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Melissa Sweet

  • 4 stars across 28 books
    James Howe is the author of more than ninety books for young readers. Bunnicula , coauthored by his late wife Deborah and published in 1979, is considered a modern classic of children's literature. The author has written six highly popular sequels, along with the spinoff series Tales from the House of Bunnicula and Bunnicula and Friends. Among his other books are picture books such as Horace and Morris but Mostly Dolores and beginning reader series that include the Pinky and Rex and Houndsley and Catina books. He has also written for older readers. The Misfits, published in 2001, inspired the antibullying initiative No Name-Calling Week, as well as three sequels, Totally Joe , Addie on the Inside , and Also Known as Elvis. A common theme in James Howe's books from preschool through teens is the acceptance of difference and being true to oneself. Visit him online at JamesHowe.com.

    Melissa Sweet has illustrated more than eighty children's books, including the Caldecott Honor books The Right Word and A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams both written by Jen Bryant. She also wrote and illustrated Tupelo Rides the Rails ; Carmine: A Little More Red , which was a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book; and Balloons Over Broadway , a picture book biography that was named a 2011 Publishers Weekly Best Nonfiction Picture Book. When she is not in her studio, Melissa can be found taking an art class, hiking with her dogs, or riding her bicycle. She lives with her family in Rockport, Maine.

    5th October 2017

    Baabwaa and Wooliam: A Tale of Literacy, Dental Hygiene, and Friendship

    A hilarious tale of learning to read, dental hygiene and unlikely friendship that is sure to have readers in stitche... More

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    8th February 2018

    Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World

    A stellar ensemble of picture book creators-all women-join together to celebrate a sampling of history's young female ... More

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    1st August 2009

    Hanukkah Lights Board Book

    This title features sweet illustrations and simple language that bring Hanukkah to life for the youngest of children. Ca... More

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    16th April 2007

    Charlotte in Giverny

    It's 1892 and Charlotte is bound for Monet's famous artist colony in Giverny, France, where painters like her father are... More

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    12th September 2005

    Charlotte in Paris

    The young daughter of American artists living in Giverny, France, in 1893, records in her journal her exciting trip to P... More

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    1st September 2006

    Charlotte in New York

    It's 1894. Charlotte and her American family have been living in France for two years where her father has learned the n... More

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