Lauren Thompson

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Featured Books by Lauren Thompson

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, New York Times Best Illustrated, and New York Times Best Book of the Year selection; Charlotte Zolotow Honor Book. Ages 3 and up.

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

A polar bear cub explores her arctic world and finds something new – a friend. Companion to New York Times Best Illustrated book /New York Times bestselling book Polar Bear Night. Ages 3 and up.

The Apple Pie that Papa Baked, illustrated by Jonathan Bean (Simon & Schuster, 2007)

“These are the apples, juicy and red, / that went in the pie, / warm and sweet, /
that Papa baked…” for guess who! A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. Ages 3 to 7.

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Good Night, Bunny, illustrated by Stephanie Yue (Orchard Books/Scholastic, 2018)

“Good night, you, and good night, me. Good night kisses one, two, three.” Bunny says “good night” to the drowsy world, from the bluebells and pansies to the turtledove and ducklings in a row. Ages birth to 5.

The Christmas Magic, illustrated by Jon J Muth (Scholastic Press, 2009)

Far, far North, when the nights are longest and the stars shine brightest, Santa begins to prepare for his big night of giving. Oppenheim Toy and Book Portfolio Platinum Award Winner – Best Book. Ages 3 and up.

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. Ages 3 to 6.

Mouse’s First Series

Mouse discovers the sights and sounds of school, holidays, and seasons! Ages 3 to 5.

Little Quack Series

Little Quack enjoys first experiences of bravery, friendship, silliness, and comfort with his duckling siblings! Ages 3 to 6.

More Books by Lauren Thompson

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 to 6

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

This wee little chick is a mighty little chick! Ages 1 to 4.

Wee Little Bunny, illustrated by John Butler (Simon and Schuster, 2010)

This wee little bunny is a busy little bunny! Ages 1 to 4.

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

This wee little lamb is a shy little lamb! Ages 1 to 4.

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 to 9.

The Forgiveness Garden, illustrated by Cristy Hale (Feiwel & Friends, 2012)

A long time ago and far away – although it could be here, and it could be now – hate happened, and revenge happened. But this time, a young girl decided to try something different. Ages 8 and up.

Ballerina Dreams: A True Story, with photographs by James Estrin (Feiwel & Friends, 2007)

Once upon a time there were five little girls who dreamed of being ballerinas on stage. They didn’t let their disabilities didn’t stop them!

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

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! Ages 3 to 6.

Hop, Hop, Jump! illustrated by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Margaret K. McElderry/S&S, 2012

Move your body, have some fun! Watch! We’ll show you how it’s done! Ages 3 to 6.

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. Platinum Award, Oppenheim Toy and Book Portfolio. Ages 6 to 10.

Love One Another: The Last Days of Jesus, illustrated by Elizabeth Uyehara (Scholastic Press, 2000)

A retelling of the Easter story. All ages.

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

How many cats come to play? Count up to twenty and back again as frisky cats enliven one dog’s quiet day at home.