Marissa Moss

Marissa Moss has written more than 60 children's books, from picture books to middle-grade and young adult novels. Best known for the Amelia’s Notebook series, her books are popular with teachers and children alike. Both Rachel's Journal and Hannah’s Journal are included in state textbooks. Her picture book biographies of historical figures from Jackie Mitchell to Maggie Gee to Kate Warne have won many awards.

Barbed Wire Baseball, a recent nonfiction picture book, won the California Book Award, and was named an ALA Notable Book as well as a Notable Book for Social Studies.

Last spring, her first adult book was published. Last Things, a Memoir of Love and Loss, uses her trademark mix of art and text in a graphic memoir about her husband's death from ALS.

Book Reviews by Marissa Moss

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Learning a new language can be daunting, but Chineasy for Children makes it fun, if not exactly easy.

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“for kids worried about the first day of school, this book offers something to make them feel better.”

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Michael Kupperman is a graphic novelist with a cult following (Snake 'n' Bacon's Cartoon Cabaret, Tales Designed to Thrizzle).

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Vietnamese Memories by Clement Baloup starts as a series of memories of the Vietnam War, different men, now living in France, telling how they left Saigon at the end of the war.

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Since their first book together, Extra Yarn (2012, Balzer & Bray), Barnett and Klassen have created a series of deceptively simple, clever books.

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Alpha: Abidjan to Paris tells the story of the refugees’ struggle from up close and personal through the character of Alpha, a cabinet maker in the Cote d'Ivore, the Ivory Coast.

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There is a lot of discussion these days in the children's book world about books providing mirrors and windows, ways for readers to recognize themselves and see other cultures.

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Narwhal and Jellyfish are the stars of this easy reader series by Ben Clanton.

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It is a difficult task to dive into the sequel to a book that received universal praise and many starred reviews without having read that first acclaimed book.

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Black Bird Yellow Sun operates on several levels, more complicated than you might think a simple board book would be.

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The theme of desperately wanting a pet is not new to children's books, but it takes a different form in I Love Cats!, the follow-up to Stainton and Staake's I Love Dogs!. What is

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We may think that nostalgia is something only adults feel, looking back on their childhoods, but children feel nostalgic, too.

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STEM books are hot topics now and every parent wants their child to be a mathematical whiz, if not a genius.