Children’s Books

A contemporary take on a classic tale. Jack receives his beans from his next-door-neighbor and the fun begins! Kirkus Reviews said: “Crews’ fans will be delighted; others will be drawn in by the nifty mix of folktale and photo-collage.”


This companion to the Neighborhood Mother Goose featuring classic children’s songs will be in stores May 1, 2011. Kirkus Reviews said: “A collection that begs to be sung in all neighborhoods—city stoops or country front-porch swings alike.”


An updated take on classic nursery rhymes illustrated with photographs and photocollages. An ALA Notable book for 2004, School Library Journal said: “A truly cool version that is not for babies only.”

Sky-High Guy jacket SKY HIGH GUY

In this sequel to Below, Jack and Guy take an airborne adventure. Kirkus Reviews said: “The spare text hits just the right note, and, along with full-bleed photos of regular (and adorable) kids in a regular (and lushly leafy) backyard, captures the childhood thrill of believing…”

Below jacket BELOW

Jack and his action figure, Guy, are a team, but one day, Jack decides to send Guy off on an adventure alone. Will Jack be able to rescue Guy from the hole in the stairs that he has fallen into? What might be happening below? An ALA Notable book for 2005, Publisher’s Weekly said “Imagination gets top billing in this clever what-if picture book about the uncharted worlds that lie beneath the wooden stairs in young Jack’s house.”

One Hot Summer Day jacket ONE HOT SUMMER DAY

It is summer and it is HOT. Dogs pant. Women carry umbrellas for the shade. But the running, dancing narrator is busy. Drawing. Teasing her shadow. Eating Popsicles. Horn Book said: “A wonderful concept book, grounded in ordinary events yet touched with magic, that will strike a familiar chord with preschool audiences while enlarging their perceptions. An auspicious debut!”


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