Project Description

A plausible mission of artists is to make people appreciate being alive at least a little bit. [When] asked if I know of any artists who pulled that off, I reply, “The Beatles did.”
–Kurt Vonnegut


California Library Association interview
Horn Book interview
Kidsbiographer interview

Huffington Post Summer Reading List
Junior Library Guild Selection

Reviews & Praise

This isn’t just a book for children.The Beatles Were Fab is a work of art that is as casually transcendent as the band that inspired it.
–Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

This picture-book introduction to the Beatles is a loving tribute to the music they made and the quick wits they revealed whenever they spoke.
–Washington Post

A witty chronicle of the Beatles’s rise to fame, with special attention to their humor and nonchalance….Readers will certainly want to hear the songs that “changed music forever.”
–Publishers Weekly
Youngsters wondering why the band is still beloved by their parents and grandparents will understand after reading the many humorous anecdotes.
–Horn Book

This big, bright, bold picture book introduces the Beatles and describes their fan culture….This title could well develop cross-generational sharing or new fans for the Beatles and their music.
–School Library Journal

A book or two (or thousand) has been published on the Beatles, but here’s a fresh angle: a picture book focusing on the Fab Four’s humor.

Krull, with her well-trained eye for the foibles of the famous, effectively captures the lads’ charm and the insanity that accompanied their most manic performing years.

The authors adopt a breezy, lighthearted tone throughout this spirited romp through Beatlemania. They employ a bevy of jokes, quips and quotes to show how the Fab Four relied on humor to help them cope with life’s highs and lows.
–New York Journal of Books

Chock full o’ charm.
–Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast

Kathleen Krull always has a unique perspective on history. Fun!

I can see it becoming a beloved favorite in a family of Beatles fans….
As a Beatles fan, I have to say that this is a must-buy for your library shelves.
–Abby the Librarian

When I saw that there was a picture book biography on The Beatles, I thought that someone was being a bit gutsy.  Of course, until I saw that it was Kathleen Krull and Paul Brewer.  At that point, I figured if anyone could pull it off, then they could….This book is outstanding and would be a great gift for any fan of Rock Music history or for a classroom or school library collection.
–Kid Lit Frenzy

A merry and fast-moving look at one of the greatest bands of all time. Krull injects her nonfiction work with humor and zest.
–Waking Brain Cells

Share this lively and informative picture book biography with your family, or in your classroom. They’ll love you…yeah, yeah, yeah!
–Sal’s Fiction Addiction

Fantastic….  I’m never disappointed with a Kathleen Krull book!
–The Styling Librarian

A fun book for grandparents to share with their grandkids.
–Mackin Books in Bloom