Books by Sophie B. Watson

SIMON STEPS INTO THE RING by Marylène Monette
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 2020

"A useful tool for instigating socio-emotional discussions with children despite the muddied metaphor. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Regulating emotions can feel like a never-ending boxing match. Read full book review >
MY HEAD IN THE CLOUDS by Danielle  Chaperon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 8, 2019

"This is one journey to skip. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A child embarks on an imaginary international journey, using many conveyances, in recalling all the items lost on previous trips. Read full book review >
MY BRIGHT FRIEND by Simon Boulerice
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2019

"Readers hoping for strong storytelling won't find it here. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A child coping with divorce finds comfort in an unexpected place. Read full book review >
THROUGH THE ELEPHANT'S DOOR by Hélène De Blois
Released: April 2, 2019

"This quirky French-Canadian import stands out—rather like an elephant at an art museum. (Fiction. 6-8)"
Will the officious, sneering guard at the art museum eventually banish a boy and his elephant friend, Émile? Read full book review >
BILLY STUART IN THE MINOTAUR'S LAIR by Alain M. Bergeron
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2019

"A satisfying second helping for readers unfazed by gimmicks. (puzzle solutions) (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 6-10) "
Raccoon Billy Stuart and his multispecies scout pack continue their hide-and-seek through time, venturing back into ancient Greece. Read full book review >
FLORENCE & LEON by Simon Boulerice
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"A try for 'sweet and refreshing' that lands squarely in 'thoughtless and stale.' (Picture book. 3-7)"
Two strangers meet and bond over shared struggles with disability and a fondness for straws in Boulerice and Côté-Lacroix's debut collaboration. Read full book review >
BILLY STUART AND THE ZINTREPIDS by Alain M. Bergeron
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"An interesting series opener that gets lost on its own trail. (puzzle solutions) (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 6-10)"
In this Canadian import, translated from the French, a young raccoon named Billy Stuart sets out on an adventure through time. Read full book review >
MY WOUNDED ISLAND by Jacques Pasquet
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"A moving if oversimplified look at a very real threat. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Imarvaluk fears for the safety of her island home off the coast of Alaska. Read full book review >