Books by Barbara McClintock

Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"A musical treat for parents as well as their children. (Poetry/CD. 5 & up)"
An American singer-songwriter's two-CD album becomes a children's poetry collection. Read full book review >
TWELVE KINDS OF ICE by Ellen Bryan Obed
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"Irresistible. (Memoir. 6-9)"
Winter on a Maine farm offers the joys of ice in all its forms. Read full book review >
HOUSE OF DOLLS by Francesca Lia Block
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2010

Madison Blackberry is bored, despite the beguiling charms of her dollhouse, complete with its sentient inhabitants Rockstar (a mousy doll, ironically named), Wildflower (a celluloid doll whose boyfriend Guy is a "dark-skinned plastic doll in army fatigues") and the lavender-eyed, dress-designing fairy Miss Selene. Read full book review >

THE MITTEN by Jim Aylesworth
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

A little boy goes out to play in the snow with the mittens his grandmother knitted him, but comes back with only one. Read full book review >

OUR ABE LINCOLN by Jim Aylesworth
POETRY
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

Adapted from an old song and presented as a children's pantomime, this picture-book survey of the life of the 16th president is well suited for classroom use with early elementary students. Read full book review >

ADÈLE & SIMON IN AMERICA by Barbara McClintock
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2008

Still channeling Kate Greenaway in the art, though adding her own vein of sly humor, McClintock recycles the plot of her award-winning Adèle and Simon (2006) across a much larger stage. Read full book review >

MARY AND THE MOUSE, THE MOUSE AND MARY by Beverly Donofrio
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 28, 2007

"Mary lived in a big house with a very little mouse." Read full book review >

ADÈLE AND SIMON by Barbara McClintock
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 7, 2006

Set against scenes of early 20th-century Paris, this engaging, reverse cumulative story follows a girl and her young brother when she picks him up from school. Read full book review >

CINDERELLA by Barbara McClintock
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

McClintock adapts Charles Perrault's version of the familiar tale, taking inspiration from the fashionable pretensions of the court of Louis XIV for her richly detailed watercolor and line illustrations. Read full book review >

GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS by Jim Aylesworth
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

Though not straying as far from standard versions as Diane Stanley's Goldie and the Three Bears (p. 1024), this new rendition gives the classic tale a fresh shot of charm. Read full book review >

DAHLIA by Barbara McClintock
FICTION
Released: Aug. 29, 2002

Elegantly subversive and utterly charming comes a doll story with a sweet shot of reality. Read full book review >

MOLLY AND THE MAGIC WISHBONE by Barbara McClintock
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

McClintock (The Tale of Tricky Fox, 2000, etc.) takes as inspiration Dickens's story of the magic fishbone, filling it out with a wonderful cast of animals and fine, handsome drawings with a decidedly Victorian flavor. Read full book review >

THE TALE OF TRICKY FOX by Jim Aylesworth
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: March 1, 2001

A veteran educator, Aylesworth slips young would-be tricksters a friendly warning in this trippingly retold folktale. Read full book review >

THE GINGERBREAD MAN by Jim Aylesworth
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: April 1, 1998

A traditional cumulative tale, which Aylesworth (My Sister's Rusty Bike, 1996, etc.) endows with a lively pace, is illustrated in a decidedly old-fashioned style, giving the book the look and feel of a reproduction of an old edition. Working with precise pen-and-ink, McClintock portrays the cozy home of an elderly couple, dressed in Victoriana and in possession of a great wood-burning stove. Read full book review >

THE FANTASTIC DRAWINGS OF DANIELLE by Barbara McClintock
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

Danielle's adored Papa is a rumpled, bespectacled photographer in turn-of-the-century Paris. Read full book review >

THE BATTLE OF LUKE AND LONGNOSE by Barbara McClintock
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

While Luke is asleep, his toy soldiers and elegant cardboard theater blow up and become life-sized. Read full book review >

ANIMAL FABLES FROM AESOP by Barbara McClintock
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

Nine of the more familiar fables in gracefully phrased, slightly expanded versions that incorporate the morals in their amusing dialogue. Read full book review >