Books by Michael Sampson

Released: March 1, 2011

The bedtime routine for this little kitty is filled with all the excuses she can think of, fueled by her reluctance to accept the end of the day. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 4, 2008

A veritable pantheon of illlustrators contributes work to this delicious collection of Martin's favorite poems. Read full book review >

Released: Sept. 1, 2008

Charming and forgettable, this slight collaboration has undeniable appeal but little real substance. Read full book review >

CHICKA CHICKA 1, 2, 3 by Bill Martin, Jr.
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

Is nothing sacred? Read full book review >

CADDIE THE GOLF DOG by Michael Sampson
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 31, 2002

A stray blue heeler dog shows she's got game when she finds happy owners for herself and her new puppy. Read full book review >

I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE by Bill Martin
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

This attempt to explain the Pledge's meaning to younger children is at least as simplistic as it is enlightening. Read full book review >

TRICK OR TREAT? by Bill Martin
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

Readers will revel in the alliterative names and twisted phrases but the enjoyment will be superficial unless they can figure out that the "ceanut pups" are the "peanut cups," and other such treats are turned "wackbards" by Merlin's spell. Martin and Sampson, who have recently collaborated on several titles (I Pledge Allegiance, above, etc.), tell of a young boy going trick-or-treating in his apartment building. Read full book review >

LITTLE GRANNY QUARTERBACK by Bill Martin
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

The team that produced Swish (1997) returns to the world of sports with a somewhat older star. Read full book review >

THE LITTLE SQUEEGY BUG by Bill Martin
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

In the style of a pourquoi tale, the authors have crafted an explanation about how fireflies came to be. Read full book review >

ROCK IT, SOCK IT, NUMBER LINE by Bill Martin, Jr.
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

Martin rocks on with his current collaborator (Adam, Adam What Do You See?, not reviewed, etc.), in a garden-themed counting book obviously intended as a companion to the ever-popular Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (1989). Read full book review >