Search Results: "Deb Pilutti"


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BEAR AND SQUIRREL ARE FRIENDS...YES, REALLY! by Deb Pilutti
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A nifty, expectation-defying read-aloud. (Picture book. 4-8) "
They might look very different, but Bear and Squirrel are friends. Read full book review >

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TEN RULES OF BEING A SUPERHERO by Deb Pilutti
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"This book is starchier than a superhero story ought to be, but almost everyone will agree with rule 10: '[S]aving the day is more fun with a friend.' (Picture book. 4-7)"
There are 10 rules of being a superhero, but the second is the most important: "Saving the day is messy." Read full book review >

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THE CITY KID & THE SUBURB KID by Deb Pilutti
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"Readers may just start clamoring for their parents to take them on a trip. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The classic fable gets an update and a clever book design in this debut. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Moving stories of one woman's life that renewed her faith in friendship and in God."
An emotionally charged friendship shared epistolary-style. Read full book review >

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WANTED—DEB OR ALIVE by Laurie Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 20, 2011

"Less a mystery than a buddy adventure, the second in this series will please those enamored of Dainty's disasters, so long as they don't mind the high body count."
Debutante Dainty Prescott (Deb on Arrival—Live at Five, 2010, etc.) goes south of the border. Read full book review >

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DAWN OF THE DEB by Laurie Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2015

"Forget plots and subplots. Moore (Deb on Air—Live At Five, 2013, etc.) has so much going on that readers may have to take notes."
A debutante finds herself responsible for handling a mishmash of potential disasters. Read full book review >

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DEB ON ARRIVAL--LIVE AT FIVE by Laurie Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2010

"Though Moore (Woman Strangled—News at Ten, 2009, etc.) doesn't write well enough to maintain her heroine's distinctive voice while she juggles her riotously complicated life, it's impossible to not get wrapped up in her debutante's debut."
Introducing Dallas's Debutante Detective Agency, which deals in minor mysteries and major sass. Read full book review >

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DEB ON AIR—LIVE AT FIVE by Laurie Moore
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 17, 2013

"In spite of being saddled with a nightmare family, Dainty performs admirably amid a sea of suspects."
A debutante detective must resolve her boss' troubles to keep her job. Read full book review >

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THE SECRETS WE KEEP by Deb Loughead
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Too many flaws to make it worthy of precious reading time. (Mystery. 12-16)"
Secrets and lies and guilt and shame choke this mild thriller. Read full book review >

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THE LAST FOREVER by Deb Caletti
ROMANCE
Released: April 1, 2014

"A story that proves there can, indeed, be life after death. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A despairing father and his 17-year-old daughter take an emotional journey together that brings redemption, hope and healing. Read full book review >

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HE'S GONE by Deb Caletti
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2013

"Well-written, strongly characterized and emotionally complex fiction."
YA veteran and National Book Award finalist Caletti (The Story of Us, 2012, etc.) makes a striking adult debut with this tale of a husband's mysterious disappearance. Read full book review >