Books by Jennifer Richard Jacobson

THE DOLLAR KIDS by Jennifer Richard Jacobson
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"A rich, thoughtful exploration of individual and community resilience. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A family relocates to a former mill town, lured by the opportunity to reset their lives by starting a business and purchasing a run-down house for $1. Read full book review >
PAPER THINGS by Jennifer Richard Jacobson
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"A thoughtful and moving exploration of homelessness. (Fiction. 10-14)"
There is no safety net for Ari. Read full book review >
SMALL AS AN ELEPHANT by Jennifer Richard Jacobson
Released: March 1, 2011

"Jack's journey to a new kind of family is inspiring and never sappy. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Eleven-year-old Jack is older than his years; he has to be. Read full book review >
Released: April 27, 2010

"Carly is ultimately a pitiable figure, and Jacobson's gradual reveal, through Nola's first-person, present-tense narration, of the fun, then the danger, of this classic frenemy's borderline personality disorder is deliciously, palpably tense. (Fiction. 15 & up)"
Nola has always stood by her younger sister, Song—through surgery, chemotherapy, remission and the recurrence of Song's cancer—but, craving adventure and normalcy, she takes a summer job as a waitress at Rocky Cove, a swanky Maine resort. Read full book review >
WINNIE AT HER BEST by Jennifer Richard Jacobson
Released: Aug. 7, 2006

"Winnie Fletcher is the kind of friend we all wish we could be. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Zoe is the smart one; Vanessa is the actress; and Winnie, well, is Winnie special in any way or is she simply destined to be the "ordinary" girl in the trio? Read full book review >
ANDY SHANE AND THE PUMPKIN TRICK by Jennifer Richard Jacobson
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"With hilarious yet familiar situations, frequent pen-and-ink illustrations, accessible vocabulary and two characters filled with the feisty spirit of a very young Ramona Quimby, Jacobson's offering is the perfect treat for newest readers. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Andy Shane and his sometimes enemy/sometimes best friend Dolores Starbuckle are back and ready to celebrate Halloween. Read full book review >
Released: July 1, 2005

"Readers will want to follow Andy all the way through school. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Andy Shane doesn't want to be at school. Read full book review >
STAINED by Jennifer Richard Jacobson
Released: March 1, 2005

"Provocative—and timely. (Fiction. YA)"
Although set in the 1970s, this well-written and suspenseful story deals with contemporary issues. Read full book review >
TRULY WINNIE by Jennifer Richard Jacobson
Released: Aug. 25, 2003

"Written with a light touch and illustrated with winsome line drawings, this is a series for young readers to write home about. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Winning second episode about nine-year-old Winnie Fletcher; this time she's at sleep-away camp. Read full book review >
WINNIE DANCING ON HER OWN by Jennifer Richard Jacobson
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

Jacobson (Moon Sandwich Mom, 1999, etc.) does a skillful job of showing the heart-wrenching emotions felt by a child left behind by unfeeling friends in this easy novel for girls interested in ballet. Read full book review >
A NET OF STARS by Jennifer Richard Jacobson
Released: June 1, 1998

"In Shed's hazy, golden-toned paintings, the carnival and the farm children are washed in summery light; Etta's intense satisfaction is written across her face in the penultimate scene, and readers will feel it with her. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A child finds a way to get past her fear of heights in this sensitive, well-knit episode. Read full book review >