Books by Kevin Cornell

LUCY FELL DOWN THE MOUNTAIN by Kevin Cornell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 2018

"All in all, this is a fun one. (Picture book. 3-6)"
No one knows how it happened, but somehow, young Lucy finds herself falling straight down the mountain, and it is just as terrifying for her as you would imagine. Read full book review >
LULU IS GETTING A SISTER by Judith Viorst
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2018

"The slapstick illustrations and the chatty narrative are sure to appeal to transitioning readers and to children who both love and endure a sibling. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Spoiled Lulu is writhing in the throes of a titanic tantrum. Read full book review >
GO TO SLEEP, MONSTER! by Kevin Cornell
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"A lovely, humorous exploration of all the things that keep us up at night. (Picture book. 4-8)"
George can't seem to go to sleep. Read full book review >
THE TERRIBLE TWO GET WORSE by Mac Barnett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"This revenger's comedy, dotted with references to classic plays and philosophical concepts, will be a joy for pranksters and seekers of a good-hearted laugh. (Fiction. 8-11)"
When pranking perfection meets the seemingly unprankable foe, who gets the last laugh? Read full book review >
THE TERRIBLE TWO by Mac Barnett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"Fluffy, fast, fun reading for fans of Clueless McGee and the Wimpy Kid. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Miles used to live near the sea. Miles had friends. Miles was his school's greatest prankster...how will he survive a move to Yawnee Valley? Read full book review >
THE CASE OF THE WEIRD BLUE CHICKEN by Doreen Cronin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"New readers have a terrific new series to laugh over. (Mystery. 6-9)"
Chickens Dirt, Sugar, Poppy and Sweetie are back! Read full book review >
SHARK KISS, OCTOPUS HUG by Lynn Rowe Reed
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 3, 2014

"Pity poor Charlie when he has to buy eight wedding rings. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two sea creatures who do not really leap to mind as cuddly-wuddlies are starved for a little smooch and a little squeeze from the denizens of the beach. Read full book review >
LULU'S MYSTERIOUS MISSION by Judith Viorst
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"Great fun for Lulu fans old and new. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Another wild adventure featuring the exasperating and inexplicably lovable Lulu (Lulu and the Brontosaurus, 2010; Lulu Walks the Dogs, 2012). Read full book review >
THE CHICKEN SQUAD by Doreen Cronin
CHILDREN'S
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 >
COUNT THE MONKEYS by Mac Barnett
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"More fun than a barrel of…well, you know. (Picture book. 3-6)"
How does one count the monkeys if there are no monkeys left to count? A philosophical question of the ages (and storytime). Read full book review >
THE LEGEND OF DIAMOND LIL by Doreen Cronin
CHILDREN'S
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 >
MUSTACHE! by Mac Barnett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"The king can't beat them, so he joins them, clueless until the end, and kids will giggle all the way. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Barnett delivers a sweet slap to vanity. Read full book review >
THE TROUBLE WITH CHICKENS by Doreen Cronin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Fast and funny. (Comic mystery. 8-11)"
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 >