Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s picture books are perfect for read-alouds!

Don't Blink!

Don't Blink! By Amy Krouse Rosenthal; illustrated by David Roberts

This interactive book may seem to be on your side, reluctant sleeper—but it’s truly a bedtime book in disguise!

Here’s how it works: if you can avoid getting to the end of this book, you can avoid bedtime, simple as that. (It’s a pretty sweet deal, actually.) But each time you blink, you have to turn a page. Those are just the rules. So whatever you do, DON’T BLINK!

On the Spot

On the Spot By Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Lea Redmond; illustrated by Sanne te Loo

Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Lea Redmond, and Sanne te Loo have created a picture book with a story that rhymes and very lovely illustrations. But, oops—they’ve left out some important pieces of the story . . . and it’s up to YOU to fill them in!

Step 1: Grab any small object or pick stickers from the back of the book. Step 2: Place them on the blank spots as you read along. Step 3: Laugh at the crazy story you’ve just created. Step 4: Pick new items and start all over again! 

That's Me Loving You

That's Me Loving You By Amy Krouse Rosenthal; illustrated by Teagan White

Amy Krouse Rosenthal captures parents’ desire to be ever-present in this simple and touching poem offering reassurance of their love. Signs of affection can be found in the natural world around us—from a soft breeze to a shimmering star.

That feeling you always have in your heart?
That’s me loving you.

Uni the Unicorn

Uni the Unicorn By Amy Krouse Rosenthal; illustrated by Brigette Barrager

Uni is just like all the other unicorns . . . except for one thing: she believes that little girls are REAL. This magical story by Amy Krouse Rosenthal illuminates Uni’s not-so-fantastical dream and celebrates the sparkle of believing.

Uni the unicorn is told there’s no such thing as little girls! But no matter what the grown-up unicorns say, Uni believes that little girls are REAL. Somewhere there must be a smart, strong, wonderful, magical little girl waiting to be best friends. In fact, far away (but not too far away), a real little girl believes there is a unicorn waiting for her, too. This magical story of friendship reminds believers and nonbelievers alike that sometimes wishes really can come true.

I’m a board book, too!

Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come True

Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come True By Amy Krouse Rosenthal; illustrated by Brigette Barrager

The Land of Unicorns is in trouble—it has been raining and raining for what seems like forever. This is a big problem because there are only three ways that unicorns can get their magic: from the golden sun, from magnificent rainbows, and from the sparkle of believing.

Luckily, Uni the Unicorn has always always always believed…that little girls are REAL. Join this very special unicorn and the little girl who believes right back as they finally meet and work together to save a magical land and all who live there!

Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Brigette Barrager reunite to revive this world glowing with possibility and hope that is the stuff of childhood fantasies.

Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Amy was born in 1965, and graduated from Tufts University. A prolific writer, speaker, film maker, and radio show host, she also contributed to TED Talks and wrote several adult and children’s books.