Books by Melanie Hope Greenberg

MERMAIDS ON PARADE by Melanie Hope Greenberg
Released: May 1, 2008

"A historical note and directions for making a paper mermaid tail cap this celebration of a colorful, distinctive local tradition. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In a tribute to Brooklyn's annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade, a fictional young narrator suits up and marches with an array of Mermaids, Neptunes and other sea denizens along the boardwalk and Surf Avenue, past the judges' stand then down to the beach for the ceremonial ribbon-cuttings that "open" the ocean for summer frolicking. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 2005

"Youngsters, moreover, will have a blast hearing and making the mechanical sound effects. (Picture book. 2-6)"
One early morning, a young narrator greets Digger, the backhoe. Read full book review >
A CITY IS by Norman Rosten
Released: April 1, 2004

"Visually, at least, the finest valentine to New York (or at least, two of its five Boroughs) since Kathy Jacobsen's My New York (1993). (Picture book/poetry. 6-9)"
Greenberg's bright, populous Brooklyn and Manhattan street scenes bustle with energy, buoying this undistinguished gathering of posthumously published snippets from poet/playwright Rosten. Read full book review >
SUPERMARKET by Kathleen Krull
Released: Sept. 15, 2001

"A fascinating peek into an amazingly complex industry that is virtually taken for granted by most of us. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
A behind-the-shelves look at the inner workings of supermarkets offers readers an in-depth examination of how the myriad foodstuffs come to be available in the grocery store. Read full book review >
THE WIND’S GARDEN by Bethany Roberts
Released: April 1, 2001

"Parents beware; it also contains a tip on how youngsters can help the wind by blowing dandelion seeds. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Just in time for spring, Roberts (A Mouse Told His Mother, 1997, etc.) shows young readers that nature's beauty can be appreciated for both its tamed and wild sides. Read full book review >