Selected Additional Fiction Bibliography
THE ADVENTURES OF ALI BABA BERNSTEIN
CLASS CLOWN, TEACHER'S PET, CLASS PRESIDENT
FARAWAY SUMMER, DEAR EMMA, THE UNSIGNED VALENTINE
THE LAW OF GRAVITY (also called WHAT GOES UP MUST COME DOWN)
A LLAMA IN THE FAMILY, LLAMA IN THE LIBRARY
PEEWEE'S TALE, LEXI'S TALE, PEEWEE & PLUSH, SQUIRREL WORLD
THE HOT & COLD SUMMER, and the other seasons-(all four books in this series are now available from StarWalk Kids Media as ebooks)
NEW SHOES FOR SILVIA (picture book)
THE RABBI'S GIRLS
ANNE FRANK, LIFE IN HIDING
ASTRID LINDGREN, STORYTELLER TO THE WORLD
HELEN KELLER, COURAGE IN THE DARK
LEONARD BERNSTEIN, A PASSION FOR MUSIC
A DREAM COME TRUE (autobiography)
Arlene and Ilene love so many things about being identical twins. They like sharing a room, sharing friends, and wearing matching outfits. But they’re in different classes at school, and one twin has a scar that the other one doesn’t. One morning, their friends Monty and Joey point out a new difference that takes the sisters by surprise and gets them thinking: if they are identical twins, why are there differences between them at all? Their tongues must be the same, so why do they like different kinds of ice cream? Why does Arlene wear pink nail polish while Ilene thinks it’s silly? Why is Ilene sleeping soundly when Arlene is awake, wondering how she can be sure that she is Arlene, not Ilene?
“Warmth and humor pervade the stories which simply written and yet subtle in their presentation of the girls’ experiences.” Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“This is a humorous and heartfelt story, sure to appeal to readers looking for fun tales.” Booklist
Starting with BUSYBODY NORA, this series follows Nora and her brother Teddy and their neighbors Russell and Elisa, as they go about their life in the heart of a large city. They play at the local park, go to neighborhood schools, befriend their neighbors of all ages and in each book grow a little older. Other titles are NORA AND MRS. MIND-YOUR-OWN BUSINESS, NEW NEIGHBORS FOR NORA, SUPERDUPER TEDDY, RIP-ROARING RUSSELL, RUSSELL RIDES AGAIN, RUSSELL SPROUTS, RUSSELL & ELISA, "E" IS FOR ELISA, MAKE ROOM FOR ELISA, ELISA IN THE MIDDLE, EVER-CLEVER ELISA, SUMMER WITH ELISA, ELISA MICHAELS, BIGGER & BETTER. Also, in picture book format: RUSSELL'S SECRET illustrated by Heather Maoine.
(digital editions of this series are available from StarWalkKids Media and Amazon.)
I FOOLED YOU
The authors included in this book are David A. Adler, Eve Feldman, Douglas Florian, Matthew Holm, Johanna Hurwitz (of course) Ellen Klages, Michelle Knudsen, Carmela A. Martino, Megan McDonald, Barbara Ann Porte.
Candlewick, Spring 2010.
Here is a fourth title, a new Junior Library Guild selection and follow-up book to the three previous Junior Library Guild books, Mostly Monty, Mighty Monty and Amazing Monty. The first grade hero of this series continues in his resourceful and clever activities as he deals with the surprising and unpredictable everyday events in his life. Monty, and the reader, are in for several unexpected experiences in this book as he reaches the end of first grade and is ready to enter second. It is not necessary to read the books in order to understand and enjoy them.
This book is available in both traditional hard cover edition and as an e-book from the publisher, Candlewick. 2012
"Hurwitz writes in a tender, positive manner, making this...a good choice for an extended snuggled-up sharing, a chapter at a time." School Library Journal.