Pax and Blue

Illustrated by Lori Richmond

About The Book

A School Library Journal Popular Pick

A young boy makes an unlikely friend on his way to school in this sweet and charming picture book from the illustrator of A Hop Is Up.

One thing is for sure. Pax is the littlest everywhere he goes. In school. At playtime. On the train. Then Pax meets a pigeon at the park—he names him Blue and makes a friend who knows what it’s like to be small. And understanding each other can lead to the best friendships.

About The Author

Matthew Richmond

Lori Richmond is writing and illustrating several books for children. Her debut picture book, Pax and Blue, is with Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books. Lori is also author and illustrator of the forthcoming Bunny’s Staycation (Scholastic) and illustrator of several other picture books. Before her book career, Lori was a creative director in several media companies and contributing editor to pregnancy and parenting brand, The Bump. As editor, Lori was a sought-after expert on all things parenting and has appeared on the Today show, Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, and CNN. Lori lives and creates in Brooklyn, New York. Visit her at

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (February 2017)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481451321
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8
  • Lexile ® 420L

Raves and Reviews

"A sprightly debut."

– The New York Times Book Review

 "Nicely pitched to young readers' empathies." Kirkus Reviews

– Kirkus Reviews, 11/15/16

"Speaks volumes about being a good friend."

– Publishers Weekly

"A simple but exhilarating adventure."

– School Library Journal

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