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Books with author Philip C. Stead

  • A Sick Day for Amos McGee

    Philip C. Stead, Erin E. Stead

    Hardcover (Roaring Brook Press, May 25, 2010)
    The Best Sick Day Ever and the animals in the zoo feature in this striking picture book debut. Friends come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. In Amos McGee’s case, all sorts of species, too! Every day he spends a little bit of time with each of his friends at the zoo, running races with the tortoise, keeping the shy penguin company, and even reading bedtime stories to the owl. But when Amos is too sick to make it to the zoo, his animal friends decide it’s time they returned the favor.
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  • Bear Has a Story to Tell

    Philip C. Stead, Erin E. Stead

    Hardcover (Roaring Brook Press, Sept. 4, 2012)
    It was almost winter and Bear was getting sleepy. But first, Bear had a story to tell...Bear found his friend Mouse, but Mouse was busy gathering seeds and didn't have time to listen to a story. Then Bear saw his friend Duck, but Duck was getting ready to fly south. What about his friend Toad? He was busy looking for a warm place to sleep. By the time Bear was through helping his friends get ready for winter, would anyone still be awake to hear his story? This endearing story of friendship and patience is a worthy companion to Philip and Erin Stead's last collaboration, A Sick Day for Amos McGee, winner of the 2011 Caldecott Medal. Bear Has a Story to Tell is a Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book of 2012. This title has Common Core connections.
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  • Sebastian and the Balloon: A Picture Book

    Philip C. Stead

    Hardcover (Roaring Brook Press, Oct. 7, 2014)
    On a boring day, on a dull street, Sebastian sat high atop his roof―something he was never supposed to do. When he launched himself into the air in his balloon made of Grandma's afghans and patchwork quilts, his journey took on a life of its own and his boring day turned into the adventure of a lifetime.From award-winning author/illustrator Philip C. Stead, comes another timeless adventure with his trademark whimsical illustrations and an unwavering spirit. This title has Common Core connections. A Neal Porter Book
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  • Hello, My Name Is Ruby: A Picture Book

    Philip C. Stead

    Hardcover (Roaring Brook Press, Sept. 3, 2013)
    Join Ruby, a plucky little bird, as she ventures through life, making new friends, learning new skills and asking questions which may have some very surprising results. Fearless Ruby's search for adventure, friendship and her place in the world comes to life through acclaimed author/illustrator Philip C. Stead's whimsical illustrations and succinct, charming text.This title has Common Core connections.
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  • A Sick Day for Amos McGee

    Philip C. Stead, Erin E. Stead

    Board book (Roaring Brook Press, Jan. 2, 2018)
    THE BEST SICK DAY EVER and the animals in the zoo feature in this striking picture book debut.Friends come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. In Amos McGee's case, all sorts of species, too! Every day he spends a little bit of time with each of his friends at the zoo, running races with the tortoise, keeping the shy penguin company, and even reading bedtime stories to the owl. But when Amos is too sick to make it to the zoo, his animal friends decide it's time they returned the favor.A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead and Erin E. Stead is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year and the winner of the 2011 Caldecott Medal. This title has Common Core connections.
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  • A Home for Bird

    Philip C. Stead

    Hardcover (Roaring Brook Press, June 5, 2012)
    While out foraging for interesting things, Vernon the toad finds a new friend - a small blue bird who is curiously silent. Vernon shows Bird the river and the forest and some of his other favorite things, but Bird says nothing. Vernon introduces Bird to his friends, Skunk and Porcupine, but Bird still says nothing."Bird is shy," says Vernon, "but also a very good listener."Vernon worries that Bird is silent because he misses his home, so the two set off on a journey to help find a home for Bird.This is a tender tale of a thoughtful friend who is determined to help his quiet companion, by the author of A Sick Day for Amos McGee, winner of the 2011 Caldecott Medal. This title has Common Core connections. A Home for Bird is a Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book of 2012
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  • Lenny & Lucy

    Philip C. Stead, Erin E. Stead

    Hardcover (Roaring Brook Press, Oct. 6, 2015)
    Peter and his father are moving to a new house beyond the dark unfriendly woods. When they arrive at their new home, Peter wants to turn back. Fortunately, he has Harold for company, but Harold is just a dog and can't help Peter. Scared of the things hidden in the woods, Peter makes a tall pile of pillows. He stiches and sews. He pushes and pulls. And when he is done, he has Lenny, Guardian of the Bridge, to protect him and Harold. Lenny is a good guard but Peter worries that Lenny will get lonely out by the woods all by himself, so he makes Lucy, who is a good friend. Together, Lenny, Lucy, Peter, and Harold discover that this new place isn't so scary after all.This title has Common Core connections.
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  • Ideas Are All Around

    Philip C. Stead

    Hardcover (Roaring Brook Press, March 1, 2016)
    As an author and his dog, Wednesday, walk through their neighborhood, they look at sunflowers, say hi to Frank, a turtle, who makes quick for the water and disappears, and watch a train rumble by as they walk uphill to a big purple house that belongs to their friend Barbara. Wednesday chases squirrels while the two friends discuss fishing and war and how back before the neighborhood was there enormous woolly mammoths roamed where houses now sit.Thoughts open up to other thoughts, and ideas are born and carried forward, often transforming into other ideas until he finds that ideas really are all around, you just have to know what to do with them. This title has Common Core connections.
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  • All the Animals Where I Live

    Philip C. Stead

    Hardcover (Roaring Brook Press, March 20, 2018)
    The author used to live in the busy city where there were buses and trains, and people waiting for buses and trains.Now he lives in the country and jubilantly takes us on a tour of his home, pointing out all the animals that share his space. There are stuffed bears and quilted chickens. His dog Wednesday watches cranes, frogs, and dragonflies live their lives. Coyotes and chipmunks come and go, and the world around where he lives is full of life, until winter comes, and there is nothing but snow.Uniquely structured, All the Animals Where I Live is a picture book from Philip C. Stead, one of our most innovative author-illustrators, that is a meditation on life and moments big and small that shape our individual worlds.
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  • Vernon Is on His Way: Small Stories

    Philip C. Stead

    Hardcover (Roaring Brook Press, June 5, 2018)
    “It is a very nice day,” said Vernon.Porcupine agreed. “I do not remember a day as nice as this.”“Except for maybe yesterday,” offered Skunk.Vernon, Skunk, and Porcupine are back! The stars of Philip C. Stead's acclaimed Home for Bird have returned in three enchanting new stories, Waiting, Fishing, and Gardening, each brimming with the tenderness and wry humor that made their first appearance such a delight.
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  • Samson in the Snow

    Philip C. Stead

    Hardcover (Roaring Brook Press, Sept. 27, 2016)
    One sunny day Samson, a large and friendly woolly mammoth, encounters a little red bird who is looking for yellow flowers for her mouse friend (whose favorite color is yellow). As she flies off with the flowers, Samson wonders what it must be like to have a friend. He wonders this for so long, in fact, that he falls asleep and wakes up to a world covered in snow. In the midst of a blizzard, Samson finds and shelters the little red bird and flower-loving mouse in a tender tale of kindness and unexpected friendship.
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  • Music for Mister Moon

    Philip C. Stead, Erin Stead

    Hardcover (Neal Porter Books, March 26, 2019)
    A shy musician makes an unexpected friend in this beautiful picture book from an award-winning duo.A Great Lakes Great Reads Award Children's Picture Book WinnerA girl named Harriet longs to play her cello alone in her room. But when a noisy owl disrupts her solitude, Harriet throws her teacup out the window in frustration, and accidentally knocks the moon out of the sky. Over the course of an evening, Harriet and the moon become fast friends. Worried that he'll catch a chill, Harriet buys the moon a soft woolen hat, then takes him on a boat ride across a glistening lake, something he's only dreamed of. But can she work up the courage to play her music for the moon?In this delicate bedtime story about a shy young cello player who learns to share her music with the moon, the award-winning Philip and Erin Stead deliver another whimsical, visually oriented picture book in their signature style. The duo of Philip and Erin Stead are "one of the most notable names in children's literature" -ABC NewsA BookPage Best Book of the YearA Bank Street Best Book of the Year - Outstanding Merit
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