New Release Books by Sally Warner

Sally Warner is the author of EllRay Jakes 2 Books in 1 (2022), Absolutely Alfie and The Princess Wars (2018), Absolutely Alfie and the Worst Best Sleepover (2018), Absolutely Alfie and the Furry, Purry Secret (2017) and other 67 books.

For more book recommendations, please check out New York Times® Best Sellers, Children's Book Recommendations or the complete list of Featured Book Lists and Award Winners

1 - 40 of 71 results
>>

EllRay Jakes 2 Books in 1

release date: May 17, 2022
EllRay Jakes 2 Books in 1
Join EllRay and his friends in two laugh-out-loud adventures in the EllRay Jakes series—two books in one! “Kids of all stripes will identify with EllRay and his unwittingly hilarious antics.” —Booklist EllRay Jakes Is Not a Chicken! EllRay Jakes is tired of being bullied by fellow classmate Jared Matthews. But when EllRay tries to defend himself, he winds up in trouble. Then his dad offers him a deal: if he stays out of trouble for one week, they''ll go to Disneyland! EllRay says he can do it. But saying it and doing it are two very different things. EllRay Jakes Is a Rock Star! All the boys in EllRay''s third-grade class have something they can brag about. Corey''s on the swim team; Kevin is super tall; Jared''s dad has an ATV. But EllRay''s dad is a geologist—not much to brag about. After all, rocks are boring. Then EllRay sees the crystals in his dad''s office, and they are really cool-looking. If EllRay just "borrows" them to show his classmates, he knows they''d be impressed. And his dad will never have to know. It''s a perfect plan . . . until things go awry.

Absolutely Alfie and The Princess Wars

release date: Sep 04, 2018
Absolutely Alfie and The Princess Wars
Alfie tries to save Halloween from too many princesses in this fourth book in the Absolutely Alfie series! It''s almost Halloween at Alfie''s school and everyone is excited to dress up in costumes for the class Halloween party. Shy Bella asks Alfie if she wants to be bunny rabbits together. Alfie is happy to agree and to get to know this new and interesting classmate. But when almost all of Alfie''s other friends decide to be princesses, Alfie begins to doubt her decision. Alfie is so torn. Can she be both . . . and not hurt anyone''s feelings? Probably not!

Absolutely Alfie and the Worst Best Sleepover

release date: Mar 27, 2018
Absolutely Alfie and the Worst Best Sleepover
In Alfie Jakes''s second grade class, friendship and fairness rule in this adorable third installment of the Absolutely Alfie series! Second grader Alfie Jakes knows that when it comes to some friendships, one day you''re in, and the next you''re out. When Alfie''s former best friend, Lulu, announces that she''s hosting the best sleepover ever--and that she''s only allowed to invite six girls--Alfie desperately wants to go but is not sure she''ll be one of the lucky few. Lulu''s classmates are doing all they can to win her favor, a task that often ends in tears. Can Alfie convince her used-to-be best friend that a party is better when everyone is invited--or will she get herself uninvited instead?

Absolutely Alfie and the Furry, Purry Secret

release date: Aug 29, 2017
Absolutely Alfie and the Furry, Purry Secret
Seven-year-old Alfie Jakes has a kitten-sized secret in her debut chapter book—perfect for fans of the Judy Moody books! Seven-year-old Alfie Jakes isn''t thrilled when her mom organizes end-of-summer playdates with her soon-to-be classmate, Hanni. Hanni is kind of bossy. So Alfie is relieved when Hanni is more fun to play with then she thought. Even better, she shows Alfie her cat--who has kittens! Alfie immediately falls in love with a little gray kitten and wants to give it a home. But one of the Jakes'' house rules is ''no pets'' because Alfie is supposedly alergic. Alfie is sure she''s outgrown that allergy, but how can she convince her parents? Wouldn''t it be better to sneak the kitten home and PROVE that she''s not allergic? But keeping a kitten a secret is lot harder than she ever thought!

Absolutely Alfie and the First Week Friends

release date: Aug 29, 2017
Absolutely Alfie and the First Week Friends
Alfie Jakes is starting second grade in the follow-up to Alfie Jakes and the Furry, Purry Secret, perfect for fans of the Judy Moody books! Alfie Jakes''s summer was better than she expected. Even though her best friend Lulu was away on vacation, she found a new friend in her next door neighbor, Hanni. Hanni even let her take home a kitten! Now that second grade is about to start and Lulu is back in town, Alfie is worried. All she wants is for her trio to be first week friends, but what if Lulu and Hanni don''t get along? Her secret first week, second grade wish is for them to become friends. What if Alfie''s wish comes true--but with a twist she didn''t see coming??

EllRay Jakes Stands Tall

release date: Apr 12, 2016
EllRay Jakes Stands Tall
EllRay Jakes finally grows up (a little) by playing basketball in this ninth book in the series. There''s a new game in town—basketball! Or in Ellray''s case, pre-basketball. Coach Havens has all the third graders dribbling, passing, and shooting, and he''s quick to compliment EllRay''s skills. No one else seems to notice them, however, and as ''the shortest kid in the class,'' EllRay is still chosen last for teams at recess. What''s a short guy gotta do to get noticed?? When EllRay comes up with a plan that involves the off-limits teacher''s lounge, everyone does a double take! PRAISE FOR THE ELLRAY JAKES SERIES: "Warner is a dead-on observer of playground politics, and has a great ear for dialogue."—School Library Journal on EllRay Jakes Is Not a Chicken! "...ideal for reluctant readers."—Booklist on EllRay Jakes Is Not a Chicken! "Young readers can identify with EllRay, who is neither a bad seed nor a goody-two-shoes; he and his sense of humor are just right."—Kirkus on EllRay Jakes Is a Rock Star! "The EllRay Jakes stories are just right for his real-life peers."—Kirkus on EllRay Jakes Walks the Plank

EllRay Jakes Rocks the Holidays!

release date: Oct 16, 2014
EllRay Jakes Rocks the Holidays!
The small kid with big problems returns in the seventh book of this beloved series! It’s almost Christmas and school is going great for EllRay. He’s “blending in” just the way he likes. So when his father tells him he should be proud to be part of the African-American “community,” EllRay isn’t so sure he wants to call attention to his differences. After all, he’s only one of two boys in his class with brown skin. And then, totally by accident, he insults the other boy—one of his best friends—and all at once EllRay’s back to being the center of attention. And not exactly for good reasons. With Sally Warner’s trademark sense of humor and spot-on dialogue, EllRay confronts questions about race and how it impacts both himself and everyone around him. “Kids of all stripes will identify with EllRay and his unwittingly hilarious antics.”—Booklist A Junior Library Guild selection A Scholastic Book Club selection A Texas Bluebonnet Award Winner 2012-13

EllRay Jakes the Recess King!

release date: May 05, 2015
EllRay Jakes the Recess King!
“Kids of all stripes will identify with EllRay and his unwittingly hilarious antics.”—Booklist Eight-year-old EllRay is down to one-and-a-half best friends, and his little sister points out the obvious: he needs more! So EllRay decides to audition other boys for the part, the way his sister is auditioning for the lead role in her day care’s spring play. Now, EllRay has to come up with fun things to do at recess, because when he’s the Recess King, everyone will want to be his friend!

EllRay Jakes Stands Tall!

release date: Jan 01, 2016
EllRay Jakes Stands Tall!
Eight-year-old EllRay Jakes, the shortest kid in class and still chosen last at recess, hones his basketball skills with Mr. Havens and earns the respect of his third-grade classmates.

EllRay Jakes Is Magic

release date: Mar 06, 2014
EllRay Jakes Is Magic
Small kid. Big Stage. Does EllRay have a talent to put on show for the entire school? When EllRay and his friends hear about the school talent show, they’re not impressed. They’re too old for that stuff. But their teacher, Mrs. Sanchez, isn’t so quick to let her students off the hook. Five students absolutely must try-out, and EllRay somehow ends up being one of them. Now he has to figure out something he’s talented at….like, maybe magic? But now the pressure’s on. It’s up to EllRay to take the stage and show his classmates and the whole school that he’s not only talented but magic.

EllRay Jakes and the Beanstalk

release date: Sep 12, 2013
EllRay Jakes and the Beanstalk
EllRay Jakes may be the shortest kid in his class, and he may get into trouble from time to time, but he can always count on his best friends Kevin and Corey. But lately, Kevin has been skateboarding with the meanest boy in class. Could EllRay be losing one of his friends? Not giving up without a fight, EllRay asks his older neighbor to show him a few jaw-dropping skateboard moves—like ollies and kickflips. EllRay must learn as many tricks as he can before the secret boys-only third grade skate-off. But will it be enough?

Ellray Jakes the Dragon Slayer

release date: May 16, 2013
Ellray Jakes the Dragon Slayer
EllRay Jakes is a small kid with big problems! EllRay Jakes may be the smallest kid in his class at Oak Glen Primary School, but he’s also his sister Alfie’s big brother. So when it looks like Alfie is being bossed around by a dragon-like girl at her school, EllRay feels responsible. As her older (and wiser!) brother, shouldn’t he show her that she should stand up for herself? But little sisters and four year old dragons are a bit more complicated than he thought. . . . Check out the other books in the EllRay Jakes series: EllRay Jakes Is Not A Chicken!, EllRay Jakes is a Rock Star!, and EllRay Jakes Walks the Plank!

Ellray Jakes Walks the Plank

release date: Mar 07, 2013
Ellray Jakes Walks the Plank
Things are going just swimmingly for EllRay. He''s finally getting along with most of the kids at school. He''s even getting along with his family. But then everything comes screeching to a halt when his younger sister accidently overfeeds the classroom goldfish EllRay was supposed to be taking care of over Spring vacation. What is EllRay going to tell his teacher and the kids in his third-grade class? Fortunately, most of them are sympathetic. But not bossy Cynthia. She sees this as an opportunity to blame EllRay for her own mess-ups. Must EllRay now walk the plank for stuff that he didn''t do?

EllRay Jakes Is Not a Chicken

release date: Feb 02, 2012
EllRay Jakes Is Not a Chicken
EllRay Jakes is tired of being bullied by fellow classmate Jared Matthews. But when EllRay tries to defend himself, he winds up in trouble. Then his dad offers him a deal: If he stays out of trouble for one week, they''ll go to Disneyland! EllRay says he can do it. But saying it and doing it are two very different things.

EllRay Jakes Is a Rock Star

release date: Sep 15, 2011
EllRay Jakes Is a Rock Star
All the boys in EllRay''s third-grade class have something they can brag about. Corey''s on the swim team, Kevin is super tall, Jared''s dad has an ATV. But EllRay''s dad is a geologist - not much to brag about. After all, rocks are boring. Then EllRay sees the crystals in his dad''s office, and they are really cool looking. If EllRay just "borrows" them to show his classmates, he knows they''d be impressed. And his dad will never have to know. It''s a perfect plan . . . until things go awry.

Excellent Emma

release date: Mar 19, 2009
Excellent Emma
Emma McGraw''s third-grade class is getting ready for Winter Games Day, and Emma wants to win a prize more than anything. It would be the perfect way to make her father proud. But the rest of the class has mixed feelings about Winter Games Day. Jared is desperate to be the fastest runner and the farthest jumper, Fiona is worried about her weak ankles, and Annie Pat doesn''t seem to care at all. When the big day arrives, nothing goes exactly as planned, but Emma is still determined to be as excellent as she can be.

Happily Ever Emma

release date: Nov 11, 2010
Happily Ever Emma
Emma is already upset when her mother cancels their traditional Friday night dinner-and-ice-cream plans, but it''s even worse when she finds out why: Her mom has a date! Emma''s best friend, Annie Pat, thinks it''s so romantic, but Emma knows better. Fortunately, she has a plan to keep her mom all to herself. But when Emma''s plan backfires, she starts to realize that maybe sharing her mother with other people has its advantages.

Best Friend Emma

release date: Sep 11, 2008
Best Friend Emma
As soon as Emma McGraw sees Krysten Rodriguez, she knows that Krysten would make a great best friend. There’s just one problem. Emma already has a best friend—Annie Pat! But Emma is sure she wouldn’t mind if Emma made a new friend for both of them. And she has to do it fast, before Krysten is taken! Annie Pat should appreciate that, right? Actually, no. Not when Emma is forgetting important plans they’ve made together. Suddenly Emma is faced with the prospect of no friends at all! At once charming, funny, and thoughtful, this fourth book about eightyear- old Emma is sure to find new fans.

It's Only Temporary

release date: Jun 12, 2008
It's Only Temporary
A novel in words and sketches. ?It?s only temporary,? twelve-year-old Skye McPhee writes in her sketchbook after being shipped off to her gran?s in Sierre Madre, California. After all, her parents have their hands full taking care of her older brother, who?s been severely injured in a car accident. So now Skye is in a new school sketching new kids and trying to stay invisible until she can return home. But her new life starts turning out better than she hoped; she?s making cool friends, and being away from her brother is actually drawing her closer to him. And then her sketchbook disappears and everything changes. Suddenly, Skye realizes that she doesn?t want her life in Sierra Madre to be temporary after all. But does she have a choice?

Super Emma

release date: Apr 17, 2008
Super Emma
Emma McGraw just can''t sit back and watch someone being teased, especially one of her friends. So when class bully Jared Matthews chooses EllRay Jakes as his next target, Emma can''t hold back. But unfortunately for Emma, her good deed is not appreciated. Instead of helping EllRay, Emma just embarrassed him. What boy wants to be "saved" by a girl?! Now everyone is calling her Super Emma, and Jared has set his sights on her. Who will rescue Emma now that Jared is tossing around threats? Her superhero may be someone she would never have thought of.

Not-So-Weird Emma

release date: May 10, 2007
Not-So-Weird Emma
emma Mcgraw is slowly making friends at her new school. but when Cynthia calls her weird, emma is shocked. they are supposed to be best friends! in response, emma decides that Cynthia’s new name should be bossy pants, and she tells everyone in the class. Now the entire third grade is trading nicknames. And while it starts out being funny, emma begins to see the downside of name-calling. but just when she decides it’s time for apologies, her teacher makes the most dreaded call of all—the one to everyone’s parents.

Only Emma

release date: Sep 07, 2006
Only Emma
Eight-year-old Emma McGraw is an only child who lives with her mom in their "cozy" condo. When four-year-old Anthony Scarpetto moves in for a week while his parents are away, Emma is not happy. He''s loud, he smells, and he touches her stuff. And that''s only half of it! Emma has started at a new school, and has finally begun to make friends. But how can she invite anyone over when annoying Anthony is there? Emma is in for a surprise, though. As the week goes by, she starts to realize that having a "little brother" may not be as bad as she thought.

This Isn't about the Money

release date: Nov 01, 2004
This Isn't about the Money
Twelve-year-old Janey tries to adjust in the aftermath of an automobile accident that kills her parents, severely injures her face, and forces her and her younger sister to move from Arizona to California to live with their grandfather and great-aunt.

A Long Time Ago Today

release date: Jan 01, 2003
A Long Time Ago Today
Ever since her mother died six years earlier, twelve-year-old Dilly Howell and her father spend every summer in upstate New York at Mummie''s farm, even though Dilly resents how her dead mother continues to intrude on her life.

Sister Split

release date: Jan 01, 2001
Sister Split
When her parents separate, eleven-year-old Ivy must cope not only with their impending divorce but also with the unexpected impact it has on her relationship with her older sister. Simultaneous.

The Archer's Bride

release date: Oct 16, 2019
The Archer's Bride
A gritty, bloody story of love and loss set around the Battle of Agincourt. It is 1415 and Sayth Ashe leaves her Welsh farmstead in search of her brother and a new beginning. She joins a group of pilgrims on their way to London and encounters all walks of life, including an unrepentant murderer and a charismatic archer on his way to enlist in Henry''s army at Southampton. Plans are changed when she decides to follow the archer - against the advice of Elis, a childhood friend who has always kept a protective eye on her. Sayth embarks on a journey of turmoil and danger across the blood-soaked fields of France with a band of men she comes to love as brothers, and one as a lover. Surviving the battle was a blessing. Surviving marriage was a battle.
1 - 40 of 71 results
>>


  • Aboutread.com makes it one-click away to discover great books from local library by linking books/movies to your library catalog search.

  • Copyright © 2023 Aboutread.com