Books by Steve Metzger

WAITING FOR SANTA by Steve Metzger
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Children who have a hard time waiting for Christmas will enjoy seeing these little animal kindred spirits. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Bear and his friends in the forest make preparations for Santa's arrival on Christmas Eve, but only Bear truly believes Santa will come. Read full book review >
PLUTO VISITS EARTH by Steve Metzger
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Playful science for preschool and the early elementary years. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Angry at learning he's been demoted to a dwarf planet, Pluto pays a visit to Earth, where a boy's reassurance satisfies his need to be special. Read full book review >
WILL PRINCESS ISABEL EVER SAY PLEASE? by Steve Metzger
Released: April 1, 2012

"If silliness is what was aimed for, it sort of succeeds—but, if so, it is not silly enough. (Picture book. 5-7)"
What can you say when even the jacket blurb calls it "a lighthearted lesson in humility"? Read full book review >
THE DANCING CLOCK by Steve Metzger
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Not nearly so engaging as its subject, alas. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The fabulous musical Delacorte clock in Central Park in New York City is the subject of a snow monkey's devotion, told in rhymed couplets. Read full book review >
DETECTIVE BLUE by Steve Metzger
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2011

"Best are all the dangling strings the story presents—ten o'clock scholar, baking blackbirds, a plum on a thumb, the knave of hearts—that interested readers can follow to the source. (Picture book. 4-8)"
THE ICE CREAM KING by Steve Metzger
FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2011

A little boy loves ice cream more than anything else in the world...or does he? Read full book review >