Books by Renée Graef

THÉRÈSE MAKES A TAPESTRY by Alexandra S.D. Hinrichs
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"This charming narrative of a determined girl's artistic talent and will to succeed in the family business makes a compelling story on an unusual topic. (Picture book. 6-10)"
A girl in 17th-century Paris weaves a small tapestry as a gift for her father, and her work receives special recognition from Louis XIV. Read full book review >
NONNA'S BIRTHDAY SURPRISE by Lidia Bastianich
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Grazie! for this warm celebration. (Picture book/cookbook. 6-10, adult)"
The chef and television personality makes another charming foray into family and food history (Nonna Tell Me a Story, 2010). Read full book review >
A GIRL NAMED DAN by Dandi Daley Mackall
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"A note on the flap states that the story comes from the author's own attempt to win the batboy contest, but this tie to reality doesn't make up for the lack of spirit and energy. (Picture book. 7-9)"
A girl named Dandi daydreams about baseball and loves to play. Read full book review >
WHILE YOU ARE AWAY by Eileen Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"Libraries near military bases might want to order multiples. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Children in three families miss a parent made absent by service in the military. Read full book review >