Books by Debbie Dadey

TROUBLE AT TRIDENT ACADEMY by Debbie Dadey
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 18, 2012

"The underwater setting adds some dimension to straightforward friendship stories. (class reports written by each character, song lyrics, author's note, glossary) (Fantasy. 6-9)"
Prolific Dadey's (Keyholders: The Wrong Side of Magic, 2010, etc.) latest series follows young mermaids through turbulent friendships. Read full book review >
THIS SIDE OF MAGIC by Debbie Dadey
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"Considering the authors' track record, the pace may never pick up, but the bright humor will attract and keep young pre-Potterites. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
The authors of the Bailey School Kids set their new series in a small town that is unknowingly protected from the magical creatures just adjacent by a spellcast hedge of thorns and magic. Read full book review >
WHISTLER’S HOLLOW by Debbie Dadey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Readers should have no problem identifying with her most universal desire, which is to be connected to people she can love and be loved by in return. (Fiction. 9-12)"
After the death of her mother, an emotionally shell-shocked girl is packed off by her icy aunt to live with relatives she's never met: a nurturing older couple who raised her missing and presumed dead father. Read full book review >
KING OF THE KOOTIES by Debbie Dadey
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"As a story that takes a look at one approach to the age-old problem of bullies, it works well, straining credibility but never becoming didactic. (b&w illustrations) (Fiction. 7-10)"
A look at the often-cruel realm of fourth grade. Read full book review >
Released: March 1, 1999

"If even a smidgen of the truth of Rogers's goodness comes through, Dadey's and Goto's efforts have not been in vain. (Picture book. 5-8)"
PLB 0-8027-8682-0 Will Rogers's legend may have faded a bit over time, so Dadey toils to bring him back into the young public's eye, mixing—just as she did in Shooting Star (1997)—real episodes with wildly preposterous events to amplify his persona. Read full book review >
SHOOTING STAR by Debbie Dadey
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1997

"He makes a burlesque of the facial expressions of Annie's audience, whose uniform astonishment begins to look static. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A picture-book version of Annie Oakley's life that wavers between a fairly straight telling of the few known facts and tall-tale exaggerations that are both forced and silly. Read full book review >