Books by Karin Littlewood

WHEN DAD WAS AWAY by Liz Weir
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Bland but therapeutic and, sadly, all too useful. (Picture book. 5-7)"
"Away" in this case means "in prison." Read full book review >
IMMI'S GIFT by Karin Littlewood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"The illustrator's skillful painting and the softness of her expressive pencil work beautifully impart this gentle tale about the power of receiving—and of giving in return. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Immi is alone in her icy, white world. Read full book review >
SIDDHARTH AND RINKI by Addy Farmer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"A quiet story about immigration that focuses on small but common emotions. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When a young boy emigrates from India to Britain, from a sunny, warm place to a grey, wintry place, adjusting can be an enormous problem. Read full book review >
MOONSHADOW’S JOURNEY by Gillian Lobel
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Although the paintings are lovely and convey a sense of movement and physical space, this is not a necessary purchase. (Picture book. 6-9)"
A formal text is enhanced by sweeping watercolor paintings in this odd tale of a young swan's first journey south just prior to the onset of winter. Read full book review >
CHRISTOPHE’S STORY by Nicki Cornwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2007

"Parents and teachers may need to make that decision here. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Eight-year-old Christophe and his family have fled to England from war-torn Rwanda. Read full book review >
HOME NOW by Lesley Beake
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"An afterword provides information about AIDS in Africa and includes informative websites for further inquiry. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Sieta is told that her new village is Home Now. Read full book review >
THE COLOR OF HOME by Mary Hoffman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"The subtext of Hassan's family as persecuted Muslims might give children pause to find a new perspective on today's headlines. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A picture is worth a thousand words and, in this case, helps a young immigrant Somali boy make the transition into his new culture. Read full book review >
GEMMA AND THE BABY CHICK by Antonia Barber
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1993

"A fresh, imaginatively conceived look at a well-worn subject. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The author of The Mousehole Cat (1990, ALA Notable) brings unusual drama to a familiar event. Read full book review >