Books by Sydney Hanson

HOW DO YOU TAKE A BATH? by Kate McMullan
Released: Oct. 23, 2018

"A bedtime read-aloud that young kids and caregivers will have a ball with. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Everybody needs a bath sometimes, even hippos! But how do they manage it? Read full book review >
CONSTRUCTION CAT by Barbara Odanaka
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"Solidly built for enjoyment by construction kids and feline friends alike. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Construction Cat and her kitty-cat crew are on the job! Read full book review >
TOAFF'S WAY by Cynthia Voigt
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"A brilliant, bushy-tailed bildungsroman. (Animal fantasy. 8-12)"
During the first four seasons of his life, the titular gray squirrel learns to embrace his "only-ness." Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"Complex and convoluted, this tale will repay close attention from fans of offbeat fantasy. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Love conquers all, sort of, eventually, maybe, in this quirky fantasy that incorporates alchemical transformations, hidden identities, inventive wordplay, and terrible (mostly off-stage) violence and destruction. Read full book review >
WARTS AND ALL by Lori Haskins Houran
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Parents who have OD'd on the previous outing may welcome this as an alternative, but goodness knows, similar treacly reassurances that are also free of potentially confusing bits abound. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A second slam of cuteness from the creators of Next to You: A Book of Adorableness (2016). Read full book review >
SUNBEAM'S SHINE by Emily Bliss
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Standard-issue girlie wish fulfillment. (Fantasy. 6-9)"
A unicorn-loving girl goes to a magical world to help a unicorn princess. Read full book review >
ESCARGOT by Dashka Slater
Released: April 11, 2017

"An unusual, tongue-in-cheek aid to getting children to eat a disliked food—even the dreaded carrot. (Picture Book. 4-7)"
A charming little French snail takes center stage as it entices a child to share a meal. Read full book review >
PANDA PANTS by Jacqueline Davies
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"There's nothing too scary, no message to navigate—just a sweet story, well done. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little panda has decided that he wants pants, and he's going to tell his father exactly why. Read full book review >
NEXT TO YOU by Lori Haskins Houran
Released: March 1, 2016

"A refreshing alternative to hypersentimental entries in the 'I love you more than anything!' genre: sincere without being goopy. (Picture book. 2-5)"
What could possibly be more adorable than lots of fuzzy baby animals with biiig dark eyes, stubby little legs (oooh), and waggy tails (awww)? Take a guess. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Readers will appreciate watching Sylvie determinedly working toward her goals. (Fiction. 7-10)"
An opportunity to participate in an ice hockey league soon leads to drama for fourth-grader Sylvie. Read full book review >