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Donna Gephart

Forfatter af Lily and Dunkin

13 Værker 1,341 Medlemmer 78 Anmeldelser

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Donna Gephart's first novel, As If Being 12-3/4 Isn't Bad Enough, My Mother Is Running For President! won the prestigious Sid Fleischman Humor Award. Her novel, How To Survive Middle School, received starred reviews from Kirkus and School Library Journal and Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen, about a girl vis mere determined to get on a TV quiz show sold to Random House. In addition to writing books for children, Donna has written for newspapers and magazines including: Family Circle Magazine, The Los Angeles Times Newspaper, Parenting, Highlights for Children, Scholastic's Storyworks Magazine and many others. She's a featured speaker at elementary and middle schools, book festivals, libraries and conferences, including the S.C.B.W.I. National Conference, the Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop, the Conference on Children's Literature, and Bookmania. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

Værker af Donna Gephart

Lily and Dunkin (2016) 522 eksemplarer, 22 anmeldelser
How to Survive Middle School (2010) 385 eksemplarer, 22 anmeldelser
Death by Toilet Paper (2014) 175 eksemplarer, 10 anmeldelser
Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen (2012) 93 eksemplarer, 7 anmeldelser
In Your Shoes (2018) 51 eksemplarer, 6 anmeldelser
The Paris Project (2019) 30 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Abby, Tried and True (2021) 14 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Go Be Wonderful! (2021) 12 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Ava's Superpower (2019) 3 eksemplarer
Delete (2019) 3 eksemplarer
Welcome to the Woofmore (The Woofmore #1) (2024) 1 eksemplar, 1 anmeldelse

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Cute early chapter book. A little heavy on the paw and fur jokes but not to bad.
LibrarianRyan | Jun 27, 2024 |
First sentence: Rufus tugged his jacket. He fixed his bow tie. He smoothed his fur. The boss, Ms. Coco, was coming! Everything at the hotel had to be pawfect. Even him!

Premise/plot: Rufus works at the Woofmore Hotel. The staff at the hotel is quite excited that a celebrity, Greta Garbark, will be visiting during their grand opening. But will all go as planned? Or will there be some unexpected chaos? Will Rufus be able to handle all the situations that come up?

My thoughts: This is the first in a new chapter book series for young readers. It was fun, silly, thoroughly enjoyable.… (mere)
blbooks | Jun 18, 2024 |
If you’re looking for a book that ignites emotion in you, this one opens in pretty much the perfect spot to do so, it had me immediately caring about Lily, and thinking about real world transgender kids, especially the ones who don’t have the best friend, the mom, and the sister that Lily has in her corner (I loved her grandpop, too, even if technically he’s not in the story).

Due to caring for Lily, it did take more time for me to warm up to Dunkin as some of his choices inadvertently hurt Lily, though in all fairness to Dunkin, there probably are few of us who could claim we always had the courage to have someone else’s back or to resist the lure of popularity (and when you see how the school bullies are with Lily, it’s easy enough to believe that a kid might get it into his head to join the popular basketball team rather than risk becoming a target). I did end up really, really liking Dunkin the deeper I got into knowing him and all he’s going through.

This book can be pretty hard on the heart, the bullying, Lily’s journey with her dad, Dunkin’s spiraling mental health and the big truth he’s yet to face, even the fate of a tree weighs heavy, all of those things got me emotionally, but if you’re up to absorbing the more difficult blows this story delivers, I promise it does reward you with moments here and there where things feel much better.
… (mere)
SJGirl | 21 andre anmeldelser | Apr 22, 2024 |
I found this book to be interesting but very stressful. The dual storylines of a kid who chooses to join the cool bullies was hard for me, since I can't help but read it as an adult and want to yell "stop, those kids are no good!" I took away a star for the entirely gratuitous and pointless discussion of an eigth grade girl losing weight over the summer, eww.
mslibrarynerd | 21 andre anmeldelser | Jan 13, 2024 |



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