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Kristen L. Depken has been writing and editing children’s books for more than 10 years. She is the author of scores of titles, including Barbie and the Diamond Castle, All About the Trolls, and We Love to Dance!. She lives in the New York City area with her rescue dog, Ellie.


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All About the Trolls (DreamWorks Trolls)
Written by Kristen L. Depken
Illustrated by Random House
Trade Paperback

TROLLS hits theaters everywhere on November 4, 2016!

DreamWorks Animation’s TROLLS is an irreverent comedy extravaganza with incredible music! From the genius creators of SHREK, TROLLS stars Poppy, the optimistic leader of the Trolls, and her polar opposite, Branch.
Together, this unlikely pair of Trolls must embark on an adventure that takes them... Read More
 





All About the Trolls (DreamWorks Trolls)
Written by Kristen L. Depken
Illustrated by Random House
eBook

TROLLS hits theaters everywhere on November 4, 2016!

DreamWorks Animation’s TROLLS is an irreverent comedy extravaganza with incredible music! From the genius creators of SHREK, TROLLS stars Poppy, the optimistic leader of the Trolls, and her polar opposite, Branch.
Together, this unlikely pair of Trolls must embark on an adventure that takes them... Read More
 





Castle Caper (Wallykazam!)
Written by Kristen L. Depken
Illustrated by Cartobaleno
Trade Paperback

This full-color deluxe pictureback based on the Nickelodeon animated series Wallykazam! features over 30 stickers, collector cards, and a poster! Boys and girls ages 3 to 7 will love this book starring Wally Trollman and his pet dragon Norville. Read More
 





Chase's Space Case (Paw Patrol)
Written by Kristen L. Depken
Illustrated by Mike Jackson
Trade Paperback

Chase and the rest of Nickelodeon's PAW Patrol have an out-of-this-world adventure when they help a lost alien find his spaceship. Boys and girls ages 4 to 6 will love this Step 1 Step into Reading leveled reader with a shiny cover and two sheets of shiny stickers.

Step 1 readers... Read More
 





A Day at the Cafe: A Scratch-and-Sniff Book (Butterbean's Cafe)
Written by Kristen L. Depken
Illustrated by Francesco Legramandi
Non-traditional book

This scratch-and-sniff hardcover picture book stars the fairies from Butterbean's Café--with ten delicious scents!

With ten different scents to scratch and sniff, boys and girls ages 3 to 7 will love this hardcover picture book featuring a delicious day at the café with Butterbean, Cricket, Poppy, and Dazzle from Nickelodeon's Butterbean's Café!... Read More
 





Dinosaur Rescue! (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom)
Written by Kristen L. Depken
Illustrated by Random House
Trade Paperback

Relive the excitement of the blockbuster film Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom—which opens to US audiences on June 22, 2018—with this exciting Step 3 leveled reader!

Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom releases in theaters on June 22, 2018, bringing with it all the wonder, adventure, and thrills of one... Read More
 





Dinosaur Rescue! (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom)
Written by Kristen L. Depken
Illustrated by Random House
eBook

Relive the excitement of the blockbuster film Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom—which opens to US audiences on June 22, 2018—with this exciting Step 3 leveled reader!

Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom releases in theaters on June 22, 2018, bringing with it all the wonder, adventure, and thrills of one of the most... Read More
 





Dinosaur Rescue! (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom)
Written by Kristen L. Depken
Illustrated by Random House
Hardcover Library Binding

Relive the excitement of the blockbuster film Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom—which opens to US audiences on June 22, 2018—with this exciting Step 3 leveled reader!

Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom releases in theaters on June 22, 2018, bringing with it all the wonder, adventure, and thrills of one of the most... Read More
 





Driving School (Disney/Pixar Cars)
Written by Kristen L. Depken
Illustrated by RH Disney
eBook

Children ages 4-6 will love this fun-filled Step 2 leveled reader that features Lightning McQueen, Mater, and all their friends from Disney/Pixar's Cars. When hot rods race into town, it's up to Lightning McQueen and Mater to teach them the rules of the road! Step 2 readers use basic vocabulary and... Read More
 





Happy Birthday to You! (Shimmer and Shine)
Written by Kristen L. Depken
Illustrated by Dave Aikins
Trade Paperback

This birthday-themed Step 1 deluxe Step into Reading leveled reader features the characters from Nickelodeon's Shimmer and Shine--plus a glitter cover and shiny stickers!

Nickelodeon's Shimmer and Shine are frosting the cake and lighting the candles to help you celebrate your very special birthday! Boys and girls ages 4 to 6 will... Read More
 





Happy Birthday to You! (Shimmer and Shine)
Written by Kristen L. Depken
Illustrated by Dave Aikins
Hardcover Library Binding

This birthday-themed Step 1 deluxe Step into Reading leveled reader features the characters from Nickelodeon's Shimmer and Shine!

Nickelodeon's Shimmer and Shine are frosting the cake and lighting the candles to help you celebrate your very special birthday! Boys and girls ages 4 to 6 will love this Step 2 deluxe Step... Read More
 





I Can Be...A Baby Doctor (Barbie)
Written by Kristen L. Depken
Illustrated by Das Grup
Trade Paperback

Girls ages 4 to 6 love babies, and they will love reading about Barbie as she learns all about a baby doctor in this Step Into Reading leveled reader. Read More
 





I Can Be a Gymnast (Barbie)
Written by Kristen L. Depken
Trade Paperback

Children ages 4 to 6 love gymnastics, and they will love reading about Barbie as she competes at a gymnastics championship in this Step into Reading leveled reader. Step 1 Readers feature big type and easy words. Rhymes and rhythmic text paired with picture clues help children decode the story. For... Read More
 





Island of the Lost Horses (Dora and Friends)
Written by Kristen L. Depken
Illustrated by David Aikins
Trade Paperback

Girls ages 4 to 6 can ride along with the stars of Nickelodeon’s Dora and Friends as they rescue lost horses on a faraway island. This Step 2 Step into Reading leveled reader includes a sparkling cover and over 30 shiny stickers. Step 2 Readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to... Read More
 





Let's Build a Snowman! (Barbie)
Written by Kristen L. Depken
Illustrated by Dynamo Limited
Trade Paperback

Children ages 4 to 6 will love this Step 1 Deluxe Step into Reading leveled reader about Barbie, her sisters, and her puppies having fun building the perfect snowman. It’s perfect for Christmas and winter. A sparkly cover and over 30 shimmery stickers add to the fun! Step 1 Readers feature... Read More
 





Let's Plant a Garden! (Barbie)
Written by Kristen L. Depken
Trade Paperback

Spring into fun with BarbieTM in this brand-new Step into Reading leveled reader--plus stickers!

Children ages 4 to 6 will love this Step 1 Deluxe Step into Reading leveled reader about BarbieTM, Chelsea, Stacie, Skipper and their adorable puppies as they plant their first vegetable garden! It's the perfect way to celebrate... Read More
 





The Little Red Caboose
Written by Kristen L. Depken
Illustrated by Sue DiCicco
Trade Paperback

The Little Red Caboose stars in his first Step into Reading book! Perfect for train lovers just learning to read!

Fans of the Little Red Caboose, star of one of the bestselling Little Golden Books of all time, will now be able to read about him on their own! This Step 1... Read More
 





The Little Red Caboose
Written by Kristen L. Depken
Illustrated by Sue DiCicco
eBook

The Little Red Caboose stars in his first Step into Reading book! Perfect for train lovers just learning to read!

Fans of the Little Red Caboose, star of one of the bestselling Little Golden Books of all time, will now be able to read about him on their own! This Step 1... Read More
 





Meet the Muppet Babies! (Disney Muppet Babies)
Written by Kristen L. Depken
Illustrated by The Disney Storybook Art Team
Board

Meet the stars of the new Disney Junior show Muppet Babies in this sturdy board book!

The Muppet Babies are back with all-new adventures on Disney Junior! Meet Kermit the Frog, Piggy, Gonzo, and the rest of their friends in this board book with sturdy pages. It's perfect for children ages 0... Read More
 





Meet the Muppet Babies! (Disney Muppet Babies)
Written by Kristen L. Depken
Illustrated by The Disney Storybook Art Team
eBook

Meet the stars of the new Disney Junior show Muppet Babies in this sturdy board book!

The Muppet Babies are back with all-new adventures on Disney Junior! Meet Kermit the Frog, Piggy, Gonzo, and the rest of their friends in this board book with sturdy pages. It's perfect for children ages 0... Read More
 





Merry Christmas, Woody (Disney/Pixar Toy Story)
Written by Kristen L. Depken
Illustrated by RH Disney
Trade Paperback

Ring in the holidays with Buzz Lightyear, Sheriff Woody, and all the toys from Disney/Pixar Toy Story! This storybook with press-out ornaments will make a perfect stocking stuffer for children ages 3–7. Read More
 





My Never Land Journal (Disney: The Never Girls)
Written by Kristen L. Depken
Illustrated by Jana Christy
Hardcover

This beautiful interactive journal is the perfect gift for kids ages 6 to 9 who dream of traveling to Never Land, just like the Never Girls—four real girls in a fairy’s world. The questions and prompts on every page will provide hours of entertainment and inspiration for fans of the bestselling... Read More
 





One, Two...Boo!
Written by Kristen L. Depken
Illustrated by Claudine Gevry
Board

The littlest trick-or-treaters can lift the flaps to count their way through a spooky old house . . . but they had better be prepared for a few surprises! With a die-cut cover, adorable illustrations, and a flap on every page, this sturdy little board book is the perfect Halloween gift... Read More
 





The Pet Problem (Disney/Pixar Toy Story)
Written by Kristen L. Depken
Illustrated by Caroline Egan
Hardcover

Buzz Lightyear and Sheriff Woody are jealous when Bonnie brings home a pet hamster. But when the hamster gets loose, Buzz and Woody realize they need to get the fuzzy creature back in its cage before Bonnie gets home. This all-new Little Golden Book starring the toys from Disney/Pixar Toy Story... Read More
 





The Pet Problem (Disney/Pixar Toy Story)
Written by Kristen L. Depken
Illustrated by Caroline Egan
eBook

Buzz Lightyear and Sheriff Woody are jealous when Bonnie brings home a pet hamster. But when the hamster gets loose, Buzz and Woody realize they need to get the fuzzy creature back in its cage before Bonnie gets home. This all-new Little Golden Book starring the toys from Disney/Pixar Toy Story... Read More
 

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