Search Results: "Matthew Myers"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MUSK OX by Erin Cabatingan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Great art and (some) fabulous humor, but the geographical implications requiring correction make this a difficult choice. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The wisecracking musk ox and buttoned-up zebra take off to travel the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TYRANNOSAURUS DAD by Liz Rosenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2011

"Sounds like many dads out there. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Who knew the favorite topics of baseball, dinosaurs and father-son relationships could come together in such a winning combination? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

E-I-E-I-O by Judy Sierra
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Sierra's upbeat look at small-scale local farming, fulsomely fertilized by Myers, yields a harvest of good fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this rhymed caper, Old MacDonald has a house—and a high-maintenance lawn that's ripe for change. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUSK OX COUNTS by Erin Cabatingan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Those kids ready to wrap their heads around musk ox's anarchic approach, though, will likely find their (singular) stomachs sore from laughing. (Picture book. 5-8)"
More crazy hijinks from the irrepressible musk ox and his sidekick control-freak zebra will engender belly laughs in Cabatingan and Myers' highly original sequel to the wild and wacky alphabet book A Is for Musk Ox (2012). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A IS FOR MUSK OX by Erin Cabatingan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"For audiences already familiar with their alphabet and mature enough to appreciate sophisticated humor, this vibrantly illustrated romp will deliver big laughs. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Myers' hilarious illustrations strengthen debut author Cabatingan's ticklish prose in this not-quite-an-alphabet book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BARTHOLOMEW BIDDLE AND THE VERY BIG WIND by Gary Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"With a seductively Seuss-ean cadence, Ross' verse adventure delightfully dares young and old to seize the day. (Verse fantasy. 6-11)"
Hollywood headliner Ross, who shepherded to the big screen blockbusters such as Big, Seabiscuit, Pleasantville and, most recently, The Hunger Games, here takes flight with his first poetic venture involving a bedsheet, a boy and a whole lot of imagination. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY PEN by Christopher Myers
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"Poignant, vulnerable, wise. (Picture book. 7-12)"
A boy describes everything his pen can do, from the literal to the metaphorical. 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

TIME OF THE WITCHES by Anna Myers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Nevertheless, it's a moodily readable take on a story that continues to fascinate. (Historical fiction. 11-13)"
Myers overlays a melancholy love story on top of the Salem Witch Trials. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ETHAN BETWEEN US by Anna Myers
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Readers will only wish the discussion, curtailed abruptly when Ethan heroically attempts to save a retarded girl in a fire, could have been brought to a more prosaic, less explosive, ending. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Myers (The Keeping Room, 1997, etc.) returns to the red-dirt section of Oklahoma, exploring the line between inspiration and madness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CONFESSIONS FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S CHAIR by Anna Myers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Though some twists, such as Robin's pursuit of hunky student Kash Edge while still supposedly in charge, aren't all that funny, her chatty narrative and sometimes-misplaced self-confidence keep the tone light. (Fiction. 11-13)"
In a distinct change of pace, Myers turns in a screwball comedy. Read full book review >