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Amy Hest - Author

About the Author

Amy Hest was born in New York City and raised on Long Island. She is the author of more than thirty books for young readers including When Jessie Came Across the Sea, illustrated by P.J. Lynch, and Kiss Good Night, Sam, a New York Times bestseller. She is a three-time winner of the Christopher Medal and winner of the Boston Glove-Book Award. She lives in New York. www.amyhest.com Helen Oxenbury is among the most popular and critically acclaimed illustrators of her time. Her numerous books for children include Smarties Book Prize-winning Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell; We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen; as well as her classic board books for babies. She won the Kate Greenaway Medal for Alice in Wonderland. Her most recent picture book was the critically acclaimed There's Going to Be a Baby, the first book-publishing collaboration between her and her husband John Burningham. Helen lives in London, NW2.

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Other books by Amy Hest

On the Night of the Shooting Star

On the Night of the Shooting Star

Author: Amy Hest Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2018

A charming picture book about loneliness and making friends from a bestselling author and illustrator. Bunny and Dog live on opposite sides of the fence. No one says hello. Or hi. But on the night of the shooting star, two doors open... From bestselling author Amy Hest and illustrator Jenni Desmond comes a charming picture book about loneliness and making friends.

Buster and the Baby

Buster and the Baby

Author: Amy Hest Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2018

In the little red house, Buster the dog ducks under the table. He waits and watches and waits some more as his heart goes thump, thump, thump. And then ... CHAAA! Out of the shadows comes the baby, squealing and whirling and bumping his nose! Go Buster! Go, Buster! Go! From acclaimed storyteller Amy Hest, author of Kiss Good Night, Sam and Polly Dunbar, illustrator of the Tilly and Friends series and Penguin comes a rhythmical celebration of the playful, loving companionship between a baby and a puppy. With its heart-warming, sleepy ending, this is a dream bedtime read and will make a gorgeous gift for young readers.

Are You Sure, Mother Bear?

Are You Sure, Mother Bear?

Author: Amy Hest Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2017

Will everything I love still be there when I wake? Mother Bear's absolute reassurance - and an unexpected outing - enables a little cub to sleep in a masterful bedtime story. From author Amy Hest and artist Lauren Tobia comes a warm and touching story that is sure to comfort all little bears before bedtime. On the first night of winter, Little Miss Bear will not go to sleep. She simply refuses. Winter is for sleeping, Mother Bear tells her. All bears sleep, all winter long. But all winter long is much too long for Little Miss Bear. She is going to miss her stars and her moon, and she is going to miss rolling on her hills. Most of all, she is going to miss her Mother Bear. Can Mother Bear reassure her that they will all be there waiting for her when she wakes in the spring?

On the Night of the Shooting Star

On the Night of the Shooting Star

Author: Amy Hest Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2017

A charming picture book about loneliness and making friends from an bestselling author and illustrator. From bestselling author Amy Hest and illustrator Jenni Desmond comes a charming picture book about loneliness and making friends. Bunny and Dog live on opposite sides of the fence. No one says hello. Or hi. But on the night of the shooting star, two doors open...

Are You Sure, Mother Bear?

Are You Sure, Mother Bear?

Author: Amy Hest Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2016

Will everything I love still be there when I wake? Mother Bear's absolute reassurance - and an unexpected outing - enables a little cub to sleep in a masterful bedtime story. From author Amy Hest and artist Lauren Tobia comes a warm and touching story that is sure to comfort all little bears before bedtime. On the first night of winter, Little Miss Bear will not go to sleep. She simply refuses. Winter is for sleeping, Mother Bear tells her. All bears sleep, all winter long. But all winter long is much too long for Little Miss Bear. She is going to miss her stars and her moon, and she is going to miss rolling on her hills. Most of all, she is going to miss her Mother Bear. Can Mother Bear reassure her that they will all be there waiting for her when she wakes in the spring?

When Charley Met Granpa

When Charley Met Granpa

Author: Amy Hest Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2014

Dear Granpa ... When are you coming to see Charley? Bring a big suitcase and stay a long time and I'll meet you at the station... Readers fell in love with Henry and his truly adorable new puppy, Charley, in Charley's First Night. In this beautiful follow-up title, Henry hopes - very much - that his granpa, who is coming for a visit, will love Charley just as much as he does (a lot). But Granpa is a little wary of dogs ... he's never been friends with one before. Luckily, Charley isn't any ordinary little puppy, he's a very smart one and this could be the beginning of a very beautiful friendship indeed...

Charley's First Night

Charley's First Night

Author: Amy Hest Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2013

A book about friendship, new beginnings and that indescribable measure of love that we call a dog. This story tells of the beginning of a close bond of friendship between Henry and his new pet dog, Charley. On Charley's first night, Henry carries his new puppy in his old baby blanket, all the way to his house. He shows Charley every room, saying, This is home, Charley. Henry's parents make it very clear where Charley will be sleeping: in the kitchen. But when Charley starts crying in the middle of the night ... Henry simply can't leave his puppy down there by himself! With warmth, humour and endearing simplicity, Amy Hest tells a tale familiar to everyone who has loved a puppy, while Helen Oxenbury's illustrations portray each tender gesture and charming detail. A beauty of a book.

Oidhche Mhath, Sam

Oidhche Mhath, Sam

Author: Amy Hest Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2011

Bheil Thu Idir Gu Math, Sam?

Bheil Thu Idir Gu Math, Sam?

Author: Amy Hest Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2011

Little Chick

Little Chick

Author: Amy Hest Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2010

Spend a wonderful day with Little Chick in these three enchanting stories from master storyteller Amy Hest and much-admired illustrator Anita Jeram. How Little Chick longs for her carrot to grow tall, for her kite to fly high, to be able to reach up and take her star from the sky. But her carrot is small, her kite bobs along on the ground and she can't stretch up far enough to touch her star. Sometimes things just don't turn out quite the way you want them to. But, as Old-Auntie shows Little Chick, there is just as much wonder in things that are small and far away - if you only look!

The Dog Who Belonged to No One

The Dog Who Belonged to No One

Author: Amy Hest Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/08/2008

A timeless tale of friendship by New York Times bestselling author Amy Hest. Once there was a small dog with crooked ears. He belonged to no one.And once there was a wisp of a girl named Lia. . . .The dog who belonged to no one spent his days quite alone. . . . He longed for a friend. No one takes notice of a small dog with crooked ears who doesn't have a home. He explores the narrow streets and wide boulevards every day, while across town a little girl named Lia pedals on her bicycle alone, delivering breads and cakes. Both dream of finding a friend, until fate brings them together. With lyrical text by New York Times bestselling author Amy Hest and tender watercolors by illustrator Amy Bates, The Dog Who Belonged to No One introduces readers to two timeless characters who will touch hearts as they discover how they belong to each other.

When Jessie Came Across the Sea

When Jessie Came Across the Sea

Author: Amy Hest Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/1999

In an inspiring pairing, Amy Hest and P.J. Lynch create an unforgettable tribute to the immigrant experience. Jessie lives with her grandmother in a poor village in the valleys of eastern Europe. When, to everyone's surprise, young Jessie is chosen by the village rabbi to travel to America, and to leave her grandmother behind, they both feel their hearts will break. Award-winning author Amy Hest brings her sure and inspired touch to the story of our immigrant heritage as she follows Jessie across the ocean to a new life--and a new love--in America.

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