Books by Maria van Lieshout

I SLEEP IN A BIG BED by Maria van Lieshout
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2018

"Sweet dreams, big kid. (Picture book. 1-3) "
A little book about a big step in becoming a big kid. Read full book review >
NO MORE TANTRUMS by Maria van Lieshout
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Here's hoping for many more titles in this excellent series. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A companion to Bye-Bye Binky and I Use the Potty (both 2016) aims to help little kids take charge of big feelings. Read full book review >
HOPPER AND WILSON FETCH A STAR by Maria van Lieshout
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2014

"An amusingly absurd adventure that shines starlight on empathy and friendship. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Hopper and Wilson, two stitched-up, stuffed toys (an elephant and a mouse), sit on their dock with their pet cactus looking at the stars and decide to bring one home for a night light. Read full book review >
FLIGHT 1-2-3 by Maria van Lieshout
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Fasten your seat belts and sit back and relax; this clever book should fly off the shelves. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
Get ready for takeoff and some counting fun. Read full book review >
BACKSEAT A-B-SEE by Maria van Lieshout
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"The license plate on the car on the cover says, 'ABC*FUN,' and it is! (Alphabet book. 3-6)"
Just when you thought there couldn't possibly be another idea for an alphabet book—buckle up for this one! Read full book review >
HOPPER AND WILSON by Maria van Lieshout
ANIMALS
Released: May 12, 2011

"Winsomely ambiguous and otherworldly, this sweet, quirky story offers fantastic footholds for dizzying discussion. (Picture book. 4-12)"
Two lumpy stuffed animals pack up a red balloon, wave goodbye to their potted pet cactus and set sail in a paper hat to find the end of the world—a place they hope has enough lemons for an endless supply of lemonade and a staircase to the moon! Read full book review >
SLEEP, BABY, SLEEP by Maryann Cusimano Love
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"While words melt away into simple rhythms, the atmospheric artwork pinpoints ineffable feelings—the sense of freedom brought on by a breeze, the possibility invoked by starlit sky. (Picture book. 1-3)"
Soft watercolor illustrations and soothing rhymes encourage baby to rise, soar, laugh and shine. Read full book review >
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"EWSLUGp1998 or Martin Waddell's Tiny's Big Adventure, illustrated by John Lawrence (2004), will provide more convincing reassurance. (Picture book. 4-6)"
The author/illustrator of Splash! Read full book review >
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A wee trim makes this a charmingly intimate read. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Arctic-dwelling Splash the seal just can't be coaxed by his cheery friend to come out and play or swim. Read full book review >