MOUSE PAINT, published in 1989, was named the IRA-CBC's Chilren's Book of the Year, awarded the Redbook Children's Book award, and named Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly.
BALANCING ACT, published in 2011, was listed as one of the “best books of 2011” by the Junior Library Guild.
DOT AND JABBER AND THE BIG BUG MYSTERY, published in 2004, was awarded the National Outdoor Children's Book Award.
TOP REVIEWS FOR ELLEN STOLL WALSH
WHERE IS JUMPER? by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Published October 2015
"Walsh brings back her trademark mice for another concept book (Balancing Act, 2010, etc.).
Jumper has disappeared. His mice friends look inside and outside a cave, below the fallen tree and up among the branches, and even down in Mole’s tunnel. No Jumper! Is he playing hide-and-seek, or has a sneaky weasel got him? Wait, something moved underneath the leaves…and out pops their friend. The book has two levels: one is an engaging mouse story about friendship, and the other is a simple grammar tutorial that incorporates prepositions into the story. As the five mice scurry about, the descriptions of their actions are carefully composed of prepositions. Preschoolers won’t care about parts of speech; they’ll simply enjoy the mice adventure. However, language teachers will find this a clever device and a springboard for kids to craft their own stories using prepositions. Walsh’s familiar collage artwork keeps the tale, like her character, jumping. Children will enjoy spotting bits of Jumper concealed by rocks and leaves on their second and third trips through the book.
Walsh has a knack for creating illustrations and text that seem ever so simple yet have plenty of acumen, emotion, and pure fun. More mice, please. (Picture book. 4-8)"