Forest Bath Right Down This Path
Join in a forest bathing adventure as a young girl helps her father to leave his cell phone behind and embrace the sights, smells, and sounds of the natural world around him.
On a sticky summer day, when it is too hot to do anything, Kayla suggests a forest bath. Daddy needs a little more convincing, but soon they are heading into the forest.
Coming from SoundsTrue May 9, 2023
Giraffe and Jackal are Friends (Again!)
Giraffe and Jackal express their feelings and resolve differences in a positive way, through the power of Nonviolent Communication.
Giraffe and Jackal are best friends, even though their personalities are different. Jackal tends to be grouchy and easily snap at others, while Giraffe is more peaceful and thoughtful. When the new kid, Aardvark, moves to school, Giraffe reaches out to be friends, but Jackal feels jealous and threatened. Jackal lashes out, endangering Aardvark, and a conflict ensues. By employing Compassionate Communication techniques, Giraffe helps Jackal work through his conflicted feelings in a positive way so that all three can be friends.
Based on the renowned Nonviolent Communication teachings of Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, this picture book offers kids easy-to-learn coping and communicating skills, all through the lens of a playful story with fantastic illustrations and great characters.
Coming from SoundsTrue Nov 7, 2023
The Sweetest Scoop: Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Revolution
The nonfiction picture book tells the story of the rocky road to success of Ben and Jerry, the political activists and entrepreneurs who started Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream. Illustrator: Stacy Innerst.
“The Sweetest Scoop is a visual treat! Kids (and some adults too) will enjoy it for the great illustrations alone, with lots of ice cream, cows and 60s-70s vibe! The story is told in a way that kids can understand, and balances the fun with the social mission of the company. It’s a book that parents and grandparents can really enjoy reading to kids as well.”
Ben Cohen, Jerry Greenfield
Co-founders of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream
“With ample humor and delightful illustrations this lively history of the founding and success of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream will both entertain young readers and offer lessons in perseverance and determination. . . An entertaining work with a message that big business and doing good can go hand in hand.”
—School Library Journal
Abrams Books for Young Readers, May 10 2022
Were I Not A Girl: The Inspiring Story Of Dr. James Barry
This is the story of Dr. James Barry, a swashbuckling military surgeon and public health reformer, who traveled the world with a small menagerie. He was assigned female at birth in 1789 but lived as a man and became one of the highest ranked medical officers in the British Army. Illustrator: Lauren Simkin Berke.
Listed in Bank Street College of Education’s Best Children’s Books of the Year 2021 Edition.
“Both timely and historical.” —Kirkus
Schwartz and Wade, Random House, Fall 2020
Madame Saqui, Revolutionary Rope Dancer
This picture book biography tells the story of Marguerite-Antoinette Lalanne, a girl who dared to pursue her passion for wirewalking during the turbulent times of the French Revolution. Eventually she performed as Madame Saqui, waltzing and pirouetting and re-enacting battles above adoring crowds. For images of Madame Saqui, visit my Pinterest Board. Illustrator: Rebecca Green.
Schwartz and Wade, Random House, Spring 2020
“A reverent introduction to a trailblazing performer.” —Kirkus
Wisconsin State Reading Association Just One More Page Recommended Reading List for 2020
Pirates Don’t Go To Kindergarten!
Batten the hatches! Before rough, tough Pirate Emma joins her captain and crew, she declares, “Pirates don’t go to kindergarten,” incites a mutiny, and makes her former captain, Ms. Chu, walk the plank. Illustrator: Eda Kaban.
“A fun and raucous ride with great pirate lingo that reminds readers that change isn’t bad, but it can be challenging.” —School Library Journal
“It’s tough to walk the plank and leave beloved captains behind; this may make the transition a little easier.” —Kirkus
Two Lions, August 1, 2019
Pippa’s Night Parade
Villains and monsters and beasts! In this bedtime romp, Pippa uses her wits and design skills to overcome her fears about the creatures coming out of her storybooks at night. Illustrator: Lucy Fleming.
“A delicious triumph over fear of night creatures.” — Kirkus
“An entertaining read-aloud. A whimsical story about how a little bravery and a strong sense of fashion can save the day and the night, suitable for the very young.”
– School Library Journal
Two Lions, October 8, 2019