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Margaret Wise Brown Fans Will be Excited About Newly Discovered and Published Books

Updated on May 23, 2019
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Cindy Hewitt is a retired teacher with a passion for children's literature. Read-aloud stories add quality to a child's life experiences.

Charming Bedtime Story from Margaret Wise Brown

Newly discovered book from Margaret Wise Brown
Newly discovered book from Margaret Wise Brown | Source

Read Along for Bedtime with This Sleepy Little Bear

Margaret Wise Brown's Sleep Tight. Sleepy Bears is the perfect bedtime story for ages 2-6. This charming new book is just one of 15 manuscripts that were discovered in Brown's sister's barn back in 1990 by author Amy Gary. Silver Dolphin Books is delighted to be able to publish the first three with two more due to be published in the fall.

Mama Bear and Baby Bear are very sleepy. They both begin to yawn and stretch. it is definitely bedtime and both crawl into bed. Mama Bear sings a sweet lullaby and Baby Bear adds his little song. Both close their eyes to go fast asleep. Baby Bear thinks about the big bright moon as he falls fast asleep. Fans of Margaret Wise Brown will remember her Goodnight Moon to pair this bedtime story with reading that favorite classic from Brown.

Julie Clay contributes her talent as an illustrator for this new publication. Sleep Tight. Sleepy Bears was published by Silver Dolphin Books and is recommended for ages 2-6. It has an ISBN of 978-1-68412-760-3.

Charming Illustrations from Julie Clay

Readers will be reminded of Good Night Moon from Margaret Wise Brown
Readers will be reminded of Good Night Moon from Margaret Wise Brown | Source

Count With Mouse

Margaret Wise Brown's Count to 10 with a Mouse is another of new books from a collection of unpublished manuscripts that were discovered in her sister's trunk in the barn back in 1990. Young toddlers and preschoolers will want to learn to count with this new friend and all of the things that Mouse finds to count. Wise writes with fun and entertaining repetitive phrases along with rhymes as Mouse moves through his world learning to count. He begins his counting with 1 book that has a hole to crawl through. He crawled through 2 holes in his book and discovered number 3 with 3 fish. Mouse continues through his counting book all the way to 10 objects. Number 9 has a special rhyme that young children will recognize.

Kirsten Richards contributes her talent as an illustrator for Count to 10 with a Mouse. Silver Dolphin Publishers is excited to publish this newly discovered counting book from this beloved author. It is recommended for ages 2-7 and has an ISBN of 978-1-68412-741-2.

Count the Objects in Mouse's World

1 book leads to counting
1 book leads to counting | Source

All Kinds of Diggers

The Diggers from Margaret Wise Brown is another of the unpublished manuscripts that were discovered. Young children who love to dig in the dirt will find this new story to be a lot of fun as they read along to discover all the ways to dig and all of the creatures that dig. Moles and dogs dig, but who knew that a worm also digs? Mice dig and this little mouse now has a place to put his cheese. Guess what the pirate put into his hole after he finished digging. A man who is digging a hole to prepare for a building to be built makes an exciting discovery. The city is built and a special hole is dug for the train to travel throughout the country. The train also carries the special huge steam shovel that is the biggest digger of all.

French illustrator Antoine Corbineau contributes his talent as an illustrator with brightly colored illustrations that fill each page with exciting digging projects. The Diggers is recommended for ages 2-8 and was published by Silver Dolphin Books. It has an ISBN of 978-1-684-12-742-9.

Brightly Colored Large Illustrations Bring Life to All of the Diggers

Bunnies dig
Bunnies dig | Source
Digging, digging
Digging, digging | Source
The biggest digger of all !
The biggest digger of all ! | Source

Favorite Classics from Margaret Wise Brown

What are your favorite classics from this beloved author?

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Stay Tuned for More Newly Discovered Manuscripts from This Beloved Author

Silver Dolphin Books plans to publish the remaining 15 discovered manuscripts this year. Fans of Margaret Wise Brown will want to look for other titles.

© 2019 Cindy Hewitt


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