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The multiple award winner, Amy Hest writes children's books. She has story books in the ages 4-8 category. The Baby Duck and Sam the Bear Series are in this age group. The Katie Roberts Series are for tweens and teens, ages 9-12 & older.
Amy Hest Books
Baby Duck Series A preschool duck lives with her mother, father, and little sister, Hot Stuff. However, it is Grandpa Duck who encourages her to explore the world.
Sam the Bear Series A preschool bear lives with his family. Amy Hest writes about a bear who has the same adventures as a young pre-school human.
Mr. George Baker Two neighbors walk to school together everyday to learn to read. One is a little boy and the other is an old man.
The Purple Coat The cool days of fall arrive, it is time for the annual new blue coat. This year, the heroine wants a purple coat. Will she and grandpa come to an agreement?
Jamaica Louise James Jamaica receives a paint set from her grandma. The happy girl plans a special surprise to show her appreciation.
When Jessie Came Across the Sea In the early twentieth century, Jessie travels alone from Eastern Europe to New York. The immigrant finds employment as a lace maker, but never forgets the grandmother she was forced to leave.
Katie Roberts Series It is World War II. Katie's father enters the service. The Amy Hest series chronicles the changes Katie faces the following years.
The Private Notebooks of Katie Roberts Books 2 and 3 of the Katie Roberts series in one volume.
Remembering Mrs. Rossi Mrs. Rossi is a mother and teacher who dies. Her daughter and husband comes to terms with her death with the help of a memory
book created by Mrs. Rossi students. A wonderful book for young people who lost a parent.
"Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are." Mason Cooley
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Note: The review copies are from the publisher.