Books by Richard Holland

HAPPY HARRY'S CAFÉ by Michael Rosen
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Slim plot, weak humor and lackluster appeal will leave preschoolers asking for more substantial fare. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The picture-book crowd will most likely find this thin story bland and unsatisfying. Read full book review >
MARY’S PENNY by Tanya Landman
Released: July 1, 2010

"A sweet, artistic fable in the brains-over-brawn genre. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A grown-up girl ingeniously solves a puzzle, winning something she deserves. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 2009

"The random assortment of facts may spark a mild interest in the topic, but it all reads like a middlebrow magazine article and is certainly no substitute for the more conscientious likes of Bruce Koscielniak's About Time (2004) or Joan Dash's Longitude Prize (2000). (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Taking an amiable ramble through the story of how we have created measures for time, Jenkins steps out with random notes on animal migration and other signs of biological clocks, saunters past the invention of weeks, months, hours, minutes and mechanical clocks and fetches up at last with a brush past relativistic effects. Read full book review >