Search Results: "Mick Wiggins"


BOOK REVIEW

PLANES FLY! by George Ella Lyon
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 23, 2013

"This exciting invitation to take to the air is one energetic and entertaining journey for adventurers and aviation lovers alike. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Imagination takes flight in this masterfully illustrated, bouncing verse for the plane-obsessed. Read full book review >

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BOATS FLOAT! by George Ella Lyon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Young navigation enthusiasts, from bathtub ships' captains to ocean-cruiser wannabes, will enjoy this voyage. (Picture book. 4-7)"

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NOTHING by Mick Inkpen
by Mick Inkpen, illustrated by Mick Inkpen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"Readers searching for deep meanings will find plenty to ponder, especially in the perfect balance between the profoundness of Nothing's mission and the humor of the text. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this delightful tale from Inkpen (Wibbly Pig Makes Pictures, 1995, etc.), the circle goes unbroken when a ratty and abandoned stuffed toy recalls its own true self. Read full book review >

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KIPPER’S RAINY DAY by Mick Inkpen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A cheerful tale to chase away the rainy-day blues and encourage youngsters to don their foul weather gear and make like the ducks. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Kipper, the perky black-eared pup, returns in a lift-the-flap salute to soggy weather. Read full book review >

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KIPPER by Mick Inkpen
by Mick Inkpen, illustrated by Mick Inkpen
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1992

"Appealing, clear watercolor illustrations with plenty of white space make this suitable for lap-reading or a picture book crowd. (Fiction. 2-5)"
Kipper—a dog—decides to clean out his basket, discarding his chewed-up bone and ball and his smelly blanket, with the result that he no longer finds the basket comfortable. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CURED by Bethany Wiggins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 4, 2014

"Despair and destruction are sweetened by hope and love. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
Jack Bloom leaves behind a sheltered, if slightly warped, suburban life to seek missing brother Dean and Mrs. Tarsis, the woman Dean tried to lead to safety, in this simmering sequel to Stung (2013). Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF LANGUAGES by Mick Webb
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2015

"Eurocentric, not to mention overly ambitious—but being able to say some variant of 'Not so hot' in Belarus, Brazil or any point between has to count for something. (index) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
With just a bit of practice children will come away from this quick but sweeping linguistic look-see able to exchange greetings and a "How are you doing?" with anyone (almost) anywhere in the world. Read full book review >

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FITZ by Mick Cochrane
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Ends not with a bang, but a whimper. (Fiction. 12-15)"
A high school sophomore kidnaps his estranged father at gunpoint. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AC/DC by Mick Wall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"Like most of Wall's books, this one will be best appreciated by devotees of the band, which, given the fact that AC/DC has sold more than 200 million albums worldwide, is quite a large audience."
Comprehensive, albeit indirect, retelling of how an unlikely collection of lads road the highway to hell straight into the upper echelons of rock's pantheon of gods. Read full book review >

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CONFLAGRATION by Mick Farren
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2006

"An edgy mixture of fantasy, erotica and alternate history that, at its best, reads like an updated version of Michael Moorcock's 'Jerry Cornelius' fantasies."
The continuing adventures of four young adepts in a war against evil magic. Read full book review >

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W.A.R. by Mick Wall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 7, 2008

"You don't have to be a Guns N' Roses fanatic to dig this energetic, comprehensive, few-holds-barred portrait of modern metal's most charismatic figure."
Tons of sex, drugs and, oh yeah, a dash of rock 'n' roll. Read full book review >

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RECONSTRUCTION by Mick Herron
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2008

"Ingenious and heartfelt, though like Deaver, Herron is so eager to pile on the plot twists that he risks serious reader fatigue."
Herron (Why We Die, 2006, etc.) works some nifty changes on the familiar story of a terrorist who takes refuge—and hostages—in a London preschool. Read full book review >