Adventure


Octopus terrifies villagers
Jennifer Minicus | Jan 25 2016 | comment  
In reality, the sea creature has more to fear than they.

Classic children’s book elicits ambivalent reaction
Jennifer Minicus | Sep 29 2015 | comment  
Should reviewers ignore personal taste?

Tragedy at sea leads to mystery and suspense
Tim Golden | Aug 28 2015 | comment  
At age fifteen, Adam must take control of his family's business in 17th century Amsterdam.

Life is nothing but a board game
Tim Golden | Jun 24 2015 | comment  
A cross between science fiction and fantasy.

The New York Times compared this book to the Narnia series
Jennifer Minicus | Jun 8 2015 | comment  
No lion, no wardrobe and no allegory.

The imagination provides a convenient means of transportation
Jennifer Minicus | May 12 2015 | comment  
Delightful picture books for children ages 4-8.

Parents lose boy overseas
Tim Golden | May 5 2015 | comment  
Peter makes the most of a tough situation.

Affirmation empowers
Jennifer Minicus | May 1 2015 | comment  
A young elf proves that compassion is stronger than any weapon.

Boy travels through time to find parents
Tim Golden | Apr 27 2015 | comment  
Inoffensive but uninspiring.

True confessions
Jennifer Minicus | Mar 2 2015 | comment  
Thirteen-year-old girl turns mutineer.

Djinni, magic and revenge, part 2
Tim Golden | Feb 27 2015 | comment  
The Bartimaeus Trilogy's middle book.

Never trust a dictator
Jennifer Minicus | Jan 15 2015 | comment  
Not even a "benevolent" one.

Authors are noticing Reading Matters
Jennifer Minicus | Jan 3 2015 | comment  
Writer honors our request for a sequel.

Beloved author continues to enchant young readers
Jane Fagan | Oct 30 2014 | comment  
Imaginative characters never go out of style.

See it before you read it
Clare Cannon | Oct 21 2014 | comment  
One of those rare occasions when the movie could be better than the book.

Crazy like a fox
Jane Fagan | Oct 6 2014 | comment  
A rollicking adventure

Master of disguises
Jennifer Minicus | Sep 29 2014 | comment  
Max's reputation for solving mysteries grows.

Imaginative book for mature readers to be released this month
Jane Fagan | Aug 11 2014 | comment  
A story of quest and fantasy.

Adventure and allegory
Tim Golden | May 9 2014 | comment  
Aidan finds mysterious scrolls in his grandfather's basement.

Got a problem?
Jennifer Minicus | Apr 29 2014 | comment  
Max has the solution.

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