C - Books by author

This section includes descriptions and links to recommended picture books that make excellent feature books in different themes or are special favorites that can extend and enrich the study of a particular subject.

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Diary of a Worm cover Diary of a Worm

Verbal puns and wry, colorful cartoons create a funny worm's-eye view of the world in this playful picture book.

Duck for President cover Duck for President

Re-released with a new cover for the 2008 election year, this picture book follows a plucky duck on his journey toward higher office.

The Wright Brothers and the Invention of the Aerial Age cover The Wright Brothers and the Invention of the Aerial Age

Curators at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum trace the brothers' lives from their early years in Dayton, Ohio, and the events leading up to the invention of the airplane.

Tyler Toad and the Thunder cover Tyler Toad and the Thunder

None of the animals' explanations for the origin of thunder seems reassuring to the frightened T. Tyler Toad as he hides in a hole waiting for the storm to pass.

hist whist cover hist whist

All sorts of scary creatures are cavorting throughout this delightfully different poem.

Storm in the Night cover Storm in the Night

A young black boy, his grandfather, and their cat during a fearsome thunder storm--there has been a power failure, so that there is nothing to do except talk.

The Bat Boy and His Violin cover The Bat Boy and His Violin

Reginald loves to play his violin but Papa, manager of the worst team in the Negro National League, needs a bat boy, not a "fiddler". Can Reginald's music change the team's luck?