Moss's work spans the many ages of a child. She started her first career making picture books. Amelia's Notebook was her first deviation from that format. This book is the format of a journal or diary and is penned in a black and white composition notebook. Moss herself says that she loves this format that she stumbled upon because it allows her to explore the world through a child's eyes. In fact, she says, "The things that happened to Amelia really happened to me--from the fire in the school to the marshmallows on the ceiling ... though the names have been changed because my sister is mad enough at me already!"
Other books in this series, which traces Amelia's life through the years, are: Amelia Writes Again, Amelia Hits the Road, Amelia Takes Command, The All New Amelia, My Notebook (with help from Amelia), Luv, Amelia, Luv Nadia, Amelia's Family Ties, Amelia Works It Out!, Oh Boy, Amelia!, Amelia Lends a Hand, Amelia's Best Year Ever, Amelia's Book of Notes & Note Passing, Amelia's Sixth Grade Notebook, Dr. Amelia's Boredom Survival Guide, Madame Amelia Tells All,yoddler timeAmelia's Bully Survival Guide, Amelia's Guide to Gossip: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, Amelia's 5th-Grade Notebook, Amelia's School Survival Guide, Amelia's Most Unforgettable Embarrassing Moments and Amelia's Must-Keep Resolutions For The Best Year Ever!. Marissamoss.com Still to come in the series and slated for publication in 2007 are: The All-New Amelia, Amelia Tells All, Amelia's 7th-Grade Notebook, and Vote 4 Amelia. Simon & Schuster: Marissa Moss
She has also written several historical journals, also in diary format. These include an account of a girl's life during the depression entitled, Rose's Journal: The Story of a Girl in the Great Depression. Amazon.com: Rose's Journal: The Story of a Girl in the Great Depression: Books: Marissa Moss; Rachel's Journal: The Story of a Pioneer Girl; Emma's Journal: The Story of a Colonial Girl; Hannah's Journal: The Story of an Immigrant Girl; and Galen: My Life in Imperial Rome...
Earlier in her career Marissa Moss wrote and illustrated several children's books not in journal format. These include After School Monster, Wanna Play?, But Not Kate, Regina's Big Mistake, Mel's Diner, In America, and The Ugly Menorah, although most of these are now out of print.
Moss has also written books illustrated by C.F. Payne: True Heart, Brave Harriet: The First Woman to Fly the English Channel, and Mighty Jackie: The Strikeout Queen.
Moss illustrated G is For Googol: A Math Alphabet Book, which was written by David Schwartz.
Marissa Moss first submitted a book for publication at the age of nine.She attended the University of California, Berkeley and graduated in 1979. She studied art history in graduate school for two years and then attended the California College of Arts and Crafts to study the publishing world. She, like most artists and authors, received many rejections before finally breaking into print with her book,One, Two, Three & Four. No More? published by Houghton Mifflin in 1988. She currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.
-2010-Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People, Sky High: The True Story of Maggie GeeBooklist Top Ten Biography in 2010, Sky High: The True Story of Maggie GeeAmelia Bloomer Project Selection, Sky High: The True Story of Maggie Gee
International Reading Association Teachers' Choices for 2005-2006: Mighty Jackie: the Strike-out Queen
Selected as a nominee for the 2006 Bill Martin Jr. Picture Book Award, sponsored by the Kansas Reading Association: Mighty Jackie: the Strike-out Queen
Selected for the 2005-2006 Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award Master List: Mighty Jackie: the Strike-out Queen
Placed on the Chickadee Award Master List for 2005-2006 in the state of Maine: Mighty Jackie: the Strike-out Queen
Selected for the 2006 Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award Master List: Mighty Jackie: the Strike-out Queen
ALA Notable: Mighty Jackie: the Strike-out Queen
Starred Review, Publishers Weekly: Mighty Jackie: the Strike-out Queen
Starred Review, Booklist: Mighty Jackie: the Strike-out Queen
Top Ten Sports Books of the Year, Booklist 2004: Mighty Jackie: the Strike-out Queen
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, CBC: Galen, My Life in Imperial Rome
LA Times Bestseller List: Max's Log Book
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People: National Council for the Social Studies -- CBC Joint Committee: Brave Harriet, Rose's Journal
Starred Review, Booklist: Brave Harriet
Books for Youth Top Ten Women's History Booklist: Brave Harriet
Children's Choices, Children's Book Council: Oh Boy, Amelia
Society of School Librarians International Honor Books: Hannah's Journal
Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank St. College: Hannah's Journal
Sugarman Family Award for Jewish Children's Literature: Hannah's Journal
National Parenting Publications Gold Award: Amelia's Moving Pictures (Video)
Parent's Guide Children's Media Award: Amelia's Moving Pictures (Video)
ALA Notable Video: Amelia's Moving Pictures (Video)