Books by Ann Schweninger

OLIVER AND ALBERT, FRIENDS FOREVER by Jean Van Leeuwen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

Oliver Pig and his little sister, Amanda, have been staples of the easy-reader shelves for over a decade, with simple but satisfying stories in school and family settings. Read full book review >

AMANDA PIG AND HER BEST FRIEND LOLLIPOP by Jean Van Leeuwen
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1998

In this entry in the Easy-to-Read series, ebullient Amanda Pig (Oliver and Amanda and the Big Snow, 1995, etc.) discovers that independence can be scary. Read full book review >

FOOD & COOKING
Released: March 1, 1997

Squirrel and raccoon friends Winky, Skipper, and Tag from The Make-Something Club (1994) reunite on a cold winter day for the making of 12 preschool projects, one for each month of the year. The subtitle boasts fun with crafts, food, and gifts, but some of the activities are merely ideas for play, e.g., arranging chairs draped with a blanket to form a cave. Read full book review >

THE LITTLEST DUCKLING by Gail Herman
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

Bright, cheery drawings are of primary appeal in this simple story. Read full book review >

OLIVER AND AMANDA AND THE BIG SNOW by Jean Van Leeuwen
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

The pig siblings are off in another Easy-to-Read adventure, this time enjoying a snow so deep that it is over Amanda's head. Read full book review >

AMANDA PIG ON HER OWN by Jean Van Leeuwen
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1991

"Graceful, natural-sounding use of its easy vocabulary, a wise—and appealing—story, and simply drawn illustrations that nicely reflect the text's warmth make this an excellent addition to a popular, high-quality series. (Easy reader. 4-8)

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Little Amanda, left behind when her older brother starts school, experiences the joys of doing special things with Mother and also learns that she can be her own best friend. Read full book review >