Search Results: "Kevin Sylvester"


BOOK REVIEW

KEVIN by Paul Kupperberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2013

"A bubble-gum problem novel for gay preteens which may be innovation enough to warrant purchase. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Though he's president of his class now, Riverdale High's Kevin Keller was a middle school mess. 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

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 >

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BASEBALLOGY by Kevin Sylvester
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2015

"Still, as well as a browser's delight, a wide-angled, if fragmentary and heavily pixelated, overview of the sport as it was and is today. (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
Even confirmed students of the sport will have something to learn from this fannish assemblage of baseball facts and trivia. Read full book review >

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NEIL FLAMBÉ AND THE BARD'S BANQUET by Kevin Sylvester
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"The constant suspense, innocent romance, a lovely recipe for scones, and the flamboyant, irrepressible chef will captivate fans of the series and impel new readers to the nearest bookstore or library. (Mystery. 10-14)"
Neil Flambé, 15-year-old culinary genius, contends with Shakespearean lore in this fifth addition to the mystery series that highlights his name (and sensitive nose). Read full book review >

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MINRS 2 by Kevin Sylvester
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"An infuriatingly wasteful sequel. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
The children of Perses deal with more troubles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MINRS by Kevin Sylvester
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Flawed in almost every way. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
A group of brave colonists travel to Perses, the solar system's newest planetoid, to mine for materials to replace the Earth's depleted resources. Read full book review >

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FOLLOW YOUR MONEY by Kevin Sylvester
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"Knowing why something costs so much might make you appreciate it, and the people who get it to you, more—and, perhaps, to act on that knowledge. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Ka-ching! The sound says it all, but it is only the end of a long journey, as Sylvester and Hlinka explain. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"If shared one on one as a jumping-off point for discussion, some Asperger children may find this effort amusing, but it's a poor choice otherwise. (foreword) (Picture book. 5-7)"
In this Australian import, Kevin, a grade schooler with Asperger Syndrome takes the world too literally, a problem depicted in brief language and simple illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KEVIN KEEPS UP by Ann Whitehead Nagda
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"With a winning protagonist and an enjoyable cast of characters, Kevin's story makes for a fresh and entertaining chapter book likely to please transitioning readers and give children with ADHD a character to whom they can easily relate. (Fiction. 7-10)"
A boy who just can't stay on track finds himself facing his biggest challenge ever. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2005

"Worshipful, occasionally overenthusiastic, yet engaging and sometimes surprisingly insightful."
The grooving story of the disco sensation, freighted with a goodly amount of cultural analysis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PUPPY FOR KEVIN by Liesbet Slegers
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"A sweetly positive new-pet primer. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Aimed at very young readers, a book that's all about caring for a new best friend. Read full book review >