Books by Janice N. Harrington

BUSY-BUSY LITTLE CHICK by Janice N. Harrington
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"Potential confusion aside, this well-told and beautifully illustrated offering makes a distinctive addition to folklore collections. (author's note, glossary)  (Picture book/folktale. 4-8)"
Based on a fable of the Nkundo people of Central Africa, this compelling tale brings home the message that if you want something done right—or at all—sometimes you have to do it yourself. Read full book review >
ROBERTO WALKS HOME by Janice N. Harrington
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Based on characters created by Ezra Jack Keats"—whose name is the only one on the front cover and spine—this homage pairs a new urban tale with illustrations that draw on Keats's palette and collage style to create a similar look. Read full book review >

Released: April 5, 2007

Never has the expression, "feathers will fly" been as aptly illustrated as in this vivacious story of an African-American farm girl who loves nothing more than chasing chickens. Read full book review >

GOING NORTH by Janice N. Harrington
Released: Sept. 8, 2004

Any child who has ever faced the upheaval of a cross-country move will relate to this gorgeous, autobiographical picture-book poem about an African-American family that moves north from Alabama to Nebraska in 1964. Read full book review >