Search Results: "Pam Smallcomb"


BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"A wild adventure, with many quirky characters, this series is living up to its expectations. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In a second adventure after The Trimoni Twins and the Changing Coin (2004), Beezel and Mimi, identical and magical twins, travel with their tutor to Amsterdam to investigate strange messages from their Uncle Hoogaboom. Read full book review >

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CAMP BUCCANEER by Pam Smallcomb
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"Readers who are making the transition to chapter books and who like funny stories might find the work of Pinkwater, Pilkey, and Scieszka more captivating. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Just because new readers will read just about anything they can decode, doesn't mean they should have to. Read full book review >

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EARTH TO CLUNK by Pam Smallcomb
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"Rarely have school letter-writing exercises been so much fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The boy in Smallcomb's story starts as a put-upon grouchypants but slowly turns over the course of a pen-pal correspondence. Read full book review >

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I'M NOT. by Pam Smallcomb
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 11, 2011

A timid, brown gator wearing a pink bow recounts all the things that her friend Evelyn, a bouncy, green gator, is where she is not: decorator, circus performer, explorer and snappy dresser (Evelyn wears Band-Aids with pearls!). Read full book review >

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PAM OF BABYLON by Suzanne Jenkins
Released: July 14, 2011

"Women's fiction with a touch of noir.

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An intriguing first novel that revolves around a husband's death and hidden secrets. Read full book review >

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THORNHILL by Pam Smy
Kirkus Star
by Pam Smy, illustrated by Pam Smy
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"Beautiful, moody, sad, and spooky—all at once. (Horror/graphic hybrid. 10-adult)"
Decades after the tragedy at and closure of gothic Thornhill Institute, a new girl in town is drawn into its story. Read full book review >

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WHO BUILT THE ARK? by Pam Paperone
adapted by Pam Paperone, illustrated by Pam Paperone
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"Music with a simple accompaniment included on the endpapers. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Based on an African-American spiritual, Paparone's version of Noah's gathering is cast as a counting rhyme and illustrated with deft, primitive-style paintings. Read full book review >

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BLUE WILLOW by Pam Conrad
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Gallagher's artwork is lovely, crowded with incidentals from the story and setting; the faces are animated, sometimes peeking out at readers, and inviting them into the substantial text. (Picture book. 6-10)"
The 18th-century "blue willow" pattern, with its teahouse, hump-backed bridge, and willow tree, has inspired storytellers to shape a tale about the design's origins; here the fundamental elements of the story combine in Conrad's tale of love and loss. Read full book review >

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COWBOYS ARE MY WEAKNESS by Pam Houston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"The author doesn't always search far enough for the reason why smart women behave like dishrags—but most of these stories are fine things from a writer one hopes will come up with a novel before too many suns sink in the West."
``...I should know better, but I love it when he calls me baby.'' That about sums up the sentiment running through these fresh, highly crafted, image-packed stories by the debuting Houston. Read full book review >

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STONEWORDS by Pam Conrad
Released: March 25, 1990

"A satisfying thriller."
A 20th-century child intervenes in a 19th-century tragedy involving the ghost who has been her frequent companion and friend. Read full book review >

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TAKING THE FERRY HOME by Pam Conrad
Released: July 1, 1988

"Although there is much more here that has been well worked over in other YA novels, Conrad's well-rounded characters and skillful style lend fresh insight to the story, which is moving and memorable."
As she did in Prairie Songs and What I Did for Roman, Conrad deals again with a character who is finally revealed to be profoundly disturbed; here, however, by using Simone as one of two narrators, she takes the reader within the troubled psyche, creating an enriched, more thought-provoking personality. Read full book review >

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WHAT I DID FOR ROMAN by Pam Conrad
Released: April 1, 1987

"Darcie's final escape from what has become an evil spell is heart-stopping."
Darcie, 16, seeks her father, Paul, and is befriended by handsome, intriguing Roman during a summer that climaxes with a startling tragedy. Read full book review >