New Release Books by Teresa Bateman

Teresa Bateman is the author of Noah's Ark (2021), Runaway Pumpkins (2020), Ghastly Ghosts (2019), Job Wanted (2019), The Leprechaun Under the Bed (2019) and other 62 books.

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Noah's Ark

release date: Feb 09, 2021
Noah's Ark
This original retelling of the most popular Bible story is also a picture book of Hidden Pictures puzzles, making it the perfect gift for families to enjoy year after year! Share the timeless tale of Noah''s Ark with this special edition of the beloved Bible story fully illustrated with Hidden Pictures puzzles. Find more than 120 hidden objects in a vibrantly illustrated storybook that can be read aloud to the whole family. This storybook is the perfect gift for a religious milestone and is a wonderfully unique addition to the family library. National Parenting Seal of Approval Winner, Mom''s Choice Award, Gold

Runaway Pumpkins

release date: Aug 04, 2020
Runaway Pumpkins
A class trip to the pumpkin patch almost ends in disaster in this rollicking tale of resourcefulness and resilience. The old adage of "when life hands you lemons, make lemonade" is reborn with pumpkins! When a bumpy road and a faulty bus storage lock release a load of handpicked pumpkins back into the wild, the students on a field trip are left with a single pumpkin. Pluckily, they decide to take what they have and do what they can. Together they decorate the only surviving pumpkin for their harvest fair. But good fortune comes knocking the next day when a group of kind neighbors arrives at the school. They found the smashed pumpkins and turned them into celebratory seasonal fare, perfect for sharing: yummy soup, cake, pie, and even fries!

Ghastly Ghosts

release date: Sep 01, 2019
Ghastly Ghosts
Old Dave inherits a lonely old house from his uncle—a nice enough place, if a bit lonely. One cold night he hears a voice: Ghastly ghosts in the old coal shed! At first he tries to ignore it, but he hears it again and again—Ghastly ghosts in the old coal shed! And when the fireplace runs out of coal, Dave has no choice but to brave the dreaded coal shed...and whatever dwells within. But Old Dave''s got an idea that just might work out for him AND the spirits.

Job Wanted

release date: Dec 10, 2019
Job Wanted
A plucky farm dog will do anything to get a job—even be a cow! When a farmer tells a dog that “dogs just eat and don’t give anything back,” the dog is disappointed, but not discouraged. He’ll try being a cow, a horse, and a chicken before he’s done. As the farmer learns the value of a good dog, children will laugh as the dog finds his rightful place on the farm. Teresa Batemen''s endearing story celebrates persistence, ingenuity, and the fact that everybody can make a contribution. Award-winning artist Chris Sheban''s illustrations are filled with warmth and humor. Kids and parents will love this terrific read aloud with a subtle message about never giving up. Nominated for The Washington Children''s Choice Award, The New York State Charlotte Award, the Young Hoosier Book Award, and the Virginia Readers'' Choice Award.

The Leprechaun Under the Bed

release date: Jan 01, 2019
The Leprechaun Under the Bed
There is no peace at all for a poor leprechaun. Brian O''Shea summons banshees and ghosts to try and stop Sean McDonald from building a cottage right on top of his own home, but it''s no use. Brian still ends up with a front door right under Sean''s bed. The leprechaun has to make the best of the situation. Yet as time goes on, the two develop an unusual alliance--one that comes in handy when danger arises.

April Foolishness

release date: Aug 01, 2014
April Foolishness
AV2 Fiction Readalong by Weigl brings you timeless tales of mystery, suspense, adventure, and the lessons learned while growing up. These celebrated children’s stories are sure to entertain and educate while captivating even the most reluctant readers. Log on to www.av2books.com, and enter the unique book code found on page 2 of this book to unlock an extra dimension to these beloved tales. Hear the story come to life as you read along in your own book.

The Frog with the Big Mouth

release date: Nov 25, 2014
The Frog with the Big Mouth
In the rainforest, where Argentina meets Brazil, a frog with a very big mouth catches an enormous fly. Impressed with himself, he sets out along the path to find someone else to amaze. “I’ve eaten the biggest FLY in the whole world!” he brags. “Don’t you wish you were ME?” The Frog with the Big Mouth brags to a toucan, a coati, and a capybara. (None of whom have eaten enormous flies—too bad!) And then, wanting to brag just a little longer, he comes across a large speckled creature with sharp teeth—it’s a jaguar. Guess what jaguars like to eat? Teresa Bateman’s comical retelling, accompanied by Will Terry’s vibrant artwork, will leave children asking for more. A note contains additional information about the South American rainforest animals in the story. Versions of this story appear all over the world, but the real big-mouthed frogs, nicknamed Pacman frogs, live in South America. The author lives in Washington State. The illustrator lives in Utah.

The Christmas Pups

release date: Sep 01, 2011
The Christmas Pups
On an icy December night, three puppies are rescued from the side of the road and taken to an animal shelter. Ruff and Tuff have a plan to ensure that their sister, Penny, finds a home for Christmas, even if they can''t. But with the help of an older dog named Brownie, the puppies learn the true meaning of Christmas...and find a home for all four of them just in time.

Paul Bunyan vs. Hals Halson

release date: Mar 01, 2011
Paul Bunyan vs. Hals Halson
As we all know, Paul Bunyan was born big and kept on growing. As a boy, sometimes is was hard not having someone his own size around. As an adult, it was hard to make friends too and even with the company of his pet Babe, he was sometimes lonely. When Hals Halson, another giant of a man, challenges Paul to a fight to determine the best lumberjack, Paul wins the day...and a new friend!

Fiona's Luck

release date: Feb 01, 2009
Fiona's Luck
An original folktale full of wit, magic, and leprechauns, that is sure to delight for St. Patrick’s Day as well as all year round. The luck of the Irish has waned after the greedy Leprechaun King has taken all the good fortune in Ireland and locked it away. It is up to one cunning girl, Fiona to come up with a plan to get the luck and good tidings back from the leprechauns to help the people of Ireland. Through clever charades, Fiona uses her wit to outsmart the powerful Leprechaun King and restore luck to the Emerald Isle. Luminous and enchanting illustrations add to the wonder of this original folktale, that is sure to charm readers young and old who are looking for a bit of magic to spark their story time.

Damon, Pythias, and the Test of Friendship

release date: Mar 01, 2009
Damon, Pythias, and the Test of Friendship
Outside of ancient Syracuse on the island of Sicily, there lived a cruel ruler named Dionysius. He trusted no one. Nearby lived two best friends, Damon and Pythias. One day Pythias spoke out against Dionysius, who quickly ordered his execution, to take place in one month. Pythias wanted to return to his elderly parents to say goodbye and arrange for their care. Dionysius laughed, not trusting that Pythias would return. Damon stood up and offered to take Pythias'' place until he returned. The ruler agreed only after stipulating that if Pythias did not come back, Damon would die instead. When the execution day arrived, Pythias had not returned, but Damon still believed that his friend would be there if he could. Just in time, Pythias ran in, offering up his own life for his friend''s.

The Bully Blockers Club

release date: Nov 25, 2014
The Bully Blockers Club
Lotty Raccoon is excited. This year she has a new teacher, new backpack, and new shoes. But her enthusiasm quickly wanes when Grant Grizzly begins bullying her. At the advice of her brother and sister, Lotty tries ignoring Grant and making a joke of it all, but neither approach works. When her parents hear about Grant, Lotty''s dad talks to the teacher. Although the teacher speaks to Grant and Lotty, now Grant just bullies her when no adult is around. After talking to her family again, Lotty comes up with an idea. She notices other kids are being bullied by Grant, too. She gathers everyone together and they form a club—The Bully Blockers Club. Now when Grant tries to bully someone, the other kids speak up. That gets an adult''s attention, and Grant stops his bullying!

Farm Flu

release date: Oct 28, 2014
Farm Flu
A cute farm story about a boy who helps his mom on the farm. When mom goes out of town, the animals come down with the flu one by one. He takes care of each group of animals, moving them to the house. In the end, it is the boy who has the flu and the animals are taking care of him. There are lots of KA-CHOOOOs in this book!

Will You Be My Valenswine?

release date: Oct 21, 2014
Will You Be My Valenswine?
On Valentine’s Day poor Polly piglet searches all over the barnyard, but can’t find the perfect valenswine. She’s just about to give up, but is it possible that the right valenswine was under her snout all along?

Fluffy, Scourge of the Sea

release date: Jan 01, 2005
Fluffy, Scourge of the Sea
When Fluffy, a pampered poodle, is captured by canine pirates, he uses his wiles to convince them that he is in reality the "Scourge of all the Sea."

Harp O' Gold

release date: Jan 01, 2001
Harp O' Gold
Tom, a poor wandering Irish minstrel who dreams of riches and fame, trades his beloved but worn harp for one made of gold, but when he becomes famous he finds that something is missing.

The Merbaby

release date: Jan 01, 2001
The Merbaby
When he and his brother Josh find a mer-baby caught in their fishing net, Tarron, rejecting his brother''s plan to sell the baby and make a profit, discovers that there are greater treasures than gold.

A Plump and Perky Turkey

release date: Sep 06, 2013
A Plump and Perky Turkey
Plump And Perky Turkey is a Marshall Cavendish publication.

Red, White, Blue, and Uncle Who?

release date: Jan 01, 2002

Keeper of Soles

release date: Aug 22, 2007
Keeper of Soles
A shoemaker repeatedly outwits a black-robed figure who knocks on the shoemaker''s door and demands his soul.

Gus, the Pilgrim Turkey

release date: Sep 01, 2008
Gus, the Pilgrim Turkey
Gus loves being a turkey, that is, until his friends tell him about Thanksgiving. Pilgrims—no problem; feast—NO WAY! So Gus heads south, the way birds do, to escape being part of someone''s dinner.

Eating Green

release date: Jan 01, 2019
Eating Green
Morna the pine marten is looking for her next meal! After catching a leprechaun, he invites her to join his St. Patrick’s Day feast, but it’s not exactly what she has in mind. Will Morna be able to stomach it? Or will this clever leprechaun just have to enjoy his feast without her?

What Gold Brings

release date: Jan 01, 2018
What Gold Brings
Michael O''Donnell learns that wealth will not solve all problems.

Maureen's Harp

release date: Jan 01, 2018
Maureen's Harp
The leprechaun king deals with Maureen''s selfish greedy sisters.
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