Books by Jessica Harper

I BARFED ON MRS. KENLY by Jessica Harper
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"New readers and fans of Judy Moody and Ramona Quimby will find a new heroine to appreciate in the irrepressible Cleo. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Likable Cleo has gotten herself into another fix, and this time she's the victim of her own unpredictable stomach. Read full book review >
UH-OH, CLEO by Jessica Harper
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"At the end, Cleo decides to turn this episode into fodder for in-class writing, and young writers will want to mine their family memories for stories of their own. (Fiction. 6-8)"
Cleo Small tells the hilarious story (based on the author's real life) of her five siblings, two parents and a mountain hike on Mount Baldy. Read full book review >
UH-OH, CLEO by Jessica Harper
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2008

"A sure hit. (Fiction. 5-8)"
If you want to get an eight-year-old to tell a story, ask him if he has ever been to the emergency room or had an accident. Read full book review >
A PLACE CALLED KINDERGARTEN by Jessica Harper
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2006

"A must for those awaiting the return of their own kindergartener. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A perennial topic gets a new perspective in Harper's latest. Read full book review >
FOUR BOYS NAMED JORDAN by Jessica Harper
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2004

"Required reading for prospective parents. (Picture book. 6-8)"
What price faddish baby-naming? Read full book review >
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2004

"Harper's droll tale is the perfect antidote to school-day blues and a great follow-up to Lizzie's Do's and Don'ts (2002). (Picture book. 4-8)"
With wry good humor, Lizzy recounts the activities of her day to her mother. Read full book review >
I LIKE WHERE I AM by Jessica Harper
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2004

"Those who buy this to calm recalcitrant young movers should take the time to read the rollicking, rhythmic, fun verse aloud. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Lyrical text and cartoonish illustrations give life to an otherwise prosaic moving-is-not-so-bad tale. Read full book review >
LIZZY’S DO’S AND DON’TS by Jessica Harper
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2002

"With wry observations couched in perky rhymes and a lively tempo, Harper's light-hearted tale delivers a sincere reminder to parents and children to treasure each other. (Picture book. 4-8)"
With the same panache of their previous collaborations (Nora's Room, 2001, etc.), the Harper sisters create a spunky tale about the woes and challenges of growing up. Read full book review >
NORA’S ROOM by Jessica Harper
FICTION
Released: June 30, 2001

"Loads of fun to read aloud—the text and art just beg for exaggerated theatrics on the reader's part: this is one rollicking ride. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Sisters Harper and duPont team up once again (I'm Not Going to Chase the Cat Today!, 2000) to create a stridently silly tale to tickle funnybones. Read full book review >
I’M NOT GOING TO CHASE THE CAT TODAY! by Jessica Harper
ANIMALS
Released: May 31, 2000

"Wacky and lively illustrations of stylishly dressed animals and amusing little details add zest to a story of a simple yet easily forgotten truth. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The Harper sisters join forces to illustrate that there is nothing wrong with being you, but sometimes that includes trying something unique. Read full book review >
I FORGOT MY SHOES by Jessica Harper
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"This offbeat book will stir readers' imaginations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When everyone around her becomes afflicted with memory lapses, a young girl's ordinary day becomes an adventure. Read full book review >