Picture Books and Early Readers

by Donna Jo Napoli

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Valuing our Natural World

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THE CROSSING

illustrated by Jim Madsen

NEW YORK TIMES:

..poetic text and lush artwork

MAMA MITI:

WANGARI MAATHAI AND THE TREES OF KENYA

illustrated by Kadir Nelson

KIRKUS: …. This is, in a word, stunning

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Personal Courage

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TAKE YOUR TIME

coauthored with Eva Furrow

illustrated by Laurel Molk

BOOKLIST:

...serene...  perfect for group sharing.

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ALBERT

Illustrated by Jim LaMarche

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

... flawless prose… A magical marriage of art and text.

Stories from Around the World

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THE EARTH SHOOK:

A PERSIAN TALE

illustrated by Gabi Swiatkowska

MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW: 

 ... a mystical quest ...

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THE HERO OF BARLETTA

illustrated by Dana Gustafson

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Teased by the other children because of his tremendous size, Nico saves the town against an invading army.

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A SINGLE PEARL

illustrated by Jim LaMarche

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

... lyrical narrative ...

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READY TO DREAM

coauthored with Elena Furrow

illustrated by Bronwyn Bancroft

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

... decorative...introduction to a radically different culture...

Funny Stories

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PINK MAGIC

illustrated by Chad Cameron

SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL:  

... a brother and sister who refreshingly exude a real warmth for one another. ...

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HOTEL JUNGLE

coauthored with Shelagh Johnston

illustrated by Kenneth Spengler

SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL: 

... playful chaos ... fun-filled ...

Stories with ASL

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BOBBY THE BOLD

coauthored with Eva Furrow

illustrated by Ard Hoyt

HANDS & HEARTS

illustrated by Amy Bates

SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

... illustrations dance across the pages

SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL:

...profound calm and quiet joy... poetic summertime story...

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HANDY STORIES TO READ AND SIGN

coauthored with Doreen DeLuca

illustrated by Maureen Klusza

Product description: ... the perfect bilingual book for teaching children to read and sign.

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Math Tales

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CORKSCREW COUNTS:

A STORY ABOUT MULTIPLICATION

coauthored with Richard Tchen

illustrated by Anna Currey

THE WISHING CLUB:

A STORY ABOUT FRACTIONS  

illustrated by Anna Currey

HOW HUNGRY ARE YOU?

coauthored with Richard Tchen

illustrated by Amy Walrod

SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

 . .. endearing ...engaging

SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

...The mix of magic and math is irresistible. ...

SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

... charming ... introduction to ...division.

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A Book for the Grieving Family

SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

... aesthetically appealing and emotionally affecting ...simple and straightforward... depicts the stages of grief in an accessible and age-appropriate manner. ....

FLAMINGO DREAM

illustrated by Cathie Felstead

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Friendship

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WORDS TO MAKE A FRIEND

illustrated by Naoko Stoop

coming soon!

ROCKY THE CAT WHO BARKS

coauthored with Marie Kane

illustrated by Tamara Petrosino

BOOKLIST

 ...delightful tale...

 
 
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