Search Results: "Erica Orloff"


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IN DREAMS by Erica Orloff
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 9, 2014

"Solid. (Paranormal thriller. 12 & up)"
Orloff mixes suspense, romance and Greek mythology to tell the tale of a 16-year-old girl who learns that her dreams might kill her. Read full book review >

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ILLUMINATED by Erica Orloff
ROMANCE
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"A beach read that might inspire an interest in history. (Romance. 12-17)"
The hunt for the origins of a medieval tome sets the backdrop for revelations and romance in a Boston teen's savvy first-person tale. Read full book review >

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PRETENDING TO BE ERICA by Michelle Painchaud
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 21, 2015

"A thriller premise with a satisfying shades-of-gray resolution. (Suspense. 14-17)"
Raised up by her foster father to become the world's best con artist, Violet's disguised as a girl who's both very rich and very dead. Read full book review >

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KILLER ROUTINE by Alan Orloff
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 8, 2011

"Good-hearted characters who aren't wimps make this premiere of the Last Laff series a winner."
He who laughs last lasts in this whodunit centered on a comedy club. Read full book review >

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DEADLY CAMPAIGN by Alan Orloff
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 8, 2012

"Less witty than Orloff's debut (Killer Routine, 2011), this second installment focuses on minor characters who aren't as intriguing as the mainstays."
An out-of-service comedian turns investigator in a political race to the death. Read full book review >

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FOUND DOGS by Erica Sirotich
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 18, 2017

"An unusual counting book that goes beyond the basics, providing opportunities to reread and recount in different ways. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Friendly dogs from an animal shelter are the smiling stars of this counting book, progressing from one dog to 10 and then counting back down from 10 to one. Read full book review >

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BRAVE LITTLE RACCOON by Erica Wolf
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"Tries to be an obedience tale but functions better as a well-painted homage to childhood bravery in the big natural world. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Wolf's pretty acrylics light Little Raccoon's accidental night in the woods alone. Read full book review >

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I WANNA IGUANA by Karen Kaufman Orloff
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A familiar domestic interchange, played out with broad comedy—and mutual respect, too. (Picture book. 7-9)"
In epistolary dialogue with his mom, a lad yearning for an iguana tries various approaches, from logic and sweet talk to emotional blackmail. Read full book review >

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I WANNA GO HOME by Karen Kaufman Orloff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2014

"A clever conceit ably rendered; this is bound to prove popular with loving grandparents and caustic kids alike. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A child's skepticism takes a header when a vacation with Grandma and Grandpa proves more wild than mild. Read full book review >

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TALK, OSCAR, PLEASE! by Karen Kaufman Orloff
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2011

"Though the rhymes are at times a little forced, the message of a boy's love for and kinship with his dog speaks for itself. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Oscar is a friendly pup who can make lots of noises: yips and howls, barks and growls, whimpers and wheezes. Read full book review >

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I WANNA NEW ROOM by Karen Kaufman Orloff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"A sneaky lesson wrapped up in a flaky bundle of fun. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Alex has his iguana (I Wanna Iguana, 2004), but now, thanks to Baby Annie, he has to share his room with his little brother Ethan. Read full book review >

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ASSASSINS: NEMESIS by Erica Cameron
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 9, 2017

"Readers willing to go with the book's flow should enjoy this logic-free, apocalyptic caper. (Thriller. 12-18)"
Fifteen-year-old intersex, mixed-race (Vietnamese and Dominican) teenager Blake's life with a special-agent dad and a helicopter-pilot mom is anything but "normal"—and it's about to get a lot thriller-ier. Read full book review >