Find story descriptions, reviews, and a peek inside when you click on some of the book covers below.

To purchase books, visit your friendly local independent bookstore; they are happy to order them. One of my local favorites is Porter Square Books. I also recommend Type Mary Newell DePalma into their search box, and you'll find my books.

A complete list, including foreign editions and ISBN numbers, lives here:Bibliography

Pink Cover

Pink: A Women's March Story is my most recent book!

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A Grand Old Tree by Mary Newell DePalma

The life cycle of a tree, told as a simple and beautiful story.

The Nutcracker Doll by Mary Newell DePalma

A very young dancer achieves her goal of performing in The Nutcracker Ballet.

Bow-Wow Wiggle-Waggle

A game of fetch becomes a wild goose chase! Giggle and wiggle with a 'syncopated soundscape' of alliteration, action verbs, rhyme, and onomatopoeia.


In this nearly wordless book, a hapless little dinosaur leaves a trail of mayhem behind him as he jumps from one disaster to another :-)

Two Little Birds

Two plucky little birds hatch, grow, and launch into their first journey.

The Squeaky Door by Margaret Read MacDonald, illustrated by Mary Newell DePalma

A classic retold by Margaret Read MacDonald!

The Perfect Gift

Lori finds the perfect gift for her Grandma, but she needs some help to deliver it!


The Strange Egg by Mary Newell DePalma

A young bird uses his five senses, his past experience, and a friend to figure out the things that puzzle him in this story of wonder, discovery, and friendship.



My Chair by Betsy James, illustrated by Mary Newell DePalma

Children gather their chairs and their imaginations to welcome a new neighbor. The neighbors are nonchalantly diverse; one of the chairs is a wheelchair.