Books by Bethanie Deeney Murguia

THE BEST PARTS OF CHRISTMAS by Bethanie Deeney Murguia
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"This restrained, thoughtful story effectively captures some of the contradictory emotions a child may feel during the Christmas season. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A boy named Fritz selects and decorates a Christmas tree in this quiet tale of enjoying the holiday as a family. Read full book review >
VIOLET AND VICTOR WRITE THE BEST-EVER BOOKWORM BOOK by Alice Kuipers
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"Clever fare for aspiring bookworms (especially siblings). (Picture book. 4-7)"
Twins collaborate in writing an original story about a "book-eating monster." Read full book review >
I FEEL FIVE! by Bethanie Deeney Murguia
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Empathetic and sweet, this simply told, well-illustrated book helps not only with birthday bummers, but with negotiating many of life's highs and lows. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Fritz expects to feel totally different when he turns 5, but it turns out that 5 feels a lot like 4. Read full book review >
ZOE'S JUNGLE by Bethanie Deeney Murguia
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 27, 2014

"It's an obvious overture to parental transitioning tactics, but it's an imaginative adventure just the same. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Zoe and Addie have been given a five-minute warning from their mother—will their game of chase end on time? Read full book review >
ZOE'S ROOM (NO SISTERS ALLOWED) by Bethanie Deeney Murguia
Released: June 1, 2013

"Transitioning into a shared room can be a tricky situation, especially with jealous sibling squabbles. But Zoe's flair will certainly help. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Zoe (Zoe Gets Ready, 2012) has proclaimed herself queen of the universe, and her realm is her bedroom—where absolutely no sisters are allowed. Read full book review >
SNIPPET THE EARLY RISER by Bethanie Deeney Murguia
Released: March 12, 2013

"Early risers will identify with Snippet's dilemma. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A little snail takes drastic measures to get his mother, father and sister to wake up earlier in the morning. Read full book review >
BUGLETTE THE MESSY SLEEPER by Bethanie Deeney Murguia
ANIMALS
Released: May 10, 2011

"Here's hoping Murguia's next book has a clarity of text that matches the illustrations. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Buglette is neat and precise during the day, but each morning she awakens to a messy bed that reflects the big dreams of the night before. Read full book review >