2016 Selection

kite coverKite Day: A Bear and Mole Story by Will Hillenbrand

Bear and Mole build a kite and take it out on a windy day. But when the weather suddenly turns stormy, there are unexpected consequences for some birds.

The Reviews Are In for Kite Day: A Bear and Mole Story.

"This cheerful picture book is a felicitous blend of short text and brightly-colored mixed-media illustrations. It is a winner for storytimes."
Starred Review, School Library Journal

"...narrative repetition and onomatopoeia make this as satisfying a read-aloud as its predecessor."
Publishers Weekly

"This gentle and charming read-aloud will make young audiences 'awww' with delight."
Kirkus Reviews

Published Books Written and/or Illustrated by Will Hillenbrand

  • Me and Annie McPhee (to be published June 2016)
  • Bear and Bunny
  • All for a Dime!: A Bear and Mole Story
  • Snowman's Story
  • Down by the Barn
  • Off We Go!: A Bear and Mole Story
  • Bear in Love
  • Kite Day: A Bear and Mole Story
  • Sneeze, Big Bear, Sneeze!
  • Mother Goose Picture Puzzles
  • Spring Is Here: A Bear and Mole Story\
  • Don’t Slam the Door!
  • Sleep, Big Bear, Sleep!
  • Louie!
  • One Fine Trade
  • Baby Dragon
  • Cock-a-Doodle Christmas!
  • Whopper Cake
  • Calendar
  • The Moon Might Be Milk
  • Please Play Safe!: Penguin’s Guide to Playground Safety
  • Smash! Mash! Crash! There Goes the Trash!
  • My Book Box
  • This Little Piggy: Lap Songs, Finger Plays, Clapping Games and Pantomime Rhymes
  • What a Treasure!
  • The Bumpy Little Pumpkin
  • The Journey of the One and Only Declaration of Independence
  • Asleep in the Stable
  • One, Two, Three O'Leary
  • Down on the Farm
  • Please Say Please!: Penguin's Guide to Manners
  • Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush
  • Fiddle-I-Fee
  • ‘Twas the Fright Before Christmas
  • Look Out, Jack! The Giant Is Back
  • Preschool to the Rescue
  • Kiss the Cow!
  • Parachuting Hamsters and Andy Russell- Andy Russell #4
  • Starting from Sketch: Inside the Picture Book with Will Hillenbrand
  • Down by the Station
  • School Trouble for Andy Russell- Andy Russell #3
  • Andy and Tamika- Andy Russell #2
  • The Last Snake in Ireland: A Story about St. Patrick
  • The Many Troubles of Andy Russell- Andy Russell #1\
  • The Biggest, Best Snowman
  • The Golden Sandal: A Middle Eastern Cinderella Story
  • Counting Crocodiles
  • Coyote and the Fire Stick: A Pacific Northwest Indian Tale
  • Sam Sunday and the Mystery at the Ocean Beach Hotel
  • The Tale of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves: A Story from the Arabian Nights
  • Wicked Jack
  • The House That Drac Built
  • The Treasure Chest: A Chinese Tale
  • Cat, Mouse and Moon
  • The King Who Tried to Fry an Egg on His Head
  • Asher and the Capmakers: A Hanukkah Story
  • Moon Was Tired of Walking on Air
  • Go Ask Giorgio!
  • The Magic Rocket
  • Back in Action
  • I'm the Best!
  • Traveling to Tondo: A Tale of the Nkundo of Zaire
  • Awfully Short for the Fourth Grade