Search Results: "Sara Cassidy"


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NOT FOR SALE by Sara Cassidy
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"A warmhearted romp that might even work for older reluctant readers. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Cyrus and Rudy, 9 and 8 respectively, are faced with the nightmare scenario: their family is moving to a new house. Read full book review >

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A BOY NAMED QUEEN by Sara Cassidy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"A small, eloquent book with a powerful message. (Fiction. 8-11)"
What happens when a girl who is expected to live by the rules meets a boy who makes his own rules? Read full book review >

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BLACK GOLD  by Sara Cassidy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A worthy addition to collections for budding readers. (Fiction. 7-9)"
White Canadian city-dwellers-turned-farm kids Cyrus and Rudy are back for a third outing. Read full book review >

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BLACKBERRY JUICE by Sara Cassidy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A summertime visit to the countryside with people who are fun to share time with. What could be better? (Fiction. 6-10)"
Newly relocated to a run-down seaside farm, brothers (and best friends) Cyrus and Rudy face big changes. Read full book review >

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A WOODPECKER'S TALE by Sean Cassidy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Skip. (Picture book. 4-7)"
On his first solo expedition to find food, a woodpecker named Pierce figures out how to evict a skunk from a log full of juicy bugs. Read full book review >

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CONFESSIONS OF A FIRST DAUGHTER by Cassidy Calloway
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Credibility seekers should go elsewhere, but readers looking for a fun and breezy fantasy that's full of girl appeal will enjoy the material, right down to its romantic but far-fetched ending. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Like many a teenage daughter, Morgan Abbott finds her mother authoritarian and annoying. Read full book review >

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SCARLETT by Cathy Cassidy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"This blend of teen angst and the magical will most definitely appeal to middle-school girls. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Twelve-year-old Scarlett has been expelled from school one time too many following her parents' divorce, so her mother sends her to live with her father, who she hates. Read full book review >

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KILLING RACHEL by Anne Cassidy
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"For enthusiastic fans of amateur detectives only. (Mystery. 12-16)"
A limp murder mystery, needlessly prolonged. Read full book review >

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INDIGO BLUE by Cathy Cassidy
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Real characters, intelligent dialogue and an energetic plot come together in this engaging story. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Indigo, age 11, hides under the covers and turns the music up, but she can still hear the sounds of her sister Misti crying, her father Max shouting and her mother pleading. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 17, 2009

"The dismal science coupled with dismal news—it doesn't make a promising premise, but Cassidy writes with terrific clarity and a finely tuned sense of moral outrage, yielding a superb book."
New Yorker and Condé Nast Portfolio contributor Cassidy (Dot.con: The Greatest Story Ever Sold, 2002) presents an elegant, readable treatise on economics, swathed in current headlines. Read full book review >

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DEAD TIME by Anne Cassidy
Released: May 23, 2012

"For murder-mystery fans, there is enough suspense to keep the pages turning, but this story is not likely to convert teens to the genre. (Mystery. 12 & up)"
A bumpy series opener takes readers to modern London. Read full book review >

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LOOKING FOR JJ by Anne Cassidy
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Compelling, thought-provoking crime fiction. (Fiction. YA)"
Why would one child kill another? Read full book review >