Search Results: "Patricia Hermes"


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ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2011

"Hermes' latest installment in her winning series provides the right amount of humor, suspense and pathos as her young protagonist reaches a new level of emotional growth. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Resilient Emma has had to solve more than one predicament in her young life, often creating misunderstandings with her large family, lovable pets and favorite nanny—Annie. Read full book review >

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EMMA DILEMMA AND THE NEW NANNY by Patricia Hermes
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2006

"Emma is a delightfully genuine young heroine with whom young middle-grade readers will identify and look to for future episodes. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Place one large family with five children, one pet dog and one lovable ferret under the direction of a liberal thinking new nanny and the stakes are high for both minor disasters and uproarious mishaps leaving busy working parents on edge. Read full book review >

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I HATE BEING GIFTED by Patricia Hermes
Released: Dec. 14, 1990

Sixth-grader KT (Keely Tamara) is devastated: she's one of four in her class chosen to spend three afternoons a week in "LEAP," her school's "Learning Enrichment Activity Program." Read full book review >

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NOTHING BUT TROUBLE by Patricia Hermes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

Alex, a ``creative'' fifth grader, must prove to her parents that she is responsible enough to take outside babysitting jobs: she needs money to get her ears pierced, which her parents are unwilling to subsidize. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Light and fun. (Fiction. 8-11)"
All that 11-year-old Meghann can think of is that her summer is ruined because her weird cousin William is coming for a visit. Read full book review >

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TAKE CARE OF MY GIRL by Patricia Hermes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Readers may enjoy going on to Bawden's The Outside Child (1989), which treats a similar situation with more dramatic plotting and greater depth; meanwhile, the easy handling of school and friends in a familiar setting should make this a popular choice. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Hermes (Mama, Let's Dance, 1991, etc.) again considers the timely theme of the meaning of family. Read full book review >

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WHEN SNOW LAY SOFT ON THE MOUNTAIN by Patricia Hermes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Baker fills the pages with luminous shades of lavender, periwinkle, and silver grey: People, animals, household items, and landscape are rendered with a full and lively line. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Hermes (On Winter's Wind, 1995, etc.), in her first picture book effort, pens a sweet and sentimental tale that glows with Baker's radiant watercolors. Read full book review >

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SUMMER SECRETS by Patricia Hermes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"A loving glimpse of a young girl's struggle to understand her world. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Missy tries to cope with the chaos around her by writing in her secret journal about the events of one sweltering wartime Mississippi summer. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Young readers who are ready to read chapter books will appreciate the large font, generous white space, short diary entries, and fascinating history. (historical note) (Fiction. 7-10)"
Hermes's newest addition to the Dear America series continues Joshua's journal begun in Westward to Home (2000), where his beloved grandfather has exhorted him to "Tell it all, Josh, the good and the not-so-good." Read full book review >

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EMMA DILEMMA AND THE SOCCER NANNY by Patricia Hermes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"Another winner. (Fiction. 9-11)"
In this third installment of the adventures of boisterous, soccer-playing Emma, the entire O'Fallon household feels the effects of her scheming. Read full book review >

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CALLING ME HOME by Patricia Hermes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"Next to Jennifer Armstrong's Black-Eyed Susan (1995) or Pam Conrad's wrenching Prairie Song (1987), the characters and setting here are only dimly realized, and readers will be let down by the anticlimactic ending. (Fiction. 11-13)"
The death of a brother transforms a preteen's discontent into guilt in this weakly constructed drama, set on the Nebraska prairie in the 1850s, just before the Homestead Act. Read full book review >

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SOMEONE TO COUNT ON by Patricia Hermes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Nonetheless, Hermes's storytelling makes an effective hook; steer those who relate to this drama on to MacLachlan's compelling, beautifully crafted Journey (1992). (Fiction. 10-12)"
The author of Mama, Let's Dance (1991) takes readers down yet another rocky road in a story of contemporary restlessness. Read full book review >