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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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When I am asked how I chose to be an illustrator and then an author, I think back to my early childhood. I must have been four or five years old. My family lived in an old house in the middle of the French countryside. My parents loved books and read to us all the time. Sometimes we lit a fire in one of the old fireplaces, especially in the wintertime when it was bitter cold. My mother would read my brothers and I bedtime stories. Often these were Grimm’s fairy tales. Imagine hearing Grimm’s fairy tales by firelight in an... Read More


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A Necklace of Raindrops
Written by Joan Aiken
Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
eBook

Here are eight gloriously imaginative stories for eight satisfying sessions of bedtime reading. There’s a flying apple pie, a cat that’s bigger than an elephant, a house that lays an egg, storybook animals that leap out of their books at night, and a wealth of other wonderful characters and ideas, all... Read More
 





My Little Sister Hugged an Ape
Written by Bill Grossman
Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
Trade Paperback

WILD ANIMALS DON’T SCARE Little Sister. And to show how much she likes them, she’s going to hug them all, from Ape to Zebra, whether they like it or not! A newt, an octopus, a porcupine . . . it’s a slimy, slippery, prickly situation. What will Little Sister hug next?... Read More
 





Remy and Lulu
Written by Kevin Hawkes
Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes and Hannah Harrison
Hardcover

Ooh la la! From New York Times bestseller Kevin Hawkes, illustrator of Library Lion and Weslandia, comes the charming story of a dog and her owner who become the toast of Paris.
 
Lulu and her master, Remy, a passionate but struggling portrait painter, wander the French countryside looking for customers... Read More
 





Remy and Lulu
Written by Kevin Hawkes
Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes and Hannah Harrison
eBook

Ooh la la! From New York Times bestseller Kevin Hawkes, illustrator of Library Lion and Weslandia, comes the charming story of a dog and her owner who become the toast of Paris.
 
Lulu and her master, Remy, a passionate but struggling portrait painter, wander the French countryside looking for customers... Read More
 





Remy and Lulu: Read & Listen Edition
Written by Kevin Hawkes
Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes and Hannah Harrison
eBook

Ooh la la! From New York Times bestseller Kevin Hawkes, illustrator of Library Lion and Weslandia, comes the charming story of a dog and her owner who become the toast of Paris.
 
Lulu and her master, Remy, a passionate but struggling portrait painter, wander the French countryside looking for customers... Read More
 





Remy and Lulu
Written by Kevin Hawkes
Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes and Hannah Harrison
Hardcover Library Binding

Ooh la la! From New York Times bestseller Kevin Hawkes, illustrator of Library Lion and Weslandia, comes the charming story of a dog and her owner who become the toast of Paris.
 
Lulu and her master, Remy, a passionate but struggling portrait painter, wander the French countryside looking for customers... Read More
 





The Wicked Big Toddlah Goes To New York
Written by Kevin Hawkes
Hardcover

The world's largest toddler is back in a wickedly funny and outrageous sequel to The Wicked Big Toddlah.

Toddie and his parents are just your average Maine family taking a trip to New York City. Sure, things are a little different for wicked big Toddie—he can pick up a fire truck... Read More
 





The Wicked Big Toddlah Goes To New York
Written by Kevin Hawkes
eBook

The world's largest toddler is back in a wickedly funny and outrageous sequel to The Wicked Big Toddlah.

Toddie and his parents are just your average Maine family taking a trip to New York City. Sure, things are a little different for wicked big Toddie—he can pick up a fire truck... Read More
 





The Wicked Big Toddlah
Written by Kevin Hawkes
Trade Paperback

Absolutely nothing exciting happens in Maine . . . nothing, that is, except for the birth of one giant baby. "That's one wicked big toddlah you got there!" exclaims Uncle Bert . . . and so Toddie is named.Toddie's a baby just like any other . . . sort of. The... Read More
 





The Wicked Big Toddlah
Written by Kevin Hawkes
Hardcover

Absolutely nothing exciting happens in Maine . . . nothing, that is, except for the birth of one giant baby. "That's one wicked big toddlah you got there!" exclaims Uncle Bert . . . and so Toddie is named.Toddie's a baby just like any other . . . sort of. The... Read More
 





And to Think That We Thought That We'd Never Be Friends
Written by Mary Ann Hoberman
Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
Trade Paperback

In rhyming verse that’s a deliberate homage to Dr. Seuss, poet and picture book author Mary Ann Hoberman takes on quarreling and its consequences, and shows how turning fighters into friends leads to greater peace. It all starts with a fighting brother and sister, who make up with the help of... Read More
 





Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch
Written by Anne Isaacs
Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
eBook

When Widow Tulip Jones of Bore, England, inherits a ranch in By-Golly Gully, Texas, and moves in with two trunks of tea, twelve pet tortoises, and three servants, hilarity ensues. The peaceful life suits the wealthy widow fine until word gets out and every unmarried man in Texas lines up to... Read More
 





Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch
Written by Anne Isaacs
Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
Hardcover Library Binding

When Widow Tulip Jones of Bore, England, inherits a ranch in By-Golly Gully, Texas, and moves in with two trunks of tea, twelve pet tortoises, and three servants, hilarity ensues. The peaceful life suits the wealthy widow fine until word gets out and every unmarried man in Texas lines up to... Read More
 





Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch
Written by Anne Isaacs
Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
Hardcover

When Widow Tulip Jones of Bore, England, inherits a ranch in By-Golly Gully, Texas, and moves in with two trunks of tea, twelve pet tortoises, and three servants, hilarity ensues. The peaceful life suits the wealthy widow fine until word gets out and every unmarried man in Texas lines up to... Read More
 





The Road to Oz
Written by Kathleen Krull
Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
Hardcover

KATHLEEN KRULL’S LIVELY text traces the life of L. Frank Baum from his dreamy privileged childhood in mid-19th-century upstate New York through the many detours on his road to Oz. A failure as an actor, a breeder of prize chickens, a merchant in a wild west town, among other occupations, he... Read More
 





The Road to Oz
Written by Kathleen Krull
Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
eBook

KATHLEEN KRULL’S LIVELY text traces the life of L. Frank Baum from his dreamy privileged childhood in mid-19th-century upstate New York through the many detours on his road to Oz. A failure as an actor, a breeder of prize chickens, a merchant in a wild west town, among other occupations, he... Read More
 





Velma Gratch and the Way Cool Butterfly
Written by Alan Madison
Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
eBook

This School Library Journal Best Book of the Year celebrates everything butterfly, from migration to metamorphosis! It's hard to be Velma entering first grade. That's because everyone has marvelous memories of her two older sisters, who were practically perfect first graders, and no one even notices Velma. But all that changes...

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Velma Gratch and the Way Cool Butterfly
Written by Alan Madison
Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
Trade Paperback

It's hard to be Velma, the littlest Gratch, entering the first grade. That's because everyone has marvelous memories of her two older sisters, who were practically perfect first graders. Poor Velma—people can barely remember her name. But all that changes on a class trip to the magnificent Butterfly Conservatory—a place neither...

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Velma Gratch and the Way Cool Butterfly
Written by Alan Madison
Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
Hardcover

This School Library Journal Best Book of the Year celebrates everything butterfly, from migration to metamorphosis! It's hard to be Velma entering first grade. That's because everyone has marvelous memories of her two older sisters, who were practically perfect first graders, and no one even notices Velma. But all that changes...

Read More
 





I Was a Rat!
Written by Philip Pullman
Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
Trade Paperback

“I Was a Rat!” So insists a scruffy boy named Roger. Maybe it’s true. But what is he now? A terrifying monster running wild in the sewers? The Daily Scourge is sure of it. A victim of “Rodent Delusion”? The hospital nurse says yes. A lucrative fairground freak? He is to... Read More
 

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