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Arlo Rolled

Arlo Rolled
Illustrator: Jeff Ebbeler
Publisher: Two Lions, April 1, 2014
ISBN: 978-1477-8472-13 (hardcover) Buy Now
ISBN: 978-1477-8972-18 (eBook) Buy Now

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"Arlo the pea wants to grow up and find out what he'll be. 'At the end of the garden, next to the berries, lived Mary and Gary and Terry and Sherry...and Arlo.' Arlo has no desire to end up in a salad or a stir-fry, so he drops to the ground and begins an epic roll...Pearson's rhymed tale is not only good fun to read, but it's also a great introduction to the plant life cycle. Ebbeler's acrylic illustrations of bespectacled Arlo are a mix of full-bleed and panels, and with their vertiginous perspectives, they add extra bounce to this pea's promenade. Gardening goodness, just the ticket for a science storytime or cozy lap reading."—Kirkus Reviews.

Slugger

Slugger
Illustrator: David Slonim
Publisher: Amazon Children's Publishing, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-4778-1641-7 (hardcover) Buy Now
ISBN: 978-1-4778-6641-2 (eBook) Buy Now

Ollie is a slug who loves everything about baseball. More than anything in the world, he wants to make the team. Trouble is, he can't hold a bat. He isn't much of a pitcher either. And he is pretty slow at running the bases. But Ollie is one determined slug...and finally he gets his Big Chance.

"An entertaining yarn that kids who aspire to play baseball will relate to. In this season of baseball, here's one for the youngest player."—Oppenheim Toy Portfolio

Mouse House Tales

Mouse House Tales
Illustrator: Amanda Shepherd
Publisher: Blue Apple, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-60905-050-4 (hardcover) Buy Now

"Two stories for beginning readers about Mouse and her new home...A menagerie of animals with distinct personalities and snappy wardrobes brings these simple tales of friendship and fun to life. Shepherd's pen, watercolor, and mixed media art provides exceptional appeal. Attention to detail and the exaggerated features of the characters enhance the merriment. Lots of fun for reading aloud, shared reading, or beginning readers alike. A first purchase."—School Library Journal

We're Going on a Ghost Hunt

We're Going on a Ghost Hunt
Illustrator: S.D. Schindler
Publisher: Amazon Children's Publishing, 2012
ISBN: 978-0-7614-6307-8 (hardcover) Buy Now
ISBN: 978-0-7614-6308-5 (eBook) Buy Now

"On a starry night when the moon is bright, four barefoot children in their pajamas go on a ghost hunt. They pass though the 'muddy, murky swamp' and the 'rustling, rattling cornfield.' They swim in the 'swishy, fishy river' and climb the giant tree in the 'wild, windy woods.' Coming to the graveyard, they encounter a not-so-scary ghost whose howls send them running back the way they cameÖ. Especially fine are the many small creatures in the swamp, cornfield, and river. Eyes peek out of knot holes in the trees, while bats fly, mice watch, and a snake slithers. Bold print makes the many sounds ('squish-squash-squoosh!' and 'creeeeak-squeeeak-EEEEEEEK!' among them) easy for young listeners to chant as they act out this tale at home, in a classroom, or in the library. Pairing this book with Michael Rosen's We're Going on a Bear Hunt would be great fun at storytime."—School Library Journal

"A storyteller's favorite, this there-and-back-again tale is reinvented and ready for action one more.""—Booklist

Slugs in Love

Slugs in Love
Illustrator: Kevin O'Malley
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish, 2006
ISBN: 978-0-7614-5311-6 Buy Now

"*A clever and endearing love story that proves the power of perserverance."
School Library Journal, starred review

"Love may not be the first thing you think of with slugs, but Marylou and Herbie will change your mind."
Instructor, Teachers' Picks

"Full of humor and charm."—Publishers Weekly

How to Teach a Slug to Read

How to Teach a Slug to Read
Illustrator: David Slonim
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish, 2007
ISBN: 978-0-7614-5805-0 Buy Now

"Charming and funny...A terrific bookfomericial for READING."
School Library Journal

"Lots of humor and appeal."—BCCB

Charles Darwin  and the Mystery of Mysteries

Charles Darwin
and the Mystery of Mysteries

Co-author: Niles Eldredge
Illustrated with photographs and maps
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press/A Neal Porter Book, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-59643-374-8 Buy Now

An "engaging and insightful biography...Darwin's writings are cited extensively. Sidebars throughout citing cultural and historical milestones offer readers a good sense of Darwin's times."—Kirkus

"Very teen-friendly, and the authors' head-on challenge to those who deny the theory of evolution is refreshing...an excellent choice for reluctant older readers."
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Hooray for Hands

Hooray for Hands!
Illustrator: Emily Bolam
Publisher: Begin Smart Books, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-934618-47-9 (Board book) Buy Now

★  ★ ★ ★ ★ Fun to read!
"Well written book. I have fun reading it to my 10-month-old daughter, and she absolutely loves hearing the story."
Amazon online review

Feet are Neat

Feet are Neat!
Illustrator: Emily Bolam
Publisher: Begin Smart Books, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-934618-46-2 (Board book) Buy Now

★  ★ ★ ★ ★ Colorful, rhyming, neat!
"Your toddler will love cuddling up in your lap with this one. Finding interesting books for this age can be a challenge. This one is worth it."
Amazon online review


★  ★ ★ ★ ★ Great book!
"This is my son's favorite book.."
Amazon online review

Squeal and Squawk

Squeal and Squawk: Barnyard Talk
Illustrator: David Slonim
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish, 2004
ISBN: 0-7614-5160-9 Buy Now

"Fresh and funny...A clever quick-reading collection with loads of child appeal."—School Library Journal

Who Swallowed Harold?

Who Swallowed Harold?
and Other Poems About Pets

Illustrator: David Slonim
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish, 2005
ISBN: 0-7614-5193-5 Buy Now

"A visual treat...Thereís lots of fun here for sharing together."
School Library Journal

Grimericks

Grimericks
Illustrator: Gris Grimly
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish, 2005
ISBN: 0-7614-5230-3 Buy Now

"Susanís creepy-crawly limericks and Grisí spooky-scary scribbles make for great gothic fun. Grimericks brings out the Pugsley in all of us."
—Toni DiTerlizzi, illustrator of The Spiderwick Chronicles

Hooray for Feet

Hooray for Feet
Illustrator: Roxanna Baer-Block
Publisher: Blue Apple Books, 2005
ISBN: 01-59354-093-0 Buy Now


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Drowsy Hours: Poems for Bedtime

Drowsy Hours: Poems for Bedtime
Anthologist: Susan Pearson
Illustrator: Peter Malone
Publisher: HarperCollins, 2002

"There's nothing quite as satisfying as a thoughtful anthology, and Pearson clearly knows the poetry of the night...This collection is as welcome as a warm blanket and a favorite teddy bear at bedtime, yet it begs to be savored any time of day."—School Library Journal


Silver Morning

Silver Morning
Illustrator: David Christiana
Publisher: Harcourt Brace, 1998

"The magic of a foggy morning is beautifully captured in Pearson's words and Christiana's impressionistic paintings...Children will be caught by Pearson's evocative text and will delight in getting lost in the misty watercolor artwork."—Booklist


Lenoreís Big Break

Lenoreís Big Break
Illustrator: Nancy Carlson
Publisher: Viking, 1992

"Perserverance really pays off for the heroine of this madcap picture book...[A] high-flying tale that more than fills the bill."—Publishers Weekly

   

Eagle Eye Ernie Eagle Eye Ernie Eagle Eye Ernie Eagle Eye Ernie

Eagle Eye Ernie Mysteries

Eagle Eye Ernie Series

Illustrator: Gioia Fiammenghi

The Bogeyman Caper  Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 1990

The Green Magician Puzzle  Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 1991

The Spooky Sleepover  Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 1991

The Campfire Ghosts  Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 1990

The 1 2 3 Zoo Mystery  Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 1991

Eagle-Eye Ernie Comes to Town  Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 1990

The Tap Dance Mystery  Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 1990

The Spy Code Caper  Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 1991

Ernie "is a plucky girl who makes believable mistakes but thinks for herself and comes out a winner...On-target characterization sustains a series that is a natural for children just ready for chapter books."—Kirkus


Well I Never!

Well I Never
Illustrator: James Warhola
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 1990

Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk
Illustrator: James Warhola
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 1989

"Pearson's satisfying retelling is further complemented by Warhola's rich, ruddy watercolors of an idealized fairy tale setting."—Publishers Weekly

My Favorite Time of Year

My Favorite Time of Year
Illustrator: John Wallner
Publisher: Harper & Row, 1988

"A playful book evokes the seasons, beginning with fall, and, as nature changes, centers on family life. From watching geese, to the long wait for snow, to the snowman wearing the tie of Daddy's that Mommy hates, the text is full of fetching details and enlivened with one-liners...A book for all seasons."—Publishers Weekly


Happy Birthday, Grampie

Happy Birthday, Grampie
Illustrator: Ronald Himler
Publisher: Dial 1987

"A simple and moving book that conveys great family feeling."—The New York Times

"Readers will enjoy this story of family ties that reach across three generations. This portrait of a loving family is perfectly realized in Ronald Himler's watercolor paintings."—The Horn Book


Baby and the Bear

Baby and the Bear
Illustrator: Nancy Carlson
Publisher: Viking Kestrel, 1987

When Baby Went to Bed

When Baby Went to Bed
Illustrator: Nancy Carlson
Publisher: Viking Kestrel, 1987

The Day Porkchop Climbed the Christmas Tree

The Day Porkchop Climbed the Christmas Tree
Illustrator: Rick Brown
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 1987

Porkchopís Halloween

Porkchopís Halloween
Illustrator: Rick Brown
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 1988

"Independent readers and storytime listeners will enjoy the Halloween misadventures of Porkchop, Rosie's orange cat....Brown's visual humor and numerous context clues work well with Pearson's fast-moving, humorous story."—School Library Journal


Karinís Christmas Walk

Karinís Christmas Walk
Illustrator: Trinka Hakes Nobel
Publisher: Dial, 1980

"Susan Pearson embodies the warmth, the ties binding family and friends, the spirit of the holiday festivities in her gentle story...Noble's softly colored paintings blend perfectly...Inspired."
Publishers Weekly

"Warm, snug, and easy to relate to."—Kirkus


Molly Moves Out

Molly Moves Out
Illustrator: Steven Kellogg
Publisher: Dial, 1979

"Much published Susan Pearson really nailed it with this 1979 title, which places her in the rarified company of immortal children's authors like Margaret Wise Brown, Lois Lenski, and VH Drummond."
—Stephen Saunders, Australian reviewer

"Charmingly done."—The Christian Science Monitor


Monday I Was An Alligator

Monday I Was An Alligator
Illustrator: Sal Murdocca
Publisher: Lippincott, 1979

Saturday I Ran Away

Saturday I Ran Away
Illustrator: Susan Jeschke
Publisher: Lippincott, 1981

Everybody Knows That!

Everybody Knows That!
Illustrator: Diane Paterson
Publisher: Dial, 1978

That's Enough For One Day, J.P.!

That's Enough For One Day, J.P.!
Illustrator: Kay Chorao
Publisher: Dial, 1977

Monnie Hates Lydia

Monnie Hates Lydia
Illustrator: Diane Paterson
Publisher: Dial, 1975

Izzie

Izzie
Illustrator: Robert Andrew Parker
Publisher: Dial, 1975

"The many splendid real-life adventures of a faithful cloth cat-doll-dragged along, patched-up, re-stuffed-and a little girl."—The New York Times Book Review, Selected Vacation Reading List

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