Books by Stephanie Calmenson

THERE ARE NO MOOSE ON THIS ISLAND! by Stephanie Calmenson
Released: Oct. 11, 2013

"A valuable reminder to enjoy the outdoors and keep an eye out for possibilities! (Meet the Moose facts, author's note) (Picture book. 3-6)"
A young boy out with his father is certain that he will spot a moose. So is the moose. Read full book review >
OLLIE'S SCHOOL DAY  by Stephanie Calmenson
Released: Aug. 15, 2012

"Will this be a popular and raucous first-day-of-school favorite? YES! (Picture book. 3-6)"
An interactive look at a young boy's school day teaches those new to school about routines and manners. Read full book review >
OOPSY, TEACHER! by Stephanie Calmenson
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Poor Mr. Bungles—readers' enjoyment practically guarantees that he will face yet another bad day sometime in the near future. Here's hoping his positive attitude holds up. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Calmenson and Yoshikawa's high-energy romp follows the hapless Mr. Bungles through another calamitous day (Late for School!, 2008). Read full book review >
LATE FOR SCHOOL! by Stephanie Calmenson
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"This silly, light snack of a tale shows that even teachers can learn a new lesson. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Mr. Bungles, the teacher, has woken up late! Read full book review >
JAZZMATAZZ! by Stephanie Calmenson
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Calmenson and Degen have created a bright, syncopated jam session sure to please storytime audiences—but not recommended for bedtime reading. (author/illustrator note) (Picture book. 2-6)"
"When the weather gets cold / And a mouse slips in, / A jazzmatazz story / Is sure to begin." Read full book review >
BIRTHDAY AT THE PANDA PALACE by Stephanie Calmenson
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2007

"Still, clues are evident enough and the combination of a popular theme and winning ending emphasizing a friendship's reunion in a jovial zoo-like setting will encourage repeated readings with gleeful shouts at the appropriate time. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Mouse's birthday party is at The Panda Palace, and all her friends are attending, each bringing a special gift. Read full book review >
ANIMALS
Released: April 16, 2007

"Children who are afraid of dogs, as well as those who love them, will find this volume useful and encouraging. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-6)"
Harry is a cheerful and friendly long-haired dachshund who serves as the first-person narrator for this thoughtful look at the best way for a child to meet dogs. Read full book review >
KINDERGARTEN KIDS by Stephanie Calmenson
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: July 1, 2005

"Sweet fills her vibrant illustrations with bright citrus colors and bouncy children of varied ethnicities who help bring the rhymes to life. (Picture book/poetry. 4-6)"
Calmenson, herself a former kindergarten teacher, explores that world in this collection of original poetry. Read full book review >
WELCOME, BABY! by Stephanie Calmenson
POETRY
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Just like this." (Picture book/poetry. 2-5)"
A collection of original poems offers cheery readalouds for very young children. Read full book review >
GOOD FOR YOU! by Stephanie Calmenson
POETRY
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Perky and pertinent. (Picture book. 1-5)"
An assortment of two dozen rhymes touts the triumphs of toddlerhood in this wonderfully affirming collection. Read full book review >
THE FROG PRINCIPAL by Stephanie Calmenson
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Lucky is the school with a Principal like Mr. Bundy. (Picture book. 6-8)"
"Even though I'm small, green and slimy, I can still be a good principal, can't I?" Read full book review >
THE TEENY TINY TEACHER by Stephanie Calmenson
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Roche's friendly drawings ingeniously indicate the diminutive size of the teeny tiny teacher and her teeny tiny students by showing domino-topped tables, and stools made of dice—it's as if the Borrowers have landed in school. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The scary story of the teeny tiny woman has been expanded into an explanatory tale that works well on its own but without the original story's pounce of surprise. Read full book review >
READY...SET...READ--AND LAUGH! by Joanna Cole
HUMOR
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Serviceable but uneven. (Anthology. 4-6)"
 A roundup of ready-to-read humor from familiar sources, from the team behind Ready. . .Set. . .Read! (1990). Read full book review >
MARIGOLD AND GRANDMA ON THE TOWN by Stephanie Calmenson
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 30, 1994

"An endearing introduction to someone who could become a real favorite. (Easy reader. 4-8)"
 In the spirit of Minarik's Little Bear, four easily read chapters by the author of The Principal's New Clothes (1989). Read full book review >
IT BEGINS WITH AN A by Stephanie Calmenson
ABC BOOKS
Released: April 12, 1993

"A is for apple'' alphabet. (Picture book. 3-7)"
 A rhyming alphabet/guessing-game. Read full book review >
PAT-A-CAKE by Joanna Cole
FRIENDS AND SCHOOL
Released: Sept. 21, 1992

"Also in paperback. (Folklore. All ages)"
 Thirty loving pastimes for baby and adult: rhymes to chant while dancing (``Ring Around the Rosie''), bouncing (``Trot Along to Boston''), tickling, toe-counting, face-touching, etc., each fully detailed in Tiegreen's clear cartoon-style illustrations, which are full of affection and good cheer. Read full book review >
ZIP, WHIZ, ZOOM! by Stephanie Calmenson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Not much plot here, but kids will enjoy identifying the many vehicles, plumped out like soft toys in Stott's appealing illustrations. (Picture book. 2-6)"
 In ten vignettes on the first spread, people prepare for journeys by different kinds of transport—from skateboard, roller skates, helicopter, and plane to a bus and the family car. Read full book review >