Books by Carol Sonenklar

MIGHTY BOY by Carol Sonenklar
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"The dangerous way Howard deals with the bully when he returns to school (he smacks a beehive so that the bees attack his tormentor) lacks any sort of warning; otherwise this is a funny and enjoyable novel. (Fiction. 8-12)"
PLB 0-531-33203-9 A silly, but ultimately satisfying story of wish-fulfillment, in which Sonenklar (My Own Worst Enemy, p. 727, etc.) perfectly captures a middle grader's obsession with fantasy heroes. Read full book review >
MY OWN WORST ENEMY by Carol Sonenklar
Released: May 15, 1999

"Lacking in the humor and imagination of Bug Boy (1997) and Bug Girl (1998), this is likely to leave readers more puzzled by its ambiguities than intrigued by issues it raises. (Fiction. 11-14)"
A nonconformist teenager changes her style to fit into the Barbie-wannabe clique at a new school. Read full book review >
BUG GIRL by Carol Sonenklar
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"The cartoon illustrations keep pace with the text, especially the cover illustration, which appears to be Suzanne's first horrified moments as an ant. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In this sequel to Bug Boy (1997), Charlie is still obsessed with insects, and is using his magic Bug-A-View with enthusiastic abandon, despite its obvious dangers, to transform himself into a variety of bugs. Read full book review >
BUG BOY by Carol Sonenklar
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1997

"Funny, buggy, fact- filled—readers will be clamoring for more. (Fiction. 8-11)"
A charming fantasy that's easy to read, about a third-grade boy—Charlie—whose passion for insects has earned him the nickname ``Bug Boy.'' Charlie discovers that the Bug-a-View magnifier he's been given will turn him into any insect he places in the viewer. Read full book review >