Books by Pamela Paparone

Pam Paparone has illustrated many books for young readers. Her paintings have appeared on the cover of The New Yorker. She lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


BALLERINA BEAR by Shana Corey
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"But ballet technique is not the point here, as it is Bernice's unshakable confidence that is the story's gentle message, a refreshing change from baby ballerinas who steal the spotlight due to extraordinary talent. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bernice the bear isn't very successful as a budding ballerina, but she keeps taking lessons and keeps practicing, even though her leaps land in lumps and her pliés in plops. Read full book review >
THE LITTLE SCHOOL BUS by Carol Roth
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2002

"An ebullient blend of singsong chants and giddy rhymes, this rollicking read-aloud tale is perfect to share with the youngest preschooler. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Roth and Paparone (Ten Dirty Pigs/Ten Clean Pigs, 1999, etc.) reveal a universal truth known to children, but oft-times forgotten by adults: the bus ride to school can be the best part of the day. Read full book review >
HOW A BABY GROWS by Nola Buck
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 30, 1998

"With cozy scenes situated on soft backgrounds featuring cherubic babies in all moods frolicking about, this book will be a favorite for lap-sharing. (Board book. 1-2)"
Sing-song rhythms and simple verse make this entry in the Growing Tree series an ideal read-aloud for the very young. Read full book review >
WAKE UP AND GOODNIGHT by Charlotte Zolotow
Released: Feb. 28, 1998

"A pleasing edition: The book's rotations mimic those of day and night in a way that toddlers will comprehend. (Picture book. 1-6)"
In another recycling of Zolotow's past works (see review, above), this new version of a 1971 title that was illustrated by Leonard Weisgard takes a circular approach. Read full book review >
NOBODY OWNS THE SKY by Reeve Lindbergh
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

 Homage to a brave and dedicated aviation pioneer summoned in lyrical verse and paint-drenched, joyous illustrations. Read full book review >
TWO-LEGGED, FOUR-LEGGED, NO-LEGGED RHYMES by J. Patrick Lewis
POETRY
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"But an appealing collection. (Poetry/Picture book. 4-10)"
 From the author of A Hippopotamusn't (1990), more ebullient verse about animals. Read full book review >