Books by Miriam Moss

GIRL ON A PLANE by Miriam Moss
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Nonetheless, a quality nail-biter, if other sources are available to help with the history. (Historical fiction. 12-14)"
This thinly fictionalized tale recounts a hijacking the author survived in 1970. Read full book review >
THIS IS THE MOUNTAIN by Miriam Moss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

The great mountain supports a complex system of flora and fauna.

Under an African sky, the breathtaking mountain sits and sleeps, crowned in ice. Read full book review >

A BABYSITTER FOR BILLY BEAR by Miriam Moss
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2008

Moss's latest is a sweetly reassuring tale about Billy Bear's first time with a babysitter: Mama's friend Lucy is going to look after Billy while Mama goes to pottery class. Read full book review >

THIS IS THE REEF by Miriam Moss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2007

For the latest in a string of visits to natural habitats that began with Arctic Song (1999) and This Is the Tree (2000), Moss and Kennaway dip into the Great Barrier Reef to introduce its huge variety of wildlife and to express concern over its vulnerability. Read full book review >

BARE BEAR by Miriam Moss
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

It's best to have a change of clothes, as evidenced by this bear whose line-drying garments are blown away, leaving him . . . bare. Read full book review >

JUNGLE SONG by Miriam Moss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

Seduced by a spider, Little Tapir ventures away from his sleeping mother and into the rain forest in this rhythmic coming-of-age ode. Read full book review >

DON’T FORGET I LOVE YOU by Miriam Moss
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

Moss perfectly captures the hustle and bustle of the daily mad dash to school and work in all its frenzied glory. Read full book review >

BAD HARE DAY by Miriam Moss
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

A weak outing from the creators of the Smudge books (A New House for Smudge, not reviewed, etc.). Read full book review >

SCRITCH SCRATCH by Miriam Moss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

Making a brave effort to pair hilarity with head lice, Moss and Durand (The Snoops, 1998) follow a tiny six-legger "no bigger than a freckle," as she (we know because she sports a pink bow) drops into a teacher's frizzy head and proceeds to sing a happy tune—"Oh . . . no one knows from where I came, / A nit, a nibbler with no name . . . Read full book review >

THE SNOW BEAR by Miriam Moss
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

Soft snow falls on this delightful story of a young bear's trust that his mother will find him. Read full book review >

THIS IS THE TREE by Miriam Moss
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

The text may not be quite up to the pictures in this lyrical tribute to the baobab, but children will come away with at least a glimpse of the astonishing biological microcosm that grows on and near these monumental fixtures of the African plains. Read full book review >

JIGSAW by Miriam Moss
by Miriam Moss, illustrated by Tony Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

The book's cover declares, ``Piece together the mystery!''- -but readers' hopes for some sleuthing are never realized in a series of sentences with internal rhyme: ``In a wood beneath a hood—/something stirred.'' Jigsaw-puzzle pieces on each page echo aspects of the full image in the double-page spread. Read full book review >

FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER by Miriam Moss
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: April 30, 1991

In the new ``Fashion World'' series—brief overviews of aspects of the fashion industry—an introduction to what it takes to begin and carry on this career, with sharply reproduced color photos and the outlooks of some important photographers presented in brief quotes. Read full book review >