Search Results: "Trish Cook"


BOOK REVIEW

LOOK BACK! by Trish Cooke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"A lovely celebration of the grandparent and grandchild relationship. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A grandmother tells a story from her West Indian childhood to her grandson. Read full book review >

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A REALLY AWESOME MESS by Trish Cook
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 23, 2013

"Funny and fast-moving—but too much of the healing rings hollow. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A group of teens at a live-in institution for troubled young people bond, pull off a caper and overcome their issues in an amusing but overly rosy two-narrator tale. Read full book review >

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NOTES FROM THE BLENDER by Brendan Halpin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 26, 2010

"Dec's compassionate Aunt Sarah, whose Unitarian Universalist youth group becomes a refuge for both teens, brings yet more wit and kindness to this sweet, emotional, but never hokey mix. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Two stepsiblings-to-be narrate this charming, funny and surprisingly touching family story in alternating chapters. Read full book review >

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FULL, FULL, FULL OF LOVE by Trish Cooke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Nothing else could fit after that meal anyway. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Happiness and comfort overflow in this cozy tale of domestic bliss. Read full book review >

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SO MUCH by Trish Cooke
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Oxenbury's illustrations are magnificent. (Fiction/Picture book. 3+)"
"They weren't doing anything, Mom and the baby, nothing really...Then, DING DONG! `Oooooooh!' " So begins this joyous, song-like tale of a family gathering focusing on the family's youngest member. Read full book review >

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WHEN I GROW BIGGER by Trish Cooke
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"A muddled, unsatisfying tale that is ultimately not redeemed by the spirited illustrations. (Picture book. 3+)"
Natalie, Leanne, and Sam all like to tease Thomas because he is just a little tiny baby while they are such big kids. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL YOU KNOW by Trish Doller
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 2, 2015

"It may be occasionally implausible, but the great pacing makes this a suspenseful romantic thriller. (Thriller. 13-18)"
Arcadia joins a weekend road trip with two handsome cousins she's just met. But one or both may be hiding a troubling secret. Read full book review >

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ECHOES OF WORLD WAR II by Trish Marx
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 16, 1994

"Maps; index. (Biography. 9-12)"
The war experiences of six young people: Hans Levy (b. 1928), who escaped to Britain (his parents died at Theresienstadt); AndrÇe-Paule Godley (b. 1923), daughter of a French diplomat, who joined the Resistance; and, born in the mid- 1930's, a London girl, a German boy evacuated from Berlin, a British boy interned in the Philippines, and a Japanese girl. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 2006

"Wood is no Studs Terkel, and her book is less a structured oral history than a collection of anecdotes. Still, her subjects offer important testimony on a bad scene that promises only to get worse."
If there were ever the opposite of a "good war," in the Studs Terkelian sense, Iraq is it. So the veterans interviewed by journalist Wood tell us. Read full book review >

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WHERE THE STARS STILL SHINE by Trish Doller
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"A moving story told with compassion and insight. (author's note) (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Kidnapped and dragged across the country by her mentally ill mother, Callie's never been to school or had a friend; then a routine stop for a vehicle infraction changes everything. Read full book review >

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IN A PERFECT WORLD by Trish Doller
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 23, 2017

"Pair with Aisha Saeed's Written in the Stars (2013) for an insider point of view of Islam. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A white Catholic teen from Ohio spends her months in Cairo getting to know her gorgeous Egyptian driver while learning about social justice and international fellowship. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"But, packaged with a CD recording of the band's signature song plus seven more cuts done by partial line-ups, this account of their efforts makes inspiring reading for young performers tempted to try for the limelight themselves. (CD) (Nonfiction. YA)"
What does it take to play Amateur Night at the renowned Apollo Theater? Read full book review >