Books by Rita Gray and Complete Book Reviews

Compiled by Rita Gray, illus. by Ryan O'Rourke, Charlesbridge, $9.95 (32p) ISBN 978-1-57091-716-5
This playful group of 20 rain-themed poems includes the works of Robert Frost, Carl Sandburg, and Hilda Conkling, among others, as well as several haiku in translation. Although rhymes (such as Dixie Willson's "I like the gray/ November day,/ And...
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Rita Gray, illus. by Kenard Pak. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $16.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-544-10580-5
Layering delicate leaves and branches in green-browns, gold-greens, and touches of scarlet, newcomer Pak gives Gray’s (One Big Rain) story about nesting robins a quiet, measured dynamism. The restraint of the artwork dovetails nicely with the story’s
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Rita Gray, illus. by Kenard Pak. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $16.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-544-34012-1
The team behind Have You Heard the Nesting Bird? returns to explore the way flowers seem to “call” to certain pollinator species in order to propagate. Gray’s rhymes use poetic red herrings of a sort to engage readers: “Flowers are calling a desert...
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Rita Gray, illus. by Kenard Pak. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $17.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-544-58262-0
In a series of poems and airy illustrations, Gray and Pak (who most recently collaborated on Flowers Are Calling) consider the dreams of woodland creatures, observed in their habitats by a straight-haired, dark-skinned girl. With the reassuring...
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Rita Gray, Author, Terry Widener, Illustrator , illus. by Terry Widener. Hyperion $15.99 (40p) ISBN 978-0-7868-1613-2
Nonna isn't one of those bustling-about grandmothers. During the course of a summer day, as she sits, rocks and knits ("Click Click Click Click" go her needles), she and her wood-frame porch seem like a single entity—a feeling...
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