Books by Rebecca Green

HOW TO BE A GOOD CREATURE by Sy Montgomery
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"The National Geographic channel meets memoir in this brief, compelling examination of what animals can teach us about ourselves."
With plenty of heart, acclaimed naturalist Montgomery (The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness, 2015, etc.) makes the convincing case that all animals—great and small—can teach us compassion. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2018

"Deftly promotes a positive message about embracing and harnessing one's curiosity and intelligence to make a difference. (Picture book. 5-10)"
It's monsoon season in Bangladesh, which means Iqbal's mother has to cook inside the house using firewood. Read full book review >
THE GREAT HIBERNATION by Tara Dairman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Mildly amusing, with a silly, stomach-turning premise conveying sober concepts. (Fiction. 10-12)"
When a bizarre ritual goes haywire, Kids Say the Darndest Things meets Lord of the Flies.Read full book review >
THE GLASS TOWN GAME by Catherynne M. Valente
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"An absolute must for fans, of course; but even readers who've never heard of Heathcliff will be captivated from the first page to the last. (Fantasy. 10-adult)"
In a middle-grade fantasy reminiscent of beloved tales from Edward Eager and Pamela Dean, the imaginary realms of the Brontë juvenilia come to wondrous life. Read full book review >
HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS WITH A GHOST by Rebecca Green
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A solid guidebook to shelve with similar tomes on caring for monsters, trolls, fairies, dragons, and the like. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Green's picture-book debut is a guidebook that will be useful for anyone lucky enough to meet a ghost. Read full book review >
FROM FAR AWAY by Robert Munsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"A sad, challenging, and ultimately hopeful real-life story. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Seven-year-old Saoussan writes a letter to her reading buddy explaining how she left her war-torn country and what life in a new country has been like. Read full book review >
THE UNICORN IN THE BARN by Jacqueline Ogburn
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"A sensitive, moving debut. (Fiction. 10-12)"
When 11-year-old Eric Harper begins caring for an injured unicorn, his life is changed by the choices he makes, the relationships he forms, and the secrets he uncovers. Read full book review >