Victoria Allenby

Victoria Allenby

Victoria Allenby has been writing poetry and stories for as long as she can remember. Her debut picture book, Nat the Cat Can Sleep Like That, won the 2014 Preschool Reads Award and was nominated for the 2015 SYRCA Shining Willow Award. She has followed up the success of this debut with the critically acclaimed early readers Timo’s Garden and Timo’s Party, as well as the picture books Rhino Rumpus and Good Morning, Grumple. Victoria lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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Books By Victoria Allenby

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Good Morning, Grumple

This little fox is a grumple: someone who doesn't like to get up in the morning. Luckily, his mother knows just the right combination of kisses, tickles, and songs to get her little one up and ready to greet the day.

By Victoria Allenby & Manon Gauthier

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Let’s Add Up!

This clever instalment in the Big, Little Concept Books collection celebrates the playful imaginations of ten diverse preschoolers while exploring categorization and all the ways to add up ten

By Victoria Allenby & Maggie Zeng

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Listen Up! Train Song

An engaging, multilayered read-aloud that celebrates preschoolers' love of trains while exploring sound, rhyme, and rhythm

By Victoria Allenby

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Look Up High! Things that Fly

Airplanes, helicopters, and more zoom across, through, and around in this Big, Little Concepts exploration of flying machines and prepositions, from the author of Shape Up, Construction Trucks!  

By Victoria Allenby

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Nat the Cat Can Sleep Like That

Nat the Cat can sleep in, under, or sprawled across anything. But can he sleep through the antics of the world's most energetic kitten? A rhyming bedtime book for the very young.

By Victoria Allenby & Tara Anderson

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Rhino Rumpus

In bouncing rhyme, three rhino siblings squabble and spat their way through their bedtime routine. When they realize how tired their bickering has made Mama Rhino, the three find common ground in giving her a sweet surprise.

By Victoria Allenby & Tara Anderson

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Shape Up, Construction Trucks!

The more-than-just-a-shape book that earned starred reviews from School Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews is back in a board book format

By Victoria Allenby

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Timo Goes Camping

Rich language, varied text features, and a dramatic camping adventure combine in this early reader friendship story

By Victoria Allenby & Dean Griffiths

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Timo's Garden

When Timo signs up for the Great, Green Garden Tour, he feels pressure to make his garden “great” and neglects his friends to work in it. When his friends help him avoid a disaster, he realizes his friendships are more important than pride in his garden.

By Victoria Allenby & Dean Griffiths

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Timo's Party

Big parties make Timo's fur stand on end, but hosting one might help make a friend's dream come true. Can the introverted rabbit get through all the preparations, invitations, decorations, and even -- shudder -- conversations the party requires? Full of fun wordplay, graphic text elements, and a rec...

By Victoria Allenby & Dean Griffiths

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