Books by Sam Usher

THE ADVENTURES OF MOOSE & MR. BROWN by Paul Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 8, 2019

"Safe to skip it. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Anthropomorphic animals meet through happenstance, become friends, and help each other with their problems. Read full book review >
STORM by Sam Usher
by Sam Usher, illustrated by Sam Usher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"It follows, perhaps, that the best picture books are those, like this, that beg to be shared, as well. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Fun for a boy and his grandfather blows in on the winds of a brewing storm. Read full book review >
SUN by Sam Usher
Kirkus Star
by Sam Usher, illustrated by Sam Usher
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"A grand sun story, indeed. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A delightfully warm read about a grandfather and grandchild. Read full book review >
ALL ABOARD THE LONDON BUS by Patty Toht
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2017

"A fun if slightly predictable introduction to the famous city. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
A white family of four takes a tourist trip around London. Read full book review >
RAIN by Sam Usher
Kirkus Star
by Sam Usher, illustrated by Sam Usher
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"Bright, colorful joy for the rainiest of days. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Seeing the window beaded with morning raindrops, the white child narrator can't wait to get out into the wet, but Granddad says they should wait until the weather clears. Read full book review >
WHAT WILL DANNY DO TODAY? by Pippa Goodhart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Readers will love the illustrations, but they might also feel cheated by the premise—disappointing. (Picture book. 3-5)"
So many choices in a seemingly simple day! Read full book review >
THE TIN SNAIL by Cameron McAllister
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"An unusual, mostly successful wartime adventure. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
A tiny rural village does its part for the war effort by hiding what could be the greatest car ever invented. Read full book review >
SNOW by Sam Usher
by Sam Usher, illustrated by Sam Usher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"With toys coming to life, all the fun in the snow, and the lovely child-grandparent relationship, this is a welcome addition to the winter bookshelf. (Picture book. 3-6)"
With untouched snow outside, all a boy wants to do is to go to the park, but there is an obstacle. Read full book review >