Search Results: "Scott McCormick"


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SLACKS, CAMERA, ACTION! by Scott McCormick
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"Mildly amusing bratty antics—but nothing more. (Graphic novel. 6-10)"
Mr. Pants, his human mother and his feline sisters return for a second graphic-novel-format chapter book. Read full book review >

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MR. PANTS by Scott McCormick
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2014

"Pedestrian, predictable and totally tedious, this generic effort fails to appeal either visually or literarily. (Graphic novel. 7-9)"
McCormick and Lazzell try to pass off frenetic bad behavior and annoying sibling rivalry as amusing antics and engaging character development in this graphic-style chapter book. Read full book review >

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MY BROTHER’S KEEPER by Patricia McCormick
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2005

"Splendidly done. (Fiction. 11-13)"
What's a ninth grader to do? Read full book review >

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THE GLASS CASKET by McCormick Templeman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"With stylish prose, richly developed characters and well-realized worldbuilding, Templeman plumbs archetypes of folklore to create a compelling blend of mythic elements and realistic teen experience. (Fantasy. 12-17)"
In the woods above the quiet mountain village of Nag's End, five soldiers of the king are mysteriously killed. Read full book review >

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SOLD by Patricia McCormick
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"McCormick provides readers who live in safety and under protection of the law with a vivid window into a harsh and cruel world—one most would prefer to pretend doesn't exist. (Fiction. YA)"
In her village in Nepal, Lakshmi's life is more than difficult and requires her to endure hunger, harsh weather and poverty. Read full book review >

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DESERT BOYS by Chris McCormick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016

"Tender, heartfelt, fully realized stories about family, friendship, and love."
A series of linked stories charts a young man's coming-of-age. Read full book review >

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CUT by Patricia McCormick
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 31, 2000

"A thoughtful look at teenage mental illness and recovery. (Fiction. 13-15)"
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NEVER FALL DOWN by Patricia McCormick
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 8, 2012

"Though it lacks references or suggestions for further reading, Arn's agonizing story is compelling enough that many readers will seek out the history themselves. (preface, author's note) (Historical fiction. 12-15)"
A harrowing tale of survival in the Killing Fields. Read full book review >

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ACROSS THE POND by Michael McCormick
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A brief, brutal, and honest account of what war can do to a young man."
McCormick's debut novella unflinchingly portrays the experiences of a young Marine in the Vietnam War. Read full book review >

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17F by Donald McCormick
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 9, 1994

"Although Fleming was ultimately a private character with a very public quasi-alter ego in James Bond, this thin work has the whitewashed feel of an authorized biography—but without the privileged access or intimacy with its subject."
This rushed, journalistic coverage of the fascinating Fleming only rarely lives up to its sensational and complex subject, even while dispatching many of the occluding myths around him. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE WOODS by McCormick Templeman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 10, 2012

"Quasi-supernatural murder mystery? Sexy teen noir? Boarding school bildungsroman? This mess of a novel doesn't know what it wants to be. (Mystery. 14-17)"
A quirky teen sharpens her sleuthing skills and endures boarding school drama as she attempts to solve mysteries old and new. Read full book review >

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PURPLE HEART by Patricia McCormick
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The author tenderly calculates the guilt and trepidation that infect Matt's mind, and when he returns to patrol, what he finds on the streets of Iraq will either make him or break him. (Fiction. YA)"
Injured, dazed and bewildered from combat, teenager Private Matt Duffy wakes up in the infirmary to receive the prized Purple Heart for his valor in Iraq. Read full book review >