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Donna Gephart
Donna Gephart is a professional nerd. Her love for libraries and reading have led her to a career as a children's book author for Penguin Random House. Her books now reside on the shelves of the library she frequented when she was a child.Her humorous/heartbreaking middle grade novels include:1.... show more



Donna Gephart is a professional nerd. Her love for libraries and reading have led her to a career as a children's book author for Penguin Random House. Her books now reside on the shelves of the library she frequented when she was a child.Her humorous/heartbreaking middle grade novels include:1. LILY AND DUNKIN -- A dual narrative of a big-hearted, nature-loving transgender girl and a thirteen-year-old boy with bipolar disorder, who is spiraling toward psychosis.2. DEATH BY TOILET PAPER -- Will Ben be able to keep a promise to his recently deceased dad and save his family from eviction, using his creativity and contest skills?3. OLIVIA BEAN, TRIVIA QUEEN -- Can Olivia overcome huge obstacles to achieve her dream of appearing on the TV quiz show Jeopardy!?4. HOW TO SURVIVE MIDDLE SCHOOL -- David is famous online from his hilarious YouTube videos, but how will he ever survive middle school?5. AS IF BEING 12-3/4 ISN'T BAD ENOUGH, MY MOTHER IS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT -- won the prestigious Sid Fleischman Humor Award and the Florida State Book Award. Can spelling bee champ, Vanessa, do what's necessary to save her mom from an assassination attempt on the campaign trail?Donna's books have won a number of awards, received starred reviews and landed on many state reading lists. She's a popular speaker at schools, book festivals, libraries and conferences, including the S.C.B.W.I. National Conference, the Erma Bombeck Humor Writers' Workshop, F.A.M.E., the Conference on Children's Literature and others. Originally from Philadelphia, Donna now lives in South Florida with her family, including two sweet shelter dogs, Benji and Teddy.

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Hopeless Romantic
Hopeless Romantic rated it 3 years ago
Her heart was in the right place, but she must have lost her mind. #1 Lie is a #1 MUST HAVE! Gephart turns heartache into laughter and love, in an over the top, hard to resist sort of way. With what she believed to be a little white lie Jess sealed her fate. When the circumstances change Jess is ...
Aleveria / KarenL
Aleveria / KarenL rated it 4 years ago
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.I honestly wasn't sure if I'd read one of T. Gebhart's books when I signed up to review this book, but I knew there were a couple of them on my TBR pile. I'm truly happy that I went with my gut and took a chance. Th...
My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it 5 years ago
There were some high points and some difficult ones to this novel. I liked the issues that this novel addressed. Tim wanted to be a girl but unfortunately his father was holding him back. His mother and sister welcome his new name of Lily, his preference of clothing, nail polish and makeup but his f...
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! rated it 6 years ago
Olivia Bean loves Jeopardy! When her father was around, they would watch it together every night. Now her father moved to California with her best friend's mother (and her best friend). But Olivia still watches Jeopardy! every night. She has been dreaming of being on Jeopardy! Kids Week for what see...
janawarnell
janawarnell rated it 10 years ago
4 M & M Cookies.Cover Love: I have seen two covers for this one and I have to say I like the one with the real girl on there a little better.Why I Wanted to Read This:The synopsis really intrigued me. I don't know that we have had a MG book about a trivia loving tween girl ever before!Read the res...
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