Books by Dan Bar-el

IT'S GREAT BEING A DAD by Dan Bar-el
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"The title doesn't really match the content, though it may spark readers' own imaginations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The finer points of various jobs are explored in this tribute to…dads? Read full book review >
AUDREY (COW) by Dan Bar-el
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"Part Great Escape, part Hatchet, part Charlotte's Web, all wonderful. (Animal fantasy. 8-12)"
Move aside Wilbur and Babe. There's a new farmyard hero in town, and she has no desire to end up hamburger. Read full book review >
A FISH NAMED GLUB by Dan Bar-el
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"A story that is as delightful in its individual parts as it is in its sweeping theme of dreams rediscovered and the small push of self-belief needed to follow them. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A lyrical story about life and its mysteries told from the point of view of a small fish living in a glass fishbowl in a diner. Read full book review >
DREAM BOATS by Dan Bar-el
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 29, 2013

"A compressed but engaging invitation to think of dreams as fine adventures. (instructions for origami boat on endpapers) (Picture book. 5-8)"
In this rich if not very restful outing, drowsy children worldwide float into a succession of luxuriantly detailed mythscapes. Read full book review >
NOT YOUR TYPICAL DRAGON by Dan Bar-el
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2013

"Share this with your favorite atypical kids. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Accepting people for who they are is the gentle message of Bar-el's latest, which readers may find reminiscent, if not duplicative, of the film How to Train Your Dragon. Read full book review >
THAT ONE SPOOKY NIGHT by Dan Bar-el
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A good choice for readers new to the format and those looking for a quick hit of Halloween silliness. (Graphic novel. 7-9)"
The title refers to Halloween, when the trio of stories within supposedly occurred. This graphic-novel look at seemingly disparate happenings is likely to have readers giggling more than shivering. Read full book review >
SUCH A PRINCE by Dan Bar-el
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2007

"Trust me. (Picture book/fairy tale. 6-9)"
Bar-el adds plenty of shtick to his retelling of a folk tale sometimes called "Three Perfect Peaches." Read full book review >