Search Results: "Josh Alves"


BOOK REVIEW

ZEKE MEEKS VS. THE PUTRID PUPPET PALS by D.L.  Green
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Zeke has a good chance at becoming a popular fad for new readers. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Readers who prefer an easier-to-read option to the Wimpy Kid series will find Zeke Meeks' comic responses to the tribulations of life as a third grader amusingly familiar. Read full book review >

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THE MEANEST BIRTHDAY GIRL by Josh Schneider
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2013

"A gift of a book for new readers. (Early reader. 6-9)"
Little Dana needs big lessons in kindness more than any birthday present—unless a present can teach her something, that is. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVERYBODY SLEEPS (BUT NOT FRED) by Josh Schneider
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"Ingenious. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Master staller Fred meets his match (poetry!) in this hilarious not-yet-ready-for-bed tale. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS SPARKLE-HEART GETS A MAKEOVER by Josh Schneider
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"A testament to the joy of creation and a celebration of a different kind of beauty—sparkling indeed. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Schneider's playful take on the beauty makeover upends expectations with comedic—and powerful—results. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEW YORK by Josh Cochran
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"All in all, very much fun, although one might have trouble deciding whether to shelve it, hang it or reverse it. (Picture book. 4-10)"
It's a book! It's a poster! It's a toy! Hours of enjoyment! Read full book review >

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TALES FOR VERY PICKY EATERS by Josh Schneider
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"It all makes James' father's last urging—'I was just going to say that you might like them if you tried them'—wholly fresh and unexpected advice. (Early reader. 5-9)"
Broccoli: No way is James going to eat broccoli. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KID AMAZING VS. THE BLOB by Josh Schneider
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"Imaginative new-sibling fun. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Jimmy becomes a superhero and conquers his archnemesis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A.D. by Josh Neufeld
Released: Aug. 18, 2009

"Bristling with attitude and pungent with social awareness."
Graphic artist Neufeld paints an emotive portrait of New Orleans during and after Hurricane Katrina, as seen through the eyes of seven of the city's citizens. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAY IT AIN'T SO by Josh Berk
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"Lenny is thrown several curves as he solves the mystery and finds a deeper appreciation of what it means to be a friend in this satisfying caper. (Mystery. 8-12)"
The second installment in the Lenny & the Mikes mysteries finds Lenny Norbeck and his friends Mike and Other Mike in seventh grade with a new case to solve. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A SONG FOR BIJOU by Josh Farrar
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"A solid, timely effort. (author's note) (Fiction. 12-15)"
Surviving middle school and puberty is an age-old challenge that video cameras and YouTube have only complicated, as vividly demonstrated in this enjoyable, seriocomic tale of new love, culture clash, adolescent social stratification and friendship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STRIKE THREE, YOU'RE DEAD by Josh Berk
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"An enjoyable baseball story that young fans will follow all the way to the bottom of the ninth. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Twelve-year-old Lenny Norbeck thought the contest to win a chance to broadcast one inning of a Phillies game would be fun. But it is murder. Literally. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ISLAND OF THIEVES by Josh Lacey
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 19, 2012

"An enjoyable escapade, delivered with wit, wisdom and just a bit of history thrown in for good measure. (Adventure. 9-12)"
What kid doesn't dream of swashbuckling adventures in faraway places, freed from the strictures of parents, school, siblings and caregivers? Tom Trelawney gets to experience a real adventure in this rollicking tale, but it may just be more than he bargained for. Read full book review >