Books by Jamie Harper

ELLRAY JAKES WALKS THE PLANK by Sally Warner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2012

"The EllRay Jakes stories are just right for his real-life peers; short enough to be read by kids getting comfortable with chapter booksand also enjoyable and authentic. (Fiction. 6-8)"
The third installment in this series about third-grader with a penchant for "messing up" (EllRay Jakes Is Not a Chicken, 2011, etc.) revisits an unfortunately evergreen theme from the first book: bullying. Read full book review >
MISS MINGO WEATHERS THE STORM by Jamie Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"The appealing story and wide array of weather facts make this a breath of fresh air to round out and add interest to weather units that are heavy in nonfiction titles. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A class hike to the weather observatory turns out to be more educational than anticipated for Miss Mingo and her eclectic group of students. Read full book review >
ELLRAY JAKES IS A ROCK STAR! by Sally Warner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"A welcome addition to the tales from Oak Glen Primary School. (Fiction. 7-11)"
This second series entry (EllRay Jakes Is Not a Chicken, 2011) features an unofficial popularity contest and EllRay's struggles to extricate himself from the fix he gets into after he tries to take a shortcut to earn the respect of his classmates. Read full book review >
ELLRAY JAKES IS NOT A CHICKEN! by Sally Warner
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"EllRay's struggles and eventual success coping with bullying, a hot-button topic, ring true, and kids who enjoyed previous Emma stories will appreciate this take from the boys' side. (Fiction. 7-11)"
The creator of the series about third-grader Emma McGraw (Only Emma, 2005, etc.) focuses on a new character here: EllRay Jakes, one of Emma's classmates. Read full book review >
MILES TO GO by Jamie Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Here's hoping there are more roadtrips in his future. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This book proves that good things come in small packages. Read full book review >
YUM YUM, BABY BUNDT by Jamie Harper
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Its companion, Blast Off, Baby Bundt: A Recipe for Playtime (ISBN: 978-0-7636-3777-4), takes the same format. (12 mos.-4)"
As the subtitle suggests, this toddler book takes the form of cooking instructions, from an introductory spread of ingredients ("1 hungry Baby Bundt / 1 bib, washable," etc.) to the narrative itself ("Spread the sauce all around. / Slurp up every bit"). Read full book review >
SUPER EMMA by Sally Warner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Emma is a character complicated enough to question herself, make mistakes and triumph in the end. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Emma McGraw's back! Read full book review >
MISS MINGO AND THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL by Jamie Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"A cute combination of animal fact book and a lesson in kindergarten preparedness. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In Miss Mingo's classroom, the first day is all about getting to know what makes each student unique. Read full book review >
NOT-SO-WEIRD EMMA by Sally Warner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Young readers will recognize Emma and her classmates and will look forward to hearing how they do in the third month of school. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Emma has now reached her next milestone: She is in her second month of third grade at her new school. Read full book review >
ONLY EMMA by Sally Warner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"Lots of fun. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Third-grader Emma McGraw is an only child and she likes it that way. Read full book review >
ME TOO! by Jamie Harper
by Jamie Harper, illustrated by Jamie Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"With its compassionate ending, this is a must for any multi-child home. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The title is the clarion cry of Grace's little sister in this wry look at sibling adulation. Read full book review >
DON’T GROWN-UPS EVER HAVE FUN? by Jamie Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Kids will probably enjoy it too. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Harper must have had some fun imagining what children really think of their busy, boring parents. Read full book review >