Books by Stephen Shaskan

FOUL PLAY AT ELM TREE PARK by Trisha Speed Shaskan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2018

"Not perfect but a pleasant-enough caper that bridges a gap between leveled readers and chapter books. (Graphic mystery. 5-7)"
A hedgehog and rat solve a gentle whodunit. Read full book review >
MAMA AND ME by Stephen Shaskan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 6, 2018

"Those training to take over the family business, like Toad, may find this amusing, but others should steer clear. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Mama and Toad and their bright red tow truck save several friends from roadside mishaps. Read full book review >
METEORITE OR METEOR-WRONG? by Trisha Speed Shaskan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2018

"Tyson may not be thrilled with this book, and mystery fans may be underwhelmed, but a good bison pun can redeem almost anything. (Graphic mystery. 6-12)"
Neil deGrasse Tyson might not be flattered to discover that he is one of the chief suspects in this graphic mystery. Read full book review >
BIG CHOO by Stephen Shaskan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"Little train enthusiasts will be ready for an 'All aboard!' for storytime. (Picture book. 3-5)"
How will a little engine fare on his first trip on the main line? Read full book review >
THE MISSING <i>MOLA LISA</i> by Trisha Speed Shaskan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"The problem with the story isn't just that it's been reduced to a puzzle, but that there was so little else there to be reduced. (Graphic mystery. 6-12)"
The mystery has always been a strange type of story. It often takes a terribly traumatic moment—a murder or kidnapping or theft—and turns it into a puzzle to be solved. Happily, the crime in this graphic novel isn't particularly traumatic. Read full book review >
TOAD ON THE ROAD by Stephen Shaskan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A catchy, cautionary tale. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Little toads should never play in the road! Read full book review >
MAX SPEED by Stephen Shaskan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Great gadzooks! This book is a winner. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a black boy with a big imagination! Read full book review >
PUNK SKUNKS by Trisha Speed Shaskan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"Not a stinker, but no hit record either. (Picture book. 4-6)"
BSFs, best skunks forever! Maybe…. Read full book review >
THE THREE TRICERATOPS TUFF by Stephen Shaskan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"Dino lovers will be charmed; others may want to stick with the more traditional goats, like those of Mary Finch's 2001 title. (Fractured fairy tale. 3-7)"
This version of "The Three Billy Goats Gruff" will satisfy dinosaur lovers who just cannot get their fill of their favorite prehistoric beasts. Read full book review >
A DOG IS A DOG by Stephen Shaskan
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Young animal lovers are in for a treat. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A quirky quartet of amusing animals. Read full book review >