Books by Tom Leonard

Released: Feb. 12, 2019

"Informative and entertaining; good for ocean units, displays, or just plain browsing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Who knew there were so many kinds of crabs? At least 26, in fact. Read full book review >
UNDER THE SEA by Kate Riggs
Released: March 7, 2017

"Don't be surprised when toddlers plead for follow-up trips to the aquarium. (Board book. 2-4)"
A board book shows the ins and outs of sea life. Read full book review >
BECOMING BACH by Tom Leonard
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"An imaginative look at what sparked a musical genius.(Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
Johann Sebastian Bach's early years come to life in a delightful salute to the 17th-century German composer. Read full book review >
HERE IS ANTARCTICA by Madeleine Dunphy
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Teachers will welcome this appealing introduction but should supplement it with other information. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
A rhythmic, cumulative text and detailed acrylic paintings emphasizing the pinks, blues and grays of the icy sea and sky introduce the relationships among animals in the Antarctic ecosystem. Read full book review >
ONE SMALL PLACE IN A TREE by Barbara Brenner
Released: March 1, 2004

"Leonard's bright illustrations match the text well—detailed, but not overly so, with a good sense of movement and life. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
Brenner shows young readers two different ways of looking at nature. Read full book review >
HERE IS THE CORAL REEF by Madeleine Dunphy
Released: May 1, 1998

"The artist varies perspectives, giving viewers the impression that they are not only underwater at eye level with the reef's inhabitants, but sometimes at tooth level. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Set beneath the coral sea of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, this forceful cumulative rhyming tale introduces some of the striking residents of the coral reef ecosystem: "Here is the coral/of all colors and shapes/that lives in clear waters/in this vivid seascape." Read full book review >