Books by Barbara Shook Hazen

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE MONSTER, MAMA? by Barbara Shook Hazen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"Only the latest of several recent proofs that the long tradition of playing out familiar domestic issues with families of monsters is as active and effective as ever, this one is particularly well-imagined. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Hazen offers a good answer to the eternal question, as well as a delightfully monstrous cast. Read full book review >
KATIE’S WISH by Barbara Shook Hazen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

The Irish potato famine of the 1840s, as seen through a little girl's eyes. Read full book review >
THE NEW DOG by Barbara Shook Hazen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

Get ready for a rollicking story-hour session; the blatant injustices suffered by a pampered young dog during his initiation into the cold, cruel world of socialization will have the picture-book set on its feet with indignation and cheering at the puppy's eventual triumph. Read full book review >
DIGBY by Barbara Shook Hazen
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 28, 1997

"These flaws bury the sturdy sentiments of the story. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This I Can Read book is a conversation between a boy and his older sister, stylish children in ``homey,'' oversize clothes. Read full book review >

Sir Fred is ordinarily dauntless—he's done more than his share of monster-vanquishing and maiden-rescuing—which is all the more reason to hide his shameful weakness, his "knee-bumping, heart-thumping" fear of the dark. Read full book review >