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Peter H. Reynolds

Biography

Peter H. Reynolds

Peter H. Reynolds is the illustrator of the Stink and Judy Moody books and the author-illustrator of THE DOT, ISH, SKY COLOR, SO FEW OF ME, THE NORTH STAR, and ROSE'S GARDEN. Born in Canada, he now lives in Dedham, Massachusetts.

Peter H. Reynolds

Books by Peter H. Reynolds

Written by Susan Verde and Georgie Badiel. Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds. - Children's 5-9, Picture

With its wide sky and warm earth, Princess Gie Gie’s kingdom is a beautiful land. But clean drinking water is scarce in her small African village. And try as she might, Gie Gie cannot bring the water closer; she cannot make it run clearer. Every morning, she rises before the sun to make the long journey to the well. Instead of a crown, she wears a heavy pot on her head to collect the water. After the voyage home, after boiling the water to drink and clean with, Gie Gie thinks of the trip that tomorrow will bring. And she dreams. She dreams of a day when her village will have cool, crystal-clear water of its own.

Written by Megan McDonald with illustrations by Peter H. Reynolds - Children's, Children's 6-9, Humor

Judy is visiting Grandma Lou one day when she accidentally finds an uber-mysterious list of activities --- a Bucket List! Judy then decides that she’ll make her own bucket list of all the things she wants to do, and soon Judy is off running and trying to cross off all her items. But what happens if Grandma Lou achieves everything on her list? Does that mean she’ll be ready to...kick the bucket?

by Peter H. Reynolds - Children's 5-9, Family Life, Performing Arts

When a young boy begins to play on his family’s piano, reveling in the fun of plunking the keys, his father signs him up for lessons so that he can learn to play properly. With his father’s encouragement, Raj learns notes, then scales, then songs, and finally classical pieces that his father can recognize and be proud of. But the more Raj practices and the more skilled he becomes, the less he enjoys playing, until he grows up and stops playing altogether. But when his father becomes ill and asks Raj to play for him, will Raj remember how to play from the heart?

written by Megan McDonald with illustrations by Peter H. Reynolds - Children's, Children's 5-8, Family Life, Fiction, Holiday

The town’s annual Turkey Trot race and festival is coming up, and Judy and Stink are training to win. Judy has decided that she is going to take home the big prize: a fat, juicy turkey. They can taste it already: the moist turkey, the hot gravy, the savory stuffing, the cranberry sauce! Beep! Beep! Beep! That’s the sound of Stink’s Rapidfire Ultra XE611M25 stopwatch going off as Judy and Stink hop, crawl and climb toward race day.

Written by Megan McDonald with illustrations by Peter H. Reynolds - Children's, Fiction, Humor, Youth Fiction

Will the real Judy Moody please stand up? In honor of Backwards Day, Judy Moody double-dares herself to become a NOT moody, cool-as-a-cucumber Queen of the Good Mood for one whole week. But when her combed hair, matching outfits and good moods hang around for days after, her friends begin to worry. Could this smiley Judy be an imposter?

by Alison McGhee and Peter H. Reynolds

The angels are aflutter: a baby is soon to be born! One small angel can tell this baby is especially special by the way the other angels are dashing and fussing about. And holy moly, are their presents extraordinary. The little angel wants to give a present too, but, what could she possibly offer that is as worthy as the others’ gifts?

written by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds - Children's, Children's 5-8, Fiction

Judy and Stink and the whole Moody family hunker down with beans and batteries, ready to wait out the storm. But along with massive rain and strong winds, Hurricane Elmer throws down ghosts, squirrels, and aliens. Spooky! Just when things couldn’t possibly get any freakier — flicker, flicker, gulp! — the lights go O-U-T out. The Moodys are smack-dab in the middle of a big bad blackout! Grandma Lou proposes musical board games and some good old-fashioned storytelling. Will Hurricane Elmer go down in Moody family history as bad news, a happy memory, or simply an LBS (Long Boring Story)?

written by Megan McDonald with illustrations by Peter H. Reynolds - Children's, Children's 5-8, Family Life, Fiction, Humor

When Stink and his friends get to sleep over at the aquarium, it’s a science freak’s dream come true. Stink loves the sea-creature scavenger hunt, the jellyfish light show and the sand tiger sharks with razor-sharp teeth.

written by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds - Children's, Fiction, Mystery

The lucky penny in Judy Moody's pocket sure does seem to be working. She can't stop winning --- at bowling, spelling, the unbeatable Prize Claw, everything! She's confident she'll be able to ride that wave of good fortune all the way to Washington, D.C. But that was before her lucky penny did a belly flop into a porcelain bowl of yucky, blucky UNluck. Has the coin's magic gone kerflooey?

written by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds - Children's, Children's 5-8, Fiction, Humor

There's only one week before the new book in the Nightmare on Zombie Street series comes out, and of corpse Stink will be first in line to buy his copy and join the town's Midnight Zombie Walk! Until then, Stink and his friends keep busy making ketchup-stained zombie costumes, trying to raise money to buy the book and racking up points for Virginia Dare School's race to one million minutes of reading. 

written by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds - Children's, Children's 5-8, Family Life, Fiction

Every morning, Judy Moody measures Stink and it's always the same: three feet, eight inches tall. Stink feels like even the class newt is growing faster than he is. Then, one day, the ruler reads --- can it be? --- three feet, seven and three quarters inches! Is Stink shrinking? He tries everything to look like he’s growing, but wearing up-and-down stripes and spiking his hair aren't fooling anyone into thinking he's taller.

written by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds - Children's, Children's 5-8, Fiction, Humor

Stink Moody, family brain, brings home a report card that isn’t perfect? Yikes! Time for him to get into fighting shape and beat back that U for Unsatisfactory in gym! A scan of the sports channel leads to a knock-out find: world-class thumb wrestling, with tricky moves like Snake in the Grass and Santa’s Little Helper (no equipment needed, save for a tiny terrifying mask to sit on your thumb)

written by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds - Children's, Children's 5-8, Fiction, Pets

When three guinea pigs from the local pet shop make a great escape, Stink Moody and his friends Webster and Sophie spring into action. Ta-da! The Fantastic Fur Friends round up the little hairballs and bring them safely back to Mrs. Birdwistle’s shop, where they discover --- oohla- la! --- guinea pig pandemonium! Time for the Great Guinea Pig Giveaway!

written by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds - Children's, Children's 5-8, Family Life, Fiction, Humor

Stink Moody’s class is going on a field trip to the Gross-Me-Out exhibit at the science museum, and he can’t wait to see the Vomit Machine, the Burp-O-Meter and the Musical Farts. Best of all, when he gets to the Everybody Stinks exhibit, Stink discovers that his very own nose has amazing sniffing abilities --- and he learns that some people have real jobs sniffing stuff for NASA! Soon the junior olfactory wiz is engrossed in toilet water, corpse flowers and all things smelly, and he and Sophie of the Elves are set to go toe-to-toe in a stinky sneaker contest.

written by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds - Children's, Children's 5-8, Family Life, Fiction, Humor

When Stink buys a mammoth jawbreaker that doesn't break his jaw, he writes a letter of complaint to the manufacturer --- and receives a ten-pound box of 21,280 jawbreakers for his trouble! This unexpected benefit of acing the art of letter-writing in school sure gets Stink thinking. Soon Stink is so preoccupied with getting free stuff sent to him that he overlooks a scribbly envelope in the mail pile --- until his best friend, Webster, starts acting standoffish and looks as mad as a hornet.

written by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds - Children's, Children's 5-8, Fiction

When Stink learns that Pluto has flunked out of the Milky Way for being too shrimpy, he feels like he might just explode with a Big Bang. Stink has no choice but to take a stand for the sake of little planets (and little people) everywhere.

written by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds - Children's, Children's 5-8, Fiction, Sports

Stink may be super smart, and Stink may be uber clever, but he’s been in the Polliwog swim class frog-ever and he still can’t bear to put his face in the water. Why would he want a geyser up his nose, on purpose? But then something weird happens: Stink starts to see frogs everywhere --- in the locker room, in his boot, in the bathtub. And when a freaky blue frog licks his arm, his froggy senses start tingling!

by Peter H. Reynolds - Picture

Marisol loves to paint. So when her teacher asks her to help make a mural for the school library, she can't wait to begin! But how can Marisol make a sky without blue paint?

by Megan McDonald and Peter H. Reynolds

Chock-full of advice for the would-be sleuth and bursting with activities, here is an uber RARE diversion for fans of Judy and for anyone who loves a good mystery.

written by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds - Children's, Fiction, Mystery

Judy Moody is in a mood. A sleuthing, Nancy Drew kind of mood. So what’s a WBMS (world’s best mystery solver) to do? Go find a mystery, that’s what! And she doesn’t have to snoop for long: when Mr. Chips, a beloved crime-dog-in-training, goes missing, Judy Drewdy and her chums, agents Dills Pickle (Frank), Spuds Houdini (Rocky) and James Madagascar (Stink) find themselves smack-dab in the middle of a reallife, scare-your-pants-off whodunit.

written by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds - Careers, Children's, Fiction

It's no secret that Judy wants to be like Elizabeth Blackwell, first woman doctor, when she grows up. So when Class 3T starts to study the Amazing Human Body, Judy can hardly wait to begin her better-than-best-ever third-grade projects: show-and-tell with something way rarer than a scab, a real-live ooey-gooey operation, and a cloning experiment that may create double trouble for Judy and her friends.

written by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds - Children's, Fiction, Humor

Judy Moody is in a mood. Not a good mood. And definitely NOT a math mood. The substitute teacher in Class 3T thinks Judy's math skills need improving. So Judy has to start meeting with a math tutor. Does this mean flash cards? Does this mean baby games? Does this mean school on weekends? But when Judy meets her tutor --- a sick-awesome college student with an uber-funky sense of style --- and gets a glimpse of college life, Judy's bad math-i-tude turns into a radical glad-i-tude.

written by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds - Children's, Family Life, Fiction, Humor

Jealous of classmate Jessica Finch, that is, who gets her picture on the front page of the newspaper. When Judy sets off in pursuit of her own fame and happiness, watch out! She's so determined, she just might find it, or she might merely become more INFAMOUS than ever.

written by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds - Children's, Fiction

The seventh installment in the popular and best-selling series starring independent-minded third-grader, Judy Moody. Learning about Nellie Bly in school has Judy dreaming about global travel.

written by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds - Children's, Fiction, Humor

Judy definitely has a mood for every occasion. And now she has a mood ring to prove it! The mood ring’s Extra Special Powers have put Judy in a predicting mood, and her outrageous predictions have everyone wondering if Judy really is psychic.

written by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds - Children's, Fiction, Humor

When Judy meets an English girl named Tori at the Tea Party ship, she is gobsmacked to learn how many liberties her British friend enjoys --- her very own phone, private loo and pounds of allowance. When a day of cheerfully doing her chores doesn't earn Judy Moody more rights, and staging a revolt in the form of a tea-throwing Boston Tub Party has her dad reading the riot act, Judy is forced into temporary retreat.

written by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds - Adventure, Children's, Children's 5-8, Family Life, Fiction, Humor

As soon as the Moody family drops anchor on "Artichoke" Island, they are greeted by Cap’n Weevil, a one-eyed buccaneer with a scraggly beard and a secret treasure map. Before you can say "Davy Jones’s Locker," Stink and Judy are racing across the island in search of gold. But --- shiver me timbers! --- they’re not the only salty dogs lookin’ for loot.

written by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds - Children's, Children's 5-8, Family, Family Life, Fiction

Judy Moody is making a list and checking it twice, but all her brother, Stink, wants this year is snow. It hasn’t snowed on Christmas in Virginia in more than a hundred years, however, so what are the chances that that will change? Enter the new mailman, Mr. Jack Frost, who not only looks like a jolly old elf but also seems to know a lot about weather patterns, has a fondness for the cold, and works looooooong hours during the holiday season.