Books by Tim Raglin

COWBOY JOSÉ by Susan Middleton Elya
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

Rollicking rhymed "Spanglish" couplets tell the tale of "Cowboy José, the vaquero" and his faithful horse Feo who "ride 'cross the prairie and belt out a song," and then get involved with a gal named Rosita, who is pretty—bonita. Read full book review >

BILL IN A CHINA SHOP by Katie McAllaster Weaver
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

The title sets up the funny premise as Bill, a bull, collects china cups, but his size and clumsiness create havoc in china shops. Read full book review >

GO TRACK A YAK! by Tony Johnston
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2003

A witch's trick backfires in this folkloric original episode. Read full book review >

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S TWELFTH NIGHT by Bruce Coville
Released: March 1, 2003

Coville, who's done so well with these in the past (Romeo and Juliet, 1999, etc), prefaces his latest Shakespearean retelling with the claim that its themes of trying on a new identity and having to yearn in silence for another will carry particular resonance for young readers as "the struggle of adolescence in microcosm!" Read full book review >

THE WOLF WHO CRIED BOY by Bob Hartman
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

The traditional tale gets turned upside down in this hilarious new version. Read full book review >

A CAT OF A DIFFERENT COLOR by Steven Bauer
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2000

A free-ranging feline catalyzes community reaction in this pointed warning about the dangers of blindly obeying authority. Read full book review >

THE BIRTHDAY ABC by Eric Metaxas
ABC BOOKS
Released: March 1, 1995

The text of this alphabet book makes a nice birthday gift, but the wrappings—the exquisitely crafted illustrations—are even better. Twenty-six dandily dressed critters (there is no animal for X, but the Lion has a scion) proclaim birthday greetings to lucky readers. Read full book review >