Books by Robert Neubecker

WINTER IS FOR SNOW by Robert Neubecker
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Another snowy day book, but not special enough to recall Keats' masterpiece. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A paean to wintertime and especially its snowy weather, this picture book fails to match the achievement of the many others that deal with this popular theme. Read full book review >
LINUS THE VEGETARIAN T. REX by Robert Neubecker
Released: July 9, 2013

"Though they may have fun with it, readers' attempts to sink their teeth into this story will find them gummed up with uncertain conclusions. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This dino with a penchant for greenery means well, but his tale is clearly hampered by its confusing message. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"It's not a stretch to say that if Shel Silverstein himself were to have dabbled in the piratical he could not have come up with a better selection of scurvy doggerel than the delicious verses found here. (Picture book/poetry. 4-8)"
Arr! 'Tis a bonny day indeed when piratical inclinations are recorded with such florid nastiness as that found in this stellar collection of seagoing poems for salty dogs. Read full book review >
TIME OUT FOR MONSTERS! by Jean Reidy
Released: July 31, 2012

"Parents and educators may frown at the messy choices made here, but budding artists and those who have ever felt misunderstood will cheer on this "time out" king. Purple footprints leading off the final page point to further creative pursuits. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A pointed finger sends a boy to a "time out" and into a colorful world he creates with crayons and his overactive imagination. Read full book review >
WHAT LITTLE BOYS ARE MADE OF by Robert Neubecker
Released: April 1, 2012

"One romping celebration of boyhood to read again and again. (Picture book. 3-8)"
"What are little boys made of?" In Neubecker's hands, the answer is a whole lot of fun! Read full book review >
POETRY
Released: Feb. 6, 2012

"In the end, however, they all testify to something important: Presidents are only men (so far, anyway) and capable of every mortal weakness and weirdness. (Picture book/poetry. 6-9)"
This gathering of presidential foibles and fancies covers the gamut, from George W. the First to Barack. Read full book review >
TICK TOCK CLOCK by Margery Cuyler
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Any new reader lucky enough to spend a day with Grandma will want to read this to her. (Early reader. 3-5) "
Grandma spends a busy day with her twin granddaughters in a day filled with action, rhythm and rhyme. Read full book review >
WOW!  OCEAN! by Robert Neubecker
FICTION
Released: May 17, 2011

"This ideal post-aquarium-visit souvenir has similar child appeal. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The excitement of the ocean world from the beach to the deep and all between is conveyed by the jam-packed illustrations in this celebration. Read full book review >
AIR SHOW! by Treat Williams
FICTION
Released: June 15, 2010

Airplane-crazy kids will find new friends in Ellie, who longs to fly stunt planes, and Gill, her know-it-all brother, as they take an exciting flight to the air show in their father's plane. Read full book review >

SOPHIE PETERMAN TELLS THE TRUTH! by Sarah Weeks
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 10, 2009

Straight shooter Sophie Peterman gives readers the lowdown on babies: They are your "worst nightmare." Read full book review >

THE GREAT DOG WASH by Shellie Braeuner
ANIMALS
Released: July 7, 2009

Short, rhyming text, bold but simple illustrations and a pack of cheerful canines add up to a winning dog tale that is simple enough for younger preschoolers who are just starting to enjoy their first stories with a complete plot. Read full book review >

I GOT TWO DOGS by John Lithgow
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Oct. 21, 2008

Pooches are playful...and sorta crazy, too, but ya gotta love 'em. Read full book review >

MONSTERS ON MACHINES by Deb Lund
FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

A beastly construction crew erects a behemoth of a building, in verse! Read full book review >

SCHOOL FEVER by Brod Bagert
POETRY
Released: July 1, 2008

A tiresome collection of forced verse follows one young scholar from a reluctant beginning through a school year full of the usual hijinks and out on the other side to summer and the entirely unconvincing assertion that "I'm a kid who loves to know!" Read full book review >

THE TOP JOB by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2007

Emma's father searches for UFOs; Elizabeth's mother's a jeweler; Aidan's mother's a NASCAR driver—but this story's unnamed protagonist's father changes light bulbs. Read full book review >

WOW! SCHOOL! by Robert Neubecker
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2007

Having conquered New York City and the rest of the United States (Wow! Read full book review >

COURAGE OF THE BLUE BOY by Robert Neubecker
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

In a still boldly drawn but less frenetic outing than Wow, City! (2004) and Wow, America! (May 2006), Neubecker sends an all-blue lad and his diminutive blue cow out of their all-blue land in search of other colors. Read full book review >

HATTIE HIPPO by Christine Loomis
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

Hattie Hippo is fat. Read full book review >

WOW! AMERICA! by Robert Neubecker
NONFICTION
Released: May 1, 2006

The creator of Wow! Read full book review >

BEASTY BATH by Robert Neubecker
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

A loving mother catches her beast for the start of a beloved bedtime ritual. Read full book review >

WOW! CITY! by Robert Neubecker
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

A young girl comes down from her mountain home for a visit to New York City with her father. Read full book review >