Patricia Hermes

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You Shouldn't Have to Say Goobye
From the moment thirteen-year-old Sarah hugs her mom on that dreary afternoon, it's clear that something is terribly wrong.
Emma Dilemma and the Two Nannies
Emma tumbles into a new dilemma with another of her wild plans. “Outlandish but heartfelt plans... Subplot strongly developed as well.“
--School Library Journal
Emma Dilemma and the New Nanny
Emma doesn’t really mean to get into trouble. But she manages to do so very well indeed. “Solutions that leave everyone pleased.”
--School Library Journal



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You Shouldn't Have to Say Goobye

Sarah's mom checks into a hospital, and when she emerges, the news is unbearable: she is dying of cancer, and there is little that can be done. Unwilling to accept the news, Sarah throws herself into gymnastics practice and with the help of her friend, Robin, struggles to believe that everything will be fine. But Sarah cannot fight the truth for long. As Sarah, her mom, and her dad confront what they are about to lose, each finds happiness in the time that is left, and discover how lucky they have truly been.


Emma Dilemma and the Two Nannies


Emma is crazy about Annie, her new Irish nanny. Annie likes pets. Annie keeps secrets. And she loves to play. So when Annie announces that she’s returning to Ireland for three weeks, Emma and her siblings panic. What if Annie doesn’t come back? What if their parents hire a new nanny, someone who doesn’t like ferrets, or even worse, kids? That’s when Emma has a brainstorm.



Emma Dilemma and the New Nanny




"Beginning with the night that Emma’s ferret escapes for the umpteenth time and takes refuge in her parents’ bed, Hermes repeatedly puts Emma on the spot. The tumult in a family... provides a lively setting and the author lightly but effectively conveys the idea that adults aren’t perfect... "


--Booklist




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