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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Aaron Reynolds  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Children;

Born: 1970


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Illinois Connection

Reynolds is from O'Fallon and currently resides in Fox River Grove. He graduated from Illinois Wesleyan in Bloomington.

Biographical and Professional Information

Aaron Reynolds is a New York Times Bestselling Author. He is the author of a graphic novel series and other great books for kids.


Published Works

  • Breaking Out Of The Bungle Bird, Zonderkidz, 2004
  • The Nineteenth of Maquerk, Zonderkidz, 2004
  • The Tale of the Poisonous Yuck Bugs, Zonderkidz, 2004
  • Chicks and Salsa , Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2004
  • Tiger Moth and the Dragon Kite Contest, Stone Arch Books, 2005
  • Tiger Moth: The Fortune Cookies of Weevil, Stone Arch Books, 2005
  • Tiger Moth, Insect Ninja , Stone Arch Books, 2005
  • Tiger Moth: The Dung Beetle Bandits, Stone Arch Books, 2006
  • Tiger Moth: The Fortune Cookies of Weevil, Stone Arch Books, 2007
  • Buffalo Wings, Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2007
  • The Fabulous Reinvention of Sunday School: Transformational Techniques for Reaching and Teaching Kids, Zondervan, 2007
  • Tiger Moth: Kung Pow Chicken, Stone Arch Books, 2008
  • Tiger Moth: The Pest Show on Earth, Stone Arch Books, 2008
  • Superhero School, Bloomsbury, 2009
  • Joey Fly Private Eye in Creepy Crawly Crime, Square Fish, 2009
  • Big Hairy Drama, Henry Holt and Co., 2010
  • Snowbots, Knopf, 2010
  • Metal Man, Charlesbridge Publishing, 2010
  • Back of the Bus, Philomel, 2010
  • Creepy Carrots, Simon & Schuster, 2012 - Spanish edition available
  • Pirates vs. Cowboys, Knopf, 2013
  • Carnivores, Chronicle Books, 2013
  • Here Comes Destructosaurus!, Chronicle Books, 2014
  • Nerdy Birdy, Roaring Books Press, 2015
  • President Squid, Chronicle, 2016
  • Caveboy Dave: More Scrawny Than Brawny, Viking, 2016
  • Sea Monkey & Bob, Simon & Schuster, 2017
  • Creepy Pair of Underwear, Simon & Schuster, 2017


Selected Titles At Your Library

Breaking out of the bungle bird /
ISBN: 0310709563. OCLC Number:

Zonderkidz,. Grand Rapids, Mich. :. ©2005.

Two insects try to escape from the stomach of a bungle bird in this rhyming story based on a Bible verse from the book of Proverbs about the wisdom of taking advice.

The nineteenth of maquerk /
ISBN: 0310709547. OCLC Number:

Zonderkidz,. Grand Rapids, Mich. :. ©2005.

Discovering the rewards of diligence can certainly be fun, but see how one lazy caterpiller learns what happens when you don't finish what you start.--Publisher description.

Tale of the poisonous yuck bugs /
ISBN: 0310709555. OCLC Number:

Zonderkidz,. Grand Rapids, Mich. :. ©2005.

Chicks and salsa /
ISBN: 1599900998. OCLC Number:

Bloomsbury Children's Books,. New York :. 2005.

Soon after the chickens tire of their feed and decide to make tortilla chips and salsa, all the other animals on Nuthatcher Farm start to crave southwestern cuisine.

Tiger Moth and the dragon kite contest /
ISBN: 1598892290. OCLC Number:

Stone Arch Books,. Minneapolis :. 2007.

Fourth-grade ninjas Tiger Moth and Kung Pow have fun with their classmates celebrating the Chinese New Year. tiger's rivals, the Fruit Fly Boys, enter the kite-flying contest and the result is a sky-high disaster.

The fortune cookies of Weevil /
ISBN: 1598894137. OCLC Number:

Stone Arch Books,. Mankato, Minn. :. ©2007.

Who is sending all those fortune cookies around the city? What sinister message is tucked inside? Why are the Scorpions working with the Yellow Jacket Hive? Fourth-grade ninjas, Tiger Moth and Kung Pow, smell something crummy in the air, and it's not the jumbo hot chocolate from Starbugs.

Tiger Moth, insect ninja /
ISBN: 1598892282. OCLC Number:

Stone Arch Books,. Minneapolis :. 2007.

In graphic novel format, Young Tiger Moth is a ninja-in-training, a martial arts warrior who fights evil in the streets and classrooms of the bug world. With the help of his best friend, pillbug Kung Pow, he works for truth and justice, while still hoping to finish the fourth grade.

The dung beetle bandits /
ISBN: 1598894129. OCLC Number:

Stone Arch Books,. Mankato, Minn. :. ©2007.

Tiger Moth and his sidekick, Kung Pow, visit a dung beetle ranch owned by Tiger's Uncle Aphid, but when they arrive, the beetles are missing. It looks like the work of Stinky McCree. Tiger is convinced, however, that somewhere out among the desert cacti, a darker evil lurks.

The fortune cookies of Weevil /
ISBN: 1598894137. OCLC Number:

Stone Arch Books,. Mankato, Minn. :. ©2007.

Who is sending all those fortune cookies around the city? What sinister message is tucked inside? Why are the Scorpions working with the Yellow Jacket Hive? Fourth-grade ninjas, Tiger Moth and Kung Pow, smell something crummy in the air, and it's not the jumbo hot chocolate from Starbugs.

Buffalo wings /
ISBN: 1599903253. OCLC Number:

Bloomsbury Children's Books,. New York :. 2009.

While searching for the perfect Super Bowl snack, Rooster comes across a recipe for buffalo wings and, before reading it completely, goes in search of what he believes is the missing ingredient.

The fabulous reinvention of Sunday school :
ISBN: 0310274338. OCLC Number:

Zondervan,. Grand Rapids, Mich. :. ©2007.

Kung Pow chicken /
ISBN: 1434205053. OCLC Number:

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Weevil's evil goons have captured Tiger Moth! The fate of this fourth-grade ninja rests in the hands of Kung Pow and his kid sister, Amber. Have Tiger's lessons prepared his young apprentice for this life or death bug battle? Or will Kung Pow fail the ultimate ninja test?

The pest show on Earth /
ISBN: 1434205045. OCLC Number:

Stone Arch Books,. Minneapolis :. ©2008.

When the carnival comes to town, Tiger Moth and his sidekick, Kung Pow, let their ninja guard down. But not for long! This funfest is an evil trick by Weevil, the world's evilest insect. Now, the fourth-grade ninja duo must stop the show before the main attraction-- the deadly Wing Kong!

Superhero School /
ISBN: 1599901668. OCLC Number:

Bloomsbury,. New York :. 2009.

When Leonard starts attending Superhero School he is disappointed to find that all they learn is math, but when the ice zombies strike, Leonard and his classmates put their newly-acquired knowledge to good use.

Joey Fly, private eye in Creepy crawly crime /
ISBN: 0805087869. OCLC Number:

Henry Holt,. New York :. 2009.

Have you ever had one of those moments? You know--you're trying to find a stolen diamond pencil box for your beautiful butterfly customer, your mosquito witness won't give you any information, and your clumsy scorpion assistant has just tampered with your only bit of evidence?Joey Fly has those moments a lot.

Joey Fly, private eye in Big hairy drama /
ISBN: 0805091106. OCLC Number:

Henry Holt,. New York :. 2010.

When Greta Divawing, butterfly star of the Scarab Beetle Theatre, goes missing a week before the opening performance of "Bugliacci," Joey Fly is called in to investigate her puzzling disappearance.

Snowbots /
ISBN: 0375858733. OCLC Number:

Alfred A. Knopf,. New York :. ©2010.

Rhyming tale of a fun day young robots spend playing in new-fallen snow.

Metal man /
ISBN: 1580891519. OCLC Number:

Charlesbridge ;. Watertown, Mass. :. 2010.

One hot summer day, a man who makes sculpture out of junk helps a boy create what he sees in his minds eye.

Back of the bus /
ISBN: 0147510589. OCLC Number:

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From the back of the bus, an African-American child watches the arrest of Rosa Parks.

Creepy carrots! /
ISBN: 1442402970. OCLC Number:

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The carrots that grow in Crackenhopper Field are the fattest and crispiest around and Jasper Rabbit cannot resist pulling some to eat each time he passes by, until he begins hearing and seeing creepy carrots wherever he goes.

Pirates vs. cowboys /
ISBN: 0375858741. OCLC Number:

Alfred A. Knopf,. New York :. 2013.

A scurvy pirate crew, led by Burnt Beard, finds trouble when they try to hide their treasure in Old Cheyenne and have some miscommunication with Black Bob McKraw and his posse.

Carnivores /
ISBN: 0811866904. OCLC Number:

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A lion, a great white shark, and a timber wolf, all meat-eaters who have been hurt by the cruelty of plant-eaters, form a support group which has limited success until their newest member, a great horned owl, shares some advice.

Here comes Destructosaurus! /
ISBN: 145212454X. OCLC Number:

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Destructosaurus lays waste to a city, but he really is just looking for his teddy bear.

Nerdy Birdy /
ISBN: 1626721270. OCLC Number:

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"A picture book about a nerdy birdy who just wants to hang out with the cool birds"--

Caveboy Dave :
ISBN: 0147516587. OCLC Number:

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"A young caveman named Dave must complete a dangerous rite of passage with his peers"--

Sea Monkey & Bob /
ISBN: 1481406760. OCLC Number:

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A sea monkey who is afraid of sinking and a pufferfish afraid of floating to the surface conquer their fears by sticking together.

Creepy pair of underwear! /
ISBN: 1442402989. OCLC Number:

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"A young rabbit is frightened by his underwear"--


Awards

Here Comes Destructosaurus!

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

Reynolds likes making presentations. For more information about his programs go to the Author page of his website.