Books by Hazel Mitchell

TOBY by Hazel Mitchell
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Toby is a pleasing pup, but his story doesn't stand out from the crowded pack of dog tales. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
A timid rescue dog learns to get along with his new owners, a lonely boy and his single dad. Read full book review >
KENYA'S ART by Linda Trice
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"The emphasis on art as something that's not useful and on holding on to items by branding them as art makes this one to miss. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A broken-toy purge turns into an art-making session in this didactic look at recycling and reuse. Read full book review >
IMANI'S MOON by JaNay Brown-Wood
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"While the blend of folklore, fantasy and realism is certainly far-fetched, Imani, with her winning personality, is a child to be admired. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Imani endures the insults heaped upon her by the other village children, but she never gives up her dreams. Read full book review >
F IS FOR FEELINGS by Goldie Millar
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 20, 2014

"Useful, if not particularly artful. (Informational picture book. 5-8, adult)"
An alphabet of emotions, created by two clinical psychologists for parent-child discussions. Read full book review >
1, 2, 3...BY THE SEA by Dianne Moritz
Released: March 1, 2013

"This is not the counting book you were looking for, despite its sunny, salty tone. (Picture book. 4-7)"
At the beach, a counting book, some rhyme, and perhaps some questionable visions. Read full book review >
HOW TO TALK TO AN AUTISTIC KID by Daniel Stefanski
Released: April 1, 2011

"It's a thought-provoking introduction to autism that should be welcome in families with autistic members and an essential purchase for every primary and middle-school classroom. (Nonfiction. 7 & up)"
In his first work, Stefanski provides clear, sometimes blunt, often humorous advice for readers on how to interact with autistic classmates. Read full book review >