Books by Aileen Fisher

Aileen Fisher (1907-2002) received many awards and citations during her long and distinguished career, culminating in the 1978 NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. She lived in Boulder, Colorado, for many years.

Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Still, this is a treat for Christmas or any winter reading. (Picture book/poetry. 4-7)"
A family of rabbits help themselves to carrots from an outdoor Christmas tree on the attractive cover of this collection of 15 previously published poems about winter and Christmas by the late poet. Read full book review >
KNOW WHAT I SAW? by Aileen Fisher
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"The illustrations provide the puppy and a somewhat too-easy resolution, which, if emotionally satisfying for readers, nevertheless lacks resonance. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A cheerful pigtailed girl leads readers through a descending series of baby animals in an upbeat treatment of a verse from the late Fisher. Read full book review >
THE STORY GOES ON by Aileen Fisher
Released: May 1, 2005

"Nature red in tooth and claw" receives a disarmingly serene treatment in this posthumously published piece. Read full book review >
THE STORY OF EASTER by Aileen Fisher
Released: Feb. 28, 1997

"Every element of design makes this an inviting addition to the holiday shelf, even for those already owning the original book with Ati Forberg's illustrations. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-10)"
First published in 1968 and newly illustrated by Vitale, this is a history of the Christian celebration of Easter that, after briefly recounting the story of the Resurrection, links the holiday to other spring festivals, covers the ancient custom of giving the gift of an egg (a symbol of the new life of spring), and includes contemporary customs, such as the fashionable stroll down New York City's Fifth Avenue after church on that day. Read full book review >