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Lisa Rojany

Reviews of Lisa's Books



"The pink, heart-shaped I LOVE YOU BECAUSE . . . LOVE, BARBIE by Lisa Rojany, illus. by Joann Owen Coy, holds more variety than a box of bonbons: the pop-ups and pull-tabs culminate in a cascade of dangling hearts and spiraling ribbons, with a tiny heart-shaped blank book and pencil stashed in a secret compartment." —Publishers Weekly, 1/​11/​1999


Review of KANGAROO & COMPANY and HIPPO AND PALS: "The sturdy pages of these whimsical, yet informative, books cleverly unforld to reveal huge animals with pleasant expressions. Children will delight in learning interesting facts about a variety of animals while manipulating the pages.... This is a book that must be seen to be appreciated." —Anderson's Book Shops, Summer 1995


Review of THE STORY OF HANUKKAH ". . . This is a special and unique book to have or give as a gift for families with young children as they retell the story of Chanukah." Sybill Kaplan, Jewish Weekly News, 12/​2/​1993

"The best Hanukkah books [are] . . . THE STORY OF HANUKKAH, a lift-the-flap, popup, rebus book in one." Salisbury, MD Times, 12/​9/​1993

"Fine explorations of the holiday for younger children [are] THE STORY OF HANUKKAH: A LIFT-THE-FLAP REBUS BOOK by Lisa Rojany, which features what may be the first pop-up Maccabees in history." —Suzanne Curley for Los Angeles Times Book Review, 12/​5/​1993

Review of THE STORY OF HANUKKAH: "If you are searching for an inviting introduction to the holiday for children, consider this splendid 'lift-the-flap' book. It clearly explains the origins of the holiday as well as other Jewish concepts. Rojany describes King Antiochus' evil doings and children will thrill to the actions of the brave Mattathias and his five sons as they form the Maccabees. The final pages describe the miracle of the Temple's menorah staying lighted for eight days on one little pot of oil. The illustrations convey the ancient roots of the Jewish people." —Deirdre Donahue for USA TODAY, 11/​7/​1994


Ten Best New Parenting Books, CHILD magazine, Dec/​Jan 1993: "EXPLORING THE HUMAN BODY by Lisa Rojany. This interactive primer comes complete with moving parts."

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Children's Books Written by Lisa:




• BARBIE: YOU CAN BE A DOCTOR (Mattel/Random House, 2016)
• 2 WIZARD OF OZ STORYBOOKS (Warner Bros, 2016)
• SURVIVING THE ANGEL OF DEATH: THE TRUE STORY OF A MENGELE TWIN IN AUSCHWITZ, written with Eva Mozes Kor (YA, Tanglewood Books)
• BABY POLAR BEARS' SNOW-DAY (Photo Adventure Book, edited, Treasure Bay)
• BABY ELEPHANT'S FUN IN THE SUN (Photo Adventure Book, edited, Treasure Bay)
• BABY PENGUIN SLIPS AND SLIDES (Photo Adventure Book, edited, Treasure Bay)
• A DOCTOR FOR THE ANIMALS (Half & Half Reader, Level 1, edited, Treasure Bay)
• PEOPLE OF THE CAVES (Half & Half Reader, Level 2, edited, Treasure Bay)
• FRIEND2FRIEND (10-book middle-grade series, edited, Scholastic)
• SANTA'S WORKSHOP (as Fatty MgGee, Piggy Toes Press)
• SAMMY'S SUITCASE (Robin Corey Books/Random House)
• RAIN, RAIN, GO AWAY: My Friends Tigger & Pooh Leveled Reader (DP)
• LITTLE TREE'S FALLING LEAVES: My Friends Tigger & Pooh Leveled Reader (DP)
• LET'S MAKE NOISE SERIES: Around the House, At the Ballpark, At the Airport (Silver Dolphin, AMS)
• SWITCH WITCH (Shopping)
• MAKE YOUR OWN VALENTINE CARDS (novelty format/wrote, Golden Books)
• LOVE POPS: I LOVE YOU BECAUSE . . . LOVE, BARBIE (Golden Books)
• SCHOOL PLANNER, High School (Reading's Fun)
• LEAVE IT TO BEAVER: THE NOVELIZATION (MCA/Universal/PSS)
• BIG TRUCKS & BIGGER DIGGERS (Price Stern Sloan)
• GIANT GIANTS & MAGIC MERMAIDS (Price Stern Sloan)
• CODE BLUE: IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM (HarperCollins)
• CODE BLUE: MAKING THE GRADE (HarperCollins)
• DRAGONHEART: THE JR. NOVELIZATION as Adriana Gabriel (MCA/Universal/PSS)
• GOLD DIGGERS: THE NOVELIZATION (MCA/Universal/PSS)
• TELL ME ABOUT WHEN I WAS A BABY (S&S)
• OVER IN THE MEADOW: A CD-ROM for Children (Rose Studios)
• PANDORA'S BOX: A CD-ROM for Children (Rose Studios)
• THE MAGIC FEATHER (Troll)
• KANGAROO & COMPANY (PSS)
• HIPPO & PALS (PSS,)
• CINDERELLA'S COACH, A Rolling Wheels Book (Mouse Works,)
• DUMBO'S CIRCUS TRAIN, A Rolling Wheels Book (Mouse Works)
• CASPER: THE JR. NOVELIZATION (MCA/Universal/PSS)
• MELVIN MARTIAN, DENA DINOSAUR, MORTY MONSTER, WANDA WITCH (PSS)
• MAKE YOUR OWN VALENTINES (PSS)
• WINNIE THE POOH: THE SURPRISE PARTY (Mouse Works)
• MICKEY MOUSE: WHERE'S THE PICNIC? (Mouse Works)
• TOKEN OF LOVE and SPRING GARDENS (Philomel)
• ALICE IN WONDERLAND, A Lift-the-Flap Rebus (Disney Press)
• JAKE AND JENNY ON THE TOWN (Price Stern Sloan)
• SANTA'S NEW SUIT (Price Stern Sloan)
• WHERE'S THAT PIG? (Price Stern Sloan,)
• THE STORY OF HANUKKAH: A Pop-Up Lift-the-Flap Rebus (Hyperion Books)
• KING ARTHUR'S CAMELOT, Pop-Up with 4 storybooks (Dutton Children's Books)
• EXPLORING THE HUMAN BODY (Barron's)
• THE HANDS-ON BOOK OF BIG MACHINES (Little, Brown & Co.)

Ghosted (limited list from over 100 titles):
• THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Clement C. Moore (Wrote all factoids/novelty items, Intervisual Books)
• BUMPY AND BOO: GUESS WHO NEEDS GLASSES? (Merry Lane Press, winner of an iParenting Media Award)
• LITTLE MERLIN'S BOOK OF MAGIC PETS (Price Stern Sloan)
• ALL MIXED UP (Price Stern Sloan)
• THE FACTS OF LIFE (Viking)
• SLIDING SURPRISE BOOKS 12 titles (PSS)
• DINOTOPIA POP-UP BOOK (Turner Publishing, Inc.)

Adult Books Written by Lisa:



• WRITING CHILDREN'S BOOKS FOR DUMMIES, with Peter Economy (Wiley, 2005)

• FUND YOUR FUTURE, with Julie Stav (Berkley, 2001)

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