Penny Warner Books in Order

The Penny Warner 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 Penny Warner 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 Code Busters Club Books

The Secret of the Skeleton Key

Warner, Penny 2011

Cody, Quinn, Luke, and M.E. may not have much in common with each other, but they do love playing around with codes. In fact, they love codes so much, they have their own private club, with a super-secret hideout and passwords that change every single day.

When Cody and Quinn notice what could be a code on the window of their neighbor's house―the neighbor they call Skeleton Man―the club gets to work. And it is a cry for help! Now the Code Busters are on the case―and nothing will stop them from solving the mystery and finding the secret treasure that seems to be the cause of it all! This exciting interactive mystery offers more than fifteen codes for you to decipher, including the Consonant code, Morse code, and American Sign Language.

Test your brain with the Code Busters and solve the mystery along with them. Answers are in the back, if you ever get stuck.

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The Haunted Lighthouse

Warner, Penny 2012

An infamous prison may hold a secret only the Code Busters can uncover. Cody, Quinn, Luke, and M.E. may all have different talents, but they share one thing in common: they love playing around with codes. In fact, they love codes so much, they have their own club, with a secret hideout and passwords that change every day.

When Cody and her friends get a mysterious e-mail hinting at a treasure on Alcatraz Island, they can't wait to get started on their clue hunt. Luckily, a class trip to the prison is the perfect cover to start their search. During the tour, the club members learn that a jewel thief kept at Alcatraz may have hidden his biggest haul on the island and left a series of coded messages to find it.

And solving puzzles is what the Code Busters do best! This interactive mystery features more than fifteen codes and puzzles for you to decipher along with the Code Busters, including Morse code, the tap code, LEET, and zigzag code. Answers are in the back, if you ever get stuck.

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The Mystery of the Pirate's Treasure / Secret Treasure of Pirate Cove

Warner, Penny 2013

Readers will have tons of fun creating the codes right along with the characters in this interactive series. Cody, Quinn, Luke, and M.E. love playing around with codes. In fact, they love codes so much they have their own club, with a secret hideout and passwords that change every day.

On a class trip to the Cornell Mission, the Code Busters learn about Hippolyte de Bouchard, California's only known pirate. Now the Code Busters are on the trail of a new prize: pirate gold! But with a fortune at stake, the codes are bound to be hard.

Will the Code Busters be able to figure them out, or will this mystery prove to be too difficult to solve?

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The Mummy's Curse

Warner, Penny 2014

Egyptian secrets take center stage in this interactive mystery where boys and girls can solve codes and puzzles right along with the multicultural cast of characters. Cody, Quinn, Luke, and M.E. love playing around with codes. In fact, they love codes so much they have their own club, with a secret hideout and passwords that change every day.

After learning about steganography, the study of concealed writing, the Code Busters discover that artists have been hiding secret messages in their artwork for centuries. A clue hunt on a class trip to the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum leads the Code Busters to an artifact that doesn't seem to quite fit with the rest of the collection.

Could it be a forgery? The Code Busters' code-cracking skills and new knowledge of hieroglyphic messages will help them get to the bottom of this mystery, but they better think fast before the criminal tries to frame them!

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The Hunt for the Missing Spy

Warner, Penny 2015

Cody, Queen, Luke, and M.E. are the Code Busters―clever clue hunters with a passion for puzzles. They can't wait for their school trip to Washington, D.C., where they'll get to visit the International Spy Museum. But it seems as if someone is spying on them―or at least leaving coded messages that even the Code Busters can't crack.

And once they arrive at the museum, they notice they're being followed by a mysterious stranger. Then a classmate goes missing. Could the unknown spy be responsible? It's up to the Code Busters to find out! Can you crack the code? Test your brain with the Code Busters to see if you have the right stuff to be an ace detective.

Answers are in the back, if you ever get stuck.

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The Secret of the Puzzle Box

Warner, Penny 2016

The Code Busters are excited for their class field trip to Angel Island, known as the Ellis Island of the West. One of Mika's ancestors passed through the island's immigration station in the early twentieth century, and Mika thinks he may have left behind some secret messages .

. . plus a very special box. But as the Code Busters search for hints from the past, they get caught up in an even bigger secret. Can you crack the code? Test your brain with the Code Busters to see if you have the right stuff to be an ace detective.

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Publication Order of Code Busters Club Non-Fiction Books

Top Secret Code Busters Club Handbook

Warner, Penny 2015
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Publication Order of Connor Westphal Books

Dead Body Language

Warner, Penny 1997

Thirty-seven year old journalist, Connor Westphal, has relocated from San Francisco to Flat Skunk, a mining-turned-tourist town in the foothills of the Sierras, to start up her own weekly paper. Suddenly, dead bodies begin turning up in the most unusual places, setting Connor on a hunt for a killer.

You might say Connor has a sixth sense when it comes to investigating...but she only has four of the usual five senses. Connor Westphal is deaf. But being hearing impaired doesn't stop Connor from pursuing the murderer. Without sound to distract her, she attends to subtleties that others overlook and ultimately unravels the mystery.

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Sign of Foul Play

Warner, Penny 1997

Last night's earthquake has the California Gold Country town of Flat Skunk buzzing; and over her morning mocha, deaf newswoman Connor Westphal is shaping it into a lead story for her local paper, the Eureka! Then her TTY phone brings more sensational news: a twisted corpse has been found on a construction site owned by her rival publisher, Harlan Truax.

What was the dead soil engineer doing there at midnight, and was it the quake that toppled him four stories to his death? An act of God--or human malevolence?Connor is soon back in the sleuth business, uncovering Flat Skunk's darkest secrets: from toxic dirt to tainted relationships.

But someone's out to stop her, and they're saying it with flowers, verses, menacing e-mail--and a series of murders that could knock the numbers off the Richter scale and silence one lip-reading reporter forever.

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Right to Remain Silent

Warner, Penny 1998

Connor Westphal is drawn into another mystery in Flat Skunk when the local historian dies, is resurrected, and dies again! Hot on the story of this unexpected event, Connor stumbles across the murdered woman's son, a deaf man who has been misdiagnosed for years.

Working to clear his name for his mother's murder turns out to be more than she bargains for. Staying one step ahead of the killer, locating a missing will, and getting out her weekly paper are all just part of a day's work for amateur sleuth Connor Westphal in the third book of this popular series by Penny Warner.

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A Quiet Undertaking

Warner, Penny 2000

Macavity Award-winning author Penny Warner knows there's no rest for the dead....Life is never dull in the California Gold Country town of Flat Skunk. But deaf journalist Connor Westphal is shocked all the same when she learns that boxes of human ashes have been found stashed in a nearby self-storage facility.

The space is leased to one Jasper Coyne, a bourbon-happy fisherman hired by the Memory Kingdom Memorial Park to scatter the ashes at sea.Connor thinks the scandal will make great copy for her paper, the Eureka!--until Jasper is murdered and suspicion falls on Connor's own best friend, Memory Kingdom owner Del Rey Montez.

Connor is sure Del Rey is innocent. To prove it, Connor must navigate mortician politics and skinhead teens to untangle the secrets of Del Rey's past. But when she gets too close to the truth, she makes an enemy who's determined to make sure the intrepid reporter bites the dust along with her biggest scoop of the year.

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Blind Side

Warner, Penny 2001

Silence is Golden

Warner, Penny 2003

There's gold in them thar hills again, but only trace amounts in this sixth Connor Westphal mystery. No one in Flat Skunk, Calaveras County, California, puts much stock in old Sluice Jackson even when he's sober, but there's no denying that what he's just pulled out of his miner's poke has a persuasive shine to it.

"Gold," says Sluice, displaying a tooth-sized nugget. First witnesses to the find-if indeed it is one-are Connor, demon reporter (sexy and deaf), and p.i. Dan Smith, her lover (an attentive hunk). Since both like bucolic Flat Skunk the way it is, neither feels sanguine about the prospect of prospectors descending en masse.

And they're right to be concerned, since a virulent case of gold fever is accompanied by the expected vicious behavior. For starters, someone burns down Sluice's cabin. Then there's a pair of killings, brutal and inexplicable. Meantime, Josh Littlefield, an old college friend of Connor's, suddenly turns up in Flat Skunk-a "deafie" married unhappily to a "hearie.

" Could they be in any way connected to Sluice's strike? When Sheriff Mercer arrests Josh on a charge of homicide, Connor knows it's time to dust off her Nancy Drew cap. Legally perky Connor (Blind Side, 2001, etc.) continues to appeal despite criminally porous plotting.

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Dead Man's Hand

Warner, Penny 2012

The infamous and historic landmark, the Hanging Dummy-an image of a prospector carved from wood-swings from a rope over a Flat Skunk gold-mining shop, in effigy for all the poor hanged souls of the mining years. But it's suddenly lost an ear. Connor's Westphal's roller-coaster is about to pick up speed with a whole new set of distractions-the appendage turns out to be human.

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Publication Order of Food Festival Mystery Books

Death of a Crabby Cook

Pike, Penny 2014

First in a new series!At the San Francisco Seafood Festival, someone is steamed enough to kill a cook.... When restaurant reviewer Darcy Burnett gets served a pink slip from the San Francisco Chronicle, she needs to come up with an alternative recipe for success quickly.

Her feisty aunt Abby owns a tricked-out school bus, which she’s converted into a hip and happening food truck, and Darcy comes aboard as a part-timer while she develops a cookbook project based on recipes from food fests in the Bay Area.But she soon finds someone’s been trafficking in character assassination—literally—when a local chef turns up dead and her aunt is framed for the murder.

The restaurant chef was an outspoken enemy of food trucks, and now Darcy wonders if one of the other vendors did him in. With her aunt’s business—and freedom—on the line, it’s up to Darcy to steer the murder investigation in the right direction and put the brakes on an out-of-control killer….


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Death of a Chocolate Cheater

Pike, Penny 2015

Food truck vendor Darcy Burnett unwraps a murder at the San Francisco Chocolate Festival in this mystery from the author of Death of a Crabby Cook… At this year’s chocolate festival, Darcy and her Aunt Abby hope to win the $10,000 prize in the chocolate contest with Aunt Abby’s taste sensation: the chocolate raspberry whoopee pie.

A little friendly competition from Darcy’s sometime-beau Jake Miller, who plans to enter with his chocolate cream puff delight, only sweetens the deal. But things get sticky when one of the judges, Polly Montgomery, is taken out of commission—permanently.

 The suspects include every contestant with reason to believe Polly wasn’t too sweet on their sweets, including Aunt Abby’s high school friend. Now Darcy must pick through an assortment of secrets to catch a killer before someone else gets a bittersweet finish.

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Death of A Bad Apple

Pike, Penny 2016

The latest deliciously appealing mystery from the author of Death of a Chocolate Cheater...   Anxious to take a break from bustling San Francisco, Darcy and her Aunt Abby pack up the food truck and head for the apple festival at Apple Valley, California.

Aunt Abby is sure her almond apple tarts will be a hit and Darcy wants to collect more recipes for her food truck cookbook.   But when a fellow guest at the Enchanted Apple Inn is pared-down—and the Inn’s owner ends up the prime suspect—Darcy must peel away the layers of the mystery.

Because an apple a day certainly isn’t keeping the killer away...

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Publication Order of Party-Planning Mysteries Books

How to Host a Killer Party

Warner, Penny 2010

Don't let murder crash your party. Presley Parker was just happy to get her party planning business off the ground. Now she's gotten the gig of the year, planning Mayor Davin Green's sumptuous "surprise" wedding for his socialite fiancée, to be held on Alcatraz.

But when the bride is found floating in the bay and the original party planner is found murdered, Presley becomes the prime suspect. If the attractive crime scene cleaner, Brad Matthews, doesn't help her tidy her reputation, she'll be exchanging her formal wear for prison stripes.


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How to Crash a Killer Bash

Warner, Penny 2010
Presley Parker is hosting a Murder Mystery party thrown by a notorious yet benevolent curator, Mary lee Miller. But when the role play becomes terrifyingly real, and Mary Lee is found dead, Presley kicks her sleuthing into high gear-only to find that someone wants the life of the party dead too... Read More

How to Survive a Killer Séance

Warner, Penny 2011
As party planner Presley Parker investigates a murder during a séance party at San Francisco's famous Winchester Mystery House, she doesn't need a Ouija board to tell her someone's trying to scare her to death... Read More

How to Party with a Killer Vampire

Warner, Penny 2011
Party planner Presley Parker's new gig is the star-studded wrap party for a horror film. The location is a graveyard-conveniently, because the night of the bash, a tabloid journalist is murdered. Read More

How to Dine on Killer Wine

Warner, Penny 2012

Presley Parker’s event-planning business is the toast of San Francisco. But when she ventures into Napa Valley to oversee her first wine tasting, an unexpected death could leave a stain on her reputation.… For Presley Parker, a wine-tasting event at the boutique winery the Purple Grape is a job worth savoring.

But she quickly discovers that, even in idyllic Napa Valley, local politics can have a bitter finish. JoAnne Douglas, president of the Green Grape Association environmental group, believes the wineries are damaging the local environment, and she’s determined to sabotage the event.

But Presley manages to pull the party off without a hitch. Until JoAnne’s lifeless body is discovered under one of the tables…. JoAnne had plenty of enemies in the area, but all evidence points to Purple Grape owners Rob and Marie Christopher as the murderers.

Now it’s up to Presley to clear their names before someone else gets corked.Includes wine-tasting party tips!

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Publication Order of Troop 13 Mysteries Books

The Mystery of the Haunted Caves

Warner, Penny 2001

Four Courageous Scouts Go for the Gold!Thirteen-year-old Becca and her friends Sierra, CJ, and Jonnie are determined to win the gold medal for Troop 13 at the Gold Rush Jamboee. But they face stiff competition from the other troops -- especially Troop 7, whose members love to pull pranks on them.

When a mysterious clue hints at treasure buried in Camp Miwok's Haunted Caves, Becca and her friends are determined to get their hands on that, too -- even if it means sneaking from camp, hanging out with bats, and being threatened by robbers... ***Winner of the Agatha Award (2001)—Best Children/Young Adult Fiction, and the Anthony Award (2002)—Best Young Adult Mystery***

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Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Healthy Snacks for Kids

Penny Warner 1983

This updated version of a best-selling title combines the new thinking on nutrition with sensible strategies for snacking. The author shows how to smuggle nutrition into every meal and how to use whimsy to coax kids to eat well. The food pyramid and a nutritional analysis make preparing healthy foods easy.

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Healthy Treats and Super Snacks for Kids

Penny Warner 1985
Jeff MacNelly's "Shoe" is syndicated to more than a thousand newspapers and enjoyed by millions of fans every day. This new collection brings back all the favorite "Shoe" characters. New Shoes takes aim at the '90s, and MacNelly's sharp eye is right on target. Read More

Super Toys

Warner, Penny 1985
Provides instructions for making games, puzzles, mazes, toys, sports equipment, musical instruments, playhouses, kites, and puppets Read More

Super Snacks for Kids

Warner, Penny 1985
Shares recipes for snacks, drinks, frozen treats, and imaginative breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, and briefly discusses proper nutrition Read More

A Deadly Game of Klew

Warner, Penny 1986
Provides instructions for organizing a murder mystery party game and includes brief scripts, clues, a list of props, and the solution to the murder of Brother Parker, a game company owner who had invited six detectives to a mystery party game Read More

Greetings from the Grave

Warner, Penny 1986
Provides instructions for organizing a murder mystery party game and includes brief scripts, clues, a list of props, and the solution to a murder which takes place after the reading of Ms. Lotta Bux's will Read More

The Best Party Book

Warner, Penny 1992
Offers invitation ideas, decoration tips, and other advice for planning birthday and anniversary parties, bridal showers, baby showers, retirement parties, and other celebrations Read More

Kids Party Games & Activities

Warner, Penny 1993

Penny Warner knows hundreds of ways to have fun at kids’ parties—now you will, too!This book has so many great activities for kids’ parties, you’ll want to try them long before your child’s next birthday. Here are hundreds of the most entertaining games and activities for kids ages 2 to 12—more ideas than any other book has! You’ll find clear step-by-step instructions plus helpful illustrations and trouble-shooting tips to guarantee a successful party.

Whether you’re planning an elaborate event or want to throw a simple party without spending much time and money, this is the book for you. — Chock-Full of Ideas! • Icebreakers • Traditional favorites • Contemporary games • Competitive and noncompetitive activities • Indoor and outdoor fun • Group projects • Outings and events • Entertainers • Plus great ideas for prizes and favors!

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Kids' Holiday Fun

Warner, Penny 1994
A handbook for family fun--with recipes, decorating ideas, games, and arts and crafts, plus lists of necessary supplies and time guidelines for each activity Read More

Birthday Parties for Kids!

Warner, Penny 1995

How to Throw Birthday Parties Kids Will Love!Take the headache out of planning parties for your kids with this clever guide to quick, fun, and inexpensive celebrations. From invitations to party favors, Birthday Parties for Kids! is filled with creative mix-and-match suggestions for unique and successful parties every kid will love.

Taking parents through the Twelve Steps to Perfect Party Planning, Birthday Parties for Kids! shows how to customize a party for the birthday boy or girl and make preparation part of the fun! Special tips help you plan a party theme, create eye-catching invitations and decorations, organize fun games that will keep every guest happy, choose nutritious snacks and inexpensive party favors, set a time schedule for activities and ending the party, and much more.

Each chapter is loaded with suggestions like:·Birthday Party Themes: Where in the World Party; Creepy Critter Party; Video Game Party; Talent Show Party; Pajama Party; Mystery Mansion Party; Jurassic Party; Space Trek Party. ·Guest Invitations: Balloon Blimps; Cookie-on-a-Stick; Newspaper Headline; Magic Wands; Invisible Ink; Glow in the Dark Star Chart; Puzzlers.

·Festive Decorations: Billions of Balloons; Carnival Booths; Comic-Cartoon Parade; Disneyroom; Enchanted Forest; Parallel Universe; Spider's Den; Treasure Island. ·Games and Activities: Bumbling Bubble Gum; Treasure Hunt; Funny Fashion Show Relay; Oddball Olympics; Hot Lava; Screen Test; Mysterious Message.

Hundreds of kid-tested ideas make the party possibilities practically endless!

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Kids' Party Cookbook

Warner, Penny 1996
Includes recipes for snacks, drinks, mini-meals, cakes, ice-cream creations, desserts, and holiday recipes Read More

Splish Splash

Warner, Penny 1996
Suggests games, crafts, and other activities, appropriate for children of various age groups up to the teens, for the beach, the pool, the bathtub, and other places where kids and water come together Read More

Games People Play

Warner 1998

180 party games to keep your party hopping This big book of 180 party games and as many variations, ranging from the intellectual to the rowdy (even risqué) puts the fun back into parties. Games People Play is full of word games, drawing games, knowledge games, memory games, and trivia games.

Pick and choose to host your perfect party. For example, design a party around music, romance, food, sports, and culture. All in all, Games People Play has more games and ideas than you'll find in any other party game book. For example: Play a reporter (guests create juicy tabloid headlines).

Play a baby (guests taste test baby foods). Play an author (guests create romance or suspense novels). Play the sexes against one another (guests play a "Civil War" game between men and women). Play your luck (guests use a lottery to predict another guest's behavior).

Play out the scene of a crime (guests hold a murder mystery). Play a snob (guests play movie or culture critics).

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Just for Fun Party Game Book

Warner, Penny 1998
A bait to lure kids away from the television, this collection of games and activities printed on tear-out sheets, containing enough copies for eight siblings and playmates, includes alphabetizing challenges, puzzling codes, and identifying jingles. Reprint. Read More

The Kids' Pick-a-Party Book

Warner, Penny 1998

Here is the best collection of theme parties for kids 2 to 16!This book contains fifty creative theme parties to make birthdays and other celebrations fun. Each party contains ideas for invitations, home decorations, costumes, games, activities, food, and party favors to help parents make celebrations memorable, easy, and entertaining.

Examples of party ideas include: • Mystery Party, with coded invitations, fingerprint activities, and mystery foods; • Pirate Ship Party, with treasure map invitations, pirate meals, and walk-the-plank games; • Prehistoric Party, with fossil digs and dinosaur arts and crafts; • Science Explorers Party, with popcorn volcanoes and chemistry experiments; • Secret Agent Party, with secret hiding places, passwords, and disguises; • Sports and Games Party, with triathlons, sports card exchanges, and silly sports; • Wild West Party, with wanted posters, lasso contests, and campfires.

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Great Games for Kids on the Go

Warner, Penny 1998

"Are we there yet?" If you never ever want to hear your child ask that question again, then this is the book for you. America's #1 kids' fun expert, Penny Warner, gives you over 240 easy-to-learn games and activities that make traveling by car, plane, train, boat —or whatever —fun for the whole family.

Requiring little preparation and few materials, these great travel games will not only keep kids of all ages involved and entertained, but also exercise their minds. You'll be surprised at how quickly time flies when you're playing:• ABC-XYZ• Bridge Words• Eye-Spy• Magazine Scavenger Hunt• Window Watcher• See the USA• And many more!Each game lists the materials and number of players needed, as well as the recommended age ranges appropriate for each one.

Penny Warner also offers variations for almost every game so the fun never stops. Turn bored kids into busy kids with Great Games for Kids on the Go!

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Baby Play and Learn

Warner, Penny 1999

The Most Complete Book of Games and Learning Activities for Babies and Toddlers A baby's most rapid period of growth and development takes place during the first three years. That's why child development expert Penny Warner offers 160 age-appropriate ideas for games and activities that will provide hours of developmental learning opportunities and rewards for babies.

For each game and activity, Baby Play & Learn includes: A bulleted list of skills the baby learns through play, such as thinking, language, motor control, problem solving, and imagination; Step-by-step instructions; Clearly marked recommended ages; A detailed list of easy-to-find materials; Variations for added fun and enhanced learning; Safety tips to make sure the baby doesn't get hurt while playing; Illustrations demonstrating how to play.

Baby Play & Learn is designed to help children reach their full potential and have a good time along the way.

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Kids Outdoor Parties

Warner, Penny 1999

35 Exciting Outdoor Theme Parties for Kids!This book offers 35 outdoor party themes, complete with invitations, costumes, decorations, games, activities, food, cake, favors, variations, and helpful hints. The parties can be thrown in your backyard, a park, or any other outdoor space.

Party ideas include: • Archeology Expedition, with kid-sized pyramids, mummies, and mystery maps; • Circus, with lion taming, tightrope walking, and clown cakes; • Hayride, with songfests, scarecrow making, and painting with hay; • Hollywood Stunts, with bicycle slalom, leapin’ limbo, and other physically challenging games; • Olympic Gold, with decathlon events, team sports, and trophies or medals for everyone; • Outdoor Theater, with reenacting of favorite movie scenes, trivia games, and makeup makeovers; • Space: The Final Frontier, with alien invaders, flying saucers, and model rocket building.

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Baby Birthday Parties

Warner, Penny 1999
Suggests invitations, decorations, food, activities, and favors for birthday parties for toddlers based on such themes as favorite children's characters, animals, toys, the circus, crafts, and music Read More

Preschool Play and Learn

Warner, Penny 2000

The Most Complete Book of Games and Learning Activities for Preschoolers! Child development expert Penny Warner offers 150 illustrated ideas for games and activities designed to stimulate your preschooler's learning and development. For each game and activity, Preschooler Play & Learn includes: recommended ages, a detailed list of easy-to-find materials, a bulleted list of the skills that preschoolers will learn, step-by-step instruction, clear illustrations, variations for added fun and enhanced learning, and safety tips and other helpful hints.

Preschooler Play & Learn is designed to help children reach their full potential and have a good time along the way.

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Slumber Parties

Warner, Penny 2000

25 Exciting Slumber Party Themes!25 Exciting Slumber Party Themes! This book offers 25 complete slumber parties, including ideas for invitations, decorations, games, activities, food, favors, and videos. PARTY THEMES INCLUDE: "Fabulous Fashions," in which guests parade down a fashion show runway.

"Silly Olympics," in which guests compete in crazy events like the Sleeping Bag Obstacle Course. "Sixties Hippie Party," in which guests tie-dye pillowcases, make flower crowns, and compete in a sixties dance contest. "Cool Camp-In," in which guests tell spooky ghost stories, sing camp songs, and eat campfire fare -- all indoors.

"Karaoke Celebration," in which guests perform their favorite tunes and have fun with activities like Wacky Lyrics and Rap It!

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Storybook Parties

Warner, Penny 2001
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Learn to Sign the Fun Way!

Warner, Penny 2001

The perfect guide to signing for everyone! Never before has learning to sign been so simple and so much fun! Whether you are a teacher or a parent, this lively self-guided book of American Sign Language (ASL) will quickly become your kids' new favorite teacher! Learn to Sign the Fun Way goes beyond the manual alphabet and teaches the beautiful language of sign—the United States' fourth most pervasive language—in a simple, interactive format.

Signers-to-be will discover: ·Great games to make learning ASL an entertaining adventure ·Activities for both the individual and the classroom ·Cool groups of signs that appeal esspecially to kids ·And much more! Kids love to sign, whether it be to communicate with a hearing-impaired individual or as a "secret" language with their friends.

With this illustrated book they'll quickly and easily become signing superstars! Inside are cool signs for kids, including: ·People signs ·Alphabet and numbers ·Animals ·Food and drinks ·Home signs · Clothing ·Color ·Sports ·Activity signs ·Thoughts and feelings ·Action signs ·Body parts ·School talk ·Calendar signs ·Silly and fun signs

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Smart Start for Your Baby / Smart Baby, Strong Baby

Warner, Penny 2001

A practical handbook for parents chronicles in detail the development of their baby over the course of the child's first year of life and offers parents valuable advice on how to respond to each new stage of development in order to promote a baby's physical, intellectual, emotional, and social growth.

Original. 15,000 first printing.

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365 Baby Care Tips

Warner, Penny 2002

If babies came with an owner's manual, this would be it! Packed full of the essential information that new parents need to know - from teething, changing nappies, breast- and bottle-feeding to discipline, safety and staying connected as a couple. Information is arranged topic by topic, and the coverage in over 380 pages is exhaustive.

Babyproofing your home; Feeding; Bathing; Getting baby to sleep; Illness and Accidents; Stimulating baby's development; Solid Foods; Dressing; Travelling; Helping a crying baby; Baby's room; Bonding; Teething; Discipline; Returning to Work; Watching your baby grow; Child development expert Penny Warner is the best-selling author of over 30 books, teaches child development and lectures on writing for children at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Summer Smarts for Cool Kids

Warner, Penny 2002

A Great Summer Saver for Kids and Parents Alike!Are you looking for great summer activities that will entertain and keep your child's mind sharp? Inside are more than 150 ideas that will keep kids cool, captivated, and stimulated while school's out.Perfect for parents of children ages 3 through 12, this creative helper contains 20 chapters of exciting and fun activities, games, sports, and play that will keep your kid off the couch and away from the television and video games.

You'll uncover challenging and entertaining activities that encourage thinking skills, motor development, social interaction, and self-esteem. You'll cure your child's summertime blahs, and best of all, you won't hear the words, "I'm bored!" ·Book & Brain Challenges ·Sports & Games ·Crafty Creations ·Money Makers ·Family Fun ·Nature & Outdoor Adventures "Fun, detailed suggestions sure to spark your child's creativity and your own.

"—Robert Needleman, M.D., vice president, Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics, The Dr. Spock Company

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Parent's and Kid's Complete Guide to Summer Camp Fun

Warner, Penny 2002

Camp-Savvy Parents, Camp-Happy KidsSummer camp should be fun for kids—and easy on parents. Now it can be! Inside is everything you and your child need to know to ensure a positive, exciting summer camp experience—and have a great time doing it!Broken into two easy-to-follow and entertaining parts—a parent's guide for information and a kid's guide for advice, games, activities, crafts, and more—this handy helper will keep your child so busy, he or she won't have time to feel lonely, bored or homesick.

So roll up the sleeping bag, pack the knapsack, check the flashlight batteries, and discover:For Parents ·How to find the right summer camp for you child ·What to pack (including fun surprises!) ·Effective ways to discuss homesickness, safety, and more! For Kids ·Games, stories, songs, crafts, and boredom busters ·Journal and keepsake ideas to record special memories ·And much, much S'more!

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Quality Time Anytime

Warner, Penny 2002

This book is packed with games and activities to help you and your child turn moments spent in the car, kitchen, bath, bedroom, yard, store—in short, anytime—into bonding and teaching time! These activities help you strengthen your relationship with your child and teach values and skills that will be useful for the rest of your child’s life.

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Toilet Training Without Tears or Trauma

Warner, Penny 2003

Child development expert Penny Warner and pediatrician Dr. Paula Kelly have developed a simple, easy-to-use method for helping ensure a stress-free toilet-training experience for parents and children. This book provides up-to-date information based on the latest research, including Dr.

Kelly’s answers to the most commonly asked questions. You’ll find “Quick Tips” from experienced parents, information about the latest equipment on the market, and ideas for evaluating your child’s readiness. Toilet Training without Tears or Trauma covers all the important topics including: • Understanding your child’s development • Developing your child’s physical skills • Using doll play to enhance the process • Promoting overnight dryness • Troubleshooting problems • Knowing when to call the doctor

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365 Toddler Tips

Warner, Penny 2003

365 Foolproof Ways to Simplify Life with a ToddlerThat adorable baby you enjoyed cradling in your arms is suddenly on the move! As the parent of a toddler, you play many roles: nurse, teacher, chef, playmate, and more. Child development expert Penny Warner comes to your rescue with 365 ways to meet everyday challenges.

Routines such as “The Monster Zapper” and “Boo-Boo Bunny” are sure to become classics in your home. Along with Warner’s help and guidance, you’ll also find anecdotes from other parents of toddlers. This book is the most comprehensive guide to all facets of parenting toddlers.

It provides all the tools you need to: • Give your child proper nutrition. • Support your child’s social, emotional, and cognitive development. • Help your child develop motor and language skills. • Promote safety, fun, and learning during play.

• Travel stress-free. • Monitor the physical health and hygiene of your child.

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Happy Birthday Parties!

Warner, Penny 2004
Suggests twenty-two birthday party themes, discusses invitations, decorations, refreshments, favors, activities, and games, and offers tips on giving a successful party Read More

Signing Fun

Warner, Penny 2006

Here’s a great book for every young adult age 11 up, Signing Fun: American Sign Language Vocabulary, Phrases, Games, and Activities. Signing is visual, easy to learn, and fun to use. Author Penny Warner offers 441 useful signs on a variety of favorite topics: activities, animals, fashion, food, holidays, home, outdoors, parties, people, places, play, emotions, school, shopping, travel, plus extra fun signs for especially popular words.

Each chapter includes practice sentences using everyday phrases to help new signers learn in a fun way.Signing Fun provides dozens of entertaining games and activities, too, such as Alphabet Sign, Finger Fun Gesture Guess, Match Signs, Mime and Sign, Oppo-Sign, Picture Hand, Secret Sign, Sign-A-Gories, Signo Bingo, Snap and Sign, and Truth or Sign.

It also features a list of tips on how to sign, including how to fingerspell, use numbers, and communicate with deaf people. Whimsical drawings clearly illustrate all of the signs, and a full index lists all of their English meanings for quick reference.

Signing Fun is a terrific first book for learning sign while having a great time.

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The Official Nancy Drew Handbook

Warner, Penny 2007

Nancy Drew turned 76 last year, but you wouldn't know it to look at her: Perfectly coiffed, with Titian hair to die for, an ever-adoring fianc , and the best sidekicks a girl could want, our intrepid heroine is still finding clues, escaping from villains, solving mysteries, and saving the day all without mussing those gorgeous tresses.

And now, so can you: The Official Nancy Drew Handbook will teach you how to live the Nancy life, with tips on fashion and beauty, romance, relationships, survival, sleuthing, and success. Soon you too will be tapping out Morse code with your high heels, using beauty aids to outsmart evildoers, and packing your pocketbook for every emergency.

Girl Detectives need look no further to learn the life lessons of a super sleuth!

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Ladies Night

Warner, Penny 2008

This book is the ultimate guide to throwing the perfect bash—at home. Whether there is a special birthday looming, a new baby to celebrate, or just a craving for a night full of chocolate, professional party coordinator Penny Warner has it all planned.

With 75 fun-filled themed events, this book offers unique ideas for parties: PMS Pamper Party; Spicy Spanish Fiesta; Valentine’s Day Sucks Party; Cookies and Cocktails Christmas Party; and more! There is always a reason to party—and with this book, hosting a fabulous celebration has never been easier!

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Rock-a-Bye Baby

Warner, Penny 2008

New parents can now rely on more than 200 tried and true slumber solutions, taken from the real sleep experts: parents, grandparents, nannies, and doctors. Penny Warner delivers here the widest selection of time-tested tricks, from classic (take a drive around the block) to quirky (fake sleep next to your baby).

With lullabies, nursery rhymes, and lists of helpful sleep aides, it's an indispensable resource. Parents can flag their favorites then relax knowing everyone will rest easy.

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Baby's Favorite Rhymes to Sign

Warner, Penny 2010

What’s even more fun than signing with your baby? Singing and signing! Today, more than ever, parents love teaching sign language to their little ones—and with good reason! Baby sign language not only gives children a developmental head start by boosting their vocabulary and cognitive skills; it also allows parents to communicate with their pre-verbal babies.

But unlike all the other signing books for children out there, this one teaches parents and babies to sign familiar, beloved songs and nursery rhymes—creating an even more enjoyable bonding experience. While Baby’s Favorite Rhymes to Sign uses the standard American Sign Language (ASL) system, you need not have any previous signing experience.

Expert sign language teacher Penny Warner pro­vides the basic primer to get you started, including the most common basic signs of ASL (plus more to expand your vocabulary) and helpful hints on how to sign. Then she goes a step further and teaches you how to “sing” in sign, rather than just talk.

(Don’t worry; it’s just as easy!) Also included are resources for more sign books, videos, and games! Get ready to watch your baby burst into smiles and giggles—not to mention yourself—when you start sign singing these adorable, best-loved rhymes, lullabies, and songs.

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