Books by Shelley Moore Thomas

FROM TREE TO SEA by Shelley Moore Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2019

"Textually purposeful and visually appealing, this may be useful to caregivers seeking to reinforce both positive traits and an appreciation for nature, but it's unlikely to engender much enthusiasm without this kind of deliberate endorsement. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Qualities found in nature are extolled and parallels drawn to strengths that can help children (and adults) face and overcome challenges. Read full book review >
THIS BOOK IS NOT ABOUT DRAGONS by Shelley Moore Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Dragon lovers—and all who enjoy being teased by playful disconnects between text and pictures—will be plenty happy indeed. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A mouse's repeated and resolute denial of dragons is sorely tested by one fiery disaster after another. Read full book review >
SECRETS OF SELKIE BAY by Shelley Moore Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"Though the book is not without flaws, readers looking for a strong main character or intrigued by Celtic folklore will find much to enjoy. (Mystery. 8-12)"
When your mum's gone and your da doesn't know when she's coming back, someone must keep the family together. It is up to young Cordie, even if she must lie to do so. Read full book review >
NO, NO, KITTEN! by Shelley Moore Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"This kitten ably proves that misbehaving can get you pretty far. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Kitten! Don't you know how to act like a kitten? Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Though it's filled with incident, emotion, magic and adventure, what stands out most is Trinket's clear voice and loving heart, both of which will endear her to readers. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Like her main character, Trinket, Thomas clearly loves storytelling, and she has a real talent for it, too. Read full book review >
TAKE CARE, GOOD KNIGHT by Shelley Moore Thomas
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

Thomas takes the characters from her winning easy-to-read series and enlists the help of artist Meisel to turn them into picture-book successes, with pleasing results. Read full book review >

GET WELL, GOOD KNIGHT by Shelley Moore Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

Ah-choo! The three little dragons are sick and the Good Knight (Good Night, Good Knight, 1999) once again comes to the rescue. Read full book review >

A BABY’S COMING TO YOUR HOUSE! by Shelley Moore Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

In this smart, sassy preview of life with baby for the preschool set, Thomas (Somewhere Today: A Book of Peace, etc.) serves up her home truths about new babies with a liberal dash of wry humor. Read full book review >

Released: Jan. 1, 2000

Stories of valiant knights slaying fearsome dragons are going to fall sadly flat after one reading of this bewitching tale from Thomas. Read full book review >