Search Results: "Annabel Pitcher"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Realistic, gritty and uplifting. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Jamie lives in a bizarre world, where a sister can die in a bombing, and the only way to bring Mum and Dad together is by auditioning for Britain's Biggest Talent Show. Read full book review >

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SILENCE IS GOLDFISH by Annabel Pitcher
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 17, 2016

"An unflinchingly honest portrayal of anguish. (Fiction. 12-17)"
Unable to face a devastating secret, 15-year-old Tess tries unsuccessfully to run away to London. Read full book review >

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ANNABEL by Kathleen Winter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"A compelling, gracefully written novel about mixed gender that sheds insight as surely as it rejects sensationalism. This book announces the arrival of a major writer."
In a remote coastal town in Newfoundland in the 1970s, a young person of mixed gender struggles for identity, acceptance and understanding Read full book review >

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THE PITCHER by William Elliott Hazelgrove
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"An engaging, well-written sports story with plenty of human drama—this one is a solid hit. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Hazelgrove knits a host of social issues into a difficult but believable tale in which junior high-age Ricky has a gift: He can throw a mean fastball. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2002

"Sadly, despite the fact that the Conford's production is smooth and professional, it's also rather hollow, technically on point but lacking her special brand of energized sparkle. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Cute and lightly amusing though not as funny as its predecessor (Starring in Just a Little Extra, 2000, etc.), this time Annabel, Conford's can-do budding actress heroine, is offered a part in an interactive mystery play. Read full book review >

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THE PITCHER SHOWER by Donald Harington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Harington rides again."
The Depression years are made a mite less depressing by the likable protagonist of this latest of Harington's ongoing Arkansas Ozark chronicles. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2005

"A thin slice of the upper-upper-crust."
The daughter of the eighth Marquess of Londonderry chronicles her aristocratic life in a low-key, chatty memoir chock-full of famous names. Read full book review >

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WHO IS BASEBALL’S GREATEST PITCHER? by Jeff Kisseloff
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2003

"Play Ball. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
So who is the greatest pitcher in baseball history? Read full book review >

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THEY CALLED HER MOLLY PITCHER by Anne Rockwell
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2001

"Fascinating history to share with young enthusiasts. (author's note, brief timeline) (Nonfiction. 6-9)"
Rockwell (Becoming Butterflies, p. 107, etc.) retells the inspiring story of a woman named Mary (Molly) Hays, who followed her husband into battle with General George Washington at Valley Forge and then at the Battle of Monmouth on June 28, 1778. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A fine history of a vital period in the history of not only baseball, but America."
Capturing baseball and its relationship to society in the 1960s on and off the field through the experiences of two teams and their two star pitchers. Read full book review >

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PROFESSOR AESOP’S THE CROW AND THE PITCHER by Stephanie Gwyn Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"Children are natural scientists; they do not need these extraneous bells and whistles to encourage exploration. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-7)"
Busy design seeks to illustrate Aesop's fable of the crow and the pitcher, with an emphasis on the scientific method—hence, presumably, the "Professor" Aesop of the title. Read full book review >

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ANNABEL THE ACTRESS STARRING IN JUST A LITTLE EXTRA by Ellen Conford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Enhanced by Andriani's charming black-and-white drawings, younger girls in search of a funny, fast-paced chapter book need look no further.(Fiction. 7-10)"
Conford's (Crush, 1999, etc.) wit twinkles in her delightful new chapter book that chronicles the return of Annabel, the aspiring actress who is about to get her "Big Break." Read full book review >