Books by Devin Scillian

MISSILE TOE by Devin Scillian
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"The subtitle for the book is 'A Very Confused Christmas,' and many young readers will indeed be confused. (Picture book/poetry. 5-9)"
A dozen humorous poems are inspired by Christmas-related words or phrases as a child might mishear them. Read full book review >
MEMOIRS OF AN ELF by Devin Scillian
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Little Known Fact: lots of cheery text, exclamation marks and trendy electronic devices do not necessarily add up to a successful Christmas story. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Santa's head elf delivers an hour-by-hour report as he and two other male elves assist Santa with his Christmas Eve deliveries, as well as an emergency delivery on Christmas morning. Read full book review >
MEMOIRS OF A HAMSTER by Devin Scillian
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"'Question: Who's the luckiest hamster in the world? Answer: ME!' Readers will probably agree. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A scary foray into the wide (indoor) world cures a hamster of any yen for adventure in this variation on the creators' Memoirs of a Goldfish (2010). Read full book review >
PAPPY’S HANDKERCHIEF by Devin Scillian
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

An African-American lad saves his family's bacon in a tale set during the Great Oklahoma Land Run. Read full book review >
A IS FOR AMERICA by Devin Scillian
ABC BOOKS
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"One might have more fun with Barbara Younger's Purple Mountain Majesties (1998) for Fourth of July storytime. (Picture book. 5-8)"
With its bright, full-page trompe-l'oeil paintings, one cannot fault this rhymed abecedarium for earnestness. Read full book review >