New Release Books by Jane Yolen

Jane Yolen is the author of Mrs. Noah's Doves (2022), New Tricks for the Old Dog (2021), Grumbles from the Town (2021), Joking, Rhyming Animals Ready-to-Read Value Pack (2022) and other 494 books.

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Mrs. Noah's Doves

release date: Jan 01, 2022
Mrs. Noah's Doves
Mrs. Noah nurses injured birds and brings them on board the ark when the heavy rains come, saving a special mission for the doves.

New Tricks for the Old Dog

release date: Dec 14, 2021
New Tricks for the Old Dog
From acclaimed and prolific author Jane Yolen comes the third hilarious Level 2 Ready-to-Read in the Interrupting Cow series about teaching an old dog some new tricks! Everyone knows you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Right? Well, just wait until the Interrupting Cow meets the Old Dog. He might be set in his ways, but she’s determined to teach him something fresh and different in this sweet and silly story.

Grumbles from the Town

release date: Nov 16, 2021
Grumbles from the Town
Poets Jane Yolen and Rebecca Kai Dotlich take fourteen Mother-Goose rhymes that have been enjoyed by generations of children and twist them in ways sure to delight modern kids. These poem pairs feature wildly different voices and perspectives, and Angela Matteson''s stunning illustrations add further hilarious details. So while Humpty Dumpty''s classmate explains why he''s sitting in time-out again, Matteson''s art shows Humpty Dumpty as a daredevil skateboarder teetering on a wall. The poems have strong rhythm and rhyme, making Grumbles from the Town a terrific read-aloud. This lavish volume includes the original Mother Goose rhymes, endnotes that briefly describe their history, and an introduction that invites readers to imagine their own poems from unusual perspectives and "create magic."

Joking, Rhyming Animals Ready-to-Read Value Pack

release date: Jan 04, 2022
Joking, Rhyming Animals Ready-to-Read Value Pack
From acclaimed and prolific author Jane Yolen comes six great Ready-to-Reads about animal antics featuring adorable illustrations from Mike Moran and hilarious ones from Joelle Dreidemy—together in one value pack! Young readers will love this value pack of silly and sweet stories. In four School of Fish Level 1 Ready-to-Read stories, a young fish learns to navigate his first day of school, new responsibilities, and more! And Interrupting Cow goes on wacky adventures and meets other well-known animals from jokes in two Level 2 Ready-to-Read books from the Interrupting Cow series. This shrink-wrapped value pack includes: Interrupting Cow Interrupting Cow and the Chicken Crossing the Road School of Fish Friendship on the High Seas Racing the Waves Rocking the Tide

Grumbles from the Forest

release date: Nov 16, 2021
Grumbles from the Forest
What were all those fairy-tale characters thinking? Jane Yolen and Rebecca Kai Dotlich answer this question in paired poems, with sometimes startling results. The Princess claims all those mattresses kept her awake—not a silly pea—while the poor pea complains that the princess snores. One Snow White begs the witch to settle by the bay and throw that mirror away. Another boldly tells the mirror she "won''t be guided by a glass that''s so one-sided." Grumbles from the Forest is a bewitching brew of voices—grumbling, pleading, bragging, reminiscing, confiding—that bubbles with magic and wonder. The spectacular paintings that tie the poems together are full of surprise and intrigue. This stunning collection includes end notes that briefly describe the tales and their history and an introduction that invites readers to imagine their own poems from unusual perspectives.

The Leather Apron Club

release date: Sep 28, 2021
The Leather Apron Club
A powerful celebration of libraries from master storyteller Jane Yolen. Benjamin Franklin introduces his son Billy to the Leather Apron Club, where it''s love at first page. When Billy''s father Benjamin Franklin announces that Billy and his lazy cousin James will soon have a tutor, Billy is initially dismayed. But his tutor awakens him to the power of story and books, and when Billy accompanies his father to the Leather Apron Club (which Franklin started in 1727), he decides to do more with his education and life. Best-selling author Jane Yolen introduces readers to the Leather Apron Club. Not only was the Club the first successful lending library in the United States--it also exists to this day as the Library Company of Philadelphia! Careful readers will notice that the story cleverly incorporates famous sayings from Ben Franklin''s Poor Richard''s Almanack, underscoring the lasting impact of words.

Something New for Rosh Hashanah

release date: Aug 01, 2021
Something New for Rosh Hashanah
Kar-Ben Read-Aloud eBooks with Audio combine professional narration and text highlighting to bring eBooks to life! Becca refuses to try any news foods, until her family persuades her that Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is a time to try something new. While dad suggests shaving off his mustache for a new look, and mom thinks she''ll take up knitting as a new project, Becca decides she''s ready to try something new, too!

The Wolf Girls

release date: May 25, 2021
The Wolf Girls
In this eerie book from the nonfiction An Unsolved Mystery from History picture book series, travel to an Indian orphanage where two new arrivals are so wild that some claim they were raised by wolves. In 1920 a missionary brought two young girls to an orphanage in India. The girls didn’t know how to talk, walk, or eat from a plate. Some people thought the girls had been abandoned by their parents. Some people said the girls were brought up by wolves in the wild. Still others thought that the missionary who ran the orphanage made up the story about the girls. No one knows for sure. Become a detective, study the clues, and see if you can help solve this chilling mystery from history!

The Mary Celeste

release date: May 25, 2021
The Mary Celeste
In this spooky book from the nonfiction An Unsolved Mystery from History picture book series, set off on the high seas to a ghost ship left completely abandoned and adrift on the waves. The Mary Celeste was discovered adrift on the open sea by another ship in 1872—with no sign of captain or crew. What happened? Did the crew mutiny? Were they attacked by pirates? Caught in a storm? No one ever found out. Inside this book are the clues that were left behind and the theories of what people think happened aboard that ship. Become a detective, study the clues, and see if you can help solve this chilling mystery from history!

Not All Princesses Dress in Pink

release date: May 25, 2021
Not All Princesses Dress in Pink
Celebrate girl power in this exuberant, mischievously illustrated picture book that shows little princesses that they can be whoever they want to be! Not all princesses dress in pink. Some play in bright red socks that stink, blue team jerseys that don’t quite fit, accessorized with a baseball mitt, and a sparkly crown! Princesses come in all kinds. Some jump in mud puddles and climb trees, play sports and make messes—all while wearing their tiaras! Not every girl has a passion for pink, but all young ladies will love this empowering affirmation of their importance and unlimited potential.

Eeny Up Above!

release date: Sep 21, 2021
Eeny Up Above!
Curious Eeny Mole emerges from her dark hole home to discover the world up above Eeny Mole lives with her family at the bottom of a deep, dark hole. One day she discovers something wonderful Up Above. And she goes exploring.

Arch of Bone

release date: Nov 09, 2021
Arch of Bone
Continuing the story from where Moby Dick left off, this compelling boyhood adventure, penned by beloved author Jane Yolen (Owl Moon), hearkens to timeless coming of age tales of yore. Lovingly illustrated by Ruth Sanderson, the journey of a boy and his dog comes to life on the page, renewing the joy of a classic tale. "The Hans Christian Andersen of America" --Newsweek When a rough sailor called Ishmael turns up on a family''s doorstep, even loyal dog Zeke knows that the news is ruinous. Ishmael comes bearing the tragic tale of the Pequod: the whaling ship that fourteen-year-old Josiah''s father served on as first mate. Ishmael presents himself as the sole survivor of the deadly journey, fatally lead by the vengeful Captain Ahab and his obsession with the legendary white whale, Moby Dick. But Josiah is not so certain his father''s death was that simple. Especially when Ishmael looks so boldly at Josiah''s devout Quaker mother. Josiah is almost of age in Nantucket, and he still cherishes his dream of following in his father''s footsteps. He is yet too young to sign on to a ship''s crew, but he yearns to be at sea. Yet adventure has a way of finding a boy and his dog. The true vision of his father''s death--as well as the difficult tasks of surviving, growing up, and finding his strength--await Josiah, when he and Zeke discover the secrets of the Pequod at the mysterious Arch of Bone.

Bear Outside

release date: Mar 02, 2021
Bear Outside
Lots of people have inner strength, but one girl wears hers as a bear outside. Some folks have a lion inside, Or a tiger. Not me. I wear my bear on the outside. In this imaginative picture book by Jane Yolen, acclaimed author of many distinguished children''s books including Owl Moon and How do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight, a girl explores the many ways she expresses herself by imagining that she wears a bear as her personal protective shell. They go everywhere and do everything together. The Bear is like a suit of armor and a partner all in one, protecting her from bullies and giving her strength to be bold when she needs it. In turn, she listens to and takes care of the Bear. Jane Yolen''s story beautifully portrays the relationships we have with our inner-selves, encouraging readers to stay in touch with and wear these qualities with pride. Her text is paired with the spritely art of Jen Corace, illustrator of bestseller Little Pea, Small World, and Brave Jane Austen.

You Nest Here With Me

release date: Nov 03, 2020
You Nest Here With Me
This lyrical bedtime book is an ode to baby birds everywhere and to sleepy children, safe in their beds. As a mother describes how different species of birds nest, secure and cozy with their mama birds, she tucks her own child into bed with the soothing refrain -- "you nest here with me" -- easing her little one and readers alike to slumber. Accompanied by beautiful artwork by award-winning illustrator Melissa Sweet, mother and daughter Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple have combined their poetry writing and love of birding in this board book that is sure to become a bedtime classic.

I Am the Storm

release date: Oct 27, 2020
I Am the Storm
A tornado, a blizzard, a forest fire, and a hurricane are met, in turn, with resilience and awe in this depiction of nature''s power and our own. In the face of our shifting climate, young children everywhere are finding themselves subject to unfamiliar and often frightening extreme weather. Beloved author Jane Yolen and her daughter Heidi Stemple address four distinct weather emergencies (a tornado, a blizzard, a forest fire, and a hurricane) with warm family stories of finding the joy in preparedness and resilience. Their honest reassurance leaves readers with the message: nature is powerful, but you are powerful, too. Illustrated in rich environmental tones and featuring additional information about storms in the back, this book educates, comforts, and empowers young readers in stormy or sunny weather, and all the weather in between.

On Eagle Cove

release date: Sep 05, 2021
On Eagle Cove
As I walked out towards Eagle Cove, Skipping through a greening grove, I followed where the pathway led-- And spied a great big lake ahead. From the prolific Jane Yolen comes On Eagle Cove, a sparkling new addition to the On Bird Hill & Beyond series. A young birder and her mother hike beside a lake and experience the majesty of an eagle aerial show. They spy a massive nest, high in a tree, and understand that the two eagles dancing across the sky are a mating pair. Soon, there will be chicks, and the girl and her mother return to the nest months later for a peek at the new little lives. On Eagle Cove reunites Jane Yolen with award-winning illustrator Elizabeth Dulemba for this quiet walk through nature that leads to an unexpected encounter with the magnificent Bald Eagle.

Count Me a Rhyme

release date: Oct 13, 2020
Count Me a Rhyme
This delightful counting book of poetry and pictures on the Texas 2x2 Reading List captures animals by the numbers. Vivid, playful poems tell the stories of one elk, two birds, three fish—from one through ten and then many—as they go about their day either solo or within a special circle of friends. The marvelous photographs allows readers to peek at some common creatures that enjoy the company of others.

Rum Pum Pum

release date: Sep 15, 2020
Rum Pum Pum
"Rrrrh!" means "Let''s be friends" in tiger talk, but the other animals don''t understand him and run away! Maybe the gentle "rum-pum-pum" of the drum can help him. Fun animal sounds in a story about friendship, communication, and music. A perfect story time read-aloud! The lonely tiger finds a drum. He strikes it with his tail--and friends start to follow: a monkey who says "chee-chee-chee" which means "I will come too" in monkey talk, a rhino who says "ouggh" which means "I will come too" in rhino talk, a parrot that says "scree-awk," a chameleon, an elephant, and eventually a child--who is now reunited with the drum he lost. Because of the drum, the tiger is no longer lonely and friendless. Information about tiger conservation is included in the back. The authors are the two most beloved contemporary children''s books author-poets.

Plymouth Rocks!

release date: Sep 08, 2020
Plymouth Rocks!
Prolific storyteller Jane Yolen marks the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower''s arrival by channeling the voice of Plymouth Rock itself. A funny (and fact-checked!) look at a historical monument. The history of Plymouth Rock is explained--by the rock itself. Playful, clever verses offer a comprehensive window into the events leading up to the 1620 landing and beyond, dispelling common misconceptions along the way. Alternating with Rock''s poems is a witty analysis of the truthfulness of its statements, told in the voice of the Fact Checker. Truly a book for today''s savvy media consumers.

Rocking the Tide

release date: Jun 30, 2020
Rocking the Tide
From acclaimed, prolific author Jane Yolen comes a colorful Level 1 Ready-to-Read story all about a school music concert! The fish are performing a music concert at school. But then they start to worry: “What if a current grabs my strings? What if our soloist never sings?” School performances can be full of jitters but can also be very rewarding. Beginning readers can follow along as the fish overcome their stage fright and take to the stage!

A Kite for Moon Educator's Guide

release date: May 26, 2020
A Kite for Moon Educator's Guide
A Kite for Moon Educator''s Guide is a companion to A Kite for Moon by Jane Yolen and Heidi E.Y. Stemple. This guide can be utilized in the classroom, in a home school setting, or by parents seeking additional resources. Ideal for grades K-3.

Emily Writes

release date: Feb 04, 2020
Emily Writes
Jane Yolen''s Emily Writes is an imagined and evocative picture book account of Emily Dickinson’s childhood poetic beginnings, featuring illustrations by Christine Davenier. As a young girl, Emily Dickinson loved to scribble curlicues and circles, imagine new rhymes, and connect with the natural world around her. The sounds, sights, and smells of home swirled through her mind, and Emily began to explore writing and rhyming her thoughts and impressions. She thinks about the real and the unreal. Perhaps poems are the in-between. This thoughtful spotlight on Emily’s early experimentations with poetry offers a unique window into one of the world’s most famous and influential poets. Christy Ottaviano Books

Miriam at the River

release date: Feb 04, 2020
Miriam at the River
Kar-Ben Read-Aloud eBooks with Audio combine professional narration and text highlighting to bring eBooks to life! The biblical story of baby Moses as told by his big sister. Giving her baby brother a kiss, brave little Miriam places Moses''s basket into the river. With one quick push, she sends him into the water, hoping her wish will come true and her brother will be saved from Pharaoh''s orders. But will Pharaoh''s daughter arrive in time to rescue him?

Breaking Out the Devil

release date: Nov 05, 2019
Breaking Out the Devil
The blazing conclusion to the Stone Man Mysteries trilogy. In the climactic final volume of the Stone Man Mysteries series, the demon-turned-gargoyle Silex and his human helper Craig make the ultimate uneasy alliance: a partnership with the Devil himself. The prince of darkness is stuck on Earth, trapped in the body of Silex''s previous assistant. When one of the Devil''s lieutenants attempts to conquer both the underworld and living world, Silex and Craig will have to bust the Devil out of confinement in order to save humanity.

Eek, You Reek!

release date: Oct 01, 2019
Eek, You Reek!
Eek, you reek, You make a funk. Where you have been Things stink, stank, stunk. You''ve left a path, A swath of smell, And—yuck! You did it very well. Readers will be delighted by the malodorous melodies of poems calling out the different pungent attributes of a full cast of foul-smelling creatures.

School of Fish

release date: Jul 02, 2019
School of Fish
From acclaimed, prolific author Jane Yolen comes a Level 1 Ready-to-Read story bursting with all the excitement and a little bit of the nervousness that color a fish’s first day at a new school. I look around. What do I see? Another fish who’s just like me! A little scared. A little new. All alone and feeling blue. Starting at a new school is never easy, but it can also be really exciting. Beginning readers can follow along as one intrepid little fish goes through the many emotions associated with a new school experience!

Merbaby's Lullaby

release date: Jun 25, 2019
Merbaby's Lullaby
From New York Times bestselling author Jane Yolen comes a lilting lullaby from the bottom of the sea. Hush, foam rocker, sleep, wave breaker. Close your eyes and dream, tide breaker. A hush-filled bedtime rhyme for parents to share with their newborns, Merbaby’s Lullaby is an underwater cradlesong written by Jane Yolen and illustrated by Elizabeth O. Dulemba. Join a mermaid as she helps her merbaby to sleep, rocking with the gentle waves, singing with the whispering whales, and settling in with sea stars lighting the way to sweet dreams.
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