Books by Teresa Bateman

THE LEPRECHAUN UNDER THE BED by Teresa Bateman
Released: March 17, 2012

"At the satisfying conclusion of this original tale, the robbers run away leaving Sean and Brian, now friends for life, in peace. 'Tis a grand thing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mischief ensues when Sean, a human, accidentally builds his cottage over the home of Brian, a leprechaun. Read full book review >
THE CHRISTMAS PUPS by Teresa Bateman
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

Puppies are abandoned, rescued and adopted in this predictable holiday story that features dogs that can think and talk to each other with a human level of communication.

The three talking puppies are a protective pair of brothers, Ruff and Tuff, and their shy sister, Penny. Read full book review >

FICTION
Released: March 1, 2011

Step aside, Paul Bunyan, Hals Halson has come to challenge you as the "greatest lumberjack in North America." Read full book review >

DAMON, PYTHIAS, AND THE TEST OF FRIENDSHIP  by Teresa Bateman
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: March 1, 2009

A tyrant's coldness jeopardizes the lives of two Syracusan youths. Read full book review >

THE FROG WITH THE BIG MOUTH by Teresa Bateman
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

A young Argentine wide-mouthed frog can't help but brag when he eats the biggest fly in the whole world. Read full book review >

GUS, THE PILGRIM TURKEY by Teresa Bateman
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

When his friends clue him in on why he's not likely to see the New Year, Gus decides to head south with the other birds: "Maybe that's why they don't end up as dinner!" Read full book review >

THE EYES OF THE UNICORN by Teresa Bateman
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 15, 2007

A pretty story tenderly told and fabulously illustrated. Read full book review >

TRAVELING TOM AND THE LEPRECHAUN by Teresa Bateman
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: March 17, 2007

In a folklorish original tale with a wee bit of psychological complexity at the climax, a wandering minstrel does what a small army of rivals cannot, by separating a leprechaun from its pot of gold to win the hand of a princess. Read full book review >

FIONA’S LUCK by Teresa Bateman
FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

Like her Leprechaun Gold (1998), Bateman's latest exudes Irish flair. Read full book review >

KEEPER OF SOLES by Teresa Bateman
FICTION
Released: March 15, 2006

A Colombian artist makes his U.S. debut on a high note, pairing witty paintings to Bateman's lively tale of a shoemaker who gets Death for a customer. Read full book review >

APRIL FOOLISHNESS by Teresa Bateman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

Grandpa's no chump. Read full book review >

THE PRINCESSES HAVE A BALL by Teresa Bateman
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

Maybe princesses used to dream of marrying princes and dancing at formal balls, but here are twelve contemporary ones with something else in mind. Read full book review >

THE MERBABY by Teresa Bateman
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 15, 2001

A gentle teaching story with lovely watercolors in every hue of aquamarine, opal, and sea foam. Read full book review >

A PLUMP AND PERKY TURKEY by Teresa Bateman
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

The leaves have changed, Thanksgiving nears—and the canny turkeys of Squawk Valley have decamped, leaving local residents to face the prospect of a birdless holiday. Read full book review >

HARP O’GOLD by Teresa Bateman
FICTION
Released: March 15, 2001

Bateman reminds readers of the proverbial phrases, "Be careful what you wish for" and "Money can't buy happiness." Read full book review >

FARM FLU by Teresa Bateman
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2001

The case of galloping flu seems to be striking the farmyard in this sweet-hearted tribute to that refrain that gets a tentative airing right before the school bus is to arrive: "I'm not feeling good." Read full book review >

HUNTING THE DADDYOSAURUS by Teresa Bateman
DINOSAURS
Released: March 1, 2001

This rhyme-along item features two young, roly-poly, soft-toned dinosaurs stalking their father as he leaves a trail of clothes, crumbs, and other detritus after returning home from work. Read full book review >

LEPRECHAUN GOLD by Teresa Bateman
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: March 15, 1998

This charming tale has an Irish lilt that would certainly withstand an energetic reading out loud—and not just on St. Read full book review >

THE RING OF TRUTH by Teresa Bateman
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: March 15, 1997

Bateman's first book is a beautifully layered, consistently sprightly take on the notion that truth is stranger than fiction. Itinerant peddler Patrick O'Kelley habitually tells magnificent lies, blarneying his gullible customers into purchasing scarves and trinkets. Read full book review >