Cynthia Rylant Books in Order

The Cynthia Rylant books have become so popular over the years that generation after generation, people keep going back to them.

If you're just starting with it and want a reading list, you're in luck. Here we list out all the Cynthia Rylant books in order; keeping in mind various factors like the publication year, reviews, its popularity among readers, etc.

It’s always a good idea to read such book titles in sequence so that you don't miss out on the story plot and its discussions in the book clubs.

Publication Order of Annie and Snowball Books

Annie and Snowball and the Pink Surprise

Rylant, Cynthia 2007

Annie and Henry spot a hummingbird in the garden in this Level 2 Ready-to-Read by the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award–winning creators of Henry and Mudge. Annie and her bunny, Snowball, like to grow flowers in Annie’s backyard. Annie also loves to play outside with her cousin and best friend, Henry, and his big dog, Mudge.

One day Annie and Henry are excited to see a hummingbird in Annie’s yard. Can Annie and Henry figure out a way to get more hummingbirds to come to Annie’s garden?

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Annie and Snowball and the Teacup Club

Rylant, Cynthia 2007

Annie starts a tea party club in this Level 2 Ready-to-Read story from the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award–winning creators of Henry and Mudge!Annie loves teacups. She loves their pretty shapes. She loves their painted flowers. She loves their dainty little saucers.

Her cousin and best friend, Henry, doesn’t love teacups. Henry isn’t interested in dainty things. Henry’s dog, Mudge, is definitely not dainty! Can Henry help Annie find friends who love teacups as much as she does?

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Annie and Snowball and the Dress-up Birthday

Rylant, Cynthia 2007

Annie is having a birthday party in this Level 2 Ready-to-Read by the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award–winning creators of Henry and Mudge. Annie and her pet bunny, Snowball, love living next door to Annie’s favorite cousin, Henry and his dog, Mudge. Whether it’s playing Frisbee or watching old movies, there’s no shortage of fun to be had when these four are together.

Annie’s birthday is coming up, and she can’t wait to invite Henry and Mudge over for a dress-up party. But when the guests arrive, it’s Annie who gets the big surprise!

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Annie and Snowball and the Prettiest House

Rylant, Cynthia 2007

Annie decides to decorate her house in this Level 2 Ready-to-Read by the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award–winning creators of Henry and Mudge. Annie and her pet bunny, Snowball, live right next door to Annie’s favorite cousin, Henry, and his big dog, Mudge.

Annie likes her home, and loves living next door to Henry, but she wishes her house were pretty instead of plain. Can Henry and Mudge come to the rescue with a plan to make Annie’s house beautiful?

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Annie and Snowball and the Wedding Day

Rylant, Cynthia 2008

From the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award–winning creators of Henry and Mudge comes a sweet Level 2 Ready-to-Read story about blended families, starring Annie and Snowball.Annie, her dad, and her bunny, Snowball, love living next door to her cousin Henry, his parents, and his big dog, Mudge.

But something is missing. Annie wants her dad to find someone to love. Then her dad meets a woman named Martha and falls in love. Annie is excited that Martha makes Dad so happy, but she is a little worried about meeting her for the first time. Before long, Martha feels like part of the family, and it’s time for a wedding! It’s a big change to have a stepmother, but Annie knows that all their new family needs is love.

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Annie and Snowball and the Cozy Nest

Rylant, Cynthia 2009

Annie and her cousin Henry find a nest in this Level 2 Ready-to-Read by the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award–winning creators of Henry and Mudge. Someone is building a nest on Annie’s porch. Annie can’t wait to show her favorite cousin, Henry. Every day they watch the nest grow bigger and bigger.

One day five small eggs appear. Annie and Henry love seeing the mother robin with her nest. But it’s not easy to be patient. When will the baby birds hatch?

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Annie and Snowball and the Shining Star

Rylant, Cynthia 2009

Annie is the star of a school play in this Level 2 Ready-to-Read story from the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award–winning creators of Henry and Mudge!Annie is excited for her school play. She gets to be a star and wear a costume that sparkles and shines! Annie practices and practices in front of her cousin, Henry, and his big dog, Mudge, to prepare.

But when the big night comes, Annie is nervous and scared. Can Annie’s family and pet bunny, Snowball, help to calm her before the show begins?

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Annie and Snowball and the Magical House

Rylant, Cynthia 2010

Annie goes on a play date and builds a fairy house in this Level 2 Ready-to-Read story from the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award–winning creators of Henry and Mudge.Annie is thrilled when Sarah invites her over to play. Sarah’s house is full of frilly things and frilly things are Annie’s favorite things.

Annie and Sarah explore the garden and, using their imaginations, construct a magical house perfect for fairies and fun-loving little girls.

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Annie and Snowball and the Wintry Freeze

Rylant, Cynthia 2010

Annie can’t wait to go on a wintry adventure with Henry and Mudge in this Level 2 Ready-to-Read from the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award–winning creators of Henry and Mudge!When Annie’s dad wakes her up with news of a snow day, Annie is excited! She loves winter.

She loves her pink earmuffs. And she really loves her pink polka-dot boots. But most of all Annie loves playing in the snow with her cousin Henry and his big dog Mudge!

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Annie and Snowball and the Book Bugs Club

Rylant, Cynthia 2011

Annie convinces Henry to join a summer book club in this Level 2 Ready-to-Read by the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award–winning creators of Henry and Mudge. When Annie hears about the Book Bugs club at the library, she wants to join right away, but her cousin Henry isn’t so sure.

He likes to do outside things with his dog, Mudge, and Annie’s bunny, Snowball. Reading is an inside thing, right? Henry is surprised to learn you can read anywhere: on the porch steps, on the swings, under the maple tree, or even in the maple tree! And after a wonderful summer of reading, Annie and Henry discover the best part is yet to come: They get to bring Snowball and Mudge to a Book Bugs picnic!

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Annie and Snowball and the Thankful Friends

Rylant, Cynthia 2011

Celebrate Thanksgiving with Annie and Snowball in this Level 2 Ready-to-Read story from the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award–winning creators of Henry and Mudge!Annie loves fall and she especially loves Thanksgiving. There is a big table at Annie’s house, and she wants lots of people around it for a yummy dinner.

But Annie lives with just her dad and her bunny, Snowball. She doesn’t have a big family of her own. Who can she invite to share Thanksgiving?

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Annie and Snowball and the Surprise Day

Rylant, Cynthia 2012

Just in time for Father’s Day, Annie is spending a special day with her dad in this Level 2 Ready-to-Read from the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award–winning creators of Henry and Mudge.Annie can’t wait to spend a special day with her dad. With her pet bunny, Snowball, choosing the route, the day is bound to be a grand adventure with loads of surprises! Perfect for Father’s Day or any day, this Level 1 Ready-to-Read story celebrates the special bond between daddy and daughter.

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Annie and Snowball and the Grandmother Night

Rylant, Cynthia 2012

Annie and Snowball get to spend the night at her grandmother’s house in this Level 2 Ready-to-Read story from the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award–winning creators of Henry and Mudge.Annie is spending the night at her grandmother’s house. So is her pet bunny, Snowball.

Grandmother nights are full of fun things like baking cookies, braiding hair, and telling bedtime stories that always give them sweet dreams. Annie can’t wait to see what surprises Grandmother has planned for tonight!

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Publication Order of Brownie & Pearl Books

BrowniePearl Step Out

Rylant, Cynthia 2009

Brownie feels shy about going to a birthday party in this charming Pre-Level 1 Ready-to-Read story, so her cat Pearl is brave for both of them!Brownie and Pearl are heading out on the town for a birthday party. There will be friends and presents and games and treats—it’s going to be so much fun! But when they arrive, Brownie feels shy about ringing the doorbell.

Will Pearl be able to revive her stepping-out spirit? This delightfully adorable story, originally published as a picture book, is now a Pre-Level 1 Ready-to-Read that’s perfect for reading aloud with emerging readers.

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BrowniePearl Get Dolled Up

Rylant, Cynthia 2009

Playing dress-up with Brownie & Pearl is a delight in this adorable Pre-Level 1 Ready-to-Read story.Brownie and Pearl adore playing dress-up. With powder, glitter, and a bit of rosy spray, Brownie and Pearl know they’re so dolled up. But will Mom and Dad agree? This charmingly sparkly story, originally published as a picture book, is now a Pre-Level 1 Ready-to-Read that’s perfect for beginning readers.

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BrowniePearl Hit the Hay

Rylant, Cynthia 2010

Brownie & Pearl get ready for bed in this snuggly Pre-Level 1 Ready-to-Read story.What sorts of things do Brownie and her cat, Pearl, have to do before they’re ready to hit the hay? First they take a bath and put on pajamas. (Well, Brownie puts on pajamas!) Then it’s time for a snack and a story—about a cat, of course.

And then it’s upstairs for a good night’s sleep snuggled up together in a warm, cozy bed! This adorable ready-for-bed story, originally published as a picture book, is now a Pre-Level 1 Ready-to-Read that’s perfect for beginning readers.

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BrowniePearl See the Sights

Rylant, Cynthia 2010

Brownie & Pearl know just how to enjoy a day downtown in this charming Pre-Level 1 Ready-to-Read story.It’s a snowy day, and Brownie and her cat Pearl are off to see the sights in town. They stop by the shoe store and try on hats at the hat store before discovering the sweetest spot around: the cupcake shop! But the best part of a day on the town might just be heading back to a warm, cozy home.

This adorable out-and-about story, originally published as a picture book, is now a Pre-Level 1 Ready-to-Read that’s perfect for beginning readers.

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Brownie & Pearl Take a Dip

Rylant, Cynthia 2011

It's a hot summer day, and Brownie and Pearl are off to take a dip in their small blue pool. They grab their bathing suits, their beach ball, and their super-chic sunglasses and get ready to soak. But when--oops!--Pearl takes a surprise spill into the water, will Brownie be able to revive her pal's sopping-wet spirits? Complete with lemonade and sunbathing, this is the most refreshing Brownie & Pearl story yet!

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BrowniePearl Grab a Bite

Rylant, Cynthia 2011

Enjoy a tasty meal with Brownie and her cat Pearl in this delightful Pre-Level 1 Ready-to-Read story!It’s lunchtime, and Brownie and Pearl are ready to grab a bite! The kitchen is filled with tasty treats like apples and crackers and—mmmmm—string cheese.

So pull up a chair and join these hungry pals for a happy, healthy noontime feast! This charming and delectable story, originally published as a picture book, is now a Pre-Level 1 Ready-to-Read that’s perfect for reading aloud with emerging readers.

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Brownie & Pearl Make Good

Rylant, Cynthia 2012

Brownie & Pearl make a mistake—and then make it all better.Uh-oh. Brownie and Pearl are in trouble! They were having a great time racing around the house until—oops—they knocked the radio off the table. Someone is NOT happy about their little accident.

Luckily these plucky pals have a clever and sweet Brownie-and-Pearl style solution to make good on their mishap!     With their simple stories, bold, graphic illustrations, and pitch-perfect moments of humor, the books in Cynthia Rylant’s acclaimed Brownie & Pearl series are a wonderful choice for babies, emerging readers, and everyone in between!

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BrowniePearl Go for a Spin

Rylant, Cynthia 2012

Brownie and her cat Pearl hit the road in this delightful Pre-Level 1 Ready-to-Read story!Brownie and Pearl have a new toy car! Join them as they cruise around the neighborhood, greeting neighbors, delivering the mail, and—yum—sharing tasty carryout snacks.

This charming story, originally published as a picture book, is now a Pre-Level 1 Ready-to-Read that’s perfect for reading aloud with emerging readers!

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Publication Order of Cobble Street Cousins Books

In Aunt Lucy's Kitchen

Rylant, Cynthia 1998

Meet The COBBLE STREET COUSINS Lily, who wants to be a poet Tess, who wants to be a Broadway star Rosie, who wants a little cottage with flowers by the door Right now, though, the cousins are sharing an attic bedroom in their Aunt Lucy?s light blue house on Cobble Street, and happily making plans for the summer.

A cookie company seems the perfect way to make a little money, but it turns out to be much more -- an opportunity to meet some very special neighbors!

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A Little Shopping

Rylant, Cynthia 1998

Meet The COBBLE STREET COUSINS Lily, who wants to be a poet Tess, who wants to be a Broadway star Rosie, who wants a little cottage with flowers by the door Lily has a wonderful idea -- to surprise Aunt Lucy with a dollhouse that looks just like her flower shop.

But first the girls have to buy a few things at The Olde Craft Shoppe, and with the Cobble Street Cousins, even a little shopping trip can turn into an adventure!

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Some Good News

Rylant, Cynthia 1999

Meet the Cobble Street Cousins * Lily, who wants to be a poet * * Tess, who wants to be a Broadway star * * Rosie, who wants a little cottage with flowers by the door * It's spring on Cobble Street, and Lily has a great idea -- the Cobble Street Cousins' own newspaper! Soon the very first edition of The Cobble Street Courier is hot off the presses, with a poem by Lily, Tess's favorite jokes, and Rosie's yummy recipe for shortbread -- even an interview with Aunt Lucy's boyfriend, Michael.

Now it's time to deliver the paper to all the cousins' old friends on Cobble Street -- and a couple of new ones!

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Special Gifts

Rylant, Cynthia 2000

MEET THE COBBLE STREET COUSINS Lily, who wants to be a poet. Tess, who wants to be a Broadway star. Rosie, who wants a little cottage with flowers by the door. It's winter vacation and there's no school for three weeks, but the Cobble Street Cousins aren't worried about being bored.

They're learning how to sew from their neighbor Mrs. White. And they're starting to keep a diary about their year living in the wonderful attic room in Aunt Lucy's little blue house. Best of all, there's a Winter Solstice party at Aunt Lucy's boyfriend Michael's apartment, with special presents for everyone.

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Summer Party

Rylant, Cynthia 2001

Meet the COBBLE STREET COUSINS • Lily, who wants to be a poet • • Tess, who wants to be a Broadway star • • Rosie, who wants a little cottage with flowers by the door • The cousins' parents are coming home! Of course Lily, Tess, and Rosie are looking forward to seeing their parents, but they're also sad about leaving their cozy attic room in Aunt Lucy's little blue house on Cobble Street -- and each other.

So they plan a summer party to welcome their parents back and to cheer themselves up. But it's Aunt Lucy's boyfriend, Michael, whose wonderful surprise makes the party really special.

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Wedding Flowers

Rylant, Cynthia 2003

Ready-for-Chapters Meet the COBBLE STREET COUSINS Lily, who wants to be a poet Tess, who wants to be a Broadway star Rosie, who wants a little cottage with flowers by the door The cousins are back on Cobble Street for Aunt Lucy and Michael's wedding -- and they're going to be bridesmaids! Friends old and new (including a little dog in a red plaid jacket) will be gathering in Aunt Lucy's garden for the ceremony, but first the cousins have to plan special treats for the reception.

There's always so much to do on Cobble Street!

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Publication Order of The Everyday Books Books

Everyday Pets

Rylant, Cynthia 1993
The bunnies, ducks, dogs, and other everyday pets enjoy sleeping in the sun, eating, and making noise Read More

Everyday Town

Rylant, Cynthia 1993
Relates, in verse, the places, people, and events that make a small town special. On board pages. Read More

The Everyday Garden

Rylant, Cynthia 1993
The Everyday Garden has many lovely features, including bluebirds, butterflies, and colorful vegetables. On board pages. Read More

The Everyday Children

Rylant, Cynthia 1993
The Everyday Children celebrate such joys in life as kittens and puppies, peppermint candy, and dancing in the rain. On board pages. Read More

The Everyday House

Rylant, Cynthia 1993
A carefully cadenced text featuring the plain-speaking poetry of the author of the "Henry and Mudge" series of books rejoice in the perfection of an ordinary home. By the author of The Relatives Came. Read More

An Everyday Book

Rylant, Cynthia 1997
Provides a collection of five, colorfully illustrated tales that capture the everyday world of a toddler, including the exploration of a garden and a trip to a busy town. Read More

Publication Order of Henry and Mudge Books

Henry and Mudge - The First Book

Rylant, Cynthia 1987
The first book in the acclaimed Ready-to-Read series from Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant featuring Henry and his lovable 180-pound dog, Mudge.Henry, feeling lonely on a street without any other children, finds companionship and love in a big dog named Mudge. Read More

Henry and Mudge in Puddle Trouble

Rylant, Cynthia 1987
Henry and his dog Mudge venture out into the wet and happy world of spring in this second Ready-to-Read book of their adventures.Henry and his 180-pound dog Mudge are best friends forever. And when spring arrives, they're ready for some puddle trouble! Read More

Henry and Mudge in the Green Time

Rylant, Cynthia 1987
Henry and his dog Mudge make the most of summer in this third Ready-to-Read book of their adventures.Henry and his 180-pound dog Mudge are best friends forever. And they're ready to share summertime fun! Read More

Henry and Mudge Under the Yellow Moon

Rylant, Cynthia 1987
Henry and his dog Mudge have some Halloween fun in this fourth Ready-to-Read book of their adventures.Henry and his 180-pound dog Mudge are best friends forever. And when Halloween rolls around, they share jack-o'-lanterns and ghost stories with Aunt Sally. Read More

Henry and Mudge in the Sparkle Days

Rylant, Cynthia 1988
Henry and his dog Mudge experience the sparkly joys of winter in this fifth Ready-to-Read book of their adventures.Henry and his 180-pound dog Mudge are best friends forever. And they're ready for a snowy winter! Read More

Henry and Mudge and the Forever Sea

Rylant, Cynthia 1989
Henry and his dog Mudge share a fun-filled day at the beach in this sixth Ready-to-Read book of their adventures.Henry and his 180-pound dog Mudge are best friends forever. And they're ready for some sun and sand! Read More

Henry and Mudge Get the Cold Shivers

Rylant, Cynthia 1989
Henry brings his dog Mudge to the vet in this seventh Ready-to-Read book of their adventures.Henry and his 180-pound dog Mudge are best friends forever. And when it's time for Mudge to get a checkup, Henry and Mudge spend a scary but reassuring day at the vet. Read More

Henry and Mudge and the Happy Cat

Rylant, Cynthia 1990
Henry and his dog Mudge get acquainted with a cat in this eighth Ready-to-Read book of their adventures.Henry and his 180-pound dog Mudge are best friends forever. And when they meet a scruffy but lovable cat, it looks like they've made a new friend! Read More

Henry and Mudge and the Bedtime Thumps

Rylant, Cynthia 1991
Henry and his dog Mudge visit Henry's grandparents—but what's that sound?—in this ninth Ready-to-Read book of their adventures.Henry and Mudge spend a scary night at Henry's grandmother's house in the country. Read More

Henry and Mudge and the Long Weekend

Rylant, Cynthia 1992
Henry and his dog Mudge build an indoor castle in this eleventh Ready-to-Read book of their adventures.Henry and his 180-pound dog Mudge are best friends forever. And on a long weekend, they build a glorious indoor castle, complete with knights and kings! Read More

Henry and Mudge and the Wild Wind

Rylant, Cynthia 1993
Henry and his dog Mudge weather a storm in this twelfth Ready-to-Read book of their adventures.Henry and his 180-pound dog Mudge are best friends forever. And when a storm comes, they face wind, thunder, and lightning! Read More

Henry and Mudge and the Careful Cousin

Rylant, Cynthia 1994
Henry and his dog Mudge make a new friend in this thirteenth Ready-to-Read book of their adventures. Read More

Henry and Mudge Take the Big Test

Rylant, Cynthia 1995
Henry helps his dog Mudge learn some manners in this tenth Ready-to-Read book of their adventures.Henry and his 180-pound dog Mudge are best friends forever. And they're off to a school for dogs so Mudge can learn some manners! Read More

Henry and Mudge and the Best Day of All

Rylant, Cynthia 1995
Henry and his dog Mudge celebrate Henry's birthday in this fourteenth Ready-to-Read book of their adventures.Henry and his 180-pound dog Mudge are best friends forever. And now that it's Henry's birthday, it's time for bright balloons, potato-sack races, and presents! Read More

Henry and Mudge in the Family Trees

Rylant, Cynthia 1997

Henry and his dog Mudge are going to their first family reunion in this fifteenth Ready-to-Read book of their adventures.Henry and Henry’s parents and Henry’s big dog Mudge are going to a family reunion at Cousin Annie’s house. What will Henry’s relatives be like? What will they say? Will they love Mudge? Will they understand dog drool?

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Henry And Mudge And Annie's Good Move

Rylant, Cynthia 1998

In Henry and Mudge's eighteenth adventure, Henry's cousin Annie is moving -- right next door to Henry! Annie likes Henry and Mudge, but she's nervous about leaving her friends, and about changing schools, and about what might happen to her things on the moving truck.

She's so nervous she's broken out in blotches. But Henry knows just the thing for a bad case of nerves -- a snuggle under a blanket with a big dog like Mudge!

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Henry and Mudge and the Sneaky Crackers

Rylant, Cynthia 1998

Henry and his dog Mudge put their spy skills to the test in this Ready-to-Read adventure.With his new spy kit and his faithful sidekick Mudge, Henry is ready to look for clues, steal secrets, and flirt with danger. One of the first things Henry and Mudge find is a coded message.

..could there be another spy in the neighborhood?

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Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night

Rylant, Cynthia 1998

Henry and his dog Mudge go camping with Henry's parents in this seventeenth Ready-to-Read book of their adventures.It's time for a camping trip with Henry's parents! They'll go on hikes and smell good smells. They'll see deer and raccoons and waterfalls and rainbows.

Henry's mother will cook camp food and Henry's father will sing sappy old songs, and they'll all lie on their backs and look at the stars (except for Mudge—he'll chew on a log, instead). And at the end of a perfect day, Henry and Mudge will snuggle in their tent and dream wonderful green dreams.

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Henry and Mudge and the Snowman Plan

Rylant, Cynthia 1999
Henry and his dog Mudge enter a snowman contest in this nineteenth Ready-to-Read book of their adventures.Henry sees a sign about a snowman contest in the park! Can Henry, his father, and his big dog Mudge come up with the best snowman plan to win the contest? Read More

Henry and Mudge and Annie's Perfect Pet

Rylant, Cynthia 2000
Henry and his dog Mudge want to find the perfect pet for his cousin Annie in this twentieth Ready-to-Read book of their adventures.Annie needs a pet that's soft and dry and doesn't fly—one that's quiet and careful, just like Annie. What could that be? Read More

Best Friends

Rylant, Cynthia 2001

Seven charming stories in one edition, this is a series not to be missed. Perfect for reading aloud with your child, beginners will love the togetherness of these adventures. Best pals forever, Henry and his dog Mudge amble through the trails and tribulations of being a little boy in a big world.

They discover splashy puddles, a litter of kittens, flowers, picnics, bathtime and much more excitement in this collection of stories that shows us the everyday wonder of a child and his dog.

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Summer Fun

Rylant, Cynthia 2002

Henry and Mudge and the Tall Tree House

Rylant, Cynthia 2002
Henry gets a new tree house—but can his dog Mudge enjoy it too?—in this twenty-first Ready-to-Read book of their adventures.Henry's Uncle Jake has built him a tree house. Henry loves tree houses, but Mudge can't climb trees. What fun is a tree house if you can't share it with your best friend? Read More

Henry and Mudge and Mrs. Hopper's House

Rylant, Cynthia 2003

A Special Valentine's Day for Henry and Mudge Henry's mother and father are going to a Valentine's Day Sweetheart Dance, and Henry and Mudge are staying with Mrs. Hopper across the street. Henry's never been in Mrs. Hopper's scary, old stone house with its droopy trees and dark windows and gargoyle on the door.

But inside, Henry discovers a houseful of surprises -- a grand piano, a room full of costumes, and eleven cats for Mudge to play with!

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Henry and Mudge and the Funny Lunch

Rylant, Cynthia 2004

Henry and his dog Mudge (with help from Henry;s dad) are all set to make Henry’s mother a funny, crunchy lunch for Mother’s Day in this Ready-to-Read book of their adventures.This year Henry and Mudge are out to make the best Mother’s Day lunch ever.

It has to be juicy, crunchy, and perfect for family sharing. When they select a gorgeous golden pineapple, the menu is shaping up to be anything but dull. Dad is helping them carve something almost too pretty to eat. So how will Henry ever stop Mudge from devouring the surprise before Mom sees it?

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Henry and Mudge and a Very Merry Christmas

Rylant, Cynthia 2004
Christmas at Henry and Mudge's house means cookies and carols and presents, and the whole family gathering for a delicious breakfast (with lots of food falling on the floor for Mudge). It may just be the best Christmas ever -- but Henry's favorite present is the big, lovable dog he's had all along. Read More

Henry and Mudge and the Tumbling Trip

Rylant, Cynthia 2005

Henry's family is going on vacation -- to the Wild West! Henry and Mudge love the Wild West. There are cowboy hats and boots, deserts and canyons, and souvenir shops where Henry can buy pencils and magnets and even a snow globe with a cowboy inside. And there are lots of tumbleweeds for Mudge to chase.

But as much fun as the Wild West is, Henry discovers that he and Mudge can have just as much fun back home.

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Henry and Mudge and the Great Grandpas

Rylant, Cynthia 2005
Henry (and of course Mudge) loves to visit Great Grandpa Bill. He lives in a house with a lot of other granpas who like to play with a little boy and his dog. But when Henry discovers a swimming pond near the granpas' house, he finds out how much fun the grandpas really can be. Read More

Henry and Mudge and the Big Sleepover

Rylant, Cynthia 2006
Henry and Mudge are going to a sleepover at Patrick's house! There's pizza and popcorn, games and monster movies...and Mudge even has his own sleeping bag (he's too big to share Henry's). But will anyone at this sleepover ever get to sleep? Read More

Publication Order of The High-Rise Private Eyes Books

The Case of the Climbing Cat

Rylant, Cynthia 2000

Deep in the heart of the city. . .Miss Nancy saw somebody run off with her binoculars. . .Where did the thief go? And will she get her binoculars back?This sounds like a case for the High-Rise Private Eyes--Case #002, to be exact, The Case of the Climbing CatBecause no mystery is too mysterious, no puzzle to puzzling, no crime too criminal, no trouble too troubling for ace detectives and very best friends Bunny Brown and Jack Jones.

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The Case of the Missing Monkey

Rylant, Cynthia 2000
Monkey BusinessWhen a glass monkey is stolen, High-Rise Private Eyes Bunny Brown and Jack Jones are on the job! But will this be one case that's too tough to crack? Read More

The Case of the Troublesome Turtle

Rylant, Cynthia 2001
Mr. Paris ties balloons outside his toy store every morning. On Fridays, the balloons disappear! What is special about Fridays? And who is taking the balloons? This sounds like a case for the High–Rise Private Eyes –– Bunny Brown and Jack Jones, ace detectives and very best friends! Read More

The Case of the Puzzling Possum

Rylant, Cynthia 2001
The Beat Goes OnOne day, the trombone is missing from Mr. Riley's music store. The next day, it's back. Then it's gone again. Who could be taking it -- and why?This sounds like a case for the High-Rise Private Eyes -- Bunny Brown and Jack Jones, ace detectives and very best friends! Read More

The Case of the Sleepy Sloth

Rylant, Cynthia 2002
Into thin airRamón's favorite lawn chair has disappeared! He saw it on Monday. Where could it have gone? This sounds like a case for the High-Rise Private Eyes -- Bunny Brown and Jack Jones, ace detectives and very best friends! Read More

The Case of the Fidgety Fox

Rylant, Cynthia 2003
Out of luckMelvin's lucky fluffy dice are missing, and he can't drive his bus without them! Where could the dice have gone? This sounds like a case for the High-Rise Private Eyes, Bunny Brown and Jack Jones! Read More

The Case of the Baffled Bear

Rylant, Cynthia 2004

Why is Bernard the Bear baffled? Well, for one thing, he has lost his whistle and he can't figure out where it is. For another thing, he has just met Jack Jones–one of the High–Rise Private Eyes and a very fine detective in his own right–and Jack won't stop talking about .

. . pretzels! Luckily for the baffled bear (and for kids who are ready to read on their own), Jack takes the mystery (and the bear) back to the high–rise to meet Bunny Brown. Bunny is the brains of the operation, and she quickly determines that it's high time for the High–Rise Private Eyes to open case file #7: The Case of the Baffled Bear.

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The Case of the Desperate Duck

Rylant, Cynthia 2005
Mabel's Tea Room is missing a box of fancy sugar cubes! But who would steal sugar? And why? Thank goodness the High-Rise Private Eyes, Jack Jones and Bunny Brown, are on the case! Read More

Publication Order of The Lighthouse Family Books

The Storm

Rylant, Cynthia 2002

Life with only the sea can be lonely. Just ask Pandora and Seabold. They've lived most of their lives with the sea -- Pandora in a lighthouse and Seabold on a boat -- and they're each quite used to being alone. Or they were. But one day, the sea did something extraordinary: It brought Pandora and Seabold together! And even better, the sea gave them the ingredients for an adventure that neither of them had considered before-an adventure called "family.

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The Whale

Rylant, Cynthia 2003

Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant brings the peaceful sounds, sights, and characters of the coast vividly to life in the second book of the Lighthouse Family series, in which the family helps reunite a baby beluga whale with its mother.Pandora, Seabold, Whistler, Lila, and Tiny have all been enjoying the love and comfort that being a family brings.

It is a comfort they are unexpectedly reminded of when Whistler and Lila hear the cries of a lonely baby beluga whale named Sebastian. When they learn that he has lost his mama, the Lighthouse Family, with the help of a cranky but noble old cormorant named Huck, does all it can to bring Sebastian and his mother together again.

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The Eagle

Rylant, Cynthia 2004

Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant brings the peaceful sounds, sights, and characters of the coast vividly to life in the third book of the Lighthouse Family series, in which the family discovers the beauty of the forest.In a lighthouse by the ocean, Seabold, a dog, and Pandora, a cat, live with their three little mice children, Whistler, Lila, and Tiny.

One day, Lila and Whistler decide they want to investigate the mysterious forest that stands near their home. What adventures could be waiting between those trees? Brother and sister ask permission to go exploring and discover not only adventure and enchantment but also a new friend!

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The Turtle

Rylant, Cynthia 2005

Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant brings the peaceful sounds, sights, and characters of the coast vividly to life in the fourth book of the Lighthouse Family series, in which the family rescues a trapped turtle.A thick fog has found its way up north to the lighthouse family, surrounding the cliffs and waters below.

Always ready to lend a hand, the lighthouse siblings Whistler and Lila help Seabold guide small ships to land. As they overlook the foggy waters, they hear a distant voice echoing from the rocks below. Who could it be? Using only a rope and their hearts to guide them, Seabold, Lila, and Whistler make their way down the side of the cliff.

And what they discover will help them weather even the thickest fog—a new friend.

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The Octopus

Rylant, Cynthia 2005

Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant brings the peaceful sounds, sights, and characters of the coast vividly to life in the fifth book of the Lighthouse Family series, in which the family explores the shore with an octopus friend.Every once in a while, a full moon shines over the lighthouse and causes the tide to recede.

For Cloe the octopus, this turns out to be a wonderful opportunity to explore the world that exists outside of his ocean home. As he embarks on his expedition, he encounters the lighthouse family by the beach and they explore the treasures of the uncovered ocean floor together.

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The Otter

Rylant, Cynthia 2014

Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant brings the peaceful sounds, sights, and characters of the coast vividly to life in the sixth book of the Lighthouse Family series, in which the family assists an otter in need.On a lovely summer day, the lighthouse family hears the bell on the fog buoy ringing.

It is an otter, whose sister is trapped in an old fishing net! With the help of some friendly dolphins and sawfish, the lighthouse family devises a plan to free the trapped otter—and makes two new friends along the way.

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A Lighthouse Family Treasury

Rylant, Cynthia 2016

Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant brings the peaceful sounds, sights, and characters of the coast vividly to life with the first four adventures in the Lighthouse Family series, now available together in a beautiful boxed set.Seabold the dog, Pandora the cat, and their three adopted mouse children love to go on adventures by the sea.

In The Storm, Pandora and Seabold discover what it means to be a family. In their next adventure, The Whale, the lighthouse family meets a lost baby beluga whale and offers to help him find his lost mama. In The Eagle, the mouse children venture into the woods, where they find wonderment and a new friend.

And in The Turtle, a thick fog surrounds the lighthouse and the children must help Seabold guide ships to safety and assist someone stranded on the cliff.

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The Sea Lion

Rylant, Cynthia 2017

Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant brings the peaceful sounds, sights, and characters of the coast vividly to life in the seventh book of the Lighthouse Family series, in which the family cares for a baby sea lion.One morning, the lighthouse family wakes up to find a baby sea lion asleep in their kitchen! The baby, whose name is Topper, explains that his mother left him here and instructed him to wait for her return.

Pandora the cat and Seabold the dog are happy to care for Topper, and mouse children Lila, Whistler, and Tiny are excited to make a new friend.

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The Bear

Rylant, Cynthia 2018

Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant brings the peaceful sounds, sights, and characters of the coast vividly to life in the eighth book of the Lighthouse Family series, in which the family meets a bear who has just woken up from hibernation!After a long winter cooped up in the lighthouse, Whistler and Lila are excited to go outside and explore.

In the forest, they see some frosty vapor rising from a hole in the roots of a tree. They investigate and discover that it is a hibernating bear. The mouse children wait patiently for the bear to wake up and when he does, they invite him for breakfast at the lighthouse.

But their new friend might not be quite done hibernating…

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Publication Order of Little Whistle Books

Little Whistle's Dinner Party

Rylant, Cynthia 2001
Little Whistle is hosting a special dinner, and there's so much to do. But when everything is finally ready, where is Little Whistle? Read More

Little Whistle

Rylant, Cynthia 2001
It looks like any other neighborhood toy store, but this shop is special--it's where a guinea pig named Little Whistle lives. And late at night, when the shades are drawn, magical things happen. Read More

Little Whistle's Medicine

Rylant, Cynthia 2002
Little Whistle loves listening to his friend Soldier read stories to everyone in Toytown. But one night Soldier doesn't feel well enough to read anything at all. Can Little Whistle find a way to help Soldier get better--and save story time? Read More

Little Whistle's Christmas

Rylant, Cynthia 2003

It's Christmastime in Toytown. Lights are twinkling, bells are jingling, and children can't wait for Santa and his sleigh to arrive. Presents are wonderful, of course, but Little Whistle and his friends need something else for Christmas. Will Santa answer their letter and make their wishes come true? In Little Whistle's first holiday adventure, Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant and artist Tim Bowers once again bring the cozy world of Toytown to life--and capture the magical spirit of Christmas.

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Publication Order of Motor Mouse Books

Motor Mouse

Rylant, Cynthia 2019

Join Motor Mouse on three hilarious adventures in this irresistible start to a brand-new series from the creators of Gooseberry Park and the Mr. Putter and Tabby books!Motor Mouse is a busy little mouse, between driving his delivery car, eating cake, and visiting with friends.

Come along with him on his adventures! In “The Friday Cake Day,” Motor Mouse and his friend Telly have been looking forward all week to their Friday tradition of eating cake. But when Friday arrives, the Cake Shop is closed. This is not acceptable! Could a friendly hedgehog help them with their predicament? In “Going For a Look-About,” Motor Mouse decides that instead of driving, he’d like to go for a look-about as a passenger instead.

So he hires a cab to take him to places that bring back good memories of old friends. But is a brand-new friend right in front of him? In “Front Row at the Picture Show,” Motor Mouse and his brother, Vincent, are going to a movie. Vincent always insists on getting a large bucket of popcorn to share, since it’s a better deal than two small buckets.

But he always hogs it! What is Motor Mouse to do? This sweet an

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Motor Mouse Delivers

Rylant, Cynthia 2020

Motor Mouse and friends are back for three new adventures in this irresistible second book in a series from the creators of Gooseberry Park and the Mr. Putter and Tabby books!Motor Mouse is a busy little mouse, between playing a game of croquet, riding a fancy bus, and discovering mystery stories.

Come along with him on his adventures! In “A Good Game of Croquet,” Motor Mouse and his brother love playing croquet and they always play to win. That is, until Valentino starts watching Peaceful Planet and thinks it might be more peaceful if they played to lose.

Motor Mouse thinks this is nonsense! It is always best to win…right? In “Day of the Double Decker,” Motor Mouse gets in his car for a full day of deliveries, but the car won’t start! His friend Winston the mechanic says his car needs to be in the shop for a week! How will Motor Mouse make his deliveries on time? Then the double decker bus rolls by.

Perhaps Motor Mouse can take the bus. It will be an adventure! In “The Radio Mystery Book,” Motor Mouse loves reading everything, except mysteries. Mysteries keep him up at night and he can’t get into them during the day. So, he is excited when he discovers the Radio Mystery Show, where a host reads a mystery book aloud, one chapter a day.

But after listening to the first chapter, Motor Mouse must know what happens! He rushes to the library, grabs the book from the shelf, and finds himself at a crossroads. Should he read the rest of the book all at once, or is it more fun to wait until tomorrow to hear the next chapter? This sweet and funny trio of stories is sure to have young readers wanting to visit with Motor Mouse again and again.

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Publication Order of Mr. Putter & Tabby Books

Mr. Putter & Tabby Pour the Tea

Rylant, Cynthia 1994

"The gentle, affecting first volume introduces elderly Mr. Putter, who decides that a cat will keep him from feeling lonely. Rylant’s texts reflect admirable concern for brevity and meticulous consideration of every word. They are in perfect sync with Howard’s expressive sketches, which slip abundant visual jokes into sunny, transparent watercolors and gouaches, and fluid pencil and pastel scribbles.

"--Publishers Weekly

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Mr. Putter & Tabby Walk the Dog

Rylant, Cynthia 1994

When their neighbor Mrs. Teaberry hurts her foot, Mr. Putter and his fine cat, Tabby, volunteer to walk her dog for a week. They soon discover that Zeke isn’t a dream dog after all. He might even be . . . a nightmare! After three days of Zeke's tugging, wrapping around trees, and chasing other dogs, how will Mr.

Putter and Tabby make it through the week? Illustrator Arthur Howard captures their humorous predicament in lively watercolor-and-pencil illustrations.

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Mr. PutterTabby Bake the Cake

Rylant, Cynthia 1994
Mr. Putter and his beloved cat bake a light and airy Christmas cake for their neighbor Mrs. Teaberry. “Howard’s relaxed, mixed-media pictures catch the nuances of the cozy, affectionate relationship between an old man and a cat with all the right moves.”--Booklist Read More

Mr. Putter & Tabby Pick the Pears

Rylant, Cynthia 1995

It is fall and juicy things are growing in Mr. Putter’s backyard--apples, tomatoes, and pears. Mr. Putter dreams of all the juicy things he loves to eat, but most of all, he dreams of pear jelly. There’s only one problem--cranky legs keep him from climbing up to pick the pears.

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Mr. PutterTabby Row the Boat

Rylant, Cynthia 1997
It is HOT. Mr. Putter and his fine cat, Tabby, are sweating. Their neighbors Mrs. Teaberry and her good dog, Zeke, are sweating, too. Looks like the perfect day for a trip to the big pond! Read More

Mr. Putter & Tabby Fly the Plane

Rylant, Cynthia 1997

Mr. Putter loves toys. He’s old and he knows he shouldn’t love them anymore. But he does. His fine cat, Tabby, however, does not. She’s especially bothered by toys that fly. So when Mr. Putter brings home a little toy biplane that’s supposed to really fly, he and Tabby are in for quite an adventure.

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Mr. Putter & Tabby Take the Train

Rylant, Cynthia 1998

Mr. Putter and his fine cat, Tabby, are going for a train ride with their neighbors, Mrs. Teaberry and her good dog, Zeke. They've planned the perfect afternoon trip. But when they get to the station, they're in for a big surprise: No pets are allowed on the train! It looks like the trip is off, until Mr.

Putter comes up with a clever idea. . . .

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Mr. Putter & Tabby Toot the Horn

Rylant, Cynthia 1998

Mr. Putter and his fine cat, Tabby, like sharing music with their neighbors Mrs. Teaberry and her good dog, Zeke. But when Mrs. Teaberry decides they should join a band, Mr. Putter isn’t so sure. He doesn’t even play an instrument--in fact, neither does Mrs.

Teaberry. But they aren’t going to let that stop them!

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Mr. Putter & Tabby Paint the Porch

Rylant, Cynthia 2000
Mr. Putter wants to paint his porch. He has a bucket of pink paint, a big brush, and some rags. And he has Tabby to keep him company. Everything is perfect, until a squirrel scampers onto the porch and catches Tabby’s eye. . . . Read More

Mr. PutterTabby Feed the Fish

Rylant, Cynthia 2001

Mr. Putter and Tabby love going to the fish store. Mr. Putter loves it because he has always liked fish. Tabby loves it because fish make her whiskers tingle and her tail twitch. So, one day Mr. Putter and Tabby decide to bring three fish home. And that's when they discover Tabby has a fish problem.

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Mr. Putter & Tabby Catch the Cold

Rylant, Cynthia 2002
Even though Tabby tries to keep him warm, Mr. Putter catches a cold in this cozy addition to the series. Read More

Mr. Putter & Tabby Stir the Soup

Rylant, Cynthia 2003

Mr. Putter and Tabby love homemade soup. But when at last they have all the right ingredients to make some, they find that their treasured stove, Bessie, is on the blink. Luckily, their neighbor, Mrs. Teaberry, is happy to share hers. But watch out--her good dog, Zeke, would much rather run than cook.

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Mr. Putter & Tabby Write the Book

Rylant, Cynthia 2004
Mr. Putter has always wanted to write a mystery novel--and Tabby is happy to help. But who knew there would be so many delicious distractions along the way? Read More

Mr. Putter & Tabby Make a Wish

Rylant, Cynthia 2005

Mr. Putter is sure he is too old for birthday celebrations. And that means he's also too old for model planes and balloons and candles and cake. So on his special day, he invites Mrs. Teaberry and Zeke over for a quiet cup of tea. But—good heavens!—what could possibly be taking them so long to arrive?

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Mr. PutterTabby Spin the Yarn

Rylant, Cynthia 2006
Mrs. Teaberry announces that she's starting a knitting club, and Mr. Putter is happy to help out. But disaster strikes when Tabby and Zeke want to pitch in, too: Mrs. Fitzwater's sweater completely unravels, and the whole afternoon ends up in quite a tangle. Read More

Mr. PutterTabby See the Stars

Rylant, Cynthia 2007
When Mr. Putter eats twenty-one pineapple jelly rolls, he ends up with a grumbling tummy. Worse, he can’t sleep! A midnight stargazing stroll with Tabby seems to be just the cure—but could it be that Mr. Putter and Tabby aren't the only ones still wide awake?  Read More

Mr. Putter & Tabby Run the Race

Rylant, Cynthia 2008
Mrs. Teaberry has persuaded Mr. Putter to sign up for the seniors' marathon. First prize is golf clubs, but second prize is . . . a train set! Mr. Putter really wants that train set. Never mind that he can't even touch his toes. Somehow, he has got to find a way to place second. . . .   Read More

Mr. PutterTabby Spill the Beans

Rylant, Cynthia 2009

Mr. Putter can’t imagine why anyone would need to know one hundred ways to cook beans. His neighbor Mrs. Teaberry can, and she says a cooking class will be something new and fun for them to do. Mr. Putter isn’t so sure—he’d much rather think about an ice cream soda than all those beans.

But Mrs. Teaberry has a way of talking him into things.  It turns out that learning one hundred ways to cook beans might be more exciting than Mr. Putter ever expected. With his cat, Tabby, and Mrs. Teaberry’s dog, Zeke, at the class with them, everything takes a chaotic turn when Zeke bites into something surprising—and beans go flying!

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Mr. PutterTabby Clear the Decks

Rylant, Cynthia 2010

Mr. Putter and his fine cat, Tabby, are itchy. Not because of fleas, but because it is hot, they're bored, and they're out of orangesicles. So when their neighbor, Mrs. Teaberry, suggests a sightseeing cruise, they're excited about an adventure. The boat makes them feel free! Plus they get orangesicles! But when it's time to go home, there's a little problem with Mrs.

Teaberry's good dog, Zeke. The nineteenth Mr. Putter & Tabby book has all the sly, sweet humor that has made the series a huge success. Cynthia Rylant's perfect ear for rhythm and Arthur Howard's comical illustrations continue to bring to life the quartet of characters readers know and love.

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Mr. PutterTabby Ring the Bell

Rylant, Cynthia 2011

It’s back to school for Mr. Putter & Tabby!Dong! Dong! Dong! The school bell is ringing. The crispy fall wind is blowing. Mr. Putter wishes he could go back to school—even for just one day. Then he has an idea: How about a visit during show-and-tell with Mrs.

Teaberry, Tabby, and Zeke? The teacher agrees, but there’s one problem. She and the students expect pet tricks. Will Tabby and Zeke be able to deliver? Mr. Putter & Tabby Ring the Bell marks the twentieth book in this beloved series a perennial hit since 1994.

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Mr. Putter & Tabby Dance the Dance

Rylant, Cynthia 2012

Mr. Putter knows what he likes, and dancing is not on the list. But his neighbor Mrs. Teaberry has been watching ballroom dancing on TV! She talks the reluctant Mr. Putter into coming along for an evening at the Crystal Ballroom, along with fine cat Tabby and good dog Zeke, of course.

The ballroom is full of sparkles—and surprises. What a wonder!

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Mr. PutterTabby Drop the Ball

Rylant, Cynthia 2013

Mr. Putter and his fine cat, Tabby, love to take naps — too many naps. What they need is a sport! Luckily Mrs.Teaberry and her good dog, Zeke, know of a baseball team they can join. It's not long before Mr. Putter is ready to play ball, but will his creaky knees cooperate? And can Zeke avoid wreaking havoc on the field? Win or lose, this baseball team will never be the same!

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Mr. PutterTabby Turn the Page

Rylant, Cynthia 2014

Mr. Putter and his fine cat, Tabby, love reading their favorite books over and over. So when Mr. Putter sees a sign at the library that says “Read Aloud with Your Pet at Story Time,” he signs up! But then Mr. Putter's friend and neighbor, Mrs. Teaberry, wants to join.

If Mrs. Teaberry brings her good dog, Zeke, to the library, who knows what will happen? With Zeke up to his usual tricks, story time might get too exciting! This volume in the beloved Mr. Putter and Tabby series was named a Geisel Honor Book by the American Library Association.

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Mr. PutterTabby Smell the Roses

Rylant, Cynthia 2015

Mr. Putter wants Mrs. Teaberry’s birthday to be extra special this year. So how about a trip to the Conservatory to see the beautiful trees and plants and flowers? It will be heavenly. And it is! Mr. Putter and Tabby and Mrs. Teaberry and Zeke sniff the air.

They smell the roses. They learn the plant facts. It’s the perfect celebration . . . until Zeke finds the banana tree. The Mr. Putter & Tabby early reader series has been long beloved by children, parents, and teachers. This new volume is as funny and endearing as ever.

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Mr. PutterTabby Hit the Slope

Rylant, Cynthia 2016

Mr. Putter and his fine cat, Tabby, like winter. But when the snow is deep outside and there’s nothing to do inside, even a cozy winter day can be a little slow. Not for long! When Mrs. Teaberry and her good dog, Zeke, pull two sleds out of the garage, the four friends head for the sledding slope for the wildest ride ever.

Maybe winter is not so slow after all!

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Publication Order of Poppleton Books

Poppleton

Rylant, Cynthia 1997
Poppleton the pig makes a friend, reads a library book about adventure, and helps a sick friend get better. Read More

Poppleton And Friends

Rylant, Cynthia 1997
Poppleton the pig goes to the beach, solves a lint mystery, and learns that friends are the secret to a long life, in a delightfully funny and beautifully illustrated storybook that contains three tales about Poppleton and his friends. Reprint. Read More

Poppleton Everyday

Rylant, Cynthia 1998
In a new addition to the popular Poppleton series that contains three charming, easy-to-read stories by an award-winning author, Poppleton the pig goes stargazing, buys a bed, and sails. Simultaneous. Read More

Poppleton Forever

Rylant, Cynthia 1998
A Newbery Medalist presents a new adventure starring her creation, Poppleton, in which the popular pig gets a little help from his friends in learning how to wallpaper his house. By the author of Poppleton. Simultaneous. Read More

Poppleton In Spring

Rylant, Cynthia 1999

Revisit three wonderful stories from Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant and award-winning illustrator Mark Teague--with new cover art and design!In this easy-to-read chapter book, Poppleton the pig charms young readers with his quirky adventures, whimsical ideas, and engaging community of friends! In three wonderful springtime stories, Poppleton tries his hand at spring cleaning, riding a bike, and staying up all night in his new tent.

These hilarious stories feature simple language, everyday experiences, and beautiful illustrations--perfect for beginning readers!

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Poppleton In Fall

Rylant, Cynthia 1999
Poppleton the pig enjoys the company of geese flying south, buys a new winter coat with the help of his friend Cherry Sue, and tries to order pancakes at the Lion's Club breakfast Read More

Poppleton Has Fun

Rylant, Cynthia 2000
In the seventh book featuring Poppleton the pig, Poppleton goes to a movie alone, makes a quilt with his friends, and ends up eating a banana split instead of taking a bath. Simultaneous. Read More

Poppleton In Winter

Mark Teague 2001

Revisit three wonderful stories from Newbery medalist Cynthia Rylant and award-winning illustrator Mark Teague -- with new cover art and design!In this easy-to-read chapter book, Poppleton the pig charms young readers with his quirky adventures and whimsical ideas! Poppleton grows an icicle garden and ends up with an icicle fence instead.

He sculpts a bust of Cherry Sue without explaining his constant visits just to look at her face. And he wonders why he can't find a friend to go on a sleigh ride with. No one can go, because they're all preparing Poppleton's birthday party!These hilarious stories feature simple language, everyday experiences, and beautiful illustrations--perfect for beginning readers!

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Publication Order of Puppy Mudge Books

Puppy Mudge Takes a Bath

Rylant, Cynthia 2002
Meet Mudge! Henry's puppy, Mudge, loves to roll in the mud. But he doesn't like to take a bath! It's fun, though, when Henry joins him in the tub and they both come out sparkling clean -- but not for long.... Read More

Puppy Mudge Has a Snack

Rylant, Cynthia 2003
Henry's puppy, Mudge, loves to eat. He really wants to share Henry's snack. Henry keeps saying, "No, Mudge!" But it's hard to resist a puppy as cute as Mudge! Read More

Puppy Mudge Finds a Friend

Rylant, Cynthia 2004
Puppy Mudge and his new friend, Fluffy, play and play until they get so tired that they curl up together for a nap. Who says cats and dogs can't be friends? Read More

Puppy Mudge Loves His Blanket

Rylant, Cynthia 2004
Puppy Mudge loves his blanket. He takes it with him everywhere. Now he can't find it. Oh, no! How is he going to go to sleep without it? Read More

Puppy Mudge Wants to Play

Rylant, Cynthia 2005
Henry wants to read his book, but Puppy Mudge has other ideas. He wants to play! Henry really wants to read,, but how can he resist his big playful puppy? Read More

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

A Blue-Eyed Daisy

Rylant, Cynthia 1985

an amazing year Ellie Farley's father, Okey, drinks too much, mostly because he hasn't been able to work since he was injured in a mining accident. He hasn't been able to hunt, either, so it's strange when he brings home a hunting dog, a beagle named Bullet.

But Bullet is only the first odd thing that happens to Ellie the year she's eleven. She sees a favorite uncle go off to war; a boy in her class has a fit in the middle of geography and another is accidentally killed while target shooting; and Okey drives his Chevy pickup off the mountain, with near-tragic consequences.

But still Ellie manages the ordinary pleasures of making a best friend and getting kissed for the first time -- it's no wonder she confides to Bullet on her twelfth birthday, "Some year."

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A Fine White Dust

Rylant, Cynthia 1986

How much do you have to give up to find yourself? When Pete first sets eyes the Man, he's convinced he's an ax murderer. But at the revival meeting, Pete discovers that the Man is actually a savior of souls, and Pete has been waiting all his life to be saved.

It's not something Pete's parents can understand. Certainly his best friend, Rufus, an avowed athiest, doesn't understand. But Pete knows he can't imagine life without the Man. So when the Man invites Pete to join him on his mission, how can Pete say no -- even if it means leaving behind everything he's ever loved?

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A Kindness

Rylant, Cynthia 1991

Missing May

Rylant, Cynthia 1992

This critically acclaimed winner of the Newbery Medal joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content.Ever since May, Summer's aunt and good-as-a-mother for the past six years, died in the garden among her pole beans and carrots, life for Summer and her Uncle Ob has been as bleak as winter.

Ob doesn't want to create his beautiful whirligigs anymore, and he and Summer have slipped into a sadness that they can't shake off. They need May in whatever form they can have her -- a message, a whisper, a sign that will tell them what to do next.

When that sign comes, Summer with discover that she and Ob can keep missing May but still go on with their lives.A beloved classic about grief, gardens, and the enduring love of family.

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I Had Seen Castles

Rylant, Cynthia 1993

John Dante is seventeen when the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor, and he wants to fight for his country. But then he falls head over heels for Ginny Burton, who is against all war, and his beliefs are suddenly questioned. Rather than be judged a traitor or a coward, though, John enlists--a decision that changes his life forever.

Includes a reader's guide and an inverview with the author.

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Gooseberry Park

Rylant, Cynthia 1995

The touching story of an unusual friendship, from one of today's most masterful children's book writers. Now repackaged with an updated look and feel.You could call it unusual. Strange in fact. Most dogs chase squirrels. But not Kona. He's friends with a squirrel.

A squirrel named Stumpy. Kona thinks Stumpy's the best thing since chocolate doggie treats.So when a dangerous ice storm hits Gooseberry Park, all Kona can think about is Stumpy -- and her newborn babies. Can they survive in the freezing cold? Kona wants to help.

But the journey to Gooseberry Park is icy and treacherous. It will be a difficult, risky trip. But sometimes, a dog will risk it all -- for a best friend.

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The Islander

Rylant, Cynthia 1998
After his parents die and he is sent to live in British Columbia, young Daniel has a difficult time coping with his emotions, yet a magical encounter with a mermaid and the gift of a special key placed inside a shell turns his life around. Reprint. Read More

The Heavenly Village

Rylant, Cynthia 1999

A timeless novel for all ages from Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant. Now repackaged with an updated look and feel. "This is a special book... it will move young readers. " -- Booklist, starred reviewHere is Cynthia Rylant's most memorable writing yet -- a spiritual novel about the wonders of life and the afterlife.

In this book, a series of touching vignettes, she paints a moving picture of the stopping place between heaven and earth -- and in the process, she reminds us that life is an extraordinary gift, and that those we love are never really far away.

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Old Town in the Green Groves

Rylant, Cynthia 2002

Based on Laura Ingalls Wilder’s unpublished memoirs, Old Town in the Green Groves continues the classic American pioneer saga from the award-winning Little House series. This middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling.

It’s a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroom.For the first time since they left the Big Woods of Wisconsin, the Ingalls family is halted in their westward trek when Pa is forced to find work in a hotel in Burr Oak, Iowa.

If they can save enough money, they'll continue searching for a new place to call home.

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Ludie's Life

Rylant, Cynthia 2006

Cynthia Rylant returns to her home state of West Virginia with this powerful and evocative collection of poems. In a heartbreaking narrative that flows like a novel, we follow Ludie from childhood to falling in love and getting married, through the birth of her own children, and on into old age.

This is the story of one woman’s experiences in a hard­scrabble coal-mining town, a story that brims with universal themes about life, love, and family—and all of the joy, laughter, heartache, and loss that accompany them. Would she tell you that six childrenwere too many,that some disappointed,that others surprised,but that, all in all,sixwere too manyand onewould have been just fine.

Would she tell you that she marriedthat boy at fifteennot only because he was tall and kindbut also becauseshe needed a way out.               —from LUDIE’S LIFE

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Rosetown

Rylant, Cynthia 2018

From Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant comes the charming story of nine-year-old Flora Smallwood and the eventful year she spends in the quiet community of Rosetown, Indiana.For nine-year-old Flora Smallwood, Rosetown, Indiana, is full of surprises, many of the best of which happen at the Wing and a Chair Used Book Shop, where she loves to read vintage children’s books after school in the faded purple chair by the window.

But lately, those surprises haven’t been so good. Her dear old dog, Laurence, recently passed away. Not long after, her parents decided to take a breather from their marriage, and now Flora has to move back and forth between their two houses. Plus, she’s just begun fourth grade, and it is so much different than third.

Luckily Flora has two wonderful friends—one old and one new. And with them around to share thoughts and laughs and adventures big and small, life in Rosetown still has many sweet moments—and even some very happy surprises!

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Publication Order of Chapter Books

Some Year for Ellie

Cynthia Rylant 1986
Some Year for Ellie, describes a year in the life of a young girl, including such events as her first kiss and the funeral of a classmate, and her relationship with her father. Original published as: A Blue-eyed Daisy Read More

The Van Gogh Cafe

Rylant, Cynthia 1995

Now repackaged with an updated look and feel. * "Readers will share the wonder of Clara and her father as they witness a series of serendipitous occurrences...." --PW, starred review.Miracles are made-to-order at the Van Gogh Cafe in Flowers, Kansas. At least that is what Clara and her father Marc, the cafe's owner, believe.

Everyday they fill coffee cups, serve meals, and wait for the magic to happen.Which it always does... maybe because the cafe was once a theater, and some of the old theater magic is left in the walls. Whatever the reason, word is spreading of a place where broken hearts mend and dreams come true.

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God Went to Beauty School

Rylant, Cynthia 2003

A deeply compelling collection of poems about God and our everyday world from a Newbery medalist. Cynthia Rylant takes teens on an invigorating spiritual journey as she explores what God's life on Earth might be like. Rylant's reflective and often humorous verse follows God as he tries out human activities such as getting a dog, writing a fan letter, and making spaghetti.

God Went to Beauty School combines the awesome with the everyday in an accessible, thought–provoking, and intelligent manner.

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Boris

Rylant, Cynthia 2005

Boris is a big gray cat who loves sleeping and playing and exploring and hunting. And his owner loves him for all of his simple cat ways.But Boris, typical as he may be, is part of a much larger story in this moving exploration of love, longing, compassion, and most of all, the continuous give-and-take of companionship.

Newbery medalist Cynthia Rylant's powerful collection of poems is sure to find its place in the hearts of readers of all ages, especially those who have been lucky enough to experience the many joys and hardships that come with true friendship.

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Walt Disney's - Cinderella

Rylant, Cynthia 2007

"This is a story about darkness and light, about sorrow and joy, about something lost and something found. This is a story about love."Cinderella's story has been told over and over, but never has it been touched by the kind of magic created by the contributors of this book.

Mary Blair painted the original pictures for Walt Disney's incomparable animated film, and here her elegant art is gathered together as a picture book. Cynthia Rylant's stories about hardscrabble lives have won not only awards and honors, but hearts.

Who better to take a young girl from the darkness of her garret room to the light and brilliance of a ballroom? Together these two great artists have created something quite astonishing: a Cinderella that is breathtaking, heartrending, and joyous, both for those who are coming to the tale for the very first time, and for those who think they know it well.

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Hansel and Gretel

Rylant, Cynthia 2008

Once upon a time,deep in the dark, green forest there was an exquisite house made of cake and sugar--a house made to lure lost, hungry children.  But the witch whose delicious houselured Hansel and his sister, Gretel had forgotten two things about lost children: they can be very cleverand very brave.

 

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God Got a Dog

Rylant, Cynthia 2013

Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant and two-time Caldecott Honoree Marla Frazee imagine a God living among us in this spirited and moving collection of illustrated poems.What if God was living a human existence? What might God do to pass the time? Write a fan letter? Get a desk job? Make spaghetti? Take a bath? Get a dog? A sublime book for all ages, God Got a Dog celebrates the simple things in our world while taking a long, close look at what it means to be human.

The soft, reflective, and often humorous words and pictures create a glimpse into everyday life through wide and wondering eyes that blends the familiar with the profoundly spiritual. These poems were originally published by HarperCollins without illustrations as part of a larger collection entitled God Went to Beauty School ©2003.

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Nativity

Rylant, Cynthia 2017

In the spirit of her acclaimed Dog Heaven and Cat Heaven, Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant illustrates the nativity story in her powerful folk art style.Cynthia Rylant takes the beloved text of the nativity story, as told in the King James Bible, and lovingly illustrates it in her simple but bold style that has been called “stunning” by School Library Journal.

As she did with the creation story, Rylant has created a sublime take on a classic story that will appeal to readers of all ages.

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When I Was Young in the Mountains

Rylant, Cynthia 1982

Caldecott Honor Book!"An evocative remembrance of the simple pleasures in country living; splashing in the swimming hole, taking baths in the kitchen, sharing family times, each is eloquently portrayed here in both the misty-hued scenes and in the poetic text.

"-Association for Childhood Education International

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Miss Maggie

Rylant, Cynthia 1983
Nat Crawford is a little afraid of Maggie Ziegler, an old woman who lives in a nearby cabin, until the death of her pet bird makes him appreciate what kind of a person she is Read More

This Year's Garden

Rylant, Cynthia 1984
The annual gardening cycle is celebrated in a lovingly illustrated, full-color panorama of fertile scenes . . . Even city-bred readers will come away with a sense of what it's all about.--Booklist. Read More

The Relatives Came

Cynthia Rylant 1985

In a rainbow-colored station wagon that smelled like a real car, the relatives came. When they arrived, they hugged and hugged from the kitchen to the front room. All summer they tended the garden and ate up all the strawberries and melons. They plucked banjos and strummed guitars.

When they finally had to leave, they were sad, but not for long. They all knew they would be together next summer.

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Night in the Country

Rylant, Cynthia 1986

There is no night so dark, so black as night in the country. And while the people dream of daytime things, the nighttime world awakens. Owls swoop, a rabbit patters, and in the yard an apple falls -- pump! -- from the tree. Listen. Go to the window. Across the field a light glows.

Who else is up so late? Who else watches and hears the sights and sounds of night in the country -- the many stirrings of silence, the many colors of the dark? Lyrical text and velvety pictures present a very different kind of nighttime: a mysterious, moving night that will lull small children to sleep.

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Silver Packages

Rylant, Cynthia 1987

In Appalachia each Christmas, a boy named Frankie waits beside the tracks for the Christmas Train, which will bring presents to the children who live in coal towns and hollows. Year after year, Frankie hopes that one particular gift a very special gift will be tossed to him from that train.

It is this enduring hope that will guide him to the true meaning of the season. Full color.

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Birthday Presents

Cynthia Rylant 1987
An almost six-year-old girl listens as her mother and father describe her six previous birthday celebrations. Read More

All I See

Rylant, Cynthia 1988
A child paints with an artist friend who sees and paints only whales. Read More

Mr Griggs' Work

Rylant, Cynthia 1989
Mr. Griggs so loves his work at the post office that he thinks of it all the time and everything reminds him of it Read More

Soda Jerk

Rylant, Cynthia 1990
A series of poems spoken by a young soda jerk in a small town as he observes the people and places around him. Read More

Appalachia

Rylant, Cynthia 1991

Lyrical prose and warm watercolor illustrations bring a "certain part of the country called Appalachia" alive for young readers. Two award-winning artists, forever touched by their experiences growing up in this unique landscape, have teamed to create a quietly powerful and beautifully crafted portrait of life in a timeless place.

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Best Wishes

Cynthia Rylant 1992

The Dreamer

Rylant, Cynthia 1993
The luminous, instantly recognizable paintings of Barry Moser illustrate a work that follows a painter as he dreams of earth, trees, sky, and animals and then awakens to create them. Read More

dog heaven

rylant, cynthia 1995
"This Newbery Medalist makes her debut as an illustrator in a warm, whimsical picture book about the wonderful place where all good dogs go for an endless supply of ham biscuits, good meals and lots of petting." Read More

The Old Woman Who Named Things

Rylant, Cynthia 1996

How does an old woman who has outlived all her friends keep from being lonely? By naming the things in her life she knows she will never outlive—like her house, Franklin, and her bed, Roxanne. When a shy brown puppy appears at her front gate, the old woman won’t name it, because it might not outlive her.

Tender watercolors capture the charm of this heartwarming story of an old woman who doesn’t know she’s lonely until she meets a plucky puppy who needs a name—and someone to love. “Rylant and Brown together create with affection and lovingly humorous touches a glimpse of old age lived with relish.

” —Booklist

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The Whales

Cynthia Rylant 1996
Applies lyrical text and lavish, bold illustrations to an uplifting introduction to whales, profiling the different varieties from the Blue and Humpback through the Fin and Bowhead, and considering the whale's spiritual relationship with humans. Reprint. Read More

The Blue Hill Meadows

Rylant, Cynthia 1997

Willie Meadow lives with his mother, father, and brother in Blue Hill, Virginia. It’s peaceful there—a perfect place for growing up. And for the Meadow family, each season of the year holds something special. Like the puppies born to their beloved dog one summer, a fishing trip on a crisp October day, or the thrill of a rare winter blizzard.

Delicate illustrations and evocative text in a book so full of warmth and charm that you might find yourself wishing you, too, could live in Blue Hill—or at least visit for a good long while.

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Cat Heaven

Rylant, Cynthia 1997

Tulip Sees America

National Geographic Learning 1998
A young man and his dog Tulip, drive west from Ohio and marvel at the farms of Iowa, the skies of Nebraska, the wind in Wyoming, the mountains of Colorado, the desert in Nevada, and the ocean in Oregon Read More

Bless Us All

Rylant, Cynthia 1998
Twelve blessings for the 12 months of the year are collected in this celebration of ordinary things composed of simple, charming poems and Newbery Medalist Rylant's trademark folk style art. Full-color illustrations. Read More

Bear Day

Rylant, Cynthia 1998

Scarecrow

Rylant, Cynthia 1998

Scarecrows. They perch high above gardens and fields, with borrowed coats and button eyes and pie-pan hands that glint in the sun. What else is there to know about them? Perhaps more than we realize. Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant’s rich and poignant story, powerfully illustrated by Lauren Stringer, will resonate deeply in the hearts of readers, who just might find themselves seeing the world in a whole new way.

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Bunny Bungalow

Rylant, Cynthia 1999
The bunnies have found a cozy bungalow. It's just right for busy days, snug nights, and lots of bunny fun! Read More

The Cookie Store Cat

Cynthia Rylant 1999
Enjoy this wonderful story, of the life of the cookie store cat, with your kids. Read More

The Wonderful Happens

Rylant, Cynthia 1999
the world is filled with so many wonderful things -- birds that fly through the sky and peaches that grow on trees, spiders spinning webs and cats napping in windows, fresh-baked bread and new-fallen snow. and then there's the most wonderful thing of all -- you! Read More

Give Me Grace

Rylant, Cynthia 1999
These prayers for kindness, for love, for gratitude and guidance are the perfect way to begin or end a child's busy day. Read More

In November

Rylant, Cynthia 2000

In November, the air grows cold and the earth and all of its creatures prepare for winter. Animals seek food and shelter. And people gather together to celebrate their blessings with family and friends. Cynthia Rylant's lyrical language and Jill Kastner's rich, cozy paintings capture the cherished moments of this autumn month--the moments we spend together and the ones we witness in the world around us.

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The Great Gracie Chase

Cynthia Rylant 2001

Gracie has been a good dog every single day of her life. That is, until some noisy painters arrive. When she barks at them for causing a racket, she is put outside. So she decides to go for a walk. The painters, the neighbors, and the garbage man all run after her.

She can¹t figure out why . . . so she keeps running. Soon, the whole town joins in. Stop that dog! It¹s the great Gracie chase!

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The Great Gracie Chase - Stop That Dog!

Rylant, Cynthia 2001
When Gracie is put outside for barking at the noisy painters, she decides to stretch her legs and take a walk, but when her owners and the painters begin to chase after her, Gracie decides to speed things up and soon the whole town is attempting to catch her. Read More

Christmas In The Country

Rylant, Cynthia 2002

Let the Scholastic Bookshelf be your guide through the range of your child's experience--laugh with them, learn with them, read with them!Category: HolidayThis loving celebration of Christmas is as fresh as the season's first snowfall, and as warm as a steaming mug of eggnog.

A young girl growing up in the country enjoys a simple but enchanting Christmas with her family. Boxes of treasured homemade ornaments are brought out; an evergreen wreath brightens the front door; and relatives gather for a delicious meal. Captured here are the memorable holiday moments we cherish and remember-always.

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Let's Go Home

Rylant, Cynthia 2002
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The Ticky-Tacky Doll

Rylant, Cynthia 2002

The ticky-tacky doll has been one little girl's best friend ever since Grandmama sewed it for her. They do everything together--eat, sleep, play, even dream. Then school starts, and for the first time the little girl has to leave her beloved companion behind at home.

Without the ticky-tacky doll by her side, she grows more sad-eyed and lonely each day. Luckily, Grandmama knows just what to do. . . .

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Moonlight

Rylant, Cynthia 2003
"Told in rhythmic prose that almost purrs when read aloud‚ this black cat′s story enchants with a perfect blend of art and text." School Library Journal "A soothing‚ ghoul−free‚ utterly non creepy Halloween book." Booklist Ages: 2 − 5 Read More

Long Night Moon

Rylant, Cynthia 2004
Have you ever stopped to consider what might be revealed in one spot over one year by twelve unique and exquisite full moons? Read More

If You'll Be My Valentine

Rylant, Cynthia 2004
IF YOU'LL BE MY VALENTINE Cynthia Rylant and Fumi Kosaka If You'll Be My Valentine sweetly celebrates the true meaning of Valentine's Day. Charming prose and captivatingly sweet art create an adorable tableau of loving wishes from one little boy to all the members of his family. Read More

The Stars Will Still Shine

Rylant, Cynthia 2005

Comforting affirmations of the goodness life offers. Written in response to troubled times by one of the most celebrated children's book authors of all time, this comforting book is one that children and parents will want to return to when outside conflicts seem overwhelming.

Rejoicing in the goodness of daily life with unforced spirituality, Cynthia Rylant's gentle verse becomes more powerful with each reading. Matching the pure reverence of the voice, Tiphanie Beeke's luminous watercolors bring a peaceful and uplifted feeling.

Like a prayer, this is soothing at bedtime and is a meaningful gift for anyone facing a crisis or starting anew.

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The Journey

Rylant, Cynthia 2006

Join Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant and illustrator Lambert Davis as they follow the majestic migrations of caribou, locusts, gray whales, terns, and more creatures who must travel to survive.Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant joins naturalist painter Lambert Davis to create a vibrant picture book that follow the migratory journeys of some magnificent creatures: locusts, gray whales, American silver eels, monarch butterflies, caribou, and terns.

Rylant's lively, poetic prose and Davis' exquisite, dramatic paintings offer an awe-inspiring look at the animal world and the outstanding tests of endurance and strength that the animals have undergone for centuries, and which continue to cycle on and inspire us today.

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Alligator Boy

Rylant, Cynthia 2007

A boy is just plain tired of being a boy. So, he becomes an alligator--and it suits him just fine! His worried mother is comforted by the vet, who reassures her that all will be well, as long as the young alligator boy continues to attend school, of course.

Whether scaring the class bully with his commanding grin or singing from his impressive snout in the choir, this brand-new lizard is ready to live his life with great green gusto.      With Cynthia Rylant's buoyant rhyming text and Diane Goode's irresistible illustrations, this inspired celebration of the power of a child's imagination is full of whimsical details and reptilian glee.

  

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Puppies and Piggies

Rylant, Cynthia 2008
Join a sneaky puppy for a joyous barnyard jaunt, and meet the many adorable babies spring has brought to a farm. There are ponies and puppies, piggies and duckies. And whether it's munching or snoozing, hiding or playing, they're all busy doing the things they love best.           Read More

Baby Face

Rylant, Cynthia 2008

Baby lovely, Baby sweet, Baby so divine. I love your pretty baby face. Tell me you are mine. From the early morning of a new day to afternoon nap time to the evening bath and bedtime, a baby's life is sometimes quiet, sometimes busy, and always filled with baby love.

Newbery Medal recipient Cynthia Rylant and beloved artist Diane goode joyfully celebrate all of the treasured moments in a baby's life in six read-aloud verses for babies and toddlers to share -- especially with those they love.

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Snow

Rylant, Cynthia 2008

All in a Day

Cynthia Rylant 2009

Newbery Medal winner Cynthia Rylant's poetic text, alongside Nikki McClure's stunning, meticulously crafted cut-paper art, makes this picture book not only timeless but appealing to all ages, from one to one hundred. An inspiring picture book from dream team - Newbery medal winner Cynthia Rylant and Abrams illustrator and stationery impresario Nikki McClure.

"A day is a perfect piece of time" begins this lovely text, which goes to illuminate all the things a day offers - the opportunities and the chances that won't ever come again as well as a gentle message of good stewardship of our planet.

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Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Rylant, Cynthia 2009

Once there was an evil queen who cared about only one thing—that she was fairest of all. When she learns that Snow White's beauty is greater, she sets out to destroy the girl. It is then that Snow White finds herself lost. Then, she finds her way to seven little men who change her life forever.

They grow to love her as she does them. When the Queen returns and all seems lost, love saves the day once more.

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The Steadfast Tin Soldier

Andersen, Hans Christian 2013

  With her signature warmth and lyricism, Newbery winner Cynthia Rylant has crafted a new version of the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale about a tin soldier who falls in love with a ballerina. As in the original story, the tin soldier’s love for the beautiful ballerina is thwarted by a goblin.

The tin soldier is separated from the other toys and washed down a sewer, where he encounters a rat and gets swallowed by a fish, but somehow, against all odds, he manages to end up back home only to be cast into the nursery fire. Rylant adds her own twist to the end of the tale, however, for in this version, the tin soldier and the ballerina are melded to each other, rather than melted, in the heat of the fire, so they’ll never be parted again.

Rylant’s expert storytelling paired with Corace’s stunning illustrations create a beautiful, unforgettable tale of everlasting love. Praise for The Steadfast Tin Soldier STARRED REVIEW "Rylant preserves the story's character-building insistence on the soldier's decorum throughout his ordeal.

At the same time, the sight of him in his dress uniform, bayonet at the ready, lodged upside down in a garden bed or lying patiently in the belly of the huge fish will make readers smile." ―Publishers Weekly, starred review "Gracefully written... The book’s large format gives plenty of scope for Corace’s distinctive illustrations, precise ink drawings brightened with watercolor, gouache, and acrylic paints.

Sometimes brilliantly colorful and sometimes more subdued, the scenes can be crowded with dozens of toys or other visual elements, but they show up well from a distance. The subtle depictions of the goblin and his shadow are particularly fine. A softened vision of the literary fairy tale.

" ―Booklist "The distinctive illustrations capture both the story’s melodrama and playful appeal, such as when two boys salute the tin soldier as his newspaper boat speeds along the fast-moving gutter stream. This spirited retelling reinvigorates this classic tale.

" ―School Library Journal "Rylant is an appealing storyteller, and though she lets the soldier stay “forevermore” with the little dancer, that romantic outcome may suit those who find the Dane’s bittersweet ending hard to bear." ―HornBook "Corace uses a largely pastel-color palette to match the author’s words.

Mixed media flesh out the story. Their work together provides a powerful presentation in this oversize picture book. This is an excellent choice to compare with other versions of the classic tale." ―Library Media Connection

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Gooseberry Park and the Master Plan

Rylant, Cynthia 2015

Stumpy the Squirrel and friends team up to save the day in this charming standalone companion to the beloved Gooseberry Park, from Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant and illustrator Arthur Howard.There has been no rain for months, and all of the animals in Gooseberry Park are in danger.

Can the gang of dear friends come up with a brilliant solution in time to save the day? Absolutely! Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant’s first novel in more than a decade has all the wit and charm of the first adventure of the Gooseberry Park gang, which Kirkus Reviews called “sophisticated and funny…a tender tale delivered by a sure hand.

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Creation

Rylant, Cynthia 2016

In the spirit of her acclaimed Dog Heaven and Cat Heaven, Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant illustrates the King James Bible creation story in a simple yet powerful folk art style.Cynthia Rylant takes the familiar text of the creation story, as told in the King James Bible, and lovingly illustrates it in her simple but bold style that has been called “stunning” by School Library Journal.

In striking illustrations reminiscent of folk art, Rylant has created a fresh take on a classic story that will appeal to readers of all ages.

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Little Penguins

Rylant, Cynthia 2016

Newbery Medal–winning author Cynthia Rylant and Caldecott Honor-winning, bestselling illustrator Christian Robinson pair up to tell this wintry story about five little penguins enjoying a snowy day.   Snowflakes? Many snowflakes. Winter is coming.

So begins this ever-so-simple story. As the snow starts to fall, the excited penguins pull out scarves, mittens, heavy socks, and boots, and Mama helps them bundle up. But when it’s time to go out, one timid penguin decides to stay home. Filled with waddling baby penguins, playful text, and delightful illustrations, this book feels like a young picture-book classic in the making.

"Visually stunning. . . . Pair with Ezra Jack Keats’s classic The Snowy Day." —Booklist, Starred"An excellent tale for the very young. A very warm and satisfying bedtime book and a paean to penguins and winter delights." —Kirkus ReviewsWinners of the National Parenting Product AwardA School Library Journal Best Book of the Year

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Sleeping Beauty

Rylant, Cynthia 2017

Many see Time as a friend and many see Time as a foe.But for a sleeping beauty, Time was a promise. Born into royalty and surrounded by fairy godmothers, a sweet princess seems destined for a blissful life. But when a bitter fairy casts a curse, it will take true friends and true love to save her.

The story of Sleeping Beauty has been told time and time again, but never has it been touched by the kind of magic found in this book. Newbery Medal-winner Cynthia Rylant's unforgettable retelling of the beloved fairytale is a lyrical read-aloud, and paired with Erin McGuire's vibrant illustrations, this is the perfect book for sharing with loved ones.

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Beauty and the Beast

Rylant, Cynthia 2017

Beauty asks for little, finding joy in simple things and the company of her father. The Beast, shut away from the world in his great stone castle, knows only loneliness. Brought together by a stolen rose, each finds that love may call for sacrifice, but true love can bloom in even the darkest places.

Newbery medalist Cynthia Rylant tells a classic tale of bravery and transformation with stunning, lyrical prose, accompanied by Meg Park's soft yet vibrant illustrations. This new picturebook makes a beautiful keepsake that children will pore over for years to come.

Praise for Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"Rylant's elegant, euphonious text delights and inspires." ?Publishers WeeklyPraise for Hansel and Gretel"[L]ibraries will want to add this distinctive retelling for Rylant's strong-minded voice and Corace's attractive art.

" ?School Library JournalPraise for Walt Disney's Cinderella* "[A]n elegant retelling." ?Publishers Weekly, starred review

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We Love You, Rosie!

Rylant, Cynthia 2017

Beloved author Cynthia Rylant offers a sweet story about a day in the life of a family dog as she explores the concept of opposites.Rosie is a very busy little dog. Sometimes she’s good, and sometimes she’s bad. Sometimes she wants to go out, and other times she wants to stay in.

But no matter what, Rosie’s family loves her! With adorable illustrations and fun, snappy text, this cozy picture book is the perfect way to introduce young readers to the world of opposites.

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Life

Rylant, Cynthia 2017

Cynthia Rylant and Brendan Wenzel explore the beauty and tenacity of life.Life begins small, then grows… There are so many wonderful things about life, both in good times and in times of struggle. Through the eyes of the world’s animals—including elephants, monkeys, whales, and more—Cynthia Rylant offers a moving meditation on finding beauty around us every day and finding strength in adversity.

Brendan Wenzel’s stunning landscapes and engaging creatures make this an inspiring and intriguing gift for readers of all ages.

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Henny, Penny, Lenny, Denny, and Mike

Rylant, Cynthia 2017

From beloved author Cynthia Rylant and illustrator Mike Austin comes a colorful and quirky picture book about five fish who find unexpected friendship when some new additions to their tank shake things up!Henny, Penny, Lenny, Denny and Mike are five fish friends who love everything about life in the fish tank—except for clean-the-tank day and the snail that lives with them, who they mostly ignore.

But one day, when they get an enchanting new fairy-tale castle, disaster strikes! And it turns out there’s only one slippery, slimy non-fish fellow who can help…

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Ecclesiastes

Rylant, Cynthia 2018

In the spirit of her acclaimed Dog Heaven and Cat Heaven, Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant illustrates verses from the King James Bible chapter of Ecclesiastes in a simple yet powerful folk art style.Cynthia Rylant takes the familiar text of the third chapter of Ecclesiastes, as told in the King James Bible, and lovingly illustrates it in her simple but bold style that has been called “stunning” by School Library Journal.

As she did with the creation story, Rylant has created a sublime take on a classic story that will appeal to readers of all ages.

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The Bird House

CYNTHIA RYLANT 2020
THIS IS A DELIGHTFUL STORY OF AN OLD WOMAN AND A GIRLS FRIENDSHIP AND A BARRED OWL. THE ILLUSTRATIONS ARE IN TRANSPARENT WATERCOLORS ON MAY LINEN, A PAPER BY HAND. A MUST READ Read More

Publication Order of Collections

Waiting to Waltz

Rylant, Cynthia 1984

Cynthia Rylant is the author of numerous distinguished novels and picture books for young readers. In addition to her beginning-reader series: Henry and Mudge, Poppleton, and Mr. Putter and Tabby, as well as her Cobble Street Cousins early-chapter series, she is also the author of the Newbery Medal-winning Missing May, the Newbery Honor Book A Fine White Dust, and two Caldecott Honor-winning picture books.

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Every Living Thing

Rylant, Cynthia 1985
Here are twelve deeply moving short stories from the perceptive pen of Cynthia Rylant. Each captures the moment when someone's life changes -- when an animal causes a human being to see things in a different way, and, perhaps, changes his life. Read More

Children Of Christmas

Rylant, Cynthia 1987
"These five stellar stories . . . can be read aloud or silently, alone or in a group, at Christmas or in July, and by adults or children. . . . Ordinary places (and) . . . ordinary people . . . suddenly become extraordinary. . . . Unforgettable fiction."--The Horn Book, starred review. Read More

A Couple of Kooks and Other Stories about Love

Rylant, Cynthia 1990
A collection of eight tales of the power of love feature stories about the past, about first-time love, and more. By the author of Fine White Dust. Reprint. AB. VY. SLJ. H. PW. Read More

Something Permanent

Rylant, Cynthia 1994
The photographs of Walker Evans tell stories of ordinary people living in America in the extraordinary time of the Great Depression. Cynthia Rylant’s poetry about the photographs offers a new voice in the telling, celebrating the beauty of life lived in extreme circumstances. Read More

Thimbleberry Stories

Rylant, Cynthia 2000

Nigel Chipmunk lives in a cozy little cottage on Thimbleberry Lane, and he has wonderful neighbors who are always up for a visit or an adventure. With heartwarming illustrations and old-fashioned charm, this oh-so-gentle storybook is perfect for a snuggly read-aloud and to be shared with the dearest of friends!

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Good Morning, Sweetie Pie

Rylant, Cynthia 2001
From playing in the sand to splashing in the tub, this gift book offers a collection of charming poems about the simple joys of being a baby. Reprint. Read More

The Beautiful Stories of Life

Rylant, Cynthia 2008

Newbery Medal-winner Cynthia Rylant retells her favorite stories from Greek mythology, breathing fresh life into the tales of Pandora, Persephone, Orpheus, Pygmalion, Narcissus, and Psyche. The writing is lyrical and understated, a perfect tone for stories that introduce young readers to themes of love and loss, pride and forgiveness.

Carson Ellis's elegant black-and-white illustrations lend an aura of beauty and mystery.

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Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

But I'll Be Back Again

Rylant, Cynthia 1989
In this straightforward autobiography, Newbery medalist Cynthia Rylant describes some of the most profound influences on her life: her grandmother, a tiny town called Beaver, the Beatles (especially Paul McCartney), and Robert Kennedy. Read More

Margaret, Frank, and Andy

Rylant, Cynthia 1996
Profiles three enduring figures in children's literature--Margaret Wise Brown, L. Frank Baum, and E. B. White--paying particular attention to the special moments that shaped their lives and their stories. Read More

World of Horror

John Hamilton 2007
Examines the folklore and legends surrounding such topics as witches, mummies, monsters, goblins, aliens, and ghosts. Read More

Publication Order of Anthologies

Pet Stories

Brown, Marc 2000
Meet a multiplying family of fish, and a cat whose every good intention goes wrong! Includes five stories and two poems, featuring Marc Brown, Cynthia Rylant, Syd Hoff, Jack Prelutsky, Lee Bennett Hopkins, Henry Cole, Sucie Stevenson, and more. Read More

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