Search Results: "Scott Campbell"


BOOK REVIEW

HUG MACHINE by Scott Campbell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"In his first outing as an author, Campbell shines. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A feel-good ride, full of droll artistic asides and an abundance of caring. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOUCHED by Scott Campbell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 1996

"These are flaws, though, more than counterbalanced by Campbell's unconventional treatment of a subject that is usually a springboard for cheap melodrama."
A cunningly constructed if didactic debut that probes under a big issue—how parents and the justice system deal with a boy ``touched'' by a neighborhood child molester. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZOMBIE IN LOVE 2 + 1 by Kelly DiPucchio
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Rare is the entertaining story that has equal appeal at Valentine's Day and Halloween. Share with a slightly older audience who will fully appreciate the silly yet wonderfully gross details. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Zombie couple Mildred and Mortimer find a live baby on their doorstep. Although happy to be parents, taking care of a new baby often scares them to death. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"This primer on friendship wrapped in hijinks is paced for maximum pleasure. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In this variant of "The City Mouse and the Country Mouse," two dragons learn to appreciate each other's talents and milieus. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

XO, OX by Adam Rex
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Persistence pays off seems to be the message in this bracingly un-Valentine-ish love story. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Children get their first lesson in unrequited love reading the letters between lovelorn Ox and self-centered Gazelle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IF DOGS RUN FREE by Bob Dylan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Dylan is known as the poet laureate of rock music, but will his whimsical, metaphorical lyrics capture a child's attention? As another Dylan song recommends, 'Don't think twice, it's all right.' (Picture book. 3-6)"
The lyrics to a 1970 Dylan song serve as the text for this quirky ode to children and dogs running free, doing their own thing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DARK ENTITIES by R. Scott Campbell
Released: June 28, 2013

"A pleasing, atmospheric YA adventure."
A sci-fi/horror YA novel that focuses on a small town in the shadow of an ancient phenomenon known as the Tor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BROBOT BEDTIME by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Will robot fans enjoy this bedtime book? Affirmative. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Three little robot brothers are headed for a breakdown at the end of the day if they can't go to sleep. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 2, 2010

"Sure to appeal to armchair rogues and, like Blood Diamond, cinema-ready."
Exciting, well-crafted tale of the "School of Turin," a gang of master thieves who looted the putatively theft-proof Antwerp Diamond Center. Read full book review >

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BOOK REPORT for Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

Cover Story: Pretty Deadly
BFF Charm: Caution!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: Unreliable Narrator
Bonus Factor: Mysterious Loner Dude
Anti-Bonus Factor: Awful Grownups
Relationship Status: Friends?

Trigger Warning: Violet Grenade features scenes of attempted assault, abuse, and bullying, and touches on very dark themes of death and murder. Some situations might be ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE MERMAID AND THE SHOE by K.G. Campbell
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Although this luminous tale of self-discovery has echoes of 'The Little Mermaid,' like Minnow, it sings its own strong song. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Unlike her talented older sisters, a little mermaid feels disappointingly ordinary until her curiosity unveils her special skills. Read full book review >