Books by Barbara Samuels

FRED'S BEDS by Barbara Samuels
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 10, 2014

"Clever and charming. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Fred the beagle loves to nap, and he can sleep anywhere—in a shopping bag or a pile of old newspapers or a slightly soggy bath towel. But even he can't nap through a noisy birthday party. Read full book review >
THE TRUCKER by Barbara Samuels
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"It's refreshing to see a cat-as-best-friend tale, and truck-lovers will certainly get some pointers from Leo's creative play. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Leo is the consummate truck-loving little boy. Read full book review >
DOLORES MEETS HER MATCH by Barbara Samuels
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 16, 2007

"There's no pussyfooting here, just fun (and hopefully more tales to come). (Picture book. 5-8)"
In a return engagement, Dolores and her amazing and talented-at-napping cat, Duncan, may indeed have met their match. Read full book review >
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY, DOLORES by Barbara Samuels
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 4, 2006

"Faye's dresser and the many comic expressions on Dolores's cat Duncan's face. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Samuels's imp Dolores returns, this time with a problem on her hands, or rather with her hands: She can't keep her mitts off her older sister Faye's things. Read full book review >
THE BABY HOUSE by Norma Simon
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1995

A newly illustrated reissue of a 1955 text which has held up well, in general: an expectant family first welcomes kittens, then puppies (and keeps them all, so the clear-toned watercolor illustrations offer many opportunities for counting), then a baby. Read full book review >