PRAISE FOR RETURN TO CONEY ISLAND
“The characters and setting are the heart of the enjoyable story . . . The book includes discussion questions, a recipe for apple crisp (integral to the story), and a craft project, all of which enhance the tale.” – Kirkus Indie Review
PRAISE FOR SCARLET'S MAGIC PAINTBRUSH
“A fine celebration of freedom, creativity, and self-expression.”
– Kirkus Indie Review
PRAISE FOR READY, SET, GORILLA!
“A gorilla learns a lesson about playing fairly with his friends in this preschool-perfect picture book by Stoller (Scarlet’s Magic Paintbrush, 2018, etc.), with eye-catching illustrations by Bartholomew (Alphatangle, 2016, etc.).” – Kirkus Indie Review
Melissa Stoller is the author of the chapter book series The Enchanted Snow Globe Collection - Book One: Return to Coney Island and Book Two: The Liberty Bell Train Ride (Clear Fork Publishing, 2017 and Spring 2019); the picture books Scarlet’s Magic Paintbrush and Ready, Set, GOrilla! (Clear Fork, Fall 2018); and the adult flash fiction compilation, Kvelling, Kvetching, and Kibitzing: Celebrating Jewish Life (Clear Fork, 2019). She is also the co-author of The Parent-Child Book Club: Connecting With Your Kids Through Reading (HorizonLine Publishing, 2009). Melissa is an Assistant and Blogger for the Children’s Book Academy, a Regional Ambassador for The Chapter Book Challenge, an Admin for The Debut Picture Book Study Group, and a volunteer with the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators/MetroNY. Melissa has worked as a lawyer, legal writing instructor, freelance writer and editor, and early childhood educator. Additionally, she is a member of the Board of Trustees at The Hewitt School and at Temple Shaaray Tefila. Melissa lives in New York City with her husband, three daughters, and one puppy. When not writing or reading, she can be found exploring NYC with family and friends, traveling, and adding treasures to her collections.
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