Books by Mark Elliott

THOMAS JEFFERSON by Elizabeth V. Chew
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Well-informed and much-idealized if not entirely simplistic pictures of both the great man and his bustling estate. (sidebars, endnotes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
Stepping carefully around the controversies, a former curator at Monticello reconstructs the septuagenarian Jefferson's active daily round. Read full book review >
ABOUT AVERAGE by Andrew Clements
Released: July 24, 2012

"More than a feel-good story with a message, this is another good read. (Fiction. 9-12) "
How can a plain girl with few talents possibly achieve the triumphal moment of a sixth-grader's dreams? Read full book review >
WHAT SANK THE WORLDS BIGGEST SHIP? by Mary Kay Carson
Released: April 3, 2012

"A promising start to a new series. (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, this volume inaugurates a new series that employs a question-and-answer format to convey essential information. Read full book review >
WHEN JACKIE AND HANK MET by Mark Elliott
Released: March 1, 2012

"A gentle and loving reminder that baseball mirrors society and can also transcend it. (biographical information, websites, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
Two baseball heroes who battled hatred and prejudice met for the first time in an on-field collision. Read full book review >
TROUBLE-MAKER by Andrew Clements
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 26, 2011

"With easygoing prose enhanced by occasional sketches, this slender school story does its job with no trouble at all. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Clay learns that it's easy to get into trouble but far more difficult to get out of it in this breezy Scared Straight–type novel for the elementary-school set. Read full book review >
LITTLE JOE by Sandra Neil Wallace
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 24, 2010

"Plenty of detail on raising livestock authenticates the story, and Elliott's pencil sketches enhance the text. (Fiction. 8-10)"
When a bull calf is born on Christmas Eve, nine-year-old Eli Stegner is awash with love and pride. Read full book review >
LOST AND FOUND by Andrew Clements
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2008

"Another fast-paced, believable and funny offering from a master of school stories (Frindle, 1996, etc., etc.) and father of identical twin boys. (Final art not seen.) (Fiction. 9-12)"
For 12 years, Ray and Jay Grayson have been "the twins," nearly indistinguishable even to their parents. Read full book review >
NO TALKING by Andrew Clements
FICTION
Released: June 26, 2007

"A strong addition to the "waging peace" genre. (Fiction. 9-11)"
A vintage tale from the master of the theme-driven, feel-good school story. Read full book review >
NO TALKING by Andrew Clements
FICTION
Released: June 26, 2007

"A strong addition to the "waging peace" genre. (Fiction. 9-11)"
A vintage tale from the master of the theme-driven, feel-good school story. Read full book review >
TAKE TWO, THEY’RE SMALL by Elizabeth Levy
FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Match this with Johanna Hurwitz's earlier Starting School for double the pleasure. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Nothing turns out quite as planned in this warm and believable story of two classrooms, three sisters, and one new friendship. Read full book review >