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Rocket Writes a Story

Written by Tad HillsAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Tad Hills
Illustrated by Tad HillsAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Tad Hills


· Schwartz & Wade
· Hardcover · Ages 4-8 years
· July 24, 2012 · $17.99 · 978-0-375-87086-6 (0-375-87086-5)

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

The #1 New York Times Bestseller

This irresistible sequel to the New York Times bestselling How Rocket Learned to Read is "a perfect choice to inspire new readers and writers," according to a starred review from Kirkus Reviews.

Rocket loves books and he wants to make his own, but he can't think of a story. Encouraged by the little yellow bird to look closely at the world around him for inspiration, Rocket sets out on a journey. Along the way he discovers small details that he has never noticed before, a timid baby owl who becomes his friend, and an idea for a story. Declared a best children's book of the year by Amazon, Barnes & Noble, School Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly, this book is sure to appeal to kids, parents, teachers, and librarians.

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School Library Journal Best of Children's Books 2012

Starred Review
, Kirkus Reviews, March 15, 2012:
"A perfect choice to inspire new readers and writers."

Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, May 14, 2012:
“Hills is adept at showing Rocket’s setbacks and successes while offering excellent tips for children following in the dog’s footsteps…Hills gently demonstrates the power of stories to build bridges.”

Starred Review, School Library Journal, July 2012:
“Listeners, readers, and aspiring writers will appreciate the excellent description of the many ways that stories unfold.”

Kids' Indie Next List, Summer 2012

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FINALIST 2012 - Kid's Indie Next List "Inspired Recommendations for Kids from Indie Booksellers"
WINNER 2012 - Amazon Best of the Year
WINNER 2012 - Amazon Best of the Year
WINNER 2012 - Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Year
WINNER 2013 - IRA Teachers' Choices
NOMINEE - Arizona Young Readers Award
NOMINEE 2014 - Colorado Children's Book Award

AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY

TAD HILLS is the author and illustrator of How Rocket Learned to Read, Duck & Goose, and Duck, Duck, Goose, all New York Times bestsellers. His Duck & Goose board books include the ALA Notable Book, What's Up Duck?, and the Indie bestseller, Duck & Goose Find a Pumpkin.

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