Books by Katherine Roy

RED ROVER by Richard Ho
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 29, 2019

"A tad rough around the edges but, visually, at least, a keeper. (bibliography) (Informational picture book. 7-9)"
A planet's-eye view of some recent visitors from Earth—one in particular. Read full book review >
OTIS AND WILL DISCOVER THE DEEP by Barb Rosenstock
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"Rosenstock and Roy's collaboration celebrates scientific teamwork and an exciting first in deep-sea exploration. (author's note, illustrator's note, historical note, sources) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Otis Barton and Will Beebe, unified in their scientific curiosity about the deep sea, team up to innovate the 5,000-pound bathysphere, making history in 1930 with their initial 800-foot dive. Read full book review >
HOW TO BE AN ELEPHANT by Katherine Roy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Solid information for wildlife enthusiasts, enhanced by thoughtful artwork. (author's note, sources, acknowledgements) (Informational picture book. 9-12)"
Elaborate watercolor paintings and scientific diagrams accompany detailed information about African elephants. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Full of the eww factor, up-to-date facts and kid appeal, this splendid, gory introduction is not for the faint of heart! (Informational picture book. 7-10)"
Every fall, great white sharks return to feed on the seals and sea lions that migrate to the Farallon Islands just off the San Francisco coast, providing an opportunity for scientific study. Read full book review >
THE EXPEDITIONERS AND THE SECRET OF KING TRITON'S LAIR by S.S. Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"The quest's ultimate goal remains enigmatic, but it continues to move along smartly enough. (maps) (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A series of elaborately concealed clues send student Explorers Kit, Vander and M.K. to a historically deadly area of the Caribbean on the second leg of their map-based quest. Read full book review >
BURIED BENEATH US by Anthony Aveni
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 19, 2013

"A solid treatment of a fascinating subject, introducing young readers to cities that rose and fell long before our time. (source notes) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
An intriguing introduction to ancient cities in the Americas and the cultures that supported them. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"Full of kid power, clues, codes and maps, this will appeal to sophisticated readers who appreciate their adventure served with heaping helpings of cleverness. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Can three orphaned siblings with half a map beat an oppressive government to a secret, gold-filled canyon? Read full book review >