Books by David Litchfield

REMARKABLES by Lisa Mantchev
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2019

"A big flop. (Picture book. 5-9)"
In this circus-themed tale, a lonely mermaid experiments with friendship, belonging, and adventure. Read full book review >
THE BEAR, THE PIANO, THE DOG, AND THE FIDDLE by David Litchfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2019

"An accessible and enjoyable portrayal of the complexities of friendship, jealousy, and forgiveness. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Hector, an older white man, and Hugo, a scruffy white dog, have been friends for a very long time. Read full book review >
HATS OFF TO MR. POCKLES! by Sally Lloyd-Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 29, 2019

"This amusing story is delicately threaded with some subtle lessons about sharing, making friends, and including everyone. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A lonely dachshund named Mr. Pockles finds new friends when he shares his extensive collection of elaborately decorated hats with other animals from his town. Read full book review >
THE BOY AND THE GIANT by David Litchfield
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"Skip this well-intended book. (Picture book. 5-8) "
Billy saves the day when he finds the only person tall enough to finish the new town mural. Read full book review >
WHEN PAUL MET ARTIE by G. Neri
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 20, 2018

"Part nostalgia, part history, and all tuneful. (afterword, discography, bibliography, musical connections) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
Two boys from New York City briefly but spectacularly captured the spirit of 1960s music. Read full book review >
THE BUILDING BOY by Ross Montgomery
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2017

"Sad and sweet. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A little white boy completes Grandma's dream house with a hammer and a bit of magic. Read full book review >
MISS MUFFET by Marilyn Singer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Serious fun whether read or performed. (Picture book. 7-10)"
An old nursery rhyme expands with great silliness and literary sophistication. Read full book review >
THE BEAR AND THE PIANO by David Litchfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"Litchfield's poignant debut picture book celebrates both the wonders of wandering far in pursuit of one's dreams and the sweet comfort of returning home. (Picture book. 4-9)"
In the forest, a little bear discovers an object he's never seen before—a piano. At first the cub isn't sure about the strange device, but over time he comes to love the instrument and the music. Read full book review >