publications

Dog And Rabbit

Coming October 8th 2019. Available for Pre-Order now. Dog likes Rabbit. Rabbit likes Bunny. But Bunny ignores Rabbit. How will the friendship triangle resolve? Written in four parts, this picture book navigates the pitfalls of budding friendship and explores the rewards of patience.

2019

Hug this Book- Board Book

An energetic, heartfelt, and humorous ode to book love - now in a board book format!

2018

Enough is Enough!

Every brother and sister has "enough is enough" moments. Saltzberg, the author of "Beautiful Oops!," offers a creative solution for how to stop a fight by exploring space, time, and the pleasures of a good story read together.

2018

Twinkle, Twinkle, ABC: A Mixed-up, Mashed-up Melody

Veteran children's book author and singer/ songwriter Barney Saltzberg has created a classic sing-aloud book with enduring appeal! Though "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" and "The Alphabet Song" follow the same exact tune, never before has a children's book mashed up these two quintessential songs of childhood. The lyrics are seamlessly woven together and enriched with cameos by high-flying birds, a twirling cow, a growling bear, a banjo, and a tree swaying in the wind. Benaglia's whimsical art brings a Seussian feel and a visual narrative that leads the reader right... into... bed.

2017

My Book of Beautiful Oops!

A hands-on journal that’s meant to be personalized—drawn in, painted on, torn up, smudged, or otherwise artistically wrecked. My Beautiful Book of Oops! champions imagination, play, and the courage to express oneself. It’s about self-forgiveness, about turning off that inner critic that clamors for perfection. And it’s about freedom—the freedom to be creative and follow your curiosity wherever it goes. That’s a lesson to celebrate.

2017

Chengdu Could Not, Would Not, Fall Asleep

High in his bamboo tree, a young panda named Chengdu lies awake while everyone around him is sleeping. No matter what he tries, he cannot fall asleep. He turns and he tosses. He scrunches and he rolls. He even hangs upside down. Finally he climbs up and up and up, until he finds the perfect spot atop his brother. Panda pile!

2017

Chengdu Can Do

Chengdu can do many things all by himself. He can get down from his branch, and he can look for breakfast. Chengdu can jump, he can push, and he can pull. He can climb, he can stretch, and he can swing. But sometimes even the most capable young panda could use a little help. Independent-minded toddlers will love following along as the determined Chengdu reaches for his goal of some tasty leaves. The gentle text is a delight to hear read aloud, and a variety of fold-out pages add to the fun.

2017

Would You Rather Be a Princess or a Dragon?

There's nothing stopping you from being just what you want to be . . . so which would you rather be: a princess or a dragon? Here's just the book to help you sort through that difficult question. You might be surprised at what you decide by its end.

2016

Hug This Book!

Expertly whimsical illustrations accompany this rhyming celebration of the printed book, and the attachment many of us all feel to our very favourites. The imaginative humour is balanced by earnest devotion, traits to which the young audience will relate. A sure-to-be favourite, this title will draw giggles and snuggles ... with the book itself!

2016

Redbird: Colors, Colors, Everywhere!

In Colors, Colors, Everywhere!, Redbird tries to pick his favorite color—is it red like him, blue like the sky, or yellow like the sun? Finally, he concludes: Colors, colors, everywhere! It’s hard to really choose. . . . It’s hard to really know! And that’s the reason why I love . . . the colors of the rainbow!

2015

Redbird: Friends Come in Different Sizes

In Friends Come in Different Sizes, Barney introduces readers to all his delightful friends—some who are tall and some who are taller, and some who are small and some who are smaller. Friends can be SHORT. Friends can be LONG. Doesn’t matter what they look like . . . Friends all get along!

2015

Tea with Grandpa

In this sweetly simple, rhyming picture book by acclaimed author/artist Barney Saltzberg, a little girl tells us about her daily tea ritual with her grandfather where they sing and laugh and clink their teacups with the help of their computers and a video chat.

2014

Arlo Needs Glasses

Stanley Birdbaum is one happy hamster. It’s his turn to be Star of the Week at school! He’s ready to share his favorite food, his favorite toy, and, most of all, his favorite thing to do. Unfortunately, the week doesn’t quite go as planned. His favorite food is, well . . . unusual. His favorite toy? It seems to be on the fritz. And sharing his favorite thing to do is scary, what with everyone staring and that bratty Polly Seedeater making mean remarks. But with a little encouragement from a good friend, Stanley summons his courage and gets his creative juices flowing. Now that’s star power!

2012

Andrew Drew and Drew

When Andrew gets hold of a pencil, anything can―and does―happen in this innovative and artistic book. The story literally unfolds step-by-step as readers are invited to follow Andrew through flaps and gatefolds. After sharpening his drawing implement on the first page, Andrew challenges the boundaries of each spread by beginning with a line that leads . . . and leads . . . to unexpected finishes. Staircases become dinosaurs, kites become rockets, and even the most unassuming squiggle morphs into a giant chicken! This lighthearted depiction of artistic inspiration is sure to engage doodlers of all ages.

2012

Beautiful Oops!

An award winning, best-selling, one-of-a-kind interactive book, Beautiful Oops! shows young readers how every mistake is an opportunity to make something beautiful. A singular work of imagination, creativity, and paper engineering, Beautiful Oops! is filled with pop-ups, lift-the-flaps, tears, holes, overlays, bends, smudges, and even an accordion “telescope”—each demonstrating the magical transformation from blunder to wonder.

2010

Star of the Week

Stanley Birdbaum is one happy hamster. It’s his turn to be Star of the Week at school! He’s ready to share his favorite food, his favorite toy, and, most of all, his favorite thing to do. Unfortunately, the week doesn’t quite go as planned. His favorite food is, well . . . unusual. His favorite toy? It seems to be on the fritz. And sharing his favorite thing to do is scary, what with everyone staring and that bratty Polly Seedeater making mean remarks. But with a little encouragement from a good friend, Stanley summons his courage and gets his creative juices flowing. Now that’s star power!

2010

Crazy Hair Day

Stanley Birdbaum couldn’t be more excited. He has rolled and wrapped and dyed his hair. He has dipped it and sprayed it and made it, well, perfect. He is ready to celebrate Crazy Hair Day at school. But when Stanley saunters up to the classroom, he learns, to his horror, that Crazy Hair Day is . . . next week. To make matters worse, today is School Picture Day, and everyone is expected to line up for the class photo! What’s Stanley to do?

2008

Coming in October 8th: Dog and Rabbit

Coming October 8th: Dog an Rabbit

 
 

out of print

The Yawn
1985

A boy's morning yawn is passed on throughout the day until it returns to the boy who began it all

It Must Have Been the Wind
1982

Otis wonders if the strange noises that fill his room are caused by the same wind that he hopes will be strong enough to fly his kite by tomorrow

What to Say to Clara
1984

Eric thinks the new girl at school is the most wonderful person he's ever seen, but every time he gets near her, he doesn't know what to say.

Cromwell
1986

Cromwell does not let the fact that he is a dog stop him from wearing clothes, reading books, using tools, and, once Arthur adopts him, learning to play his own cello

Hi Bird, Bye Bird
1990

Hi Bird, Bye Bird (T-Bone Lift the Flap Books): Barney Saltzberg: 9780812061611: Amazon.com: Books

Mrs. Morgan's Lawn
1993

A young boy wonders what happens to all the balls his mean neighbor Mrs. Morgan keeps, but when his favorite green and white soccer ball falls prey to her lawn, his parents make him go talk to Mrs. Morgan and the truth is revealed.

Where, Oh, Where's My Underwear?
1994

An elephant sings a sad refrain as young readers pull tabs and lift flaps to help him search for his shorts inside a drawer, behind the sofa, under the house, and other unusual places.

This is a Great Place for a Hotdog Stand
1994

Izzy tries to save his hot dog stand from Madame Moola Moo who is planning to build a shopping mall on the same spot

Two for Stew
1996

A woman customer arrives at a restaurant, dreaming of a plate of the establishment's world-famous stew, but since a busload of Spanish tourists has just finished the last bit of stew, she must persuade the reluctant waiter to find someone to whip up a new batch, in a wacky tale in verse.

Phoebe and the Spelling Bee
1996

Participating in her class spelling bee, Phoebe uses her wonderful imagination to remember tough word spellings

The Flying Garbanzos
1998

It's Beanie Garbanzo's second birthday, and he has only one thing on his mind: cake! After his sister and brother are sent to fetch it, the cake (which sports wings) takes off. A hair-raising cake chase ensues with Beanie, sister Ima, brother Jake, and pet monkey Harry that leaves readers guessing what Beanie will do when he finally gets his cake. Vibrant, eye-catching art makes this delicious picture book a delight for parents to share with toddlers and older siblings alike.

There's A Zoo in Room 22
2000

The kids in Miss Darling's class are very lucky--what other classroom has its own alphabet zoo? There's always an animal adventure unfolding in Room 22, with an Anaconda for lounging, a lunch-stealing Lemur, a Moose to hang coats, a Yak that kisses, and a Zorilla with fumes (pee-ewwww!). From the author of the bestselling Antarctic Antics: A Book of Penguin Poems comes another collection of delightfully playful poems. Every kid will want to join this class!

Soccer Mom from Outer Space
2000

The night before Lena’s first soccer game of the season, her father, Ruben Drinkwater, tells her the amazing story of his own first season playing soccer. His mom was like any ordinary parent watching the Atomic Pickles play. But soon, she began to act very differently–she started to look like a pickle, and she started to roar in a very loud voice when the team was scoring goals. In fact, she turned into an alien! Ruben spied on her at home, but she seemed to turn into an alien only during soccer games. Finally, he confronted her and asked her to act like all the other parents. That’s when they discovered how much Mrs. Drinkwater’s cheering meant to the team–especially to the parents, who took up where her cheerleading left off and renewed the whole team’s spirit for the game.

The Problem with Pumpkins: A Hip and Hop Story
2001

Hip and Hop are not speaking, thanks to a big, round, orange problem--both really want to be pumpkins for Halloween. But bossy Hop says they can’t have the same costume. To make matters worse, it’s raining outside, so there will be no trick-or-treaters . . . and no candy! Halloween is ruined, unless this quirky hippo and rabbit duo can find a way to save the holiday--together. The award-winning creator of Animal Kisses launches a new series about an exuberant hippo and a persnickety rabbit who prove that best friends come in all shapes and sizes!

Baby Animal Kisses
2001

What kind of kisses do you like best? Do you like to share wrinkly elephant calf kisses? How about bumpy alligator hatchling kisses? In this adorable companion to the award-winning Animal Kisses, mamas, daddies, and babies everywhere can pucker up for more smooching. Join the fuzzy, feathery, family fun!

Hip, Hip, Hooray Day!
2002

Hip knows exactly what she wants for her birthday--a trip to the Royal Roller Rink. She leaves hints everywhere so that her best friend, Hop, can't possibly go wrong with her gift. Or can he? When Hop surprises Hip with disappointing presents--including a coupon for him to sort her socks--Hip is mad. Her birthday is a disaster! It takes their friends Snooter and Peapod to show Hip and Hop that trusting your best friend can bring about the best kind of surprises. Once again the award-winning creator of Animal Kisses will have readers laughing aloud at the hilarious adventures of an exuberant hippo and a persnickety rabbit who are the unlikeliest of friends.

Besos de Animales
2004

Do you like scratchy gato kisses or sticky perro kisses? How about a fuzzy oso kiss? It's time to pucker up for this new Spanish-language edition of Barney Saltzberg's hugely popular Animal Kisses. Children everywhere will adore the colorful menagerie of cuddly animals--and the velvety, squeaky, furry besos that make this sweet touch-and-feel book simply irresistible.

Noisy Kisses
2004

Get ready for a fun--and noisy--new game! In this silly lift-the-flap guessing game, children will happily call out the answer on each spread. Lifting the flap reveals an animal, a surprise, and a chance for kids to make their very own noisy kisses. From the award-winning creator of three previous irresistible books of kisses, Noisy Kisses comes with flaps to lift, textures to feel, a squeaker to press--and, of course, lots and lots of smooches!

I Love Cats
2005

Whether a “dog person” or a “cat person,” every emerging reader will find something to love in this bright, lilting ode to favorite pets. Stripey cats, spotted cats, cats that count drips; climbing cats, scaredy cats, cats that do flips . . .these and a flurry of other feline friends find a place of honor in I LOVE CATS. Just waiting to be adopted, this adorable read-aloud is sure to enchant the youngest of listeners, in a durable format designed for hands-on affection.

I Love Dogs
2005

Whether a “dog person” or a “cat person,” every emerging reader will find something to love in this bright, lilting ode to favorite pets. For the canine crowd, I LOVE DOGS runs the gamut: big dogs, little dogs, dogs that do tricks, happy dogs, sleepy dogs, dogs that chase sticks — they're all captured in Barney Saltzberg's bouncy text and beguiling illustrations. Just waiting to be adopted, this adorable read-aloud is sure to enchant the youngest of listeners, in a durable format designed for hands-on affection.