Books by Leslie Patricelli

BIGGER! BIGGER! by Leslie Patricelli
Released: May 8, 2018

"Hooray! Hooray! Again! Again! (Picture book. 2-4)"
Building-block play is fodder for a little girl's imagination. Read full book review >
BEST BUDS UNDER FROGS by Leslie Patricelli
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"This first full-length narrative, a series opener, from board-book creator Patricelli (Hair, 2017, etc.) is a no-frills, funny story about friendship. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Supershy fourth-grader Lily Lattuga (Italian for "lettuce") just wants to blend in at her new school, but on the first day, she throws up on a popular girl's shoes! Read full book review >
FASTER! FASTER! by Leslie Patricelli
Released: April 1, 2012

"Another imaginative delight…what will this duo dream up next? (Picture book. 3-7)"
The exuberant duo from Higher! Higher! (2009) is back in Patricelli's latest, this time imagining all the animals dad could be as his daughter rides on his back. Read full book review >
BE QUIET, MIKE! by Leslie Patricelli
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"A marvelous model of a family ultimately nurturing the member who marches to his own beat. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Mike the monkey is a born drummer. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 2010

"More puppies, please. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Petra wakes up every night because she's afraid of the monster under her bed. Read full book review >
HIGHER! HIGHER! by Leslie Patricelli
Released: March 1, 2009

"Certain to rise higher and higher in popularity. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Patricelli once again proves she is a master of demonstrating for very young children the wonders of a good imagination (The Birthday Box, 2007). Read full book review >
NO NO YES YES by Leslie Patricelli
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

Patricelli's trademark one-haired imp gets into and out of trouble, grinning all the while. Read full book review >
THE BIRTHDAY BOX by Leslie Patricelli
Released: April 1, 2007

"The narrative voice is older than the child in the pictures, and next to Antoinette Portis's Not a Box (2006), and several other takes on the familiar premise, this lacks the emotional range allowed by a longer format. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Patricelli, author of several board books, graduates prematurely from cardboard to paper pages for this cheery birthday monologue narrated by a toddler who gets more play mileage out of a big box than the puppy it holds. Read full book review >