Search Results: "Matt Kindt"


BOOK REVIEW

RED HANDED by Matt Kindt
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: May 7, 2013

"Elegant scribbles from an electric mind."
A graphic crime saga about a by-the-book detective and the deeply human criminals he systematically tracks down, told by way of Socratic dialogue and pulp homage. Read full book review >

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BE CONFIDENT IN WHO YOU ARE by Annie Fox
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"It's a great use of iPad functionality, but the sometimes heavy-handed emphasis on positive message detracts from the overall text. (iPad graphic self-help. 10-12)"
Traditionally a paper-based series, Middle School Confidential adapts its first graphic novel to the iPad leveraging the device's functionality to infuse a wide variety of sounds, short songs and character voices. Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN BAND OF EDDRIS by Ellen Kindt McKenzie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"The denouement is vague; readers won't knowand may not carewhether Eddris is dead or merely chased off. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Keld and his younger sister Elylden are sent by their mother Anna from their home in the hills to the city of Adnor to seek out a blind potter. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE BRIDGE by Ellen Kindt McKenzie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"McKenzie's (A Bowl of Mischief, 1992, etc.) story is heartwarming, but the reader won't understand why it takes Ritchie so long to figure out the troll's achingly obvious identity. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Fifth-grade narrator Ritchie Willis tells about the time in 1939 when his mother was hospitalized for a nervous breakdown, his little sister, Rosie, was sick at home with fever, and he himself was terrorized by the school bully and ignored by his cold father. Read full book review >

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A BOWL OF MISCHIEF by Ellen Kindt McKenzie
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"An involving tale that will keep readers smiling and guessing from beginning to end; a fine read-aloud. (Fiction. 10+)"
Ranji—``a scamp, and an imp, and full of mischief''—is taken in by Phufadia, an old faquir who finds him under a thornbush. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"A baseball hero and an American hero, the last player to hit over .400 in a season; here, Ted Williams is introduced to a new generation of baseball fans. (author's note, statistics, bibliography) (Picture book/ biography. 6-10)"
Ted Williams' goal was, as the subtitle suggests, to be the greatest hitter who ever lived. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SIR REGINALD’S LOGBOOK by Matt Hammill
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Who dares follow? (Picture book. 6-8)"
A legend in his own mind, bushy-mustached Sir Reginald braves harrowing perils (not) in search of the fabled "Lost Tablet of Illusion." Read full book review >

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A WISH FOR YOU by Matt Novak
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"A sweetly packaged view that a family of three beats two! (Picture book. 1-5)"
In this lighthearted chronicle of the making of a family, text and art deliver an affirmative message. Read full book review >

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THE STORM IN THE BARN by Matt Phelan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"This is not to be missed. (Graphic fiction. 9-14)"
Eleven-year-old Jack Clark feels useless on his family's Kansas farm. Read full book review >

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SOME BIRDS by Matt Spink
by Matt Spink, illustrated by Matt Spink
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Endearing and great fun to share. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Simple rhymes in bold print cavort among kaleidoscopic images of birds. Read full book review >

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SNOW WHITE by Matt Phelan
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Brilliant. (Graphic adaptation. 9 & up)"
Imagined through a 1920s lens, "Snow White" unfolds as a graphic novel. Read full book review >

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FUNNY KID FOR PRESIDENT by Matt Stanton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"Funny kid's far from LOL-funny…but he'll elicit some giggles. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-10)"
Run for class president? Now that's a funny idea. Read full book review >