Books by Ashley Wolff

BABY BEAR COUNTS ONE by Ashley  Wolff
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Brimming with visual treasures and ending with snowflakes—"too many to count"—this joyous treat will reward both family and group sharing. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The season's turned from summer to fall since Baby Bear learned about the colors in his world (Baby Bear Sees Blue, 2012). Now, as he and Mama observe many creatures getting ready for winter, he learns to count. Read full book review >
BABY BEAR SEES BLUE by Ashley  Wolff
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"Imbued with a spirit of exploration, fostered by parental protection, Baby Bear's colorful adventures will enrich repeat bedtime read-alouds. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Inspired by the mother bear and cub in Blueberries for Sal, Wolff creates a gentle story for toddlers that introduces colors and images from the natural world. Read full book review >
FICTION
Released: March 9, 2010

A rollicking, rhyming alphabetical recipe for making successful compost. Read full book review >

WHEN LUCY GOES OUT WALKING by Ashley  Wolff
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

Lucy's forays into the outside world give the youngest readers a glance at the typical weather in a northerly clime and activities popular for each of the 12 months of the year, as well as a look at how quickly a puppy grows up. Read full book review >

I CALL MY GRANDMA NANA by Ashley  Wolff
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 11, 2009

Miss May's grandmother has come for a school visit, which leads to discussion of how all grandmas have stories—and different names, depending on their backgrounds. Read full book review >

FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

The words of the traditional Christmas song are adapted here to reflect a Southwest theme, with influences from Latino and Native-American cultures. Read full book review >

THE PEN THAT PA BUILT by David Edwards
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

This historic riff on The House That Jack Built provides dimension to the process of raising sheep to make wool. Read full book review >

THE WILD LITTLE HORSE by Rita Gray
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

The whistling wind tempts Little Horse to venture from his cozy barn to find out what's afoot in the big wide world. Read full book review >

HOME TO ME, HOME TO YOU by Jennifer A. Ericsson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

Ericsson crafts a tale addressing a common occurrence in contemporary family life: separation due to business travel. Read full book review >

SHE’LL BE COMIN’ ’ROUND THE MOUNTAIN by Philomen Sturges
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: June 1, 2004

Southwestern color, flavor, and rhythm, a cheery village of anthropomorphized animals, and a slight twist on the words of a traditional and well-loved song culminate in a rollicking surprise ending. Read full book review >

ME BABY, YOU BABY by Ashley  Wolff
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

Rhythmic verses follow the trip of two toddlers and their mothers as they visit the zoo. Read full book review >

OLD MACDONALD HAD A WOODSHOP by Lisa Shulman
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Old MacDonald had a shop, E-I-E-I-O!" Read full book review >

MY SOMEBODY SPECIAL by Sarah Weeks
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2001

A sensitive tale exploring the turbulent mix of emotions, both the trepidation and happy reunion experienced by youngsters at pick-up time. Read full book review >

ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

The familiar children's playground chant, "Who Stole the Cookies from the Cookie Jar," is broadened here into a picture-book mystery that's a delight to view, but less successful as a read-aloud. Read full book review >

EACH LIVING THING by Joanne Ryder
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2000

Ryder's rhyming call reminds us to be aware of all living things and to treat them with respect and care. Read full book review >

SOME THINGS GO TOGETHER by Charlotte Zolotow
Released: March 31, 1999

The cozy, 30-year-old title gets bright new illustrations from Wolff and is primed for a new generation of children. Read full book review >

FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

The ebullient canine kindergarten teacher (Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten, 1996) is preparing for the 100th day of school. Read full book review >

DOCTOR BIRD by Gerald Hausman
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: May 18, 1998

Doctor Bird, hummingbird trickster and national bird of Jamaica, stars in a trio of parables adapted by Hausman. Read full book review >

HOME SWEET HOME by Jean Marzollo
POETRY
Released: April 11, 1997

A prayer honors all living things, but neglects truths about humans' relationship with nature, and romanticizes life in modern times. Read full book review >

MISS BINDERGARTEN GETS READY FOR KINDERGARTEN by Joseph Slate
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

An inviting look at the first day of school in Miss Bindergarten's class. Read full book review >

STELLA AND ROY by Ashley  Wolff
FICTION
Released: June 1, 1993

Aesop's ``The Hare and the Tortoise'' is reenacted by two preschoolers racing ``around the lake,'' in what could be a San Francisco park, to a popcorn stand. Read full book review >

A GARDEN ALPHABET by Isabel Wilner
ABC BOOKS
Released: May 1, 1991

A fine anthologist (The Poetry Troupe, 1977) fashions garden facts and practices into adequate, if sometimes forced, verse. Read full book review >