Doug Cenko

author/illustrator

Viking in Love - available Fall 2021!
Viking Books for Young Readers

When a Viking becomes smitten with a fierce warrior-princess, he must conquer his fear of the sea to say hello to her.

Little Sleepy Solar System - available March 2021!
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A primer companion to the picture book Sleepy Solar System, this board book rich in concepts such as counting, colors, opposites, and more is perfect for our youngest astronomers.

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Little Monster Trucks GO!
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A Spring 2020 Kids Indie Next List Title!

Little monster trucks are met with challenge after challenge and must find a way to stay on the road and finish the race! Will they all make it, and who will win?

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My Mama is a Mechanic
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Snuggle with Mom for this sweet book about a mother as seen through her son's eyes. To him, she is a surgeon when she repairs his favorite stuffed animal, a chemist when in the kitchen, and an architect when they play with toy blocks. But no matter what happens, she is always his mama, and that's the most important thing of all!

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My Papa is a Princess
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Cuddle up with Dad for this sweet book about a father as seen through his daughter’s eyes. When Papa braids her hair, he’s a hairdresser; when he hangs her drawings on the wall, he’s an art collector. But no matter what happens, he is always her papa, and that’s the most important thing of all!

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COWS!
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Support your toddler's developing literacy with Cows!, a book uniquely designed to help families establish reading habits from an early age. Play and learn with cows of all colors, shapes, and sizes. Questions within the book provide a built-in tool for grown-ups to use while reading, encouraging little ones to expand on the story. This type of interactive reading, known as "dialogic reading," is key to developing early literacy skills.

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CATS!
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Support your toddler's developing literacy with Cats!, uniquely designed to help families establish reading habits from an early age. Play and learn with cats of all colors, shapes, and sizes! Questions within the book provide a built-in tool for grown-ups to use while reading, encouraging little ones to expand on the story. This type of interactive reading, known as "dialogic reading," is key to developing early literacy skills. Start reading and learning today with Cats!

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DOGS!
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Play and learn with dogs of all colors, shapes, and sizes! Questions within the book provide a built-in tool for grown-ups to use while reading, encouraging little ones to expand on the story. This type of interactive reading, known as "dialogic reading," is key to developing early literacy skills.

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Zzzookeeper
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After the zookeeper goes to bed for the night, her animals decide it's the perfect time for a party! Lions and alligators, penguins and giraffes, creatures from all habitats sneak out for some late-night mischief. But when the party starts to get a little too wild, will the animals be caught in their tracks? Bouncy, rhyming, and filled with silly animal fun, Zzzookeeper is sure to become a new bedtime favorite.

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Sleepy Solar System
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Winner: 29th Annual IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award, Children's Picture Book (4-7 years)

“It’s been a long, busy day in the starry Milky Way. Sleepy, setting Sun calls out, ‘Bedtime, everyone...’" Rhyming text and whimsical illustrations provide an enchanting read-aloud and a celebration of the wonders of outer space, including a map and facts at the end. Sleepy Solar System is certain to send the imagination soaring!

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