Books by Charlotte Riley-Webb

STRANGE FRUIT by Gary Golio
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"A must-read, must-discuss that will speak to children and linger with adults. (Picture book/biography. 8-12)"
Lynching: a strange and difficult but important topic for a song—and for this picture book. Read full book review >
SEED MAGIC by Jane Buchanan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"In the end, good intentions, bright colors, a gentle voice and an agreeable theme do not jell into a successful book. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A tale about the quest for magic and beauty struggles to bring its various parts together, leaving only an impression of what the story might have been. Read full book review >
AROUND OUR WAY ON NEIGHBORS' DAY by Tameka Fryer Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"A stronger choice for celebrating city summers and community is Ruth Forman's Young Cornrows Callin Out the Moon, illustrated by Cbabi Bayoc (2007). (Picture book. 4-7)"
"Blue sky, no clouds, / Summer heat, side street, / Whirling, whizzing feet. / Everyone is out to play / Today, around our way." Read full book review >
RENT PARTY JAZZ by William Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2001

"Simply terrific. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Dignified and joyful illustrations underscore a story of a group of people who find themselves in dire economic straits yet rise above these limitations through their collective creative efforts. Read full book review >