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HALF A KINGDOM

The prince is missing and the King offers half his kingdom to whoever finds him. A peasant girl rescues him from evil trolls.  But she doesn’t want half the kingdom until the King treats his people better. Illustrated by Nola Langner. Ages 4-10

“The story is enthralling  and interspersed with delightful bits of humor. The illustrations are an integral part of this charming story.” Bibliophile

A Notable Children’s Trade Book.

A Junior Literary Guild Selection.

 

SCRAM, KID!

In the park, Joe hears, “Scram, kid!” when all he wants to do is play baseball. What happens when Joe gets mad makes for a funny book.  Winner of the noted Horn Book Award. Illustrated by Nola Langner. Ages 4-8

“Ann McGovern’s story should be cherished by every boy and girl who has ever been rejected, which would seem to exclude nobody.” Publishers Weekly

 

DROP EVERYTHING, IT’S D.E.A.R. TIME!

Wild things happen in school when everyone drops what they are doing and starts to read. The janitor’s pipes leak, the volcano in the science room blows up, the principal stops scolding and EVERYBODY picks up a book. Pure mayhem. Full-color illustrations by Anna Divito. Ages 6-11

“This book encourages all schools to make sure they have D.E.A.R. this year – Drop Everything And Read!” Arkansas Democrat Gazette

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FEELING MAD, FEELING SAD, FEELING BAD, FEELING GLAD

Every child knows angry feelings, sad and bad feelings and feelings of pure joy and gladness. Here are poems that express a variety of situations that children will recognize. Photographs by Hope Wurmfeld. Ages 3-8

“A lovely book of poems and images. This excellent book gives children the opportunity to express their feelings.” Education Values

 

BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL

A special one-of-a-kind book, written out of deep conviction and photographed with sensitivity and dedication. In poetry and pictures, it celebrates black is beautiful. The different images range between country and city, indoors and out to expand the world of every child, white and black. Photographs by Hope Wurmfeld. Ages 5-11

Cited in Publisher’s Weekly’s “Leading Spring Picture Books.”

Chosen as a featured book in Children’s Digest