Search Results: "Stephen Deas"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ORDER OF THE SCALES by Stephen Deas
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"Startling, unremitting violence at a blistering pace, where who survives, wins."
Third entry in the series (The King of the Crags, 2011, etc.), all of which previously appeared in the U.K., about telepathic dragons who after death are reborn with their memories intact. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DALEN & GOLE:  SCANDAL IN PORT ANGUS by Mike Deas
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Squeaky-clean, good fun, even if a little underdeveloped. (Graphic science fiction. 8-11)"
A crisp, clear comic romp about two alien friends who uncover a gently sinister scheme that could destroy both their home planet and a small fishing town on Earth. Read full book review >

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THEY FOUND LOVE IN A HOPELESS PLACE
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for Bright Lights, Dark Nights by Stephen Emond

Cover Story: The Heart of the City 
BFF Charm: Big Sister
Swoonworthy Scale:
 5
Talky Talk: Too Close for Comfort
Bonus Factors:
 Illustrations, Music
Anti-Bonus Factor: Internet Trolls
Relationship Status: It's Not You, It's Me

 

Cover Story: The Heart of the City

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BOOK REVIEW

COCK-A-DOODLE DANCE! by Christine Tricarico
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2012

"This romp may be slight in plot, but it's overflowing in clever wordplay. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Life on the farm is positively "Cock-a-Doodle DULL" until Rooster catches a jitterbug that starts the whole barn a shakin' and a rollin'. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAMP RATS by Liam O’Donnell
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"However, the graphic format and step-by-step instructions on skating technique may draw in reluctant readers or young novice skaters. (Graphic fiction. 8-12)"
In this second volume of Orca's Graphic Guide Adventures, the how-to topic is skateboarding. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CASE OF THE SLIME STAMPEDE by Liam O’Donnell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Young readers will slurp up the gumshoes' gooey first exploit with relish. And perhaps a few choco-slug cookies. (Mystery/fantasy. 9-11)"
The game's afoot (so to speak) for two amateur sleuths when slime monsters belonging to the school custodian go on a rampage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I, WITNESS by Norah McClintock
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Bodies pile up around Boone like he's some teenage Jessica Fletcher, straining credulity but not sparking much interest. (Graphic thriller. 13 & up)"
If it means putting yourself in danger, do you have to come forward as a witness? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POWER PLAY by Liam O’Donnell
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"The point is well made: Democracy is imperfect but self-righting in its course. (Graphic thriller. 8-12)"
O'Donnell and Deas present another educational thriller in graphic mode (Ramp Rats, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CASE OF THE BATTLING BOTS by Liam O’Donnell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2015

"High-energy high jinks in a multicultural, or at least multispecies, setting. (Graphic/mystery/fantasy hybrid. 9-11)"
Young sleuths stumble on a demonic conspiracy to blow the lid off Slick City's new sports arena. Just for a start. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALPHABET SCHOOL by Stephen Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Not only does Johnson once again take something simple and make it extraordinary, but he will inspire readers to do the same. (Alphabet book. 4-8)"
The multiple-award-winning illustrator takes a page from his own book—Alphabet City (1995), that is—and creates a graphic-alphabet book that will have students searching their own schools for letters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE THREE TRICERATOPS TUFF by Stephen Shaskan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"Dino lovers will be charmed; others may want to stick with the more traditional goats, like those of Mary Finch's 2001 title. (Fractured fairy tale. 3-7)"
This version of "The Three Billy Goats Gruff" will satisfy dinosaur lovers who just cannot get their fill of their favorite prehistoric beasts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAL AND CHAD by Stephen McCranie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 19, 2012

"Some readers will come for the heartbreak, others will come for the forest of cupcake trees, but everyone will be cheered by the happy ending, which involves the 'biggest, bestest bark ever!' (Graphic novel. 8-11)"
There are some literary characters you wish were real, so that you could be friends with them, and Mal and Chad may belong on that list. Read full book review >