Search Results: "Mark Hughes"


BOOK REVIEW

LET THE THINKING BEGIN! by Amy Leask
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Dec. 9, 2011

"An airy but far-from-superficial spin past Big Questions and some of the thinkers who have tackled them. (coloring page) (iPad informational app. 10 & up)"
A slightly buggy but enticing introduction to philosophy, based on the first of a print series published in Canada (2011). Read full book review >

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LEMONADE MOUTH PUCKERS UP by Mark Peter Hughes
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Warmhearted and innocently wild, this stand-alone sequel will find appreciative fans among teen music obsessives and social activists. (Fiction. 12-15)"
The continuing, shambolic adventures of Rhode Island's rockingest trumpet-and-ukelele-based quintet finds plenty of sweet to balance out the sour (Lemonade Mouth, 2007). Read full book review >

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LEMONADE MOUTH by Mark Peter Hughes
FICTION
Released: March 13, 2007

"Told from the perspective of the band members in diary entries, their individual characters emerge to charm readers, blending into a work with as much soul as Lemonade Mouth's music. (Fiction. YA)"
Five high-school misfits create a successful band, "Lemonade Mouth," despite constant attacks from popular rivals. Read full book review >

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I AM THE WALLPAPER by Mark Peter Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2005

"An entertaining contribution to the current private-diary-made-public trend. (Fiction. 9-12)"
An amusing, quirky tale of a girl who feels invisible (but isn't) becoming embarrassingly famous in her community for a photo involving cleavage. Read full book review >

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A CRACK IN THE SKY by Mark Peter Hughes
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 24, 2010

"Nonetheless, there's enough excitement in this story of gadgets and intelligent animal sidekicks (Eli's pet mongoose, Marilyn, communicates with him telepathically) to keep readers turning pages—though possibly not enough to make them seek out volume two. (Science fiction. 12-13)"
Prophesied savior meets eco-thriller in this too-long apocalyptic adventure. Read full book review >

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DAISY SAVES THE DAY by Shirley  Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2015

"An impressive and delightful combination of visual and verbal storytelling evokes empathy and identification with the young heroine. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A girl's time "in service" in a London house offers young readers a glimpse of life below-stairs in 1911. Read full book review >

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BOBBO GOES TO SCHOOL by Shirley Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"Another satisfying domestic drama from veteran author Hughes, this will please old fans and make new ones. (Picture book. 3 to 6)"
The plot is a familiar one: A young child and her favorite stuffed friend are separated and then joyously reunited. Read full book review >

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ANNIE ROSE IS MY LITTLE SISTER by Shirley Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"Conveying a warm feeling of domestic harmony, and modeling an ideal but not unrealistic closeness, this will please fans of Frieda Wishinsky's Oonga Boonga (reissued 1998, with illus by Carol Thompson), Marc Brown's tales of Arthur and D.W., and the like. (Picture book. 5-7)"
With a mixture of pride, affection, and just an occasional saving flash of irritation, Alfie rattles on about his relationship with his adorable, adoring, younger sibling. Read full book review >

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HIDING by Shirley Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Charming and enriching. (Picture book. 2-6)"
As she did in Bouncing and Giving (both 1993), Hughes explores and extends what initially looks like a simple concept: At first, a child plays peekaboo with a toddler who's gazing raptly at the cushion from behind which she declares ``You can't see me''; then they play hide-and-seek, in which the place of concealment is a secret. Read full book review >

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ON A SCALE FROM IDIOT TO COMPLETE JERK by Alison Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Though it attempts Diary of a Wimpy Kid, it achieves lengthy science report. Skippable. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Can a scientific study explain jerk-ish behavior, and will it earn J.J. a passing grade? Read full book review >

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ENCHANTMENT IN THE GARDEN by Shirley Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

A storybook with echoes of Frances Hodgson Burnett—absentee parents, a lonely girl, an orphan who blossoms while working in a garden, children who meet clandestinely, away from the governess's eyes—from Hughes, who illustrated an edition of The Secret Garden: all the elements of an old-fashioned read, but precious and out-of-date. Read full book review >