Books by Delana Bettoli

FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"There is considerable controversy in the academic world as to whether Moore was actually the author of the famous poem, rendering the wisdom of this whole enterprise questionable. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Seabrooke presents a problematic fictionalized account of the circumstances in which Moore wrote the famous Christmas poem. Read full book review >
THIS IS THE STABLE by Cynthia Cotten
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Against a background of flying birds and feathery wings, the title stands out in huge, shiny red letters, inviting readers inside. (Picture book. 2-8)"
With a gentle, perfectly rhyming text, this cumulative tale presents the Nativity story in a beautifully illustrated version just right for younger children. Read full book review >
MRS. MCMURPHY’S PUMPKIN by Rick Walton
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Bettoli fills her cheerful gouache and acrylic illustrations with interesting details, including the antics of a cat and a mouse, animals in the borders, and calendar pages for the days leading to the holiday, making this a perfect little-bit-but-not-too-scary Halloween treat. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Mrs. McMurphy, who lives by herself "on a farm at the edge of the woods," finds her routine interrupted four days before Halloween by "a large pumpkin with a wicked, wicked grin sitting in the hall by her front door." Read full book review >