Reviews & Recognition

Take a look at some of the wonderful reviews for Gnome Road books and join us as we congratulate our authors and illustrators on important awards and recognition for their work. We are proud to have published these amazing stories!

RAVE REVIEWS AND RECOGNITION

ALPACAS MAKE TERRIBLE LIBRARIANS - Publishers Weekly (Jul. 2024)

TANGO RED RIDING HOOD - 2024 Skipping Stones Multicultural Book Award.

THE SORRY SEEDS - Kirkus Reviews (Jul. 2024)

TRUNK GOES THUNK! A WOODLAND TALE OF OPPOSITES - Kirkus Reviews (Jul. 2024)

ALPACAS MAKE TERRIBLE LIBRARIANS - Kirkus Reviews (Jul. 2024)

EMILY SNOOK: THE WORLD'S SMALLEST COOK - Kirkus Reviews (Jul. 2024)

FINLEY: A MOOSE ON THE CABOOSE - Foreward INDIES 2023 Picture Book of the Year - Honorable Mention (Jun. 2024)

ANIMALS IN SURPRISING SHADES - A Bank Street College of Education "Best Children's Books of the Year"selection, (2024 ed.), Poetry, Ages 5 to 9!

SCIENCE, MATTER AND THE BASEBALL PARK - A Bank Street College of Education "Best Children's Books of the Year" selection (2024 ed.), STEM Category, Ages 5 to 9!

FROM THE FARM, TO OUR TABLE - CBC Hot-Off-the-Press "Nature's Cradle" Spotlight Feature selection (Apr. 2024)

OLD TO JOY - A 2024 CBC Librarians Favorite Award Winner (Top Ten!)

ANIMALS IN SURPRISING SHADES - A 2024 CBC Teachers Favorite Award Winner

TANGO RED RIDING HOOD - Anna Dewdney Read-Together Award Honor Book (Apr. 2024)

THE IMPOSTER - School Library Journal (Apr. 2024); Midwest Book Review (Mar. 2024)

SEA SMILES - Midwest Book Review (Mar. 2024); The Children's Book Review (Mar. 2024)

FROM THE FARM, TO OUR TABLE - ALA Booklist 2024 Spring Youth Preview notable new title

NANCY BESS HAD A DRESS - ALA Booklist 2024 Spring Youth Preview notable new title

SEA SMILES - CBC Hot-Off-the-Press Spotlight Feature (Feb. 2024)

NANCY BESS HAD A DRESS - Foreward Review (Mar/Apr., 2024)

HOW TO HATCH A READER - Northern Lights Book Award - Humor Category!

ANIMALS IN SURPRISING SHADES - Named a 2024 NSTA Best Science Trade Book

IN A CAVE - School Library Journal (July, 2023); Midwest Book Review (Sept. 2023)

MY PIANO - Starred Review, School Library Journal (July 2023)

TANGO RED RIDING HOOD - School Library Journal (July 2023)

OLD TO JOY - School Library Journal (Aug. 2023)

HOW TO HATCH A READER - School Library Journal (July 2023); Midwest Book Review (Sept. 2023)

SCIENCE, MATTER AND THE BASEBALL PARK - Story Monsters Purple Dragonfly Award, Honorable Mention STEM Book!

FINLEY: A MOOSE ON THE CABOOSE - Midwest Book Review (July 2023)

LOVE WILL TURN YOU AROUND - Midwest Book Review (July 2023)

NUDI GILL: POISON POWERHOUSE OF THE SEA - 2023 Nevada "Great Reads from Great Places" National Book Fair Selection; Booklist (May 2023)

ANIMALS IN SURPRISING SHADES: POEMS ABOUT EARTH'S COLORFUL CREATURES - School Library Journal (Jan. 2023) ; Academy of American Poets 2023 Summer Books for Young Readers List

SCIENCE, MATTER AND THE BASEBALL PARK - Booklist Online (Sept. 2023)

BROWSE BY REVIEWER

The Imposter - Review, Apr. 2024

Old to Joy - Review, Aug. 2023

My Piano - Starred Review, July 2023

In a Cave - Review, July 2023

Tango Red Riding Hood - Review, July 2023

How to Hatch a Reader - Review, July 2023

Animals in Surprising Shades: Poems About Earth's Colorful Creatures - Review, January 2023

Science, Matter and the Baseball Park - Booklist Online Review, Sept. 2023

Nudi Gill: Poison Powerhouse of the Sea - Review, May 2023

Alpacas Make Terrible Librarians - Review, July 2024

The Imposter - Review, Mar. 2024

Sea Smiles - Review, Mar. 2024

How to Hatch a Reader - Review, Sept. 2023

In a Cave - Review, Sept. 2023

Love Will Turn You Around - Review, July 2023

Finley: A Moose on the Caboose - Review, July 2023

Nancy Bess Had a Dress - Review, Mar/Apr. 2024

Alpacas Make Terrible Librarians - Review, Sept/Oct. 2024

Coming soon!

SEA SMILES - Review, The Children's Book Review (Mar. 2024)