New Release Books by Shelley Moore Thomas

Shelley Moore Thomas is the author of Beginning (2022), The Last Rabbit (2022), Probably a Narwhal (2020), From Tree to Sea (2019), Secrets of Selkie Bay (2015) and other 11 books.

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Beginning

release date: Sep 27, 2022
Beginning
In this magical and poetic picture book, a father and child see all the wonders and connections in nature and in life as they go about their day. From a seed to a plant, from an egg to a chick, from a caterpillar to a butterfly, a child and father observe the cycles of nature and come to see that as each journey ends, new adventures begin.

The Last Rabbit

release date: Feb 01, 2022
The Last Rabbit
Albie, an enchanted rabbit who lived on the island of Hybrasil, visits each of her sisters, now living as humans, to decide where she wants to go before the island sinks.

Probably a Narwhal

release date: Sep 15, 2020
Probably a Narwhal
Friendship is the winner in this hilarious contest between a girl who blames a narwhal for her mess and the narwhal who materializes to defend himself. This girl''s room is an amazing mess between the pies, the paints, and the giant rainbow splashed across the wall. She swears that she didn''t make the mess--in fact, it was probably a narwhal. They make pies all the time, don''t they? But when a real narwhal magically appears, the girl finds herself in a battle of wits with a creature who''s every bit as feisty and funny as she is. Can she convince this creature that a narwhal made the mess? Can the narwhal convince her that she knows nothing about narwhals? In the hilarity that ensues, girl and narwhal discover they were destined to be best friends.

From Tree to Sea

release date: Feb 12, 2019
From Tree to Sea
“An original book with wide appeal.” —School Library Journal “A delight to share again and again.” —School Library Connection “Simple on the surface, this sweet story imparts important truisms about the planet we call home.” —BookPage “Thomas’s exhortations celebrate both natural beauty and human virtue in a kind of gentle eco-theology.” —Publishers Weekly “Encourages readers to find inspiration everywhere.” —Booklist From a child’s point of view, this lyrical picture book looks at the relationship of nature to the human world and the place we call home. From the edge of the sea to a high mountain top, everything has its place in the world and all living things are connected. The world around us has a lot to tell us if we take the time to look and listen. This tender and comforting picture book celebrates the wisdom in many of the things great and small that make up our wonderful world.

Secrets of Selkie Bay

release date: Jul 07, 2015
Secrets of Selkie Bay
Selkie Bay is a place where the old legends seem very near, and eleven-year-old Cordelia believes that her secretive mother is a selkie who has returned to the sea--a belief that offers some hope as she struggles to care for her two younger sisters and help her scientist father makes ends meet in their home by the sea.

Happy Birthday, Good Knight

release date: May 29, 2014
Happy Birthday, Good Knight
The Good Knight tries to help three little dragons make a birthday present for a very special friend.

The Seven Tales of Trinket

release date: Sep 04, 2012
The Seven Tales of Trinket
Guided by a tattered map, accompanied by Thomas the Pig Boy, and inspired by the storyteller''s blood that thrums through her veins, eleven-year-old Trinket searches for the seven stories she needs to become a bard like her father, who disappeared years before. She befriends a fortune-telling gypsy girl; returns a child stolen by the selkies to his true mother; confronts a banshee and receives a message from a ghost; helps a village girl outwit—and out-dance—the Faerie Queen; travels beyond the grave to battle a dastardly undead Highwayman; and meets a hound so loyal he fights a wolf to the death to protect the baby prince left in his charge. All fine material for six tales, but it is the seventh tale, in which Trinket learns her father''s true fate, that changes her life forever. The Seven Tales of Trinket is a Kirkus Reviews Best Children''s Book of 2012

This Book Is Not About Dragons

release date: Sep 13, 2016
This Book Is Not About Dragons
Meet a mouse narrator who stubbornly insists that this book contains absolutely no dragons—not even a claw nor a flame nor any large, pointy scales. Readers will know better—and enjoy being in on the joke—as a flock of dragons chase the mouse to the very end of the book within the book. Suspense builds humorously as the energetic text insists there are no dragons in this book, leading to a clever, unexpected ending. Clever artwork by Fred Koehler provides fun scenes to linger on and details to discover over multiple readings.

A Cold Winter's Good Knight

release date: Jan 01, 2008
A Cold Winter's Good Knight
When three little dragons come to the castle on the night of a fancy ball, the Good Knight must remind them to mind their manners.

No, No, Kitten!

release date: Mar 03, 2015
No, No, Kitten!
Meet Kitten—she wants catnip and milk and a basket. She also wants a helmet and lasers and a puppy (!). And she wants to go to Jupiter, with that helmet, those lasers, and said puppy—don''t underestimate her. This witty picture book, about longing for what''s just out of reach, will appeal to both girls and boys who''ve always wanted to do the impossible. NO, NO, KITTEN! takes flight on the power of imagination and one feline''s ambitious dreams.

Take Care, Good Knight

release date: Jan 01, 2006
Take Care, Good Knight
The three little dragons have agreed to take care of the old wizard''s cats while he is away, but their inability to read his instructions causes problems until their friend, the Good Knight, saves the day.

Get Well, Good Knight

release date: Feb 09, 2004
Get Well, Good Knight
The much-heralded Good Knight is back-only this time his three little dragon friends are sick in bed. Their scaly foreheads are hot and their noses are drip-drip-dripping. They feel awful. The Good Knight comes to the rescue again! He brings them some slimy, grimy soup from the wizard to make them feel better. But the dragons wont touch it. What is a Good Knight to do?

A Baby's Coming to Your House!

release date: Jan 01, 2001
A Baby's Coming to Your House!
A photo-essay explains to big brothers- and sisters-to-be what will change around the home when the new baby arrives, from why a baby cries loudly to how Mommy''s tummy will grow. By the author of Good Night, Good Knight.

Somewhere Today

release date: Jun 17, 2014
Somewhere Today
Somewhere in the world each day, people just like you are acting in kind, peaceful, loving ways. Perhaps they are visiting someone who is old, teaching a little sister to ride a bike, or sharing an experience with a friend from a different culture. With its poetic text and appealing, vibrant photographs, this book shows some of the simple ways in which any child or grownup can make the world a better place.

A Good Knight's Rest

release date: Jan 01, 2011
A Good Knight's Rest
The Good Knight''s hard work has earned him a vacation, but his three little dragon friends come along and make the trip anything but relaxing.

Putting the World to Sleep

release date: Jan 01, 1995
Putting the World to Sleep
A soothing lullaby poem introduces gentle images, such as a big dog drowsing by the fire, a mother humming, and a baby yawning, as it helps tired youngsters fall asleep.
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