Books by Salvatore Rubbino

OUR VERY OWN DOG by Amanda McCardie
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"Three cheers for Sophie! Perfect fuel for dog lovers' fires. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A family lovingly adopts a dog with much preparation in this cheerful tale that's full of helpful hints for aspiring dog owners. Read full book review >
HARRY MILLER'S RUN by David Almond
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A rich and resonant short story. (Illustrated fiction. 10 & up)"
Nearing the end of his life, a beloved old runner passes the torch to an eager young one. Read full book review >
A WALK IN PARIS by Salvatore Rubbino
Released: March 11, 2014

"Sparkling lights and lovely sights fill this whirlwind tour of Paris. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Is there really a building with its ductwork and escalators on the outside? Read full book review >
JUST DUCKS! by Nicola Davies
Released: March 1, 2012

"An ideal introduction to this familiar waterfowl—readers will enjoy diving right in. (index, note) (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
Mallard ducks catch the attention of an observant young narrator. Join in on her day's travels to learn a lot about these quacking creatures. Read full book review >
A WALK IN NEW YORK by Salvatore Rubbino
Released: April 1, 2009

This is not, of course, about New York City as a whole, but about Manhattan, as nearly all such volumes aimed at young people are. A boy and his dad come into Grand Central on the commuter train. In the boy's voice, readers hear of their travels to the Empire State Building (on a rather spiffy foldout), the New York Public Library, Macy's, Union Square and Greenwich Village. Various factlets are scattered throughout, separate from the boy's narrative, and while none seem to be incorrect, no sources are given anywhere. The Lenape name for the Hudson River, Muhheakantuck, is described merely as an "American Indian name," and the Wickquasgeck Trail (Broadway) is similarly described, which undercuts the specificity of a spread in which passersby exchange greetings in seven of New York's 170 languages. The 1950s-look mixed-media art is done in earth tones with hints of sunniness. It's very pretty, but doesn't replace other such standbys as Kathy Jakobsen's My New York (1993, 2003). (Picture book. 4-7)Read full book review >