Books by Petra Brown

WHEN THE WIND BLEW by Petra Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Gently shows how forest devastation (even when due to natural causes) affects many creatures large and small. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A young bear cub learns what truly makes a home. Read full book review >
MOMMY LOVES YOU by Helen Foster James
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2017

"In the end, this joins the crowded ranks of cute books in verse vying for new mothers' attention and doesn't really stand out. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Following titles dedicated to grandmas and grandpas, the author-illustrator duo tackles mothers. Read full book review >
GRANDPA LOVES YOU! by Helen Foster James
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2016

"A beloved grandparent gift purchase to be sure but also a toddler-friendly inclusion to an intergenerational storytime. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A grandfather rabbit celebrates the birth of a new baby bunny and recounts the many adventures they will have. Read full book review >
MARGUERITE'S FOUNTAIN by Rachel Elliot
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2016

"A classic, traditional tale of heroine, villain, and hero—perhaps too traditional. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In this British picture-book melodrama, a dancing mouse named Marguerite is bullied by the rat Randolph and eventually rescued by the shy but heroic mouse Benjamin. Read full book review >
GRANDMA'S CHRISTMAS WISH by Helen Foster James
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Perhaps a little too sweet in tone for some, but most grandmas would love to read this to a grandchild. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A gray grandma bunny expresses her love for her little bunny grandbaby in this sweetly sentimental sequel to Grandma Loves You! (2013). Read full book review >
OLD MACDONALD by Petra Brown
illustrated by Petra Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"A warm introduction to an old favorite. (Board book. 1-3)"
The American classic is presented with some cuddly illustrations. Read full book review >
RAGS, HERO DOG OF WWI by Margo Theis Raven
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2014

"Young readers interested in dog or wartime stories will find Rags an appealing hero. (Picture book. 6-9)"
A scrawny mutt is rescued in Paris by an American soldier during WWI, and the smart, intuitive Rags becomes a wartime hero. Read full book review >
GRANDMA LOVES YOU! by Helen Foster James
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"An unabashedly idealized but nevertheless wholehearted hymn to grandmotherhood (Picture book. 2-4)"
The arrival of a new grandchild is joyously celebrated in this grandmotherly ode to their new life together. Read full book review >
I WILL KEEP YOU SAFE AND SOUND by Lori Haskins Houran
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Though well-intentioned and decently executed, nothing new or exciting lies within. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Spare text in rhyming couplets and a soothing refrain provide young readers with a cozy glimpse of animal babies and their parents enjoying their natural habitats. Read full book review >