Search Results: "Keith Gray"


BOOK REVIEW

LOSING IT by Keith Gray
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"This is a fresh, smart collection with a can't-lose subject. (Short stories. 14 & up)"
The "it" in question is likely just what those noticing the title will expect in this beautifully varied collection of 10 short stories about teens losing their virginity. Read full book review >

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OSTRICH BOYS by Keith Gray
FICTION
Released: March 23, 2010

"Display this attitudinal British import between Don Calame's gleefully gross Swim the Fly (2009) and Melvin Burgess's Doing It (2003). (Fiction. 13 & up)"
Three 15-year-old English boys use the distraction of a road trip to avoid dealing with their best friend's suicide. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CREEPERS by Keith Gray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 1997

"Despite the involving characters and setting, Gray doesn't convey the significance of creeping convincingly, thereby rendering the events of the story none too compelling. (Fiction. 10-12)"
A young boy discovers self-confidence and endures the loss of his best friend in Gray's uneven debut. Read full book review >

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THE FEARFUL by Keith Gray
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Altogether, an unusual and entertaining read. (Fantasy. 11 & up)"
Fifteen-year-old Tim will become the Mourner next week. Read full book review >

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AMELIA GRAY
by Rachel Sugar

If you know anything about Isadora Duncan, it is likely you know this: she was a modern dancer—not just any modern dancer, but the mother of modern dance—and she died, spectacularly, when her silk scarf (hand painted) caught in the wheel of an open automobile.

“When I tell people about Isadora,” says Amelia Gray, whose latest novel — titled ...


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WE ARE MORE THAN MACHINES
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Defy the Stars (Defy the Stars #1) by Claudia Gray

Cover Story: Trippy ‘Splosion
BFF Charm: Heck Yes
Swoonworthy Scale: 7
Talky Talk: Boy (Robot) Meets Girl
Bonus Factors: Space Colonies, Unlikely Team
Relationship Status: Stowaway

Cover Story: Trippy ‘Splosion

I feel like this book should have come with special 3D-like glasses that make the title ...


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SUMMER, SUPERHEROES AND SUPERSTARS
by Bobbi Dumas

Everyone seen Wonder Woman yet? Yes? Good!

(No? Don’t tell me, just go see it.)

There have been so many great reviews written about this movie that I don’t need to pile anything on. (There’ve also been some awful reviews written about the movie, rebutted by some movie reviewers in articles worth reading, for anyone interested in such things. I ...


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BOOK REVIEW

WHERE'S THE DINOSAUR? by Keith Moseley
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Young dino-hunters, on the other hand, never had it so good. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Mr. Magoo has nothing on young George's grandfather, who manages to miss nearly 100 dinosaurs concealed (or not) in the pictures illustrating this visit to a remote volcanic island. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE MONKEY LOST by Keith DuQuette
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

The similarities and differences among New World monkeys are at the center of this tale of one lost monkey. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NO TWO ALIKE by Keith Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A worthwhile message that just doesn't quite fly. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A sadly lackluster paean to the premise that "no two snowflakes are alike, / almost, almost… / but not quite." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUCKY DAYS WITH MR. AND MRS. GREEN by Keith Baker
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

"The effervescent personalities of the all-alligator cast come through clearly in Baker's small, bright green-and-purple scenes; those ready to move on to something slightly beyond the basic easy reader will enjoy all the energy and joie de vivre on display. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Three more happy tales along the lines of those in More Mr. and Mrs. Green (2004) and its preceding volume. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LORETTA by Keith Graves
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Ace Scout Loretta isn't particularly appealing, but perhaps she's not meant to be—perfectionism is not a desirable trait, and children may recognize a bit of Loretta in themselves before it gets out of hand. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Loretta's goal to be the latest in a long line of perfect Pinky Scouts is foiled by her inability to toast a marshmallow to golden perfection. Read full book review >