Book List:45 titles
  • From picture-book genius John Burningham comes a whimsical new story about home, hope, and the convivial wisdom of children. Every night, a family -- a mom, dad, boy, and girl -- have supper and go to bed. But they’re not alone. Every night,...



  • Miles is a difficult dog, until he gets his own car.... From picture book master John Burningham comes a delightful new story. Miles does not come when he is called. He does not like going for walks, his food, other dogs, or the rain. What Miles d...


  • The celebrated John Burningham opens the door to a child’s secret adventure in this new picture-book classic. What if you noticed a door in your bedroom that wasn’t there before? And what if it led to a passage to...the zoo? You might want to ...


  • The renowned John Burningham is in classic form with a simple story of a boy, a girl, and some animal friends that invites the child listener to join in. One day, Boy and Girl head down the hill with a picnic basket and meet a fancily dressed She...


  • A Nigerian folktale -- one of the first picture books John Burningham ever illustrated -- comes to life again with a new text by the venerable illustrator. Hare, Hippopotamus, and Elephant all live together in the forest. But often, when Hippo...


  • It’s a lovely day andMr. Gumpy decides to go for a ride in his motor car. But everyone else wants to come too! Asthe motor car and its passengers makes its way across the field, the rain begins. Mr. Gumpy asks for volunteers to push the car, but ev...


  • In a first-time creative pairing, two of the world’s most treasured picture book creators offer a truly delightful book for new-siblings-to-be. When is the new baby coming? What will we call it? What will he do? We don’t really need a baby, do...


  • What if you were as small as your cat and took off with him on a nighttime adventure? A gorgeously illustrated tale from the award-winning John Burningham. Every night Marie-Elaine s cat, Malcolm, goes out, and every morning he comes back in and slee...






  • Every day John Patrick Norman McHennessy sets off along the road to learn, and every day strange and improbable happenings make him late.  To make things worse, his teacher, Sir, never believes his stories.  One day, John Patrick Norman McHenness...


  • Edwardo is an ordinary boy, so sometimes he can be a bit grubby or clumsy, a bit cruel or noisy or rude. The more that he is criticised, the worse he becomes, until one day they call him 'the horriblest boy in the whole wide world'. Just then, Edward...


  • Edwardo is an ordinary boy who does his best to live up to grown-ups' expectations. So when they rant at him for being the clumsiest, noisiest, nastiest, cruelest, messiest, and dirtiest boy in the whole wide world, he becomes all those things with a...


  • This beautiful picture book depicts the everyday life of a lonely little girl whose home life is empty—apart from her parents' arguments—and whose school life is overshadowed by bullies. The comfort she finds from her secret friend Aldo is heartw...


  • The Hargraves, a kind but scrawny family, want their new baby to grow up big and strong. But the tiny tyke will hardly eat a thing. One day, Mrs. Hargraves finds an avocado in the fruit bowl, and the infant gobbles it up. But then, the strangest thin...


  • On a day trip to the seaside, Mom and Dad settle down in their deck chairs to snooze the day away, while for Shirley, it s a chance to set sail for uncharted seas. "Come away from the water, Shirley," caution her parents. But Shirley has already set ...


  • Once upon a time there were two geese called Mr. and Mrs. Plumpster. Each spring they returned to the marshes of their ancestors, and Mrs. Plumpster layed her eggs. Soon six fine young Plumpsters hatched, but Borka was different—she had no feathers...


  • Adorable Granpa gamely nurses his granddaughter?s dolls, eats her pretend strawberry-flavored ice cream, takes her tobogganing in the snow, and falls in step with her imaginary plans to captain a ship to Africa—like all good grandfathers should. Wi...


  • Trubloff the mouse lives with his family in the village inn but dreams of becoming the greatest balalaika player in the whole country. So one night, when everyone is asleep, he runs away to join a band of gypsy musicians who promise to teach him to p...


  • Mr. and Mrs. Troutbeck always enjoy three nice big meals a day, but their son Julius is always too busy to eat. Where’s Julius? Well, he could be anywhere—riding Egyptian camels, climbing the Changa Benang Mountains, cooling hippos in the Lombo Bo...


  • When Georgie outgrows his baby bed, he chooses a big second-hand bed that the thrift shop owner tells him is magic. “The lady who had it before said you could travel in it.” Georgie’s granny teases him about his magic bed. But every night, Geor...


  • Internationally renowned author-illustrator John Burningham offers this hilarious book of choices for anyone who's ever wanted to do something completely out of the ordinary. In a series of challenges inspired by the childhood game "Top That!," Burni...


  • A long day is drawing to a close, and several creatures are ready for sleep. A cat with a stroller full of kittens needs a place to rest, as does the baby who’s been sailing a boat on the sea. The man in the moon is exhausted, and three tired bears...


  • Every day, John Patrick sets off along the road to school, and although he hurries, strange and improbable happenings repeatedly make him late. To make things worse, his teacher never believes his story....


  • Harquin the fox lives with his parents at the top of the hill, but at night, when everyone is asleep, he secretly goes down to the valley in search of adventure. Time and again, his father warns him of the dangers, but Harquin refuses to listen, and ...


  • Humbert the horse loves working with Mr. Firkin, the scrap-iron dealer, but he envies the grand life of the brewery horses who pull the Lord Mayor’s golden coach. As the day of the Lord Master’s Show begins, Humbert watches from the sidelines, fe...





  • Courtney is the dog that nobody wants, but the children think he's lovely. When they take him home, their parents are very disappointed—he's just an old mongrel. But Courtney turns out to be a wonder-dog who can cook, juggle, and even play the viol...






  • While hiking in the mountains with his parents, Albert tumbles off a cliff—but is saved by the cloud children who utter magic words that make him very light and keep him from falling. Albert has a wonderful time jumping, swimming, painting, and rac...




  • It's time to get out of the bath but Shirley's not listening. She's floated away to a secret watery land beyond the plughole—to where knights ride white horses, and kings and queens float in moats around their castles....



  • Late on Christmas Eve, after returning home from his rounds, Santa Claus realizes that he has forgotten to deliver Harvey Slumfenburger's gift and sets out on the long journey to Harvey's hut. By the author of Aldo. ...


  • Steven is sent out for groceries on to the mean street of the city with only a shopping basket for protection. There are several shady characters about who are offering to lighten the load of the basket by helping themselves to his provisions! Stephe...



  • It's time to get out of the bath but Shirley's not listening. She's floated away to a secret watery land beyond the plughole—to where knights ride white horses, and kings and queens float in moats around their castles....


  • The Hargraves, a kind but scrawny family, want their new baby to grow up big and strong. But the tiny tyke will hardly eat a thing. One day, Mrs. Hargraves finds an avocado in the fruit bowl, and the infant gobbles it up. But then, the strangest thin...


  • Illustrations of a boy playing musical instruments while a teddy bear dances are captioned with the words for the sounds the boy makes, such as boom, clash, scrape, and blare. Designed to provide an introduction to reading....



  • When Mr. Gumpy decides to go for a ride in his bright-red car, everyone wants to come along -- a rabbit, a cat, a dog, a sheep, chickens, a calf, a goat, and a boy and girl. "All right," says Mr. Gumpy. "But it will be a squash." So they all squash i...



  • Mr. Gumpy's Outing is a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner and an American Library Association Notable Children's Book. In England, illustrator John Burningham, with Mr. Gumpy's Outing, became the first artist ever to win England's Kate Greenaway Me...