Books by Renata Liwska

BOOM, SNOT, TWITTY by Doreen Cronin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 17, 2014

"Serene, quietly joyous and utterly life-affirming. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Three friends with different philosophies spend a companionable day together, crocheting and weathering storms. Read full book review >
ONCE UPON A MEMORY by Nina Laden
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"Reflective and peaceful. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A rhythmic poem explores origins, both physical and abstract. Read full book review >
CHRISTMAS QUIET BOOK by Deborah Underwood
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Nevertheless, a congenial, understated choice for reading aloud to excited children to help them settle down for a long winter's night. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In their third collaboration on the numerous nuances of volume, Underwood and Liwska focus on the softer sounds of the Christmas season. Read full book review >
THE LOUD BOOK! by Deborah Underwood
ANIMALS
Released: April 4, 2011

"The overall format of fuzzy illustrations and sweet simplicity of moments suited its quiet predecessor a bit better, but the collaborators have created a worthy companion to their previous success. (Picture book. 4-8)"
For each kind of quiet found in Underwood and Liwska's Quiet Book (2010) there are now just as many kinds of LOUD! Read full book review >
RED WAGON by Renata Liwska
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"A winner. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A mundane task fills with delicious thrills. Read full book review >
THE QUIET BOOK by Deborah Underwood
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2010

"Soothing and layered. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This gallery of quietude works for bedtime or calming down while also acknowledging that some quiet moods are less than happy. Read full book review >
LITTLE PANDA by Renata Liwska
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 27, 2008

"Much like this whimsical tale, the elegant illustrations hold small surprises for perceptive readers to enjoy. (Picture Book. 3-6)"
Grandfather Panda shares an outlandish tale of flying tigers with his grandson in this slyly amusing tale. Read full book review >
SKYLAR by Mary Cuffe-Perez
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"Realistic black-and-white illustrations add just the right touch. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Skylar, one of five plump geese who share a suburban pond, has dim memories of his first migration and considers himself to be more of a wild goose than his neighbors who have never left the pond. Read full book review >
NIKOLAI, THE ONLY BEAR by Barbara Joosse
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

"Economically told, deeply felt, this will leave readers feeling, like Nikolai near the end, "soft bearish." (Picture book. 5-8)"
A sensitive adoption story loosely based on fact, but given an imaginative twist that makes it uncommonly moving. Read full book review >