Books by Mariana Ruiz Johnson

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2018

"A really wonderful way to introduce children to music from many Latin American cultures and to get the whole family dancing. (Picture book/poetry. 3-6)"
A colorful collection of 19 classic children's songs from across Central and South America and the Caribbean. Read full book review >
QUEEN PANDA CAN'T SLEEP by Susanna Isern
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2018

"A charming, sensible tale for audiences young and old. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Queen Panda has been awake for days, and her exhausted subjects are desperate to find a way to make their grouchy monarch fall asleep. Read full book review >
WHILE YOU ARE SLEEPING by Mariana Ruiz Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"Alluring, wordless enchantment. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Many visual stories play out during the night, between the time that a child falls asleep and then awakens. Read full book review >
I KNOW A BEAR by Mariana Ruiz Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Ultimately, though, there is too much philosophy here and not near enough story. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A picture-book parable encourages children to ponder the notion of freedom. Read full book review >