Books by R.G. Roth

EVERYBODY GETS THE BLUES by Leslie Staub
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2012

"Hip and stylized—yet, given its important humanitarian message, curiously enervated. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Staub, a native of New Orleans, cloaks a worthy message in obscure metaphor. Read full book review >
BUSING BREWSTER by Richard Michelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"Well-meaning but incomplete. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-10)"
Brewster is nervous and excited about starting first grade at Franklin, but, shortly before the big day, he and his brother Bryan find out they are to be bused to Central, the white school. Read full book review >
THIS JAZZ MAN by Karen Ehrhardt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Slight but snappy. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Ehrhardt offers her version of the classic song, "This Old Man," with a few surprises. Read full book review >
TANUKI’S GIFT by Tim Myers
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"However, in this case the illustrations do redeem the text and will make this a satisfying tale for most collections in need of additional selections in the genre. (Picture book/folktale. 5-8)"
An extensive author's note details the origins of this somewhat bland story of a priest who takes in a creature (Tanuki) suffering from the cold. Read full book review >