Books by Craig Brown

Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Brown is as smart as he is puckish, and there are plenty of laughs on this terrific trip through modern fame."
A hilarious collection of strange-but-true tales of encounters between the rich and famous. Read full book review >
MULE TRAIN MAIL by Craig Brown
Released: July 1, 2009

"Informative as well as evocative, and told with crisp clarity. (author's note) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
In some remote pockets of Arizona, the postman wears a cowboy hat and leads a mule train. Read full book review >
Released: July 1, 2003

"One can have one's chocolate or popcorn; youngsters devoted to those cute little boxes of sweet dried treats will revel in learning all about them. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
Offering quite a tasty ode to the perfect snack, Ryan raises queries in a little rhymed ditty and then answers in prose. Read full book review >
BARN RAISING by Craig Brown
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Like the Geiserts' surveys of rural and small-town America, however, this will give urban children a view, bird's-eye though it may be, of another way of life. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Brown (Tractor, 1995, etc.), an Iowa native, returns to his rural roots to celebrate the Amish spirit of community and cooperation with this account of a one-day barn raising. Read full book review >
TRACTOR by Craig Brown
by Craig Brown, illustrated by Craig Brown
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Every page reveals the author's experience and reverence for the enterprise in this loving view of life on a small farm. (Picture book. 3+)"
An increasingly unfamiliar scene in the American landscape gains a heartfelt tribute, and has a worthy advocate in Brown (City Sounds, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >
CITY SOUNDS by Craig Brown
Released: Aug. 19, 1992

"A worthy successor to Margaret Wise Brown's Noisy books. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When Farmer Brown visits the city, he hears all kinds of mechanical noises—toots, whistles, sirens, jackhammers, different wheels—all amusingly spelled out for readers and listeners to imitate and illustrated in Brown's gentle, idiosyncratic style, employing a soft, rich wash of artfully muted colors with the shapes mildly defined by a scattering of minute dots. Read full book review >
MY BARN by Craig Brown
by Craig Brown, illustrated by Craig Brown
Released: Oct. 23, 1991

"Still, an offbeat introduction to animal voices, worth a try where funds permit. (Picture book. 2-6)"
From cock-crow to moonrise, a farmer moves around his barn, feeding and observing his animals. Read full book review >