Featuring the Books of Lois Ehlert

Our Fall Storytime programs will be featuring three picture book authors; we began on September 12th and 13th with Lois Ehlert. Ehlert is the author and illustrator of over 20 children’s books and has also illustrated books by other authors, including the iconic Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. Coming from a graphic design background, Ehlert creates illustrations from cut paper, cloth, feathers, rocks and much more.

Rain Fish by Lois Ehlert

Many of her books are written about plants and animals and are the perfect starting point for discussions or lessons about science. Others of her books use simple shapes and numbers and are wonderful for reinforcing math concepts. Educators love her books because they are so easy to adapt for classroom use, but kids love them for the bright colors and sly sense of humor. Some of the subjects addressed in her books include:

Planting a rainbow by Lois Ehlert

Fish Eyes by Lois Ehlert

Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert

Color Farm by Lois Ehlert   Color Zoo by Lois Ehlert

Lots of Spots by Lois Ehlert

Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert

Ehlert attributes her success to parents who encouraged her creativity and who kept her supplied with tools and materials. Her parents’ influence is discussed in her autobiography The Scraps Book which is located in our juvenile biography area.

The Scraps Book by Lois Ehlert

If any teachers would like me to share some Lois Ehlert books with your classroom, just give me a call. I love to share these amazing books with kids!