Search Results: "N.E. Castle"


BOOK REVIEW

LOOGIE  THE BOOGER GENIE by N.E. Castle
Released: Nov. 16, 2012

"A mixed bag of silliness and magic that will appeal to those who are hooked by the title—and fall short for readers who roll their eyes at booger jokes."
A modern prankster meets his match when a medieval prankster-turned-genie is lodged in his nose in this humor-of-the-gross series starter. Read full book review >

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Loogie the Booger Genie by N.E. Castle
written and illustrated by N.E. Castle, illustrated by Bret Herholz
Released: March 19, 2013

"An entertainingly silly sequel that improves upon its predecessor."
Loogie, a prankster genie, returns in this amusing second installment in Castle's children's book series. Read full book review >

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Loogie the Booger Genie by N.E. Castle
Released: April 23, 2013

"A more serious third volume that competently tackles a difficult issue faced by kids."
Loogie, the prince-turned-genie, and his modern master, Charlie, return in an installment about facing bullies—both real and magical. Read full book review >

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GAME OF CLONES by M.E.  Castle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Once again, this Clone Chronicles novel strikes just the right balance between over-the-top adventure and real-life middle school drama. A character-driven, action-packed success. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
It's a clone-apalooza in Palo Alto as Fisher Bas and his much cooler clone, Two, return to life at Wampalog Middle School (Cloneward Bound, 2013). Read full book review >

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THE STAR SHACK by Lila Castle
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2010

"A starry-eyed, beachy, light romance. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
The rainy beach town of Gingerbread is Pete and Annabelle's summer home. Read full book review >

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THE SOMEBODIES by N.E. Bode
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"The whiny personal comments will likely be wasted on children, but the series remains a delight for better-read audiences. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Never one to let a fancy go untickled, the pseudonymous author of The Anybodies (2004) and The Nobodies (2005) adds to the veritable spate of recent tales set in a subterranean New York. Read full book review >

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THE SLIPPERY MAP by N.E. Bode
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Inventive and an awful lot of fun, 'it's all as real as you want it to be,' and it will surely be a catalyst for creative thinking. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The author of The Anybodies series invites readers to use their imaginations and join ten-year-old Oyster R. Motel on a curious quest. Read full book review >

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POPULAR CLONE by M.E.  Castle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"An inventive new take on the traditional bully story. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
What happens when you take one lovable-but-nerdy sixth grader and add a little mad scientist and a smattering of tween James Bond? You get Fisher Bas, a 12-year-old genius who's seen the inside of one too many toilet bowls thanks to the Vikings, Wampalog Middle School's infamous band of bullies. Read full book review >

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THE BEGINNING OF AFTER by Jennifer Castle
FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"An honest look at grief that is both achingly real and powerfully hopeful. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
SAT prep and prom dreams consume 16-year-old Laurel's life, but all that changes the night her brother and parents are killed in a car accident. Read full book review >

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MURDER BY MISRULE by Anna Castle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 8, 2014

"A laugh-out-loud mystery that will delight fans of the genre."
Lawyer, scientist and original Renaissance man Francis Bacon enlists four high-spirited law students to help solve a murder and secure his return to Queen Elizabeth's favor. Read full book review >

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Ice Dance by Kent Castle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2013

"An enjoyable romance on ice."
Passions flare both on and off the ice in this first installment of a planned romance series by Castle, a former NASA engineer and "figure skating insider." Read full book review >

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The Unjust "Justice" by Edward Castle
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 21, 2011

"Despite its literary shortcomings, this volume could add to the ongoing discussion about the treatment of the mentally ill by the justice system."
A debut book examines the case of a young man imprisoned for a crime committed while in the grip of mental illness. Read full book review >