Books by Holly Webb

THE SNOW BEAR by Holly Webb
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2019

"Trite and plodding. (author's notes) (Fiction. 6-10)"
After hearing her grandfather's stories of finding a polar bear cub while living with an Inuit family in the Canadian Arctic, a little girl dreams her own wintry adventure. Read full book review >
A LITTLE PRINCESS FINDS HER VOICE by Holly Webb
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2018

"A well-paced, mostly easy-to-read glimpse into one aspect of women's history. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
In this sequel of sorts to Francis Hodgson Burnett's A Little Princess (1905), Lottie Legh, almost 13 and friend of that title's heroine, Sara Crewe, becomes empowered by the women's suffrage movement, growing in strength and urgency in Britain before World War I. Read full book review >
THE RESCUED PUPPY by Holly Webb
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Thoroughly bloodless. (Fiction. 7-10)"
A pair of twins has a scary adventure with their new puppy. Read full book review >
THE CASE OF THE VANISHING EMERALD by Holly Webb
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"Though it's a tad formulaic, Maisie's second mystery offers middle-grade readers colorful characters, a theatrical setting and a plucky heroine. (Mystery. 9-12)"
"Naturally nosy," Maisie Hitchins reprises her role as amateur detective in The Case of the Stolen Sixpence (2014) to tackle the disappearance of a priceless emerald necklace from a London theater.Read full book review >
LITTLE PUPPY LOST by Holly Webb
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Pleasant and heartwarming but with somewhat sluggish illustrations. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A picture book about a lost puppy's adventure, ultimately finding friends and home. Read full book review >
THE CASE OF THE STOLEN SIXPENCE by Holly Webb
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Readers will eagerly await this spunky, saucy new amateur detective's next caper. (Mystery. 9-12)"
In Book 1 of The Mysteries of Maisie Hitchins, a perceptive London girl with a penchant for detecting tackles her first case to save a friend who's been wrongly accused of stealing sixpence. Read full book review >
ROSE AND THE LOST PRINCESS by Holly Webb
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Enjoyable magical adventure enlivened by an engaging group of secondary characters from all backgrounds and realms. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Rose, an orphan who works as a housemaid while studying magic, helps save a princess from an evil magician. Read full book review >
ROSE by Holly Webb
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Character and the day-to-day workings of a wealthy household overshadow magic and plot in this engaging tale of an orphan servant-girl. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
In this orphan-makes-good mystery/thriller with a magical twist, Rose and her compatriots—an apprentice magician, a spoiled 7-year-old and a shape-shifting talking cat—work together to figure out who has been kidnapping local children and come up with a plan to rescue them. Read full book review >