Books by Terry Milne

LOUIS’ DREAM PLANE by Terry Milne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"The message is certainly meritorious, but the execution is pallid (literally—Milne uses a muted palette throughout) next to such vigorous explorations of the same topic as Holly Keller's Horace's New Toy (2000). (Picture book. 5-8)"
Assorted flying machines adorn the endpapers and will propel young aeronautics fans right into this high-flying story of friendship. Read full book review >
MAMA AND LITTLE JOE by Angela McAllister
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2007

"The final disappointment is that, after all this strife, the toys' change of heart feels more contrived than earned or authentic, and the reader is left with a lingering sadness at the close of this story. (Picture book. 6-9)"
In McAllister's latest offering, Mama Ruby and Little Joe, who are "tenth-hand" stuffed kangaroos, arrive at a house filled with new toys who shun them. Read full book review >
THE CAT, THE CROW, AND THE BANYAN TREE by Penelope Lively
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1994

"There's enough of the Saturday morning cartoon here to grab kids; those prepared to see it will find much more. (Picture book. 4-10)"
The author of The Ghost of Thomas Kempe (1973) and other fantasies for children (and also a Booker Prize winner for her adult fiction) adds to her distinguished list a picture book with a delectably sly subtext on narrative style. Read full book review >
GRANDMA'S HAT by Rosemary Kahn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"In soft pencil and watercolor, Milne's art nicely evokes the setting in its many details, including Papa's general store (where the book's one black, a wistful-looking child, is seen from the back) and the flat, dusty landscape and utilitarian homes of the Karoo. (Picture book. 3-8)"
In a book from South Africa, Grandma tells a favorite story about her childhood, when hats were obligatory on Sunday. Read full book review >