Books by Saskia Lacey

PINEY THE GOAT NANNY by Leanne  Lauricella
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2018

"The loving encounters among animals of different species (and Lauricella's real-world endeavor to help animals with special needs) are great examples to help children develop empathy. (Picture book. 4-6)"
With its retro, appealingly soft-edged digital art, this is the engaging story of how a piglet becomes the "goat nanny" of the title. Read full book review >
POLLY AND HER DUCK COSTUME by Leanne  Lauricella
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Adorable but not exactly substantial. (Informational picture book. 4-6)"
A small goat with a disability stars in this animal-rescue success story. Read full book review >
THE PRESIDENTIAL MASTERS OF PREHISTORY by Saskia Lacey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2016

"Chortleworthy at first glance, disturbingly superficial at second and subsequent ones. (list of presidents) (Informational novelty. 10-12)"
Six presidents of our Holocene epoch pair up with prehistoric predecessors, from George Washingdonyx to Franklin D. Rex. Read full book review >
THE PREHISTORIC MASTERS OF LITERATURE by Saskia Lacey
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2016

"A natural lead-in, or better, lagniappe, to Kathleen Krull's Lives of the Writers (1994, illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt). (Informational novelty. 9-11)"
From the Brontësaurus Sisters to Mark Twainceratops ("Born Samuel ‘Three-Horn' Clemens"), a canon-expanding gallery of great writers that will have every reader, dinophile or not, roaring. Read full book review >
HOW TO BUILD A CAR by Saskia Lacey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"Young makers will find the Scrap Pack's enthusiasm infectious, but even as broad overviews, these offer at best incomplete pictures. (Informational picture book. 7-9)"
A mouse, a bird, and a junkyard frog assemble a car from the ground up—cluing in readers who may be a bit vague on what's beneath all those hoods…or at least what used to be. Read full book review >