Books by John Hutton

ZZZOOKEEPER by John Hutton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2018

"A breezy, rhyming story with competent illustrations but with an unquestioned anthropocentric presentation. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In this picture book, animals at the zoo have a lively night while the zookeeper sleeps. Read full book review >
FIONA'S FRIENDS by John Hutton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2018

"A winning and wonderful way to foster a child's fascination for wildlife. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
Fiona, the photogenic baby hippo, returns with a menagerie of baby animal friends. Read full book review >
SHARE THIS BOOK by John Hutton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2018

"There is much to love here; it's a pity it doesn't shine in full color. (Board book. 0-2)"
Caregivers are encouraged to read with their babes. Read full book review >
FIONA'S FEELINGS by John Hutton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"Tots will find Fiona a welcome nursery presence. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
A photogenic hippo models emotions and behaviors in an undeniably winning board book. Read full book review >
CATS!  by John Hutton
by John Hutton, illustrated by Doug Cenko
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Despite the title, cats are not the main event in this book, but they help the lesson go down. (Board book. 2-4)"
Little readers learn about cats. Read full book review >
SLEEPY SOLAR SYSTEM by John Hutton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Stronger in dreamy cuteness than in astronomical facts. Better bedtime books abound. (Picture book. 1-4)"
A sleepy sun says goodnight to nine planets and other solar system inhabitants. Read full book review >
BALL by John Hutton
by John Hutton, illustrated by Sarah Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"A sweet but not essential book. (Board book. 2-3)"
A whole host of children presents a whole host of balls in this new installment in the Baby Unplugged series. Read full book review >
CALM BABY, GENTLY by John Hutton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Good for stressed adults but not so much for the little one. (Board book. 0-6 mos.)"
A tiny baby aims to ease her parents' frustration. Read full book review >
PLAY by John Hutton
by John Hutton, illustrated by Sarah Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Parents seeking to unplug their children from electronic devices should seek out more interactive board books, such as those by Lorena Siminovich, Brian Biggs and Hervé Tullet. (Board book. 18 mos.-4)"
The 10th in the Baby Unplugged series, an earnest exhortation to play. Read full book review >
WATER by John Hutton
by John Hutton, illustrated by Andrea Kang
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"A sweet encouragement to play. (Board book. 1-3)"
The newest title in the Baby Unplugged series by pediatrician Hutton (Book, 2012, etc.) takes a toddler-friendly approach to its examination of the properties and virtues of water. Read full book review >
Rafe Rebellius and the Clash of the Genres by Joseph Lowery

"A well-written and entertaining fantasy tale about a heroic bookworm."
In this debut novel, a boy moves with his family from Chicago to the quaint little town of Greenfort, where he begins a journey into a larger and stranger world. Read full book review >