Books by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer

OCTOPUS ESCAPES! by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer
Released: Oct. 2, 2018

"Lighthearted entertainment just right for storytime. (Picture book. 2-7)"
After the aquarium closes for the night, an adventurous octopus pushes out of its tank to visit neighbors, leaving the guard to clean up its mess. Read full book review >
SCARLATTI'S CAT by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer
Released: March 1, 2014

"Music lovers might appreciate this slight story that ties the creation of a popular classical sonata to a pampered pet, but most young listeners will simply be left wondering what poor Pulcinella did to be abandoned by her owner. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Despite an intriguing premise, Lachenmeyer and Beccia's collaboration doesn't quite manage to produce a pleasing composition. Read full book review >
THE BOO! BOOK by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Although much talent is evident in this creative pairing, the result lacks overall appeal for the picture-book crowd; save for children with patience and a taste for the surreal. (Picture book. 4-7)"
An engaging narrator, together with magical illustrations that often conjure surreal scenes, lets readers in on all there is to know about haunted books and how to be a good owner of one. Read full book review >
THE ORIGAMI MASTER by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Sogabe's neat, tranquil illustrations in watercolor and cut paper leave room for readers to see the whole picture. (origami-bird instructions) (Picture book. 4-7)"
A serene lesson about the futility of cages. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 31, 2004

"Fast-moving and entertaining."
Do you believe that 13 is an unlucky number? This book may cure you. Read full book review >