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Cynthia Rylant Books In Order

Publication Order of Henry & Mudge Books

The First Book (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Puddle Trouble (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Green Time (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Under the Yellow Moon (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sparkle Days (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Forever Sea (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Get the Cold Shivers (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Happy Cat (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bedtime Thumps (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Take the Big Test (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Long Weekend (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wild Wind (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Careful Cousin (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Day of All (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Family Trees (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sneaky Crackers (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Starry Night (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Annie's Good Move (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Snowman Plan (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mrs. Hooper's House (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Annie's Perfect Pet (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Days with Henry & Mudge (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seasons with Henry & Mudge (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Summer Fun (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best Friends (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tall Tree House (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wild Goose Chase (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Funny Lunch (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Very Merry Christmas (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Great Grandpas (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tumbling Trip (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Big Sleepover (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Mr. Putter & Tabby Books

Pour the Tea (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Walk the Dog (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bake the Cake (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pick the Pears (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fly the Plane (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Row the Boat (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Take the Train (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Toot the Horn (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Paint the Porch (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Feed the Fish (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Catch the Cold (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stir the Soup (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Write the Book (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Make a Wish (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spin the Yarn (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
See the Stars (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Run the Race (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spill the Beans (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Drop the Ball (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Clear the Decks (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ring the Bell (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dance the Dance (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Turn the Page (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Smell the Roses (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hit the Slope (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Poppleton Books

Poppleton (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Poppleton and Friends (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Poppleton Everyday (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Poppleton Forever (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Poppleton in Spring (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Poppleton in Fall (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Poppleton Has Fun (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Poppleton in Winter (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Cobble Street Cousins Books

In Aunt Lucy's Kitchen (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Little Shopping (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Special Gifts (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Some Good News (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Summer Party (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wedding Flowers (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Aunt Lucy's Kitchen / A Little Shopping (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of High-Rise Private Eyes Books

The Case of the Missing Monkey (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Case of the Climbing Cat (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Case of the Puzzling Possum (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Case of the Troublesome Turtle (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Case of the Sleepy Sloth (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Case of the Fidgety Fox (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Case of the Baffled Bear (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Case of the Desperate Duck (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Little Whistle Books

Little Whistle (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Little Whistle's Dinner Party (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Little Whistle's Medicine (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Little Whistle's Christmas (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Lighthouse Family Books

The Storm (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Whale (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Eagle (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Turtle (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Octopus (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Otter (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Lighthouse Family Treasury (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sea Lion (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Puppy Mudge Books

Takes a Bath (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Has a Snack (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Loves His Blanket (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Finds a Friend (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wants to Play (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Annie and Snowball Books

Annie and Snowball and the Dress-Up Birthday (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Annie and Snowball and the Prettiest House (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Annie and Snowball and the Teacup Club (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Annie and Snowball and the Pink Surprise (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Annie and Snowball and the Cozy Nest (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Annie and Snowball and the Shining Star (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Annie and Snowball and the Magical House (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Annie and Snowball and the Wintry Freeze (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Annie and Snowball and the Book Bugs Club (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Annie and Snowball and the Thankful Friends (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Annie and Snowball and the Surprise Day (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Annie and Snowball and the Grandmother Night (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Annie and Snowball and the Wedding Day (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Brownie & Pearl Books

Step Out (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hit the Hay (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Get Dolled Up (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Make Good (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
See the Sights (with Brian Biggs) (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Take a Dip (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Grab a Bite (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Go for a Spin (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

A Blue-eyed Daisy (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Fine White Dust (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Kindness (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Missing May (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Had Seen Castles (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gooseberry Park and the Master Plan (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Islander (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Heavenly Village (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Old Town in the Green Groves (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ludie's Life (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Collections

Waiting to Waltz (poems) (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Every Living Thing (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Children of Christmas (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silver Packages (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Couple of Kooks and Other Stories About Love (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Something Permanent (poems) (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thimbleberry Stories (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
You Don't Have to Walk (with Marc Tolon Brown and Syd Hoff) (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Good Morning, Sweetie Pie (poems) (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Beautiful Stories of Life (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Picture Books

When I Was Young in the Mountains (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miss Maggie (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
This Year's Garden (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Relatives Came (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night in the Country (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Birthday Presents (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All I See (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mr. Griggs' Work (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Soda Jerk (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Appalachia (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Angel for Solomon Singer (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best Wishes (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Everyday Pets (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Everyday Town (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dreamer (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dog Heaven (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Old Woman Who Named Things (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Whales (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bookshop Dog (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Everyday Book (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Blue Hill Meadows (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat Heaven (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scarecrow (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cookie-Store Cat (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tulip Sees America (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bear Day (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bird House (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bless Us All (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bunny Bungalow (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Give Me Grace (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In November (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wonderful Happens (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Great Gracie Chase (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Let's Go Home (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ticky-Tacky Doll (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas in the Country (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Moonlight (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Long Night Moon (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
If You'll Be My Valentine (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Stars Will Still Shine (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Journey (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alligator Boy (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Baby Face (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Puppies and Piggies (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snow (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All in a Day (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Steadfast Tin Soldier (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cinderella (Re-Issue) (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Creation (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Little Penguins (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beauty and the Beast (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
We Love You, Rosie! (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Life (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sleeping Beauty (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Chapter Books

Some Year for Ellie (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Van Gogh Cafe (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
God Went to Beauty School (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Boris (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Walt Disney: Cinderella (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
God Got a Dog (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non Fiction Books

But I'll Be Back Again (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Write Idea! Teachers Planning Guide (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Margaret, Frank, and Andy (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Story of E. B. White (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Story of Margaret Wise Brown (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The World of Horror (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle


Cynthia Rylant is an American librarian and author, who was born on 6th June 1954. She has done 100 and above children’s books and this includes fiction work. The fiction work involved short stories, novels and picture books. This great writer has also done poetry and nonfiction. Cynthia Rylant is a highly talented writer as her works has won her various book awards. This includes ‘Missing May’, a novel that won the Newbery Medal in the year 1993. Her book, ‘A Fine White Dust, was awarded the Newbery Honor book in the year 1987. She also has got two of her books as Caldecott Honor Books. His shows that Cynthia Rylant is a very resource writer who has shared this talent and passion with a world that has in return appreciated her effort. The highest contribution in her books is her early childhood in Appalachia. She also gets her motivation from her pets, family life joys and hardship sand the loner’s feelings. The highest percentage of her writing work has been done in series.

This incredible writer came to be, in Hopewell, West Virginia. Her father, John Tune Smith was a U.S Army veteran. Her mother’s name is Leatrel Smith nee Rylant. This makes the author to use the maiden name of her mother as her pen name. Her first four years since birth, were spent in Illinois. It is during this years that her parents separated and this led to her relocation to her grandparent’s house in Cool Ridge in West Virginia. During this time, her mum visited her few times in a year. Her mum attended nursing school after separation. She was brought up during the 1960s in the Appalachian region and this was a time when economic empowerment depressed. Kind local townsmen, extended family as well as her grandparents stepped in and supported her with a loving, safe and nurturing environment and all she could wish for was someone who could come for her. However, no one came for her and this gave her no other choice other than to get used to the rustic and poor life. There was no automobile, running water or electricity. As a result of this, Cynthia Rylant was not in a position to enjoy children’s books when she was young. All she had was comic books mainly and outdoor activities that were endless. Four years down the line, her mother relocated to Beaver, West Virginia and this was just nearby where her grandparents lived with her. This made it possible for her to live with her mother. Even in this new Beaver place, Cynthia Rylant did not find any libraries and bookstores just like in Cool Ridge. By the time Cynthia Rylant hit 13 years of age, her dad died, but they had not met again since he separated from her mother. According to her, since nature did not resent to her an opportunity even to bid farewell to her dad, this is all she required to be an author. The experience in West Virginia during her childhood have in a major way contributed much in her books. Most of her books have had an inspiration from her Appalachian life. Cynthia Rylant was fond of Robert Kennedy and they met when he was campaigning for presidency. After he was assassinated, Cynthia Rylant was greatly affected.

Cynthia Rylant went to school and colleges where she earned her degrees and even worked as a lecturer. What has greatly contributed to her great and talented work is her literature studies, back in the day. She has been an English Lecturer and so writing as a career did not harass her too much. In the 1980s, Cynthia Rylant married a professor who taught in University of Akron, but the marriage did not last long.

Cynthia Rylant has done numerous books and as mentioned above, most of them are in series. The earliest children’s book series is known as Henry and Mudge. In this series, there are there are 29 books. The first book in the series is known as Henry and Mudge while the second one is known as Henry and Mudge in Puddle Trouble. Below is a brief review of these two first books in the Henry and Mudge series.

Henry and Mudge

This is the pioneer book in the Henry and Mudge series. The book has 40 pages and 21 editions. The book was published on 1st June in the year 1996. The main focus in this book is a pet named Mudge. He is a big dog and after getting lonely, Henry gets companionship from this dog since no child is on the street. To know what is behind the story between Henry and the dog, then you should look for this book and read it. You can get it online. In the online stores or in local libraries and bookshops. Get it today at an affordable price.

Henry and Mudge in Puddle Trouble

This is the second book in the Henry and Mudge Series. It is a great book that comes with 48 pages from cover to cover. It has 23 editions and was published on 1st January 1998. You must read the first book in order for you to understand the second one. This book starts off during spring season. Henry has his bike while the dog loves behaving like one. Both of them realize and engage new adventures. During one of these adventure Henry realizes a flower that he loves. Despite his love for the flower, his mother advises him not to pluck it since other people will enjoy seeing its beauty as well. The pair went through a rainy season which they enjoyed as well as the puddles the rain left. Mudge had the responsibility to take care and protect the neighbor’s kitten. Regardless of the situation, this air manages to enjoy their time together. To find out more about these adventures, you should purchase this book and read it from cover to cover. You will actually understand why this author has won awards. You will also be able to share her talents with her and end up celebrating her. The book is available on local libraries, bookshops and online stores. By the book being online, numerous people can now access it no matter where they are at any point of the world. The books are also highly affordable for anyone who is interested. Get the book toady and discover a talent.

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