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Emily Jenkins Books In Order

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Publication Order of Bea and HaHa Books

Hug, Hug, Hug! (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Num, Num, Num! (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Plonk, Plonk, Plonk! (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Up, Up, Up! (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Toys Trilogy Books

Toys Go Out (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Toy Dance Party (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Toys Come Home (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Toys Meet Snow (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Invisible Inkling Books

Invisible Inkling (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dangerous Pumpkins (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Whoopie Pie War (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Upside-Down Magic Books

with Lauren Myracle, Sarah Mlynowski
Upside-Down Magic (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sticks & Stones (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Showing Off (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dragon Overnight (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Weather or Not (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Big Shrink (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hide and Seek (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Owl (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Mister Posterior and the Genius Child (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Harry Versus the First 100 Days of School (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Brave Red, Smart Frog (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Picture Books

Five Creatures (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Daffodil (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Favorite Thing (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
That New Animal (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love You When You Whine (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Daffodil, Crocodile (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What Happens on Wednesdays (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Skunkdog (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Little Bit Scary People (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sugar Would Not Eat It (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Small, Medium, Large (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lemonade in Winter (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Water in the Park (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Fine Dessert (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fun Book of Scary Stuff (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tiger and Badger (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Greyhound, a Groundhog (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Princessland (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All-Of-A-Kind Family Hanukkah (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order ofNon-Fiction Books

Tongue First (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Emily Jenkins is a kid and class favorite for her middle class and picture book series including the best-selling toy series and Up-Side magic that she co-authored with Sarah Malinowski. Jenkins is a frequent speaker at libraries and schools and also a two time Boston Globe Hone Awards. Some of her renowned picture books include A Groundhog, a Greyhound as well as Water in the Park. She also pens down young adult books using her pen name, E. Lockhart. Brave Red, Smart Frog her latest book will be published this year on September. Jenkins loves to speak mainly to elementary audiences about storytelling techniques and creative collaboration. For librarians and teachers, she speaks to them about the creative writing process, approaches to teaching fiction writing and growing family of readers. Jenkins humor makes her an extremely popular choice for educators and children alike.

Jenkins has a doctoral degree from Columbia University in English literature and lectures at Hamline University. A majority of her picture books explore topics such as science, history, and mathematics. Her book, Water in the Park is mainly about water usage, while Lemonade in Winter is about entrepreneurship and money. Toys Meet Snow is a book about the magic of snowfall and science. During her school visits, Emily Jenkins loves to talk to her audience about being keen observers and active readers as well.

Emily Jenkins Best Books

Toys Go Out

Toys Go Out is one of the best performing books by Emily Jenkins. This installment follows a story structure, which is much similar to that of Toy Story. Toys Go Out is a book about toys coming to life and having fun. The protagonists in this story is a toy buffalo, plastic ball, one-eared sheep and a stuffed greenray. One of the most favorite moments in Toys Go Out is when the toy buffalo accidentally gets covered in peanut butter and is afraid of being sent inside the washing machine. Thus, the stuffed buffalo hides from the girl so that she was not going to put him in the scary machine. While he was hiding, the Buffalo gets a chance of meeting the washing machine, Frank. Many at times, Frank is lonely in the basement. Thus the buffalo gets a chance of interacting with the washing machine. The buffalo ends up enjoying the wash cycle as well as the dance that he does inside the washing machine.

From this point onwards, the stuffed buffalo always looks for a way to visit the washing machine. All the characters that author, Emily Jenkins has presented in this book have defined personalities that are much similar to that of people. What makes Toys Go Out interesting is that these toys get to experience human emotions such as worry, jealousy, self-identity, friendship, and anxiety. This book appeals to the young readers mainly because it has been filled with humor and also presents the young readers with an opportunity to learn about relationships, friendships and growing up.

Toy Dance Party

Toy Dance Party is another brilliant children’s book by author Emily Jenkins. It is the second installment in the Toy’s Go Out book series. As usual, Emily Jenkins is an outstanding writer and once again takes the readers deep inside the universe of bedroom toys. This book picks up from where Toys Go Out had left off from. We meet with the main characters, StingRay, Lumpy and Plastic. However, unlike the first book, Toy Dance Party is not much if a series of adventures. However, the toys still have much fun, with the book beginning as stingray is taken to the movies and has a chance of watching the movie Fairy Treasure. The movie revolved around the arrival of a rubber shark, which was later named after the protagonist of the movie, Daisy Sparkle.

A mouse is also saved from a vacuum cleaner, while a dance party takes place inside the basement, with the songs being played by the vacuum cleaner. However, from the look of things everything is not well for the toys, because their own, the little girl is growing and appears to have more interest in the Barbie dolls other than the toys. The toys cannot help but wonder, whether the girl will be able to keep her love.

A Greyhound, A Groundhog

A Greyhound, A Groundhog, is a delightful whirl of a book by author, Emily Jenkins. With a little bit of playful use of language, the texts rhythmically and artfully spin around and in the process tying the tongue of the readers, while bouncing along without being either repetitive or tiresome. The spare water color illustrations by Appelhan complement the prose rather perfectly. The groundhog and greyhound are full of moment, unbound by gravity and joyously expressive. As the rhyme continues to be more and more feverish, the illustrations continue to reveal more and more colors, going from the brown hog to the grey dog, to a riot of pinks, purples, and yellows. With that said, A Greyhound, A Groundhog is a picture book that will undeniably leave the readers out of breath in two ways.

One, the book is an exceptional feat of wordplays that gallops and romps. Second, if the readers read this book aloud, then by the end of the novel, they will be out of breath. Appelman has brilliantly done the Illustrations. Appelhan makes use of watercolors to create two major characters, who whirl across the page, leaping and jumping, darting and dashing.

Lemonade in Winter

Lemonade in Winter is a narrative about two siblings, who decided that they are going to install a lemonade stand during the coldest days of winter. The two siblings begin with finding money within the house so that they can use it to purchase supplies. When they finally managed to set up the lemonade stand, it became successfully, because they truly understood the art of fine-tuning. Lemonade in Winter teaches children, why they need to be persistent and the reward that comes from persistence. In this book, children can also be able to successfully pick up several skills including math skills. With that said, Lemonade in Winter is an excellent book for children of any age. It is highly recommended for any teacher who may want to teach mathematics.

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