Books by Karen Beaumont

PRETTY KITTY by Karen Beaumont
Released: June 12, 2018

"It's the first five minutes of Disney's Up for cat lovers—but with a happy ending. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A lonely, old man fends off the affections of an increasing number of stray kitties. Read full book review >
HATS OFF TO YOU! by Karen Beaumont
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Beaumont and Pham have proven once again that childhood fun romps across all societal biases with aplomb. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The shoe-obsessed foursome of Shoe-la-la! (2011) is back, but this time millinery extravagance is the rage. Read full book review >
CRYBABY by Karen Beaumont
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"A winning choice for reading aloud in storytimes and a fine gift for a family with a new baby, with or without a dog. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A black Labrador retriever is the only family member who can soothe a crying baby in this humorous, cumulative story that cries out to be read aloud with plenty of sound effects. Read full book review >
WILD ABOUT US! by Karen Beaumont
Released: April 7, 2015

"A gleeful look at self-acceptance (and don't forget to search for the hidden fly). (Picture book. 4-8)"
Various zoo animals celebrate their favorite features, warts and all. Read full book review >
DINI DINOSAUR by Karen Beaumont
Released: March 1, 2012

"For newly fledged self-dressers, a cogent reminder that what goes on, must come off. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A delicious bit of bathtime flummery, delivered by a dirty little dino and his oddly inattentive mother. Read full book review >
WHERE'S MY T-R-U-C-K? by Karen Beaumont
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Don't read this at bedtime; the boisterous energy here is aptly summed up in the final rhyme: 'HOORAY! I FOUND MY T-R-U-C-K! / Come on, Bowser! Let's go play!' (Picture book. 3-6)"
Anyone who's ever interacted with a young child who's lost a favorite toy will immediately recognize this little boy and his single-mindedness in searching for his t-r-u-c-k. Read full book review >
NO SLEEP FOR THE SHEEP by Karen Beaumont
Released: March 1, 2011

"In more intimate sharings, readers with a careful eye can spot the shadow of the next animal, along with a certain tiny, feathered friend who just may make the loudest sound of all. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Poor sheep just wants to sleep. Read full book review >
SHOE-LA-LA! by Karen Beaumont
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Though lacking the more detailed story lines of the Fancy Nancy series, this outing, with its glitzy cover, is likely to appeal to her fans as well as to the creative side in every budding shoe connoisseur. (Picture book. 4-7)"
What happens when you turn four party-bound girlfriends loose in the Shoe-la-la boutique? Read full book review >
DOGGONE DOGS! by Karen Beaumont
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"In the crowded arena of dog stories, this one stands out from the pack. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A man with an ultra-thin face and a pointed tuft of red hair is the harried owner of ten exuberant dogs, and "exuberant" is the definitive description of both the pack of pooches and this frenetically funny story. Read full book review >
Released: June 1, 2008

"Even though the lift-the-flap surprise ending will no longer be one upon subsequent readings, the amusing illustrations of popular animals and the jaunty rhythm and rhyme will make this a favorite. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Kanga searches for the culprit behind her missing cookie dough in this easy-to-read rhyming book. Read full book review >
MOVE OVER, ROVER! by Karen Beaumont
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"The bouncy rhymes and expressive paintings complement each other well, melding into a simple but satisfying story that will fit into story hours with themes of rain, dogs, or sharing. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this cumulative tale in the tradition of The Mitten and Mushroom in the Rain, a fluffy, friendly dog named Rover makes room in his doghouse for a succession of animals seeking shelter from a thunderstorm. Read full book review >
I AIN’T GONNA PAINT NO MORE! by Karen Beaumont
Released: April 1, 2005

"Here's one that kids will beg for again and again and again. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A madcap painting romp finds a little boy covered head-to-toe in paint—and then he finds himself in the tub. Read full book review >
Released: March 1, 2004

"Don't even try to sit still with this one. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The toddler and nursery-school sets will delightedly clap and cavort in step with this wide-awake baby, who boogies with a succession of toy animals rather than settle down to sleep. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

There is a good blend of musicality, movement, and suspense—all pegged for the preschooler's ear—in this cumulative rhyme-along from Beaumont. Read full book review >
BEING FRIENDS by Karen Beaumont
Released: May 1, 2001

"A delight to look at and a treat to read: a gem for best friends of any age to share. (Picture book. 3-8)"
This happy tale of two friends focuses on the differences between a pair of best buddies and why they don't matter. Read full book review >