Books by Kenard Pak

CAT WISHES by Calista Brill
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2018

"A gentle, feel-good feline fantasy. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A skeptical cat who disavows wishes finds himself pleasantly surprised. Read full book review >
HOW TO COUNT 1 TO 5 IN FIVE LANGUAGES by Kenard Pak
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2018

"Gives little readers a head start on global citizenship. (Board book. 2-5)"
Beginning language lessons for little ones. Read full book review >
GOODBYE AUTUMN, HELLO WINTER by Kenard Pak
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Lovely to look at; frustratingly inaccurate. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A brother and sister walk through woods and town, acknowledging autumn and welcoming winter in this picture book. Read full book review >
THE FOG by Kyo Maclear
Kirkus Star
by Kyo Maclear, illustrated by Kenard Pak
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A song about sharing that's sure to lift readers' spirits as well. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A people-watching yellow warbler finds a friend who shares his passion for noticing things. Read full book review >
THE HELLO ATLAS by Ben Handicott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 20, 2016

"So many different ways to say hello or to wish someone a good day, a fine meal, or a happy birthday! (Informational picture book. 7-11)"
Children around the world offer greetings and conversational overtures in over 125 languages. Read full book review >
WHEN THE WORLD IS DREAMING by Rita Gray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A hushed, lyrical glimpse into the world of dreamers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The dreams of woodland creatures—and one Little Dreamer's—take the spotlight in this whimsical exploration of nighttime fantasies. Read full book review >
GOODBYE SUMMER, HELLO AUTUMN by Kenard Pak
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"A visual success conjuring up the best about the seasons' changes. (Picture book. 3-7)"
As a child walks through woods and town, summer turns to fall, and the natural world is met with a friendly hello. Read full book review >
FLOWERS ARE CALLING by Rita Gray
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"Although it has some textual flaws, this quiet, introspective work beckons readers to keenly observe. (fact page, website) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Verse alternates with facts about pollinators, depicted with their preferred flowering plants. Read full book review >
THE DINNER THAT COOKED ITSELF by J.C. Hsyu
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"A breath of fresh air in its beauty and simplicity. (Picture book/folk tale. 3-7)"
A retelling of an old Chinese folk tale emphasizes the goodness of its protagonist. Read full book review >
HAVE YOU HEARD THE NESTING BIRD? by Rita Gray
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"As welcome as the robin in springtime. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
Two children wander through the countryside listening to calls of common birds and wonder why the nesting robin alone does not make a sound. Read full book review >