Books by Colleen Sydor

THE MCGILLICUDDY BOOK OF PERSONAL RECORDS by Colleen Sydor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2010

"By turns awkwardly preachy, humorous and poetic—something like early adolescence itself, with perseverance and angst, artifice and sincerity running side by side. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Thirteen-year-old Lee McGillicuddy longs to make his mark on the world and set a record for mastery of something—anything: "[T]he thought of being ordinary seemed like the worst life sentence in the world." Read full book review >
TIMMERMAN WAS HERE by Colleen Sydor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"Provocative. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A little girl is forced to contend with a boarder, Timmerman, when he temporarily occupies the bedroom of her Granddad, who has moved to a senior citizens' home. Read full book review >
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"For maximum laughs, pair with David Lubar's Sleeping Freshman Never Lie (2005). (Fiction. YA)"
While most teenagers are embarrassed by their parents, 15-year-old Eli has reason: Her extroverted mother works as the French-fry mascot at a local burger joint, and her idea of a mother-daughter outing is to spend the day in burkas to better understand fundamentalist Muslim women. Read full book review >
CAMILLA CHAMELEON by Colleen Sydor
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Kids will love the silly fun and the opportunity to forecast other sibling soup possibilities. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When Mrs. McNilly was pregnant, she craved Cream of Chameleon soup; when daughter Camilla is born, she's strange looking and her parents often have trouble finding her. Read full book review >