Books by James Bennett

TELL ME A SCARY STORY...BUT NOT TOO SCARY! by Carl Reiner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"The illustrations are successful, so choose their audience carefully; the words are too forced to make a shivery tale to be relished. (CD included) (Picture book. 3-6)"
Despite its subtitle, this may indeed be too scary for some of its intended audience, though some children just love to be frightened. Read full book review >
HALLOWEEN by Jerry Seinfeld
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"The publisher labels the book for 'all ages'—change that to 30-50, and you'll get a much better match of product to audience. (Picture book. 12+)"
What do you get when you cross one of America's most successful comedians with one of childhood's most sacred days? Read full book review >
THE SQUARED CIRCLE by James Bennett
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

A vivid, heartrending story of a top athlete struggling to leave the glory road and find his own path, and a strong follow-up to Bennett's Dakota Dream (1994). Read full book review >
DAKOTA DREAM by James Bennett
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1994

"A sobering portrait, with a conclusion young readers will find satisfying. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Shunted from one foster home to another, Floyd is sustained by the idea that becoming a Dakota is his ``destiny''; one day, he'll be accepted into the tribe. Read full book review >
I CAN HEAR THE MOURNING DOVE by James Bennett
Released: Oct. 1, 1990

Deeply disturbed by her father's death, Grace is in a mental hospital after attempting suicide. Read full book review >