Search Results: "Trish Doller"


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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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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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SOMETHING LIKE NORMAL by Trish Doller
Released: June 19, 2012

"At its heart, this too-timely novel is purely honest. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
An affecting look at the experience of one teen soldier's experience on leave from Afghanistan. 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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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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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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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2010

"A useful teaching tool and discussion starter for multicultural curricula. (Informational picture book. 8-12)"
Peace is a relative term in this lengthy photographic essay featuring Alya, an Israeli Palestinian girl, and Yuval, an Israeli Jewish boy. 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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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"While the format looks like an early reader, the length and language make this more appropriate for middle readers. (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
Another unusual approach to the celebration of the Wright brothers' achievement, this one focuses on their historic flights in 1909 in New York City and Germany. 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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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 >