Books by Jesse Goossens

JUMPING PENGUINS by Jesse Goossens
Released: Oct. 3, 2013

"A distinct change of pace from the general run of animal galleries, if better suited for chortling over than mining for school reports. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Whimsy rules this pairing of unusual animal facts and droll illustrations. Read full book review >
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE by Jesse Goossens
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A slowly paced, heartfelt coming-of-age tale that effectively, albeit placidly explores life—and death—in small-town America. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
Anna, from the Netherlands, is sent to spend her summer vacation in rural Pennsylvania when her parents refuse to let her join her friends for a wild week at a Spanish beach. Read full book review >
PLASTIC SOUP by Jesse Goossens
Released: May 1, 2011

"Given that better efforts for American readers are available, this is an appropriate choice only for the most dedicated of environmentalists. (Nonfiction. 12 & up) "
An important environmental issue, plastic trash in the ocean, receives thorough—but often confusing—coverage. Read full book review >