Search Results: "Mark Peter Hughes"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 16, 2016

"An inventive, imaginative, and beautifully crafted management guide."
Consultants Danley and Hughes tackle various business-management challenges in a simulated medical manual. Read full book review >

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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PETER WATSON
by Gregory McNamee

Five hundred-odd years ago, in the time of Leonardo da Vinci, a scientist—a term then unknown—was a person of many parts, someone who might work in fields ranging from chemistry to botany, astronomy to metallurgy, to divine the hidden order of the universe.

Even as recently as the early Victorian idea, writes British science historian Peter Watson in his new ...


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MARK SUNDEEN
by Megan Labrise

Writing about the simple life proved anything but for immersive journalist Mark Sundeen.

His original manuscript—an unadorned account of three couples who, in varying ways, have opted out of everyday American consumerism—was accepted and revised when he withdrew it from publisher Riverhead Books.

“I had a close friend read it, call me, and say, I stopped reading at page 175 ...


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BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >