Books by Caralyn Buehner

SNOWMEN AT WORK by Caralyn Buehner
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Fans and those looking for books about occupations may find themselves looking askance at every snowman they see. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The Buehners continue their snowmen-come-to-life shtick with this look at occupations. Read full book review >
SNOWMEN ALL YEAR by Caralyn Buehner
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

A little boy who loves building snowmen but doesn't so much love seeing them melt imagines a magic snowman who "could stay with me all year!" Read full book review >

THE QUEEN OF STYLE by Caralyn Buehner
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

As much an essay on the responsibilities of government as it is a cautionary tale about the hazards of boredom, this tale of a queen who takes a beauty-school correspondence course and uses her unwilling subjects—and their sheep—for practice will give readers food for thought as well as a chuckle or two. Read full book review >

WOULD I EVER LIE TO YOU? by Caralyn Buehner
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2007

A young narrator afflicted by an older relative with a fondness for playing head games finally exacts sweet revenge. Read full book review >

GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS by Caralyn Buehner
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

The Buehners retell the old familiar tale with a jump-roping, rhyme-spouting Goldilocks. Read full book review >

SNOWMEN AT CHRISTMAS by Caralyn Buehner
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

The husband-and-wife team who created the popular Snowmen at Night revisits their snowy creations to see how snowmen celebrate Christmas. Read full book review >

SUPERDOG by Caralyn Buehner
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2004

The Buehners convincingly suggest that heroes, super or otherwise, are self-made. Read full book review >

SNOWMEN AT NIGHT by Caralyn Buehner
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

The work of this husband-and-wife team best known for The Escape of Marvin the Ape (1992) is always special; here it comes together in a delightful story about the nocturnal activities of snowmen that is refreshingly original and visually sparkling. Read full book review >

I WANT TO SAY I LOVE YOU by Caralyn Buehner
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

In a tender tale that captures the essence of childhood, a mother describes the myriad reasons she adores her offspring. Read full book review >

I DID IT, I'M SORRY by Caralyn Buehner
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1998

The Buehners (It's a Spoon, Not a Shovel! 1995, etc.) continue their mission to make learning decorum a giggle instead of a slap on the wrist. Read full book review >

FANNY'S DREAM by Caralyn Buehner
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 1996

An ungainly farm girl named Fanny Agnes has a bit of the Cinderella in her and on the night of the mayor's ball goes out to the garden to wait for her fairy godmother. Read full book review >

IT'S A SPOON, NOT A SHOVEL by Caralyn Buehner
NONFICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

A manners manual for etiquette-minded children in the '90s, in multiple choice. Like its much earlier predecessors, Seslye Joslin's What Do You Say Dear? (1958) and Jo Ann Stover's If Everybody Did (1960), this book uses humor to sweeten moral instruction. Read full book review >

A JOB FOR WITTILDA by Caralyn Buehner
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

Having trouble making ends meet, witch Wittilda kisses her 47 cats good-bye to go job-hunting, but promptly gets into trouble when, as a newly hired hairdresser, she arranges Mrs. Hatrack's hair into a web, complete with spider. Read full book review >

THE ESCAPE OF MARVIN THE APE by Caralyn Buehner
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

Like Fatio's Happy Lion, Marvin leaves his cage at the zoo through an open door; unlike the lion, no one ever notices him as he roams—reading on the subway, giving his order to a bored waiter, catching a foul at a ballgame, or playing checkers in a park—nor does he return to the zoo (a hippo-escape provides the conclusion). Read full book review >