Books by Maria Gianferrari

OPERATION RESCUE DOG by Maria Gianferrari
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"A very accessible story that will strike a chord with pet lovers and military families. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Alma and her abuela get a rescue dog as a surprise for her mother's return from Iraq. Read full book review >
HAWK RISING by Maria Gianferrari
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"An absorbing reminder that we need never look far to see wild, beautiful nature. (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
A male red-tailed hawk leaves a nest full of hatchlings to scout a suburban neighborhood for prey. Read full book review >
TERRIFIC TONGUES! by Maria Gianferrari
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"Perfect for a group storytime, this is a useful addition to the wonders-of-animals shelf. (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
Animal tongues are surprisingly versatile. Read full book review >
HELLO GOODBYE DOG by Maria Gianferrari
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 25, 2017

"Young children and their dogs will enjoy this cheery tale. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A mixed-race girl who uses a manual wheelchair finds a way for her irrepressible pet to stay by her side. Read full book review >
OFFICER KATZ AND HOUNDINI by Maria Gianferrari
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Ultimately, though mildly amusing, there's no real magic here. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It's the old story: will cat and dog play, er, cat-and-mouse games—or join forces? Read full book review >
COYOTE MOON by Maria Gianferrari
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 19, 2016

"'Yip-yip-yip-yip!' indeed, for this sympathetic portrayal of a not-often-celebrated creature who shares our world. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
By the light of the moon, a coyote quietly prowls through a suburban neighborhood, hunting for food for her family. Read full book review >
SLUMBER UNDER THE STARS by Maria Gianferrari
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2016

"Another winning friendship tale from a lovable duo. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Following their introduction in The School Show (2015), Penny and Jelly face another crisis head-on, using their indelible friendship to solve a problem. Read full book review >
THE SCHOOL SHOW by Maria Gianferrari
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"Penny and Jelly are sure to warm the hearts of both future talent-show contestants and readers who have similarly close canine friends. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The Peabody Elementary School Talent Show is a source of anxiety for Penny, who has no clear talent. Read full book review >