Search Results: "Lexi Petronis"


BOOK REVIEW

47 THINGS YOU CAN DO FOR THE ENVIRONMENT by Lexi Petronis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"Nothing new here, but nothing that isn't both feasible and necessary, either. (Nonfiction. 11-16)"
Boosterish advice for teens and preteens looking for ways to board the eco-wagon and bring along some friends. Read full book review >

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LEXI by L.S. Matthews
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 11, 2008

"Fans may welcome this new effort, but after the author's other, excellent works, this one may disappoint. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Just as in A Dog for Life (2006), Matthews combines elements of fantasy with a sometimes rather grim reality. Read full book review >

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SUPER LEXI by Emma Lesko
Released: Feb. 9, 2014

"An excellent chapter book that's perfect for middle-grade fans of Megan McDonald's Judy Moody series and other books featuring spirited female narrators."
A grade school girl battles her fear of "staring eyeballs" in this fantastic series starter by debut author Lesko. Read full book review >

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A TRIBE FOR LEXI by C.S. Adler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1991

"Though most of the other characters (except Jeb) are vaguely drawn, they serve well enough in the context of this smoothly told, involving blend of adventure and coming-of-age story. (Fiction. 8-12)"
An honest, tough-minded 12-year-old is the latest creation of this author of numerous novels for young people. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 17, 2010

"In a world chock-full of unsuitable subject matter, parents will appreciate the appropriate storylines of this book, and kids will enjoy spending time with Lexi."
An 8-year-old girl deals with the trials and tribulations of growing up in this debut book, the first in an anticipated series. Read full book review >

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SUPER LEXI IS NOT A FAN OF CHRISTMAS by Emma Lesko
Released: Oct. 20, 2014

"Hurrah (but no 'hoopla') for the return of Super Lexi!"
Author Lesko and illustrator Winsor (Super Lexi, 2014) bring their winning heroine back for a sequel in which she expresses her grumpy—but understandable—attitude about Christmas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEYOND by Graham McNamee
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"As in Acceleration (2003) and Bonechiller (2008), McNamee delivers another taut, spine-tingling page turner. A return to the true ghost story without any supernatural romance to ruin it. (Ghost story. 13 & up)"
Jane's shadow having its own spirit is odd enough. Now it has a death wish. Read full book review >

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NO EASY WAY OUT by Dayna Lorentz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 16, 2013

"Ostensibly an adventure tale, the slow pacing leaches energy from the central mystery of the virus, its cause and the horrors surrounding it, making it more of a snoozer than a thriller. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
Over 1,500 people die from a flu strain released into an air vent in a crowded shopping mall, and the quarantined survivors descend into chaos in this protracted second installment of the story begun in No Safety in Numbers (2012). Read full book review >

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MADHATTAN MYSTERY by John J. Bonk
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2012

"A pleaser for fans of From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (1967) and like New York odysseys. (Mystery. 11-13)"
A jewelry heist, an abrasive new friend and the Big Apple itself carry a young visitor through lingering grief-related issues in this engaging, if thematically crowded outing. Read full book review >

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GOOD AND GONE by Megan Frazer Blakemore
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"A well-balanced delivery of heavy topics tempered with wry humor. (Fiction. 13-18)"
A road trip leads to self-acceptance and inner strength. Read full book review >