Books by Anna Staniszewski

SECONDHAND WISHES by Anna Staniszewski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 29, 2019

"In spite of some improbable coincidences, this will satisfy middle-grade readers who want to believe that wishes can come true. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Be careful what you wish on. Read full book review >
DOGOSAURUS REX by Anna Staniszewski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"It may feel as though there are a few too many dinosaur picture books around, but for how well this one brings lovable Sadie to life, it deserves a place on the shelf. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The canon of books about oversized and/or inappropriate pets for kids gets yet another addition, but with a dinosaur, this one rises above the herd. Read full book review >
I'M WITH CUPID by Anna Staniszewski
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"Light—but not lightweight—fun for preteens. (Paranormal comedy. 10-13)"
Two middle schoolers with secret paranormal powers accidentally swap those powers when they kiss each other at a party in this series opener. Read full book review >
POWER DOWN, LITTLE ROBOT by Anna Staniszewski
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"Riddled with robotic terms, this bedtime story is clearly one-note, but it's still charming enough to earn fans of all youngsters who engage in bedtime battles. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This little red robot will do anything to avoid going to sleep. Read full book review >
THE PRANK LIST by Anna Staniszewski
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2014

"Gentle fun laced with equally gentle wisdom. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Almost-a-ninth-grader Rachel sees herself as a future pastry chef, but when she takes a baking class, she just can't get it right. Read full book review >
THE DIRT DIARY by Anna Staniszewski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"The quick pace and creative storyline will attract those in the mood for an undemanding, light read. (Fiction. 10-14)"
What could be worse than cleaning other people's toilets on the weekends? Cleaning the toilets of the two most popular girls in eighth grade, that's what. Read full book review >
MY SORT OF FAIRY TALE ENDING by Anna Staniszewski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"It's all great fun for middle school fantasy fans. (Comic fantasy. 9-14)"
Plenty of laughs follow Jenny the Adventurer as she concludes her trilogy of comic quests in Fairy Land by fighting the Queen Fairy, who has stolen nearly all the magic in the world and intends to steal the rest. Read full book review >
MY EPIC FAIRY TALE FAIL by Anna Staniszewski
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Flippant fantasy fun. (Fantasy adventure. 9-13)"
Just-turned-13 Jenny continues her adventures in fairyland but finds that she can't always win (My Very UnFairy Tale Life, 2012). Read full book review >
MY VERY UNFAIRY TALE LIFE by Anna Staniszewski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Charming. (Fantasy adventure. 9-14)"
In a light comic romp with a fantasy theme, 12-year-old Jenny, reluctant adventurer, decides to live a normal life, if she can. Read full book review >