Books by Christy Hale

THE FORGIVENESS GARDEN by Lauren Thompson
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"There are many possible paths to peace, but learning forgiveness is essential to all of them, as this book demonstrates. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Two villages separated by a stream and a history of anger wonder if they will ever stop fighting. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"This extraordinary new picture book masterfully tackles the complex task of contextualizing seemingly complex architectural concepts within a child's own world of play. (Informational picture book/poetry. 2-8)"
Hale turns her educated eye to modern and contemporary architecture and produces a book that is at once groundbreaking, child-friendly and marvelously inclusive. Read full book review >
THE EAST-WEST HOUSE by Christy  Hale
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

Born in the United States to an American mother and a Japanese father, Isamu (Japanese for "Mr. Courageous") traveled to his father's homeland when he was only two. Read full book review >

GUESS AGAIN! by Lillian Morrison
HUMOR
Released: April 1, 2006

More than 20 clever riddles keep the pages turning as two children make their way through their days. Read full book review >

SKY DANCERS by Connie Anna Kirk
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

Set in the 1930s, nonfiction author Kirk's debut picture book tells the story of John Cloud, a young Mohawk boy, and his relationship with his steelworker father, who is helping to build the Empire State Building. Read full book review >

ELIZABETI’S SCHOOL by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

In the beginning there was Elizabeti's Doll (1998), then, Mama Elizabeti (2000). Read full book review >

WHO’S IN THE HALL? by Betsy Hearne
FICTION
Released: Aug. 31, 2000

In this verbose picture book Hearne (Seven Brave Women, 1997 etc.) hits home the parental dictum, "don't open the door to strangers." Read full book review >

MAMA ELIZABETI by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2000

Lightning doesn't strike twice, but this sweet sequel to the wonderful, award-winning Elizabeti's Doll (1998) will hit a chord in any child who has had to care for a younger sibling. Read full book review >

ELIZABETI'S DOLL by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

Charmed by her new baby brother, Elizabeti decides that she wants a baby of her own; she picks up a smooth rock, names it Eva and washes, feeds, and changes her, and carries her about in her cloth kanga. Read full book review >

JUAN BOBO AND THE PIG by Felix Pitre
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

A Puerto Rican storyteller, now in New York, brings a catchy lilt to a story about a traditional figure well known as a simpleton. Read full book review >