Books by Lynne Rae Perkins

Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Sweet. (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
A simple introduction to an American legend turns up inspiration for making the world a better place. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 2010

It's easy to fall off the face of the Earth, as the affable 15-year-old Ry discovers when he misses his camp-bound train somewhere in Montana. Read full book review >

THE CARDBOARD PIANO by Lynne Rae Perkins
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

Debbie, of 2005's Newbery-winning Criss Cross, reappears in a book for younger readers that quietly underscores the truth that friends can still be friends even if they have different enthusiasms and interests. Read full book review >

CRISS CROSS by Lynne Rae Perkins
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

Debbie, from All Alone in the Universe (1999), returns in a poignantly funny coming-of-age story. Read full book review >

SNOW MUSIC by Lynne Rae Perkins
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

An uncomplicated story about a boy who awakens to the wonder of an overnight snow, opens his backdoor, accidentally lets his dog escape, and searches for his pet with a neighbor. Read full book review >

GERGIE LEE by Sharon Phillips Denslow
Released: May 1, 2002

Most main characters speak but in this delightfully charming story about J.D.'s summer on his Grandmother's farm, the title player moos—Georgie Lee is a cow, and a right smart one at that. Read full book review >

THE BROKEN CAT by Lynne Rae Perkins
Released: April 1, 2002

A trip to the veterinarian to have under-the-weather cat Frank examined turns out to be less painful than expected for the cat's owner, Andy. Read full book review >

Released: Oct. 1, 1999

In a quiet, introspective novel, Debbie, 13, faces one of the worst things that can happen to the young; she's lost a best friend, Maureen, to a boring, rather unpleasant classmate, Glenna. Read full book review >

CLOUDS FOR DINNER by Lynne Rae Perkins
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

All happy families are not alike in this picture book from Perkins (Home Lovely, 1995), as Janet finds out when she goes to stay with her aunt. Read full book review >

HOME LOVELY by Lynne Rae Perkins
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

A young girl plants a garden in a deceptively unpretentious story about making the best of what you have. At the end of May, Tiffany and her mother move to a trailer right in the middle of a lonely field. Read full book review >