Pirate Chicken: All Hens on Deck

Written by Brian Yanish
Illustrated by Jess Pauwels
Sourcebooks Jabberwocky (March 2019)
Ages 4+
ISBN: 9781492665205 | 17.99/Hardcover

"This band of merry swashclucklers shows that a sense of curiosity and willingness to learn cangive you the tools you need to conquer any situation. Even mutiny."
- Kirkus Reviews (full review here)

"It’s an amusing spoof with an unstoppable feathered force at its center, and high-spirited cartoons by Pauwels (Whobert Whover, Owl Detective) offer all the requisite visual nudges for it—her chickens look quite dashing in their pirate gear." - Publishers Weekly (full review)

This whimsical, funky book from Brian Yanish, illustrated by Jess Pauwels, turns the traditional idea of piracy on its head, showing that lady pirates,especially lady chicken pirates, can be just a fierce and sea-worthy as their male (or human) counterparts.


ScrapKins: Junk Re-Thunk

Amazing Creations You Can Make from Junk!

Paperback, Ages 6–10
ISBN 978-1-62779-133-5
Fiction / 80 pages / 8.5" x 10"
$12.99 / $14.99 CAN
(Christy Ottaviano Books/Henry Holt 2016)

"A great STEAM-focused craft book for at-home rainy day fun." Kathryn Diman, Bass Harbor Memorial Library, Bernard, ME
School Library Journal Gr 3-5

"Yanish’s enthusiasm and the book’s eye-catching format offer abundant crafty inspiration." - Publishers Weekly

Welcome to Scrap City, home to an inventive tribe of creatures called ScrapKins. Using materials that people throw away (milk cartons, cereal boxes and cardboard tubes) these creatures make new things that are useful and fun. 80 full-color pages of comics, puzzles, and illustrated instructions for 24 recycled-art projects kids can create using basic junk found in every home.


Paperback, Ages 6–10
32 pages (black & white)
ISBN: 978-061543894
(Crackle Press, 2011)

12 recycled art projects, activities and comics.

What can you make from all that junk you throw away? Join The ScrapKins, a toothsome monster tribe who live in a recycling center, as they give step by step instructions to turn toilet paper tubes and milk cartons into pirate ships, bird feeders and more! Share a project with your kids with true DIY fun at home!