Books by Mary Murphy

A KISS LIKE THIS by Mary Murphy
Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"Slim? Fleeting? Predictable? Yes, but the youngest listeners won't mind. Sure to inspire lots of cuddles and lip smacks. (Picture book. 1-3)"
Murphy (Utterly Lovely One, 2011) produces another bright slip of a title just right for the youngest toddlers. Read full book review >
UTTERLY LOVELY ONE by Mary Murphy
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"A nice choice to share at bedtime or cuddled close, this provides a good introduction to animal babies for the youngest children, who will recognize the differing fledglings as being not unlike themselves. (Picture book. 1-4)"
There are many lovely babies in the world, but only one belongs to Mama… Read full book review >
PANDA FOO AND THE NEW FRIEND by Mary Murphy
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

Murphy explores the delicate art of making new friends in this gentle preschool tale. Read full book review >

LITTLE OWL AND THE STAR by Mary Murphy
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

In this simple and touching Christmas story, Little Owl meets a bright and shining star who invites the young owl to follow along in the sky. Read full book review >

I KISSED THE BABY! by Mary Murphy
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2003

The excitement of a new arrival is proclaimed loudly and by all: "I saw the baby! Read full book review >

THE ALPHABET KEEPER by Mary Murphy
FICTION
Released: March 11, 2003

A dark-haired lady in a shapeless overcoat keeps the letters of the alphabet caged until they escape into a witty and inventive story. Read full book review >

HOW KIND! by Mary Murphy
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

Good deeds beget good deeds in this graphically bold and bright celebration of benevolence. Read full book review >

SOME THINGS CHANGE by Mary Murphy
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

Murphy's trio of convivial penguins (Please Be Quiet!, 1999, etc.) returns, this time to demystify the nature of change for young readers. Read full book review >

PLEASE BE QUIET! by Mary Murphy
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

Cheerful, flashy colors herald this book for toddlers from Murphy (Caterpillar's Wish, p. 454, etc.). Read full book review >

Released: April 1, 1999

Readers journey through the seasons with puppies whose behavior resembles that of preschoolers. Read full book review >

CATERPILLAR'S WISH by Mary Murphy
Released: March 1, 1999

Little Caterpillar longs to fly away with friends Ladybird and Bee. Read full book review >