Books by Shelagh McNicholas

I AM JAZZ by Jessica Herthel
Released: Sept. 4, 2014

"An empowering, timely story with the power to help readers proclaim, in the words of Jazz's parents, 'We understand now.' (Picture book. 3 & up)"
An autobiographical picture book describes trans-youth activist Jazz Jennings' story of embracing and asserting her transgender identity. Read full book review >
Released: March 1, 2008

"Little ballerinas may enjoy the story, but it is too bland to be anything more than an additional purchase. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It's a dream come true for a little birthday girl whose aunt is the prima ballerina of Sleeping Beauty. Read full book review >
THE PERFECT PONY by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Released: April 1, 2007

"The lack of picture storybooks on this perennially popular topic should keep this trotting off the shelves. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Written in the first person with a simple, direct style and repetition, this accessible tale chronicles a young girl's early love for horses and her eventual search for the "perfect pony." Read full book review >
TIME FOR BALLET by Adèle Geras
Released: March 1, 2004

"Geared for the tiniest tiptoes, this sparkling tale is bound to delight. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Tilly is tickled pink because it's Tuesday, the day for ballet lessons. Read full book review >