Books by Renné Benoit

HAT ON, HAT OFF by Theo Heras
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 9, 2016

"A seemingly simple story is greatly enhanced by nuanced, toddler-friendly details. (Picture book. 1-3)"
What parent or caregiver hasn't played the game of putting on and taking off a piece of clothing with a baby? Read full book review >
A YEAR OF BORROWED MEN by Michelle Barker
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"This heartfelt picture book helps readers appreciate wartime's toll. (Picture book. 6-9)"
A tender memoir of human decency during wartime as seen through the eyes of the author's then-8-year-old mother. Read full book review >
FIRE PIE TROUT by Melanie Mosher
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Like the story's heroine, transitioning readers may feel they are taking a step up to big-kid literature. Just so. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A fishing trip with Gramps helps a little girl feel grown-up. Read full book review >
TOOLING AROUND by Ellen Jackson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"The layout and concept deserve better material. (author's note, list of animals' habitat ranges, resources for children, bibliography) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
The use of tools by nonhuman animals is explored via 11 animals, each with its own watercolor portrait, rhymed couplet and explanatory gloss. Read full book review >
MOONCAKES by Loretta Seto
Released: April 1, 2013

"Lovely. (Picture book. 3-8)"
"Tonight the moon shines like a polished pearl, round and fat." Read full book review >
THE SECRET OF THE VILLAGE FOOL by Rebecca Upjohn
Released: Oct. 15, 2012

"Powerful and deeply moving. (Picture book. 8-14)"
A gentle, unassuming man's courage and fortitude saves a Jewish family during the Holocaust in this tale taken from history. Read full book review >