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Review of Sunny Makes Her Case

Sunny Makes Her Case by Jennifer L. Holm; illus. by Matthew Holm; color by George WilliamsIntermediate, Middle School    Graphix/Scholastic    224 pp.2/24    9781338792454    $24.99Paper ed.  9781338792447    $12.99Sunny’s back in her fifth 1970s-set graphic novel (Sunny Side Up, rev. 9/15, and sequels), here starting a debate team at school with her equally-uninterested-in-sports...

Review of The Lion of Mars

The Lion of Mars by Jennifer L. Holm Intermediate, Middle School    Random    272 pp.    g 1/21    978-0-593-12181-8    $16.99 Library ed.  978-0-593-12182-5    $19.99 e-book ed.  978-0-593-12183-2    $9.99 Eleven-year-old Bell is the youngest resident of the American settlement on Mars. Along with the older kids — like Bell, all orphans transported from...

Jennifer L. Holm Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here. Sponsored by   In her first science fiction novel, The Lion of Mars, esteemed author of historical fiction (Our Only May Amelia, Turtle in Paradise, Sunny Side Up and sequels, Full of...

Review of The Third Mushroom

The Third Mushroomby Jennifer L. Holm; illus. by Tad CarpenterIntermediate    Random    230 pp.    g9/18    978-1-5247-1980-7    $16.99Library ed.  978-1-5247-1981-4    $19.99e-book ed.  978-1-5247-1982-1    $10.99Grandpa Melvin returns in this sequel to The Fourteenth Goldfish, still stuck in the body of a teenager (thanks to his earlier anti-aging experiment) and ready to help granddaughter...

The 2017 Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction

The 2017 Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction goes to Full of Beans, by Jennifer L. Holm, published by Random House Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Random House Children's Books. Narrator Beans Curry immerses middle-grade readers in his kid world of Depression-era Key West, where he and his...

Jennifer L. Holm on Full of Beans

In our July/August 2016 issue, reviewer Betty Carter asks author Jennifer L. Holm about the inspiration for her new novel Full of Beans. Read the full starred review.Betty Carter: You have a knack of making a story so time-specific (the Great Depression in Full of Beans, for example), yet so...

Review of Full of Beans

Full of Beansby Jennifer L. HolmIntermediate    Random    196 pp.8/16    978-0-553-51036-2    $16.99Library ed.  978-553-51037-9    $19.99    ge-book ed.  978-0-553-51039-3    $10.99Beans Curry, first introduced in Turtle in Paradise (rev. 5/10), gets his own starring role in this standalone prequel set in 1934 Key West. With his dad out of work and his mom...

Review of Sunny Side Up

Sunny Side Upby Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm; 
illus. by Matthew Holm; color by Lark PienIntermediate   Graphix/Scholastic   218 pp.9/15   978-0-545-74165-1   $23.99Paper ed. 978-0-545-74166-8   $12.99   ge-book ed. 978-0-545-74167-5   $12.99Set largely during the summer of 1976, this semiautobiographical graphic novel from the brother-and-sister team behind the Babymouse series includes an amiable...

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