Books by Ron Barrett

SUPERHERO JOE AND THE CREATURE NEXT DOOR by Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"For anyone who has an interior superhero. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Joe marshals superhero skills and gadgets inspired by his comic books to combat the titular creature next door. Read full book review >
GRANDPA'S CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS COOKBOOK by Judi Barrett
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Keep handy for that gloomy day when a 'Spaghetti Twister with a Tomato Tornado' might blow in or as an amusing how-to title to help children discover the possible satisfying results that can come when following directions. (Cookbook. 5-8)"
Old and new fans of the classic tale of food delivered three times a day by the weather can tie on an apron, sharpen their culinary skills and dig in to 25 recipes inspired by the beloved book. Read full book review >
THE MARSHMALLOW INCIDENT by Judi Barrett
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"The overlong text never really gets past its vaguely Monty Python-esque premise, making it an insufficiently daffy, one-joke Lesson in Cooperation rather than the full-on goof-fest that made the Barretts' earlier book such a favorite. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Timed to coincide with the release of the film of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, this unrelated tale from the Barretts is a wan fable about Getting Along, enlivened with a little pale silliness. Read full book review >
PICKLES TO PITTSBURGH by Judi Barrett
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"It takes over the story, leaving it without any momentum of its own. (Picture book. 4-8)"
From the creators of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (1978) comes another bizarre food tale. Read full book review >