Books by Mary Morgan

Released: April 30, 2013

"A sensible safety lesson and a satisfying story. (afterword) (Picture book. 3-8)"
A charismatic golden retriever narrates this earnest story about finding a toddler who wanders away into the woods. Read full book review >
DRAGON PIZZERIA by Mary Morgan
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: May 13, 2008

Two dragons in Fairy Tale Land decide to open a pizza shop. Read full book review >

THE SOUND OF HER NAME by Mary Morgan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2005

"A palatable historical novel that holds the nostalgia."
Seattle novelist Morgan's (Deeper Waters, 2002, etc.) folksy history lesson revisits a small Welsh town 20 years after the Americans ran through in WWII. Read full book review >
SLEEP TIGHT, LITTLE MOUSE by Mary Morgan
ANIMALS
Released: May 13, 2003

In this diminutive charmer, a restless mouseling tells his mama that he'd rather sleep in a bird's nest, in a pile of puppies, a kangaroo's pouch, with bats in a cave, or with a polar bear mama. Read full book review >

DEEPER WATERS by Mary Morgan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2002

Morgan's third outing brings a return visit from lawyer Noah Richards. Read full book review >

WHAT THE BABY HEARS by Laura Godwin
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

Babies, whether kittens, owlets, joeys, or tadpoles, hear different sounds from burps to purrs; this sweet story has them all. Read full book review >

THE HOUSE AT THE EDGE OF THE JUNGLE by Mary Morgan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 1999

An offbeat follow-up to her impressive debut (Willful Neglect, 1997)—offbeat in the sense that there are no corpses, no clues, no cops, no usual suspects. Read full book review >

OUR PUPPIES ARE GROWING by Carolyn Otto
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1998

This newest entry in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series examines the early stages of a puppy's development, from gestation to approximately eight weeks. Read full book review >

WILLFUL NEGLECT by Mary Morgan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 1997

A first-class debut novel that tells the story of young lawyer Noah Richards, a widower who, having enjoyed a short, blissful marriage, now finds himself lost, at loose ends. Read full book review >

I'M THE BOSS! by Elizabeth Winthrop
ANIMALS
Released: April 15, 1994

The subject is clout, and how it's acquired. ``Julia [of Asleep in a Heap, 1993] was not the boss of anything or anybody and she didn't like it.'' Her parents tell her what to eat; her big sister orders her to scram; even her toddler sib hollers when she feels imposed on. Read full book review >

BENJAMIN'S BUGS by Mary Morgan
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1994

A small, sweet book that describes, with disarming simplicity, a little porcupine's adventures on a walk with his mama, a motherly animal person who much resembles Mrs. Tiggy Winkle. Read full book review >

ASLEEP IN A HEAP by Elizabeth Winthrop
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

A diverting new take on the topic of a wakeful tot. Read full book review >

BLOOMERS! by Rhoda Blumberg
HISTORY
Released: Sept. 30, 1993

On seeing friend Elizabeth Cady Stanton's trousers, Amelia Bloomer ``decided that women needed freedom not only from drunken husbands but also from cumbersome, crippling clothes.'' As with any revolutionary style change, ``bloomers,'' named for the editor of a women's journal, The Lily, shocked the public. Read full book review >

HUGS by Alice McLerran
by Alice McLerran, illustrated by Mary Morgan
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

An appealing pocket-sized book explores a concept that every loving parent enjoys teaching. Read full book review >

THE GUPPIES OF HILLY DALE HOUSE by Anne Baird
ANIMALS
Released: June 28, 1991

"Kids and teacher are at their best here: no spats or reprimands. Morgan's well-observed, sturdy little people are consistently cheery but not sentimentalized. An appealing, useful book. (Picture book. 1-5)

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Five half-pint realistic stories about a day-care group (the ``Guppies''), each genial episode making its small, wholesome point via demonstration: the toddler who naps in the morning is the only one who's wide awake at lunchtime; an inchworm is fun to hold, but will be happiest outside. Read full book review >

ANIMAL TRACKS AND TRACES by Kathleen V. Kudlinski
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1991

Over-sweet use of color and a coy tone limit the appeal of this book on tracks, castings, and nests. Read full book review >