Books by Doreen Cronin

BOOM, SNOT, TWITTY by Doreen Cronin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 17, 2014

"Serene, quietly joyous and utterly life-affirming. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Three friends with different philosophies spend a companionable day together, crocheting and weathering storms. Read full book review >
THE CHICKEN SQUAD by Doreen Cronin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 8, 2014

"Most of the more challenging words are repeated many times as the chickens recount the story for each other and Tail, making this a great first chapter book. (Comic mystery. 6-9)"
In this delightful spinoff of the J.J. Tully series, this time the chickens are in charge—sort of. Read full book review >
CLICK, CLACK, BOO! by Doreen Cronin
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"Sweet and silly—good enough for Halloween. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The barnyard animals love Halloween. Farmer Brown does not. Sounds like the perfect time for tricks and treats! Read full book review >
THE LEGEND OF DIAMOND LIL by Doreen Cronin
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"Here's hoping J.J. and company find more to puzzle over pronto. (Comic mystery. 8-11)"
Fans of Cronin's first J.J. Tully mystery, The Trouble with Chickens (2011), will welcome the return of retired search-and-rescue dog J.J. Tully, mother hen Moosh and her four chicks in this follow-up adventure. Read full book review >
M.O.M.  (MOM OPERATING MANUAL) by Doreen Cronin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"In this era of Tiger Mothers, attachment parenting, the mommy track and The Three-Martini Playdate, Cronin and Cornell's collaboration will strike a nerve with moms looking for a laugh and a bit of validation—if only they can find the time to read it! (Picture book. Adult)"
Ostensibly a guide for children on the care and feeding of mothers, this lengthy picture book has unlikely kid appeal but may emerge as the hit of the soccer-mom and baby-shower circuits.  Read full book review >
THE TROUBLE WITH CHICKENS by Doreen Cronin
Released: March 1, 2011

Popular farmyard chronicler Cronin (Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type, illustrated by Betsy Lewin, 2000, etc.) makes the jump to middle-grade fiction in this faux-hard-boiled mystery featuring talking animals. Read full book review >

RESCUE BUNNIES by Doreen Cronin
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

Appropriately named Newbie is training to become a Rescue Bunny. Read full book review >
DIARY OF A FLY by Doreen Cronin
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

Worm and Spider have had their say, now it's time for Fly to take center stage. Read full book review >

BOUNCE by Doreen Cronin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 8, 2007

In her bright paean to the joys of vertical movement, Cronin's rhyming text is not just an invitation but an exhortation to young readers to bounce. Read full book review >

DOOBY DOOBY MOO by Doreen Cronin
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 8, 2006

Those self-actualized animals down at Farmer Brown's return for a welcome new caper. Read full book review >

ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

Farmer Brown once again bears the brunt of Duck's antics. Read full book review >

ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

Preschoolers familiar with the Caldecott Honor-winning Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type will recognize that cacophonous crew of barnyard animals in this spin-off "alphabetical adventure." Read full book review >

DIARY OF A SPIDER by Doreen Cronin
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

The wriggly narrator of Diary of a Worm (2003) puts in occasional appearances, but it's his arachnid buddy who takes center stage here, with terse, tongue-in-cheek comments on his likes (his close friend Fly, Charlotte's Web), his dislikes (vacuums, people with big feet), nervous encounters with a huge Daddy Longlegs, his extended family—which includes a Grandpa more than willing to share hard-won wisdom (The secret to a long, happy life: "Never fall asleep in a shoe.")—and mishaps both at spider school and on the human playground. Read full book review >

WIGGLE by Doreen Cronin
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2005

This alternative to "Shake My Sillies Out" offers wiggles galore, but is sometimes vague about the suggested movement. Read full book review >

DUCK FOR PRESIDENT by Doreen Cronin
ANIMALS
Released: March 2, 2004

Just in time for an election year, the feathered troublemaker of Click, Clack, Moo (2000) and Giggle, Giggle, Quack (2002) enters the political arena, with sidesplitting results. Read full book review >

DIARY OF A WORM by Doreen Cronin
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

Each turn of the page will bring fresh waves of giggles as a young worm records one misadventure after another. Read full book review >

GIGGLE, GIGGLE, QUACK by Doreen Cronin
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2002

Cronin and Lewin team up again for a sequel about the clever crew from the Caldecott Honor-winning, Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type (2000). Read full book review >