Snowball, 1997 Greenwillow Books
The weather report says “Snow.” Yet there is no sign of it on Monday, or Tuesday or Wednesday or Thursday. But oh, when it comes, it is as thick and white and wonderful as the young narrator dreamed. Zip up your jacket and come outside. It’s snowing!
I’ll Catch the Moon, 1996 Greenwillow Books
The moon! There it is, outside the window, shiny as a new quarter. The child narrator imagines building a ladder to outer space, going up and up, until she can hold the silver circle in her hands. And what a magical time they have together!
Sky-High Guy, 2010, Christy Ottaviano Books, Henry Holt Publishers
Whether they’re trekking to a magical island to hunt dinosaurs or savage a city from destruction, Jack and his action figure Guy have exciting adventures. Sometimes Jack’s little brother, Gus, joins them. But when Guy gets caught in a branch while skydiving, Jack and Gus must launch operation rescue!
A Ghost Story, 2001, Greenwillow Books
Jonathan knows there’s a ghost in his house. It rattles the doors, knocks books on the floors and Jonathan always gets blamed. His sister, Celeste, seems to do everything right. How unfair! But Uncle Pete is coming to visit. Maybe Uncle Pete will be the ally Jonathan needs.
You Are Here, 1998, Greenwillow Books
Giants! Monsters! A magic map! Treasure! Sometimes all you need for magic is a rainy day. And a little imagination!
A High, Low, Near, Far, Loud, Quiet Story, 1999, Greenwillow Books
A big dog, a tiny ant. Bumpy tree bark, smooth glass marbles. A cheerful shout, a good-night whisper. From morning to night, a child’s day is filled with opposites, and Nina Crews’s jubilant full-color photographs of a day in the life of two busy, urban siblings will prove it. A celebration of simple opposites (and of summer in the city!) that will have youngsters looking high and low for, and loudly proclaiming contrasting details in their own world.
We the People, written by Bobbi Katz, illustrated by Nina Crews, 2000, Greenwillow Books
Listen up. Can you hear America talking? In these sixty-five first-person poems, Americans – some who really lived, some who might have lived – tell it like it is. In the process they illuminate and personify the American experience and the history of the United States
When Will Sarah Come, written by Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard, illustrated by Nina Crews, 1999, Greenwillow Books
What do you do when your big sister goes to school and you have to stay at home? Sarah’s little brother, Jonathan, plays and reads and colors and builds and waits and waits and waits for Sarah. Listen. Did you hear that? Is Sarah coming now?