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The Three Billy Goats Gruff — The Full Story

by Richard Jackson

illustrated by Katherine Tillotson


Ach! Who is that tap-Tap-TAPPING on my bridge.” 


You may where where this is going. The story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff and their encounter with that bully boy Troll has been told and toad and told again. Yet who was the first silver tongued teller? Well…it seems that the brothers Gruff were rather proud of their troll-outsmarting abilities and of their storytelling prowess. And when a story is well told, the rest is history…or yet another story….This one!



Picture book, 40 pages, September 1, 2020

Simon & Schuster/Atheneum, A Caitlyn Dlouhy Book

ISBN 978-1-4814-1573-6

All Ears All Eyes

by Richard Jackson

illustrated by Katherine Tillotson


Shh…look…listen…to the sounds of the dark say Goodnight! 


What sails? What flies? Those…these, Down low, nearby, far off, up high.


Who listens? Who looks? Who hears? Who sees? 


An homage to the melodies of nighttime, to each critter that sings, hoots, or glows, All Ears, All Eyes takes us on a moonlit journey where the landscape shimmers with Fantasia-like beauty. Where if you look and listen, you might spy an owl, a deer, a chipmunk—or—what else!—before falling asleep.


     “Dazzling” 

                                       —Kirkus starred review 


     “this is a celebration of the approaching darkness and

       all that happens in the night” 

                                        —Booklist starred review


     “an immediate and vivid connection to the living world” 

                                        —Publishers Weekly starred review


     “a soothing bedtime offering that’s perfect for reading aloud”                      

                                        —School Library Journal starred review


Picture book, 40 pages, March 7, 2017

Simon & Schuster/Atheneum, A Caitlyn Dlouhy Book

ISBN-13: 9781481415712

Shoe Dog

by Megan McDonald

illustrated by Katherine Tillotson


Shoe Dog like to chew.

And chew

and chew.


Not a boring old bone.

Not a squeaky old toy.

Not a smelly old sock.


Shoe Dog liked to chew...

Well, guess!


And that’s his trouble.


     “Totally ebullient” 

                              —Kirkus starred review and Best Book 2014


“This cool canine creation cavorts through an Escher-like home abstracted into furniture            floating amid white space. Simple to relate to and easy to love.”

                              —Booklist


Picture book, 40 pages, March 2014

Simon & Schuster/Atheneum, A Richard Jackson Book

ISBN-10: 1-4169-79328

ISBN-13: 978-1-4169-7932-6

All the water in the world

by George Ella Lyon

illustrated by Katherine Tillotson


With lyrical language and evocative artwork this book traces the water

cycle and celebrates the inter-connectedness of the life on our planet.


     “Lots of picture books introduce young children to the water cycle, but few have such an infectious beat and eye-catching illustrations as this title, which begs to be read aloud.” 

                                          —Booklist starred review


    “Filled with rhythm and sound, this offering begs to be read aloud.” 

                                        School Library Journal starred review


Picture book, 40 pages, March 2011

Simon & Schuster/Atheneum, A Richard Jackson Book

ISBN-10: 1-4169-7130-0

ISBN-13: 978-1-4169-7130-6

It’s Picture Day Today

by Megan McDonald

illustrated by Katherine Tillotson


Button is late -

late, late, late.

Missed the bus to school,

on this day of all days.

Everyone else who makes up the class -

Feathers, Strings,

Springs, Rings,

Pom-Poms, Yarns,

and Wheely Things -

they're all inside,

getting themselves together.

Getting ready for the teacher,

the camera,

the wide-angle moment.

But wait...

wait, wait, wait...

Button's not the only one late!


Picture book, 36 pages, June 2009

Simon & Schuster/Atheneum, A Richard Jackson Book

ISBN-10: 1-4169-2434-5

ISBN-13: 978-1-4169-2434-0

Ages: 4 - 8 Grades: P - 3