Search Results: "Ted Staunton"


BOOK REVIEW

CODA by Ted Staunton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"This clever spy adventure features a likable hero and bursts with enough film references to satisfy all but the most hard-core movie buffs. (Mystery. 10-14)"
When 16-year-old Spencer's cousins decide to investigate their mysterious grandfather, Spencer is not sure he wants any part of it. But when his brother, Bunny, is kidnapped by a radical political faction from the tiny backward nation of Pianvia, he quickly finds he is involved, like it or not. Read full book review >

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WHO I'M NOT by Ted Staunton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Breathless, fast-paced fun. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
A teen con artist confronts the haunted past of a torn Canadian family. Read full book review >

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JUMP CUT by Ted Staunton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2012

"Muddled but entertaining story with a heart of gold. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Grandfather's will sends a 17-year-old boy on a zany adventure. Read full book review >

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ACTING UP by Ted Staunton
CLASSICS
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Chuckles galore. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Sam, age 15, struggles to be "mature" in this engaging comedy. Read full book review >

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MORGAN ON ICE by Ted Staunton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"An amusing combination of grade school frustrations and slightly screwball responses. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Aldeen cruises through life like a monster truck: She crashes into everyone and has little concern for how her take-no-prisoners attitude affects people. So when Aldeen invites Morgan to accompany her and her grandmother to Princesses On Ice and his mother says he has to go, he's less than thrilled. Read full book review >

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MORGAN GETS CRACKING by Ted Staunton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"A good choice for transitioning readers looking for a splash of humor. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Life as a third-grader can be very trying…. Read full book review >

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MUSIC BY MORGAN by Ted Staunton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"These provide accessible, comfortable stories for students who've moved beyond early readers but are not ready for much greater length or more complexity. (Fiction. 6-9)"
When his parents sign him up for floor hockey, which he hates, third-grader Morgan hesitatingly agrees to his friend Aldeen's plan to switch roles. Read full book review >

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POV  by Ted Staunton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A snooze. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A teen filmmaker struggles to complete a music video. Read full book review >

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SPEED by Ted Staunton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"An average mystery for an uncertain audience. (Mystery. 8-12)"
A budding filmmaker finds opportunity and mystery on a camping trip with his family. Read full book review >

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HARRY AND CLARE'S AMAZING STAYCATION by Ted Staunton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A clever bit of conflict resolution, nonviolent and broadly applicable. (Picture book. 6-8)"
On a rainy week of vacation, Harry finds a way to loosen his bossy big sister's grip on playtime scenarios. Read full book review >

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AT GLEASON’S GYM by Ted Lewin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Well-known for his portrayal of faraway places, Lewin returns to the world he described in I Was a Teen-aged Professional Wrestler (1993) to make this distinctive introduction for even younger readers. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Gleason's Gym in Brooklyn, N.Y., is a training place for boxers and wrestlers from all over the world including nine-year-old Sugar Boy Younan, who is preparing for the National Silver Gloves championship. Read full book review >

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O CANADA by Ted Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Canada's national anthem is included. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 6-10)"
A brief, affectionate statement about Canada as a whole prefaces a similar page on each of its provinces, mentioning natural resources, characterizing the population, and pointing out distinctive qualities. Read full book review >