Books by Jim Averbeck

TREVOR by Jim Averbeck
Kirkus Star
by Jim Averbeck, illustrated by Amy Hevron
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2018

"Both poignant and triumphant at once. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A lonely canary takes a chance on friendship and the payoff is immeasurable. Read full book review >
TWO PROBLEMS FOR SOPHIA by Jim Averbeck
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"Fun, clever, and empowering, this is the rare case of a sequel that outshines its predecessor. (glossary) (Picture book. 4-9) "
Sophia proves she's not only a gifted linguist and negotiator (One Word from Sophia, 2015), but a brilliant engineer, as well. Read full book review >
ONE WORD FROM SOPHIA by Jim Averbeck
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 16, 2015

"A must-read—for pet lovers and even for those not yet convinced. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Tutu-wearing Sophia packs determination, whimsy, and a plethora of strategies to handle a passel of impressive words. Read full book review >
A HITCH AT THE FAIRMONT by Jim Averbeck
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 24, 2014

"A fine read and a decent love letter to all that Hitchcock stood for. (Mystery. 8-14)"
A troubled preteen and a famous director team up to solve a mystery at the renowned Fairmont Hotel. Read full book review >
THE MARKET BOWL by Jim Averbeck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Although the text lacks the heft of traditional folklore, the author/illustrator draws on his Peace Corps background to cook up a cautionary, but tasty look at life in Cameroon. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Yoyo's mother says that no fair price for bitterleaf stew can be refused; to do so risks angering Brother Coin, the Great Spirit of the Market. Read full book review >
EXCEPT IF by Jim Averbeck
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 25, 2011

"All the while, he demonstrates that things are often what they seem … except if, of course, they are not. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this deceptively simple yet delightful tale, an egg is an egg. Read full book review >
IN A BLUE ROOM by Jim Averbeck
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 1, 2008

"Adrift in sleepy hues, the engaging watercolor-and-ink illustrations are the perfect touch. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It's time for Alice to go to sleep—it's past bedtime, in fact—but as Alice explains, blue is her favorite color, and she can only sleep in a blue room. Read full book review >