Books by et. al.

FICTION
Released: May 1, 2009

In her succinct introduction to this up-and-down story collection, editor Jill Santopolo mentions the "dotted line" that separates childhood from adulthood, a time when the young individual must begin to negotiate the world alone. Read full book review >

666 by Peter Abrahams
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

This anthology of short stories includes first-rate tales of terror, dread and foreboding by a variety of celebrated authors. Read full book review >

KNOCK, KNOCK! by Saxton Freymann
HUMOR
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

Hot on the heels of the chicken from Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road? (2006) come 14 different superstar picture-book artists illustrating their favorite knock-knock joke. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

The title says it all in this anthology of inspirational letters written by 23 contemporary children's-book illustrators to future artists. Read full book review >

FICTION
Released: May 8, 2007

This collection of 11 stories by different authors contains tales of teens making their way through some sort of challenge and getting to the other side with new knowledge and maturity. Read full book review >

CARING FOR CHEETAHS by Rosanna Hansen
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

Hansen distills experiences from a brief stint at a nature reserve in Namibia—"Cheetah Capital of the World"—into a simply written, personal narrative. Read full book review >

ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

What happens to the peoples of the Arctic who follow native hunting traditions as the polar ice cap shrinks? Read full book review >

RELIGION
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Bohemian exegesis."
Wide-ranging introductions to books of the Bible. Read full book review >
WHY DID THE CHICKEN CROSS THE ROAD? by Jon Agee
HUMOR
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

Fourteen artists, nearly all of them household names, offer answers to the classic title question. Read full book review >

FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

These lovingly collected and beautifully presented tales take in a wide swath of history and cultures, from Spain, long a crossroads between Europe and Africa, to North America and Latin America, with their own rich heritages. Read full book review >

THE TAINTED RELIC by Michael Jecks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"The round-robin formula isn't new, of course, but the curse neatly links the mostly medieval mysteries. "
A purported fragment of the True Cross stained with the blood of Christ is cursed by its Arab keeper, providing centuries of mysterious deaths for familiar detectives to solve. Read full book review >
MEET THE WOOLLY MAMMOTH by Sophie Philippo
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

Fossils, frozen carcasses, carved objects and cave paintings, vestiges of elephant-like animals long extinct, have excited human curiosity for thousands of years. Read full book review >

SPORTS SHORTS by Joseph Bruchac
FICTION
Released: June 20, 2005

Eight sports short stories cover the bases, from kickball to ballet, bombardment to running. Read full book review >

PLAYING TO THE CAMERA by Bert Cardullo
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1998

The most underappreciated element of film as an art form (at least in academic film criticism) may well be acting; this collection, by four scholars (three at the University of Michigan, one at the University of Southern California), attempts to redress that imbalance by drawing on the words of those who practice the craft. Read full book review >

AMERICA by W. Nikola-Lisa
HISTORY
Released: May 1, 1997

Seriously flawed as a concept book, this picture book offers rewards for readers interested in its specific merits. Read full book review >