Books by Marsha Hayles

BREATHING ROOM by Marsha Hayles
Released: June 5, 2012

"A quiet, sober story of a genuine heroine who survives a devastating disease with grace. (photographs; author's note; notes on photographs) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Confined to a tuberculosis sanatorium in rural Minnesota, 13 year-old Evelyn Hoffmeister develops inner strength as she copes with loneliness, loss and the insidious disease that threatens her life. Read full book review >
BUNION BURT by Marsha Hayles
Released: Nov. 10, 2009

"A bouncy rib-tickler, best for preschoolers. (Picture book. 3-6)"
There's no lack of advice for this poor little boy. Read full book review >
PAJAMAS ANYTIME by Marsha Hayles
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Fittingly illustrated by pajama designer Nakata, this looks to be a fun choice for bedtime, but the slight story makes it a title most libraries can do without. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A little pajama-clad boy recalls special times through out the year when he can wear his cozy and colorful pajamas. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"258, etc.) rhyming text. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Flocks of mother birds from around the world join together on a maternal mission in this poetic Nativity story. Read full book review >
HE SAVES THE DAY by Marsha Hayles
Released: April 1, 2001

A simple rhymed tribute to the young imagination that revels in speed in daring. Read full book review >
BEACH PLAY by Marsha Hayles
Released: May 1, 1998

"In a generous final touch, tucked away on the copyright page in the back, the message in the bottle is revealed: It's a note sent from the other side of the ocean, from a child in search of a pen pal, and signed 'Hideko.' (Picture book. 4-9)"
Hayles's salute to a day at the beach is tendered in short, high-stepping rhymes: "Splashing/Dashing/Big wave crashing." Read full book review >