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BOOKS BY JAN CARR

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Illustrated by Jennifer A. Bell


After taking refuge in a grand old theater, a resourceful and endearing little mouse falls in love with dance, wins the heart of a ballerina -- and at last finds a welcoming home!

This book is being featured on the merchandise tables at NYC Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet.

Illustrated by Daniel Howarth


You're my little bundle bear.
Snap up, wrap up wooly wear.
We go here, there, everywhere
'Cause I love you!

Illustrated by Ethan Long


Calling all budding grammarians! Greedy Apostrophe is on the loose!

"One punctuation mark, and one alone, refused to take the solemn Punctuation Mark Oath. And that was GREEDY APOSTROPHE!"

Illustrated by Dorothy Donohue


A perfect first book about
Valentine's Day:

One heart on the bathroom mirror
One heart in a shoe
One heart by my mommy's mug
To tell her "I love you!"

Illustrated by Dorothy Donohue


Frozen noses
Tingly toeses
Sniffle, Snuffle
Winter's cold!

Better bundle!
Quiver, shiver
Booted, buckled
Buttonholed

illustrated by Dorothy Donohue


Hocus-pocus!
There's a crocus!
Plucky petals
Brave the chill

Frilly, silly
Daffodilly
Willy-nilly
Down the hill

Illustrated by Dorothy Donohue


Flutter, flitter
Gold as glitter
Colors crackle
Round the tree

Rake a heap up
Run and leap up
Fall is frisky --
So are we!

Illustrated by Ivan Bates


"Keep your lights on the road," Big Truck tells Little Truck. But when Big Truck has to go into the shop for a repair, will Little Truck be able to drive to the Greenmarket in the big city -- all by himself?

For young truck lovers, and those who love them...

Illustrated by G. Brian Karas


Attention, young scientists!
Take out your notebooks!
Beast is funny and furry --
and his behavior is definitely beastly.
What is the nature of this beast?
Now he's hanging from the chandelier!

Illustrated by James Ransome


'Manda's having a dark day until Aunt Ruby snuggles up and suggests she makes a list of things she loves. Guess who's top on 'Manda's list? She loves her Aunt Ruby!

Cover art by S.D. Schindler


The Elf's Rules for Union Square:
No children
No dogs
No food
NO FUN!

Illustrated by Katy Bratun


It was the eve of Valentine's Day.
Even the moon was celebrating.
Inside the coffee shop,
can Isadore win over Athena?

Illustrated by Katy Bratun


Once upon a time...

Illustrated by Robert Bender


Mr. Porkpie wants to take Rosie's picture,
but Rosie feels all pig-wriggly.
She'd rather roll in the mud.
Uh oh! Get that pig!
Rosie's running hog-wild!

HAREM WISH

Novel for adults


"Carr is capable of great tenderness, and her playful, pun-filled voice is a delight." -- Starred Review Publishers Weekly