laughs are still going strong. (Science fiction/humor. 6-10)"
Can kid genius Frank Einstein improve on the human body? Read full book review >

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OTHER WORLDS by Jon Scieszka
edited by Jon Scieszka, illustrated by Greg Ruth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"The perennially tantalizing 'What if…' gets an above-average workout here. (author bios; not seen) (Short stories. 10-13)"
The fourth Guys Read collection presents an all-star lineup with nine new stories and one oldie-but-goody. Read full book review >

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ROBOT ZOT! by Jon Scieszka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2009

"Zot! (Picture book. 3-8)"
Robot Zot invades Earth, vowing to destroy all earthly enemies—mostly kitchen appliances, as Zot measures a whopping four inches high. Read full book review >

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SUMMER READING IS KILLING ME by Jon Scieszka
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 1998

"With plenty of action and silly humor, the book itself is a pretty good addition to summer reading lists. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 7-11)"
In this latest Time Warp Trio entry, Fred, Joe, and Sam have sworn off using that volume of dangerous time-travel, The Book. Read full book review >

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SEE YOU LATER, GLADIATOR by Jon Scieszka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Never ones to learn from past mistakes, Joe, Sam, and Fred, collectively the Time Warp Trio, again horse around until they knock open The Book and are whisked away to another era. Read full book review >