Books by Mark Fearing

TOMMY CAN'T STOP! by Tim Federle
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 14, 2015

"An enjoyable performance for both the boisterous and the calm. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Little brother Tommy is a perpetual-motion machine, and he is driving his family bonkers. Read full book review >
THE GREAT THANKSGIVING ESCAPE by Mark Fearing
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"A holiday offering that definitely makes a fun all its own. (Picture book. 5-9)"
It's Thanksgiving at Grandma's, and nothing's worse than being stuck with the babies. Read full book review >
A VERY WITCHY SPELLING BEE by George Shannon
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"Shannon and Fearing combine their considerable talents to create a most bewitching tale of self-confidence and perseverance. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When young witch Cordelia enters a spelling bee, not only does she need to rely on her skills as an accomplished speller, but she must also use her wits to foil the competition…in the nicest way possible. Read full book review >
HOW MARTHA SAVED HER PARENTS FROM GREEN BEANS by David LaRochelle
Released: April 18, 2013

"A must for picky eaters. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A little girl who never eats green beans resorts to extreme measures when a mob of rogue beans kidnaps her parents in this twisted take on cleaning your plate. Read full book review >
EARTHLING! by Mark Fearing
Released: July 1, 2012

"A fun, intergalactic buddy story that may not reinvent the wheel—or the UFO—but works well here, nonetheless. (Graphic science fiction. 9-12)"
After catching the wrong bus, young Bud finds himself at a school that's out of this world—literally.On what is to be his first day at his new school, Bud accidentally finds himself on a spaceship school bus on the way to the Cosmos Academy, where Earthlings are the most feared creatures in the galaxy. Read full book review >
THE THREE LITTLE ALIENS AND THE BIG BAD ROBOT by Margaret McNamara
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"This one may be too stuck on the arc of the original tale to come alive in its own right. (Picture book. 5-7)"
An extremely odd variant on "The Three Little Pigs." Read full book review >
THE BOOK THAT EATS PEOPLE by John Perry
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Perfect for sharing with susceptible younger sibs or as a gift item for frenemies. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In the fine old tradition of Jon Stone's The Monster at the End of This Book, illustrated by Mike Smollin (1971), and like cautionary exercises, Perry provides thrillingly urgent warnings to steer clear of this volume—or at least not to read it while smelling of peanut butter or other foods. Read full book review >