Books by Sean Taylor

GOAL! by Sean Taylor
by Sean Taylor, photographed by Caio Vilela
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 6, 2014

"A solid introduction to soccer, carrying with it the sport's openness to any and all. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Writer Taylor and photographer Vilela give a brisk nod to the international spirit and enjoyment of soccer. Read full book review >
A WASTE OF GOOD PAPER by Sean Taylor
Released: Sept. 15, 2013

Through the journal he keeps, Jason Dooley offers readers a window into his life at Heronford, a British school for kids with behavioral and emotional difficulties.

When Jason loses his temper, he kicks teachers, hits fellow students, throws chairs and fire extinguishers, and has to be forcibly restrained by Pete, his teacher. Read full book review >

ROBOT RUMPUS! by Sean Taylor
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Subpar. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Once more into the night, when feckless parents leave their kid in the charge of defective robots. Read full book review >
ROBOMOP by Sean Taylor
Released: Feb. 7, 2013

"Miscasting results in a missed mark. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A lonely robot finds friends in this overworked tale. Read full book review >
THE GRIZZLY BEAR WITH THE FRIZZLY HAIR by Sean Taylor
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Ultimately, amiable but undistinguished. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Can the clever rabbit stop the hungry bear from eating him? Read full book review >
THE WORLD CHAMPION OF STAYING AWAKE by Sean Taylor
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: July 1, 2011

Little Stella stuffs a month of adventure into a single bedtime.

Dad announces that it's time for bed, and she sets to work getting her three favorite toys to sleep. Read full book review >

HUCK RUNS AMUCK! by Sean Taylor
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2011

Huck is a goat with an eclectic appetite. Read full book review >

THE RING WENT ZING! by Sean Taylor
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2010

When a frog and chicken fall in love, the frog proposes but drops the ring. Read full book review >

CROCODILES ARE THE BEST ANIMALS OF ALL! by Sean Taylor
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

Identical in general import but, alas, far inferior in presentation to Kevin Sherry's exuberant I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean! (2007), this boastfest pairs stumbling rhymes to static jumbles of cartoon figures. Read full book review >

THE GREAT SNAKE by Sean Taylor
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

This unusual presentation of folktales, both in format and focus, has a "great" title and is dramatically illustrated with handsome woodcuts and rubber-stamping. Read full book review >

WHEN A MONSTER IS BORN by Sean Taylor
FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2007

In the fine tradition of Laura Numeroff's If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (1985) and Remy Charlip's Fortunately (1980) comes this British import sure to have little monsters everywhere asking to hear it again. Read full book review >

BOING! by Sean Taylor
by Sean Taylor, illustrated by Bruce Ingman
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2004

Inspired perhaps by the superhuman leaps in martial arts or Spiderman movies, Taylor and Ingman follow a champion trampoliner dubbed the "Great Elastic Marvel" as he inadvertently catapults himself out of a high window, then narrowly escapes one deadly fall after another thanks to a pile of mattresses, an awning, and other conveniently placed springy surfaces. Read full book review >