Books by Jill Weber

PIPPA'S PASSOVER PLATE by Vivian Kirkfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2019

"In the end too much is left unanswered, making this book pleasant but only passable. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A mouse searches for and finally finds her missing Seder plate. Read full book review >
EVEN HIGHER! by Eric A. Kimmel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Weber's delicate, simple watercolor, crayon and ink drawings add a guileless charm to the Old World shtetl scenes. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Each year just before the High Holidays, the Rabbi of Nemirov disappears. Read full book review >
THIRD GRADE BABY by Jenny Meyerhoff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2008

"Weber's fresh pencil illustrations add credibility to this school story. (Fiction. 6-8)"
Polly Peterson is dealing with a new school year, a demanding, teething baby brother and a science project that lets everyone in the class, even the nasty new boy, know that she has not lost any baby teeth yet. Read full book review >
MAPLE SYRUP SEASON by Ann Purmell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"A necessary purchase for any library with pancake-eating patrons. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-8)"
From breaking out a trail to the sugar bush and tapping the trees, to boiling the sap and tasting "sugar on snow," Purmell treats readers to a look at the work that goes into making maple syrup, a tradition in the Brockwell family. Read full book review >
CHRISTMAS TREE FARM by Ann Purmell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"An appendix includes Christmas tree legends and facts as well as a timeline. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A little boy helps his grandfather on the family Christmas tree farm in this exploratory look at the way real Christmas trees are grown. Read full book review >
TO HEAR THE ANGELS SING by W. Nikola-Lisa
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Parents could use this with toddlers to introduce the Christmas story, and Sunday school and parochial school teachers in the primary grades will find it a worthwhile addition to the seasonal bookshelf. (Picture book/nonfiction. 2-6)"
Nikola-Lisa (Summer Sun Risin', p. 575. etc.) recounts the Nativity story in a simple, repetitive text that can be sung to the tune of "This Is the Way We Wash Our Clothes," and the text actually works better if it's sung rather than read. Read full book review >
HARP O’GOLD by Teresa Bateman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2001

"Patrick's Day picture books. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Bateman reminds readers of the proverbial phrases, "Be careful what you wish for" and "Money can't buy happiness." Read full book review >
NONFICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
Seconds, minutes, days, weeks, months, years, forever—it's surprising how arbitrary our temporal bookkeeping is, owing as much to lore as to science. Read full book review >