Published Works

Here is a list of all the books I’ve published.

(Scroll to the bottom to see the latest books).


Georges’ Store, McGraw-Hill, 1968

Linda, McGraw-Hill, 1969

Elvira Everything, Harper and Row, 1970

The Blue Balloon, McGraw-Hill, 1971

Yellow Yellow, McGraw-Hill, 1971 (Illustrated by Mark Alan Stamaty)

I Met a Penguin, McGraw-Hill, 1972

Rebecka, Harper and Row, 1972

In the Eye of the Teddy, Harper and Row, 1973

Gia and the One Hundred Dollars Worth of Bubblegum, McGraw-Hill, 1974

Good Lemonade, Franklin Watts, 1976 (Illustrated by Marie Zimmerman)

Monkey Face, Parents’ Magazine Press, 1977

MacGooses’ Grocery,  The Dial Press, 1978 (Illustrated by James Marshall)

Moon Bear, Scribner’s, 1978

Turtle Tale, Dial, 1978

City Sandwich (Poetry), Greenwillow, 1978

Sandcake, Parents’ Magazine Press, 1978

Little Devil’s A,B,C, Scribner’s, 1979

Little Devil’s 1,2,3, Scribner’s, 1979

Running With Rachel, Dial, 1979 (Co-author Jan Asch, Illustrated by Jan Asch and Robert Michael Buslow)

Country Pie (Poetry), Greenwillow, 1979

Popcorn, Parents’ Magazine Press, 1979

The Last Puppy, Prentice-Hall, 1980

Starbaby, Scribner’s, 1980

Bread and Honey, Parents’ Magazine Press, 1982

Goodnight Horsey, Prentice-Hall, 1981

Just Like Daddy, Prentice-Hall, 1981

Milk and Cookies, Parents’ Magazine Press, 1982

Happy Birthday Moon, Prentice-Hall, 1982

Mooncake, Prentice-Hall, 1983

George’s Store, (Full color) Parents’ Magazine Press, 1983 (Illustrated by B. Wiseman)

Sky Fire, Prentice Hall, 1984

Moongame, Prentice Hall, 1984

Pearl’s Promise, (Chapter book), Delacorte, 1984

Bearshadow, Prentice-Hall, 1985

Bear’s Bargain, Prentice-Hall, 1985

I Can Roar, (Concept book) Kids Can Press, 1985

I Can Blink, (Concept book) Kids Can Press, 1985

Goodbye House, Prentice-Hall, 1986

Pearl’s Pirates, (Chapter book), Delacorte, 1987

Oats and Wild Apples, Holiday House, 1988

Baby in the Box, Holiday House, 1989

Journey to Terezor, (Chapter book), Holiday House, 1989

Here Comes the Cat, (Multilingual in Russian and English)  Scholastic, 1989 (Illustrated by Vladimir Vagin)

Flags of the United Nations Sticker Book, (Activity book) Scholastic, 1990 (Co-Authored by Jan Asch and Sue Leland)

Dear BrotherScholastic, 1992 (Illustrated by Vladimir Vagin)

Short Train, Long Train, Scholastic, 1992

Big Fish, Little Fish, Scholastic, 1992

Moondance, Scholastic, 1993

The Flower Faerie,  Scholastic, 1993 (Illustrated by Vladimir Vagin)

Moonbear, (Board book) Little Simon, 1993

Moonbear’s Canoe, (Board book) Little Simon, 1993

Moonbear’s Books, (Board book) Little Simon, 1993

Moonbear’s Friend (Board book) Little Simon, 1993

The Earth and I, Harcourt Brace, 1994

Hands Around Lincoln School, (Chapter book) Scholastic, 1994 (Cover illustration by

Up River,  Simon & Schuster, 1995 (illustrated by Ted Levin and Steven Lehmer)

Water, Harcourt Brace, 1995

Insects from Outer Space, Scholastic, 1995 (Co-Authored and Illustrated by Vladimir Vagin)

Sawgrass Poems, (Poetry ) Harcourt Brace, 1996 (Illustrated by Ted Levin)

Moonbear’s Pet, Simon & Schuster, 1997

One Man Show, (Autobiography) Richard C. Owen, Publishers, 1997 (Illustrated by Jan Asch)

Barnyard Lullaby, Simon & Schuster, 1998 (Music by Melissa Chesnut-Tangerman)

Cactus Poems, (Poetry) Harcourt Brace, 1998 (Illustrated by Ted Levin)

Good Night Baby Bear, Harcourt Brace, 1998.

Ziggy Piggy and the Three Little Pigs, Kids Can Press, 1998

Song of the North, (Poetry) Harcourt Brace, 1999 (Illustrated by Ted Levin)

Baby Bird’s First Nest, Harcourt Brace, 1999

Moonbear’s Dream, Simon & Schuster, 1999

The Sun is My Favorite Star, Harcourt, 2000

Baby Duck’s New Friend, Harcourt, 2001 (Illustrated by Devin Asch)

Like a Windy Day, Harcout, 2002 (Illustrated by Devin Asch)

Class Pets: The Ghost of P.S. 42, (Chapter book) Simon & Schuster, 2003 (Illustrated by John Kanzler)

Class Pets: Battle in a Bottle, (Chapter book) Simon & Schuster, 2003 (Illustrated by John Kanzler)

Class Pets: Survival School, (Chapter book) Simon & Schuster, 2004 (Illustrated by John Kanzler)

Monsieur Saguette and His Baguette, Kids Can Press, 2004

Mr. Maxwell’s Mouse, Kids Can Press, 2004 (illustrated by Devin Asch)

Star Jumper, (Chapter book) Kids Can Press, 2006

Mrs. Marlowe’s Mice, Kids Can Press, 2007 (illustrated by Devin Asch)

Gravity Buster, (Chapter book) Kids Can Press 2007

Time Twister, (Chapter book) Kids Can Press, 2008

The Daily Comet: Boy Saves Earth From Giant Octopus! Kids Can Press 2010  (illustrated by Devin Asch)

Happy Birthday Big Bad Wolf, Kids Can Press, 2011

Here Comes the Cat, (Multilingual in Russian and English) McSweeney’s McMullens, 2011  (illustrated by Vladimir Vagin).  Reprinted from original publication 1989.

Pearl’s Promise (Chapter e-book), Pet Rock Mountain Press, 2012

Pearl’s Pirates (Chapter e-book), Pet Rock Mountain Press, 2012

Journey to Terezor (Chapter e-book), Pet Rock Mountain Press, 2013 (Cover illustration by Jan Asch)

Giallo Giallo, (Yellow Yellow), (Multilingual, in Italian and English) Orecchio Acerbo, 2013 (Illustrated by Mark Alan Stamaty)

Moonbear’s Sunrise, Simon and Schuster, 2014

Pizza, Simon and Schuster, 2014

Pandamonium, Class Pets Book 4, (Chapter e-book) Pet Rock Mountain Press, 2015.

I Met a Penguin, (cloth bound cover edition), Nieves/Al Pastor, 2015

The Lending Zoo, Simon and Schuster, 2016