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Tad Hills

Biography

Tad Hills

Tad Hills is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling book, DUCK & GOOSE. A painter, an actor and an obsessive Halloween costume maker, he lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and children.

Tad Hills

Books by Tad Hills

by Tad Hills - Children's, Picture

From finding acorns, to balancing on a ball, to offering a cookie and a crayon to a crow, readers will love exploring the wonderful world of Rocket and his friends.

by Tad Hills - Children's, Friendship

Learn colors with New York Times bestselling odd couple Duck & Goose! Duck & Goose introduce basic colors in this sturdy board book, perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. Here's another concept book starring our favorite feathered friends.

by Tad Hills - Children's, Fiction

Rocket, the beloved dog from the New York Times bestselling picture books HOW ROCKET LEARNED TO READ and ROCKET WRITES A STORY, is busy collecting 100 things to take to school on his 100th day, and he has the perfect place to keep them safe. That is, until Bella, a squirrel who loves acrorns, gets involved. 

by Tad Hills - Children's, Fiction

Rocket, the beloved dog from the New York Times bestselling picture books HOW ROCKET LEARNED TO READ and ROCKET WRITES A STORY, is back in a Step 1 leveled reader. Rocket is ready to find new words for his word tree with his teacher, the little yellow bird. He finds a leaf, a hat, and a star . . . but when he finds a red boot, he doesn’t want to let go. What will make Rocket drop it? 

by Tad Hills - Children's, Picture

In this delightful follow-up to the New York Times bestselling Duck & Goose and Duck, Duck, Goose, Duck wants to go on an adventure. Goose doesn't. He doesn't see the point. After all, why would they go anywhere when they're happy right where they are? But then Goose sees the ocean and loves it. Who doesn't? Well, Duck, for one!

by Tad Hills - Children's, Fiction

Rocket and his friends from the New York Times bestselling picture books HOW ROCKET LEARNED TO READ and ROCKET WRITES A STORY introduce simple words like n-e-s-t and m-u-d, as well as common sight words. Beginning readers will love practicing their new literacy skills alongside another brand-new reader --- Rocket!

by Tad Hills - Children's, Friendship

Duck & Goose are back in this sturdy board book, perfect for preschoolers! And this time, New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Tad Hills brings our favorite feathered friends out to celebrate Valentine's Day. What does Goose need more than anything this Valentine's Day? A hug from a good friend.

by Tad Hills - Children's, Fiction

Rocket loves books and he wants to make his own, but he can't think of a story. Encouraged by the little yellow bird to look closely at the world around him for inspiration, Rocket sets out on a journey. Along the way he discovers small details that he has never noticed before, a timid baby owl who becomes his friend, and an idea for a story.

by Tad Hills - Children's, Friendship

Duck & Goose are back! New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Tad Hills brings our favorite feathered friends out to celebrate spring in this sturdy board book. Duck & Goose have lots of ideas about how to find the Easter Bunny, but will they succeed? Preschoolers won't be able to resist this latest board book featuring Duck & Goose, lots of colorful eggs and the Easter Bunny.

by Tad Hills - Children's, Friendship

Our feathered friends are getting ready for Christmas. The only problem? Goose is more interested in skating, sledding and making snow angels than in helping Duck decorate their Christmas tree. While Goose has the time of his life in the snow, it seems poor Duck will be left to do all the work...

by Tad Hills

Share your love of reading with this New York Times bestseller starring an irresistible dog named Rocket and his teacher, a little yellow bird!

by Tad Hills - Children's, Friendship

Preschollers will cheer the return of Duck and Goose in their fourth board book appearance. This time, Duck and Goose are looking for the perfect pumpkin. Is it in the log? Is it under the leaves? Is it in the apple tree? Young children will surely enjoy going on a pumpkin hunt with Duck and Goose...especially when they find the perfect pumpkin at the end!

by Tad Hills - Children's, Graphic Novel

Preschoolers, rejoice! Duck and Goose are back in their third board book appearance. All the favorite characters, including Bluebird and Thistle, return --- this time to help toddlers learn about their feelings. Following on the heels of the hugely successful WHAT'S UP, DUCK? and DUCK & GOOSE 1,2,3, this charming board book uses simple text and colorful illustrations to help preschoolers identify familiar feelings like happy, sad, scared and proud.

by Tad Hills - Children's, Friendship

One goose. Two ducks. Three friends. As the characters illustrate from numbers 1 to 10, children will love to follow along with the simple text and all-new original art.

by Tad Hills - Children's, Friendship

Little siblings of Duck and Goose fans rejoice! The stars of the bestselling Duck & Goose and Duck, Duck, Goose return in this board book for preschoolers, this time, to introduce basic opposites. In this ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book, Goose carries an oh-so-heavy log, while duck easily balances a light-as-a-feather feather. Thistle is one fast bird, but Goose is slooo-w. And when Duck is sound asleep, Goose is wide awake. With a simple text and colorful illustrations --- plus the inimitable characters, of course --- here’s a wonderful, and humorous, introduction to an important concept.

by Tad Hills - Children's, Friendship

Duck & Goose, Goose & Duck. Feathered friends forever...or are they? That's what we discover in this charming and hilarious follow-up to the bestselling Duck & Goose. You see, there's a challenge to their friendship: a little whippersnapper of a duck named Thistle. Thistle's good at everything (or so she thinks), from math to holding her breath to standing on her head. Duck thinks she's fantastic. But Goose does not! And so Goose is faced with a problem close to the hearts of children everywhere: what happens when your best friend makes a new friend?

by Tad Hills - Children's, Friendship

Duck and Goose have to work at getting along. You see, Duck doesn’t much care for Goose at first, and Goose isn’t fond of Duck. But both want the egg that each claims to be his. As the two tend to their egg, and make plans for the future, they come to appreciate one another’s strengths. And when a bluebird points out that it isn’t really an egg --- it’s a polka dot ball --- the two are not dismayed. After all, it is a lovely ball...