Books by Stephanie Greene

SOPHIE HARTLEY AND THE FACTS OF LIFE by Stephanie Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 19, 2013

"Those readers ready to graduate from Judy Moody and Junie B. Jones will find a kindred spirit in Sophie. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Spirited Sophie is back for a fourth tale in this highly readable series (HappyBirthday, Sophie Hartley, 2010, etc.), trying to walk the line between growing up and holding onto the fun and innocence of childhood. Read full book review >
PRINCESS POSEY AND THE CHRISTMAS MAGIC by Stephanie Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2013

"No wand needed—pure magic for emerging readers. (Fiction. 5-8)"
All Posey wants from Santa is a real magic wand. Read full book review >
PRINCESS POSEY AND THE TINY TREASURE by Stephanie Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 21, 2013

"New readers, especially girls, will be happy to see that another Posey book is in the works. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Obedient Posey worries about the Consequences Drawer, the place where Ms. Lee sequesters all the toys and other tchotchkes that kids love to bring to school. Read full book review >
PRINCESS POSEY AND THE NEXT-DOOR DOG by Stephanie Greene
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"Posey is the perfect fictional friend for any first-grade girl. (Chapter book. 5-8)"
Posey, now a first grader, wants to be a big kid but she is still a little girl. Read full book review >
PRINCESS POSEY AND THE PERFECT PRESENT by Stephanie Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Here's hoping for more tales of Posey. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Posey loves everything about first grade, especially her beloved teacher, Miss Lee. Read full book review >
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SOPHIE HARTLEY by Stephanie Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2010

"Girls undergoing the same growing-up trials will be happy to have Sophie make them laugh. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Greene entertains with another story about the irrepressible Sophie (Queen Sophie Hartley, 2005, and Sophie Hartley, On Strike, 2006). Read full book review >
PRINCESS POSEY AND THE FIRST GRADE PARADE by Stephanie Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"First graders will be looking for more stories about Posey. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Posey is nervous about first grade. Read full book review >
THE LUCKY ONES by Stephanie Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

The prevailing sensibility in this relic of a novel hearkens back to a simpler time, perhaps mid-20th century, when young girls knew the difference between a magnum of champagne and a regular old bottle, Mom wore pearls, everyone on the island went to the club and Grandfather's kindly African-American cook was named Sheba. Read full book review >
SOPHIE HARTLEY, ON STRIKE by Stephanie Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 18, 2006

"Funny family hijinks explode into pure hilarity with lively dialogue and a simple plot that reveal the children's growing maturity levels orchestrated by busy, loving parents who are willing to sacrifice a clean house for children with strong character. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Household pandemonium erupts when Sophie Hartley's Mom decides her uncooperative children need a major dose of chores, including a complex rotating job chart. Read full book review >
PIG PICKIN’ by Stephanie Greene
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Mathieu's pencil-and-gray wash illustrations feature largely throughout the tale, making this a nice bridge for readers who are ready to make the leap from beginning chapter books to more challenging reading. (Fiction. 6-9)"
A porcine ingénue narrowly escapes being the main entrée at a country fair, thanks to some fancy footwork and cunning deductions of her companion, Moose. Read full book review >
MOOSE CROSSING by Stephanie Greene
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Though the accompanying pencil sketches are humorous, the story loses steam halfway through, making this middling fare for new readers. (Fiction. 6-9)"
When the "Moose Crossing" sign is posted, Moose learns that fame is not only fleeting, but it's downright annoying. Read full book review >
QUEEN SOPHIE HARTLEY by Stephanie Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2005

Sophie's little heart is breaking, but in a funny way. Read full book review >
FALLING INTO PLACE by Stephanie Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 2002

"Poignant and true. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Margaret's life is happy enough until all at once things seem to fall, like dominoes slowly knocking one another down. Read full book review >
OWEN FOOTE, SUPER SPY by Stephanie Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2001

"A lighthearted spirit and smart dialogue will keep young readers chanting for more of this funny fellow, even if they do end up wearing underwear on their heads. (Fiction. 7-10)"
If wearing handmade camouflage underwear on your head makes you a great spy, then Owen Foote might just be the next 007, but Owen and his friends discover that maybe there is such as thing as knowing too much. Read full book review >
OWEN FOOTE, MONEY MAN by Stephanie Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2000

"A wise, witty addition to Greene's successful series. (Fiction. 8-10)"
In his quest for easy moolah, Owen learns that the road to financial solvency can be rocky and fraught with work. Read full book review >
SHOW AND TELL by Stephanie Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 21, 1998

"Readers will empathize with this well-intentioned hero's mishaps and be touched by his eventual understanding of Miss Plunkett and Ethan. (b&w illustrations) (Fiction. 6-8)"
Woody Baldwin is a perpetual victim of circumstance—at least, that's what it seems when the new student teacher comes to class and "changes everything." Read full book review >
OWEN FOOTE, SOCCER STAR by Stephanie Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 23, 1998

"With realistic black-and-white drawings to capture some of the action, this is a lightweight, neatly wrapped package of uplift. (Fiction. 7-9)"
A second grader sees adults making mistakes, and helps one grown-up get it right in this predictable empowerment story, a sequel to Owen Foote, Second Grade Strongman (1996). Read full book review >
OWEN FOOTE, SECOND GRADE STRONGMAN by Stephanie Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 1996

"A promising debut for a neglected age group. (Fiction. 6-8)"
Owen is scrawny and small, his best friend, Joseph, is fat, and both are worried about the upcoming height-and-weight chart day at school because the elderly school nurse, Mrs. Jackson, is prone to bellowing disparaging remarks about their bodies in front of everyone. Read full book review >