Books by Jennifer Thermes

LITTLE AUTHOR IN THE BIG WOODS by Yona Zeldis McDonough
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Less mesmerizing than Wilder's prose but similar in its simple sentences that convey big ideas. (author's note, epilogue, craft project, recipes, list of books by Wilder, glossary, further reading) (Biography. 8-12)"
This condensation of the long, peripatetic life of Laura Ingalls Wilder will intrigue fans of the Little House series. Read full book review >
BEAR AND BIRD by James Skofield
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 15, 2014

"A good title to share when talking about death with children. (Picture book. 4 -7)"
Old Bear and baby Bird become close friends. Read full book review >
THERE ARE NO MOOSE ON THIS ISLAND! by Stephanie Calmenson
Released: Oct. 11, 2013

"A valuable reminder to enjoy the outdoors and keep an eye out for possibilities! (Meet the Moose facts, author's note) (Picture book. 3-6)"
A young boy out with his father is certain that he will spot a moose. So is the moose. Read full book review >
HELEN KELLER'S BEST FRIEND BELLE by Holly M. Barry
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"While Helen Keller's love of dogs isn't an integral part of her personal biography, it's an interesting hook to draw children into the story of this fascinating, inspirational woman. (Picture book/biography. 4-10)"
Helen Keller's life is summarized for younger children in this attractively illustrated biography that uses Keller's love for dogs as a unifying thematic thread. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 9, 2012

"Parents beware: Children are likely to scout out the highest hill to try to replicate this amazing run. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young girl's first-person narration brings a New England sled ride to life. Read full book review >
MAGGIE & OLIVER by Valerie Hobbs
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"A touching and emotionally satisfying foundling tale. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
In 1905 Boston, a 10-year-old orphan finds herself on the streets (with a mysterious golden locket), as does a just-orphaned dog, in this heartwarming story about a search for home under rough conditions. Read full book review >
WHEN I WAS BUILT by Jennifer Thermes
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"A charming way to introduce readers to the days before cell phones, shopping malls, and air travel. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Thermes introduces a contemporary of Virginia Lee Burton's Little House (1942) in this perspicuous, low-key debut. Read full book review >