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CATS' NIGHT OUT In Print
Written by Caroline Stutson. Illustrated by J. Klassen.
A Paula Wiseman Book, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2010.
Count the cats by twos and get set to dance in this foot-tapping, finger-snapping big city picture book brought to life with J. Klassen's amazing illustrations.
In the city, windows light. How many cats will dance tonight?
From the alley, music drifts,
Shadows sway to a trumpet riff
Two cats Samba, dressed in white,
On the rooftop Saturday night.

BY THE LIGHT OF THE HALLOWEEN MOON In Print
Written by Caroline Stutson. Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes.
Reissued by Marshall Cavendish, 2009.
Originally published by Lothrop, Lee, & Shepard Books, 1993.
A cumulative tale of a cat, witch, bat, ghoul, ghost and a hobgoblin sprite that encounter atoe that taps a tune in the dead of night by the light, by the light, by the silvery light of the Halloween moon.
Awards: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators:
Golden Kite Picture Illustrator Award Book, 1993.
"Children's Books 1993: One hundred Titles for Reading and Sharing."
The New York Public Library List.


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MAMA LOVES YOU In Print
Written by Caroline Stutson. Illustrated by John Segal. Scholastic, 2005.
This small book is a delightful love poem that captures the deep bond between mother and child. It remains a popular baby shower gift with special appeal for toddlers and young beginning readers.
Give me kisses! Give me hugs!
Mama loves you, little bugs.
In our thicket, snuggled near.
Mama loves you, little deer.

MOUNTAIN MEADOW 1 2 3 In Print
Written by Caroline Stutson. Illustrated by Anna-Maria L. Crum.
Roberts Rinehart Publishers, 1995. (The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group)
Colorado illustrator Anna-Maria Crum transports the reader to the mountains in the spring to count wildlife from one to ten and back again. Readers will have fun finding the hidden ladybug in every double-page spread.
Tiptoe softly, count with me... T
awny martens one two three
Chasing four gray chickarees
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PIRATE PUP
Written by Caroline Stutson. Illustrated by Robert Rayevsky.
Chronicle Books, 2005.
Pirate Pup and his canine crew set out to retrieve their buried treasure with a shipload of ne'er-do-well cats in pursuit. The story is told as a jolly sea chantey.
On the window, the first mate was tapping.
He pressed his black nose to the glass.
"Ahoy, Captain Pup. It's time to get up.
The Rover is sailing at last, last, LAST,
The Rover is sailing at last.
NIGHT TRAIN

Written by Caroline Stutson. Illustrated by Katherine Tillotson.
Roaring Brook Press, 2002.
A boy journeys from the country to the city in this picture book for all who thrill to a train whistle.
Thunder, lightning on the tracks...
Here comes the train!
Watch out. Stand back.
Step up.
Step up before it leaves. All aboard!
Tickets, please.

COWPOKES
Written by Caroline Stutson. Illustrated by Daniel San Souci.
Lothrop, Lee, and Shepard Books, 1999.
Marty and his wrangler pals spend a day on the range practicing for the rodeo, roping strays, mending fences and avoiding cactus cushions and a rattlesnake.
Painted mountains at daybreak.
Rising slowly, cowpokes wake...
Guitars strumming. Shadows creep,
Chasing star dogs in their sleep.
Award : Colorado Authors' League Top Hand





STAR COMES HOME: A TRUE STORY
By Caroline Stutson. Illustrated by Rick Reason.
The Benefactory: Humane Society of the United States, 1998.
To Sally, Star truly was the best pony in the world. But Sally out grows Star. Star needs a new home and someone to care for her. Unfortunately, the sturdy little Shetland pony faces setbacks and neglect and must be rescued to survive.

PRAIRIE PRIMER A TO Z
By Caroline Stutson. Illustrated by Susan Condie Lamb.
Dutton Children's Books, 1996.
A beautifully illustrated rhythmic, rhyming alphabet book about a bygone era at the start of the Twentieth Century; a child learns his ABCs as he helps his family with their daily chores.
G for greedy Guinea hens
H the House that calls us in

"Coming! Coming!" we all sing,
On the porch for one last swing
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ON THE RIVER A B C

Written by Caroline Stutson. Illustrated by Anna-Maria L. Crum.
Roberts Rinehart Publishers, 1993.
An ant is scrutinized by an alphabet of western and southwestern wildlife. A glossary is included at the back of the book for more information.
Under the sudden thunder of a summer storm/An Ant spins on her leaf and tumbles in the torrent... By Beaver's pond, upon her boat, she floats.
Awards : 1993 Pride Award for the Mountain States Printing Industry.
Finalist for the Colorado Center for the Book Awards.



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Caroline Stutson 2011