Books by Ursula Dubosarsky

THE GOLDEN DAY by Ursula Dubosarsky
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Read this slender mystery for the meticulous prose and characterization, not for the plot. (Historical mystery. 12-18)"
Eleven schoolgirls are haunted by their teacher's inexplicable disappearance during a field trip in this atmospheric mystery set in Vietnam War-era Sydney. Read full book review >
THE TERRIBLE PLOP by Ursula Dubosarsky
Released: Aug. 18, 2009

"Again!' (Picture book. 3-6)"
"Six little rabbits / Down by the lake / Munching on carrots / And chocolate cake"—until they hear a dreadful plop! Read full book review >
THE WORD SNOOP by Ursula Dubosarsky
Released: July 1, 2009

"Riddle's simple cartoons, often visual puns, enhance the playful nature of this thoroughly engaging, well-crafted primer. (timeline, glossary, code key) (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
Fascinating facts about words and the English language abound in this giddy Australian import (The Word Spy, 2008), narrated by the exuberant "Word Snoop," who discloses her discoveries to her "dear readers" in a chatty, conspiratorial style. Read full book review >
THE RED SHOE by Ursula Dubosarsky
Released: May 1, 2007

Three sisters growing up in an isolated area of Sydney have to cope not only with significant world and local happenings but also their largely absent and mentally unstable sailor father; his brother, who seems to visit mostly when Dad is away; and their possibly unfaithful mother. Read full book review >
REX by Ursula Dubosarsky
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Young readers, dinophiles and (if there are any) otherwise, will be eager to answer the closing question: 'What would you do if Rex came to visit you?' (Picture book. 6-8)"
A small, shy-looking chameleon is transformed into a giant dinosaur each night in this imagination-stretching import. Read full book review >