Three Little Pugs

The Three Little Pugs
Nina Victor Crittenden
little bee books, March 2018

Gordy, Jilly, and Zoie love to race, chase, and play pug-of-war. But most of all, they love snoozing in their big, cozy basket. Then one day just before their morning nap, the big bad cat decides to make himself at home in the pugs’ beloved basket! Will the pugs figure out how to keep him away before they get too sleepy?

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Chicken Lily

Chicken Lily

Written by Lori Mortensen
Illustrated by
Nina Victor Crittenden
Henry Holt, March 2016

Chicken Lily may be a lot of things--a careful colorer, a patient puzzler, and a quiet hide-and-seeker (she never makes a peep!)--but brave is not one of them. When her teacher, Mrs. Lop, plans a school-wide poetry jam, Lily is terrified. She doesn't want to stand in front of everyone and sound like a birdbrain! With encouragement from her friends Baabette and Pigsley, Lily decides to hatch a plan. Can she put her best claw forward and prove that even chickens aren't chicken all the time?

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Cedric the Dragon Book Cover

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Written by Elizabeth Raum
Illustrated by
Nina Victor Crittenden
Alma Little, 2010

Prince Cedric is slow to walk, has a tough time with reading and math, and fails miserably at dragon slaying school. But with kindness and bravery, and his love for hugs, Cedric saves the kingdom. This cheerful picture book teaches kids that there are many ways to solve a problem and reinforces the idea that everyone has something special to offer.

Cedric and the Dragon is a
Mom's Choice Awards®
Gold Recipient

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