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A message from author Chris Grabenstein

No More Naps!

Chris Grabenstein Author Essay

Welcome to my very first picture book!

A few years ago, both our neighbors in our New York City apartment building had baby girls. Annalise on the right; Devin on the left. I would go to events and festivals to promote my books for upper-elementary and middle-grade readers, and come home with a stack of autographed picture books to give to my newest, tiniest neighbors. Since both girls had pretty unusual names, I started thinking that I might have to be the one to, someday, write a picture book with their names in it.

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Spring & Summer 2020 Picture Book Brochure

We are pleased to showcase our forthcoming picture book list, along with crafts and activities for interactive story times that kids will treasure and thematic suggestions for easy recommendations!

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Narwhal on a Sunny Night

Narwhal on a Sunny Night By Mary Pope Osborne; illustrated by AG Ford

When the magic tree house whisks Jack and Annie to Greenland, they’re not sure what time they’ve landed in, but they immediately know what their mission is: save a narwhal! Then they meet a young hunter named Leif Erikson and they ask for his help. But Leif has other ideas…

Track the facts with Jack and Annie in the nonfiction companion to this book: Narwhals and Other Whales.

Author Spotlight

Nic Stone

Nic Stone is an Atlanta native and a Spelman College graduate. After working extensively in teen mentoring and living in Israel for several years, she returned to the United States to write full-time. Nic's debut novel for young adults, Dear Martin, was a New York Times bestsell ...