Search Results: "Terri A. DeMitchell"


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"A sweet tale of friendship and perseverance that will appeal to mystery-loving young readers."
The third volume in the Olde Locke Beach mystery series reunites two wholesome teenage crime-solvers who, in their latest adventure, must find out why counterfeit money keeps turning up in their small New England coastal town. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"A worthwhile read that personalizes the conflicts that led to the American Revolution."
DeMitchell's YA historical novel is based on American Revolutionary Paul Revere's legendary ride to Portsmouth, N.H. Read full book review >

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TERRI AT THE MARKET by Ancsa Hohol
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2013

"All soups considered, Terri's veggie adventure is decent fare for patient picky eaters. (Requires iOS 6.1 & up.) (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Two trips to the farmers market upend a picky eater's veggie perspective. Read full book review >

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A FAMILY TRAIT by Terri Martin
Released: Oct. 15, 1999

"While the plot never develops a compelling pace, and the story's lessons are laid out in a concluding book report on Silas Marner, some of the dialogue and set pieces show a promising authorial gift for comedy. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Readers fond of lightweight mysteries solved by spunky heroines will take to this fiction debut, though a heavy ballast of tragedy and near-tragedy keeps it low to the ground. Read full book review >

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A Mistake of Consequence by Terri Evert Karsten
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"A quick, pleasant read.
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In Karsten's (Snags and Sawyers: 2000 Miles Down the Arkansas River, 2012, etc.) historical romance, a case of mistaken identity strands a Scottish lass in Colonial Philadelphia.Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2000

"Author comments, mostly about favorite childhood fairy tales, follow each story. (Short stories. 11-15)"
Harking back to a time when "fairy tales were scarier . . . and the heroes and heroines were more interesting," 13 fantasists spin trenchant remakes or sequels. Read full book review >

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I HEAR A PICKLE by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"Teachers, make sure this is on your shelves—it's a great read-aloud, an easy read for beginning readers, and a model for student books. (Picture/concept book. 3-6)"
Only the last page features the titular pickle—the rest of the book is a tribute to the five senses that will resonate with young readers. Read full book review >

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A IS FOR THE AMERICAS by Cynthia Chin-Lee
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Sanchez's artwork is highly descriptive, with lots of color and an emphasis on clothing and architecture, and infusing dry portions of the text with life. (Picture book. 5-9)"
PLB 0-531-33194-6 This alphabet guide to North, Central, and South America gives a good indication of the land's cultural and geographic sweep, from the Arctic to Tierra del Fuego, including its 48 countries and dependencies and 11 large language groups. Read full book review >

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INVISIBLE EMMIE by Terri Libenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Classic middle school themes come alive, but they fail to really go anywhere. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 8-12)"
One bad day in seventh grade can feel like a lifetime. However, even end-of-the-world-level heartache can have surprising and comic consequences. Read full book review >

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PEEK-A BOO! by Nina Laden
by Nina Laden, illustrated by Nina Laden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"A good-enough choice for parents and teachers to use to get the youngest goblins excited about many adults' favorite holiday while introducing sophisticated, though still one-syllable, vocabulary. (Board book. 1-3)"
Laden puts a Halloween spin on her successful wordplay board books, Peek-a-Who? (2000) and Peek-a-Zoo! (2014). Read full book review >