Books by Sarah Massini

KISS IT BETTER by Smriti Prasadam-Halls
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"While it's certainly true that kisses make most things better, most kids don't need yet another book, no matter how sweet, to tell them so. (Picture book. 2-6)"
This book extols all the wondrous things that kisses can make better. Read full book review >
A RECIPE FOR BEDTIME by Peter Bently
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 19, 2016

"A treat of a bedtime book. (Picture book. 0-3)"
Bently and Massini serve up rhyming verse and a bevy of animal friends to guide a little one through the bedtime routine, one "ingredient" at a time. Read full book review >
TULIP AND REX WRITE A STORY by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"This sweet story makes a good springboard for vocabulary-enrichment activities in and out of the classroom. (Picture book. 3-7)"
With the help of her beloved dog, a girl composes a story on a word-filled jaunt to the park. Read full book review >
BOOKS ALWAYS EVERYWHERE by Jane Blatt
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2014

"Though some adults might suck their teeth at a few of the suggested uses, the message that books are fun (and useful) certainly overrides that. In two words: Books rule! (Picture book. 2-4)"
Books are everywhere, as these adorable toddlers prove! Read full book review >
TULIP LOVES REX by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 23, 2013

"A self-consciously didactic story that deals blandly with its theme. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Wince-inducing platitudes lace this saccharine story of loving and being loved. Read full book review >
TRIXIE TEN by Sarah Massini
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Bland, though possibly useful to readers frustrated by a multitude of siblings. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A simple tale about large-family appreciation gets cheery art that's more conceptual than complex. Read full book review >
OVER IN THE MEADOW AT THE BIG BALLET by Lisa Shulman
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2007

"The whole complex range of the performance experience is packed into this seemingly simple rhyming story with an engaging text that works equally well when read or sung to the traditional tune. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The well-known children's song "Over in the Meadow" serves as the structure for this charming interpretation featuring a shy little swan and her ballet teacher, a cat named Miss Faye. Read full book review >