New Release Books by Tad Hills

Tad Hills is the author of Rocket's Secret Valentine (2021), Rocket Loves Hide-and-Seek! (2020), Mistletoe (2020), Rocket's Christmas Surprise (2020) and other 66 books.

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Rocket's Secret Valentine

release date: Dec 14, 2021
Rocket's Secret Valentine
Celebrate Valentine''s Day with Rocket, the canine star of Tad Hills''s New York Times-bestselling picture books, in this new adventure! Someone is leaving friendly notes for Rocket... It must be a secret valentine! But who could it be? Join Rocket, Bella, and Owl as they look for clues, follow the notes, and try to solve the mystery! Each "note" contains a rhyming stanza with the last word missing, inviting readers to join in the fun, guess the answer, and help Rocket get one step closer to finding his secret valentine.

Rocket Loves Hide-and-Seek!

release date: Nov 10, 2020
Rocket Loves Hide-and-Seek!
Kids are learning to read with Rocket! Rocket, the star of Tad Hills''s New York Times bestselling picture books, returns in an all-new, easy-to-read book about a game of hide and seek that he just can''t seem to win. Rocket, Bella, and Owl are playing hide and seek! Game after game, Rocket gets found first, which makes for hurt feelings. Seeing as their friend is down, Bella and Owl come up with a plan to make the game fun again! With its simple words, lots of repetition, and bright, colorful illustrations, young readers will love this Rocket book about solving problems, which they can ready all by themselves! Want more easy-to-read fun with Rocket? Don''t miss Rocket and the Perfect Pumpkin!

Mistletoe

release date: Sep 29, 2020
Mistletoe
Celebrate Christmas with Mistletoe, a mouse who makes the perfect gift for her best friend from #1 New York Times bestselling author-illustrator. Mistletoe loves everything about Christmas--the twinkling lights, the cookies for Santa, and, most of all, the gently falling snow. Her best friend, Norwell, is an elephant who likes sitting by the fire and watching the snow from the comfort of his cozy house. On one particularly snowy walk, Mistletoe stops to appreciate the beauty and peace of a snow-covered world. She knows Norwell would love it too... if he weren''t so afraid of the cold. Then she has an idea! Mistletoe knits from morning to night--when she''s reading, when she''s baking, and even in the bath (which isn''t easy). By the time Christmas morning arrives, she puts down her knitting needles. Her gift for Norwell is ready--and it is perfect. Full of holiday cheer and filled with the true meaning of Christmas, here is a new story from master picture book creator Tad Hills that introduces two warm and funny characters to love.

Rocket's Christmas Surprise

release date: Sep 09, 2020
Rocket's Christmas Surprise
"Based on the ... series by Tad Hill."--Front cover.

Rocket and the Perfect Pumpkin

release date: Jul 14, 2020
Rocket and the Perfect Pumpkin
Kids are learning to read with Rocket! Rocket, the star of Tad Hills''s New York Times bestselling picture books, returns in a new Level 1 Step into Reading story, this time about the joy of being kind. It''s a beautiful day at the pumpkin patch! There, Rocket and Bella find the perfect pumpkin. But as the friends try to take the pumpkin home, it rolls downhill and lands in front of Mr. Barker''s doghouse. Can Rocket and Bella get their pumpkin back? With its simple words, lots of repetition, and bright, colorful illustrations, young readers will love this Step 1 Step into Reading leveled reader about being generous, which they can read all by themselves! Step 1 Readers feature big type and easy words. Rhymes and rhythmic text paired with picture clues help children decode the story. Perfect for early readers of Rocket the Brave and Drop it, Rocket! and children who know the alphabet and are eager to begin reading. Want more easy-to-read fun with Rocket? Don''t miss Rocket''s Very Fine Day!

Rocket's Very Fine Day

release date: Jul 02, 2019
Rocket's Very Fine Day
Kids are learning to read with Rocket! Tad Hills, the #1 New York Times bestselling author is back with another Level 1 Step into Reading story about the beloved dog Rocket, this time about making the most of a rainy day. Rocket, the star of the New York Times bestselling picture books How Rocket Learned to Read and Rocket Writes a Story, returns in an all-new Step 1 Step into Reading leveled reader. It''s a beautiful sunny day and Rocket and Bella have big plans for fun in the sun. That is until a drop of rain falls and the clouds roll in. With predictable patterns, simple words, lots of repetition, and bright, colorful illustrations, young readers will love this new Rocket book, which they can read all by themselves! Step 1 Readers feature big type and easy words. Rhymes and rhythmic text paired with picture clues help children decode the story. Perfect for early readers of Rocket the Brave and Drop it, Rocket! and children who know the alphabet and are eager to begin reading

Duck & Goose, A Gift for Goose

release date: Jan 08, 2019
Duck & Goose, A Gift for Goose
Kids will giggle along when they learn to read with beloved picture book book characters, Duck & Goose! Tad Hills the #1 New York Times bestselling author is back with another Level 1 Step into Reading story. Duck and Goose, the stars of the New York Times bestselling picture book series including Duck & Goose, Duck, Duck, Goose and Honk! Quack! Boo! and the bestselling board books includingDuck & Goose Find a Pumpkin, and What''s up Duck? return in an all-new Step 1 Step into Reading leveled reader. Duck has a very nice gift for Goose, and the perfect box to put it in... maybe it''s too perfect! With predictable patterns, simple words, lots of repetition, and bright, colorful illustrations, young readers will love this new Duck & Goose book, which they can read all by themselves! Step 1 Readers feature big type and easy words. Rhymes and rhythmic text paired with picture clues help children decode the story. Perfect for children who know the alphabet and are eager to begin reading.

Rocket the Brave!

release date: Jul 31, 2018
Rocket the Brave!
Kids are learning to read with Rocket! Tad Hills the #1 New York Times bestselling author is back with another Level 1 Step into Reading story about the beloved dog Rocket, this time about overcoming fear and being brave. Rocket, the star of the New York Times bestselling picture books How Rocket Learned to Read and Rocket Writes a Story, returns in an all-new Step 1 Step into Reading leveled reader. Rocket is happily chasing a butterfly through the meadow when she disappears into the woods. As much as Rocket wants to follow the butterfly, the woods look dark and scary. Can Rocket overcome his fear? With predictable patterns, simple words, lots of repetition, and bright, colorful illustrations, young readers will love this new Rocket book, which they can read all by themselves! Step 1 Readers feature big type and easy words. Rhymes and rhythmic text paired with picture clues help children decode the story. Perfect for children who know the alphabet and are eager to begin reading.

Duck, Duck, Goose

release date: Jan 01, 2018
Duck, Duck, Goose
Duck and Goose face a challenge to their friendship when an enthusiastic young duck moves into their neighborhood who wants to play--and win--all sorts of games.

Duck & Goose, Honk! Quack! Boo!

release date: Aug 22, 2017
Duck & Goose, Honk! Quack! Boo!
It’s Halloween in the meadow, and the beloved, classic, and New York Times bestselling feathered friends Duck & Goose go trick-or-treating! Coming soon as an animated series, available to stream on Apple TV+! Duck is going as a spooky ghost. Goose is going as a brave superhero. And Thistle’s costume . . . well, that''s a secret. But what will Duck and Goose do when they hear a very scary swamp monster is looking for them? Praise for the Duck & Goose series: “Duck and Goose have taken their places alongside Frog and Toad and George and Martha as fine examples of friendship, curiosity and problem-solving.” —Kirkus Reviews “Charming, funny, simple, and surprising. . . . Hills is master of the light comic touch.” —The Boston Globe

Duck & Goose, Let's Dance!

release date: Jan 01, 2016
Duck & Goose, Let's Dance!
"Duck and Goose have fun dancing together as friends"--

R Is for Rocket: An ABC Book

release date: Jul 07, 2015
R Is for Rocket: An ABC Book
Learn the ABCs with Rocket, the dog who inspires kids to read and write! This irresistible alphabet book from the creator of the New York Times bestsellers How Rocket Learned to Read and Rocket Writes a Story is sure to appeal to kids, parents, teachers, and librarians. From finding acorns, to balancing on a ball, to drawing a colorful caterpillar with crayons, readers will love exploring the wonderful world of Rocket and his friends. The whole cast is featured, among them the little yellow bird, the owl, Bella the squirrel, and more. Even Goose from the beloved and bestselling Duck & Goose books makes a cameo appearance! With charming and delightful scenes for every letter, here''s an ode to the wondrous, mighty, gorgeous alphabet.

R Is for Rocket: An ABC Book: Read & Listen Edition

release date: Jul 07, 2015
R Is for Rocket: An ABC Book: Read & Listen Edition
Learn the ABCs with Rocket, the dog who inspires kids to read and write!This irresistible alphabet book from the creator of the New York Times bestsellersHow Rocket Learned to Read and Rocket Writes a Story is sure to appeal to kids, parents, teachers, and librarians. From finding acorns, to balancing on a ball, to drawing a colorful caterpillar withcrayons, readers will love exploring the wonderful world of Rocket and his friends. The whole cast is featured, among them the little yellow bird, the owl, Bella the squirrel, and more. Even Goose from the beloved and bestselling Duck & Goose books makes a cameo appearance! With charming and delightful scenes for every letter, here''s an ode to the wondrous, mighty, gorgeous alphabet. This Read & Listen edition contains audio narration.

Duck & Goose Colors

release date: Jan 06, 2015
Duck & Goose Colors
Learn your colors with the New York Times bestselling feathered freinds Duck and Goose! Coming soon as an animated series, available to stream on Apple TV+! These humorous and expressive characters make learning the colors easy and fun. From New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Tad Hills comes another concept book starring our favorite feathered friends. Duck and Goose introduce basic colors in this sturdy board book, perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. Praise for the Duck & Goose series: “Duck and Goose have taken their places alongside Frog and Toad and George and Martha as fine examples of friendship, curiosity and problem-solving.”—Kirkus Reviews “Charming, funny, simple, and surprising. . . . Hills is master of the light comic touch.”—The Boston Globe

Duck and Goose Colors

release date: Jan 01, 2015
Duck and Goose Colors
"Duck and Goose introduce the colors"--

Rocket's 100th Day of School

release date: Dec 23, 2014
Rocket's 100th Day of School
Number one New York Times bestselling author Tad Hills returns with an all-new Level 1 Step into Reading story about Rocket’s 100th day of school. Rocket, the beloved dog from the New York Times bestselling picture books How Rocket Learned to Read and Rocket Writes a Story, is busy collecting 100 things to take to school on his 100th day, and he has the perfect place to keep them safe. That is, until Bella, a squirrel who loves acrorns, gets involved. With predictable patterns, simple words, lots of repetition, and bright, colorful illustrations, this new Rocket book will charm young readers—and they can read it all by themselves! Step 1 Readers feature big type and easy words. Rhymes and rhythmic text paired with picture clues help children decode the story. For children who know the alphabet and are eager to begin reading.

Drop It, Rocket!: Read & Listen Edition

release date: Jul 08, 2014
Drop It, Rocket!: Read & Listen Edition
Rocket, the beloved dog from the New York Times bestselling picture books How Rocket Learned to Read and Rocket Writes a Story, is back in a leveled reader. Rocket is ready to find new words for his word tree with his teacher, the little yellow bird. He finds a leaf, a hat, and a star . . . but when he finds a red boot, he doesn’t want to let go. What will make Rocket drop it? With predictable patterns, simple words, lots of repetition, and bright, colorful illustrations, young readers will love this new Rocket book, which they can read all by themselves! This Read & Listen edition contains audio narration.

Duck & Goose Go to the Beach

release date: Apr 08, 2014
Duck & Goose Go to the Beach
Take a trip to the beach with the beloved, classic, and New York Times–bestselling feathered friends Duck & Goose! Coming soon as an animated series, available to stream on Apple TV+! Duck wants to go on an adventure. But Goose isn''t so sure. Together, the two best friends set off on a walk that takes them through the meadow, past a shady thicket, and over a distant hill, all the way to a place they''ve never been before—the beach! Turns out, Goose loves the ocean. But guess who doesn''t? “Charming, funny, simple, and surprising. . . . Hills is master of the light comic touch.” —The Boston Globe

Duck & Goose Go to the Beach: Read & Listen Edition

release date: Apr 08, 2014
Duck & Goose Go to the Beach: Read & Listen Edition
In this delightful follow-up to the New York Times bestselling Duck & Goose and Duck, Duck, Goose, Duck wants to go on an adventure. Goose doesn''t. He doesn''t see the point. After all, why would they go anywhere when they''re happy right where they are? But then Goose sees the ocean and loves it. Who doesn''t? Well, Duck, for one! This Read & Listen edition contains audio narration.

Rocket's Mighty Words

release date: Jul 09, 2013
Rocket's Mighty Words
Rocket, the beloved dog from the New York Times bestselling picture books How Rocket Learned to Read and Rocket Writes a Story, is back for new readers. Preschoolers watch the little yellow bird teach Rocket simple words, like n-e-s-t and m-u-d. And beginning readers will love practicing their new literacy skills alongside another brand-new reader—Rocket!

Duck & Goose, Goose Needs a Hug

release date: Dec 26, 2012
Duck & Goose, Goose Needs a Hug
Duck & Goose are back! And this time, New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Tad Hills brings our favorite feathered friends out to celebrate Valentine''s Day. What does Goose need more than anything this Valentine''s Day? A hug from a good friend.

Rocket Writes a Story

release date: Jul 24, 2012
Rocket Writes a Story
The #1 New York Times Bestseller This irresistible sequel to the New York Times bestselling How Rocket Learned to Read is "a perfect choice to inspire new readers and writers," according to a starred review from Kirkus Reviews. Rocket loves books and he wants to make his own, but he can''t think of a story. Encouraged by the little yellow bird to look closely at the world around him for inspiration, Rocket sets out on a journey. Along the way he discovers small details that he has never noticed before, a timid baby owl who becomes his friend, and an idea for a story. Declared a best children''s book of the year by Amazon, Barnes & Noble, School Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly, this book is sure to appeal to kids, parents, teachers, and librarians.

Rocket Writes a Story: Read & Listen Edition

release date: Jul 24, 2012
Rocket Writes a Story: Read & Listen Edition
Rocket loves books and he wants to make his own, but he can''t think of a story. Encouraged by the little yellow bird to look closely at the world around him for inspiration, Rocket sets out on a journey. Along the way he discovers small details that he has never noticed before, a timid baby owl who becomes his friend, and an idea for a story. This irresistible sequel to the New York Times bestseller How Rocket Learned to Read—complete with audio narration—is sure to appeal to kids, parents, teachers, and librarians. This ebook includes Read & Listen audio narration.

Duck & Goose, Here Comes the Easter Bunny!

release date: Jan 24, 2012
Duck & Goose, Here Comes the Easter Bunny!
Duck & Goose are back! New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Tad Hills brings our favorite feathered friends out to celebrate spring. Duck & Goose have lots of ideas about how to find the Easter Bunny, but will they succeed? Preschoolers won''t be able to resist this latest story featuring Duck & Goose, lots of colorful eggs, and the Easter Bunny.

What's Up, Duck?

release date: Sep 28, 2011
What's Up, Duck?
The stars of the bestselling Duck & Goose books return in this board book for preschoolers, this time, to introduce basic opposites. Coming soon as an animated series, available to stream on Apple TV+! In this ALA-ALSC Notable Children''s Book, Goose carries an oh-so-heavy log, while duck easily balances a light-as-a-feather feather. Thistle is one fast bird, but Goose is slooo-w. And when Duck is sound asleep, Goose is wide awake. With a simple text and colorful illustrations–plus the inimitable characters, of course–here’s a wonderful, and humorous, introduction to an important concept.
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