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Jenny Meyerhoff

Born: 1972 in Detroit, Michigan
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Meyerhoff moved to Evanston after graduating from The University of Michigan. She attended Northwestern University's School of Education and Social Policy. In 1998, she moved to Deerfield, now lives in Riverwoods.

Biography: Jenny Meyerhoff writes novels for children and teenagers. She grew up in West Bloomfield, Michigan, and went on to graduate from The University of Michigan. After moving to Evanston, Illinois, with her husband, she worked for a few years as a preschool teacher and interned at ''Chicago Parent Magazine''. She then enrolled in Northwestern University's School of Education and Social Policy and did go on to teach kindergarten for a while after receiving her Master's degree. Meyerhoff now writes full-time.


Awards:
    '''''Third Grade Baby'''''
  • -- Honor Book, Friends of American Writers Juvenile

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Children; Young adult readers

Email: mail@jennymeyerhoff.com
Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/jennymeyerhoff
Website: http://www.jennymeyerhoff.com
Jenny Meyerhoff on WorldCat : http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=jenny+meyerhoff


Selected Titles

  A squirmy wormy surprise /
ISBN: 148147054X OCLC: 972628873

Anna's fourth grade teacher, Miss Lopez, is strict and seems to dislike her, so when Miss Lopez does not pick her to help with the class garden, Anna realizes she needs to find a way to get on her teacher's good side.

Class B.U.R.P. /
ISBN: 0374305218 OCLC: 862928298

After a video of ten-year-old Louie Burger is aired on a comedy television show, Louie hopes that he will no longer be a Boy Used to Ridicule and Put-downs (B.U.R.P.), but his popularity is very short-lived.

Green thumbs-up! /
ISBN: 1481439065 OCLC: 900332727

Third-grader Anna has had trouble making friends since her family moved from a small town in New York to Chicago, but a group project at school leads to new opportunities, including friendships, a club, and a garden she can work in, just like in her last home.

Playing Cupid /
ISBN: 1338099221 OCLC: 952547704

Clara starts a matchmaking service for her classmates to fulfill a school assignment, but she does not know what to do when she starts receiving notes and gifts from a secret admirer.

Playing Cupid :
ISBN: 9781338099232 OCLC: 971130180

Clara Martinez knows what it takes to make a good match. So when her school assigns a project to create a business from scratch, Clara decides to start a matchmaking service for her fellow classmates. But things get complicated when Clara starts receiving mysterious notes and sweet gifts in her locker. Clara has a secret admirer! But she has no clue who it could be... Despite being a love expert for her friends, Clara's a total novice when it comes to her own love life, and truth be told, it all sort of scares her. Can Cupid Clara gather the courage to fall in crush?

Project peep
ISBN: 9781481439145 OCLC: 933560937

When Anna decides that four baby chicks will be the perfect present for Kaya's birthday, she builds a chicken coop in the Friendship Garden.

Pumpkin spice
ISBN: 9781481439107 OCLC: 919498140

Kaya, Anna, and Reed hope their pumpkin, Herbert, will take home first prize at the Windy City Pumpkin Fest, but when Herbert suddenly disappears, the friends must catch the thief in time for the festival.

Queen of secrets
ISBN: 9781429950152 OCLC: 861521295

Fifteen-year-old Essie Green, an orphan who has been raised by her secular Jewish grandparents in Michigan, experiences conflicting loyalties and confusing emotions when her aunt, uncle, and cousin move back from New York, and her very religious cousin tries to fit in with the other football players at Essie's high school, one of whom is Essie's popular new boyfriend.

Queen of secrets /
ISBN: 0374326282 OCLC: 299378716

Farrar, Straus, Giroux, New York : 2010.

Fifteen-year-old Essie Green, an orphan who has been raised by her secular Jewish grandparents in Michigan, experiences conflicting loyalties and confusing emotions when her aunt, uncle, and cousin move back from New York, and her very religious cousin tries to fit in with the other football players at Essie's high school, one of whom is Essie's popular new boyfriend.

Sami's sleepaway summer
ISBN: 9780545362672 OCLC: 748336390

Scholastic, New York : [2012], ©2011.

Samantha Bloom is nervous about going to sleepaway camp for the first time, and her annoying cousin being there with her can only make things worse. When she gets there, however, she discovers that she underestimated the food, the friends, and even her cousin, Daniel.

Starry skies and fireflies /
ISBN: 1481470515 OCLC: 951071023

Invited to join her friends for an end-of-summer overnight sleepover in a tent, Anna, who is frightened by the dark, decides to skip the party, prompting her friends to convince her that it is sometimes fun to be scared.

Sweet peas and honeybees
ISBN: 9781481439190 OCLC: 949669089

When Anna learns that bees are in danger because of pesticide use, she tries to alert her neighbors and friends to the problem.

Sweet peas and honeybees /
ISBN: 1481439170 OCLC: 923563979

When Anna learns that bees are in danger because of pesticide use, she tries to alert her neighbors and friends to the problem.

The barftastic life of Louie Burger /
ISBN: 0374305188 OCLC: 809249926

Farrar Straus Giroux, New York : 2013.

With a school Talent Bonanza coming up, there is only one thing that can keep fifth-grader Louie Burger from taking a big step toward his dream of becoming a world-famous comedian--extreme stage fright.

The barftastic life of Louie Burger :
ISBN: 9780374305246 OCLC: 892701828

Louie Burger's dad has to go away for two weeks for a job and he is stuck with a house full of girls. Suddenly, it's makeup, princess dogs, love notes from your kissy-faced grandma, and heart-shaped pancakes all the time. How can Louie be the man of the house when it is constantly under attack by girlzillas?--

Third grade baby
ISBN: 9780374374822 OCLC: 156874767

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York : 2008.

When third-grader Polly Peterson finally loses her first baby tooth, she wonders if she is too old for a visit from the tooth fairy.

 

 

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