Search Results: "Lauren Gallegos"


BOOK REVIEW

The Coal Thief by Alane Adams
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"A beautifully illustrated, realistic slice of history with a likable, repentant thief as its hero."
Adams (The Red Sun, 2015, etc.) and Gallegos offer a children's series in which a young hero's father teaches him a lesson about thievery—and sharing—during the Great Depression.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KOBEE MANATEE by Robert Scott Thayer
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Another creative blending of real-life oceanography and gentle fantasy in a smart and entertaining series."
In this latest installment of a science- and nature-based picture book series for young children, a curious manatee journeys with old and new aquatic friends to the site of a sunken ship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KOBEE MANATEE by Robert Scott Thayer
Released: July 21, 2015

"An appealing picture book distinguished by its colorful images, creatively distilled meteorological facts, and simple but dynamic storytelling."
A manatee and his friends swim across the Gulf Stream and brave a hurricane on their way to the Bahamas in this colorful adventure for young readers. Read full book review >

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THE SANTA THIEF by Alane Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"An entertaining story with a plucky main character, a problem-solver rather than a thief. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A boy named Georgie secretly makes presents for his parents and surprises them on Christmas morning, when he receives a surprise gift himself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Egg Thief by Alane Adams
Released: April 5, 2016

"A delightful take on the theme of a boy and his dog, full of detailed—and frequently funny—images and a valuable message about paying attention to the needs of your neighbors."
A boy tries to figure out how to replace some missing eggs in this picture book about community and family. Read full book review >

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"A swimmingly fun, educational trip sure to be enjoyed by young friends of the manatee."
A manatee, a hermit crab and a sea horse make an unlikely but enjoyable trio as they share facts, fun and friendship down the Eastern Seaboard. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VULTURE VERSES by Diane Lang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Well meant but unsuccessful. (Picture book/poetry. 7-9)"
The sincerity in these versified valentines to 13 often-reviled animals may ring true, but the natural history doesn't always pass muster. Read full book review >

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LET THE GAMES BEGIN
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for Panic by Lauren Oliver

 

Cover Story: WTF
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale: 5
Talky Talk: Masterful
Bonus Factor: Tournament
Anti-Bonus Factors: Reader Superiority, Patty Chase Award For Awful Parenting
Relationship Status: I'll Split The Reward With You

Cover Story: WTF

This cover might make sense if, say, the book was ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NANA IN THE CITY by Lauren Castillo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A sweet story for country-mouse readers. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A child learns to appreciate Nana's urban environs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUT EXCUSE ME THAT IS MY BOOK by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Adding a melancholy but realistic touch to a familiar interchange, there is no sign of a librarian (or other adult) among the shelves of generic books in this natural follow-up to Marc Brown's D.W.'s Library Card (2001) and similar exploratory visits. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Charlie and his relentlessly verbal little sister Lola, now licensed TV characters, take a trip to the library in this script-based episode, illustrated with stills from the show done in Child's distinctive photo-and-cartoon collage style. Read full book review >

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THAT PESKY RAT by Lauren Child
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Readers may find themselves wondering if they want this delightfully spiky antihero to become just another house pet, but there is an undeniable appeal to his quest, and a twist at the end saves it from the treacle jar. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A winsomely beady-eyed rat yearns for a loving home in this rather odd feel-good offering. Read full book review >