Books by Caroline Jayne Church

GIGGLE! by Caroline Jayne Church
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Little ones will enjoy pressing the button, driving adults in earshot crazy in the process, but after the battery wears out, this title will likely be a shelf-sitter. (Board book. 1-3)"
Complete with laugh track, a bevy of toddlers enjoys playing together. Read full book review >
HORSEY UP AND DOWN by Kei Bernstein
Released: July 1, 2013

"The playful gimmicks will keep readers turning the pages and asking for it again and again. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A highly interactive, lightly conceptual board book. Read full book review >
RUFF! by Caroline Jayne Church
Released: June 1, 2013

"Poor Ruff. Busy? Yes. Wonderfully amazing? No. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Industrious dog meets charming mouse! Angry duckling falls from sky! Friendship ensues! And isn't it great that they'll all be together again tomorrow and probably for more overly exclamatory sequels? Read full book review >
LET'S GET DRESSED! by Caroline Jayne Church
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"While not necessarily a topic toddlers clamor for, there is enough interactivity and simplicity here for them to enjoy the ride. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
Parents will appreciate this how-to book on getting dressed, and kids will enjoy the easy-to-open flaps. Read full book review >
POTTY TIME! by Caroline Jayne Church
Released: May 1, 2012

"Though its single-minded focus on success offers positive role modeling, it needs to be used with other, more realistic titles (and lots of patience). (Board book. 2-3)"
A toddler shares his glee at leaving diapers behind. Read full book review >
GOODNIGHT, I LOVE YOU by Caroline Jayne Church
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"A quiet depiction of self-reliant slumber. (Board book. 1-3)"
An evening routine provides stability for two smiling siblings. Read full book review >
ONE MORE HUG FOR MADISON by Caroline Jayne Church
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Bedtime procrastinators and their exhausted parents are sure to sit through just one more reading. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Church's latest is a reassuring nighttime book with a twist that parents can appreciate. Read full book review >
RAINY DAY by Caroline Jayne Church
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Church's child-friendly illustrations are just right for this cheery outing. (Pop-up/picture book. 1-3)"
A sturdy little boy prepares to go out in the rain and exhorts readers to help: "I put on my favorite blue pants. Read full book review >
PING PONG PIG by Caroline Jayne Church
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Hold fast to the spirit of youth, little Ping Pong; once pigs fly, what's to stop them from driving the family car? (Picture book. 3-6)"
Ping Pong is a pig after a child's own heart. Read full book review >
HARRIET DANCING by Ruth Symes
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2008

"Church's bold, brightly colored collage illustrations add some much-needed zest and dimension to an otherwise prosaic offering. (Picture book. 3-6)"
On her way to visit her friend Ivor, Harriet the Hedgehog encounters a group of lovely dancing butterflies. Read full book review >
BUNNY WISHES by Michaela Morgan
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"The text is set in a font that suggests hand-written printing, complementing the series theme. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The creative team from Dear Bunny (2006) pairs up again for another story about written communications that go astray. Read full book review >
LITTLE APPLE GOAT by Caroline Jayne Church
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"This is a delightful addition to autumnal collections. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Just in time for the autumn apple harvest comes this sweet rustic tale of an ordinary goat—ordinary except for her eating habits, that is. Read full book review >
DIGBY TAKES CHARGE by Caroline Jayne Church
ANIMALS
Released: July 24, 2007

"Would that learning manners was always so amusing. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Digby, the new sheepdog, learns the secret to getting what he wants, and teaches readers an important lesson in manners at the same time. Read full book review >
DEAR BUNNY by Michaela Morgan
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"This sweet and simple story offers a fresh idea for Valentine's Day, but elementary school teachers will also use this for the creative idea of "recombinant poetry," using words plucked from other sources. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two lovelorn bunny rabbits named Valentino and Valenteeny ("Tino and Teeny for short") admire each other from afar, but they are too shy to move ahead with a friendship. Read full book review >
ONE SMART GOOSE by Caroline Jayne Church
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"Even younger audiences are likely to find all of this too easy, but they'll enjoy the tale's brisk action and simply drawn cartoon illustrations. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Despite low marks for internal logic, this brief tale of a clever goose and a fox on the prowl will draw honks of glee from fans of such similar encounters as Pat Hutchins's classic Rosie's Walk or Mem Fox's Hattie and the Fox (1986). Read full book review >
PUDGY by Pippa Goodhart
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"Older toddlers making the transition from board books to real stories are a natural audience for this effort, but the satisfying story and the volume's large size will also work for preschool or kindergarten story hours about dogs or friendship. (Picture book. 1½-5)"
Pudgy is a lovable pup in this simple tale. Read full book review >
HUNGRY HEN by Richard Waring
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2002

"Her simple figures belie their sophistication, yet offer a splendid lesson in composition and tone. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Patience is a virtue, but there is also a reason why the admonition "carpe diem" has been around long enough to be remembered in the Latin. Read full book review >
DO YOUR EARS HANG LOW? by Caroline Jayne Church
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Welcome new images for this once sarcastic lyric. (Nonfiction. 3-5)"
Two puppies frolic through the rhymes and rhythms of the traditional song as they meet with eyebrows raised expectantly and their long ears "wobble to and fro." Read full book review >
I LOVE YOU THROUGH AND THROUGH by Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak
IPAD BOOK APPS

"That's no knock; it's just fine for parents of restless readers at bedtime. (iPad storybook app. 18 mo.-5)"
Based on the 2005 board book, this Scholastic "Touch and Tilt" app retains the print version's sweetness and soothing tone. Read full book review >