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Eileen Spinelli

I, Jerry Spinelli, am writing this myself without help from my wife and fellow author, Eileen, because I need to do some bragging about her. It was her idea that led to our first book together: Today I Will. She remembered reading daily devotionals, and it occurred to her that young readers might like a day-by-day book based on literature.
  
  There's a page in Today I Will for every day in the year—that’s 366 pages/days, including leap year. Each page starts with a quote from children's or young adult literature. Then comes a commentary on the quote, followed by a resolution—that is... Read More

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Another Day as Emily
Written by Eileen Spinelli, Illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff
Knopf Books for Young Readers | Hardcover | May 2014
$12.99/14.99(Canada) | 978-0-449-80987-7 (0-449-80987-0)

"Taut, fast-paced, economical, devoid of sham, Spinelli’s book echoes Dickinson’s own deceptive simplicity."--The New York Times Book Review

Eleven-year-old Suzy just can't win. Her brother is a local hero for calling 911 after seeing their elderly neighbor collapse, and only her best friend was able to win a role in the play... Read more






The Best Story
Written by Eileen Spinelli, Illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf
Dial Books | Hardcover | May 2008
$16.99/18.50(Canada) | 978-0-8037-3055-7 (0-8037-3055-1)

The best story is one that comes from the heart The library is having a contest for the best story, and the quirky narrator of this story just has to win that rollercoaster ride with her favorite author! But what makes a story the best?

Her brother Tim says the best...

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Cold Snap
Written by Eileen Spinelli, Illustrated by Marjorie Priceman
Dragonfly Books | Trade Paperback | October 2015
$7.99/8.99(Canada) | 978-0-375-84626-7 (0-375-84626-3)

Warm up with this charming neighborly tale about a small town determined to beat the deep freeze from a beloved picture-book author and a two-time Caldecott Honor illustrator!
 
It’s snowy cold in the town of Toby Mills. The thermometer is sinking toward zero, and the icicle hanging from the nose... Read more






Cold Snap
Written by Eileen Spinelli, Illustrated by Marjorie Priceman
Knopf Books for Young Readers | Hardcover | October 2012
$17.99/20.99(Canada) | 978-0-375-85700-3 (0-375-85700-1)

Warm up with this charming neighborly tale about a small town determined to beat the deep freeze from a beloved picture-book author and a two-time Caldecott Honor illustrator!
 
It’s snowy cold in the town of Toby Mills. The thermometer is sinking toward zero, and the icicle hanging from the nose... Read more






Someday
Written by Eileen Spinelli, Illustrated by Rosie Winstead
Dial Books | Hardcover | May 2007
$17.99/23.99(Canada) | 978-0-8037-2941-4 (0-8037-2941-3)

Someday

I am going to be

a great artist.

Today

I am off to help my dad

paint the shed.

It’s hard to be content with the present moment when you are little. The future has infinitely more possibilities!

Here, the prolific and poetic Eileen Spinelli offers us the opportunity to...

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Where I Live
Written by Eileen Spinelli, Illustrated by Matt Phelan
Dial Books | Hardcover | June 2007
$16.99/18.50(Canada) | 978-0-8037-3122-6 (0-8037-3122-1)

Diana loves where she lives. She loves the astronomy charts on her walls and the fact that she can wave to her best friend, Rose, from her very own window. And best of all, a wren has recently made its home right by her front door! When her family is forced... Read more





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