Search Results: "Janet Lord"


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WHERE IS CATKIN? by Janet Lord
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Lovely. (Picture book. 2-6)"
This third outing from the sisterly team of Lord and Paschkis is a visual feast for young readers. Read full book review >

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ALBERT THE FIX-IT MAN by Janet Lord
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"This is a warmly affecting story of (multicultural) community, greatly enhanced by Paschkis's stylish watercolor illustrations. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Neighbors band together to help the local helper. Read full book review >

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A PEBBLE TO POLISH by Janet Lord Leszl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 14, 2007

"A well-intended snapshot of one family's experience with autism."
A dramatic look at the life of a single mother who learns her child is autistic and must re-frame her worldview accordingly. Read full book review >

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A HANDFUL OF STARS by Cynthia Lord
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 26, 2015

"This sensitive coming-of-age tale compassionately explores prejudice and multiculturalism. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Lily, an orphaned 12-year-old who lives in a small eastern Maine town, becomes fast friends with Salma, a Latina migrant worker who has come with her family to pick blueberries. Read full book review >

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OPEN ROAD SUMMER by Emery Lord
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 19, 2014

"Lord successfully adapts classic elements of adult romance novels into a love story gentle enough for younger readers. (Romance. 12-18)"
Reagan joins her best friend Delilah's summer concert tour to escape some poor decisions and break some bad habits, finding romance and complication instead. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"An eloquent and important dispatch."
An alarming report from Alaska and Northwest Canada, ground zero for climate change. Read full book review >

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DISCOVERY OF DESIRE by Susanne Lord
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"If you like your romance with the sweetness of Mary Balogh's novels or the anguish of Sherry Thomas', this is one to cherish."
How do two lovers, with nary an aristocratic title or fortune between them, find their happy-ever-after in 1850s Bombay and London? Read full book review >

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PICASSO AND DORA by James Lord
Released: June 1, 1993

An intricate and intimate view of Picasso's aloof mistress and model Dora Maar, by onetime-companion Lord (Giacometti, 1985, etc.). Read full book review >

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RULES by Cynthia Lord
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"Middle-grade readers will recognize her longing for acceptance and be intrigued by this exploration of dealing with differences. (Fiction. 9-12)"
When 12-year-old Catherine is embarrassed by her autistic younger brother's behavior, her mother reassures her that "real friends understand." Read full book review >

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WHEN WE COLLIDED by Emery Lord
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 5, 2016

"Vivi's too precocious and world-weary from the start to make her relationship with practical Jonah ever feel like it has possibility beyond the end of the summer, regardless of her diagnosis. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Vivi and Jonah's hot summer romance is marred by her rebellion against her diagnosis of bipolar disorder and his grief over his father's recent death. Read full book review >

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THE CRASHER by Shirley Lord
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 13, 1998

"But not much."
Novelist Lord (My Sister's Keeper, 1994, etc.), an editor for both Harper's Bazaar and Vogue, uses her access to fashion, journalism, and society to limn the careening ride to love and fame of a young woman with designing ambitions—in a dizzying mix of murder, old-fashioned gumption, and contemporary sleaze. Read full book review >