Books by Anna Rich

BLACKSMITH'S SONG by Elizabeth Van Steenwyk
Released: Feb. 1, 2018

"An intriguing new angle on an important story. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-9)"
A historical picture book posits the question: what if blacksmiths used their hammers to communicate with runaways on the Underground Railroad? Read full book review >
UNDER THE NIGHT SKY by Amy Lundebrek
Released: June 15, 2008

"Lundebrek's debut celebrates nature's power to transform the ordinary. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The residents of an apartment building, in particular a mother and son, are brought together by the aurora borealis. Read full book review >
JUST RIGHT STEW by Karen English
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Rich's illustrations add immeasurably to the mix, vividly depicting the gathering of big, bold personalities as the family converges on the pot of stew. (Picture book. 5-9)"
This charmer of a story revolves around the construction of an oxtail stew as witnessed by Victoria, a loving granddaughter who knows how to keep a secret. Read full book review >
FROM MY WINDOW by Olive Wong
Released: June 1, 1995

"An amiable book and wintry tribute to one of childhood's happiest experiences. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Looking out the windows of his building in a multi-ethnic brownstone neighborhood on the morning after a snowstorm, a delighted little boy sees snow-covered buildings and trees, adults digging out, children playing, snowplows, salt trucks, and finally a friend with a sled. Read full book review >
Released: April 12, 1993

"Brief explanatory afterword. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Armed with only his kalimba, Joshua doesn't think he's going to make much of an impression in the talent show—especially after he sees the way classmates Kareem and Shamika boogie. Read full book review >