(In print titles only)

"A rainy day at school turns a dozen restless children into master storytellers. . .and there's a rib-tickling surprise on the final page. Schindler's ink, gouache and watercolor illustrations are smile-inducing, extending the simple story visually. . .Listeners might be induced to create their own collective yarns after seeing this one." Kirkus


"Rousing reading for all armchair sword-wielders and plunder-seekers." Kirkus

Stuff! Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
"Veteran author Kroll's well-paced text folds the recycling and reuse concepts into an enjoyable story that's greatly expanded in Cox's mixed media, digital illustrations...the busy, bright compositions are filled with details that will invite kids back for repeated viewings of Pinch's overflowing house and his friendly, eco-minded neighbors." Booklist

The Hanukkah Mice
“Kroll's simple story omits the history and religious significance of the holiday, focusing instead on the cultural details - candles, latkes, gifts, and Hanukkah gelt - that most impress very young children. A good choice for story hours or family sharing during the holiday."   Booklist

Jungle Bullies
“The predictable recurring text makes this a good read-aloud and a helpful way to introduce the topic to children.”  School Library Journal

The Biggest Pumpkin Ever
“A buoyant picture book tells about two mice who dream of raising ‘the biggest pumpkin ever’...This is one Halloween book that should stay on the shelves year-round.”   Booklist

Pooch on the Loose, A Christmas Adventure
“Kroll’s use of straightforward, rhythmic language for the dog’s narration is fresh and crisp.”   School Library Journal

A Tale of Two Dogs
“Reed’s expressive, lively, almost three-dimensional paintings infuse plenty of humor into this tail-wagging, happy-ending picture book for kids who love dogs – chewing, begging, howling, and all.”   Booklist

Patches Lost and Found
*”Kids may find inspiration in Jenny’s wonderfully expressive, but convincingly childlike drawings to create their own illustrated stories.  A fresh, fine offering.”  Booklist, starred review

William Penn, Founder of Pennsylvania
“In his absorbing picture-book biography aimed at a slightly older audience, Kroll immediately informs readers that Penn was a rebel. . . The text is highly event-oriented and packed with information...”   Kirkus Reviews

The Boston Tea Party
“This lusciously illustrated picture book will bring clarity to one of the pivotal events in American history...History teachers, students, and artists will find historical facts, delight, and enlightenment here.”  Children’s Literature Newsletter

Ellis Island, Doorway to Freedom
“The straightforward narrative is well integrated with Ritz’s compelling drawings...” School Library Journal

Lewis and Clark, Explorers of the American West
“An excellent introduction to an important event in American history.”   Booklist

By the Dawn's Early Light, The Story of the Star-Spangled Banner
“The story of how Francis Scott Key wrote ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ is a familiar one, but seldom has it been so handsomely presented...The full-page oil paintings enhancing each double-page spread are reminiscent of the work of such American illustrators as N.C. Wyeth. They help make the book a fine addition to both school and public library collections.”  Booklist

It's Groundhog Day!
“The brightly colored drawings extend the buoyancy, gentle humor, action, and warmth of the simple text... this lighthearted romp with its tender message about friendship should be a welcome addition to holiday and general picture book collections.” School Library Journal

Mary McLean and the St. Patrick's Day Parade
“The well-paced and satisfying story focuses on Mary McLean, a girl of nine or so, who dreams of riding in New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day parade... Young readers and listeners will admire Mary’s vision and determination and will find, as a bonus, that they have been pleasantly introduced to an important era in our history.”   School Library Journal


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