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It's Milking Time
Written by Phyllis Alsdurf
Illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher
Hardcover

A lyrical and visual treasure—perfect for reading aloud to any child who's ever asked: Where does milk come from?

As the sun sets over the fields, a little girl and her father begin the evening milking. They work side by side, fanning out beds of straw, bringing in the cows, and hooking...

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It's Milking Time
Written by Phyllis Alsdurf
Illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher
eBook

A lyrical and visual treasure—perfect for reading aloud to any child who's ever asked: Where does milk come from?

As the sun sets over the fields, a little girl and her father begin the evening milking. They work side by side, fanning out beds of straw, bringing in the cows, and hooking...

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It's Milking Time
Written by Phyllis Alsdurf
Illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher
Hardcover Library Binding

A lyrical and visual treasure—perfect for reading aloud to any child who's ever asked: Where does milk come from?

As the sun sets over the fields, a little girl and her father begin the evening milking. They work side by side, fanning out beds of straw, bringing in the cows, and hooking...

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Amazing Peace
Written by Maya Angelou
Illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher
Package

Celebrate Christmas with the joyous poetry of the incomparable Maya Angelou. “Angels and Mortals, Believers and Nonbelievers, look heavenward,” she writes, “and speak the word aloud. Peace.” Angelou’s moving poem is a radiant affirmation of the goodness of humanity. First read at the 2005 White House tree-lighting ceremony, it comes alive... Read More
 





Amazing Peace
Written by Maya Angelou
Illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher
eBook

In this beautiful, deeply moving poem, Maya Angelou inspires us to embrace the peace and promise of Christmas, so that hope and love can once again light up our holidays and the world. “Angels and Mortals, Believers and Nonbelievers, look heavenward,” she writes, “and speak the word aloud. Peace.”

Read by the... Read More
 





My Many Colored Days
Written by Dr. Seuss
Illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher
Board

Dr. Seuss's youngest concept book is now available in a sturdy board book for his youngest fans! All of the stunning illustrations and imaginative type designs of Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher are here, as are the intriguing die-cut squares in the cover. A brighter, more playful cover design makes this... Read More
 





Peach and Blue
Illustrated by Sarah Kilborne and Steve Johnson
Trade Paperback

Illustrated in full color. He is a blue-bellied toad hopping aimlessly through life.  She is a sad peach yearning for escape and adventure.  Then one remarkable day, Peach and Blue explore the pond that Blue calls home and awaken each other to a world neither has ever really seen before.  Lush illustrations by the... Read More
 





A Boy Named FDR
Written by Kathleen Krull
Illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher
Hardcover

Franklin D. Roosevelt was born into one of the wealthiest families in America, yet this ultimate rich kid grew up to do more for ordinary Americans than any other president. This appealing picture book biography shows how, from childhood on, FDR  was compassionate, cheerful, determined, and enormously likable. Though he had...

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A Boy Named FDR
Written by Kathleen Krull
Illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher
eBook

Franklin D. Roosevelt was born into one of the wealthiest families in America, yet this ultimate rich kid grew up to do more for ordinary Americans than any other president. This appealing picture book biography shows how, from childhood on, FDR  was compassionate, cheerful, determined, and enormously likable. Though he had...

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The Boy on Fairfield Street
Written by Kathleen Krull
Illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher
eBook

Award-winning author Kathleen Krull zeros in on the formative first 22 years of the life of Ted Geisel. This is the first picture book biography of Dr. Seuss, written especially for his young fans who want to know what made him tick. The animals in the zoo that his father ran... Read More
 





The Boy on Fairfield Street
Written by Kathleen Krull
Illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher
Trade Paperback

Award-winning author Kathleen Krull zeros in on the formative first 22 years of the life of Ted Geisel. This is the first picture book biography of Dr. Seuss, written especially for his young fans who want to know what made him tick. The animals in the zoo that his father ran... Read More
 





Jim Henson: The Guy Who Played with Puppets
Written by Kathleen Krull
Illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher
eBook

Sesame Street and The Muppet Show introduced Jim Henson's Muppets to the world, making Kermit the Frog, Oscar the Grouch, and Big Bird household names. But even as a child in rural Mississippi, listening to the radio and putting on comedy shows for his family, Jim recognized the power of laughter...

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Jim Henson: The Guy Who Played with Puppets
Written by Kathleen Krull
Illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher
Hardcover

Sesame Street and The Muppet Show introduced Jim Henson's Muppets to the world, making Kermit the Frog, Oscar the Grouch, and Big Bird household names. But even as a child in rural Mississippi, listening to the radio and putting on comedy shows for his family, Jim recognized the power of laughter...

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Sunday Is for God
Written by Michael McGowan
Illustrated by Lou Fancher and Steve Johnson
eBook

“Weekdays are for school and Saturday’s for having fun. But Sunday is the Lord’s Day. Sunday is for God.”

A boy longs to play in the river on this hot summer day, but instead he has to sit quietly in a pew. His collar itches and his tie’s too tight—why does the... Read More
 





The Beautiful Lady: Our Lady of Guadalupe
Written by Pat Mora
Illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher
Hardcover

Every December, Grandma Lupita tells Rose the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe. As they make paper flowers to put around her statue, Grandma begins: Long ago, on a cold December morning near what is now Mexico City, a man named Juan Diego put on his cloak and started down the... Read More
 





The Beautiful Lady: Our Lady of Guadalupe
Written by Pat Mora
Illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher
eBook

Every December, Grandma Lupita tells Rose the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe. As they make paper flowers to put around her statue, Grandma begins: Long ago, on a cold December morning near what is now Mexico City, a man named Juan Diego put on his cloak and started down the... Read More
 





La hermosa Senora: Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe
Written by Pat Mora
Illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher
Translated by Adriana Dominguez
Trade Paperback

Every December, Grandma Lupita tells Rose the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe. As they make paper flowers to put around her statue, Grandma begins: Long ago, on a cold December morning near what is now Mexico City, a man named Juan Diego put on his cloak and started down the road... Read More
 





La hermosa Senora: Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe
Written by Pat Mora
Illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher
Translated by Adriana Dominguez
eBook

Every December, Grandma Lupita tells Rose the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe. As they make paper flowers to put around her statue, Grandma begins: Long ago, on a cold December morning near what is now Mexico City, a man named Juan Diego put on his cloak and started down the road... Read More
 





La hermosa Senora: Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe
Written by Pat Mora
Illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher
Translated by Adriana Dominguez
Hardcover Library Binding

Every December, Grandma Lupita tells Rose the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe. As they make paper flowers to put around her statue, Grandma begins: Long ago, on a cold December morning near what is now Mexico City, a man named Juan Diego put on his cloak and started down the... Read More
 





New York's Bravest
Written by Mary Pope Osborne
Illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher
Trade Paperback

In the 1840s, there was a real vounteer firefighter named Mose Humphreys whose bravery was reknown throughout New York City. Plays about him began being performed on Broadway in 1848 and over the years his strength and heroics took on larger-than-life proportions, much like those of Paul Bunyan. Mary Pope Osborne... Read More
 





New York's Bravest
Written by Mary Pope Osborne
Illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher
Hardcover

In the 1840s, there was a real vounteer firefighter named Mose Humphreys whose bravery was reknown throughout New York City. Plays about him began being performed on Broadway in 1848 and over the years his strength and heroics took on larger-than-life proportions, much like those of Paul Bunyan. Mary Pope Osborne... Read More
 





For the Love of Music
Written by Elizabeth Rusch
Illustrated by Lou Fancher and Steve Johnson
Hardcover

By the time she was 12, she was considered one of the finest pianists in Europe, but today few people know her name. Maria Mozart, like her famous brother Wolfgang, was a musical prodigy. The talented siblings toured Europe, playing before kings and empresses, were showered with gifts and favors, and... Read More
 





No Star Nights
Written by Anna Smucker
Illustrated by Steve Johnson
eBook

Illus. in full color by Steve Johnson. "The story of a young girl growing up within the shadows of a great steel mill is eloquently depicted in this insightful, autobiographical picture book. Studded with vibrant imagery, the story subtly emphasizes the loving, caring, respectful relationships within a steelworker's family. Cleanly executed... Read More
 

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