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About Colleen Madden
The weird fourth kid in a family of 8, Colleen Madden made it through childhood pretending to be a wookie and doodling in her cardboard box art studio. Colleen spent some time acting and training at The Second City in Chicago, then went on to graduate from a small liberal arts school on the East coast. Colleen is currently working on her next author/illustrator titles for publication.
Colleen eats and works (and works and works and works) in the Philadelphia area. :-D
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What if everybody chose to be kind?
If you tell someone that they can’t play with you, there’s no harm done, right? But what if everybody said that? What if everybody forgot to be kind…and made fun of other kids’ artwork at school, or told a fib, or refused to share with a person in need? The world wouldn’t be a very nice place to live. But what if everybody thought before they spoke, so the world would be a kinder place?
With clear prose and lighthearted artwork, this companion book to the bestseller What If Everybody Did That? explores the power of words and shows kids that the things we say matter.
What if everybody were more thoughtful before they judged someone?
If you see someone in a wheelchair, you might think he or she couldn’t compete in a race. But…you might be wrong. What if you see a child with no hair? Do you think she is embarrassed all the time? How about a kid who has a really hard time reading? Do you think that means he’s not smart? You might think so. But…you might be wrong.
With clear prose and lighthearted artwork, this companion book to the bestseller What If Everybody Did That? explores the preconceived notions we have about the world and encourages kids to be more thoughtful.
Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You", one of the bestselling and most beloved songs of all time, brings Christmas joy to countless listeners of all ages every year. And now its classic lyrics will bring that same holiday spirit to readers of all ages in this one-of-a-kind picture book about a young girl whose greatest Christmas wish is for a new puppy!
Full of festive December moments with family, friends, presents, and of course, Santa Claus—and featuring lively yuletide illustrations alongside the complete song lyrics—All I Want for Christmas Is You will become a cherished part of your family's Christmas traditions for many years to come.
Includes a special Christmas letter from Mariah to her fans!
"All we want for Christmas is this!" —USA Today
"All we want for Christmas is Mariah Carey's new book!" --People Magazine
"All I Want For Christmas Is You is the gift that keeps on giving." --Entertainment Weekly
On the first day of kindergarten, a new student finds ONE classroom cubby of his very own. On the second day, he sees TWO yummy snacks. The third day? THREE friends! Each of the first 12 fun-filled days of kindergarten are illuminated in this cumulative rhyming storybook based on “The 12 Days of Christmas.”
Pre-kindergartners and their parents and teachers will love spotting all the fun things to find in the classroom. It’s a great way to calm first-day-of-school jitters by talking about what to expect once school is under way.
Also available in the series: The 12 Days of Halloween.
"Warm and comforting, it shows kids what to expect during their first days at school."—ReadBrightly.com
A little too much Christmas cheer…
Kerry’s family goes completely berserk with Christmas every year. Starting the day after Thanksgiving, her home becomes a whirlwind of lights, music, and elves, elves, elves!
Sometimes it gets a little overwhelming.
This year, Kerry is desperate for some peace and quiet. Heading outdoors, she realizes a lot of her neighbors are having a Christmas too big. But not Mrs. Flores. She’s having a much quieter Christmas, complete with decorations and music from the country where she used to live. It sparks an idea: maybe there’s a way for Kerry to create her own Christmas traditions.
But will anyone in her crazy Christmas house understand? Join Kerry as she finds her voice in this delightful holiday tale.
How many days till Thanksgiving?! Count the twelve days leading up to the big family feast in this fun-filled, cumulative rhyme based on "The 12 Days of Christmas".
On the first day of Thanksiving, I was thankful for . . . This festive story starts with ONE cozy evening at home with family, then adds TWO sacks of apples, THREE fall squash, and so on through the twelve days leading up to Thanksgiving. Young readers and their parents will enjoy counting all the details of the fun preparation for the big day.
The concept behind kNOw Tiny Secrets is to "know" the secrets of abuse, so there will be NO secrets. This book embraces children from all walks of life,including special needs children; with the hopes of broadening the awareness of child sexual abuse and those affected. This book is a way of teaching children about sexual abuse at an early age, which is important, as well as empowering.