"A lively picture book that's fun to read aloud." 

             - Booklist

Brenda Maier, Children's Author

Coming spring of 2021: THE LITTLE BLUE BRIDGE is a modern retelling of The Three  Billy Goats Gruff in which a girl (Ruby) uses her ingenuity to turn a bully into a friend.

"...makers of all genders will be inspired by Ruby."

             - *Starred Review, The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books. 

"Maier’s girl-power-meets-classicfolktalestory line is engaging

and entertaining."

​          The Horn Book

the first two chicks have hatched, but the third egg is in no hurry to get cracking. the impatient chicks resort to some creative problem solving to get their sibling to come out, but nothing works. Then they discover something that can not only coax the chick out, but bring the whole family together.

illustrated by Zoe Waring

RELEASE DATE: February 5, 2019   

*2020 Oklahoma Redbud Read-Aloud Masterlist

"...a farmyard story laden with egg-cellent puns"


"...a buoyant spring story"

         Publisher's Weekly

 ​In this retelling of the little red hen, ruby wants to build a fort, but her big brothers refuse to help her. When the boys see the finished product, they really want to play in it, but it's too late to do anything about it. Or is it?  (Released 3/27/2018)

​​illustrated by Sonia Sanchez

*Sunshine State Young Readers Award Junior List '19-'20

*2019 Oklahoma Book Award Finalist

*2019 Redbud Read-Aloud Masterlist

*2019 TX 2x2 Recommended Reading List

*2019-2020 TN State Book Award Nominee 

*A Chicago Public Library Best Picture Book of the Year