Search Results: "Cathy Hapka"


BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 9, 2006

"Children who love Curious George will like this latest adventure, and the story is shorter and more accessible than some of the longer original entries in the series. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Hapka and Young offer a new Curious George story, written and illustrated in a style similar to that of the misbehaving monkey's creators, Margret and H.A. Rey. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 26, 2012

"Well-used technology paired nicely with solid characters make this a promising series opener. (iPad fantasy app. 8-10)"
An interactive introduction to three female friends linked by their love of horses and a fantastical adventure. Read full book review >

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HOW NOT TO START THIRD GRADE by Cathy Hapka
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2007

"No one will mistake this for a lesson book about back to school, but new readers will find many reasons to laugh out loud with Will and Steve. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Will and his little brother Steve face third grade and kindergarten in this over-the-top chapter book in the venerable Step-Into-Reading series for new readers. Read full book review >

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HOW NOT TO START THIRD GRADE by Cathy Hapka
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2007

"No one will mistake this for a lesson book about back to school, but new readers will find many reasons to laugh out loud with Will and Steve. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Will and his little brother Steve face third grade and kindergarten in this over-the-top chapter book in the venerable Step-Into-Reading series for new readers. Read full book review >

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MADDIE'S DREAM by Catherine Hapka
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 8, 2014

"Fuel for horse-obsessed readers who have finished the Marguerite Henry originals. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Yet another horse series begins. Read full book review >

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PEARL'S OCEAN MAGIC by Catherine Hapka
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2016

"Sinks. (Fantasy. 6-9)"
Young dolphin Pearl encounters braggarts, bullies, and friends during her first day at magical dolphin school. Read full book review >

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BLUE RIBBON DAY by Catherine Hapka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Young pony lovers will find it as enjoyable as the others in the series. (Early reader. 5-8)"
The eighth Pony Scouts book for the I Can Read! series is a little light on plot, but it will still please beginning readers. Read full book review >

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MERMAIDS IN THE BACKYARD by Catherine Hapka
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"A middling chapter book for mermaid lovers who don't want big conflicts. (Fantasy. 6-9)"
A girl forges friendships with the mermaids in the ocean behind her house. Read full book review >

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HORSE DIARIES by Catherine Hapka
ANIMALS
Released: March 24, 2009

"Probably harmless, definitely silly. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Ever since that danged Lassie rescued Timmie from the well, readers have had to suffer foolish plots like this one. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCARLETT DEDD by Cathy Brett
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"Readers willing to stay with this slow-moving story won't find much new here other than good pictures. (Horror. 14 & up)"
Quirky illustrations and mildly dark humor isn't enough to overcome the pedestrian nature of this British horror novel. Read full book review >

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THE GRIZZLY SISTERS by Cathy Bellows
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

"Her misty landscapes and humorously depicted animals are less effective; still, the bumptious bears' changing expressions are amusing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two mischievous little bears do precisely what their mother has warned against: feeling wonderfully bold and strong, they frighten the beavers and tease the wolf cubs. Read full book review >