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Michael Hall

Michael Hall

  • 5 stars across 14 books
Michael Hall grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where autumn was memorable for football, floats, caramel apples, and spectacular colors. He is the creator of several acclaimed picture books for children, including Frankencrayon, Red: A Crayon's Story, My Heart Is Like a Zoo, Perfect Square, and It's an Orange Aardvark! Michael Hall now lives with his family in Minneapolis, Minnesota-another city that shimmers in the fall.
6th April 2017


The thrilling, shocking and romantic sequel to the bestselling YA debut FLAWED is finally here. When we embrace all ou... MorePerfect

(4 reviews) Review
12th March 2015

Red: A Crayon's Story

A blue crayon mistakenly labeled as "red" suffers an identity crisis in this picture book by the New York Times-bestsell... MoreRed: A Crayon's Story

(2 reviews) Review
27th August 2014

It's an Orange Aardvark!

Acclaimed New York Times-bestselling picture book creator Michael Hall delivers a funny and suspenseful story about colo... MoreIt's an Orange Aardvark!

(1 review) Review
25th August 2016

If You Were a Cat

If you've ever wondered what it is like to be a cat, then this is the book for you. It's full of fascinating insights i... MoreIf You Were a Cat

(1 review) Review
31st October 2019


In this YA novel in verse from bestselling authors Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess (Solo), which Kirkus called “livel... MoreSwing

(0 reviews) Review
25th February 2016


Ingenuity and surprise rule in this funny and colorful companion to Red: A Crayon's Story written and illustrated by Mic... MoreFrankencrayon

(0 reviews) Review
2nd January 2014

My Heart Is Like a Zoo

A heart can be hopeful, or silly, or happy. A heart can be rugged, or snappy, or lonely. A heart holds every different f... MoreMy Heart Is Like a Zoo

(0 reviews) Review
6th October 2016


This beautiful and informative picture book follows a single tree through the fall season, from the end of summer to win... MoreWonderfall

(0 reviews) Review
16th November 2017

Little i

When Little i's dot falls offand rolls away, Little i leaves the alphabet and sets out on a journey to find it. Little i... MoreLittle i

(0 reviews) Review
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  • Red: A Crayon's Story

    Red: A Crayon's Story

    by Toppa

    In this new picture book from Michael Hall, one crayon has spent his whole life believing he’s red, until the day a new friend allows him to see beyon...

  • It's an Orange Aardvark!

    It's an Orange Aardvark!

    My boys have loved this book for a number of years. 
    It's such a fun story, told from the point of view of an army of ants digging and what they see...

  • Red: A Crayon's Story

    Red: A Crayon's Story

    This is a fantastic book and has such symbolism for identity struggles for children to relate with. 
    Red is its colour but all it does is colour blue...

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