Books by Alice Schertle and Complete Book Reviews

Alma Flor Ada, Author, F. Isabel Campoy, Author, Alice Schertle, Author Rayo $15.99 (64p) ISBN 978-0-688-16019-7
Passing along traditional rhymes to a new generation of children is the focus of Pio Peep! Traditional Spanish Nursery Rhymes, selected by Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy, English adaptations by Alice Schertle, illus. by Vivi Escriva. The 29
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Alice Schertle, illus. by Jill McElmurry. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $12.99 (16p) ISBN 978-0-544-93809-0
Schertle and the late McElmurry’s lightly anthropomorphic blue truck returns for a joyful springtime lift-the-flap outing. As the Little Blue Truck travels through an idyllic farm landscape, readers can look beneath large flaps to discover newborn...
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Alice Shertle, Author, Alice Schertle, Author, Linda Shute, Illustrator Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Books $16 (32p) ISBN 978-0-688-04813-6
Give the green light to Jeremy Beanhe faces up to the taunts of his peers and his fear of the school principal in one day. All the kids in his class have planned to wear green to the St. Patrick's Day party, but Jeremy forgets. When his classmates...
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Alice Schertle, Author, Curtis Jobling, Illustrator , illus. by Curtis Jobling. HarperCollins $15.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-688-17738-6
Although many children fear the ghoul lurking in their closets, the bony apparition in Schertle's (When the Moon Is High) story plagues a boy by pillaging his closet's contents. After seemingly stalking the redheaded narrator for several...
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Alice Schertle, Author, Linda Hill Griffith, Illustrator HarperCollins Publishers $15.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-688-16870-4
Toy bears in abundance inhabit Alice Schertle's Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, illus. by Linda Hill Griffith. Readers can take their pick of ""Bears in striped pajamas,/ Bears in running shoes./ Miles of Bears. Piles of bears./ Care for a bear? Just ...
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Alice Schertle, Author, Petra Mathers, Illustrator , illus. by Petra Mathers. Harcourt $16 (33p) ISBN 978-0-15-205050-4
Despite its eye-catching cover and offbeat viewpoint, the “Wrinkled Rhymes” in this collection of poems about clothing have a few too many wrinkles. Each verse is written from the perspective of an article of clothing talking about its...
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Alice Schertle, illus. by Stephanie Yue. Scholastic/Orchard, $16.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-545-64929-2
Yes, Schertle and Yue’s hero is cute as can be, “with his smart gray coat, with his ears pink as petals, with three twitchety whiskers on each side of his nose.” But he’s also self-reliant, self-directed, and very much at home in the world—in other...
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Alice Schertle, Author, Wendell Minor, Illustrator Harcourt Children's Books $17 (32p) ISBN 978-0-15-200541-2
This thoughtful book of poems celebrates the creative process. A girl with pen in hand--and a computer mouse as well as the furry, whiskered variety close by--sits in a barn writing poetry at a desk; this image frames the collection, which follows...
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Alice Schertle, Author, Matt Phelan, Illustrator , illus. by Matt Phelan. Harcourt $16 (32p) ISBN 978-0-15-216568-0
With snappy internal rhymes and pared-down illustrations, Schertle (All You Need for a Snowman ) and Phelan (The New Girl... and Me ) chronicle the yearly cycle of “a boulder-big bear with shaggy, raggy, brownbear hair everywhere... except on...
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Alice Schertle, Author, Aaron Renier, Illustrator Hyperion Books $15.99 (40p) ISBN 978-1-4231-1354-6
Imagination and a backpack full of gear trump uncreative paperwork in this high-energy comic book-style escapade. The story opens in a classroom where pale, gray-haired ""Mr. Crumbundle, known to some as Crummy,"" overloads his students with...
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Alice Schertle, Author, Ted Rand, Illustrator HarperCollins Publishers $15.95 (32p) ISBN 978-0-688-16022-7
Originally issued in 1985, the counting book Good Night, Hattie, My Dearie, My Dove by Alice Schertle returns with new illustrations by Ted Rand. Hattie collects all her stuffed animals just before bedtime to tell them each how special they are.
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Alice Schertle, Author, Mark Buehner, Illustrator HarperCollins Publishers $16.95 (40p) ISBN 978-0-688-13153-1
Alternating narrative poems with haikus, this mostly savvy compilation of verse distills the essence of cat with humor and, occasionally, wry elegance. Schertle (Advice to a Frog) is at her best in her comic poems. In the tongue-in-cheek ""Sophie,...
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Alice Schertle, Author, Margot Tomes, Illustrator, Margot Tomes, Photographer HarperCollins Publishers $15 (0p) ISBN 978-0-06-025140-6
The magical harvest moon casts a radiance over this touching story of the triumph of imagination. Johnny is deemed too small to help with the family crops, so his brothers give him a few pumpkin seeds to plant on his own. He fashions an improbable...
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Alice Schertle, Author, Barbara Lavallee, Illustrator Harcourt Children's Books $16 (32p) ISBN 978-0-15-216755-4
Kids trade their winter coats for swimsuits in All You Need for a Beach by Alice Schertle, illus. by Barbara Lavallee. As in their All You Need for a Snowman, author and artist evoke an experience as an accretion of ""necessary"" details-and...
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Alice Schertle, Author, Barbara Lavallee, Illustrator, Tamson Weston, Editor , illus. by Barbara Lavallee. Harcourt/Silver Whistle $16 (32p) ISBN 978-0-15-200789-8
While this deceptively simple book starring children building a snowman is ultimately about community—how human beings, no matter how small, can help each other create something bigger than themselves—youngsters will find the lilting...
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Alice Schertle, Author, Emily Arnold McCully, Illustrator , illus. by Emily Arnold McCully. Chronicle $16.95 (20p) ISBN 978-0-8118-3518-3
With a "1, 2, buckle my shoe" structure and rhythm as a jumping off point, Schertle (All You Need for a Snowman ) and McCully (Mirette on the Highwire ) send a mother elephant and her son on a series of fun and often incredible adventures. &#
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Alice Schertle, Author, David Parkins, Illustrator , illus. by David Parkins. Chronicle $16.95 (24p) ISBN 978-0-8118-3476-6
A boy's lively imagination sends him and his stuffed bear on rip-roaring adventures in Schertle's (All You Need for a Snowman ) rhyming romp. Dressed in a striped shirt and shoes identical to his owner's, Old Bo Bear gets so dirty that...
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Alice Schertle, Author, Kenneth Addison, Illustrator , illus. by Kenneth Addison. Lee & Low $16.95 (32p) ISBN 978-1-58430-060-1
This broad chronicling of human history begins and ends with a river that “carved its shallow bed/ deep into the soil of Africa.” Between the tributary bookends is a collective first-person narrative that lyrically traces human evolution,
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Alice Schertle, Author, Lydia Dabcovich, Illustrator HarperCollins Publishers $16 (1p) ISBN 978-0-688-09310-5
Memories of her mother inspire Schertle's affectionate and affecting portrait of Maisie, first introduced as an infant and last seen holding a great-granddaughter by the hand. The newborn Maisie lies in a bed fashioned from a dresser drawer, hearing
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Alice Schertle, Author, Amanda Schaffer, Illustrator Browndeer Press $14.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-15-276648-1
Like a vaudeville show with nary a weak act, Shertle's (William and Grandpa) collection of poems about cows abounds with tongue-in-cheek spoofs, verbal acrobatics and lyrical songs that are aptly illustrated by debut artist Schaffer's wry cast of...
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Alice Schertle, illus. by Jill McElmurry. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $12.99 (16p) ISBN 978-0-544-77253-3
As Little Blue Truck drives to a Halloween party, readers can lift flaps to find out who is hiding beneath the costumed figures he encounters: “Who’s this queen/ with a golden crown/ and sparkling jewels/ and a velvet gown?/ Under the mask who do...
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Alice Schertle, Author, Jill McElmurry, Illustrator , illus. by Jill McElmurry. Harcourt $16 (32p) ISBN 978-0-15-205661-2
All the animals happily greet Little Blue Truck as it amiably trundles over hill and dale: “Toad said, 'Croak!'/ and winked an eye/ when Little Blue Truck/ went rolling by.” No wonder, then, that the obnoxious Dump Truck gets a
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Alice Schertle, illus. by Jill McElmurry. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $14.99 (24p) ISBN 978-0-544-32041-3
“Beep! Beep! Beep!/ December’s here!/ Little Blue Truck/ is full of cheer.” With a wreath affixed to his grill, Schertle’s Little Blue Truck is ready for Christmas, and his tree-delivering duties let readers work on their counting skills. After five
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Alice Schertle, Author, Jill McElmurry, Illustrator , illus. by Jill McElmurry. Harcourt $16 (40p) ISBN 978-0-15-206389-4
This sequel to Little Blue Truck brings the rustic pickup truck to a busy cityscape where Little Blue is dwarfed by towering yet cozy buildings and jostled by the frantic pace of traffic (“Swish! Swash! Swoosh! went a big street sweeper,...
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Alice Schertle, Author, Patricia Coombs, Illustrator, Patricia Coombs, Photographer Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Books $12.95 (32p) ISBN 978-0-688-06701-4
Bill is a born dancer. He hears music in the whistling of the wind, the rattling of leaves, the ""clop, clop'' of horses' hooves and the ``clatter, clang'' of pots and pans. On the ``eve of All Hallows,'' he hears music coming from the hills; he...
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Alice Schertle, Author, Cindy Wheeler, Illustrator Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Books $11.95 (36p) ISBN 978-0-688-04090-1
Andy's cat, Olive, likes to play hide-and-seek. So Andy goes searching for Olive in every room of his house. ""Here, kitty, kitty, kitty,'' he calls as he peeks under the sofa, inside a shoe box and into a wastepaper basket. Andy keeps missing Olive,
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Alice Schertle, Author, D. Stevenson, Editor, Lydia Dabcovich, Illustrator Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Books $12.95 (32p) ISBN 978-0-688-07580-4
Comfortable and happy together, William and Grandpa enjoy their visit, sharing the pleasures of star gazing on a balmy night and drinking hot chocolate before bed. The intergenerational theme and appealing characters--fit, jocular Grandpa and...
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