Books by Nancy J. Cavanaugh

ELSIE MAE HAS SOMETHING TO SAY by Nancy J. Cavanaugh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Swamp magic. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Eleven-year-old Elsie Mae lives for her summers spent with her grandparents on Honey Island in the Okefenokee Swamp—so when the swamp is threatened by a developer, she decides to do something to save the most beautiful place on Earth. Read full book review >
JUST LIKE ME by Nancy J. Cavanaugh
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Tame tale redeemed by a touching ending. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Although she doesn't identify as Chinese, Julia, an 11-year-old girl adopted from China, is sent to sleepaway camp for a week to bond with the two other girls who were adopted from the same orphanage at the same time. Read full book review >
ALWAYS, ABIGAIL by Nancy J. Cavanaugh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Nonetheless, this kind of dilemma is very pertinent for middle school girls, and Cavanaugh largely handles it with tact and sensitivity, taking her heroine on a psychological journey from superficial to thoughtful. (Fiction. 9-13)"
A sixth-grade girl has to decide between friendship and popularity. Read full book review >
THIS JOURNAL BELONGS TO RATCHET by Nancy J. Cavanaugh
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Triumphant enough to make readers cheer; touching enough to make them cry. (Fiction. 9-13)"
An 11-year-old home-schooled girl who longs to live like everyone else learns that her strange life with her father may be weird, but it's also wonderful. Read full book review >