Books by C.B. Decker

AVI THE AMBULANCE AND THE SNOWY DAY by Claudia Carlson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A charming introduction to a little-known organization. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Avi is the youngest ambulance in a Jerusalem garage filled with his family of emergency vehicles and human first responders of the Magen David Adom, Israel's equivalent of the Red Cross. Read full book review >
FARMER KOBI'S HANUKKAH MATCH by Karen Rostoker-Gruber
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2015

"Though Hanukkah takes something of a back seat, this funny, friendly tale is a worthy addition to the holiday shelves. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An Israeli farmer's menagerie proves to be both a hindrance and an asset when making the perfect romantic match. Read full book review >
RATFINK by Marcia Thornton Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Decker's final illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Clumsy and impulsive, ten-year-old Logan is determined to have a better year in fifth grade than in the past but is hindered by an increasingly forgetful grandfather at home and a vengeful new classmate at school. Read full book review >
THE BLOCK MESS MONSTER by Betsy Howie
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"The little girl's priceless quips will have both parents and children in stitches, and the solution just might work with other children who are loath to clean up. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Calpurnia narrates her tale of woe in this debut, chronicling her battle against the Block Mess Monster. Read full book review >
THE BAD LUCK CHAIR by Sue Wilkowski
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"When Addy magically figures out the clues left by a strangely absent Jon and convinces her classmates to partake in a truly unbelievable ritual to reverse the curse, readers will wonder what the fuss was about. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Fourth-grader Addison Darby fights some powerfully negative mojo in order to overcome the curse of a chair. Read full book review >
EVERYBODY MAKES MISTAKES by Christine Kole MacLean
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2005

"Entertaining and clever. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An innocent mistake (or three) is ill timed, as one family must be on their best behavior for a relative's wedding. Read full book review >