Books by Margery Cuyler

SKELETON FOR DINNER by Margery Cuyler
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A poison-ivy bouquet, full bowls of stew and happy friends bring the story to a satisfying close. Make sure to tuck in to this delicious tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Mother and daughter witch want to have skeleton for dinner. Is he on the menu or intended to be a guest? Read full book review >
TICK TOCK CLOCK by Margery Cuyler
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Any new reader lucky enough to spend a day with Grandma will want to read this to her. (Early reader. 3-5) "
Grandma spends a busy day with her twin granddaughters in a day filled with action, rhythm and rhyme. Read full book review >
GUINEA PIGS ADD UP by Margery Cuyler
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2010

A humorous look at one classroom's quest for the perfect pet. Read full book review >

I REPEAT, DON’T CHEAT! by Margery Cuyler
FICTION
Released: June 22, 2010

Worrywart Jessica has a new, unexpected problem: Her best friend, Lizzie, has begun copying off Jessica's spelling tests and lying about the rules of games. Read full book review >

FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

Cuyler continues her That's Good! Read full book review >

THE LITTLE DUMP TRUCK by Margery Cuyler
Released: Sept. 29, 2009

The titular little dump truck cheerily gives the youngest listeners the lowdown on its duties. Read full book review >

BULLIES NEVER WIN by Margery Cuyler
FICTION
Released: June 23, 2009

Worrier Jessica's previous problems with finding 100 things, remembering fire-safety rules and reading aloud all seem trivial in the face of Brenda Bailey, the bully of the first grade (Hooray for Reading Day, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

PRINCESS BESS GETS DRESSED by Margery Cuyler
FICTION
Released: Feb. 10, 2009

A stylish young princess, weary of dressing à la mode, yearns for her favorite outfit. Read full book review >

WE’RE GOING ON A LION HUNT by Margery Cuyler
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

A gentle adaptation of the familiar call-and-response game. Read full book review >

MONSTER MESS! by Margery Cuyler
FANTASY
Released: Aug. 5, 2008

A cheerily skewed take on the familiar monster-under-the-bed schtick. Read full book review >

HOORAY FOR READING DAY! by Margery Cuyler
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2008

Jessica worries about everything, especially reading aloud in her first-grade reading group. Read full book review >

THAT’S GOOD! THAT’S BAD! IN WASHINGTON, DC by Margery Cuyler
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: July 1, 2007

On a visit to the nation's capitol, a boy and his class hop aboard a DC Duck. Read full book review >

KINDNESS IS COOLER, MRS. RULER by Margery Cuyler
FICTION
Released: June 26, 2007

Kindness is cool, but it's unclear whether this purposive effort will really encourage young listeners to commit good deeds. Read full book review >

ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

Penguin's second outing is all about playground safety, with a healthy dose of good manners and respect thrown in for good measure. Read full book review >

GROUNDHOG STAYS UP LATE by Margery Cuyler
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

In a twist on the classic tale of the Grasshopper and the Ants, Groundhog must find a way to get his hibernating friends to share their food stores with him after he has played away the fall and early winter. Read full book review >

THE BUMPY LITTLE PUMPKIN by Margery Cuyler
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

In this holiday-themed retread of The Biggest, Best Snowman (1998), Little Nell once again "proves" (with plenty of help) that she's more capable than her two big sisters suppose. Read full book review >

BIG FRIENDS by Margery Cuyler
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: April 1, 2004

A hint of Goldilocks and a touch of Going on a Lion Hunt make this new tale of friendship seem familiar. Read full book review >

ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

The table manners of Penguin's dinner guests are under scrutiny in this delightful look at mealtime behavior. Read full book review >

SKELETON HICCUPS by Margery Cuyler
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

Who hasn't shared the aggravation of a whole day's worth of bone-rattling hiccups? Read full book review >

STOP, DROP, AND ROLL by Margery Cuyler
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

In 100th Day Worries (2000), Jessica was introduced as a bright, focused, well-loved worrier in both text and illustration. Read full book review >

THAT’S GOOD! THAT’S BAD! IN THE GRAND CANYON by Margery Cuyler
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: April 1, 2001

Cuyler flogs a one-trick pony in this uninspired sequel to 1991's That's Good! Read full book review >

ROADSIGNS by Margery Cuyler
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

Proud Hare gets his comeuppance again, this time leading (at least until the end) slow-but-steady Tortoise along a winding, mostly paved road liberally endowed with large, standard cautionary and directional signs. Read full book review >

THE BATTLEFIELD GHOST by Margery Cuyler
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

A mild ghost story, intent on imparting history painlessly, from Cuyler (From Here to There, p. 531, etc.). Read full book review >

FROM HERE TO THERE by Margery Cuyler
Released: April 1, 1999

The scope of a girl's world broadens in this simple book that introduces the scale of existence, in a game of identity and location that most children have played. Read full book review >

THE BIGGEST, BEST SNOWMAN by Margery Cuyler
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

This funny winter's tale from Cuyler features a girl who needs a boost of confidence to get past the teasing of her overwhelming, overbearing mother and sisters. Read full book review >