Search Results: "Stephen MacEachern"


BOOK REVIEW

GOTCHA! by David Acer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"With orange direction boxes and lime-green explanation ovals printed on blue pages, even the design will make readers smile. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
This playful collection actually offers 19 cool tricks, from appearing to hypnotize a friend to making a crop circle, accompanied by examples and explanations and a final puzzle. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

Do undercover agents deliver water to faucets and heat it in labs under every sink? Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"This handsome, information-rich, yet brief illustrated 'eco-journal' fills a gap—and more. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
This perky, kid-friendly introduction to worldwide "green" construction efforts also happens to be both well-informed and carefully designed for optimal engagement. Read full book review >

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LANCE IN FRANCE by Ashley MacEachern
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"A dynamic book that succeeds on many levels with a giddy warmth that is both inspirational and a great ride. (author's note, biographical note) (Picture book. 3-8)"
Barbera's robust, hyper-bright, digitally rendered graphics nab the reader's attention in this uplifting encapsulation of Lance Armstrong's seven Tour de France victories. 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

Seeing as the cover ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BRIGHT LIGHTS, DARK NIGHTS by Stephen Emond
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"There are no easy answers to the issues at play in this story, and fittingly, there is much that is left open-ended. Readers will be left with plenty on their minds and in their hearts. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
First love, racism, family strife, and the Internet's culture of anonymous cruelty are some of the many themes explored in this illustrated novel by Happyface (2010) author Emond.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOZART FINDS A MELODY by Stephen Costanza
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"But either tale makes a thought-provoking study of the creative process. (afterword) (Picture book. 7-9)"
Costanza spins an upbeat tale from a wisp of fact in his solo debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAX SPEED by Stephen Shaskan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Great gadzooks! This book is a winner. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a black boy with a big imagination! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIG CHOO by Stephen Shaskan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"Little train enthusiasts will be ready for an 'All aboard!' for storytime. (Picture book. 3-5)"
How will a little engine fare on his first trip on the main line? Read full book review >

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27 SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY & HORROR BOOKS TO READ IN SEPTEMBER
by John DeNardo

Is your bookshelf feeling lonely? Here are 27 titles that will make it happy again! This month's batch of tantalizing science fiction and fantasy includes stories about guilt-ridden robots, witches, magic hair, designer drugs, time travel and cloud cities.

Magicians Impossible by Brad Abraham

Brad Abraham serves up a cocktail of magic and intrigue in this fast-paced debut. Twenty-something ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE TRAGIC AGE by Stephen Metcalfe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2015

"Exhilarating and indicting. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Less Than Zero (1985) meets Catcher in the Rye (1951) in this biting bildungsroman.Read full book review >