The Secrets of Ninja School



By Deb Pilutti

Illustrated by Deb Pilutti

Published by Henry Holt and Co.

ISBN-13: 9781627796491

Age Range: 4 – 8 Years

Ruby sets out to learn her own secret skill at Master Willow’s School for Ninjas in this charming picture book that celebrates confidence, creativity, and kindness.

Includes a craft for making a felt stuffed dragon!

Master Willow’s Ninja School is a place where junior ninja saplings must learn many important skills: how to make themselves invisible, fight skillfully, meditate patiently and—most importantly—how to be brave and unleash their own secret talent. But Ruby’s no good at traditional ninja skills and she seems too afraid to conquer her fears. Can a quiet, gentle sapling really graduate from ninja school?

Yes! Especially when she taps into her own special talents.

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Make a Dragon


Deb Pilutti is an award-winning illustrator, designer and part-time ninja. She was previously a partner at, designing toys and products for the children’s market. She is the creator of Ten Rules for Being a Superhero and other picture books. She lives with her family in Ann Arbor, Michigan where she has been known to sneak off in the middle of the night to make

dragons in her Ninja Craft Area.

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Trick or Reaters Illustrator

The banner illustration was created by the frightfully fabulous Kevan J. Atteberry.  The characters are from the picture book I Love You More Than the Smell of Swamp Gas!

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