Books by Jane O'Connor

LULU AND THE WITCH BABY by Jane O'Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 22, 2014

"Share this well-designed story with those grappling with sibling issues or with a small group come October. Truly, it is a good title to pick up anytime. (Early reader. 4-8)"
Newly independent readers with younger siblings will be sympathetic with Lulu Witch's frustrations concerning Witch Baby and amused when her remedial potion and spell deliver unexpected results. Read full book review >
FANCY NANCY AND THE WEDDING OF THE CENTURY by Jane O'Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"Frothy and fun, Nancy's latest adventure feels as fresh as her first appearance. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Given the obvious opportunities, it's remarkable that it took O'Connor and Glasser eight years to place their pulchritudinous picture-book phenom into a wedding-themed tale—but the wait was worth it. Read full book review >
ALMOST TRUE CONFESSIONS by Jane O'Connor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"O'Connor (Dangerous Admissions, 2007) definitely has an insider's view of the publishing world, though she doesn't make the romantic aspects of Rannie's life nearly as interesting."
An elusive writer is murdered in spite of the tameness of her latest tell-all. Read full book review >
LULU GOES TO WITCH SCHOOL by Jane O'Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"While new readers will giggle at details such as the teacher's name (Miss Slime) or the rat-liver sandwich Lulu eats for lunch, mostly they will appreciate the story, which resonates with their own experience. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Lulu Witch is excited to begin witch school—that is, until a know-it-all classmate spoils the experience. Will the two witches ever get along? Read full book review >
TOO MANY TUTUS by Jane O'Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"Little girls with a tutu habit (and mothers with bulging closets) will enjoy the further adventures of little Nancy, and soon they will graduate to the chapter books about their heroine. Amusing, which is fancy for 'fun.'(Early reader. 4-7)"
The lover of all things fancy is back in this early-reader offering. Read full book review >
READY OR NOT, HERE COMES SCOUT! by Jill Abramson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Kids don't want a lesson in playground etiquette delivered in didactic fashion from a puppy, even a cute one. Ready or not? Not. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A boisterous golden retriever puppy narrates her attempts to make friends at the dog park in this earnest but uninspired story that fails to capture the bouncy charm of a real puppy. Read full book review >
NANCY CLANCY, SUPER SLEUTH by Jane O'Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2012

"Nancy is one sassy gumshoe. Her fans will enjoy growing up with her. (Mystery. 7-10)"
Fancy Nancy is back, this time in a chapter book. Read full book review >
SECRET ADMIRER by Jane O'Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2012

"Ooh la la! What will these two friends think of next? (Fiction. 5-8)"
When there are no mysteries to solve, Nancy and best friend Bree turn their sleuthing skills to the business of love. Read full book review >