Books by Peter H. Reynolds

I AM HUMAN by Susan Verde
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2018

"Grown-ups will enjoy reading this regularly with the children in their lives: The reminders benefit us all. (Picture book. 3-9)"
Verde and Reynolds (I am Yoga, 2015; I Am Peace, 2017) team up again, this time to explore what it means to be human. Read full book review >
THE WORD COLLECTOR by Peter H. Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"Enchanting if monolingual. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young logophile Jerome moves through a deepening relationship with words in Reynolds' latest. Read full book review >
I AM PEACE by Susan Verde
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"A gentle, helpful tool for cultivating kid mindfulness. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-9)"
Yoga instructor Verde and illustrator Reynolds reunite (I Am Yoga, 2015) in this introduction to mindfulness featuring a worried child who focuses on the moment. Read full book review >
TO THE MOON by Paul A. Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Another STEAM winner. (glossary, note) (Fiction. 7-10)"
The STEAM twins are back in a new adventure (Go Green!, 2015, etc.), this time competing against each other to win a chance to meet famous astronaut Cmdr. Kris Kornfield. Read full book review >
FULL STEAM AHEAD! by Peter H. Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Inspiration for young scientists, artists and inventors. (glossary, author and illustrator's note) (Fiction. 7-10)"
Twin mice solve a problem using STEAM—science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics—in this series opener. Read full book review >
THE MUSEUM by Susan Verde
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"Despite the missteps provoked by Verde's verse, this 'twirly-whirly' homage to a museum is, on balance, a sweet-natured and handsome celebration. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Verde and Reynolds deliver a simple premise with a charming payoff. Read full book review >
STINK AND THE FREAKY FROG FREAKOUT by Megan McDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Young readers with a fondness for amphibians will jump all over this one. (Fiction. 6-8)"
Stink Moody, younger brother of Judy, hops into the spotlight with a common problem—and one that's a bit more unusual. Read full book review >
SKY COLOR by Peter H. Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Share this feel-good title with those who love art and those who can appreciate the confidence-building triumph of solving a problem on one's own—creatively. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Reynolds returns to a favorite topic—creative self-expression—with characteristic skill in a companion title to The Dot (2003) and Ish (2004). Read full book review >
WHAT TO DO IF AN ELEPHANT STANDS ON YOUR FOOT by Michelle Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2012

"A promising launch. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The moral of this tongue-in-cheek instruction book is, Don't Startle the Elephant. Read full book review >
STINK AND THE MIDNIGHT ZOMBIE WALK by Megan McDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2012

"A playful salute to those who (kind of…well, not really) like things that go bump in the night. (Fiction. 5-8)"
An all-zombie-all-the-time zombiefest, featuring a bunch of grade-school kids, including protagonist Stink and his happy comrades. Read full book review >
PLANT A KISS by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Sure to dazzle children, who will appreciate that a relatively small deed can lead to such magical results. (Picture book. 3-6)"
What happens when a kiss is planted? Readers will be captivated as a young girl's seemingly silly act literally blossoms into a generous reward. Read full book review >
ANIMALS
Released: June 28, 2011

"With appealing child and animal characters, a touch of fantasy and an adventurous narrative arc, this conveys an important scientific concept in a child-friendly package. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
For a school report, Charlie and his stuffed kiwi travel in time to learn why a kiwi is so unlike other birds. Read full book review >
HUCK RUNS AMUCK! by Sean Taylor
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2011

"Hilarious, laugh-out-loud fun. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Huck is a goat with an eclectic appetite. Read full book review >
ROSE’S GARDEN by Peter H. Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"This particular fable may well be too self-consciously fabulous for its own good. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Sepia washes give way as pages turn to spots of color and at last a floral carpet of saturated hues in a small, brief tale of a young wanderer named Rose who plants seeds in an empty urban space. Read full book review >
TESS’S TREE by Jess M.  Brallier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Wispy lines portray a subtle vulnerability; washes of muted blue effectively provide emotional depth as Tess survives grief's powerful storm. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In this tender tale of love and loss, readers meet Tess, who cherishes her beloved—but very old—tree. Read full book review >
THE NORTH STAR by Peter H. Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2009

"The detached tone, frequent ellipses and vague descriptions as well as the overtly inspirational author's note provide further evidence that this one is really for the grown-ups. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A charming original fable, an encouraging allegory, a great gift for graduates—Reynolds's reworking of a previously available title is all of these. Read full book review >
LITTLE BOY by Alison McGhee
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"This is a beautiful reminder to all that these days will pass all too quickly and must be savored—the perfect gift for harried new parents. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A gentle look at the minutiae that make up life's learning moments and the importance they hold as building blocks for the future. Read full book review >
STINK AND THE GREAT GUINEA PIG EXPRESS by Megan McDonald
ANIMALS
Released: March 11, 2008

"Lots of kids are going to be looking for the Squeals on Wheels bus so they can have a pig of their own. (Fiction. 5-8)"
All Stink wants is a guinea pig. Read full book review >
JUDY MOODY & STINK by Megan McDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"No matter the color, Judy and Stink's stories are always welcome for their humor and good spirit. (Fiction. 5-9)"
First there was Judy and then there was Stink and now . . . they are together in their own book, filled with color illustrations and a sparkly, kid-attracting cover. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"Short chapters, large type and Reynolds's cheerful cartoon illustrations add to the appeal for the beginning readers but, like its predecessors, this should also be a popular read-aloud. (Fiction. 5-8)"
On a class trip to the science museum's Gross-Me-Out exhibit, Stink Moody's skill at identifying smells earns him a new nickname, "The Nose," and a chance to be the judge at a local stinky-sneakers contest. Read full book review >
SOMEDAY by Alison McGhee
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 27, 2007

"McGhee's homage to the unbroken bond that connects mothers to their children is a gift to share across generations. (Picture book. All ages)"
From a new mother's first moments with her infant to the seasoned perspective of a grandmother in the twilight of her life, McGhee triumphs in her tribute to the steadfast constancy of a mother's love. Read full book review >
SO FEW OF ME by Peter H. Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"While there's an adult sensibility at work, the gentle humor and counting element tip the scales towards a child audience. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Mop-topped man-boy Leo has so much to do that even making a list doesn't help. Read full book review >
THE BEST KID IN THE WORLD by Peter H. Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"A sweet new chapter in the life of SugarLoaf. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In SugarLoaf's second outing, the charming tot learns that it is not always what you do that counts, but the thought behind it. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"Constantly. (Fiction. 5-9)"
Stink, Judy Moody's little brother, is back in the second installment in his own series. Read full book review >
STINK by Megan McDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"Stink definitely measures up to his memorable sister. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Judy Moody's little brother Stink, a.k.a. Read full book review >
OLIVIA KIDNEY AND THE EXIT ACADEMY by Ellen Potter
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"A good use of budget, especially where Olivia has fans. (Fiction. 9-14)"
Twelve-year-old, born-to-be-a-medium Olivia Kidney returns for another humorous, ghostly adventure. Read full book review >
ISH by Peter H. Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Told in spare prose with Reynolds's signature line drawings in watercolor, ink, and tea, Ish will encourage other little artists. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A lovely tale about the trials of a budding artist brought to us by the author/illustrator of Dot (2003). Read full book review >
THE DOT by Peter H. Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"This isn't going to create interest where there is none, but it may speak to formerly artistic young readers who are selling their own abilities short. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Driven by the observation that most children lose their enthusiasm for making art as they get older, Reynolds prods a reluctant child into an eye-opening whirl of creativity. Read full book review >
OLIVIA KIDNEY by Ellen Potter
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"Disappointing. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Olivia's father has just become the superintendent of a New York City apartment building filled with particularly strange people. Read full book review >
SYDNEY’S STAR by Peter H. Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Off the wall, sure, but the larger point of never knowing what the fruits of creativity might yield is nicely packaged in the folderol, and it's a refreshing shift to have females in non-traditional roles. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Young Sydney discovers that the world works in mysterious ways, cockamamie too, in this loopy item with a message. Read full book review >