Books by Bob Graham

THE SILVER BUTTON by Bob Graham
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"A book to bathe in, reminding readers that something magical is happening every instant. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Graham captures a moment in time, and like many moments, it is full to the brim. Read full book review >
MONSIEUR ALBERT RIDES TO GLORY by Peter Smith
Released: June 1, 2013

"Slow and steady wins the race—though being tardy enough to miss the avalanche helps. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Framing a distant cousin to "The Tortoise and the Hare" in loosely sketched watercolors and delicious dactyls, Graham and his brother-in-law present an aging but game Parisian who quixotically enters a bicycle race to the Côte d'Azur. Read full book review >
A BUS CALLED HEAVEN by Bob Graham
Released: March 1, 2012

"The destination sign on the bus reads "Heaven," and just so, a little piece here on Earth. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A city neighborhood takes shape around an abandoned school bus as Jell-O takes to a mold, in Graham's tickling, gladdening tale. Read full book review >
APRIL AND ESME, TOOTH FAIRIES by Bob Graham
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

Fantasy and reality merge as two spunky tooth fairies in an Australian suburb complete their first assignment with aplomb. Read full book review >
I’M NUMBER ONE by Michael Rosen
FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

Mother and daughter leave for the day while four toys and the dog stay home. Read full book review >

HOW TO HEAL A BROKEN WING by Bob Graham
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

Captioned by brief phrases that sometimes give way to entirely wordless pages or spreads, this spare episode celebrates the spirit of compassion in a small child. Read full book review >

“THE TROUBLE WITH DOGS...” SAID DAD by Bob Graham
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2007

A tiny, unruly puppy named Dave is the focal character in this follow-up to "Let's Get a Pup!" Read full book review >

DIMITY DUMPTY by Bob Graham
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

Graham throws new light onto a familiar nursery rhyme, casting Humpty as the reckless scion of a family of circus acrobats, and giving him a very shy little sister who bravely comes through in the clutch. Read full book review >

OSCAR’S HALF BIRTHDAY by Bob Graham
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2005

The love and excitement of a family for their youngest member just cannot be contained for an entire year, so they must celebrate Oscar's half-birthday. Read full book review >

TALES FROM THE WATERHOLE by Bob Graham
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2004

"Messing around at the waterhole" pretty much sums up summer vacation for the animal friends in Graham's newest offering. Read full book review >

THE NINE LIVES OF ARISTOTLE by Dick King-Smith
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

A bold, young cat uses up his fund of lives at a great rate in this appealingly presented animal tale. Read full book review >

“LET’S GET A PUP!” SAID KATE by Bob Graham
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

Preschooler Kate and her parents are just getting over the loss of the their cat when Kate realizes that what they really need is not another cat, but a dog. Read full book review >

JETHRO BYRD by Bob Graham
FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2001

A light, sweet story of a little girl who finds a fairy family in her backyard—and a reminder to save time to notice the unseen world, which to children is often very real. Read full book review >

MAX by Bob Graham
by Bob Graham, illustrated by Bob Graham
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

No one will accuse Graham (Benny, 1999, etc.) of excessive subtlety in this story of meeting life's challenges when you are good and ready. Read full book review >

QUEENIE, ONE OF THE FAMILY by Bob Graham
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

From Graham (Greetings from Sandy Beach, 1992, etc.), a genial story about a surprising kind of tolerance, featuring a lovable family, a hen, and a dog. When Caitlin's father saves a hen from drowning in a lake, the family christens her ``Queenie,'' then returns her to her owner, a local farmer. Read full book review >

THIS IS OUR HOUSE by Michael Rosen
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 1996

Nine kids drag a cardboard box into a playground, where George immediately takes over: ``This house is mine and no one else is coming in.'' The others try to get past him, but George won't let them inside—and he explains why not: ``This house isn't for girls,'' ``This house isn't for people with glasses,'' etc. After he temporarily vacates the box to go to the bathroom, he finds that the others have declared the house off-limits to ``people with red hair.'' George, who has red hair, has an epiphany: ``This house is for everyone!'' Rosen (A School for Pompey Walker, 1995, etc.) has written a persuasive and entertaining morality play. Read full book review >

ROSE MEETS MR. WINTERGARTEN by Bob Graham
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 1992

The familiar scenario of rapprochement with an elderly curmudgeon gets a new spin: The Summers fill their garden with flowers; children Rose, Faith, and Baby Blossom join their parents each day to enjoy the sunrise from the roof. Read full book review >

GREETINGS FROM SANDY BEACH by Bob Graham
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 1992

The Children's Book Council of Australia's ``Picture Book of the Year'' (1990) is a delightfully offbeat portrayal of a family of four at the beach for the weekend, with details that are perfectly plausible yet unlike the usual clichÇs. Read full book review >