Search Results: "Megan Shull"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SWAP by Megan Shull
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Readers curious about how the other half lives will thrill at this view from the far side of the fence. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Seventh-grader Ellie O'Brien and eighth-grader Jack Malloy are given a surprising gift when they are suddenly able to literally view life through each other's eyes. Read full book review >

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AMAZING GRACE by Megan Shull
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A chick-lit Grand Slam. (Fiction. YA)"
"Grace ‘Ace' Kincaid, teenage-tennis-sensation-turned-cover-girl-spokesmodel is quitting." Read full book review >

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BOUNCE by Megan Shull
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"An over-the-top Christmas confection. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
Frannie Hudson, an anxiety-ridden 12-year-old white girl, is about to have the strangest Christmas of her life. Read full book review >

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SHOW DOG by Megan McCarthy
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Ed and the Hubbles will delight young readers, particularly 'Henry and Mudge' fans. (Picture book. 6-8)"
What makes a dog a Champion? Read full book review >

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3 PANDAS PLANTING by Megan Halsey
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1994

"The serious message is delivered with an admirably light touch; and it's a good counting book, too. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The title says it all: from ``12 crocodiles...carpooling'' (unequally divided among three cars for extra arithmetic practice) to ``2 whales...watching for polluters'' and ``1 elephant...enjoying the earth,'' sensible suggestions for protecting the environment are dramatized in humorous spreads featuring animal characters—tigers turning off faucets, turtles taking cans home from the beach, rhinos using rechargeable batteries. Read full book review >

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HENRY AND BOO by Megan  Brewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"Little ones will enjoy shouting 'BOO' along with Henry's new friend even if adults, much like Henry, may grow weary of the conceit. (Picture book. 2-6)"
"Henry didn't know where BOO had come from. He simply arrived one day." Read full book review >

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GROUNDED by Megan Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2015

"Readers will be eager for more episodes of the intrepid team of Rapunzel and Jack. (map) (Fantasy. 10-14)"
"Stop calling her that witch. She's Witch," Rapunzel insists; she enjoys her easy life in a tower—and Witch's frequent, apparently loving, visits—until Jack Beanstalker tricks Rapunzel into leaving. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Jessica's take on junior high may be superficial, but she brings readers on a funny ride, even if many—perhaps even most—of her problems are not resolved by the end, setting up the next in the series, as expected. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Starting with Sloppy Firsts (2001), McCafferty explored the later teen and early 20s years of angst-ridden Jessica Darling in a five-book series. In this start to a new series, Jessica comes back for younger readers as an angst-ridden (of course) seventh-grader. Read full book review >

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THUMPED by Megan McCafferty
Released: April 24, 2012

"A sparkling, imaginative romp that is nevertheless plenty provocative. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
This breezy and intriguing near-time dystopia concludes with the much-anticipated birth that was bought and paid for in the first installment, Bumped (2011). Read full book review >

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GIVE UP THE GHOST by Megan Crewe
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Crewe's first effort will make readers wonder what else she's got up her sleeve. (Paranormal. YA)"
Sixteen-year-old Cass McKenna has been an outcast since junior high, and she's just fine with that, thanks. Read full book review >

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SECRETS OF TRUTH & BEAUTY by Megan Frazer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 7, 2009

"The clean, mellow prose does better with setting and interpersonal relationships than on its attempted principles. (Fiction. YA)"
Pain and sweetness mingle in this enjoyable coming-of-age tale with a wonderful sense of place but muddled ideology. Read full book review >