Potato is excited because today―for one day only― Lance Vance’s Fancy Pants Store is selling . . .POTATO PANTS!
Potato rushes over early, but just as he’s about to walk in, something makes him stop. What could it be? Will he get his Potato Pants or not? Find out in this one-of-a-kind story about misunderstandings and forgiveness, and―of course―Potato Pants!
Walt and his friends are growing up fast! Everyone is the something-est. But . . . what about Walt? He is not the tallest, or the curliest, or the silliest. He is not the anything-est! As a BIG surprise inches closer, Walt discovers something special of his own!
A Book About Manners Written and illustrated by Laurie Keller. Published by Henry Holt & Company Fall 2007.
Mr. Rabbit's new neighbors are otters. OTTERS! But he doesn't know anything about otters. Will they be friends? Will they even get along? Just treat otters the same way you'd like them to treat you, advises Mr. Owl. Follow Mr. Rabbit as he learns how to be a good friend and neighbor by simply following the Golden Rule.
Written and illustrated by Laurie Keller. Published by Henry Holt & Company 1998.
At the first annual states party (all stemming from Kansas' desire to meet some new states), Virginia and Idaho hatch a plan to swap spots so each can see another part of the country. Before the party is over, all the states decide to switch places. In the beginning, every state is happy in its new location. But soon things start to go wrong. Will the states ever unscramble and return to their proper places?
This book is full of silliness and introductory facts about U.S. geography.
At first glance, Arnie looks like an average doughnut -- round and cakey, with a hole in the middle. OH, and the most important part -- lots of sprinkles! Arnie's very excited to meet his doughnut neighbors but even MORE excited to see who he's going home with. When Mr. Bing chooses him from all the other dozens of doughnuts, Arnie gets a big surprise when Mr. Bing tries to eat him! Pull up a napkin and find out if Arnie gets eaten in this kooky tale.
Those wacky scrambled states are at it again. This time they've come together for a spectacular show featuring their many goofball talents. But just when the director, Indiana, is about to call SHOWTIME!, Georgia gets a bad case of stage fright and can't perform in her juggling act. Will the show go on, or will it be curtains for Georgia and the Jolly Jugglers? The Scrambled States of America Talent Show is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
Written and illustrated by Laurie Keller. Published by Henry Holt & Company 2000.
It's time for Tooth School, and Dr. Flossman is excited to meet the incoming class of thirty-two permanent teeth. There's just so much to learn, from brushing and flossing to dentin and pulp to every student's nightmare -- tooth decay! Spend a day in school with this goofy mouthful of pearly whites as they learn how to take care of themselves!
Written and illustrated by Laurie Keller. Published by Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books, September 2010.
Birdy starts every day by smiling at herself in the mirror. She says you can smile while doing just about anything--brushing your teeth, taking out the garbage, or eating broccoli. Okay, maybe not while eating broccoli. Even people with bad teeth (like our first president, George Washington) should show their toothy grins because there’s no such thing as a bad smile. So heed Birdy’s advice and practice your smile—you’ll need it while reading this book!
If you ever thought that numbers were only for counting--think again! At Grandpa Gazillion's Number Yard, numbers have all sorts of uses that can come in handy when in a pinch. For instance, a two can be used as a saxophone, a ten makes a great pogo stick, and a fourteen is a terrific sailboat. So head over to Grandpa Gazillion's Number Yard and stock up on numbers, because you never know when you just might need them!
Written by Ralph Covert, illustrated by Laurie Keller. Published by Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books, September 2010.
If you wanted a pet, if you really really wanted just the right pet, what would it be? A gecko, a goose, or a humpback whale? A Minnesota minnow or a South Dakota snail? Come to Ralph’s World and join Ralph on a zany adventure across land and water in happy celebration of animal friends of all kinds.