Books by Hiroe Nakata

NOT THAT TUTU! by Michelle Sinclair Colman
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Attracted by the little tulle tutu on the cover, little ones seeking a ballet-themed tale may be disappointed, but this outing will resonate with any youngster who has worn a favorite outfit to shreds. (Board book. 2-4)"
Taylor, with a recognizably preschool fashion sense, wears her tutu everywhere. Read full book review >
ALL OF BABY, NOSE TO TOES by Victoria Adler
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2009

Speech pathologist Adler harnesses her knowledge of language to introduce baby's cutest body parts (all of them) through playful sounds, words, beats and rhyme. Read full book review >

DUCK DUNKS by Lynne Berry
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2008

"Ducks in swimsuits. Read full book review >

SHOE BOP! by Marilyn Singer
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2008

Singer weaves a collection of fanciful poems into a clever salute to shoes. Read full book review >

TWO IS FOR TWINS by Wendy Cheyette Lewison
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2006

"Twins are two-er than anyone." Read full book review >

BABY SHOES by Dashka Slater
COLORS
Released: May 1, 2006

What happens when an active toddler gets a pair of brand-new shows? Read full book review >

MOMMY IN MY POCKET by Carol Hunt Senderak
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2006

Separation anxiety can be a factor for both mommy and child when anticipating the first day of school. Read full book review >

WINTER FRIENDS by Mary Quattlebaum
POETRY
Released: Oct. 11, 2005

An uneven collection of poems tells the story of one winter day spent playing outside and making new friends. Read full book review >

DUCK SKATES by Lynne Berry
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

Five ducklings could not be more excited over the hefty snowfall outside their windows. Read full book review >

OCEAN BABIES by Deborah Lee Rose
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2005

A beautiful peek at the marine circle of life. Read full book review >

UP! by Kristine O'Connell George
FICTION
Released: March 28, 2005

George deftly captures the frenetic life that is toddlerhood in this sprightly outing designed primarily as a concept tale to convey the notion of "up." Read full book review >

PAJAMAS ANYTIME by Marsha Hayles
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

A little pajama-clad boy recalls special times through out the year when he can wear his cozy and colorful pajamas. Read full book review >

GOT TO DANCE by M.C. Helldorfer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 11, 2004

Nakata's joyously exuberant watercolor illustrations flow gracefully throughout this story of an African-American child's summer day filled with playful dance movements. Read full book review >

TELL ME MY STORY, MAMA by Deb Lund
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2004

Awaiting the arrival of her sibling, a young toddler is regaled with tales of the story regarding her own birth. Read full book review >

EVERYTHING IS DIFFERENT AT NONNA’S HOUSE by Caron Lee Cohen
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 19, 2003

A cheery tale in child-bright colors offers a city vs. country theme. Read full book review >

WHAT KIND OF KISS? by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

Osculation is the name of the game in this cheerful little tale packed full of love. Read full book review >

THE GARDEN THAT WE GREW by Joan Holub
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

Holub (Scat, Cats!, above, etc.) uses a rhyming, patterned text to follow a group of five young children experiencing the growth cycle with pumpkins, from planting seeds all the way through to jack-o'-lanterns, pumpkin bread, and seeds saved for next year's garden. Read full book review >

DON’T STEP ON THE SKY by Miriam Chaikin
POETRY
Released: April 1, 2001

Chaikin (Clouds of Glory, 1998, etc.) defines haiku in traditional form in her introduction and goes on to say that today haiku does not always follow that three-line, seventeen-syllable model. Read full book review >

LUCKY PENNIES AND HOT CHOCOLATE by Carol Diggory Shields
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

Anticipating the visit of a favorite person is half the fun. Read full book review >