Books by Adam McCauley

Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Although the complex form is challenging to imitate, this tale will surely spark fun wordplay; successful practitioners will fawn proudly. (Picture book. 6-10)"
It is bad enough that Robert's Mom and Dad Are Palindromes (2006), but when he learns that his sisters are anagrams, it nearly sends him over the edge.  Read full book review >
TAKE ME TO YOUR BBQ by Kathy Duval
Released: March 12, 2013

"The knee-slapping humor, retro feel of the illustrations and the included recipe for Willy's special sauce serve up some spicy preschool fun. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Many people boast that their barbecue is out of this world, but Willy's fine-smelling and lip-smacking meal attracts visitors from outer space. Read full book review >
CHEESIE MACK IS COOL IN A DUEL by Steve Cotler
Released: June 26, 2012

"The promise of volume three on the way will have readers cheering. Wind-WHOOP! (Fiction. 9-12)"
Can Cheesie Mack keep his cool and survive a summer in the Big Guys' cabin? Read full book review >
Released: March 22, 2011

Ronald "Cheesie" Mack and his best friend, Georgie, are about to graduate fifth grade and embark on the best summer ever, which will include, but not be limited to, making points in a private battle against Cheesie's evil older sister June, hanging out in their treehouse and, most importantly, summer camp in Maine. Read full book review >

JUNE AND AUGUST by Vivian Walsh
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

In this tongue-in-cheek take on the tried-and-true theme of unlikely friendships, a python meets what she thinks is another python one night. Read full book review >

BASKETBALL BATS by Betty Hicks
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2008

This first in a series of sports-oriented books uses basketball to explore such topics as sportsmanship and friendship. Read full book review >

OH NO, NOT GHOSTS! by Richard Michelson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

It's a dark and creepy night, and a boy and girl are supposed to sleeping. Read full book review >

MOM AND DAD ARE PALINDROMES by Mark Shulman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2006

Retro art, inventive typography and antic wordplay mix in this bright offering. Read full book review >

MARTIN MACGREGOR’S SNOWMAN by Lisa Broadie Cook
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

Martin MacGregor, obsessed with making a snowman, is having a rough snowless winter. Read full book review >

HALLOWEEN NIGHT by Charles Ghigna
HOLIDAYS & FESTIVALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

Using a color scheme heavy on orange and black, along with plenty of glaring eyes and eerie silhouettes, McCauley creates the right atmosphere for this uneven gathering of verse. Read full book review >

VIKING AND LIKING IT by Jon Scieszka
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

Another adventure in history by the boys in the Time Warp Trio. Read full book review >

SAM SAMURAI by Jon Scieszka
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

Guys writing poetry? Read full book review >

THE LIMA BEAN MONSTER by Dan Yaccarino
FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

Yaccarino (Oswald, p. 670, etc.) is a champion of the tomfool and he is in fine form in this little piece of ridiculousness that concerns a young boy, Sammy, who can't stomach lima beans. Read full book review >

HEY KID, WANT TO BUY A BRIDGE? by Jon Scieszka
FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2001

Fred, Sam, and Joe once again time-travel with the help of The Book. Read full book review >

SEE YOU LATER, GLADIATOR by Jon Scieszka
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

Never ones to learn from past mistakes, Joe, Sam, and Fred, collectively the Time Warp Trio, again horse around until they knock open The Book and are whisked away to another era. Read full book review >