Books by Josée Masse

THE CARE & KEEPING OF YOU 2 by Cara Natterson
Released: March 1, 2013

"Sure to be welcomed, and especially useful for families and collections where the more explicit It's So Amazing, by Robie Harris and illustrated by Michael Emberley (1999) would be unacceptable. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
A straightforward explanation of growth and changes in puberty aimed at girls approaching their teens. Read full book review >
THE CARE AND KEEPING OF YOU by Valorie Schaefer
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"Positive and personal, this might be an especially good choice for early bloomers. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Head-to-toe advice for preteen girls. Read full book review >
FOLLOW FOLLOW by Marilyn Singer
Released: Feb. 7, 2013

"Read alongside the traditional tales it plays off of or enjoyed on its own, this volume is one to savor. (about reversos, about the tales) (Picture book/poetry. 8-12)"
A companion piece to the acclaimed Mirror, Mirror (2010), this offering presents more delightful "reverso" poems to treasure. Read full book review >
 BEST SUMMER EVER by Eve Bunting
Released: April 1, 2012

"There are good lessons here, but here's hoping Bunting will deliver the next ones with a healthier helping of humor. (Early reader. 6-8)"
Frog and his friends are back (Frog and Friends, 2011) in another trio of early-reader tales, but this time they focus less on humor and problem solving and more on life lessons and manners. Read full book review >
THE MAGIC CAKE SHOP by Meika Hashimoto
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"Emma is a tough cookie, but this recipe for a fun fantasy falls as flat as a collapsed soufflé. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
When "Plain Jane" Emma tries to thwart her evil uncle's scheme to take over a master baker's shop, a lot of slurping, spewing and brewing ensue. Mr. and Mrs. Burblee are beautiful, thin and perfect in every way except for one annoying detail: their ordinary daughter. Read full book review >
FROG AND FRIENDS by Eve Bunting
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Here's to many more adventures for Frog and his friends, who are sure to go home with fans of Fluffy and Morris. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Frog and his friends Rabbit, Possum, Raccoon and Squirrel tickle funny bones, explore the world, solve problems and support each other in this trio of stories. Read full book review >
MIRROR MIRROR by Marilyn Singer
POETRY
Released: March 1, 2010

"A mesmerizing and seamless celebration of language, imagery and perspective. (note on the form) (Poetry. 8-12)"
A collection of masterful fairy-tale–inspired reversos—a poetic form invented by the author, in which each poem is presented forward and backward. Read full book review >
MOUSIE LOVE by Dori Chaconas
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2009

"Mousie love triumphs through adversity in this fetching little romance. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A lovesick mousie woos his sweetheart in this twist on the proverbial cat-and-mouse game. Read full book review >
THE PRINCESS WHO HAD ALMOST EVERYTHING by Mireille Levert
FICTION
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"An enchanting lesson in the importance of simple gifts and self-entertainment. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In this modern take on the fairy tale, a king and queen puzzle over what to do with a princess who has almost everything and is still bored. Read full book review >