WHAT REVIEWERS ARE SAYING:

Here are some reviews for just a few of Sally’s novels for children. 

THE EMMA SERIES

Only Emma

“Warner’s sassy first-person narrative soars with humor and self-pity, real conversations and real changes of heart... Lots of fun.” Kirkus

Viking Children’s Books

Junior Library Guild 

Scholastic Book Club

Super Emma

“Told with a sense of humor that will have the reader rooting for Emma.” Children’s Literature

Viking Children’s Books

Junior Library Guild

Bank Street Best Books of the Year

MIDDLE READERS

How to be a Real Person (In Just One Day)

“Warner has shaped a haunting, ultimately hopeful story, whose heroine in indisputably real.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Knopf Books for Young Readers

Scholastic Book Club

American Library Association Quick Pick for Young Adults

Bank Street Best Books of the Year

This Isn’t About the Money

“With her trademark combination of humor and compassion, Warner tells of 12-year-old Janey’s trauma after a drunk driver runs into the family car.”

“Warner spectacularly achieves the task of leading the reader through the various stages of Janey’s grief and anger... without being morbid or saccharine.” Voya

Viking Children’s Books

Scholastic Book Club

Junior Library Guild

Bank Street Best Books of the Year

Sunshine State Young Readers Award nominee

Sort of Forever

“The talented Warner has previously explored the themes of friendship and change, but never more powerfully or affectingly than in this piercing novel.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Knopf Books for Young Readers

Scholastic Book Club

American Library Association Quick Pick for Young Adults

New York Public Library Best Books of the Year

California Collection selection

HISTORICAL FICTION

Finding Hattie

“Warner demonstrates that she is equally at home in the past as the present, as she plumbs her great-grandmother’s diary to create this winning historical novel set in the early 1880s.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

HarperCollins Books for Children

Junior Library Guild

Bank Street Best Books of the Year

New York Public Library Best Books of the Year

Twilight Child

“Warner deftly interweaves fantastical elements of Finnish and Scottish lore with rich cultural specifics, and her strong characters, led by courageous, searching Eleni, elevate the story above the ordinary.” Booklist (starred review)