Search Results: "Heather Vogel Frederick"


BOOK REVIEW

ABSOLUTELY TRULY by Heather Vogel Frederick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"There's never a dull moment in Pumpkin Falls with Truly Lovejoy on the case in this contemporary, feel-good series opener. (pumpkin whoopie pie recipe) (Mystery. 8-12)"
Moving from Texas to New Hampshire, displaced 12-year-old Truly Lovejoy finds herself solving two local mysteries while adjusting to small-town life. Read full book review >

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ONCE UPON A TOAD by Heather Vogel Frederick
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2012

"This appealing fairy tale is fun, fast paced and more than just a little bit foolish. (Fantasy. 10-15)"
There's a certain attractive ick factor about a girl who spews out toads every time she speaks, but is it enough to sustain a novel? Read full book review >

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MOTHER-DAUGHTER BOOK CAMP by Heather Vogel Frederick
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"It's all innocent fun for summer campers. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Five college-bound friends spend their last summer together as counselors in a girls' camp, coping with homesick little girls. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"While neither plot nor characters are stunningly original, the execution of this familiar trope—smart heroine in historical duress—is deftly done, and readers will be glad to learn that Patience's adventures will continue—with lots of greasy luck, one hopes. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Thirteen-year-old Patience Goodspeed has adjusted well to life at sea on her father's whaler, and she is looking forward to setting out again after a layover in the Sandwich Islands. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2002

"A solid, if not particularly venturesome, adventure. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Charlotte Doyle goes a-whaling. Read full book review >

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YOURS TRULY by Heather Vogel Frederick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Truly's fans cheer the return of the likable sleuth in this family-oriented mystery in which past and present collide. (Mystery. 8-12)"
Following Absolutely Truly (2014), this second Pumpkin Falls Mystery follows middle schooler and gumshoe Truly Lovejoy as she tackle mysteries surrounding a local feud and a family secret. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2008

"References to key Montgomery quotes in chapter headings and dialogue with lists of 'Fun Facts About Maud' create a nice blend of modern and classic themes to stimulate discussion. (Fiction. 10-13)"
The eclectic group returns for a year of discussion centered on Lucy Maud Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables series. Read full book review >

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THE MOTHER-DAUGHTER BOOK CLUB by Heather Vogel Frederick
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2007

Four moms meet at yoga class and decide to create a book club for their very individual sixth-grade daughters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPY MICE by Heather Vogel Frederick
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A delight for fans of Avi's Mayor of Central Park (2003), Holm and Hamel's Stink File series and like interspecies thrillers. (Fiction. 10-12)"
A spectacular follow-up to The Black Paw reunites Morning Glory Goldenleaf and her timorous techie beau Bunsen Burner—both certified agents of Spy Mice, with the silver popsicle-stick skateboards to prove it—with their human co-agents, 6th-graders Oz and D.B. As Oz's recipe for pumpkin chocolate chip bread (unfortunately not included) carries him and D.B. to the finals of the Mayflower Flour Bake-Off in New York City, Spy Mice learn that archenemy rat Roquefort Dupont has gathered a congress of European rat kingpins in the same city to form the Global Rat Round Table. Read full book review >

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A LITTLE WOMEN CHRISTMAS by Heather Vogel Frederick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"A well-intentioned but misguided effort. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A celebration of Christmas in the March family has been adapted as the text for this oversized picture book, with lavish illustrations of the family enjoying the holiday together. Read full book review >

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HIDE-AND-SQUEAK by Heather Vogel Frederick
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"A great choice for reluctant sleepers. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Deft, bouncing rhyme accompanies vibrant illustrations full of energy and charm in this lively twist on a going-to-bed book. Read full book review >