Search Results: "Alison Hart"


BOOK REVIEW

MURPHY, GOLD RUSH DOG  by Alison Hart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"An adventure-filled tale set within a fascinating period of history. (historical note, bibliography, further reading) (Historical fiction. 7-10)"
Historical fiction for dog lovers. Read full book review >

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FINDER, COAL MINE DOG by Alison Hart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Well-told and entertaining, a solid dog story. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
A dog becomes a hero to trapped coal miners in this third book of Hart's Dog Chronicles series (Mercy, Gold Rush Dog, 2014, etc.).Read full book review >

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ANNA’S BLIZZARD by Alison Hart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Could work as a read-aloud, too. (Historical fiction. 8-10)"
In 1888, people suffered one of the worst winters in U.S. history. Read full book review >

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LEO, DOG OF THE SEA by Alison Hart
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"Frank history, attention to factual detail, and vivid adventures make this a standout. (bibliography, further reading.) (Historical fiction. 7-12)"
Magellan's 16th-century circumnavigation of the globe is told through the eyes of a ship's dog in this latest installment of the middle-grade Dog Chronicles. Read full book review >

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EMMA’S RIVER by Alison Hart
by Alison Hart, illustrated by Paul Bachem, by Ed Emberley, illustrated by Ed Emberley
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2010

"As she has shown in Shadow Horse (1999) and others, Hart can do better. (Historical fiction. 7-10)"
Ten-year-old Emma travels up the Mississippi on the steamboat Sally May in 1852, defending her pony against ruffians, throwing improbable temper tantrums and learning about social injustice. Read full book review >

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DARK DAYS AND BLOOD REBELLIONS
by Thea James

What is it about the clever blend of magic and classic aristocracy that is so pleasing to read? The mix of enchantment, romance, and classism is a tried and true bouquet, from books like Sherwood Smith’s much beloved YA duology Crown Duel/Court Duel to movies like the newest iteration of Beauty and the Beast.

Like so many others who ...


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OFF TO SUMMER CAMP
by Leila Roy

The summer camp book that I covered earlier this week wasn’t a great fit for me.

It’s also been a couple of years since I’ve put together a list of recent summer camp books.

Looks like it’s time to take a look around and see what other camp books have cropped up over the last few years!

Camp Dork, by ...
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BOOK REVIEW

BEFORE YOU by Amber Hart
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 29, 2014

"This riff on West Side Story is torrid and heartfelt if not at all subtle, with a sequel featuring Faith's best friend still to come. (Romance. 14-18)"
The daughter of a pastor and a young man on the run from a Cuban drug cartel get past their initial animosity to fall in love in this sexy romance. Read full book review >

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DARE TO DIE by Carolyn Hart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 31, 2009

"Like its predecessors (Death Walked In, 2008, etc.), a cozy warranted to make more uncouth readers spit up fur balls and lace their tea with single-malt scotch. Longtime fans will welcome the usual suggestions for further mystery reading, all couched in genially undemanding prose."
The bookselling Darling duo once again prowl amongst their Broward Rock friends for clues to murders past and present. Read full book review >

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SCANDAL IN FAIR HAVEN by Carolyn Hart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 15, 1994

"On the evidence here, Fair Haven must be the busiest, nastiest little hamlet in the galaxy."
Just because Henrietta O'Dwyer Collins (Dead Man's Island, 1993) has retired from reporting the news doesn't mean she's retired from asking nosy questions; and when Craig Matthews stumbles into the Tennessee vacation cottage she was to share with his stricken aunt gasping that he didn't kill his socialite wife, Patty Kay, she swiftly assumes the role of his aunt and takes up his cause. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Those with a thing for physics and an openness to Eastern philosophy will appreciate the vigor and the clarity of Hart's ideas about how we simulate reality, create time, and shape the world with our thoughts."
Former exploration geophysicist and adventurer Hart explains how our consciousness participates in the creation of reality and the elements it draws on to fuel its vision. Read full book review >