Kids’ Books

Nicole is inspired by the whimsy and rhyme of Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein, the life lessons taught by Stan and Jan Berenstain, and the fantasy worlds created by her grandmother, Jean Stockinger, who was an artist, illustrator, and children’s writer. Nicole’s modern-day stories and poems seek to capture a sprinkling of that magic mixed in with her own fresh, distinct voice. 

 

Nighttime Surprise

(Beginning reader book, ESL, Tuntun English, 2013)

Nighttime Surprise cover artToday is a special day — it’s Owl’s birthday. But Owl is sad because none of his friends want to celebrate — or do they? Find out in Nighttime Surprise.

 

 

 

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Catch Him!

(Beginning reader book, ESL, Tuntun English, 2013)

Catch Him! cover artOh, no! A monkey has escaped from the zoo. Can you help the zookeeper find him? Follow the zookeeper as he zigs and zags around town trying to catch that silly little monkey!

 

 

 

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The Magnet Thief

(Beginning reader book, ESL, Tuntun English, 2013)

The Magnet Thief cover artThe world’s strongest magnet is at a museum. The magnet thief is out to get it! With the magnet, he steals bikes, cars — even an ice cream truck! But when tries to steal a police car, the magnet thief learns how useful magnets really are!

 
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Little Maple

(Beginning reader book, ESL, Tuntun English, 2013)

Little Maple cover artLittle Maple has beautiful leaves. But when her leaves fall away, her woodland friends go away. Will she be lonely for long? Find out in Little Maple.

 

 

 

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 Turn on, Turn Off

(Beginning reader book, ESL, Tuntun English, 2013)

Turn On,Turn Off cover artBen doesn’t listen to his mother when she says to turn off the lights … or the computer … or the TV. Find out why Ben is left in the dark!

Little Penguin, Big Penguin

 

(Beginning reader book, ESL, Tuntun English, 2013)

Little Penguin, Big Penguin cover artLittle penguin and big penguin are cousins. They visit each other in their natural habitats, but neither one enjoys their visit! Find out why little penguins belong in the islands, and big penguins belong in the snowy South Pole.

How Jay Helps the World

(Beginning reader book, ESL, Tuntun English, 2013)

How Jay Helps the World cover artJay is small. But he can do BIG things to help the world. Find out what things kids can do to help take care of the environment.

Graduation Day

(Beginning reader book, ESL, Tuntun English, 2013)

Graduation Day cover artIt’s kindergarten graduation day. The teacher gives awards to students who are good at things like sharing and cleaning up. But she doesn’t know that her students have surprises of their own for her!

Deedee the Dinosaur 

(Picture book, ESL, Tuntun English, 2005)

Deedee’s friends love to climb on him – he is like a jungle gym! But one day, Deedee gets a tummy ache. He can’t play! Learn how the children help him feel better.

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Let’s Visit the Louvre!

(Beginningreader book, ESL, Tuntun English, 2001)

Join a brother and sister as they visit the Louvre museum in Paris, France. Along the way, you’ll meet a sphinx from ancient Egypt, see the beautiful Venus de Milo, and learn about the time when the museum’s famous portrait of a woman with a secret smile – the Mona Lisa – vanished into thin air!

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