Book List in Order: 23 titles




  • Cat’s pajamas, doodley-doo. Kitties on the prowl, two by two!This rhythmic book of hip cats, cool cats, and all kinds of other cats is a hand-clapping good read that’s ideal for children ages one and up....



  • Jason has a pretty normal life: he lives with his mom, he goes to school, he does his homework. But when he meets a short, bluish alien named Sam, his life begins to seem much less normal and a lot more...well, alien. Sam takes Jason bongo fishing in...



  • As the sun rises, the weaver begins her work, spinning thread, dying it, and then weaving it into a cloth along with the signs of love and friendship she sees down on earth. At the end of the day, the weaver spreads this extraordinary cloth over us, ...



  • They’re wild! They’re irrepressible! And they’re very, very bad! These gleefully naughty frogs are certain to tickle the inner imp in reader and listener alike.Calling all frog fans! Follow Thacher Hurd’s crew of 170 funny, funky BAD frogs as...



  • Children will enjoy this story of a young brother and sister who plant seeds that will result, after much hard work and patience, in a bountiful garden! It teaches that good things come to those who wait, and features a little song at the end of the ...



  • A sleepy car floats up to a small boy's bedroom window and takes him for a nighttime drive. So begins a dreamy journey high above the clouds and over the moon -- all the way to Pajama Land, where cars circle and dance, and sleepy people dream the nig...



  • One night, while the pigs and chickens are sound asleep -- KABOOM! -- Farmer George's Moo Cow disappears! A low-down Space Cowboy has whisked her off to a galaxy far, far away. What's this sweet cow to do now, forced to become the Wild Beast Earthlin...



  • Alone with a bookJohnny Lion is home alone with his new books, The Little Lion. The book is about a lion cub who is on his own one day, just like Johnny. But, unlike Johnny Lion, this cub walks out into the world alone--and into lots of trouble!...







  • Colorful illustrations and simple text depict a young lion cub's adventures while staying home with a bad cold and the terrible dreams he had thanks to the medicine he took for his cold. Simultaneous....




  • On the night before Christmas all is not well at the Mouse North Pole, even Santa's ratdeer are in a grumpy mood, and when Santa's sleigh breaks down in the middle of the woods and his ratdeer take off, a little mouse named Rosie gets Santa back on c...



  • For active toddlers exploring their world, this energetic book bursts with the noisy sounds children love to imitate.Honk! Honk! Beep! Beep! Zoom City zooms with cars—and dogs!— on the go. Active toddlers, busy exploring their world, will love th...



  • Faster than a speeding bullet, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, more powerful than a locomotive -- well, that's Superman for you. But now there's Art Dog -- a new superhero on the block -- and he's fighting crime with a paintbrush and a...
















  • Saxophone-playing Miles and his Swamp Band find a bevy of sharp-toothed, long-tailed alligators who love to listen to their music. But little do Miles and his band know what the alligators plan for them at the close of their jubilant all-night ball ...





Award-Winning Books by Thacher Hurd

Art Dog
1998 Red Clover Award -- Picture Book
Mama Don't Allow
1985 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award -- Picture Book
Mama Don'tllow
2001 Grammy Award (Spoken Word) -- Child. Spoken Word Album