Books by Jan Peck

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"These illustrations invite close inspection, while the poems will be welcomed in schools where going green is a value. (Poetry. 5-9)"
For this collection of 30 poems, not only nursery rhymes but also familiar children's songs ("Yankee Doodle," "Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush," etc.) have been given new lyrics promoting energy conservation activities and healthy living. Read full book review >
WAY FAR AWAY ON A WILD SAFARI by Jan Peck
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2006

"Preschoolers and emerging readers will enjoy picking up their binoculars for a far away wild safari search. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A round-eyed inquisitive little boy bravely takes a safari trip in search of a wild lion. Read full book review >
WAY UP HIGH IN A TALL GREEN TREE by Jan Peck
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2005

"Petrone uses a bold touch in her digitally produced illustrations, placing bright animals and splashes of jungle-green leaves against a starry sky. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this sequel to Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea (2004), a little girl with a huge head and bulgy eyes climbs up a tree at night, greeting various rain forest animals. Read full book review >
WAY DOWN DEEP IN THE DEEP BLUE SEA by Jan Peck
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2004

"Dive on in, the water's fine. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A familiar premise feels unexpectedly fresh in this engaging underwater adventure. Read full book review >
THE GIANT CARROT by Jan Peck
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"A recipe for carrot pudding tops off this frolicsome adaptation of an old tale. (Picture book. 3-8)"
``It grew and it grew and it grew'' is a familiar chant among readers who know the classic Russian folktale of the giant turnip. Read full book review >