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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 17, 2012

"Similar to most baseball games—a lot of dead time between meaningful moments, but those moments make it worthwhile."
Syracuse Post-Standard reporter/humorist Seely instructs fans on how to harness the awesome power of "Juju Rules" on behalf of their favorite teams, but primarily if their favorite team is the New York Yankees. Read full book review >

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INTO THE SILENCE by America Hart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Poetic, yes, but this not-a-novel reads like something from an art school writing class."
A young woman reflects on her relationship with her father, a fisherman, in this free-form coming-of-age tale. Read full book review >

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NIGHT VISION by Ellen Hart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 20, 2006

"Jane's got a new girlfriend, and Cordelia's been snookered by her sister Octavia once again. Otherwise, their 14th tour of duty (An Intimate Ghost, 2004, etc.) finds them little matured in their middle years."
Gay restaurateur/sleuth Jane Lawless wrangles with obsessed fans. Read full book review >