Books by Marjorie Blain Parker

I LOVE YOU NEAR AND FAR by Marjorie Blain Parker
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Well-intentioned but confusing at best and actively hurtful at worst. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The rhyming story of a little cat who misses his grandmother and father, who both live far away. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 8, 2012

"This inspiring and accessible picture book serves as a brilliant introduction to one artist's vitality. The message? Like Matisse, we must never stop creating and experimenting. (author's note, list of museums with Matisse artwork) (Picture book/biography. 3-5)"
Matisse's genius was that he never stopped exploring, even as he honored his intense childhood dreams of creativity, color and art. Read full book review >
WHEN DADS DON'T GROW UP by Marjorie Blain Parker
Released: March 15, 2012

"An ideal choice for sharing with preschoolers and anyone else who has a soft spot for lovable but goofy dads. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Here is an unabashed celebration of dads who enthusiastically embrace their inner children. The results are endearing, sometimes embarrassing but most often hilarious. Read full book review >
MAMA’S LITTLE DUCKLING by Marjorie Blain Parker
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"A delightful addition to any preschool or toddler collection. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This tender tale deals with a milestone every family faces: finding a balance between a child's budding independence and a parent's need for security. Read full book review >
YOUR KIND OF MOMMY by Marjorie Blain Parker
Released: March 1, 2007

"The literary equivalent of a cozy hug, Parker's tale is bound to be a popular choice. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A mother describes the myriad ways she could shower her little one with affection if they were any number of animals. Read full book review >
JASPER’S DAY by Marjorie Blain Parker
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Although the story's theme is a painful one, this thoughtful effort will be of great help to families getting ready to face a similar situation. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bringing home a new puppy is a joyous experience and a day to remember in dog-loving homes, but the other side of the coin is often a wrenchingly sad day when a beloved pet must be taken to the vet for euthanasia. Read full book review >