Books by Jill Dubin

OVER IN A RIVER by Marianne Berkes
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Fitting the words to music can be tricky; those who plan to sing this should practice first, but they will be rewarded by a storytime audience filled with standing herons, waddling ducks, whirling dragonflies and squealing kits. (Informational picture book. 3-8)"
From one manatee calf paddling in Florida's St. Johns River to 10 otter pups sliding in the Mississippi, Berkes adapts the familiar counting rhyme to introduce river animals, their "baby" names, their actions and some U.S. geography. Read full book review >
OVER IN THE FOREST by Marianne Berkes
Released: March 1, 2012

"Formulaic? Perhaps, but none can argue with the educational value, nor the fun—what will she tackle next? (Informational picture book.3-8)"
Having already explored the ocean and jungle, planets, the Arctic and Australia, Berkes this time focuses her "Over in the Meadow"–derived lyrics on a temperate deciduous forest. Read full book review >
OVER IN AUSTRALIA by Marianne Berkes
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"Also included are educational and creative ideas from both author and illustrator, a simple, illustrated map, print and Internet resources as well as music, lyrics and chords for "Over in Australia." (Informational picture book. 3-9)"
Berkes continues her series of wildlife books based on the popular tune "Over in the Meadow" with this work highlighting Australian animals and habitats (Over in the Arctic, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >
OVER IN THE ARCTIC by Marianne Berkes
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A value-added exploration of the Arctic for preschoolers and early elementary-age children. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Modeled after the traditional song "Over in the Meadow," this (for the most part) easily chanted rhyme introduces a variety of land and sea animals and birds found in the tundra. Read full book review >