Featured books by C. F. Payne

Books illustrated by C. F. Payne

Micawber

Micawber

By: John Lithgow
Illustrated by: C. F. Payne
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader

A squirrel named Micawber loves the paintings he sees through the windows of the nearby art museum. One day he notices an artist copying the old masters, and he decides to do the same – with surprising results.

Mighty Jackie: The Strike-Out Queen

Mighty Jackie: The Strike-Out Queen

By: Marissa Moss
Illustrated by: C. F. Payne
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Nonfiction, Biography

Jackie loved to pitch baseball. Her long practices paid off when at 17-years old she pitched for the Chattanooga Lookouts in a demonstration game against the New York Yankees. Jackie struck out both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig — and forever changed baseball's rules. The excitement of Jackie Mitchell's story is well-paced, illustrated with slightly exaggerated and altogether winning illustrations.

To Dare Mighty Things

To Dare Mighty Things

By: Doreen Rappaport
Illustrated by: C. F. Payne
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Nonfiction, Biography

As a young, sickly child, "Teedie" Roosevelt dreamed of becoming an adventurer like in the books he gobbled up. Lush, expressive illustrations, well-chosen quotes, and a lucid text brings the life of the boy who grew into a remarkable man whose biggest adventure may have been that of the 26th President of the United States.

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