Books by Mike Austin

JUNKYARD by Mike Austin
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

The title on the cover is a clue to the tale—"JUNK" is rendered in a rusty-colored scribbly style, while "YARD" is a light green with a grassy pattern—but the ultimate message is murky.

A frowning sun looks down on a yard full of junk where there's not even enough room for a tree to take root. Read full book review >

MONSTERS LOVE COLORS by Mike Austin
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Groovy. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Dynamic monsters cavort and shriek and play with color. Read full book review >
WHERE IS MILO'S BALL? by Mike Austin
Released: June 25, 2012

"Just as visually appealing as the app at first glance, and possibly even more durable—but showing considerable fall-off in narrative quality and awareness of audience. (Board book. 2-3)"
The blue cat that starred in the excellent app A Present for Milo (2010) makes an awful crossover from the digital domain. Read full book review >
COUNTDOWN WITH MILO by Mike Austin
Released: June 25, 2012

"An amusing, imaginative launch into outer space. (Board book. 1-3)"
Milo and Mouse have an out-of-this-world adventure. Read full book review >
A PRESENT FOR MILO by Mike Austin
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Dec. 8, 2010

Like a Next Gen version of a lift-the-flap Spot story, this digital cat-and-mouse chase features very simple art, familiar settings and hidden surprises in every scene. Read full book review >