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  • Bibliography:
    13 Books
  • First Book:
    June 1985
  • Latest Book:
    October 2012
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Book List in Order: 13 titles

  • With illustrations as timeless as the tale, this edition of a classic will delight both parents and children.

    Once upon a time, there was a tortoise and the hare. Tortoise was friendly and quiet. He did everything slowly. Hare was flashy and...

  • Janet Stevens gives us a new look at the confrontation between three billy goats and an ugly troll. “The pictures are exceptionally well reproduced, and Stevens makes clever use of her layout, propelling the actions out of the borders at times, giv...

  • "...a straightforward retelling of the traditional tale. Using sound effects and music to emphasize events, this recording stands alone or can be enjoyed with Janet Stevens' illustrations...fine quality and high popularity." - Booklist...

  • Hare solves his family’s problems by tricking rich and lazy Bear in this funny, energetic version of an old slave story. With roots in American slave tales, Tops & Bottoms celebrates the trickster tradition of using one’s wits to overcome har...

  • Big Brown Rooster is sick of chicken feed. So along with his friends--Turtle, Iguana, and Potbellied Pig--he sets out to make the most magnificent strawberry shortcake in the whole wide world. But there’s one problem: none of his friends knows how ...

  • Merl the cat’s pampered life is turned upside down when a golden retriever puppy moves into the house. With hilarious illustrations by Caldecott Honor winner Janet Stevens, My Big Dog is perfect for story time!...

  • Every night the rhyme gets read. Every night Dish and Spoon run away. And every night they return--until tonight!
    Where can Dish and Spoon be? The rhyme can't go on without them, so Cat, Cow, and Dog set out to search for their missing friends. B...

  • Never seen a jackalope? Not even sure what one is? Well, you've come to the right place. You'll get the whole wild story right here in this book. You see, the jackalope didn't start out with horns. First he was a plain old hare. You know, a jackrabbi...

  • Little mama mouse dreams of a hot bath and a long nap. Her babies have grown up and moved away from their snug shoe-home. Mama imagines settling into a quiet life, until Tortoise, Hare, and other storybook strangers turn up in search of a home. Soon ...

  • Deep, deep down in their underground town, the prairie dogs live in harmony--until a mysterious, fluorescent, very fuzzy thing (otherwise known as a tennis ball) rolls down their hole. When the prairie dogs discover that they can pluck and pull the f...

  • Responding to disgruntled dogs nationwide, Mr. Mutt, Canine Counselor, has solutions to the most sticky dilemmas. But Mr. Mutt has his own problem to solve: the cat (aka The Queen), who has her own idea of who’s in charge. Now Mr. Mutt is the one w...

  • Poor Little Red Pen! She can't possibly correct a mountain of homework all by herself. Who will help her? "Not I!" says Stapler. "Not I!" says Eraser. "¡Yo no!" says Pushpin, AKA Señorita Chincheta. But when the Little Red Pen tumbles in exhaustion...

  • Ruff! Ruff! Yip! Yip! Dog is rounding up whatever he can find in his urban apartment, even chairs. He is also driving his bird companion crazy with the commotion. Bird sends him to the countryside to find something more appropriate to herd, such as a...

Award-Winning Books by Janet Stevens; Susan Stevens Crummel

And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon
2004 California Young Reader Medal -- Picture Bk/Older Reader
2000 Bookseller's Choice -- Picture Book
2001 Bluebonnet Award -- Children's
The Great Fuzz Frenzy
2007 Black-Eyed Susan Award -- Picture Book
2007 Colorado Children's Book Award -- Picture Book
2007 Flicker Tale Children's Book Award -- Picture Book
2007 Red Clover Award -- Picture Book
2008 Charlotte Award -- Primary
2008 Golden Sower Award -- Primary
2009 Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award -- Grades K-3
Help Me, Mr. Mutt!
2010 Bluebonnet Award -- Children's
2010 Florida Children's Book Award -- Pre K - 2nd Grade
The Little Red Pen
2013 Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award -- Grades K-3

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Janet Stevens; Susan Stevens Crummel has published 13 books.

Janet Stevens; Susan Stevens Crummel does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, Find a Cow Now!, was published in October 2012.

The first book by Janet Stevens; Susan Stevens Crummel, The Tortoise and the Hare, was published in June 1985.

No. Janet Stevens; Susan Stevens Crummel does not write books in series.