Search Results: "Roland Garrigue"


BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO WARD OFF WOLVES by Catherine Leblanc
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Real children with nighttime anxieties of any sort may take heart from seeing this cast of popeyed poppets in action. (sticker sheet) (Picture book. 6-8)"
Helpful advice for children bothered by wolves. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY MEGA MONSTERPEDIA by Catherine Leblanc
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Most needed where monsters, whether small Icky Yickies or the enticing video Obsess-O-Tron, have become worrisome pests. (Picture book. 7-9)"
An alphabetical gallery of (mostly) household monsters to conquer, from the Aysnortuptoys to the troublesome but diminutive Zzeworriez. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONKEY ME AND THE GOLDEN MONKEY by Tim Roland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"While this series doesn't have aspirations to high literature, it does fulfill an important developmental reading need with high-interest humor and adventure. (Adventure. 6-8)"
Monkey business allows young children to make a serious transition from early readers to chapter books. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ON THE FARM by Roland Harvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"Harvey's mirth and ingenuity are apparent throughout, and though some components misfire, many more are delightfully daffy. Like a big box of chocolates. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Uncle Kevin has a farm, e-i-e-i-oh, there's a lot going on there! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AT THE BEACH by Roland Harvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

Harvey offers a set of aerial beach scenes for less maniacal Where's Waldo? fans to pore over, featuring several dozen tiny vacationers sunning themselves, playing in the sand, visiting the nearby hamlet or generally mucking about. Read full book review >

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THE ROOFTOP ROCKET PARTY by Roland Chambers
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Crisp writing, top-notch composition, and exuberant illustrations from blueprint endpaper to blueprint endpaper. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Finn's summer visit to "famous rocket scientist" Doctor Gass is a serious and glorious adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN THE BUSH by Roland Harvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2006

"Off drive the narrators the next morning, sharing their favorite parts and inviting readers to add others—which will be hard to pick. (endpaper maps) (Picture book. 5-8)"
In this companion to the equally rollicking At the Beach (May 2006), Harvey takes a family of vacationers into the far-from-deserted outback. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EDGE by Roland Smith
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Fails to summit. (Adventure. 12-16)"
Only months after an aborted attempt to summit Everest (Peak, 2007), 15-year-old Peak Marcello travels with his mother and a crew of videographers to Afghanistan to participate in an international peace climb.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PEAK by Roland Smith
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2007

"Teachers will want to pair this with Mark Pfetzer's Within Reach: My Everest Story (1998). (Fiction. 12-15)"
Dare-devil mountain-climber Peak Marcello (14), decides to scale the Woolworth Building and lands in jail. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STORM RUNNERS:  THE SURGE by Roland Smith
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A high-velocity page-turner, for all that it's only a segment of a larger arc. (Adventure. 11-13)"
Family members separated in a Florida hurricane struggle to get back together, but the waters are rising fast and big cats are on the loose in this sequel to Storm Runners (2011). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELEPHANT RUN by Roland Smith
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"An adventure tale that is also a family story—as is Smith's other 2007 title, Peak. (Fiction. 10-13)"
It's out of the frying pan and into the fire for 14-year-old Nick Freestone, as he is sent out of London during the Blitz only to arrive at his father's teak plantation in Burma right before the Japanese invade. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABOVE by Roland Smith
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Compulsive reading all the way to the end. (Adventure. 12-16)"
In this follow-up companion to Beneath (2015), three white teens who have escaped a cult that lives underground (literally) try to elude recapture and learn what the cult's brilliant and tyrannical leader might be planning. Read full book review >