Books by Elizabeth Garton Scanlon

DEAR SUBSTITUTE by Audrey Vernick
Released: June 19, 2018

"Substitute teachers are a rite of passage for students; this narrator's change of heart provides a good example of handling it with aplomb. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A rough day with a sub slowly improves as the child narrator gets to know her and is introduced to new things. Read full book review >
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BUNNY! by Elizabeth Garton Scanlon
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Happy birthday to a splendid book for new birthday boys and girls. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Scanlon delivers a sweet, rhyming text to tell the story of a little bunny's birthday in Graegin's debut picture book. Read full book review >
Released: March 1, 2004

In bubbly verse and playful imagery reminiscent of Mary Ann Hoberman's classic A House Is a House For Me (1978), Scanlon expands the idea of a "pocket" to include bowls, balloons, and bathtubs, hats, horseshoes, homes, and more: "A phone is a pocket / for a ring, / a bell is a pocket / for a ding. / A pocket for a duckling is a shell, / and a pocket for a farmer is a dell— / hi ho." Read full book review >