"A coming-of-age story consciously reminiscent of Lolita, this multifaceted portrayal of family bonds surprises with its nuanced and sometimes-searing emotional gravity."
-Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review (Infandous)
AN ORDINARY DAY
"Interspersed with stories from mythology and classic fairy tales, Arnold's novel feels authentic; teens will relate to Sephora's brutally honest, well-rendered voice."
-The Horn Book (Infandous)
"The challenges faced by kids like Bat are often underrepresented in children’s literature; this is a refreshing depiction. Readers will appreciate this funny and thoughtful novel."
-School Library Journal (A Boy Called Bat)
"Comfortably familiar and quietly groundbreaking."
-Kirkus Reviews (A Boy Called Bat)
"Self-love and fulfillment can be found through helping others."
-School Library Journal (What Girls Are Made Of)
"Unflinchingly candid, unapologetically girl, and devastatingly vital."
-Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review (What Girls Are Made Of)
"Smart, true, and devastating, this is brutally, necessarily forthcoming about the crags of teen courtship."
-Booklist (What Girls Are Made Of)
"It’s a book that tells the truth about the world as-is, versus the world as we would like it to be."
-Kirkus Reviews (What Girls Are Made Of)
"A gentle tale of shared similarities rather than differences that divide and a fine read-aloud with a useful but not didactic message of acceptance."
-Kirkus Reviews (Bat and the Waiting Game)
"From his aversion to crowds to his struggles with friendship, the ever-lovable Bat is sure to resonate with readers of all ages."
-Booklist (Bat and the Waiting Game)
"This brutal, devastating, powerful novel won't soon be forgotten."
-Booklist, Starred Review (Damsel)
"Readers who like the grimmest of the Grimms' stories will find their appetite for dark tales satiated here."
-Bulletin for the Center for Children's Books (Damsel)
"Lyrical, brutal, and unapologetically feminist."
-Horn Book (Damsel)
"I won’t be surprised if this book swipes all the awards this year."
-Kirkus Reviews (Damsel)
"By connecting Riley’s gender nonconforming to the costumed roleplaying that most kids engage in, the creators take this timely subject matter into a refreshing realm: normalcy."
-Publishers Weekly (What Riley Wore)
"Arnold playfully addresses identity, and Riley's recurring thoughts about how to make friends should resonate with a wide array of kids."
-Booklist (What Riley Wore)
"A timely and unabashedly feminist twist on a classic fairy tale."
-Kirkus Reviews (Red Hood)
"Read, shed your pelt, and be transformed—for blades are being sharpened."
-Booklist, Starred Review (Red Hood)
"On Sunday, a kid at the park asks, 'Are you a girl or a boy?' Riley, sporting 'the world’s best tutu, a crazy monster shirt...and a hat with dinosaur spikes,' doesn’t miss a beat: 'Today I’m a firefighter. And a dancer. And a monster hunter. And a pilot. And a dinosaur.' The other child’s response says it all: 'Want to play?'"
-Horn Book (Red Hood)
"A fantastic novel in the #MeToo era, empowering women to share their stories by reaching out, speaking up, and demanding a change."
-School Library Journal, Starred Review (Red Hood)
"With enormous sensitivity, the creators weave together beginnings, endings, joy and sadness, and a metaphysical sense of the universe’s continuity."
-Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
"Many will be moved by the artful book design and a thoughtfully sipmle text that delineate an extraordinary day."
-Booklist, Starred Review
"Powerfully demonstrates how small but monumental events can connect and change the world."
". . . this is what fairy tales were and should be again, bloody and dark and richly compelling."
-Locus (Red Hood)