Andrea & David's Books

Oliver and his baby brother Gabe are going on a great train ride up the mountain!
  • Bank Street "Best Books of the Year"
  • "This endearing ode to an object of childhood fascination is exceedingly consistent with Digger Man... and Fire Engine Man..." and "... many kids will be excited to ride along again and again." Booklist
  • "With its bright acrylic spreads and simple text, this gentle story is a pleasant addition to picture-book collections." School Library Journal

Oliver and Gabe are riding on their own real fire engine!
  • A Children's Book-of-the-Month Club selection
  • A Parenting Magazine, "Best Book"
  • "An upbeat, affectionate book that will delight firefighter aficionados and big (and little) brothers..." Booklist 
  • "Fans of the earlier title [Digger Man] and other transportation stories will love this one." School Library Journal
  • "...this pint-sized career guide will kindle imaginations." Kirkus Reviews

Diggers are big and yellow and powerful and can move lots of dirt and rocks and mud. 
Oliver wants to have his very own some day!
  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award winner
  • A Children's Book-of-the-Month selection.
  • "Truck and machinery fans will dig this..." Kirkus Reviews
  • "The joyful illustrations, painted in satiny acrylics, and the sparse, confident text both ring true, and will delight other digger-wannabes." Booklist
  • "I love Digger Man..." Book Sense 76

There's a lot to clean up in Trashy Town and Mr. Gilly loves to drive his big trash truck!
  • ALA Notable Book
  • Honored by the New York Public Library as one of the "One Hundred Picture Books Everyone Should Know." 
  • *Starred reviews in School Library Journal and The Horn Book
  • "This is right on the mark for young children" Booklist
  • ALA Notable Video (Available on video from Weston Woods/ Scholastic.)
  • ALA Notable Audio

Mr. Rally and his faithful dog Lightning are off to work on the backhoe. 
They've got five big jobs to dig.
  • "...a jaunty read-aloud. " *Starred review, Publishers Weekly
  • "Full of action and rhythm, this winning picture book, by a husband-and-wife team, will delight..." Booklist
  • "...a natural for storytimes." School Library Journal
  • A "Wonderful Books to Share With Children" chosen by the American Booksellers Association

Eliza Scidmore was an amazingly accomplished woman who loved Japan. 
She brought the beautiful cherry trees to Washington, D.C.
Learn more about Eliza here.
  • Winner of the Giverny Award
  • Winner of the Eureka Nonfiction Children’s Book Silver Honor Award from the California Reading Association

Manatees and people have a lot in common!
"The compare and contrast conceit works well to help children see the differences and similarities between manatee life and human life and reinforces new reading vocabulary as the child reads the information and then the question." Children's Literature