Books by Dashka Slater

YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"An outstanding book that links the diversity of creed and the impact of impulsive actions to themes of tolerance and forgiveness. (Nonfiction. 14-18)"
In the fall of 2013, on a bus ride home, a young man sets another student on fire. Read full book review >
THE ANTLERED SHIP by Dashka Slater
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A beautifully composed package filled with whimsy and wisdom—the story of this unique vessel will inspire and entertain thoughtful listeners. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A philosophical fox full of questions boards a ship with strangers and discovers that finding friends is even better than finding answers. Read full book review >
ESCARGOT by Dashka Slater
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"An unusual, tongue-in-cheek aid to getting children to eat a disliked food—even the dreaded carrot. (Picture Book. 4-7)"
A charming little French snail takes center stage as it entices a child to share a meal. Read full book review >
DANGEROUSLY EVER AFTER by Dashka Slater
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2012

"Given that feisty, dirt-or-danger-loving princesses are almost a subgenre of princess books, don't choose this one first. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A story about a princess who relishes danger, illustrated with incongruous glossiness. Read full book review >
THE SEA SERPENT AND ME by Dashka Slater
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2008

"Imaginative and engaging. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This whimsical look at the friendship between a young female narrator and a fast-growing sea serpent will amuse young listeners while providing adult readers with the bittersweet opportunity to ponder the ways relationships grow and change. Read full book review >
FIREFIGHTERS IN THE DARK by Dashka Slater
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2006

"Endearingly, Slater captures a young child's view of the world and a very different role for firefighters than usually seen by this audience. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Ceccoli's beautiful, lyrical illustrations, in acrylics and pastels, give a mythic quality to Slater's tale of firefighting derring-do, told by a little girl snugly asleep in her bed and imagining where the sirens are going. Read full book review >
BABY SHOES by Dashka Slater
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"Fast-moving rhyme and playful illustrations invite kids on the go to scuff, scrape and have a blast breaking them in. (Picture book. 2-6)"
What happens when an active toddler gets a pair of brand-new shows? Read full book review >
THE WISHING BOX by Dashka Slater
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2000

"Still, it succeeds, intermittently, at being both."
A touching yet not-too-earnest first novel about a single mother, her sister, and the father who loved but left them. Read full book review >