Books

Newest Books

Polar Bear Morning, illustrated by Stephen Savage (Scholastic Press) January 2013

The Forgiveness Garden, illustrated by Christy Hale (Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan) October 2012

Upcoming Books

 

Other Published Books


Hop, Hop, Jump! illustrated by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Margaret K. McElderry / S&S)

Leap Back Home to Me, illustrated by Matthew Cordell (Margaret K. McElderry/S&S, 2011) A little frog leaps farther and farther into the world. Whee! And when he leaps home again, Mama is always there. Ages 3-6

One Starry Night, illustrated by Jonathan Bean (Scholastic Press, 2011). One starry night, little ones everywhere are watched over with care. Most special of all, Mary and Joseph watch over their newborn babe … and the world is filled with love.


Mouse Loves School, illustrated by Buket Erdogan (Simon and Schuster, 2011) Mouse’s first Ready-to-Read! An easy-to-read version of the New York Times bestseller, Mouse’s First Day of School.

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The Christmas Magic, illustrated by Jon J Muth (Scholastic Press, 2009)
*Oppenheim Toy and Book Portfolio Platinum Award Winner – Best Book
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Chew, Chew, Gulp!, illustrated by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Margaret K. McElderry/S&S, 2011) Eating isn’t hard to do. Follow us! We’ll show you!

Wee Little Bunny, illustrated by John Butler (Simon and Schuster, 2010) This wee little bunny is a busy little bunny! Ages 1-4

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Wee Little Lamb, illustrated by John Butler (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2009)

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Wee Little Chick, illustrated by John Butler (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2008)

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How Many Cats?, illustrated by Robin Ely (Disney/Hyperion, 2009)

Little Quack Loves Colors

Little Quack Loves Colors! Super Chunky Board Book (Little Simon, 2009)

Hope Is an Open Heart

Hope Is an Open Heart, illustrated with photographs (Scholastic Press, 2008)

Ballerina Dreams: A True Story, with photographs by James Estrin (Feiwel & Friends, 2007)
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The Apple Pie that Papa Baked, illustrated by Jonathan Bean (Simon & Schuster, 2007)
* A Publishers Weekly Book of the Year
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Polar Bear Night, illustrated by Stephen Savage (Scholastic Press, 2004) One keen, cold night, a polar bear cub discovers the wonders of a winter night, including a star shower. A New York Times Bestseller; Charlotte Zolotow Honor Book

A Christmas Gift for Mama, illustrated by Jim Burke (Scholastic Press, 2001) A lavishly illustrated holiday tale about a mother and daughter who give each other gifts of love, in the tradition of “The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry. (Ages 6-10) Platinum Award, Oppenheim Toy and Book Portfolio

One Riddle, One Answer, illustrated by Linda S. Wingerter (Scholastic Press, 2001) A mathematical tale in which a Persian princess uses a clever math riddle to find the “one” she will marry. (Ages 6-9)

Love One Another: The Last Days of Jesus, illustrated by Elizabeth Uyehara (Scholastic Press, 2000) A retelling of the Easter story.

Translations

Some of my books have been translated into other languages.

Korean

Japanese

Spanish

German

These English/Spanish books appear in Cheerios boxes as part of their Spoonful of Stories program.