Search Results: "Traci Foust"


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NOWHERE NEAR NORMAL by Traci Foust
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2011

"Foust's work fits neatly within the genre of the mental-illness tell-all, though the lack of restraint and stylistic competence makes for a lackluster reading experience."
In her debut memoir, Foust offers a meticulously documented account of the mysteries of her OCD. Read full book review >

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THE READER by Traci Chee
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"This cleverly layered fantasy leaves more questions than it answers, but fortunately, it's only the first of what promises to be an enchanting series. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
In her debut for teens, Chee takes readers on a heart-racing adventure. Read full book review >

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21 SECRETS TO AMAZING HEALTH by Traci Ferguson
NON-FICTION
Released: July 30, 2008

"A manageable dose of useful medical information."
A board-certified internal-medicine physician takes the guesswork out of maximizing a healthy lifestyle. Read full book review >

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FINDING MY PLACE by Traci L. Jones
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 25, 2010

"Still, a well-told story that will hold readers. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Tiphanie Baker is beginning high school as the only black female student at Denver's Brent Hills High. Read full book review >

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A IS FOR ASTRONAUT by Traci N. Todd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Although the short statements could be more substantive together with the accompanying images, this text presents just enough information to launch young readers into a quest for deeper knowledge. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A mixed bag of stock outer space-themed images, familiar archival photographs and colorful retro-feeling illustrations are partnered with the alphabet to introduce young readers to a wide variety of space topics, ranging from freeze-dried ice cream to Yuri Gagarin, the first human space traveler. Read full book review >

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DARK CARD by Rebecca Foust
Released: Nov. 30, 2008

"Scrupulous, compelling poetry."
A tremendously moving, carefully considered poetic account of the author's efforts to open the mind of a differently abled child-her own. Read full book review >

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MOM'S CANOE by Rebecca Foust
Released: Feb. 28, 2009

"A brief collection that packs more power than many full-length novels."
This collection of 24 bittersweet poems is a visceral tribute to the Allegheny Mountain region. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 5, 2007

"A few reworked lines and some brightened colors would likely boost this charming tale from 'good' to 'great.'"
A little girl explains to her father why she loves him so very much. Read full book review >

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NELSON BEATS THE ODDS by Ronnie Sidney, II
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Engaging and inspirational tales for students coping with common problems."
Paired graphic novels explore learning disabilities and bullying—and touch on foster care—for middle-grade and YA readers. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"This, above all else, is what makes the collection powerful, and is what will make it a welcome addition to any teen collection of writing anthologies. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
A diverse collection of excellent poems and stories offers readers insight into the experiences of contemporary young American Indians. Read full book review >

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STANDING AGAINST THE WIND by Traci L. Jones
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 14, 2006

"Moving and thought-provoking. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Patrice's rarely seen mother is in jail, and shy, studious Patrice lives with her aunt in a crowded apartment in the Chicago projects. Read full book review >