Books by Leslie Connor

THE TRUTH AS TOLD BY MASON BUTTLE by Leslie Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"Connor's gift for creating complex characters extends to the supporting characters and makes this a compelling read. (Fiction. 9-14)"
Under a cloud of suspicion after the death of his best friend, a boy with a "trifecta of troubles" continues as best he can. Read full book review >
ALL RISE FOR THE HONORABLE PERRY T. COOK by Leslie Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Well-crafted, warm, and wonderful. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Positive thinking proves powerful for Perry Cook and his incarcerated mother. Read full book review >
THE THINGS YOU KISS GOODBYE by Leslie Connor
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 24, 2014

"Romance fans who happen upon this will find an absorbing portrait of abuse and recovery. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A shy, overprotected girl is the focus of this character study of a victim of physical abuse. Read full book review >
CRUNCH by Leslie Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"Charming and original. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Readers are thrust immediately into the trials and tribulations of 14-year-old Dewey Mariss and his family. Read full book review >
WAITING FOR NORMAL by Leslie Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"First-rate. (Fiction. 10-13)"
A heroine with spunk and spirit offers an inspiring lesson in perseverance and hope. Read full book review >
DEAD ON TOWN LINE by Leslie Connor
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2005

"Happen'), the narrative is refreshingly breezy and even rather soothing in its examination of life after death. (black-and-white illustrations) (Fiction. YA)"
Cassie Devlin (female, 16, medium height, brown hair and green eyes, according to the all-points bulletin) has been murdered, her body thrown into a rock crevice on the town line. Read full book review >
MISS BRIDIE CHOSE A SHOVEL by Leslie Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 25, 2004

"A tribute to hard-working immigrants, but more so to a determined, hard-working woman who chose the practical over the trivial. (Picture book. 5-8)"
She could have chosen a porcelain doll or a chiming clock, but Miss Bridie chose a shovel when she boarded a ship that sailed to America in 1856. Read full book review >