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Margaret Wise Brown - Author

About the Author

Margaret Wise Brown (1910 - 1952) was an American author of many popular tales for children, but is best known for her stories Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny.

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Celebration of the Seasons, A Goodnight Songs

Celebration of the Seasons, A Goodnight Songs

Author: Margaret Wise Brown Format: Loose-leaf Release Date: 08/11/2018

Now this collection of beautiful nature-themed poems by Margaret Wise Brown (Goodnight Moon) comes in an adorable board edition--still gorgeously illustrated by 12 award-winning artists. Fluffy clouds, butterflies, furry bunnies, and life from a bug's-eye view: This stunning sequel to TheNew York Times bestseller Goodnight Songs celebrates the beauty and wonder of nature all year long. Once again, a treasure trove of Margaret Wise Brown's newly discovered verses receives loving treatment from 12 award-winning artists, including Floyd Cooper, Peter Brown, David Small, Molly Idle, and Bob Staake. From a little bear singing one morning in May to a soft snowfall, mysterious, deep, and glowing, each song is magical. The array of award-winning illustrators who bring Wise Brown's songs to life are Peter Brown, Floyd Cooper, Leo Espinosa, Blanca G mez, Molly Idle, Elly MacKay, Dadu Shin, David Small, Bob Staake, Satoe Tone, Frank Viva, and Mick Wiggins.

A Home in the Barn

A Home in the Barn

Author: Margaret Wise Brown Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/10/2018

An Indie Next List Pick! A glorious tribute to Brown's timeless classic. -Booklist (starred review) Perfect for fans of Goodnight Moon, The Runaway Bunny, and Big Red Barn, this never-before-published picture book from beloved children's book author Margaret Wise Brown tells the comforting, snowy story of animals seeking shelter from the cold in a big warm barn. Brought to beautiful life by Caldecott Medalist and multiple award-winner Jerry Pinkney, this is a must-have for every child's library and is perfect for cozy wintertime readings. Outside in the cold, hear the wind rattle, come to the barn, keep warm with the cattle...

Good Day, Good Night

Good Day, Good Night

Author: Margaret Wise Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

A never-before-published picture book from Margaret Wise Brown, the bestselling author of Goodnight Moon, brought to life by Loren Long, #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator. When the sun comes up and the day begins, the little bunny says good day to all the familiar things outside. To the birds in the skies and the bees in their hives, to everything one by one. And as the sun starts to set, it's time for the little bunny to say good night. Good night, kitty. Good night, bear. Good night, people everywhere. This never-before-published text by beloved children's book author Margaret Wise Brown uses her signature word pattern from the classic Goodnight Moon that has soothed generations of children to sleep. Paired with Loren Long's gorgeous illustrations, this story is perfect for sleepy children aged 3 and up.

Train to Timbuctoo

Train to Timbuctoo

Author: Margaret Wise Brown, Art Seiden Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/12/2017

Golden Egg Book

Golden Egg Book

Author: Margaret Wise Brown Format: Board book Release Date: 29/12/2017

Goodnight Songs

Goodnight Songs

Author: Margaret Wise Brown Format: Board book Release Date: 02/11/2017

Baby sail the seven seas Safely in my arms When the waves go up and down You are safe from harm. Now this New York Times bestselling collection of charming lullabies by Margaret Wise Brown (Goodnight Moon) comes in an adorable board edition--still gorgeously illustrated by 12 award-winning artists. The roster of celebrated names includes Carin Berger, whose The Little Yellow Leaf was a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book; Eric Puybaret, who brought the bestselling Puff, the Magic Dragon to life on the page; Coretta Scott King Honor Award winner Sean Qualls; and Caldecott Honor medalist Melissa Sweet. It's the perfect gift to wish children a sweet goodnight. The illustrators are Jonathan Bean * Carin Berger * Sophie Blackall * Linda Bleck * Renata Liwska * Christopher Silas Neal * Zachariah OHora * Eric Puybaret * Sean Qualls * Isabel Roxas * Melissa Sweet * Dan Yaccarino

Good Day, Good Night

Good Day, Good Night

Author: Margaret Wise Brown Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2017

A never-before-published picture book from Margaret Wise Brown, the bestselling author of Goodnight Moon, brought to life by Loren Long, #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator. When the sun comes up and the day begins, the little bunny says good day to all the familiar things outside. To the birds in the skies and the bees in their hives, to everything one by one. And as the sun starts to set, it's time for the little bunny to say good night. Good night, kitty. Good night, bear. Good night, people everywhere. This never-before-published text by beloved children's book author Margaret Wise Brown uses her signature word pattern from the classic Goodnight Moon that has soothed generations of children to sleep. Paired with Loren Long's gorgeous illustrations, this story is perfect for sleepy children aged 3 and up.

Goodnight Moon 123 and Goodnight Moon ABC Gift Slipcase

Goodnight Moon 123 and Goodnight Moon ABC Gift Slipcase

Author: Margaret Wise Brown Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 07/09/2017

These soothing books introduce letters and numbers using familiar images from the beloved classic, Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd. Carefully re-imagined by Clement Hurd's son, John Thacher Hurd, Goodnight Moon 123 and Goodnight Moon ABC use artwork from the 1947 original redesigned in a bold and eye-catching way to engagingly introduce children to their first ABCs and 123s. Presented in a sturdy yet pleasingly miniature gift box set, this duo of books makes the perfect present for christenings, birthdays or baby's first Christmas.

The Noisy Book

The Noisy Book

Author: Margaret Wise Brown Format: Board book Release Date: 10/08/2017

From Margaret Wise Brown-author of the childhood favorite Goodnight Moon-and Caldecott-winning illustrator Leonard Weisgard comes The Noisy Book, now back in print in a sturdy board book! The little dog, Muffin, hears a noise. Squeak squeak squeak. What could it be? Originally published in 1939, the classic story of the little dog, Muffin, accompanied by big and bright illustrations will introduce children to the sounds around them.

The Quiet Noisy Book

The Quiet Noisy Book

Author: Margaret Wise Brown Format: Board book Release Date: 10/08/2017

From Margaret Wise Brown-author of the childhood favorite Goodnight Moon-and Caldecott-winning illustrator Leonard Weisgard comes The Quiet Noisy Book, now back in print in a sturdy board book! Muffin, the little dog, has been asleep all night. Quietly something wakes him up. A very quiet noise. What could it be? Originally published in 1950, the classic story of the little dog, Muffin, accompanied by big and bright illustrations is sure to show readers that sometimes the quietest of sounds are the most important of all.

LGB Margaret Wise Brown's Manners

LGB Margaret Wise Brown's Manners

Author: Margaret Wise Brown Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/04/2017

Little Golden Book: Kitten Tales

Little Golden Book: Kitten Tales

Author: Margaret Wise Brown, Garth Williams Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/01/2017

LGB Margaret Wise Brown's The Whispering Rabbit

LGB Margaret Wise Brown's The Whispering Rabbit

Author: Margaret Wise Brown Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/01/2017

The Dead Bird

The Dead Bird

Author: Margaret Wise Brown, Christian Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/07/2016

A New York Times Best Illustrated Book This heartwarming classic picture book by beloved children's book author Margaret Wise Brown is gorgeously reillustrated for a contemporary audience by the critically acclaimed, award-winning illustrator Christian Robinson. One day, the children find a bird lying on its side with its eyes closed and no heartbeat. They are very sorry, so they decide to say good-bye. In the park, they dig a hole for the bird and cover it with warm sweet-ferns and flowers. Finally, they sing sweet songs to send the little bird on its way. A beautiful book to share with children beginning to grapple with loss.

Love Song of the Little Bear

Love Song of the Little Bear

Author: Margaret Wise Brown Format: eBook Release Date: 12/04/2016

The flowers are blooming, the birds are singing, and a little bear frolics through the spring fields. But the best part of spring is having somebody to share it with! Join the little bear in this celebration of love between a mother and child. Love Song of the Little Bear is from the hidden treasures of Margaret Wise Brown, author of the children's classics Goodnight Moon and Runaway Bunny. Parragon is the largest illustrated non-fiction publisher in the world and a global leader in innovative digital books for children in many languages. Welcome to the world of Parragon!

Happy Little Rabbit

Happy Little Rabbit

Author: Margaret Wise Brown Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2016

'He was a happy little rabbit who grew up to be as warm as his mother and as fast as his father...' The Happy Little Rabbit is a playful and loving tale of one little rabbit and his happy home. From the hidden treasure of Margaret Wise Brown, author of children's classics Goodnight Moon, Runaway Bunny and One More Rabbit. Parragon is the largest illustrated non-fiction publisher in the world and a global leader in innovative digital books for children in many languages. Welcome to the world of Parragon!

Sleepy ABC

Sleepy ABC

Author: Margaret Wise Brown Format: Board book Release Date: 21/03/2016

This board book edition of the Margaret Wise Brown classic, illustrated by bestselling author-artist Karen Katz, is just right for sharing with little ones as they start to snuggle up for sleep. This delightful and lyrical text by Goodnight Moon author Margaret Wise Brown follows four small children as they get ready for bed while the world around them-animals and plants alike-go to sleep, too. Karen Katz's playful, childlike illustrations bring this charming story to life for a whole new generation in this sturdy board book format, perfect for little hands!

LGB Home For A Bunny

LGB Home For A Bunny

Author: Margaret Wise Brown, Garth Williams Format: Board book Release Date: 05/02/2015

LGB The Golden Egg Book

LGB The Golden Egg Book

Author: Margaret Wise Brown, Leonard Weisgard Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/02/2015

Margaret Wise Brown's The Golden Bunny

Margaret Wise Brown's The Golden Bunny

Author: Margaret Wise Brown Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/01/2015

I Like Fish

I Like Fish

Author: Margaret Wise Brown, G. Brian Karas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/06/2014

Big Red Barn

Big Red Barn

Author: Margaret Wise Brown Format: Board book Release Date: 27/02/2014

Margaret Wise Brown's simple, rhythmic text about the cycle of a day on a farm, where a family of animals peacefully plays and sleeps, has charmed generations of children. This board book edition features sturdy pages and is just the right size for toddlers. As in her classic Goodnight Moon, Brown engages children and helps settle them down for sleep as they follow along with the animals from morning to night in the barnyard. In the barnyard there are roosters and cows, horses and goats, and a pink piglet who is learning to squeal. Felicia Bond's atmospheric illustrations add to the tranquil simplicity of this gentle story. Big Red Barn makes a lovely baby shower gift and is a wonderful addition to any preschooler's library.

The Runaway Bunny

The Runaway Bunny

Author: Margaret Wise Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2013

A new title in the amazing Essential Picture Book Classics list from HarperCollins. This book is packed with beautiful images and reassuring words as a mother bunny tells her baby bunny how much she loves him. The runaway bunny, first published in 1942, has indeed become a classic picture book. Generations of readers have fallen in love with the gentle magic of its reassuring words and loving pictures. This beautiful new edition will be loved and shared by families for years to come. The genius of this book lies in its touching simplicity. It belies the depth and power of its message. Emma Thompson.

LGB The Friendly Book

LGB The Friendly Book

Author: Margaret Wise Brown, Garth Williams Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/02/2012

LGB Home For A Bunny

LGB Home For A Bunny

Author: Margaret Wise Brown, Garth Williams Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2012

Goodnight Moon

Goodnight Moon

Author: Margaret Wise Brown Format: Board book Release Date: 19/02/2010

This classic bedtime story, which has lulled generations of children to sleep, is the perfect first book to share with a child.

Little Fur Family

Little Fur Family

Author: Margaret Wise Brown Format: Board book Release Date: 04/11/2008

There was a little fur family warm as toast smaller than most in little fur coats and they lived in a warm wooden tree. The Little Fur Family tells the story of a little fur child's day in the woods. The day ends when his big fur parents tuck him in bed all soft and warm, and sing him to sleep with a lovely bedtime song. Cuddle up to a classic with this timeless story! Garth William's soft illustrations join Margaret Wise Brown's rhythmic text to create a gentle lullaby. Bound in imitation fur, Little Fur Family is sure to comfort and delight.

Sneakers, the Seaside Cat

Sneakers, the Seaside Cat

Author: Margaret Wise Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/07/2005

From the author of classics such as Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny, Margaret Wise Brown, the perfect gift for cat lovers and beachgoers alike. On Sneakers' first trip to the beach, his curious paws find surprises in the sand. There's a mischievous crab, playful shrimp, and a shell that echoes the roar of the ocean. Anne Mortimer's wonderful illustrations make this book a must have, said Children's Literature magazine. Mortimer's depictions of Sneakers' wide face and his bright yellow eyes perfectly capture Sneakers' moods. They are also so lifelike that this cat seemingly could leap right off the book's pages, ready to prowl the sands of a sea shore near you.

LGB The Golden Egg Book

LGB The Golden Egg Book

Author: Margaret Wise Brown, Leonard Weisgard Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/03/2004

Two Little Trains

Two Little Trains

Author: Margaret Wise Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2003

From two-time Caldecott Medal-winning artists Leo and Diane Dillon and beloved children's book author Margaret Wise Brown comes Two Little Trains. With simple, bouncy text and soft, beautiful illustrations, this story is perfect for fans of things that go! Sure to delight. (Kirkus, starred review) Two little trains went down the track, Two little trains went West. Puff, Puff, Puff and Chug, Chug, Chug, Two little trains to the west.

Mister Dog

Mister Dog

Author: Margaret Wise Brown, Garth Williams Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/11/2003

My World A Companion to Goodnight Moon

My World A Companion to Goodnight Moon

Author: Margaret Wise Brown Format: Board book Release Date: 15/04/2003

Your world. My world. I can swing right over the world. Now you can revisit the world of the beloved little bunny and his family in this perfect companion to everyone's favorite bedtime story, Goodnight Moon. Together, gentle illustrations of everyday objects along with poetic words capture the excitement of a young child exploring new boundaries, as the bunny greets all the familiar things in this new world. From one of the most accomplished and popular author and illustrator collaborations of all time, this is a classic picture book in which good morning is as reassuring and enchanting as goodnight. The sturdy board book pages make this edition of the beloved story perfect for babies and toddlers.

LGB Sailor Dog

LGB Sailor Dog

Author: Margaret Wise Brown Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2003

The Little Island

The Little Island

Author: Margaret Wise Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/1993

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