Books by Cressida Cowell

FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: April 1, 2007

"Illustrated, like its three series predecessors, with both scribbly sketches and random blots of ink, this seemingly farcical outing delivers more than it promises, continuing to develop the theme that a true leader is better served by brains and a conscience than by brawn alone. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Once again, the small and seemingly powerless triumph over the huge and hulking, when, as to prevent a horrible death, young Chieftain's son Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III sets out in search of . . . Read full book review >
THAT RABBIT BELONGS TO EMILY BROWN by Cressida Cowell
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"This empathetic yet rollicking treatment will ring true with kids, making this a great candidate for family read-alouds. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Emily Brown and her rabbit, Stanley, suffer multiple intrusions into their fantastical adventures. Read full book review >
HOW TO BE A PIRATE by Cressida Cowell
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2005

"Rank it with Debi Gliori's Pure Dead series, a cut above Philip Ardagh's out and out slapstick. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Quick wit and a heroic heart win out over brawn and bravado in this follow-up to How to Train Your Dragon (2004). Read full book review >
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON by Cressida Cowell
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: May 1, 2004

"Her genuinely fierce, intelligent, and scary dragons nearly steal the show, but Hiccup and his diminutive sidekick ultimately come out on top, both displaying a proper hero's mix of quick wit, courage, and loyalty. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Facing sneering peers, plus a cave full of vicious young dragons and two mountainous, malign adult ones, brings an ordinary Viking lad around to becoming a "Hero the Hard Way" in this farcical import. Read full book review >
CLAYDON WAS A CLINGY CHILD by Cressida Cowell
FICTION
Released: July 15, 2003

"A fear of copycat toddler Knievels shouldn't keep anyone from purchasing this sturdy paperback original. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Toddler Claydon feels safer clinging to his mother's leg even when she's skateboarding or playing rugby. Read full book review >
WHAT SHALL WE DO WITH THE BOO-HOO BABY? by Cressida Cowell
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Little ones will enjoy the notion of a bevy of barnyard animals as caretakers and the repetition of the tale easily lends itself to reader participation—a perk for preschool-age audiences. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A quartet of well-meaning animals attempts to soothe a fractious infant. Read full book review >