Books by Drazen Kozjan

Released: April 1, 2013

"Of potential interest as curriculum support, this treatment requires advanced reading skills (or a grown-up) and a basic understanding of the historical context. (Informational picture book. 9-12)"
This effort to illuminate and explicate the affectionate relationship between George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette, as well as its impact on United States history, is enthusiastic but perhaps ambitious for the format. Read full book review >
WORKING MUMMIES by Joan Horton
Released: July 17, 2012

"Sure to be a hit at Halloween, Mother's Day, during a discussion about puns and when the popular question arises, 'So what do you want to be when you grow up?' (Picture book. 4-7)"
In this ode to hardworking mummy mothers, an impressive collection of careers is introduced with deliciously icky details sure to elicit appreciative "eww's." Read full book review >
POETRY
Released: March 8, 2011

"Manners help folks become easy with you.' (Picture book/poetry. 5-8)"
Manners in meter. Read full book review >
DON'T CALL ME PRUNEFACE! by Janet Reed Ahearn
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 3, 2010

"Though the subject is frequently covered, bullying's impact receives a fresh examination in this lively offering. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Right from the start, Paul has reservations about his eccentric new neighbor, Prudence. Read full book review >
JULIA GILLIAN (AND THE DREAM OF THE DOG) by Alison McGhee
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2010

"Kozjan's frequent drawings (final art not seen) add a cheerful touch. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Now in sixth grade, Julia Gillian copes with her fear of eighth graders, a stubborn third-grade reading buddy as reading-averse as she is and her dog Bigfoot's last illness. Read full book review >
JULIA GILLIAN (AND THE QUEST FOR JOY)  by Alison McGhee
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2009

"Kozjan's energetic pencil-and-ink drawings reveal details of Julia Gillian's troubled but ultimately victorious quest for joy. (Fiction. 9-12)"
In this stand-alone sequel to Julia Gillian (and the Art of Knowing) (2008), the eponymous heroine pretends all is well while her fifth-grade world totters. Read full book review >
JULIA GILLIAN by Alison McGhee
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2008

"A fresh, winsome heroine learns a lesson about facing her fears in this first of an anticipated series. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Nine-year-old Julia Gillian goes out of her way to avoid unhappy endings. Read full book review >