Best Selling Books by Alice Schertle

Alice Schertle is the author of Little Blue Truck Leads the Way (2009), Button Up! (2009), Down the Road (2000), Time for School, Little Blue Truck (2021) and other 63 books.

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Little Blue Truck Leads the Way

release date: Jan 01, 2009
Little Blue Truck Leads the Way
A country truck feels out of place in the speedy, noisy city until he comes to the rescue during a giant traffic jam.

Button Up!

release date: Jan 01, 2009
Button Up!
An illustrated collection of poetry features animals wearing an array of shoes, jackets, hats, and other fun attire to demonstrate their unique personalities.

Down the Road

release date: Jan 01, 2000
Down the Road
Hetty is very careful with the eggs she has bought on her very first trip to the store, but she runs into trouble when she stops to pick apples.

Time for School, Little Blue Truck

release date: Jun 22, 2021
Time for School, Little Blue Truck
Ride along to school with the #1 New York Times best-selling Little Blue Truck and meet Blue''s new friend: a bright yellow school bus. Beep-beep! Little Blue Truck and his good friend Toad are excited to meet a bright yellow school bus on the road. They see all the little animals lined up in the school bus''s many windows, and Blue wishes he could be a school bus too. What a fun job--but much too big for a little pickup like Blue. Or is it? When somebody misses the bus, it''s up to Blue to get his friend to school on time. Beep! Beep! Vroom! Also enjoy Blue''s bedtime ride in Good Night, Little Blue Truck and his trip to the city in Little Blue Truck Leads the Way.

Such a Little Mouse

release date: Mar 31, 2015
Such a Little Mouse
Explore the world of such a little mouse--from the bestselling author of LITTLE BLUE TRUCK! "And way down deep in the hole lives a mouse. Such a little mouse, with his smart gray coat, with his ears pink as petals, with three twitchety whiskers on each side of his nose." With Alice Schertle''s sweet descriptive language and touching illustrations from Stephanie Yue, a little mouse interacts with the world around him. Every season of the year, "such a little mouse" pops out of his hole and goes out to explore the wider world. Praise for Such a Little Mouse: * "The book begins in spring. ''In the middle of the meadow, under a clump of dandelions, there is a hole.'' Out pops ''[s]uch a little mouse,'' with ''ears pink as petals'' and a tiny smile. He sees bees on clover blossoms and his own reflection in a puddle. Each season is represented in one exploratory day. In summer, the mouse sees beavers and a porcupine; in autumn, rustling leaves, honking geese and busy ants. When winter arrives, he sees his landscape covered in snow. ''Brrrrrrr,'' he says, retreating underground to his cozy burrow, which features tunnels and many discrete rooms--a bedroom, a kitchen and a fully stocked larder. All year he''s been storing seeds, watercress and acorns; now he can bake acorn bread and cook seed-and-watercress soup. Preschoolers will recognize the wooden alphabet blocks that form the base of his counter. Seasons and animals aren''t new topics, but Yue''s idyllic meadowscapes are full of clean, fresh air. From full-page to spot illustrations, from the breezy greens, blues and yellows of spring to the rustic browns of underground, her colors glow gently. Her lines have a light touch but feel grounding; fine details, shadings and a real feel for weather make this special. ... Perfectly charming." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review * "Yes, Schertle and Yue''s hero is cute as can be, ''with his smart gray coat, with his ears pink as petals, with three twitchety whiskers on each side of his nose.'' But he''s also self-reliant, self-directed, and very much at home in the world--in other words, what readers in the target audience aspire to be. The story follows the mouse through spring, summer, and autumn as he emerges from his wonderfully snug underground home to gather food for his winter larder. Neither obsessive nor a procrastinator, the mouse knows he can get the job done and still have time to kibitz with neighbors (he contributes a twig to a beaver''s dam) and savor the scenery (including his own handsome reflection in a puddle). Yue (the Guinea Pig, Pet Shop Private Eye series) channels her customary jaunty energy into a more old-school drawing style, delivering nature scenes that are warm but not treacly, while Schertle''s gentle prose (''Such a little mouse. Off he goes into the wide world'') has just enough repetition to provide a comforting structure and a cozy lilt." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review Praise for Little Blue Truck (written by Alice Schertle and illustrated by Jill McElmurry) * Schertle "gives readers plenty of opportunities to chime in with animal and vehicle noises." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review Praise for Very Hairy Bear (written by Alice Schertle and illustrated by Matt Phelan) * "Schertle''s patterned language sets up a playful cadence." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Little Blue Truck's Christmas

release date: Sep 23, 2014
Little Blue Truck's Christmas
"Little Blue Truck is spreading cheer by delivering Christmas trees to his animal friends. Can you help count each green tree?"--

Good Night, Little Blue Truck

release date: Oct 15, 2019
Good Night, Little Blue Truck
Say good night with Little Blue Truck and friends as they prepare for bed in this next installment in the bestselling series!

Little Blue Truck Board Book

release date: Jul 14, 2020
Little Blue Truck Board Book
A bit of muck is no match for the friendly Little Blue Truck! This bestselling board book now includes a free downloadable party kit and audio, read by the author.

Little Blue Truck's Springtime

release date: Jan 02, 2018
Little Blue Truck's Springtime
Celebrate springtime with Little Blue Truck! Young fans will love finding all kinds of baby animals by tapping on the images in this delightful interactive book.

Maisie

release date: Jan 01, 1995
Maisie
Follows the life of Maisie from her birth on a farm to her ninetieth birthday party celebrated in a park with her large family.

Little Blue Truck Farm Sticker Fun!

release date: Aug 06, 2013
Little Blue Truck Farm Sticker Fun!
The leaves are turning and it''s time for fall: red, yellow, orange and . . . Blue? Come along with Little Blue Truck and all his friends as they pick apples, decorate pumpkins, make costumes, and celebrate all the magic of autumn. This jam-packed book includes two pages of stickers and fun activities that reinforce simple concepts. From coloring to counting, seeking, searching, mazes, and more . . . get ready for a fun-filled fall with Little Blue Truck!

All You Need for a Snowman

release date: Jan 01, 2002
All You Need for a Snowman
Lists everything that one needs to build the perfect snowman, from the very first snowflake that falls.

We

release date: Jan 01, 2007
We
"Describes the emergence of humankind out of Africa, charting the course of human development from 7 million years ago to today, highlighting the development of diversity among peoples and our ability to invent and discover"--Provided by publisher.

How Now, Brown Cow?

release date: Jan 01, 1994
How Now, Brown Cow?
A Christopher Award-winning poet reveals the physical and philosophical splendor of the cow in a witty poetry collection.

Look Out, Jeremy Bean!

release date: Oct 26, 2011
Look Out, Jeremy Bean!
Presents a collection of three stories that focuses on the adventures of Jeremy Bean.

Jeremy Bean's St. Patrick's Day

release date: Jan 01, 1987
Jeremy Bean's St. Patrick's Day
Shy Jeremy Bean forgets, much as to his humiliation, to wear green to school for St. Patrick''s Day.

Little Blue Truck's Halloween

release date: Jul 05, 2016
Little Blue Truck's Halloween
Beep! Beep! Celebrate Halloween with Little Blue Truck and friends. Lift the flaps on each page to find out which funny farm friend is dressed in each costume. Will Blue have a costume too?

All You Need for a Beach

release date: May 01, 2004
All You Need for a Beach
There''s nothing quite like a day at the beach! And Alice Schertle and Barbara Lavallee''s clever companion to All You Need for a Snowman is the perfect recipe for fun in the sun. Plant a yellow umbrella in the sand, roll out a beach towel, and pour a glass of frosty lemonade. . . . But wait! What''s the most important part of a beach? A surprise ending will inspire young adventurers everywhere to don their shades and head for the beach.

The April Fool

The April Fool
Many fools try to take the king''s mind off his aching feet but only the April Fool succeeds in finding a remedy that helps the king''s feet and his disposition.

1, 2, I Love You

release date: Aug 05, 2004
1, 2, I Love You
In this counting rhyme, an affectionate mother elephant engages her little one in playful activities.

The Adventures of Old Bo Bear

release date: Mar 02, 2006
The Adventures of Old Bo Bear
No role''s too wild and woolly for a boy and a bear. After an unfortunate encounter with a washing machine, count on one-eared Bo to get gloriously grungy againadventure by adventure. Alice Schertle and David Parkins introduce this dauntless duo in rollicking rhyme and irresistible illustrations.

The Skeleton in the Closet

release date: Aug 01, 2003
The Skeleton in the Closet
Bam! Bam! Bam! A skeleton''s knocking at the door. Creak . . . creak . . . creak . . . Now he''s going up the steps -- but this skeleton isn''t looking for what you''d expect. There are both snickers and shivers awaiting readers in this wickedly funny rhyming story that is sure to tickle funny bones.

What Do You Say, Little Blue Truck? (Sound Book)

release date: Sep 21, 2021
What Do You Say, Little Blue Truck? (Sound Book)
Get ready to moo, baa, and beep with the #1 New York Times bestselling Little Blue Truck in this interactive sound book!

Very Hairy Bear

release date: Jan 01, 2007
Very Hairy Bear
Recounts the experiences of a shaggy, "boulder-big" bear as the four seasons come to the beautiful wood which is his home.

When the Moon Is High

release date: Apr 15, 2003
When the Moon Is High
Daddy''s arms are warm and wide. Someone snuggles up inside to watch the moon wrap silver light around the wide and wakeful night. Baby can''t sleep tonight, and Daddy has a plan to relax them both: a nice moonlit walk. But it''s not just baby and Daddy who are out and about. The night has an entire cast of friendly animals that hoot, tussle, and snoop when the moon is high. Alice Schertle''s wonderful guess-who poem is matched perfectly with Julia Noonan''s dreamy illustrations in this soothing bedtime promenade.

Hob Goblin and the Skeleton

Hob Goblin and the Skeleton
Searching for a human slave to take the place of his skeleton friend, Hob Goblin visits a town on Halloween.

A Lucky Thing

release date: Jan 01, 1999
A Lucky Thing
A collection of fourteen poems about nature, including "Calling the Sun," "Showing the Wind," and "Invitation from a Mole."

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear

release date: Mar 18, 2003
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear
Teddy bears of every kind, Bears with pull strings, Bears you wind, Bears that roller-skate, Bears that sing, Bears that don''t do anything. Get ready to cuddle up with your favorite furry friend, and meet the cast of utterly captivating teddies that inhabit Christopher Award-winning author Alice Schertle''s cozy verse and Linda Hill Griffith''s irresistible paintings. If you have ever loved a teddy bear, this is the book for you!

Keepers

release date: Jan 01, 1996
Keepers
A collection of poems including "Last Patch of Snow," "A Frog in a Well Explains the World," and "My Old Dog."

William and Grandpa

release date: Jan 01, 1989
William and Grandpa
William and Grandpa enjoy doing the things Grandpa did when he was a little boy, such as trying to jump on their shadows, watching the stars from the roof of the house, and drinking hot chocolate.

Cathy and Company and Bumper the Bully

Cathy and Company and Bumper the Bully
The members of a club are bothered by a bully while visiting a cabin in the woods.

Little Blue Truck's Valentine

release date: Dec 08, 2020
Little Blue Truck's Valentine
A small blue truck makes special deliveries for Valentine''s Day, bringing cards to all his friends.

Advice for a Frog

release date: Jan 01, 1995
Advice for a Frog
Presents a collection of poems about the toucan, fruit bat, pangolin, and other animals.

Pio Peep!

release date: Mar 18, 2003
Pio Peep!
El sol es de oro la luna es de plata y las estrellitas son de hoja de lata. The sun''s a gold medallion. The moon''s a silver ball. The little stars are only tin; I love them best of all. Here is a groundbreaking bilingual collection of traditional rhymes that celebrates childhood and Spanish and Latin American heritage. From playing dress up to making tortillas, and from rising at daybreak to falling asleep, these joyful rhymes are sure to delight young readers. Passed down from generation to generation, the twenty-nine rhymes included have been lovingly selected by distinguished authors Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy. English adaptations by Alice Schertle capture the spirit of each rhyme and have a charm all their own. Accompanied by enchanting illustrations by Spanish artist Viví Escrivá, this collection is destined to become a beloved classic for children already familiar with the rhymes as well as those encountering them for the first time.

Bim Dooley Makes His Move

release date: Jan 01, 1984
Bim Dooley Makes His Move
Bim becomes the hero of the hour when evil Weevil Sneekins makes off with the moving van which holds all the Dooley family''s earthly possesions.
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