Books by Sarah Dillard

I WISH IT WOULD SNOW! by Sarah Dillard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 11, 2018

"This acts as both a mirror and a subtle prompt to enjoy the moment. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A bunny expresses the feelings of so many in temperate climates: They wish for snow when there's none and none when there's lots. Read full book review >
MOUSE SCOUTS by Sarah Dillard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Strong characters plus lots of laughs make this a welcome series for new readers, who will look forward to reading about all 16 badges. (Animal fantasy. 7-10)"
Best friends Tigerlily and Violet earn merit badges and develop their leadership skills as newly minted Acorn Scouts. Read full book review >
EXTRAORDINARY WARREN SAVES THE DAY by Sarah Dillard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"The jokes and the line drawings of chickens are all charming, but even more important: We finally have an answer to 'Why did the chicken cross the road?' (Graphic novel. 6-9)"
Any philosophical questions readers ever had about chickens are addressed in this graphic novel. Read full book review >
FIRST DAY AT ZOO SCHOOL by Sarah Dillard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"Can opposites be friends? Yes, but real friendship is not the one-way street depicted here. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Dillard explores friendship between two opposites. Read full book review >
EXTRAORDINARY WARREN by Sarah Dillard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"The simple line drawings are charming. The text is a matter of taste. It will be a hit with fans of borscht-belt humor. Everyone else may be driven…CRAZY. (Graphic fiction. 6-9)"
This is a story that keeps interrupting itself. Read full book review >
PERFECTLY ARUGULA by Sarah Dillard
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2009

Gauche guest rescues dull party, teaching host a lesson. Everything is clean and bright in hedgehog Arugula's house. (Her coiffed quills resemble a Mohawk, and she wears pearls.) As she cleans and practices the piano and does her daily yoga, she hatches the delicious idea of a tea party for her friends. These include Pansy the mouse, Basil the raccoon, Pistachio the beaver et al. Arugula makes a point of not inviting the raucous squirrel Fidget, who zooms by on a skateboard. Arugula's house looks impeccable for the party, and her lavish spread entices the guests, but she makes them uncomfortable with petty criticisms about dropping crumbs and not using coasters and handling the delicate tea set roughly. Social failure looms when Fidget bursts in and loosens things up; soon everybody's dancing, even the (at first) reluctant Arugula. Dillard's crisp illustrations—in colored pencil, watercolor and gouache—and the book's design mimic 1950s styles with flair. Nifty, though the prose doesn't match the visual drollery. (Picture book. 3-6)Read full book review >