Search Results: "Matthew Bennardo"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 16, 2013

"Funny, frightening, clever; no one in these stories emerges unscathed."
In this anthology, contributions from authors across a spectrum of genres yield stories about a fantastical Machine of Death, "which can predict anybody's ultimate fate based on a simple blood test." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SIRENZ by Charlotte  Bennardo
FICTION
Released: June 8, 2011

"A garish indulgence for young chick-lit devotees. (Paranormal chick lit. 12-15)"
If two mismatched roommates fighting over a pair of high-fashion pumps accidentally push a gorgeous guy to his dismembering death but aren't anywhere near Mt. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLONDE OPS by Charlotte  Bennardo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2014

"Readers will be taken with the pink-haired protagonist and her Italian exploits. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A teenage American hacker in Italy becomes embroiled in a whirlwind of fashion, espionage and romance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 8, 2012

"This frothy romp through mythology sways between tawdry teen romance and glossy chick-lit. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Hades' two favorite Sirens have gone Greek again, whether they like it or not. And they don't. At least not the banished-to-the-Underworld and slowly-growing-scales parts. Read full book review >

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OH MY GODDESS
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Freya by Matthew Laurence

Cover Story: Photo Op
BFF Charm: Natalie Imbruglia
Swoonworthy Scale: 3
Talky Talk: Modern Theology
Bonus Factor: Gods and Goddesses (+ Diversity)
Factor: Open-Ended
Relationship Status: Agnostic

Cover Story: Photo Op

Although the wings on this cover are more colorful than the DeLand Wings, everything about the image reminds me of the photos I’ve ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE DINOSAUR DISASTER by Matthew McElligott
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"Mad fun. (Graphic science fantasy. 7-9)"
An informative but hair-raising tour of a rather-too-realistic dinosaur exhibit gives six new students a memorable first day at Mad Scientist Academy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HELLO! HELLO! by Matthew Cordell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"This wry object lesson blends clever design and a sincere, never-preachy delivery. Terrific! (Picture book. 3-7)"
Into a family's device-dominated existence, Cordell inserts this tribute to the realms of nature and the imagination. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BACKBEARD by Matthew McElligott
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Sandwiched between original and modified 'Pirate Rules' on the endpapers, as well as hilarious jacket art, this knee-slapper rivals even Colin McNaughton's Captain Abdul's Little Treasure (2006) for freewheeling freebooter frivolity. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Having transformed himself and his crew into fashionistas (of a sort) in Backbeard and the Birthday Suit (2006), the huge and hirsute Captain finds himself called before the Pirate Council for dress-code violations in this even better sequel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABSOLUTELY NOT by Matthew McElligott
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

"Deft visual pacing brings sudden drama when one of Frieda's worries turns out to be well-founded, but never fear: this whimsical tale may ponder the relative value of fear itself, but McElligott brings everyone home safe. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Watercolor, pencil, and digital techniques illustrate this gentle story about the nature of fear during two insects' late-summer stroll. Read full book review >