DRESS LIKE A GIRL
Illustrations by Lorian Tu-Dean
What does it mean to dress like a girl?
Many will tell you in this big, wide world
that there are strict rules that must be addressed,
rules you will need when looking your best.
But when you are given these rules to obey,
the secret is heeding them - in your own way.
Can a girl wear white? She certainly can - especially if she wants to be an astronaut! A coat with plenty of pockets? Why, that's just what the doctor or lab technician orders! This book empowers girls to think outside the dress-up box and dream about the many accomplishments they can achieve.
Publication on January 22, 2019 by HarperCollins Children's Books
Currently available for pre-order at Amazon.
PICK A PINE TREE
Illustrations by Jarvis
"Pick this delightful story for a Christmas storytime, for library collections, or for family reading around the Christmas tree."
~ Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Holiday spirit crackles in Toht's warm, step-by-step recounting of how humble stately pines transform into shimmering Christmas trees."
~ Publishers Weekly
"Toht's rhyming text is greatly illuminated by Jarvis's mixed-media illustrations, which imbue each step in the process with holiday warmth and capably capture that satisfying , twinkling glow of Christmas decorations."
~ The Horn Book Magazine
Published by Walker Children's Books (UK) and Candlewick Press (US). Available now at your local bookshop or from these online sellers:
Indiebound, Amazon US, Amazon UK, and Barnes & Noble.com.
*** Looking for a special Christmas gift for a child you love? For an autographed copy of PICK A PINE TREE, contact the fabulous folks at Town House Books in St. Charles, Illinois, 630-584-8600. ***
ALL ABOARD THE LONDON BUS
Illustrations by Sam Usher
Come! Board the double-decker bus
and see the London sights with us.
At any time, hop off. Explore!
Then climb back on and ride some more...
Spend a day in London! Climb aboard the bus with fun, child-friendly poems that introduce readers to the wonderful capital city and all its secrets. Watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, listen to the bells of Big Ben, and marvel at London Eye. Escape the rain when you stop for tea and zip along on the Tube, London's Underground trains. Sam Usher brings it all to life with his signature style and humour, and non-fiction facts provide more information about the subjects. This gorgeous celebration of London will be loved by both tourists and those who call the city home.
"Sam Usher's timeless images and Patricia Toht's elegant verses...impart a beguiling sense of the capital's history, changing weathers, treasures, and secrets."
~ The Guardian, Children's Book Roundup
Published by Frances Lincoln Children's Books.
Available now at your local bookshop or from these online sellers:
Amazon US, Amazon UK, IndieBound, Barnes & Noble.com.
THE POETRY FRIDAY ANTHOLOGY FOR CELEBRATIONS
Compiled by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong
This collection of 156 poems celebrates all types of holidays throughout the year. Poems in both English and Spanish are divided by months. Topics range from traditional holidays to odd occasions, and celebrations of diversity to historic remembrances. Choose your favorites!
Do you know who "invented" the sandwich? Take a peek at my poem on November 3 (National Sandwich Day), to discover who usually gets the credit!
The anthology comes in a Children's edition and a Teacher/Librarian edition.
Published by Pomelo Books. Available at Amazon and QEP Books.
AND THE CROWD GOES WILD! A GLOBAL GATHERING OF SPORTS POEMS
Compiled by Carol-Ann Hoyte and Heidi Roemer
Fifty children's poets from around the world, including J. Patrick Lewis, Avis Harley, and Charles Ghigna, celebrate their favorite sports. From well-known sports to lesser-known games, these poems are sure to raise a cheer!
Curling, a Winter Olympics sport is featured in my poem in this collection.
Available in print and e-book at Amazon.
DAILY LIFE IN ANCIENT AND MODERN MOSCOW
Illustrated by Bob Moulder
Have you ever wondered what daily life was like long ago? Come stroll through Red Square on a busy market day in Moscow, attend the coronation of the Russian czar Peter I, take a troika (sled) ride through the snowy Russian countryside, and more.
Published by Runestone Press, this book is currently out of print, but may be available through your local library or third-party sellers.