Books by Linda Joy Singleton

CRANE AND CRANE by Linda Joy Singleton
Released: March 12, 2019

"This charming and original book offers much for young readers and their caregivers to talk about as well as encouraging comparison and simile skills. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Singleton compares the activities of a sandhill crane and a construction crane to teach simple vocabulary and to enable readers to observe similarities between two very different things. Read full book review >
A CAT IS BETTER by Linda Joy Singleton
Released: June 13, 2017

"Catnip for cat owners. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A clear manifesto from a finicky feline to a new owner. Read full book review >
MEMORY GIRL by Linda Joy Singleton
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"This familiar-feeling novel nevertheless takes a different look at the cost of conformity and the price of independence. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
For most teenagers, fitting in is a high priority. But for some, remaining independent is even more important. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"This is straight-up series fiction, but it's well-done, and mystery aficionados, especially those who love animals, will find it entertaining and enjoyable. (Mystery. 8-12)"
Three middle school friends try to figure out who abused a zorse (horse/zebra cross) and why the owner's adult son is so eager to get him back. Read full book review >
THE CURIOUS CAT SPY CLUB by Linda Joy Singleton
Released: March 1, 2015

"Although readers may have to push through the slow-moving middle, this enjoyable mystery has a satisfying ending and a neatly calibrated level of suspense for middle school readers. (Mystery. 8-12)"
Three children from disparate social groups at middle school team up to solve a mystery, becoming friends in the process, in this series kickoff. Read full book review >
SNOW DOG, SAND DOG by Linda Joy Singleton
Released: March 1, 2014

"Ally is a clever and creative character that kids with similar afflictions will relate to. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An imaginative little girl named Ally adores dogs but can't have one of her own due to her allergies. Read full book review >
BURIED by Linda Joy Singleton
Released: March 1, 2012

"A good-humored romp with a series-opening unresolved ending; chances are good that goth mystery fans will be too buried in zany clues to notice. (Paranormal mystery. 12 & up)"
Goth-girl teen with magical "finding" powers unravels the mystery of a dead baby in this first book in a new paranormal series. Read full book review >