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Leslea Newman

Author of Hachiko Waits

88+ Works 7,287 Members 360 Reviews 1 Favorited

About the Author

Leslea Newman has more than forty books to her credit
Image credit: Author Lesléa Newman at the 2017 Texas Book Festival. By Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=64094765


Works by Leslea Newman

Hachiko Waits (2004) 1,011 copies
Heather Has Two Mommies (1989) 925 copies
Mommy, Mama, and Me (2009) 407 copies
Daddy, Papa, and Me (2009) 321 copies
Sparkle Boy (2017) 260 copies
A Sweet Passover (2012) 178 copies
Fat Chance (1994) 173 copies
Ketzel, the Cat Who Composed (2015) 168 copies
Runaway Dreidel! (2002) 146 copies
The Femme Mystique (1995) — Editor; Contributor — 144 copies
The Boy Who Cried Fabulous (2004) 139 copies
Donovan's Big Day (2011) 117 copies
A fire engine for Ruthie (2004) 99 copies
The Best Cat in the World (2004) 96 copies
Girls Will Be Girls (2000) 92 copies
My Lover Is a Woman (1996) — Editor; Contributor — 87 copies
Matzo Ball Moon (1900) 85 copies
Cats, Cats, Cats! (2001) 82 copies
In Every Laugh a Tear (1992) 80 copies
Good Enough to Eat (1986) 78 copies
Felicia's favorite story (2002) 75 copies
Jailbait (2005) 71 copies
Where Is Bear? (2004) 70 copies
Too Far Away to Touch (1995) 62 copies
Secrets: Short Stories (1990) 62 copies
Pillow Talk: Lesbian Stories Between the Covers (1998) — Editor — 58 copies
Gloria Goes To Gay Pride (1991) 55 copies
Remember That (1996) 47 copies
A Kiss on the Keppie (2012) 46 copies
Saturday Is Pattyday (1993) 45 copies
The Eight Nights of Chanukah (2005) — Author — 43 copies
Skunk's Spring Surprise (2007) 40 copies
Belinda's Bouquet (1991) 37 copies
Hanukkah Delight! (2016) 33 copies
Miss Tutu's Star (2010) 32 copies
Dogs, Dogs, Dogs! (2002) 31 copies
Just Like Mama (2010) 31 copies
The Little Butch Book (1998) 30 copies
Love Me Like You Mean It (1987) 30 copies
Bedroom Eyes: Stories of Lesbians in the Boudoir (2002) — Contributor; Editor — 26 copies
Pigs, Pigs, Pigs! (2003) 25 copies
Remembering Ethan (2020) 21 copies
Sweet Dark Places (1991) 13 copies
A Day at the Fair (2002) 12 copies
Baby's Blessings (2019) 12 copies
ABC Cats: An Alpha-Cat Book (2021) 11 copies
As Babies Dream (2021) 10 copies
Signs of Love (2000) 10 copies
The Fairest in the Land (2023) 9 copies
Daddy's Song (2007) 8 copies
Nobody's Mother (2008) 7 copies
I Carry My Mother (2015) 7 copies
The Babka Sisters (2023) 6 copies
The Babka Sisters (2023) 3 copies
Just Like a Woman (2001) 2 copies
I Can Be... Me! (2023) 1 copy
I Wish My Father (2021) 1 copy
Secrets 1 copy

Associated Works

Am I Blue? Coming Out from the Silence (1994) — Contributor — 794 copies
Bushfire: Stories of Lesbian Desire (1991) — Contributor — 148 copies
Lesbian Love Stories (1991) — Contributor — 136 copies
Xanadu (1993) — Contributor — 126 copies
Sportsdykes: Stories from on and Off the Field (1995) — Contributor — 93 copies
Lesbian Love Stories, Volume 2 (1991) — Contributor — 85 copies
Mentsh: On Being Jewish and Queer (2004) — Contributor — 70 copies
Heatwave: Women in Love and Lust (1995) — Contributor — 64 copies
Not the Only One: Lesbian and Gay Fiction for Teens (1995) — Contributor — 59 copies
Set in Stone (2001) — Contributor — 59 copies
Best Lesbian Love Stories 2003 (2003) — Contributor — 37 copies
Best Lesbian Love Stories 2004 (2004) — Contributor — 35 copies
Electric - Best Lesbian Erotic Fiction (1999) — Contributor — 33 copies
Women's Friendships: A Collection of Short Stories (1991) — Contributor — 22 copies
Electric 2: Best Lesbian Erotic Fiction (2003) — Contributor — 16 copies
Sinister Wisdom 27 (1984) — Contributor — 7 copies


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A cute version of the Twelve Days of Christmas song for Hanukkah. The pictures are colorful and lively, and the text easy to sing. I just wish the last line wasn't always "a present waiting for me" but was about a candle instead.
labfs39kids | Dec 7, 2023 |
libraryofemma | 17 other reviews | Oct 20, 2023 |
My daughter chose this book from the library, and this is a girl who doesn't allow me to read anything unless it's Peppa or Llama Llama. I was super excited for us to read this together as she just started ballet. She LOVES this book. I will be purchasing a copy for her for Christmas this year. :)

It's a simple little rhyming tale about Selena who loves to dance but is a little wobbly on her feet. But after attending Miss Tutu's studio she grows into a wonderful little ballerina! Rosie loves the cat that causes a mess of little children on the stage at the end. :)… (more)
SheBayBookNerd | 3 other reviews | Oct 19, 2023 |



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