Search Results: "Debbie Palen"


BOOK REVIEW

THE KIDS' ALLOWANCE BOOK by Amy Nathan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1998

"With charts from Zillions and Nickelodeon surveys, and illustrated with comic cartoons throughout, this self-help manual communicates some of life's important skills in a way that is fun and practical. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
paper 0-8027-7532-2 A completely charming discussion of allowances for kids, covering how to get one, how much to receive, whether allowances should be tied to chores, how to get paid on time, how to get a raise, and how to hang on to the cash and make the most of it. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

A lightweight but kind-hearted guide full of cheery and self-affirming advice for young girls. Read full book review >

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HOW NOT TO START THIRD GRADE by Cathy Hapka
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2007

"No one will mistake this for a lesson book about back to school, but new readers will find many reasons to laugh out loud with Will and Steve. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Will and his little brother Steve face third grade and kindergarten in this over-the-top chapter book in the venerable Step-Into-Reading series for new readers. Read full book review >

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HOW NOT TO START THIRD GRADE by Cathy Hapka
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2007

"No one will mistake this for a lesson book about back to school, but new readers will find many reasons to laugh out loud with Will and Steve. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Will and his little brother Steve face third grade and kindergarten in this over-the-top chapter book in the venerable Step-Into-Reading series for new readers. Read full book review >

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THE PERIOD BOOK by Karen Gravelle
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 20, 1996

"A worthy companion to the more overtly feminist Period (1991) and a fine complement to the inclusive It's Perfectly Normal (1994). (index, not seen) (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Give this straightforward treatment of menstruation a warm welcome. Read full book review >

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DEBBIE DOESN'T DO IT ANYMORE by Walter Mosley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2014

"A well-told redemption song about the most unlikely of heroines."
A porn star experiences an epiphany of sorts in the wake of her husband's death. Read full book review >

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DEBBIE HARRY SINGS IN FRENCH by Meagan Brothers
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2008

"Teens probably won't mind, however, and will most likely get sucked right in to Johnny's world of punk, strife, curiosity and confusion. (Fiction. YA)"
After a trip to the emergency room occasioned by an adverse drug-alcohol interaction, troubled, Blondie-obsessed Johnny moves from Tampa to South Carolina to stay with his uncle. Read full book review >

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TOM, DICK AND DEBBIE HARRY by Jessica Adams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"The Tasmanian-born author's US debut may not quite know what it wants, but it makes a valiant effort of getting there: Tom, Dick and Debbie Harry should find a respectable following by virtue almost of its name alone."
Goofy goings-on in Tasmania as the aftershocks of a guy's second marriage send tremors through the surrounding characters' lives. Read full book review >

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THE ANIMAL BOOGIE by Debbie  Harter
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A musical score is included. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Part guessing-game and part dance, this rollicking picture book takes readers on a wild safari. Read full book review >

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SAM & EVA by Debbie Ohi
by Debbie Ohi, illustrated by Debbie Ohi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Expressive, high-spirited one-upkidship via artwork on walls—there's nothing wrong with that. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A power tussle between two kids plays out through mischievous drawings. Read full book review >

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MY GRAN by Debbie Boon
by Debbie Boon, illustrated by Debbie Boon
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"The rollicking, festive rhythm makes the final line, 'I love her,' superfluous, but joy bursts forth from these pages, in the form of poppies and sunflowers, striped laundry on the line, and juicy tomatoes on the table. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Boon's first book is replete with vibrant paints that swoosh, crinkle, and glow across pages in which a young girl sings a paean to her grandmother. Read full book review >

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STARTING NOW by Debbie Macomber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 16, 2013

"Macomber's writing and storytelling deliver what she's famous for—a smooth, satisfying tale with characters her fans will cheer for and an arc that is cozy, heartwarming and ends with the expected happily-ever-after."
When Libby Morgan is expecting to be named partner of her law firm but instead gets laid off, she's shocked and angry, but it may prove to be just what she needs to create the life she deserves. Read full book review >