SNAIL AND WORM AGAIN

Release date: March 28th, 2017

Written & illustrated by Tina Kügler

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780544792494

Junior Library Guild Spring 2017 Selection

In this silly sequel to Snail and Worm, the dynamic duo are back for more fun and giggles in three new comic shorts brimming with quirky humor and unflappable friendship. At turns clever and sweet, these laugh-out-loud stories are perfect for readers coming out of their own shells and making the transition between picture books and chapter books.


SNAIL AND WORM

Release date: May 3rd, 2016

Written & illustrated by Tina Kügler

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780544494121

2016 Cybils Winner for Easy Reader

Junior Library Guild Spring 2016 Selection

CCBC Book of the Week June 6th, 2016

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A "cheerfully screwy" collection of easy reader stories featuring two small friends on garden misadventures.


IN MARY'S GARDEN

Release date: March 17, 2015

Written & illustrated by Tina & Carson Kügler

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780544272200

A picture book biography about Wisconsin artist Mary Nohl (1914-2001), who populated her home and yard with amazing creatures she sculpted from cement and found objects.

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THE CHANGE YOUR NAME STORE

Release date: May 6, 2014

Written by Leanne Shirtliffe

Sky Pony Press

ISBN: 9781628736083

Who am I? It’s a question a lot of children ask themselves, when being “them” simply isn’t enough.
Wilma Lee Wu decides she no longer likes her name, and sets off for the Change Your Name Store to find a new one. Once at the store, the possibilities seem endless. Mrs. Zeena McFooz, the storekeeper, says that Wilma can try out any new name she wants with one catch: she must “go for a ride” to discover what it means to be that name. Will being Babette Bijou from France be better than Wilma Lee Wu? What about Dominga Delfino from Belize?

Featuring an exciting story of discovery in bouncing read-aloud rhyme from author and humor blogger Leanne Shirtliffe (of the humor blog IronicMom), and fun, colorful illustrations by Tina Kügler, The Change Your Name Store takes children on a journey of self-acceptance to find their true identity and to celebrate who they are—name and all.

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NO MORE BEIGE FOOD

NO MORE BEIGE FOOD

Release date: January, 2016

Written by Leanne Shirtliffe

Sky Pony Press

ISBN: 9781634501804

One night Wilma Lee Wu sits down for dinner—in front of some food that might’ve been meat—when she declares she can’t take it: “Please, no more beige food!” She’s tired of the bland and mushy meals her parents make. So Wilma and her little brother venture in search of some neighbors willing to teach them how to cook new food. From Khun Joe’s pad thai to Ms. Azar’s Lebanese kibbe, they learn to make all sorts of tasty dishes. But how will Wilma respond when Monsieur Poutine offers to teach her how to make frog legs?

The sequel to The Change Your Name Store, No More Beige Food will delight both old fans of Wilma Lee Wu and new readers. Both adults and children will love this clever, rhyming tale—it might even get some picky eaters curious about going on their own culinary adventures! Tina Kügler’s charming and lively illustrations give great personalities to an array of characters from around the world; this is the perfect book for parents looking to talk about diversity with young children.