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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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I’m sometimes asked about my general approach to illustration, which has over the years come to be described as minimal. Hmm, I’m not sure minimal is such a complimentary term, but I’ll accept it. I wasn’t always minimal. In the early days I was laying it on as thickly as I could, trying very hard to get it right. But I found that the harder I tried, the more tired whatever it was I was working on looked. And then I grew tired of it as well.
 
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Good Sports
Written by Jack Prelutsky
Illustrated by Chris Raschka
Trade Paperback

Exhilarating, all-new, kid-friendly verses capture the range of emotions, from the thrill of winning to the agony of losing to the sheer joy of participating.  Jack Prelutsky, America's first children's poet laureate and a virtuoso at making poetry fun for the elementary school crowd, includes in this collection poems about the... Read More
 





Good Sports
Written by Jack Prelutsky
Illustrated by Chris Raschka
Hardcover

Exhilarating, all-new, kid-friendly rhymes capture the range of emotions, from winning to losing to the sheer joy of participating, that children experience as they discover the games of their choice. Jack Prelutsky, a virtuoso at making poetry fun for the elementary school crowd, includes in this inspired collection poems about baseball... Read More
 





Good Sports
Written by Jack Prelutsky
Illustrated by Chris Raschka
eBook

Exhilarating, all-new, kid-friendly rhymes capture the range of emotions, from winning to losing to the sheer joy of participating, that children experience as they discover the games of their choice. Jack Prelutsky, a virtuoso at making poetry fun for the elementary school crowd, includes in this inspired collection poems about baseball... Read More
 





A Ball for Daisy
Written by Chris Raschka
Illustrated by Chris Raschka
Hardcover

Winner of the 2012 Randolph Caldecott Medal

This New York Times Bestseller and New York Times Best Illustrated Book relates a story about love and loss as only Chris Rashcka can tell it. Any child who has ever had a beloved toy break will relate to Daisy's anguish when her favorite ball... Read More
 





Daisy Gets Lost
Written by Chris Raschka
Illustrated by Chris Raschka
Hardcover

"A must for Daisy fans everywhere," declares School Library Journal in a starred review.

With the same emotional intensity that he brought to his New York Times bestselling, New York Times Best Illustrated, and Caldecott Medal-winning picture book A Ball for Daisy, Raschka has created a story that explores fear as only he can. Any... Read More
 





Daisy Gets Lost
Written by Chris Raschka
Illustrated by Chris Raschka
eBook

"A must for Daisy fans everywhere," declares School Library Journal in a starred review.

With the same emotional intensity that he brought to his New York Times bestselling, New York Times Best Illustrated, and Caldecott Medal-winning picture book A Ball for Daisy, Raschka has created a story that explores fear as only he can. Any... Read More
 





Daisy Gets Lost
Written by Chris Raschka
Illustrated by Chris Raschka
Hardcover Library Binding

"A must for Daisy fans everywhere," declares School Library Journal in a starred review.

With the same emotional intensity that he brought to his New York Times bestselling, New York Times Best Illustrated, and Caldecott Medal-winning picture book A Ball for Daisy, Raschka has created a story that explores fear as only he can. Any... Read More
 





Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle
Written by Chris Raschka
Illustrated by Chris Raschka
eBook

“[Raschka's] marvelous sequences, fluid style, and emotional intelligence capture all of the momentum and exhilaration of this glorious accomplishment,” raves School Library Journal in a starred review.

Learning to ride a bike is one of the most important milestones of childhood, and no one captures the emotional ups and downs of the... Read More
 





Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle
Written by Chris Raschka
Illustrated by Chris Raschka
Hardcover Library Binding

“[Raschka's] marvelous sequences, fluid style, and emotional intelligence capture all of the momentum and exhilaration of this glorious accomplishment,” raves School Library Journal in a starred review.

Learning to ride a bike is one of the most important milestones of childhood, and no one captures the emotional ups and downs of the... Read More
 





Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle
Written by Chris Raschka
Illustrated by Chris Raschka
Hardcover

“[Raschka's] marvelous sequences, fluid style, and emotional intelligence capture all of the momentum and exhilaration of this glorious accomplishment,” raves School Library Journal in a starred review.

Learning to ride a bike is one of the most important milestones of childhood, and no one captures the emotional ups and downs of the... Read More
 





The Purple Balloon
Written by Chris Raschka
eBook

When a child becomes aware of his pending death (children tend to know long before the rest of us even want to consider it), and is given the opportunity to draw his feelings, he will often draw a blue or purple balloon, released and unencumbered, on its way upward. Health-care professionals...

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