Books by Anita Riggio

SECRET SIGNS by Anita Riggio
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Underground Railroad along the route. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Riggio (A Moon in My Teacup, 1993, etc.) combines folk art and her experiences with sign language into a story about the Underground Railroad. Read full book review >
A MOON IN MY TEACUP by Anita Riggio
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

A nostalgic re-creation of a visit to grandparents at Christmastime a generation or so ago—with carol-singing on the way, the smell of cookies in the ample Victorian home, and tea with biscotti. Read full book review >
JUMPING JENNY by Bonnie Pryor
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 23, 1992

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 7- 11)"
Jenny's first weeks of kindergarten are full of challenges and disappointments. Read full book review >
COAL MINE PEACHES by Michelle Dionetti
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"A nostalgic slice of social history as represented by one hard-working Italian-American family, handsomely illustrated in sweeping impressionistic watercolors. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young girl reminisces about the family history her grandfather has described to her, tying the narrative together with the poetically named plums he used to joke about with his brothers when they worked as boys in a mine—a story he makes so vivid that his granddaughter is prepared to believe it two generations later. Read full book review >