Books by Holly Clifton-Brown

SEWING THE RAINBOW by Gayle E. Pittman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2018

"It's clear this book has a lot of love for the flag's promise that 'it's okay to be your colorful, sparkly, glittery self,' but it elides a clear description of the communities it's for. (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
A colorful tribute to Gilbert Baker and his rainbow flag. Read full book review >
THE FLOWER GIRL WORE CELERY by Meryl Gordon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"A wedding of the new century joyously wrapped in tradition. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Little Emma's cousin is getting married, and such a delightful mix of something old, something new it is. Read full book review >
WHERE ARE YOU, BLUE? by Sonali Fry
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 28, 2015

"Utterly charming. (Board book. 2-3)"
All the Dots in Dot Town gather for a swell meal, but one of their number is missing. Read full book review >
STELLA BRINGS THE FAMILY by Miriam B. Schiffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"Essential. (Picture book. 4-8)"
At school, everyone is excited about the upcoming Mother's Day celebration except for Stella. She is not sure what she will do since she has two dads and no mom. Read full book review >
BIG BIRTHDAY by Kate Hosford
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"While the illustrations maintain a harmonious duet with the story, the language stalls instead of soars. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Annabelle's wish for an out-of-this-world birthday party crash-lands in Hosford's spirited, if slightly off-meter, book. Read full book review >
BIG BOUFFANT by Kate Hosford
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Nonetheless, Clifton-Brown's whimsical illustrations manage to give the story a joyful spirit and will no doubt elicit some giggles and inspire a number of new bouffants, the bigger the better. (Picture book. 6-10)"
What seems to be a paean to originality finds itself in a snarl by the end. Read full book review >