Search Results: "Will Buckingham"


BOOK REVIEW

LUCY AND THE ROCKET DOG by Will Buckingham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"For those who might enjoy a dog book, a science book, or just a good story. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
Lucy must be a very intelligent girl, since she is able to build a rocket capable of traveling nearly the speed of light from stray parts—that then accidentally launches her hapless basset hound, Laika, into space. Read full book review >

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GOBLINS! by Royce Buckingham
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Mild rough language makes an occasional appearance throughout this sometimes violent and often slimy tale, which races along and makes for a riotously good adventure. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Young protagonist Sam thinks living in Sumas, Wash., is "…like growing up in a rural coma." Read full book review >

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THE DEAD BOYS by Royce Buckingham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"An inventive premise that yields solid supernatural suspense. (Horror. 8-12)"
This new thriller adds a unique villain—a tree—the roster of deadly supernatural foes. Read full book review >

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DEMON KEEPER by Royce Buckingham
FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2007

"Sequels are possible but not required for closure. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
A madcap chase through the streets of Seattle forms the centerpiece of this entertaining, if unpolished debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EXPENSE OF A VIEW by Polly Buckingham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"Though the circumstances here are often dismally bleak, at her best Buckingham offers glimmers of pale but definite hope."
Buckingham's 14 stories about loss, abandonment, and loneliness won the 2016 Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction. Read full book review >

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NOBODY LAUGHS AT A LION! by Paul Bright
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2005

"A simple but fun read. (Picture book. 4-8)"
From its sunny orange and yellow endpapers to the expressive watercolors inside, readers will be cheered by the simple tale of jungle animals each of whom has a talent that bests the skills of the king of the jungle. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE BOOK OF BACKYARD BIRD SONGS by Andrea Pinnington
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"A 'trilling' way to bring natural history into the nursery. (replaceable batteries) (Informational novelty. 5-10)"
Sound clips enhance first introductions to a dozen common North American birds. Read full book review >

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SNOWMAN'S STORY by Will Hillenbrand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 18, 2014

"A cozy read for bibliophiles. (Picture book. 3-6)"
With echoes of "Frosty the Snowman" in the background, a snowman's storybook within this wordless book delivers a comic wintertime romp. Read full book review >

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KITE DAY by Will Hillenbrand
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"This gentle and charming read-aloud will make young audiences 'awww' with delight. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this breezy kite affair, the adorable duo of Bear and Mole is back again, reveling in nature. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Appropriate for both children and adults, but probably most compelling for children just learning how to play with language. (Informational picture book. 4 & up)"
"Operating on a shoestring," opening up "a can of worms" and having a "wolf at the door" are just some of the sticky situations defined and illustrated in this entertaining and informative collection of idioms. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 8, 2011

"Not just an illustrated version of the rhyme, this is a fleshed-out account of a lamb's tail/tale that all children and adults should know. (Picture book. 5-9)"
The "real" story of Mary and her lamb, as the subtitle states, as told and illustrated in Moses' familiar folk-art style. Read full book review >