Search Results: "Trudi Trueit"


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THE SISTER SOLUTION by Trudi Trueit
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"An insightful, engaging tale that celebrates the relationship that sisters share. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Having a genius for a sister is a trial for eighth-grader Sammi. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"There's just no need for the let-me-tell-you-the-point-in-case-no-one-gets-it style. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Julep's endearing whiny voice reveals preteen angst as she humorously mourns her plight as an invisible 11-year-old in a successful introspection spoiled by a heavy-handed disembodied narrator. Read full book review >

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JULEP O’TOOLE by Trudi Trueit
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"This realistic, well-drawn combination of scene, character and plot strongly reveals the heart of a tween coming to grips with herself, her world and her family. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Julep O'Toole is back and she wants grown-up privileges like choosing her own clothes. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"Pure fun. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Middle school just makes life tougher in this third installment of Trueit's Julep O'Toole series. Read full book review >

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MOM, THERE’S A DINOSAUR IN BEESON’S LAKE by Trudi Trueit
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 9, 2010

"The Secrets of a Lab Rat series serves up another chuckle-inducing helping with this second installment. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Salvatore Wallingford McNally, nicknamed Scab, uses his scientific studies for an even more practical purpose than annoying his twin sister: getting out of his dreaded swimming lessons. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WHO LOST HIS BUMBLE by Trudi Esberger
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 22, 2015

"Children are often afraid of bees; this unassuming book may well soothe those fears effectively. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A little boy who loves the bees that visit his garden becomes concerned when rain and then snow drive them away. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 2, 1993

A compelling, multidimensional look at Judaism and Spain—a land infamous for its medieval anti-Semitism but as yet unheralded as a haven from Hitler. Read full book review >

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MY GOOSE BETSY by Trudi Braun
Released: March 1, 1999

"The earth-toned scenes show all the actions of the geese, creating a lovely link to the natural world and to a way of life that deserves just the kind of admiration generated here. (index) (Picture book. 3-6)"
From newcomer Braun, a delightful and simple story of how a mother goose goes about producing goslings. Read full book review >

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THE MAGICIAN’S APPRENTICE by Trudi Canavan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 23, 2009

"Unpolished, unsophisticated, unsatisfying—and unlikely to deter Canavan's fans."
In this prequel to the popular Black Magician trilogy (The High Lord, 2003, etc.), two young women on opposite sides of a war discover their life's work. Read full book review >

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THIEF'S MAGIC by Trudi Canavan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 13, 2014

"Despite the lack of sharp edges, Canavan's creation is intriguing enough to tempt patient readers back for more."
First of a new fantasy series from the Australian author of The Traitor Queen (2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: March 28, 2016

"A calm, clear, and encouraging read for mothers who seek to optimize their children's well-being."
This debut parenting book by a teacher and mother of three provides instructions on how to meet children's needs and build a supportive family. Read full book review >