Books by Aliki

PUSH BUTTON by Aliki
by Aliki, illustrated by Aliki
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2010

What little person does not love to push buttons, especially if all those pushed buttons yield fascinating and rewarding effects? Read full book review >

QUIET IN THE GARDEN by Aliki
by Aliki, illustrated by Aliki
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

A sandal-shod child holds still in the garden, watching its various denizens help themselves to its bounty. Read full book review >

A PLAY’S THE THING by Aliki
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

Inventive and jolly, Aliki tells a tale in her familiar comic-strip style, with shiny bright colors and enough sly references to convulse adults, even if the kids sail past them. Read full book review >

AH, MUSIC! by Aliki
by Aliki, illustrated by Aliki
HISTORY
Released: April 1, 2003

Everything you'd ever want to know about music: from how to define it, to types of instruments, the voice as an instrument, how dance and music work together, its history and diversity, music as therapy, and the importance of practice. Read full book review >

ONE LITTLE SPOONFUL by Aliki
by Aliki, illustrated by Aliki
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

Mealtime mayhem is the focus of this spirited look at a familiar scene. Read full book review >

ALL BY MYSELF! by Aliki
by Aliki, illustrated by Aliki
FICTION
Released: Sept. 30, 2000

Essentially a follow-up to Robert Kraus's Leo the Late Bloomer (1971) and like tales of developing competency, this follows an exuberant child from morning wash-up to lights out at night, cataloguing the tasks and skills he has mastered. Read full book review >

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE AND THE GLOBE by Aliki
Released: May 31, 1999

PLB 0-06-027821-8 For Aliki (Marianthe's Story, 1998, etc.), the story of the Globe Theatre is a tale of two men: Shakespeare, who made it famous, and Sam Wanamaker, the driving force behind its modern rebuilding. Read full book review >

MARIANTHE'S STORY by Aliki
by Aliki, illustrated by Aliki
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

One picture book tells two stories and two aspects of the immigrant experience from the perspective of a child. Read full book review >

MY VISIT TO THE ZOO by Aliki
by Aliki, illustrated by Aliki
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1997

Aliki (Hello! Read full book review >

HELLO! GOOD-BYE! by Aliki
by Aliki, illustrated by Aliki
NONFICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

A wry, informative look at the almost endless possibilities of greetings and farewells, for they are ``a beginning and an end.'' Through a combination of jaunty illustrations and factual text, youngsters travel the wide world to experience universal moments of arrivals and departures. Read full book review >

THOSE SUMMERS by Aliki
by Aliki, illustrated by Aliki
FICTION
Released: June 30, 1996

This warm and accessible memoir of Aliki's childhood days at the beach with her extended family is a tone poem that vividly reflects a wealth of detail. Read full book review >

THE BIG BOOK FOR OUR PLANET by Ann Durell
NATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

Again, an all-star collaboration in aid of a worthy cause: Mother Earth herself. Read full book review >

MY VISIT TO THE AQUARIUM by Aliki
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1993

A versatile author at her best, with an introduction to an aquarium she bases on several modern installations in the US. Read full book review >

HOME by Michael J. Rosen
edited by Michael J. Rosen, illustrated by Aliki
NONFICTION
Released: May 30, 1992

This latest title in support of a worthy cause is subtitled ``A Collaboration of Thirty Distinguished Authors and Illustrators of Children's Books to Aid the Homeless.'' In this context, the theme seems bittersweet—yet celebrating the joys of one's own special place does effectively dramatize the deprivation of being homeless. Read full book review >

CHRISTMAS TREE MEMORIES by Aliki
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Each double spread shows the family by their tree and also depicts their happily remembered experiences, all in Aliki's comfortably realistic style. Off to bed at last, they leave snacks for Santa and for Nefi. A warm evocation of the value of family tradition. (Picture book. 4-8)

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Sharing a bedtime snack on Christmas Eve, a dark-eyed family of four reminisces about their tree ornaments, each laden with family history: a walnut cradle made during the Christmas baking, origami from the museum, a starfish Santa that recalls a summer trip, gifts from near and dear, and more. Read full book review >

MANNERS by Aliki
Released: Oct. 17, 1990

Aliki makes a tart lesson in etiquette smoothly palatable—in a comprehensive assortment of good and bad behavior that's presented with such generous good humor that few children will feel preached at. Read full book review >