Books by Lori Joy Smith

FIRST TIMES by Charles Ghigna
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"This celebration of maturation, an ever popular theme, is most notable for the diversity of its characters. (Picture book. 3-6)"
On the childhood road to independence, first-time accomplishments are lauded as important milestones. Read full book review >
THE GOOD MORNING BOOK by Lori Joy Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2017

"This book may well have some families greeting the day with a cheerful 'oobie doobie,' and there's nothing wrong with that. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A companion to Smith's The Goodnight Book (2014) has readers saying good morning in various languages. Read full book review >
ME, ME, ME by Annika   Dunklee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A pleasing morality tale on the importance of friendship and teamwork. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Bespectacled, brown-skinned English-speaker Annie, white Swede Lillemor, and dark-complected Francophone Lilianne are back again as Dunklee and Smith team up in this follow-up to Me Too! (2015). Read full book review >
COUNT YOUR CHICKENS by Jo Ellen Bogart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"There is so much feathered fun here, it's pure poultry in motion. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Unfolding in short, bouncy rhymes, this atypical counting book fills its pages with a flock of chickens enjoying a day at the county fair. Read full book review >
ME, TOO! by Annika   Dunklee
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"With its familiar themes and fizzy text, this is one both listeners and readers will enjoy. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Annie is worried when her best friend, Lillemor, befriends Lilianne, the new girl at school. Read full book review >
NOISY POEMS FOR A BUSY DAY by Robert Heidbreder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"While in no way pushing the creative envelope, this light-verse picture book still has much to offer pre-readers looking for affirmation of what constitutes a full day of fun. (Picture book/poetry. 3-7)"
Thirty poetic firecrackers chronicle a young child's day. Read full book review >