Books by Marilynn Halas

Under the 4 Sunflowers Media imprint:

Fuzzwippers. 10 titles in the series. Read an excerpt...
Fuzzwippers are imaginary creatures that reach out to children or anyone who needs a friend, assuring them that they are wanted and needed. The stories deal with common insecurities such as bullying and body image. Fuzzwipper books and their embodiment in plush provide a mixture of literary, visual, tactile and role-play experience. For children in primary grades.

  1. Hello, We're the Fuzzwippers
  2. Fuzzwippers Find Good Listeners
  3. Fuzzwippers Play Fair
  4. Fuzzwippers Make Good Helpers
  5. Fuzzwippers Make Great Travelers
  6. Fuzzwippers Have Feelings Too
  7. Fuzzwippers Learn About Family
  8. Fuzzwippers Learn About Safety
  9. Fuzzwippers Make Great Friends
  10. Fuzzwippers Love Being Fuzzwippers

I LOVE YOU More Than Wiggling Worms.
"I love you more than soft, warm worms wiggling in mud. I love you more than grazing cows chewing on their cud." Love is in the air in this delightful picture book as mother and child compare their love to the ridiculous and the scandalous, favorite things of a child. A child's eye view of true love and devotion.

Play On. Read an excerpt...
A young-adult novel featuring a boy in New York City who feels as though he is the only person in Manhattan who loves country music. By playing a guitar he buys in Nashville, he unwittingly channels a soldier who didn't make it home from Iraq, into his own life.



Nannie Maggie and Captain Bleu. 7 titles in the series. Read an excerpt...
Stories that feature the continents and celebrate cultural diversity while showing the common strands that unite us.

  1. Nanny Maggie Goes to China
  2. Nanny Maggie Goes to Ghana
  3. Nanny Maggie Goes to Spain
  4. Nanny Maggie Goes to New York
  5. Nanny Maggie Goes to Rio
  6. Nanny Maggie Goes to Sydney
  7. Nanny Maggie Goes to the North Pole

Thunder and Lightning. 5 titles in the series. Read an excerpt...
Two Great Danes with disparate personalities (flawless aristocrat vs. clumsy and clueless) provide humorous evidence that life's many frustrations are part and parcel of its richness.

  1. Thunder and Lightening and the Confusing Conclusion
  2. Thunder and Lightening and the Horrible House Guest
  3. Thunder and Lightening and the Ridiculous Road-trip
  4. Thunder and Lightening and the Renovating Revolution
  5. Thunder and Lightening and the Missing Mulch Mix-up

Kiera the Mermaid. Read an excerpt...
A longer work for third graders, about a girl trying to find her place in the world.

Sir Arbolis and Lady Laughs-A-Lot. 3 titles in the series. Read an excerpt...
Fantasies about elfin fairies who reveal themselves to good children and bring them into their mysterious world.

  1. Sir Arbolis and Lady Laughs A Lot and Leo
  2. Sir Arbolis and Lady Laughs A Lot and Annie
  3. Sir Arbolis and Lady Laughs A Lot and Lynea

A team-building technique in which a child draws a picture and then works with his group to tell its story.

The Zoo in You. Read an excerpt...
Animals portray common emotions, from fear and anger to laugh-out-loud silliness. They help children realize that they are the zookeepers of their own animals, and every animal has its purpose and ways.

  1. The Zoo in You and Your Wise Owl
  2. The Zoo in You and Your Silly Monkey
  3. The Zoo in You and Your Brave Lion