Books by Marissa Moss

BARBED WIRE BASEBALL by Marissa Moss
Released: April 9, 2013

"A worthy companion for Ken Mochizuki and Dom Lee's Baseball Saved Us (1993). (author's note, artist's note, bibliography, index) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
Kenichi Zenimura built a baseball legacy in the Japanese-American internment camps during World War II. Read full book review >
HOME SWEET ROME by Marissa Moss
Released: April 1, 2013

"Mira's latest quest leaves readers pondering what other discoveries in the past await this dauntless time traveler. (author's note, bibliography) (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Time-traveler Mira returns in a perilous mission involving the Renaissance, the Inquisition and banned books. Read full book review >
LOST IN PARIS by Marissa Moss
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"A surprise ending will leave readers anticipating Mira's next mission as she follows her mother through time and history. (bibliography) (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Her mother's mysterious absence, a perplexing postcard and a unique family ability sends Mira on a race through time. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"An intimate look at a soldier's life from a compelling, historical perspective. (author's note, thumbnail biographies, timeline, bibliography) (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
A female Civil War soldier is brought alive for readers. Read full book review >
THE NAME GAME! by Marissa Moss
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 12, 2011

"Hand-lettered on lined paper like Moss' hugely popular Amelia's Notebook (1995) and its sequels, this series is likely to appeal to the same middle-grade audience but feels a touch too familiar. (Graphic fiction. 8-11)"
On her first day of fourth grade, Daphne starts a diary that quickly becomes one of doodles and disasters and sets up a new series by the creator of Amelia. Read full book review >
THE BRAVEST WOMAN IN AMERICA by Marissa Moss
BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 12, 2011

A girl who loves the sea becomes keeper and protector of those on the water.

Ida Lewis' father was the lighthouse keeper of Lime Rock, off Newport, R.I., and he took her with him, teaching her to light the lamps, to polish the lens and to row. Read full book review >

THE PHARAOH’S SECRET by Marissa Moss
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

There's no reason an author can't step away from a successful formula to try something new. Read full book review >

SKY HIGH by Marissa Moss
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 11, 2009

Maggie Gee longed to fly—but she grew up in the 1930s, when many women were not allowed to pilot planes. Read full book review >

MAX DISASTER #1 by Marissa Moss
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2009

In these retooled versions of Max's Logbook (2003) and Max's Mystical Logbook (2004), Moss discards the graph-paper backgrounds, expands the role of a small green pencil-topper that is (at least in the young narrator's mind) a visitor from space with telepathic powers and remixes lightly revised text and art. Read full book review >

MIGHTY JACKIE by Marissa Moss
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

Unlike most girls, Jackie Mitchell was encouraged to play baseball. Read full book review >

GALEN by Marissa Moss
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

The author of the "Young American Voices" series takes readers considerably further into the past for a slave's-eye view of life in Emperor Augustus's household. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

As they did in True Heart (1999), Moss and Payne have produced a vivid story, with equally vibrant illustrations, inspired by a historical event. Read full book review >

HANNAH’S JOURNAL by Marissa Moss
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

In her third fictional diary, Moss tells the story of ten-year-old Hannah, a spunky and self-confident girl in a Lithuanian shtetl in 1901. Read full book review >

TRUE HEART by Marissa Moss
Released: March 1, 1999

A deeply satisfying story of longing and hard work fulfilled, inspired by an obscure historical photograph. Read full book review >

G IS FOR GOOGOL by David M. Schwartz
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 24, 1998

Readers who have so far successfully resisted the math curse will find themselves deftly ensorcelled by this alphabetic tally of mathematics concepts. Read full book review >

THE LAPSNATCHER by Bruce Coville
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

Jacob has a new baby sister and isn't very happy about the situation. Read full book review >

AMELIA WRITES AGAIN by Marissa Moss
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 12, 1996

Amelia is back, as precocious as ever. Read full book review >

AMELIA'S NOTEBOOK by Marissa Moss
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 6, 1995

Amelia is a bit smug and precocious, but then so are some of our favorite nine-year-olds. Read full book review >

KNICK KNACK PADDYWACK by Marissa Moss
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1992

This old man is not what you expect, though his antics in Moss's creative adaptation are as ebullient as in the traditional version. Read full book review >

AFTER-SCHOOL MONSTER by Marissa Moss
FANTASY
Released: Aug. 16, 1991

When Luisa gets home, there's a monster waiting—huge, toothy, and spouting rhymed threats (``I'm going to crunch, to munch, to eat you for my lunch!''). Read full book review >