Books by Christine Kole MacLean

MARY MARGARET MARY CHRISTMAS by Christine Kole MacLean
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"It all adds up to an entertaining if sometimes frenetic read. (Fiction. 9-11)"
In this fourth entry in the series, Mary Margaret prepares for Christmas at home and at school, focusing on presents to give and receive and on her upcoming family outing to see the Lipizzaner horse show. Read full book review >
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"A delightful ride and one that is sure to make young cowgirls cheer. (Fiction. 7-11)"
What's endearing about Mary Margaret, MacLean's effervescent but obstreperous heroine, is that she knows how she's supposed to be behaving, but just can't control herself well enough to pull it off. Read full book review >
MARY MARGARET, CENTER STAGE by Christine Kole MacLean
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Girls should appreciate Mary Margaret's dilemmas and find the story both amusing and suspenseful. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Mary Margaret, MacLean's irrepressible heroine, has a big personality and a mouth to match. Read full book review >
EVERYBODY MAKES MISTAKES by Christine Kole MacLean
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2005

"Entertaining and clever. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An innocent mistake (or three) is ill timed, as one family must be on their best behavior for a relative's wedding. Read full book review >
MARY MARGARET AND THE PERFECT PET PLAN by Christine Kole MacLean
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2004

"Irresistible. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Her neighbor, an awkward, necktie-wearing, violin-playing eight-year-old named Andy, intrigues Mary Margaret, but it's the sight of his puppy, Itzy, that makes her hatch a plan to get a pet—any pet. Read full book review >
EVEN FIREFIGHTERS HUG THEIR MOMS by Christine Kole MacLean
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Riding on the wave of stories featuring everyday heroes, this story of imaginative youngsters is appealing if ultimately an extra. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Two busy children use their imaginations to become firefighters, EMTs, police officers, and more, but they still take time to give their mother the affection she desires. Read full book review >