Books by Tom Avery

NOT AS WE KNOW IT by Tom Avery
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"Engagingly, this short, fine effort set in the early 1980s compassionately whispers a message of hope. (Historical fiction. 11-16)"
Twins Jamie and Ned have always explored their seaside world together, but now Ned is dying of cystic fibrosis, and Jamie has to learn how to forge ahead without him. Read full book review >
MY BROTHER'S SHADOW by Tom Avery
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Save this disquieting tale for sophisticated readers who have a high tolerance for both ambiguity and distress. (Fiction. 10-13)"
A gritty middle-grade story about suicide's aftermath. Read full book review >
TOO MUCH TROUBLE by Tom Avery
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"More thought provoking than melodramatic or disturbing, this low-key outing should engage readers despite the pat happy ending. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Plotted (though not written) in Dickensian style, this debut thrusts two illegal immigrants out into the streets and conveys them to London where they fall in with a gang of child shoplifters. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 17, 2009

"A fine blend of history and adventure."
A British explorer follows the path to True North and runs into a still-raging polar controversy. Read full book review >