Books by Jane Cabrera

ROCK-A-BYE BABY by Jane Cabrera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Ho-hum. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A riff on the familiar lullaby depicts various animal parents, and then a human father, soothing their sleepy little ones. Read full book review >
THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS by Jane Cabrera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"There are many picture-book versions of the old song in print, but this bright, sunny variation is good fun for young children, particularly as a sing-along experience. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Cabrera continues her series of modern interpretations of classic children's songs with an updated, chipper version of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" featuring groups of cheerful animals and other cute characters getting ready for Christmas. Read full book review >
TWINKLE, TWINKLE, LITTLE STAR by Jane Cabrera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2012

"A nursery charmer. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A pink-cheeked version of a song most everyone knows, with new verses highlighting cozy animal dyads across the world. Read full book review >
THE WHEELS ON THE BUS by Jane Cabrera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Sure to be a lively addition to storytimes and one of those titles that are begged to be read aloud again and again. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Cabrera continues to adapt nursery rhymes and children's songs (Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush, 2010, etc.) into interactive picture books for the young preschool set, here taking on that beloved bus ride. Read full book review >
ONE, TWO, BUCKLE MY SHOE by Jane Cabrera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A simple, joyous romp. (Picture book. 1-3)"
Rhyming and counting fun begins with the traditional Mother Goose rhyme—"1, 2, buckle my shoe"—but rabbit isn't going to "shut the door" next, because she is busy running out through it to go to mother hen's party. Read full book review >
OLD MACDONALD HAD A FARM by Jane Cabrera
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2008

"Nothing particularly original here, but a bright enticement to the very young to sing along, and learn about the farm animals. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Eye-catching illustrations enliven a children's musical classic. Read full book review >
KITTY’S CUDDLES by Jane Cabrera
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"An engaging approach to encouraging sibling acceptance, this tale will hold appeal even for those without younger siblings. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A curious kitten explores the variety of cuddles to be found across a broad spectrum of the animal kingdom. Read full book review >
TEN IN THE BED by Jane Cabrera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2006

"Yet, there's an engaging sense of rhythm and actions in the simple yet imaginative two-page spreads that is balanced by the safe and sunny atmosphere. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A dynamic version of the familiar counting ditty and storytime staple. Read full book review >
MOMMY, CARRY ME PLEASE! by Jane Cabrera
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"Sure to carry the day. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Cabrera's latest offering details the many ways, and in some cases, the reasons why, animal Mommies carry their babies. Read full book review >
IF YOU’RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT! by Jane Cabrera
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Guaranteed to get preschoolers (and maybe their sleepy caregivers) moving. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A menagerie of jungle critters engage in some foot-stomping, hand-clapping, rip-roaring sing-along fun that just begs for audience participation. Read full book review >
OLD MOTHER HUBBARD by Jane Cabrera
adapted by Jane Cabrera, illustrated by Jane Cabrera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2001

"Ex-toddlers will eat this up. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Cabrera (Dog's Day, 2000, etc.) illustrates this abbreviated adaptation of the nursery rhyme with broadly brushed, vibrantly colored scenes. Read full book review >
CAT'S COLORS by Jane Cabrera
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1997

"Impish and informational. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Those who think they've seen everything in the ubiquitous color concept-book genre haven't seen Cabrera's debut, an irresistible take on the subject. Read full book review >