Selected Additional Fiction Bibliography

THE ADVENTURES OF ALI BABA BERNSTEIN
ALDO APPLESAUCE
BASEBALL FEVER
BIRTHDAY SURPRISES
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

Non-fiction titles

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)

Works


New in April 2017!
Revisit the funny, lovable characters from The Two and Only Kelly Twins and take a peek at the wonders — and puzzles — of being an identical twin.

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?

Candlewick, 2017


Arlene and Eileen are identical twins. Only their parents seem able to tell them apart though of course each girl knows which sister she is. It’s wonderful having a twin because there is always someone to play with. However, sometimes they argue too. This proves they are normal girls. So don’t be surprised when one sister shouts, “I said it first,”and the other claims, “I said it loudest,” when a decision needs to be made.

Candlewick, 2013


“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


Riverside Kids
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.


Magical Monty
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.

Selected Works

Short stories
A collection of stories all based on the same premise of someone playing a trick on someone else.
Fiction
Here is a new book about first grader Montgomery Gerald Morris, known to all as Monty. Recently a boy asked me if I wrote any books of magic. I said "no" because no one becomes invisible, is able to fly, or walk through walls in my books. Even Magical Monty is just about a boy who is given a magic set and learns to master simple tricks which fool the eye. It isn't really magic. And then I realized that my answer should be "yes". Nowadays many of the books that I wrote and which were published in the traditional book format have become available as ebooks. That means there is no book to hold, no pages to turn, no volume to place on a shelf. Ebooks are electronic copies of printed material, complete with the original pictures. These ebooks can be read on a Kindle or Nook or by using some other sort of electronic device. When you are not reading them, they are stored on a cloud. Isn't that magic? So if you can't find a particular book of mine in a library or bookstore, check to see if it's available as an ebook. It's a new way of reading!

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