Search Results: "Norah Dooley"


BOOK REVIEW

EVERYBODY BAKES BREAD by Norah Dooley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 1996

"Although the plot is very much driven by the mission—to show bread from various traditions- -and subplots about a planned kickball game or large puddles only pad it out, this is an appealing combination of story and cookbook. (Picture book. 5-10)"
The team behind Everybody Cooks Rice (1991, not reviewed) returns to the same multiethnic neighborhood on a rainy day when everyone is inside baking bread. Read full book review >

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EVERYBODY BRINGS NOODLES by Norah Dooley
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Add it to the menu. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A neighborhood celebrates America's birthday by sharing its ethnic dishes in this latest of the Everybody series (Everybody Serves Soup, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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EVERYBODY SERVES SOUP by Norah Dooley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2000

"The recipes included give readers an opportunity to test that notion in a book more cookery than fiction, more work-a-day than holiday. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Dooley (Everybody Bakes Bread, 1996, etc.) dishes up another premise for Carrie to eat her way around her multicultural neighborhood. Read full book review >

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LIVVIE OWEN LIVED HERE by Sarah Dooley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 17, 2010

While the whistle at the paper mill in "Nabor-with-an-A" hasn't blown in a decade and most of the town's residents have moved to "Neighbor-with-an-E," 14-year-old autistic Livvie Owen is certain she keeps hearing it, even if no one believes her. Read full book review >

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BODY OF WATER by Sarah Dooley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"An enthralling tale that demystifies Wicca, humanizes homeless families and inspires reflection on friendship, forgiveness and moving forward. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A compelling story rife with drama, suspense and heart. Read full book review >

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FREE VERSE by Sarah Dooley
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"Dooley winningly combines engaging plot twists and rich character development with the introspective and thematic power of poetry: not to be missed. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A troubled teen discovers the therapeutic balm of verse. Read full book review >

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OUT OF THE COLD by Norah McClintock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"This series presents readers with nice, tidy mysteries and work as an excellent introduction to the genre, besides being plenty of fun. (Mystery. 11-16)"
Another easy-reading mystery from McClintock. Read full book review >

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TAKEN by Norah McClintock
CLASSICS
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Told in the first person, this suspenseful survival story is sure to have strong appeal. (Thriller. 12 & up)"
Stephanie dislikes Gregg, her mother's boyfriend—he's diametrically the opposite of Stephanie's deceased father, whom she misses greatly. Read full book review >

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FROM ABOVE by Norah McClintock
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Quick paced and entertaining. (Mystery. 12-18)"
Following Trial by Fire (2016), teen sleuth Riley Donovan has a murder mystery on her hands. Read full book review >

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OUT OF TUNE by Norah McClintock
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"A solid whodunit. (Mystery. 11-15)"
A musical prodigy, Alicia, goes missing and turns up murdered in this latest Riley Donovan mystery from prolific McClintock. Read full book review >

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ASHES TO ASHEVILLE by Sarah Dooley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Some readers may feel that the resolution comes a mite too easily, but most will enjoy the journey and be pleased when Fella's family figures out how to come together in a new way. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Two sisters make an unauthorized expedition to their former hometown and in the process bring together the two parts of their divided family. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"A detailed story of one woman's journey and the lessons it taught her."
A debut firsthand account of a near-death experience. Read full book review >