Books by Kristy Dempsey

TEN LITTLE TOES, TWO SMALL FEET by Kristy Dempsey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Ten and two don't add up to much new. (Picture book. 1-3)"
Singsong verse and cuddly illustrations of round-faced toddlers characterize this picture book. Read full book review >
A HOP IS UP by Kristy Dempsey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Engaging art and attention to cadence and rhythm should make for a read-aloud winner. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A dog and child walk around their neighborhood. Read full book review >
TEN LITTLE FINGERS, TWO SMALL HANDS by Kristy Dempsey
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2016

"Lends itself nicely to follow a certain action rhyme about baking! (Picture book. 1-3)"
A diverse cast of toddlers use their hands in all different ways to eat a snack. Read full book review >
SUPERHERO INSTRUCTION MANUAL by Kristy Dempsey
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2016

"This funny, spirited exploration of superhero culture sans violence and with an added dose of familial love is a powerful addition to any bookshelf. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When there are no radioactive spiders around to gift you with super skills, curl up with the Superhero Instruction Manual to learn what it takes to realize your inner superhero.Read full book review >
A DANCE LIKE STARLIGHT by Kristy Dempsey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2014

"A warm, inspirational collaboration that will resonate in the hearts of all who dream. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-7)"
Dreams do come true for a Harlem girl in the 1950s. Read full book review >
SURFER CHICK by Kristy Dempsey
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"A guaranteed 'Cowabunga!' (Picture book. 3-6)"
A most expressive chicken makes a splash in this winning title about learning to surf. Read full book review >
MINI RACER by Kristy Dempsey
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"Pair it with Brian Floca's Racecar Alphabet (2003) for a zipping-good time. (Picture book. 3-5)"
"Start your engines! Time to race, / round the corners, take your place." Read full book review >
ME WITH YOU by Kristy Dempsey
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"Denise supplies warmly affectionate intergenerational vignettes that provide visual interest, but possibly not enough to save this well-intentioned effort. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A grandfather bear and his granddaughter enjoy each other's company in a variety of ways. Read full book review >