New Release Books by Holly Goldberg Sloan

Holly Goldberg Sloan is the author of The Elephant in the Room (2021), To Night Owl, From Dogfish (2019), Short (2018), Appleblossom the Possum (2016) and other 5 books.

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The Elephant in the Room

release date: Mar 02, 2021
The Elephant in the Room
From the New York Times bestselling author of Counting by 7s comes a heartfelt story about "the importance of compassion and bravery when facing life’s challenges” (Kirkus) for fans of The One and Only Ivan and Front Desk. It''s been almost a year since Sila''s mother traveled halfway around the world to Turkey, hoping to secure the immigration paperwork that would allow her to return to her family in the United States. The long separation is almost impossible for Sila to withstand. But things change when Sila accompanies her father (who is a mechanic) outside their Oregon town to fix a truck. There, behind an enormous stone wall, she meets a grandfatherly man who only months before won the state lottery. Their new alliance leads to the rescue of a circus elephant named Veda, and then to a friendship with an unusual boy named Mateo, proving that comfort and hope come in the most unlikely of places. A moving story of family separation and the importance of the connection between animals and humans, this novel has the enormous heart and uplifting humor that readers have come to expect from the beloved author of Counting by 7s. “I couldn’t stop reading—I had to find out what would happen. An unusual and lovely real-life fairy tale.” —Linda Sue Park, New York Times Bestselling author of A Long Walk to Water “A gorgeous and emotional novel. I loved every page.” —Cynthia Kadohata, Newbery Medal-winning author of Kira-Kira

To Night Owl, From Dogfish

release date: Feb 18, 2019
To Night Owl, From Dogfish
Told almost entirely through emails, this is the exuberant, funny story of two girls who try to get their gay fathers back together. It''s a novel about the true meaning of family, written by two exceptional and beloved authors. Avery Bloom is anxious and academic and afraid of the water. Bett Devlin is brash and athletic and loves to surf. The only things they seem to have in common are their age – twelve – and the fact that their dads have fallen in love with each other. Now their dads are sending them to the same sleepaway camp, against their will, so that they can become friends. But when the girls reluctantly grow to like each other and start looking forward to becoming a family, their dads fall out of love. Can Avery and Bett figure out a way to bring their fathers back together now that they can''t imagine a life without a stepsister?

Short

release date: Jan 01, 2018
Short
"Very short for her age, Julia grows into her sense of self while playing a munchkin in a summer regional theater production of The Wizard of Oz"--Provided by publisher.

Appleblossom the Possum

release date: Aug 01, 2016
Appleblossom the Possum
A young possum strikes out on her own and winds up trapped in a human house before her brothers can rescue her.

Just Call My Name

release date: Aug 05, 2014
Just Call My Name
The happily-ever-after of Holly Goldberg Sloan''s acclaimed debut, I''ll Be There, is turned on its head in this riveting, emotional sequel about friends, enemies, and how those roles can shift in a matter of moments. Emily Bell has it all. She''s in love with a boy named Sam Border, and his little brother has become part of her family. This summer is destined to be the best time of their lives--until a charismatic new girl in town sets her sights on Sam. Now Emily finds herself questioning the loyalty of the person she thought she could trust most. But the biggest threat to her happiness is someone she never saw coming. Sam''s criminally insane father, whom everyone thought they''d finally left behind, is planning a jailbreak. And he knows exactly where to find Emily and his sons when he escapes...and takes his revenge.

Counting by 7s

release date: May 01, 2014
Counting by 7s
In the tradition of WONDER and TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD this award-winning New York Times bestseller is an intensely moving, lyrically-written novel. COUNTING BY 7S tells the story of Willow Chance, a twelve-year-old genius who is obsessed with diagnosing medical conditions and finds comfort in counting by 7s. It has never been easy for her to connect with anyone other than her adoptive parents, but that hasn''t kept her from leading a quietly happy life . . . until now. Suddenly Willow''s world is tragically changed when her parents both die in a car crash, leaving her alone in a baffling world. Her journey to find a fascinatingly diverse and fully believable surrogate family is a joy and a revelation to read.

I'll Be There

release date: Jan 01, 2012
I'll Be There
Emily believes in destiny. She''s waiting for the moment her real life begins. Sam wishes he could escape. He''s spent his life being dragged from place to place by his father. But he could never abandon his little brother Riddle. Then everything changes. Because Sam meets Emily. This tender story of star-crossed love is both romance and thriller, and a compelling exploration of the power of human connection.

Keeper - Home Run

release date: Sep 01, 2013
Keeper - Home Run
Sasha Beckdell Lewis is afraid of everything. Clowns. Cats. Snowballs. Most knives. Some forks. Car wash places. Sprinkler heads. Men in beards. Men in moustaches. Blood. Ketchup (because it looks like blood). Most kinds of cheeses. And that’s just her starter list. But when her best friend, Courtney, forces her to try out for the girls’ soccer team, everything changes. Suddenly, things aren’t so scary anymore. Through soccer, Sasha learns to not be afraid of the world. The author of this book, Holly Goldberg Sloan, is also the screenwriter of the Disney classic Angels in the Outfield.
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