Books by Anita Sanchez

ROTTEN! by Anita Sanchez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2019

"Readers are likely to view their world more carefully after learning of the important role decomposition plays in the cycle of life. (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
Thankfully, most stuff rots. Read full book review >
ITCH! by Anita Sanchez
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2018

"A fun, intriguing, and accessible mix of anatomy and history, with a healthy dose of gross. (glossary, notes, bibliography, websites, index) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
That irritating itch that cannot be scratched away is an experience just about everybody can relate to, and here are the entertaining and informative explanations of what's behind those itches. Read full book review >
KARL, GET OUT OF THE GARDEN! by Anita Sanchez
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2017

"A good introduction to a man in a class by himself. (author's notes, timeline, source notes, resource for readers, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
An inveterate nature lover classifies plants and animals—and changes the world of science forever. Read full book review >
LEAFLETS THREE, LET IT BE! by Anita Sanchez
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"While most readers won't become cheerleaders for poison ivy, they will at least come away with a greater understanding of its importance and an increased ability to identify it. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Sanchez introduces a new perspective on this potentially itch-causing plant: Poison ivy plays a vital role in providing food for forest animals throughout the year, especially at times when other food is scarce. Read full book review >
THE INVASION OF SANDY BAY by Anita Sanchez
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Sticking reasonably closely to the known facts of the invasion, Sanchez has written a lively third-person account of a little-known event, with believable dialogue and plenty of detail about daily life that should be welcomed by readers of the genre. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
When the British frigate Nymph invades the small Massachusetts fishing village where 12-year-old Lemuel has moved with his mother in 1814, he uses his head and skills honed working on his family farm to alert townsfolk and the Gloucester militia and later to facilitate a prisoner-of-war exchange. Read full book review >