Sarah’s Books

I Like the Weather

Written by Sarah Nelson | Illustrated by Rachel Oldfield

Published by Barefoot Books (2021)

“fresh…pleasing, richly colorful…” —Booklist

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.

Available in Spanish, April 2022


Written by Sarah Nelson | Illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes

Published by Owlkids Books (2021)

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

An exuberant frog hunt full of mud, muck, and wonder leads to a playful experience of mindfulness. 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 adventure, learn more about when, why, and how frogs call.

coming March 2022 . . .

A Park Connects Us

Written by Sarah Nelson | Illustrated by Ellen Rooney

Published by 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 spring 2023 . . .

Birth of the Bicycle

Written by Sarah Nelson | Illustrated by Iacopo Bruno

Published by Candlewick Press

Follow the wacky history of the bicycle from pedal-less, brake-less wooden running machine to bumpy boneshaker to towering high wheeler. Learn how the bicycles of the 1800s captivated Americans and mobilized the nation. 

More coming soon…