Books by Joan Sandin

FRANNY’S FRIENDS by Catarina Kruusval
ADVENTURE
Released: April 10, 2008

A little girl leads her friends on an outing but follows them home. Read full book review >

AT HOME IN A NEW LAND by Joan Sandin
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

Sandin presents her third slice of Swedish-American history in the venerable I Can Read series. Read full book review >

A HIPPO’S TALE by Lena Landström
ANIMALS
Released: April 6, 2007

Mrs. Hippopotamus is the Greta Garbo of hippos. Read full book review >

BOO AND BAA HAVE COMPANY by Lena Landström
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 12, 2006

Thank goodness: Swedish sheep Boo and Baa make their return to America after a six-year absence. Read full book review >

FOUR HENS AND A ROOSTER by Lena Landström
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 8, 2005

The hens revolt when Rooster gets too big for his britches in this droll barnyard spoof. Read full book review >

COYOTE SCHOOL NEWS by Joan Sandin
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

There's a delightful authenticity to this fictional account of the events of 1938 in a one-room school in the ranch country of southern Arizona. Read full book review >

GOOD NIGHT, ANIMALS by Lena Arro
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 26, 2002

Bubble confidently walks right to the tent, securely holding his sleeping bag and pillow for his overnight tent adventure with his sister, uncertain Pearl, who awkwardly holds her gear as if it might fall on her feet. Read full book review >

AS THE CROW FLIES by Elizabeth Winthrop
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 20, 1998

From Winthrop (The Little Humpbacked Horse, 1997, etc.), a look at joint custody through the eyes of second-grader Michael, who talks to his father in Delaware via cordless phone while riding his bike in front of his Arizona home, where he lives with his mother. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 22, 1993

The author of Linnea in Monet's Garden (1987) explores the connection between Alice Liddell, the book Alice, and its creator in an inviting array of anecdotes, biographical details, descriptions of the Oxford setting, photos (many by Dodgson, still renowned as a photographer of children), period illustrations, and Eriksson's precisely detailed art. Read full book review >

SNOWSHOE THOMPSON by Nancy Smiler Levinson
HISTORY
Released: Jan. 30, 1992

Based on a historical character, a Norwegian who came to 1850's California, a story about some of the earliest skis in the US. Read full book review >