Books by Rebecca Elliott

BO'S MAGICAL NEW FRIEND by Rebecca Elliott
Released: Dec. 26, 2019

"A surprisingly nuanced lesson set in confidence-building, easy-to-decode text. (Fantasy. 5-8)"
A unicorn learns a friendship lesson in this chapter-book series opener. Read full book review >
LITTLE EVA LOVES by Rebecca Elliott
Released: Dec. 3, 2019

"Sweet and playful, with clear examples of how to share love with friends and family. (Board book. 1-4)"
Elliott capitalizes on the success of her beginning-reader series Owl Diaries with a new Eva Wingdale story for the board-book audience. Read full book review >
DALMATIAN IN A DIGGER by Rebecca Elliott
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"Preschoolers enamored with construction equipment will enjoy this cheerful tale, which is simple enough for little ones just transitioning into real stories. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Four animals with heavy construction equipment arrive to build a treehouse as a surprise for a Dalmatian puppy. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"New readers need lots of choices, and this series promises to fill a niche for them. Keep flapping, Eva! (Fantasy. 5-8)"
Eva the owl chronicles 11 days in her life in the first in the Owl Diaries series for emerging readers. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"With large, sturdy board pages just right for tiny hands, this is a sweet selection for baby's bedtime. (Board book. 0-3)"
One by one, animal mothers tuck their babies into bed, easing them off to dreamland with snuggles and kisses. Read full book review >
THE LAST TIGER by Rebecca Elliott
Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"Though the plot is accessible to the very young, its apocalyptic vision may not be. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Can a little boy and a big cat start a new society? Read full book review >
ZOO GIRL by Rebecca Elliott
Released: June 1, 2012

"Sublime for young and old, and full of heart. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A lonely orphan girl finds her true friends within the walls of the zoo. Read full book review >
JUST BECAUSE by Rebecca Elliott
Released: April 15, 2011

An endearing and enduring picture book about sibling love. On the very first page, Toby tells readers about his older sister. "My big sister Clemmie is my best friend. She can't walk, talk, move around much…cook macaroni, pilot a plane, juggle or do algebra. I don't know why she doesn't do these things. Just because." With the many books about disabilities that are already on the shelves, it is refreshing to find a book where the narrator is the younger sibling. However, Clemmie's wheelchair plays only a minor role in this story. The wide-set eyes of Toby and Clemmie (and each creature on the page) reveal a deep concern and appreciation for each other. The list of quirky things about both children, whether it's eating crayons or having enormous hair, are accompanied by the refrain that emphasizes that the reasons why don't really matter: Just because. The double-page spreads burst forth in vibrant colors and energetic streaks and swirls. Clemmie, whose name, like the refrain, is always in the same distinctive faux-handwritten type, remains (mostly) serene and still. Full of unconditional love, this is a must-have title in today's world of false perfection. (Picture book. 5-10)Read full book review >