Books by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff

ANOTHER DAY AS EMILY by Eileen Spinelli
Released: May 13, 2014

"A witty and endearing story with a timeless message. (Verse fiction. 9-12)"
Spinelli's free verse presents a summer of self-acceptance for one girl. Read full book review >
PEACE, BABY by Linda Ashman
Released: May 1, 2013

"Excellent advice in a sweet and easy-to-swallow package. (Picture book. 2-6)"
When things aren't going right, what's the best reaction? Peace, baby! Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Not likely to be much help in an actual library, but the concept that there's a system may be reassuring. (basic chart) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
The Great Library Code is deciphered simplistically and, more problematically, in labored rhyme. Read full book review >
THE DANCING PANCAKE by Eileen Spinelli
Released: May 11, 2010

"Choose readers who'll enjoy, rather than envy, Bindi's parents' reunion at the end. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Eleven-year-old Bindi copes with her parents' separation and an unsettling move, supported by a gently colorful cast of characters. Read full book review >
SUMMERHOUSE TIME by Eileen Spinelli
Released: May 22, 2007

"Sophie's humorous outlook, combined with Spinelli's lyrical blank prose, makes for a book that's as light and satisfying as a summer breeze. (Fiction. 7-10)"
All year, Sophie eagerly anticipates the month of August, aka summerhouse time, when her extended family rents a house by the beach. Read full book review >