John Grisham is famous for his two-dozen bestselling adult thrillers, including The Firm, The Pelican Brief, and The Client.
The Kneebone Boy commands immediate attention. Why? The cover. It’s dark, gothic, and beautiful. It beckons the reader to break open the spine and explore the prose within.
Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc., February 2010 The little mouse living at a campground was very hungry, but waited until everyone went to sleep before he could look for food.
Migration is a grand name for what turns out to be a pretty intimate and small-scale story, despite the epic setting.
Children Make Terrible Pets is a 40-page hardcover picture book about a bear cub named Lucy who, on a walk through the woods dancing and frolicking about, runs across someone admiring her
Pets make an indelible impression on the lives of their owners. Their antics and quirks become part of family lore.
The Elves’ First Christmas is a 32-page picture book that begins with the elves living happily in the forest, enjoying life, and respecting nature and what it has provided for them.
With a minimum of text, the author spins a Louisiana alligator tale in graphic novel form. His illustrations go modern as he passes over an incandescent light bulb.
That ever-exuberant Siamese kitty with the huge ears is back in this rollicking tale. This time, he’s off for an adventure in his spice (um, space) suit to investigate the planet Mars.
If you’re around kids, you’ve probably heard of Greg Heffley—the star of the Wimpy Kid series. Hands down, he’s the most famous children’s book character of the twenty-first century.
After reading this middle-grade novel, it becomes clear why Mary Downing Hahn is such a popular author and has won so many awards.
Roly Poly Pangolin is a 40-page picture book about a pangolin named Roly Poly who is afraid of everything. One day Roly Poly sets out on an adventure holding tight to mama’s tail.
Kantor is a Pegasus who is very klutzy. No matter what he does, he trips and falls over everything. This bothers him terribly.
Cat the Cat, Who is THAT? Is a simply written story that teaches friendship to children up to five years of age.
The Story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears has been around forever. In Me and You, Anthony Browne offers his take on the old tale, told from Baby Bear’s viewpoint.
The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library shows young readers that books can be entertaining and educational at the same time.
My Dad My Hero, a 32-page picture book, examines how special fathers are in a child’s life.
The summer before there were four girls: Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, and Stacey, each individuals with their own interests, families, and even at times their own problems.
Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books, February 2010 “Zeke’s tree wouldn’t speak to him.” This is one of the most intriguing opening lines I’ve ever read.
Pony Scouts: Pony Crazy is a simple, 32-page, easy reader about horses and a girl named Meg. Meg loves everything to do with horses.
“He’s pale as a bone and looks older than anyone I’ve ever seen. His skin is all weird. It’s thin and wrinkly, like tracing paper that was rolled into a ball and then smoothed out.
Pobble’s Way is a picture book about a young girl named Pobble and her father as they go on an adventure through the woods in the wintertime.
(Harcourt Children’s Books, April 2009) Grumpy old Ignatius B.
The Legend of the Golden Snail is an amazing adventure that will sail into reader’s hearts.
In The Sandwich Swap’s author’s note, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan Al Abdullah describes an experience she had in nursery school.