Books by Nicole Tadgell

FIRST PEAS TO THE TABLE by Susan Grigsby
Released: March 1, 2012

"History, science and a guidance lesson all rolled into one, this could surely be the spark for many a school garden. (Picture book. 6-10)"
When Ms. Garcia's students emulate Thomas Jefferson and his "first peas to the table" contest, will it bring out the best or the worst in two friends? Read full book review >
IN THE GARDEN WITH DR. CARVER by Susan Grigsby
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"The endpapers present lovely illustrations of flora and fauna, complete with common and Latin names, and an author's note provides additional background on Carver's career. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Tadgell's watercolors add both playful side business and accurate botanical illustration to this admiring child's account of the famous scientist's stopover in a rural community. Read full book review >
LUCKY BEANS by Becky Birtha
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2010

"Many children today can relate to the family's challenges, which makes the timing of this picture book sadly relevant. (author's note) (Picture-book. 5-12)"
History proves cyclical with this story of an African-American family living through the Great Depression. Read full book review >
NO MUSH TODAY by Sally Derby
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Overall, a delightful book. (Picture book. 3-7)"
After her baby brother's arrival, young Nonie must cope with the reality that she is no longer her parents' only priority. Read full book review >
JOSIAS, HOLD THE BOOK by Jennifer Riesmeyer Elvgren
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 31, 2006

"Despite the difficulties, Elvgren presents a positive look at a struggling part of the world. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
On his Haitian farm, young Josias struggles to develop his bean crop that doesn't seem to want to grow this year. Read full book review >