Search Results: "Sean Cummings"


BOOK REVIEW

POLTERGEEKS by Sean Cummings
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Passable escapist reading for witchcraft fans in search of something light. (Urban fantasy. 12-16)"
An eager teen witch discovers the supernatural world is more dangerous than she ever imagined. Read full book review >

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ANANSE AND THE LIZARD by Pat Cummings
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Sleekly round, shiny black Ananse appears the perfect unctuous schemer, and those familiar with the legends surrounding him will enjoy his comeuppance. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Ananse is the tricked rather than the trickster in this addition to the pantheon of tales featuring the sneaky spider. Read full book review >

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GIDDY-UP, DADDY! by Troy Cummings
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 23, 2013

"For an unabashedly unsentimental laugh-out-loud tale that celebrates fathers' loving, playful side—as well as their stamina—look no further. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In this hilarious romp, a daddy must call upon his stellar horsing-around abilities to guarantee a good time be had by all. Read full book review >

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RISE OF THE BALLOON GOONS by Troy Cummings
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"An unusually promising series opener for proto-Goosebumps fans. (Light horror. 8-10)"
A discarded notebook with information on disquieting creatures like the Rhinoceraptor and the Forkupine isn't the only surprise waiting in Stermont for nerdy Alexander Bopp and his oblivious dad. Read full book review >

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HARVEY MOON, MUSEUM BOY by Pat Cummings
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"The illustrations are the strength here: Cummings uses lots of color and humor while cleverly showing the relationships between the museum contents and Harvey's tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Cummings brings Harvey Moon back after far too long an absence. Read full book review >

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THE EENSY WEENSY SPIDER FREAKS OUT (BIG TIME) by Troy Cummings
ANIMALS
Released: May 25, 2010

"A groovy alternative to the traditional nursery song, this not only models problem-solving but how to be a good friend as well. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A fresh, inventive debut presents an I-think-I-can version of the Eensy Weensy Spider. Read full book review >

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CAROUSEL by Pat Cummings
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1994

"A likable, deceptively simple story that provides a fine model of clemency strengthening an already loving relationship. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Since Daddy's not back, Alex is too upset to enjoy dressing up for her birthday, or even to appreciate the present he's left. Read full book review >

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MY AUNT CAME BACK by Pat Cummings
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 28, 1998

"The aunt wears wild and exotic clothing throughout, and sports wonderfully decorated and adorned braids, but what emerges is her independence and sense of adventure, which she succinctly and affectionately passes on to her niece in very few pages. (Board book. 1-3)"
An unusual board book—and entry in the Harper Growing Tree series—that stars an irresistible aunt and a galloping text. Read full book review >

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ANGEL BABY by Pat Cummings
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2000

"Older siblings will really appreciate this one. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Cummings (My Aunt Came Back, 1998, etc.) provides another glimpse of real life in this exuberant family story. Read full book review >

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PETEY MORONI'S CAMP RUNAMOK DIARY by Pat Cummings
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 30, 1992

"Good summer fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The title sets the tone for this lighthearted look at a bunch of normally ebullient kids outwitted by a crafty raccoon who snitches most of the snacks they've brought to camp, despite their increasingly ingenious hiding places. Read full book review >

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SAVING GRACE by Priscilla Cummings
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"The vivid rendition of the Depression era makes this a valuable addition to the genre. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
The Great Depression destroys Grace McFarland's family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TALKING WITH ARTISTS by Pat Cummings
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Great inspiration for young artists, good for researching author projects, or fun just to browse. (Nonfiction/biographies. 9+)"
Cummings (Talking with Artists: Volume I, 1992, not reviewed, etc.) delights with a lively, intimate look at the working lives of 13 diverse artists. Read full book review >