Books by Amy Novesky

LOVE IS A TRUCK by Amy Novesky
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
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 AND TEEN
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 AND TEEN
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
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 >
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 >
ME, FRIDA by Amy Novesky
by Amy Novesky, illustrated by David Diaz
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Though Kahlo's full, complicated, enigmatic life asks for a more mature audience (see Carmen T. Bernier-Grand's excellent Frida: Viva la Vida, 2007), this serves as a passable introduction. (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
A lushly painted picture book about the artist Frida Kahlo during her time in San Francisco with her husband, Diego Rivera. Read full book review >