Search Results: "Cassie Hartman"


BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"Pair this with Jean Craighead George's The Wolves are Back (2008) for contrasting but equally effective approaches to this piece of ecological good news. (bibliography, index) (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
The original mission of Yellowstone, the world's first national park, was people's enjoyment of its geologic wonders. Read full book review >

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LUNCH WITH CASSIE by Janet M. Henderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"A big, crowded, frothy soap opera."
Nobody is wholly innocent in this romantic thriller. Read full book review >

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CASSIE WAS HERE by Caroline Hickey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"Readers will want to find out what happens to the imaginary Joey and the very human Cassie in this engaging exploration of friendship. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A lonely pre-teen relies on an imaginary friend to fill the empty hours. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: May 6, 2009

"Though few children actually get to attend a full month of summer camp, many others will enjoy it vicariously through this somewhat superficial effort. (Fiction. 8 & up)"
For all the tweens who that believe in BFF but find out, to their great disappointment, that it isn't for everyone, this is the book for them. Read full book review >

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CASSIE LOVES BEETHOVEN by Alan Arkin
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Whether readers' acquaintance with great music is intimate or just nodding, this epiphanic episode is sure to incite laughter and deeper thoughts. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Never has music wrought more profound change than in this engaging bucolic tale from the author of Some Fine Grampa! (1995). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN CARE OF CASSIE TUCKER by Ivy Ruckman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Along with swift pacing, the book will please contemporary readers, facing their own turn-of-the-century, and a new millennium, too. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Cassie Tucker and her family, friends, and neighbors in rural Blue Hill, Nebraska, are all anticipating the arrival of the 20th century, just a few months away. Read full book review >

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THIS IS ALL YOUR FAULT, CASSIE PARKER by Terra Elan McVoy
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"A smart, heartwarming novel about the ups and downs of family and friendship. (Fiction. 9-13)"
When Fiona's diary is stolen by the most popular girl in seventh grade, she braces herself for the worst summer ever. Read full book review >

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CASSIE AND JASPER TO THE RESCUE by Bryn Fleming
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"Paced at a smooth canter and tugging at the heartstrings, this slim tale is a call to action for middle-grade animal lovers. (Adventure. 8-12)"
Cassie and Jasper try to save an abused horse in this tense and heroic little adventure. Read full book review >

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TUMBLE & BLUE by Cassie Beasley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"An original, highly engaging story about the power of friendship, family curses and blessings—and what it means to be a hero. (Magical realism. 8-12)"
Two friends, both seemingly cursed, join forces to alter their destinies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CIRCUS MIRANDUS by Cassie Beasley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"A delicious confection and much more: it shows that the human heart is delicate, that it matters, and that it must be handled with care. (Fiction. 9-12)"
One strange afternoon, 10-year-old Micah Tuttle finds out that magic is real. Read full book review >

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SAY IT AGAIN by Brian Cassie
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"These elements will draw readers to learn more, making this not only great for browsing, but also a fine introduction to environmental studies. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-10)"
paper 0-88106-342-8 What at first appears to be a slender idea—the presentation of animals with names comprised of repeating syllables, such as the aye-aye or caracara—turns into a delightful, rhyming excursion. Read full book review >