Thursday, July 2, 2015

Display: Marilyn Singer

Marilyn Singer


Marilyn Singer is an award-winning author of children’s books in a wide variety of genres including realistic novels, fantasies, nonfiction, fairy tales, picture books, mysteries and poetry. Her books include A Strange Place to Call Home, The Superheroes Employment Agency, and Mirror, Mirror: A Book of Reversable Verse. She lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY.


Caterpillars
Introduces the different types of caterpillars and how they move, eat, protect themselves from predators, and transform into a butterfly or moth.

Eggs
Explains the varieties, functions, and characteristics of the eggs of a multitude of creatures, including insects, birds, and reptiles.

Follow Follow
A collection of short poems called reversos which, when reversed, provide new perspectives on the fairy tale characters they feature.

I’m Gonna Climb a Mountain in My Patent Leather Shoes
Sadie is all-girl, but she does not let that-- or her wardrobe-- stop her from enjoying a family camping trip as she helps pitch the tent in "fancy ruffled pants" and looks for Bigfoot while wearing a tutu.

Mirror Mirror
A collection of short poems which, when reversed, provide new perspectives on the fairy tale characters they feature.

Rutherford B., Who Was He?
Presents rhymes about presidents of the United States, from George Washington to Barack Obama.

A Strange Place to Call Home
Poems about fourteen animals who defy the odds by thriving in Earth's most dangerous places where they live.

A Stick is an Excellent Thing
Presents a tribute to timeless childhood summer activities, from playing hide-and-seek and hopscotch to making mud soup and imagining that a stick is a magic wand.

Tallulah’s Nutcracker
Tallulah is thrilled to play a mouse in a professional production of The Nutcracker and works very hard to be the most marvelous mouse of all, but opening night brings some surprises.

Tallulah’s Solo
Tallulah strives for perfection during ballet class and dreams of dancing a solo in the upcoming recital, but her little brother, Beckett, who misbehaves all during class, gets a better role than she does.

Tallulah’s Tap Shoes
Tallulah loves the grace and elegance of ballet and can pirouette perfectly but at dance camp struggles to learn tap.

Tallulah’s Tutu
Tallulah takes ballet lessons and eagerly awaits her coveted tutu, which, she learns, she must work hard to earn.

What is Your Dog Doing?
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text reveal that dogs do much more than sit, stay, and roll over.

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