Books

In the Canyon

Pull on your hiking boots and get ready to see the magnificent Grand Canyon! From Liz Garton Scanlon,  author of the Caldecott Honoree All the World, here is a marvelous celebration of one of our nation’s natural wonders. Experience the Grand Canyon through the eyes of a child who is seeing it for the very […]

Compost Stew

  “Environmental chefs, / here’s a recipe for you / . . . to mix a batch / of Compost Stew.” This cheerful title uses the alphabet to introduce children to ingredients that make great compost, from apple cores to zinnias “whose blooming days are through.” The text includes some creative solutions for typically challenging […]

Baby Bear Counts One

Fall has arrived in Baby bear’s forest, and the woods are teeming with animals busily preparing for winter. How many animals? Count to ten with Baby Bear as he and Mama get ready for the season’s first snow. Baby Bear Counts One An Indie Next Pick for Winter 2013-2014. The Horn Book says: Wolff’s art (hand-colored linoleum […]

Baby Bear Sees Blue

Inspired by the mother bear and cub in Blueberries for Sal, Wolff creates a gentle story for toddlers that introduces colors and images from the natural world…. Wolff’s lovely compositions feature inked linoleum block prints that render those bears a strikingly deep, matte black. Lush, washy watercolors illuminate the scenes–colors in the downpour’s puddles reflect a rainbow. […]

Who Took the Cookies?

The story opens with Skunk taking cookies out of an oven, but just a page later, the cookie jar is empty. Accompanied by Lizard, he ventures out into a desert landscape accusing, in turn, a number of animals of taking his baked goods. A picture-book adaptation of the familiar childhood game featuring animal characters. Wolff’s […]

Who is Coming to Our House?

A beautiful Christmas book. In a simple story told in rhyme by Joseph Slate, stable animals ask “Who is coming to our house?” “Someone, someone,’” says Mouse.” With anticipation, each animal helps to prepare “their house” for the unnamed guests. By nightfall, the stable is readied and the animals welcome Mary and Joseph. A double-page […]

When Lucy Goes Out Walking

Follow the adventures of a boy and his puppy with a poem for each month of the year. Softly colored double-page illustrations (some with smaller scenes inserted) feature an idyllic small town custom-made for the adventures of a boy and his dog. The breezy text for each month is in the form of modified limericks and […]

The Wild Little Horse

  A colt is filled with curiosity and energy as he explores the world around him. From the barnyard animals to the sandy beaches, his enthusiasm abounds until his parents finally come to lead him home. The rhyming verse reads easily and is interspersed with repeated sounds such as the SWISH, SWISH, SWISH of the […]

Stella and Roy Go Camping

  Stella and Roy return, camping in the mountains with their mother in this attractive picture book. Stella has just learned to read and she comes armed with a book about animal tracks. Her younger brother is hoping to spot a bear. As they hike to their mountain-lake destination, Roy keeps finding tracks he thinks […]

Splish Splash

  Follow a fish named Chub and his wonderful big tub told in rhyme with colorful illustrations. Who would have thought that a bath could hold a fish, a cat, a bull, a snail, a giraffe, a snake and more? But in they all go, with a tiny bug the last one to find a […]

A Year of Birds

Meet Ellie, whose home is visited by birds throughout the 12 months. Vibrant linoleum block prints, hand colored, bring readers into each scene as Wolff identifies the birds but telling more in the superb illustrations. …a quiet, lovely book. ~Publisher’s Weekly 1984 ALA Notable Book

The Pen That Pa Built

  In this warm display of old-fashioned know-how and family spirit, a blanket is made from scratch—from the shearing to the carding, spinning, dying, and weaving. And it all starts in the pen that Pa built. Told through Ashley Wolff’s vibrant artwork and with David Edwards story, this illustrated history of 1830s North America celebrates […]