Books by Alex Ayliffe

DIG DIG DIGGING ABC by Margaret Mayo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"Given the plethora of similar titles, rate this an O for overdone and opt for a better one, such as Ramon Olivera's ABCs on Wheels (2016). (Picture book. 4-7)"
Kids seem to have an innate fascination with machinery, and this alphabet of vehicles will challenge them to name 26 and pair them with their corresponding letters of the alphabet. Read full book review >
MY DAY by Alex Ayliffe
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"Though a little on the slight side, these are cozy and familiar experiences for little ones nonetheless. (Board book. 6-18 mos.)"
A baby with mocha-colored skin enjoys a romp in the bath. Read full book review >
ZOOM, ROCKET, ZOOM! by Margaret Mayo
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Space enthusiasts will be launched out of this world. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
Rollicking verse introduces youngsters to the jobs various space vehicles do and to the astronauts that explore outer space. Read full book review >
ROAR! by Margaret Mayo
by Margaret Mayo, illustrated by Alex Ayliffe
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

Eleven species of wild animals frolic in their habitats. Read full book review >

MY VERY FIRST CHRISTMAS by Lois Rock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

This collection of short stories set in large type will work well for younger children as a read-aloud or for beginning readers who are ready for something longer than a standard-length easy reader. Read full book review >

CHOO CHOO CLICKETY-CLACK! by Margaret Mayo
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

Each mode of transportation is great at something in this vibrant read-aloud. Read full book review >

EMERGENCY! by Margaret Mayo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

Mayo and Ayliffe move from one favorite set of vehicles—heavy equipment (Dig, Dig, Digging, p. 574) to the other—the ones that make noise and tear through the streets, sky, and waterways. Read full book review >

DIG DIG DIGGING by Margaret Mayo
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

Diggers are good at dig, dig, digging, / scooping up the earth, and lifting and tipping. / They make huge holes with their dig, dig, digging. / They can work all day." Read full book review >

CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

A shopping excursion with Dad turns into a fun-filled, edifying romp for French's irrepressible Anna (Not Again, Anna!, 1998). Read full book review >

NOT AGAIN, ANNA! by Vivian French
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

In comfortable shapes, paintbox colors, and very few words, Anna has an appealing and very recognizable day. Read full book review >

THE BUSY BUILDING BOOK by Sue Tarsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 16, 1998

From the opening page, readers are launched into a description of a construction site: ``Before construction can start, the site is boarded off to keep pedestrians out.'' Every double-page spread presents a short text and the steady progress at the site of a future office building, with labels and pointers for about 20 items in the scene (e.g., ``site hoarding sheets,'' ``safety officer,'' and ``dump truck''). Read full book review >

SWIM, NUMBER NINE DUCKLING by Susan Akass
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

Delushka Duck's youngest, Number Nine (Number Nine Duckling, 1993), is back, a surrogate for every child who, fearful of new experiences, decides he doesn't like an activity even before he tries it. Read full book review >

LUCY'S PICTURE by Nicola Moon
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1995

Lucy's grandfather is coming to visit and she wants to make him a picture. Read full book review >