Mark Teague has delighted young readers with more than 20 picture books, and he has written many of them himself, including the popular Pigsty, Baby Tamer, and One Halloween Night. He is also the illustrator of Cynthia Rylant's beloved Poppleton series for beginning readers. Mark and his wife live in Coxsackie, New York, with their young daughter Lily, who had a great time watching her dad paint the dinosaurs in How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?.

   
One Halloween Night
32 pages; Ages 4-7
Scholastic Press; $14.95
ISBN 0-590-84625-6

It's the spookiest night of the year. Wendell, Floyd, and Mona can't wait to go trick-or-treating, but weird things start happening even before they set out. Haunted by costume troubles, sneaky pranks, and wretched candy with names like "Broccoli Chews," the three friends are convinced that this year the trick's on them. As if that weren't bad enough, the ghoulish Leona Fleebish and her pack of cackling cronies chase the trio through the neighborhood. But before the night is over, some supernatural surprises and a little Halloween magic will treat them to a triumphant adventure.

Baby Tamer
32 pages; Ages 4-7
Scholastic Press; $15.95
ISBN 0-590-67712-8

The Eggmont kids are every baby-sitter's worst nightmare. They are loud. They are clever. They are naughty. And they have more energy than a three-ring circus! To really impress their new baby-sitter, they are about to turn their house into the greatest show on earth! But Amanda Smeedy isn't like the other sitters. The Eggmont kids have never met with a baby tamer before...

The Flying Dragon Room
written by Audrey Wood
32 pages; Ages 4-9
The Blue Sky Press/Scholastic; $14.95
ISBN 0-590-48193-2

Patrick doesn't know it, but his backyard is about to change. Because right now, in her Flying Dragon Room, Mrs. Jenkins is polishing up her set of magic tools. And with these tools and a little imagination, Patrick will be able to build anything — a world entirely his own, filled with bubble machines, sailing ships, friendly dinosaurs — every child's wildest dreams. Join Patrick as he takes his family on an unforgettable, fun-filled romp through a place where monsters become pets, and wild animals eat right out of your hand. Come one, come all — for the backyard surprise of your life!

The Lost and Found
32 pages; Ages 5-8
Scholastic Press; $15.95
ISBN 0-590-84619-1


What happens to lost toys and clothing after they disappear? Explore with Wendell, Floyd, and Mona, three adventurous friends, who search for a lucky hat in the mysterious hidden world of the lost and found!

   
The Field Beyond the Outfield
32 pages; Ages 4-7
Scholastic Press; $15.95
ISBN 0-590-67712-8

Ludlow Grebe is convinced there are monsters in his closet. His parents are convinced their son is just daydreaming. They decide that Ludlow "needs something real to think about." So they sign him up to play baseball. But when Ludlow finally gets a chance to play for the Oswald County Hornets, he's stuck way out in the outfield. In fact, he's so far out, he's out of the game and into another one where the pitcher has four hands and the stadium is filled with a very unusual crowd.

The Iguana Brothers
written by Tony Johnston
32 pages; Ages 4-8
The Blue Sky Press/Scholastic; $15.95
ISBN 0-590-47468-5

Leaping lizards!
Her come the Iguana Brothers!
They have scales.
They have tails.
They have claws.
And jaws.
And sometimes they roar — like donosaurs!

Pigsty
32 pages; Ages 6-9
Scholastic Press; $14.95
ISBN 0-590-45915-5


Wendell Fultz's room isn't a mess. It's a total pigsty. But even Wendell's own mother can't get him to clean it up. Wendell doesn't think the mess is so awful. In fact, he doesn't even mind it when one day he discovers a real pig sitting on his bed. Then more pigs show up, and the mess grows and grows. Wendell finds hoofprints on his comic books. And his baseball cards are all chewed. Living in a pigsty isn't much fun anymore. But Wendell's got a plan.

The Secret Shortcut
32 pages; Ages 5-up
Scholastic Press; $15.95
ISBN 0-590-67714-4


Will Wendell and Floyd make it to school on time? Maybe, if they use the secret shortcut.


Sweet Dream Pie
written by Audrey Wood
40 pages; Ages 4-9
The Blue Sky Press/Scholastic; $15.95
ISBN 0-590-96204-3

Imagine a pie made of chocolate, jelly beans, licorice sticks, cookies, gumdrops, butterscotch, and every confection you love. It's Ma Brindle's incredibly delicious Sweet Dream Pie -- a dessert adventure you'll always remember, sure to give you dreams you never forget!

 

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