Search Results: "Lin Oliver"


BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE POEMS FOR TINY EARS by Lin Oliver
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A tenderly crafted collection that captures the joyous individual moments of infant discoveries. (Picture book/poetry. 6 mos.-2)"
Twenty-three original, first-person poems for the very young. Read full book review >

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BOOKMARKS ARE PEOPLE TOO! by Henry Winkler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2014

"An uncomplicated opener, with some funny bits and a clear but not heavy agenda. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Hank Zipzer, poster boy for dyslexic middle graders everywhere, stars in a new prequel series highlighting second-grade trials and triumphs. Read full book review >

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THE SHADOW MASK by Lin Oliver
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"It's clear there will be a third installment, which may help to clarify what all the fuss is about…or not. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
Newly orphaned, forced to live with an uncle he never knew he had and trying to cope with a strange new ability to hear the past, Leo's suffering more than normal teen angst. Read full book review >

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MIND IF I READ YOUR MIND? by Henry Winkler
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"A go-down-easy book that provides both lightweight character building and several comical turns. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
A sixth-grader and his live-in ghost further cement their friendship while bootstrapping each other toward better social skills in this airy sequel to Zero to Hero (2012). Read full book review >

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HOW TO SCARE THE PANTS OFF YOUR PETS by Henry Winkler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"A middle-grade sitcom episode, with some unconvincing behavioral modeling and a superficial resolution. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Billy Broccoli gamely tries to help his ghostly roommate Hoover "the Hoove" Porterhouse III boost a failing grade in Responsibility to Others, with results that will leave readers more confused than enlightened. Read full book review >

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ZERO TO HERO by Henry Winkler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"A purposeful but not simplistic opener from the creators of the Hank Zipzer series. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Eleven-year-old Billy Broccoli's move up to middle school is complicated by a teenage ghost determined to give him lessons in how to be cool. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 6, 2008

"Book #2, Escape of the Mini-mummy, is due in September. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When Granny Nanny's goulash brings on a shrinking spell, Daniel Funk discovers an identical twin brother who has always been the size of his fourth left toe. Read full book review >

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SOUND BENDER by Lin Oliver
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Ultimately, readers will feel this has all been done before. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
A young adolescent boy discovers secret, amazing powers. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

"The celebrity co-author may draw some of the former. (Fiction. 9-11)"
A clunky but well-meant series kickoff featuring, as the subtitle has it, "The World's Best Underachiever." Read full book review >

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DANGER! TIGER CROSSING by Lin Oliver
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2016

"Eeney meeney miney moe, catch this series before it goes! (Adventure. 7-9)"
Two kids get up close and personal with some great works of art in this first in a new series. Read full book review >

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STEPPIN' OUT by Lin Oliver
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Perhaps an accurate portrayal of toddler life but missing a bit of wonder. (Picture book/poetry. 2-5)"
The babies from Little Poems for Tiny Ears (2014) grow into toddlers and explore their world. Read full book review >

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LING & TING SHARE A BIRTHDAY by Grace Lin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Tw-inspiring fiction for beginning readers. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Lin swaps her trademark cupcake for birthday cake in this cheery follow-up to Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same (2010). Read full book review >