Books by Fran Hodgkins

A Raccoon's Tale by Fran Hodgkins
Released: April 19, 2016

"A rousing, feel-good animal story of courage and compassion—a winner."
After her home is destroyed, a raccoon embarks on a dangerous journey to find the safe haven foretold in legend in this illustrated children's book. Read full book review >
WHO’S BEEN HERE? by Fran Hodgkins
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A Guide to Nature's Footprints (2008). (Picture book. 3-7)"
Willy the dog loves winter, when he can run through town and up into the woods to see what other sorts of animals are about. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 12, 2007

"Still, the topic is new and the many questions still left for whale researchers should intrigue young readers. (bibliography, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Although their ancestors came from the land, whales now live completely in water except when they strand themselves on shore for reasons that scientists are now trying to understand. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Lightly touching on everything from the days of imagining the winged Icarus and dreaming of wings to today's nonchalance about air travel, this is a welcome addition to easy science books about humans and flight. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-9)"
Hodgkins's entry in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series draws a visual timeline from centuries back, when humans' dreams of flying evolved into reality. Read full book review >
IF YOU WERE MY BABY by Fran Hodgkins
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Where this one is without the accompanying lullabies of the other, it makes up for it with the art. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Gentle teaching, snuggling and playtime moments between wildlife mothers and their children are the highlight of Hodgkins's offering. Read full book review >