Books by Barb Rosenstock

THROUGH THE WINDOW by Barb Rosenstock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"Despite sparkling prose, look elsewhere. (author's note, art reproductions, sources) (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
Moishe Shagal leaves his home in Belarus and grows up to become acclaimed artist Marc Chagall. Read full book review >
OTIS AND WILL DISCOVER THE DEEP by Barb Rosenstock
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"Rosenstock and Roy's collaboration celebrates scientific teamwork and an exciting first in deep-sea exploration. (author's note, illustrator's note, historical note, sources) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Otis Barton and Will Beebe, unified in their scientific curiosity about the deep sea, team up to innovate the 5,000-pound bathysphere, making history in 1930 with their initial 800-foot dive. Read full book review >
BLUE GRASS BOY by Barb Rosenstock
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 6, 2018

"An adequate tribute to an Americana icon and his musical legacy. (author's note, bibliography, song lyrics) (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
This picture book is both a biography of Bill Monroe and a history of bluegrass music, the genre he was instrumental in creating. Read full book review >
THE SECRET KINGDOM by Barb Rosenstock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"Compelling, delicate, and spare, this book brings both artist and garden to life. (bibliography, author's note) (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
Rosenstock weaves the story of folk artist Nek Chand Saini and the magnificent secret garden he built in Chandigarh, India. Read full book review >
VINCENT CAN'T SLEEP by Barb Rosenstock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A soft, sad, lovely introduction to a masterpiece. (images of original art, author's note, sources) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
Vincent van Gogh's lifelong insomnia leads to his masterwork The Starry Night. Read full book review >
DOROTHEA'S EYES by Barb Rosenstock
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"An excellent beginner's resource for biography, U.S. history, and women's studies. (author's note, bibliography, resources, timeline) (Picture book/biography. 8-12)"
This brief, illustrated biography explores how the life of pioneering photojournalist Dorothea Lange influenced her art. Read full book review >
BEN FRANKLIN'S BIG SPLASH by Barb Rosenstock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"As inventive as Ben himself, this presentation is awash with delight and definitely makes a big splash. (author's note, timeline, sources, source notes) (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
Is another picture book about Ben Franklin really needed? Read full book review >
THE STREAK by Barb Rosenstock
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"DiMaggio's remarkable hitting streak is freshly presented for a new generation of fans. (afterword, author's note, statistics, source notes, bibliography) (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak is considered one of the greatest feats in baseball and the one least likely to be replicated. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A rich, accomplished piece about a pioneer in the art world. (author's note, painting reproductions, sources) (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
This impressive biography of Vasily Kandinsky highlights the unusual connection between his art and the music that inspired it. Read full book review >
THOMAS JEFFERSON BUILDS A LIBRARY by Barb Rosenstock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Sure to be enjoyed, this is an engaging study of one of our Founding Father's great legacies. (selected bibliography, source notes) (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
This unusual picture-book biography fosters a new understanding of Thomas Jefferson's life as viewed through his love of books and its impact on our burgeoning nation. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 19, 2012

"Wonderfully simple, sweet and engaging. (author's note, source notes) (Picture book. 7-10)"
Theodore Roosevelt's 1903 trip to the western parks included a backcountry camping trip—complete with snowstorm—with John Muir in the Yosemite Wilderness and informed the president's subsequent advocacy for national parks and monuments. Read full book review >