Search Results: "Ann Redisch Stampler"


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AFTERPARTY by Ann Redisch Stampler
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Aside from a few avoidable misunderstandings between Emma and Dylan, this is a gripping and sometimes downright scary look at friendship and manipulation. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
After years of moving from place to place with her overprotective dad, Emma Lazar is thrilled that her dad's latest job brings the two of them to Los Angeles. Read full book review >

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THE CATS ON BEN YEHUDA STREET by Ann Redisch Stampler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"In the end, readers will join in the smiles all around. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A pleasant cat-loving elderly woman and her grumpy neighbor, a fishmonger who does not love the feline crowd, find friendship nonetheless. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"This tale of perseverance and confidence is told with well-researched authenticity and offers a positive view of this war-torn nation. (author's note) (Folktale. 5-8)"
An old Jewish folktale set in Afghanistan tests the faith and character of both a wealthy shah and a poor man. Read full book review >

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WHERE IT BEGAN by Ann Redisch Stampler
Released: Feb. 21, 2012

"Clever and constantly interesting, this is as much a winner as Gabby. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A poor little not-quite-so-rich girl tries to keep her privileged boyfriend after a car accident that can get them both into serious legal trouble in this acerbic take on the phoniness of Bel Air, Brentwood and Beverly Hills. Read full book review >

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HOW TO DISAPPEAR by Ann Redisch Stampler
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 14, 2016

"It's hard to get invested in a love story when one of the partners is an unknowable black hole. (Thriller. 14-16)"
Two teens are set on a collision course with sexy results. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2006

"Author and illustrator previously collaborated on Something for Nothing (2003); here's hoping they continue to work together. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In an original tale set in a village down the road from Chelm, a young man named Shlemazel, "without luck," leads a lazy life indeed, for were he to do anything, surely he would meet some great misfortune. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING FOR NOTHING by Ann Redisch Stampler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2003

"He's a classic trickster character and would belong in a curriculum of trickster tales if there were not already so many better ones. (author's note) (Picture book/folktale. 4-7)"
This visually chaotic version of an old folktale doesn't work as a mild animal update. Read full book review >

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LITTLE BLACK DRESSES, LITTLE WHITE LIES by Laura Stampler
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 19, 2016

"Fizzy fashion fluff for lovers of The Devil Wears Prada.(Fiction. 12-18)"
Harper dreams of becoming a journalist, so when she gets the chance to intern in New York City at teen magazine Shift, she jumps at the chance. Read full book review >

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GO HOME, MRS. BEEKMAN! by Ann Stampler
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"Carrington's sunny, energetic paintings make the most of the silliness, but the lengthy text and Mrs. Beekman's incredible obtuseness will weary young readers. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The only way Emily Beekman's mother can get her to overcome her first-day jitters is by promising she'll stay at school with her daughter "for a million gazillion years." Read full book review >

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SPRING CLEANING, AWESOME READING
by Bobbi Dumas

Are you a Spring Cleaner? Is this the time you go through closets and boxes, wash windows and pack away clothes?

The weather in Wisconsin has been a little erratic the past couple of months, so I’m hesitant to put away any warm clothes just yet. However my awesome husband has had some time off this month and has decided ...


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BOOK REVIEW

WATCH WILLIAM WALK by Ann Jonas
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1997

"Text and illustrations are perfectly synchronized. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Jonas (The 13th Clue, 1992, etc.) pens an alliterative, winning work about the letter W. The simple story features two children, William and Wilma, a big black dog, Wally, and a white duck, Wanda. Read full book review >