Books by Joe Berger

WHIZZ! POP! GRANNY, STOP! by Tracey Corderoy
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Corderoy and Berger have concocted a splendid follow-up (Hubble, Bubble, Granny Trouble, 2012) full of gentle humor spotlighting the special relationship between grandmothers and granddaughters. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Granny sure knows how to cast a spell, but her granddaughter, who narrates, just wants to spend time getting ready for her upcoming birthday party without using the special "Helping Kit." Read full book review >
CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG AND THE RACE AGAINST TIME by Frank Cottrell Boyce
Released: March 12, 2013

"The wild ride leaves the Tootings in 1966, carless and in midpredicament. Expect further episodes. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
More of a romp through time than a race against it (though a race does figure in), this second authorized sequel sends the reconstructed car with a mind of its own careening from the Cretaceous to the Jazz Age, Venezuela to the Wild West, while folding in references and tributes to Ian Fleming's classic tale. Read full book review >
PRINCESS IN TRAINING by Tammi Sauer
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Princess power saves the day in a humorous antidote to pretty in pink. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Karate-chopping, moat-splashing and skateboard-zooming are much more fun for Princess Viola than tiara-wearing and hand-waving. Read full book review >
MY SPECIAL ONE AND ONLY by Joe Berger
Released: Aug. 16, 2012

"Give to fans of Knuffle Bunny and to any child who appreciates an intense bond with a special toy. (Picture book. 3-6)"
After getting a coin for her lost tooth, dynamic Bridget sets forth on what she thinks will be an exciting shopping trip only to find she must rescue her most beloved, "special one and only" Captain Cat toy. Read full book review >
HUBBLE BUBBLE GRANNY TROUBLE by Tracey Corderoy
Released: July 10, 2012

"Nestled among the burping bats and mischievous frogs, a lesson on appreciating differences is charmingly presented. Let this tale work its magic throughout the year. (Picture book. 3-6) "
As they say, be careful what you wish for… Read full book review >
CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG FLIES AGAIN by Frank Cottrell Boyce
Released: March 1, 2012

Ian Fleming's strong-minded auto takes a new road trip, and if its passengers are largely just along for the ride, it's still a grand outing. Read full book review >
EARTH TO CLUNK by Pam Smallcomb
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2011

"Rarely have school letter-writing exercises been so much fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The boy in Smallcomb's story starts as a put-upon grouchypants but slowly turns over the course of a pen-pal correspondence. Read full book review >
HATTIE THE BAD by Jane Devlin
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2010

"A true scion of Eloise, the shameless Hattie's so bad she's just great! (Picture book. 3-5)"
A theatrical girl with a penchant for being bad tries to be good in this wry exploration of the dynamics of behavior. Read full book review >