Search Results: "Aaron Starmer"


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THE WHISPER by Aaron Starmer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 2015

"A riveting, imaginative, disconcerting, inscrutable, unresolved sequel, guaranteed to leave readers anxious for the finale. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
In this sequel to The Riverman (2014), 12-year-old Alistair Cleary travels to a parallel world searching for his missing friend, Fiona.Read full book review >

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THE RIVERMAN by Aaron Starmer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"Lines between reality and fantasy blur in this powerful, disquieting tale of lost children, twisted friendship and the power of storytelling. (Fiction. 10-14)"
When a classmate asks him to write her biography, 12-year-old Alistair Cleary never dreams the story will "change everything." Read full book review >

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SPONTANEOUS by Aaron Starmer
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"A blood-soaked, laugh-filled, tear-drenched, endlessly compelling read. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A small New Jersey town is rocked by a disastrous phenomenon. Read full book review >

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THE STORYTELLER by Aaron Starmer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"'Story is the important thing' in this consistently imaginative, intense, thoughtful, and satisfying finale. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Alistair Cleary confronts the reality of his return home to Thessaly, New York, from the parallel world, Aquavania, and its impact on his family in this concluding volume of the Riverman Trilogy, narrated by his sister. Read full book review >

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THE ONLY ONES by Aaron Starmer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Both literary and engaging, this is the kind of book readers will want to return to for new discoveries. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
One afternoon, nearly everyone in the world disappeared, leaving Martin Maple and a village of kids to try to survive long enough to find them again. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"A better take on the same theme is The Mysterious Case of the Allbright Academy (2008), by Diane Stanley. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Five middle-school nerds discover that their DNA is being used to create a master race of students. Read full book review >

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SUNDAY CHUTNEY by Aaron Blabey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Blabey doesn't answer that question, but his clear acrylics and mixed media ground Sunday's excitements and worries—shown in extreme, sometimes manic, facial expressions—on soft, solid, comforting backgrounds. (Picture book. 4-6)"
An energetic, frizzy-haired girl claims her quirkiness but wrestles with her family's frequent moves. Read full book review >

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THE BAD GUYS by Aaron Blabey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"We challenge anyone to read this and keep a straight face. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Four misunderstood villains endeavor to turn over a new leaf…or a new rap sheet in Blabey's frenzied romp. Read full book review >

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RAPTURE PRACTICE by Aaron Hartzler
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 9, 2013

"A hilarious first-of-its-kind story that will surely inspire more. (Memoir. 14 & up)"
An eye-opening, autobiographical account of growing up waiting for the rapture. Read full book review >

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LEXAPROS AND CONS by Aaron Karo
Released: April 10, 2012

"Still, Karo is definitely an author to watch. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Senior goofball Chuck Taylor has struggled with obsessive-compulsive disorder all his life, and his crush on the new girl in school pushes him to deal with it. Finally. Read full book review >

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CURSES! by Aaron Elkins
Released: March 15, 1989

Gideon Oliver, professor of anthropology and specialist in the study of skeletons (The Dark Place, etc.), is asked by old friend and mentor Dr. Abe Goldstein to return to a reactivated dig at Tlaloc in the Yucatan. Read full book review >

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MY FAMILY, A SYMPHONY by Aaron Eske
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 7, 2010

"An honest exploration of the impact of international adoption on families and children alike."
A wry, forthright look at a Lincoln, Neb., family who embraced international adoption despite the daunting obstacles. Read full book review >