Books by Dasha Tolstikova

VIOLET AND THE WOOF by Rebecca Grabill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"Neighborliness, sibling friendship, and bits of a fractured fairy tale can't overcome the book's limitations. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A modern-day Little Red Riding Hood travels through her apartment building. Read full book review >
FRIEND OR FOE? by John Sobol
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A quiet, thoughtful narrative for all readers who like to wonder. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A lonely mouse is determined to find out if the neighboring cat might be a new friend. Read full book review >
A YEAR WITHOUT MOM by Dasha Tolstikova
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Fascinating and heartfelt. (Graphic memoir. 10-14)"
Tolstikova offers an illustrated memoir of her 13th year: it's the year the Soviet Union falls, but more importantly, it's the year she stays in Moscow with her grandparents while her mother studies abroad. Read full book review >
THE JACKET by Kirsten Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2014

"The idea's originality and the child-friendly instructions at the end of Book's tale make this a novel gift pick for the juvenile bibliophile. (book-jacket instructions) (Picture book. 4-8)"
When a dog named Egg Cream muddies the cover of his young mistress's favorite book, the girl figures out how to make everyone feel better. Read full book review >
NINE OPEN ARMS by Benny Lindelauf
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 24, 2014

"A challenging and entirely unique Dutch import. (translator's note, character list, slang word list, map, contents) (Fiction. 11-14)"
At the end of an isolated road outside a small village in Holland in 1937, Fing and her eccentric family find themselves in a strange house that gives up its secrets reluctantly and with far-reaching consequences. Read full book review >