Search Results: "Shane Prigmore"


BOOK REVIEW

SPACEHEADZ by Jon Scieszka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Secret codes…science and math tidbits…hamster-translation websites…and the odd flying whale. ULTRA FRESH! (Humorous science fiction. 7-10)"
With the evil SPHDZ in control of the Brainwave, is there any hope left for mankind…or hamsterkind? Read full book review >

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PLANET KINDERGARTEN by Sue Ganz-Schmitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 20, 2014

"Sure to assuage the fears of all astronauts bound for similar missions. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A genius way to ease kids into the new adventure that is kindergarten. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPACEHEADZ by Jon Scieszka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"Fans will be in heaven, especially at the certainty of further installments. (Humorous science fiction. 7-10)"
Alien Spaceheadz approach their goal of recruiting 3.14 million + one Earthling SPHDZ…can they save Earth!? Read full book review >

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PLANET KINDERGARTEN by Sue Ganz-Schmitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"The seamless additions of lessons on cooperation and kindness bring this to a new level, but it can't top the original book for creativity. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Ganz-Schmitt and Prigmore continue the space theme and follow the cast and crew from Planet Kindergarten (2014) as they celebrate the 100th day of school and all that they have learned so far. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPACEHEADZ by Jon Scieszka
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 22, 2010

"You will be SPHDZ! (Multi-platform science fiction. 7-12)"
P.S. 858 fifth grader Michael K. had hoped for a normal first day in his new school, but what he gets is crazy-weird. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LAST MESSAGE by Shane Peacock
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 10, 2012

"An unusual tale that's undermined by a shallow main character with a too-healthy dose of self-appreciation. (map and family tree, not seen) (Adventure. 12-16)"
This entry in the series called Seven, like the others, deals with a grandson and a journey. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOU'RE THE ONE I WANT by Shane Allison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2016

"Overwrought, overdramatic, overwritten, underedited."
A husband's twin brother and his wife's best friend will go to any lengths to break up the couple. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STORIES OF FREEDOM IN BLACK NEW YORK by Shane White
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Superb, well-researched history, brilliantly alive."
A dazzling history of the first African-American theater company in New York, focusing on principal actor James Hewlett. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PROPHECY by Shane Simon
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"A solid fledgling effort by a new voice in the fantasy genre."
An occasionally banal but frequently imaginative story of political intrigue and mystical wonder set in a well-rendered fictional world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHY TORTURE DOESN'T WORK by Shane O'Mara
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 30, 2015

"Everything you never wanted to know—but probably should—about interrogation techniques and outcomes."
A catalog of the scientific evidence of how torture is at best ineffective, usually counterproductive, and always inhumane. Read full book review >