Books by Janet Halfmann

MIDNIGHT TEACHER by Janet Halfmann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2018

"An excellent homage to an African-American woman who taught ahead of her time. (Picture book/biography. 7-11)"
An unsung hero and literacy champion whose teaching changed many lives. Read full book review >
GRANDMA IS A SLOWPOKE by Janet Halfmann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2016

"A sweet celebration of intergenerational slowpokery. (Picture book. 3-8)"
An unnamed little girl likes to go on long walks across the countryside with her grandmother…but Grandma, who walks with a cane, is a slowpoke. Read full book review >
ANIMAL TEACHERS by Janet Halfmann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"Nicely connecting the child to the natural world, this would be a useful opener for a unit about animals as well as a title to share with young animal lovers. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Just like human children, animal babies from chicks to bear cubs learn lessons from adults around them. Read full book review >
EGGS 1 2 3 by Janet Halfmann
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2012

"A solid addition to the spring egg shelf. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Writing for a younger audience than usual, Halfmann pares down the text, leaving a math/science book that will have readers counting, guessing and learning baby-animal names. Read full book review >
HOME IN THE CAVE by Shennen Bersani
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2012

"Bat lovers (or haters, for that matter) aren't going to learn anything here that isn't offered more clearly and with less anthropomorphism elsewhere. (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
A young bat explores cave ecology, squired by a pack rat with a flashlight. Read full book review >
STAR OF THE SEA by Janet Halfmann
ANIMALS
Released: May 24, 2011

"This combines with the lack of scientific vocabulary to keep this from being a solid resource, but it could serve to spark further interest. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
An introduction to the ochre sea star, a Pacific coast variety. Read full book review >
SEVEN MILES TO FREEDOM by Janet Halfmann
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2008

"A triumph. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 6-11)"
The daring Civil War escape of a slave, his crew and their families in a stolen Confederate supply boat receives appropriately inspirational treatment in this new picture book. Read full book review >