Cats, cats, are everywhere.
Look at all the cats out there!
Which kind of cat are you? Fluffy, nosy, timid or big? Check the mirror in the back of the book to find your feline face! Are you sleepy, brave or sneaky? There's a "purrfect" adjective for everyone!

Michelle Nelson-Schmidt's Featured Books

Bob is not a unicorn. His friend George knows that. So does Stella. And Ted, and Larry.
In fact, it’s definite: Bob is not a unicorn.

Or is he?
Bob is a Unicorn, by beloved author Michelle Nelson-Schmidt, celebrates both the power of imagination and the importance of always – no matter what anyone else says - believing in yourself.

Whenever Jonathan James finds himself in a new situation, he hears his Whatif Monster asking all kind of questions to stop him trying something new: What if it’s scary? What if they laugh? What if it’s hard?  Finally, Jonathan James has some questions of his own: What if they don’t? What if it isn’t? What then?

Dogs, dogs are everywhere.
Look at all the dogs out there!
Little, sad, pretty lazy, fast, dirty - there are as many different kinds of dogs as there are kinds of kids! Which one are you like? Check the mirror in the back of the book to see. Are you shaggy? Stubborn? Or just doggone happy to have a new dog book to share?

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Cordelia can fly. Over the ocean, up with the birds, wherever she wants to go, she does. It’s her favorite thing. It’s what makes her happy. It’s what makes her who she is.
Until one day, she hears the whispers: people can’t fly; it’s impossible. And suddenly, Cordelia can’t. 
A modern-day fable about believing in yourself and your dreams – and flying wherever you want to go.

Learn all about opposites – and colors – with Whatif Monsters!

“Sometimes the thing that you just cannot see is right in front of you, clear as can be.” From beloved author/illustrator Michelle Nelson-Schmidt comes a wonderful read-aloud rhyming tale about finding and being a friend – whoever you are, wherever you are.

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Learn all about feelings – and ideas for dealing with them – with Whatif Monsters!

 Cordelia is an 11-year-old girl and a bit of a loner. She finds comfort in facts, knowledge, and consistency. She prefers her world not to change.

Things do change however, when Cordelia meets a magical blue whale named Beatrice. Nothing is ever the same for Cordelia as she befriends the ancient whale and finds out secrets of the universe from Beatrice that she must learn and master.

A novel about belief, courage, confidence and the need for all of us to find strength and power in ourselves and each other through communication, connection and a little bit of magic. We are all meant to fly in this world – perhaps literally.