Books by Jaime Zollars

FOXHEART by Claire Legrand
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Tedious and derivative. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
A 12-year-old white girl discovers she is a witch and sets off to fight forces of evil with her magical animal companion. Read full book review >
ENTER A GLOSSY WEB by McKenna Ruebush
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"This trilogy opener may not be consistently inventive, but there are enough peculiar, oddball moments to keep readers surprised from beginning to end. (Fantasy. 9-14)"
This debut fantasy tests the theory that a great opening and closing number will cause an audience to forgive almost anything. Read full book review >
GREENGLASS HOUSE by Kate Milford
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"An abundantly diverting mystery seasoned with mild fantasy and just a little steampunk. (Mystery/fantasy. 10-14)"
When his parents' hotel fills up with a variety of unexpected guests just days before Christmas, Milo is caught up in mysterious goings-on. Read full book review >
THE SHABBAT PUPPY by Leslie Kimmelman
Released: April 1, 2012

"An effective presentation of the weekly religious observance as a personal reflection on life's simple pleasures. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The peaceful respite offered by Shabbat is celebrated in the nature walks a boy and his grandfather enjoy. Read full book review >
NOT A BUZZ TO BE FOUND by Linda Glaser
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A great overview—for more specifics about each insect, check out Judy Allen's Backyard Books series. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
This look at how insects survive the cold may have young naturalists scouring the winter landscape to find them for themselves. Read full book review >
CAKES AND MIRACLES by Barbara Diamond Goldin
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Large double-page spreads in muted green and brown tones rendered in collage and acrylic provide fully descriptive scenes of Eastern European shtetl life for this positive and upbeat retelling. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Goldin pares down her original tale, published in 1991 with illustrations by Erika Weihs, to a succinct story and gives Basha, the mother, a less restrictive and critical voice. Read full book review >
INSIDE THE SLIDY DINER by Laurel Snyder
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Here's a diner well worth repeated visits—but steer clear of the 'chocolate' milk. (Picture book. 6-9)"
In as fine a game of Grossout as ever was, a child squires an anxious-looking friend around a diner in which, she claims, the cuisine runs to Pumpkin Asparagus Pie and Greasily Niblets, the floor is so slick that booths sometimes slide out into the street and the proprietor is decidedly witchy: "Sometimes Ethelmae grins at you, and you can see her tooth." Read full book review >
NOT IN ROOM 204 by Shannon Riggs
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2007

"A good choice for parents and teachers who plan to address safety and molestation with children. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Regina Lillian Hadwig loves Room 204. Read full book review >