How to Promenade with a Python

(And Not Get Eaten)  


Written by: Rachel Poliquin

Illustrated by: Kathryn Durst

Publisher: Tundra Books

Publication date: February 2 2021



Celeste is a cockroach, and everyone knows that cockroaches are survivors, so who better to give advice on surviving an encounter with a polite predator?


Everyone also knows that taking a moonlit promenade with a deadly reticulated python (named Frank) is a very bad idea. But Celeste loves very bad ideas, and she is willing to put your life on the line to prove herself right! Need to stop a python from swallowing you head-first? Wear a lamp shade as a hat! Want to speed up a three-hundred-pound snake? Try roller skates! What's the perfect light snack for a python? A chicken! Using her superior pythonine knowledge, Celeste comes up with various strategies and solutions -- many dangerous, most absurd, but all based on the biology of pythons. Meanwhile, Frank is hatching his own plans.





Life with My Family 


Written by: Renee Hooker &,‎ Karl Jones

Illustrated by: Kathryn Durst

Publisher: Penguin Workshop

Publication date: October 16, 2018

Picture Book


Join in the fun as a young girl imagines her family as a pandemonium of parrots, a swarm of bees, a smack of jellyfish, a wisdom of wombats, and more!

When a young girl gets frustrated with her chaotic life at home, she imagines what things would be like if her family were animals instead. Would life be better as a pod of pelicans, a pride of lions, or a herd of buffalo? Or is it ultimately a family of humans that she needs? In this beautifully illustrated book, young readers learn the names for groups of animals through a sweet, whimsical narrative that focuses on the importance of family.


Hey Grandude!  


Written by: Paul McCartney

Illustrated by: Kathryn Durst

Publisher: Puffin UK / Random House Kids US

Publication date: September 2019



From Paul McCartney - an action-packed picture book adventure celebrating the fun grandparents and grandkids can get up to.


See the compass needle spin - let the magic fun begin!


Meet Grandude - a super-cool, intrepid-explorer grandfather with some amazing tricks up his sleeve...

Grandude is a one-of-a-kind adventurer! With his magic compass he whisks his four grandkids off on whirlwind adventures, taking them all around the globe. . .

Join them as they ride flying fish, dodge stampedes, and escape avalanches!


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You're In Good Paws


Written by: Maureen Fergus

Illustrated by: Kathryn Durst

Publisher: Tundra Books 

Publication date: September 10 2019


Slightly distracted parents accidentally take their son, Leo, to the animal hospital to get his tonsils out. 


When Leo arrives at the hospital, he is surprised to find it run by animals! A hilarious story featuring animals in human situations, perfect for fans of Zootopia and A Sick Day for Amos McGee.


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