Book List in Order: 12 titles

  • Pigs and puppies, cats and meerkats, babies and grown-ups - all creatures sleep, but even so, sleep can take us by surprise. With an artist's eye, Arlene Alda has created a remarkably warm and intimate collection of images that capture the...


  • Who wants to practice the piano? Certainly not Lulu. She'd rather listen to her swing squeak, the bell on her bike ring, or the apples thump as she climbs a tree. Even her shoes play a tip-tap tune as she runs on the sidewalk.Before she knows it, it'...


  • Iris finds out that having a stomach virus is exhausting, especially when her brother, Doug, lets her know that she always gets sick at the wrong time. The sibling rivalry and misunderstanding of what germs are when they are called bugs unfold in thi...


  • Now in Paperback!In a companion book to the acclaimed ARLENE ALDA’S ABC, the author turns her sharp photographer's eye on nature and the everyday objects around us, finding numerals in the most surprising places. Some photographs may require a clos...


  • Life in a tenement during the 1930s is difficult for anyone. No wonder Mama is homesick for the sunny south of Italy, where flowers bloom and the sky is always blue. Her little daughter tries everything to cheer her up, from hand stands and jokes to ...


  • Have to hurry, can't be lateCatching something, something great.What's Granny running so fast to catch? Join Ruthie and her friend to find out in this fast-paced read-a-loud which had a splendid start in hardcover. Now our favorite high-speed grandmo...



  • Morning time means waking up. But sometimes it comes too soon! In this lively companion to Sheep, Sheep, Sheep, Help Me Fall Asleep,  Arlene Alda's playful verse and original photographs explore a world of little ones who need some coaxing to open ...


  • Sheep, Sheep, Sheep, Help Me Fall AsleepWritten and with photographs by Arlene AldaWhen you can't fall asleep, counting sheep is certainly one way to make you drowsy. On the other hand, when you don't want to fall asleep, counting other animals doing...






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    Arlene Alda has created several photo essays for very young readers, and this one, with its simple concept and clever presentation should sell as well as her very popular Did You Say Pears?A clever look at colors for the very young......


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    An opposites book like no other — from the inimitable Arlene Alda!Author / photographer Arlene Alda is back with another delightful photo essay. This time she tackles the concept of opposites with her keen sense of humor and sharp eye. This sli...


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    Author/photographer Arlene Alda has produced yet another brilliantly simple rhyming safari — this time in search of faces in unusual places. These faces are found on buildings, in trees, mailboxes, and fountains. Coy, funny, grumpy, comical, or...