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I SPY  
 
   
           
 

9 MONTHS 1 DAY1 YEAR
compiled by Jean Marzollo
designed by Carol Devine Carson
Harper & Row 1975, hc, pb

 

 

 

 

9 Months 1 Day 1 Year

   
           
 

39 KIDS ON THE BLOCK
by Jean Marzollo
Scholastic chapter book gr. 2-3

THE GREEN GHOST OF APPLEVILLE#1 1989, pb
TE BEST PRESENT EVER #2 1989, pb
ROSES ARE PINK AND YOU STINK #3
1990, pb
THE BEST FRIENDS CLUB #4 1990, pb
CHICKEN POX STRIKES AGAIN #5 1990, pb
MY SISTER THE BLABBERMOUTH #6 1990, pb

*Fans of Giff, Delton, and Adler will welcome Marzollo's appealing neighborhood stories."
BOOKLIST

 

 

 

39 Kids on the Block

 

 

   
           
 

AMY GOES FISHING
by Jean Marzollo
illustrated by Ann Schweninger
Dial easy-to-read1980 hc, pb

*Reading Rainbow Selection 1990
*Bank Street Child Study Children’s Book List 1988

"It's an experience to feel and to share -- as both text and pictures suggest more than they say about the tenor of the day and the relationship between Amy and her father."
KIRKUS REVIEWS

 

Amy Goes Fishing

   
           
 

BABY UNICORN AND BABY DRAGON
by Jean and Claudio Marzollo
Illustrated by Kimberly Bulken Root
Scholastic 1989 pb

Excerpt:
"Once upon a time in a magic forest there lived a baby unicorn called Star because of a little white star on her forehead. Star's favorite game was hide-and-seek, which she often played with a baby dragon named Moon."
JEAN AND CLAUDIO MARZOLLO

 

Baby Unicorn and Baby Dragon

   
           
 

BABY'S ALPHABET
by Jean Marzollo
Photos by Nancy Sheehan
Roaring Brook Press 2002 hc

"The handsize volume features a multicultural cast in crisp, clear snapshots."
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

 

Baby's Alphabet

   
           
 

BASEBALL BROTHERS
by Jean, Dan, and Dave Marzollo
Illustrated by True Kelley
Hello Reader Level 3
Scholastic Cartwheel Fall 1999 pb

"Full-color cartoon illustrations and vocabularies suitable for children learning to read." SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

 

 

 

 

 

Baseball Brothers

 
           
 

BASKETBALL BUDDIES
by Jean Marzollo and Dan Marzollo
Illustrated by True Kelley
Hello Reader Level 3, gr. 1-2
Scholastic Cartwheel Fall 1998 pb

"Everything is right about this easy reader -
the simple yet realistic illustrations add color to each page and depict a female referee, an African-American male coach, and ethnically diverse teams of boys and girls. There are no losers, no miracle cures, just good sportsmanship and honest practice."
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

 

 

Basketball Buddies

 
           
 

BAXTER'S BAD DAY
by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by Shelley Thornton
Scholastic 1983 pb

A "Punch-and-Play Storybook"
with punch-out characters, clothes,
scenes, props and a storage pocket.

 

Baxter's Bad Day

   
           
 

BIRTHDAY PARTIES FOR CHILDREN:
HOW TO GIVE THEM, HOW TO SURVIVE THEM
by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by Irene Trivas

Harper & Row 1983 hc, pb

 

Birthday Parties for Children

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Birthday Book

 

 
           
 

BLUE SUN BEN
by Jean and Claudio Marzollo
Illustrated by Susan Meddaugh
Dial easy-to-read 1984 hc, pb

"A science fiction/myth story that stands apart, in tone and complexity, from the general run of beginning-to-reads.   The language is simple, but it works up a story of action, suspense and substance."  
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

"An exciting, mysterious world where humans change into animals during the time of the Blue Sun and are themselves during the reign of the Red Sun." PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY

 

Blue Sun Ben

   
           
  CAN WE EAT NOW?
by Jean Marzollo and Claudio Marzollo
Illustrated by Richard Brown
Macmillian & Co. 1974 pb
  Can We Eat Now?    
           
 

CANNONBALL CHRIS
by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by Blanche Sims
Random House 1987 pb

*Bank Street Child Study Children’s Book List 1988

"Marzollo uses a simple, but not simplistic, text to provide children with a basic approach to conquering fears by naming them. With guidance and understanding from his father, Chris names his fear of jumping into deep water, "The Underwater Pit." The text flows and will hold the interest of readers who will want to know if Chris succeeds in overcoming his fear." SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

 

Cannonball Chris

 

 
           
 

CASTLE CRASH!
An online, interactive math ebook
featuring Teddy Bear
and Greenie the Troll
Story by Jean Marzollo
and Claudio Marzollo
Illustrations by Jean Marzollo

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CHRISTMAS CATS
by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by Hans Wilhelm
Scholastic Cartwheel 1997 pb

"The words in this book rhyme, and average about eight words per page, making this a very simple first Christmas reader for your little boy or girl." PRESCHOOL EDUCATION LIBRARY

 

   
           
 

CINDERELLA
Retold by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by Shelley Thornton
Scholastic 1985 pb

A "Punch-and-Play Storybook"
with punch-out characters, clothes,
scenes, props and a storage pocket.

 

Cinderella

   
           
 

CITY SOUNDS
by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by Sophia Latto
Stage B, Beginning Literacy Program, Scholastic, 1994 pb

 

City Sounds

 

   
           
 

CLOSE YOUR EYES
by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by Susan Jeffers
Dial 1978, 1998 pb

*ALA Notable Book 1978
*Junior Literary Guild Selection 1978

A simple rhyming text expanding on the delights of bedtime suggests the drowsy rhythm of a rocking chair. The text is interpreted in magnificent full-color pastel-toned illustrations, remarkable for their clarity, meticulous detail, and delicate line ... the book is a charming production in the old-fashioned tradition of a warm and reassuring bedtime story." THE HORN BOOK MAGAZINE

"Cleverly written within the fanciful and dreamy illustrations of this bedtime poem/lullaby are a father's comic efforts to ready his young child for bed." WASHINGTON POST

"Ideal bedtime reading" PARENTS MAGAZINE

"The soothing rhythm of the text is reinforced by the dreamy pictures that show how worlds of reality and imagination blend for a perfect bedtime or naptime book." TEACHER

"An enchanting bedtime story for the youngest of children, this book, with its magnificent illustrations, will sustain the interest of older children as well."
THE BOSTON PHOENIX

"The most interesting and original picture book to be published in some time ... brilliant ... remarkable ... truly charming."
THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW 1978

 

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DANIEL IN THE LIONS' DEN
A Bible story retold and illustrated by
Jean Marzollo
Little Brown 2004 hc

*Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award 2004
*Sydney Taylor Honor Book
*Koret Jewish Book Award Finalist

 

Daniel in the Lions' Den

   
           
 

DAVID AND GOLIATH
A Bible story retold and illustrated by
Jean Marzollo
Little Brown 2004 hc

*Sydney Taylor Notable Book

"An accessible layout that encourages independent reading"
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

 

David and Goliath

   
           
 

DO YOU KNOW KNEW?
by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by Mari Takabayashi

Harper Growing Tree 1998 bb

"The book is fun to read aloud, and the illustrations are welcoming in their rounded simplicity and comforting pastel colors."
KIRKUS REVIEWS

 

Do You Know New?

Why I Wrote This Book  
           
 

DO YOU LOVE ME, HARVEY BURNS?
by Jean Marzollo
Scholastic 1983, a young adult novel

"Lisa ... is one of the few in Young Adult fiction who come across as genuinely intelligent and free of banal deep thoughts. Likewise her family's dinner-table tensions and frictions are uncomfortably accurate and unstereotyped." KIRKUS REVIEWS

 

Do You Love Me, Harvey Burns?

   
           
 

DOLL HOUSE ADVENTURE
by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by Shelley Thornton
Scholastic 1984 pb

A "Punch-and-Play Storybook"
with punch-out characters, clothes,
scenes, props and a storage pocket

 

Doll House Adventure

   
           
 

DOLL HOUSE CHRISTMAS
by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by Shelley Thornton
Scholastic 1985 pb

A "Punch-and-Play Storybook"
with punch-out characters, clothes,
scenes, props and a storage pocket.

 

Doll House Christmas

   
           
 
EARTH DAY RAP
by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by Jean Marzollo

Music by Stacy & Art Labriola
Performed by Stacy Labriola & kids
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FATHERS & BABIES
by Jean Marzollo
illustrated by Irene Trivas
HarperCollins 1993, pb

"Marzollo inspires dads and dads-to-be in this unique advice-filled guide that covers all aspects of infant development. Liberally illustrated with Trivas's humorous line drawings." SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

 

Fathers & Babies

   
           
 

FATHERS & TODDLERS
by Jean Marzollo
illustrated by Irene Trivas
HarperCollins 1994, pb

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FOOTBALL FRIENDS
by Jean, Dan and Dave Marzollo
Illustrated by True Kelley
Hello Reader Level 3
Scholastic Cartwheel 1997

"The story...has an appealing sports backdrop as well as a valuable message that's perfect for the age group." BOOKLIST

 

 

Football Friends

 
           
 

GETTING YOUR PERIOD
by Jean Marzollo
Dial 1989, hc, pb grades 4-8

*National Science Teachers Association
..Outstanding Science Trade Books for
..Children 1989

"Answers to questions and concerns ... Marzollo's style is direct and reassuring."
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

 

   
           
 

HALFWAY DOWN PADDY LANE
by Jean Marzollo
A young adult novel
Scholastic 1981 hc, pb
*ALA Best Book for Young Adults 1981

"Readers will experience the 19th-century family life and mill conditions right along with Kate, and will share her involvement with Patrick to the end." KIRKUS REVIEWS

"... steep[ed] with drama and romance." BOOKLIST

"An intriguing tale, with a glimpse of history brought to life as no history book can do."
ST. PETERSBURG TIMES

 

Halfway Down Paddy Lane

 

   
           
 

HALLOWEEN CATS
by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by Hans Wilhelm
Scholastic Cartwheel 1992, pb

"Jean Marzollo's poem, Halloween Cats, is reminiscent of T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats - with just the right scary tempo for young readers."
THE HOUSTON CRONICLE

 

Halloween Cats

 

   
           
 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARTIN LUTHER KING
by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by J. Brian Pinkney
Scholastic Hardcover 1993, hc, pb, sp

*Publishers Weekly Bestsellers List, #1-2/93
*Family Circle "1994's Best Toys, Books,
.. Videos: Top "Multicultural Choice"

"Accessible language" combines with "stunning, exquisitely shaded illustrations." PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"A quiet, poignantly telling book."
KIRKUS REVIEWS

"Marzollo and Pinkney offer a simple yet effective look at King's life, focusing on his ability to affect change and bring people together." BOOKLIST

“An eloquent and powerful introduction to the life and death of Martin Luther King, Jr.” Pinkney's scratchboard and oil pastel illustrations convey both the strength and gentleness of King's character. Both text and art carry his central message of peace and brotherhood among all people. This is a good choice for reading aloud.”
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why I Wrote This Book

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
           
  HELP ME LEARN ADDITION
by Jean Marzollo
Photographs by Chad Phillips
Scholastic 2013, pb
   
           
  HELP ME LEARN ADDITION
by Jean Marzollo
Photographs by Chad Phillips
Holiday House 2012, pb
   
           
 

HELP ME LEARN NUMBERS
by Jean Marzollo
Photographs by Chad Phillips
Holiday House 2011, pb

*Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Best Book Award 2011

   
           
 

HELP ME LEARN SUBTRACTION
by Jean Marzollo
Photographs by Chad Phillips
Holiday House 2012, pb

*Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Best Book Award 2012

  Help Me Learn Subtraction  
           
 

HOCKEY HERO
by Jean Marzollo and Dan Marzollo
Illustrated by True Kelley
Hello Reader Level 3, gr. 1-2
Scholastic Cartwheel 1998 pb

Excerpt:
The Penguins were passing the puck back and forth down the ice. The Penguins scored. The score was now Penguins 2, Flyers 0.
"I don't believe this," said Hal to himself. "Our goalie stinks. Joey stinks. And I stink worst of all."
JEAN MARZOLLO and DAN MARZOLLO

 

Hockey Hero

   
           
 

HOME SWEET HOME
by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by Ashley Wolff
HarperCollins Spring 1997 hc, pb

*Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award 1998

"A lovely, tender poem that extols nature's wonders, calling for blessings upon many things." SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

"Marzollo's beautiful poem celebrates the nature of home and its various incarnations."
MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW

"A lovely choice for story hours or sharing one-on-one." BOOKLIST

 

Home Sweet Home

 

 

   
           
 

HOW KIDS GROW
by Jean Marzollo
Photographs by Nancy Sheehan
Scholastic Cartwheel Fall 1998 pb

Excerpt:
James is three days old.
Even though he is a baby,
he can do many things.
Once he falls asleep,
he is a very good sleeper.

JEAN MARZOLLO

 

How Kids Grow

 

   
           
 

I AM A LEAF
by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by Judith Moffatt
Hello Science Reader, Level 1
Scholastic Cartwheel Fall 1998 pb

Excerpt:
Red! Yellow! Orange!
It's party time!
All the leaves in my tree
are turning colors.
People
ooh and aah.
JEAN MARZOLLO

 

 

I am a Leaf

 

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I AM A ROCK
by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by Judith Moffatt
Hello Science Reader, Level 1
Scholastic Cartwheel 1998 pb

*Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award 1998

"The entertaining idea and the appealing pictures make this entry in the Hello Reader! Series a fine choice for readers who have an interest in science." BOOKLIST

 

I am a Rock

 

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I AM A STAR
by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by Judith Moffatt
Hello Science Reader, Level 1
Scholastic Cartwheel 2000 pb

Excerpt:
You can see stars
on a clear night.
Long ago, people
saw pictures in the stars....
Some people saw bears.
Some people saw dippers.

JEAN MARZOLLO


 

I am a Star

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I AM AN APPLE
by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by Judith Moffatt

Hello Science Reader, Level 1
Scholastic Cartwheel 1997 pb

"This series entry presents a science concept in a simple, straightforward way. When you use it in story hour, have some apples ready for munching."
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

 

I Am an Apple

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I AM FIRE
by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by Judith Moffatt

Hello Science Reader, Level 1
Scholastic Cartwheel 1996 pb

Excerpt:
Fire heats your soup.
Fire warms your rooms.
Fire lights your life.
But watch out!
Fire can be harmful.

JEAN MARZOLLO

 

I am Fire

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I AM PLANET EARTH
by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by Judith Moffatt
Hello Science reader, Level 1
Scholastic Cartwheel 2001 pb

*Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award 2003

 

Click to "play" the balloon popper
 

I am Planet Earth

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I AM SNOW
by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by Judith Moffatt
Hello Science Reader, Level 1
Scholastic Cartwheel Fall 1998 pb

Excerpt:
I am snow.
I fall gently, gently, gently.
I am a million,
billion, trillion
snowflakes
all piled up.

JEAN MARZOLLO

 

I am Snow

 

 

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I AM WATER
by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by Judith Moffatt
Hello Science Reader, Level 1
Scholastic Cartwheel 1996 pb, sp

*Booklist, starred review 9/15/96

"Marzollo celebrates water in all its forms in this very basic reader, a pre-primer with one sentence per double-page spread, large type, and plenty of repetition. Both the text and the illustrations are well above average." BOOKLIST

 

I am Water

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I LOVE YOU: A REBUS POEM
by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by Suse MacDonald
Scholastic Cartwheel 2000 hc

*Featured on The Today Show

"A simple, happy poem for the very young...new readers can easily master the simple text while non-readers are given plenty of visual clues to assist them." KIRKUS REVIEWS

"Marzollo's natural instincts for preschoolers' view of the world is in evidence."
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

 

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I SEE A STAR
A CHRISTMAS REBUS STORY

by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by Suse MacDonald
Scholastic Cartwheel 2002 hc

*Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award 2003

"A bit of fun for those who enjoy word games." BOOKLIST

 

I See a Star

   
           
 

I SPY A BALLOON
Scholastic Reader Level 1
by Jean Marzollo
Photographs by Walter Wick
Scholastic Cartwheel 2006 pb

 

I Spy a Balloon

 
           
 

I SPY A BUTTERFLY
Scholastic Reader Level 1
by Jean Marzollo
Photographs by Walter Wick
Scholastic Cartwheel 2006 pb

 

I SPY a Butterfly

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I SPY A CANDY CANE
Scholastic Reader Level 1
by Jean Marzollo
Photographs by Walter Wick
Scholastic Cartwheel 2004 pb

 

I SPY a Candy Cane

 
           
 


I SPY A CHRISTMAS TREE

hard cover picture book
with punch-out ornaments
ages 2-5
by Jean Marzollo
Photographs by Walter Wick
Scholastic Cartwheel 2010

*Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award 2010

 

I SPY a Christmas Tree

 

Why I Wrote This Book  
           
 

I SPY A DINOSAUR'S EYE
Scholastic Reader Level 1
by Jean Marzollo
Photographs by Walter Wick
Scholastic Cartwheel 2003 pb

 

I Spy a Dinosaur's Eye

 
           
  I SPY A FUNNY FROG
by Jean Marzollo
Photographs by Walter Wick
Scholastic Cartwheel 2011, 8x8" pb
  I SPY a Funny Frog  
           
 

I SPY A PENGUIN
Scholastic Reader Level 1
by Jean Marzollo
Photographs by Walter Wick
Scholastic Cartwheel 2005

 

I SPY a Penguin

 
 
       
 

I SPY A PUMPKIN
Scholastic Reader Level 1
by Jean Marzollo
Photographs by Walter Wick
Scholastic Cartwheel 2005 pb

 

I SPY a Pumpkin

 
           
 

I SPY A SCARY MONSTER
Scholastic Reader Level 1
by Jean Marzollo
Photographs by Walter Wick
Scholastic Cartwheel 2004 pb

 

I SPY a Scary Monster

 
           
 

I SPY A SCHOOL BUS
Scholastic Reader Level 1
by Jean Marzollo
Photographs by Walter Wick
Scholastic Cartwheel 2003 pb

 

I Spy a School Bus

 
           
 

I SPY A SKELETON
Scholastic Reader Level 1
by Jean Marzollo
Photographs by Walter Wick
Scholastic Cartwheel 2009 pb

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I SPY a Skeleton
 
           
 

I SPY A TO Z
by Jean Marzollo
Photographs by Walter Wick
Scholastic Cartwheel 2009, hc, sp

*Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award 2009

"Easy-to-read riddles by Jean Marzollo are paired with forty-six object filled photographs by Walter Wick to create the most engaging alphabet book ever! Young readers can use the simple picture clues to recognize the letter and letter-sound featured on each page." AMAZON.COM

 

I SPY A To Z Cover

 

Why I Wrote This Book  
           
  I SPY AN APPLE
by Jean Marzollo
Photographs by Walter Wick
Scholastic Cartwheel 2011, pb
   
           
  I SPY AN EGG IN A NEST
by Jean Marzollo
Photographs by Walter Wick
Scholastic Cartwheel 2011, pb
  I SPY an Egg in a Nest  
           
  I SPY ANIMALS
by Jean Marzollo
Photographs by Walter Wick
Scholastic Cartwheel 2011, pb
  I SPY Animals  
           
 

I SPY CHRISTMAS
by Jean Marzollo
Photographs by Walter Wick
Design by Carol Devine Carson
Scholastic Cartwheel 1992, hc, sp

*Publishers Weekly, Starred Review 9/7/92
*Parents Magazine, Best Books List
*Publishers Weekly Bestsellers List

"13 scenes of Christmas. Short rhymes challenge kids to find a variety of small objects in the purposefully crowded pictures....Crisp and clear, these striking photos will provide hours of holiday fun." BOOKLIST

"Plenty of fun for the whole family."
SEATTLE TIMES

 

I SPY Christmas

 

 

 

Why I Wrote This Book

 

 
           
 

I SPY EXTREME CHALLENGER!
by Jean Marzollo
Photographs by Walter Wick
Scholastic Cartwheel 2000 hc

*New York Times Best Sellers list
*Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award 2001

"Children will have so much fun "I Spying," they won't even realize they're developing their visual discrimination ability, as well as their reading and vocabulary skills!" AMAZON.COM

 

I SPY Extreme Challenger

   
           
 

I SPY FANTASY
by Jean Marzollo
Photographs by Walter Wick
Scholastic Cartwheel Fall 1994 hc
*Publishers Weekly Bestsellers List

"Hours of fabulous fun for children to enjoy with a friend or on their own."
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
"A real imagination stretcher"
BOOKLIST

 

I SPY Fantasy

    

 

Why I Wrote This Book

 
           
 

I SPY FUN HOUSE
by Jean Marzollo
Photographs by Walter Wick
Scholastic Cartwheel 1993, hc

*American Bookseller Pick of the Lists 3/93
*Publishers Weekly, Starred Review 4/19/93
*Publishers Weekly Bestsellers List
*Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 1993

"13 more artfully contrived photos with rhyming "riddles" about objects that are not so much hidden as concealed by the bright, distracting diversity of their surroundings." KIRKUS REVIEWS

"Wick's dramatic lighting, his diverse of shadows and his varied backgrounds set new standards for children's photography books, while Marzollo's seemingly straightforward rhymes are marked by wit and subtlety.
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"A challenging, topnotch offering that's more fun than a barrel of monkeys."
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

 

I SPY Funhouse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why I Wrote This Book

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
           
 

I SPY FUNNY TEETH
Scholastic Reader Level 1
by Jean Marzollo
Photographs by Walter Wick
Scholastic Cartwheel 2003 pb

 

I SPY Funny Teeth

 
           
           
 

I SPY GOLD CHALLENGER!
by Jean Marzollo
Photographs by Walter Wick
Scholastic Cartwheel Fall 1998 hc

*Publishers Weekly Children's Bestsellers List
*Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award 1999

"An enjoyable puzzle for determined eyes and brains." BOOKLIST

 

I SPY Gold Challenger

   
           
 
I SPY I LOVE YOU
Scholastic Reader Level 1
by Jean Marzollo
Photographs by Walter Wick
Scholastic Cartwheel 2009
 

I SPY I LOVE YOU

 

Why I Wrote This Book  
           
  I SPY LETTERS
by Jean Marzollo
Photographs by Walter Wick
Scholastic Cartwheel 2011, pb
  I SPY Letters  
           
 

I SPY LIGHTNING IN THE SKY
Scholastic Reader Level 1
by Jean Marzollo
Photographs by Walter Wick
Scholastic Cartwheel 2005

"The I SPY formula continues to draw eager fans, and the closing pages, which group objects by letter, will certainly appeal to the newest readers." BOOKLIST

 

I SPY Lightning in the Sky

 
           
 

I SPY LITTLE ANIMALS
board book
by Jean Marzollo
Photographs by Walter Wick

Scholastic Cartwheel 1998 bb

"Adapted from the popular series for older children, this version is just right for toddlers."
SCHOLASTIC PARENT & CHILD

 

I SPY Little Animals

   
           
 

I SPY LITTLE BOOK
board book
by Jean Marzollo
Photographs by Walter Wick
Scholastic Cartwheel 1997 bb

*Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award 1998

"Ideal material for getting a 2- or 3-year-old through a restaurant meal." AMAZON.COM

 

I SPY Little Book

   
           
 

I SPY LITTLE BUNNIES
board book
by Jean Marzollo
Photographs by Walter Wick
Scholastic Cartwheel 2001

"Tiny tots will love the satisfaction of spying a whole array of toy bunnies and other intriguing items in this cute addition to Jean Marzollo and Walter Wick's popular "I SPY" series." AMAZON.COM

 

I SPY Little Bunnies

Why I Wrote This Book  
           
 

I SPY LITTLE BUNNIES
8x8 square paperback
by Jean Marzollo
Photographs by Walter Wick
Scholastic Cartwheel 2011

 

 

  I SPY little bunnies Why I Wrote This Book  
           
 

I SPY LITTLE CHRISTMAS
board book
by Jean Marzollo
Photographs by Walter Wick
Scholastic Cartwheel 1999 bb
*Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award 2000

"The award-winning team of wordsmith Jean Marzollo and photographer Walter Wick maintains a perfect balance of simple text and engaging, colorful images." AMAZON.COM

 

I SPY Little Christmas

Why I Wrote This Book  
           
 

I SPY LITTLE HEARTS
board book
by Jean Marzollo
Photographs by Walter Wick
Scholastic Cartwheel 2009 bb

A perfect Valentine book for babies and toddlers!

 

I SPY Little Hearts

Why I Wrote This Book  
           
 

I SPY LITTLE HEARTS
8x8 square paperback
by Jean Marzollo
Photographs by Walter Wick
Scholastic Cartwheel 2011

 

  I SPY Little Hearts Why I Wrote This Book  
           
 
I SPY LITTLE LEARNING BOX
by Jean Marzollo
Photographs by Walter Wick
Scholastic Cartwheel 2003, bb
 

 

     
           
 

I SPY LITTLE LETTERS
board book
by Jean Marzollo
Photographs by Walter Wick
Scholastic Cartwheel 2000 bb

"Jean Marzollo and Walter Wick team up yet again for another perfect little "I SPY" picture book. Kids ... can practice their ABC's with Wick's special photo illustrations and Marzollo's clever alphabetical rhymes." AMAZON.COM

 

I SPY Little Letters

 

 

   
           
 

I SPY LITTLE NUMBERS
board book
by Jean Marzollo
Photograph by Walter Wick
Scholastic Cartwheel 1999 bb
*Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award 2000

"This little book is a fun visual perception game that's also fun for developing language, too." OPPENHEIM TOY PORTFOLIO REVIEW

 

I SPY Little Numbers

   
           
  I SPY LITTLE TOYS
by Jean Marzollo
Photographs by Walter Wick
Scholastic Cartwheel 2011, pb
   
           
 

I SPY LITTLE WHEELS
board book
by Jean Marzollo
Photographs by Walter Wick

Scholastic Cartwheel Fall 1998 bb
*Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award 1998

"Even the youngest children can join in the
'I SPY' fun." CREATIVE TOYMAKER

 

I SPY Little Wheels

   
           
 

I SPY MERRY CHRISTMAS
Scholastic Reader Level 1
by Jean Marzollo
Photographs by Walter Wick
Scholastic Cartwheel 2007 pb

Ring in the season with two festive I SPY readers, bound together:
I SPY A Candy Cane and
I SPY Santa Claus

 

 

I SPY Merry Christmas

   
           
 

I SPY MYSTERY
by Jean Marzollo
Photographs by Walter Wick
Scholastic Cartwheel 1993, hc

*Publishers Weekly, starred review 8/23/93
*Publishers Weekly Bestsellers List
*American Bookseller Pick of the Lists 8/93
*Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 1993

"Filled with props, the diverse and imaginative 'sets'...should inspire kids to invent their own mysteries and rhymes." BOOKLIST

 

I SPY Mystery

   
           
  I SPY NUMBERS
by Jean Marzollo
Photographs by Walter Wick
Scholastic Cartwheel 2011, pb
  I SPY Numbers  
           
 

I SPY PHONICS FUN
by Jean Marzollo
Photographs by Walter Wick
Scholastic Cartwheel 2007

Boxed set of 12 paperback books, 16 flash cards, and parent letter, introducing the most common consonant sounds and long and short vowel sounds.

*Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award 2008

 

I SPY Phonics Fun

 
           
 

I SPY SANTA CLAUS
Scholastic Reader Level 1
by Jean Marzollo
Photographs by Walter Wick
Scholastic Cartwheel 2005 pb

 

I SPY Santa Claus

 
           
  I SPY SCHOOL
by Jean Marzollo
Photographs by Walter Wick
Scholastic Cartwheel 2012, pb
   
           
 

I SPY SCHOOL DAYS
by Jean Marzollo
Photographs by Walter Wick
Scholastic Cartwheel 1995 hc

*Publishers Weekly, Starred Review 7/95
*Publishers Weekly Bestsellers List
*American Bookseller Pick of the Lists 8/95
*New York Public Library Best Books of 1995

"By stressing the value of everyday objects, this ingenious volume will encourage readers to look closely at not just the pictures, but at their own surroundings."
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

 

I SPY School Days

 

Why I Wrote This Book  
           
 

I SPY SPECTACULAR
by Jean Marzollo
Photographs by Walter Wick
Scholastic Cartwheel 2011 hc

20th Anniversary I SPY Book!
.......... All new riddles!

*Parents' Choice Recommended
Seal Winner, 2011

*Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award 2011

  I SPY Spectacular Why I Wrote This Book  
           
 

I SPY SPOOKY NIGHT
by Jean Marzollo
Photographs by Walter Wick
Scholastic Cartwheel Fall 1996 hc

*Publishers Weekly Bestsellers List

"Another brilliant collaboration by this incredibly innovative due...This book is fun for a wide range of ages, as the picture riddles vary in difficulty and sophistication.
A must, in multiple copies, for any Halloween collection."
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

"The book will be ideal for encouraging reluctant readers or children who have reading disabilities." BOOKLIST

 

I SPY Spooky Night

 

 

Why I Wrote This Book

 

 
           
 

I SPY SUPER CHALLENGER!
by Jean Marzollo
Photographs by Walter Wick
Scholastic Cartwheel Fall 1997 hc

*Publishers Weekly Bestsellers List
*Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award 1998

"Marzollo's cleverly written new rhyming couplets encourage readers to seek a new batch of items. Just as Marzollo created new riddles for this book, children are invited to create more rhymes and riddles of their own based on the pictures."
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

 

I SPY Super Challenger

 

   
           
 

I SPY SUPER/EXTREME CHALLENGER!
by Jean Marzollo
Photographs by Walter Wick

Scholastic Cartwheel 2009 pb

Two books in one!
Available through
Scholastic Book Fairs

 
I SPY Super/Extreme Challenger
 
           
 

I SPY STICKER BOOK AND PICTURE RIDDLES
by Jean Marzollo
Photographs by Walter Wick
Scholastic Cartwheel 2012, pb

A sticker book with over 500 reusable stickers

  Why I Wrote This Book  
           
 

I SPY THANKSGIVING
by Jean Marzollo
Photographs by Walter Wick
Scholastic Cartwheel 2010, pb


  I SPY Thanksgiving Why I Wrote This Book  
           
 

I SPY TREASURE HUNT
by Jean Marzollo
Photographs by Walter Wick
Scholastic Cartwheel Fall 1999 hc

*Publishers Weekly Children's Bestsellers List
*Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award 2000

"Marzollo's structured rhymes provide the clues while Wick's stunningly detailed miniature village provides the hidden answers for readers to seek out."
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

 

I SPY Treasure Hunt

Why I Wrote This Book  
           
 

I SPY ULTIMATE CHALLENGER!
by Jean Marzollo
Photographs by Walter Wick
Scholastic Cartwheel 2003 hc

"Turn the page and try sharpening your powers of observation and using your noodle. Good luck!" CHILDREN'S DIGEST

 

I SPY Ultimate Challenger!

   
           
 

I SPY YEAR-ROUND CHALLENGER!
by Jean Marzollo
Photographs by Walter Wick
Scholastic Cartwheel 2001 hc

*New York Times Best Sellers List

"These large, highly detailed photos are paired with new rhymes that challenge children to look and find different objects from the original offerings that are perhaps more difficult to spot. In an appended section, Marzollo shows children how to create their own riddle rhymes, pointing out ways to recreate the rhythm."
BOOKLIST

 

I SPY Year-Round Challenger

 

   
           
 

I SPY: A BOOK OF PICTURE RIDDLES
by Jean Marzollo
Photographs by Walter Wick
Design by Carol Devine Carson
Scholastic Cartwheel 1991, hc, sp

*New York Public Library Books for Reading
..and Sharing
*California Children’s Media Award,
..Honorable Mention

"A wealth of opportunities for education and entertainment. The challenge is surprisingly great. Excellent, sharp photographic work combined with ingenuity and imagination make this well-conceived book a winner."
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"An appealing book for children and adults to share and enjoy." SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

 

 

 

 

 

Why I Wrote This Book

 

 

 
           
 

I'M A CATERPILLAR
by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by Judith Moffatt

Hello Science Reader, Level 1
Scholastic Cartwheel 1997 pb, sp

*Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award 1998

"The upbeat tempo has a mesmerizing effect...combined with a touch of whimsy...The full-page illustrations that accompany the refrain are particularly endearing." KIRKUS REVIEWS

 

I'm a Caterpillar

 

ALSO AVAILABLE IN SPANISH!
SOY UNA ORUGA

Click here for the other books in the science series  
           
 

I’M A SEED
by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by Judith Moffatt
Hello Science Reader, Level 1
Scholastic Cartwheel 1996 pb

"A simple, yet imaginative discussion between a marigold seed and a pumpkin seed. Judith Moffatt's striking collage illustrations add another layer of clarity to the tale." BOOKPAGE

 

Im a seed

Click here for the other books in the science series  
           
 

I’M TYRANNOSAURUS!
A Book of Dinosaur Rhymes
by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by Hans Wilhelm
Scholastic Cartwheel 1993, pb

Excerpt:
Tyrannosaurus Rex
Tie-ran-uh SOR-us REX
"Tyrant Lizard"
I'm Tyrannosaurus!
I've got it made;
With my long, sharp teeth,
I'm never afraid.
JEAN MARZOLLO

 

I'm Tyrannosaurus!

 

 

 

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IN 1492
by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by Steve Björkman
Scholastic Hardcover 1991, hc, pb, sp

"The tale is surprisingly clear and complete, despite the brief and simple text. And it even manages to be "correct," both politically...and historically. Björkman's lighthearted illustrations are top-notch." PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"The appealing illustrations, combined with the bouncy blend of rhythm, rhyme, simple history, and celebration, make this a picture book that preschool teachers will ask for every Columbus Day for years to come."
BOOKLIST

"Jean Marzollo, in "In 1492", with fetching illustrations by Steve Björkman, tells the Columbus story in an engaging, straightforward way for young readers."
THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

 

In 1492

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
           
 

IN 1776
by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by Steve Björkman
Scholastic hc 1994, pb 2009

"In 1776 deserves a place on most library shelves". SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

"Marzollo has created an introductory book to help young children understand important events that helped shape American history. The American Revolution and the signing of the Declaration of Independence are told with a blend of lively rhyme enhanced by Björkman's colorful illustrations” AMERICAN BOOKSELLER

“Marzollo stresses that the winning of the Revolution was a great victory for the colonists, but the greater deed, at that time in history, was the drafting of the Declaration on Independence. This is how democracy was born. That it is an ongoing process is explained in the stirring introduction by Barry O'Connell, professor of English and American Studies at Amherst College in Massachusetts.”
SUNDAY HERALD (Monterey, CA)

"In 1776 should fill the gap with a simplified explanation of the American Revolution, the Declaration of Independence, and the education of our first President. Wow! All that in a thin picture book. For its intended audience, the brief rhyming text and two-page illustrations tell just enough to introduce children to the history behind our Fourth of July celebrations."
LIBRARY TALK

 

In 1776 Cover

 

 

In 1776 First Page

First Page

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Why I Wrote This Book

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
           
 

JED AND THE SPACE BANDITS
by Jean and Claudio Marzollo
Illustrated by Peter Sis
Dial easy-to-read 1987 hc, pb

"A fast-paced story that's a worthy acquisition for the beginning reader."
KIRKUS REVIEWS

 

   
           
 

JED'S JUNIOR SPACE PATROL
by Jean and Claudio Marzollo
Illustrated by David S. Rose
Dial easy-to-read 1982 hc, pb

* Booklist Starred Review
*ALA Children’s Book of International Interest 1984

"It all hangs together and works at the intended level." KIRKUS REVIEWS

 

Jed's Junior Space Patrol

   
           
 

JONAH AND THE WHALE (AND THE WORM)
A Bible story retold and illustrated by
Jean Marzollo
Little, Brown 2004 hc

*Sydney Taylor Notable Book
*Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award 2005

"This book is a fun, unpretentious take on a favorite old time story."
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

 

Jonak and the Whale

   
           
 

LEARNING THROUGH PLAY
by Jean Marzollo and Janice Lloyd
illustrated by Irene Trivas
Harper & Row 1972, hc, pb

 

Learning Through Play

   
           
 

LET'S GO, PEGASUS!
Retold and illustrated by Jean Marzollo
Little, Brown 2006 hc

"An engaging retelling of the Greek myth about how Perseus defeated Medusa and created Pegasus ... Colorful and inviting. Different fonts enable readers to distinguish between narration and dialogue ....This introduction to Greek mythology will be a storytime favorite."
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

 

Let's Go, Pegasus!

   
           
 

LITTLE BEAR, YOU'RE A STAR!
Retold and illustrated by
Jean Marzollo
Little Brown 2005 hc

*Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award 2006

"A welcome addition to most libraries. SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

"A wonderful book...which retells the ancient Greek myth of the constellations." SOCIALSTUDIESFORKIDS.COM

 

Little Bear, You're a Star!

 

   
           
 

MAMA MAMA
by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by Laura Regan
Harper Growing Tree 1999 bb

*Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award 2001
*Featured on the Today Show 2000

"Softly colored double-page spreads feature realistic-looking animal mothers...and their babies, while simple four-line rhymes celebrate the love and care they give them.
LIBRARY JOURNAL

 

Mama Mama

 

Why I Wrote This Book

 

 

 
           
 

MAMA MAMA/ PAPA PAPA
flip board book
by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by Laura Regan
Harper Collins 2003 bb

*Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award 2004
*Featured on the Today Show"

"Sure to enchant very young readers. The book works in an unusual--and very charming--way. If you read "Mama Mama," you hold the book right side up. To read "Papa Papa," you have to turn it upside down." TIMES HERALD RECORD

 

Mama Mama / Papa Papa

 

 

 

 

Why I Wrote This Book

 

 

 

 

 
           
 

MIRIAM AND BER BROTHER MOSES
A Bible story retold and illustrated by
Jean Marzollo
Little Brown 2004 hc

*Sydney Taylor Notable Book

"Written and illustrated with great charm while remaining true to the text. Adding humorous dimension to the story is a border of fish, whose questions and comments are similar to those of little children."
ASSOCIATION OF JEWISHLIBRARIES

"Valuable and meaningful."
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

 

Miriam and Her Brother Moses

 

Why I Wrote this Book

 

 
           
 

MY FIRST BOOK OF BIOGRAPHIES:
GREAD MENAND WOMEN EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOW
by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by Irene Trivas
Scholastic Cartwheel 1994 hc, pb

"The clearly written summaries focus on accomplishments and historical significance. The entries are accompanied by full-page watercolor paintings that successfully capture the spirit of the people."
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

 

My First Book of Biographies

 

   
           
 

MONSTERS FOR SALE
An online, interactive math ebook
featuring Teddy Bear
and Greenie the Troll
Story by Jean Marzollo
and Claudio Marzollo
Illustrations by Jean Marzollo

  Play Now For Free  
           
 

THE OLD SOW SONG
TRADITIONAL
Sung by Cornell MacNeil*
Illustrated by Jean Marzollo
Piano arrangement by Art Labriola

*Yes, the Cornell MacNeil, the famous opera singer!

 

  Play Now For Free  
           
 

ONCE UPON A SPRINGTIME
by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers
Hello Reader Level 2
Scholastic Cartwheel 1997 pb

"Simple, straightforward writing and soft-edged watercolor paintings make this an appealing choice for young readers." BOOKLIST

 

 

Once Upon a Springtime

 

 
           
 

PANDORA'S BOX
Retold and illustrated by Jean Marzollo
Little, Brown 2006 hc

*Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award 2007

"A truly modern retelling....themes of curiosity, appreciation, hope, and hardship are successfully broken down for young readers."
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

 

Pandora's Box

 

   
           
 

PAPA BEAR'S PARTY
by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by Shelley Thornton
Scholastic 1982 pb

A "Punch-and-Play Storybook"
with punch-out characters, clothes,
scenes, props and a storage pocket

 

Papa Bear's Party

   
           
 

PAPA PAPA
by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by Laura Regan
Harper Growing Tree 2000 bb

"I loved writing this books for fathers to read to their babies and toddlers. I'm so glad that Harper selected Laura Regan to illustrate it and so happy that Harper republished it with Mama Mama to make one flip book called Mama Mama/Papa Papa." JEAN MARZOLLO

 

Papa Papa

 

Why I Wrote This Book

 

 
           
 

PIERRE THE PENGUIN
by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by Laura Regan

Sleeping Bear Press 2010

"Told in rhythm and rhyme, this true story of veterinary ingenuity charmingly comes to life."
AMAZON.COM

*Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award 2010

* California Eureka! Gold Award for Non-fiction 2010

* Finalist, USA Book News in Children's
Non-fiction for the National "Best Books 2010"

* Outstanding Science Trade Book
for Students K-12

* Society of School Librarians 2010 Honor Book for Science Grades K-6

 

Pierre the Penguin Cover

 

Why I Wrote This Book  
           
 

PIZZA PIE SLUGGER
by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by Blanche Sims

A Stepping Stone Book
Random House 1989 pb

" Marzollo deftly uses baseball and pizza to probe the inner workings of families and friends." PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"A good choice for reinforcing strong family values." SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

 

Pizza Pie Slugger

   
           
  PONY BIRD
by Jean Marzollo and Claudio Marzollo
Illustrated by John Trotta
Macmillian, 1975 pb
  Pony Bird    
           
 

PRETEND YOU'RE A CAT
by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
Dial 1990 hc, Dial 1997 pb

*Parenting Magazine Certificate of Excellence
*Publishers Weekly Bestsellers List, #9-9/90
*American Bookseller Pick of the Lists, 1990

"An unusually lively rendition with superior illustrations." KIRKUS REVEWS

"This clever concept book consists of a series of 13 small poems that ask youngsters to pretend they are animals...The rhymed verses are vivid and straightforward, and PInkney's inventive watercolor and pencil drawings are as engaging as the characters and animals he portrays." PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

 

Pretend You're a Cat

 

 

 

 

   
           
 

RED RIBBON ROSIE
by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by Blanche Sims
A Stepping Stone Book
Random House 1988 pb

"This generous book lets kids know that it's all right to want to win, and features action-filled illustrations by Sims. Together author and artist offer a simple story, but one in which real emotions are dealt with in ways that ring true, and solutions only come from the heart." PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

 

   
           
 

RED SUN GIRL
by Jean and Claudio Marzollo
Illustrated by Susan Meddaugh
Dial easy-to-read 1983 hc, pb

"A refreshing bite for beginners looking for something beyond bland."
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

 

Red Sun Girl

   
           
 

ROBIN OF BRAY
by Jean and Claudio Marzollo
Illustrated by Diane Stanley
Dial easy-to-read 1982 hc, pb

"Robin of Bray ... tells, in language a beginning reader can handle, a variation of the old tale of a prince who is raised as a commoner, believing he is something special and eventually realizing that belief."
WASHINGTON POST

 

Robin of Bray

   
           
 

RUTH AND NAOMI
A Bible story retold and illustrated by Jean Marzollo
Little, Brown 2004 hc

*Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Book Award
*Sydney Taylor Honor Book

"Kids will enjoy acting out the various roles and talking about the moral issues, then and now." BOOKLIST

"Lively, interesting, and easy to understand."
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

 

Ruth and Naomi

   
     
   
 

RUTHIE'S RUDE FRIENDS
by Jean Marzollo
Co-authored with Claudio Marzollo
Illustrated by Susan Meddaugh

Dial easy-to-read 1984 hc, pb

"A science fiction story, one that will grab kids' attention with its outer space elements and keep them satisfied ...".
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

"Entertaining beginning reading."
BOOKLIST

 

Ruthie's Rude Friends

   
           
 

SHANNA SHOW!
Now in Paperback!

SHANNA'S PRINCESS SHOW
picture book pb
SHANNA'S DOCTOR SHOW
picture book pb
SHANNA'S TEACHER SHOW
picture book pb
SHANNA'S BALLERINA SHOW
picture book pb

by Jean Marzollo
llustrated by Shane W. Evans

Hyperion Jump at the Sun 2003

 

Shanna

 

 
           
 
SHANNA'S ANIMAL RIDDLES
Shanna's First Reader, Level 1 pb
by Jean Marzollo
Jump at the Sun, Hyperion 2004
Based on art by Shane W. Evans
Illustrated by Maryn Roos
 

Shanna's Animal Riddles

 

 
           
 
SHANNA'S BALLERINA SHOW
by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by Shane W. Evans
Hyperion Jump at the Sun 2002 hc

"The empowering Shanna Show books, written by early childhood expert Jean Marzollo, are ideal tools for children who are discovering the joys of reading on their own. Preschoolers can easily link Shanna's visual clues with each occupation she acts out, making learning so much fun!" HYPERION
 

Shanna's Ballerina Show

 
           
 

SHANNA'S BEAR HUNT
Shanna's First Reader, Level 1 pb
by Jean Marzollo
Jump at the Sun, Hyperion 2004
Based on art by Shane W. Evans
Illustrated by Maryn Roos

*Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award 2005

"Inviting full-color illustrations with text that's full of dialogue, rhythm, and repetition that will draw in early readers." BOOKLIST

 

Shanna's Bear Hunt

 
           
 

SHANNA'S DOCTOR SHOW
by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by Shane W. Evans
Hyperion Jump at the Sun 2001 hc

"Storytelling magic."
KIDS' HOME LIBRARY

 

Shanna's Doctor Show

 

 
           
 

SHANNA'S HIP, HOP, HOORAY!
Shanna's First Reader, Level 1 pb
by Jean Marzollo
Jump at the Sun, Hyperion 2004
Based on art by Shane W. Evans
Illustrated by Maryn Roos

"Rhyme, rhythm, phonics, and plenty of fun, all the while teaching young readers important skills." SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

 

Shanna's Hip, Hop Hooray!

 
     
   
 

SHANNA'S LOST SHOW
Shanna's First Reader, Level 1 pb
by Jean Marzollo
Jump at the Sun, Hyperion 2004
Based on art by Shane W. Evans
Illustrated by Maryn Roos

 

Shanna's Lost Shoe

 
           
 

SHANNA'S PARTY SURPRISE
Shanna's First Reader, Level 1 pb
by Jean Marzollo
Jump at the Sun, Hyperion 2004
Based on art by Shane W. Evans
Illustrated by Maryn Roos

"This book serves as a review of colors, shapes, and numbers...and concludes with a simple game...best suited to sharing aloud."
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

 

Shanna's Party Surprise

 
           
 

SHANNA'S PIZZA PARLOR
Shanna's First Reader, Level 1 pb
by Jean Marzollo
Jump at the Sun, Hyperion 2004
Based on art by Shane W. Evans
Illustrated by Maryn Roos

 

Shanna's Pizza Parlor

 
           
 

SHANNA'S PRINCESS SHOW
by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by Shane W. Evans
Hyperion Jump at the Sun 2001 hc

*An OPRAH Recommended Book

"This dark-skinned tyke...will inspire young children to develop self-esteem, creativity, storytelling and problem-solving skills."
ATLANTA PARENT

 

Shanna's Princess Show

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

SHANN'S TEACHER SHOW
by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by Shane W. Evans
Hyperion Jump at the Sun 2002 hc, 2003 pb

"The spunky African-American heroine takes on a new role in Shanna's Teacher Show." PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

 

Shanna's Teacher Show

 
           
 

SLAM DUNK SATURDAY
by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by Blanche Sims
A Stepping Stone Book
Random House 1994, pb

Excerpt:
Billy lived with his father and grandfather in an apartment over the pizza parlor. Nonno used to live there alone. But when Billy's parents divorced, Billy and his dad moved in, too. There wasn't much room - just a kitchen, a living room, and two bedrooms. At first Billy and his dad had shared a bedroom. But Billy's dad snored too much. After a few weeks, Billy had asked if he could sleep in the kitchen. It was a weird idea, but it made sense. Billy, his father, and his grandfather ate all their meals down in the pizza parlor. No one ever used the kitchen upstairs.
JEAN MARZOLLO

 

 

 

 

   
           
 

SNOW ANGEL
by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers
Scholastic Hardcover 1995 hc

*American Bookseller Pick of the Lists 8/95
"A fanciful story that takes flight into a snow-drifted world...A gentle, reassuring story, perfect for a wintry day."
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

 

Snow Angel

   
           
 

SOCCER COUSINS
by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by Irene Trivas
Hello Reader Level 4
Scholastic Cartwheel 1997

"The colorful illustrations and a few Spanish words interspersed in the narrative add a most authentic Mexican feeling to this story that all children will enjoy." BOOK LINKS

 

Soccer Cousins

   
           
 

SOCCER SAM
by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by Blanche Sims
Step into Reading
Random House 1987 pb

*Reading Rainbow Selection 1990
*Bank Street Child Study Children’s Book List 1988

"A welcome addition to easy-to-read section."
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

"An entertaining light read with simple sentences and lots of appeal". BOOKLIST

"This short, easy-to-read novella is filled with action, plot twists, and interesting characters." CHILD

 

 

 

 

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SUN SONG
by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by Laura Regan
HarperCollins 1997 pb
1995 hc

*American Bookseller Pick of the Year

"The gentle rhythm and sing-song quality make this verse a good bedtime book for beginning readers." PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

 

Sun Song

 

   
           
 
SUPERKIDS
by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by Irene Trivas
Harper & Row 1982 hc, pb
 

Superkids

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SUPERTOT
by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by Irene Trivas
Harper & Row 1977 hc, pb

 

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TEN CATS HAVE HATS
by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by David McPhail
Scholastic Cartwheel 1994 hc

*Bank Street College annual "Children’s Books of the Year"

"Marzollo's rhyming text is vivid yet ingeniously simple" PARENTS

"A simple counting book that has great style and charm." PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

"With its bright watercolor illustrations to complement the clever story, this title could be used to generate a wealth of discussion and/or writing activities."
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

 

Ten Cats Have Hats

 

 

 

 

 

   
           
 

TEN LITTLE CHRISTMAS PRESENTS
Written and Illustrated
by Jean Marzollo
Scholastic Cartwheel 2008 hc

"This nicely designed picture book offers playful opportunities for counting gifts and matching pictures." BOOKLIST

 

Ten Little Christmas Presents

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TEN LITTLE EGGS
Written and illustrated
by Jean Marzollo
Harper Festival 2004 hc

*Best Counting Book
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Ten Little Eggs

  

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THANKSGIVING CATS
by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by Hans Wilhelm
Scholastic Cartwheel 1999 pb

Excerpt:
Farmer cats grow wheat,
potatoes, corn, and peas.
Farmer cats grow pumpkins,
and leafy apple trees.
Farmer cats raise cows
for butter, milk, and cheese.
Farmer kittens chasing
noisy birds and bees!

JEAN MARZOLLO

 

Thanksgiving Cats

 

 

   
           
 

THE BABY UNICORN
by Jean Marzollo and Claudio Marzollo
Illustrated by R.J. Blake
Scholastic 1987 pb

Excerpt:
Long ago in the middle of a dark forest, a baby unicorn was born. Her parents named her Star because she had a mark on her forehead that looked just like a star in the sky.
JEAN AND CLAUDIO MARZOLLO

 

 

   
           
 

THE HELPING HANDS HANDBOOK
by Patricia Adams and Jean Marzollo
Random House 1992, hc, pb

*Child Study Children's Committee Book of
..the Year Award"

The broad range of activities and fund-raising ideas includes collected for or baking cookies to donate to a homeless shelter; making a school lunchroom "dolphin-safe"; or celebrating a holiday with an older person. Marzollo and Adams present upbeat stories from real kids who have succeeded in making significant contributions." 
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The Helping Hands Handbook

   
           
  THE HOUSE THAT DREAMS PAINTED
by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by Irene Trivas
Macmillian, 1975
  The House That Dreams Painted    
           
  THE LITTLE PLANT DOCTOR
by Jean Marzollo
lllustrated by Ken Wilson-Max
Holiday House 2011 hc
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THE NEW KINDERGARTEN
by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by Irene Trivas
Harper & Row 1987 hc, pb

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THE REBUS TREASURY
compiled by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by Carol Devine Carson
Dial 1986 hc, pb

"Favorite nursery rhymes are retold in rebus form, with Carson's pictures and tinted rubber-stamp impressions."
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

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THE SILVER BEAR
by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by Susan Meddaugh
Dial 1987 hc

"Two small boys let their imaginations go wild in a summer garden." PARENTS MAGAZINE

"Come to this tale for the ideas of adventurous B.J. and the somewhat more timid Sam." CHILDREN'S BOOK REVIEW SERVICE

 

 

 

   
           
 

THE TEDDY BEAR BOOK
by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by Ann Schweninger
Dial 1989 hc, pb

"Marzollo adapts 21 familiar rhymes and short poems to a teddy bear world...a clever idea."
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

"Young eyes will delight in finding a variety of teddys romping through the pages...perky illustrations."
BOOKLIST

 

The Teddy Bear Book

   
           
 

THINK! DRAW! WRITE!
by Jean Marzollo and Katherine Martin Widmer
Pitman Learning 1982

 

Think Draw Write

   
           
 

THREE LITTLE KITTENS
Retold by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by Shelley Thornton
Scholastic 1985 pb

"A picture book that will capture the hearts of the 3- to 7-year-old audience."
THE KANSAS CITY STAR

 

   
           
 

UPROAR ON HOLLERCAT HILL
by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by Steven Kellog
Dial 1980 hc, pb

* American Bookseller's Best Bets for Children's Books

"Brisk, merry, and filled with the action and humor that delight small children."
BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS

"A cheerful book." READING TEACHER

"Totally hilarious" BOOKLIST

 

 

 

   
           
 

VALENTINE CATS
by Jean Marzollo
Illustrated by Hans Wilhelm
Scholastic Cartwheel Fall 1996 pb

Excerpt:
Writer cats get ready,
Writer cats start a card,
Writer cats need a message,
Writer cats think hard.
Writer cats find words,
Writer cats write more,
Little kittens catching
Drafts falling to the floor.

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YOUR MATERNITY LEAVE
by Jean Marzollo
Poseidon Press,Simon & Schuster hc 1989, pb 1991

"The chapter on negotiating with your employer for the best possible leave, the discussion of the pros and cons of various child-care options, the many tips for managing time and coping with stress...make this a useful resource.
LIBRARY JOURNAL

 

Your Maternity Leave

   
           
 

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From 1970-1990 I was editor of Scholastic's kindergarten magazine, Let's Find Out. For most of this time, I worked with Carol Devine Carson, art director.

In 1980, 1978 and 1977 the magazine won Ed. Press awards for distinguished achievements in educational journalism.

 
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