Children's Books

May 28, 2020

Whoever Heard of a Fird? 

A Chapter Book 

(K–3rd Grade)  

ages 4–8

Fird, part fish part bird, is looking for a herd of fird. So he sets out to find a herd of fird. Along the way, he meets many two-feature creatures--whimsical animals like shamels--part sheep, part camels, and bertles--part bear, part turtles. But no one has heard of a herd of fird.

While Fird has no luck finding a herd of fird, he discovers something far more important. He learns that he can be whatever he wants to be, without looking anywhere outside
himself.

Illustrated by Shann Hurst

 


Amazon Review: 

"I am so excited this book has been republished! It was pivotal in my childhood. I carried it around until the binding literally fell apart."




It's Snyder Spider's birthday. But is he the only one who remembered? Where are the eight shiny new red tennis shoes he was expecting from his best friend Fird? Feeling forgotten, Snyder runs off into the forest where he meets a charming new friend, Snig (part snail—part pig). Together they share incredible, exciting adventures before being whisked back home with the aid of a magic cape. And Snyder finds he is in store for the biggest surprise party ever in the world of two-feature creatures!

Othello Bach's sequel to her popular WHOEVER HEARD OF A FIRD? is as humorous and gentle as her first book. Every child who hasn't already fallen in love with these endearing two-feature creatures will certainly be under their spell by the time the book is finished. Snyder Spider is ready to make himself at home in the hearts of young readers everywhere.


Amazon Review:


"My grandson likes it ."

 

 


September 28, 2013

Albert and the Monster

(K–3rd Grade) 

ages 4–8

Albert wants to meet a monster so that he can scare it away. He thinks that will make him feel big and strong. But when he does meet a monster, it’s wearing earrings! And crying! Yes, the monster creates problems for Albert, but not the kind of problems he can scare away.

Illustrated by Othello Bach





Amazon Review:

"This story breaks all the stereotypes that kids are taught. It teaches all of us that love can overcome our fears. A simple, sweet message for kids of all ages."


 June 2, 2014

The Man With Big Ears

A Rhymed Story 

(K–2nd Grade) 

ages 4–7

The man with big ears had no reasons for tears. The older he got, the more he heard, he could hear feathers grow on a bird. He could even hear smoke go by.

Illustrated by Sandy Huffaker





Amazon Review:

"The Man With Big Ears made me laugh out loud. Any child or adult will love it. It begs to be read aloud."

 

July 9, 2016

 

Frickart the Different

A Chapter Book

(K - 3rd Grade)

ages 4-8

Frickart is the only frog at Friendly Pond, and he doesn’t know he’s different. All he wants is another frog at the pond so he can have a frog friend. Then one day, new frogs arrive, but they don’t like Frickart… because he’s different.

Illustrated by Othello Bach




 

Amazon Review:

"An amazing book and delightful read. I highly recommend it! "

 

October 24, 2017 


Jake Snake's Race 

A rhymed story

(K-2nd Grad)

ages 4-7

Jake Snake eats a cake and the plate then enters a race and wins first place.

Illustrated by Sandy Huffaker






Amazon Review: 

"A clever story about a snake with a conscience."


October 21, 2017

 

Does My Room Come Alive at Night?

A Rhymed Story 

(K-3rd Grade)

ages 4-8

A young boy wonders what funny things may be going on in his room while he’s fast asleep. 

Illustrated by Sandy Huffaker






Amazon Review:

"Best illustrated book and very well written. My daughter loves reading it at bedtime. It is funny and extremely inviting."

 


October 19, 2017

Shermit the Hermit

A Rhymed Story

(K-2nd Grade)

ages 4-7

A humorous, rhymed story about a grouch named Shermit who doesn’t like anyone. He goes off to live alone on a mountain. Unfortunately, he forgets his scissors and a comb and his red hair gets so long and tangled he can’t see where he’s going. He tried tying it back with a vine, And old Shermit he really looked fine. Then one day it broke and fell like a coat And old Shermit thought he’d gone blind! He tries chewing it off and pounding it off with rocks, but nothing works. One day he tumbles down the mountain and ends up trapped in a huge ball of his hair.

Illustrated by Othello Bach




Amazon Review:

"My son loved this story and laughed continuously while reading it. It’s about a grouch who has one bad hair day after another"


November 20, 2017


The Biggest Sneeze

A Rhymed Story 

(K-2nd Grade) 

ages 4-7

An old lady sneezes so hard she blows the hair off her cat.

Illustrated by Sandy Huffaker 

 
 
 
 





 

On the night before Christmas, Hector and the Internet Witch set out on a journey seeking the magic ingredients to make Hector a wealthy man. Hector wants to be rich so he can give his parents an expensive Christmas present instead of a "junky old" picture he drew.

During their adventure, they meet a snowman - the kind who churns ice cubes into snowflakes, a tearful reindeer, and plenty of other colorful characters. When Hector's wish is fulfilled, he learns that you don't have to be rich to have a special Christmas.

Audio Book Narrated by Tony Award winning actress and singer, Tammy Grimes.

Originally published as Hector McSnector and Mail-Order Christmas Witch 




 

Amazon Review:  

"Bach has a way of telling a story and teaching at the same time."


 

 
 
 
 
When Lilly sends for the Internet Witch to perform magic on her messy room, her brother Willy has his doubts. 









Originally published as Lilly Willy and the Mail-Order Witch

Amazon Review:

"When I was six years old my grandpa gave me an autographed copy of this book as a present along with the audio cassette. I remember laying on my bedroom floor, listening to the cassette and following along in the book. The story, the illustrations, the songs....all very vivid in my memory and captivating my imagination. For years and years as an adult I tried to remember the name of the book, Googling "book about kids ordering a witch to help them clean their room" and came up with nothing. Just by chance, when I was cleaning out some old boxes under my house I found the long lost autographed copy of the book my Papa gave me! It was one of my most special memories as a kid, laying on the ground reading that book and now I have my original copy to read with my kids on their bedroom floor." 
 
Amazon Review:
 
"Loved every word! Witty, and funny. Othello's children's stories are the best!"




Audio book coming soon!