Search Results: "Martha Freeman"


BOOK REVIEW

ASTROTWINS—PROJECT BLASTOFF by Mark Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2015

"Intriguing subject matter and rock-solid pacing combine for a nifty adventure—one that may well spark a new generation of astronauts. (further reading) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
With co-author Freeman, Kelly takes readers back to 1975, when long-distance telephone calls cost money, calculators were expensive luxuries, and Americans fizzed with excitement about the U.S. space program. Read full book review >

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THE ORPHAN AND THE MOUSE by Martha Freeman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"An original, rousing mouse adventure in the tradition of Stuart Little. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A kindhearted orphan girl and a clever mouse join forces to expose an illegal baby-selling operation in a Philadelphia orphanage. Read full book review >

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THE CASE OF THE DIAMOND DOG COLLAR by Martha Freeman
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"This little gem will be just right for grade-school detectives and budding politicians alike. (Mystery. 7-11)"
The vivacious daughters of the President of the United States, Cammie and her younger sister Tessa, are back at their sleuthing best in this follow up to The Case of the Rock 'n' Roll Dog (2010). Read full book review >

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1,000 REASONS NEVER TO KISS A BOY by Martha Freeman
FICTION
Released: June 15, 2007

"Nonetheless, it's a wholesome read that will undoubtedly be popular with female teen readers. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Sixteen-year-old Jane has had it with boys. Read full book review >

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WHO STOLE UNCLE SAM? by Martha Freeman
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Fine fare for summer reading. (Mystery. 9-12)"
Although they agreed never to try to solve mysteries again, Alex and Yasmeen can't resist when Sam Banner, Alex's baseball coach, disappears into a porta potty and reappears only after the game, the team's first win of the season. Read full book review >

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EFFIE STARR ZOOK HAS ONE MORE QUESTION by Martha Freeman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"A light-feeling read that effectively delves dark depths. (author's note) (Fiction. 8-13)"
What begins as a relaxing summer finds middle schooler Effie discovering proverbial skeletons in her family's closet, er…shed. Read full book review >

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THE SPY WORE SHADES by Martha Freeman
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 31, 2001

"Still, these minor flaws don't detract from this fun story that will enchant young readers with its witty dialogue and creativity. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Every 50 years the Druids send a spy from the underground civilization of Hek to investigate the Extros, or humans, living on the surface. Read full book review >

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CAMPFIRE COOKIES by Martha Freeman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2016

"This sequel is lacking in 'flour power.' (Fiction. 8-12)"
The four members of Flowerpot Cabin reunite for another summer of friendship, romance, mystery, and cookies (The Secret Cookie Club, 2015).Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 15, 2003

"Breezy and humorous, with chatty dialogue and huge kid appeal, this holiday-themed story guarantees laughs for every season. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Start with a clever premise: the title. Read full book review >

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THE POLYESTER GRANDPA by Martha Freeman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 1998

A leaden comedy about a stereotypical family of snobs and a new member-by-marriage, a just as stereotypical self-made man—material ripe for and right out of TV sitcoms. Read full book review >

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P.S. SEND MORE COOKIES by Martha Freeman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"Even away from camp, the Flowerpot campers blossom. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Now back at home, the girls of Flowerpot cabin find themselves yearning for the sweet friendships of Moonlight Ranch summer camp to help them through some rough patches. Read full book review >

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WHO STOLE HALLOWEEN? by Martha Freeman
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Both tricks and treats in this enjoyable younger mystery. (Fiction. 8-11)"
The trio of sly sleuths from Who Is Stealing the 12 Days of Christmas (2003) is back as Yasmeen, Alex and his cat Luau pursue a serial catnapper in the neighborhood. Read full book review >