Books by Christopher Franceschelli

HELLO NEW YORK! by Christopher Franceschelli
Released: May 1, 2018

"Playful and inviting armchair travel for conscientious youngsters. (Board book. 2-4)"
With shaped pages and a fold-out map, this is a guide to the landmarks of the Big Apple. Read full book review >
WIGGLES by Claire Zucchelli-Romer
Released: April 3, 2018

"Overall, the design and developmental aspects of this book fall short of the promise of the engaging, rhythmic text. (Board book. 5-8)"
If your fingers are ready to dance, then this is the book for you! Read full book review >
BUILDABLOCK  by Christopher Franceschelli
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Sure to inspire calls of 'READ IT AGAIN!' (Board book. 1-3)"
A chunky board book with ingenious gatefolds, flaps, die-cuts, and construction trucks galore. Read full book review >
CITYBLOCK by Christopher Franceschelli
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Children in urban settings will recognize this city's feel, while suburban or rural children will be equally happy to join in the adventure. (Board book. 1-4)"
The latest addition to Franceschelli and Peskimo's (Dinoblock, 2015, etc.) collection of very thick board books exploits all the possibilities of the format. Read full book review >
DINOBLOCK by Christopher Franceschelli
Released: June 1, 2015

"The age-appropriate new vocabulary and the clever design will prompt hours of study by aspiring paleontologists; the sturdy construction ensures the book will survive them. (Board book. 2-5)"
At a hefty 96 pages and 2 inches thick, this dinofest will be a challenge for little hands to lift, but the subject matter is sure to intrigue for longer than most board books. Read full book review >
COUNTABLOCK by Christopher Franceschelli
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"An inventive and extensive counting experience that will delight youngsters. (Board book. 2-4)"
Shaped pages help youngsters count to 10 and beyond. Read full book review >
ALPHABLOCK by Christopher Franceschelli
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"While the likely answer is no, this offering is still a visually captivating delight for careful little ones. (Board book. 2-4)"
In this ABC book, shaped pages lead readers to corresponding objects. Read full book review >
KIMONOS by Annelore Parot
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Trite, but very attractively presented, this gift book will charm some little girls and easily teach them snippets of Japanese while engaging them in recognizing unusual patterns. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Kokeshi, northern Japanese wooden folk dolls, are painted with differently designed kimonos that denote the area in which they are made and form the inspiration for this pretty novelty. Read full book review >
OLIVER by Christopher Franceschelli
Released: March 1, 2011

"The back of the book proclaims that what happens in this story is '[b]ecause miracles happen.' Children may not be so sure. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Picture-book minimalism is taken to an almost unnatural extreme with this avant-garde presentation of a very familiar concept. Read full book review >