Books by Heather Maione

THE CATS IN THE DOLL SHOP by Yona Zeldis McDonough
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 10, 2011

"A quiet treasure. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
In this companion book to The Doll Shop Downstairs (2009), Anna learns the joys and challenges of adding a same-age cousin to her family. Read full book review >
THE DOLL SHOP DOWNSTAIRS by Yona Zeldis McDonough
FICTION
Released: Sept. 3, 2009

Mix one part Rumer Godden's The Story of Holly and Ivy and many parts Sydney Taylor's All-of-a-Kind Family and you create a standout family-and-doll story. Read full book review >

HOW OLIVER OLSON CHANGED THE WORLD by Claudia Mills
FICTION
Released: March 23, 2009

Third grader Oliver Olson has a problem that may make many young readers envious: His parents have a compulsion to be deeply involved in his homework, to the extent that when he's assigned a diorama on the solar system, Dad and Mom are planning to do all the work. Read full book review >

PRINCESS BESS GETS DRESSED by Margery Cuyler
FICTION
Released: Feb. 10, 2009

A stylish young princess, weary of dressing à la mode, yearns for her favorite outfit. Read full book review >

FICTION
Released: April 1, 2007

Sylvia the "Sleuth for Hire" is up to her gumshoe tricks again in this third Sly mystery. Read full book review >

REMEMBERING MRS. ROSSI by Amy Hest
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

Eight-year-old Annie is devastated by the sudden death of her mother. Read full book review >

FICTION
Released: April 1, 2006

Sly runs a detective agency called "Sleuth for Hire," but she only takes cases that her cat, Taxi, would care about. Read full book review >

ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

Clear some shelf space: Young Cam Jansen has a new contemporary. Read full book review >

RUSSELL’S SECRET by Johanna Hurwitz
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

Hurwitz takes a standard theme—"I don't want to go to school"—and develops it in an intriguing and merry fashion: It's not so much that the boy becomes bored, but how he does. Read full book review >

SUBWAY SONATA by Patricia Lakin
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

An encouraging, if somewhat wooden, look at the creative process as experienced by four people drawing their inspiration from a ride on the same subway train. Read full book review >