Books by David Roberts

THE BOLDS TO THE RESCUE by Julian Clary
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"A winner of a sequel, just the ticket for lovers of Roald Dahl. (Fantasy. 7-12)"
When word gets out that their hyena family's succeeded in passing as human, the Bolds' semidetached home in suburban London is besieged by animal refugees hoping to learn their secret. Read full book review >
THE PRINCE AND THE PORKER by Peter Bently
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"Peachy. (Picture book. 4-7) "
Pignatius the pig learns that clothes make the man—er, prince. Read full book review >
ADA TWIST, SCIENTIST by Andrea Beaty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Cool and stylish. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Her intellectual curiosity is surpassed only by her passion for science. But what to do about her messy experiments? Read full book review >
THE BOLDS by Julian Clary
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Wildly original and very funny. (Animal fantasy. 8-12)"
Meet the Bolds: Fred, Amelia, and their children, Bobby and Betty; as nice a suburban family of hyenas posing as humans as one could ask for, they should rehabilitate the scavenger's tattered, post-Lion King reputation among the younger set.Read full book review >
A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO BEAR SPOTTING by Michelle Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"Be sure to snuggle up to 'the stuffed kind' of bears and share this book with future Scaredy Squirrel series fans. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A handy story for little adventurers curious about the outdoor world. Read full book review >
ALONE ON THE WALL by Alex Honnold
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 9, 2015

"An inspiringly intense memoir for readers of adventure lit."
A much-honored climber's exciting story of the death-defying feats that led to rock-climbing superstardom. Read full book review >
THE LOST WORLD OF THE OLD ONES by David Roberts
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 4, 2015

"For fans of all things Southwestern—not quite as robust and thoughtful as Craig Childs' House of Rain (2007) but a pleasure to read."
More travels in the Southwest of yore by outdoorsman/writer Roberts (Alone on the Ice: The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration, 2013, etc.).Read full book review >
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MADAME CHAPEAU by Andrea Beaty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"The underlying suggestion that no one is as alone as they believe is lovely enough, but the fun of reading this aloud elevates it even more. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The world's most elegant milliner loses her birthday bonnet, and the whole city rushes to help. Read full book review >
THOSE MAGNIFICENT SHEEP IN THEIR FLYING MACHINES by Peter Bently
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Just pure, wooly-headed fun. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A passel of sheep, who vaguely resemble characters from the titular movie, are quietly grazing on the hillside when they are startled by a loud noise overhead. Read full book review >