Books by Jeff Newman

GUM by Nancy Willard
by Nancy Willard, illustrated by Jeff Newman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"A clever, polished story whose lively illustrations reinforce the retro theme. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two white boys ply the gumball machine with their quarters, pursuing the elusive silver racer toy in this picture book. Read full book review >
PHOEBE & DIGGER by Trisha Springstubb
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 26, 2013

"Nuanced and humorous, this is a worthy addition to the new-sibling shelf. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Phoebe overcomes new-sibling qualms and fear of a playground bully in this emotive and playful story. Read full book review >
RABBIT'S SNOW DANCE by James Bruchac
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2012

"Kids who are looking forward to a snow day may give Rabbit's chant a try, but hopefully, they will know when to stop. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A long-tailed rabbit who wants a nibble of the highest, tastiest leaves uses his special snow song in the summertime, despite the protests of the other animals. Read full book review >
HAND BOOK by Jeff Newman
Kirkus Star
by Jeff Newman, illustrated by Jeff Newman
FICTION
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"A lovely tribute to growing up that will endearingly mature with its readers. (Picture book. 3 & up)"
Through simple drawings of hands in action, Newman deftly illustrates both the progress of a person's life and the cyclical—and hopeful—nature of the human condition. Read full book review >
THE BOYS by Jeff Newman
Kirkus Star
by Jeff Newman, illustrated by Jeff Newman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2010

"Through confident brushwork, done in a stylized '50s modern aesthetic, the artist's images reveal sports' deep truths about acceptance, a willingness to try and the intergenerational connections they bring. (Picture book. 4-8)"
It's a new town for a baseball-loving protagonist. Read full book review >
HIPPO! NO, RHINO! by Jeff Newman
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2006

"Engaging, if mannered. (Picture book. 5-7)"
In this oddball but ultimately tender zoo episode, a clueless keeper carelessly posts a sign identifying a rhino as a hippo—to the rhino's loudly expressed objections. Read full book review >