Books by Rebecca Bond

THE MYSTERIOUS WOODS OF WHISTLE ROOT by Christopher  Pennell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"While this quiet book achieves a timeless feel—being identifiably set neither in our world nor in another—this cannot atone for a history of the magical woods and creatures that sometimes feels nonsensical. (Fantasy. 8-10)"
A strange, whimsical debut that may never quite convince readers why they should care about it. Read full book review >
THE HOUSE THAT GEORGE BUILT by Suzanne Slade
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"Sure to see—and worthy of—plenty of use, and not just in election years. (author's list of sources and suggested resources to learn more) (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
A simple, well-constructed overview takes a close look at how the magnificent house at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. was built on an empty piece of land with a view of the Potomac. Read full book review >
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"A thoughtful look at two important forerunners of nature photography. (sources, photographs, endnote) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Two brothers, Richard and Cherry Kearton, were born on a farm in late-19th-century England. Read full book review >
THE GREAT DOUGHNUT PARADE by Rebecca Bond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2007

"Billy set sail and happily dreamed.' (He eats the doughnut, too!) (Picture book. 3-7)"
The Great Parade begins accidentally with a doughnut tied onto Billy's belt with a string, presumably to free his hands to carry his big birthday box on a cross-town journey. Read full book review >
PAPA AND THE PIONEER QUILT by Jean Van Leeuwen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"Soft-edged acrylic illustrations convey a gentle perspective of the difficulties with the warm palette reflecting the courageous spirit of the pioneer family. (author's note) (Picture book/historical fiction. 5-8)"
Rebecca's Papa has wandering feet. Read full book review >
A CITY CHRISTMAS TREE by Rebecca Bond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 5, 2005

"Bond's acrylic paintings use a palette of softer shades with lots of pale blue for the shadows and snowy scenes, with the final spread showing the city spread out in shades of blue and lavender, with decorated trees glimpsed in lighted windows. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Where do Christmas trees come from when you live in a big city? Read full book review >
THIS PLACE IN THE SNOW by Rebecca Bond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"A fine, warm addition for wintertime story hours. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The natural beauty and wonder of winter abound in this light and lovely tale, as birds, squirrels, rabbits, a mouse and an opossum arrive at different times during a day and evening to feast on seeds and corn kernels thoughtfully strewn in the snow by an unseen hand. Read full book review >
WHEN MARCUS MOORE MOVED IN by Rebecca Bond
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"In addition to relating the joy of discovering a new playmate, the work validates the anxiety of children being displaced by a move (despite the glossy ending), making it doubly worthwhile. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Although Marcus Moore's moving day begins lonely and empty; it closes with a new best friend found on a bustling block. Read full book review >
JUST LIKE A BABY by Rebecca Bond
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"The circle of family surrounding the baby provides more warmth than a fire in the hearth and is more soothing than the hum of a lullaby. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A handmade cradle forms the centerpiece of one family's celebration of the birth of a new baby in this congenial debut from Bond. Read full book review >