New Release Books by Jonathan London

Jonathan London is the author of Here Comes Truck Driver Hippo (2022), Here Comes Firefighter Hippo (2021), Here Comes Doctor Hippo (2021), Froggy for President! (2020) and other 211 books.

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Here Comes Truck Driver Hippo

release date: Nov 08, 2022
Here Comes Truck Driver Hippo
New York Times best-selling author Jonathan London explores how even the smallest Hippo can be a big help when he teams up with his friends. Little Hippo loves to play pretend, and today he’s going to be a truck driver! He zooms his dump truck through the savannah to deliver a surprise to the lion cubs. But when Little Hippo encounters roadblocks throughout his journey, he’s grateful he has such good friends to help him along his way. This heartwarming story shows the importance of helping others and being brave.

Here Comes Firefighter Hippo

release date: Oct 05, 2021
Here Comes Firefighter Hippo
Today Little Hippo is playing firefighter. But as Firefighter Hippo pedals his fire truck through the jungle, he gets trapped in a mud hole, tangled in tall grass, and stuck on a hill. That''s nothing compared to the biggest surprise of all—a real fire. It''s a good thing the little firefighter knows exactly what to do!

Here Comes Doctor Hippo

release date: Aug 10, 2021
Here Comes Doctor Hippo
Little Hippo loves to pretend, and today he is playing a doctor. He tries to examine Big Hippo, Very Tall Giraffe, Giant Crocodile, Elephant, and other patients. But not everyone plays the way Doctor Hippo expected. Especially not Lion. Lion does not want to play Doctor Hippo''s game. When he lets out a huge roar, the little doctor races home to find that Mama Hippo''s medicine is the best of all. Jonathan London''s reassuring story is perfectly matched by Gilles Eduar''s warm and whimsical illustrations.

Froggy for President!

release date: May 12, 2020
Froggy for President!
Froggy is running for class president--and his opponent is Frogilina! Froggy is running for president---class president, that is---but so is Frogilina! Wearing a long, presidential-style tie, Froggy presents his platform, which includes ten snack times per school day and recess all day long. But Frogilina has a platform, too: a search party for lost things, a lunch-sharing program, and a talent show to benefit the school library. Which candidate will voters choose?

Froggy Builds a Snowman

release date: Jan 07, 2020
Froggy Builds a Snowman
Froggy has a rollicking good time at his first Winter Carnival! It''s Winter Carnival day, and Froggy can''t wait to build a snowman. But school principal Mr. Mugwort says there is a lot to do first. Skating! Sledding! A snow fort! Finally it''s time to build a snowman, but Froggy builds a snow dinosaur instead. And of course the day wouldn''t be complete without a wild snowball fight. "That was my best winter carnival ever!" says Froggy. "That was your only winter carnival ever!" says his friend Max.

Froggy Picks a Pumpkin

release date: Aug 27, 2019
Froggy Picks a Pumpkin
Froggy and friends enjoy a back-to-school ritual: a trip to the pumpkin patch. Froggy can''t wait to pick a pumpkin. He plans to carve a jack-o''-lantern and make a pumpkin pie. Prizes are given for the biggest, smallest, and prettiest pumpkin, but when Froggy trips and smashes his pumpkin, he takes home a special prize--for the ugliest pumpkin!

Froggy's Lemonade Stand

release date: May 14, 2019
Froggy's Lemonade Stand
Although many things go wrong when Froggy decides to make money by setting up a lemonade stand, he still has fun with his friends.

I'm a Truck Driver

release date: Nov 13, 2018
I'm a Truck Driver
Now in board book—a charming story about a little boy and girl adventuring from one driver’s seat to the next featuring 12 exciting trucks! There are many different kinds of trucks to drive. You can dig up dirt with a power shovel, lift steel beams with a giant crane, flatten tar with a steamroller, and push away snow with a snowplow. Preschoolers will love watching the little boy and girl in the story as they sit in the driver''s seat of twelve big trucks that rumble and tumble and go clinka-vroom vroom! A Christy Ottaviano Book

Sleep Train

release date: Apr 03, 2018
Sleep Train
A perfectly pitched bedtime story and counting book for sleepy train lovers, illustrated in dramatic 3D sculptures! A little boy climbs into bed with a book and starts counting the train cars in it, between the engine and caboose. "Ten sleepy cars going clickety-clack," reads the refrain. But as the boy counts cars and gets sleepier and sleepier, his room looks more and more like one of the train cars from his book--the sleeping car, of course! Rhythmically told by the author of the Froggy books, Sleep Train is also stunning to look at. 3D illustrator, Lauren Eldridge, has sculpted an entire train full of intricate details. Part bedtime story, part counting book, part children''s fantasy, Sleep Train is a magical ride to dreamland.

Hippos Are Huge!

release date: May 01, 2017
Hippos Are Huge!
Hippos may make you laugh, but watch out! An acclaimed naturalist takes an exuberant look at these massive, swift, and super dangerous animals. What''s the deadliest animal in Africa? It''s not the lion or the crocodile--it''s the hippopotamus! Hippos have razor-sharp tusks, weigh as much as fifty men, and can run twenty-five miles per hour! Follow these hefty hulks as they glide underwater, play tug-of-war, swat balls of dung at one another, and nuzzle their young in the mud. Just don''t get too close--they could chomp you in two!

Pup the Sea Otter

release date: Apr 04, 2017
Pup the Sea Otter
National Science Teachers Assoc. Outstanding Science Trade Book and National Outdoor Book Award winner. Watch Pup grow from his birth to first dive and from rambunctious play with other sea otter pups to a frightening encounter with a predator. Bestselling author Jonathan London tells Pup’s story in sparse, poetic text with vivid vocabulary while luminous illustrations by London’s son, Sean London, bring the adorable Pup and his loving mother to life within the swirling sea around them. London’s newest creation in his picture book collection about baby animals (including The Seasons of Little Wolf, Little Puffin’s First Flight, and Honey Paw and Lightfoot) will entertain children with a combination of learning and fun. An author’s note at the end shares fascinating facts about this popular keystone species.

Froggy Goes to Grandma's

release date: Apr 04, 2017
Froggy Goes to Grandma's
Froggy has a ball visiting Grandma! When Froggy and his family go to visit Grandma, they look forward to all kinds of fun: a baseball game, a trip to the amusement park, a visit to the museum to see the Frogga Lisa. But best of all is cooking with Grandma and learning to make her specialty, spaghetti with fly sauce. Froggy''s antics everywhere he goes will delight his many fans.

The Eyes of Gray Wolf

release date: Oct 04, 2016
The Eyes of Gray Wolf
Listen carefully and you will hear the wild, untamed music of Gray Wolf as he races along icy ridges, howls at the moon, fiercely defends his territory against an unknown pack, and, finally, settles with a new mate. The simple, poetic text follows the restless Gray Wolf as he wanders through the northern winter night and the spectacular illustrations present a dramatic look at a beautiful, endangered animal. An afterword that adults will want to share with children is also included and offers detailed information on wolves and their range throughout the world.

Froggy Goes to the Library

release date: Mar 15, 2016
Froggy Goes to the Library
Froggy loves the library! When Froggy and Mom and Pollywogilina set out for the library, Froggy brings a wheelbarrow to hold all the books he plans to borrow. There are so many to choose from: Dinosaur books! Books about Space Frog! Froggy is so excited that he forgets to use his indoor voice. Readers enjoy Froggy’s antics, and so does Miss Otterbottom, the librarian. “Come again soon, Froggy,” she says.

Froggy's Birthday Wish

release date: Feb 01, 2016
Froggy's Birthday Wish
First published by Viking, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group, 2015.

Desolation Canyon

release date: Feb 10, 2015
Desolation Canyon
Once you plunge into this thrilling white-water adventure you will not be able to stop until you are safe back on shore. . . . A Class 6 white-water read! ― Roland Smith, NYT best-selling author of PEAK This rapid-paced story for young readers from best-selling author Jonathan London churns with heart-stopping beauty and terror. Twelve-year-olds Aaron and Lisa and sixteen-year-old Cassidy join their fathers on an epic float trip down the Green River and learn what they are made of. Full of suspense, action, and adventure, crazy-frightening characters, and overcoming terrible physical and mental odds, this page turner immerses young readers into the wilds of nature and is destined to become a classic.

The Seasons of Little Wolf

release date: Sep 15, 2014
The Seasons of Little Wolf
Little Wolf, pup of Gray Wolf and White Wolf, bounds into the world and through the seasons in this new children’s picture book. Inside the safety of the den, through fields of wildflowers, and in birch shimmering in an autumn moon’s glow, Van Zyle’s paintings depict Little Wolf’s adventures through a variety of perspectives from close-up portraits to sweeping action scenes. Jonathan London’s lyrical prose imparts a wisdom to the text, endearing the reader to the pup and creating a suspenseful read-aloud.

Froggy Gets a Doggy

release date: Jun 01, 2015
Froggy Gets a Doggy
Froggy and his little sister Polly want a dog of their own, but Doggy proves harder to train than Froggy anticipated.

Honey Paw and Lightfoot

release date: Sep 01, 2014
Honey Paw and Lightfoot
In Honey Paw and Lightfoot, readers are given a firsthand, compelling glimpse of grizzly bears. Illuminated by Jonathan’s London spare, lyrical text and Jon Van Zyle’s spectacular illustrations, this is the story of mama bear Honey Paw and her offspring Lightfoot, from his earliest days as a newborn, no bigger than a hamster, to curious cub to adolescent bear ready to head off on his own. And tor readers who want to learn more, there is an afterword providing detailed information about grizzly bears including their relationship to indigenous cultures of the north and threats to their survival.

Froggy Is the Best

release date: Jan 01, 2015
Froggy Is the Best
When Froggy wonders what he is best at (soccer? swimming? surfing?), he discovers that the question may be more difficult to answer than he thought, and after a few funny mishaps, Froggy is determined to figure it out! Simultaneous.

Little Puffin's First Flight

release date: Mar 02, 2015
Little Puffin's First Flight
Follow precious Little Puffin through his first year of life as his parents protect and prepare him for life on his own. From the safety of the little chick’s nest to his clumsy attempts at flight, Van Zyle’s paintings depict Little Puffin’s adventures through a variety of perspectives, from close-up portraits to sweeping action scenes. Jonathan London’s lyrical prose imparts a reverence for wildlife, endearing the puffin chick—Sea Parrot, Underwater Acrobat, Clown of the Ocean—to the reader and creating a suspenseful read-aloud.

Otters Love to Play

release date: Jan 01, 2016
Otters Love to Play
Frolicking baby otters emerge from their den in the springtime and enjoy games of chasing, sliding, swimming, jumping, catching fish, and grooming themselves throughout the seasons of the year.

Using Technology to Sell

release date: Mar 15, 2013
Using Technology to Sell
"Using Technology to Sell is filled with practical, effective techniques to sell more by leveraging the plethora of tools and information in today’s world. By applying these principles, you''ll open more doors, increase your productivity, speed up decisions, and close more deals." --Jill Konrath, author of SNAP Selling and Selling to Big Companies Using Technology to Sell: Tactics to Ratchet Up Results shows salespeople and sales managers the most effective ways to leverage a variety of technologies to increase sales and gain more customers. Topics include making the most of cloud-based customer relationship management software, putting social media to the best use, presenting on three continents simultaneously through advanced video conferencing, using advanced techniques to gain an information edge over competitors, and much more. As this book shows, while the sales process will remain pretty much the same from now until the end of time, technology used properly can increase sales power at every step of the cycle. Technology, in the right hands, is a strategic weapon and a competitive differentiation tool that can dramatically improve close rates, deal size, efficiency, total sales, and much more. Using Technology to Sell will show you how to: Expand your market through the use of technology. Employ software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications to keep track of customers, stay organized, present, and sell more systematically. Use social media to increase sales. Maintain the personal element in a world wired with technology. Use the best sales methodology and integrate each step with technology. Overcome any aversion to using technology to sell. Avoid the trap of overuse or dependency on technology.

Froggy's Worst Playdate

release date: Feb 07, 2013
Froggy's Worst Playdate
A play date with a girl? Froggy is horrified! What will his friends say? But when Dad bribes him with the promise of a movie outing, Froggy has to agree, even if he won''t sit next to Frogilina. She might try to kiss him. EEWW! This could be the worst play date ever. Children have enjoyed the misadventures of trouble-prone Froggy in more than twenty books. Froggy just never learns--and that''s why we love him!

Froggy Builds a Tree House

release date: Oct 13, 2011
Froggy Builds a Tree House
Froggy and his friends are building a treehouse-with a lot of help from Dad. Their plans don''t include Frogilina though, "Boys Only!" says Froggy. But in the end, it''s Frogilina who saves the day and joins the treehouse gang. Lovable Froggy returns in his 22nd laugh-out-loud adventure.

Froggy's Best Babysitter

release date: May 12, 2011
Froggy's Best Babysitter
Froggy''s parents are going out for the night and they''ve left him with a brand-new babysitter! Froggy tries to help out by feeding his little sister and taking a bath on his own, but only Froggy could create havoc in the kitchen and turn bath time into mess time. Will the new babysitter survive his wellmeant antics until Froggy''s parents get home?

Froggy Goes to Hawaii

release date: Apr 14, 2011
Froggy Goes to Hawaii
Froggy can''t wait to get to Hawaii. He''s got big plans! Surfing, swimming with the fish, learning to dance the hula -he''ll be busy every moment. But somehow, when lovable, trouble-prone Froggy''s around, nothing goes as planned.

Froggy Goes to Camp

release date: Apr 15, 2010
Froggy Goes to Camp
Froggy''s off to camp! He packs a lot into one week: archery lessons, food fights, and scary stories around the campfire. But only Froggy could also manage to lose his trunks during swim class and overturn his kayak with the camp director in it. Froggy will keep his fans laughing with his latest antics.
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