Books by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace

LOOK! LOOK! LOOK! AT SCULPTURE by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
Released: March 1, 2012

"A pleasingly high-energy invitation to see, understand and appreciate art… and to make some too. (credits, thumbnail bio of Hepworth) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
Three frisky mice, sensibilities honed by an exposure to painting in Look! Look! Look! (2006), give 3-D art a similarly close onceover. Read full book review >
READY!  SET!  100TH DAY! by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Likely to inspire kids to count and group their own household items, this is great math practice in a creative package. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Minna the rabbit is back, and this time she is trying to come up with a creative idea for her "Ready! Read full book review >
POND WALK by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"As Wallace imparts her pond knowledge, she fashions a day of simple pleasures—poking around, drawing, picnicking, snoozing—that is a heart-gladdening exemplar. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Buddy the little bear returns for a lesson in limnology, the study of bodies of fresh water (Rocks, Rocks, Rocks!, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >
PLANTING SEEDS by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"Terrific. (Board book. 1-3)"
From one to ten, a family of brown bunnies digs, plants, waters, weeds, tends, harvests and eats the carrots in their garden. Read full book review >
STARS! STARS! STARS! by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Make room on the shelf for this one. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Wallace's latest brings back Minna, who is curious about stars (Fly, Monarch, Fly!, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >
ROCKS! ROCKS! ROCKS!  by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: April 1, 2009

"Spot-on for young enthusiasts. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
When Buddy, a budding petrologist, shows his mom a cairn he stacked, she suggests a trip to Rock Ridge Nature Center. Read full book review >
FLY, MONARCH! FLY! by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"With this in hand, there is no reason why any child cannot raise a monarch. (Informational picture book. 3-8)"
Wallace has created another winner with her latest starring Minna and Pip. Read full book review >
SHELLS! SHELLS! SHELLS! by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"A stellar introduction to mollusks and the shells they make; an informative, accessible and necessary addition to any seaside library and every school where oceans are studied. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
On a trip to the beach, Buddy Bear collects seashells and his Mama teaches him about the animals that made them. Read full book review >
THE KINDNESS QUILT by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Possibly too much burden for a pretty package. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Wallace's art is wonderful: fancy- and found-paper collage, markers and pencil make Minna's bunny family and classroom glow with pattern and shape. Read full book review >
LOOK! LOOK! LOOK! by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"An accessible book, packed with learning opportunities. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Three clever mice (budding artists all) deconstruct a famous painting, and use what they learn to explore their own ideas about art. Read full book review >
ALPHABET HOUSE by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"The end pages include a legend detailing most of the items found in each letter's illustration, with the teaser suggesting that readers find more. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Wallace's rabbit family introduces the letters of the alphabet. Read full book review >
RECYCLE EVERY DAY! by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"An excellent introduction to this increasingly important subject. (Picture book. 5-9)"
The bunnies at Minna's school have been asked to create a poster about recycling. Read full book review >
PUMPKIN DAY! by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"A simple introduction to the fruit, for pre-schools and early childhood classes with an inviting yellow and gold cover. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A cheerful excuse for a seasonal story with Wallace's (Count Down to Clean Up, 2001, etc.) paper-cut collages, a bit of science, a dab of folklore, and several rather bland recipes. Read full book review >
BABY DAY! by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 24, 2002

"Stiff pages with rounded corners and a small format make this a perfect choice for tiny hands. (Picture book. 0-3)"
Simple pictures and text show a baby's day filled with objects of all colors, textures, and shapes. Read full book review >
COUNT DOWN TO CLEAN UP! by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Delightful. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Ten of Wallace's signature bunnies (Paperwhite, 2000, etc.) gather together to neaten up a park. Read full book review >
A TASTE OF HONEY by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"It is to be hoped that Wallace will tell young readers all about that in a new title equally as fine. (Nonfiction. 4-7)"
"Poppy, where does honey come from?" asks an inquisitive little bear in this charming picture book by the author/illustrator of Apples, Apples, Apples (2000). Read full book review >
PAPERWHITE by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"The promise of spring, and the pleasures of intergenerational friendship, dovetail neatly here. (Picture book. 5-7)"
In this quiet tale, young Lucy and her elderly neighbor Miss Mamie "make spring" together by forcing a narcissus bulb. Read full book review >
APPLES, APPLES, APPLES by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"A delicious addition to the apple bookshelf. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
A cheerful tale, sweet and crisp with some easy lessons about apples. Read full book review >
RABBIT'S BEDTIME by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"The final image of the bunny hunkering down with a teddy bear will bring smiles. (Picture book. 1-5)"
As a young rabbit prepares for sleep, the pleasures of the day are recounted in couplets: "Time with others. Read full book review >
SNOW by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Wallace's first book is almost too wispy, but a sweet wisp at that. (Picture book. 3-6)"
 A reminiscence about the charms of snow: the narrator, a rabbit, fondly recalls the childhood excitement that came with the first snow each year. Read full book review >