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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

On the ground and in the air,/Robots, robots everywhere!

Up in space, beneath the seas,/Robots make discoveries . . .


So begins this rollicking Little Golden Book featuring robots of all kinds, from ones up in space to the ones we use at home. With bold, colorful artwork by award-winner Bob Staake, it's... Read More
 





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

This colorful board book about robots—on farms, in factories, in space—will be a hit with curious preschoolers! Read More
 





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

On the ground and in the air,/Robots, robots everywhere!

Up in space, beneath the seas,/Robots make discoveries . . .


So begins this rollicking Little Golden Book featuring robots of all kinds, from ones up in space to the ones we use at home. With bold, colorful artwork by award-winner Bob Staake, it's... 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
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
Hardcover

Mudenstein is a good ol' boy monster truck who loves life in the arena! See his tall tires grab the dirt as he crushes cars and takes on a fire-breathing crane. Meet his buddy Billy Wrecks and the other demolition derby boys! Lively text and high-octane artwork make this a perfect... Read More
 





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

How-dee! My name’s Big Blue Bill, and I’m a truck. I’ve got 18 big wheels turning, 600 horses under the hood, and 53 feet o’ trailer hangin’ on behind . . . So begins a book that introduces all types of trucks (with names such as Bony Tony and Leif the... Read More
 





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

How-dee! My name’s Big Blue Bill, and I’m a truck. I’ve got 18 big wheels turning, 600 horses under the hood, and 53 feet o’ trailer hangin’ on behind . . . So begins a book that introduces all types of trucks (with names such as Bony Tony and Leif the... Read More
 





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 Book 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
 





Bluebird
Written 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
 





Bluebird
Written by Bob Staake
Hardcover Library Binding

"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
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
 





The Red Lemon
Written by Bob Staake
Illustrated by Bob Staake
Trade Paperback

Farmer McPhee isn't ready for what he's about to discover among his cherished bright yellow fruits . . . a red lemon! Readers young and old will delight in the deliciously vibrant world that acclaimed author-illustrator, Bob Staake, has created. Now available as an affordable Dragonfly paparback! Read More
 





The Red Lemon
Written by Bob Staake
Hardcover

In this thought-provoking tale reminiscent of Seuss, Farmer McPhee finds a red lemon in his orchard and cries, "It's red as a stop sign! It's red as a rose! I can't have red lemons where yellow fruit grows! Imagine a world where lemonade's red? Where once-yellow cupcakes are crimson instead?" As... Read More
 





The Red Lemon
Written by Bob Staake
eBook

In this thought-provoking tale reminiscent of Seuss, Farmer McPhee finds a red lemon in his orchard and cries, "It's red as a stop sign! It's red as a rose! I can't have red lemons where yellow fruit grows! Imagine a world where lemonade's red? Where once-yellow cupcakes are crimson instead?" As... Read More
 

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