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Strictly No Elephants Cover (small)

Strictly No Elephants (2015)

Illustrated by the award-winning Taeeun Yoo.

Today is Pet Club Day. There will be cats and dogs and fish, but strictly no elephants are allowed. The Pet Club doesn’t understand that pets come in all shapes and sizes, just like friends. Now it is time for a boy and his tiny pet elephant to show them what it means to be a true friend.

“A sunny, smart, tongue-in-cheek tale.”
The New York Times

  • Washington State Book Award Finalist
  • NCTE Charlotte Huck Outstanding Fiction Honor Title
  • Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year Selection Title

Sister Day cover art

 Sister Day! (June, 2017)

Illustrated by Sonia Sánchez

For Lizzie, the perfect afternoon is one spent playing with her big sister, Jane. But it’s tough being the little sister. Jane is always busy with activities and play dates. And so she hatches the perfect plan to show Jane just how much she loves her. Each day of the week Lizzie works hard sketching and planning, waiting until Saturday when she can reveal her grand surprise to Jane: it’s Sister Day, a celebration of imagination and sisterhood.

“Sweet, upbeat, and refreshing in presenting not a hint of rivalry or meanness. Young readers who enjoy loving sibling relationships in their own families will appreciate finding common ground here and may even pick up an idea or two. Nice for family sharing.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“Sisters will enjoy this sweet solution to an all too common problem.” (School Library Journal May 2017)

  • Preview the artwork here!
  • Download fun, sister-themed worksheets here!

Someday, Narwhal (Fall, 2017)

Illustrated by Hyewon Yum

In this charming companion to the award-winning picture book Strictly No Elephants, a tiny narwhal discovers that sometimes the difference between staying home and a big adventure is a group of loving friends.

Red front door. Potted plant. Umbrella stand. Piano. Red front door. Potted plant. Umbrella stand. Piano.

That’s what the world looks like from inside Tiny Narwhal’s fishbowl. It’s not very exciting. She dreams of the world beyond: endless blue sky, tall buildings, a bridge. But Tiny Narwhal hasn’t any feet and doesn’t know the street names. And what if it’s cold outside?

  • Preview the artwork here!

Jinx and The Doom FIGHT CRIME! (Spring, 2018)

Illustrated by Samantha Cotterill

Jinx and her little brother, the Doom, are pretty typical kids—except when they turn into superheroes and fight crime—in this relatable celebration of siblings and imagination by the author of Strictly No Elephants.

A typical day for Jinx and the Doom looks like this: wake up, eat breakfast, brush teeth—then FIGHT CRIME! These rambunctious kids used to fight each other, until one day they realized that they could use their powers for good instead of evil. So now they protect the planet! Defend the innocent! And then stop to have lunch.

Bright cut-paper, comic book–style illustrations highlight the power of imagination and the joy of having a sibling to play with.

  • Preview the artwork here!

 

Oddities (Spring, 2019)

Illustrated by David Litchfield

Check back soon for publication news and artwork!

 

The Perfectly Perfect Wish (Fall, 2019)

Illustrated by Jessica Courtney-Tickle

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