Books by Gabi Swiatkowska

PLEASE, PAPA by Kate Banks
Released: May 14, 2013

"A lesson in manners for children with sophisticated visual palates. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Practicing politeness gets Alice almost everything she wants for her imaginary barnyard. Too bad the horse makes a request of his own. Read full book review >
INFINITY AND ME by Kate Hosford
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A stellar artistic vision of the infinite power of intergenerational love. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Uma's struggle with the meaning of infinity offers readers a playful, gorgeous introduction to the mathematical concept. Read full book review >
THIS BABY by Kate Banks
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 5, 2011

In this lushly illustrated poem, a baby grows in the womb, while through the seasons the soon-to-be big sister wonders who this baby will become.

Banks begins each verse with a description of the baby's growth in utero. Read full book review >

THE EARTH SHOOK by Donna Jo Napoli
Released: Aug. 18, 2009

Human beings are so often vilified—justifiably—that it's refreshing to find a story that juxtaposes our species' finer qualities with its more monstrous ones. Read full book review >

YOON AND THE JADE BRACELET by Helen Recorvits
FICTION
Released: Aug. 11, 2008

In her third appearance, young Korean immigrant Yoon is disappointed when her mother gives her a folktale and an heirloom bracelet for her birthday rather than a coveted jump rope. Read full book review >

YOON AND THE CHRISTMAS MITTEN by Helen Recorvits
FICTION
Released: Nov. 3, 2006

In their second collaboration about a Korean-American girl named Yoon, this team continues to explore the sensitive little girl's adjustment to living in the U.S. When Yoon learns about "Mr. Santa Claus" and hanging up stockings on Christmas Eve, she wants to have those traditions at her house, too. Read full book review >

WAITING FOR GREGORY by Kimberly Willis Holt
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2006

Young Iris can't help but wonder how and when her baby cousin, who is to be named Gregory, will arrive. Read full book review >

SUMMERTIME WALTZ by Nina Payne
FICTION
Released: May 3, 2005

Opening with the full text of her lyrical unrhymed poem that begins, "Lovely the lateness / in summertime darkening," Payne recalls a summer evening where inside and outside merge. Read full book review >

ARROWHAWK by Lola M. Schaefer
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2004

A poacher's arrow pierces a hawk and he almost starves—until he's rescued by humans and survives. Read full book review >

MY NAME IS YOON by Helen Recorvits
FICTION
Released: April 3, 2003

An unhappy young immigrant seeks, and at last regains, a sense of self in this atmospheric, expressionistically illustrated episode. Read full book review >