Books by Michael Scotto

BE A BUDDY, NOT A BULLY by Michael Scotto
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2012

"The affordable price of this app makes it a low-risk investment, and parents may find the story helpful in stimulating conversation about bullying. But they'll likely need to fill in a lot of holes. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
A well-meaning but weak story about dealing with bullies. Read full book review >
POSTCARDS FROM PISMO by Michael Scotto
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2012

"An uncomplicated but fervent and timely show of support. (Fiction. 10-12)"
A class assignment blossoms into friendship as a fourth-grade (later fifth-) Californian showers a young soldier stationed in Afghanistan with letters, e-mail messages and postcards. Read full book review >
THE PIRATE KOOSTOE by Michael Scotto
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 20, 2011

"A bit livelier than the simultaneously published print edition, but the digital enhancements are anemic at best. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
A young would-be pirate learns that kindness and other intangibles are the real "treasures" in this lesson-driven episode. Read full book review >
LATASHA AND THE LITTLE RED TORNADO by Michael Scotto
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2011

"There are some bright spots, including a satisfying ending that's not too neat, but this is too long, and too clearly written with a grown-up's sensibility to have as much kid appeal as it could have had. (Fiction. 9-11)"
What's an 8-year-old with a working single mother and an energetic dog to do when her puppy's high energy (the "zoomies") threatens to try their landlady's patience? Read full book review >