Search Results: "Claudia Mills"


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CLAUDIA & MOTH by Jennifer Hansen Rolli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Not a must. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Sometimes only a butterfly will do. Read full book review >

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LIZZIE AT LAST by Claudia Mills
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2000

"890, etc.) has written a light and entertaining story highlighting the hard-won lesson of being true to oneself even if it sets you a little apart. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Lizzie is facing seventh grade and another year of being woefully different from the other students. Read full book review >

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WRITE THIS DOWN by Claudia Mills
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Fellow writers will understand Autumn's quest, but others may not find her tale as compelling. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Autumn is a writer, and although she's just 12, she is fully ready to be published—or so she thinks. Read full book review >

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ONE SQUARE INCH by Claudia Mills
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"While engaging, it's difficult to imagine a large audience for this often painful story. (Fiction. 10 & up)"
In this poignant tale, two children try to cope with their mother's bewildering descent into bipolar disorder by retreating into their own imagined world of a miniature kingdom, Inchland. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2008

"Believable and appealing. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Fifth-grader Amanda finds that exercising her writing talent helps her to cope with changes in her family. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 16, 1999

In her sequel to Losers, Inc. (1997), Mills allows Julius to emerge as something of a sad sack—he's convinced he can't do anything right, that his mother doesn't like him, and that he has nothing to offer—but he's wrong. Read full book review >

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DINAH FOREVER by Claudia Mills
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 1995

"Her story is sensitively told and a pleasure to read. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Dinah goes cosmic. Read full book review >

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HANNAH ON HER WAY by Claudia Mills
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 1991

"Mills, who has a gift for creating likable characters and catching a child's perception of problems, is the author of a substantial body of deftly crafted stories about middle-grade girls; Hannah is a worthy addition to the roster. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Fifth grade in Hannah's new Maryland school is difficult: the other girls care ``about makeup, clothes, and boys'' while Hannah's concerns are still ``books, art, and make-believe.'' Although initially ambivalent about popular Caitie's overtures, Hannah comes to enjoy this first friend. Read full book review >

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ZERO TOLERANCE by Claudia Mills
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"Provocative and fun, from a master of the school story. (Fiction. 8-12)"
After turning in a paring knife she accidentally brought to school with her lunch, a high-achieving, rule-following seventh-grade girl is suspended, and her case becomes a media sensation. Read full book review >

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MAKEOVERS BY MARCIA by Claudia Mills
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 9, 2005

"As unblemished as a good makeover. (Fiction. 8-12)"

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TRADING PLACES by Claudia Mills
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2006

"Mills level-headedly speaks for and to ‘tweens about the ways we adjust to fit into an ever-changing world. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Twins, Todd and Amy, are completely different. Read full book review >

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Released: March 5, 1999

"Sweet and mellow: Mills (and Stock, of course) hits the right degree of fear without having to revert to terror to delineate the importance of Gus's act, and Grandpa is no saint, just a gentleman who understands the notion of patience'something his son is still working on. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Gus and Grandpa (Gus and Grandpa Ride the Train, 1998, etc.) return, this time to tackle that classic coming-of-age moment: when the training wheels come off. Read full book review >