Sarah’s Books

“fresh…pleasing, richly colorful…” —Booklist

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Explore I Like the Weather Extras

I Like the Weather

Written by Sarah Nelson

Illustrated by Rachel Oldfield

Barefoot Books

Lyrical, rhyming text and playful, hand-painted illustrations invite children to share in the rhythm of the rushing rain, the warmth of the shining sun, the mystery of the whistling wind and the beauty of swirling snow. Each book includes educational STEM endmatter about its respective weather element and how it helps people and planet.

“Imaginative, delightful, and very froggy.” —Kirkus

Explore Frogness Extras

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Written by Sarah Nelson

Illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes

Owlkids Books

An exuberant frog hunt full of mud, muck, and wonder leads to a playful experience of “frogness.” As rain clouds bloom across the sea and the first stars wink, Sammy and Chocolate tiptoe into the muddy marsh behind their house in search of frogs. They can hear frogs everywhere—croaking, chirping, clucking, burping—but where are they hiding?! After the story, learn more about when, why, and how frogs call in the engaging back matter.

coming spring 2022 . . .

A Park Connects Us

Written by Sarah Nelson

Illustrated by Ellen Rooney

Owlkids Books

This playful tribute to urban parks celebrates the many ways that parks connect us to nature and one another. Back matter provides a brief history of urban parks in North America and highlights park successes around the world.

coming fall 2022 . . .

Birth of the Bicycle

Written by Sarah Nelson

Illustrated by Iacopo Bruno

Candlewick Press

Follow the wacky history of the bike from wooden running machine to bumpy boneshaker and towering high wheeler. Learn how the bicycles of the 1800s captivated Americans and mobilized the nation.