Menu

Featured books by Denise Fleming

Lively language and appealing characters — both human and animal — combine with the vibrant colors of handmade paper for what is now the hallmark of work by Denise Fleming.

Alphabet Under Construction

By: Denise Fleming
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader

An appealing mouse (also seen in Lunch) creates active letters of the alphabet, beginning by "airbrushing" the A and all the way to the zipped Z. The mouse keeps a calendar of work accomplished which astute readers will note at the end.

Barnyard Banter

By: Denise Fleming
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader

Animals on a farm can be a noisy lot, but not the goose that quietly chases a butterfly throughout the barnyard. The alliteration and onomatopoeia makes reading aloud fun and is neatly integrated into the colorful illustrations.

Beetle Bop

By: Denise Fleming
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader

Beetles come in many shapes and sizes — revealed in rhyming text and luminous illustrations. Readers will enjoy the dynamic interplay of words and pictures in this lively book.

Buster

By: Denise Fleming
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader

Buster is happy being an only dog and finds that he is fearful of the new addition, a small white kitten named Betty. Buster learns, however, that being a friend is special in its own happy and unique way.

In the Small, Small Pond

By: Denise Fleming
Illustrated by: Denise Fleming
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader

A child (and a small green frog) witness the change of seasons in a small, critter-filled pond. Engaging language swirls and moves across the pages in this vibrantly illustrated Caldecott Honor book.

In the Tall, Tall Grass

By: Denise Fleming
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader

The sounds of a caterpillar munching through vegetation combine with Fleming's distinctive illustrations for a small adventure in the tall, tall grass. The satisfying conclusion is a sleepy one, making this an ideal bedtime tale.

Lunch

By: Denise Fleming
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader

What's for lunch? A hungry gray mouse eats its way through colors eating a variety of vegetables in this winning, brilliantly illustrated adventure that doubles as a concept book.

Mama Cat Has Three Kittens

By: Denise Fleming
Age Level: 0-3
Reading Level: Pre-Reader

Mama has three kittens. Fluffy and Skinny do things when their mama does, but not Boris who marches to his beat. Readers will recognize themselves in this satisfying and brilliantly colored picture book.

Pumpkin Eye

By: Denise Fleming
Illustrated by: Denise Fleming
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader

All the glorious, spooky, swoopy delights of Halloween congregate on one street for one perfectly bone-chilling night in Caldecott Honor artist Denise Fleming's splendid Pumpkin Eye. Gorgeous, thick pulp paintings depict jack-o'-lanterns, bats, dragons, and toothless hags, while clever, memorable rhymes capture the very essence of Halloween: "Trick or treat, pounding feet, wretched witches roam the street."

Shout! Shout It Out!

By: Denise Fleming
Age Level: 0-3
Reading Level: Pre-Reader

An adult accompanied by a mouse encourages a group of children to shout out what they know: numbers 1 to 10, letters, colors, animals, and things that move — and once again with the small mouse. Lively, full color illustrations add verve to the participatory text.

Sleepy, Oh So Sleepy

By: Denise Fleming
Age Level: 0-3
Reading Level: Pre-Reader

Tiny, sleepy animal babies each snuggle down with their loving parents until the final child, a human baby, happily drifts off to sleep. Lush illustrations combine with the lyrical text in this soothing, tender, and handsome book.

The Cow Who Clucked

By: Denise Fleming
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader

When the cow discovers that she's lost her distinctive "moo," she visits other farm animals to retrieve it. Her proper voice is magically restored when she meets a chicken who moos! This is a playful, colorful introduction to farm animals and their sounds.

The Everything Book

By: Denise Fleming
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader

This colorful and somewhat eclectic collection of rhymes and information is made for sharing and reading over. Tidbits include everything from seasons to the alphabet and more, all illustrated with Fleming's signature illustrations.

Books illustrated by Denise Fleming

In the Small, Small Pond

By: Denise Fleming
Illustrated by: Denise Fleming
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader

A child (and a small green frog) witness the change of seasons in a small, critter-filled pond. Engaging language swirls and moves across the pages in this vibrantly illustrated Caldecott Honor book.

Pumpkin Eye

By: Denise Fleming
Illustrated by: Denise Fleming
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader

All the glorious, spooky, swoopy delights of Halloween congregate on one street for one perfectly bone-chilling night in Caldecott Honor artist Denise Fleming's splendid Pumpkin Eye. Gorgeous, thick pulp paintings depict jack-o'-lanterns, bats, dragons, and toothless hags, while clever, memorable rhymes capture the very essence of Halloween: "Trick or treat, pounding feet, wretched witches roam the street."

Interested in wonderful interviews with tween and teen authors? Hop on over to our sister site, AdLit.org, and browse the library.

Proceeds from the sale of books purchased at Amazon.com help support the Reading Rockets project. Thank you!

"So please, oh PLEASE, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away. And in its place you can install, a lovely bookshelf on the wall." — Roald Dahl