Books by Brian Biggs

EVERYTHING GOES: WHAT FLIES IN THE AIR? by Brian Biggs
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"A delightful addition to the Everything Goes book series; here's hoping more vessels are not too far behind. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A compelling collection of things that fly and a counting book all rolled into one. Read full book review >
EVERYTHING GOES: BY SEA by Brian Biggs
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"Another breezy sail past things that go. (Informational picture book. 4-6)"
Biggs ferries young viewers past floating fleets in his latest set of bustling cartoon surveys. Read full book review >
EVERYTHING GOES: SANTA GOES EVERYWHERE! by Brian Biggs
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A fine yuletide choice for the vehicle-obsessed. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
Santa, his signature sack and a reindeer companion travel by a variety of means of transport to make some special deliveries. Read full book review >
EVERYTHING GOES: GOOD NIGHT, TRUCKS by Brian Biggs
Released: June 25, 2013

A collection of trucks call it a night. Read full book review >
EVERYTHING GOES: BLUE BUS, RED BALLOON by Brian Biggs
Released: May 21, 2013

"While not as strong as the first two titles in the series (1 2 3 Beep Beep Beep!: A Counting Book and Stop! Go! A Book of Opposites, both 2013), Biggs' playful vehicles keep this one chugging along. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A catalog of colorful vehicles. Read full book review >
EVERYTHING GOES: STOP! GO! by Brian Biggs
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"Here's hoping more Everything Goes board books are en route. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A delightfully playful exploration of vehicles and opposites. Read full book review >
EVERYTHING GOES: IN THE AIR by Brian Biggs
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Required reading for both plane-iacs and any first-time flier. (Informational picture book. 4-6)"
For young fans of things with wings, another oversized visual riot from the creator of Everything Goes: On Land (2011). Read full book review >
THE BOY WHO CRIED ALIEN by Marilyn Singer
Released: March 20, 2012

"Inventive, musical rhyming pulls this effort, while the story and illustrations watch from the sidelines. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A prairie fire of wordplay engulfs Singer's otherwise silly tale of visiting aliens. Read full book review >
EVERYTHING GOES:  ON LAND by Brian Biggs
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A glory ride for young car, truck, train, bus and trolley devotees. (Informational picture book. 4-6)
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In a visual feast for fans of wheeled vehicles large and small, Biggs presents a series of high-density street scenes done in an amiably rumpled cartoon style. Read full book review >
BROWNIE & PEARL GRAB A BITE by Cynthia Rylant
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"A satisfying addition to a consistently strong series. Bon appetit. (Picture book/early reader 3-6)"
In this latest installment of Rylant and Biggs' picture-book series, Brownie and Pearl do lunch and invite readers to join in the fun. Read full book review >
BROWNIE & PEARL SEE THE SIGHTS by Cynthia Rylant
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"Like Brownie and Pearl, this book and its collaborators are "very smart." (Picture book/early reader. 2-6)"
Great friends Brownie the girl and Pearl the cat set out one snowy winter day to see the sights. Read full book review >
BROWNIE & PEARL GET DOLLED UP by Cynthia Rylant
ANIMALS
Released: May 4, 2010

"Biggs's digitally produced art matches the sweet sense of fun captured by Rylant's text, together creating a lovely, girly bedtime story. (Picture book/early reader. 3-6)"
The second Brownie and Pearl outing (Brownie & Pearl Step Out, 2010) solidifies Brownie as a true girly-girl when she squeezes in a bit of dress-up fun before bedtime. Read full book review >
BROWNIE & PEARL STEP OUT by Cynthia Rylant
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 5, 2010

"Readers of all sorts will look forward to the next time Pearl and Brownie step out together. (Picture book/early reader. 3-6)"
The first in a planned eight-book series, Rylant and Biggs's collaboration heralds a feline-human connection worthy of comparison to Mr. Putter and Tabby. Read full book review >
BEASTLY RHYMES TO READ AFTER DARK by Judy Sierra
POETRY
Released: Aug. 12, 2008

"The trade edition is bound in appealingly hideous, mottled-green fake fur. (Poetry. 6-8)"
"Annie's babies like to bite. / Annie's babies howl all night. / In the daytime, they're much calmer. / They are werewolves like their mama." Read full book review >
ONE BEASTLY BEAST by Garth Nix
FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Thoroughly ridiculous and hugely enjoyable. (Fantasy. 8-10)"
These four lighthearted fantasy and science-fiction tales feature heroic children in extremely silly adventures. Read full book review >
SHREDDERMAN: MEET THE GECKO by Wendelin Van Draanen
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 11, 2005

"Cyber-hero fun for everyone, and, of course, future installments are on the way. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Fifth-grade math prodigy Nolan Byrd and his secret identity—Internet Superhero Shredderman—returns for a third adventure. Read full book review >
SHREDDERMAN: ATTACK OF THE TAGGER by Wendelin Van Draanen
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 10, 2004

"Equipped with a genuinely juvenile sense of humor (but a clear sense of right and wrong, too), plus a serious addiction to exclamation points, this engagingly bright, complex fifth-grade sleuth will sweep readers into his newest jet-propelled adventure. (Illustrations not seen) (Fiction. 8-11)"
Self-styled "cyber-superhero" Nolan Byrd once again wields digital camera and Web site in defense of truth, justice, and just deserts for bullies. Read full book review >
SHREDDERMAN: SECRET IDENTITY by Wendelin Van Draanen
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2004

"They should get an enthusiastic welcome. (Fiction. 8-10)"
In a Sammy Keyes for younger readers, Van Draanen opens a new series featuring a fifth-grade math wiz with this quick-paced take on the perennial "dealing with a bully" theme. Read full book review >