Search Results: "Abby Cooper"


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BUBBLES by Abby Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 18, 2017

"Though readers may root for 'Team Everybody' (and perhaps crave some pancakes), the heavy-handed lessons make this feel-good story a bit of a slog. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Cooper (Sticks and Stones, 2016) revisits quirky maladies and middle school friendships. Read full book review >

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STICKS & STONES by Abby Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2016

"Elyse's struggles toward self-confidence will resonate with fans of R.J. Palacio's Wonder (2012) and all readers learning how to be comfortable in their own skins. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Due to a rare condition called cognadjivisibilitis, anything people say about 11-year-old Elyse appears on her arms and legs—part temporary tattoo, part eczema. Read full book review >

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RALPH TELLS A STORY by Abby Hanlon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"An engaging mix of gentle behavior modeling and inventive story ideas that may well provide just the push needed to get some budding young writers off and running. (Picture book. 6-8)"
With a little help from his audience, a young storyteller gets over a solid case of writer's block in this engaging debut. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"Plain Janes and lovelorn teens will appreciate the sound self-help tips and be inspired by the stronger, deserves-better Sadie who emerges, ready to give love another chance. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A story about creating one's own identity is as common as a cup of joe but this is a bolder brew than most. The natural sweetener: Love is on the horizon for Sadie. Read full book review >

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SOPHOMORE SWITCH by Abby McDonald
ROMANCE
Released: March 1, 2009

"Her ostensibly simple, bubble-gum debut is actually chock-full of substance. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
When Tasha's hot-tub exploits hit the tabloids and Emily's boyfriend dumps her, they both look for a quick escape from college. Read full book review >

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ARE YOU MINE? by Abby Frucht
Released: April 2, 1993

"And the ending is just too cute, too slick—more a neat solution than a cosmic sacrifice."
Frucht (Snap, Fruit of the Month—both 1988) gives the ``Gift of the Magi'' a contemporary spin as she unevenly limns a very 1990's marriage. Read full book review >

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I LIKED MY LIFE by Abby Fabiaschi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"An earnest effort from a natural storyteller."
After her suicide, a mother hovers beyond life, observing her family and trying to help them move on. Read full book review >

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DORY FANTASMAGORY by Abby Hanlon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2014

"Charming, funny and true to life. (Fiction. 6-9)"
With words, pictures and pictures with words, 6-year-old Dory, called Rascal, recounts how she finally gets her older brother and sister to play with her. Read full book review >

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BREAKING FREE by Abby Sher
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 1, 2014

"Harrowing, yes—and inspiring. (glossary, resources, afterword) (Nonfiction. 14-17)"
The harrowing real-life stories of three girls who turned their experiences as sex-trafficked children into a fight to destroy the practice. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 20, 2009

"An inspiring story for young people who may be facing similar problems, rendered in charming, self-deprecating humor."
A witty memoir about living with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Read full book review >

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ACCORDING TO A SOURCE by Abby Stern
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 23, 2017

"The human side of Hollywood is revealed in Stern's strong debut."
An undercover celebrity reporter discovers there are things more important than the latest exclusive. Read full book review >

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THE LAST ANIMAL by Abby Geni
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"An entrancing collection, recommended even for those who generally shy away from short story."
Human predicaments are complemented by the wild natural world in this excellent debut story collection from Chicago-based author Geni. Read full book review >