Books

Patterns Everywhere

Millbrook Press

Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

SCBWI Golden Kite Finalist (Nonfiction Text for Younger Readers)

MASL Dogwood List Finalist, K-2 

School Library Journal starred review

Step outside. Let’s find designs—
branching, cracking, spirals, lines.
Search the earth, the seas, the air.
Patterns, patterns everywhere.

Look around and discover patterns in the natural world—from leaf veins to snowflakes to sand dunes. Rhyming verse is accompanied by stunning photographs, and brief sidebars explain how these different patterns form.

Educator guide: https://lisaperronbooks.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/Patterns-Everywhere_Activity-Guide.pdf

“With content that will appeal to a wide range of readers, this beautiful book about patterns is an excellent choice for elementary libraries.”

School Library Journal (STARRED REVIEW)

“Intriguing encouragement to consider the intersection of mathematics and nature.”

Kirkus Reviews

My Love for You

Little Simon/Simon & Schuster

Amazon Editors’ Pick (Best Books Baby-Age 2)

A sandcastle falls with a wave, a seagull swoops down for a precious snack, a looming thunderstorm means beach time is over, and summer draws to a close. This lyrical board book reassures a child that although most things change or come to an end, a parent’s love endures.

“A beautiful, lyrical story written in flowing verse . . . This story is sure to leave you with warm fuzzies.”

—Diana Murray, author of the bestselling Unicorn Day series

“This sweet, soothing new board book is a reassuring reminder to children that, although things can change or not turn out as expected, a parent’s love lasts forever. Highly recommended for ages 0 to 3.”

A Mighty Girl (Pick of the Day, June 2023)

“Scenes that have the fuzzy edges of pastel drawings bring the cozy world of mother and child to life, and will give readers reason to want to look over the pages again and again.”

—School Library Journal

Tell Me About Space

Little Simon/Simon & Schuster

“Outstanding Science Trade Book” awarded by the National Science Teaching Association and Children’s Book Council

Kentucky Bluegrass Award Nominee

Perfect for curious little minds, this nonfiction board book teaches young readers all about outer space through question-and-answer text!

Why don’t we float into space? How many moons are there? A child asks about outer space, and their grownup answers in rhyming, factual text. Little ones will love learning that the earth is constantly spinning, that Saturn isn’t the only planet with rings, and that most planets have their own moons!

“Beautiful and rhythmic, this book masterfully combines perfect rhyme and gorgeous illustration with amazing NF facts about space! Great for kids (but I, a fully grown adult, definitely learned a thing or two, too)! Out of this world!!!”

—Suzy Levinson, children’s poet and author of the critically acclaimed Animals in Pants

Tell Me About Oceans

Little Simon/Simon & Schuster

A child gets answers to their many questions about the ocean in this rhyming, fact-filled nonfiction board book perfect for curious minds.

Tell me why the ocean moves
in waves that splish and splash.

Wind on water makes those waves
that hit the shore and crash!

From what creates waves, what lives in the deep sea, what makes the ocean blue, and more, scientific facts are conveyed in accessible language. Sidebars on each spread provide even more information for every question asked and answered.

“Tell Me About Oceans is not just a board book; it’s an experience—a lullaby of the seas that sings of the wonders beneath the waves.”

—Momma Braga blogger

All the Rocks We Love

“Poet and psychotherapist Lisa Varchol Perron and her husband, Taylor Perron, a geology professor, have combined their different areas of expertise, with appealing, accessible, and informative results . . . Smashing!”

—Kirkus Reviews

“With jaunty rhymes and attractive images of children enjoying nature, this calming work introduces many introductory facts about geology while capturing the boundless enthusiasm so many kids seem to have about rocks . . . A lovely choice for STEM read-alouds and individual enjoyment.”

—Booklist

“Featuring naturalistic portrayals of rocks alongside stylized, spare images of humans interacting with the natural world, it’s a true beginner’s guide for young rock hounds.”

—Publishers Weekly

More book announcements are on the way, so stay tuned!