Books by Daniel Miyares

Released: Sept. 24, 2019

"Wholesome, cozy, and nostalgic; pitch perfect. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A lyrical look at the changing of the seasons. Read full book review >
LITTLE FOX IN THE SNOW by Jonathan London
Released: Nov. 13, 2018

"An ideal introduction to nature's complexities, wrapped up in an unexpectedly poetic package. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In the snowy forest, a little fox is in turn the hunter and the hunted. Read full book review >
NIGHT OUT by Daniel Miyares
Released: May 8, 2018

"A luminous allegory that celebrates the necessity of connection. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A lonely child's dream of a joyous party with animal friends becomes a bridge to friendship with other children. Read full book review >
A CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK by Jody Jensen Shaffer
Released: Feb. 20, 2018

"Replete with wry, comic references and infused with a sense of adventure, this is a lighthearted tale that readers will certainly not 'take for granite.' (Picture book. 4-8)"
Being small doesn't mean you can't have big goals! Read full book review >
THAT IS MY DREAM! by Langston Hughes
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A must-read illustrated poem that breathes new life into Hughes' 'Dream Variation.' (Picture book. 5-8)"
A quietly powerful picture book that Hughes himself would have adored. Read full book review >
THAT NEIGHBOR KID by Daniel Miyares
Released: May 9, 2017

"A timeless tale about backyard fun and friendship. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two children build a treehouse and a friendship together in this nearly wordless story. Read full book review >
BRING ME A ROCK! by Daniel Miyares
Released: June 7, 2016

"Beautifully executed art, expressive bugs, and spare but pointed—arguably Marxist—text create a tale for all ages. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The smallest bug's contribution to the demands of the grasshopper king is at first spurned, but the little bug eventually prevails in more ways than one. Read full book review >
SURF'S UP by Kwame Alexander
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"A warmhearted tribute to reading. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A sunny day near the ocean means different kinds of excitement for frog friends Bro and Dude. Read full book review >
FLOAT by Daniel Miyares
Released: June 9, 2015

"Lovely and life-affirming. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This wordless story, bookended by the creation of two iconic paper toys, follows a Latino boy through outdoor playtime. Read full book review >
PARDON ME! by Daniel Miyares
Released: June 17, 2014

"For clever cautionary tales with a lingering bite, try those by Jon Scieszka, James Marshall or Jon Klassen. (Picture book. 4-7)"
"The Gingerbread Boy" meets "The Mitten" in this tale of a self-centered (and doomed) protagonist squawking about an increasingly crowded setting. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"A rather obscure human-interest story that, while beautifully illustrated, is not very enlightening on the topic of Mark Twain, mourning the death of a loved one nor cats. A puzzler. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 8-10)"
The story of Mark Twain as a newly widowed, grieving, 69-year-old man holed up in his Manhattan apartment in 1904 is frankly a peculiar subject for a children's picture book. Read full book review >