Books by Ned Bittinger

WHEN THE ROOT CHILDREN WAKE UP by Audrey Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"A song, 'Root Children Sleep,' completes the package. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Wood (A Cowboy Christmas, 2001, etc.) has retold—and refashioned—a century-old German tale into an engaging, romantic story of the seasons. Read full book review >
THE BLUE AND THE GRAY by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Offering only hints of the issues over which the war was fought, this is not a book to read without preparation, but it is a worthy complement to books such as Patricia Polacco's Pink and Say (1994) and Karen Ackerman's The Tin Heart (1990). (Picture book. 7-10)"
Bunting adds to her series of picture books with serious themes (Smoky Night, 1994, etc.) with this account of an unnamed Civil War battle framed within a present-day story of two young boys, one black, one white, whose new homes are being constructed within view of an unmarked battlefield. Read full book review >