Books by Sean Julian

FIVE LITTLE DUCKLINGS GO TO SCHOOL by Carol Roth
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 23, 2019

"This Swiss-German import—originally written in English—delivers little other than a troubling crying-isn't-OK message. (Picture book. 3-6)"
As in their previous outing, Five Little Ducklings Go to Bed (2013), all it takes is for one sibling to lose their cool about starting school, and the rest follow. Read full book review >
SLOPPY TAKES THE PLUNGE by Sean Julian
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"Just the ticket for allaying incipient ablutophobia. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Sloppy the tree dragon finally earned his heart's desire in Sloppy Wants a Hug (2017), but now Dewdrop the fairy has again turned standoffish. Read full book review >
THE WORRY BOX by Suzanne Chiew
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2018

"An alternative to worry dolls for anxious children. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Murray learns to not let his worries get in the way of living life. Read full book review >
I'LL LOVE YOU FOREVER by Owen Hart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Parent-child love and affection, appealingly presented, with the added attraction of the seasonal content and lack of gender restrictions. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A polar-bear parent speaks poetically of love for a child. Read full book review >
SLOPPY WANTS A HUG by Sean Julian
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Short, simple, sweet—and more than likely to spur some similarly slobbery affection between parent and child. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Dewdrop the fairy is willing to give every forest creature a hug—except for Sloppy the tree dragon. What has Sloppy done? Read full book review >
A FRIEND LIKE YOU by Andrea Schomburg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Lovely and sweet. (Picture book. 3-5)"
As winter nears, a squirrel and a bird forge a friendship. Read full book review >
BEAR CAN'T SLEEP! by Marni McGee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2015

"Patch and his new bear friend would be right at home with Karma Wilson's Bear. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A hare whose heart is in the right place helps a grouchy bear solve his problem and makes a new friend in the process. Read full book review >
MY DAD! by Steve Smallman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"Sweet but not saccharine, this title covers the usual territory in a simple tribute to dads. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This gently humorous look at the ways fathers are special is sure to appeal to the preschool set. Read full book review >
WHERE'S MY MOMMY? by Carol Roth
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Decent but not extraordinary. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Animal sounds, a barnyard setting and a search for a missing mommy are the elements that coalesce into this pleasing if not terribly distinguished tale. Read full book review >
WHERE’S YOUR SMILE, CROCODILE? by Claire Freedman
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

Kyle wakes up to find that he has misplaced his smile and goes looking for it everywhere, only to realize that it's been there all along. When Kyle wakes up grumpy, his mother sends him out to play. He's convinced that he's lost his smile, and his friends attempt to help him find it in a number of ways. Parrot makes silly noises, Orange Monkey makes funny faces, and Elephant blows big bubbles—but nothing seems to lift Kyle's mood. After visiting his friends, Kyle comes across Little Lion Cub who has lost his way home. They decide to continue their search together and Kyle attempts to cheer up Little Lion Cub by trying out all of the silly tricks that his friends used to try to cheer him up. They finally find Little Lion Cub's home and it seems that Kyle has found his smile along the way. Bright and bold illustrations fill each page with color, making this an attractive story as well as one with a worthwhile lesson. Young readers will laugh as Kyle makes bird noises, monkey faces, and blows bubbles, adding a little levity to a fairly predictable story. (Picture book. 2-5)Read full book review >