Books by Jarvis

I'M IN CHARGE! by Jeanne Willis
Released: Nov. 20, 2018

"The 'terrible twos' come alive at the savanna watering hole. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A little rhino gets his comeuppance after gleefully disrupting everyone else's day. Read full book review >
HELLO, HOT DOG by Lily Murray
by Lily Murray, illustrated by Jarvis
Released: April 5, 2018

"Offering endless possibilities for different voices and performance styles, this book is a surefire hit to read aloud, with hilarity, suspense, and pathos perfect for children developing responses to these stimuli. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This energetic picture book pits a hot dog's rudimentary survival instinct against appetites both human and canine. Read full book review >
PICK A PINE TREE by Patricia Toht
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Pick this delightful story for a Christmas storytime, for library collections, or for family reading around the Christmas tree. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A family of four buys a cut pine tree, takes it home, and, with the help of friends, decorates it for their Christmas tree. Read full book review >
READY, SET, BUILD! by Meg Fleming
Released: April 4, 2017

"Good, artfully delivered advice for would-be builders of any age. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A safety primer for budding construction engineers. Read full book review >
POLES APART by Jeanne Willis
by Jeanne Willis, illustrated by Jarvis
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"A cheery introduction to a few major cultures across the globe, with both poles as anchors. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Taking a wrong turn on the way to a picnic results in a grand world tour in this tale of penguins who find themselves at the North Pole. Read full book review >
by Jarvis, illustrated by Jarvis
Released: June 7, 2016

"Humorous but mean-spirited, this story about clever mind control that is only stopped by brute force is an unnecessary addition to the picture-book shelf. (Picture book. 4-6)"
An impish monkey gets a comeuppance when pal Fred wakes up to some not-so-subtle mental bullying. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Lackluster. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A vain, toothy alligator learns a lesson. Read full book review >
WHO IS HAPPY? by Jarvis
by Jarvis, illustrated by Jarvis
Released: Feb. 4, 2016

"Despite flaws, valuable practice at a crucial skill. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Young children get plenty of practice identifying 12 key emotions in this interactive question-and-answer book. Read full book review >
LAZY DAVE by Jarvis
by Jarvis, illustrated by Jarvis
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"A delightfully drawn and amusing take on what the pet does when the owner is away. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Dave appears to be one lazy dog, but what his unsuspecting owner doesn't know is that this sleepwalking canine might just save the day. Read full book review >