Search Results: "Kevin Smith"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 20, 2012

"Filthier than it needs to be, more self-aggrandizing than it should be, but more inspiring than you'd think it could be."
The slacker raconteur (slackonteur?) chronicles his offbeat career while seeking to inspire the next generation of creative thinkers. Read full book review >

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GOOSEBUMPS
by Leila Roy

When sleep finally comes, I sink into a murky world of shadows. There is a tunnel before me, with bright light in the distance. The ground rumbles. White fog surrounds me. My heart is pounding. Something is coming, but I do not know what, and only feel its presence, a terrible shadow that slithers along the ground, leaving a trail ...

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BOOK REVIEW

MONSTERS ON THE RUN by Kevin Sherry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Monster and dino lovers alike will enjoy the foolishness. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 5-9)"
Yeti Blizz and his cryptid cronies are back for more adventure. Read full book review >

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WHEN EDGAR MET CECIL by Kevin Luthardt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"This far-out lesson in making friends understands that to the new kid in school, everyone is going to seem scary and weird. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Making friends can be really hard, especially for a little robot who's the new kid in a school populated by extraterrestrials. Read full book review >

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NEIL FLAMBÉ AND THE CRUSADER'S CURSE by Kevin Sylvester
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 8, 2012

"This is a funny book, chock full of action, slapstick, puns and eccentrics. Fans of the first two will eat it up. (Mystery. 12-14)"
This mystery/adventure, third in the series, begins in Vancouver, Canada, then takes a side trip to Paris, leaving a trail of amusement and mayhem. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLD BEAR by Kevin Henkes
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Confident, harmonious and sweet. (Picture book. 2-6)"
When Old Bear sleeps, he dreams of being a cub and of the changing seasons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A GOOD DAY by Kevin Henkes
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"A glorious celebration of the simple joys of childhood. (Picture book. 2-5)"
What makes a good day good? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT RACE by Kevin O'Malley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2011

"An updated but optional version of this ubiquitous tale. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A slightly fractured fable works too hard to appeal to an adult audience and leaves children in the dust. Read full book review >

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JUNONIA by Kevin Henkes
Kirkus Star
by Kevin Henkes, illustrated by Kevin Henkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2011

"Very few writers have such a keen understanding of the emotional lives of children; here Henkes is at the top of his game. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Every year, Alice celebrates her birthday week in February with her parents in a cottage on the beach in Sanibel, far from her snowy Wisconsin home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPLINTERS by Kevin Sylvester
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"Goal! (Picture book. 5-9)"
Hockey is Cindy Winters's love, and she's very good at it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LILLY’S BIG DAY by Kevin Henkes
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2006

"With Lilly, it's always a big day. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Lilly, Henkes's peerless princess of mouse perfection, is absolutely certain that she is a shoo-in for the role of flower girl when her beloved teacher Mr. Slinger announces his impending nuptials. Read full book review >