Juvenile Fiction

Small as An Elephant

Small as An Elephant

Candlewick, March 2011 ISBN: 978-0763641559 Ever since Jack can remember, his mom has been unpredictable, sometimes loving and fun, other times caught in a whirlwind of energy and ”spinning” wildly until it’s over. But Jack never thought his mom would take off during the night and leave him at a campground in Acadia National Read more »

 

Andy Shane, Hero At Last

Andy Shane, Hero At Last

Illustrated by Abby Carter

Candlewick Press

ISBN: 978-0763636005

There are two things Andy Shane wants more than anything — to win the contest for best-decorated bike in the parade, and . . . to be a hero. He has a great idea for the bike part, although high-strung Dolores is upping the ante Read more »

 

Andy Shane and the Barn Sale Mystery

Andy Shane and the Barn Sale Mystery
 
Illustrated by Abby Carter
Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763635995
Junior Library Guild Selection 
University of Iowa's 2009 Books for Preschool -Primary
Nominated for the Cochecho Readers' Award

 

It’s Andy Shane and Granny Webb’s UNbirthday, and Andy has thought of just the right gift for Granny Read more »

 

Andy Shane Is Not in Love

Andy Shane Is Not in Love
Illustrated by Abby Carter Candlewick. ISBN-10: 0763632120
Scholastic Book Club Selection
Audio forthcoming

On the day Ms. Janice introduces Lark Alice Bell to the class, Dolores is proud to be the new girl’s helper at recess. But Dolores is not so glad to see her friend Andy scribbling LAB inside a Read more »

 

Andy Shane and the Queen of Egypt

Andy Shane and the Queen of Egypt

Bank Street's 100 Best Books of the Year

Junior Library Guild Selection Scholastic Book Club Selection

The school Culture Fair is coming up, and Andy Shane has to pick an African country to learn about. Deciding isn't easy for Andy, so he's glad when Granny Webb gives him a scarab Read more »

 

Winnie at Her Best

Winnie at Her Best

Illustrated by Alissa Imre Geis Nominated for Young Hoosier Book Award Nominated for Iowa Children's Choice Award        ISBN: 0618472770

"Zoe's the smartest," said Vanessa, "I'm the best actress, and you, Winifred Fletcher . . ." she said, turning to Winnie. "You are the best- " Winnie waited to hear Read more »

 

Andy Shane and the Pumpkin Trick

Andy Shane and the Pumpkin Trick
Junior Library Guild Selection Scholastic Book Club Selection (Over 100,000 copies sold!)
Audio available

Andy Shane does not want to go to Dolores Starbuckle's birthday party. It's on the same day as Halloween! Plus, Dolores is always ordering Andy around, making Andy lists on a clipboard, or squealing over Andy's Read more »

 

Andy Shane and the Very Bossy Dolores Starbuckle

Andy Shane and the Very Bossy Dolores Starbuckle
Illustrated by Abby Carter Beginning Reader from Candlewick (2005) A Junior Library Guild Selection Chicago Public Library's Best Children's Book, 2006 Texas 2X2 List Selection Scholastic Book Club Selection Nominated:Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Award
Nominated: Illinois Monarch Children's Choice Award
Audio available

Andy Shane doesn't like school. In particular, Read more »

 

Truly Winnie

Truly Winnie

Illustrated by Alissa Imre Geis Nominated for the 2004 Rhode Island Children’s Book Award Chosen by the School Library Journal for their annual Children’s Curriculum

It’s off to camp for Winnie: sunny days of rock climbing, cascading down slippery falls, floating in a cool lake—and meeting a fascinating new Read more »

 

Winnie Dancing on Her Own

Winnie Dancing on Her Own
Illustrated by Alissa Imre Geis Booklist — Top 10 First Novels of 2001 A Junior Library Guild Selection Bank Street's Best Children's Book
Winner of an Earphone Award (audio) ISBN # 0618132872

For the first time since they were five, the girls didn't know how to be with one another. It Read more »

 

Moon Sandwich Mom

Moon Sandwich Mom

Illustrated by Benrei Huang Now out in paperback! ISBN# 0807540714

Rafferty wants to play with his mom, but Mrs. Fox is too busy painting. So Rafferty packs up his things and heads off in search of a new mother. Along the way he encounters some of his friends and their fun Read more »

 

A Net of Stars

A Net of Stars

Illustrated by Greg Shed ISBN #   0803720874

Etta just knows this is the year she’ll be brave enough to ride the Ferris wheel at the midway fair — she’s even told her brother and sister. But when she tests herself on top of the chicken coop and finds she’s too Read more »