Books by Irene Trivas

THREE PERFECT PEACHES by Cynthia DeFelice
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: March 1, 1995

A comic thriller of a folktale, rendered in a seamless narrative, illustrating the proverbial cleverness of the youngest brother. Read full book review >

NANNIES FOR HIRE by Amy Hest
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 1994

Jenny Marks, one of the trio of eight-year-olds introduced in Pajama Party (1992), gets a baby sister. Read full book review >

BLACK, WHITE, JUST RIGHT! by Marguerite W. Davol
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

The narrator enumerates qualities inherited from her parents—a face that's ``a little dark, a little light,'' somewhere between Mama's ``chestnut brown'' and Papa's fair skin; hair that's ``halfway in-between'' blond and black. Read full book review >

ANNIE...ANYA by Irene  Trivas
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

Annie is five when her doctor parents take her to Moscow, where they are to work for a month. Read full book review >

PAJAMA PARTY by Amy Hest
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 12, 1992

For newly independent readers, a simple story (of four-and- a-half chapters) about three eight-year-old girls who live in the same apartment building; inspired by an older sister's 13th- birthday bash, they have their first sleepover. Read full book review >

NOT YET, YVETTE by Helen Ketteman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 1992

Dad and little Yvette spend a companionable day cleaning the house, baking a cake, and preparing a birthday party for ``a cat doctor''—a day punctuated with Yvette's eager questions and Dad's patient responses until at last the guest of honor appears. Read full book review >

WHO WILL PICK ME UP WHEN I FALL? by Dorothy E. Molnar
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

Weary of the confusion of being picked up by someone different every day (if it's Tuesday, ``JosÇ's daddy takes us swimming...Then Ann meets me''), Sarton hides out at home, planning to run away on Friday. Read full book review >

ALEX FITZGERALD, TV STAR by Kathleen Krull
FICTION
Released: May 1, 1991

Krull's second book about her irrepressible heroine takes up the excitement and disappointments of show business. Now happily ensconced with her father in California while her mother works for a year in Japan, Alex is given the chance to audition for a part in rock star Rox Rox's latest video after making a triumphant appearance playing the piano at the fourth- grade Christmas play. Read full book review >

POTLUCK by Anne Shelby
ABC BOOKS
Released: March 1, 1991

"Well, ``The triplets turned up with tacos,'' and young readers should enjoy finding the others. Trivas' lively multiethnic characters provide an extravaganza of delectable-looking comestibles. Delicious. (Picture book. 4-8)

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Setting their table for 31, Alpha and Betty call their friends in for an alphabetical feast: ``Ben brought bagels...Don did dumplings,'' and so on, with some nifty longer improvisations: ``Norman knew that oodles of noodles would be needed.'' The extra five? Read full book review >

THE PAIN AND THE GREAT by Irene  Trivas
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1984

"And if anyone can remove the picture-book onus, it's Blume—so this back-to-back confrontation, illustrated in the same waggish spirit, should garner appreciative recognition."
How two jealous siblings feel about one another—starting with a third-grader's gripes about her first-grade brother, the Pain. Read full book review >