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  • Bibliography:
    19 Books
  • First Book:
    July 1995
  • Latest Book:
    October 2023
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Book List in Order: 19 titles

  • A honey-eating bird takes readers on a journey, illustrated in beautifully executed landscapes, through the East African bush and its fascinating inhabitants, in a story that shows the close relationship between people and animals there....

  • The desert Southwest is full of sounds.

    Skitter, skitter, scratch. A scorpion is crawling. Pop, pop, pop. kangaroo rat is hopping. Tsk, tsk, tsk. A rattlesnake is shaking its tail.

    But the spadefoot toad is quiet in her underground bur...

  • Two friends find that shadows are all around them.

    "My friend catches
    my shadow's hand.
    Hand in shadow
    we walk the sand."

    Dragonflies zip by with their shadows behind them. Toe shadows wiggle along the bottom of a creek. In...

  • With his spaghetti-thin arms and farfalle tie, Al Dente might not look like a superhero, but never underestimate the power of pasta. It's served up with antic illustrations and outrageous puns.

    Pasta is the passion of the Dente family. The bus...

  • Come explore the rain forest! The Scholastic Science Readers series was created especially to bring exciting nonfiction to beginning readers. Illustrated with full-color photographs.

    Young readers can take a journey through the rain forest and...

  • What do one hundred sunbathing snails have in common with ten crabs in inner tubes? Check out this mirthful counting book with a focus on feet.

    If one is a snail and two is a person, we must be counting by feet! Just follow the sign to the bea...

  • What is dust?
    More than you think.

    What can it do?
    You will be surprised.

    Dust may seem small,
    dark, dirty, and dull.
    But it's the secret
    behind one of the
    largest, most colorful

  • A charming new twist on a classic lullaby
    It's time for one little puppy to go to sleep. He and his boy have had a busy day full of running, splashing, leaping, and chasing, but it's hard for this little puppy to settle down.
    To the tune of th...

  • A fascinating look at the dangers sea turtles face and the role that humans have in helping with wildlife and ocean conservation. In this re-illustrated edition of the previously published text, author April Pulley Sayre introduces readers to the lif...

  • Now a Big Book! What do one hundred sunbathing snails have in common with ten crabs in inner tubes? Check out this mirthful counting book with a focus on feet. If one is a snail and two is a person, we must be counting by feet! Just follow the sig...

  • Are you feeling hoppy? Hop hop hop. Like a rabbit? Or a kangaroo? Or a frog? If the answer is yes, this book will make you happy. If the answer is no, this book will make you hoppy and happy! ...

  • Can you eat like a bear? A sleepy bear awakes in spring and goes to find food. But what is there to eat in April? In May? Follow along and eat like a bear throughout the year: fish from a stream, ants from a tree, and delicious huckleberries from ...

  • Veggies take the stage in a rollicking ode to healthy eating in this Classic Board Book edition of Rah, Rah, Radishes! Rah, rah, radishes, red and white! Carrots are calling. Take a bite! Oh boy, bok choy, Brussels sprout. Broccoli! Cauliflower...

  • Fruit takes center stage in this delectable ode to healthy eating, now available as a Classic Board Book! Rah, rah, raspberries! Go, go, grapes! Savor the flavors. Find fruity shapes! Blackberries. Blueberries. Bag a bunch. Strawberry season? L...

  • Acclaimed children’s book author and photographer April Pulley Sayre’s love letter to Earth is a stunning exploration of the beauty and complexity of the world around us. Remarkable photographs and a rich, layered text introduce concepts of scien...

  • Discover the magic -- and the science -- behind the migration of warblers with this stunning photographic picture book from the award-winning author and photographer of Raindrops Roll, Best in Snow, and Full of Fall. The migrating warblers have ar...

  • Skyscraper babies grow up, up high. Close to their families. Close to the sky.This perfectly poetic story is an ode to family and nature in the big city. Squirrels and humans alike rush to get from place to place, all returning to their nooks and nes...

Award-Winning Books by April Pulley Sayre

Dig, Wait, Listen: A Desert Toad's Tale
2002 Children's Books of Distinction Award -- Nonfiction

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

April Pulley Sayre has published 19 books.

The next book by April Pulley Sayre, Skyscraper Babies, will be published in October 2023.

The first book by April Pulley Sayre, If You Should Hear a Honey Guide, was published in July 1995.

No. April Pulley Sayre does not write books in series.