Books by Lynne Cravath

THE SHOW-AND-TELL LION by Barbara Abercrombie
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2006

"Glowing chalk pastel pictures complement the text, and Matthew's story ends on a comforting note that perfectly embodies the importance of creativity, honesty and acceptance. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It's Matthew's turn to share at show-and-tell, but he can't think of a thing to say. Read full book review >
AMAZING YOU! by Dr. Gail Saltz
HEALTH
Released: May 1, 2005

"EWSLUGp1999. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-7)"
Brightened by sunny, simply drawn cartoons featuring people of several ages and skin shades, this introduction to the reproductive organs is designed as much to allay parental anxiety as to provide answers to younger children's questions. Read full book review >
THE RATTLESNAKE WHO WENT TO SCHOOL by Craig Kee Strete
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2004

"An original, funny, non-preachy spin on the "bullies just want a friend" theme. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Any child who has faced a scary new situation will understand why Crowboy, presumably a Native American boy from the Southwest, adopts a rattlesnake persona on the first day of school. Read full book review >
A NEW IMPROVED SANTA by Patricia Rae Wolff
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"The entire work pokes gentle fun at those adults who seek to reinvent themselves, with yet another interpretation of the ever-reliable "to thine own self be true" theme. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Precipitated by a certain snugness in his special seasonal suit, Santa suffers a serious, year-long identity crisis in this comical offering from Wolff (Cackle Cook's Monster Stew, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >
THE PRINCESSES HAVE A BALL by Teresa Bateman
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"176, etc.) ear for rhythm fails her at times, but her rhymed update of this classic tale trips cheerfully along nonetheless. (Picture book/folktale. 6-9)"
Maybe princesses used to dream of marrying princes and dancing at formal balls, but here are twelve contemporary ones with something else in mind. Read full book review >
RICH AND FAMOUS IN STARVATION LAKE by Gloria Whelan
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2001

"Young chapter-book readers will chuckle. (Fiction. 9-10)"
Whelan returns to the wintry midwestern locale of Welcome to Starvation Lake (not reviewed) for a tongue-in-cheek tale of fundraising gone awry. Read full book review >
HE SAVES THE DAY by Marsha Hayles
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2001

A simple rhymed tribute to the young imagination that revels in speed in daring. Read full book review >
SHARK SWIMATHON by Stuart J. Murphy
NUMBERS AND COUNTING
Released: Jan. 31, 2001

Two-digit subtraction is the subject of this MathStart picture book, which beats its one-note song slowly and relentlessly. Read full book review >
THE TWO SILLIES by Mary Ann Hoberman
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A crowd-pleaser. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Hoberman's rhymes are ever a pleasure and so they are here in this staccato bit of folderol verse about taking the longest distance between two points. Read full book review >