Books by Boris Kulikov

PAPA'S MECHANICAL FISH by Candace Fleming
Released: June 11, 2013

"A humorous tribute to the zany, determined and innovative side of invention. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young Virena, one of four children, provides inspiration for her aspiring inventor papa's latest ambitious construction: a submarine. Read full book review >
Released: May 22, 2012

"Children who gawp at dinosaur exhibits will realize a new appreciation for those who devote their lives to finding and resurrecting extraordinary animals from eons past. And who doesn't love T. rex? (author's note, bibliography) (Informational picture book. 7-11)"
Presenting Barnum Brown, who, from the time he was named for circus impresario P.T., was destined to do unusual, important things. Read full book review >
MAX'S CASTLE by Kate Banks
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"This homage to the power of imagination is one ingenious and entertaining game of wordplay. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Banks and Kulikov's Max is back in his third escapade of wordplay. Read full book review >
FRANKLIN'S BIG DREAMS by David Teague
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Aug. 10, 2010

Just before Franklin goes to sleep each night in this story, an engineer barges in and builds railroad tracks, canals and runways straight through his bedroom. Read full book review >

THE ERASERHEADS by Kate Banks
ADVENTURE
Released: April 27, 2010

Banks imbues three pencil erasers—a pig, a crocodile and an owl—with earnest personalities and important jobs to do for an artistic boy, who is never named. Read full book review >

ALBERT EINSTEIN by Kathleen Krull
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

As she did for Giants of Science Leonardo, Newton, Freud and Curie before him, Krull delivers a splendidly humane biography of that gold standard of brilliance, Albert Einstein. Read full book review >

SANDY’S CIRCUS by Tanya Lee Stone
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

Examining Calder's childhood and young adulthood, Stone focuses on his interest in craft and machinery. Read full book review >

FARTISTE by Kathleen Krull
Released: June 3, 2008

Filling an unconscionable gap in the education of American youth, this rhymed account introduces Joseph Pujol, a 19th- to early 20th-century vaudeville performer who created uncontrolled hysteria from Marseilles to Paris thanks to an ability to fart out (odorlessly) music and many sound effects. Read full book review >

MAX’S DRAGON by Kate Banks
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: March 19, 2008

Another winner from the pair that introduced Max in Max's Words (2006). Read full book review >

THE CASTLE ON HESTER STREET by Linda Heller
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 23, 2007

New pictures add fresh animation to a slightly retouched text originally published in 1982. Read full book review >

MARIE CURIE by Kathleen Krull
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

Krull presents another top-notch scientific biography in the outstanding Giants of Science series. Read full book review >

SIGMUND FREUD by Kathleen Krull
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

Krull lives up to the promise of the first two entries in her Giants of Science series with this lucid and thoughtful examination of Freud's life, work and legacy. Read full book review >

BETTY LOU BLUE by Nancy Crocker
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Betty Lou Blue had the world's largest feet. Read full book review >

MAX’S WORDS by Kate Banks
FICTION
Released: Aug. 14, 2006

When a lad's request for a stamp or a coin from his brothers' collections is rudely rejected, he takes up collecting something far more valuable. Read full book review >

ISAAC NEWTON by Kathleen Krull
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2006

Hot on the heels of the well-received Leonardo da Vinci (2005) comes another agreeably chatty entry in the Giants of Science series. Read full book review >

THE BOY WHO CRIED WOLF by B.G. Hennessy
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

Never has this favorite tale been told with such animation and charming humor. Read full book review >

THE PERFECT FRIEND by Yelena Romanova
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 10, 2005

Archie the dog longs for a friend to play with, a real friend who would play ball, not like the goldfish, turtle or rabbit his parents got him. Read full book review >

LEONARD DA VINCI by Kathleen Krull
BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 1, 2005

Debuting a new series, Krull presents a compelling argument that the great painter of the Renaissance was one of the West's first real modern scientists. Read full book review >

MAGIC BY THE BOOK by Nina Bernstein
ANIMALS
Released: March 16, 2005

A mildly engaging and very bookish fantasy, with a rich undercurrent of sibling lore, rivalry and affection. Read full book review >

CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS by John Lithgow
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

Commissioned to flesh out a storyline and create a spoken text for a New York City Ballet production set to the Saint-Saëns piece, Lithgow offers a tale of a wayward schoolboy who escapes his teacher during a museum visit, falls asleep surrounded by stuffed exhibits in a closed gallery, and dreams of his classmates, neighbors, music teacher, librarian, mother, and great-aunt as animals. Read full book review >

MORRIS THE ARTIST by Lore Segal
FICTION
Released: May 5, 2003

Morris is an artist; he doesn't want to attend Benjamin's birthday party, but his mother insists. Read full book review >