Books by Jess Golden

PILAR'S WORRIES by Victoria M. Sanchez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2018

"This well-intended exploration of anxiety is seriously flawed and misrepresents the seriousness of anxiety disorders. (bibliography) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Pilar is painfully shy, plagued by worries and performance anxiety, even in ballet—her favorite class. Read full book review >
SCUBA DOG by Ann Marie Stephens
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"Sweet, uneven, and slight. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A dog finds a friend in an unlikely place. Can a dog and a whale be friends? Read full book review >
THE WHEELS ON THE TUK TUK by Kabir Sehgal
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"On the whole, the sheer liveliness of spirit behind the book's playful words and color-drenched illustrations carries the day. (Picture book. 4-8)"
While some poetic license has been taken with wording ("auto" is more widely used in India to refer to the titular vehicle than "tuk tuk"), Sehgal and Sehgal deliver a catchy, if at times stereotype-embracing, Indian version of the beloved classic children's song "Wheels on the Bus." Read full book review >
LET'S HAVE A PARADE by Erica Silverman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"Emerging readers looking for a just-right book for reading fun will welcome this new series and its heroine. (Early reader. 4-9)"
Bright-eyed Lana's big imagination draws her whole family into her play. Read full book review >
SNOW DOG, SAND DOG by Linda Joy Singleton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Ally is a clever and creative character that kids with similar afflictions will relate to. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An imaginative little girl named Ally adores dogs but can't have one of her own due to her allergies. Read full book review >