Books by Larry Day

CIVIL WAR DRUMMER BOY by Verla Kay
Released: May 10, 2012

"Other drummer-boy accounts exist; this one is a cannon-shot shy of making its mark. (Picture book. 8-11)"
The author's note at the beginning sets the time and circumstance: April 21, 1861, when the first shots of the War Between the States were fired. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

Though John Adams and Thomas Jefferson "...were as different as pickles and ice cream," they were able to work together to fight for America's independence—for a while.

In the late 1770s, they developed conflicting ideas about government and aligned with opposing political parties. Read full book review >

NANOOK & PRYCE by Ned Crowley
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

Appropriating a sturdy ice floe for fishing, igloo roommates Nanook and Pryce, their faithful dog, Yukon, and three put-upon worms set about catching their daily fare. To a consistently upbeat rhyming text the two survive everything from sharks and commercial fishing boats to frigid temperatures and pelicans. Read full book review >

BYE-BYE, BABY! by Richard Morris
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

New-baby books for skeptical siblings abound, but here the older brother is still young enough to be prone to a tantrum or two himself. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 1, 2008

Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr had much in common, yet their feud led to a duel that left one dead and the other forever discredited. Read full book review >

COLONIAL VOICES by Kay Winters
HISTORY
Released: May 1, 2008

Ever wonder what it felt like to be in Boston on December 16, 1773—the day of the infamous Boston Tea Party? Read full book review >

NOT AFRAID OF DOGS by Susanna Pitzer
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2006

This exploration of a child's fear of dogs focuses on the main character, Daniel, a boy of four or five whose whistle-in-the-dark mantra is, "I'm the bravest boy of all." Read full book review >

GEORGE DID IT by Suzanne Tripp Jurmain
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

Jurmain catches the Father of His Country wrestling with anxiety in this amusing historical anecdote. Read full book review >

HISTORY
Released: April 1, 2005

Fradin sandwiches a present-tense, practically hour-by-hour account of the confrontations at Lexington and Concord between an introductory cast list and a closing "whatever happened to them" feature. Read full book review >

WILLIAM’S HOUSE by Ginger Howard
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2001

This clever debut from Howard combines historical tidbits about colonial living and demonstrates how geography influences architecture. Read full book review >

TAKING FLIGHT by Stephen Krensky
BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 1, 2000

Who were those daring young men in the first flying machines? Read full book review >