PROMISES

Illustrated by Betsy Lewin Clarion, 2000 A little girl learns to deal with her mother’s illness.

HALLOWEEN HATS

Floppy hats and sloppy hats, silly hats and frilly hats.

Flowered hats for bees to buzz in, fussy hats from someone’s cousin.

Hats to cover up your toes (those are socks as everyone knows).

Pinwheel hats and paper hats, tall black hats to wear with spats.

It’s Halloween night! Bats and witches, ghosts and goblins Read More…

DANCING GRANNY

Illustrated by Salvatore Murdocca Marshall Cavendish, 2003 How can Granny refuse a nighttime party at the zoo? The lion has combed his hair, the elephant has had a bath, and all of the animals are expecting her!

After some gentle coaxing, Granny dons her purple dancing sneakers and is off to a magical moonlit party Read More…

SHOES

There are shoes to buckle shoes to tie shoes too low Which pair of shoes fits you best?

An enduring classic. Slip into this book and tap your feet to the jaunty rhymes. The comical, full-color illustrations and the whimsical verse are sure to delight the very young – and anyone else with a sense Read More…

DUMPY LA RUE

A NEW YORK TIMES BEST ILLUSTRATED Book

Dumpy La Rue wanted to dance “Pigs don’t dance,” said his mother. “They bellow, they swallow, they learn how to wallow.

But Dumpy La Rue was a pig who knew what he wanted to do.

He twirled in the sty, raised his snout to the sky, spread Read More…

DOG SHOW

WHEN HARVEY HEARD ABOUT THE BONESPORT DOG SHOW, HE WAS VERY EXCITED. FRED THE BASSET HOUND WAS NOT. HARVEY PLANNED FOR MONTHS. FRED HOPED IT WOULD NEVER COME.

Harvey entered Fred in every class — short dogs, dogs with spots, droopy-eard dogs, and more. By the end of the show, Harvey was miserable and Fred Read More…

SQUASHED IN THE MIDDLE

ALA NOTABLE Book, Bank Street College BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR Selection, Starred Selection, Booklinks, Best New Books for the Classroom!

Daisy’s father was chopping carrots. Her mother was talking on the phone. Her big sister was chasing her little brother around and around the kitchen. Being a middle child is not easy. Nobody EVER Read More…

THE BIGGEST PARADE

Harvey was excited when the mayor appointed him parade chairman.

He loved parades.

Fred did not.

Fred doesn’t want to be in the parade – not in the beginning, not in the middle, and not in the end. Not on the baseball float, and certainly not dressed as the founding dog of Bonesport. But Fred Read More…

THE CHRISTMAS STOCKING

“Dream your dreams, my child, and knit them into the wool.” A long time ago a girl named Claire learned to knit by her mother’s side. As the mother knit mittens, scarves and all sorts of clothing for the wealthy people of the town, Claire set about knitting stockings to keep her toes warm. Claire, Read More…

MAGGIE AND THE MONSTER, (3-6)

Every night a little monster with hairy feet comes into Maggie’s room. She crashes into the furniture. She crawls under the table. She sits down on the chair and grumbles to herself.

“Get out of my room!” Maggie shouts, but the monster doesn’t pay any attention.

What does the monster want? Finally, Maggie asks her, Read More…