Search Results: "Scott J. Savage"


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MAKING THE TEAM by Scott J. Savage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"The best and most satisfying part about this series is that the monsters and mystery are real and not figments of the kids' imaginations. Another thoroughly satisfying thrill ride. (Funny horror. 9-14)"
The Three Monsterteers are back and ready for another hair-raising, funny-bone-tickling adventure (Zombie Kid, 2012). The only difference is that this time, like it or not, they've got help. Read full book review >

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ZOMBIE KID by Scott J. Savage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 26, 2012

"It's hard to imagine that readers (particularly boys) won't enjoy every minute of hair-raising fun. (Funny horror. 9-14)"
Striking the perfect balance between rib-tickling humor and bone-chilling adventure, the first novel in Savage's new middle-grade series is sure to please young readers looking for a thrill. Read full book review >

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THE SECRETS OF THE GREASER HOTEL by J. Scott Fuqua
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2014

"A grotesque gothic. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A 15-year-old girl who has spent the last nine years serving cruel overlords in a dilapidated hotel breaks free and discovers who she truly is. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: July 24, 2016

"A feel-good book of hope and wonder that will appeal most to readers who believe in divine intervention."
A generous collection of nonfiction medical stories from distinguished doctors. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"An unsettling but highly thought-provoking book."
An exploration of how "there is something presently wrong with how…scientists think about life, its existence, its origins, and its evolution." Read full book review >

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THE FAR EMPTY by J. Todd Scott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"The journey to the end is almost as taxing as that faced by the book's put-upon migrants."
The discovery of a body on the Tex-Mex border fuels a teenager's suspicions about his father, the local sheriff, in this debut thriller by a longtime Drug Enforcement Administration agent. Read full book review >

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WHERE'S WALRUS? by Stephen  Savage
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Refreshing, captivating, elegant and witty. (Picture book. 3-7)"
It's another slow day at the zoo—not. Read full book review >

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YOU MUST REMEMBER THIS by Robert J. Wagner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 11, 2014

"A diverting ancillary note to heavier biographies."
The star of such films and TV shows as A Kiss Before Dying and It Takes a Thief revisits the architecture, fashion, restaurants and pastimes of Hollywood's golden age through anecdotes and personal memories. Read full book review >

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HENRY THE FOURTH by Stuart J. Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 1999

"The combination of written and visual reinforcement effectively provides a firm foundation of understanding for beginning learners. (Picture book. 4-8)"
PLB 0-06-027611-8 In this entry in the MathStart series, Murphy (Lemonade For Sale, p. 1711, etc.) uses an engaging tale about an amateur dog show to present the concept of ordinal numbers and how they are an integral part of daily life. Read full book review >

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LITTLE TUG by Stephen  Savage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Though this cute-but-mighty tug's strengths are oddly undercut by the syrupy gear-switch at the end, the bright, attractive pictures will appeal to boat-loving toddlers. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Graphically spiffy and textually brief, this exploration of an anthropomorphic harbor tugboat's working role tacks on a maudlin shtick in the final quarter. Read full book review >

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LASER MOOSE AND RABBIT BOY by Doug Savage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"With rampant whimsy and cheerful silliness, expect this to hit funny bones with laser accuracy. (Graphic science fiction. 7-11)"
A moose that can shoot laser beams out his eyes—what could be better? Read full book review >