Books by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel

Released: Feb. 11, 2014

An old man recalls the extraordinary time when, as a young boy, he joined an older brother in following Mahatma Gandhi on his long march to gather salt from the sea.

Kimmel's simple storytelling is pitched for quite young listeners. Read full book review >

Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Seekers of ghostly shivers should probably look elsewhere. (Adventure. 9-12)"
Ghost dog, stray or wolf? What lurks down the trail to Dorothy Creek? Read full book review >
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2010

Thirteen-year-old Moxie is fully cognizant of the burdens attendant upon being named after two presidents and an obscure soft drink. Read full book review >

BOY ON THE LION THRONE by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2009

In 1937, Tibet had been without a Dalai Lama for four years. Read full book review >

MY PENGUIN OSBERT IN LOVE by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 13, 2009

The child-and-penguin duo introduced in the fresh and funny My Penguin Osbert (2004) returns for a pallid new adventure. Read full book review >

GLAMSTERS by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 7, 2008

Harriet Hamster and her sister Patricia have gone unadopted for far too long. Read full book review >

SUDDENLY SUPERNATURAL by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2008

Kat is used to her mom's being a medium, but when Kat herself begins seeing the dead, it's the last thing she wants. Read full book review >

SPIN THE BOTTLE by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

Seventh-grader Phoebe Hart desperately wants to be an actress, so she overcomes her self-consciousness enough to join the Drama Club, landing a minor role in Guys and Dolls. Read full book review >

THE TOP JOB by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2007

Emma's father searches for UFOs; Elizabeth's mother's a jeweler; Aidan's mother's a NASCAR driver—but this story's unnamed protagonist's father changes light bulbs. Read full book review >

DINOSAURS
Released: Dec. 26, 2006

A straightforward chronological account of the lives, work and conflicts between O.C. Marsh and Edward Cope, pioneers in the newly developed field of paleontology, whose 19th-century feud led to countless discoveries, bitter bickering in scientific journals and destruction of some fossil specimens. Read full book review >

FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

Bonjour, faithful readers. Read full book review >

LILY B. ON THE BRINK OF LOVE by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

Future world-famous writer Lily Blennerhassett is on the brink of success. Read full book review >

MY PENGUIN OSBERT by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

Thanks to an unseen but unusually obliging Santa, this cautionary tale of a lad discovering the hazards of even carefully phrased wishes reaches a happy resolution. Read full book review >

LILY B. ON THE BRINK OF COOL by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

Pay attention, future biographers. Read full book review >

ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 26, 2003

Updating Janeway's The Vikings (1951), this volume in the revived Landmark Books series draws not only on the old sagas, but also from more recent research, including archaeological discoveries in the 1960s, to reconstruct Leif Eriksson's life and exploratory voyage to this continent. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 28, 2003

Woolly mammoths, giant sloths, a race of tiny cannibals, erupting volcanoes, a salt mountain—did these things really exist in the unexplored northwest? Read full book review >

Released: April 1, 2000

What at first appears to be a novel about average middle-schoolers and their tiny traumas reaches more depth as an

intergenerational study of likenesses and differences, standing up for oneself, and righting past wrongs.

The rising action hinges on the advent of a class project in which eighth graders are asked to read to elderly shut-ins. Read full book review >

Released: Dec. 1, 1999

paper 0-679-89198-6 This Stepping Stone entry takes on the story of Balto, which, in its facts, is thrilling: a Siberian husky becomes lead dog on his team and tracks through a raging blizzard to bring desperately needed antitoxin serum to Nome in 1925. Read full book review >

Released: Feb. 26, 1999

Another well-researched, well-written entry in a recent spate of books (Jennifer Armstrong's Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World, 1999), articles, and exhibitions about the amazing survival of the crew of the Endurance. Read full book review >

IN THE STONE CIRCLE by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 1998

Ghosts and a history lesson bring out an American teenager's long-suppressed grief in this engaging, but overstuffed, debut. Read full book review >