Best Selling Books by Lillian Hoban

Lillian Hoban is the author of Arthur's Great Big Valentine (1991), Arthur's Funny Money (1984), Arthur's Honey Bear (1982), Arthur's Camp-Out (1994) and other 61 books.

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Arthur's Great Big Valentine

release date: Feb 14, 1991
Arthur's Great Big Valentine
"[In] this lovely valentine from Hoban to all beginning readers, a minor squabble with his best friend, Norman, has left Arthur all alone this wintry Valentine''s Day [until] Norman''s little brother saves the day, and the two best friends are reunited. This title will warm up any snowy, blustery day."—SLJ.

Arthur's Funny Money

release date: Apr 11, 1984
Arthur's Funny Money
‘An hilarious account of Arthur’s attempts to earn enough money to buy a T-shirt and cap, assisted by his sister Violet. Simple business concepts are ingeniously woven into the story. This marvelous book will capture the interest of eager learners and creative teachers.’ —YC. Children''s Choices for 1982 (IRA/CBC) Children''s Books of 1981 (Library of Congress)

Arthur's Honey Bear

Arthur's Honey Bear
Arthur and his sister Violet are selling all their old toys in a Tag Sale. Even Arthur''s Honey Bear! But Arthur finds there''s more than one way to say good-bye to an old friend.

Arthur's Camp-Out

release date: Apr 22, 1994
Arthur's Camp-Out
Arthur''s gone Camping. Violet''s camping out too, but her friends don''t want Arthur around. So Arthur decidesto collect slimy things he knows Violet wouldn''t like. But he doesn''t count on slippery rocks and swooping bats, or hunger pangs. Then he smells hot dogs roasting over a warm fire...

Silly Tilly's Valentine

release date: Dec 17, 1998
Silly Tilly's Valentine
Silly Tilly Mole can''t remember why today is special. Is it because it''s snowing and the wind is swirling colored snowflakes all around her? Or maybe it''s the bright red something special in her mailbox that makes this a special day. Beginning Readers will enjoy discovering what Tilly forgot to rememeber in Lillian Hoban''s third charming story about this delightfully silly character.Tilly Mole knows it''s a special day, but she just can''t remember why.Is it because it''s snowing outside? Or does it have something to do with that bright red something in her mailbox? Beginning readers will enjoy discovering what Tilly forgot to remember in this delightful Level 1 I can Read Book. "Hoban''s simple text and trademark illustrations make this story a fine addition for easy-reader collections.’—School Library Journal

Joe and Betsy the Dinosaur

release date: Jan 18, 1996
Joe and Betsy the Dinosaur
Joe and his pet dinosaur, Betsy, are ready for a fun-filled day in the snow. But as soon as they go out . . . Kerplunk! Crash! Bang! Betsy slides down the hill and crashes right through the ice, her big feet samsh the steps of the lions'' den, and her sneeze blows the chimney off the bears'' house. Poor Betsy! She''s too big for her own good -- or is she? Lillian Hoban tells a warm and funny story that''s just right for beginning readers.

Arthur's Loose Tooth

release date: Sep 25, 1987
Arthur's Loose Tooth
Arthur, afraid of pulling his loose tooth, and his little sister, Violet, learn something about being brave in the seventh adventure about two favorite chimps.

The Case of the Two Masked Robbers

release date: Oct 04, 1988
The Case of the Two Masked Robbers
Arabella Racoon and her brother Albert try to identify and apprehend the robbers who stole Mrs. Turtle''s eggs from the Meadow Marsh Bank.

Arthur's Prize Reader Book and Tape

release date: Jun 22, 1990
Arthur's Prize Reader Book and Tape
Arthur’s little sister, Violet, proves she can read better than he. ‘Convincingly childlike in structure and situation, the book conveys a universal humor through an easy-to-read vocabulary.’ —H. Children''s Choices for 1979 (IRA/CBC)

Ready... Set... Robot!

release date: Oct 01, 1985
Ready... Set... Robot!
When robots from all over Zone One gather to race in the Digi-Maze, a power pack mixup almost causes disaster for Sol-1.

Stick-in-the-Mud-Turtle

release date: Apr 01, 1992
Stick-in-the-Mud-Turtle
Fred Turtle''s family has to decide whether they want to live like the ritzy new family in the pond.

Arthur's Back to School Day

release date: Jan 01, 2007
Arthur's Back to School Day
Arthur and his friend unknowingly switch their lunchboxes; later Arthur finds out what surprise his sister had put into hers.

Arthur's Christmas Cookies

release date: Sep 18, 2008
Arthur's Christmas Cookies
Arthur finds a way to enjoy his Christmas cookies even after he discovers they can''t be eaten.

Here Come Raccoons!

Here Come Raccoons!
"So much alike that their own mother cannot tell them apart, Arabella and Albert, the raccoon twins, delight in mischievous antics even when attempting a good deed"

The Laziest Robot in Zone One

release date: Jan 01, 1985
The Laziest Robot in Zone One
Sol-1 helps all his friends with their work in the process of avoiding his own.

Big Little Otter

release date: Jan 01, 1997
Big Little Otter
While Mama Otter fishes for supper, Baby Otter pursues his goal of catching his own fish by himself, in a story complemented by simple read-aloud text and endearing illustrations.

Arthurs Funny Money

release date: Jun 20, 2014
Arthurs Funny Money
A hilarious account of Arthur''s attempts to earn enough money to buy a T-shirt and cap, assisted by his sister Violet.

Arthur's Birthday Party

release date: Apr 01, 2000
Arthur's Birthday Party
Arthur series/I Can Read Level 2: Reading with Help.

Arthur's Camp-Out Book and Tape

release date: Mar 15, 1996
Arthur's Camp-Out Book and Tape
Violet''s camping out too, but her friends don''t want Arthur around. So Arthur decidesto collect slimy things he knows Violet wouldn''t like. But he doesn''t count on slippery rocks and swooping bats, or hunger pangs. Then he smells hot dogs roasting over a warm fire...

Big Little Lion

release date: Feb 20, 1997
Big Little Lion
Combines simple, read-aloud text with endearing illustrations that follow a day in the life of Baby Lion, who resists his caring mother''s attempts to look after him while he plays with the other lions.

Turtle Spring

release date: Mar 01, 1992
Turtle Spring
The Turtle family is puzzled by a very strange bump under the lettuce bed in their garden.

Arthur's Halloween Costume

release date: Oct 29, 1986
Arthur's Halloween Costume
No one knows what Arthur’s funny-looking costume represents, but even his school principal calls it a winner! ‘Arthur’s frustrations and hassles ring true, and kids will enjoy the constantly changing costumes. Hoban’s expressive chimp faces catch the nuances of feeling, and the soft colors catch the action wonderfully well.’ —SLJ.

Adventures of Arthur

release date: Jan 01, 2005
Adventures of Arthur
Three delightful stories about everyone''s favorite chimp.

Silly Tilly and the Easter Bunny

release date: Jul 10, 2009
Silly Tilly and the Easter Bunny
One morning Silly Tilly Mole wakes up and smells jelly beans. She thinks sheforgot to remember Easter. She wants to ask the Easter Bunny in for a cup of tea, but where are her glasses and Easter bonnet? Tilly is so silly she forgets what she''s looking for--and almost misses Easter!

Arthur's Pen Pal Book and Tape

release date: Aug 21, 1990
Arthur's Pen Pal Book and Tape
Arthur thinks his pen pal is more fun than his little sister. Little sisters don''t do things like karate and wrestling -- or do they? It takes a surprise letter to show Arthur that sometimes there''s more to sisters -- and pen pals -- than meets the eye!

No, No, Sammy Crow

No, No, Sammy Crow
Sheila and Sammy Crow forget their differences when the Robin boys attack Sammy and endanger the egg Sheila is hatching.

The Sorely Trying Day ... Pictures by Lillian Hoban

Like Me and You

release date: Sep 01, 1998

See You in Second Grade

release date: Jan 01, 1996
See You in Second Grade
Jim, Paul, Danny, George, Anna Maria, and all their friends reminisce about first grade but look forward to learning new things in the second grade.

I Met a Traveller

I Met a Traveller
A young American girl living with her mother in Jerusalem wants to go home.

It's Really Christmas

It's Really Christmas
Born in the Christmas decorations in the summer, a mouse whose generosity saves the lives of all the mice in the attic but jeopardizes his own is granted his wish to see Christmas.

Murder Among the Personal Ads

release date: Jan 01, 1991

Save My Place

Save My Place
The animals gather around the pond to watch an evening concert.
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