Purple Toad books are...


“...Fascinating and informative...written in a narrative style...abounds with colorful photographs...This book is well-researched. Middle grade and junior high students will find themselves thoroughly absorbed. Recommended.”

—Library Media Connection on We Were Here First: The Apache of the Southwest


“...vivid...a breezy, tantalizing introduction to a dense subject...”

—Booklist on That’s Me in History: Medieval England


“...very engaging...this book is an informative and engaging trip back in time, and will be enjoyed by many. Recommended.”

—Library Media Connection on That’s Me in History: Medieval England


“Elementary school social studies classes should cheer for this accessible introduction to Islam...Tactful discussions of the hijab, prayers, holidays, and other traditions offer the opportunity to stress the importance of tolerating other cultures, while empathizing with people who are different. This timely story entertains as it educates, as the girls enjoy the process of discovery.”

—Foreword Reviews on My Friend Is Muslim


“This title is an easy read-aloud about the different behaviors exhibited by horses, using vivid photos. Unlike other animal books which contain facts, the text here focuses on horses’ ways of conveying their feelings. The horses communicate with young readers in first person...children will now understand why their ears go down, why they snort or kick their hind legs...Recommended.”

—Library Media Connection on What Are They Saying? Horses


“...Grab your aprons and bring your appetites because this series of books will make your mouth water... the series would be a great addition to a cultural geography unit.  Recommended.”

—Library Media Connection on Now You’re Cooking


“...filled with vivid images...offers extensive information about the events that led to the final draft of the Constitution...an easy-to-understand book...it has a strong appeal to its young audience.  Recommended.”

—Library Media Connection on Forged On Freedom: The Constitution


“...Colorful illustrations, photos, and past and present maps enhance the understanding of the history...good research material...They are a wonderful resource for this age group. Recommended.”

—Library Media Connection on Man Versus Mountain: Mount Everest and Mount Olympus