E - 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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I Can Make A Difference cover I Can Make A Difference

Timeless stories, poems, songs, quotations, and folktales from various people and cultures around the world.

Santa Cows cover Santa Cows

A story of a Christmas Eve when Cows arrive and participate with a family in traditional activities and a midnight game of baseball.

Some Smug Slug cover Some Smug Slug

A self-satisfied slug ignores its friends' alliterative warnings as it proudly climbs a slope that turns out to be the back of a hungry toad: "Such a shock, such a shame. Such a succulent slug!"

Alphabeasts cover Alphabeasts

A unique collection of animal portraits take the reader on an unusual tour of the alphabet.

Gingerbread Boy cover Gingerbread Boy

A gingerbread boy is chased through New York until he meets a clever fox in Central Park.

Fish Eyes: A Book You Can Count On cover Fish Eyes: A Book You Can Count On

Brightly colored fish introduce counting and basic addition in this concept book that also involves shapes and colors.

Leaf Man cover Leaf Man

A man made of leaves blows away, traveling wherever the wind may take him.

Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf cover Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf

A child describes the growth of a maple tree from seed to sapling.

Beauty and the Beast cover; art by Angela Barrett Beauty and the Beast

Beauty saves the beast in this version of the tale set in the Victorian era.

Q is for Duck cover Q is for Duck: An Alphabet Guessing Game

A different way to look at the alphabet with riddle-like text and lively, humorous illustrations.

N is for Navidad cover N is for Navidad

A lively introduction to Latino Christmas traditions follows an alphabetical structure as a way to introduce key Spanish terms and explain holiday customs and activities.

Three Cool Kids cover Three Cool Kids

This retelling of "The Three Billy Goats Gruff" is set in the heart of a city where an enormous sewer rat tries to keep three goats from crossing the street to a more promising vacant lot.

The Princess and the Pig The Princess and the Pig

When a new baby princess accidentally changes places with a piglet, both of their lives are forever changed.

Six Creepy Sheep cover Six Creepy Sheep

"On little sheep feet, six creepy sheep went a-haunting UNTIL . . ."

Summer Birds cover Summer Birds: The Butterflies of Maria Merian

A young girl named Maria Merian took the time to observe caterpillars and learn about metamorphosis, disproving a theory that went all the way back to ancient Greece.

The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone cover The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone

A boy finds a mysterious treasure in a junkpile and creates a monster to guard it.

Gingerbread Girl cover Gingerbread Girl

The younger, wiser sister of the Gingerbread Boy escapes from those who would eat her and has a plan to outwit the clever fox.

Goldilocks Returns

It's been 50 years since a young Goldilocks snooped in the Bears cottage in the woods.  She reformed, but did she learn her lesson?

Echoes for the Eye Poems to Celebrate Patterns in Nature cover Echoes for the Eye Poems to Celebrate Patterns in Nature

A collection of poems that spotlights the harmony among math, science, language and art.

Gilberto and the Wind cover Gilberto and the Wind

A young boy finds in the wind a playmate of many moods.

In the Forest cover In the Forest

"I had a new horn and a paper hat . . . and I went for a walk in the forest."

Nine Days to Christmas cover Nine Days to Christmas

A Caldecott Award Book following an impatient young Mexican girl as she prepares for her first Christmas posada party and pinata.

ABC’s of Halloween cover ABC’s of Halloween

Two charming black cats lead readers through the alphabet as each letter represents words for the Halloween season.

Snow Dance cover Snow Dance

A rhyming celebration of snow that covers just about every playtime activity possible before, during, and after a snowstorm.