Books by Jimmy Pickering

SHIVERY SHADES OF HALLOWEEN by Mary McKenna Siddals
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"A bright new addition to the Halloween shelves. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Anyone who thought the colors of Halloween were limited to orange and black is obviously mistaken. Read full book review >
SKELLY & FEMUR by Jimmy Pickering
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 4, 2009

"Kids may enjoy the baroque illustrations of this peculiar undead family, but they're unlikely to ask for it more than once. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Skelly the skeleton girl, of the eponymous 2007 book, has lost her buttons. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2009

"Taken individually the poems are pleasantly ghoulish—but all in all, this is Prelutsky in an uncharacteristically dark vein. (Picture book/poetry. 8-11)"
The planets circling distant suns should definitely be avoided, according to these cautionary verses and eerie illustrations. Read full book review >
SKELLY THE SKELETON GIRL by Jimmy Pickering
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 7, 2007

"Reminiscent of the works of Tim Burton, this gothic treat is perfect for those who like to be scared—just a tiny bit. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Skelly is a little skeleton girl who lives in a spooky house high on a hill. Read full book review >
HALLOWEEN NIGHT by Elizabeth Hatch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2005

"Hatch's tale of Halloween shenanigans makes a nice addition to the seasonal book shelf. (Picture book. 3-6)"
For her debut, Hatch weaves a comical tale of Halloween delight with "The House That Jack Built" overtones. Read full book review >
SLOOP JOHN B by Alan Jardine
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2005

"A CD of Jardine singing this version is included, but it's as boring as the rest of this package. (Picture book. 4-7)"
There have been a number of quite nifty picture books made of pop or folk songs, but this is not one of them. Read full book review >