Books by Deborah Marcero

IN A JAR by Deborah Marcero
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 21, 2020

"Stunning. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two rabbits collect shared memories in jars—visualizations of intangible moments that build their friendship and help sustain it when one moves away. Read full book review >
MY HEART IS A COMPASS by Deborah Marcero
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"Lovely, lively, and enchanting for new and veteran explorers alike. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A young girl journeys as far as her imagination can take her in search of something to bring to show and tell. Read full book review >
TWINDERELLA by Corey Rosen Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Double the fun for storytime or math lessons. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A light, rhyming story imagines if Cinderella had a lesser-known twin sister. Read full book review >
ROSIE & CRAYON by Deborah Marcero
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"A good addition to the loss-of-a-pet bookshelf. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Rosie's world turns gray when her dog passes away, but friendship and color bloom again when she helps reunite another child with a lost cat. Read full book review >
JESS'S STORY by Christine Heppermann
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 19, 2016

"Delightful illustrations and enduring underlying themes make this a fun, quick read. (cooking tips, recipe, resources) (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Just as suddenly as she disappeared at the end of series opener Sadie's Story (2015), Ms. M the witch pops back into the lives of three besties right when she's needed. Read full book review >
URSA'S LIGHT by Deborah Marcero
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2016

"If (pigs and) bears could fly—but try as this book might, it can't quite get off the ground. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A dream to fly is fulfilled in an unexpected fashion. Read full book review >
SADIE'S STORY by Christine Heppermann
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 21, 2015

"Adults will enjoy the witty non sequiturs, but the story, marred by conflicting themes, never quite coheres. (birding tips, resources) (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Sadie's sad when her two best friends go on vacation without her until a witch moves into her backyard playhouse and shows Sadie a new way to see the world. Read full book review >