Books by Sara Pennypacker

Released: April 24, 2012

Desperate times call for desperate measures indeed when, one summer afternoon on Cape Cod, 11-year-old Stella finds her sole caretaker, her great-aunt Louise, dead in her chair.

Stella, who's been abandoned by her mom, and Louise's 12-year-old foster child Angel know the second they call 911 they'll be hauled off by the authorities… and the thought of having to leave a good home for who knows where is too much to bear. Read full book review >

CLEMENTINE AND THE FAMILY MEETING by Sara Pennypacker
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Filled with familiar Clementine charm but, more importantly, a whole lot of heart, too. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Clementine has had many not-so-good days. But this one just might be the worst. Read full book review >
SPARROW GIRL by Sara Pennypacker
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 17, 2009

In this sober tale based on Mao Zedong's 1958 edict to eradicate China's sparrows to prevent crop damage, a compassionate little girl follows her heart instead of her Leader. Read full book review >

CLEMENTINE’S LETTER by Sara Pennypacker
FICTION
Released: April 15, 2008

Clementine's only just "getting the hang of third grade"—she hasn't been sent to Principal Rice's office for a whole week—when her world turns upside-down: Her beloved Teacher is a finalist for an Adventures for Teachers award, and if he wins, he'll be gone for the rest of the year. Read full book review >

THE TALENTED CLEMENTINE by Sara Pennypacker
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2007

What to do when all the third- and fourth-graders are putting on a talent show but you don't have a talent? Read full book review >

PIERRE IN LOVE by Sara Pennypacker
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

Rodent Pierre—a wistful fisherman—is secretly in love with rabbit Catherine, an artistic ballet teacher whose studio he passes each morning. Read full book review >

CLEMENTINE by Sara Pennypacker
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

Maybe it was because third-grader Clementine was a little bit angry with her best friend Margaret that things got out of hand with the scissors and the permanent markers and the hair. Read full book review >

STUART GOES TO SCHOOL by Sara Pennypacker
FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2003

Worrywart Stuart is back and he has something to worry about in this excellent sequel to Stuart's Cape (2002). Read full book review >

STUART’S CAPE by Sara Pennypacker
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

Zany, naïve sketches complement a sure-fire winner. Read full book review >

DUMBSTRUCK by Sara Pennypacker
FICTION
Released: April 15, 1994

In a crackerjack first novel written with the verve of Margaret Mahy at her most sportive, Ivy Greene finds herself inexplicably abandoned by her normally conscientious parents. Read full book review >