Books by Elizabeth Levy

Released: Sept. 12, 2013

Amber Brown is facing two tough challenges: her recently blended family is in the midst of moving to a new home, and she can't seem to focus on pending high-pressure standardized tests at school.

Even though her mom is now remarried, Amber doesn't want to leave the home she and her parents shared. Read full book review >

Released: Sept. 13, 2012

"Fully faithful to the voice Danziger gave Amber Brown, this visit with an old friend will totally satisfy readers. (afterword by Danziger's niece, "the real Amber Brown") (Fiction. 7-11)"
Amber Brown fans will rejoice; against all odds, their favorite protagonist is back. Read full book review >
DANGER & DIAMONDS by Elizabeth Levy
FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

The daughter of two employees of a cruise ship joins forces with the son of the new captain to solve a not-very-exciting puzzle aboard the luxury liner. Read full book review >

TACKLING DAD by Elizabeth Levy
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

Missing the fun of Peewee league, seventh-grader Cassie Fowler leaps at the chance to sign up for the middle-school football team when her former coach invites her and her friend Molly joins her. Read full book review >

THE MIXED-UP MASK MYSTERY by Elizabeth Levy
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

It's a dog's life and Fletcher, the detective-sniffing Bassett hound, has a better one than most. Read full book review >

TAKE TWO, THEY’RE SMALL by Elizabeth Levy
FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

Nothing turns out quite as planned in this warm and believable story of two classrooms, three sisters, and one new friendship. Read full book review >

NIGHT OF THE LIVING GERBIL by Elizabeth Levy
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

After an overlong absence, the all-too-suggestible Bamford brothers (Frankenstein Moved in on the Fourth Floor, 1979; Dracula Is a Pain in the Neck, 1983) again let their imaginations get the better of them. Read full book review >

SEVENTH GRADE TANGO by Elizabeth Levy
Released: March 1, 2000

PLB 0-7868-2427-1 The content and concerns of Levy's latest is at odds with the young reading level and large type size, which may prevent this novel's natural audience of middle schoolers from finding a fast and funny read. Read full book review >

MY LIFE AS A FIFTH-GRADE COMEDIAN by Elizabeth Levy
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 30, 1997

From the author of The Drowned (1995), etc., a boy who seems headed straight for The School for Intervention, just like his brother before him. Bobby's constant class clowning has driven his principal, Dr. Deal, to the limits; his father has given up on him, expecting—and getting—only the worst; his brother, Jimmy, eggs him on. Read full book review >

CLEO AND THE COYOTE by Elizabeth Levy
ANIMALS
Released: May 31, 1996

An abandoned street pooch is taken in by a young boy, Martin, and named Cleopatra (she was found in Queens, New York). Read full book review >

THE DROWNED by Elizabeth Levy
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

An Atlantic City dowager reanimates her drowned son with annual human sacrifices in this confusing chiller. Visiting her aunt while her mother is away, Lily meets Clark, a compellingly attractive young man, little realizing that he has already selected her to be his mother's next drowning victim. Read full book review >

CHEATER, CHEATER by Elizabeth Levy
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

When two smart, funny Indianapolis girls start junior high, they discover that the rules—whether social or academic—aren't hard and fast. Read full book review >

KEEP MS. SUGARMAN IN THE FOURTH GRADE by Elizabeth Levy
FICTION
Released: Jan. 30, 1992

Levy writes affectionately of the period when fourth-grader Jackie discovers that her energy and imagination are appreciated by a teacher and, as a result, comes to value herself—but this is only the beginning of the story. Read full book review >