"Finally, a book that discusses children’s feelings and emotions about being uncomfortable." -Booklist
Sometimes being nice means being patient with your little brother who doesn’t know how to treat your favorite things. Being nice can mean going to your sister’s boring dance recital. Or tasting a tuna noodle casserole your grandma made—when you can’t stand tuna noodle casserole. Being nice takes practice, and that’s okay. You just keep trying, and soon you discover how GREAT it feels…to be nice!
About the Author Maggie C. Rudd teaches in a small town and writes books for children. She lives with her husband, two sons, and dog in North Carolina. This is her first book. About the Illustrator Kelly O'Neill earned her BFA in Illustration from Syracuse University in 2017 and has been illustrating children’s books ever since. She currently resides in Pennsylvania.
I'll Hold Your Hand Release Date October 26, 2021/ Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Macmillan Available now for pre-order!
This sweet picture book celebrates the unbreakable bond of a parent's support for a child though life's milestones, from learning to walk to the first day of school and all the highs and lows in between.
From the night you arrive to your first night away, from learning to crawl to healing a broken heart, and for all the highs and lows in between. . . through every season, every challenge, and every joy, you are loved.
With sweet, lyrical text and stunning art, I'll Hold Your Hand celebrates the unbreakable bond of family, and all the ways our actions can say “I love you” louder than words.
Maggie Rudd is from rural North Carolina where she lives with her husband and two boys. When she isn't writing, she is teaching middle school, making forts, or outside getting muddy with her kids.
Elisa Chavarri is the illustrator of numerous books for children, including Rainbow Weaver/Tejedora del Arcoiris and Federico and the Wolf. Originally from Lima, Peru, she did much of her growing up in Northern Michigan where she now resides with her husband and two small children whose little hands she loves to hold.
On The Fourth Of July Release Date June 13, 2023/ Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Macmillan Available now for pre-order!
This inclusive picture book celebrates community, summertime, and the Fourth of July, from the dynamic duo that brought you I'll Hold Your Hand.
When the cookouts are over and the pool gates are closed, families will walk from their houses, parade into town, and look to the stars. Surrounded by neighbors and friends, they will watch the fireworks show as it glitters and sparkles and paints the sky in celebration!
On the Fourth of July is an energetic picture book from Maggie C. Rudd, with sparkling illustrations by Elisa Chavarri, that serves as a joyous ode to uplifting traditions.
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