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Charlotte Herman

Born: 1937 in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Grew up on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois

Biography: Charlotte Herman, a former teacher, lives in the Chicago area and is the author of twenty-three children's books.

  • Society of Midland Authors Award in 1978 for ''Our Snowman Had Olive Eyes'' Carl Sandburg Literary award in 1990 for ''The House on Walenska Street''

Primary Audience(s): Children; Children

Charlotte Herman on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

A summer on Thirteenth Street /
ISBN: 0525446427 OCLC: 24009424

Dutton Children's Books, New York : ©1991.

World War II affects Shirley Frances Cohen and her buddy Morton, Manny who joins the army, their parents, a German immigrant suspected of being a spy, and the other people in their Chicago neighborhood.

First rain /
ISBN: 0807524530 OCLC: 426252719

Albert Whitman & Co., Chicago, Ill. : 2010.

When Abby moves with her family to Israel, where it does not rain all summer, she misses her grandmother and remembers the fun they used to have splashing in puddles together.

  First Rain.
ISBN: 1306737796 OCLC: 880407983

Albert Whitman & Company, 2014.

Abby and her parents have moved to Israel, where they've always dreamed of living. Abby's excited about her new home, but she misses her grandma. As they exchange letters and emails, Abby tells about her new life-learning Hebrew, eating falafel, and floating in the Dead Sea. And through the long dry summer, as she looks forward to the first rain of autumn, she misses how she and Grandma used to splash and play on rainy days. Finally one morning Abby hears the long-awaited ping ping ping on the roof. And then something even more wonderful happens. Kathryn Mitter's bright paintings perfectly com.

How Yussel caught the gefilte fish :
ISBN: 0525454497 OCLC: 36352479

Dutton Children's Books, New York : ©1999.

When he goes fishing with his father for the first time, a young boy hopes to catch the gefilte fish for his family's Shabbos dinner, but instead he catches a carp, a trout, and a pike.

Max Malone and the great cereal rip-off /
ISBN: 0590623478 OCLC: 36747824

Tired of being cheated by the cereal companies, Max decides to fight back after not receiving a free glow-in-the-dark sticker in his box of Choco-Fish.

Max Malone makes a million /
ISBN: 0805023283 OCLC: 22345427

H. Holt, New York : ©1991.

Max Malone, along with his best friend Gordy, is continually frustrated in his attempts to get rich, while his neighbor, little Austin Healy, makes money at every turn.

Max Malone the Magnificent /
ISBN: 0590629697 OCLC: 36703321

Scholastic, New York : 1996.

After seeing the Great Butoni perform at the local public library, Max decides he wants to become a magician.

Max Malone, superstar
ISBN: 0590859099 OCLC: 36028023

Scholastic, New York : ©1992

After losing a part in an audition for a Peppy Peanut Butter commercial, Max decides his true role in show business is to manage the career of his friend Austin Healy.

  Max Malone, superstar /
ISBN: 080501375X OCLC: 24216876

H. Holt, New York : ©1992.

After losing a part in an audition for a Peppy Peanut Butter commercial, Max decides his true role in show business is to manage the career of his friend Austin Healy.

  Memory Cupboard :
ISBN: 1306784964 OCLC: 880410662

Albert Whitman & Company, 2014.

For Katie, nothing compares to Thanksgiving at Grandma & rsquo;s. There & rsquo;s an overnight ride to Grandma & rsquo;s house on the train. There are the aunts and uncles, whom Katie loves to see each year. Most of all, there is Grandma, who stays close to Katie though they live far apart. But a cherished object is broken at dinner, and Katie blames herself for spoiling the day. Then Grandma shows Katie her memory cupboard. And Katie realizes that though we grow attached to our possessions, it is people who really matter. Charlotte Herman & rsquo;s tender story and Ben F. Stahl & rsquo;s rich paintings make a book that families will treasure.

Millie Cooper and friends /
ISBN: 0670860433 OCLC: 32544638

Viking, New York : 1995.

Millie, a fourth-grader in 1947, struggles with her feelings and choices when her best friend seems to prefer the company of a new classmate.

Millie Cooper, 3B /
ISBN: 0140320725 OCLC: 13011383

Puffin Books, New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : 1986, ©1985.

As she tries to cope with school and other problems, third-grader Millie discovers some special things about herself.

  Millie Cooper, take a chance /
ISBN: 0140341196 OCLC: 20056728

Puffin Books, New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : 1990, ©1988.

In 1947, after trying two different ways to win a bicycle and forcing herself to read a poem in front of her third grade class, Millie recognizes the importance of taking chances to make her life more interesting and satisfying.

My chocolate year :
ISBN: 1416933417 OCLC: 181072547

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, New York : ©2008.

In 1945 Chicago, as her Jewish family anxiously awaits news of relatives left behind in Europe, ten-year-old Dorrie learns new recipes in the hope of winning a baking competition at school. Includes recipes for various foods, from chocolate pudding to chocolate mandelbread.

  The house on Walenska Street
ISBN: 0613079973 OCLC: 19777156

Dutton 1990

The memory cupboard :
ISBN: 0807550558 OCLC: 51637965

A. Whitman & Co., Morton Grove, Ill. : 2003.

When Katie breaks a gravy boat at Thanksgiving dinner, her grandmother shows her that love is more important than objects.

What happened to Heather Hopkowitz? /
ISBN: 082760520X OCLC: 29387553

Jewish Publication Society, Philadelphia : 1994.

When the parents of fourteen-year-old Heather go on a month-long cruise, she goes to stay with Orthodox family friends and decides to change her life.