Rutgers University Project on Economics and Children

EconKids Home New Picture Books in 2008 (First Word Q-Z)

New Picture Books in 2008

Just click on the titles to read our original reviews for these picture books and easy readers published in 2008.

Rachel: The Story of Rachel Carson / by Amy Ehrlich, illustrated by Wendell Minor
Rent Party Jazz / by William Miller, illustrated by Charlotte Riley-Webb
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.'s American Heroes. Robert Smalls: The Boat Thief
Running Shoes / by Frederick Lipp, illustrated by Jason Gaillard
Sandy's Circus: A Story About Alexander Calder / by Tanya Lee Stone, illustrated by Boris Kulikov
Seven Miles to Freedom: The Robert Smalls Story / by Janet Halfmans, ill. by Duane Smith
Shoe Bop! / by Marilyn Singer, illustrated by Hiroe Nakata
Shopping with Dad / by Matt Harvey, illustrated by Miriam Latimer
So You Want to Be President? / by Judith St. George, Illustrated by David Small
Spark the Firefighter / by Stephen Krensky, illustrated by Amanda Haley
Steel Town / by Jonah Winter, illustrated by Terry Widener
Stormy's Hat: Just Right for a Railroad Man / by Eric Kimmel, illustrated by Andrea U'Ren
That Book Woman / by Heather Henson, illustrated by David Small
The Beeman / by Laurie Krebs, illustrated by Valeria Cis
The Butter Man / by Elizabeth Alalou and Ali Alalou, illustrated by Julie Klear Essakalli
The City Kid & the Suburb Kid / by Deb Pilutti, illustrated by Linda Bleck
The Donut Chef / by Bob Staake
The Fisherman and His Wife / by Rachel Isadora
The Ghost Catcher / by Martha Hamilton & Mitch Weiss, illustrated by Kristen Balouch
The Gift of the Magi / by O. Henry, illustrated by P.J. Lynch
The Last Black King of the Kentucky Derby / by Chrystal Hubbard, ill. Robert McGuire
The Lucky Star / by Judy Young, illustrated by Chris Ellison
The Magic Pillow / by Demi
The Money Savvy Kid$ Club, series / by Susan Beacham and Lynnette Khalfani-Cox
The Princess Gown / by Linda Leopold Strauss, illustrated by Malene Reynolds Laugesen
The Queen of Style / by Caralyn Buehner, illustrated by Mark Buehner
The Retired Kid / by Jon Agee
The Teen Who Invented Television: Philo T. Farnsworth and His Awesome Invention / by Edwin Brit Wyckoff
The Two Brothers / by William Jaspersohn, illustrated by Michael Donato
The Umbrella Queen / by Shirin Yim Bridges, illustrated by Taeeun Yoo
Tin Lizzie / by Allan Drummond
To the Big Top / by Jill Esbaum, illustrated by David Gordon
Twenty Heartbeats / by Dennis Haseley, illustrated by Ed Young
Up, Up, Up! It's Apple-Picking Time / by Jody Fickes Shapiro, illustrated by Kitty Harvill
Violet the Pilot / by Steve Breen
Wanda Gág: The Girl Who Lived to Draw / by Deborah Kogan Ray
Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa / by Jeanette Winter
We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball / by Kadir Nelson
What Does Mrs. Claus Do? / by Kate Wharton, illustrated by Christian Slade
What the World Eats / by Faith D'Aluisio, photographs by Peter Menzel
When I Grow Up: A Young Person's Guide to Interesting & Unusual Occupations / by Jessica Loy
Who Made This Cake? / by Chihiro Nakagawa, illustrated by Junji Koyose
Women Daredevils: Thrills, Chills, and Frills / by Julie Cummins, illustrated by Cheryl Harness
Working Then and Now / by Robin Nelson
You Can't Do That, Amelia! / by Kimberly W. Klier, illustrated by Kathleen Kemly