Books by Brian Selznick

Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Marketing froth, mostly, but with tidbits for budding fans of cinema's history. (place, movie and website lists, thumbnail biographies of cast and crew) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
Timed just to precede the scheduled release of the film version of Selznick's Caldecott-winner, a chubby compendium of stills interspersed with background notes and interviews. Read full book review >
WONDERSTRUCK by Brian Selznick
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

Brian Selznick didn't have to do it.

He didn't have to return to the groundbreaking pictures-and-text format that stunned the children's-book world in 2007 and won him an unlikely—though entirely deserved—Caldecott medal for The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Read full book review >

THE RUNAWAY DOLLS by Ann M. Martin
FICTION
Released: Oct. 7, 2008

Fans of the first two Doll People stories will be thrilled with number three. Read full book review >

THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET by Brian Selznick
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2007

From Selznick's ever-generative mind comes a uniquely inventive story told in text, sequential art and period photographs and film. Read full book review >

MARLY’S GHOST by David Levithan
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

Sixteen-year-old Ben has shut down because Marly, his girlfriend of three years, has died after a long illness. Read full book review >

LUNCH MONEY by Andrew Clements
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2005

Budding billionaire Greg Kenton has a knack for making money and a serious rival. Read full book review >

WALT WHITMAN by Barbara Kerley
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

A visual and textual portrait of America's most revolutionary and celebrated poet. Read full book review >

THE MEANEST DOLL IN THE WORLD by Ann M. Martin
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

In the further adventures of best friends Tiffany Funcraft and Annabelle Doll, the two are accidentally carried to a strange home in a school backpack. Read full book review >

WHEN MARIAN SANG by Pam Muñoz Ryan
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

Ryan and Selznick (Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride, 1999, etc.) reunite for another magical collaboration, this time presenting Marian Anderson to a young audience. Read full book review >

THE DINOSAURS OF WATERHOUSE HAWKINS by Barbara Kerley
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

Who could resist? Read full book review >

THE SCHOOL STORY by Andrew Clements
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2001

A world-class charmer, Clements (The Janitor's Boy, 2000, etc.) woos aspiring young authors—as well as grown up publishers, editors, agents, parents, teachers, and even reviewers—with this tongue-in-cheek tale of a 12-year-old novelist's triumphant debut. Read full book review >

WINGWALKER by Rosemary Wells
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

This big-hearted, Depression-era, American fairy tale seems to come alive out of a former generation like a well-worn family yarn. Read full book review >

THE BOY OF A THOUSAND FACES by Brian Selznick
FICTION
Released: Sept. 30, 2000

Selznick (Barnyard Prayers, p. 120, etc.) illustrates this beguiling tale of a monster-mad lad with a mix of lurid film stills and masterfully rendered, dramatically under-lit portraits in pencil. Read full book review >

THE DOLL PEOPLE by Ann M. Martin
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

Little girls are in for a marvelous treat in this delicious fantasy that captures many of the rituals, fancies, and habits of girlhood with sweetness and honesty, while imparting gentle lessons about risk, self-fulfillment, and dealing with difference. Read full book review >

RIDING FREEDOM by Pam Muñoz Ryan
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

A fictionalized account of the true story of Charlotte Parkhurst, opening with the death of her parents when she was two years old, and covering, subsequently, her life in an orphanage, her decision to run away dressed as a boy, and her career as a stagecoach driver. Read full book review >

THE BOY WHO LONGED FOR A LIFT by Norma Farber
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 11, 1997

`` `Who'll offer me a ride?/Who'll carry me far and wide?' '' A lad sets out, hoping for a lift, but after misadventures with a giant trout, a gull, and other creatures, decides that his own two feet are best. Read full book review >

FRINDLE by Andrew Clements
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

Nicholas is a bright boy who likes to make trouble at school, creatively. Read full book review >

THE ROBOT KING by Brian Selznick
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 30, 1995

From the author of The Houdini Box (1991), a haunting, enigmatic tale of two lonely children who create something wonderful. Ezra, mute since his mother's death, compulsively collects small thingspebbles, bits of glass, clock parts, wires, keysthat older sister Lucy uses to craft mechanical toys. Read full book review >

DOLL FACE HAS A PARTY! by Pam Conrad
Released: Sept. 30, 1994

If there is one thing Doll Face loves, it's a good party. Read full book review >

THE HOUDINI BOX by Brian Selznick
FANTASY
Released: April 1, 1991

A fervent admirer of Houdini, ten-year-old Victor tries to emulate his feats, but to no avail: getting out of locked trunks and holding his breath for 5000 seconds are beyond his powers. Read full book review >