Search Results: "Sam Zuppardi"


BOOK REVIEW

THINGS TO DO WITH DAD by Sam Zuppardi
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"With some imagination, even chores can be fun. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A to-do list sure can be a drag. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JACK'S WORRY by Sam Zuppardi
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2016

"Ideal antidote for anxious kids facing their own Worries. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A boy's fear of playing his trumpet at his first concert nearly overwhelms him until he confides in his mother. Read full book review >

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ONCE UPON A MIDNIGHT EERIE by Gordon McAlpine
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2014

"A lightweight gumbo of jokes, codes, treasure, history, mystery and assorted literary references. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
The psychically linked twins lay a pair of New Orleans ghosts to rest while surviving a new threat to their lives in this second episode. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOBODY'S PERFECT by David Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Not the most fascinating or consistent storyline, but snazzy artwork spruces it up. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Nobody's perfect, and that's actually fine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TELL-TALE START by Gordon McAlpine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2013

"Middle-grade fans of L.L. Samson's Enchanted Attic series will enjoy this, though it's less clever in its twists and literary references. (Adventure. 10-12)"
Two twins so nearly interchangeable that they even share each other's thoughts nearly fall victim to a mad scientist in this mildly farcical series kickoff. Read full book review >

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THE PET AND THE PENDULUM by Gordon McAlpine
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2015

"A fitting conclusion to a series as suspenseful as it is less-than-earnest, in which mad science, quantum entanglement, encounters with ghosts, and sly twists on literary figures and memes all figure. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Telepathically conjoined twins, distant relatives of the eminent eponymous author, fall into the clutches of their mad-scientist nemesis one last time in this truly explosive series finale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAM SORTS by Marthe Jocelyn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"A deceptively simple, joyous introduction to set theory, with lots of other concept practice as a bonus. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Sam's got a mess, but he knows how to have fun cleaning it up: sorting it! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Firefightin' Sam by Michael J. Hughes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2002

"Hughes is to be commended, and his book recommended, for balancing its realism with its positive message."
This debut YA novel about an aspiring firefighter aims to entertain and inform young readers while also keeping them on the straight and narrow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ATTABOY, SAM! by Lois Lowry
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 7-12)"
Anastasia's little brother, whose infant point of view was explored in All About Sam (1988), is now a preschooler whose wit and persistence mark him as precocious, but who is still winningly typical in such details as the messy results of mixing mustard and ketchup on his hotdog. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAM SHEPARD by John J. Winters
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 11, 2017

"A thorough, admiring work that is nonetheless honest about what the author views as Shepard's late-career decline."
A journalist who has devoted years to Shepard's life and works debuts with a comprehensive account of the life of the prolific playwright, poet, fiction writer, musician, and more. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNEAKY SAM by Josh Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 10, 2012

"Keep an eye on this kid; one can only hope he'll sneak his way into another story or two. (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
A brief but endearing tale about a mischievous little boy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JACKHAMMER SAM by Peter Mandel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"An endearing ode to an oft-grumbled-about profession. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"ATTA-RATTA-BATTA-BLAM." Read full book review >