Books by Dianne Ochiltree

IT'S A SEASHELL DAY by Dianne Ochiltree
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"A charming beach-day book to share with a young child beginning to show interest in the natural world. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A cute, curly-headed boy and his young mother, both Caucasian, head to the beach for a day of collecting seashells. Read full book review >
IT'S A FIREFLY NIGHT by Dianne Ochiltree
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"An intimate encounter with nature lit not just by stars and fireflies, but also an affecting dose of daddy-daughter warmth. (Picture book. 4-6)"
On a summer's night, a child sails out into her yard to gather (and then release) lightning bugs. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A pleasing historical tidbit. (author's note, acknowledgments) (Picture book. 5-9)"
The first American female firefighter was an African-American cook in the first quarter of the 19th century in New York City. Read full book review >
SIXTEEN RUNAWAY PUMPKINS by Dianne Ochiltree
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A cute opener for autumn and a nice bridge across science and math for elementary-school teachers. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A rollicking rhyming tale—part math, part problem-solving—stars a young raccoon who must figure out what to do with 16 pumpkins that don't sit still. Read full book review >
PILLOW PUP by Dianne Ochiltree
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2002

"Lots of appeal—even for cat people. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A rambunctious game of chase quickly ensues when a mischievous pup makes off with her owner's pillow. Read full book review >
TEN MONKEY JAMBOREE by Dianne Ochiltree
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Unless readers are prepared to play editor, this is not a first choice. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Charming, identical, brown monkeys, who are flying around the page in colorful shorts, reflect action words as they combine, moving in and out of acrobatic and musical moments in sets that equal ten. Read full book review >