Books by Alison Jackson

WHEN THE WIND BLEW by Alison Jackson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 18, 2014

"Children who know the nursery rhymes will enjoy seeing them in a new context, and children who do not can enjoy the rollicking action anyway. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A follow-up to If the Shoe Fits (illustrated by Karla Firehammer, 2001) finds the old woman—not so old but cheery and buxom—and her many children solving a few dilemmas for other nursery rhyme denizens. Read full book review >
EGGS OVER EVIE by Alison Jackson
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 9, 2010

After her father moves to a condo and marries a younger woman, 13-year-old Evie fills the void by cooking. Read full book review >

DESERT ROSE AND HER HIGHFALUTIN HOG by Alison Jackson
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

An old English folktale gets a Texas makeover. Read full book review >

THEA’S TREE by Alison Jackson
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2008

When Thea's science teacher assigns her a month-long project that includes research, observation and recording data, Thea decides to plant a purple seed and watch what happens. Read full book review >

RAINMAKER by Alison Jackson
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2005

In 1939, the town of Frostfree, Florida, is looking for a miracle. Read full book review >

THE BALLAD OF VALENTINE by Alison Jackson
FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

Clever interplay of text and art makes this ballad more than a simple love story. Read full book review >

IF THE SHOE FITS by Alison Jackson
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

The hunt for the perfect abode is the premise for this romp through the world of nursery rhymes. Read full book review >

BLOWING BUBBLES WITH THE ENEMY by Alison Jackson
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

Despite the fact that she's a girl, Bobby Lorimer (newly arrived at Jefferson Middle School) is as determined to play on the boys' basketball team as Coach Briley is to keep her off. Read full book review >