Books by Mary Hershey

Mary Hershey is the administrator of four Veterans’ Administration health clinics. She lives in Santa Barbara, California.

Released: June 8, 2010

"2008, etc.). (Fiction. 8-12)"
Fourth grader Effie Maloney, with her crazy red hair and a heart of gold, has been waiting to go to Camp Wickitawa forEVER. Read full book review >
Released: July 8, 2008

"All Hershey's characters are complex people, but it is Effie's unique fourth-grade wisdom and way with words that will touch readers' hearts and funny bones. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Hershey's hilarious sequel to My Big Sister Is So Bossy She Says You Can't Read this Book (2006) throbs with energy and narrator Effie's warm, sarcastic wit. Read full book review >
Released: March 1, 2007

"This doesn't quite measure up to Chris Crutcher's Ironman (1995), but it's in the ballpark. (Fiction. YA)"
Alastair decides he should be called Stump when he's sent to stay with his dad and stepmother in Lumina Beach, Calif., for the summer. Read full book review >
Released: May 10, 2005

"A rare combination of psychological insights and a plot that accelerates to a riveting and satisfying conclusion, much like being struck by lightning—in a good way. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In a swirl of anxiety, confusion and hilarity, Effie strategizes to surpass her inventive genius by making a reliable paper toilet-seat cover for a school assignment, to maintain her trusted status as the treasurer for her Angel Scout troop and to make best friends with a behemoth who is the first girl in her class to grow hair under her arms. Read full book review >