Books by Kellen Hatanaka

TOKYO DIGS A GARDEN by Jon-Erik Lappano
Released: March 1, 2016

"A challenging 21st-century fable sure to spark discussions. (Picture book. 4-7)"
First-time writer Lappano and illustrator Hatanaka (Work, 2014; Drive, 2015) combine to envision a built world magically giving way to an almost out-of-control natural one. Read full book review >
DRIVE by Kellen Hatanaka
Released: May 12, 2015

"A fine showcase for the illustrator's talents, but a thin entry in a crowded field. (Picture book. 2-4)"
One-word captions (and two short phrases) point out opposites of diverse sorts on a road trip through town and countryside. Read full book review >
WORK by Kellen Hatanaka
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"Nevertheless, the sophisticated design and use of white space give the book flair, and it can be an effective springboard for use in the classroom. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Need inspiration for career day? Here's one solution. Read full book review >