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Meet Jeff Stone, author of Phoenix

Jeff Stone lives in the Midwest with his wife and two children and practices the martial arts daily.

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My lack of focus is truly astounding. Whether I'm writing or drawing, I'll often . . . OOOOOOOOO, CAKE!!

Okay, what was I saying? Oh, right–"focus." As a children's book creator, my lack of it has been both a blessing and a curse. 

For every book that I write and/or illustrate I'd guess I come up with another dozen stories–and for me, that's the most important part of the whole process. By writing stories about whatever odd things pop into my head, I'm able to take those germs of ideas and then try to mold them into a story that's (hopefully) clever, offers... Read More

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Robots, Robots Everywhere!
Written by Sue Fliess
Illustrated by Bob Staake
Hardcover

The bestselling Little Golden Book all about robots!
 
Robots are everywhere in this bright and funny board book – and preschoolers are going to love it! Whether up in space, beneath the seas, or even under couches, award-winning illustrator Bob Staake’s bold and colorful bots make this book a must... Read More
 





Robots, Robots Everywhere
Written by Sue Fliess
Illustrated by Bob Staake
Board

The bestselling Little Golden Book is now available as a board book for robot-loving toddlers!
 
Robots are everywhere in this bright and funny board book – and preschoolers are going to love it! Whether up in space, beneath the seas, or even under couches, award-winning illustrator Bob Staake’s bold and... Read More
 





Robots, Robots Everywhere
Written by Sue Fliess
Illustrated by Bob Staake
eBook

The bestselling Little Golden Book all about robots!
 
Robots are everywhere in this bright and funny board book – and preschoolers are going to love it! Whether up in space, beneath the seas, or even under couches, award-winning illustrator Bob Staake’s bold and colorful bots make this book a must... Read More
 





One Hundred Shoes
Written by Charles Ghigna
Illustrated by Bob Staake
Trade Paperback

Centipede has one hundred feet. One hundred feet means one hundred shoes. How in the world does Centipede choose shoes? This Math Reader clearly demonstrates the concepts of pairs and multiple sets, all in simple, rollicking, rhythmic text and with bright, graphic illustrations. Read More
 





One Hundred Shoes
Written by Charles Ghigna
Illustrated by Bob Staake
eBook

Centipede has one hundred feet. One hundred feet means one hundred shoes. How in the world does Centipede choose shoes? This Math Reader clearly demonstrates the concepts of pairs and multiple sets, all in simple, rollicking, rhythmic text and with bright, graphic illustrations. Read More
 





Little Golden Picture Dictionary
Written by Golden Books
Illustrated by Bob Staake
Hardcover

This longtime favorite and bestseller is getting a whole new look! Colorful artwork, bold graphics, and modern words–with lively sentences that define them–make this book a sure hit for children and educators alike. The Little Golden Book line has always had a picture dictionary, and we’re pleased to offer this updated... Read More
 





We Planted a Tree
Written by Diane Muldrow
Illustrated by Bob Staake
Trade Paperback

In this simple poem with environmental themes, illustrated by award-winning artist Bob Staake, two young families in two very different parts of the world each plant a tree. As the trees flourish, so do the families . . . while trees all over the world help clean the air, enrich the... Read More
 





We Planted a Tree
Written by Diane Muldrow
Illustrated by Bob Staake
Hardcover

We planted a tree and it grew up,

While it reached for the sky and the sun. . . .

In this simple poem illustrated by award winner Bob Staake, two young families in two very different parts of the world plant a tree. As the trees flourish, so do the families ... Read More
 





I'm a Monster Truck
Written by Dennis Shealy
Illustrated by Bob Staake
Board

The bestselling Little Golden Book is now available as a board book for any toddler that loves trucks!
 
It’s not just a truck – it’s a MONSTER TRUCK – and preschoolers are going to love it! Featuring the bright and bold artwork of award-winning illustrator Bob Staake, truck fans everywhere... Read More
 





I'm a Monster Truck
Written by Dennis Shealy
Illustrated by Bob Staake
Hardcover

The bestselling Little Golden Book is now available as a board book for any toddler that loves trucks!
 
It’s not just a truck – it’s a MONSTER TRUCK – and preschoolers are going to love it! Featuring the bright and bold artwork of award-winning illustrator Bob Staake, truck fans everywhere... Read More
 





I'm a Truck
Written by Dennis Shealy
Illustrated by Bob Staake
Hardcover

The bestselling Little Golden Book all about trucks!
 
It’s not just a truck – it’s a MONSTER TRUCK – and preschoolers are going to love it! Featuring the bright and bold artwork of award-winning illustrator Bob Staake, truck fans everywhere can start their engines and ride along with Mudenstein and...

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I'm a Truck
Written by Dennis Shealy
Illustrated by Bob Staake
eBook

The bestselling Little Golden Book all about trucks!
 
It’s not just a truck – it’s a MONSTER TRUCK – and preschoolers are going to love it! Featuring the bright and bold artwork of award-winning illustrator Bob Staake, truck fans everywhere can start their engines and ride along with Mudenstein and...

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Little Golden Book Freewheelin Favorites
Written by Dennis Shealy and Miryam
Illustrated by Bob Staake, Tibor Gergely and Brian Biggs
eBook

Truck fans will love this collection of three high-octane Little Golden Books: I'M A TRUCK; THE HAPPY MAN AND HIS DUMP TRUCK; and I'M A MONSTER TRUCK.

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Little Golden Books Freewheelin' Favorites
Written by Dennis Shealy and Miryam
Illustrated by Bob Staake, Tibor Gergely and Brian Biggs
Hardcover

Truck fans will love this collection of three high-octane Little Golden Books: I'M A TRUCK; THE HAPPY MAN AND HIS DUMP TRUCK; and I'M A MONSTER TRUCK. With its durable binding, glossy cover, and colorful artwork by Bob Staake and Tibor Gergely, it's a great value at $6.99! Read More
 





Beachy and Me
Written by Bob Staake
Hardcover

Bob Staake’s tale of a whale of a friendship!
 
Something big had come ashore. It seemed to have a tail.
Pixie now was staring at . . . a giant washed-up whale!
 
Pixie Picklespeare lives on a tiny island where there’s no one to play with . . ... Read More
 





Beachy and Me
Written by Bob Staake
eBook

Bob Staake’s tale of a whale of a friendship!
 
Something big had come ashore. It seemed to have a tail.
Pixie now was staring at . . . a giant washed-up whale!
 
Pixie Picklespeare lives on a tiny island where there’s no one to play with . . ... Read More
 





Beachy and Me
Written by Bob Staake
Hardcover Library Binding

Bob Staake’s tale of a whale of a friendship!
 
Something big had come ashore. It seemed to have a tail.
Pixie now was staring at . . . a giant washed-up whale!
 
Pixie Picklespeare lives on a tiny island where there’s no one to play with . . ... Read More
 





Bluebird
Written by Bob Staake
Illustrated by Bob Staake
Hardcover

"Like nothing you have seen before," raves Kirkus Reviews in a starred review.

In his most beautiful and moving work to date, Bob Staake explores the universal themes of loneliness, bullying, and the importance of friendship. In this emotional picture book, readers will be captivated as they follow the journey of... Read More
 





The Donut Chef
Written by Bob Staake
Illustrated by Bob Staake
Trade Paperback

In this tasty tale, a baker hangs out his sign on a small street, and soon the line for his donuts stretches down the block. But it's not long before the competition arrives and a delectable battle of the bakers ensues. Read More
 





The Donut Chef
Written by Bob Staake
Illustrated by Bob Staake
Hardcover

IN THIS DELICIOUS tale, a baker hangs out his shingle on a small street, and soon, the line for his doughnuts stretches down the block. But it’s not long before the competition arrives and a battle of the bakers ensues. In the competitive frenzy, both bakers’ doughnuts become “quite bizarre, like... Read More
 





The Donut Chef
Written by Bob Staake
Illustrated by Bob Staake
eBook

In this tasty tale, a baker hangs out his sign on a small street, and soon the line for his donuts stretches down the block. But it's not long before the competition arrives and a delectable battle of the bakers ensues. Read More
 





My Pet Book
Written by Bob Staake
Hardcover

Award-winning author-illustrator Bob Staake has created a rollicking picture book about a boy and his most unusual pet!
 
Most pets are cats and dogs, but what happens when a boy wants a different kind of pet, one that doesn’t meow or bark? Bob Staake’s exuberant tale of a little boy... Read More
 





My Pet Book
Written by Bob Staake
eBook

Award-winning author-illustrator Bob Staake has created a rollicking picture book about a boy and his most unusual pet!
 
Most pets are cats and dogs, but what happens when a boy wants a different kind of pet, one that doesn’t meow or bark? Bob Staake’s exuberant tale of a little boy... Read More
 





My Pet Book: Read & Listen Edition
Written by Bob Staake
eBook

Award-winning author-illustrator Bob Staake has created a rollicking picture book about a boy and his most unusual pet!
 
Most pets are cats and dogs, but what happens when a boy wants a different kind of pet, one that doesn’t meow or bark? Bob Staake’s exuberant tale of a little boy... Read More
 





My Pet Book
Written by Bob Staake
Hardcover Library Binding

Award-winning author-illustrator Bob Staake has created a rollicking picture book about a boy and his most unusual pet!
 
Most pets are cats and dogs, but what happens when a boy wants a different kind of pet, one that doesn’t meow or bark? Bob Staake’s exuberant tale of a little boy... Read More
 

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