Books by Amy Novesky

MARY POPPINS by P.L. Travers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2018

"Lovely and evocative, just the thing to spark an interest in the original and its sequels—and the upcoming film sequel, Mary Poppins Returns, which opens in December 2018. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Refined, spit-spot-tidy illustrations infuse a spare adaptation of the 1934 classic with proper senses of decorum and wonder. Read full book review >
LOVE IS A TRUCK by Amy Novesky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"Truck lovers of any gender will find this title a treat, but the hyperfeminine companion is sadly restrictive. (Board book. 2-4)"
Richly textured board pages and a limited color palette distinguish this tribute to trucks. Read full book review >
NATUMI TAKES THE LEAD by Gerry Ellis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Pleasing photographs with a slight story to encourage aspiring animal rescuers. (map, facts, further information, photographer's note) (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
At an elephant orphanage in Kenya, a rescued baby grows from shy girl to leader of her pack. Read full book review >
CLOTH LULLABY by Amy Novesky
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2016

"Splendid visual and verbal introduction to little-known artist Louise Bourgeois. (author's note; photos, sources) (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
This biography of 20th-century French artist Louise Bourgeois explores childhood experiences influencing her work. Read full book review >
MISTER AND LADY DAY by Amy Novesky
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 18, 2013

"By highlighting Lady Day's affectionate relationship with Mister, Novesky and Newton invite readers to admire the illustrious singer in a sparkling new light. (author's note, website, adult bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
Using simple, reductive prose, this appreciation of jazz great Holiday focuses on the dogs in the singer's life. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2012

"Accessible, unfussy and visually charming. (author's and illustrator's notes; sources) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
An appealing and slightly humorous portrayal of O'Keeffe's artistic vision and determination, along with a peek at the Hawaii of over half a century ago. Read full book review >