Books by Dan Richards

ONCE UPON A GOAT by Dan Richards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2019

"With its gentle morals of acceptance, not judging by appearances, and being open to outcomes different than expectations, this is a lovely family read-aloud. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A picture-book fable featuring a king, a queen, a fairy godmother, and…a goat? Read full book review >
PENNY AND PENELOPE by Dan Richards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2019

"Delightfully clever. (Picture book. 4-9)"
On their first play date, two girls have vastly different ideas about what their dolls can and should do. Read full book review >
OUTPOST by Dan Richards
NON-FICTION
Released: July 2, 2019

"Readers who prize outdoor experiences—and tiny houses and the simple life—will find this book a source of much pleasure, bears and all."
Literate journeys to some of the world's less-traveled places, seen through an unusual lens. Read full book review >
STU TRULY by Dan Richards
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 3, 2018

"A promising and funny debut. (Fiction. 8-12)"
One little lie can't hurt…it wasn't even told on purpose! Read full book review >
CAN ONE BALLOON MAKE AN ELEPHANT FLY? by Dan Richards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"A sweet story about connectedness and a willingness to believe in these modern times. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It's a mom-and-son trip to the zoo, but mom's preoccupation with her cellphone makes for a lonely time until being present becomes a priority—and then magic occurs. Read full book review >
THE PROBLEM WITH NOT BEING SCARED OF KIDS by Dan Richards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"These cuddly monsters may be a little clichéd, but they get the narrative job done. Maybe they're just that persistent. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A group of not-very-scary monsters tries very hard to make friends with kids, which is exactly as problematic as one might expect. Read full book review >
THE PROBLEM WITH NOT BEING SCARED OF MONSTERS by Dan Richards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"It's probably best to stick with Mercer Mayer's classics or Josh Schneider's Bedtime Monsters (2013). (Picture book. 2-5)"
If you're not scared of monsters, there's no problem…right? Read full book review >