Books by Anna Alter

ABIGAIL SPELLS by Anna Alter
ANIMALS
Released: April 28, 2009

"Quiet and unassuming, this sympathetic testament to friendship is a great addition to a child's shelf. (Picture book. 5-8)"
This winsome tale demonstrates the value of friendship during the trials and travails of life. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"Overall, the package lacks the pizzazz that will truly get kids excited about the projects or the science that will compel them to recycle. (Informational picture book. 7-10)"
What can be done with an unmatched flip-flop, a raggedy T-shirt and an old tin can? Read full book review >
PRISCILLA AND THE HOLLYHOCKS by Anne Broyles
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Historical note and instructions to make a hollyhock doll are appended. (Picture book. 6-8)"
"When I was young and still wore slavery's yoke, I was saved by hollyhocks, and a white man's kindness." Read full book review >
FRANCINE’S DAY by Anna Alter
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Though austere, their tranquility kindles warmth to bring readers comfort in their ennui. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Suggesting that even toddlers have bad days, Alter's story is balanced with equal measures of gravity and levity. Read full book review >
THE PURPLE RIBBON by Sharelle Byars Moranville
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"Little to pull readers along. (Fiction. 6-9)"
A young field mouse grows and changes in a less-than-satisfying story about family. Read full book review >
THE WEEPING WILLOW by Patrick Jennings
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2002

"A utilitarian tale for new chapter book readers. (Fiction. 7-9)"
A spat separates best friends, but only temporarily, in this slender sequel to The Tornado Watchers (p. 882). Read full book review >
THE BIRD SHADOW by Patrick Jennings
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 30, 2001

"Young readers will want to stay tuned for other volumes of the adventures of Ike and Mem that are sure to follow. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Ike and Mem are pressured into visiting the Hawkins place, an abandoned and haunted house on the outskirts of town, but find that they are in for more than just an adventure. Read full book review >