Books by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater

WITH MY HANDS by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
Released: March 27, 2018

"Poetry sparks an irresistible, primal urge to twist, cut, paint, draw, glue, carve, whittle, daub, tie, hammer, to simply make. (Picture book/poetry. 4-10)"
This trove of construction projects, relayed through a series of poems, rouses readers to roll up their sleeves and make something with their own hands—a painting, a birdhouse, a knot, a piñata, a soap-bar sculpture, a batch of cookies, a painting, or even a shadow-puppet show. Read full book review >
DREAMING OF YOU by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
Released: March 6, 2018

"A delightful answer to the oft-asked question, do animals dream? (Picture book. 3-6)"
Animals apparently dream about all sorts of fun, lively activities peculiar to their natures—but especially of spending time frolicking with children. Little ones are encouraged to engage in just those reveries to lull themselves to sweet slumber. Read full book review >
READ, READ, READ! by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Readers willing to pick and choose will find some gems, but there are a few rocks as well. (Picture book/poetry. 5-10)"
Learning to read, wanting to read, daring to read—nearly every state of mastering the word is explored in VanDerwater's collection of 23 poems. Read full book review >
EVERY DAY BIRDS by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Beginning birding at its best, this pleasing presentation is ideal for families with preschoolers but would work well for storytime, too. (Informational picture book. 2-5)"
A birding primer and rhyming introduction to 20 familiar birds. Read full book review >
FOREST HAS A SONG by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
Released: March 26, 2013

"Readers, too, may want to return to these explorations over and over. (Picture book/poetry. 5-10)"
Twenty-six poems with varied structures offer quiet observations of the natural world. Read full book review >