Books by Patricia Hubbell

HORSES by Patricia Hubbell
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Meant for the youngest audiences, this rough overview won't hold the interest of those who are already horse crazed, but it just may start the uninitiated down that path. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
Rollicking rhyming couplets keep the pages turning as readers learn how to care for a horse and the many jobs that horses help humans complete in this latest from Hubbell. Read full book review >
SHAGGY DOGS, WAGGY DOGS by Patricia Hubbell
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Any child who loves dogs is in for a real treat. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A cornucopia of canines! Read full book review >
CHECK IT OUT! by Patricia Hubbell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

This passionate librarian may not possess any actual superpowers, though her limitless energy suggests otherwise. Read full book review >
TEACHER! by Patricia Hubbell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"It's too bad, though, that neither author nor illustrator chose to break the stereotype just a teensy bit. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Having spotlighted law enforcement in Police! Read full book review >
POLICE by Patricia Hubbell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"The text, alas, is up to neither the illustrations' standard nor Hubbell's own. (Picture book. 2-5)"
From catching burglars and working with search dogs to directing traffic and giving first aid, police do it all. Read full book review >
MY FIRST AIRPLANE RIDE by Patricia Hubbell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A solid grounding for those about to leave the ground behind. (Picture book. 2-7)"
This sparse rhyming text is perfect for the youngest listeners gearing up for their own first ride on an airplane. Read full book review >
FIREFIGHTERS! by Patricia Hubbell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"This one's a siren song for those youngest of firefighters. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This rhyme will burn bright for imaginations that are ignited by sirens, red trucks and lifesaving heroes. Read full book review >
CARS by Patricia Hubbell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"The diverse typography and page-design help propel this winner past the finish line. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The pit crew of Hubbell, Halsey and Addy continue their successful series of preschool books about vehicles with this high-octane look at cars. Read full book review >
TRAINS by Patricia Hubbell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Two dazzling vertical spreads top off this standout train trip filled with 'Tooting, hooting' fun for adults and tots alike. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Hubbell takes a wild ride with locomotives both past and present. Read full book review >
BLACK ALL AROUND! by Patricia Hubbell
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"The author's rhymes try hard to make black an intriguing, special shade, but it is Tate's vibrant art that pulls the concept together. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This earnest story told in rhyme focuses on things that are black in color, as seen through the eyes of a little African-American girl. Read full book review >
TRUCKS by Patricia Hubbell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"The nature of connection between truck, cargo, and driver varies, offering interesting questions to readers in the mood to ponder puns and products; for those who just want rhymes and trucks, this will be a quick, joyful, and often-requested read. (Picture book. 2-5)"
These neatly skillful rhymes and creative, detailed collages will delight the youngest of truck aficionados. Read full book review >
SEA, SAND, ME! by Patricia Hubbell
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2001

"With a lively, toe-tapping pace and sparkling pictures, this spirited romp transports readers to a day of sun and fun. (Picture book. 2-8)"
A joyous celebration of the sea as seen through the eyes of a small child. Read full book review >
BOUNCING TIME by Patricia Hubbell
ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 2000

"Young readers will be enthralled by this jubilant tale that celebrates children's wondrous ability to revel in the moment. (Picture book. 1-4)"
An energetic tot bounds through her day in this jaunty tale from Hubbell (Sidewalk Trip, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >
POTS AND PANS by Patricia Hubbell
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 1998

"DeGroat's colorful illustrations humorously depict the antics of a cat, a dog, and a baby as they revel in this lively impromptu performance. (Board book. 1-3)"
This boisterous picture book, a kindred spirit to Eve Merriam's Bam Bam Bam (1995), is a rollicking salute to the utter chaos created by a curious tot let loose in the kitchen. Read full book review >
CAMEL CARAVAN by Bethany Roberts
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"Taylor has gotten the camels' expressions of imperturbable, supercilious hauteur exactly right, making it all the funnier when they lose it. (Picture book. 4-7)"
There's a long tradition of stories about various forms of transport running amok, from Virginia Lee Burton's Choo Choo and Hardie Gramatky's Little Toot to some of W. Awdry's stories about Thomas the Tank Engine. Read full book review >