Books by Amy Parker

THIS IS THE DAY!  by Amy Parker
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2018

"Darling iteration on a common theme. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Inspired by Psalm 118:24, this cheery picture book encourages young readers to seize the day. Read full book review >
TINY BLESSINGS FOR MEALTIME by Amy Parker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A simple ode to all food has to offer. (Board book. 1-3)"
Love is where the food is. Read full book review >
TINY BLESSINGS FOR BEDTIME by Amy Parker
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"Whether used as beginning prayers or to teach an attitude of gratitude, this lovely title and its companion do their parts to start mindfulness in the cradle. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
Thick pages, a padded cover, and simple text ensure that this board book will survive a toddler's daily mindfulness practice. Read full book review >
BEASTS AND CHILDREN by Amy Parker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"This riveting collection executes a grim autopsy on American family life."
A debut collection of short stories offers an unrelenting examination of the loneliness, helplessness, and daily cruelties of our contemporary world. Read full book review >
THE PLANS I HAVE FOR YOU by Amy Parker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"With this ahistorical interpretation, this book shows a disregard for both free will and the gradual maturation of talents and personalities. (Picture book/religion. 4-7)"
God's address to the Hebrew exiles from the Old Testament book of Jeremiah is repurposed in this cheery picture book that emphasizes children's future careers. Read full book review >
FREDERICK by Frederick Ndabaramiye
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"An awkwardly written but genuinely inspiring memoir of a disabled Rwandan educator."
A powerful Rwandan memoir of survival and transcendence, reduced to an oddly dry little book. Read full book review >