Books by Sara Varon

PRESIDENT SQUID by Aaron Reynolds
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2016

"In the tradition of great windbags, meet President—err, King Squid. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An addlepated, snaggle-toothed, hot-pink giant squid decides to run for president. Sounds like a plan. Read full book review >
SWEATERWEATHER by Sara Varon
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Varon shows a knack for both verbal and visual storytelling, but this showcase is likely to be of more interest to confirmed fans and budding graphic artists than to general readers. (Graphic short stories. 8-11)"
The graphic novelist updates her first solo collection (2003) with additional art, commentary, and minicomics. Read full book review >
ODD DUCK by Cecil Castellucci
Released: May 14, 2013

"This clever celebration of individuality delights. (Graphic fiction. 6-10)"
A sublime tale of two strange ducks who overcome the odds—pun completely intended—and become friends. Read full book review >
BAKE SALE by Sara Varon
by Sara Varon, illustrated by Sara Varon
FICTION
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"An offbeat story about the sacrifices made for friends, about the very everydayness of such acts and the pitfalls and pleasures in their wake. (Picture book. 6 & up)"
Varon returns with another strange and charming graphic work that touches on the theme of her terrific Robot Dreams (2007), namely: how fine friendship can be, and how surely it leads you down a twisty road of joys and melancholy. Read full book review >
CHICKEN AND CAT CLEAN UP by Sara Varon
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"A welcome second adventure. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Gone are the misgivings of city life found in Chicken and Cat (2006). Read full book review >
ROBOT DREAMS by Sara Varon
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Witty and plaintive by turns, this is thoughtful, provocative pleasure. (Graphic novel. 8-14)"
A wordless graphic novel provides a plangent meditation on the nature of friendship. Read full book review >
CHICKEN AND CAT by Sara Varon
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"A fine, deceptively simple-looking start. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Artfully using color more than faces to show feeling, Varon debuts with a wordless, very simply drawn tale of a New York City chicken finding a way to make a feline visitor from the country more at home. Read full book review >