Books by Pamela Zagarenski

ZOLA'S ELEPHANT by Randall de Sève
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"A lovely, nuanced collaboration. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When Zola moves into the house next door, a young girl imagines all of the reasons why a friendship between them is impossible. Read full book review >
WHAT THE HEART KNOWS by Joyce Sidman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"A winning combination of word and image sure to challenge young readers both to contemplate big subjects and to act. (Poetry. 12 & up)"
Profound, lushly illustrated poems explore some of life's more trying moments. Read full book review >
SLEEP LIKE A TIGER by Mary Logue
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"This deeply satisfying story offers what all children crave when letting go—security and a trusted companion. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The stages and script preceding this child's passage into dreamland are so appealing they will surely inspire imitation. Read full book review >
RED SINGS FROM TREETOPS by Joyce Sidman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 16, 2009

"Details in the artwork will invite repeated readings and challenge kids to muse about other color icons. (Picture book/poetry. 5-8)"
Describing seasons by colors is not an original concept, but this whimsical color calendar sparkles with creativity. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2007

"Packed with the intensity of everyday pain and sorrow, kids and adults exchange the words that convey grief, delight, love and acceptance of themselves and others. (Poetry. 8-12)"
Providing a surprisingly effective story arc, this series of poems was inspired by William Carlos Williams's famous poem of the same title regarding a theft of plums. Read full book review >
MITES TO MASTODONS by Maxine Kumin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2006

Kumin, a distinguished poet and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, offers 19 rhyming poems that each focus on one specific creature in this somewhat uneven but beautifully illustrated collection. Read full book review >