My Dog Never Says Please

Illustrated by Tedd Arnold
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Tired of having to mind her manners, clean her room, and wear shoes, Ginny Mae wishes she could trade places with the family dog.

“Williams aptly expresses Ginny Mae’s frustrations and longings…Arnold’s exuberant drawings triumph on every page.”
– Publisher’s Weekly

An IRA-CBC Children’s Choice for 1998
Parent’s Choice Awards recommended title for 2000

The Witch Casts a Spell

Illustrated by Barbara Olsen, Ages 3 – 8, Dial
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All the ghoulish folks in town, and one curious little girl, head for the Halloween party at Mummy’s house. Text is set to the tune of “Farmer in the Dell.”

“…this Halloween story is a winner for sharing with one child or a group…children will easily join in after hearing the first few words of each stanza and the repeated refrain. An enjoyable holiday story that encourages participation.” – SLJ

Old MacDonald in the City

Illustrated by Thor Wickstrom, Ages 3 – 8, Golden/Random House
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In a unique take on the familiar song, Old MacDonald is a food vendor in a city park, and whenever his back is turned, his cart is overrun with animals–from one horse to ten ants.

“..rollicking retelling of the traditional song…clever twist turns it into a counting book as well as a sing-along. A natural for storytime.”

Mommy Doesn’t Know My Name

Illustrated by Andrew Shachat, Houghton Mifflin
ISBN: 978-0-395-77979-8, pbk
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Mommy calls Hannah all sorts of names except her own, leaving Hannah to wonder if Mommy really does know who she is.

“Text and illustrations resonate with the strength of preschoolers’ needs to understand and assert their own identities…It’s a fun, crazy book that works extremely well.”–

Library Lil

Illustrated by Steven Kellogg, Dial
ISBN: 0-8037-1698-2 trd;
ISBN: 0-14-056837-9 pbk
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An original tall tale about a gutsy librarian who turns a town of TV watchers and a motorcycle gang into readers.

“The silliness of both story and pictures are perfectly matched…A winner for storytimes anywhere.”
– starred review, School Library Journal

Winner of the 2000 New Mexico Land of Enchantment Book Award (Children’s Division), and nominated for children’s choice awards in several other states. An ALA Notable Book.

Ten Naughty Monkeys

Illustrated by Suzanne Watts, Harper Collins
Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-06-059904-1;
PLB $17.89. ISBN 978-0-06-059905-8
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“This version of the classic fingerplay could easily become the new standard.”
– Susan Weitz, formerly at Spencer-Van Etten School District, Spencer, NY, School Library Journal, March 2007.

“This winning combination of rhythmic text and child-friendly illustrations is rollicking fun. Preschoolers are sure to join in on this refreshing variation on an old favorite.” – Kirkus Reviews March 15, 2007.