Tuesday, January 20, 2015

12 Kids' Books Illustrated by Marla Frazee

Clementine Series

Marla Frazee provides the lively pictures of curly-haired, spunky Clementine, the beloved chapter book heroine whose adventures are written by Sara Pennypacker. Throughout the series, Clementine deals with the difficulties of growing up, including sibling rivalry with her unnamed brother, conflicts with her neat and organized friend, Margaret, and learning to behave herself in school. There are six Clementine titles in all, with a seventh and final book, Completely Clementine, due out in March.  

Picture Books

Though Frazee has written some of her own picture books, there are some she has illustrated that were written by other well-known authors. 
  • All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon
    This celebration of the interconnectedness of people and nature is one of my top ten picture books of all time as well as a 2010 Caldecott Honor Book. 
  • The Seven Silly Eaters by Mary Ann Hoberman
    Mrs. Peters is the mother of seven very picky eaters. Day in and day out, she caters to their specific preferences until one day the kids decide to give something back. 
  • Harriet, You’ll Drive Me Wild! by Mem Fox
    When Harriet misbehaves, her mom does her best not to get angry, but some days are harder than others in this sweet book about handling strong emotions. 
  • Everywhere Babies by Susan Meyers
    A rhyming text celebrates the joys of being a baby. Frazee provides a diverse cast of busy little babies in her signature illustration style. 
  • Stars by Mary Lyn Ray
    In poetic text, the author marvels at the beauty of the stars, both as scientific entities and as possible wish-granters. This is a great read-aloud for early elementary audiences in particular.
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