John Archambault

Books by This Author

Barn Dance

Illustrated by: Ted Rand
Age Level: 3-6
On a special, magical, moonlit evening, an old barn springs to life. The scarecrow picks up a fiddle and starts to play, signaling the beginning of the dance. Lively language and dramatic, animated illustrations together portray this thrilling occasion.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Illustrated by: Lois Ehlert
Age Level: 3-6
The 26 characters in this rhythmic, rhyming baby book are the lowercase letters of the alphabet. Each has an attitude, as "a told b, and b told c, 'I'll meet you at the top of the coconut tree'" – which probably would have been a good idea until the other 23 members of the gang decided to follow suit.

Grandmother's Garden

Illustrated by: Raúl Colón
Age Level: 6-9

Product Description: In this beautiful story-poem, master storyteller John Archambault celebrates the magnificence and commonality of life in all its rich diversity. Using the image of the Earth as a garden turning around the sun, the book affirms that with a bit of sunshine, rain and lots of love, there is room for everyone to bloom. Full color.

Here Are My Hands

Illustrated by: Ted Rand
Age Level: 0-3
Children will repeat the lively, predictable, and engaging rhyme that fills this book. The text heightens awareness of the parts of the body, from head to toe, and what each can do. Crisp, realistic illustrations make this ideal for sharing and acting out with young children.

Listen to the Rain

Illustrated by: James Endicott
Age Level: 6-9
The many moods of rain – from angry thunderstorms to the quiet dripping that follows – are conveyed in alliterative, onomatopoeic, and captivating language. The poetic text is accompanied by evocative watercolor illustrations often extending over double pages.

The Ghost-Eye Tree

Illustrated by: Ted Rand
Age Level: 6-9
Two children leave their cozy home to fetch milk on a cold and windy evening. When the brother loses his much-prized hat, it is his sister who returns to the spooky old ghost eye tree they pass. Light is effectively used in dramatic watercolor illustrations that accompany the lively text, which is ideal for reading aloud.

White Dynamite and Curly Kidd

Illustrated by: Ted Rand
Age Level: 6-9
This rollicking good tale of a boy who fears for his father’s safety as he prepares to ride the meanest bull in the whole United States is told in energetic language and illustrations that bounce across the pages. The rhythm of the text reads well aloud and the watercolors invite many close examinations.