Books by Steven Kroll

THE HAND-ME-DOWN DOLL by Steven Kroll
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"A gentle, satisfying reminder of the universal need for love and home. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A beautiful doll is given to a spoiled little girl who doesn't appreciate the gift. Read full book review >
NINA IN THAT MAKES ME MAD by Steven Kroll
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"A little parental TLC finally calms the storm, as it usually does. (Graphic early reader. 6-8)"
A young child presents a catalogue of timeless irritations and injustices in a 1976 outing with art and text lightly massaged and reformatted for newly independent readers. Read full book review >
SUPER-DRAGON by Steven Kroll
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

A dragon contest is announced. Read full book review >

THE TYRANNOSAURUS GAME by Steven Kroll
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

A rainy day at school turns a dozen restless children into master storytellers. Read full book review >

BARBARIANS!  by Steven Kroll
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

Sure, Vikings get all the good press—but as Kroll points out, they weren't the only warlike people to raid, invade and topple established empires between 100 CE and the death of Tamerlane in 1405. Read full book review >

STUFF! by Steven Kroll
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

Pinch the pack rat is encouraged by his friends and neighbors to scale down his bursting-at-the-seams lifestyle and reform his pack-rat ways by donating unwanted items to the neighborhood tag sale. Read full book review >

THE HANUKKAH MICE by Steven Kroll
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

A family of dressed-up mice (Papa and Mitchell both sport yarmulkes) make themselves at home in Rachel's Hanukkah gift—a delicate dollhouse. Read full book review >

POOCH ON THE LOOSE by Steven Kroll
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

Bart is a little terrier who lives in a huge apartment building in New York City with his owner, Max. Read full book review >

THAT MAKES ME MAD! by Steven Kroll
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

Re-introducing Nina, a grammar-school girl first on the scene in 1976, who doesn't have any trouble expressing her feelings of anger. Read full book review >

PATCHES LOST AND FOUND by Steven Kroll
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

In this edifying picture book, Kroll (William Penn: Founder of Pennsylvania, 2000) reveals that there is more than one way to tell a story. Read full book review >

Released: March 15, 2000

In his absorbing picture-book biography aimed at a slightly older audience, Kroll (Robert Fulton, 1999, etc.) immediately informs readers that Penn was a rebel. Read full book review >

Released: March 15, 1999

From Kroll (Lewis and Clark, 1994, etc.), a handsomely illustrated biography that introduces a fascinating historical figure and will make readers yearn for more information. Read full book review >

LEWIS AND CLARK by Steven Kroll
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1994

The story of Lewis and Clark's 1804 exploration west of the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean abounds with elements relevant to our own time. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

A handsomely illustrated account of the writing of our national anthem, in its historical context. Read full book review >

THE PIGRATES CLEAN UP by Steven Kroll
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 1993

Captain Dan is to be married, so he rallies his crew of pigs/pirates into a clean-up frenzy (``How can Kate and I be wed/If you look like unmade beds?''). Read full book review >

ANNABELLE'S UN-BIRTHDAY by Steven Kroll
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

Lucky Annabelle: she makes instant friends in her new school; then, in the euphoria at the end of her first day, she invites her entire class to Grandma's for an impromptu ``birthday'' party, Grandma rises handsomely to the occasion, providing not only ice cream but a cake in full regalia. Read full book review >

HOWARD AND GRACIE'S LUNCHEONETTE by Steven Kroll
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1991

Blow by blow, an admiring account of a busy day feeding an urban neighborhood. Read full book review >