Maria Gianferrari

Maria Gianferrari

  • 5 stars across 11 books

Maria Gianferrari 's favorite pastime is searching for perching red-tailed hawks while driving down the highway. When she's not driving, she's watching Cornell Hawk mates, Big Red and Ezra, raise their chicks each year via birdcam. She's the author of Coyote Moon and Hello Goodbye Dog , also published by Roaring Brook Press. Maria lives in Virginia with her scientist husband, artist daughter, and rescue dog, Becca.

Brian Floca is the author and illustrator of numerous award-winning books for young readers, including Locomotive , winner of the Caldecott Medal and a New York Times bestseller, Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11, and Lightship, each a Robert F. Sibert Honor book. He is illustrator of many more books, including Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan's Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring , also a Sibert Honor book, Avi's Poppy Stories series, and Princess Cora and the Crocodile , by Laura Amy Schlitz. Brian was born and raised in Temple, Texas, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

1st April 2021

Be a Tree!

A lyrical, gorgeously illustrated look at the majesty of trees—and what humans can learn from them Stand tall. Stretch... MoreBe a Tree!

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7th July 2015

Penny and Jelly - The School Show

This young and funny picture book introduces the soon-to-be star of her school talent show: Penny. Despite her desire to... MorePenny and Jelly - The School Show

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25th July 2017

Hello Goodbye Dog

Moose loves helping his girl, Zara, and Zara loves having her dog Moose help her. Unfortunately, dogs aren't allowed at... MoreHello Goodbye Dog

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3rd April 2018

Terrific Tongues

Humorous comparisons and playful artwork teach children the unusual ways that a variety of animals—from woodpeckers to s... MoreTerrific Tongues

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1st June 2018

Hawk Rising

In the companion to Coyote Moon, follow a red-tailed hawk in his hunt to feed his family in this lyrical, fierce, and go... MoreHawk Rising

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26th May 2022

Being a Dog: A Tail of Mindfulness

Simply be like a dog with this irresistible picture book by beloved author Maria Gianferrari and illustrated by #1 New Y... MoreBeing a Dog: A Tail of Mindfulness

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22nd March 2022

Bobcat Prowling

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25th May 2023

Being a Cat: A Tail of Curiosity

Be as curious as a cat with this irresistible companion to Being a Dog by beloved author Maria Gianferrari and #1 New Yo... MoreBeing a Cat: A Tail of Curiosity

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23rd November 2023

Fungi Grow

Discover when, how, where, and why fungi grow in this poetic and illuminating nonfiction picture book in the vein of Whe... MoreFungi Grow

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15th January 2024

To Dogs, with Love

Dear Dogs, Thank you for being there when we are sick, or hurt, or in trouble. Thank you for licks and hugs when we fe... MoreTo Dogs, with Love

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  • Be a Tree!

    Be a Tree!

    its about trees and even if you are a tree  you can help other trees and this story can teach you how trees work.I liked the pictures because they whe...