Books by Cale Atkinson

SIR SIMON by Cale Atkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"Friendship makes the chores (and everything else) more fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A "Super Scarer / Ghostest with the mostest" (according to his business card) learns a bit about being a ghost…and about being a human. Read full book review >
HARRISON P. SPADER, PERSONAL SPACE INVADER by Christianne Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2018

"Altogether a useful and attractive story with an often needed lesson. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Harrison P. Spader, a pale-green hippopotamus, has personal-space issues. Read full book review >
OFF & AWAY by Cale Atkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"Facing your fears is rarely done with such beguiling whimsy. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Jo must find the courage to set sail on the perilous sea when her father takes ill. Read full book review >
WHERE OLIVER FITS by Cale Atkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A good-hearted, if somewhat confusing, meditation. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Oliver searches for his proper place. Read full book review >
LITTLE RED RIDING SHEEP by Linda Lodding
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Both chortle-inducing and whiny at turns, this proves there's nothing new under the metafictive sun. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Arnold the sheep desperately wants to be part of the story…with a few modifications. Read full book review >
NIGHT NIGHT, GROOT by Brendan Deneen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A title comics aficionados will snap up in order to groom the next generation of fandom—even if they don't have a next generation yet. (Picture book. 3-5)"
It's time for bed, Baby Groot—but Rocket Raccoon thinks otherwise! Read full book review >
THE DAY SANTA STOPPED BELIEVING IN HAROLD by Maureen Fergus
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"An amusing story with the welcome inclusion of a multiracial family. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Santa decides that one of the boys on his list, Harold, isn't real—just a put-on by the people who are supposedly his parents—while Harold the boy doubts that Santa is real. Read full book review >
MAXWELL THE MONKEY BARBER by Cale Atkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2016

"Atkinson's jungle denizens will easily charm one and all. (Picture book. 2-7)"
"Come to Maxwell's Barbershop! / For a trim or for a chop!" Read full book review >
EXPLORERS OF THE WILD by Cale Atkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2016

"It will be the very stubborn couch potato who doesn't set out, walking stick and bag of essentials in hand, to explore after reading this. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Two intrepid explorers celebrate their love of the great outdoors. Read full book review >
IF I HAD A GRYPHON by Vikki VanSickle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"Brisk and bright, if a tad one-dimensional. (Picture book. 5-7)"
An imaginative little girl dreams of an exotic pet. Read full book review >
TO THE SEA by Cale Atkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"A whale's tale that dives deep and surfaces with useful lessons about making, keeping, and helping friends. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Tim finds a whale beached on a street adjacent to his school and vows to help his new friend get back to the sea. Read full book review >