Books by Sarah Weeks

MAC AND CHEESE AND THE PERFECT PLAN by Sarah Weeks
Released: March 1, 2012

"Please, let there be more adventures of Mac and Cheese, the Felix and Oscar of the early-reader world. (Early reader. 4-8)"
In this offering for emerging readers, Mac and Cheese, two cat friends, prove that opposites attract, even in the feline world. Read full book review >
PIE by Sarah Weeks
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Warm, delicious and filling. (recipes, pie credits) (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
What do you get when you take some scrumptious pie recipes, stir in a mix-up of a mystery involving an overweight cat and a legacy, then add a sly satirical nod to the Newbery Medal? This irresistible confection.   Read full book review >
WOOF by Sarah Weeks
ADVENTURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

Weeks offers up a charming and humorous story about the love of a dog—for a cat. Read full book review >

SOPHIE PETERMAN TELLS THE TRUTH! by Sarah Weeks
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 10, 2009

Straight shooter Sophie Peterman gives readers the lowdown on babies: They are your "worst nightmare." Read full book review >

OGGIE COODER, PARTY ANIMAL! by Sarah Weeks
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

Excited by an invitation to a neighbor's birthday party, oddball fourth grader Oggie Cooder is willing to do almost anything to enjoy the perfect Donnica's kidney-shaped pool and piggies-in-a-blanket, even memorize the 100 rules the class queen bee hoped would keep him away. Read full book review >

CATFISH KATE AND THE SWEET SWAMP BAND by Sarah Weeks
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2009

When Catfish Kate plays her banjo in the moonlight, the sky fills with giant musical notes and the girl musicians of the swamp chime in. Read full book review >

OGGIE COODER by Sarah Weeks
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

Quirky fourth-grader Oggie Cooder has a unique talent. Read full book review >

BUNNY FUN by Sarah Weeks
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

A rainy day triggers indoor mischief. Read full book review >

PIP SQUEAK by Sarah Weeks
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2007

Weeks and Manning team up for a second successful easy reader starring Pip Squeak the mouse, this time joined by his friend Max, a messy and nmisbehaving fox. Read full book review >

ELLA, OF COURSE! by Sarah Weeks
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2007

Clever problem-solver Ella, the piglet, "love-love-loved" the new umbrella given by grammy for her fourth birthday. Read full book review >

COUNTING OVEJAS by Sarah Weeks
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2006

As comfortable and cozy as the fuzzy pink bunny slippers worn by its peaceful, amply-robed night-capped child, this bilingual bed-time sheep-counting story is an auditory and visual delight. Read full book review >

JUMPING THE SCRATCH by Sarah Weeks
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2006

Jamie's aunt has a strange kind of amnesia following a severe head injury. Read full book review >

OVERBOARD! by Sarah Weeks
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2006

A toddler bunny's favorite game is to fling things "Overboard!" Read full book review >

I’M A PIG by Sarah Weeks
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2005

The joys of porcine life are professed in rhyme as Pig acts out each attribute: "I'm a pig, I'm a pig / and I don't give a fig / if you call me a pig, / 'cause that's what I am." Read full book review >

BAA-CHOO! by Sarah Weeks
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

A sniffly sheep develops a tantalizing "Baa . . . ahhh . . . ," but the "choo" proves elusive in this rhymed barnyard caper. Read full book review >

SO B. IT by Sarah Weeks
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2004

Resilient Heidi It is the daughter of mentally deficient So B. It, but it's really neighbor Bernadette who raises her. Read full book review >

PAPER PARADE by Sarah Weeks
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2004

Forced to stay inside while a parade passes outside, a child produces a parade of her own in this tippety-tappety take on turning lemons into lemonade. Read full book review >

IF I WERE A LION by Sarah Weeks
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

A little red-haired girl defends herself against her mother's accusation of wildness in a very inventive way. Read full book review >

WITHOUT YOU by Sarah Weeks
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Where would I be, / What would I do, / Who in the world would see me through . . . Read full book review >

TWO EGGS, PLEASE. by Sarah Weeks
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

A clever, minimally verbal introduction to "same, but different" that takes too long to make its point. Read full book review >

GUY WIRE by Sarah Weeks
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

Laughs won out over tears in Guy Strang's previous appearances (My Guy,2001; Guy Time, 2000, etc.), but not this time. Read full book review >

OH MY GOSH, MRS. MCNOSH! by Sarah Weeks
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2002

In the third installment of the Mrs. McNosh series (Mrs. McNosh and the Great Big Squash, 2000, etc.), the titular heroine encounters a series of surprises when her dog, George, chases a squirrel through the park. Read full book review >

ANGEL FACE by Sarah Weeks
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2002

While picking blackberries with his mother, a little boy is enticed by a blue butterfly and wanders away. Read full book review >

MY GUY by Sarah Weeks
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 31, 2001

When Guy's mother announces her plans to marry Jerry, the father of Lana, Guy is devastated. Read full book review >

MY SOMEBODY SPECIAL by Sarah Weeks
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2001

A sensitive tale exploring the turbulent mix of emotions, both the trepidation and happy reunion experienced by youngsters at pick-up time. Read full book review >

DRIP, DROP by Sarah Weeks
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 31, 2000

Weeks continues her watery-themed flow of beginning readers (Splish, Splash!, not reviewed) with this entry in the I Can Read Book series. Read full book review >

GUY TIME by Sarah Weeks
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 30, 2000

In a fluffy sequel to Regular Guy (1999), Weeks propels her clueless seventh grader into both a hare-brained scheme to reunite his estranged parents and the rocky terra incognita of co-ed friendship. Read full book review >

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FRANKIE by Sarah Weeks
Released: Aug. 31, 1999

PLB 0-06-028522-2 The endpapers offer a clue as to what to expect, showing an alarming array of paint, body parts, clothing, and typeface, which will be used in the workshop of a round-headed man in glasses wearing an acid-green lab coat. Read full book review >

REGULAR GUY by Sarah Weeks
Released: June 30, 1999

PLB 0-06-028368-8 A boy finds himself so ill-suited for his family that he believes he must have been switched at birth—a classic childhood hunch that in Weeks's first novel, by turns drab and exaggerated, falls pretty flat. Read full book review >

LITTLE FACTORY by Sarah Weeks
Released: Nov. 30, 1998

Robber barons and corporate moguls may cringe at Weeks' unperturbed attack of industry, but Wobblies and environmentalists will rejoice. Read full book review >

NOODLES by Sarah Weeks
FOOD & COOKING
Released: May 31, 1996

Noodles ($15.95; May 31, 1996; 20 pp.; 0-694-00842-7): A rare product indeed: a novelty item that doesn't rest on gimmickry, but balances artistic and literary content with eye-popping surprises. Read full book review >

RED RIBBON by Sarah Weeks
FICTION
Released: Sept. 30, 1995

Jenny, the 8-year-old neighbor of an AIDS victim, learns from her mother another way to wear the red hair ribbon she gets for her birthdayin the simple loop that has come to represent commitment to AIDS eradication and education, and compassion for those with the disease. Read full book review >

HURRICANE CITY by Sarah Weeks
ABC BOOKS
Released: May 30, 1993

Considering how hurricanes are named, it's not surprising that someone has thought of making them into an alphabet book; this portrait of a city where ``We get them big,/We get them small—/Sooner or later we get them all...'' is a mixture of tall tale (especially in the cheery abandon with which its people are pictured enduring the wind's pranks) and rueful plausibility. Read full book review >