Search Results: "Scott Medlock"


BOOK REVIEW

SOME FROG! by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"The plot, paced more like an easy reader than a picture book, and with a large typeface and ample atmospheric paintings, make this appeal to emerging readers, especially those facing their own feelings of loss and abandonment. (Fiction. 6-10)"
A classroom frog-jumping competition results in a lesson in understanding and forgiveness, as a young boy learns that parents aren't perfect. Read full book review >

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EXTRA INNINGS by Lee Bennett Hopkins
POETRY
Released: March 1, 1993

"A hit! (Poetry. 5+)"
An attractive offering that seems—as a collection of poems about baseball—to be unique: 19 high-quality entries, including a couple of excerpts (e.g., from Golenbock's Teammates); the inevitable Casey; reliables like Lillian Morrison, Patricia Hubbell, and the anthologist; and some elegantly evocative, but perfectly accessible, adult voices—Robert Francis's ``Base Stealer,'' May Swenson's splendid, ever-hypnotic ``Analysis of Baseball.'' On every spread, Medlock's handsomely constructed impressionistic oils exude color and enthusiasm, capturing the body language and facial expressions of the pros and the boys and girls of Little League with equal skill. Read full book review >

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OPENING DAYS by Lee Bennett Hopkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1996

"The imagery in Medlock's bright, heroic paintings ably captures the mood and energy of the poems. (Picture book/poetry. 8-12)"
The team behind Extra Innings (1993), a book of baseball poems, widens their coverage of sports with this collection of 18 pieces of verse as nimble as their subjects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LIVES OF THINGS by Stephanie Wilson Medlock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"A well-written tale of adventure and drama about a woman struggling to save herself."
Medlock's whimsical debut novel tells a story of a woman with an unusual and dangerous talent. 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 BOY WHO CRIED BIGFOOT! by Scott Magoon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Entertaining and clever—and that's no lie. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Some boys cry wolf, but to the admiration of one individual, Ben cries Bigfoot. Read full book review >

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HARRY GOES TO DOG SCHOOL by Scott Menchin
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"An amusing turnabout that is sure to have readers in stitches…as long as they are not chasing their own tails instead. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Menchin introduces readers to a boy who has taken pretending to be a dog to new levels. Read full book review >

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THE HIGH-SKIES ADVENTURES OF BLUE JAY THE PIRATE by Scott Nash
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"An imaginative premise, fledged in showy if sometimes overdecorated finery. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
A corvid catastrophe threatens swashbuckling Blue Jay and his mixed avian crew after a treetop shipwreck leaves them to the tender mercies of a murder of crows. Read full book review >

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MAGIC PICKLE AND THE PLANET OF THE GRAPES by Scott Morse
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"Readers will be smirkin' at the exploits of this gherkin. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
When the whole planet's in a dilly of a dilemma, who ya gonna call? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUGO AND MILES IN I’VE PAINTED EVERYTHING! by Scott Magoon
ANIMALS
Released: April 23, 2007

"Though he tried for a fresh vision, the story is predictable, and the blocky pencil and digitally colored illustrations have a forced hipster vibe. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Hugo is deep in an "elephunk" because he's already "painted everything!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EDDIE by Scott Gustafson
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"An inventive if not quite convincing introduction to the master of the macabre. (Historical mystery. 8-12)"
Accused of having stuffed a cat and a rooster into his pillowcase and hung it on a neighbor's weathervane, young Eddie Poe has only 24 hours to find the actual culprit before being thrashed by his adoptive father. Read full book review >

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MAGIC PICKLE by Scott Morse
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2008

"Diverting and dill-ectable. (Graphic novel. 8-10)"
Different plot, different format, same cast: Running in parallel to published chapter-book episodes such as Magic Pickle and the Planet of the Grapes (2007), this scenario-setter introduces the bulked-up cuke superhero. Read full book review >