I'M A FEEL-O-SAUR (2021)
A fun rhyming romp through all the different feelings that kids (and all of us!) experience, from sad, to 'hangry', to happy. Come meet Grumpy-saurus, Silly-saurus, Bored-o-saurus and the rest of the adorable dino-kids. This book is a great way to start conversations about feelings with the youngest readers!
DADDIES DO (Sterling Publishing 2018) Who wrangles and tangles and wrestles for fun
then cries, "I surrender! You're tougher. You won!"?
Who takes you on outings and just doesn’t care
if you've picked your own outfit or have messy hair?
Meet a delightful group of animal daddies, including a bird who teaches his baby to fly and a kangaroo daddy who falls asleep while reading to his little one. This perfect Father’s Day story ends with every dad tucking his child in with a sweet good night.
FINDING CHRISTMAS (Albert Whitman & Company 2017)
Squirrel, Mouse, and Hare are getting ready for Christmas. While Mouse is out looking for the perfect gift for Hare, she finds Swallow sick in the snow. The three friends bring Swallow home and try to nurse the bird back to health. Squirrel and Mouse realize their Christmas gifts will help Swallow get well. As they give up their presents to help Swallow, they find the Christmas spirit. See reviews. Download Instructions to Make an Advent Calendar.
THE LITTLE LAMB (Disney/Hyperion Books 2010) "From dawn till after day is done, Mama loves her little
A fussy lamb is crying, so her mama dries her tears. A noisy
bird is chirping, so his mama gently sweetens his song. A
sleepy kangaroo is fading, and her mama carries her in her
safe, cozy pouch. Even when kids are not at their best, mothers
love their little ones. Lezlie Evans' warm, rhyming text delivers
this reassuring message, and David McPhail's charming watercolors
of baby animals and their mamas strike the perfect tone: safe,
sweet, and playful.
BUNNIES’ TRIP (Disney/Hyperion January 2008)
When the eight members of the bunny family try to pack for
their vacation, they find it to be much more complicated than
they anticipated. School Library Journal says, “Children will
laugh at the antics, and those familiar with travel will commiserate
when the youngsters can’t take
everything and start getting tired and cranky as they hop
along the country roads. The final
spread-swimming and having fun with oodles of cousins-proves
that it was all worth
BUNNIES’ PICNIC (Disney/Hyperion January 2007)
This fun bunny tale, illustrated by Kay Charao, does more
than entertain. It aptly illustrates how families can find
the humor in daily mishaps and work together in order to solve
problems. Kirkus reviews states, “Evans’s bright springtime
tale cheerily details a bunny family’s attempts to make a
tasty stew. The appealing mix of playful artwork and sing-song
rhymes makes this an ideal story....” Booklist calls it “a
cheerful romp for young children” and praises Evans “bouncy,
rhyming text” and Chorao’s illustrations that “brim with activity
and winsome details.”
you Greet the Whole Wide World?" 12 Common Phrases in 12 Different
Languages (Houghton Mifflin 2006)
School Library Journal says, “This book is a great way to
introduce the many similarities and interests of children
around the world. A fun way for students to experiment with
various languages.” Children will have fun learning to say
hello, please, I love you, goodnight and 8 other phrases in
twelve different languages. The final spread is a world map
indicating countries where each of the languages is spoken.
YOU COUNT 10 TOES? Count to 10 in 10 Different Languages (Houghton
Counting to 10 in 10 different languages is what you will
do when you read this Oppenheim Gold Seal Award winner. School
Library Journal calls it “A fun and challenging concept book.”
Count from 1 to 10 in Japanese, Russian, French, Hindi, Hebrew
and even Zulu!
I FEEL LIKE A STORM CLOUD ( Mondo Publishing 1999 )
This book is illustrated in vibrant acrylics by Marsha Gray
Carrington. In similes that can be read and understood by
young and old alike, a vivacious child describes how it feels
to experience the everyday ups and downs of childhood. School
Library Journal calls it, “A perfect springboard to encourage
talking with children.”
I WERE THE WIND (APG 1997)
This heart-warming tale tells of a mother’s love. Illustrated
in soothing watercolor by Victoria Lisi, this story begins
one evening as a small child climbs upon her mother’s lap
and quietly asks, “What if a witch came along one day and
that wicked old witch stole you away?” Her mother’s reassuring
response embodies the rest of the text. This poetic lullaby
will stir the hearts of parents and children alike.
SONG (Houghton Mifflin 1995)
One stormy February night in 1993, Lezlie Evans found she
couldn’t sleep because of the flashing lightning and booming
thunder outside her window. So she crept out of bed and began
to write down all the images in her head. The result of this
sleepless night became Mrs. Evans’ first children’s book.
Booklist praises the illustrations by Cynthia Jabar as “vibrant
and energetic”, and the rhyming, rhythmic text as, “fun to
read aloud and laugh away a fear of storms.” School Library
Journal calls Lezlie Evans' first book, “A perfect read-aloud
in any weather.”
DANCE (Houghton Mifflin, 1997-currently out of print)
This book is an exuberant poem about winter’s first snow.
Snow Dance was chosen as an American Booksellers ‘Pick of
the Lists’, was a Book of the Month Book Club selection and
featured in Scholastic Book Club on several occasions.