Books by Ashley Barron

MY FOREST IS GREEN by Darren Lebeuf
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2019

"Nature and art intertwine in this multifaceted homage to the beauty and creativity that surrounds and resides within each of us. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A child narrator, created from cut paper and paints, introduces readers to the beauty of life's "forest," both figuratively and literally. Read full book review >
LOVE YOU HEAD TO TOE by Ashley Barron
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2019

"This one is worth it just for the illustrations even if the text falls behind. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Children's movements and activities are compared with animals' as seen through a caregiver's eyes. Read full book review >
BIRTHDAYS AROUND THE WORLD by Margriet Ruurs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"An easy, enjoyable way to start thinking about similarities and differences around the world. (glossary) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Many American children know about piñatas at birthday celebrations, and almost all of them know about blowing out candles, but do they know that dumping flour on the birthday child is a tradition in Jamaica? Read full book review >
UP! by Susan Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2017

"A celebration of baby love as it's carried out all over the world. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Diverse caregivers and babies populate this picture-book depiction of caring and carrying. Read full book review >
KYLE GOES ALONE by Jan Thornhill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2015

"A startlingly informative alternative to the run-of-the-mill potty book. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The call of nature prods a young three-toed sloth to go it alone. Read full book review >
SHAPING UP SUMMER by Lizann Flatt
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2014

"If reading with a caring adult, children can show off what they know and extend their learning, though there's not much realistic about the nature. (Math picture book. 5-7)"
Flatt and Barron's fourth and final entry in the Math in Nature series rounds out the seasons with a look at shapes in the summer. Read full book review >
SIZING UP WINTER  by Lizann Flatt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2013

"When read with a caring adult, this may challenge readers to look at measurement in a different way. (Math picture book. 4-7)"
Flatt's latest, the third in the Math in Nature series, encourages children to use math to measure. Read full book review >
SORTING THROUGH SPRING by Lizann Flatt
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"The simple is juxtaposed with the challenging, making the book both flexible and hard to pin down, audience-wise. (Math picture book. 5-10)"
Flatt and Barron's second in the Math in Nature series solves many of the first's problems, though the rhythms and rhymes remain inconsistent, and there is still no answer key. Read full book review >
COUNTING ON FALL by Lizann Flatt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2012

"Gorgeous cut-paper collage illustrations cannot outweigh the absence of a story. (Math picture book. 4-7)"
First in the Math in Nature series, this prompts readers to imagine animals and plants using numbers to count and arrange themselves. Read full book review >