Search Results: "Mike Ploog"


BOOK REVIEW

ABADAZAD by J.M. DeMatteis
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"A promising start for readers between Jennifer and Matt Holms's Babymouse (2005) and Jeff Smith's Bone (2005). (Fantasy. 8-10)"
Expanded from a well-received comic into a hybrid text-and-graphic-novel format, this first of a planned four episodes introduces sullen-but-sensitive teen diarist Kate Jameson. Read full book review >

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MIKE WALLACE
by Megan Labrise

When it comes to chronicling turn-of-the-twentieth-century New York City, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Mike Wallace takes a novel approach.

“History is written in the grooves,” says Wallace, author of Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898-1919. “There are economic historians, political historians, cultural historians, social historians, gender historians, African-American historians...and people who are specializing in ...


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BOOK REVIEW

FIRE ENGINE NO. 9 by Mike Austin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Bold and energetic, and complete with fire-safety tips and fire-gear endpapers, this is one surefire win for the firefighter fan. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It's firefighters to the rescue in this action-packed homage to both the heroes and their truck. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COLORS VERSUS SHAPES by Mike  Boldt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Not nearly as much fun as the showdown between letters and numbers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Boldt (123 versus ABC, 2013) continues to mix things up; this time, colors and shapes audition to be the stars of a book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DALEN & GOLE:  SCANDAL IN PORT ANGUS by Mike Deas
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Squeaky-clean, good fun, even if a little underdeveloped. (Graphic science fiction. 8-11)"
A crisp, clear comic romp about two alien friends who uncover a gently sinister scheme that could destroy both their home planet and a small fishing town on Earth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A IS FOR SALAD by Mike Lester
ABC BOOKS
Released: April 1, 2000

"Lane territory, or Nicholas Heller's Goblins in Green (1995) and other residents of the picture-book universe's daffier reaches. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Lester debuts with a promisingly irreverent alphabet, inviting a closer look at the pictures by giving them misleading captions: "A" does indeed feature a salad—but an Alligator is eating it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MICKEY MOONBEAM by Mike Brownlow
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Prime sci-fi adventure for the very young. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A boy astronaut journeys in his spaceship to save an alien pen pal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RESCUE SQUAD NO. 9 by Mike Austin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"'Hooray! Hooray!' (Picture book. 2-5)"
Following Fire Engine No. 9 (2015), Austin looks at maritime emergency vehicles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE ELLIOT, BIG FUN by Mike Curato
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Gorgeous illustrations and an evocative time period support a somewhat staid story. (Picture book. 4-6)"
The third book featuring Little Elliot, a polka-dot elephant, and Mouse brings them to Coney Island. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE ELLIOT, BIG CITY by Mike Curato
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"This feels far more like a parable for adults than a picture book for children, who may also miss the elegance of the New York City images in their dark, soft palette. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The big city is clearly New York, but it's a grayed and sepia city sometime in the late 1940s, judging from the cars and clothing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STAR SCOUTS by Mike Lawrence
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2017

"All scouts—and readers—must now raise their right hands and solemnly swear to read this. (Graphic science fiction. 7-12)"
An alien abduction goes a long way toward curing Avani's new-kid blues. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELLIE by Mike Wu
by Mike Wu, illustrated by Mike Wu
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Luckily for Ellie and readers alike, it is the pictures that matter. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When Walt the zookeeper announces the zoo will be closing for good, all the animals pitch in to save it. But shy Ellie the elephant cannot see how she can help. How can she help save the zoo? Read full book review >