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 >

BOOK REVIEW

KARMA by Cathy Ostlere
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2011

"Brimming with mature themes, graphic violence and page-ripping twists of plot, this over-caffeinated loosely based historical saga is for sophisticated teens at best. (Fiction/poetry. 15 & up)"
Canadian author Ostlere's first novel in verse sweeps across North American and the Indian subcontinent with a force so violent and life altering one might mistake the teen protagonists caught in the vortex of large-scale religious strife and local isolation as slightly sanitized transplants from The Thorn Birds. Read full book review >

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DIZZY by Cathy Cassidy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Not the stuff of which classics are made, but a good read nonetheless. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Dizzy hears from her mother only once a year—on her birthday. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 16, 1989

Unique, often fascinating view of contemporary (though pre-glasnost) Soviet life by an appealing, articulate young writer—now an American citizen living in New Jersey—who arrived in the US in 1980 at the age of 17. Read full book review >

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REVENGE OF THE KUDZU DEBUTANTES by Cathy Holton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2006

"Enjoyable (and a little predictable) summer fare."
Three Southern Belles wreak havoc in the lives of their cheating husbands in this light, likable debut. Read full book review >

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A Good Catholic Girl by Cathy Crosby
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 31, 2015

"A bracing vindication of the rights of women through one remarkable woman's postwar story."
A debut memoir that recalls the writer's struggles to succeed and find happiness despite the obstacles—familial, social, legal, and personal—that stood in her way. Read full book review >

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A STITCH IN CRIME by Cathy Elliot
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"Elliott, taking her turn in the author's seat for the Quilts of Love Series, produces pleasantly one-dimensional characters and a very slight mystery indeed."
Co-chairing a quilt show seems like a piece of cake until disaster strikes. Read full book review >