Cover of Santuary by Jennifer McKissack


by Jennifer McKissack

A haunting and luminous Gothic YA novel about reckoning with the ghosts of one's dark past.


“Worth adding to any young adult collection with a strong horror readership.”

“Teens who enjoy a ghostly chill in their coming-of-age stories will particularly enjoy this work in the tradition of Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca.”
-School Library Journal

"Reminiscent of du Maurier's Rebecca, this Gothic novel with a hint of romance is sure to give readers a thrill and a chill."

"A haunting tale of mystery and madness that will keep you turning pages long into the night."
-Michelle Zink, acclaimed author of the Prophecy of the Sisters trilogy

Cover of Taking Off by Jenny Moss

Taking Off

by Jenny Moss

Annie Porter, a high school senior who wants to be a poet and is caught up in a romantic triangle, meets Christa McAuliffe before the space shuttle Challenger accident.


“Beautifully portrays the timeless teen quest for identity.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“Moss’s depiction of the effect of the shuttle’s destruction on Annie hits hard.”
-Publisher's Weekly

“Will resonate with teens who are struggling with self-discovery & those all-important decisions about their future.”

“The author’s background as a NASA engineer makes all of the scenes based at Johnson or Kennedy Space Center grounded and intriguing. Moss’s descriptive language is almost poetic.”
-School Library Journal

Cover of Shadow by Jenny Moss


by Jenny Moss

In a time of kings, queens, and conspiracy, it’s impossible to know whom one can trust.


“Fans of fairy-tale retellings like Robin McKinley’s Beauty and Gail Carson Levine’s Ella Enchanted will enjoy this tale’s slightly more mature mix of fantasy and adventure with a touch of romance.”
-School Library Journal

“Action, romance, and interesting supernatural elements enliven this historical fantasy with a strong female protagonist.”

“An understatedly meaningful almost-fairy tale.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“A nuanced coming of age story with a fairy-tale setting, this is sure to please fans of Shannon Hale’s Books of Bayern series.”
-The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (BCCB)

“Best of all, it combines magic, tragedy, revelations and, of course, love. You won’t be able to put this book down.”

Shadow by Jenny Moss is a definite page-turner! With either action or romance at every turn, I can see anybody who picks this book up speeding right through it!”
-Library Lounge Lizard, Student Review by Leanne, 7th grade

“Moss crafted a thrilling and suspenseful story full of mystery and secrets at every turn.”
-Fantastic Book Review

“I would recommend Shadow to anyone who likes a good adventure with lots of cliffhangers!”
-Brattleboro, Vermont Reformer

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Winnie's War

by Jenny Moss

A debut novel set against the backdrop of the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918 Twelve-year-old Winnie living in Coward Creek, Texas, must find a way to save the people she loves most, even if doing so means putting her own life at risk.


Bank Street Children’s Books of the Year


“It is the setting and the characters that will make this book last as a popular favorite with a space on shelves well into the future.”
-VOYA (starred review)

“Moss weights the meaningful relationships and the beautiful moments, and lets the losses pass as quickly as they can.”
-Publisher’s Weekly

“A multifaceted, nuanced debut.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“An appealing historical fiction tale.”

Cover of How Robots Work by Jenny Moss

Capstone Press Books

by Jenny Moss

Jenny also writes educational picture books for preschool and elementary school children. Her Capstone titles: How Robots Work, Look Inside a Castle, and Look Inside a Pueblo.