Search Results: "Katie Cotugno"


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99 DAYS by Katie Cotugno
ROMANCE
Released: April 21, 2015

"A fascinating story of adolescent love and betrayal. (Romance. 13 & up)"
A teenage girl spends the summer doing penance for her romances with two boys. The problem was—and still is—they're brothers. Read full book review >

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HOW TO LOVE by Katie Cotugno
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Ambitious, but sadly disconnected and undeveloped. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Fifteen-year-old Reena dreams of graduating early from high school and studying at Northwestern to become a travel writer, but all that takes a back seat when her forever crush, Sawyer LeGrande, turns his green-eyed gaze on her. Read full book review >

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TOP TEN by Katie Cotugno
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Whether or not Gabby and Ryan make it into readers' own top tens, readers will root for them. (Fiction. 14-17)"
Cotugno's newest follows a seemingly mismatched duo over the first four years of their friendship. Read full book review >

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FIREWORKS by Katie Cotugno
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 18, 2017

"A compelling portrait of the intimacies of close girl friendships and young love. (Historical fiction. 14-17)"
Dana—poor, white, and from a troubled home—knows she has no real prospects for a life outside of her small Georgia town. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2013

"A new and moving look at one of the most disgraceful events in U.S. history, effectively told with childlike surrealism. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Based on her great-grandfather's experience in a Japanese "internment camp," Yamasaki tells how Taro takes care of his younger brother, Jimmy, when he stops eating. Read full book review >

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CUDDLE UP, GOODNIGHT by Katie Cleminson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"A gentle story, ideal for mollifying morning hygiene protests or calming school-day jitters. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In this pleasant tale about a child's daily rituals, Cleminson encourages readers to find enjoyment in even the most mundane of routines. Read full book review >

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MAGIC BOX by Katie Cleminson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 23, 2009

"A little odd and more than a little engaging. (Picture book. 4-7)"
With a keen understanding of the truth that the box a present comes in is often the best part of the gift, Cleminson makes a lively story with winsome illustrations. Read full book review >

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KINDERGARTEN ROCKS! by Katie Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2005

"Told from a kid's perspective, this is bound to boost confidence at facing fears and is a terrific tool for those setting off on the elementary track. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Young Dexter Dugan is just days away from starting kindergarten and his stuffed dog, Rufus, is a teensy bit scared. Read full book review >

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MABEL THE TOOTH FAIRY AND HOW SHE GOT HER JOB by Katie Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Sandwiched between endpaper galleries of celebrity teeth, this sidesplitting dental romance will have young readers showing their own pearly whites in laughter. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Poor Mabel: having discovered the hard way that even fairies have to brush and floss, she sets out to assemble a new set of choppers from children's castoffs. Read full book review >

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FAMOUS LAST WORDS by Katie Alender
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"A compelling supernatural thriller. (Paranormal mystery. 12-16)"
Willa uses her mysterious ability to communicate with the beyond to track a murdering psychopath. Read full book review >

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ABSENT by Katie Williams
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2013

"A somber tale that will make teens think twice. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Three dead teens "[s]ettle in for the world's longest detention" in this melancholy ghost story. Read full book review >

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FIRST COMES LOVE by Katie Kacvinsky
Released: May 8, 2012

"While the story is not fatally flawed, readers will be left wondering if it is truly love or a complicated game. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
An improbable romance develops between polar opposites during a long, hot Arizona summer. Read full book review >