Books by Darrin Lunde

Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Tots who have enjoyed the earlier titles with find this a satisfying introduction to an animal whose name they will also love repeating. (Informational picture book. 2-5)"
Preschoolers may think they know about kangaroos, but have they ever heard of or seen a common wallaroo, a kind of kangaroo? In this simple informational text, they get to meet one and conduct an interview with her. Read full book review >
MONKEY COLORS by Darrin Lunde
Released: July 1, 2012

"Simple and effective, a charming early reader about variety in the natural world. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
"Monkeys come in many colors." Read full book review >
AFTER THE KILL by Darrin Lunde
Released: July 1, 2011

"Pair this with Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen's Flying Eagle, illustrated by Deborah Kogan Ray (2009), for more 'nature red in tooth and claw' science. (Informational picture book. 7-10) "
When a lioness kills a zebra, the carcass becomes food not only for her pride but also for vultures, hyenas, jackals and, finally, meat-eating beetles that clean the skeleton, leaving it to turn to dust on Africa's Serengeti Plain. Read full book review >
HELLO, BABY BELUGA by Darrin Lunde
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"A solid addition for the youngest naturalists. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Lunde and Wynne pair up for the third time (Meet the Meerkat, 2007, etc.), here acquainting the youngest animal lovers with facts about the beluga whale. Read full book review >
MEET THE MEERKAT by Darrin Lunde
Released: July 1, 2007

"Playing up the meerkat's general cuteness and social nature, this takes a more anthropomorphic approach than Heidi Moore's A Mob of Meerkats (2004), but may in consequence lend itself better to sharing with groups of children. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-7)"
Along the lines of their Hello, Bumblebee Bat (July 2007), Lunde and Wynne again introduce primary readers to a small, fuzzy animal through a very simply written interview: "Hello, little animal. Read full book review >