Search Results: "Simon Cheshire"


BOOK REVIEW

KISSING VANESSA by Simon Cheshire
FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 2004

"It's flat-out uproarious. (Fiction. YA)"
Fifteen-year-old Kevin falls in love at first sight and does everything wrong in this sidesplitting romp through adolescent love. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCE AND THE SNOWGIRL by Simon Cheshire
FICTION
Released: Feb. 13, 2007

"Spot on. (Fiction. YA)"
Lovers of British humor can feed their addiction with this hilarious romp through snow and relationships. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 25, 2010

"Generously dappled with Alley's breezy line drawings, the cases are timely and twisting enough to keep the light bulb bright in the young sleuth's mind. (Mystery. 8-12)"
Middle-grader Saxby Smart is back in his Thinking Chair for three more stories in this second volume of his mystery series (The Curse of the Ancient Mask and Other Case Files, 2009). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"A solid successor to Encyclopedia Brown. (Mystery. 7-12)"
Saxby Doyle Christie Chandler Ellin Allan Smart wants to be a detective as good as the greats. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"A page-turning account of a remarkable family and their many groundbreaking ventures."
The saga of a family of record-breaking explorers who, over three generations, were first to travel to the stratosphere, penetrate the depths of the ocean and circumvent the globe in a nonstop balloon flight. Read full book review >

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HIGH AS THE HORSES' BRIDLES by Scott Cheshire
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2014

"A lackluster attempt to see a religious subculture refracted through individual lives."
A former boy preacher finds it easier to shuck off religion than his father in this limp first novel. Read full book review >

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ROBOT ZOMBIE FRANKENSTEIN! by Annette Simon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Yet in an era in which electronics are always one-upping one another in the global market, it's nice to see a picture-book equivalent that ends with the consumption of delicious desserts. Apple and PC, take note. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Competitive pals get into a war of escalating ridiculousness in this amusing if visually stunted tale. Read full book review >

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WINTER ACROSS AMERICA by Seymour Simon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 1994

"A book smart enough to be kept on the reference shelf, but with photos that tempt you to tear them out and frame them. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5-10)"
Simon (Comets, Meteors, and Asteroids, p. 995, etc.) has written a lively and informative text as a companion to his Autumn Across America (1993). Read full book review >

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REX by Simon James
by Simon James, illustrated by Simon James
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2016

"A cozy bit of new-family making—perhaps better not taken too literally. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Single parenting, T. Rex style. Read full book review >

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MY COUSIN'S KEEPER by Simon French
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A thought-provoking tale of family struggles, schoolyard bullies, masculinity, reaching out and intolerance, jealousy and friendship just right for middle-grade book discussions. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Do you have to be your brother's keeper? Read full book review >