Books by Marianne Dubuc

OTTO AND PIO by Marianne Dubuc
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2019

"The pacing and feelings ring true in this heartwarming depiction of someone accustomed to being the center of his universe but who responds to the impulse of hospitality and friendship. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In this French-Canadian import, when a mysterious pod appears on the branch outside his home, a squirrel must decide the limits of his responsibility for the creature within. Read full book review >
UP THE MOUNTAIN PATH by Marianne Dubuc
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2018

"A quiet, lovely story for the intergenerational shelf. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In this Canadian import translated from French, after many hikes together, an aging badger is no longer able to make it up the mountain; and so her cat mentee, Lulu, becomes the mentor, helping another up the hill in this cyclical story of intergenerational relationships. Read full book review >
THE FISH AND THE CAT by Marianne Dubuc
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2018

"An unhurried pace and graphically arresting scenes build suspense and wonderment in equal measure, providing space for reflection and tantalizing questions. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A wordless chase: in this 92-page visual narrative, a somewhat bemused cat pursues a domestic fish. Read full book review >
MR. POSTMOUSE TAKES A TRIP by Marianne Dubuc
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"This one's playfulness invites repeat readings, and like Mr. Postmouse, it delivers consistently. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The dedicated postal worker who first appeared in Mr. Postmouse's Rounds (2015) returns with his entire family for a much bigger adventure. Read full book review >
LUCY AND COMPANY by Marianne Dubuc
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A charming book about the joy of sharing with friends, with the added benefit of reinforcing counting skills. (Picture book. 3-5)"
An adventurous little girl explores the natural world around her with her animal friends. Read full book review >
THE ANIMALS' ARK by Marianne Dubuc
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Sail past this one. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Mr. Noah uses his boat to rescue an assembly of animals stranded on an island by floodwaters. Read full book review >
MR. POSTMOUSE'S ROUNDS by Marianne Dubuc
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"Like a mailbox overstuffed with gifts, Dubuc's animal scenes are a delight and well worth the wait. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A dedicated postal worker, who happens to be a small mouse, makes the daily deliveries in a lively dispatch from Dubuc. Read full book review >
THE BUS RIDE by Marianne Dubuc
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Good for imagination and travel, this merry bus ride has glimmers of 'Little Red Riding Hood' but is entirely itself. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Clara (named only on the book jacket) narrates her own story of the first time she goes to Grandma's house on the bus by herself. Read full book review >
THE LION AND THE BIRD by Marianne Dubuc
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"A sensitive, uplifting meditation. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Canadian artist Dubuc delivers a quiet story that knits together themes of friendship and the circle of seasons. Read full book review >
ANIMAL MASQUERADE by Marianne Dubuc
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"A good choice for imaginative animal lovers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Animals everywhere, all in disguise! Read full book review >