All Reviews by Author/Illustrator

This is a listing of all of my reviews by author or illustrator.

I review both children’s books and adult books, everything from board books and early readers to middle grade titles to YA, adult, and even some academic works.  Since some authors and illustrators work with various age levels and genres, this list doesn’t break down those aspects the way my yearly lists do.

If you are looking for a particular topic or age level, I have a more comprehensive listing of my commonly used tags broken down by category.  Please keep in mind that this is NOT a recommendation list, I review many books that I either do not like, or do not recommend to others.  You can also see all the books I’ve reviewed in 2016, 2017, 2018.

Some books are listed twice if they have two authors.  If a book is written and illustrated by the same person, fi will be listed under both authors and illustrators.

Authors A-Z

Anthologies, large group collaborations, and books with unknown authors are listed separately under the & symbol after the Z.

A

Adebayo, Ayobami
Stay with Me: a novel.

Akpan, Uwem
Say You’re One of Them.

Alexander Kurt (a.k.a Big Boy)
An XL Life: Staying Big at Half the Size.

Alexie, Sherman
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian: A Novel, illustrated by Ellen Forney.

Ali, S.K.
Saints and Misfits: a novel.

Asim, Jabari
Whose Knees Are These?, illustrated by LeUyen Pham.
Whose Toes Are Those?, illustrated by LeUyen Pham.

Atinuke
Anna Hibiscus (#1), illustrated by Lauren Tobia..

Avis, Heather
The Lucky Few: Finding God’s Best in the Most Unlikely Places.

B

Baptiste, Tracey
The Jumbies.

Barnhill, Kelly
The Girl Who Drank the Moon.

Beard, Rick
Black Soldiers in the Civil War (America’s National Parks Press Series).

Beaumont, Karen
I Like Myself, illustrated by David Catrow.

Bechdel, Alison
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic.

Big Boy – see Alexander, Kurt

Biles, Simone
Courage to Soar: A Body in Motion, A Life in Balance, with Michelle Burford.

Bolden, Tonya
This Kid Can Fly: It’s About Ability (Not Disability), with Aaron Philip.

Bridges, Ruby
Ruby Bridges Goes to School: My True Story.

Brierly, Saroo
Lion (previously titled A Long Way Home).

Bruchac, Joseph
The Warriors.

Bunker, Lisa
Felix Yz.

Burford, Michelle
Courage to Soar: A Body in Motion, A Life in Balance, with Simone Biles.

Burrow, Rufus, Jr.
A Child Shall Lead Them: Martin Luther King Jr., Young People, and the Movement.

Butler, Octavia E.
Fledgling.

C

Cameron, Ann
The Stories Julian Tells, illustrated by Ann Strugnell.
Gloria’s Way, illustrated by Lis Toft.
Gloria Rising, illustrated by Lis Toft.
The Kidnapped Prince: The Life of Olaudah Equiano by Olaudah Equiano (YRE adaption).

Chao, Fred
Johnny Hiro: Half Asian, All Hero.

Chmakova, Svetlana
awkward by Svetlana Chmakova, coloring assistance by Ru Xu and Melissa McCommon, lettering by JuYoun Lee.

Clements, Andrew
Extra Credit, illustrated by Mark Elliott.

Cline-Ransome, Lesa
Major Taylor: Champion Cyclist, illustrated by James E. Ransome.

Colapinto, John
As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who Was Raised As A Girl.

Cox, Katherine
Katie Fry, Private Eye: The Lost Kitten, illustrated by Vanessa Brantley Newton.

Crandell, Bethany
Summer on the Short Bus.

Cushman, Kathleen
First in the Family: Advice about College from First-Generation Students – Your High School Years.

D

Daniels, Roger.
Prisoners Without Trial: Japanese Americans in World War II.

DeGross, Monalisa
Donavan’s Double Trouble, illustrated by Amy Bates.

Dent, Jim
The Kids Got It Right: How the Texas All-Stars Kicked Down Racial Walls.

Draper, Sharon M.
The Buried Bones Mystery (Clubhouse Mysteries #1), illustrated by Jesse Joshua Watson.

Duane, Diane
A Wizard Alone by Diane Duane.

Duyvis, Corinne
On the Edge of Gone.

E

Equiano, Olaudah
The Kidnapped Prince: The Life of Olaudah Equiano (YRE), adapted by Ann Cameron.

Erdrich, Louise
The Birchbark House.

F

Fadiman, Anne
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down.

Frazier, Sundee T.
Brendan Buckley’s Universe and Everything In It.

Freedman, Florence B.
Two Tickets to Freedom: The True Story of William and Ellen Craft, Fugitive Slaves, illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats.

Friend, Natasha
Perfect.

Fulgham, Nicole Baker
Educating All God’s Children: What Christians Can – and Should – Do to Improve Public Education for Low-Income Kids.

G

Gino, Alex
George.

Giovanni, Nikki
The Girls in the Circle, illustrated by Cathy Ann Johnson.

Gray, Nigel
A Country Far Away, illustrated by Phillippe Dupasquier.

Green, John
Will Grayson, Will Grayson, with David Levithan.

Greene, Carol
Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Man Who Changed Things.

H

Han, Jenny
Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream, illustrated by Julia Kuo.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.

Haskins, Jim.
Rosa Parks: My Story, with Rosa Parks.

Helfer, Andrew
Malcolm X: A Graphic Biography, art by Randy DuBurke.

Henson, Matthew
A Negro Explorer at the North Pole, forward by Matthew E. Peary and introduction by Booker T. Washington.

Hernandez, Lauren
I Got This: To Gold and Beyond.

Hess, Micheline
Malice in Ovenland.

Hesse, Karen
Witness.

Herrington, John
Mission to Space.

Hill, Laban Carrick
Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave, illustrated by Bryan Collier
.
When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip-Hop, illustrated by Theodore Taylor III.

Hoffman, Mary
Amazing Grace, illustrated by Caroline Binch.

Hoose, Phillip
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice.

I

Isadora, Rachel
Peekaboo Morning.

J

Jones, James H.
Bad Blood: The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment (New and Expanded Edition).

Jones, Kelly
Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer, illustrated by Katie Kath.

K

Kamkwamba, William
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope, with Bryan Mealer.

Keats, Ezra Jack
The Snowy Day.  (Board book edition.)

Khan, Hena
Amina’s Voice.
It’s Ramadan, Curious George, illustrated by Mary O’Keefe Young.

Kim, Derek Kirk
Good As Lily, illustrated by Jesse Hamm.

Klinec, Jennifer
The Temporary Bride: A Memoir of Love and Food in Iran.

Kondo, Marie
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: the Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing.

L

LaBoucane-Benson, Patti
The Outside Circle, illustrated by Kelly Mellings.

Lemmon, Gayle Tzemach
The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe.

Levithan, David
Will Grayson, Will Grayson, with John Green.

Lin, Grace
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon.

M

Maccarone, Grace
Pizza Party, illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully
.

Manushkin, Fran
Pedro: First Grade Hero, illustrated by Tammie Lyon.

Marzollo, Jean
Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King, illustrated by J. Brian Pinkney.

Matlin, Marlee
I’ll Scream Later, with Betsy Sharkey.

McKissack, Patricia C.
Abby Takes a Stand (Scraps of Time 1960), illustrated by Gordon James.

Mealer, Bryan
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope, with William Kamkwamba.

Medearis, Angela Shelf
Best Friends in the Snow, illustrated by Ken Wilson-Max.
The Case of the Missing Trophy, illustrated by Robert Papp.
Coretta Scott King: Dare to Dream, illustrated by Anna Rich.
Singing for Dr. King, illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu.

Meminger, Neesha
Shine, Coconut Moon.

Menon, Sandhya
When Dimple Met Rishi.

Merritt, Jonathan
Un-Ashamed, with Lecrae Moore.

Meyers, Walter Dean
Ida B. Wells: Let the Truth Be Told, illustrated by Bonnie Christensen.
Monster.
Monster: A Graphic Novel, adapted by Guy A. Sims and illustrated by Dawud Anyabwile.

Mock, Janet
Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love, and So Much More.

Moore, Lecrae
Un-Ashamed, with Jonathan Merritt.

N

Nelson, Robin
Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Nguyen, Viet Thanh
The Refugees.

Noah, Trevor
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood.

O

O’Neal, Shaquille
Little Shaq, illustrated by Theodore Taylor III.

Oughton, Taylor
Great African Americans (Dover Coloring Books).

P

Palacio, R.J.
We’re All Wonders
.

Papademetriou, Lisa
A Tale of Highly Unusual Magic.

Pardini, Priscilla
On Her Own: The Life of Betty Brinn, illustrated by Joanne Scholler Bowring.

Park, Linda Sue
A Long Walk to Water: A Novel Based on a True Story.

Parks, Rosa
Rosa Parks: My Story, with Jim Haskins.

Patchett, Ann
State of Wonder.

Peary, Matthew E.
(Forward) A Negro Explorer at the North Pole by Matthew Henson, introduction by Booker T. Washington.

Perkins, Mitali
Rickshaw Girl, illustrated by Jamie Hogan.
Tiger Boy by Mitali Perkins, illustrated by Jamie Hogan.

Pessin-Whedbee, Brook
Who Are You? The Kid’s Guide to Gender Identity, illustrated by Naomi Bardoff.

Philip, Aaron
This Kid Can Fly: It’s About Ability (Not Disability), with Tonya Bolden.

Pinnell, Gay Su
We Can! (also titled If You Can, I Can), illustrated by Barbara Duke.

Pitman, Gayle E.
This Day in June, illustrated by Kristyna Litten.

Q

Quinones, Sam
Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic.

R

Rhodes, Jewell Parker

Sugar, illustrations by Neil Brigham.

Robinet, Harriette Gillem
Children of the Fire.

S

Sanders, Nancy I.
D is for Drinking Gourd: An African American Alphabet, illustrated by E. B. Lewis.

Saperstein, Jesse
Getting a Life with Asperger’s: Lessons Learned on the Bumpy Road to Adulthood.

Sapphire
Push.

Shange, Ntozake
Coretta Scott, illustrated by Kadir Nelson.

Sharkey, Betsy
I’ll Scream Later, with Marlee Matlin.

Shetterly, Margot Lee
Hidden Figures:  The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race.

Shevah, Emma
Dara Palmer’s Major Drama.

Sims, Guy A.
(Adapted) Monster: A Graphic Novel by Walter Dean Myers, illustrated by Dawud Anyabwile.

Skloot, Rebecca
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

Smith, Charles R. Jr.
28 Days: Moments in Black History that Changed the World, illustrated by Shane W. Evans.

Smith, Monique Gray
My Heart Fills With Happiness, illustrated by Julie Flett.

Smith, Sherri L.
Flygirl.

Stork, Francisco X.
The Memory of Light.

Sugar, Rebecca
The Answer, illustrated by Elle Michalka and Tiffany Ford.

Suskind, Dana, Beth, and Leslie Lewinter-Suskind
Thirty Million Words: Building a Child’s Brain – Tune In, Talk More, Take Turns.

T

Tammet, Daniel
Born On a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant.

Taylor, Ann
Baby Dance, illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden.

Thompson, Carol
Snow.

Turner, Ann
My Name is Truth: The Life of Sojourner Truth, illustrated by James Ransome.

U V

Van Camp, Richard
We Sang You Home, illustrated by Julie Flett.

Varadarajan, Gita
Save Me a Seat, with Sarah Weeks.

Venkatraman, Padma
A Time to Dance.

W

Wagner, Laura Rose
Hold Tight, Don’t Let Go: A Novel of Haiti.

Warner, Sally
EllRay Jakes is Not a Chicken! (EllRay Jakes #1), illustrated by Jamie Harper.

Washington, Booker T.
(Introduction) A Negro Explorer at the North Pole by Matthew Henson, forward by Matthew E. Peary.

Weeks, Sarah
Save Me a Seat, with Gita Varadarajan.

Wilkinson, Lili
Pink.

Winston, Sherri.
President of the Whole Fifth Grade.

Woodson, Jacqueline
Visiting Day, illustrated by James E. Ransome.

X Y Z

Yoon, Nicola
Everything, Everything.
The Sun is Also a Star.

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Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror, a report of the Equal Justice Initiative.

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Illustrators A-Z

For comics I have included only the principle artist or artists.  Anthologies, large group collaborations, and books with unknown authors are listed separately under the & symbol (after the Z).

A

Anyabwile, Dawud
Monster: A Graphic Novel by Walter Dean Myers, adapted by Guy A. Sims.

B

Bardoff, Naomi
Who Are You? The Kid’s Guide to Gender Identity by Brook Pessin-Whedbee.

Bates, Amy
Donavan’s Double Trouble by Monalisa DeGross.

Bechdel, Alison
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic.

Binch, Caroline
Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman.

Bowring, Joanne Scholler
On Her Own: The Life of Betty Brinn by Priscilla Pardini.

Brigham, Neil
Sugar by Jewell Parker Rhodes.

C

Catrow, David
I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont.

Chao, Fred
Johnny Hiro: Half Asian, All Hero.

Chmakova, Svetlana
awkward by Svetlana Chmakova, coloring assistance by Ru Xu and Melissa McCommon, lettering by JuYoun Lee.

Christensen, Bonnie
Ida B. Wells: Let the Truth Be Told by Walter Dean Meyers.

Collier, Bryan
Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave by Laban Carrick Hill.

D

DuBurke, Randy
Malcolm X: A Graphic Biography by Andrew Helfer.

Duke, Barbara
We Can! (also titled If You Can, I Can) by Gay Su Pinnell.

Dupasquier, Phillippe
A Country Far Away by Nigel Gray.

E

Elliott, Mark
Extra Credit by Andrew Clements.

Evans, Shane W.
28 Days: Moments in Black History that Changed the World by Charles R. Smith Jr.

F

Flett, Julie
My Heart Fills With Happiness by Monique Gray Smith.
We Sang You Home by Richard Van Camp.

Ford, Tiffany
The Answer, written by Rebecca Sugar, illustrated with Elle Michalka.

Forney, Ellen
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian: A Novel by Sherman Alexie.

G H

Hamm, Jesse
Good As Lily by Derek Kirk Kim.

Harper, Jamie
EllRay Jakes is Not a Chicken! (EllRay Jakes #1) by Sally Warner.

Hess, Micheline
Malice in Ovenland.

Hogan, Jamie
Rickshaw Girl by Mitali Perkins.
Tiger Boy by Mitali Perkins.

Hu, Ying-Hwa – See Van Wright, Cornelius.

I

Isadora, Rachel
Peekaboo Morning.

J

James, Gordon
Abby Takes a Stand (Scraps of Time 1960) by Patricia C. McKissack.

Johnson, Cathy Ann
The Girls in the Circle by Nikki Giovanni.

K

Kath, Katie
Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones.

Keats, Ezra Jack
The Snowy Day.  (Board book edition.)
Two Tickets to Freedom: The True Story of William and Ellen Craft, Fugitive Slaves by Florence B. Freedman.

Kuo, Julia
Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream by Jenny Han.

L

Lewis, E. B.
D is for Drinking Gourd: An African American Alphabet by Nancy I. Sanders.

Lin, Grace
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon.

Litten, Kristyna.
This Day in June by Gayle E. Pitman.

Lyon, Tammie
Pedro: First Grade Hero by Fran Manushkin.

M

McCully, Emily Arnold
Pizza Party by Grace Maccarone.

Mellings, Kelly
The Outside Circle by Patti LaBoucane-Benson.

Michalka, Elle
The Answer, written by Rebecca Sugar, illustrated with Tiffany Ford.

N

Nelson, Kadir
Coretta Scott by Ntozake Shange.

Newton, Vanessa Brantley
Katie Fry, Private Eye: The Lost Kitten by Katherine Cox.

O

Oughton, Taylor
Great African Americans (Dover Coloring Books).

P

Palacio, R.J.
We’re All Wonders.

Papp, Robert
The Case of the Missing Trophy by Angela Shelf Medearis.

Pham, LeUyen
Whose Knees Are These? by Jabari Asim.
Whose Toes Are Those? by Jabari Asim.

Pinkney, Brian
Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King by Jean Marzollo.

Q R

Ransome, James
My Name is Truth: The Life of Sojourner Truth by Ann Turner.
Visiting Day by Jacqueline Woodson.
Major Taylor: Champion Cyclist by Lesa Cline-Ransome.

Rich, Anna
Coretta Scott King: Dare to Dream by Angela Shelf Medearis.

S

Sheevah, Emma
Dara Palmer’s Major Drama.

Strunell, Ann
The Stories Julian Tells by Ann Cameron.

T

Taylor, Theodore III
Little Shaq by Shaquille O’Neal.
When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip-Hop by Laban Carrick Hill.

Thompson, Carol
Snow.

Tobia, Lauren
Anna Hibiscus by Atinuke.

Toft, Lis
Gloria’s Way by Ann Cameron.
Gloria Rising by Ann Cameron.

U V

Van Heerden, Marjorie
Baby Dance by Ann Taylor.

Van Wright, Cornelius and Ying-Hwa Hu
Singing for Dr. King by Angela Shelf Medearis.

W

Watson, Jesse Joshua
The Buried Bones Mystery (Clubhouse Mysteries #1) by Sharon M. Draper.

Wilson-Max, Ken
Best Friends in the Snow by Angela Shelf Medearis.

X Y Z

Young, Mary O’Keefe
It’s Ramadan, Curious George by Hena Khan.

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Last updated January 26th, 2018 with Tiger Boy.

 

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