Books by Melinda Long

HOW I BECAME A PIRATE by Melinda Long
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: July 17, 2014

"A lively alternative to the 2003 print version, with judicious audio and interactive tweaks but blessedly free of games and like silly distractions. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
Pans, zooms, gruff vocals and piratical sound effects add even more swash to the buckles of young Jeremy's first encounter with Braid Beard and his disreputable crew. Read full book review >
PIRATES DON’T CHANGE DIAPERS by Melinda Long
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2007

"Like Colin McNaughton's similarly themed Captain Abdul's Little Treasure (2006), this will engender rousing cheers from mateys of every stripe. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Though "pirates don't change diapers. Read full book review >
HOW I BECAME A PIRATE by Melinda Long
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"This isn't likely to turn pirate wannabees into landlubbers, but it will inspire a chorus of yo-ho-hos. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Thanks to parrot-toting Braidbeard and his gloriously disreputable crew, a lad discovers the ups and downs of a pirate's life in this rousing mini-epic. Read full book review >
HICCUP SNICKUP by Melinda Long
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2001

"Wickstrom's decidedly cockamamie characters, pop-eyed and slightly frantic, work wonders with the text, yet even still the real magic of this book comes in a read-aloud. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Long presents a fairly charming, old family cure for the hiccups. Read full book review >
WHEN PAPA SNORES by Melinda Long
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Lively fun. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In this hoot of a picture book, a young girl describes the racket created whenever her grandparents snore. Read full book review >