Books by Steve Light

LUCKY LAZLO by Steve Light
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 27, 2016

"The title indicates that Lazlo is lucky, but readers of this delightful book will undoubtedly feel that they are really the lucky ones. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Lazlo is in love with an actress playing Alice, and thus his adventure into the wonderful world of theater begins. Read full book review >
CARS GO by Steve Light
Kirkus Star
by Steve Light, illustrated by Steve Light
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 5, 2016

"Make some vroom for this one on your shelves. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
In his fifth vehicular exploration, Light brings eight cars to life with dynamic visuals and playful onomatopoeia. Read full book review >
THE BUNNY BURROW BUYER'S BOOK by Steve Light
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2016

"A droll, minimalist take on an odyssey that will be within the experiences of many children…and most adults. (Picture book. 6-8)"
With a family that grows between each page turn, it's definitely time to find new digs. Read full book review >
SWAP! by Steve Light
Kirkus Star
by Steve Light, illustrated by Steve Light
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"Keep your bitcoins—you never know when somebody might need a button. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A broken-down captain and his young, peg-legged mate rediscover an ages-old system to rebuild their battered ship without spending a penny. Read full book review >
HAVE YOU SEEN MY MONSTER? by Steve Light
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 8, 2015

"Gently educational and greatly entertaining. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little girl searches for her monster in every corner of the county fair. Read full book review >
BOATS GO by Steve Light
Kirkus Star
by Steve Light, illustrated by Steve Light
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 3, 2015

"The real challenge will be keeping it out of the bathtub. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Eight boats sail across the elongated double-page spreads, rendered in primary-color watercolors and accompanied by an appropriate sound. Read full book review >
PLANES GO! by Steve Light
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"High-flying fun. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Eight flying machines whoosh across Light's extra-wide board-book pages. Read full book review >
HAVE YOU SEEN MY DRAGON? by Steve Light
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 8, 2014

"Lots for young readers to see and count. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A little boy has misplaced his pet dragon and must search for him all over the city, counting up from one dragon to 20 lanterns. Read full book review >
ZEPHYR TAKES FLIGHT by Steve Light
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Flighty fun. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Zephyr, a buoyant, gum-chewing lass obsessed with airplanes, achieves a fantastical flight—and gets home in time for breakfast—in this enjoyable romp. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Sheer, fabulous power. (Board book. 1-3)"
There's more than just "choo-choo" along this track. Read full book review >
THE CHRISTMAS GIANT by Steve Light
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"The charming illustrations in pen and ink with pastels use exaggerated proportions to show the size of the giant and clever use of multiple panels to show the various creative processes. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An extra-tall format suits this whimsical story about a giant and a tiny elf who are special helpers for Santa at his North Pole workshop. Read full book review >
TRUCKS GO by Steve Light
Kirkus Star
by Steve Light, illustrated by Steve Light
THINGS THAT GO
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"A rumbustious success in every way. (6 mos.-2)"
"The garbage truck goes, / burbaba burbaba burbaba / screech beep-beep-beep / crunch crunch / CRUNCH." Read full book review >
THE SHOEMAKER EXTRAORDINAIRE by Steve Light
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: March 1, 2003

"High marks for energy. (author's note) (Picture book. 7-8)"
Wildly terpsichorean collages, constructed from patterned cloth and paper cutouts decorated with bright paint and shoe-sole prints, illustrate this original tale of a clever itinerant cobbler and a nearsighted giant. Read full book review >
PUSS IN BOOTS by Steve Light
Kirkus Star
adapted by Steve Light, illustrated by Steve Light
Released: March 1, 2001

"This playful and rich adaptation, complete with a heroine who is male in most versions, is fresh and full of energy. (Picture book/fairy tale. 3-5)"
This collage adaptation of the old tale is alive with texture. Read full book review >