Books by Jennifer Plecas

Released: July 11, 2013

"Bibliotherapy with its heart in the right place, though a little underdone. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Olive and Emily, Emily and Olive; they will be best friends forever. Period. The End. Or is it? Read full book review >
THE BASKET BALL by Esmé Raji Codell
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

Girl power on the b-ball court.

Lulu is what you might call a girly-girl. Read full book review >

PRETEND by Jennifer  Plecas
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2011

"Darling and genuine. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A sweet, imaginative father-son adventure. Read full book review >
ELLA KAZOO WILL NOT BRUSH HER HAIR by Lee Fox
FICTION
Released: Jan. 5, 2010

Ella Kazoo will do anything to avoid brushing her hair. Read full book review >

LOVE IS A GOOD THING TO FEEL by Barbara Joosse
FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

A little girl and her toy rabbit riff on love in a sort of free-association celebration. Read full book review >

PLEASE IS A GOOD WORD TO SAY by Barbara Joosse
NONFICTION
Released: May 1, 2007

Chatty and knowledgeable about today's etiquette, a little girl named Harriet with red "curly burly" locks demonstrates good words and phrases for all kinds of situations. Read full book review >

BAD DOG SCHOOL by Barbara M. Joosse
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 23, 2004

Zippy is a small, tan dog of indeterminate breed but distinct character in this story with a theme of compromise and moderation. Read full book review >

BABY DANCED THE POLKA by Karen Beaumont
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 1, 2004

The toddler and nursery-school sets will delightedly clap and cavort in step with this wide-awake baby, who boogies with a succession of toy animals rather than settle down to sleep. Read full book review >

LOVE THAT BABY! by Kathryn Lasky
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

A reassuring mini-encyclopedia of what life is like with a new baby addresses its audience of only slightly older siblings with enthusiastic cheer. Read full book review >

AGAPANTHUS HUM AND THE ANGEL HOOT by Joy Cowley
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

Good little Mommy and good little Daddy are back with their irrepressible, growing daughter, Agapanthus Hum (Agapanthus Hum and the Eyeglasses, 1999; Agapanthus Hum and Major Bark, 2001). Read full book review >

GET WELL, GOOD KNIGHT by Shelley Moore Thomas
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

Ah-choo! The three little dragons are sick and the Good Knight (Good Night, Good Knight, 1999) once again comes to the rescue. Read full book review >

AGAPANTHUS HUM AND MAJOR BARK by Joy Cowley
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

Cowley's (Agapanthus Hum and the Eyeglasses, 1999) spunky, bespectacled heroine acquires a pet as unabashedly unique as she is when a trip to the local shelter results not in the intended cat, but a dog. Read full book review >

EMMA’S YUCKY BROTHER by Jean Little
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

The very best easy readers also succeed as picture books or read-alone fiction that a child would choose to read as an entertaining story rather than an educational exercise. Read full book review >

AGAPANTHUS HUM AND THE EYEGLASSES by Joy Cowley
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

Agapanthus Hum is always in motion, a packet of energy who also happens to wear glasses, which cause her no end of trouble. Read full book review >

EMMA'S MAGIC WINTER by Jean Little
FANTASY
Released: Aug. 30, 1998

Several complicated issues for children are nicely resolved in Little's book, her first for the I Can Read series. Read full book review >

RATTLEBONE ROCK by Sylvia Andrews
FICTION
Released: Sept. 30, 1995

A bouncy, airy rhyme of ghouls who leave their graves on Halloween for an all-night shindig. Read full book review >

SNOW DAY! by Barbara M. Joosse
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 21, 1995

I FOUND MOUSE by Pamela D. Greenwood
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 19, 1994

Mom is off to study Native American art for three weeks, and Justin, 10, is backpacking with Grandad, leaving Dad and younger sister Tessie, the narrator, to cope on their own. Read full book review >

THE OUTSIDE DOG by Charlotte Pomerantz
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 30, 1993

Her grandpa is adamant—Marisol may not have a dog, even though there are numerous strays on their Puerto Rican hillside; dogs have ``fleas and ticks and who knows what.'' Marisol doesn't complain, but bit by ingenuous bit she negotiates. Read full book review >

WHAT ABOUT MY GOLDFISH? by Pamela D. Greenwood
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 20, 1993

A reassuring early chapter-book about moving. Read full book review >