Books by Jennifer Kalis

MALLORY MAKES A DIFFERENCE by Laurie Friedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"While readers can celebrate Mallory's widening outlook on the world, they may yearn for a little less vanilla-flavored syrup. (Fiction. 7-11)"
After the disappointment of taking on too much for Halloween, Mallory decides she needs to be more philanthropic for the next holiday in this 28th and final tale. Read full book review >
PLAY IT AGAIN, MALLORY by Laurie Friedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Readers of the series will probably eagerly scoop up another somewhat vanilla-flavored entry. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Like most of the kids in grades four through six in her school, Mallory's thrilled to hear they're going to have six weeks of arts electives—until she is assigned the tuba. What's a girl to do? Read full book review >
MALLORY AND MARY ANN TAKE NEW YORK by Laurie Friedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Slight and formulaic. (Fiction.7-10)"
Mallory's friendship with Mary Ann is tested in this latest installment of the long-running series. Read full book review >
STEP FOURTH, MALLORY! by Laurie Friedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

The format in the latest in Friedman's popular Mallory series follows the well-established pattern. Nine-year-old Mallory is excited about beginning fourth grade. Both Joey, her next-door neighbor, and her best, best, best friend Mary Ann, from her old neighborhood, will be in her class, and Mallory believes this will be the greatest year ever. Things go terribly wrong the first day, however. Their new teacher has a set of rules he expects students to uphold, and in the first five minutes of the first class Mallory breaks one. By the end of the first week she has broken all ten. Worst of all? Mallory and Mary Ann have a crush on the same boy, and he seems to prefer Mary Ann. Mallory's chatty, first-person narrative will keep readers' interest as she tries to solve her problems, with mixed results. With the addition of e-mail messages and a touch of romance, this easy-to-read chapter book has a slightly older theme than its predecessors. The book will appeal to fans of Marissa Moss's Amelia series. (Fiction. 7-11)Read full book review >