Maryland's Authors - page 2


There is an abundance of Maryland books, covering topics from the Chesapeake Bay to Art and Architecture.

I am me I Am Me, by Jennifer L.B. Leese, is the story about a little girl who learns that even though she has her mommy's button nose, and her daddy's freckles, she is still herself; she is Nica Jolee. Written using beginning reader text, this story comes with adorable full-color illustrations that are sure to enrich the reader's spirit. It is a heartwarming children's picture book designed to teach your child that even though they may look or act like members of their family; they are still themselves…they are special and unique, and there is no one else in the whole wide world just like them.
Jodies First Day Jordie’s School Day Adventure, by Jennifer L.B. Leese, is about Jordie's first day of pre-school. She's excited and ready to go. That is, until she gets to school and sees all the children. Now, she's ready to go home. Her mommy hands her a small picture of herself for Jordie to look at whenever she gets nervous. Jordie places it in her pocket for safe keeping. Slowly, Jordie starts to relax and within no time she's having lots of fun. She plays dolls and blocks during center time, she listens to her teacher read her a story from a big red book, and she sits beside her new friend, Sue during snack time. By the time her mommy comes to get her, she can't wait to come back again.
Sounds In Car Sounds I Can Hear: In A Car, by Jennifer L.B. Leese. Join a family on a car trip and see what they see, and hear what they hear. With beautiful pictures and enchanting sounds. This story is one of six illustrated picture books for children written to enlighten any child's imagination through words, pictures, and sounds. Each story features descriptions and sounds that every child can easily recognize.
Bows for Pigel Bows for Pigel's Nose, by Jennifer L.B. Leese, tells a story about Pigel Piglet. Whenever Pigel searches for truffles near his barnyard home, he is so involved in what he is doing, he never watches where he is going. On one particular day, he bumps his snout into a tree. Rushing to a nearby pond, he watches as his nose grows three times in size. As he makes his way back to Mama Pig, his barnyard friends have a few hilarious remedies for Pigel and his swollen nose.
On Granpops Lap On Grandpop’s Lap, written by Cathy Helowicz and illustrated by Ginger Doyle, is a story about a young boy named Zachary who visits his grandparents only to get under his Grandmom’s feet. Grandpop tries to occupy Zachary with games, videos, and toys until Zachary finally tells his Grandpop he really wants to sit on his lap and hear his stories. This 32-page picture book is geared for children ages 2 to 6 and was presented to Governor Ehrlich and the First Lady for their son’s Drew and Josh on September 26, 2004
Miracle Max Miracle Max…Missing in Maryland, by Lisa O’Connell, is a lovable, loyal, and friendly German Shepherd whose curiosity and courage make her a hero in this wonderfully illustrated tale. Children of all ages will find this book a delightful children's story. Miracle Max is the consummate pet: gentle, playful, and lovingly protective of her family's children. But when she wakes to find them missing, she leaves the yard to investigate and bites off almost more than she can chew. Her innocent curiosity leads her on a day-long journey of adventure, courage, and canine ingenuity.
Insect Soup Insect Soup, by Barry Louis Polisar, is a brand new collection of wonderfully witty poems about the funniest bugs on the planet. From the praying mantis to chiggers, kids will discover that the weird and wacky bugs are the most fun. Even the dung beetle, brilliantly illustrated in a tuxedo with formal serving tray, finally gets the recognition he deserves. An index of the featured creatures rounds out the fun with descriptions of each bug and noted entomological characteristics.
Lost Glove Has Anybody Lost a Glove, by G. Francis Johnson, is a charming tale of dogged determination that shows a young boy facing a challenge with logic and imagination. On the way out of the neighborhood subway station, Jabari finds a blue glove on the stairs. Whose glove could it possibly be? Thousands of people pass through the subway station every day. Still, Jabari hopes to return the glove to the person who lost it.
dream catcher Dreamcatcher, by Ann Curtin. Jesse Alvarez is tired of being the new kid every time his dad takes a job on another ranch. It doesn’t help that Cade Savage, the boss’s son, is a bully who has everything Jesse wants—money, a permanent home, horses, and most of all, a mother who lives with his family. Then Jesse meets Aaron Little Elk, who lives on the Wind River Reservation, steals scraps of yarn from the art room to make dreamcatchers, and never stops talking about his older brother Reuben. Despite that, they become friends, and when Aaron stops coming to school, Jesse worries—and learns of a secret Aaron has been harboring. As he tries to find out what’s happened to his friend, Jesse must unravel the mystery of Aaron’s dreamcatchers and their connection to the wild paint mustang only Aaron can handle. Part contemporary Western, part ghost story, Dreamcatcher is ultimately a novel about friendship, the pain of letting go, and the importance of holding on to what remains behind.

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