Alumni Authors Bookshelf

Johns Hopkins alumni write about everything from healing to romance to sports nutrition. Check us out!

Children

Cover

Zombie Soup and Other Encounters with the UnDead

Dennis Armstrong, A&S '74

Parked for the summer at his great aunt and uncle's farm, Harold faces a rising tide of the UnDead.  Can he save himself?  And can he and his newfound friend, Samantha, find a way to rescue her missing sister from the gathering power of Darkness?  

ISBN: 9780965432610

Buy now

Cover

The Survivor Tree: Inspired by a True Story

Cheryl Somers Aubin, A&S '04

Through evocative prose and watercolor illustrations, The Survivor Tree: Inspired by a True Story, takes the reader on a journey of hope, healing, and recovery.  Based on the story of the 9/11 Survivor Tree, this book imaginatively describes the experiences, memories, and feelings of the tree.  All profits go to charity.

ISBN: 9780983833406

Buy now

Cover

My Daddy is a Pilot

Tracy Lorenz, A&S '11

What does Daddy do when he goes to work as a pilot? Follow Daddy through his day.  Learn about the airplane, the funny words pilots use, where they go, and how Daddy misses his child when he is gone.

ISBN: 1936319802

Buy now

Cover

Black Radishes

Susan Lynn Meyer, A&S '80

Inspired by Meyer's father's childhood, Black Radishes is about a Jewish boy in Nazi-occupied France.  Black Radishes won a Sydney Taylor silver medal and was named a Massachusetts Book award finalist.

ISBN: 0375858229

Buy now.

Cover

New Shoes

Susan Lynn Meyer, A&S '80

Two African American girls find an inventive way to foil Jim Crow laws.

ISBN: 9780823425280

Buy now.

Cover

High Fives With Daddy

James Morissette, Carey '09

Take a trip through a child's life, with the support and love of her daddy.

ISBN: 9781462650477

Buy now

Cover

The Little Aces: A Golf Story

Rose Ostrow, A&S '99
Illustrator: Nazar Horokhivskyi

During one of the Brothers' typical golf games, Julian's golf ball mysteriously disappears. Julian and Eli, determined not to derail their game, set out to find the ball. Follow the brothers as they try to solve the mystery.

ISBN: 1684010519

Buy now

Cover

The Rites and Wrongs of Janice Wills

Joanna Pearson A&S '09

A young adult novel about a girl growing up in a small town who wants to be an anthropologist but is instead forced to enter a pageant.

ISBN: 0545197732

Buy Now

Cover

A Duck in a Sock: Four Phonics Stories

Cheryl Rowena Rae, A&S '02, Elspeth Rae
Illustrator: Elisa Gutierrez

Through evocative prose and watercolor illustrations, A Duck in a Sock is Book 1 in the Meg and Greg series, which is designed for shared reading between a child learning to read and an experienced reader. The stories have special features to help a child with dyslexia or another language-based learning challenge to find reading success.

ISBN: 9780995293304

Buy now

Cover

For the Sake of Hugh Manatee

Udo Wahn, A&S '75

A stand up paddling adventure, wherein kids learn about the importance of the watershed and its effects of the health of life forms in the sea. Forward by Wyland. Kelly Slater, 11 times world champion surfer gives it a thumbs up!

ISBN: 780983384151

Buy now

Cover

Nerd Camp

Elissa Brent Weissman, A&S '05

Ten-year-old Gabe loves his six weeks at the Summer Center for Gifted Enrichment (also known as Smart Camp for Geeks and Eggheads), but he worries that all of his adventures will make his cool stepbrother think he is nothing but a nerd. 

ISBN: 9781442417038

Buy now

Cover

Standing for Socks

Elissa Brent Weissman, A&S '05

Fara Ross hopes her fame for wearing mismatched socks will help her win the sixth grade student council presidency, but things become complicated when the town of Stockville rallies behind her freedom of footwear campaign.

ISBN: 9781416997771

Buy now

Cover

The Trouble with Mark Hopper

Elissa Brent Weissman, A&S '05

When two boys with the same exact name but very different personalities attend the same middle school, trouble ensues.

ISBN: 0525420673

Buy now

Cover

One of a Kind

Ariel S. Winter, A&S '02

In this wry and witty picture book, an only child learns that in a classroom of multiples, individuality can be awesome.

ISBN: 9781442420168

Buy now

COver

Riley's Mission

Karla Wood, A&S '89

Tooth fairy adventure coupled with how and why to brush teeth.

ISBN: 9781434937216

Buy now