Books by Gillian Newland

I AM NOT A NUMBER by Jenny Kay Dupuis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A moving glimpse into a not-very-long-past injustice. (Picture book. 7-11)"
When the Indian agent comes for Irene and her brothers, their parents reluctantly give them up to be taken to one of Canada's infamous residential schools. Read full book review >
A BOY ASKED THE WIND by Barbara Nickel
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Lovely. (Picture book. 5-9) "
Powered by legend and known by many names, the wind takes a little boy on an international odyssey. Read full book review >
THE MAGICIAN OF AUSCHWITZ by Kathy Kacer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"Though its sourcing is lacking, this is nevertheless a poignant, inspiring story of friendship, hope and survival. (Biography. 7-10)"
A moving Holocaust story for younger readers about a young boy sent to Auschwitz and befriended by a magician. Read full book review >
BIG AND SMALL, ROOM FOR ALL by Jo Ellen Bogart
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2009

Bogart presents a way for young children to explore the concepts of big and small in a way few picture books address. Eschewing the usual mother-and-baby-animal or household-items examples, she starts with the universe and gets progressively smaller—sun to earth, mountain, tree, man, child, kitten, mouse, flea..."What is smaller than a flea? / A world of things / too small to see." What makes this offering so different is that each is big and small at the same time: "Big Earth, / Small mountain." A turn of the page reveals, "Big mountain, / Small tree." For her picture-book debut, Newland chooses watercolors in muted earth tones that lend the illustrations a charming retro feel. Her scenery is stunning, and the smaller the comparisons, the more detailed the pictures get. Both text and illustrations have a modest sense of the sublime in their subject, one that comes across clearly. A necessary purchase that surpasses the ordinary fare. (Picture book. 3-6)Read full book review >