by Megan Maynor
illustrated by Alea Marley
from Clarion Books

In this humorous picture book about a common childhood transition, a boy is lonely—at first—when his older sister and constant companion begins kindergarten and he is left behind.


by Megan Maynor
illustrated by Kate Berube
from Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 1524716154
ISBN-13: 978-1524716158

A modern, summery spin on the classic The House That Jack Built, in which Lola's day at the beach leads to new friends and a giant sandcastle.



"The joys of a day at the beach — along with those inevitable moments of frustration, too — are packed into this story of a girl building a sandcastle."
--The New York Times Book Review

"Lola’s beach day becomes more enjoyable when she gets a little help from some friends. ... 
Dig into this playful, beachy read."


"VERDICT The delightful text, coupled with nondogmatic examples of intent cooperation, make this a wonderful choice for group sharing and a great vehicle for launching the beach season."
--School Library Journal

"In an age of adult-organized play, this book offers a fun but pointed reminder that children are more than capable of organizing themselves."
--Publishers Weekly



by Megan Maynor
illustrated by Rosalinde Bonnet
from HarperCollins Children's Books
January 2017

Ella and Penguin are best friends. So it only makes sense that they like all the same things. But Ella loves tutus. Penguin does not. Ella loves finger painting. Penguin does not. Oh no, they don't match! Can they still be friends?



"Maynor’s childcentric text is funny and empathetic."

"In her comical and relatable narrative, Maynor captures what happens when two friends are faced with their differences."


by Megan Maynor
illustrated by Rosalinde Bonnet
from HarperCollins Children's Books
January 2016

Ella and Penguin want to see their new glow-in-the-dark stickers glow—but they don't want to go into the dark. (It’s so dark!) Can they see the stickers glow another way? Can they face the dark closet if they stick together? 



Best Picture Books of 2016
Honorable Mention, Best Friendship

"The dark is not so scary after all. In fact, it’s beautiful!"

"Maynor, making her debut, backs up her perceptive premise with solid comic writing..."
--Publishers Weekly


"The watercolor and pencil illustrations are sweet and add a subtle humor to the story and the soft lesson it's teaching."
--School Library Journal, January 2016

"Ella and Penguin are a charming pair, and plenty of kids will identify with their fears of the dark."
--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, February 2016

Winter Kids' Indie Next List

"Through a blend of sincerity and humor, Maynor effectively conveys how friends can help each other in the struggle to overcome whatever it is that makes them afraid."
--Page Seck, Blue Manatee Children's Book Store

January's Top Picks in Picture Books

"In their delightful picture book debut, Maynor and Bonnet demonstrate that working through your fear is much better with a friend by your side."