Books by Liz Garton Scanlon

KATE, WHO TAMED THE WIND by Liz Garton Scanlon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"The story and illustrations strike just the right notes of lightheartedness, determination, and education—on Earth-friendly materials to boot. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A young girl plants saplings around a house on a windy hill in this picture book. Read full book review >
ANOTHER WAY TO CLIMB A TREE by Liz Garton Scanlon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Engaging for climbers and dreamers alike. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A young tree lover finds a way to climb into the leafy branches even when she is sick and confined indoors. Read full book review >
BOB, NOT BOB! by Liz Garton Scanlon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"For a book that really comes down to a sick kid yelping for his mother, his nose so clogged it needs dynamite to clear, the story has a lot of adorable acreage. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When you're sick and stuffy, some letters—like T's and L's and M's—disappear. Read full book review >
IN THE CANYON by Liz Garton Scanlon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"Nature lovers of all ages will welcome the easy accessibility of this Grand Canyon tribute. (Picture book. 3-10)"
The Grand Canyon? That nearly 2 billion-year-old, 277-mile-long, and 1-mile-deep "crevice" in northern Arizona? Never heard of it? Read full book review >
THE GREAT GOOD SUMMER by Liz Garton Scanlon
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"Equal parts peculiar and poignant, Ivy's story will have readers giggling as they root for her to find everything she's looking for. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When her beloved mama goes missing, idea girl Ivy Green springs into action. Read full book review >
THE GOOD-PIE PARTY by Liz Garton Scanlon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"A must for every child who has to move away and for teachers and parents who want to help children through these times. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Posy Peyton does not want to move away from her secret clubhouse, her books, her bird feeder or her friends. Read full book review >
THINK BIG by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 3, 2012

"Short and peppy enough for plenty of encores—until it's time to go make art. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A bouncy, early-childhood answer to Glee shows a racially diverse classroom of kids eagerly preparing for a multifaceted art performance. Read full book review >
NOODLE AND LOU by Liz Garton Scanlon
ANIMALS
Released: March 8, 2011

"Chirpy, instructive and fun. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Odd couples abound in children's stories, but somehow the notion of a chirpy blue jay being friends with a (succulent, pink, wiggly) worm may be a hard one to, um, get off the ground. Read full book review >
ALL THE WORLD by Liz Garton Scanlon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"At once a lullaby and an invigorating love song to nature, families and interconnectedness. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In flowing rhyme, Scanlon zooms outwards from smallness to bigness: "Rock, stone, pebble, sand / Body, shoulder, arm, hand / A moat to dig, / a shell to keep / All the world is wide and deep." Read full book review >