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  • Bibliography:
    7 Books
  • First Book:
    October 2009
  • Latest Book:
    October 2014
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Book List in Order: 7 titles

  • Wild Man Jack isn't easy to please. Especially when Mama Jane serves him the one dish that he detests. Each day his children ask what he'll do if it arrives at the table, and each day he comes up with an even more colorful response. Not until Frid...

  • The Best Sick Day Ever and the animals in the zoo feature in this striking picture book debut. Friends come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. In Amos McGee’s case, all sorts of species, too! Every day he spends a little bit of time with each of ...

  • When Jonathan loses his best friend, a stuffed bear named Frederick, he sets sail on the Big Blue Boat to find him. Along the way he assembles a ragtag crew, including a mountain goat, a lonely circus elephant, and even a friendly whale. Adventure an...

  • While out foraging for interesting things, Vernon the toad finds a new friend - a small blue bird who is curiously silent. Vernon shows Bird the river and the forest and some of his other favorite things, but Bird says nothing. Vernon introduces Bird...

  • It was almost winter and Bear was getting sleepy. But first, Bear had a story to tell... Bear found his friend Mouse, but Mouse was busy gathering seeds and didn't have time to listen to a story. Then Bear saw his friend Duck, but Duck was getti...

  • Join Ruby, a plucky little bird, as she ventures through life, making new friends, learning new skills and asking questions which may have some very surprising results. Fearless Ruby's search for adventure, friendship and her place in the world c...

  • On a boring day, on a dull street, Sebastian sat high atop his roof―something he was never supposed to do. When he launched himself into the air in his balloon made of Grandma's afghans and patchwork quilts, his journey took on a life of its own an...

Award-Winning Books by Philip Christian Stead

Bear Has a Story to Tell
2013 Michigan Notable Books -- Notable Book
A Home for Bird
2012 Cybils -- Fiction Picture Book
A Sick Day for Amos McGee
2011 Caldecott Medal -- Picture Book

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Philip Christian Stead has published 7 books.

Philip Christian Stead does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, Sebastian and the Balloon, was published in October 2014.

The first book by Philip Christian Stead, Creamed Tuna Fish and Peas on Toast, was published in October 2009.

No. Philip Christian Stead does not write books in series.