Books by Barbara Johansen Newman

GLAMOROUS GLASSES by Barbara Johansen Newman
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Glamorous glasses for everyone! (Picture book. 4-8)"
Who wouldn't want a pair of chic new frames? Read full book review >
BARNYARD PURIM by Kelly Terwilliger
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Enjoyable fare for youngsters who already have a concept of the holiday. (Picture books/religion. 5-7)"
The loud, chaotic celebration of Purim and its companion story is recreated in a farm-animal play that results in a surprising development. Read full book review >
FICTION
Released: Aug. 10, 2010

Drake Doyle and Nell Fossey, fifth-grade science detectives, solve a series of mysteries, uncovering the ghost in the Glum mansion, repelling an alien invasion, foiling a fixed carnival contest and avoiding a bridge disaster. Read full book review >

ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

Newman offers two tales of star-crossed kitty-cat, kitty-corner crooners who leave their western homes to hit Broadway and become "Superstar Kitties." Read full book review >

BONES AND THE BIG YELLOW MYSTERY #1 by David A. Adler
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

Adler, author of the Cam Jansen series, introduces a new easy-reader mystery series with this story about a junior detective named Jeffrey Bones. Read full book review >

THE CASE OF THE GRAVEYARD GHOST by Michele Torrey
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

With a tone that falls somewhere between Lemony Snicket and the dialogue from Dragnet, Torrey's (The Case of the Mossy Lake Monster, 2002, etc.) third addition to her science series for young readers is sure to please. Read full book review >

THE CASE OF THE MOSSY LAKE MONSTER by Michele Torrey
FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

There's always room for another detective team on the junior fiction shelves, and the dynamic duo of fifth graders, Drake Doyle and Nell Fossey, have the added appeal of being amateur scientists as well as amateur sleuths. Read full book review >