Search Results: "Abby Levine"


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GRETCHEN GROUNDHOG, IT'S YOUR DAY! by Abby Levine
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Simple and sweet. (Picture book. 7-9)"
A good choice for curriculum-boosting an underrated holiday. Read full book review >

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OLLIE KNOWS EVERYTHING by Abby Levine
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1994

"Munsinger's animals are marvelous caricatures of human types, at once incisive and sympathetic; her subway scenes, with a multitude of species reluctantly pressing together, are a delight. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Ollie is Herbert's brother; and when the O'Hare family flies to New York for a vacation, the younger bunny finds his superior knowledge (how to fasten a seatbelt, read a menu, or open his eyes underwater in the hotel pool) particularly grating. Read full book review >

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THIS IS THE DREIDEL by Abby Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Glossary of terms included. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Max gets his dreidel out of the drawer where it's been stashed since last year and the Hanukkah celebration begins. 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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DORY DORY BLACK SHEEP by Abby Hanlon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Dory's fans will be entertained by this further adventure; an early illustrated spread will quickly draw new readers into Dory's fantasmagorical worlds. (Fiction. 6-8)"
First-grader Dory's imagination exceeds her reading ability, but after a black sheep follows her out of the pages of a book, she decides to work at this new skill. Read full book review >

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DORY AND THE REAL TRUE FRIEND by Abby Hanlon
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"Old friends and new will hope this highly successful sequel will not be the last starring this inventive, original child. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Who will be 6-year-old Dory's friend at school if she doesn't take Mary the monster with her? Read full book review >

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WHAT’S INSIDE YOUR TUMMY, MOMMY? by Abby Cocovini
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"Parents may choose to skip the limp conclusion, which welcomes the new baby but admonishes the older child to 'Remember to be quiet when the baby is asleep.' (Picture book/nonfiction. 2-6)"
This welcome, oversized English import tracks the stages of fetal development month by month in actual size in a format inviting comparison with a mother's belly. Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR EMPIRE! by Abby Howard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A change of pace from the typical blood-and-guts approach to the topic, populous enough to sate even the most rabid dinophiles. (glossary) (Graphic informational fantasy. 9-11)"
A quick trip through the Mesozoic Era with a paleontologist is all young Ronnie needs to become a dino-maniac. 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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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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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 >