Books by Suzanne Selfors

WISH UPON A SLEEPOVER by Suzanne Selfors
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"A good book on empathy and friendship, with some Hawaiian culture mixed in. (author's note) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Five kids go on a scavenger hunt to make a sleepover soup that will grant their wishes. Read full book review >
WEDGIE & GIZMO VS. THE TOOF by Suzanne Selfors
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2018

"A silly and fast-paced adventure that's sure to appeal to pet lovers. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
Wedgie, a slow-witted, exuberantly enthusiastic dog, and Gizmo, a conniving, Evil Genius guinea pig, share their newly blended household with Jasmine and Jackson, and their stepsib, Elliot. Read full book review >
WEDGIE & GIZMO by Suzanne Selfors
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"Gizmo is more droll than likable, but Wedgie is attractively steadfast and amiable, in the end rescuing both Gizmo and the story. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
When families get blended, so do their animals. Gizmo, a genius guinea pig who can read and wears eyeglasses, and Wedgie, a much less intelligent corgi who wears a superhero cape, each alternately relate their interwoven stories in distinct first-pet voices. Read full book review >
SPIRIT RIDING FREE by Suzanne Selfors
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"A wild ride that will make spirits soar. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Finishing school is no place for an adventurous, high-energy girl, so when Fortuna "Lucky" Esperanza Navarro Prescott's widower father is called west to supervise the railroad's last push to the Pacific, she begs to accompany him. Read full book review >
NEXT TOP VILLAIN by Suzanne Selfors
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Another clever, comical story filled with fairy-tale characters' teen progeny. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The Ever After High franchise begun by Shannon Hale with The Storybook of Legends (2013) continues with a new companion series and new author.Read full book review >
THE LONELY LAKE MONSTER  by Suzanne Selfors
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Nothing imaginary about the fun (and sneaky learning). (Fantasy. 7-11)"
Lake monster lonely? Leprechaun sniffly? Only Dr. Woo, Veterinarian for Imaginary Creatures, can help. Read full book review >
THE SASQUATCH ESCAPE by Suzanne Selfors
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"More hijinks-filled adventure than mystery, this is sure to win an audience. (Adventure. 8-12)"
Ben Silverstein's summer with Grandpa is about to go wild. Read full book review >
THE SWEETEST SPELL by Suzanne Selfors
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"Sweet indeed. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
This sweet fairy tale takes readers to an imagined kingdom where there is no justice—and no chocolate, either. Read full book review >
SMELLS LIKE TREASURE by Suzanne Selfors
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2011

"There is plenty of rip-roaring fun here; fans will applaud Homer and Dog's return. (Adventure. 8-12)"
It has been three months since Homer Winslow Pudding (Smells Like Dog, 2010) discovered the meaning of the initials L.O.S.T. and learned the truth about his treasure-sniffing pooch Dog. Read full book review >
MAD LOVE by Suzanne Selfors
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

The daughter of a bestselling romance novelist feels forced to keep a terrible secret when her mother is hospitalized with bipolar disorder in this unique, heartfelt and fantastical romance. Read full book review >
SMELLS LIKE DOG by Suzanne Selfors
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2010

"Peppered with funny dialogue, this joyous romp is a page-turning adventure that will appeal to enthusiastic and reluctant readers alike. (Adventure. 8-12)"
Selfors offers up an adventure tale that features a humorous, high-stakes mystery and a lovable hero. Read full book review >
COFFEEHOUSE ANGEL by Suzanne Selfors
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Although the plot lacks momentum and the romance between Katrina and Malcolm is over almost before it's begun, there's sufficient charm to get readers—steaming mug of coffee in hand—through a chilly afternoon. (Fantasy. YA)"
Self-deprecating to a fault, Katrina is also fiercely loyal—to her quaint Pacific Northwest town, to her Grandma Anna's sadly outdated coffeehouse and to her high-achieving friends Vincent and Elizabeth. Read full book review >
FORTUNE’S MAGIC FARM by Suzanne Selfors
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"Despite a few threads left unresolved, newly confident readers will cozy up to the tale's quirky characters and enjoy the many twists and turns of this magical adventure. (illustrations not seen) (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Abandoned as an infant, ten-year-old Isabelle lives in Runny Cove, a dreary town where everything is the color of sludge, residents suffer a perpetual cold and nothing grows there except the mushrooms between Isabelle's toes and the lichen in her hair. Read full book review >
SAVING JULIET by Suzanne Selfors
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Absorbing, exciting and useful for teachers, too. (Fiction. YA)"
What at first seems to be another you-don't-really-want-to-be-a-star plot breaks out into an almost-historical, almost time-travel fantasy surrounding Romeo and Juliet. Read full book review >
TO CATCH A MERMAID by Suzanne Selfors
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Best suited for reluctant readers who like silly fantasies. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In this humorous riff on "The Boy Who Cried Wolf," Selfors tells the story of 12-year-old Boom Broom and his hypochondriac sister Mertyle. Read full book review >