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Boats Float!

Illustrated by Mick Wiggins

    About The Book

    Set sail into the world of boats in this buoyant companion to Trucks Roll! and Planes Fly!

    Sails and engines
    paddles and oars
    make the trip
    from shore to shore.

    Boats float!

    From steamships to ghostships, to the little and big in-between ships, this fun, rhyming book explores a wide array of boats. The third in George Ella Lyon’s transportation series, Boats Float! Takes to the seas with dynamic illustrations that will keep even the youngest of readers eager to turn the page.

    About The Authors

    Photograph by Ann W. Olson

    George Ella Lyon is the author of Trucks Roll!Planes Fly!, and Boats Float!, cowritten with her son Benn. Among George Ella’s other books are the ALA Notable All the Water in the World, What Forest Knows, and Time to Fly. A former Kentucky Poet Laureate, she lives with her family in Lexington, Kentucky. Visit her online at

    Benn Lyon is the coauthor of Boats Float! and caretaker of the new town hall in Popperville.

    About The Illustrator

    Mick Wiggins is an award-winning illustrator living and working in Little Rock, Arkansas. His work can be found in George Ella Lyon’s Planes Fly! and at

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    Awards and Honors

    • Kansas NEA Reading Circle List PrimaryTitle
    • Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year Selection Title

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