Books by Robin Preiss Glasser

NANCY CLANCY, SUPER SLEUTH by Jane O'Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2012

"Nancy is one sassy gumshoe. Her fans will enjoy growing up with her. (Mystery. 7-10)"
Fancy Nancy is back, this time in a chapter book. Read full book review >
SECRET ADMIRER by Jane O'Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2012

"Ooh la la! What will these two friends think of next? (Fiction. 5-8)"
When there are no mysteries to solve, Nancy and best friend Bree turn their sleuthing skills to the business of love. Read full book review >
FANCY NANCY AND THE LATE, LATE, LATE NIGHT by Jane O’Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 27, 2010

"Besides the zoom and voice-over features, the app makes limited use of leveraging the iPad's platform, making it fall sadly short of fancy. (iPad storybook app. 5-9)"
Captivated by a scrapbook of classic Hollywood stars, Fancy Nancy stays up late imagining herself a starlet donning a glamorous dress, posing for photographs and giving out autographs. Read full book review >
FANCY NANCY AND THE POSH PUPPY by Jane O’Connor
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"Nancy seems destined for more explorations of things frou-frou and frilly—perhaps a shopping trip to Paris with Frenchy? (Picture book. 3-7)"
Fancy Nancy Clancy, the charming child who likes beads, baubles and big words, returns for another fanciful adventure that will please her adoring audience. Read full book review >
FANCY NANCY by Jane O’Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"The poignant message about love needing no embellishment adds a heartwarming touch to this fun-filled tale. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A tot with a penchant for panache is at the center of this playful tale that celebrates marching to the beat of your own drummer. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

In bubbly verse and playful imagery reminiscent of Mary Ann Hoberman's classic A House Is a House For Me (1978), Scanlon expands the idea of a "pocket" to include bowls, balloons, and bathtubs, hats, horseshoes, homes, and more: "A phone is a pocket / for a ring, / a bell is a pocket / for a ding. / A pocket for a duckling is a shell, / and a pocket for a farmer is a dell— / hi ho." Read full book review >
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 16, 2003

"Still, as a consciousness-raiser, this offers a larger cast than Cheryl Harness's Remember the Ladies: 100 Great American Women (2001). (Picture book/biography. 8-10)"
The creators of the sumptuous, if superficial, America: A Patriotic Primer (2002) follow up with a better, look-alike tribute to the achievements of this country's women, Abigail Adams to Babe Didrikson Zaharias. Read full book review >
AMERICA by Lynne Cheney
ABC BOOKS
Released: May 21, 2002

"Though the concept and busy design require some extra effort, this well-meant exploration of our history and heritage packs a huge amount of information between its covers. (author's note) (Nonfiction. 6-11)"
What does it mean to be an American? Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Great fun. (Picture book. 5-10)"
This marvelous addition to the series celebrates the highlights of Boston landmarks and art, all with the irrepressible humor of this sister team. Read full book review >
TAKING CARE OF TROUBLE by Bonnie Graves
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Cleary's Ramona and Hurwitz's Russell are much better choices for children who like realistic, humorous situations. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Who's taking care of toddler Tucker Goodchild? Read full book review >
SUPER-COMPLETELY AND TOTALLY THE MESSIEST by Judith Viorst
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"While cleaning fanatics will empathize with Olivia, the rest of the population will be longing to make the lively, free-spirited Sophie their new best friend. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Viorst's tale of two sisters comically captures the vast diversity in personality that can exist between siblings. Read full book review >