Books by Mark Buehner

SNOWMEN AT WORK by Caralyn Buehner
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Fans and those looking for books about occupations may find themselves looking askance at every snowman they see. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The Buehners continue their snowmen-come-to-life shtick with this look at occupations. Read full book review >
SNOWMEN ALL YEAR by Caralyn Buehner
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

A little boy who loves building snowmen but doesn't so much love seeing them melt imagines a magic snowman who "could stay with me all year!" Read full book review >

THE QUEEN OF STYLE by Caralyn Buehner
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

As much an essay on the responsibilities of government as it is a cautionary tale about the hazards of boredom, this tale of a queen who takes a beauty-school correspondence course and uses her unwilling subjects—and their sheep—for practice will give readers food for thought as well as a chuckle or two. Read full book review >

GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS by Caralyn Buehner
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

The Buehners retell the old familiar tale with a jump-roping, rhyme-spouting Goldilocks. Read full book review >

SNOWMEN AT CHRISTMAS by Caralyn Buehner
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

The husband-and-wife team who created the popular Snowmen at Night revisits their snowy creations to see how snowmen celebrate Christmas. Read full book review >

NICCOLINI’S SONG by Chuck Wilcoxen
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

Clouds form fanciful shapes in the star-sprinkled sky as the locomotives settle down for the night. Read full book review >

SUPERDOG by Caralyn Buehner
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2004

The Buehners convincingly suggest that heroes, super or otherwise, are self-made. Read full book review >

CHRISTMAS DAY IN THE MORNING by Pearl S. Buck
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

This longer story by Nobel Laureate Buck, originally published in 1955, is presented for the first time as an illustrated work for children. Read full book review >

SNOWMEN AT NIGHT by Caralyn Buehner
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

The work of this husband-and-wife team best known for The Escape of Marvin the Ape (1992) is always special; here it comes together in a delightful story about the nocturnal activities of snowmen that is refreshingly original and visually sparkling. Read full book review >

THIS FIRST THANKSGIVING DAY by Laura Krauss Melmed
NUMBERS AND COUNTING
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

Melmed (Moishe's Miracle: A Hanukah Story, 2000, etc.) treats children to a traditional Thanksgiving scene while allowing them to interact in this New World counting story. Read full book review >

I DID IT, I'M SORRY by Caralyn Buehner
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1998

The Buehners (It's a Spoon, Not a Shovel! 1995, etc.) continue their mission to make learning decorum a giggle instead of a slap on the wrist. Read full book review >

MY LIFE WITH THE WAVE by Octavio Paz
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

An outlandish and original tale by Paz (for adults, In Light of India, 1997, etc.) is cut and pressed into the picture-book format, for which Buehner provides wild images and, with Cowan, a humorous ending. A boy of about eight falls in love with the waves on his first trip to the seashore, and so takes one home. Read full book review >

FANNY'S DREAM by Caralyn Buehner
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 1996

An ungainly farm girl named Fanny Agnes has a bit of the Cinderella in her and on the night of the mayor's ball goes out to the garden to wait for her fairy godmother. Read full book review >

IT'S A SPOON, NOT A SHOVEL by Caralyn Buehner
NONFICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

A manners manual for etiquette-minded children in the '90s, in multiple choice. Like its much earlier predecessors, Seslye Joslin's What Do You Say Dear? (1958) and Jo Ann Stover's If Everybody Did (1960), this book uses humor to sweeten moral instruction. Read full book review >

HARVEY POTTER'S BALLOON FARM by Jerdine Nolen
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: April 1, 1994

Harvey Potter owns a genuine US Government Inspected balloon farm where he grows balloons to order: clowns, animals, monsters for Halloween, and even—when the young narrator who has been delightedly watching the crops gets old enough to strike out on her own—a huge floater to carry her off. Read full book review >

A JOB FOR WITTILDA by Caralyn Buehner
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

Having trouble making ends meet, witch Wittilda kisses her 47 cats good-bye to go job-hunting, but promptly gets into trouble when, as a newly hired hairdresser, she arranges Mrs. Hatrack's hair into a web, complete with spider. Read full book review >

THE ESCAPE OF MARVIN THE APE by Caralyn Buehner
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

Like Fatio's Happy Lion, Marvin leaves his cage at the zoo through an open door; unlike the lion, no one ever notices him as he roams—reading on the subway, giving his order to a bored waiter, catching a foul at a ballgame, or playing checkers in a park—nor does he return to the zoo (a hippo-escape provides the conclusion). Read full book review >

MAXI, THE HERO by Debra Barracca
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"(Picture book. 4-8)

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Maxi, the Taxi Dog (1990) again tours N.Y.C. His adventures, recounted in sprightly but rather forced verse and capped predictably by his chasing and capturing a thief, are unexceptional, but Buehner's vibrant paintings of the city and its inhabitants are observed with insight and a fresh eye; their lively detail is sure to hold attention. Read full book review >