Books by Molly Idle

PEARL by Molly Idle
Kirkus Star
by Molly Idle, illustrated by Molly Idle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"A gentle, glowing lesson that even the smallest efforts can lead to large, even environmental results. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A tiny mermaid who yearns for grown-up work patiently completes a task that transforms her world. Read full book review >
PEOPLE DON'T BITE PEOPLE by Lisa Wheeler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"Find out why people don't bite people elsewhere; get this to summon instant rereads and loud participation. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A rollicking reminder of what to do—and not do—with your pearly whites. Read full book review >
SANTA REX by Molly Idle
by Molly Idle, illustrated by Molly Idle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Fans of the T. Rex series and all dinosaur devotees will enjoy this merry celebration. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Idle continues her series about a sister and brother and their dinosaur friends (Sea Rex, 2015, etc.) with a tongue-in-cheek manual on how to prepare for the Christmas holiday. Read full book review >
FLORA AND THE OSTRICH by Molly Idle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Opposites, friendship, and beautiful artwork all in one charmingly designed book. (Board book. 2-4)"
Flora is back in another board book (Flora and the Chicks, 2017), all the better for little hands just learning basic concepts. Read full book review >
ZOMBELINA SCHOOL DAYS by Kristyn Crow
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"This zombie may not be able to keep her body together, but she can sure keep her head in delicate situations and be a good friend. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A student who is a zombie has more difficulty than most keeping it together at school, but her relationship skills are never in any doubt. Read full book review >
POPPY LOUISE IS NOT AFRAID OF ANYTHING by Jenna McCarthy
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"Budding daredevils just may learn Poppy's lesson right alongside her. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A fearless young girl thinks she can conquer anything, until one moment leaves her quaking. Read full book review >
FLORA AND THE CHICKS by Molly Idle
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"These chicks are an adorable brood. Here's hoping Flora and an array of beasties will be appearing in the flaps of more board books soon. (Board book. 1-3)"
Flora, the animal-loving star of a wordless trio of picture books, makes her board-book debut by counting chicks as they hatch. Read full book review >
FLORA AND THE PEACOCKS by Molly Idle
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"Design, engineering, and art intersect to deliver a virtuoso interpretation of the pitfalls and pleasures of triads. (Picture book. 3-7)"
While Idle's previous titles (Flora and the Flamingo, 2013, etc.) feature her young, white dancer with a single avian partner, this story presents a pas de trois. Read full book review >
ZOMBELINA DANCES THE NUTCRACKER by Kristyn Crow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Fans of both paranormal characters and ballet will like this; others should stick with a traditional interpretation of the holiday classic. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Young Zombelina wins the part of Clara in The Nutcracker, but her Grandpa Phantom causes problems during a performance.Read full book review >
SEA REX by Molly Idle
by Molly Idle, illustrated by Molly Idle
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 26, 2015

"Captures a day at the beach in hysterical dino style. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Idle's Cretaceous dinos, having learned tea etiquette and some important guidelines for camping trips (Tea Rex, 2013; Camp Rex, 2014), now tackle the beach. Read full book review >
RODEO RED by Maripat Perkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Giddy-up, big sisters! (Picture book. 3-6)"
Old West lingo gives voice to the old story of sibling rivalry sparked by a new baby. Read full book review >
FLORA AND THE PENGUIN by Molly Idle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Funny and charming—a winning, worthy follow-up. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The irrepressible Flora returns for an encore avian duet, this time on ice with a penguin.
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CAMP REX by Molly Idle
by Molly Idle, illustrated by Molly Idle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 2014

"What adventure's next? (Picture book. 4-7)"
Fresh from the pages of Tea Rex (2013), Cordelia, her younger brother and his teddy this time join their dino pals for a camping expedition. Read full book review >
ZOMBELINA by Kristyn Crow
by Kristyn Crow, illustrated by Molly Idle
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"Budding ballerinas will surely appreciate this tale, but also share with any child who may need an example of what determination and practice can accomplish when applied to what one loves. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Get ready to applaud the pluck of a young zombie with a passion for ballet. Read full book review >
TEA REX by Molly Idle
by Molly Idle, illustrated by Molly Idle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2013

"Sure to be enjoyed by tea-party enthusiasts, and even dino fans with no use for a teapot will find themselves drawn to this clever tale of a not-entirely-civilized beast of the past. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Emily Post herself could not come up with a more proper set of guidelines for entertaining a visitor from the Cretaceous. Read full book review >
FLORA AND THE FLAMINGO by Molly Idle
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Courageous use of white space—several pages contain a solitary waterlily—and a confident animated style are used to good effect in this sweet story of a young girl and her unlikely mentor. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Klutzy but endearing Flora (dumpily clad in swimsuit, bathing cap and flippers) and a dancing flamingo are the protagonists of this whimsical, wordless tale, which will have special appeal for budding ballerinas. Read full book review >