Books by Bernard Ashley

AFTERSHOCK by Bernard Ashley
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Both Makis and his mother show growth and strength under difficult circumstances, and children will be caught by the many strands in this brief but absorbing tale. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Football (soccer to Americans), his father's mandolin and his concern for his widowed mother carry Makis through an earthquake on the Greek island of Kefalonia to a new life in Camden Town in London. Read full book review >
RONNIE'S WAR by Bernard Ashley
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A moving snapshot of a time that still resonates. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
A young London boy comes of age in the crucible of World War II in this four-part novel for middle graders. Read full book review >
CLEVERSTICKS by Bernard Ashley
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A pleasant, realistic getting-adjusted story, with a cheery multicultural class appealingly characterized in Brazell's colorful, unusually perceptive art. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Ling Sung doesn't like his new school: everyone else seems to be getting praise for their accomplishments, whether it's Manjit writing her name, Terry tying his shoes, or Sharon buttoning her coat. Read full book review >