Connection to Illinois: Fleck lives in Shorewood. Biography: Jay Fleck is an author, designer and illustrator. He illustrates other authors' books. His artwork has been featured on products at the GAP, on Threadless and on the front page of Society6.com, as well as a number of other brick-and-mortar and internet stores. Tilly and Tank is the first picture book he has both written and illustrated.
- Tortoise and Hare: A Fairy Tale to Help You Find Balance Illinois Reads Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2023
|Black belt bunny /
ISBN: 0525429026 OCLC: 961007514 Black Belt Bunny is fast and strong and has seriously awesome moves--from front-kicks to back-flips to air-chops. Then he's faced with something new, something every bunny must learn, something he might not be as good at: He has to make . . . a salad.
|Christmas cheer /
ISBN: 1338349589 OCLC: 1129180020 Christmas comes to life in this cheerful counting story with die-cut pages perfect for little hands! Special night, magic flight. Christmas Eve . . . we believe! One star shines, moonlit pines. Two awake, cookies bake. Kids will love this rhyming romp about two adorable siblings on Christmas Eve, who are eagerly preparing for Santa to arrive! With sturdy, die-cut pages to turn and explore, readers will count carols, elves, bells, bows, and more from one to 10 in this interactive book that's perfect for Christmas!
ISBN: 1452181675 OCLC: Chronicle Books 2022 Crinkle the pages and sing along with this festive bedtime board book set to the tune of Jingle Bells!It's Christmas Eve, and all the decorations are settling down for bedtime, except for a pair of noisy bells! Will these two tinkling ornaments be too tired to welcome Christmas Day? With sturdy board pages and a crinkly paper treatment that creates touch-and-feel sound effects, this playful twist on a classic Christmas carol will have even the most excited little ones ready to settle down and get some rest before Christmas morning dawns.HOLIDAY SING-ALONG: This familiar Christmas carol with a funny twist makes for a great read-aloud or sing-along during the holiday season.TOUCH AND FEEL: Crinkle material on every page (even the cover!) makes this book tons of fun for little hands to explore and play with.SETTLE INTO SLEEP: With a gentle goodnight ending that shows that even the noisiest little bells are eventually ready to rest, this book will soothe reluctant sleepers at bedtime.CELEBRATED AUTHOR: Jay Fleck, the illustrator of the Tiny T. Rex series, has created another irresistible set of characters that families are sure to fall in love with!
|Crinkle, Crinkle, Little Car
ISBN: 1452181667 OCLC: Chronicle Books 2022 Crinkle the pages and sing along with this bedtime favorite set to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star!A noisy little car zooms through the night sky, waking the stars and moon. Will this mischievous traveler ever quiet down for bedtime? With sturdy board pages and a crinkly paper treatment that creates touch-and-feel sound effects, this playful twist on a classic nursery song is a goodnight favorite that's sure to soothe even the most wide-awake little ones to a peaceful—and quiet!—bedtime.BEDTIME SING-ALONG: This familiar, soothing song with a funny twist makes for a great read-aloud or sing-along at bedtime and beyond.TOUCH AND FEEL: Crinkle material on every page (even the cover!) makes this book tons of fun for little hands to explore and play with.SETTLE INTO SLEEP: With a gentle goodnight ending that shows that even the noisiest little car is eventually ready to rest, this book will soothe reluctant sleepers at bedtime.CELEBRATED AUTHOR: Jay Fleck, the illustrator of the Tiny T. Rex series, has created another irresistible character that families are sure to fall in love with!
|Double take! :
ISBN: 0763672912 OCLC: 959033037 Lively text and retro-style artwork combine in a lively picture book about opposites that invites children to learn new perspectives on spreads depicting a topsy-turvy funhouse journey.
|Everything you /
ISBN: 0374301417 OCLC: 964334210 Everything You is a lyrical, heartfelt picture book celebrating the love between parents and their children. When a new baby comes into the world, that baby becomes everything cuddly, everything kisses, everything love...everything possible. In other words, everything that matters. And the world is never quite the same again. In this board book conversion of the original picture book, Elizabeth McPike's simple, poetic text and Jay Fleck's modern graphic and adorable illustrations capture the wonder and love a child brings to our lives.
|Flo: A Picture Book
ISBN: 0374305269 OCLC: 974476612 While the other pandas try to rush her from one activity to another, Flo enjoys relaxing, stopping to smell the roses, and really seeing the world around her.
|Haunted Halloween /
ISBN: 1338045334 OCLC: 1002826887 Kids will love this rhyming, Halloween counting adventure with surprises on every page! Halloween comes to life in this rhyming romp with adorable trick-or-treaters and a spooky countdown, all leading up to one exciting holiday surprise -- a party! Haunted night, monsters, fright. Enter there... if you dare. One bat hangs, pointy fangs. Two toads sleep. Earthworms creep. Kids will delight in turning the die-cut pages of this innovative novelty as they count owls, ghosts, black cats, and other spooky things from one to 10 in this fun, interactive book that's perfect for Halloween!
|Our Classroom Rules!
ISBN: 0593378784 OCLC: [S.l.] : Rodale Kids [S.l.] : 2023 From the creators of Our Playground Rules! comes this playful picture book about kindness and community in the classroom—a perfect read for back-to-school! This picture book plays with the double meaning of "rules" to explore how following a few simple rules of kindness can make schooltime more fun for everyone! There are so many reasons why our classroom RULES! 1. We look out for each other. 2. We share ideas and express ourselves! 3. We clean up. We line up. And if we mess up, that's okay. Mistakes are part of learning. Featuring simple text, gentle humor, and an adorable cast of animal characters, Our Classroom Rules! is the perfect tool to foster empathy, support social-emotional learning, and strengthen a sense of community in the classroom.
|Our Playground Rules!
ISBN: 0593378741 OCLC: Rodale Kids 2022 Explore what it means to share space and have fun on the playground with this sweetly funny picture book of playground rules based in social-emotional learning. There are so many reasons why our playground RULES! 1. Everyone gets a turn, no matter how long it takes... 2. We play fair (even when the weather isn't). 3. We try to be patient, which is always worth it! This young picture book plays with the double meaning of "rules" to explore how following a few simple rules of kindness can make playtime more fun for everyone! Featuring simple text and engaging illustrations that embrace the varying needs and capabilities of the adorable cast of animal characters, Our Playground Rules! is the perfect tool to help small children feel seen and better empathize with others.
|The diamond and the boy :
ISBN: 0062659030 OCLC: 1019837849 Told in a unique dual-narrative format, The Diamond and the Boy follows the stories of both natural diamond creation and the life of H. Tracy Hall, the inventor of a revolutionary diamond-making machine. Perfect for fans of Rosie Revere, Engineer, and On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein. This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 4 to 6. It’s a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children. Before a diamond is a gem, it’s a common gray rock called graphite. Through an intense trial of heat and pressure, it changes into one of the most valuable stones in the world. Before Tracy Hall was an inventor, he was a boy—born into poverty, bullied by peers, forced to work at an early age. However, through education and experimentation, he became one of the brightest innovators of the twentieth century, eventually building a revolutionary machine that makes diamonds. From debut author Hannah Holt—the granddaughter of Tracy Hall—and illustrator Jay Fleck comes this fascinating in-depth portrait of both rock and man.
|The ghosts went floating /
ISBN: 0374312133 OCLC: 1164776316 Inspired by the children's song "The Ants Went Marching" and involving early math concepts, writer Kim Norman and illustrator Jay Fleck's The Ghosts Went Floating is a spooktacular adventure perfect for Halloween. The ghosts went floating, one by one, BOO-rah! BOO-rah! when Halloween had just begun. BOO-rah! BOO-rah! The ghosts went floating, one by one, so why don’t YOU come join the fun? Trick-or-treat with ghosts, skeletons, witches, zombies, and all sorts of cute and creepy creatures in this fun-filled Halloween counting adventure!
|The three little yogis and the wolf who lost his breath :
ISBN: 1419741039 OCLC: 1090698610 In this twist on the classic fairy tale, a wolf who lost his huff and puff consults with three yogis to help him find his breath.
|The tossy-turny princess and the pesky pea :
ISBN: 1419745875 OCLC: 1145909278 After a pea accidentally gets between her mattresses, a busy princess has trouble falling asleep but with help from the gardener, cook, librarian, and astronomer she learns to relax her mind and body. Includes directions for a yoga and meditation bedtime routine.
|Tilly and Tank
ISBN: 1101917865 OCLC: 919014325 Tundra Books 2018 Tilly the elephant is taking her morning stroll when she notices something strange on the horizon. Is it another elephant? The newcomer has a trunk and tail, but he s a very curious shade of green. Tank, on the other hand, notices an odd-looking creature approaching. It has a barrel and a turret, like Tank, but is a curious shade of blue. Is it a new enemy tank? Tank's alarm sounds and he goes BOOM, scaring Tilly off. But when Tilly returns with a flower, Tank begins to understand that she might not be an enemy at all.
|Tiny T. Rex and the Grand Ta-Da!
ISBN: 1452184887 OCLC: Chronicle Books 2023 In the newest picture book in the bestselling Tiny T. Rex series, lovable friends Tiny and Pointy challenge themselves when they enter the school talent show.Kids love dinosaurs—and dinosaur books! Tiny T. Rex is a dinosaur kids especially love because he's a tiny dinosaur in a big world—just like them. Tiny and his friend Pointy really want to win their school's talent show. And they think they know just how to do it: They will become great magicians, just like their hero, The Amazing Presto. Together they work hard on their act, including the grandest trick of all: to make something disappear. But it isn't easy to become magicians, and just when they've mastered their skills, they face the even greater challenge of performing in front of an audience! With their trademark humor and warmth, beloved duo Tiny and Pointy prove that every problem can be overcome as long as it's met with patience and understanding.
|Tiny T. Rex and the impossible hug /
ISBN: 1452170339 OCLC: 1028613062 Tiny T. Rex wants to cheer up his friend, Pointy, with a hug, but he is frustrated because even as he gets bigger, his arms remain too small for proper hugging--but he is determined to practice, even when he gets into trouble.
|Tiny T. Rex and the perfect valentine /
ISBN: 1452184895 OCLC: 1137180646 Tiny T. Rex wants to make the perfect valentine for his friend, Pointy, but the paint spills, and the sparkles are all over the place, and soon he has a big mess--but Pointy assures him that just being a friend is the best valentine of all.
|Tiny T. Rex and the tricks of treating /
ISBN: 1452184909 OCLC: 1238131207 Tiny T. Rex shares the six secrets of Halloween treating that allowed Tiny and his friend Pointy to become Treat-masters.
|Tiny T. Rex and the very dark dark /
ISBN: 1452170347 OCLC: 1089280958 Tiny T. Rex and his friend Pointy are planning a campout in the backyard, but they are both worried that the dark will be altogether too dark, so they plan on bringing a night light with them--but when the night light does not work they bravely open their eyes and discover the stars above.
|Tortoise and Hare: A Fairy Tale to Help You Find Balance (Feel-Good Fairy Tales)
ISBN: 1419749544 OCLC: Abrams 2022 A fractured fairy tale to help kids slow down and find their energy, from New York Times bestseller and mindfulness expert Susan Verde! Once upon a time there were two neighbors, Hare and Tortoise. Although they lived side by side, they did things very differently. Hare did everything quickly and energetically. But she was so busy that she didn’t always pay attention to the things—or people—around her. Some might say she was too fast. Tortoise did everything slowly and thoughtfully. But sometimes he took so much time that he had trouble finishing things. Some might say he was too slow. What will happen when the two come head to head? In this original spin on a classic fairytale, New York Times bestselling author Susan Verde and illustrator Jay Fleck explore how too much of anything won’t get you across the finish line, and how having a friend to help you find balance is the best thing of all. Includes exercises to help YOU find your “just right.”
|Two brothers, one tail /
ISBN: 1524740853 OCLC: 1054833813 Illustrations and rhyming text celebrate the unending love between a boy and his brother, who just happens to be a dog.
|We're going on a treasure hunt /
ISBN: 0374306419 OCLC: 1001886997 In this twist on "We're going on a bear hunt," swashbuckling pirates on a quest for buried treasure brave wicked whales, giant squids, booming thunder, and spine-tingling ghosts, but quake at the sight of a small mouse.
|Who loves Little Lemur? /
ISBN: 0374388474 OCLC: 1155482647 A little lemur goes through the day surrounded by family who love and help him.
|You Are a Honey Bee! (Meet Your World)
ISBN: 0593529693 OCLC: [S.l.] : Dial Books [S.l.] : 2023 The first in an adorable, STEM nonfiction picture book series that encourages very young readers to learn—through gentle interactivity and play—about the animals who share their world Swish, swoosh, fly! You might have heard the words “busy as a bee," but what do bees actually do each day? Did you know bees clean their rooms, help feed baby bees, and build the hive they live in? From birth to first flight and beyond, discover all that goes into being a bee in this charming picture book, the first in the Meet Your World series. This playful and informative series invites you to take a closer look at the amazing animals that live right alongside you in rural, suburban, and urban landscapes across North America. In each book, words and art inspire you to act out animal actions that are not so different from your own habits. And robust backmatter offers even more facts and fun. From the animals’ families and foods to their environments and behaviors, let’s meet your world!
|You Are a Raccoon! (Meet Your World)
ISBN: 0593529723 OCLC: [S.l.] : Dial Books [S.l.] : 2023 The second in an adorable, STEM nonfiction picture book series that encourages very young readers to learn—through gentle interactivity and play—about the animals who share their world Crawl, cling climb! You may have seen a raccoon scurry up a tree or across the road just before dark. Did you know that raccoons stay up at night playing, hunting, and eating when you go to sleep? From birth to first stripes and beyond, discover all that goes into being a raccoon in this charming picture book, the second in the Meet Your World series. This playful and informative series invites you to take a closer look at the amazing animals that live right alongside you in rural, suburban, and urban landscapes across North America. In each book, words and art inspire you to act out animal actions that are not so different from your own habits. And robust backmatter offers even more facts and fun. From the animals’ families and foods to their environments and behaviors, let’s meet your world!