Best Selling Paperback Books by Jill McElmurry

Jill McElmurry is the author of Mario Makes a Move (2012), Mess Pets (2002), Mad about Plaid (2020), I'm Not a Baby! (2006) and , Showdown at Crag Hollow (2001).

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Mario Makes a Move

release date: May 08, 2012
Mario Makes a Move
According to Publishers Weekly in a starred review, this picture book "capture[s] the exuberance of the creative spirit alongside the quirks of a character accepting his limitations." Mario is a squirrel who loves to invent amazing moves, like the Super Looper and Tail, Don't Fail. But though his parents ooh and ahh at whatever he does, his friend Isabelle is not so easily impressed. When she points out that anyone can have a move, Mario must find some other way to stand out. Sometimes being amazing is hard work, as shown in this zany yet accessible picture book from Jill McElmurry, illustrator of The One and Only Marigold and Little Blue Truck. Young readers will instantly recognize themselves in Mario, as he searches for his one-of-a-kind talent. Here is a hilarious read-aloud that will have little ones oohing and ahhing—and trying out some moves of their own.

Mess Pets

release date: Aug 01, 2002
Mess Pets
Two very different sisters learn to find a compromise between tidiness and total disarray after they share a zany adventure.

Mad about Plaid

release date: Jun 02, 2020
Mad about Plaid
From the illustrator of the best-selling Little Blue Truck series comes the whimsical tale of Madison Pratt, a clever and spunky girl determined to reverse the curse of the plaid purse. Madison Pratt is delighted to find a lonely plaid purse in the park one afternoon. It's just the fashion statement she's been looking for. Until--oh no! The plaid begins to spread. It crawls up Madison's sleeve, over her jacket, and under her hat. The purse's mad curse causes Madison--and her whole neighborhood--to turn plaid! Will Madison's spunk and optimism help to reverse the curse before it's too late?

I'm Not a Baby!

release date: Jan 01, 2006
I'm Not a Baby!
As the years go by, the members of Leo Leotardi's family continue to think he is just a baby even though his bonnet is too tight, his clothes are bursting at the seems, and he no longer needs to take naps.

Showdown at Crag Hollow

release date: Aug 15, 2001
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