Books by Edwin Fotheringham

BLUE GRASS BOY by Barb Rosenstock
Released: March 6, 2018

"An adequate tribute to an Americana icon and his musical legacy. (author's note, bibliography, song lyrics) (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
This picture book is both a biography of Bill Monroe and a history of bluegrass music, the genre he was instrumental in creating. Read full book review >
BIG SISTER, LITTLE MONSTER by Andria Warmflash Rosenbaum
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Monstrous sisterly fun. (Picture book. 4-7)"
An exasperated big sister learns to love her little monster of a sibling by finding her own inner monster. Read full book review >
YO HO HO, HALLOWEEN! by Pam Muñoz Ryan
Released: June 28, 2016

"It is oh-so-easy for readers to get caught up in both Tony's infectious excitement and his terrible woes; this should be necessary reading before making costume decisions. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Ryan and Fotheringham once again nail the early-elementary mindset, this time looking at Halloween costumes through Tony Baloney's eyes. Read full book review >
MONKEY AND DUCK QUACK UP! by Jennifer Hamburg
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"It may be a bit odd, but it is a solid choice for rhyming play. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Will Duck speak a rhyme by contest time? Read full book review >
BUDDY TROUBLE by Pam Muñoz Ryan
Released: June 24, 2014

"Would that every sibling squabble ended this well. (Early reader. 5-8)"
It's the day of Books and Buddies (the best school event of the year), but can Tony and Big Sister manage to get through the day on their Best Behavior? Read full book review >
A HOME FOR MR. EMERSON by Barbara Kerley
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"A small, inviting window into the life of Ralph Waldo Emerson and an inspiring tribute to a life's dream realized. (author's note, philosophical prompts, source notes, acknowledgments) (Picture book/biography. 8-12)"
The team behind creative picture-book biographies The Extraordinary Mark Twain (2010) and What To Do About Alice? (2008) turns its attention to 19th-century American philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson. Read full book review >
TONY BALONEY by Pam Muñoz Ryan
Released: July 1, 2013

"This is likely to soothe the fears of those similarly nervous about their ability to follow the school rules. (Early reader. 5-7)"
Tony Baloney doesn't have to worry about sibling problems today—it's the first day of school. But will he be better able to behave there? Read full book review >
TONY BALONEY by Pam Muñoz Ryan
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Sage advice well worth offering, as closing scenes of realistically uneasy sibling détente demonstrate. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Stuck between Big Sister and the Bothersome Babies, Tony Baloney the macaroni (penguin, that is) can't help acting out sometimes—which leads to a fast getaway into the cardboard hidey-space in his room "for maybe a year, or maybe twenty minutes" with his best stuffed buddy, Dandelion, followed by a parental admonition to apologize nicely. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"A heartwarming tribute to both the writing life in general and the well-loved humorist—oops, sorry Susy… 'Pholosopher!' (author's note, how to write a biography, time line, sources) (Picture book/biography. 8-11)"
From 1885 to '86, Mark Twain's 13-year-old daughter Susy Clemens wrote a 130-page biography of her father out of indignation: Her dear Papa was no mere humorist! Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 2009

"Fotheringham's bold, spiraling patterns resemble crashing water; both fiery and cool colors pay homage to this vibrant woman and her sport. (author's, source notes) (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
Little has been written about Annette Kellerman, the founder of water ballet and modernizer of the female swimsuit; Corey's lively descriptions and powerful phrasing successfully fill this niche. Read full book review >
Released: March 1, 2008

"It's a gleeful celebration of a fully, unapologetically led life. (author's note) (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
Theodore Roosevelt's irrepressible oldest child receives an appropriately vivacious appreciation in this superb picture book. Read full book review >