Stingrays: Underwater Fliers

“This nonfiction early reader gives facts about stingrays in an engaging, uncomplicated way. A mixture of photographs and illustrations complement the text well. This would be a helpful resource for student research projects, or a good leveled reader for middle-elementary nonfiction lovers.” Kiss the Laurie rated it 5 of 5 stars “Text is easy … Read more

Leaf Jumpers

Selected as one of 20 Choose to Read Ohio titles for 2015 and 2016 ( Choose to Read Ohio (CTRO) spotlights Ohio authors and promotes reading across Ohio. Each CTRO booklist highlights selected books and provides free, downloadable, resource-packed readers’ toolkits for current and past CTRO books. Recommended by the National Science Teachers Association Grade Level: K-4 … Read more

Winter Trees

Selected for the 2008 John Burroughs Young Readers List. “Winter Trees is an excellent addition to the distinguished books that have been added to the list in the past. The books selected for the list have to meet a demanding list of criteria that require that the book deals with nature with: Reality, Respect, Accuracy, … Read more

Spring Blossoms

“An ode to the beauty of the season, this book is a catalogue of flowering trees that will charm children. Written in rhyming couplets, Gerber’s spare text leaves plenty of room on the page for Evans’s luscious bursts of color, including all the fresh pinks and greens one would witness on a fine spring day. … Read more


“Bedtime rituals comfort and reassure a mom and her little one. Only the mother’s voice is heard, as she directs the action. She plays a recognition game first, asking her toddler to tweak ears, push nose, flap arms, clap hands and more. Movement and exercise are added along with some tickling and stroking. A pet dog mimics the … Read more

Seeds, Bees, Butterflies, and More!

Selected as a 2014 National Council for Teachers of English Notable Title – Click here for Article “Ideal for classroom use, this collection of short performance pieces introduces seed distribution, plant germination, the roles of roots and sunlight, pollinators and some familiar creatures. . . With short lines, Judicious use of rhyme and interesting language, the poetry … Read more

The Twelve Days of Christmas in Ohio

“Absolutely delightful and a perfect gift! Two stories emerge — one on the right side of the page with the details of the song, emphasizing Ohio. ‘On the first of Christmas my cousin gave to me . . . a cardinal in a buckeye tree.’ On the left side of the page, a detailed story … Read more