Search Results: "Oliver Lake"


BOOK REVIEW

GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS by Trixie Belle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Out of all the titles in the series, Goldilocks' adventures are the most cogent and age-appropriate. (Board book. 2-4)"
The flaxen-haired tyke makes her infamous visit to the bears' house in this simplified adaptation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLEEPING BEAUTY by Trixie Belle
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2013

"Toddlers familiar with the Disney movies or with obliging parents who can help them connect the dots may get something out of these summarized versions, but, like Sleeping Beauty's fairies, the plots are going to fly right over the heads of most board-book readers. (Board book. 2-4)"
A toddler-sized version of the classic fairy tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THERE WILL BE LIES by Nick Lake
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A fine exploration of the power of story itself to heal the unconscious from scars physical and emotional. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Over a period of eight days, 17-year-old Shelby's life is forever changed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A solid debut book providing intriguing insights into the current state of China's sociocultural system."
A revealing look at some of the women who are changing the way China operates. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEATH ON THE ROCKS by Deryn Lake
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2014

"Newcomers and devoted fans of Lake's hero (Death at the Wedding Feast, 2011, etc.), based on a real 18th-century apothecary, will delight in the period detail, excellent mystery and well-drawn characters."
How could you prove someone an impostor before fingerprints and DNA tests? Read full book review >

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LET THE GAMES BEGIN
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for Panic by Lauren Oliver

 

Cover Story: WTF
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale: 5
Talky Talk: Masterful
Bonus Factor: Tournament
Anti-Bonus Factors: Reader Superiority, Patty Chase Award For Awful Parenting
Relationship Status: I'll Split The Reward With You

Cover Story: WTF

This cover might make sense if, say, the book was ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT PAPER CAPER by Oliver Jeffers
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Sophisticated readers may giggle over the mystery and mock trial, and adults may admire the undeniably hip artwork, but the story's message is a bit convoluted, mixing themes of forgiveness, eco-consciousness and teamwork. (Picture book. 6-9)"
"There was a time in the forest / when everything was not as it should have been." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOST AND FOUND by Oliver Jeffers
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Readers who (inexplicably) find David Lawrence's Pickle and Penguin (2004) just too weird may settle in more comfortably with this—slightly—less offbeat friendship tale. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A lad finds a penguin on his doorstep and resolutely sets out to return it in this briefly told import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLOOD NINJA by Nick Lake
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"The dark cliffhanger leaves room for sequels, which will be appreciated by those vampire fans not inclined to follow more romantic bloodsuckers. (Horror. YA)"
Growing up in a small village with dreams of becoming a samurai, Taro never expected to be the target of a ninja attack. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAD ON CUE by Deryn Lake
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Nick's second case is a classic English village mystery with flashes of humor, pleasing characters and enough suspects to keep you guessing."
A quiet Sussex village plays host to the rich and semifamous. Read full book review >