Books by Maurie J. Manning

LAUNDRY DAY by Maurie J. Manning
Released: April 17, 2012

"Everything teems with movement and life—completely beguiling. (foreign word list) (Picture book. 4-9)"
One windy day a young shoeshine boy makes a world of new friends. Read full book review >
KITCHEN DANCE by Maurie J. Manning
Released: Oct. 6, 2008

"Their joyful inclusion of the kids makes this book read like one long, wonderful hug—as the narrator says, after being tucked back into bed with a couple extra besitos, 'Umm, hmm.' (Picture book. 3-7)"
"Scrape! Splash! Read full book review >
DEAR CHILD by John Farrell
Released: March 1, 2008

"The illustrations are round and rosy, a match for the even goopier sentimental text. (Picture book. 3-6)"
There are three families in this terribly earnest picture book: a single dad with a blonde child, a blonde and Asian female pair with an Asian adopted child, and a black couple where the dad is dark, the mom café au lait and the child a color between. Read full book review >
THE AUNTS GO MARCHING by Maurie J. Manning
Released: April 1, 2003

"An irresistible story time companion for Jama Kim Rattigan's Truman's Aunt Farm (1994). (Picture book. 5-8)"
Manning debuts with a good-humored twist on the traditional counting song. Read full book review >