Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

Laurie Keller

Laurie Keller

Laurie Keller is the acclaimed author-illustrator of Do Unto Otters, Arnie, the Doughnut, The Scrambled States of America, and Open Wide: Tooth School Inside, among numerous others. She grew up in Muskegon, Michigan, and always loved to draw, paint and write stories. She earned a B.F.A. at Kendall College of Art and Design, then worked at Hallmark as a greeting card illustrator for seven-and-a-half years, until one night she got an idea for a children’s book. She quit her job, moved to New York City, and soon had published her first book. She loved living in New York, but she has now returned to her home state, where she lives in a little cottage in the woods on the shore of Lake Michigan.

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Arnie, the Doughnut
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Arnie, the Doughnut

The Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut

Laurie Keller; illustrations by Laurie Keller
Square Fish
Square Fish

A deliciously imaginative story about friendship—from Laurie Keller, the author / illustrator of The Scrambled States of America.

Arnie was fascinated as he watched the customers...

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Invasion of the Ufonuts
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Invasion of the Ufonuts

The Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut

Laurie Keller; illustrations by Laurie Keller
Square Fish
Square Fish

The slapstick shenanigans continue in Invasion of the Ufonuts, the hilarious second book in Laurie Keller's Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut series.

Arnie finds himself in trouble...

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Fooled You!
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Fooled You!

Elaine Pascoe; illustrated by Laurie Keller
Square Fish
Square Fish

Hoaxes are meant to fool the world—and some people fall for them. Would you?

Crop circles. Aliens on earth. Fairies caught on film. Giant cats. What do these phenomena have in...

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Bowling Alley Bandit
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Bowling Alley Bandit

The Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut

Laurie Keller
Square Fish
Square Fish

As Mr. Bing's new pet "doughnut dog," Arnie couldn't be happier. When Mr. Bing joins a bowling league, Arnie gets to go along to practices and competitions. But then Mr. Bing starts rolling gutter...

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Toys!
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Toys!

Don Wulffson; Illustrated by Laurie Keller
Square Fish
Square Fish

A fresh, intriguing look at the stories behind great toy inventions, by Don Wulffson and illustrated by Laurie Keller.

"Originally, Play-Doh only came in white. There's a good reason for...

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Marty Frye, Private Eye
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Marty Frye, Private Eye

Marty Frye, Private Eye

Janet Tashjian; illustrations by Laurie Keller
Holt Books for Young Readers
Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks

Marty Frye is not your ordinary private eye. Marty Frye is "the poet detective"--he solves petty crimes by turning rhymes. In the course of a busy day, Marty tracks down his friend Emma's lost diary,...

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Birdy's Smile Book
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Birdy's Smile Book

Laurie Keller; illustrations by Laurie Keller
Holt Books for Young Readers
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Birdy starts every day by smiling at herself in the mirror. She says you can smile while doing just about anything--brushing your teeth, taking out the garbage, or eating broccoli. Okay, maybe not...

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The Scrambled States of America Talent Show
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The Scrambled States of America Talent Show

Laurie Keller; Illustrated by the author
Square Fish
Square Fish

It all started quite simply, really. In the middle of the night, New York woke up from a dream and shouted, "HEY, EVERYONE—LET'S HAVE A TALENT SHOW!"

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Do Unto Otters
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Do Unto Otters

Laurie Keller; illustrations by Laurie Keller
Square Fish
Square Fish

Join Mr. Rabbit in exploring the Golden Rule: Do unto Otters as you would have Otters do unto you!

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Grandpa Gazillion's Number Yard
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Grandpa Gazillion's Number Yard

Laurie Keller, illustrated by Laurie Keller
Holt Books for Young Readers
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Don't you hate when your eyebrows fall into your soup? Dig them out with a SIX—it's a great eyebrow scoop!

If you ever thought that numbers were only for counting—think again!...

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Open Wide
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Open Wide

Laurie Keller; illustrations by Laurie Keller
Square Fish
Square Fish

From the author/illustrator of The Scrambled States of America, here is a fun-filled introduction to teeth.

"Before the principal's announcements, will you all please stand and recite...

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The Scrambled States of America

The Scrambled States of America

Laurie Keller; illustrations by Laurie Keller
Square Fish
Square Fish

A wacky cross-country adventure starring the fifty states!

"Well, it was just your basic, ordinary day in the good old U. S. of A. States all over the country were waking up, having...

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