Books by Libby Walden

AS WE GROW by Libby Walden
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2019

"A lovely, gently existential exploration. (Picture book. 5-10)"
A picture-book musing about growing up. Read full book review >
ON THE MOUNTAIN by Libby Walden
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2019

"Pleasant visits to wild habitats for the Oshkosh set. (Informational novelty. 3-6)"
Five types of North American animals pop up over alpine slopes and meadows. Read full book review >
FEELINGS by Libby Walden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2018

"Slightly simplistic rhymes that nevertheless will help explain feelings to youngsters. (Picture book. 2-7)"
"Looking from the outside, I may seem the same as you, / but deep beneath the surface, feelings bubble, stir, and brew…." Read full book review >
BUG HOTEL by Libby Walden
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2018

"Lots of detail and complex vocabulary mean most young children won't linger past check-in at this hotel; older children will still need help from a caregiver or teacher. (Board book. 4-6)"
Bearing the tagline "A lift-the-flap book of discovery," this board book for older children is meant to inspire garden explorations. Read full book review >
NOISY FIRST WORDS by Libby Walden
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2018

"While it's nothing out of the ordinary, toddlers will gravitate to all the bells and whistles in this offering. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Little fingers can press buttons to hear various sounds, touch tactile elements, and see photos of everyday objects. Read full book review >
FOREST by Libby Walden
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2018

"Pleasant if scattershot encounters with the wild world for budding naturalists. (Informational novelty. 4-7)"
A select gallery of woodland and pond life appears on (and behind) parallel gatefold flaps. Read full book review >
CITIES by Libby Walden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A missed opportunity to really excite young readers to learn about the world. (map) (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Ten major world cities—New York, Rio, Paris, London, Rome, Moscow, Cairo, Istanbul, Tokyo, and Sydney—are presented in four-page gatefold sections. Read full book review >
THINGS THAT GROW by Libby Walden
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"A gem of a small book, thoughtfully made for small hands and, with its heavy paper and sewn binding, loving handling. (Informational picture book. 6-12)"
A compendium of things in the universe that grow—including the universe itself—presented in an illustrated informational picture book divided into chapters. Read full book review >
TOUCH-AND-FEEL FIRST WORDS by Libby Walden
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"There is plenty to do and feel in this busy book and its companions. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
This workmanlike board book presents illustrations of familiar objects grouped together on one page as well as a variety of textures for baby to explore. Read full book review >
BEAR HUGS by Libby Walden
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Still, adults looking for a read-aloud snuggle could do worse than this softly worded examination of love and the words we use to express it. (Board book. 1-2)"
Adult animals shower love on their little ones. Read full book review >
IN FOCUS by Libby Walden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A too-large scope and dull treatment scuttle this effort. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
This sturdy informational book for middle graders examines 10 areas of the natural and human worlds: ocean, homes, earth and space, landmarks, nature, everyday objects, buildings, fruits and vegetables, animals, and transportation. Read full book review >
FINDING FIRST WORDS AND MORE! by Libby Walden
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"A colorful and informative expansion of a little babbler's vocabulary. (Board book. 1-3)"
Little readers learn loads of words. Read full book review >