Search Results: "Sam Nielson"


BOOK REVIEW

NEVERSINK by Barry Wolverton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2012

"An unexpected hero and his amusing, devoted helpers entertain and inspire. (map) (Animal fantasy. 8-12)"
When his family and colony are threatened by usurping owls and an unpredictable sea goddess, a plucky puffin learns about injustice and leadership by embarking on a perilous "spirit journey." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2012

"Strength found through faith helps a woman combat personal disaster—will appeal most to Christian readers."
Family, friends and faith support a woman through personal tragedy. Read full book review >

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I AM OTTER by Sam Garton
Kirkus Star
by Sam Garton, illustrated by Sam Garton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 29, 2014

"Hysterical. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A bright and hilarious escapade about an otter who, bored while her owner's at work, opens a toast restaurant. Read full book review >

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SCARE SCAPE by Sam  Fisher
by Sam Fisher, illustrated by Sam Bosma
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Fans of spooky fiction and comics will be in a dark and happy place—especially when they learn there's a sequel due in 2014. (Horror. 8-12)"
Wishes can come back to bite you...especially when they're granted. Read full book review >

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20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA by Sam Ita
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2008

"Still, an undeniably cool and quick introduction to an otherwise stuffy classic. (Pop-up/graphic classic. 10-14)"
Graphic storytelling and pop-up technology combine to deliver a fast-paced, flashy rendition of the Jules Verne classic. Read full book review >

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BUSY BUILDERS by Sam Hearn
by Sam Hearn, illustrated by Sam Hearn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"Construction-crazy toddlers and preschoolers will find plenty here to enjoy. (Board book. 2-5)"
An animal construction crew gets busy building a school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNOW by Sam Usher
by Sam Usher, illustrated by Sam Usher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"With toys coming to life, all the fun in the snow, and the lovely child-grandparent relationship, this is a welcome addition to the winter bookshelf. (Picture book. 3-6)"
With untouched snow outside, all a boy wants to do is to go to the park, but there is an obstacle. Read full book review >

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DOCTOR MEOW’S BIG EMERGENCY by Sam Lloyd
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Inaugurates the Whoops-a-Daisy World series. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Under the auspices of the Kiss-it-Better Hospital, the intrepid Dr. Meow turns catastrophe into a happy ending. Read full book review >

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MR. PUSSKINS by Sam Lloyd
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 26, 2006

"Never mind the deficiency of details about how a cat can dial a phone, this shaggy story of 'cattitude' is amusing and unadulterated fun. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Meet Mr. Pusskins: The orange tabby on the cover scowling underneath his name and title will make readers grin or even chuckle. Read full book review >

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BEEP! BEEP! by Sam Hearn
by Sam Hearn, illustrated by Sam Hearn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"Toddlers who need the board-book pages will be confused by the story, and there are better choices for preschoolers fascinated by cars and trucks. (Board book. 1-3)"
Like Eric Barclay's Counting Dogs (2015), a sturdy "book in a box" that will hold up to rough handling. Read full book review >

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THE SADDEST TOILET IN THE WORLD by Sam Apple
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2016

"How many toilet-training manuals take the toilet's side? (Picture book. 3-5)"
Feeling hurt because young Danny refuses to sit on it, a toilet heads for…browner pastures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Warmth by Sam Wolfson
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A gleefully convoluted tapestry of subplots that will have conspiracy theorists reading it a second time."
An Aussie gets caught up in a global conspiracy after he becomes a suspect in a political assassination in Wolfson's debut dystopian thriller. Read full book review >