Books by Pamela Mayer

Pamela Mayer, Chicken Soup, Chicken SoupChicken Soup, Chicken Soup
by Pamela Mayer, illustrated by Deborah Melmon
Ages: 4-9

Two grandmas. Two delicious chicken soups. But will Sophie learn the difference between a kreplach and a wonton?

Curriculum Guide:
Feel free to download the cirriculum guide, which goes along with "Chicken Soup, Chicken Soup".

Read review for "Chicken Soup, Chicken Soup", on the Kirkus review website.

You can now purchase, "Chicken Soup, Chicken Soup" through Kar-Ben Publishing. Purchase your copy now.

Special Awards / Lists:

  • Notable Book in this year's Sydney Taylor Book Awards [more details]

Upcoming Features:

  • Multi Cultural Children's Book Day which is January 27 [more details]

Pamela Mayer, Don't Sneeze at the WeddingDon't Sneeze at the Wedding
Anna is excited to be the flower girl at her aunt’s wedding, but that morning she wakes up and ... achoo! “Don’t sneeze at the wedding!” everyone warns her, but will their remedies work?

Don't Sneeze At the Wedding is a PJ LIbrary book.

Special Awards / Lists:

  • The Sugarman Family Children's Book Award 2013 [more details]
  • Listed on the Bank Street College of Education's list of Best Children's Books of the Year, 2014 Edition [more details]

You can now purchase, "Don't Sneeze at the Wedding" through Kar-Ben Publishing. Purchase your copy now.

Pamela Mayer, Family TiesTwo Left Feet
a short story from the book,
Family Ties: Thirteen Short Stories (Catholic Quick Reads)
Ages 8-12

Family Ties provides engaging stories for children that they will relate to and enjoy. Story topics include: a military father's absence from home; competition between siblings; annoying, younger siblings; having a difficult day; learning new things; dealing with grief and death; broken family relationships; the addition of a foster child into the family; embarrassing parents; making family time; visiting an Eastern Catholic church service, among others. The stories entertain and educate by providing discussion questions to keep children thinking and reading.

Pamela Mayer, AuthorThe Scariest Monster in the Whole Wide World
by Pamela Mayer, illustrated by Lydia Monks
G. P. Putnam's Sons
Ages 4-8

Last Halloween Thea Dewhickey won second prize in the costume parade. This year her mother and father want her to come in first. Mrs. Dewhickey thinks she should wear a beautiful butterfly costume and Mr. Dewhickey wants her to be a Spanish dancer, all black and red ruffles. Thea wants a scariest monster in the whole wide world costume, with green scales and blood. Fortunately, Grandma arrives and helps everyone to have the costume she really wants.

The Grandma CureThe Grandma Cure
by Pamela Mayer, illustrated by John Nez
Dutton Children's Books
Ages 4-8

When a cold keeps Becky home from kindergarten, Grandma Sophie comes over with her cure of orange juice and chicken noodle soup. The next day, Grandma Rosalie brings hot tea with lemon and rice pudding. On the third day, when both grandmas accidentally arrive together, they disagree on the best way to care for their darling granddaughter. Becky teaches them the rules she learned in kindergarten, "remember to share" and "take turns please", and finally her grandmas learn to behave. Happily there is always enough love to go around.