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Ben Clanton

NARWHAL AND JELLY BOARD BOOK SERIES

BLANKIE

February 2021, Tundra/Penguin Random House Canada, 22 pp

Dive into a brand new Narwhal and Jelly story for the youngest readers! A big, yellow blankie is one of Narwhal's favorite things; not only because it keeps Narwhal warm and cozy, but also because it'...

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Ben Clanton

NARWHAL AND JELLY SERIES

HAPPY NARWHALIDAYS

September 2020, Tundra/Penguin Random House Canada, 72 pp

Wintery waters have Jelly feeling like a bit of a bah humbug. But it is hard to hate the holidays when a festive Narwhal is sharing warm waffle pudding, songs, and a tale about something called the Me...

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Betty G. Birney

OG THE FROG SERIES

WILDLIFE ACCORDING TO OG THE FROG

Book 3 – May 2020, Putnam/Penguin, 144 pp

In the third book in the spinoff of the Humphrey series, Og and Humphrey head to summer camp to see what’s hopping in the wilderness! Og didn’t know where he would end up when school was over, but it...

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Betty G. Birney

HUMPHREY SERIES

SPRING ACCORDING TO HUMPHREY

Book 12 – January 2016, Putnam/Penguin, 160 pp

Join Humphrey, the classroom hamster, as he navigates the wilds of school with the students of Room 26. Each book is a funny and unique look at life from the perspective of an adorable and caring cla...

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Jennifer Thermes

CHARLES DARWIN’S AROUND THE WORLD ADVENTURE

October 2016, Abrams, 40 pp

This picture book biography of Charles Darwin’s adventures on the Beagle features spectacular maps illustrating the route and tells the story of Darwin’s travels and his discoveries in each location....

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Jennifer Thermes

HORSE POWER: HOW HORSES CHANGED THE WORLD

Spring 2021, Abrams, 48 pp

Horse and human life were intertwined for thousands of years, yet the role of the everyday horse throughout history is rarely mentioned. In HORSE POWER: HOW HORSES CHANGED THE WORLD, follow the horse ...

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Hilary Wagner

NIGHTSHADE CHRONICLES

LORDS OF TRILLIUM

Book 3 – March 2014, Holiday House, 250 pp

Deep beneath a modern metropolis lies the Catacombs, a kingdom of remarkable rats of superior intellect. Following the Bloody Coup, the once peaceful democracy has become a dictatorship, ruled by deca...

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Andy Rash

ARCHIE THE DAREDEVIL PENGUIN

Fall 2015, Viking/Penguin, 32 pp

A humorous read-aloud about a daredevil penguin with a secret fear. There’s a fish-fry on Iceberg 9 and all Archie’s friends are swimming over. But Archie’s afraid of the water and the strange creatu...

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Jennifer Black Reinhardt

YAKS YAK

March 2016, Clarion/HMH, 40 pp

At once funny and informative, Yaks Yak presents animals acting out the verbs made from their names. Illustrations rich in comic details show hogs hogging, slugs slugging, and other spirited creatures...

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Jennifer Black Reinhardt

BLUE ETHEL

May 2017, Margaret Ferguson Books/Macmillan, 40 pp

Ethel was old. She was fat. She was black. She was white. And she was very set in her ways – until the day she turned blue. Ethel, with the help of her friend Fluffy, learns to appreciate the wonders ...

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Jennifer Black Reinhardt

PLAYING POSSUM

July 2020, Clarion/HMH, 32 pp

Alfred the possum, who plays dead, and Sophia the armadillo, who rolls up in a ball, stand in for shy or anxious humans whose discomfort keeps them from fitting in. Jennifer Black Reinhardt has cast a...

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Kate Samworth

AVIARY WONDERS

March 2014, Clarion/HMH, 32 pp

Since 2031, Aviary Wonders Inc. has offered bird lovers a unique opportunity: Assemble your own bird from stunningly beautiful and carefully hand-crafted parts. The birds can even be taught to fly and...

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Kristin Kladstrup

NUTCRACKER MICE

October 2017, Candlewick, 336 pp

Hidden in Saint Petersburg’s famed Mariinsky Theater are the world’s tiniest ballet fans: the Mariinsky mice, including Esmeralda, a rising dancer in the Russian Mouse Ballet Company. Despite being un...

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Wook Jin Jung

BLACK CAT, YELLOW BUNNY

October 2019, Newmark/Reycraft Books, 32 pp

This nearly wordless book shows the slowly developing friendship between a cat and a bunny who meet on a chance encounter in the park. Through small acts of kindness, they reveal the powerful effect t...

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Kayla Harren

THE BOY WHO GREW A FOREST

March 2019, Sleeping Bear Press, 32 pp

As a boy, Jadav Payeng was distressed by the destruction deforestation and erosion was causing on his island home in India’s Brahmaputra River. So he began planting trees. What began as a small thicke...

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Jessie Haas

RESCUE

April 2018, Boyds Mills, 200 pp

In this coming-of-age story perfect for horse fans, twelve-year-old animal lover Joni clashes with her new neighbor and animal rights activist Chess. Their bumpy friendship reaches a crisis when Chess...

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Sophie Blackall

FINDING WINNIE

October 2015, Little, Brown/Hachette, 56 pp

The remarkable true story of the bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh. In 1914, Harry Colebourn, a veterinarian on his way to tend horses in World War I, followed his heart and rescued a baby bear. He na...

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Victoria J. Coe

FENWAY AND HATTIE SERIES

FENWAY AND HATTIE IN THE WILD

Book 4 – May 2019, Putnam/Penguin Random House, 176 pp

In the fourth book in this adorable middle-grade series, all told from the dog’s point of view, Fenway gets a taste of the wild when he goes on a back-to-school camping trip with his human, Hattie. Th...