Books by Aaron Reynolds

HERE COMES DESTRUCTOSAURUS! by Aaron Reynolds
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"A familiar interchange, featuring a less-ferocious-looking cousin of the tempestuous T. Rex of Bob Shea's Dinosaur vs. Bedtime (2008) and its sequels. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A parent/caregiver—unseen after a glimpse at the beginning—translates a "terrible twos"-style tantrum into a movie-monster rampage. Read full book review >
CARNIVORES by Aaron Reynolds
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"Will young readers swallow such a tongue-in-cheek take on the importance of self-acceptance? With relish. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Poor carnivores, perched atop the food chain and dissed by all their victims—at least, the prospective ones. What a pity. Read full book review >
PIRATES VS. COWBOYS by Aaron Reynolds
Released: March 12, 2013

"A refreshingly atypical exercise in waging peace, despite the tired "X vs. Y" scenario. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Argot issues nearly spark a brawl in this addition to the trendy "head-to-head mashup" genre. Read full book review >
CREEPY CARROTS! by Aaron Reynolds
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"Serve this superbly designed title to all who relish slightly scary stories. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Kids know vegetables can be scary, but rarely are edible roots out to get someone. In this whimsical mock-horror tale, carrots nearly frighten the whiskers off Jasper Rabbit, an interloper at Crackenhopper Field. Read full book review >
SNOWBOTS by Aaron Reynolds
FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

When Clackentown wakes up to a "blizzard for the record books," school is canceled and all the little bots rush out to play, "remote control completely lost." Read full book review >
BACK OF THE BUS by Aaron Reynolds
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

A child's-eye view of the day Rosa Parks would not give up her seat. Read full book review >

SUPERHERO SCHOOL by Aaron Reynolds
ADVENTURE
Released: July 1, 2009

Leonard is underwhelmed by Superhero School, where, instead of teaching them to leap tall buildings, his teacher, The Blue Tornado, has the students tackling fractions and division. Read full book review >

JOEY FLY, PRIVATE EYE, IN CREEPY CRAWLY CRIME by Aaron Reynolds
MYSTERY
Released: April 14, 2009

What detective wouldn't benefit from being a fly on the wall? Read full book review >

METAL MAN by Aaron Reynolds
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

It's a hot and sticky city summer day, and Devon knows that metal man Mitch is hard at work. Read full book review >

BUFFALO WINGS by Aaron Reynolds
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

Reading his recipe a little too quickly, the cock-of-the-kitchen introduced in Chicks and Salsa (2005) sets out just before the start of the Big Game to fetch what he thinks are the main ingredients in the perennial football snack. Read full book review >

CHICKS AND SALSA by Aaron Reynolds
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

A Southwestern cooking show spied through the farmhouse window inspires a rooster weary of the same-old same-old to plan a farmyard fiesta with filched garden tomatoes, chiles, cilantro and other produce. Read full book review >