Children's & Young Adult Literature

Some CHATTER about Jane Harrington's Four Things . . .

SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL calls it a "laugh-out-loud read," that's "just the right size for the beach."

 

"Funny, sharp, stuff" and a "very hip girls' book" said MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW about FOUR THINGS.

 

WASHINGTON PARENT recommends GIULIO as a "laugh-out-loud novel," and says "Harrington is spot on when it comes to the highs and lows of high-school crushes."

 

"A perfect choice for a girls-only book club, or just for pleasure reading," says CHILDREN'S LITERATURE about FOUR THINGS.

Photo of Jane Harrington and Extreme Pets

For many years, Jane Harrington's writing was inspired by her three daughters, Meghan, Emma and Lucy. Their adventures and hijinks provided Jane with plenty of material for the following published books, as well as many short stories. 

 

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Lucy's Completely Cool and Totally True E-Journal (Scholastic 2001)

Youngest daughter, Lucy, was strikingly similar to the central character of Jane's first published book, Lucy's Completely Cool and Totally True E-Journal (Scholastic 2001--national bestseller). 

Four Things My Geeky-Jock-of-a-Best-Friend Must Do In Europe

And the escapades of her "middlest" daughter, Emma, sparked Four Things My Geeky-Jock-of-a-Best-Friend Must Do In Europe, as well as the spin-off novel, My Best Friend, the Atlantic Ocean, and Other Great Bodies Standing Between Me and My Life With Giulio (Lerner/Darby Creek 2006, 2008--Junior Library Guild selections).

My Best Friend, the Atlantic Ocean, and Other Great Bodies Standing Between Me and My Life With Giulio
EXTREME PETS! (Scholastic 2006)

Jane's fourth book, EXTREME PETS! (Scholastic 2006), was inspired by some other wild things in her care—a menagerie of arthropods, reptiles and other critters that shared her house and classrooms during her years as a park naturalist and science teacher. Accolades include ALA Quick Picks for Young Adult Readers, International Reading Association selection, Washington Post Book of the Week, interview in Disney Adventures magazine...and more!