Books by Barry Blitt

Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"Overall the connection between the boy and the future general and president is labored and tenuous, and it may well baffle young readers unfamiliar with most of those stories. (Picture book. 7-10) "
This potentially amusing blend of story and historical fact feels a bit strained. Read full book review >
THE ADVENTURES OF MARK TWAIN BY HUCKLEBERRY FINN by Robert Burleigh
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 8, 2011

"It's a breezy homage to Twain's life and literary world that will please some, aggravate some and utterly baffle others. (Picture book/biography. 10 & up)"
"Sam was born excited. He did stuff. Read full book review >
WHAT’S THE WEATHER INSIDE?  by Karma Wilson
POETRY
Released: March 10, 2009

"Not an essential purchase, but the short, often-funny poems may draw in those who don't typically seek out poetry. (Poetry. 6-10)"
"Rapunzel, Rapunzel, / don't be a dope. / Cut off your hair / and make your own rope." Read full book review >
THE 39 APARTMENTS OF LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN by Jonah Winter
FICTION
Released: Sept. 26, 2006

"A handsome and engaging tale. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Those appreciative of Beethoven's work can now commiserate with the difficulties of owning five legless pianos and having to move in and out of 39 apartments all because of rude neighbors who couldn't tell a good note from a toneless bang. Read full book review >
ONCE UPON A TIME, THE END by Geoffrey Kloske
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Plenty of laughs for all those children who beg for 'just one more story' before bed—and a great chuckle for their parents. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A very quick retelling of many nursery classics is the result when a tired father attempts to get his child to sleep faster by skipping a few words here and there. Read full book review >