Book List in Order:48 titles

  • For any anywhere farm, here's all that you need: soil and sunshine, some water, a seed. You might think a farm means fields, tractors, and a barnyard full of animals. But you can plant a farm anywhere you like! A box or a bucket, a boot or a pan ...


  • Five toads hop, four brook trout swim, three elk graze, two loons call, and one beaver gnaws on a paper birch tree, all under one North Star. Through bog and marsh, along river and lake, across prairie and into the woods, children learn what lives wh...


  • Phyllis Root and Helen Craig knit together a suitably sweet finale to Bonnie Bumble’s week on the farm. It’s Sunday on Bonnie Bumble’s farm, and snowflakes as big as balls of wool are falling. The cow, the duck, the hens, and even Spot the d...


  • Author Phyllis Root and illustrator Betsy Bowen last explored the vast, boggy peatlands of northern Minnesota in their book Big Belching Bog. Now, in Plant a Pocket of Prairie, Root and Bowen take young readers on a trip to another of Minnesota’s i...


  • A lonely cat, a rainy night, and an empty dinghy launch a heartwarming, seafaring tale about finding home in unlikely places. The scrawny cat used to belong to someone, someone who scratched his ears and let him lick her chin and knew his name. No...


  • Cold, wet, and acidic, bogs appear to be extremely hostile to life, yet numerous plants and animals have adapted in fascinating ways in order to survive there. In Big Belching Bog, Phyllis Root lets us in on the secrets of the mysterious bog, describ...


  • Lilly is a ten-year-old worrywart. To keep her concerns at bay, she diligently and fervently lists them in a worry book. Her globe-trotting scientist-parents don't worry about anything. When they learn of a rare sighting of the frangipani fruit fly, ...


  • A stormy night, a snoring dad, a houseful of restless sleepers, and some masterfully humorous timing make this a classic read-aloud for bedtime -- or anytime. It’s the middle of the night. Everyone’s snoozing in bed when out of the darkness,...


  • A lively, lilting text by Phyllis Root links with luminous collages by Holly Meade creates a board book perfect for reading aloud to the preschool crowd. When a master of the rhythmic read-aloud joins a Caldecott honor-winning artist to visit baby...






  • Big Books meet our Brand New Readers for the very first time, with short, funny stories by top authors and illustrators. What better way to share the joy of beginning to read?Join the spirited Mouse in four amusing adventures:Cat and MouseIt’s Supe...


  • Bounding with oversize visual and verbal humor, here is the previously untold story of Paul Bunyan’s “little” sister, who was as tall as a pine tree, as strong as a dozen moose, and could run so fast that she once ran all the way back to yester...


  • Infectious rhymes, sunny illustrations, and an array of baby animals make an irresistible page-turner for the youngest of listeners.Little readers are invited to join these baby animals as they fly, swim, wiggle, and slide, all with the help of their...


  • "The happy ending is totally satisfying and will leave readers smiling." — SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL (starred review)Oliver is so intent on following a blowing autumn leaf that he doesn’t even notice that he's lost his way. All alone at the edge of ...


  • Today ain't looking so good for Aunt Nancy - she has not one, but four bothersome visitors knocking at her door. From everyone's least favourite relative, Cousin Lazybones, to bad-luck-bringer Old Man Trouble, to Old Woeful, the most complainingest p...


  • Luminously illustrated by Mary GrandPré, a timeless adventure from master storyteller Phyllis Root about the loss of the sun — and one girl's brave quest to find itIn a cozy cabin high in the mountains of the Far North, Lucia and her family live a...


  • An ear-tickling, eye-teasing romp for little listeners, led by an award-winning author and illustratorDo you really, really want to see a moose — a long-leggy moose — a branchy-antler, dinner-diving, bulgy-nose moose? Spurred by Phyllis Root's si...


  • Flip the flaps, open a fun foldout, and peek inside a final pop-up to find out what happens when everyone's favorite storybook characters move into THE HOUSE THAT JILL BUILT.Jill's house is so cozy and warm that all her nursery-rhyme friends are knoc...


  • All through the spring, summer and fall, Grandmother Winter ts her geese and gathers their feathers. Why? To bring snowfall, of course-snowfall as soft as feathers and bright as a winter moon. With a poetic text and distinctive scratchboard illustrat...


  • If you really want to see a woodland caribou, you might try going to a place forgotten by time. It should be a hushed place, with perhaps rocky green hills and blue water, home to loons and beaver, lichen and yellow buttercups. With every step, this ...


  • "A picture book that passes the fun test with flying fizz." — BooklistIt’s hot. Hot, hot, hot! So Junie and Jake and Poppa and the baby want to go to the lake. But can they make it there in their rattletrap car? It doesn’t go fast, and it does...


  • Ten, nine, eight. . . . Rhythmic master Phyllis Root lulls little lambs to sleep to the tune of enchanting pastoral images by Susan Gaber."Time to sleep,"call the mama sheepin the grass knee-deep.Outside in the farmyard, ten lively lambs would rather...


  • A family history in patches and storiesSummer evenings at Grandma’s house always end just the way Sadie likes – with Grandma tucking her in with the name quilt. As Sadie chooses from among the patchwork of hand-stitched names of generations of re...


  • "With simple language, predictable rhythms and repetition, and flawless pacing, [Root’s] story begs to be read aloud. . . . Hillenbrand’s immense attention to detail is gratifying" — KIRKUS REVIEWS (starred review)When a very curious little gir...


  • Powerful, warm, and utterly original, this no-nonsense tall tale of Big Momma the creator is a jubilant celebration of our beautiful world - and a reminder to take good care of it."Earth," said Big Momma, "Get over here." And it did. All one big ball...




  • When the rain washes the blue right out of the sky, Bonnie Bumble and the inhabitants on her farm find themselves feeling a bit down, and Bonnie must find a way to make everything and everyone happy once again! Simultaneous....



  • PreS-Gr 1-It's a foggy morning at Bonnie Bumble's farm. The rooster has lost his cock-a-doodle-doo and as a result, -no one could get up. Even the flowers stayed in their beds. Inside the barn, the pig, the cow, and the chicks try to crow but to no a...






  • Fans of TURNOVER TUESDAY and ONE WINDY WEDNESDAY will be overjoyed to see Bonnie Bumble in action again. In MEOW MONDAY, the young farmer's pussy willows have burst into bloom, and they're raising quite a ruckus! How will Bonnie stop all the meowing?...


  • Brand New Readers — the right books at the right time!Based on what experts know about how children learn to read, Brand New Readers are short, funny stories with words and pictures that help children reading for the very first time succeed — and...


  • Even first-time readers can read Brand New Readers. Brand New Readers—the right books at the right time!Based on what experts know about how children learn to read, Brand New Readers are short, funny stories with words and pictures that help chi...



  • Cousin Lazybones is so lazy that even his shadow does not follow him around, but when Aunt Nancy invites him over to help with the chores, he wobbles over on weak knees, and it does not take Nancy long to see who will be doing all the work and who wi...



  • WAAAAAAAAH! This family goes to great—and hilarious lengths—in trying to lull Baby to sleep until Little Brother discovers that what Baby really wants is something very simple.WAAAAAAAAAAH!What does Baby want? Mama’s gone to bed, so Grandma, Gr...


  • Exuberant rhythms and vibrant illustrations in a one-of-a-kind counting book!One duck is stuck in the muck. Can two fish, tails going swish, help? What about three moose, munching on spruce? Will four crickets, chirping in the thickets, be able to pu...






  • Old Man Trouble can really cause a stir in a household and turn things upside down for Aunt Nancy, but being more clever than he is, she can turn his bad doings into good situations, bringing defeat to Old Man Trouble's mischievous ways....