SNOW SCENE

 

Coming soon!

SNOW SCENE
Words by Richard Jackson/Pictures by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

A Neal Porter Book/Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan/September 2017

(from inside flap)
Do you know about snow? 
Winter scenery, summer greenery?
About the out of doors?
Then this book should be yours.

DOG AND BEAR; DOG CHANGES HIS NAME (Board Book Edition)

 

DOG AND BEAR; DOG CHANGES HIS NAME (Board Book Edition)
Written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

A Neal Porter Book/Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan/February 2017

(from back cover)
A sweet, funny story from the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner, Dog and Bear; Two Friends, Three Stories.
Dog wants to change his name, but to what? Can his best friend, Bear, help him figure out what his new name should be?

Rave reviews for DOG AND BEAR:
Boston Globe/Horn Book Award Winner Best Picture Book, 2007
American Library Association Notable Children’s Book, 2008
Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Book of the Year, 2007
Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, 2007
New York Public Library Best Book for Giving and Sharing, 2007
Parenting Magazine Mom-Tested Best Book of the Year, 2007
Oprah’s Book Club Kids List Recommended Book, 2008
Philadelphia Inquirer Best Book of the Year, 2007
Eric Carle Museum Picture Book of Distinction, 2007
Illinois Monarch Award, 2008
Children’s Choice Award, 2008

-starred review/School Library Journal
“The eye-catching artwork shines with humor and warmth… Endearing… Told with simplicity and charm.”

-starred review/Horn Book
“Stories about a pair of friends almost always hark back to the enduring richness found in Lobel’s FROG AND TOAD tales.  This duo is worthy of the comparison.”

-starred review/Publishers Weekly
“… As inventive and fresh as Seeger’s HIDDEN ALPHABET, the three gentle stories in this inspired collection are utterly charming… After turning the last page, young readers will beg ‘Read to me again!’ for this enchanting trio of tales.”

-starred review/Booklist
“Seeger, whose BLACK? WHITE! DAY? NIGHT! was a 2007 Booklist Editors’ Choice, introduces a pair of endearing animal friends in this winning picture book… Perfectly paced for new readers who will love the dose of humor at each story’s close… Charming.”

-starred review/Kirkus Reviews
“Seeger moves from the concept book she has become known for to the classic friendship book with ease, her just-right dialogue developing her characters swiftly and cleanly… A happy crossover between early readers and read-alouds.”

DOG AND BEAR; BEAR IN THE CHAIR (Board Book Edition)

 

DOG AND BEAR; BEAR IN THE CHAIR (Board Book Edition)
Written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

A Neal Porter Book/Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan/February 2017

(from back cover)
A sweet, funny story from the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner, Dog and Bear; Two Friends, Three Stories.
Bear is stuck high in a chair and only his best friend, Dog, can help. But how will they get Bear's feet back on the ground?

Rave reviews for DOG AND BEAR:
Boston Globe/Horn Book Award Winner Best Picture Book, 2007
American Library Association Notable Children’s Book, 2008
Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Book of the Year, 2007
Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, 2007
New York Public Library Best Book for Giving and Sharing, 2007
Parenting Magazine Mom-Tested Best Book of the Year, 2007
Oprah’s Book Club Kids List Recommended Book, 2008
Philadelphia Inquirer Best Book of the Year, 2007
Eric Carle Museum Picture Book of Distinction, 2007
Illinois Monarch Award, 2008
Children’s Choice Award, 2008

-starred review/School Library Journal
“The eye-catching artwork shines with humor and warmth… Endearing… Told with simplicity and charm.”

-starred review/Horn Book
“Stories about a pair of friends almost always hark back to the enduring richness found in Lobel’s FROG AND TOAD tales.  This duo is worthy of the comparison.”

-starred review/Publishers Weekly
“… As inventive and fresh as Seeger’s HIDDEN ALPHABET, the three gentle stories in this inspired collection are utterly charming… After turning the last page, young readers will beg ‘Read to me again!’ for this enchanting trio of tales.”

-starred review/Booklist
“Seeger, whose BLACK? WHITE! DAY? NIGHT! was a 2007 Booklist Editors’ Choice, introduces a pair of endearing animal friends in this winning picture book… Perfectly paced for new readers who will love the dose of humor at each story’s close… Charming.”

-starred review/Kirkus Reviews
“Seeger moves from the concept book she has become known for to the classic friendship book with ease, her just-right dialogue developing her characters swiftly and cleanly… A happy crossover between early readers and read-alouds.”

ONE BOY (2nd Edition)

 

ONE BOY (2nd Edition)
Written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

A Neal Porter Book/Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan/April 2016
(Other editions: 1st edition/October 2008)

(from inside flap)
ONE BOY, ALL ALONE. TWO SEALS AT THE SEA.
With this innovative counting book that also introduces the concept of words within words, an award-winning author once again breaks new ground.

2009 Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book
American Library Association Notable Children’s Book, 2009
Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, 2008
ALA Book Links “Lasting Connections of 2008″
New York Public Library Best Book for Giving and Sharing, 2008
Booklist Editor’s Choice, 2008
Bank Street College of Education Best Book of 2008
NCTE Notable Children’s Book in the Language Arts, 2008
South Dakota Prairie Bud Award

-starred review/Publishers Weekly
“Seeger is as innovative as ever, improving a standard-issue concept with a game of words inside words.”

-starred review/School Library Journal
“Seeger’s ability to transform everyday words and objects into an amazing picture book continues… Seeger has engineered a tribute to wordplay that is unmatched.”

-starred review/Booklist
“Seeger brings her considerable ingenuity to another clever picture book that works on many levels… A delight.”

-Horn Book
“Intriguing… For small children learning to count and older ones learning to read… This is ‘one to grow on.”

-Kirkus Reviews
“Clever… Playful… Unpredictable.”

BLACK? WHITE! DAY? NIGHT! (2nd Edition)

 

BLACK? WHITE! DAY? NIGHT! (2nd Edition)
Written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

A Neal Porter Book/Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan/April 2016
(Other editions: 1st edition/October 2006)

(from inside flap)
Having explored the alphabet (THE HIDDEN ALPHABET), colors (LEMONS ARE NOT RED), and emotions (WALTER WAS WORRIED), Laura Vaccaro Seeger now turns her extraordinary talents to opposites in this bright, colorful, and imaginative book.  Here, through a series of ingenious die-cut pages, the reader discovers that things are not always what they seem.  A black bat is transformed into a white ghost.  A sunny day magically becomes a starry night.  Posed as a series of 18 questions and answers, BLACK? WHITE! DAY? NIGHT! is sure to be a big success with small children everywhere.

American Library Association Notable Children’s Book, 2007
Child Magazine Best Book of 2006
Nick Jr./Family Magazine Best Book of 2006
Booklist Editor’s Choice, 2006
Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2006
BookSense Pick of the Lists Book, 2006
CCBC Choices Best Book of 2007
Capitol Choices 2007 Noteworthy Book for Children
Bank Street College of Education Best Book of 2006
Pennsylvania Center for the Book “Baker’s Dozen”, 2006
Eric Carle Museum Picture Book of Distinction, 2006

-starred review/Kirkus Reviews
“Using the same format as her stunning HIDDEN ALPHABET, Seeger presents readers with another eye-catching concept book… From beginning to end, another winner from Seeger.”

-starred review/School Library Journal
“Opposites attract and expand in this playful celebration.”

-starred review/Booklist
“Children will be captivated from the very first page… From front to back and beginning to end, this is a winner.”

-Horn Book
“Classy… Appealing… Clever… A thoughtful, well-packaged offering.”

-Publishers Weekly
“This playful volume banks on uncertainty and surprise… The question marks and exclamation points remind readers to keep inquiring in this satisfying package.”

-recommended book/Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“No doubt there’s a language-arts lesson here for the taking, but expect it to be trumped by the sheer inventiveness of the presentation.”

WALTER WAS WORRIED (2nd Edition)

 

WALTER WAS WORRIED (2nd Edition)
Written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

A Neal Porter Book/Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan/April 2016
(Other editions: 1st edition/September 2005)

(from inside flap)
With the originality and verve that marked THE HIDDEN ALPHABET and LEMONS ARE NOT RED, Laura Vaccaro Seeger once again creates a distinctive book for young children.

On the first page the reader is greeted by the title sequence.  Opposite the text is a portrait of a very worried Walter.  But wait!  The very letters that spell worried form his facial features as well as his expression!  Gradually a simple story unfolds as other characters are introduced, and the sky grows dark, the fog rolls in, lightning strikes, and thunder shakes the trees…

American Library Association Notable Children’s Book, 2006
Child Magazine Best Book of 2005
CCBC Choices Best Book of 2005
IRA Children’s Choice Best Book, 2006
Eric Carle Museum Picture Book of Distinction, 2005

-School Library Journal
“Inventive… There is surprising depth in this wonderful collaboration of art and story.”

-recommended/Children’s Literature
“Another extraordinary alphabet-based book from Laura Vaccaro Seeger… WALTER WAS WORRIED has it all: alliteration, story line, vivid paintings, and the most unique use of alphabet letters.”

-Kirkus Reviews
“Moods can change as quickly as the weather, and this innovative concept book cleverly illustrates the range and volatility of both… Lovely muted paintings… Opportunities for read-aloud abound here.”

-Publishers Weekly
“Seeger gives new meaning to the word typeface!”

LEMONS ARE NOT RED (2nd Edition)

 

LEMONS ARE NOT RED (2nd Edition)
Written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

A Neal Porter Book/Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan/April 2016
(Other editions: 1st edition/November 2004)

(from inside flap)
Laura Vaccaro Seeger introduces young children to the world of color in this simple, original, and utterly beguiling book.  As red lemons magically turn yellow, purple carrots turn orange, and white reindeer turn brown young readers’ faces are sure to break into smiles.

American Library Association Notable Children’s Book, 2005
Child Magazine Best Book of 2004
New York Public Library Best Book for Giving and Sharing, 2004
CBS This Morning Best Book for Gift Giving, 2004
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books Best Book of 2004
Capitol Choices 2005 Noteworthy Book for Children
CCBC Choices Best Book of 2004

-starred review/Publishers Weekly
“Having expertly explored letters in THE HIDDEN ALPHABET, Seeger once again delivers a compositionally faultless primer.”

-starred review/Kirkus Reviews
“Seeger has done marvelous things with her brushwork, from impasto to shimmering smoothness… Clever, imaginative, and utterly beguiling.”

-recommended/Children’s Literature
“This delightful, wonderfully illustrated book is fun and engaging… A must-have for any collection.”

-School Library Journal
“This offering will delight preschoolers.”

-Horn Book
“The colors and textures are nearly edible.”

I Used To Be Afraid

 

I USED TO BE AFRAID
Written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

A Neal Porter Book/Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan/September 2015

(from inside flap)
Spiders can be scary, but their webs can be beautiful.
The dark can be scary, but it helps you see the stars.
Being alone can be scary, but you can always find comfort in unexpected places.
In this beautifully crafted book, a girl discovers that what seems scary at first can often become something wonderful.

CCBC Choices Best Book of 2015
Bank Street College of Education Best Book of 2015

-starred review/Publishers Weekly
“Visually dramatic... Seeger uses striking acrylic hues, chunky shapes, and a resolute voice to suggest that fears (even those involving big brothers) can be overcome... This book suggests big determination.

-starred review/Kirkus Reviews
“Fresh... Lush... Striking... Clever... Honest... Outstanding.”

-starred review/Horn Book
"Seeger uses rich color and intriguing die-cuts in a picture book that will resonate emotionally for many children... Enticing..."

-School Library Journal
“A wonderful story to engender a discussion about being afraid and possibly even inspire its young audience to conquer their own fears.”

-Featured book/New York Times
“A cut-out on each spread adds emphasis to the shift in mood or perception when the page is turned, and the ending gently shows that fear can often be laughed away. Beautifully complex. Perfect for little hands.”

-Featured book/BookPage
"Rich... Wonder... Honest and straightforward, this is an engaging read for young children, especially those experiencing big transitions in life. Never fear: This is a book well worth your time."

-Featured book/Boston Globe
"Smartly designed... Transformative... The quiet genius of this book lies in its revelatory images."

Dog and Bear; Tricks and Treats

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DOG AND BEAR; TRICKS AND TREATS
Written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

A Neal Porter Book/Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan/July 2014

(from inside flap)
Dog and Bear are back in three new Halloween stories that are sure to entertain and delight their many fans and win them new ones. Join them as they search for the perfect costume, hand out candy to trick-or-treaters (or not!), and then go trick-or-treating themselves.

-featured review/New York Times
"In three new mini-stories, the beloved patchwork bear and his loyal dachshund friend bumble their way through Halloween... these little stories are a wonder of concision, perfect timing and simple, spot-on illustration."

-starred reviews/Shelf Awareness
"Once again, Seeger proves she's a master of minimalism, allowing the barest of text and abundant white space to keep the focus on the two friends and the words and concepts young readers are acquiring. This is all treat."

-Kirkus Reviews
"Hilarious... All the elements that have made these series titles such a hit are here... It's equally appealing as a read-aloud for the preschool set or as a well-formatted reader for children practicing their new skills. Seeger's tricks are readers' treats." 

-School Library Journal
"The two friends are always ready to help each other out with a smile and laugh... A wonderful choice for bedtime reading... This is a great addition to Halloween collections, as it focuses on the fun, rather than the fright, of the holiday." 

-Publishers Weekly
"Seeger skillfully sketches the characters' emotions and humor, and the 'gotcha' zingers that wrap up all three stories will leave readers with a smile." 

-Booklist
"The funny surprises will fool young readers, who will be delighted when the jokes are revealed... Colorful illustrations in acrylic paint and India ink complement the spare text in this appealing presentation about the favorite twosome." 

Bully

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BULLY
Written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

A Neal Porter Book/Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan/August 2013

(from inside flap)
Bully doesn't have a kind word for any of his friends.
What will it take for a little bull to realize he's being a big bully?

American Library Association Notable Children’s Book, 2014
Best Book of 2013/Boston Globe
Bank Street College of Education Best Book of 2014
2014 CBC/NCSS Notable Book
CCBC Choices Best Book of 2014
Capitol Choices 2014 Noteworthy Book for Children

-starred review/School Library Journal
"The anti-bullying message comes across clearly without being heavy-handed or didactic. The arc of the bull’s experience engenders discussion and encourages the quest for satisfying solutions." 

-starred review/Publishers Weekly
"Seeger’s pages pop with action, and the lesson couldn’t be clearer.”

-starred review/Booklist
"Intelligently conceived and beautifully executed, this picture book is visually and verbally pared down to essentials, making it accessible to a wide age range. Yet for all its simplicity, this story opens up a number of complex issues for discussion.”

-starred review/Shelf Awareness
"Seeger digs deeply into the emotional lives of youngest children with an honest picture book that acknowledges cruelty's vicious cycle. Seeger both acknowledges that bullying can start early in childhood, but also shows that a little kindness can go a long way to reverse its effects."

-Horn Book
"Showing that she can be just as clever with words as she is with images, Seeger takes on name-calling in this barnyard drama. Perfect for the preschool set, the book is deceptively simple at first glance, but, as with name-calling itself, there is a lot going on beneath the surface."

-Kirkus Reviews
"Characteristically impeccable design distinguishes Seeger’s latest..."

-New York Times
"Seeger uses little text and deceptively simple images to say a lot... What's lovely about BULLY is that the little bull is a sympathetic character throughout... Seeger offers children a way to root for him..."

-Washington Post
"This title packs a punch, or perhaps a pat on the shoulder... Beginning with the stop-sign-red cover sporting an angry brown bull, Seeger signals her intent to tackle an ugly subject, carefully calibrating it for the very youngest... BULLY elucidates not only how the dynamic of name-calling works but where it might begin and how it might be ended... Context is everything... When the final spread shows an opening in the fence, it’s far more than a casual design element: It’s a gate through which the bull and his newfound friends walk into an altered reality... A complicated idea brought into focus through utter simplicity."

-Book of the Week/CCBC
"Visually eloquent... Intent is everything here... Seeger leaves plenty of space for readers of the words and pictures to observe, reflect upon, and discuss the characters thoughts, feelings, and actions... The bold illustrations are complex in terms of gesture and feeling."

-Boston Globe
"There is beauty and wisdom in simplicity, and Caldecott-Honor winning Seeger has mastered the art of getting down to basics."

Green

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GREEN
Written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
A Neal Porter Book/Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan/March 2012

(from inside flap)
How many kinds of green are there?

There’s the lush green of a forest on a late spring day, the fresh, juicy green of a just-cut lime, the incandescent green of a firefly, and the vivid aquamarine of a tropical sea.

In her newest book, Caldecott and Geisel Honor Book author Laura Vaccaro Seeger fashions an homage to a single color and, in doing so, creates a book that will delight and, quite possibly, astonish you.

2013 Caldecott Honor Book
American Library Association Notable Children’s Book, 2013
New York Times Best Seller
Horn Book Fanfare Best Book of 2012
Booklist Best Book of 2012
Kirkus Best Book of 2012
Wall Street Journal Best Book of 2012
New York Public Library Best Book for Giving and Sharing, 2012
Parents Magazine 10 Best Books of 2012 selection
Children’s Book of the Month Club selection
Bank Street College of Education Best Book of 2012
CCBC Choices Best Book of 2012
Capitol Choices 2013 Noteworthy Book for Children
Winner – 2013 Giverny Award   

-starred review/School Library Journal
“Perfectly paced and visually exciting… it represents picture book making at its very best.“

-starred review/Kirkus Reviews
“Lovely, inventive, engrossing and interactive…”

-starred review/Horn Book
“With a color as politically weighted as this one, what could have been a hit-‘em-over-the-head message is instead left open-ended, allowing the book to work for very young children (for whom the “never green” red stop sign could be taken at face value) or for an older audience willing to speculate on ecological issues and sustainability… A triumph of artistic problem-solving…”

-starred review/Publishers Weekly
“Seeger’s skill at creating simple yet wonderfully effective concept books, as well as her mastery of die-cuts that delight in unexpected and ingenious ways, are in full evidence in this salute to the color green.”

-starred review/Booklist
“Beguiling… beautifully designed… lush… Seeger could have pushed her greens onto a predictable ecological pathway, she doesn’t force an environmental message, letting the richness of the natural world speak for itself… This is a book for turning pages, pointing, looking, talking— fun!”

-New York Times Book Review
“Luxurious… Deceptively simple… Gorgeous…”

-Wall Street Journal
“Subtle cutouts on each richly painted page create an almost mystical sense of continuity …”

-recommended/CCBC
“Gorgeous… Lush… Artful… Playful… Transformative…”

Dog And Bear; Two Friends, Three Stories (My Readers Edition)

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DOG AND BEAR; TWO FRIENDS, THREE STORIES (My Readers edition)
Written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

A Neal Porter Book/Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan/April 2012
(Other editions: 1st edition/April 2007)

(from inside flap)
What do a frisky dachshund and a slightly timid stuffed bear have in common?  They are best friends.  Here are three funny, beguiling and meltingly tender stories about the ups and downs of friendship, ideal for emergent readers to read all by themselves, or better yet, to share with a friend.

Boston Globe/Horn Book Award Winner Best Picture Book, 2007
American Library Association Notable Children’s Book, 2008
Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Book of the Year, 2007
Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, 2007
New York Public Library Best Book for Giving and Sharing, 2007
Parenting Magazine Mom-Tested Best Book of the Year, 2007
Oprah’s Book Club Kids List Recommended Book, 2008
Philadelphia Inquirer Best Book of the Year, 2007
Eric Carle Museum Picture Book of Distinction, 2007
Illinois Monarch Award, 2008
Children’s Choice Award, 2008

-starred review/School Library Journal
“The eye-catching artwork shines with humor and warmth… Endearing… Told with simplicity and charm.”

-starred review/Horn Book
“Stories about a pair of friends almost always hark back to the enduring richness found in Lobel’s FROG AND TOAD tales.  This duo is worthy of the comparison.”

-starred review/Publishers Weekly
“… As inventive and fresh as Seeger’s HIDDEN ALPHABET, the three gentle stories in this inspired collection are utterly charming… After turning the last page, young readers will beg ‘Read to me again!’ for this enchanting trio of tales.”

-starred review/Booklist
“Seeger, whose BLACK? WHITE! DAY? NIGHT! was a 2007 Booklist Editors’ Choice, introduces a pair of endearing animal friends in this winning picture book… Perfectly paced for new readers who will love the dose of humor at each story’s close… Charming.”

-starred review/Kirkus Reviews
“Seeger moves from the concept book she has become known for to the classic friendship book with ease, her just-right dialogue developing her characters swiftly and cleanly… A happy crossover between early readers and read-alouds.”

The Hidden Alphabet (2nd Edition)

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THE HIDDEN ALPHABET (2nd edition)
Written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

A Neal Porter Book/Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan/December 2010
(Other editions: 1st edition/October 2003)

(from inside flap)
Here is a fresh and imaginative way to look at the alphabet.  Turn to the first page and you’ll be greeted by a picture of an arrowhead, surrounded by a simple black frame.  Once you lift the frame, you’ll find the arrowhead is magically transformed into the letter A.  And so it goes, from Balloons, Cloud, and Door through Leaf and Mice to Yolk and Zipper.  Bold distinctive images and a simple yet ingenious format make this an alphabet book to treasure.

American Library Association Notable Children’s Book, 2004
Child Magazine Best Book of 2003
New York Public Library Best Book for Giving and Sharing, 2003
NBC Today Show Best Book for Gift Giving, 2003
Kirkus Best Book of 2003
Children’s Literature 2004 Choices Best Book
Capitol Choices 2004 Noteworthy Book for Children
CCBC Choices Best Book of 2003
Eric Carle Museum Picture Book of Distinction, 2003

-starred review/Kirkus Reviews
“An outstanding alphabet book… Each page comes as an ingenious surprise… Beautifully designed, fascinating to browse and eminently successful.”

-starred review/Publishers Weekly
“An artful ABC… A sophisticated presentation… The design is unerringly elegant.”

-starred review/School Library Journal
HIDDEN ALPHABET is a visual delight… Seeger’s sophisticated paintings make this a fascinating artistic experience as well as a learning opportunity.”

-Horn Book
“A concept book with a capital C… This is great bookmaking, and a
snazzy-though sophisticated-addition to the alphabet bookshelf.

-Booklist
“Striking graphic design… A book that manages to be both child friendly and visually exciting.”

-Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Each page is executed with polish and panache…This is begging for use in art class.”

What If?

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WHAT IF?
Written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

A Neal Porter Book/Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan/April 2010

(from inside flap)
What if a boy found a beach ball and kicked it into the ocean?
What if two seals found it and began to play?
What if a third seal appeared looking for a friend?

In this spare and deceptively simple book, Laura Vaccaro Seeger uses the same premise and tells it three ways, each with subtle variations that highlight the possibility in possibilities.
Painted in the bright, sunny palette of a day at the seashore, What if? is both a tribute to the myriad opportunities that each moment holds and a triumph of innovative storytelling.

School Library Journal Best Book of 2010
Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2010
Bank Street College of Education Best Book of 2010
CCBC Choices Best Book of 2010

-starred review/School Library Journal
“The artist marries the charm of her Dog and Bear books with the thick color washes of First the Egg to create something new and yet familiar… Masterful.”

-starred review/Kirkus Reviews
“Simply gorgeous.“

-starred review/Horn Book
“A visual knockout… Another superb offering from this master picture book creator – no ifs, ands, or buts about it.”

-starred review/Publishers Weekly
“An outside-the-box book about friendship… Deceptively simple and creative introduction to the structure of stories and how simple it is to be a good friend.”

-Booklist
“A stirring offering… It’s the work of an artist who never overplays her hand, and the brushstrokes and possibly even finger strokes evident in the colorful paint give it an even deeper sense of intimacy.”

-recommended/Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“So inviting… Delightful.”

Dog and Bear; Three to Get Ready

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DOG AND BEAR; THREE TO GET READY
Written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

A Neal Porter Book/Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan/August 2009

(from inside flap)
Dog and Bear are back in three spanking new stories about a troublesome bucket, a very bouncy bed, and a lost sock monkey.  All are sure to push your giggle button and touch your heart.

CCBC Choices Best Book of 2009

-starred review/Kirkus Reviews
“Wonderful as ever… The pacing is perfect… Seeger continues to set a high standard for picture books.  Superb.“

-School Library Journal
“This pitch-perfect addition to the much-honored annals of impetuous Dog and careful Bear’s friendship will find a ready and delighted audience… Joyfully distilled in minimal dialogue and Seeger’s trademark use of bright, bold color… Listeners, emerging readers, children have a treat in store.“

-Publishers Weekly
“The simple expressiveness of the friends’ mutual concern and Seeger’s inventive use of time and physical space adds to the duo’s magnetism.”

-Horn Book
“Fresh and surprising… Super special.”

One Boy (1st Edition)

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ONE BOY (1st Edition)
Written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
A Neal Porter Book/Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan/October 2008
(Other editions: 2nd edition/April 2016)

(from inside flap)
ONE BOY, ALL ALONE. TWO SEALS AT THE SEA.
With this innovative counting book that also introduces the concept of words within words, an award-winning author once again breaks new ground.

2009 Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book
American Library Association Notable Children’s Book, 2009
Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, 2008
ALA Book Links “Lasting Connections of 2008″
New York Public Library Best Book for Giving and Sharing, 2008
Booklist Editor’s Choice, 2008
Bank Street College of Education Best Book of 2008
NCTE Notable Children’s Book in the Language Arts, 2008
South Dakota Prairie Bud Award

-starred review/Publishers Weekly
“Seeger is as innovative as ever, improving a standard-issue concept with a game of words inside words.”

-starred review/School Library Journal
“Seeger’s ability to transform everyday words and objects into an amazing picture book continues… Seeger has engineered a tribute to wordplay that is unmatched.”

-starred review/Booklist
“Seeger brings her considerable ingenuity to another clever picture book that works on many levels… A delight.”

-Horn Book
“Intriguing… For small children learning to count and older ones learning to read… This is ‘one to grow on.”

-Kirkus Reviews
“Clever… Playful… Unpredictable.”

Dog And Bear; Two’s Company

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DOG AND BEAR; TWO'S COMPANY
Written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

A Neal Porter Book/Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan/April 2008

(from inside flap)
Dog and Bear are back in three more fresh and funny stories that will delight their growing legion of fans:  “Ice Cream”, “Happy Birthday Bear!” and “Sweet Dreams”.  Readers are sure to agree that the only thing better than one book about this winsome duo is two!

Bank Street College of Education Best Book of 2008
Junior Library Guild Selection, 2008
CCBC Choices Best Book of 2008
Eric Carle Museum Picture Book of Distinction, 2008

-starred review/Publishers Weekly
“Beguiling… If Seeger keeps these coming (and readers will hope she does), DOG AND BEAR are likely to join the rarefied ranks of FROG AND TOAD, and GEORGE AND MARTHA.”

-starred review/Horn Book
“File this entry near FROG AND TOADPOOH AND PIGLET, and GEORGE AND MARTHA; then be prepared to read it again and again.”

-starred review/Kirkus Reviews
“Impulsive Dog and deliberate Bear are perfect foils.”

-starred review/Booklist
“… The joy is in the way the pictures and text work together to evoke emotions familiar even to young children.”

-School Library Journal
“Dog and Bear are back in another book preschoolers will love… Seeger has a talent for focusing on the things kids care about most… A great book for group or individual sharing.”

First The Egg

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FIRST THE EGG
Written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

A Neal Porter Book/Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan/September 2007

(from inside flap)
FIRST Laura Vaccaro Seeger created the critically acclaimed concept books THE HIDDEN ALPHABETLEMONS ARE NOT REDWALTER WAS WORRIED, and BLACK? WHITE! DAY? NIGHT!.
THEN she produced her first work that kids can read themselves, the lovable DOG AND BEAR.
NOW she tackles that age-old question – Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

This is a book about transformations… from egg to chicken, seed to flower, and caterpillar to butterfly. But it’s also a book about creativity – as paint becomes picture, word becomes story… and commonplace becomes extraordinary.

2008 Caldecott Honor Book
2008 Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book
New York Times Best Seller
New York Times Best Illustrated Book of 2007
American Library Association Notable Children’s Book, 2008
Horn Book Fanfare Best Book of 2007
Oppenheim Platinum Award, 2008
NAIBA Children’s Pick of the List, 2007
Arizona Grand Canyon Young Readers Award, 2007
Michigan Great Lakes Great Books Award, 2007
South Dakota Prairie Bud Award, 2007
Eric Carle Museum Picture Book of Distinction, 2007

-starred review/Kirkus Reviews
“Another perfectly pitched triumph from an emerging master of the concept book.”

-starred review/Horn Book
“The best picture books create a world in themselves, and this tour de force is one of them.”

-starred review/School Library Journal
“Vibrant… Fresh and inviting… With its even rhythm, clearly expressed concept, and strong visuals, this book would make a great read-aloud for preschoolers.”

-best illustrated/New York Times
FIRST THE EGG arrives as an eye-catching reminder that learning can be made sheer delight.”

-Publishers Weekly
A nimble page-turner… Clever… Exuberant imagery.

Dog And Bear; Two Friends, Three Stories

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DOG AND BEAR; TWO FRIENDS, THREE STORIES
Written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

A Neal Porter Book/Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan/March 2007
(Other editions: My Readers edition/March 2012)

(from inside flap)
What do a frisky dachshund and a slightly timid stuffed bear have in common?  They are best friends.  Here are three funny, beguiling and meltingly tender stories about the ups and downs of friendship, ideal for emergent readers to read all by themselves, or better yet, to share with a friend.

Boston Globe/Horn Book Award Winner Best Picture Book, 2007
American Library Association Notable Children’s Book, 2008
Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Book of the Year, 2007
Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, 2007
New York Public Library Best Book for Giving and Sharing, 2007
Parenting Magazine Mom-Tested Best Book of the Year, 2007
Oprah’s Book Club Kids List Recommended Book, 2008
Philadelphia Inquirer Best Book of the Year, 2007
Eric Carle Museum Picture Book of Distinction, 2007
Illinois Monarch Award, 2008
Children’s Choice Award, 2008

-starred review/School Library Journal
“The eye-catching artwork shines with humor and warmth… Endearing… Told with simplicity and charm.”

-starred review/Horn Book
“Stories about a pair of friends almost always hark back to the enduring richness found in Lobel’s FROG AND TOAD tales.  This duo is worthy of the comparison.”

-starred review/Publishers Weekly
“… As inventive and fresh as Seeger’s HIDDEN ALPHABET, the three gentle stories in this inspired collection are utterly charming… After turning the last page, young readers will beg ‘Read to me again!’ for this enchanting trio of tales.”

-starred review/Booklist
“Seeger, whose BLACK? WHITE! DAY? NIGHT! was a 2007 Booklist Editors’ Choice, introduces a pair of endearing animal friends in this winning picture book… Perfectly paced for new readers who will love the dose of humor at each story’s close… Charming.”

-starred review/Kirkus Reviews
“Seeger moves from the concept book she has become known for to the classic friendship book with ease, her just-right dialogue developing her characters swiftly and cleanly… A happy crossover between early readers and read-alouds.”

Black? White! Day? Night! (1st Edition)

 

BLACK? WHITE! DAY? NIGHT! (1st Edition)
Written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
A Neal Porter Book/Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan/September 2006
(Other editions: 2nd edition/April 2016)

(from inside flap)
Having explored the alphabet (THE HIDDEN ALPHABET), colors (LEMONS ARE NOT RED), and emotions (WALTER WAS WORRIED), Laura Vaccaro Seeger now turns her extraordinary talents to opposites in this bright, colorful, and imaginative book.  Here, through a series of ingenious die-cut pages, the reader discovers that things are not always what they seem.  A black bat is transformed into a white ghost.  A sunny day magically becomes a starry night.  Posed as a series of 18 questions and answers, BLACK? WHITE! DAY? NIGHT! is sure to be a big success with small children everywhere.

American Library Association Notable Children’s Book, 2007
Child Magazine Best Book of 2006
Nick Jr./Family Magazine Best Book of 2006
Booklist Editor’s Choice, 2006
Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2006
BookSense Pick of the Lists Book, 2006
CCBC Choices Best Book of 2007
Capitol Choices 2007 Noteworthy Book for Children
Bank Street College of Education Best Book of 2006
Pennsylvania Center for the Book “Baker’s Dozen”, 2006
Eric Carle Museum Picture Book of Distinction, 2006

-starred review/Kirkus Reviews
“Using the same format as her stunning HIDDEN ALPHABET, Seeger presents readers with another eye-catching concept book… From beginning to end, another winner from Seeger.”

-starred review/School Library Journal
“Opposites attract and expand in this playful celebration.”

-starred review/Booklist
“Children will be captivated from the very first page… From front to back and beginning to end, this is a winner.”

-Horn Book
“Classy… Appealing… Clever… A thoughtful, well-packaged offering.”

-Publishers Weekly
“This playful volume banks on uncertainty and surprise… The question marks and exclamation points remind readers to keep inquiring in this satisfying package.”

-recommended book/Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“No doubt there’s a language-arts lesson here for the taking, but expect it to be trumped by the sheer inventiveness of the presentation.”