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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B.B. WOLF by Debbie Fong
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2012

"A low-key, appealingly unpretentious twist on a familiar folk tale. (iPad storybook app. 5-7)"
A revised "Little Red Riding Hood," with unusually simple and effective illustrations and interactive features. Read full book review >

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TROUBLE AT TRIDENT ACADEMY by Debbie Dadey
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 18, 2012

"The underwater setting adds some dimension to straightforward friendship stories. (class reports written by each character, song lyrics, author's note, glossary) (Fantasy. 6-9)"
Prolific Dadey's (Keyholders: The Wrong Side of Magic, 2010, etc.) latest series follows young mermaids through turbulent friendships. Read full book review >

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SCARLET MOON by Debbie Viguié
FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2004

"Teen girls will swoon. (Fiction. YA)"
A lively re-imagining of Red Riding Hood for romantic older girls. Read full book review >

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WHISTLER’S HOLLOW by Debbie Dadey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Readers should have no problem identifying with her most universal desire, which is to be connected to people she can love and be loved by in return. (Fiction. 9-12)"
After the death of her mother, an emotionally shell-shocked girl is packed off by her icy aunt to live with relatives she's never met: a nurturing older couple who raised her missing and presumed dead father. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1999

"If even a smidgen of the truth of Rogers's goodness comes through, Dadey's and Goto's efforts have not been in vain. (Picture book. 5-8)"
PLB 0-8027-8682-0 Will Rogers's legend may have faded a bit over time, so Dadey toils to bring him back into the young public's eye, mixing—just as she did in Shooting Star (1997)—real episodes with wildly preposterous events to amplify his persona. Read full book review >

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KING OF THE KOOTIES by Debbie Dadey
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"As a story that takes a look at one approach to the age-old problem of bullies, it works well, straining credibility but never becoming didactic. (b&w illustrations) (Fiction. 7-10)"
A look at the often-cruel realm of fourth grade. Read full book review >

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Sex, Suicide and Serotonin by Debbie Hampton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 9, 2016

"This earnest memoir about healing sometimes meanders but eventually finds its voice."
A divorced mother attempts suicide and suffers a brain injury in this debut book about trauma and recovery. Read full book review >