Books by Roxie Munro

RODENT RASCALS by Roxie Munro
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"'Humans are lucky to have rodents,' Munro argues…and makes her case with equal warmth to hearts and minds. (websites, index) (Informational picture book. 7-9)"
Twenty-one representatives of the largest mammalian order pose in this fetching portrait gallery. Read full book review >
MASTERPIECE MIX by Roxie Munro
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"A handsome and satisfying companion to Market Maze (2015). (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Looking for a fresh and inviting introduction to academic painting genres such as still life, portrait, or landscape? Why not bring readers inside an artist's studio (perhaps author/illustrator Munro's own?) and actually show them the process? Read full book review >
BUSY BUILDERS by Roxie Munro
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Enticing as an introduction to insects and spiders. (Nonfiction. 4-9)"
Many-legged home-builders are rendered in remarkable artwork. Read full book review >
ROXIE'S DOORS by Roxie Munro
by Roxie Munro, illustrated by Roxie Munro, developed by OCG Studios
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2011

"This storybook app isn't breaking any new ground, but it's a solid effort that will undoubtedly stimulate more than a few curious little minds. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
A seek-and-find scavenger hunt encourages readers to explore what lies behind various doors. Read full book review >
ROXIE'S A-MAZE-ING VACATION ADVENTURE by Roxie Munro
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2011

"Challenging? For sure. To the point of frustration? Very possibly. Lively, engrossing and well designed? Definitely. (iPad game app. 7-10)"
Munro (Eco-Mazes, 2010, etc.) shifts into high gear with this new—and first digital—addition to her labyrinthic series. Read full book review >
INSIDE-OUTSIDE DINOSAURS by Roxie Munro
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Pre-readers in particular will be drawn to this prehistoric primer. (bibliography, web resources) (Informational picture book. 4-6)"
Munro moves from architecture to paleontology for her latest Inside-Outside album, portraying each of eight familiar dinosaurs as a fossil skeleton and then, on the next spread, fleshing the specimen out and posing it in an open, natural setting with several other creatures of the same era. Read full book review >
TEXAS RANGERS by Michael P. Spradlin
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2008

Paying handsome tribute to the doughty crew that brought the rule of law to some of the wildest parts of the Wild West, Spradlin profiles such prominent Rangers as William A.A. "Big Foot" Wallace and Captain Leander McNelly. Read full book review >
MAZE WAYS by Roxie Munro
by Roxie Munro, illustrated by Roxie Munro
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2007

"The author's latest tale is a satisfying follow-up to Amazement Park (2005) for fans and bound to attract newcomers as well. (Picture book. 7-11)"
Munro presents fans of her previous maze challenges new fodder to delight and intrigue. Read full book review >
CIRCUS by Roxie Munro
by Roxie Munro, illustrated by Roxie Munro
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A winning concept expertly executed; could become a young child's favorite book. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A tour of the big top, with scores of flaps to lift. Read full book review >
AMAZEMENT PARK by Roxie Munro
NONFICTION
Released: April 1, 2005

"An answer key is provided in the end pages. (Picture book. 6+)"
Munro's latest maze-craze offering expands upon the concept of her earlier work, Mazescapes (2001). Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Readers will be, too. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Introductions to renowned buildings usually focus on their construction; Zaunders looks instead to their uniformly brilliant, ambitious, strong-minded architects. Read full book review >
DOORS by Roxie Munro
by Roxie Munro, illustrated by Roxie Munro
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"Never have the pleasures of discovery been more generously fulfilled. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Munro invites readers in rhyme to lift ten big single- or double-flap doors to look for objects inside. Read full book review >
MAZESCAPES by Roxie Munro
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"It's a ride worth taking more than once. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Children who enjoy poring over Bonnie and Arthur Geisert's "town" plans (Desert Town, p. 182, etc.) and the like will have a ball with this series of connected mazes from the author of the "Inside Outside" series. Read full book review >
FEATHERS, FLAPS, AND FLOPS by Bo Zaunders
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2001

"Munro's energetic and spiffily detailed images are just right. (Collective biography. 8-12)"
In this terrific salute to those who fulfilled that eternal human urge to take to the skies, Zaunders skips the Wright Brothers and Earhart in favor of some lesser-known pioneers of the air. Read full book review >
THE INSIDE-OUTSIDE BOOK OF TEXAS by Roxie Munro
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"True Texans may quibble at what is not included, but given a state with the fourth and ninth largest cities in the United States along with vast rural areas, it probably isn't possible to cover everything. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
In another inside-outside book, Munro tackles the big state of Texas in a giant-sized format and vividly colorful style. Read full book review >
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"The same detailed pen-and-ink drawings that skillfully reveal perspectives in Munro's Inside Outside books deftly capture the travels of these hardy souls, from the Arctic to the Sahara. (bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 8-12)"
Treacherous terrain and hostile environments were everyday fare for the 19th-century and early 20th-century global explorer-adventurers the husband-and-wife author and illustrator present in these pages. Read full book review >
THE INSIDE-OUTSIDE BOOK OF LIBRARIES by Julie Cummins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"An adequate treatment of a surprisingly fascinating topic. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-10)"
Normally a soloist on the series, Munro (The Inside-Outside Book of Paris, 1992) has a collaborator for this entry that shows all kinds of libraries, from behemoths like the Library of Congress and the New York Public Library to collections on navy ships and in prisons, on bookmobiles and home bookshelves. Read full book review >
THE INSIDE-OUTSIDE BOOK OF PARIS by Roxie Munro
NONFICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"A lovely tribute, especially notable for the artist's lucid style and creative compositions. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4+)"
In the style of Munro's earlier pictorial tours (e.g., The Inside-Outside Book of New York City, 1985), a sampling of the sights of Paris, grand and small, in pairs of contrasting vantage points or other scenes related by the concepts of ``in'' and ``out.'' Explanatory notes are now adjacent to the evocative illustrations, forfeiting the dramatically expansive wordless double spreads in the earlier books but making the whole more coherent and useful. Read full book review >