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Marion Dane Bauer

Born: 1938 in Oglesby, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Bauer was born and raised in Oglesby.

Biography: Since 1976, Marion Dane Bauer is the author of more than seventy books for young people from novelty books, picture books and early readers through writing guides and novels. She has won numerous awards, including a Newbery Honor in 1987 for her book ''On My Honor'' and the Kerlan Award from the University of Minnesota for the body of her work. Her books have been translated into more than a dozen different languages and she edited the award-winning book, ''Am I Blue? Coming Out From the Silence''. Bauer was educated at LaSalle-Peru-Oglesby Junior College, the University of Missouri and the University of Oklahoma, where she graduated in 1962. She has taught English at a Wisconsin high school and classes in creative writing in Minnesota.Marion has long been a writing teacher as well as a writer. Her book ''What's Your Story? A Young Person's Guide to Writing Fiction'' is used by adults wanting to write for children as well as by young writers. She was the first Faculty Chair at Vermont College, developing the first Master of Fine Arts in Writing program devoted exclusively to writing for children and young adults.Bauer now lives in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

  • Rain of Fire Jane Addams Children's Book Award in 1984; Kerlan Award in 1986, NCTE Teachers' Choices, 1984 Booklist Reviewers' Choice Jane Addams Peace Association Children's Book Award, 1984
  • On My Honor Newbery Medal Honor in 1987; William Allen White Children's Book Award in 1989, ALA Notable Children's Book School Library Journal Best Books of 1986 Booklist Editors' Choice Publishers Weekly Choice: The Year's Best Books Children's Book Award runner-up, Great Britain, 1988 Flicker Tale Children's Book Award, North Dakota, Kansas, 1989 Golden Archer Award, Wisconsin, 1989 BBY, IRA selection for 1990 Janusc Korczak Literary Competition in Poland Teachers' Choices, 1984, NCTE Booklist Reviewers' Choice Jane Addams Peace Association, 1984 Children's Book Award
  • Am I Blue Lambda Literary Award in 1994, the Stonewall Book Award for literature in 1995.ALA Best Books for Young Adults ALA Recommended Book for Reluctant Young Adult Readers ALA Gay-Lesbian-Bisexual Book Award for Literature, 1995 Lambda Literary Award for Children and Young Adults, 1995 Minnesota Book Award for older children, 1995
  • The Longest Night Golden Kite Award for picture-book text in 2009.
  • The Stuff of Stars Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Books 2019 BookPage Best Children's Books of 2018 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Kirkus Best Picture Books of 2018 for Contemplative Kids Pernille Ripp's Favorite Books of 2018 Star Tribune Holiday Books Washington Post Best Children's Books of 2018
  • Baby Bear Mom's Choice Award
  • If You Were Born a Kitten Minnesota Book Award for Children, 1998 Outstanding Achievement in Children's Literature, Wisconsin Library Assn, 1998 Society of School Librarians International, 1998
  • Dinosaur Thunder Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Books, 2013
  • Sunshine Starred Review - Kirkus
  • Little Cat's Luck Texas Bluebonnet Award, Starred Review - Kirkus
  • Little Dog, Lost 2013 Austin Waldorf Children's Choice Award
  • Runt Maud Hart Lovelace Award (Minnesota state reading award) Georgia Children's Book Award
  • An Early Winter New York Public Library 100 Best Books for 1999
  • A Question of Trust ABA Pick of the Lists New York Public Library Children's Books, 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, 1994 School Library Journal Best Books of 1994 Bank Street College Children's Books of the Year: Outstanding Book, 1994
  • A Taste of Smoke ALA Recommended Book for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 1993
  • Ghost Eye Junior Library Guild Selection American Bookseller Association Pick of the Lists
  • Face to Face 1992 Children's Book of Distinction, Hungry Mind Review ABA Pick of the Lists Minnesota Book Award for older children
  • Foster Child 1977 Golden Kite Honor Book, Society of Children's Book Writers
  • Shelter from the Wind ALA Notable Book Japanese Library Association (award equivalent to US Newbery Award)
  • Bear's Hiccups Cooperative Children's Book Center Choices, 1998 Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, 1998

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction; Mystery; Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers; Children; Young adult readers


Selected Titles

A Bear Named Trouble
ISBN: 0440421322 OCLC: 56590915

Clarion Books, New York : ©2005.

In Anchorage, Alaska, two lonely boys make a connection--a brown bear injured just after his mother sends him out on his own, and a human whose father is a new keeper at the Alaska Zoo and whose mother and sister are still in Minnesota.

A Dream of Queens and Castles
ISBN: 0440405548 OCLC: 25219424

Dell, New York, NY : 1992, ©1990.

In England with her mother for a year, dreamy Diana meets an eccentric old man and shares his frustrations and use of the royal family as a means of escape.

A Mama for Owen
ISBN: 068985787X OCLC: New York :

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers New York : 2007

Owen the baby hippo and his mama were best friends. They loved to play hide-and-seek on the banks of the Sabaki River in Africa. That was all before the tsunami came and washed Owen's world away.But after the rain stops, Owen befriends Mzee, a grayish brown tortoise. He plays with him, snuggles with him, and decides he just might turn out to be his best friend and a brand-new mama.Inspired by the tsunami of 2004, acclaimed storyteller Marion Dane Bauer and celebrated illustrator John Butler depict this heartwarming true tale of healing, adoption, and rebirth -- with splendid illustrations and oodles of love.

A Question of Trust
ISBN: 0590479156 OCLC: 28494340

Scholastic, New York : ©1994.

After his mother leaves the family, Brad involves his younger brother in a plan to get her to come home and deals with his feelings of rejection by taking care of a newborn kitten.

A Recipe for Valentine's Day: A Rebus Lift-the-Flap Story
ISBN: 0689858957 OCLC: 57335119

Little Simon, New York : ©2005.

A boy and a girl come up with a great way celebrate the perfect Valentine's day.

A Taste of Smoke
ISBN: 0440410347 OCLC: 32986313

Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers, New York : 1995.

Thirteen-year-old Caitlan looks forward to the camping trip with her older sister in the woods of northern Minnesota, but she doesn't count on the intrusion of her sister's boyfriend or the ghost of a boy who died in the fire that destroyed the forest a century before.

A Writer's Story: From Life to Fiction
ISBN: 039572094X OCLC: 31867218

Clarion Books, New York : ©1995.

The author explores the influences that led her to become a writer including the importance of inspiration.

Alison's Fierce & Ugly Halloween
ISBN: 0786812117 OCLC: 35397796

Hyperion Paperbacks for Children, New York : 1997.

Alison dresses as a fierce and ugly pirate for Halloween, but she is disappointed and angry when everyone says she looks cute.

Alison's Puppy
ISBN: 0590118382 OCLC: 37773397

Scholastic, Inc., New York : ©1997.

All Alison wants is a puppy for her birthday.

  Alison's Wings
ISBN: 0786801050 OCLC: New York :

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers New York : 1996

Dreaming of growing a set of wings so that she can fly, young Alison is unimpressed by gifts of a red cape, a balloon, an airplane ride, and a swing and retreats into her imagination.

Am I Blue?: Coming Out from the Silence
ISBN: 1439505926 OCLC: 232125705

Paw Prints 2008.

A collection of short stories about homosexuality by such authors as Bruce Coville, M.E. Kerr, William Sleator, and Jane Yolen.

An Early Winter
ISBN: 0395903726 OCLC: New York :

Clarion Books New York : 2001

Refusing to believe that his Granddad has Alzheimer's disease, Tim convinces Granddad to run away with him on a fishing trip to prove that he can still take care of himself, but on the way, Granddad starts forgetting things, and when they are both plunged into a perilous situation, Tim finally realizes that Granddad has changed--but his realization may have come too late.

Baby Bear Discovers the World
ISBN: 9781591935711 OCLC: 952181567

Adventure Publications, Inc., New York : 2016.

Real live bears are the main characters in this dynamic tale of adventure and discovery! Photos by nationally known wildlife photographer Stan Tekiela pair with text by award-winning author Marion Dane Bauer for a lively story that will fascinate children and adults. This Mom's Choice Award winner for Most Outstanding Children's Book creates a compelling dynamic between reality and imagination.

Bear's Hiccups
ISBN: 0439052815 OCLC: 43665976

Scholastic, New York : ©1999.

On a hot summer day, while Bear and Frog are arguing about who owns the cool, wet pond, Frog disappears and Bear develops a sudden case of hiccups.

Celebrating Arizona: 50 States to Celebrate
ISBN: 0544044193 OCLC:

Clarion Books 2013

Say hello to Mr. Geo, everybody’s favorite geography teacher! He's on a mission to visit all fifty states. Today he is visiting Arizona, the Grand Canyon State. His first stop is the Grand Canyon for a mule ride to the bottom, where he'll board a raft and row the mighty rapids of the Colorado River. Then he will visit the Navajo Nation, a town from the Wild West, and the Painted Desert. Join Mr. Geo on his travels around Arizona. Together, you will discover what makes this a state to celebrate.This entertaining and educational mix of travel, geography, history, and pop culture includes maps and learning activities. Great for beginning readers!

Celebrating California: 50 States to Celebrate
ISBN: 9780606316651 OCLC: 839392748

Turtleback Books 2013.

Meet Mr. Geo, everybody’s favorite geography teacher! He loves to explore new places. Today, he’s visiting California, the Golden State. His first stop is a TV studio for a front-row seat at his favorite television talent show! Then he will feed the sea lions at the San Diego Zoo. He’ll cheer for the Los Angeles Angels, ride a cable car in San Francisco, visit the Redwood Forest and even pan for gold! He’ll also visit fun-filled theme parks, beautiful beaches, and many other exciting places. Join Mr. Geo on his travels all around California. Together, you will discover what makes this a state to celebrate. This entertaining and educational mix of travel, geography, history, and pop culture includes maps and learning activities. Great for beginning readers!

Celebrating Florida: 50 States to Celebrate
ISBN: 9780606316675 OCLC: 839392750

Turtleback Books 2013.

Meet Mr. Geo, everybody’s favorite geography teacher! He loves to explore new places. Today, he’s visiting Florida, the Sunshine State. His first stop is the Everglades to see alligators and other amazing animals. He’ll also go to Fort Myers beach and enter a sand sculpting contest. He’ll visit the historic city of St. Augustine, go orange picking, dance at the Florida Folk Festival and he’ll even get to swim with dolphins and manatees!. Then he will visit fun-filled theme parks, sporting events, and other exciting places. Join Mr. Geo on his travels around Florida. Together, you will discover what makes this a state to celebrate. This entertaining and educational mix of travel, geography, history, and pop culture includes maps and learning activities. Great for beginning readers!

Celebrating Illinois: 50 States to Celebrate
ISBN: 0544123751 OCLC: 830205921

Takes beginning readers on a whirlwind tour of Illinois, the Prairie state with Mr. Geo. His first stop is Chicago for a kite-flying festival and a trip to the museum to see the biggest T. rex skeleton ever found! Then he will ride riverboats, work on a farm, climb the mysterious Cahokia Mounds and visit place where President Lincoln lived and worked, plus much more.

Celebrating Massachusetts /
ISBN: 054411972X OCLC: 830205925

Takes beginning readers on a whirlwind tour of Massachusetts, the Bay state with Mr. Geo. Join this fun and funny geography teacher as he goes up and down the state visiting Boston for a Fourth of July celebration, walking the Freedom Trail, and cheering on the Boston Read Sox! He also plans to meet the Pilgrims, go whale watching, bike along the seashore and much much more.

Celebrating New York
ISBN: 9780547897813 OCLC: 794603921

Takes beginning readers on a whirlwind tour of the Empire State with Mr. Geo. Join this fun and funny geography teacher as he explores New York City and New York State with stops at cultural attractions, historic landmarks, scenic wonders, sports events, and much, much more.

Celebrating North Carolina: 50 States to Celebrate
ISBN: 0544288270 OCLC:

Clarion Books 2014

Say hello to Mr. Geo, everybody's favorite geography teacher! He loves to explore new places. Today he's visiting North Carolina. His first stop is the Outer Banks, to climb lighthouses, hunt for pirate treasure, and go hang-gliding on the beach where the Wright Brothers flew the first plane. He'll also visit historic sites, museums, sports stadiums, and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Join Mr. Geo on his travels around North Carolina. Together, you will discover what makes this a state to celebrate. Includes maps, glossary, and learning activities. Great for school projects and family vacations.

Celebrating Texas: 50 States to Celebrate
ISBN: 9780547983950 OCLC: 793973706

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston : 2013.

Takes beginning readers on a whirlwind tour of the Lone Star State with Mr. Geo. Join this fun and funny geography teacher as he visits popular attractions, national parks, historic landmarks, rodeo shows, and much, much more.

Celebrating Virginia and Washington, D.c.: 50 States to Celebrate
ISBN: 0544044177 OCLC:

Clarion Books 2013

Say hello to Mr. Geo, everybody’s favorite geography teacher! He loves to explore new places. Today he is visiting Virginia, our first colony. His first stop is Harborfest to ride a Tall Ship. Then he's off to see dolphins splashing at Virginia Beach, and wild ponies galloping on Assateague Island. Other stops include historic sites, scenic wonders, and nearby Washington, D.C. Join Mr. Geo on his travels around Virginia. Together, you will discover what makes this a state to celebrate. This entertaining and educational mix of travel, geography, history, and pop culture includes maps and learning activities. Great for beginning readers!

Celebrating Washington State: 50 States to Celebrate
ISBN: 054428948X OCLC:

Clarion Books 2014

Say hello to Mr. Geo, everybody's favorite geography teacher! He loves to explore new places. Today he's visiting Washington, the Evergreen State. His first stop is Olympic National Park, to climb mountain trails, hike a rainforest, and see a glacier. Then he's headed to Seattle to ride to the top of the Space Needle. He'll also visit Mount Rainier, historic sites, sports events, museums, and more. Join Mr. Geo on his travels around Washington. Together, you will discover what makes this a state to celebrate. Includes maps, glossary, and learning activities. Great resource for school projects and family vacations!

Christmas in the Forest
ISBN: 0823413713 OCLC: New York :

Holiday House New York : 1998

After Cat is accidentally shut outdoors on a cold, dark Christmas Eve, she wanders into the forest and makes a promise to Mouseling in order to share his warm bed.

Christmas Lights
ISBN: 0689869428 OCLC: 74273909

Little Simon, New York : ©2006.

Children dream of Santa, good food, and family during the days before Christmas, in a book with real Christmas lights.

ISBN: 9781481462136 OCLC: 923564827

Illustrations and simple text explain stratus, cumulus, and cirrus clouds.

Crinkle, Crackle, Crack: It's Spring!
ISBN: 0823429520 OCLC:

Holiday House 2015

Rap, bap, tap. Late one winter night, a boy wakes to strange noises. There's a bear in his yard! The bear leads him to a forest, where the snow has grown muddy and the trees have sprouted buds. The frost is melting--crinkle, crackle, CRACK. As they move deeper into the forest, the sounds grow louder. Rap, bap, tap, crunch, scrunch, crinkle, crackle, CRACK! In an explosion of spring a baby bird is born, ice shatters, and flowers burst forth. John Shelley's illustrations celebrate the season in a burst of color, as the woods transform from a moonlit winter wonderland to a wonderfully bright floral scene.

Dinosaur Thunder
ISBN: 0590452967 OCLC: 731666347

Scholastic Press, New York : 2012.

An imaginative story of a little boy who conquers his fear of thunder! When lightning flares in the faraway sky, and clouds growl like lions waking, big brother Chad is thrilled by the coming storm. But not little Brannon. He looks for a place to hide. Each adult tries to calm Brannon in turn, by comparing the thunder to something that's not scary. "It's only a big cat purring," Daddy says. But Brannon has once been frightened by a cat--and again, he runs to take cover. It's not until the thunder is compared to dinosaurs that Brannon loses his fear. He knows all about dinosaurs. He loves them, and always wanted to see one. Now, he finds himself comforting himself--and his big brother--as he Clomps and he Stomps and he Rages and Rumbles with with all the ferocity of Dinosaur Thunder! Lyrical writing with powerful emotional resonance will inspire the youngest reader to take charge of their wildest fears!

ISBN: 1416925511 OCLC: 232979537

Aladdin, New York : 2009.

Explains that earthquakes are caused by plate movement.

Easter is coming
ISBN: 0689863853 OCLC: 57562354

Little Simon, New York : ©2005.

How do you know that Easter is near? Look at the watery windows in this board book. Bunnies hop in the grass, and colorful eggs and Easter baskets are all around! Peek through the windows and you will see the signs of springtime!

Face to Face: A Novel
ISBN: 0440407915 OCLC: 22593397

Clarion Books, New York : ©1991.

Picked on at school by bullies, thirteen-year-old Michael confronts his fears during a trip to Colorado to see his father, who works as a whitewater rafting guide and whom Michael has not seen in eight years.

ISBN: 1416925538 OCLC: 180756372

Aladdin Paperbacks, New York : ©2008.

All living things need water to survive. But when there is too much rain, a flood can happen. Learn how floods form and how we try to avoid them.

Foster child
ISBN: 0440928613 OCLC: 4551412

Dell Pub. Co., New York : 1978, ©1977.

When her great-grandmother is placed in a nursing home, a twelve-year-old is sent to a foster home where the fanatically religious father presses his intentions on her.

Frog’s Best Friend
ISBN: 0823415015 OCLC: New York :

Holiday House New York : 2002

In a beginner's book about friendship that features large type and simple vocabulary, Frog learns how to share his best friend, Turtle, with the other animals.

Ghost eye
ISBN: 0590452991 OCLC: 32268701

Scholastic, New York : [1995?], ©1992.

Purrloom Popcorn, an exotically beautiful cat with one blue eye and one gold eye, receives his first real love from a lonely girl and an array of ghost cats.

Grand Canyon.
ISBN: 1424215579 OCLC: 226358573

Fitzgerald Books 2007.

It all started with water. But how did one river make such a deep canyon? Read on and find out.

Grandmother's song
ISBN: 0689822723 OCLC: 40050942

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, New York : ©2000.

A woman celebrates the arrival of her baby girl and then, years later, the similar arrival of her grandson.

Halloween Forest
ISBN: 9780823440382 OCLC: 663101195

Holiday House, New York : ©2012.

When a young boy goes out to trick-or-treat on Halloween, he encounters a spooky forest full of bones.

Harriet Tubman
ISBN: 9780545232579 OCLC: 613432514

Scholastic, New York : ©2010.

A simple introduction to the life and work of Harriet Tubman.

How Do I Love You?
ISBN: 0545072700 OCLC: 231584760

Cartwheel Books, New York : ©2009.

A rhyming story about a parent's unlimited love for a child--in the same format as the bestselling book I Love You Through and Through, and with pictures by the same illustrator. "How do I love you? Let me count the ways.I love you as the sun loves the bright blue days . . ."In this board book with padded covers, a parent declares her the bees love a flower, a duck loves a shower, a bird loves to sing, a bear loves the spring. Written by Newbery-award-winning author Marion Dane Bauer, inspired by the poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and with pictures by Caroline Jayne Church, illustrator of the bestselling I Love You Through and Through.

I'm Not Afraid of Halloween!: A Pop-up and Flap Book
ISBN: 0689850506 OCLC: 71300821

Little Simon, New York : ©2006.

Spooky trick-or-treaters knock on the door. From a cackling witch who pops up to a scar-faced Frankenstein who looms large, the costumes get more and more frightening--but they don't scare the little boy giving out candy. Wht will scare him? He's not afraid of anything. Or is he?

If Frogs Made Weather
ISBN: 0823416224 OCLC: 54280152

Holiday House, New York : ©2005.

A young child ruminates on the favorite weather of ten different animals.

If You had a Nose Like an Elephant's Trunk
ISBN: 0823415899 OCLC: 44612934

Holiday House, New York : ©2001.

A young girl imagines what it would be like to have a tongue like a snapping turtle, feet like a fly, a tail like a lizard, or cheeks like a chipmunk.

If You Were Born a Kitten
ISBN: 0689801114 OCLC: 34412769

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, New York : ©1997.

Simply describes how various baby animals come into the world and what happens when a human baby is born.

In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb
ISBN: March comes in with OCLC:

Holiday House 2011

March comes in with a roar. He rattles your windows and scratches at your door. In this exuberant, rhythmic story, March, personified as a lion, enters a boy's cozy home and leaves a trail of snow flurries and muddy footprints. The boy calmly observes the pouncing, howling, growling lion until in comes the lamb on the crest of a huge sneeze. Escorted by grass, flowers, sunshine, showers, and animal babies, the lamb brings forth spring.

Jason's Bears
ISBN: 0786823038 OCLC: New York :

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers New York : 2000

In a story about sibling rivalry, Jason loves to think, dream, and read about bears, until his older brother teases him about it, and Jason must find the courage to make up his own mind.

Jump, Little Wood Ducks
ISBN: 1591935857 OCLC: 921867394

If you were born high up in a tree, would you jump to the ground? That’s what Wood Ducks are supposed to do, but three little ducklings aren’t so sure. Mama Wood Duck calls for them to come, but her babies just won’t budge! Will they find their courage when Mama tells them all about a Wood Duck’s wonderful life?

Killing Miss Kitty and Other Sins
ISBN: 9780547076140 OCLC: 271667642

Houghton Mifflin, New York : [2008], ©2007.

A series of five stories, loosely based on the author's experiences growing up on the edge of a small, industrial town in Illinois in the 1950s, touching upon such diverse topics as race relations, unwanted cats, confirmation in the Episcopal faith, and homosexuality.

Land of the Buffalo Bones
ISBN: 0439220270 OCLC: 50004353

Scholastic, New York : 2003.

Fourteen-year-old Polly Rodgers keeps a diary of her 1873 journey from England to Minnesota as part of a colony of eighty people seeking religious freedom, and of their first year struggling to make a life there, led by her father, a Baptist minister.

Like Mother, Like Daughter
ISBN: 0899193560 OCLC: New York :

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt New York : Leslie has trouble relating to her mother and turns instead to her new journalism advisor at school, until a moment of crisis puts a different perspective on things.

Little Cat's Luck
ISBN: 1481424882 OCLC: 891718740

A little cat named Patches manages to push out a window screen and leave her house, chasing a falling leaf, and sets out to find a special place to call her own.

Little Dog, Lost
ISBN: 9781442434257 OCLC: 741542618

Atheneum Books for Young Readers, New York : ©2012.

A boy, a dog, and an old man are lonely before the boy plans a rally, the dog looks for a boy, and all the townspeople run to the old man's aid when lightning strikes his home and something miraculous happens.

Love Song for a Baby
ISBN: 9781442449732 OCLC: 897466574

Providing a warm and loving poetic answer in a beautiful celebration of parental love, this picture book is an ideal treasure for new parents. Parents describe their longing for a baby and their joy at the birth and marvel at the baby's attributes and actions. The gentle text and lush paintings say I love you in many touching ways in this exquisite book ideal for children, parents, and grandparents. Full-color illustrations.

Mount Rushmore
ISBN: 153443030X OCLC: 1078689800

Visit Mount Rushmore as Newbery Honor recipient and New York Times bestselling author Marion Dane Bauer takes you on a tour of one of our country's greatest treasures in this Level 1 Ready-to-Read. Mount Rushmore is the most visited place in the United States. Learn the story about how this wonder of America was made.

My First Biography: Martin Luther King, Jr.
ISBN: 9780545142335 OCLC: 326505650

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a great man. His words changed the way people thought, and his actions spurred them on to change the world. With simple, lyrical text and bold, kid-friendly illustrations, this book introduces Dr. King to the youngest readers--Page 4 of cover.

My Mother is Mine
ISBN: 9781416960904 OCLC: 316568715

Little Simon, New York : 2009, ©2001.

As a child makes a Mother's Day card, various animal mothers are shown taking care of their young.

Niagara Falls.
ISBN: 1424215528 OCLC: 226358574

Fitzgerald Books 2007.

Introduces young readers to how the Falls were made and the history that surrounds them.

On my honor
ISBN: 0676319785 OCLC: 42480144

Random House/Miller-Brody, New York : ©1988.

When his best friend drowns while they are both swimming in a treacherous river they had promised never to go near, Joel is devastated and terrified at having to tell both sets of parents the terrible consequences of their disobedience.

One Brown Bunny
ISBN: 0439680107 OCLC: 81917156

Orchard Books, New York : 2009.

One brown bunny goes out one day and finds many friends who would like to play.

Our Stories: A Fiction Workshop for Young Authors
ISBN: 0395815983 OCLC: 33948403

Clarion Books, New York : ©1996.

This follow-up to What's Your Story? presents a selection of short fiction written by students in grades four through twelve followed by Bauer's comments on each.

ISBN: 9781481462143 OCLC: 50090259

Aladdin, New York : ©2004.

Illustrations and simple text explain what rain is, how it is used by plants, birds, and people, and the importance of clean water.

Rain of fire
ISBN: 0899191908 OCLC: 9323442

Clarion Books, New York : ©1983.

When Steve's older brother Matthew, returning home after service in World War II, refuses to talk about his wartime experiences, Steve's friends begin to doubt the stories he has told of Matthew's heroism.

Rainbow: Ready-to-Read Level 1
ISBN: 1481463365 OCLC:

Simon Spotligh 2016

Newbery Honor recipient and New York Times bestselling author Marion Dane Bauer teaches beginning readers about rainbows in this bright Level 1 Ready-to-Read. What is that colorful arc in the sky? It is a rainbow. Rainbows are always pretty to look at, but where do they come from? The answer is at your fingertips. Just open this book and read about the wonders of rainbows…

Runt /
ISBN: 0440419786 OCLC: 50775393

Clarion Books, New York : ©2002.

Runt, the smallest wolf cub in the litter, seeks to prove himself to his father King and the rest of the pack and to earn a new name. In this beautifully written story set in the north woods of Minnesota, four healthy wolf pups-Leader, Sniffer, Runner, and Thinker-are born one spring. And then one final, undersized pup emerges-Runt. Despite his size, Runt manages to keep up with his brothers and sisters and learn the ways of the pack. But he finds it impossible to please his father, the pack"s leader, and gradually withdraws from the others. When he ventures into forbidden human territory, Runt at last comes to understand his mistakes and to recognize his own worth. Award-winning author Marion Dane Bauer combines her gift for evocative writing with her in-depth knowledge of wolves to create a compact tale that has the power of an epic. Like the best animal stories, it reflects our own world and shows us what it means to be alive.

Shelter from the wind
ISBN: 9781477816035 OCLC: 1622274

Seabury Press, New York : ©1976.

After her father remarries, twelve-year-old Stacy runs away in search of her real mother, only to be befriended by a wizened old woman who lives alone in the desert.

Sleep, Little One, Sleep
ISBN: 068985269X OCLC: 50903513

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, New York : 2002.

Sleepiness is compared to the actions of a spider, a mouse, a bird, and increasingly larger animals.

ISBN: 1481462164 OCLC: 923564841

Uncovers the mysteries of snow and celebrates the joy it can bring.

Some Babies are Wild
ISBN: 1591930847 OCLC: 227930227

Adventure Publications, Cambridge, MN : 2008.

Rhythmically portrays the loving relationships between baby animals and their moms, while also providing real-life photographs.

ISBN: 1536214116 OCLC:

Candlewick 2021

Set in the northern Minnesota wilderness, a timeless novel about a boy and his imaginary dog explores the legacy of guilt and blame—and what really constitutes a family. Newbery Honoree Marion Dane Bauer evokes the “summer that changed everything” in the life of a boy growing up without a mother. Since as far back as Ben can remember, it’s been him, his devoted dad, and Sunshine—Ben’s little dog, who rarely leaves Ben’s side. It was Mom who did the leaving, and Ben’s about to spend a whole week with his suddenly present mother in the wilds of northern Minnesota. On the remote island she calls home, Ben will learn to canoe, weather the elements, and weigh a burning question: when will she come back to where she belongs? A must-read for dog lovers, children of divorce, and the imaginative and outdoorsy, Sunshine is a poignant, ultimately hopeful story about self-discovery, facing big realities, and finally, forgiving the things—and people—you can’t forget.

  Tangled Butterfly
ISBN: 0395291100 OCLC: New York :

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt New York : 1980

After an emotional outburst at her brother's wedding, Michelle is sent for a rest cure at Minnesota's Apostle Islands where she meets Paul, a young Native American writer who realizes how deeply disturbed she is

Thank you for me! /
ISBN: 0689857888 OCLC: 70839670

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, New York : ©2010.

Rhythmic text enumerates what various body parts can do, including hands to clap and a body to twirl, then expresses thanks for each of those parts--and for the whole.

The Animals Speak: A Christmas Eve Legend
ISBN: 1506466435 OCLC:

Beaming Books 2021

A fresh retelling of a Christmas legend, told through joyful song by the first witnesses to the baby in the manger: the animals. Long ago and even today, the story is told of how all the animals in the world, at the stroke of midnight on Christmas Eve, speak. With their newfound power of speech, the animals rejoice at the birth of Jesus, born humbly in a manger and surrounded by animals. Singing in treetops, braying in stables, barking in yards--the animals all rejoice and proclaim, "The Child is come." With rich illustrations and lyrical text, Newbery Honor Award-winner Marion Dane Bauer delights readers of all ages with this fresh telling of a classic Christmas legend.

The Appalachian Trail: Ready-to-Read Level 1
ISBN: 1534464581 OCLC:

Simon Spotlight 2020

Visit the Appalachian Trail as Newbery Honor recipient and New York Times bestselling author Marion Dane Bauer takes you on a tour of one of our country’s greatest treasures in this Level 1 Ready-to-Read. The Appalachian Trail is one of the longest trails in the world! It crosses fourteen states between Georgia and Maine. Hikers from all over the world come to explore and discover the natural wonders along the trail. Beginning readers will enjoy trailing along in this informative Ready-to-Read.

The blue ghost /
ISBN: 0375833390 OCLC: 56799025

Random House, New York : ©2005.

At her grandmother's log cabin, nine-year-old Liz is led to make contact with children she believes may be her ancestors.

The Christmas Baby (Classic Board Books)
ISBN: 9781481444255 OCLC: 921248956

A simple retelling of the Nativity story that celebrates the timeless joy of welcoming a new baby into the world.

The Cutest Critter
ISBN: 9781591935759 OCLC: 952181568

Adventure Publications, Inc., New York : 2016.

Baby critters are soft and cuddly, but which is the cutest' Award-winning author Marion Dane Bauer poses this question, leading readers on a heartwarming journey to find The Cutest Critter. Stan Tekiela's adorable photographs provide plenty of choices, but by story's end there is just one answer. Stan and Marion's other collaborations both won Mom's Choice Awards. The Cutest Critter is sure to become another family favorite. Share it with someone you love, and introduce them to the wonders of nature.

The Double-Digit Club
ISBN: 0823418057 OCLC: 52178739

Holiday House, New York : ©2004.

Nine-year-old Sarah is excited about summer vacation, but she faces unexpected crises when her best friend Paige becomes old enough to join a local girls' clique, and when she makes choices which affect her relationship with an elderly blind neighbor.

The Golden Ghost
ISBN: 0375866493 OCLC: New York :

Random House Books for Young Readers New York : 2011

Delsie knew it wasn't a good idea to dare her best friend Todd to explore the abandoned houses by the old mill. But she couldn't back down after the words slipped out of her mouth. Together the two friends bike to the mill and try the door of each abandoned house. They are all locked . . . except one. Delsie and Todd sneak inside and discover two strange things. Someone is living there. And something doesn't want Delsie to leave. It's a dog, a strange golden dog, that only Delsie can see! Newbery Honor-winning author Marion Dane Bauer spins a fourth spooky tale to complement her previous stories, The Blue Ghost, The Red Ghost, and The Green Ghost.

The Green Ghost
ISBN: 0375840834 OCLC: 191023758

Random House Children's Books, New York : ©2008.

While Kaye and her parents are driving during a bad snowstorm to her grandmother's house on Christmas Eve, their car spins off the road and they take refuge in a house where Kaye meets a ghost in a green cloak.

The Kissing Monster: A Lift the Flap Story
ISBN: 0689848994 OCLC: 49399978

Little Simon, New York, N.Y. : ©2002.

A young girl tries to hide from her mother's mushy kisses.

The longest night
ISBN: 9780823420544 OCLC: 234257129

Holiday House, New York : ©2009.

One very long night, a crow, a moose, and a fox all claim they can bring back the sun, but the wind knows that only one little creature has what is needed to end the darkness.

The Mighty Mississippi
ISBN: 9781428720596 OCLC: 63108356

Aladdin, New York : 2007.

Briefly describes the geography of the Mississippi River, along with some history of the transportation and commerce associated with the river.

The Night Sky: Ready-to-Read Level 1
ISBN: 1665931485 OCLC:

Simon Spotlight 2023

Learn all about the night sky in the fourth book in this nonfiction Level 1 Ready-to-Read series about the universe that’s perfect for kids who love science and space! From planets and stars to constellations and meteor showers, readers will discover the amazing sights that can be seen in our night sky in this stellar Level 1 Ready-to-Read!

The Red Ghost
ISBN: 0375840818 OCLC: 123136358

Random House, New York : ©2008.

After Jenna gives her little sister an old doll dressed in red velvet as a birthday present, the occurrence of some very disturbing events make Jenna suspect the doll might be possessed.

The Rocky Mountains
ISBN: 9780689869488 OCLC: 62089794

Learn about the Rocky Mountains, how they came to be and what animals live there.

The Secret of the Painted House
ISBN: 037584080X OCLC: 71788813

Random House, New York : ©2007.

When her family moves from Chicago to the country, nine-year-old Emily is drawn to a mysterious playhouse she finds in the woods and soon meets its sad, lonely inhabitant.

The Statue of Liberty /
ISBN: 1416934790 OCLC: 76261793

An introduction to the Statue of Liberty explains how it was built, what it is made of, and the symbolism behind it, and provides interesting facts pertaining to this wonder.

The Stuff of Stars
ISBN: 076367883X OCLC:

Candlewick 2018

The 2019 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Winner In an astonishing unfurling of our universe, Newbery Honor winner Marion Dane Bauer and Caldecott Honor winner Ekua Holmes celebrate the birth of every child. Before the universe was formed, before time and space existed, there was . . . nothing. But then . . . BANG! Stars caught fire and burned so long that they exploded, flinging stardust everywhere. And the ash of those stars turned into planets. Into our Earth. And into us. In a poetic text, Marion Dane Bauer takes readers from the trillionth of a second when our universe was born to the singularities that became each one of us, while vivid illustrations by Ekua Holmes capture the void before the Big Bang and the ensuing life that burst across galaxies. A seamless blend of science and art, this picture book reveals the composition of our world and beyond — and how we are all the stuff of stars.

The Very Best Daddy of All
ISBN: 9781416985174 OCLC: 47297676

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, New York : ©2004.

Pictures and rhyming text show how some fathers, animal, bird, and human, take care of their children by bringing them food, playing with them, and keeping them safe.

The Very Little Princess: Rose's Story
ISBN: 0375856927 OCLC: New York :

Random House Books for Young Readers New York : 2011

In a classic storyteller's voice, Newbery Honor recipient Marion Dane Bauer tells a tale of friendship, family, and fitting in that recalls The Doll People, Rumer Godden, and Hitty, Her First Hundred Years. Rose is a wild child. She doesn't care what her mother or teacher or schoolmates say—she does what she wants. When she finds a delicate china doll in the attic, she takes it. Then the doll comes to life in her hand. She's loud, obnoxious, selfishly bossy, and claims that she's a princess and Rose is her servant. But she's also tiny and fragile. She needs Rose to keep her safe. And maybe Rose needs Princess Regina, too.

The Very Little Princess: Zoey's Story
ISBN: 9780375898211 OCLC: 661179776

Random House, New York : ©2011.

After discovering a tiny, delicate, china doll in an old trunk, Rose is amazed when the doll comes to life, claiming to be a princess, and starts ordering Rose about.

Toes, Ears, & Nose! A Lift-the-Flap Book
ISBN: 9781481419543 OCLC: 51442782

Engages readers to lift the flaps to see which body parts are hiding underneath clothing.

Touch the Moon
ISBN: 0440402565 OCLC: 20863333

Dell, New York : 1990, ©1987.

When the china horse Jennifer receives for her birthday is magically transformed into a real horse, they share an evening of fantastic adventures.

Turtle Dreams
ISBN: 0439052823 OCLC: 36315868

Holiday House, New York : 1997.

Turtle talks to different animals about the coming winter, trying to find a dream that will fit her and prepare her for the long cold season of darkness.

Uh-Oh! : A Lift-the-Flap Story
ISBN: 0689847114 OCLC: 50733080

From lost balloons to spilled milk, mishaps happen! Unfold the pages to see each hilarious uh-oh and the hugs and kisses that make them all better.

ISBN: 9781416925491 OCLC: 180756370

Aladdin Paperbacks, New York : ©2008.

The Earth as we know it was partly created by volcanoes. Many are still active today. Learn how volcanoes form and what is going on when they erupt.

Waiting for Christmas
ISBN: 0689863845 OCLC: 62171145

Little Simon, New York : ©2005.

A young boy sees the snow, lights, and decorations as signs that Chistmas is near. On board pages.

We, the Curious Ones
ISBN: 1536218596 OCLC: [S.l.] :

Candlewick [S.l.] : 2023

Shimmering poetry and stunning cut-paper art portray epic concepts—the evolving biography of the universe and the symbiotic relationship between science and story. Since the beginning, humans have created stories about the universe. From early mythology to modern-day science is a long journey, yet 95 percent of the world “out there” remains a mystery. What will we believe tomorrow? Marion Dane Bauer’s glowing poetry combines with Hari & Deepti’s intricate cut-paper illustrations, dazzling with light and shadow, to celebrate an active, vital, changing, and growing universe. They also show how we humans—the curious ones, the storytellers—are active, vital, changing, and growing, too. In a comprehensive afterword, the author tracks formative contributions to the study of the universe by Western and non-Western civilizations over the centuries.

When I go camping with Grandma
ISBN: 0816734496 OCLC: 29391075

BridgeWater Books, Mahwah, N.J. : ©1995.

A child enjoys a camping trip with Grandma that includes hiking, canoeing, fishing, and cooking out.

Why do Kittens Purr?
ISBN: 1416968504 OCLC: 47296244

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, New York : ©2003.

Simple rhymes tell why kittens, bears, kangaroos, and other animals behave the way they do.

ISBN: 1481462156 OCLC: 923564763

Illustrations and simple text explain what wind is, how it is used by plants, birds, and people, and how wind can become a storm.

Winter Dance: A Winter and Holiday Book for Kids
ISBN: 0544313348 OCLC:

Clarion Books 2017

Snow is coming, and it's time to get ready! The squirrel gathers nuts, the geese soar south, and the snowshoe hare puts on its new white coat. But what should the fox do? Each animal advises the fox that its own plan is best, but the fox thinks otherwise—yet it's not until he meets a golden-eyed friend that he finds the perfect way to celebrate the snowfall. Stunning illustrations by the new talent Richard Jones are the perfect complement to the Newbery Honor winner Marion Dane Bauer's lyrical and playful homage to the natural world.

Yellowstone /
ISBN: 1416954058 OCLC: 134993183

Aladdin, New York : 2008.

An introduction to Yellowstone National Park describes the landscape and animals found there and explains how people came to use natural means to tend the world's first national park.