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Books with author Laurie Morrison

  • Up for Air

    Laurie Morrison

    Hardcover (Harry N. Abrams, May 7, 2019)
    Handpicked by Amazon kids’ books editor, Seira Wilson, for Prime Book Box – a children’s subscription that inspires a love of reading.Thirteen-year-old Annabelle struggles in school, no matter how hard she tries. But as soon as she dives into the pool, she’s unstoppable. She’s the fastest girl on the middle school swim team, and when she’s asked to join the high school team over the summer, everything changes. Suddenly, she’s got new friends, and a high school boy starts treating her like she’s somebody special—and Annabelle thinks she’ll finally stand out in a good way. She’ll do anything to fit in and help the team make it to the Labor Day Invitational, even if it means blowing off her old friends. But after a prank goes wrong, Annabelle is abandoned by the older boy and can’t swim. Who is she without the one thing she’s good at? Heartwarming and relatable, Up for Air is a story about where we find our self-worth.
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  • Up for Air

    Laurie Morrison

    eBook (Amulet Books, May 7, 2019)
    Thirteen-year-old Annabelle struggles in school, no matter how hard she tries. But as soon as she dives into the pool, she’s unstoppable. She’s the fastest girl on the middle school swim team, and when she’s asked to join the high school team over the summer, everything changes. Suddenly, she’s got new friends, and a high school boy starts treating her like she’s somebody special—and Annabelle thinks she’ll finally stand out in a good way. She’ll do anything to fit in and help the team make it to the Labor Day Invitational, even if it means blowing off her old friends. But after a prank goes wrong, Annabelle is abandoned by the older boy and can’t swim. Who is she without the one thing she’s good at? Heartwarming and relatable, Up for Air is a story about where we find our self-worth.
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  • The Bluest Eye

    Morrison

    Paperback (Pocket, March 1, 1991)
    An impoverished black girl relates the struggles which attended her growth to maturity in rural Ohio
  • How to Break an Evil Curse

    Laura Morrison

    Paperback (Black Spot Books, Oct. 13, 2020)
    How to Break an Evil Curse is the first book in a high fantasy series about a princess who may be cursed to live in darkness, but refuses to let her curse define her life. The King of the Land of Fritillary has incurred the wrath of his ex-bestie, the evil wizard Farland Phelps. Farland curses the King's firstborn to die if touched by sunlight, and just like that, Julianna must spend her life in the depths of a castle dungeon (emptied of prisoners and redecorated in the latest fashion, of course). A young woman of infinite resourcefulness, all she needs is a serving spoon, a loose rock in the wall, and eight years of digging, and Julianna is free to explore the city—just not while the sun is out! Warren Kensington is a member of a seafaring traveling theater troupe and the unwitting magical cure to the curse. When the pirate ship he's sailing on is damaged in stormy seas, he goes ashore and bumps into Julianna on the streets of the capitol. The pair accidentally set in motion a chain of events that uncovers Farland's plans to take over the throne. Julianna, Warren, and some friends they meet along the way are the only ones who can save the monarchy. But the farther they go along their increasingly ludicrous journey, and the more citizens they meet, the more Julianna wonders whether her dad's throne is worth saving. From an evil and greedy wizard? Well, sure. But from the people of Fritillary who are trying to spark a revolution? The people suffering in poverty, malnutrition, and other forms of medieval-esque peasant hardship? It doesn't take Julianna long to find that the real world is far more complicated than a black-and-white fairytale.
  • Garbage Trucks

    Marie Morrison

    Paperback (PowerKids Press, July 15, 2019)
    Garbage trucks crush, collect, and carry waste and without them, life could get very messy indeed! Young readers will learn more about the huge trucks they probably see every week but may not know much about. Intriguing facts about these extra-large trucks will draw students in, as will full-color photographs of different kinds of garbage trucks at work. Information about the real-world issues that trucks help us deal with aids readers in considering how important these machines really are.
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  • Alcatraz Is Haunted!

    Marie Morrison

    Paperback (PowerKids Press, Aug. 15, 2020)
    The rocky shores of Alcatraz Island and the lonely corridors of its namesake prison have captured imaginations for years, even after the prison closed in 1963. But do some of its one-time residents remain there even though they're no longer living? This fascinating book examines the history of this legendary prison. Haunting historical photographs give readers a glimpse into Alcatraz's dark cells and creepy tunnels. Sidebars and fact boxes delve into the stories of the prison's most famous inhabitants, such as Al Capone and the Birdman of Alcatraz. This is truly a thrilling peek into haunted history.
  • Dylan Dinosaur - Try Try and Try again

    Lauren Morrison

    language (, June 6, 2016)
    This little book is intended to show how a little dinosaur overcame his fears and went on to succeed as he persevered.A heart-warming tale very child age 3 to 9 will love, and, hopefully come to understand that,all is possible, with determination and encouragement from those who love them.
  • Tar Baby

    Morrison

    Paperback (Pearson, Feb. 11, 1998)
    A magnificent novel from the Nobel Prize-winning author of Beloved. Morrison probes deeply and sensitively into the realtionships between blacks and whites, blacks and blacks, and women and men, in this raw, emotionally intense narrative set in a rainforest paradise.
  • Dump Trucks

    Marie Morrison

    Library Binding (PowerKids Press, July 15, 2019)
    What's enormous, often brightly colored, and capable of carrying a lot of dirt? Dump trucks! These extra-large machines help people move dirt, sand, or other materials to or from construction sites. This book highlights types of dump trucks and the many important jobs they help us do. Detailed but manageable text will help young readers connect STEM principles to these massive machines, and photographs will draw them into the subject matter with real-life examples.
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  • Garbage Trucks

    Marie Morrison

    Library Binding (PowerKids Press, July 15, 2019)
    Garbage trucks crush, collect, and carry waste and without them, life could get very messy indeed! Young readers will learn more about the huge trucks they probably see every week but may not know much about. Intriguing facts about these extra-large trucks will draw students in, as will full-color photographs of different kinds of garbage trucks at work. Information about the real-world issues that trucks help us deal with aids readers in considering how important these machines really are.
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  • Somebody's Horse

    Morrison

    Hardcover (Atheneum, Oct. 1, 1986)
    Jenny's good care transforms a pathetic, sick, and abandoned horse into a splendid jumper, but there remains the question of who the real owner is.
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