Books by Kristen Balouch

THANK YOU, TREES! by Gail Langer Karwoski
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"While commemorating only a minor holiday, this book is a gentle introduction for the youngest observers. (Board book. 2-4)"
An ode to trees and fruit in celebration of Tu B'Shevat, a Jewish holiday. Often occurring in the latter part of January or early February, Tu B'Shevat is also called "New Year of the Trees." Read full book review >
Released: June 14, 2011

"Young readers can practically hear this little, little girl's big, big voice from where they're sitting, and most preschoolers will know exactly how she feels. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Anyone who's spent time around young children will immediately recognize this little girl, an irrepressible kid who wants only to find a playmate who can keep up with her. Read full book review >
BABY POLAR by Yannick Murphy
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"The simple text is replete with warmth, humor and gentle suspense; every Baby Polar—or child—will find something to appreciate here. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A storm is coming, but this baby polar bear wants to play. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"The variety of poetic forms and performance styles (sometimes elucidated on the CD, as well is in Giovanni's introduction) makes this collection an excellent source of material not found together elsewhere. (Poetry anthology. 7-12)"
The subtitle is more descriptive of the content of this engaging book than the title. Read full book review >
THE GHOST CATCHER by Martha Hamilton
Released: May 1, 2008

"Teamed with spirited and eminently tellable prose, they conjure up a colorful, magical land where cleverness can save the day. (author's note) (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
A Bengali barber loves stories so much he refuses payment when he hears one. Read full book review >
MYSTERY BOTTLE by Kristen Balouch
Released: March 1, 2006

"Sweet, magical and visually fascinating. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A seven-year-old boy receives a mysterious package that takes him on a journey to a distant grandfather. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"The text is uneven, but the brightly colored, detailed illustrations will appeal to children. (Folklore. 5-9)"
Three original folktales take readers on a journey around the world. Read full book review >