Books by Jacqueline Rogers

ROCKET RIDE by Graham Salisbury
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Calvin continues to charm. (Fiction. 7-10)"
When Calvin Coconut's father schedules a concert in Oahu to promote his popular new album, Rocket Ride, Calvin is nervous and excited to see him for the first time in four years. Read full book review >
CALVIN COCONUT:  KUNG FOOEY by Jacqueline Rogers
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"This newest continues to spin a fun and thoughtful yarn. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Sixth in a winning series set in Oahu, Hawaii, this latest about 9-year-old Calvin spins a new twist about his struggle with the island bully that will leave readers satisfied with its auspicious, though imperfect, resolution. Read full book review >
CALVIN COCONUT: HERO OF HAWAII by Graham Salisbury
ADVENTURE
Released: March 8, 2011

Fifth in the Calvin Coconut series, this fast and engaging read focuses on fourth-grader Calvin, who lives with his mom, little sister and a teenage houseguest, Stella, since his father left the family. Read full book review >
CALVIN COCONUT: DOG HEAVEN by Graham Salisbury
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 9, 2010

A school assignment about persuasive writing frames this appealing third offering in a series set on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. Read full book review >

CALVIN COCONUT by Graham Salisbury
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

This second installment about Oahu-dwelling Calvin builds on the engaging story line first introduced in the chapter-book series's debut title, Calvin Coconut, Trouble Magnet (2008). Read full book review >

CALVIN COCONUT by Graham Salisbury
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 24, 2009

Believable, funny characters populate this chronicle of fourth grader Calvin's life on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Read full book review >

BETSY B. LITTLE by Anne McEvoy
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

This vertically enhanced title follows the fortunes of Betsy B. Little, extraordinarily tall giraffe and ballet enthusiast. Read full book review >

ONE TRACTOR by Alexandra Siy
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2008

A young boy's imagination fuels adventures galore in this clever one-to-ten counting book. Read full book review >

TURKEYS TOGETHER by Carol Wallace
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

This unusual mid-level easy reader employs realistically illustrated animal characters who speak to one another and use logic to solve a problem together. Read full book review >

CARS by Nancy Smiler Levinson
THINGS THAT GO
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

This mid-level early reader focuses on the history of the automobile industry. Read full book review >

KINDERGARTEN COUNT TO 100 by Jacqueline Rogers
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2004

Rogers offers a counting book for kids who like a little action with their numbers. Read full book review >

PERFECTLY CHELSEA by Claudia Mills
FICTION
Released: March 2, 2004

Yes, nine-year-old Chelsea, whose family life revolves around church activities, is perfect most of the time. Read full book review >

LITTLE SCRAGGLY HAIR by Lynn Cullen
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 15, 2003

Retelling the tale "Why Dogs Have Wet Noses" from the dog's perspective, Cullen sets the story in America and uses Appalachian dialect recorded by Richard Chase. Read full book review >

POETRY
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

A traditionally depicted Santa and his reindeer arrive at a spooky, underground home to deliver presents on Christmas Eve. Read full book review >

GOOSED! by Bill Wallace
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 15, 2002

A dog's settled, comfortable life gets a nip in the nether parts after a puppy's sudden arrival. Read full book review >

KINDERGARTEN ABC by Jacqueline Rogers
ABC BOOKS
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

Rogers returns to the class from Tiptoe into Kindergarten (1999) to introduce a flurry of letters and words in the always-winning treasure-hunt format that will have eyes poring over the pages. Read full book review >

I WANT TO SAY I LOVE YOU by Caralyn Buehner
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

In a tender tale that captures the essence of childhood, a mother describes the myriad reasons she adores her offspring. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 15, 2001

In 1869, at the age of 55, a big woman with a big name—Esther Mae Hobart McQuigg Slack Morris—headed to Wyoming Territory. Read full book review >

WITCH TWINS by Adele Griffin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2001

Two novice Philadelphia witches discover both that magic is harder to control than it seems and that they're not as inseparable as they supposed, in this lighthearted family story with a twist, from the author of Dive (1999). Read full book review >

WITCH TWINS AT CAMP BLISS by Adele Griffin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2001

Luna has begun to have some reservations camping, but her twin, Claire, is determined to be elected "Camp Bliss Girl." Read full book review >

“WAIT FOR ME!” SAID MAGGIE MCGEE by Jean Van Leeuwen
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

A poignant tale about a pint-sized tot who longs to be big. Read full book review >

A BIG, SPOOKY HOUSE by Donna Washington
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2000

This ghost story has more than a touch of the shaggy dog about it and would certainly be more successful as a performance piece than as a storybook. Read full book review >

Released: Aug. 1, 1999

An incantatory surge drives this simple story to an inspired place far beyond the elemental confines of the plot. Read full book review >

PRIVATE LILLY by Sally Warner
FICTION
Released: July 1, 1998

Lily, who is six, her brother Casey, twelve, and their mother have moved from a house in New Jersey to a small apartment in Philadelphia. Read full book review >

THERE GOES LOWELL'S PARTY! by Esther Hershenhorn
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 15, 1998

Old proverbs foretelling rain figure prominently in this tale of a little boy's birthday hopes. Read full book review >

WEIRD PET POEMS by Dilys Evans
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

Animals great and small, real and imaginary sprawl across Rogers's vigorous, spread-filling, eye-filling watercolors in this wild and woolly successor to Monster Soup and Other Spooky Poems (1992). Read full book review >

THE PUPPY SISTER by S.E. Hinton
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

Can a puppy grow up into a girl? Read full book review >

FIVE LIVE BONGOS by George Ella Lyon
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

Painter/Dad wants his children to sit quietly and learn to paint, but ``the Bongos'' have their own ideas. Read full book review >

BEST FRIENDS SLEEP OVER by Jacqueline Rogers
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

Gilbert Gorilla is so excited about his elephant friend Eddie's slumber party that he forgets to take along his toy clown, in case he can't fall asleep. Read full book review >

MONSTER SOUP by Dilys Evans
NONFICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

The genesis of this captivating book was unusual: the compiler (who is also an illustrators' agent), responding to Rogers's fascination with monsters (`` `They' kept popping up in her sketches; and we would talk about `them' as though they already existed and were only in need of a place to be''), chose these 16 poems not only for their appeal but also to summon Rogers's particular vision. Read full book review >

EMMA AND FRECKLES by Valerie Beales
ANIMALS
Released: June 30, 1992

When Emma gets a pony for her llth birthday, her dreams come true, but her joy is soon tempered by reality. Read full book review >

THE COTTONTAIL CAPER by Stephen Roos
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1992

A second episode in the ``Pet Lovers Club'' series pits third-grader Erin and her bunny Peter against the other club members, who want to raise money for the new animal shelter by electing a pet to lead the Easter Parade. Read full book review >

LOVE ME, LOVE MY WEREWOLF by Stephen Roos
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

In this first in a new series, the third graders of the Pet Lovers' Club organize a Halloween party to benefit a local animal shelter; unfortunately, class bully Dirty Donald promises to come. Read full book review >

WANTED...MUD BLOSSOM by Betsy Byars
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

A little like A Midsummer Night's Dream, this fifth romp with the Blossom clan flits lightly from amusing episode to hilarious set scene, the characters mixing, matching, and eventually sorting themselves out. Read full book review >