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Alice Schertle Books In Order

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Publication Order of Cathy And Company Books

Cathy And Company & The Nosy Neighbor (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cathy And Company & Hank, The Horse (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cathy And Company And Bumper The Bully (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cathy and Company & the Green Ghost (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cathy and Company & Mean Mr. Meeker (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cathy and Company & the Double Dare (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Little Blue Truck Books

Little Blue Truck (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Little Blue Truck Leads the Way (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Little Blue Truck Farm Sticker Fun! (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Little Blue Truck's Christmas (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Little Blue Truck's Beep-Along Book (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Little Blue Truck's Halloween (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Little Blue Truck's Springtime (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Good Night, Little Blue Truck (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Little Blue Truck's Valentine (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Time for School, Little Blue Truck (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
What Do You Say, Little Blue Truck? (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Little Blue Truck Makes a Friend (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Little Blue Truck Leads the Way Padded Board Book (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Children's Books

The Gorilla In The Hall (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The April Fool (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hob Goblin and the Skeleton (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
In My Treehouse (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bim Dooley Makes His Move (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Good Night, Hattie, My Dearie, My Dove (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Two Feet (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
That Olive! (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jeremy Bean's St. Patrick's Day (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bill and the Google-Eyed Goblins (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gus Wanders Off (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
William and Grandpa (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
That's What I Thought (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Witch Hazel (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Little Frog's Song (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Now, Brown Cow? (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Down the Road (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Advice For A Frog (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Maisie (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Keepers Poetry (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Lucky Thing (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Am the Cat (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
All You Need for a Snowman (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
When the Moon Is High (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Skeleton in the Closet (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
All You Need for a Beach (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
1, 2, I Love You (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventures of Old Bo Bear (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
We (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Very Hairy Bear (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Button Up!: Wrinkled Rhymes (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Look Out, Jeremy Bean! (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Anaconda Ate My Homework (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Such a Little Mouse (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Little Blue Truck Feeling Happy (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

About Alice Schertle

A prolific and influential American writer, Alice Schertle is extremely well known thanks to her impressive and extensive collection of children’s stories. Knowing her market well, she’s become an important figure within the literary community, writing about a large range of topics. Her stories are extremely engaging, as she writes in a manner that’s highly accessible, while also never speaking down to her readers at any point. This is something that she clearly excels at, giving her readers exactly what they want, making fun and compelling stories for young readers.

Her language is known for being highly poetic too, writing in a style that also develops the reading abilities of her young audience. Giving her readers a passion for reading, she really brings their imagination to life, nurturing it while creating something new and interesting in the process. Previously a teacher herself, it’s easy to see how she has come to be so exemplary at her craft, understanding her audience and what they want. Creating many memorable characters too, she has made an impact quite unlike any other, really pushing and advancing the form in a manner quite unlike anything else.

Over the years Schertle has written more than forty books, and this continues, something which has seen her become a household name for many. A bestselling author with a lot to say and a huge amount of ideas, she definitely is a writer that has a lot more to come yet. Creating a number of ongoing series too, she produces a lot of books with well known returning characters and premises. With a strain of poetry running throughout her work, she continues to be a hugely influential and successful author to this day.

Early and Personal Life

Born in 1941 on the 4th of April, the future author to be Alice Schertle would grow up in Los Angeles, California, in the United States. Over time she would develop and nurture a love of both reading and writing, something which she would build upon over the following years. This would carry on, as she would slowly come to find her voice as a writer, creating a style and tone of her own.

Finding her own style, she would continue to seek inspiration from the world around her, allowing it to feed back into her work. Attending the University of California, along with the University of Southern California, she would go on to become an elementary school teacher. Currently living in New Salem, Massachusetts, she has a lot more titles set to come, as she continues writing on into the foreseeable future.

Writing Career

Over the years it is children’s novels that Alice Schertle has come to be known for writing, creating many memorable characters and series. These include ‘The Little Blue Truck’ series, along with her ‘Cathy and Company’ collection of novels, both of which have become hugely popular. Writing about many different subjects, she has a diverse library of novels written over the years, with many of them helping younger readers.

Winning awards for her work, such as the ‘Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award,’ along with the ‘Christopher Award,’ she’s appreciated by both the critics and the general public alike. This is something that’s really seen her become such a huge success, allowing her to find a massive audience worldwide. Often using rhyme within her work as well, her books have helped espouse the joys of reading and language for readers of all backgrounds.

Little Blue Truck’s Christmas

Originally brought out through the ‘HMH Books for Young Readers’ publishing label, this would first come out on the 23rd of September in 2014. It was the third book to be released in ‘The Little Blue Truck’ series of books, but they’re simply a collection of young children’s books to be read in no particular order. The pages are made of hardened card, and the illustrations are done by Jill McElmurry, with their bright and colorful designs.

It’s Christmas time once more, and it’s also time for Little Blue Truck to spread some seasonal cheer, as he helps to deliver Christmas trees to his friends. Counting each tree from one to five, the reader is encouraged to count along with him, helping Little Blue on his journey. With large text on card stock pages, the book helps the young reader to not only learn to read, but to count as well.

Little Blue Truck’s Springtime

Initially released in 2018 on the 2nd of January, this would also come out through the ‘HMH Books for Young Readers’ publishing house. It would be the seventh book in ‘The Little Blue Truck’ collection of books, creating another stand-alone story. Working with the illustrator Jill McElmurry once more, it’s another imaginative and fun story featuring the eponymous lead character.

Taking a ride with his friend Toad, it’s now Springtime for the Little Blue Truck, as he takes a ride through the farm. Seeing many animals along the way, it’s a beautiful sunny day, and everyone’s out to say hello to both Truck and Toad. Meeting many newborn baby animals too, they both meet a colorful cast of characters, as they meet new friends as the young readers follow along.

Such a Little Mouse

This would be published through the Orchard Books publishing outlet, and it would come out in 2015 on the 31st of March. This wouldn’t be a part of any series, but it would be another picture book, running in a similar vein to many of Schertle’s other novels out there. Stephanie Yue would be doing the illustrations this time, creating colorful visual designs for the younger readers, designing a whole world for its singular protagonist to explore.

Living under the ground is a happy mouse, as he explores the world around him, finding his way about the world outside. Following along with the journey of the little mouse, the young readers themselves explore the world alongside him. With colorful illustrations, it’s a bright and lively book that really captures the imagination of children, all delivered in Schertle’s signature poetic style.

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