Books by Stephanie Graegin

THE FRIENDSHIP BOOK by Mary Lyn Ray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 17, 2019

"A sweet celebration for those who don't need to build friendship skills. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Ray and Graegin (The Thank You Book, 2018) team up again for this tribute to friendship. Read full book review >
THE THANK YOU BOOK by Mary Lyn Ray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"A delightful little book that encourages readers to connect to places, times, and one another with the simple act of saying 'thank you' and whose illustrations promote equality, diversity, kindness, and gratitude for all. (Picture book. 2-8)"
A picture book with a small trim about the value of expressing thanks for the little and big things in life. Read full book review >
SUPER MANNY CLEANS UP! by Kelly DiPucchio
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2018

"A gentle lesson to always listen to your inner hero and help others do the same. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Super Manny (Super Manny Stands Up!, 2017) returns to tackle an important environmental concern. Read full book review >
SUPER MANNY STANDS UP! by Kelly DiPucchio
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"With great read-aloud potential, this story could be used by both parents and teachers to introduce concepts of courage and standing up to bullies from the youngest preschoolers up. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This charming story marries the mania for superheroes with a potent anti-bullying message, making it an apt tale for present times. Read full book review >
HECTOR THE COLLECTOR by Emily Beeny
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"A sweet and child-sensitive addition to any picture-book collection. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Hector and his classmates learn about collecting. Read full book review >
A TRUE HOME by Kallie George
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"A plucky mouse finds her true home in this warm, winning tale. (Animal fantasy. 7-10)"
An orphan mouse unexpectedly arrives at Heartwood Hotel, which she hopes will become the home she's seeking. Read full book review >
LITTLE FOX IN THE FOREST by Stephanie Graegin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A wordless picture book that makes a great read. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A small child, a fox, and the deep forest: not a grim tale at all but rather a magical journey culminating in an act of mutual kindness. Read full book review >
THE LOST GIFT by Kallie George
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"A delightful, quiet story with a subtle theme of giving to others as a gift in itself. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Four animal friends find a lost package that fell from Santa's sleigh, and by working together, they deliver the package for Santa. Read full book review >
HOW TO BUILD A SNOW BEAR by Eric Pinder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A pleasant choice for a cozy read though not quite as sweet as the characters' first outing. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Bear and brother, introduced in How to Share with a Bear (2015), are back. Read full book review >
HOW TO SHARE WITH A BEAR by Eric Pinder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Tender and charming. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Thomas makes a cozy cave that attracts a small bear. Read full book review >
PEACE IS AN OFFERING by Annette LeBox
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"Affecting and heartfelt. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A list of small lessons that, when added up, have a great impact. Read full book review >
FORGET ME NOT by Nancy van Laan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Poignant but not overly sentimental—and actually quite light in some places—this quiet offering opens up a discussion of a condition that affects many. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A delicate, perceptive look at an elderly loved one with dementia. Read full book review >
THE ART OF FLYING by Judy Hoffman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Silly witches, transformed birds and a plucky heroine equal 'real, live adventure.' (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Having accidentally transformed three birds into humans, sibling witches must coerce a practical girl to help them reverse the spell, but she proves an unreliable cohort. Read full book review >
YOU WERE THE FIRST by Patricia MacLachlan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"More than the children it ostensibly targets, new parents will appreciate this tender celebration of the parent-first baby bond that grows as fast as the little one does. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Two doting parents celebrate the many milestones of their first child. Read full book review >
WATER IN THE PARK by Emily Jenkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

From sunrise to sunset on a scorching summer day, people (and animals) use the water found in a park in many different ways. Read full book review >
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BUNNY! by Elizabeth Garton Scanlon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Happy birthday to a splendid book for new birthday boys and girls. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Scanlon delivers a sweet, rhyming text to tell the story of a little bunny's birthday in Graegin's debut picture book. Read full book review >
DON'T FEED THE BOY by Irene Latham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Feed this to animal fans. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Raised in the Alabama zoo run by his busy parents, 11-year-old Whit dreams of escape, but his new friend Stella is someone whose need for escape is real. Read full book review >