Books by Esmé Shapiro

ALMA AND THE BEAST by Esmé Shapiro
Released: Sept. 3, 2019

"A solid but ultimately unexciting entry in the who's-the-beast genre. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A beast-girl and a girl-beast become friends in a hairy landscape. Read full book review >
ELIZA by Margaret McNamara
Released: Oct. 2, 2018

"Well-researched and intricately illustrated, this portrait provides an accessible jumping-off point for those interested in the Broadway musical and captures an extensive historical period from a specific and interesting perspective. (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
"My story began on a hot August day in 1757." Read full book review >
YAK AND DOVE by Kyo Maclear
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Kids may respond to the shaggy yak, but that may not be enough for real staying power. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Animal-friendship stories are plentiful, but this one is an unusual pairing of characters. Read full book review >
OOKO by Esmé Shapiro
by Esmé Shapiro, illustrated by Esmé Shapiro
Released: July 5, 2016

"Playful, joyous, and hip. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Ooko, a fox looking for a friend, finds one—and also makes some self-discoveries along the way. Read full book review >