Picture Books

  • 19 The Bath of Least Resistance

    19 The Bath of Least Resistance

    Bogie wakes up to a strange new smell in his puppy nose. He goes to investigate and discovers a tray of paint in the living room. He dives in and enjoys the wonderful new scent and texture. His brother, Henry, discovers a paint soaked Bogie and wants to...

  • When Alice decides to move her bedroom outside, she doesn’t consider the lurking creatures or consequences…she can only imagine never having to be inside again!  Mom plays into her young daughter’s plan, a smart and savvy strategy, to be sure.  Alice must make up her own mind about the pros and cons of outdoor-living…and the outcome is pleasing to everyone!  No doubt many kids will try it out for themselves when I LOVE OUTSIDE hits their bookshelves!

    20 I Love Outside

    When Alice decides to move her bedroom outside, she doesn’t consider the lurking creatures or consequences…she can only imagine never having to be inside again!  Mom plays into her young daughter’s plan, a smart and savvy...

  • Hiram builds fires to heat the two-room schoolhouse and earns dimes for his trouble. With a heart full of hope, he saves his money in a sock and thumbs through a catalog looking at a shiny fiddle, a maple fiddle, the kind of fiddle he dreamed of playing. Tragedy strikes. Hiram uses the dimes to help his family and sets his hopes on a gift from the Christmas elves that send a present to every child in school. Hiram delights in the simple presents he receives and those gifts change the course of his life. 

Nancy Kelly Allen weaves her Appalachian childhood experiences into the telling of this timeless tale. Hiram’s Gift celebrates the joyful spirit of Christmas and is based on the tradition of Alice Lloyd College providing Christmas gifts for students in the area schools of eastern Kentucky.

    21 Hiram's Gift

    Hiram builds fires to heat the two-room schoolhouse and earns dimes for his trouble. With a heart full of hope, he saves his money in a sock and thumbs through a catalog looking at a shiny fiddle, a maple fiddle, the kind of fiddle he dreamed of playing...

  • This book is printed in the Dyslexic font, the typeface for people with dyslexia. Go to www.dyslexiefont.com to find out more about the typeface.

Tilly the Turtle feels she needs a new hat. So she heads to town. She sees her friends but feels she has no time to spend with them. She learns a lesson when all of her friends do a little to help a lot. This is a story of friendship, love and learning what true friendship is.

    23 Wonder Wheels

    Wonder WheelsHave you ever felt downhearted?That’s how Kobe felt Kobe until the day he received the best gift ever!That gift changed his life! It gave him the freedom to do things he wasn’t able to do before, such as help others, walk the...

  • This is an inspirational and contemporary story of a young, African-American girl who goes to visit her grandma for a family reunion. While there, she tries to become the family hoops star. She wonders if she has the skill and the will. The story presents subtle, everyday events that teach life lessons.

    24 LaDonna Plays Hoops

    This is an inspirational and contemporary story of a young, African-American girl who goes to visit her grandma for a family reunion. While there, she tries to become the family hoops star. She wonders if she has the skill and the will. The story...

  • Mamá Graciela’s TENDER, CRUNCHY, SPICY bacalaítos fritos are the best in town…

 

Local customers (including stray cats!) come from all over the island to enjoy her secret recipe. But when the Inspector discovers that Mamá secretly caters to so many cats and he threatens to close her tiny restaurant, Mamá must come up with a plan to save it—and all of the animals she loves.

    25 Mamá Graciela’s Secret

    Mamá Graciela’s TENDER, CRUNCHY, SPICY bacalaítos fritos are the best in town…   Local customers (including stray cats!) come from all over the island to enjoy her secret recipe. But when the Inspector discovers...

  • Steve is no ordinary Hermit Crab. He has a big dream... to be an astronaut and fly in space! His friends and family think he is crazy. They don't send crabs into space. Will Steve have "the right stuff" to be sent on a daring mission to Mars? Can he work hard to beat mischievous mice and mad monkeys to ride a rocket to the red planet? Only time and training will tell in this hilarious story of a crazy crab who wants to reach for the stars.

    26 Crazy Crab

    Steve is no ordinary Hermit Crab. He has a big dream... to be an astronaut and fly in space! His friends and family think he is crazy. They don't send crabs into space. Will Steve have "the right stuff" to be sent on a daring mission to Mars? Can he work...

  • When Billy decides he wants to know what stars are made of, he seeks to catch one of his own. Billy doesn’t consider the obstacles that come when one attempts to catch a star… He can only dream about what he’ll learn when he catches his star. Mommy plays into Billy’s ideas and makes a game out of his Star-Fishing experience, a smart and fun strategy to encourage Billy’s imagination… Together they imagine the shooting star visiting exciting places and creatures like Mt. Everest, the North Pole, a hopping kangaroo and more… The outcome is pleasing, sentimental, and unique!
 
Undoubtedly, Billy isn’t the only child who has contemplated such adventures. No doubt children will make up their own shooting star adventures after reading Star-Fishing!

    27 Star Fishing

    When Billy decides he wants to know what stars are made of, he seeks to catch one of his own. Billy doesn’t consider the obstacles that come when one attempts to catch a star… He can only dream about what he’ll learn when he catches...

  • A picture book inspired by the fabulous and famous Thrifty Stores of the Vail Valley, CO, owned by the nonprofit organization Vail Valley Cares.   They provide a fun shopping and social destination for so many folks who live in the resort community.  The friendly, dedicated staff represents a variety of ethnic and economic backgrounds.  The immense inventory comes entirely from community donations and it’s always an adventure to scout out unique treasures at bargain prices.

    28 The Nifty Thrifty

    A picture book inspired by the fabulous and famous Thrifty Stores of the Vail Valley, CO, owned by the nonprofit organization Vail Valley Cares.   They provide a fun shopping and social destination for so many folks who live in the resort...

  • Engelberta thinks she can’t dance.  She can’t even skip. Her left foot thinks it’s her right one. Her right foot thinks it’s her left one. Her arms jiggle about out of time like an octopus’ tentacles.
Her feet don’t have beat and she just can’t dance. Engelberta can’t find her feet.

    31 Engelberta Finds Her Feet

    Engelberta thinks she can’t dance.  She can’t even skip. Her left foot thinks it’s her right one. Her right foot thinks it’s her left one. Her arms jiggle about out of time like an octopus’ tentacles. Her feet...

  • Solar the Polar is a fun winter romp about a snowboarding polar bear and a skier girl who is missing her legs below the knee. This tale gives a gentle nod to Arctic warming, snow safety, and enjoying a life with a disability. Winter is no time to hibernate, so go for a ride with the polar inside.

    32 Solar the Polar

    Solar the Polar is a fun winter romp about a snowboarding polar bear and a skier girl who is missing her legs below the knee. This tale gives a gentle nod to Arctic warming, snow safety, and enjoying a life with a disability. Winter is no time to...

  • A mysterious mix of fantasy and fact in young Jonah's portrayal of his dramatic encounter with a massive blue whale.  He leaves us wondering, was this truly a dream?
 Mythical, imaginary or not, the experience leaves the boy with a profound fondness and respect For the enormous, benevolent sea creature.   Indee, it shapes the way the Jonah will view and interact with whales for the rest of his life. The audience also learns tons about blue whale behavior and characteristics.

    33 Mr. Blue

    A mysterious mix of fantasy and fact in young Jonah's portrayal of his dramatic encounter with a massive blue whale.  He leaves us wondering, was this truly a dream?  Mythical, imaginary or not, the experience leaves the boy with a...