Beautiful Illustrations, Exciting Stories, and Classic Tales

Beautiful Illustrations, Exciting Stories, and Classic Tales

Beautiful illustrations, exciting stories, and classic tales from both new and familiar award-winning authors and illustrators are at the heart of the bold, new titles from Reycraft Books.

These authors and illustrators represent a vast tapestry of cultures, lifestyles, and experiences, and they share their unique voices and visions through their craft. They enrich children’s literature with their talents, opening new horizons to readers with their thoughtful and enlightening perspectives.

Engaging, exquisitely illustrated books, sometimes funny, sometimes touching, captivate young readers as they see themselves portrayed in print. These are books they will want to read again and again—providing them with mirrors, windows, and sliding doors to the world.

REVIEWS & AWARDS FALL 2020 CATALOG

Abracadabra!

A spider tries to dazzle his caterpillar friend with his web-filled magic tricks. But it’s the caterpillar with the biggest trick of all!

Abuelita's Secret

A boy dreads having to tell about himself on the first day of school because he thinks he has nothing special to share. But when he opens his backpack, objects hidden by his family tumble out. These trigger memories that cause him to realize he really does have something unique to say.

Ambush

With the fall of the Qin Empire, the Chu and Han Kingdoms—and their illustrious warlords—are battling for control of all of China. Who will win? And at what cost?

Ant in a Book

Follow an ant’s journey as he accidentally gets flattened between the pages of a book and becomes one of the characters in a story that keeps changing!

Bahar, the Lucky

SLJ Starred Review

Bahar, who sells rugs at the local bazaar, needs to earn more money to help her family. She turns to fortune telling with surprising results.

A Bicycle in Beijing

Life in a Beijing hutong changes for a boy when his dad buys a shiny new bike. Will one careless day racing around the neighborhood ruin everything?

Black Cat, Yellow Bunny

This nearly wordless book shows the slowly developing friendship between a cat and a bunny who meet on a chance encounter in the park.

Crow Brothers

This flip book features two humorous tales of responsibility and trust. In the first tale, two crow brothers discover a hole that they think the other will fix. In the second tale, a hungry fox and monkey join together to get food when one suddenly gets greedy.

Cuthbert Grant

Son of a Scottish trader and an Indigenous mother, Cuthbert Grant became a leader of the Métis—a distinct group of mixed European and Indigenous people who developed communities along fur trading routes in the 1800s.

Dandan's Dream

KIRKUS STARRED REVIEW

Dandan has always dreamed of visiting her father, who is away studying icebergs at the South Pole. Now, thanks to a new post office policy, she can mail herself there—but not without a few adventures along the way.

Dear Abuelo

Through letters to her grandfather in Mexico, Juana details her move to New York, her first days of school, and her new friendship with a classmate who speaks both Spanish and English.

The Deer’s Antler Tree

There once was a deer whose antlers grew as big as a tree. As the deer journeyed through the meadow, the antler tree attracted many new friends. But danger also lurked. Will his antler tree save him?

Dragon's Hometown

A girl longs to return to her island homeland in China to search for dragons. When she travels back with her family to celebrate Chinese New Year, her dream comes true.

Dreams of a Pencil

What does a pencil dream about when you’re not using it? Follow a pencil’s adventures as it travels outside the classroom and writes its own story.

The Elephant That Ate the Night

The baby animals in the Black Mushroom Forest are afraid of the dark. Then a special elephant arrives. Can he help them overcome their nighttime fears?

Grandma and the Rooster

It’s Chinese New Year and Grandma has a special present for her family: a rooster to make into delicious soup! But when her granddaughter, Xiaoyue, meets the rooster, she begs to keep him as a pet.

Happy Little Sun

Little Sun enjoys winning games against peacock and rabbit and boasting about it. But when Shade challenges him to a game of hide-and-seek, has he met his match?

I Am Hua Mulan

A girl retells the story of the legendary female warrior she admires, who disguised herself and fought bravely to protect her people.

It’s Not Very Complicated

A boy and his neighborhood friend Louise spend their days creating chalk-drawing worlds around their homes. When Louise asks the boy what he has in his head, the boy’s imagination takes the reader on a fascinating journey.

It's Okay

A little boy and his mother draw together, turning his mistakes into marvelous pictures. But what happens when his mother makes a mistake? What will that become?

Jujube and Willow

Willow teases Jujube for not having leaves at the beginning of spring, and then Jujube begins to blossom in ways that Willow couldn’t imagine.

The Legend of the Coqui

Long ago, in Puerto Rico, all the animals did was eat, sleep, and snack. The parrot, queen of the forest, grew worried and challenged them all to a race. Will they participate and who will win?

Lemon Butterfly

KIRKUS STARRED REVIEW

A lemon butterfly is searching for the most beautiful thing in the world—a field of flowers. Through barren wilds, across a wide river, and over a bald mountain the butterfly continues the search until its final miraculous transformation.

Let's Swap for a Day

KIRKUS STARRED REVIEW

A girl and her dog decide to swap places for the day. She stays at home and he goes to school. Everything goes well, until . . .

The Little Box

Mariana, nervous for her first day of school, gets a little box from her papa to comfort her. He tells her to open it whenever she absolutely, positively, really, really needs it. But will she?

Little Bunny's Balloon

Little Bunny thinks everyone has forgotten his birthday. Saddened, he notices a balloon floating by and begins chasing it. Along the way he discovers friends and a big surprise.

Little Frog's Big Mouth

When someone makes fun of Frog’s large mouth, he decides to have it made smaller. But will that solve his problem, or create new ones?

Little Koko Bear and His Socks

This bear loves one thing—socks! That’s until they all disappear.

Little Thief! Chota Chor!

When a strange noise awakens Anjali, she discovers items missing from her home. Who could the thief be? As the neighbors join in the search, Anjali discovers the surprising truth—a little thief (a chota chor) unlike anyone expected.

The Lost Kitten

A little girl discovers a lost kitten and searches for its owner, hoping instead that she will get to make the kitten her own.

A Lovely Journey

As a little girl walks through the forest in search of what makes good friends, she finds something even better. Friends!

The Visionary Voyage

Magic Mirror Book 1

Young adventurers Miranda and Marko travel to the past to join Admiral Zheng He as he fights a group of dangerous pirates.

The Traveler's Tale

Magic Mirror Book 2

Young adventurers Miranda and Marko travel to the past to join Marco Polo on his desert search for the secrets held by one of Genghis Khan’s descendants.

The Tomb of Time

Magic Mirror Book 3

Young time-traveling adventurers Marko and Miranda attempt to stop a ruthless emperor from discovering the secret of immortality.

The Wall of Willows

Magic Mirror Book 4

Young time-traveling adventurers Marko and Miranda attempt to save a kind-hearted prince’s life from the death order issued in error by his emperor father.

The Scroll Quest

Magic Mirror Book 5

i. Marko and Miranda learn that Journey to the West—a magical books about a man traveling with the Monkey King—is based on a true story that’s just as amazing.

The Secret of Cold Mountain

Magic Mirror Book 6

A man lost in time, a mysterious portal, and a mountain of poems. Marko and Miranda must deliver an urgent message to the mysterious Cold Mountain.

The Magic of Ooh La La

A boy in the magical kingdom of Ooh La La is not happy with just imagining the things he wants. The king allows him to go to Earth for three days in search of what will truly make him happy.

The Magician

Piggy Wiggy goes on a journey to find the mysterious magician who lives in the woods, but not without a friend to help him along the way. Will Piggy Wiggy find magic in the forest, or is what he sees just the wonder of nature?

Call Me Max

Max and Friends Book 1

Starting school brings more than one change for Max. Meeting new friends and choosing a new name help Max reveal his identity as a trans boy.

Max and the Talent Show

Max and Friends Book 2

Max helps Stephen, one of his best friends and a great storyteller, prepare for and perform in the school’s talent show.

Max on the Farm

Max and Friends Book 3
KIRKUS STARRED REVIEW

Max and Teresa, one of his best friends, wind up having more fun (and a little trouble) than they bargained for on a class fieldtrip to a farm.

The Most Awesome Character in the World

Philomena hates wearing her hearing aids. They are too loud and distracting. She would rather sign and use her imagination.

The Musician

In ancient China, a young musician named Yu Boya gained fame for his talents. On the night of the Moon Festival, he encounters a mysterious woodcutter who is also a musician and admires Boya’s most famous song: Lofty Mountains and Flowing Water.

My Big Family

SLJ Starred Review

When mama asks Alex, “How would you like it if our family were bigger?” he has no idea what’s about to happen. One by one, his grandma, aunt, and cousins come to visit, but how many can fit before there’s no more room?

One Afternoon

This brilliantly crafted wordless book tells two stories simultaneously. On the top a boy leaves his home to go about his daily tasks and obligations. On the bottom, his dog waits at home—having his own set of adventures!

The Orange Horse

In this international best seller, an orange horse looks for his long-lost brother, using one half of an old photo as a clue.

The Peach Tree Brother

Years ago, Xiaoke’s father planted a peach tree in his old hutong neighborhood. To Xiaoke, the tree is his brother—his peach tree brother. Now the old neighborhood is being torn down and the tree is marked for destruction. Will Xiaoke be able to save the tree in time?

A Pouch for Pocket

A little kangaroo named Pocket wonders what her pouch is for and discovers it is made for someone special—like her.

The Powwow Thief

The Powwow Mystery Series Book 1

Twins Jamie and Marie Longbow attempt to solve the mystery of their grandmother's missing necklace at a summer powwow.

The Powwow Dog

The Powwow Mystery Series Book 2

Jamie and Marie Longbow think there is something (or someone) in a house that was abandoned long ago. Four local kids tell Jamie and Marie the place is haunted.

The Powwow Treasure

The Powwow Mystery Series Book 3

Jamie and Marie Longbow’s reputation for solving mysteries is getting around. They are at another Powwow when a man named Lester Laughing, dressed in full regalia, approach them with a treasure map.

The Puppet's Smile

An old carpenter sends Puppet off into the world with a red backpack and a newly carved smile. But when Puppet’s backpack gets stolen, he discovers that smiling is not all it’s cracked up to be. Now Puppet is learning that happiness might not be the only important human emotion.

The Radish Is Back

A radish is passed from one hungry friend to the next only to end up back where it started.

The Reluctant Storyteller

Chooch is reluctant about many things. He is reluctant to be a storyteller like the rest of his Cherokee family, and he is reluctant to spend spring break in the small town of Greasy, Oklahoma, with Uncle Dynamite.

Rice

Readers visit a farm in China to learn more about a hard-working rice farmer’s life and the importance of this crop to the Chinese people.

Rou and the Great Race

In a time when a flower is so rare that it is the grand prize of an annual race, Rou’s only wish is to win for her grandma, who is haunted by memories of when flowers were once abundant.

Saving Granddaddy's Stories: Ray Hicks, the Voice of Appalachia

As a young boy living in the Appalachian Mountains, Ray Hicks loved his grandfather’s stories because he told them “the mountain way.”

Sights and Sounds of Summer

Spider is ready to spin her silk. Cicadas are singing in the trees. Little bees buzz-buzz-buzz from flower to flower as the ants march along the ground. Glowworms light up the night sky and crickets chirp that summer is here!

Six Short Sons

Six sons go out into the world to make a living. When they return home, they all have stories about the kinds of jobs they found. Their parents are overjoyed and impressed with all of them, but one son is the most creative of all.

Soraya and the Mermaid

It’s not easy being the weirdest kid in fourth grade. Soraya finds her escape reading comic books about a space superhero who saves the day. But everything changes when Soraya’s class goes on a field trip to an aquarium.

Spirits Among Us

Scooter has been wheelchair bound ever since the accident that took her mother’s life. Carrying on her mother’s ghost hunting work, Scooter and her best friend Harlan create a YouTube show called Spirits Among Us.

Spotted Tail

This biography of Spotted Tail traces the life of the famous Lakota leader who expertly guided his people through a pivotal and tumultuous time in their nation’s history.

Sweet Laba Congee

It’s time for the Laba congee festival! Yan’er is excited to help her grandmother prepare the Laba congee. After a long day of preparing and delivering the meal to villagers, will Yan’er get to sit with her family and enjoy the tasty meal?

Tales of the Mighty Code Talkers

This graphic collection portrays the experiences of several Native American code talkers during World War I.

A Tour of Hong Kong

Two children explore the bustling urban center of Hong Kong in this wordless picture book that can be read from front to back or back to front.

THE THREE MONKS

Three monks live together at the temple, but they are constantly fighting. One day, they decide to go out into the world. But will that lead to less fighting—or more?

Two Wool Gloves

It’s a cold winter day, and a snowstorm is coming fast. A family of squirrels needs to find shelter. Where will they stay to keep warm?

Whooo Knew? The Truth About Owls

How do owls see in the dark? Can owls spin their heads all the way around? Why do owls puke? These and other questions are answered along with some extra information provided by the owls themselves!

Wolf Cub's Song

It’s a dark night. Wolf Cub feels lonely and sad. Can she overcome her fear and find her voice to sing for Grandmother Moon?

Woodpecker Girl

SLJ Starred Review

A girl with cerebral palsy feels trapped in her body and unable to communicate. When her art teacher straps a paintbrush to her head, she begins to paint her thoughts and feelings—opening up her world. This book is based on an actual story.