Search Results: "Allison Perkins"


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Released: Oct. 17, 2011

"A window into the difficult lives of military children and a testament to those who persevere in spite of it."
Profiles in courage from the youngest members of America's military family. Read full book review >

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FIRST DAUGHTER by Mitali Perkins
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2007

"An interesting premise that provides a detailed and fun glimpse into campaigning's hectic reality and shines a positive light on America's multicultural reality. (Fiction. YA)"
When 16-year-old Sameera joins her father's presidential campaign, she finds the national spotlight blinding, especially when it's focused on her Pakistani roots. Read full book review >

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THE NOT SO STAR-SPANGLED LIFE OF SUNITA SEN by Mitali Perkins
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 1993

"Gentle and palatable, the lessons are offered with compassion and easily absorbed insights. (Fiction. 10+)"
First-novelist Perkins makes tangible the ups and downs of American children from non-Western families. Read full book review >

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HOARE AND THE PORTSMOUTH ATROCITIES by Wilder Perkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 9, 1998

"And Hoare is a beguiling hero whose painstakingly described feats aboard his small yacht will endear him to anyone with a love of sailing."
A new entry in the historical mystery genre—with a slightly different tack. Read full book review >

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THE CASE OF THE FORKED ROAD by John Allison
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2017

"A delightfully quirky series whose eccentric charms haven't faltered. (Graphic mystery/fantasy. 10-14)"
In this seventh installment, the sleuths from Griswold's Grammar School unravel yet another case involving a mysterious portal and a time-bending troublemaker. Read full book review >

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SUMMER DAYS AND SUMMER NIGHTS by Stephanie Perkins
ROMANCE
Released: May 17, 2016

"An intelligent beach read with heart, soul, and sizzle. (Short stories. 12-18)"
Summer meets love in both fantasy and reality in this anthology featuring renowned writers of both teen and adult fiction. Read full book review >

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HOARE AND THE HEADLESS CAPTAINS by Wilder Perkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"An excellent sequel that stands squarely on its own feet while creating an eager appetite for Hoare's third and final adventure."
The second (and, sadly, penultimate) volume in the series of maritime mysteries set during the Napoleonic Wars and featuring British Royal Navy officer Bartholomew Hoare, who in his first outing (Hoare and the Portsmouth Atrocities, 1998) was grievously wounded in combat. Read full book review >

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LEAVE BEFORE YOU GO by Emily Perkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2000

"Young people lacking ambition, confused about relationships and searching for the meaning of life: what else is new?"
If the world needs another Bret Easton Ellis, New Zealand author Perkins could be a contender. Her debut novel, populated with disgruntled twentysomethings like those in her story collection, Not Her Real Name (not reviewed), promises sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll, but after an exciting start delivers mostly ennui. Read full book review >

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ISLA AND THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER by Stephanie Perkins
ROMANCE
Released: Aug. 14, 2014

"A satisfying dose of first love's physical and emotional thrall. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Engaging teen characters with page-turning love lives offer ample vicarious pleasures. Read full book review >

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FIRST DAUGHTER by Mitali Perkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Only for fans who want to know what happens next. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Fresh off the presidential campaign trail, Sparrow and her country cousin Miranda make themselves at home in the White House, enjoying movies in the private theatre and trying out the bowling alley in this second installment of the First Daughter series. Read full book review >