Books by Alan Madison

100 DAYS AND 99 NIGHTS by Alan Madison
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2008

"Although the humor is occasionally off-the-mark and the narrative as a whole is sometimes heavy handed, Madison provides a serviceable and much-needed vehicle for discussing military life and the psychological effects of war on families, particularly children, in modern-day America. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Second-grade army brat Esmerelda Swishback McCarther knows all about duty. Read full book review >
VELMA GRATCH & THE WAY COOL BUTTERFLY by Alan Madison
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"Hawkes deftly replicates the wingspan of a monarch butterfly in Velma's thick ponytails, giving the general impression of a girl emerging from her old self into her new. (Picture book. 5-8)"
First-time first-grader Velma Gratch finds that extricating herself from the grandiose shadows of her older sisters is a daunting task. Read full book review >
THE LITTLEST GRAPE STOMPER by Alan Madison
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Feb. 27, 2007

"Kids will enjoy both Sixto's triumph and the overall goofiness of this small tall tale. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A fey piece of whimsy takes a lighthearted look at child labor. Read full book review >
PECORINO PLAYS BALL by Alan Madison
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2006

"Read this aloud, and set children, athletically gifted or otherwise, to laughing. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Having attended his First Concert (2005), young Pecorino Sasquatch now moves on to Little League, where, drowning in an outsized jersey and with the threats of massive Coach Credenza ringing in his ears, he struggles to at least look like he has a clue about how to play. Read full book review >
PECORINO’S FIRST CONCERT by Alan Madison
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2005

"Cantone's scritchy collage illustrations, accented with bits of cotton and small photographs, perfectly fun-mirror the eccentric, googly-eyed, huge-nosed, projectile-breasted characters that inhabit Pecorino's silly, silly world. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Sure, Pecorino Sasquatch is silly. Read full book review >