Books by Kim Norman

 

Review: Kristi persuades her family to start a business that helps customers with their pet problems. By acting like people's pets, Kristi and family help children learn how to own, train, and take care of a pet. Funny examples of their antics include eating crickets, chasing balls, and making puddles on the floor.

  

I KNOW A WEE PIGGY


A color-concept book based on the old favorite, “I Know an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly.”
Illustrated by Henry Cole
Dial Books for Young Readers, 2012
THE REVIEWS ARE IN! Starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Booklist and School Library Journal!! Plus raves from Kirkus and The New York Times! Read the NYT review HERE.


Sterling sticker books:

STORYTIME STICKERS: WHALES
and

STORYTIME STICKERS: DINOSAURS
Both are interactive sticker books, created with the science experts at the American Museum of Natural History!

I KNOW A WEE PIGGY



A color-concept book based on the old favorite, “I Know an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly.”

Illustrated by Henry Cole

Dial Books for Young Readers, 2012

THE REVIEWS ARE IN! Starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Booklist and School Library Journal!! Plus raves from Kirkus and The New York Times! Read the NYT review HERE.



Sterling sticker books:


STORYTIME STICKERS: WHALES

and


STORYTIME STICKERS: DINOSAURS

Both are interactive sticker books, created with the science experts at the American Museum of Natural History!

 
Also available:

ROLLING IN THE AISLES

A collection of laugh-out-loud poems

Meadowbrook, 2004

Contact me:
kimnorman@mac.com

TEN ON THE SLED

by Kim Norman

Illustrated by Liza Woodruff

Sterling Publishing, 2010

Author Kim Norman and illustrator Liza Woodruff have whipped up a rollicking, jolly, snow-filled adventure!


In the land of the midnight sun, all the animals are having fun speeding down the hill on Caribou’s sled. But as they go faster and faster, Seal, Hare, Walrus, and the others all fall off…until just the caribou’s left, only and lonely. Now, a reindeer likes flying—but never alone, so…


one through ten,

all leap on again!


An ideal picture book for reading—and singing along with—over and over.


ALL KINDS OF KITTENS

by Kim Norman

Illustrated by Betina Ogden

Sterling Publishing

2010

Fun with kittens! Kim Norman’s playful verse introduces kittens in all sorts of settings. A Sterling Storytime Stickers title.


has this to say:

“...What with animal identification, counting, vocabulary building and print awareness all scaffolded on a can’t-lose rhyme, this one’s a keeper.”

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JACK OF ALL TAILS

by Kim Norman

Illustrated by David Clark

Dutton Children’s Books, 2007





...THIS IS WHY.

There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing a child enjoying one of my books. I adored reading books to my own children, when they were little. Now I get a lot of satisfaction watching a new generation of children enjoy MY books. What a thrill!


 

Why do I write children’s books?

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    Celebrate the imagination—and the love between father and son—with a fun, rhyming, and totally original picture book. On a hot summer’s day, a young boy playfully sets out on a “crocodaddy hunt” in the lake. Following the creature’s shadow, dark and wet, he’s soon taking a wild ride on the grinning croc’s back. And when they leave the water, something wonderful happens: Crocodaddy transforms into…just DADDY.

CROCODADDY

by Kim Norman

Illustrated by David Walker

Sterling Publishing

NOW AVAILABLE AS A BOARD BOOK!

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly:

Santa Claus (or at least author Norman) has been watching Undercover Boss....Norman’s verse tips its hat to Moore’s “The Night Before Christmas,” and Ho’s sunny cartoons are further enhanced by embossing and glossy accents.


THE GREAT CHRISTMAS CRISIS

by Kim Norman

Illustrated by Jannie Ho

Published by Sterling Children’s Books


First the reindeer rebelled--now it's the elves' turn! This fun follow-up to The Great Reindeer Rebellion is as over-the-top entertaining as its forerunner.

 

'Tis the month before Christmas, and things are not great. The elves are complaining, “We're all running late!” The candy-cane twister needs major repairs; there's not enough cotton to stuff the toy bears. The North Pole's in trouble... Santa MUST find out why!


Told in fun rhyme and featuring embossed, spot-glossed pages, this holiday-bright book takes kids on an undercover mission with Santa himself--and gives them an inside peek at what REALLY goes on in the elves' workshop. 

Kirkus Reviews

...The story is told in cleverly rhymed quatrains set in curved text blocks that flow within the illustrations in a pleasing manner. These overworked elves don't crack any new ice, but their story is entertaining enough for holiday reading in those busy days before Santa's arrival. (Picture book. 3-7)

Kim Norman and Liza Woodruff, the team behind the delightful Ten on the Sled, have created another irresistible winter-themed romp. This humorous variation on the classic song “If You're Happy and You Know It” introduces a group of adorable animals playing joyfully in the snow.


“This paean to winter fun will be

enjoyed again and again

in any season.”

School Library Journal

IF IT’S SNOWY AND YOU KNOW IT, CLAP YOUR PAWS!

by Kim Norman

Illustrated by Liza Woodruff

Sterling Publishing, 2013

“The pup's facial expressions are spot-on, and the rhyme and repetition are amusing and fun to read aloud. A beautiful tale of friendship, determination, and perseverance.”

School Library Journal

PUDDLE PUG

by Kim Norman

Illustrated by Keika Yamaguchi

Sterling Publishing, 2014

Percy the Pug loves puddles—big puddles, small puddles, swamp puddles, stomp puddles. But no puddle is perfect...  until he finds one with three friendly piglets. But protective Mama Pig says NO PUGS and chases Percy away! Irresistibly illustrated by Keika Yamaguchi, Kim Norman's tale about a persistent pug and his pursuit of friendship in puddle paradise brims with warmth and charm.