Books by Jillian Roberts

ON OUR NATURE WALK by Jillian Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2020

"Accessible and informative—but look elsewhere to get kids excited about the topic. (note, resources) (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
This installment in the World Around Us series addresses how humans can affect the environment in good and bad ways. Read full book review >
UNDER OUR CLOTHES by Jillian Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2019

"The message professes that all bodies are beautiful, but the text fails at including all bodies. (author's note, resources) (Informational picture book. 7-12)"
This Q-and-A-style informational picture book explores the topics of privacy, consent, and self-esteem. Read full book review >
ON THE INTERNET by Jillian Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 19, 2019

"Caregivers may find this useful as a starting point, but this brand-new title already feels dated. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
This "First Talk About Online Safety" focuses on interpersonal relationships. Read full book review >
ON THE PLAYGROUND by Jillian Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 19, 2019

"A heartfelt if inadequate tool to provoke conversations about prejudice and bullying. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Roberts addresses prejudice, bullying, and allied behavior with young children. Read full book review >
ON THE NEWS by Jillian Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"Heartfelt but uneven advice. (Nonfiction. 4-10)"
A guidebook to help children through troubled times. Read full book review >
ON OUR STREET by Jillian Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A positive attempt at a difficult subject, this book will probably be most useful in situations where caring adults can help children understand and work through their feelings about the topic. (authors' notes, resources) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
In many communities, children will notice people living on the street and start to ask questions. Read full book review >
WHY DO FAMILIES CHANGE? by Jillian Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2017

"A useful resource for a common issue. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
A simple Q-and-A introduction to a difficult topic. Read full book review >
WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE? by Jillian Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"While the overall message is laudable, the book attempts to cover too much territory with too few details to sustain interest, satisfy the natural curiosity that diversity arouses, or offer support to those who feel marginalized due to their differences. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
The huge topic of human diversity is here given cursory treatment that may raise more questions than it answers. Read full book review >
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A LOVED ONE DIES? by Jillian Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"A boon for families with young children. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
A "just enough" introduction to the experience of death. Read full book review >
WHERE DO BABIES COME FROM? by Jillian Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Far less detailed than most such explanations, this title in the Just Enough series for the very young is best as a conversation starter. (Informational picture book. 2-6)"
A child psychologist offers simple answers to a perennial question. Read full book review >
THE FACTS OF LIFE by Jillian Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 30, 2013

"Here, 'just enough' is not enough in either form or content. (iPad informational app. 3-6)"
"Just enough" information about the titular facts is the stated goal for this well-intentioned offering from a Canadian psychologist. Read full book review >