Books by Mary Peterson

TWINKLE, TWINKLE, LITTLE CAR by Kate Dopirak
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"Bedroom garages outfitted with this little auto are sure to be sites of requests for repeated readings. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An automobile stand-in for the young and the restless rejects the siren song of bedtime. Read full book review >
WOOBY & PEEP by Cynthea Liu
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Friendship is where you find it, and as this book demonstrates, sometimes it's under the most unlikely of rocks. (Picture book. 3-6)"
After an inauspicious start, two very different characters find common ground and friendship. Read full book review >
PIGGIES IN THE PUMPKIN PATCH by Mary Peterson
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2010

"The fun continues on the endpapers, which map the porcine expedition from start to finish. (Picture book. 2-4)"
"Piggies in the pumpkin patch / peek / and sneak, / under crinkly, / clean sheets, / over growing, / green beans, / behind snoring, sleepy sheep, / into the clover field." Read full book review >
OCEAN SOUP by Stephen R. Swinburne
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Teachers and librarians expecting science at the level of Swinburne's previous work (Wings of Light, 2006, etc.) will be disappointed, but this might supplement more informative texts. (Poetry/informational picture book. 5-9)"
Twelve poems, most in the first-person voices of tide-pool inhabitants, offer a glimpse into the watery world of the intertidal zone. Read full book review >
WIGGLE AND WAGGLE by Caroline Arnold
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2007

"An altogether agreeable visit to the garden, unsurprisingly capped by a page of additional worm facts. (Easy reader. 6-7)"
Arnold, known for her science nonfiction, tucks plenty of natural history into this quintet of easy reading tales. Read full book review >