Eat Up, Bear!
Written by Terry Pierce. Illustrated by Nadja Sarell.
Yosemite Conservancy, 2021.
Curious, hungry black bears just want to eat! Juicy berries, crunchy nuts, tender grubs, sticky honey—that’s good bear food. But if little park visitors and their families don’t watch out, their food will be bear food, too! The bouncy rhyming text and vibrant pictures in this board book show how people of all ages can help keep bears safe and thriving.
“A great introduction to enjoying nature without disturbing its rhythms.” —Foreword Reviews
“Humans can play an important role in keeping bears safe by ensuring our food is securely tucked away. Readers aren’t going to miss the noble, not-so-subtle theme of this educational board book: that humans must “take care or bears will eat your food!” On the left-hand page of each spread, a diverse assemblage of picnickers, campers, and hikers plainly demonstrate various methods of keeping bears away from tempting people-food, including locking up coolers, using bear-safe containers, and appropriately disposing of trash…” –Kirkus Reviews
Love Can Come in Many Ways
Written by Terry Pierce. Illustrated by Suzy Ultman.
“This interactive lift-the-flap book is a cozy, sweet exploration of the ways love can be demonstrated, from hugs to cuddles to rides on a parent’s back. A simple rhyming text pairs well with colorful and eclectic illustrations. . . Toddlers will be comforted by the steady messaging, reinforced by images, that love is all around.”—School Library Journal
Love Can Come in Many Ways celebrates the many diverse ways animals, and humans, show their love.
Beneath each of the felt flaps is a wealth of snuggles, hugs, and loving engagement.
“A smile, a kiss, a word of praise, love can come in many ways.”
Written by Terry Pierce. Illustrated by Bob McMahon
Random House, 2019
GOOOOOOOOAL!! This Step 1 introduction to practically every child’s first team sport is a win for emergent readers.
No hands–just feet. The game starts. Tweet! Young soccer enthusiasts will build their reading confidence as they learn about basic skills and the thrill of scoring a goal in this rhythmic, rhyming Step 1 Reader. As I did in Jack and Jill and T-Ball Bill and Tae Kwon Do!, I capture the excitement of sports while scaffolding reading with alliteration and word families.
Cuánto mamá te quiere
Written by Terry Pierce. Illustrated by Simone Shin
Simon Spotlight, 2018
Mama Loves You So, in Spanish! This book won an honorable mention in the board books category of the Campoy-Ada Awards.
Mother Earth’s Lullaby
Written by Terry Pierce. Illustrated by Carol Heyer.
Tilbury House, 2018
Mother Earth’s Lullaby is a gentle bedtime call to some of the world’s most endangered animals. Rhythm, rhyme, and repetition create a quiet moment for children burrowing down in their own beds for the night, imparting a sense that even the most endangered animals feel safe at this peaceful time of day.
NOTE: Oops! Sometimes mistakes happen despite our best efforts! Upon publication, we discovered the backmatter information for the Ariel toucan was incorrect (actually, a completely different bird was inserted, the Amazon red-tailed parrot). Please note the following information for the beautiful Ariel toucans illustrated in the book:
Ariel toucans live in forested lowlands and foothills of Brazil, often near water. They nest and roost in tree holes, where they lay clutches of two to four eggs. Toucans eat mostly fruits and berries. Their declining population in recent decades is due largely to deforestation for cattle ranching and soy production. Forest removal affects their food sources and habitats.
Additionally, we realize that Vaquita are porpoises, not dolphins. This correction will also be made in future reprints.
Jack and Jill and T-Ball Bill
Written by Terry Pierce. Illustrated by Sue DiCicco.
Mama Loves You So
Written by Terry Pierce. Illustrated by Simone Shin.