Book List in Order:46 titles

  • In this ode to the moon, musical text weaves stories people have told for centuries with impressions we all might have had about this enigmatic but constant celestial orb. Enhanced by luminous illustrations, this magnificent picture book collection o...


  • Learn why sometimes Santa prefers the front door!Beautiful color photos and lyrical text written by Children's Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis transform these nonfiction books into works of art as they introduce readers (Ages 6-7) to Holidays.From bui...


  • Learn what your Halloween dreams may mean!Beautiful color photos and lyrical text written by Children's Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis transform these nonfiction books into works of art as they introduce readers (Ages 6-7) to Holidays.From carving a ...


  • Learn a turkey's fondest Thanksgiving wish!Beautiful color photos and lyrical text written by Children's Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis transform these nonfiction books into works of art as they introduce readers (Ages 6-7) to Holidays.From setting t...


  • Learn how flamingos show their love!Beautiful color photos and lyrical text written by Children's Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis transform these nonfiction books into works of art as they introduce readers (Ages 6-7) to Holidays.From making a card fo...


  • Who is making all the mischief in this house? It's not the baby! Short rhyming lines in this board book pose a toddler-appropriate whodunit and expressive art shows the true culprits. Little ones will chime on the repeated title refrain and will deli...


  • This is the story of a romance between Michael Farrell, a medical research scientist, and Gwyneth McBride, an earth mother, who meet by chance at a writers’ conference at Katoomba in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney. Their mutual interest in writi...


  • Children's Poets Laureate J. Patrick Lewis and Kenn Nesbitt team up to offer a smart, stealthy tour of the creatures of shadowy myth and fearsome legend -- the enticing, the humorous, and the strange. Bigfoot, the Mongolian Death Worm, and the Loch N...


  • Readers will meet the fascinating main characters featured in many myths and legends. Award-winning children's book author and former U.S. Children's Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis not only examines creatures of popular legends such as mummies, werew...






  • When the skies of Africa darken with rain and the river swells, a good-natured crocodile named Snout lends his broad back to many stranded animal neighbors. After he ferries soggy fireflies, dripping hedgehogs, and other creatures over dangerous wate...


  • From acclaimed U.S. Children's Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis comes a delightful exploration of the wildlife easily found in our backyards and along the seashore. Simple rhymes and riddles are used to help the youngest of readers identify our wildlif...


  • You will be home before the leaves have fallen from the trees. So said Kaiser Wilhelm II to his German army in August 1914. But World War I would rage for more than 4 years, taking the lives of nearly 10 million soldiers. Some of the most unrelenting...


  • Meet Tugg and Teeny. Best friends since... well, forever! Tugg (a gorilla) and Teeny (a monkey) live together in their jungle neighborhood, Sidekick Thicket. As opposite as night and day, the two friends work and play together, each helping the other...


  • Meet Tugg and Teeny. Best friends since -- well, forever! Tugg (a gorilla) and Teeny (a monkey) live together in their jungle neighborhood, Sidekick Thicket. As opposite as night and day, the two friends work and play together, each helping the other...


  • Once upon a time a dog traveled the globe in search of the perfect home. He visited many countries, learned interesting facts, and made new friends. And he did find that perfect home ...at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, to be precise. A very special addre...


  • What lurks inside that mysterious store at the end of town? Only Benny Penny is adventurous enough to find out. . . . In this book, you can read the words and the pictures. Perfect for children just learning to read, this silly, kid-friendly rebu...


  • Here's the purr-fect read-aloud for kindergarteners! When Mr. Bigbuttons finds a tiny stray kitty cat outside near the jungle gym, he knows exactly where to bring it -- into the kindergarten classroom, of course. And so the children welcome their ...



  • Thirteen witty and wacky poems pose riddles that challenge readers to "Name That Book." With a glass slipper here and a spiderweb there, Lynn Munsinger's adorable illustrations lead young readers to the solutions. From Goodnight Moon to Madeline, chi...


  • Whether readers love poetry, riddles, and rhymes or just like to laugh, this richly varied collection of original poems is sure to keep them coming back for more! J. Patrick Lewis's fun and accessible poetry features delightful wordplay and a variety...


  • Once upon a time a dog was looking for a home. Not just any home -- the perfect home, to be exact. So he decides to travel the world, visiting different countries and seeing how other dogs live. On his travels Dog meets a Newfoundland in Newfoundland...


  • Who has kissed the most cobras? Eaten the most live scorpions? Sailed highest on a skateboard? Been stuck the longest in an elevator? These and 21 other vexing superlatives are the subject matter of this zany collection of verse by one of America's m...


  • A collection of haiku brings together such images as a spider in August, bison during a winter storm, crows resting on a phone wire, and a grizzly bear fishing in a stream, all enhanced by woodcut illustrations....


  • Celebrated children's poet J. Patrick Lewis takes Ernest Thayer's classic baseball poem "Casey at the Bat" and parodies it with signature wordplay and funny images to create a wonderful read aloud. Amiko Hirao's striking cut-paper art brings to life ...


  • Clever puns and elaborately detailed, surreal artwork illuminate a collection of comically grim verses that can’t help but tickle the funny bone.Reader, if I had more time I’d say au revoir in rhyme, Sayonara, ciao in verse — But I have to c...



  • Crystal and Ivory snowflake take full advantage of this beautiful snowy evening in New York City as they travel to the park, fly through Time Square, journey past the Statue of Liberty, and more before coming in for their final landing of the day....


  • On an afternoon like any other, an artist's imagination disappears. His quest to recover it leads him to a remote seaside hotel visited by some remarkable guests. Illustrated by the masterful Roberto Innocenti, this book celebrates the wonders of the...









  • For everyone who loves nonsense verse, a book worth staying up for! No comforters, plush pillows, Sheets of silk or velveteen Could bring a golden slumber To her Majesty, the Queen. Not a moment's fitful dozing, Not a wink from counting sheep, Night...


  • This collection of 13 poems sings praise of notable black Americans whose strength and dignity helped shape our nation and our world. The lyrical text and rich illustrations recall Rosa Parks, Jesse Owens, Malcolm X, Billie Holiday, and others....


  • While going out to collect water from the frozen lake one day, one brother accidentally catches a fish, yet fearing his life, the fish asks the man to let him live in exchange for a wish and so the man agrees and sets him free....


  • With men in suitsAnd rubber boots        It goes to lots        Of red-hot spots!*Once again, J. Patrick Lewis and Debbie Tilley have joined their talents in a poetry collection with a riddle-lightful twist. Each of the 32 poems is a ...




  • Illustrated in full color. From poet extraordinaire J. Patrick Lewis, here is a splendiferous treat for kids who love riddles and rhymes--and who doesn't?  Each colorful page contains a riddle that is also a poem.  And every riddle-icious poem de...






  • A new boy in a small mountain village tries to discredit the old peddler who sells magic jars of sundrops, moonbows, and the like; but though he drives the old man away, something remarkable does happen in the sky...