Books by Paul Acampora

CONFUSION IS NOTHING NEW by Paul Acampora
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2018

"Straightforward storytelling with a light touch of humor, accessible to a broad spectrum of readers. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A teenage girl learns to cope with the death of a mother that she never met. Read full book review >
HOW TO AVOID EXTINCTION by Paul Acampora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Late in the book, a character sums up the plot by saying, 'That's the key to happiness….Join the right circus.' Despite some flaws, this book is the right circus. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A screwball comedy sends Leo, his older cousin, Abbey, his grandmother, and a golden retriever across the country in a 1973 Buick Electra. Read full book review >
I KILL THE MOCKINGBIRD by Paul Acampora
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 20, 2014

"It'll make readers look at reading and activism in a whole new light. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Literary terrorists hit Connecticut, and things go awry for a trio of well-meaning book addicts. Read full book review >
RACHEL SPINELLI PUNCHED ME IN THE FACE by Paul Acampora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"An outstanding, humane coming-of-age tale of loss, yearning and forgiveness. (Fiction. 10-14)"
New friends ease a young teen's adjustment to his mother's sudden absence. Read full book review >
DEFINING DULCIE by Paul Acampora
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2006

"The girls are spunky but oddly genderless, and Grandpa Frank is too wise and too patient to be believed, but teens who want to think of themselves as capable of self-sufficiency will connect to Dulcie and her independent attitude. (Fiction. YA)"
Dulcie's dad and grandfather were the school janitors in her Connecticut town, until her dad died in a chemical accident. Read full book review >