Books by Maxie Chambliss

BABY CAN by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Perfect for big brothers and sisters who might be a tad worried that the new baby will outshine them. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A young boy engages in innocent competition with his baby brother, with rewarding results. Read full book review >
HOBBLEDY-CLOP by Pat Brisson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Despite the modest mayhem, this is a good bedtime number, with its gentling illustrations and the sense of a day well spent and come to a fitting close. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This welcoming item follows a day in the life of Brendan O'Doyle, one that features a surprise tea party Brendan is giving for his grandmother. Read full book review >
WHEN AUNT LUCY RODE A MULE by Barbara Ann Porte
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Fast, funny, and pungent. (Young reader/Picture book. 6-10)"
Zelda and Stella, the girls regaled with their grandmother's funny recollections of a family trip (When Grandma Almost Fell off the Mountain, not reviewed) now visit Aunt Lucy, whose initial disclaimer (``I don't recall any stories'') proves to be as comically at odds with her subsequent narrative as her mother's was. Read full book review >
EGGS OVER EASY by Katharine Kenah
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Newly proficient readers will enjoy the light, pleasant story, its happy outcome, and Chambliss's nicely expressive b&w illustrations. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Sam and Rowen have befriended a nesting duck in the park. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1993

"Swell for reading alone or, better yet, aloud. (Young reader/Picture book. 4-8)"
Rolling out the cookies, Grandma tells the two little girls she doesn't know any stories, but ``I'll tell you about the time my sister and I went to Florida by car with our parents.'' So begins a rambling, eventful account of a not-so-extraordinary vacation, propelled by the girls' queries and by artfully incorporated particulars of the 30's (```What strap?' Zelda asked. `Cars came with straps in those days. Read full book review >
YOU CHEAT! by Jamie Gilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"Still, Nathan is admirably brave, and readers will respond to the fish-kissing, rib-tickling topic—and to the sunny, full-color illustrations on every page. (Fiction/Young reader. 6-9)"
The dynamic in these brief, pithy chapters is established at the start: From playing cards to going fishing, Nathan is a ``doer,'' while his older brother Hank loves to sit still with a hand-sized video game. Read full book review >
FAT FANNY, BEANPOLE BERTHA, AND THE BOYS by Barbara Ann Porte
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1991

Calling on the same engagingly dry wit and unique, brisk, present-tense style she used so successfully in Ruthann and Her Pig (1989), Porte creates two more unusual families. Read full book review >