Books by Eric Walters

MY NAME IS BLESSING by Eric Walters
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"With dignity and quiet acceptance, this story illustrates that blessings, like family, can take unexpected forms. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
This expressive picture book, based on a real family, lovingly tells a hard story with a twist. Read full book review >
PRINCE FOR A PRINCESS by Eric Walters
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Satisfying big-dog-meets-little-girl story. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Christina gets her wish for a dog. Read full book review >
BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH by Eric Walters
Released: Oct. 10, 2012

"Richly detailed and satisfying. (Adventure. 10-16)"
Seventeen-year-old DJ attempts to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in fulfillment of his grandfather's final wish to have his ashes spread at the summit. Read full book review >
HUNTER by Eric Walters
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

An interesting experiment in collaborative creation and complementary storytelling, this Canadian import falls short as a stand-alone work. Read full book review >
THE MATATU by Eric Walters
Released: April 1, 2012

"Nevertheless, the love and respect shown between Kioko and his grandfather is both universal and sweetly evident. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A modern Kenyan folktale about the colorful vans that carry people, animals and supplies underpins a story about Kioko, an astute but literal-minded boy, and his grandfather. Read full book review >
NORTHERN EXPOSURES by Eric Walters
FICTION
Released: Nov. 22, 2008

"Still, this novel will be a great fit for Gary Paulsen fans and demonstrates a profound respect for wildlife. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Thirteen-year-old Kevin hasn't a clue how to take photographs, but by accident and then deceit he wins first prize in a photo contest: a trip to Manitoba to photograph polar bears in the wild. Read full book review >
NONFICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Bradbury's personal experience with children in northern Uganda lends credence to these narratives, and readers will share his sympathies with these innocent victims. (Nonfiction. 12-15)"
Five moving, personal stories of children caught up in wars are recounted here, each followed by short sections of historical background and explanations of the conflicts. Read full book review >