Search Results: "L. Pichon"


BOOK REVIEW

TOM GATES by L. Pichon
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"The only thing that materially distinguishes Tom Gates from Greg Heffley and his legions of pretenders is his accent; some readers may feel that's good enough. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 8-12)"
That wimpy kid from across the pond returns in a sequel to The Brilliant World of Tom Gates (2014).Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BRILLIANT WORLD OF TOM GATES by L. Pichon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Tom may be brilliant, but he's unlikely to unseat Greg Heffley in American hearts. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-11)"
The winner of the 2011 Roald Dahl Funny Prize for readers ages 7 to 11 makes its way across the pond. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE VERY UGLY BUG by Liz Pichon
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

"A similar premise gets more effective treatment in Andrew Clements's Big Al (1988), illustrated by Yoshi, and, more recently, in Graeme Base's Jungle Drums (2004). (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this notably unsuccessful take on the "I don't want to stand out" theme, a bug—colorful but not particularly ugly in the cartoon illustrations—brushes off her friends' appreciative comments and dresses herself to look like them, but changes her tune after repulsing a predatory bird. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PENGUINS by Liz Pichon
by Liz Pichon, illustrated by Liz Pichon
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Even the novelty features—a viewfinder page and a set of photographs—cannot save this one. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This lackluster effort features a jolly group of zoo penguins enjoying their favorite activity—entertaining and being entertained by humans—when they get a surprise: A little girl drops her camera into their habitat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEAUTIFUL BANANAS by Elizabeth Laird
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"This gentle tale will delight young readers (and listeners). (Picture book/folktale. 2-6)"
In the African jungle full of colorful foliage and lush fruit, Beatrice sets off to visit her granddad with a beautiful bunch of bananas. 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

Assignment:  Tripoli by L. L. Zimmerman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 12, 2006

"A warm, well-rendered historical appreciation of Libya's rich culture."
Zimmerman offers a warm, engaging memoir of her two years in Libya during the 1950s as a housewife in a foreign land. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HERO by L. L. Anderson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"An entertaining ghost story with a discerning, perceptive examination of actions and consequences in the here and hereafter."
A cop killed in the line of duty lingers as a ghost to help his troubled daughter and to solve a murder case in Anderson's debut supernatural thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISTAKEN IDENTITY by L L Eadie
Released: Aug. 25, 2013

"An insightful but also fun tale about a young celebrity taking charge of her life."
Sixteen-year-old Tuesday Greenwood is a teen rock star in Eadie's young-adult debut. Read full book review >