New Release Books by George Ella Lyon

George Ella Lyon is the author of Sleepsong (2008), My Friend, the Starfinder (2008), Don't You Remember? (2007), The Outside Inn (1997) and other 81 books.

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Sleepsong

release date: Dec 23, 2008
Sleepsong
It's time. Bears, birds, cats, whales, oceans the earth itself must call it a day. Just the time to pick out this book, climb on a lap, and listen. Just the time to watch the light rise and fall at the corners of your eyes - to doze, to sigh, to say to this day, this one among many, shhhhhh shhhh good-bye.

My Friend, the Starfinder

release date: Feb 05, 2008
My Friend, the Starfinder
Dazzled, a little girl listens to her old neighbor's story of following a falling star when he was a boy. He found it, too. He put it in her hands. But that's not all the starfinder has to tell. One day something found him. It's a story too good to keep. See for yourself.

Don't You Remember?

release date: Apr 01, 2007
Don't You Remember?
This title is a fascinating and haunting memoir of a stunning past-life event that began when the author was five years old, traveling with her family on a trip to Niagara Falls. Her quest to understand the details and characters of this spiritual mystery becomes a decades-long journey from Harlan County, Kentucky; to Bath, New York; to Llanrwst, Wales.

The Outside Inn

release date: Mar 01, 1997
The Outside Inn
The rhyming verse presents all sorts of "appetizing" meals to be had outdoors, including "puddle ink to drink," "gravel crunch for lunch, and "worms and dirt for dessert."

The Stranger I Left Behind

release date: Jan 01, 1997
The Stranger I Left Behind
When Sumi's brother leaves for boarding school, her best friend moves away, her grandfather dies, and her mother withdraws into grief, Sumi finds herself facing the beginning of adolescence alone and afraid.

A Traveling Cat

release date: Jan 01, 1998
A Traveling Cat
When discovered on the playground in front of the drive-in movie screen, Boulevard, a stray cat, stays in her new home for a short while before taking to the road.

Weaving the Rainbow

release date: Mar 01, 2004
Weaving the Rainbow
Lyon and Anderson deliver this beautifully rendered picture book that shows the process of how a tapestry comes to life--from the wool sheared from prize-winning sheep to being dyed to put on the loom. Full color.

Mother to Tigers

release date: Mar 01, 2003
Mother to Tigers
Offers the true-life story of Helen Delaney Martini, a woman who reared baby Bengal tigers, as well as other exotic animals, in her small Bronx apartment with the assistance of her zoo keeper husband.

Cecil's Story

release date: Mar 01, 1995
Cecil's Story
A boy thinks about the possible scenarios that exist for him at home if his father goes off to fight in the Civil War.

Gina.Jamie.Father.Bear

release date: Jan 01, 2002
Gina.Jamie.Father.Bear
The lives of two young people, one in Ohio and one in another dimension, intersect as they struggle to hold their single-parent families together and to explain the behavioral changes they see in their fathers.

Together

release date: Jan 01, 1994
Together
Two friends play together and dream the same dream.

Counting on the Woods

release date: May 29, 2000
Counting on the Woods
Uses rhyme to enumerate and describe natural objects seen while walking through the woods.

Who Came Down That Road?

release date: Mar 01, 1996
Who Came Down That Road?
Mother and child ponder the past in discussing who might have traveled down a very old road, looking backward from pioneer settlers all the way to prehistoric animals.

Dreamplace

release date: Mar 01, 1998
Dreamplace
Present-day visitors describe what they see when they visit the pueblos where the Anasazi lived long ago.

Mama is a Miner

release date: Jan 01, 1994
Mama is a Miner
A mother describes her job working as a miner.

A Day at Damp Camp

release date: Jan 01, 1996
A Day at Damp Camp
One friend helps another through the pitfalls and pratfalls of a day at summer camp.

A B Cedar

release date: Jan 01, 1996
A B Cedar
An alphabet book introducing the leaves from a variety of trees.

Come a Tide

release date: Mar 01, 1993
Come a Tide
A girl provides a lighthearted account of the spring floods at her rural home.

A Regular Rolling Noah

release date: Jan 01, 1991
A Regular Rolling Noah
The adventures of a young boy hired to shepherd a boxcar of farm animals from Kentucky to Canada.

Ada's Pal

release date: Jan 01, 1996
Ada's Pal
A small dog suffers from a broken heart when her dog companion dies until a veterinarian advises the family that there is only one thing to do.

Choices

release date: Sep 19, 1989
Choices
Tells the stories of people who faced difficult choices involving marriage, education, work and debt

Sonny's House of Spies

release date: Apr 12, 2010
Sonny's House of Spies
Haunted by the memory of his father leaving, thirteen-year-old Sonny sets off one summer determined to bring him back. When he returns home empty-handed, he continues work at his uncle's donut shop -- only to begin hearing from his father for the first time in years. Set in small-town Alabama in 1954, this evocative memory play follows Sonny as he uncovers family secrets and navigates the funny and sad realities of growing up.

The Pirate of Kindergarten

release date: Jan 01, 2013
The Pirate of Kindergarten
Ginny's eyes play tricks on her, making her see everything double, but when she goes to vision screening at school and discovers that not everyone sees this way, she learns that her double vision can be cured.

Father Time and the Day Boxes

release date: Jan 01, 1994
Father Time and the Day Boxes
Text and illustrations describe how each day comes to us as Father Time tosses down one of the 365 packets he keeps safe in his vault in the clouds.

You and Me and Home Sweet Home

release date: Oct 20, 2009
You and Me and Home Sweet Home
The whole community comes together to help Sharonda and Mama build their house!

Trucks Roll!

release date: Jan 01, 2007
Trucks Roll!
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text reveal many different - and sometimes silly - items that trucks can haul.

When You Get Little and I Get Big

release date: Jan 01, 2006
When You Get Little and I Get Big
After they have an argument, a young girl imagines how she would treat her mother if their roles were reversed.
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