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  • Bibliography:
    26 Books (2 Series)
  • First Book:
    November 2008
  • Latest Book:
    February 2025
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Full Series List in Order

Mother Bruce

1 - Mother Bruce (Nov-2015)
2 - Hotel Bruce (Oct-2016)
3 - Bruce's Big Move (Oct-2017)
4 - Santa Bruce (Sep-2018)
5 - Bruce's Big Storm (Sep-2019)

Penelope Rex

1 - We Don't Eat Our Classmates! (Jun-2018)
2 - We Will Rock Our Classmates (Jul-2020)
3 - We Don't Lose Our Class Goldfish (Apr-2023)
4 - Penelope Rex and the Problem with Pets (Apr-2024)

Book List in Order: 26 titles



  • Things turn sour when the town of Twaddleton becomes obsessed with the cheese making business. Up to their noses in fermenting curd, the Twaddletoneez have to find some way to get rid of their overly abundant dairy product before it stinks out the to...



  • In the tradition of Calvin & Hobbes and Dr. Seuss comes a new story of unlikely friendship. Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, there lived a humongous and hairy giant named Wilfred. Whenever people saw him, they ran away, which made life ...



  • Bruce the bear likes to keep to himself. That, and eat eggs. But when his hard-boiled goose eggs turn out to be real, live goslings, he starts to lose his appetite. And even worse, the goslings are convinced he's their mother. Bruce tries to get the ...



  • When Bruce gets home from a southern migration trip with his goslings, he is tired. He is grumpy. And he is definitely not in the mood to share his home with the trio of mice who have turned his den into a hotel. There's a possum pillow fight wrea...



  • All Rupert the mouse wants is to star in a beautiful, wordless picturebook. One that's visually stimulating! With scenic pictures! And style! He has plenty of ideas about what makes a great book, but his friends just WON'T. STOP. TALKING. Children...



  • After the events of Hotel Bruce, our favorite curmudgeonly bear shares his home with not only his four geese, but three rowdy mice besides! Fed up with their shenanigans, Bruce sets off to find a rodent-free household. But as usual, nothing goes quit...



  • It's the first day of school for Penelope Rex, and she can't wait to meet her classmates. But it's hard to make human friends when they're so darn delicious! That is, until Penelope gets a taste of her own medicine and finds she may not be at the top...



  • Bruce is a lot of things. He is a bear. He is a grump. He is a pretty decent cook. And he is a mother. One thing Bruce is not? Santa Claus. But that doesn't stop the whole forest from lining up to give him their Christmas wishes when he beco...



  • 1 grumpy bear 2 uninvited skunks 3 mice throwing a party ... and it only gets worse from there. Long-suffering Bruce once again contends with an increasingly crowded household, this time in an original board book where young ones can count th...






  • Nibbs the mouse wants to give Bruce a BIG FUN DAY! But Bruce does not like BIG FUN DAYS. Not one bit. This brand new tale captures the humor of the Mother Bruce picturebook series while helping children transition from listening to books read alou...



  • Bruce's goslings want to play with him. But where could that bear be? This original board book in the best-selling Mother Bruce series will delight young fans of seek-and-find activities as they hunt for Bruce on every spread. Just right for o...



  • Neighbors. Always waving and saying hello and asking to borrow things. Bruce is not a fan. But when a wild storm rolls in, he finds every woodland creature in the area at his door, and one little bunny still outside, braving the winds. Can the ...



  • Tiger is big. Tiger is tough. And Tiger has an important note for you.

    Dear Reader,
    WATCH OUT FOR WORMS! They are everywhere! They might even be in this book!
    Your friend,Tiger
    P. S. Tiger is afraid of worms....



  • Read along! Readers will twist and shout for this headbanging companion to the #1 New York Times best-selling We Don't Eat Our Classmates.Penelope is a T. rex, and she's very good at it. She also likes to rock out on guitar! With the school talent sh...





  • Bruce is a bear who struggles with fun. When Bruce says no to fun one too many times, Nibbs, Thistle, and Rupert secretly wish Bruce was more fun. And the geese secretly wish for sandwiches. The next morning, all their wishes come true. Bruce is chee...



  • Ryan T. Higgins, #1 New York Times best-selling author and illustrator, celebrates the season of thanks in this Little Bruce Book. Read along! It’s autumn in Soggy Hollow, and the mice have a lot to be thankful for. But Bruce the bear is not so tha...



  • Ryan T. Higgins, the #1 New York Times best-selling author of the Mother Bruce series, delivers a contemporary tale of friendship. Read along! Norman is a porcupine. Mildred is a tree. Norman and Mildred are best friends. Just the two of them. And o...



  • Bruce, the ever-grumpy bear, helps the geese prepare for ballet in this book perfect for readers who are ready to stretch their wings. The geese want to do ballet! But first they will need a lot of gear. They will need Bruce's help to get it. Do Bruc...






  • In Hey, Bruce!, Bruce the bear experiences . . . well, whatever readers want him to. Rupert, Thistle, and Nibbs, the fun-loving mice in Bruce's begrudgingly expansive family, guide readers on a quest for a fun reading experience, with Bruce the ever-...



  • Penelope Rex faces her biggest (and fishiest) fear in this companion to the #1 New York Times best-selling We Don't Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins. Penelope Rex has one fear: Walter, the class goldfish. So when Mrs. Noodleman tells the kids th...



  • Celebrate the Halloween season with Bruce and the Legend of Soggy Hollow by #1 New York Times best-selling author Ryan T. Higgins. Bruce is a bear who does not like holidays, and he really doesn’t like Halloween. His family of mice and geese decide...



  • #1 New York Times best-selling author Ryan T. Higgins celebrates the joys of winter in this bite-sized Little Bruce Book perfect for fans of the Mother Bruce board books.It’s wintertime in Soggy Hollow and the mice are doing all their favorite ...



  • Audio narration brings the story to life in this enhanced eBook, while word-for-word highlighting text makes it easy for the reader to follow along.Penelope Rex might finally have bitten off more than she can chew -- a pet saber tooth tiger! -- in th...



  • Audio narration brings the story to life in this enhanced eBook, while word-for-word highlighting text makes it easy for the reader to follow along.#1 New York Times best-selling author Ryan T. Higgins celebrates the delights of summer in this bite-s...



  • From unwitting mother to unwitting . . . environmental activist?Save the planet with #1 New York Times best-selling author-illustrator Ryan T. Higgins's beloved Mother Bruce.Bruce was a bear who liked to be by himself. But that wasn't easy for him, a...


Award-Winning Books by Ryan T. Higgins

Mother Bruce
2018 Beehive Award -- Picture Book


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Ryan T. Higgins has published 26 books.

The next book by Ryan T. Higgins, Bruce Saves the Planet, will be published in February 2025.

The first book by Ryan T. Higgins, Twaddleton's Cheese, was published in November 2008.

Yes. Ryan T. Higgins has 2 series.