Readers Favorite Book Reviews and Awards
“Home by Adam Leitman Bailey highlights the importance of love and family that makes a home a special place over everything else…It is a beautiful book to use for storytelling at home and in school to make children realize that family and love make a home, regardless of its size and structure.” Readers Favorite’s full review
The Midwest Book Review
“Pleasant, thoughtful, delightfully illustrated, and a thoroughly ‘kid-friendly’ read from beginning to end, HOME is unreservedly recommended for family, elementary school, and community library contemporary picture book collections.” The Midwest Book Review’s full review
The Classy Chics Review
“The story is an easy read for young children and the illustrations throughout the book are adorable, beautifully done. This is one book that BOTH of my children can enjoy…a good combination of a picture book with enough of a story line to interest my 9 1/2 year old.” The Classy Chics full review.
The Texas Librarian’s Review
“I recommend this as a read aloud for grades 2-5 for a discussion about homes.” The Texas Librarian’s full review.
Nora StLaurent’s Review
“This is a sweet picture book and a great conversation starter with your kids to talk about homes, how others live and helps them see what the real meaning of family is, and shows that home is where your heart is.” Nora StLaurent’s full review.
Cassandra McCann’s Review
“A nice story that provides a message most adults have yet to learn. The author chose wording that would be easy to understand and also creates a way for parents to have a discussion afterwards if wanted, to further discuss the thoughts of your little one.” Cassandra McCann’s full review.
Read Till Dawn’s Review
“I think parents and kids would enjoy reading this simple story around bedtime. The illustrations are peaceful and pretty, in the same style as on the cover, and the book on the whole is a nice, pleasant bedtime story which parents hopefully won’t get too sick of even after many repetitions.” Read Till Dawn’s full review.
Goodreads Reviews (See all Goodreads Reviews)
“This book is so good!! The illustration are beautiful and very attractive for young children. It’s strange to say but they look soft, calm. We follow a young boy who visit different type of home. There is more or less a story, but a very deep and important message about the importance of love and family over material «needs». Really positive message in this one and I think it deserve a lot of attention. So check it out!!” Etienne’s full review.
“HOME is a gentle reminder about the power of the individuals that fill a home, not the place or the structure–which can vary from location to location, family to family. Told in simple, flowing language and accompanied with soft, calm illustrations done in colored pencil (and perhaps watercolor), HOME is perfect for young children experiencing a transition over the summer; perfect for those who have moved recently -rather out-of-state, to a new home/apartment, a new city, or experienced some kind of change in family dynamics–a death, divorce, blending of generations (grandparent moving in), or the remarriage of a parent.” Leslie Lindsay’s full review.
“The book is written in a simple style that definitely fits the age range of two to seven. My seven year old, who does not like to read (the horror!), would find this book entertaining and engaging. Kids being read to will love the artistic flair and the ability to explore the world in a safe manner.” Jonathan Esterman’s full review.
“This is a beautifully illustrated picture book with a good message. The pictures are soft pastels giving the impression that the boy is thinking or dreaming. The pages are heavy paper so the child can look at the book by himself without fear of ruining it. I recommend this book for reading aloud with your children. It would add a lot to the story to discuss all the types of homes and what’s good about them.” Nancy Famolari’s full review.
“A simple tale with decent pastel artwork, where a young child surveys the world’s variety of houses, only to realise it’s a home you need, regardless of the actual structure.” Theediscerning’s full review.
“Written by Adam Leitman Bailey, Home is a lovely picture book that will speak to curious young minds as they explore various homes and lifestyles around the world. Lovely illustrations are a wonderful addition to this sweet book which is recommended for home and school libraries and has earned the Literary Classics Seal of Approval.” Literary Classics Book Awards & Reviews’ Full Review
“Home is defined, as a place is shelter where a family resides as a member of a household. What happens when a little boy decides that the apartment he lives in with his family is too small and decides along with the author to take children and adults on a journey that he feels he can truly call Home. He lived in the city in a small, small apartment where looking out of his window he sees people, cars, buildings and parks. He sees many kinds of homes but he was determined to find a nicer one but nit before telling his family his plan. The illustrations are so lifelike that the story hops off the pages for young readers and non- readers too helping everyone understand the story.” Samfreene’s Full Review
“My seven year old, who does not like to read (the horror!), would find this book entertaining and engaging. Kids being read to will love the artistic flair and the ability to explore the world in a safe manner. The author does an excellent job in areas of modesty – even in places where people are one would assume (I know, I know – not P.C.) a less modest attire the reader is going to find the peaceful pictures have appropriate attire” Yoni’s Full Review
IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards Review
“The Pastel colors on the cover are soothing, but the title is bright and eye-catching…The typeface and line spacing are excellent…Throughout the story, the double-spacing and large font size of the text is excellent for both new readers and read-alouds. The pastel colors work well for a calming bedtime story. The book is well suited as a picture book for this audience.”
“The concept of home being where one is loved is great and every child should know that feeling and feel safe in their home.”
The BookLife Prize Review
““Home” is very well written. Journeys of discovery are not new to picture books, but the examination of different types of places that people can live is unique. There is definitely a solid concept at play here.” – The BookLife Prize