Search Results: "Robin Stevenson"


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RECORD BREAKER by Robin Stevenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Perceptive and quite lovely. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
It's 1963, and 12-year-old Jack struggles to cope with his mom's depression after his baby sister's sudden death. Read full book review >

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THE WORLD WITHOUT US by Robin Stevenson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 15, 2015

"Dialogue bobbles aside, commendably on topic. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Jeremy is trying to talk Melody into jumping off the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in Florida at the opening of this look at both what motivates someone to suicide and how people cope with the aftermath of a failed attempt. Read full book review >

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THE SUMMER WE SAVED THE BEES by Robin Stevenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Although Stevenson leaves the family's future up in the air, she gives Wolf a victory that will resonate with readers. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Convinced that doom is imminent, Wolf's free-spirit mom uproots the family for a quixotic cross-country consciousness-raising campaign to save the honeybees. Read full book review >

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PRIDE by Robin Stevenson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 19, 2016

"This attractive work will be welcomed by readers searching for guidance and hope. (glossary, references, resources, index, acknowledgments, author's note) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
LGBTQ culture and rights are covered through the prism of Pride in this timely work. Read full book review >

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LIARS AND FOOLS by Robin Stevenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Stevenson adds further layers of interest by incorporating Fiona's British Columbia surroundings, the teen's own love of boating and a look at several belief systems. (Fiction. 10-13)"
It's been a year since Fiona's risk-taker mother died in a boating accident, and everyone is moving on except her. Read full book review >

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UNDER THREAT by Robin Stevenson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2016

"Cover aside, a smart, realistic, fast-paced piece of fiction for teens. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Out of the mouths of teens come a most succinct and unabashed argument for reproductive rights. Read full book review >

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ESCAPE VELOCITY by Robin Stevenson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A quiet, moving exploration of what it means to be a mother—or a daughter—even when the relationship is unconventional. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Forced to move in with her mother, a sophisticated, successful author who abandoned her at birth, 15-year-old Lou is determined to figure out what led this near stranger to reject her so completely. Read full book review >

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BEN THE INVENTOR by Robin Stevenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"This easy read only lightly deals with a common childhood issue, and its winsome attitude makes it fun. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Ben and his best friend Jack face a crisis: Jack is moving away. Perhaps the wily pair can invent some way to prevent that? Read full book review >

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BLOOD ON THE BEACH by Sarah N. Harvey
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 21, 2017

"This fast-paced adventure misses the mark with a bland narrative and equally bland characters. (Adventure. 12-16)"
What is supposed to be an intervention program for troubled teens goes awry. Read full book review >

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MUD FLAT APRIL FOOL by James Stevenson
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1998

"Tongue-in-cheek humor, delivered in deft and funny chapters. (Fiction. 6-8)"
April Fools' Day brings out the joker in Mud Flat's animal residents: George the fox breaks out his squirting lapel rose, Newt the gator tries the old dollar-on-a-string trick, a mole produces a note that she claims was left by space aliens. Read full book review >

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THE CASTAWAY by James Stevenson
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2002

"Young travelers, timorous or otherwise, will chuckle. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Stevenson continues the adventures of his usually intrepid mouse Hubie (The Stowaway, 1990, etc.). Read full book review >

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CORNFLAKES by James Stevenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2000

"Tailor-made for sharing, in class or on a lap. (Poetry. 7-9, adult)"
Picking up where his third gathering of poetry and pictures (Candy Corn, 1999) left off, Stevenson gives wry or gently sentimental twists to 25 more everyday sights: fathers and sons in the park; bicyclists; old people and buildings; his paintbox; his wastebasket; a mountainous hamburger. Read full book review >