Big Foot and Little Foot

Book 1

Hugo is a young Sasquatch who longs for adventure. Boone is young boy who longs to see a Sasquatch. When their worlds collide, they become the unlikeliest pair of best friends.

★ "This warmhearted new series, particularly suited for reluctant readers or chapter-book newbies, promises more laughs and exploits from the entertainingly paired Hugo and Boone." ~ Booklist, starred review

Piper Green and the Fairy Tree Series

A chapter book series where lobster boats and magic are part of everyday life.

·      New York Public Library’s 100 Books for Reading and Sharing

·      ALSC 2016 Notable Children’s Books

★ "Skillfully blending humor, pathos, and warmth with an atmospheric setting, Potter has created an honest, empathic slice-of-life story, laced with a touch of magic."
~ Publishers Weekly, starred review

Piper Green and the Fairy Tree

Book 1

Life on an island in Maine is always interesting. But when a new teacher starts at Piper’s school—and doesn’t appreciate the special, um, accessory that Piper has decided to wear—there may be trouble on the horizon. Then Piper discovers the Fairy Tree in her front yard. Is the Fairy Tree really magic? And can it fix Piper’s problems?

Piper Green and the Fairy Tree: Too Much Good Luck 

Book 2

As far as Piper Green is concerned, the day started out lucky:
• Lucky thing #1: Her mom is painting Piper’s bedroom her favorite color.
• Lucky thing #2: Piper found a perfect strawberry at breakfast.
• Lucky thing #3: Piper lost a tooth. And as everyone knows, tooth + tooth fairy = ka-ching!
There’s just one problem. According to her friend Jacob, too much good luck can sometimes equal bad luck. And when Piper gets to school that day, Bad Luck is waiting for her. Will the Fairy Tree in Piper’s front yard be enough to break her unlucky streak?

Piper Green and the Fairy Tree: The Sea Pony

Book 3

Piper Green is in for another adventure when she finds an unusual whistle hidden inside the Fairy Tree in her front yard. But Piper doesn’t want a whistle... she wants a pony! On a trip with her dad to check the family’s lobster traps, the whistle attracts the attention of an unexpected friend. Could the fairy whistle be working its magic after all?

Piper Green and the Fairy Tree: Going Places

Book 4

Piper Green’s class is taking a school trip to China—well, they’re taking a “pretend” trip, on a “pretend” airplane. And when all the kids in the class announce they’ve been on a plane plenty of times, Piper says she has, too. After all, it’s just a pretend trip, right? But when Piper gets chosen to be a flight attendant, her little fib suddenly feels like a very big problem. Could the X-ray vision glasses Piper found in the Fairy Tree help her out?

Piper Green and the Fairy Tree: Pie Girl

Book 5

Every year, Piper Green looks forward to a visit from the Sea Star, a community boat that docks at Peek-a-Boo Island and hosts a dinner. And best of all? Piper and the other kids get to serve the meal. Most years, Piper has to settle for being “mashed potato girl.” But this year her mom made dessert, and everyone knows that being Pie Girl is the best role to have. But when a doctor makes a surprising diagnosis, Piper’s dream of being Pie Girl may be in jeopardy. Will a gift from the fairy tree help save the day?

Otis Dooda Series

When Lego-genius Otis and the Dooda family (including their rat named Smoochie) move to a bizarre apartment building in New York City, Otis must battle the curse of the “Potted Plant Guy,” subway zombies and a myriad of other incredibly strange problems.

" ... slapstick joyride. Give this one to fans of the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” and “Captain Underpants" ~ School Library Journal

Otis Dooda: Strange But True

Book 1


Meet Otis Dooda. Yes, that's his name. Go on and have a good laugh. He's heard it all before. He's been called things like Otis Poopy Stink and Otis Toilet Twinkie. That's right, yuck it up and get it out of your system. We'll wait.

All right then. This is the story of Otis and the Dooda family (including their rat named Smoochie) moving to New York City, and the incredibly strange, but true, things that happened to them. It all started with Otis getting cursed by a guy in a potted plant in their apartment building lobby, and then meeting a bunch of their neighbors, including a farting pony named Peaches who was disguised as a dog. And that was just the first day.

Otis Dooda: Downright Dangerous

Book 2

After surviving the crazy events of his first weeks in New York City, nine-year-old Otis Dooda is starting out at a brand-new school. He would love to make a good impression, but life in Tidwell Towers is never that easy. With his disgusting seatmate, the possible impending alien invasion, and the introduction of his new nemesis, Sid Frackas "The Greatest LEGO Genius Who Ever Lived" (a title Otis thought was his!), things are getting downright dangerous!

Spilling Ink: A Young Writer’s Handbook

by Ellen Potter and Anne Mazer

Learn how to write like the experts, from the experts. In Spilling Ink: A Young Writer's Handbook, you'll find practical advice in a perfect package for young aspiring writers.

·      2012 Maine State Book Award list

·      New York Public Library Top 100 Children’s Book for 2010 

·      Children’s Literature Assembly 2011 Notable Book.

"Two fine writers put their heads together and come up with an equally fine guide to their craft for beginners."   ~ Booklist

The Humming Room

Inspired by The Secret Garden, this tale full of unusual characters and mysterious secrets.

"Ms. Potter revives the story [of The Secret Garden] with such grace and sensitivity."
~ The Wall Street Journal

·      Texas Bluebonnet Award Nominee

Hiding is Roo Fanshaw's special skill. Living in a frighteningly unstable family, she often needs to disappear at a moment's notice. When her parents are murdered, it's her special hiding place under the trailer that saves her life.

As it turns out, Roo, much to her surprise, has a wealthy if eccentric uncle, who has agreed to take her into his home on Cough Rock Island. Once a tuberculosis sanitarium for children of the rich, the strange house is teeming with ghost stories and secrets. Roo doesn't believe in ghosts or fairy stories, but what are those eerie noises she keeps hearing? And who is that strange wild boy who lives on the river? People are lying to her, and Roo becomes determined to find the truth.

Despite the best efforts of her uncle's assistants, Roo discovers the house's hidden room-a garden with a tragic secret.

The Kneebone Boy

The wickedly dark tale of the Hardscrabble kids, who’s adventures begin on the seedy streets of London and end in a peculiar sea village where, according to legend, a monstrous half-beast boy roams the woods.

★ "The story is fresh, funny and surprising. A quirky charmer." ~ Kirkus, Starred Review

Life in a small town can be pretty boring when everyone avoids you like the plague. But after their father unwittingly sends them to stay with an aunt who's away on holiday, the Hardscrabble children take off on an adventure that begins in the seedy streets of London and ends in a peculiar sea village where, according to legend, a monstrous half-beast boy roams the woods ...


★ "A sensitive, touching, and sometimes heartbreakingly funny picture of middle school life."
~ School Library Journal, starred review

·      Junior Library Guild Spring 2009 Selection honor.

·      On more than 10 State Award lists

Twelve-year-old Owen Birnbaum is the fattest kid in school. But he's also a genius who invents cool contraptions, like a TV that shows the past. Something happened two years ago that he needs to see. But genius or not, there is much Owen can't outthink. Like his gym coach, who's on a mission to humiliate him. Or the way his Oreos keep disappearing from his lunch. He's sure that if he can only get the TV to work, things will start to make sense. But it will take a revelation for Owen, not science, to see the answers are not in the past, but the present. That no matter how large he is on the outside, he doesn't have to feel small on the inside.

Pish Posh

Super-snobby eleven-year-old Clara Frankofile has all she could possibly want. Her parents are rich, she lives in an apartment with its own roller coaster, and anyone who is anyone in New York City is terrified of her. But Clara's world turns upside down when she meets a brilliant twelve-year-old jewel thief and discovers a mystery happening right under her nose.

"... zany mixture of reality and fantasy…offers many interesting characters for readers to ponder ..." ~ Booklist

Olivia Kidney series

Alice in Wonderland meets The Graveyard Book in this urban spook fantasy.

★ "At once exuberant and poignant, Potter’s cunningly crafted first novel [is] a memorable debut." ~ Publishers Weekly, starred review

·      Child magazine’s “Best Children’s Book Award.”

·      Awarded one of the “Books of the Year” by Parenting Magazine.

Olivia Kidney

Book 1

Olivia Kidney has just moved to another new apartment building, and Olivia?s the new kid in school, again. Olivia thinks she?s fed up with new places . . . until she gets a look at her building! Sure, it looks normal from the outside, but inside things are crazy. There are talking lizards crawling everywhere. An exiled princess haunts the hallways, and Olivia finds one apartment made entirely of glass! She?s meeting fantastical characters and seeing wondrous sights that make Alice?s Adventures in Wonderland seem tame. But among all the ghosts and pirates and princesses, can Olivia find a friend?

Olivia Kidney Stops for No One

Book 2

What is it with olivia and ghosts? No matter where olivia Kidney goes, they follow. even when she and her klutzy handyman father start over in a new brownstone in New york City?owned by the mad, bad, and dangerous Ansel plover?there is no escape from the weirdness that is olivia?s life. their new living room is entirely submerged underwater, and olivia needs a boat to navigate past the bobbing furniture and snapping turtles just to get to her bedroom. Complete strangers show up in the middle of the night to practice bumping into walls! And then, there are the ghosts. the house holds secrets, lots of them?olivia can feel it. why, she wonders, was she invited to live there?

Olivia Kidney, The Secret Beneath the City

Book 3

Olivia Kidney has been through a lot. Being able to communicate with ghosts means never a dull moment? or a normal life. But just when things have calmed down, Olivia?s father insists she enroll at one of the most prestigious arts schools in Manhattan! Yet her school problems take a backseat when Olivia must help her friend Frannie solve an age-old mystery, one that forces her deep underground into the infamous, intricate subway system of New York City. And what awaits her makes ghosts look like child's play.