Books by Jennifer Roy

Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"A well-researched piece of historical fiction, just a bit flat as a novel. (Historical fiction. 8-13)"
Ali's hometown of Basra, Iraq, is near the border with Kuwait, which makes it a dangerous place to live in 1991, during Operation Desert Storm. Read full book review >
CORDIALLY UNINVITED by Jennifer Roy
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2012

"Only the most passionate of princess devotees will fall head-over-heels for this one. (Fiction. 8-11)"
A junior bridesmaid's work is never done. Read full book review >
MINDBLIND by Jennifer Roy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Readers will be happy to see Nathaniel succeed. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Lovable 14-year-old "Aspie" Nathaniel Clark stores his memories in computer-like files in his brain, loves formulas, plays keyboard in a rock band, has some trouble in social situations, likes to spend time in his own mental world and really, really wants to be a genius. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 23, 2010

"Certainly Huliska-Beith's thick paints catch the eye as she cleverly mimics Mommy's activities with the baby's imagined adventures, but even so, this effort is likely to provoke a slew of baffled questions with its skewed view into a fetus's world. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A tale that means to impress with its ingenuity ends up instead presenting a confusing take on what goes on in utero. Read full book review >
TAKE TWO by Julia DeVillers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 26, 2010

"Chick lit for the tween set. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Busted in school for switching identities in Trading Faces (2009), identical twins Payton (fashion conscious) and Emma (studious), must now pay the price in this stand-alone sequel. Read full book review >
YELLOW STAR by Jennifer Roy
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2006

"Classroom teachers might want to partner this book with Jerry Spinelli's Milkweed (2003). (Historical fiction. 10+)"
Syvia—the author's aunt—is too young to know what's happening, but she and her family have been evicted from their home and, with the other neighborhood Jews, have been relocated to the Lodz ghetto at the start of WWII. Read full book review >