Picture Books

Hannah's Way
Illustrated by Adam Gustavson


After Papa loses his job during the Depression, Hannah's family moves to rural Minnesota, where she is the only Jewish child in her class and still hasn't made any friends. When her teacher tries to arrange carpools for a Saturday class picnic, Hannah is upset. Her Jewish family is observant, and she knows she cannot ride on the Sabbath. Yet, she is determined to go to the picnic--her chance to make a friend. This tender story could be used for a lesson on immigrants, the Great Depression, or diversity and tolerance. --Kirkus Reviews

Midwest Book Award for Children's Picture Books
2013 Sydney Taylor Book Award —gold medal

"Sometimes the tiniest actions are the most heroic. In this book based on a true story the heroes are children. The moment is a little miracle nearly impossible to believe, but entirely convincing and true."
- Kirkus Reviews

"Children need more stories like this one to learn respect for religious diversity and appreciation of the rituals of others.”
- Spirituality and Practice, Resources for Spiritual Journeys

Listen to Heidi Estrin’s Book of Life interview of Linda Glaser and Adam Gustavson (illustrator of Hannah’s Way)

Linda Glaser Interviewed on The Whole Megillah Blog tour.


Stop That Garbage Truck!
Illustrated by Karen Lee Schmidt

Shy Henry eagerly waits to see his "buddy" on the garbage truck every time it comes—and finally manages to speak on a day when there is a small emergency.

"The subtle drama of the tale is appealing, and Henry, with his tongue-tied enthusiam, is a charming protagonist. Children are sure to enjoy the suspense and happy resolution."
--School Library Journal

"Talk about filling a need! Anyone with a toddler or preschooler
knows how much little ones anticipate the weekly visit of the
roaring truck. Stop That Garbage Truck is colorful and
endearing."
--The Montclarion


Kimmy’s Marvelous Wind-Catching Wonder

Kimmy's got gumption—not that she knows that. What Kimmy knows is that she wants to make her very own kite. Kimmy cuts and pastes with paper and ribbons until, at last, her creation is complete. But will it fly? Her friends say it won't. They say it's not even a real kite. But Kimmy sets her sights high. Young readers will cheer Kimmy as she stands up for herself and shares the joy of being creative.