Search Results: "Laura Hopper"


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I NEVER by Laura  Hopper
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"This steamy and delightfully explicit exploration of teen sex and emotional growth begs to be passed from friend to friend under cover of the cafeteria table. (Romance. 14-18)"
A heterosexual teen girl experiences the ups and downs of first love and first sex. Read full book review >

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NEW BOOKS IN NOVEMBER 2017
by Leila Roy

I’m a day late this week—thank this monster storm for knocking out my power and internet for that!—but now we’re even CLOSER to November! So let’s look at some of the books that are headed our way:

Not Now, Not Ever, by Lily Anderson

Kat and Meg Conquer the World, by Anna Priemaza

Two books that celebrate geekery, friendship ...


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Released: June 27, 2012

"Simple, easy-to-follow steps detail how to develop a lasting workout regimen."
Former Occidental College swimming and water polo coach Hopper (Healthcare Happily Ever After, 2007, etc.) offers a concise guide to developing an exercise program. Read full book review >

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LAURA MCNEAL
by Poornima Apte

It was in 2002 when Laura McNeal was writing a magazine article about the evolution of home economics classes, that she walked up a stone staircase to a peculiar cottage called the Practice House in Fallbrook, California. “It had been built during the Depression because parents and teachers feared—incredibly—that high school girls weren’t learning the Home Arts,” McNeal recalls ...


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CASSANDRA--LIVE AT CARNEGIE HALL! by Nancy J. Hopper
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1998

"Still, Hopper evokes the scenes of the city, and what the book lacks in credibility, it makes up for in sheer diversion. (Fiction. 10-13)"
An entertaining (and true, according to an author's note) story of a family that lives at Carnegie Hall in 1944, with the fighting of WWII far away. Read full book review >

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I WAS A FIFTH-GRADE ZEBRA by Nancy J. Hopper
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1993

"Still, it's a fun read that's bound to appeal to its target audience. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Hopper (The Queen of Put-Down, 1991) offers another light, humorous story focusing on the self-consciousness of preadolescence. Read full book review >

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THE INTERRUPTED EDUCATION OF HUEY B by Nancy J. Hopper
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1991

"A disappointing effort. (Fiction. 12+)"
During his last semester, Huey imperils his graduation by nearly destroying his hitherto exemplary school record. Read full book review >

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WHAT HAPPENED IN MR. FISHER'S ROOM by Nancy J. Hopper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Though the writing can be pedantic and clichÇ-laden, Hopper (I Was a Fifth-Grade Zebra, 1993, etc.) has composed a quick read with a convincing middle-school setting. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Lanie's eighth-grade science teacher, Mr. Fisher, is incompetent. Read full book review >

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MARCH OF THE MINI BEASTS by Ada Hopper
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"First of a tasty if not immediately nourishing new series. (Adventure. 5-8)"
When Dr. Bunsen, Gabe, Laura, and Cesar's mad-scientist neighbor, tries out his growth machine on Gabe's plastic animal toys, there's an unexpected result—they come to life. Read full book review >

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CELEBUTANTES by Amanda Goldberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"A featherweight Tinseltown send-up with a surprisingly well-balanced heroine."
A debut novel from Goldberg (daughter of producer Leonard Goldberg) and Hopper (daughter of actor Dennis Hopper) about a career-challenged Hollywood princess who tries to make her mark on the fashion world during Oscar week. Read full book review >

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BENEATH A STARLET SKY by Amanda Goldberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2011

"Forgettable showbiz spoof."
Fashionista Lola Santisi is hit with multiple personal and professional crises during a trip to the annual Cannes Film Festival. Read full book review >

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2016 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY & HORROR FANS (PART 1)
by John DeNardo

The holidays are approaching, which means it's time for family & friends, egg nog, and the annual panic of deciding what gifts to buy. But fear not! I'm here to offer up a tempting selection of gift ideas for the science fiction, fantasy, and horror fans on your gift list. 

For fans who are avid fiction readers ...


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