Celebrate Everyday Heroes with Amos McGee!

Celebrate Everyday Heroes with Amos McGee!


Thank your everyday hero
for all the ways they make a difference!

To celebrate the release of the new picture book Amos McGee Misses the Bus (on sale November 23, 2021), let’s thank everyday heroes for their kindness and generosity! Nominate someone who has made a difference in your life or your community for their chance to win a grand prize including a $500 gift card and a set of books including Amos McGee Misses the Bus and Caldecott Medal winner A Sick Day for Amos McGee. Two first prize winners will also be selected to win a set of books! Only everyday hero nominees are eligible to win prizes. Sweepstakes ends 10/22!

Amos Megee

Amos McGee Misses the Bus by Philip C. Stead; Illustrated by Erin E. Stead
On Sale November 23, 2021

Hooray! Our good friends are back!

Amos McGee, a friendly zookeeper, is very considerate and always on time. But after a late night planning a surprise for all his friends, Amos is tired. So tired, in fact, that he falls asleep during breakfast and misses his bus to the zoo!

Now he knows he won’t have time for the surprise he planned for his friends. Unless… perhaps his friends can step in and help him out.

Ten years after the phenomenally successful, Caldecott Medal-winning classic, A Sick Day for Amos McGee, we are reunited with the gang in a brand new, heartwarming story from acclaimed author Philip C. Stead and award-winning illustrator, Erin E. Stead.

Praise for Amos McGee Misses the Bus:

★ “[A] worthy sequel to the Caldecott-winning A Sick Day for Amos McGee…In a world of sickness, strife, and stridency, it is a pleasure to spend time again with Amos McGee and his zoo friends.”School Library Journal, starred review

★ “Wholly delightful follow-up that also stands well on its own.”Booklist, starred review

★ “A welcome return of the kindly, Caldecott-winning zookeeper and his animal friends…Sensitive, warm illustrations infuse subtle humor…and are perfectly paced.”Kirkus, starred review

“Erin Stead’s skillful pencil and woodblock print art gives…an attentive atmosphere of patience, loving kindness, and…good cheer.”Publishers Weekly

A sick day

A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead; Illustrated by Erin E. Stead

Friends come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. In Amos McGee’s case, all sorts of species, too! Every day he spends a little bit of time with each of his friends at the zoo, running races with the tortoise, keeping the shy penguin company, and even reading bedtime stories to the owl. But when Amos is too sick to make it to the zoo, his animal friends decide it’s time they returned the favor.

Praise for A Sick Day for Amos McGee:

2011 Caldecott Medal Winner

★ “Newcomer Erin Stead’s elegant woodblock prints, breathtaking in their delicacy, contribute to the story’s tranquility and draw subtle elements to viewers’ attention.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

★ “Erin E. Stead’s beautifully wrought woodblock prints and pencil work create almost painfully expressive characters…This gentle, ultimately warm story acknowledges the care and reciprocity behind all good friendships.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review