Kindle Books by Troy Cummings

Troy Cummings is the author of Hydrant-Hydra: A Branches Book (The Binder of Doom #4) (2020), I Found A Kitty! (2020), Speedah-Cheetah: A Branches Book (The Binder of Doom #3) (2020), Boa Constructor: A Branches Book (The Binder of Doom #2) (2019) and other 18 books.

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Hydrant-Hydra: A Branches Book (The Binder of Doom #4)

release date: Jul 07, 2020
Hydrant-Hydra: A Branches Book (The Binder of Doom #4)
The Super Secret Monster Patrol battles the Hydrant-Hydra, a clean-freak water monster! Pick a book. Grow a Reader!This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!Sound the alarm -- things are heating up in Stermont! The Super Secret Monster Patrol arms themselves with water balloons to take on their hottest monster yet. But when puddles appear in the streets and the town starts to flood, Alexander and his friends realize there's a different monster splashing about! Get ready for an epic water battle in this fully illustrated, action-packed adventure from New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Troy Cummings!

I Found A Kitty!

release date: Mar 03, 2020
I Found A Kitty!
It doesn't get any cuter! This sequel to the New York Times bestseller Can I Be Your Dog? (which appeared on the TODAY show) has Arfy the dog trying to find a forever home for an abandoned kitten! Lucky dog Arfy has a home. When he discovers a homeless kitten, Arfy hopes Scamper can come live with him, but--achoo!--his person is allergic to cats! So, Arfy writes persuasive letters to prospective owners about what a great pet Scamper would make. But somehow these matches aren't made in heaven. If Scamper can't live with any of them, where will he go? He needs a quiet home where he could make people as happy as they'll make him, full of laps, pats and purrs, and yarn balls....Arfy thinks he knows just the place!! Another winning, heart-tugging story that's perfect for cat lovers, dog lovers, and pet adoption advocates. Troy Cummings writes a great read aloud, and the book showcases many styles of letters, making it appealing to parents and teachers looking to teach the lost art of written communication. Helpful tips in the backmatter inform children how they can help the plight of homeless animals. Praise for Can I Be Your Dog?: "It's an instant classic in our household." --#1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas

Speedah-Cheetah: A Branches Book (The Binder of Doom #3)

release date: Feb 04, 2020
Speedah-Cheetah: A Branches Book (The Binder of Doom #3)
The Super Secret Monster Patrol goes up against a team of speedy monsters! Pick a book. Grow a Reader!This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!Alexander, Nikki, and Rip can't wait to build their race cars for the Stermont Derby! In fact, everyone in town is excited to enter the big race -- even a speedy, hungry monster! The Super Secret Monster Patrol follows skid marks, claw marks, and an awful rotten-egg smell to the monster's hiding place... But can they beat this monster to the finish line? New York Times bestselling author Troy Cummings keeps the action coming!

Boa Constructor: A Branches Book (The Binder of Doom #2)

release date: Sep 03, 2019
Boa Constructor: A Branches Book (The Binder of Doom #2)
A snake monster is putting the SQUEEZE on the Super Secret Monster Patrol! Pick a book. Grow a Reader! This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow! In this second book of the series, construction equipment and machine parts are going missing all over Stermont! Then an entire playground disappears! Could a monster be to blame? The Super Secret Monster Patrol will need to stop this crafty monster FAST -- before the whole town falls apart!

Brute-Cake: A Branches Book (The Binder of Doom #1)

release date: Apr 30, 2019
Brute-Cake: A Branches Book (The Binder of Doom #1)
A brand-new, monster-filled, action-packed, early chapter book series from the bestselling author-illustrator of The Notebook of Doom! Pick a book. Grow a Reader!This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!Alexander Bopp is the leader of the Super Secret Monster Patrol, a club whose members are sworn to protect the town from monsters. But there haven't been monsters to fight for months... Alexander misses his best friends -- and fellow club members -- Rip and Nikki. Then he starts finding weird old-timey objects, cake crumbs, and creepy monster cards all over town! Could the monsters be back? The Super Secret Monster Patrol will have to get back together to find out! Fans of The Notebook of Doom are going to devour this exciting new series from bestselling author-illustrator Troy Cummings!

Can I Be Your Dog?

release date: Mar 13, 2018
Can I Be Your Dog?
The New York Times bestseller featured on THE TODAY SHOW! A heart-tugging dog adoption story told through letters--deeply sincere and almost desperate pleas for a forever home--from the dog, himself! This picture book shares the tale of Arfy, a homeless mutt who lives in a box in an alley. Arfy writes to every person on Butternut Street about what a great pet he'd make. His letters to prospective owners share that he's house broken! He has his own squeaky bone! He can learn to live with cats! But, no one wants him. Won't anyone open their heart--and home--to a lonesome dog? Readers will be happily surprised to learn just who steps up to adopt Arfy. Troy Cummings's hilarious and touching story is a perfect gift for a child wanting a dog, and for pet adoption advocates. It also showcases many different styles of letter writing, making it appealing to parents and teachers looking to teach the lost art of written communication. "It's an instant classic in our household." --#1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas

Battle of the Boss-Monster: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #13)

release date: Dec 26, 2017
Battle of the Boss-Monster: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #13)
The Super Secret Monster Patrol FINALLY comes face-to-face with the boss-monster! Pick a book. Grow a Reader! This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow! The Super Secret Monster Patrol has protected Stermont from all kinds of monsters. But is the S.S.M.P. ready to take on a whole ARMY of monsters? Alexander, Rip, and Nikki need to find the BOSS-MONSTER's secret hideout and steal back the notebook. But first, they'll have to battle her monster army in the ULTIMATE SHOWDOWN!

Monster Notebook: A Branches Special Edition (The Notebook of Doom)

release date: Oct 10, 2017
Monster Notebook: A Branches Special Edition (The Notebook of Doom)
Calling all future members of the Super Secret Monster Patrol! Kids love reading about the wacky monsters that attack Stermont in Troy Cummings's bestselling The Notebook of Doom series. Now fans can own Alexander Bopp's S.S.M.P. Monster Notebook, featuring each monster's habitat, diet, and everything else a monster-fighter needs to know! This 144-page, full-color book features information about every monster from The Notebook of Doom series, plus never-before-seen monsters, too. This fun monster manual is perfect for young readers who love monsters, monsters, and more monsters!

March of the Vanderpants: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #12)

release date: Jun 27, 2017
March of the Vanderpants: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #12)
Could Principal Vanderpants be the BOSS-MONSTER?! Pick a book. Grow a Reader!This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!In book 12, the S.S.M.P. needs to track down the boss-monster and get their monster notebook back! Alexander, Rip, and Nikki are keeping their eyes open for clues. Then Alexander spots Principal Vanderpants carrying a white bucket filled with spaghetti through that mysterious locked door on the 13th floor. Why is the principal acting so strangely? Could SHE be the boss-monster?

Sneeze of the Octo-Schnozz: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #11)

release date: Dec 27, 2016
Sneeze of the Octo-Schnozz: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #11)
The S.S.M.P. goes up against their STINKIEST monster yet! Pick a book. Grow a Reader!This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!Everything stinks! Alexander, Rip, and Nikki aren't in the same class anymore. The monster notebook is missing. And a HONKing monster is sliming Stermont! Plus, actual smelly stuff is going missing all over town. Could all of these stinky things be connected? The S.S.M.P. will have to sniff out their latest monster!

Snap of the Super-Goop: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #10)

release date: Jun 28, 2016
Snap of the Super-Goop: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #10)
The latest book in this best-selling series is filled with eye-popping twists and turns! Pick a book. Grow a Reader!This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!In this tenth book, Alexander keeps seeing monsters that the S.S.M.P. has ALREADY defeated! But his friends Rip and Nikki think he is going crazy. Could there be zombie monsters on the loose? Or is there a monster that can turn into ANYTHING? Alexander will have to protect the town -- and the notebook -- from Stermont's latest monster!

Rumble of the Coaster Ghost: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #9)

release date: Jan 26, 2016
Rumble of the Coaster Ghost: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #9)
Stermont's latest monster is a real scream! This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!Alexander's class is going on a field trip to an amusement park. Everyone is excited -- until they find out they're going to SAFETY Land! Before the students take a ride on the Slow and Steady Teacups, a weird magician tells them there's a haunted roller coaster at the park. And Alexander starts seeing odd scratch marks all over the place. Is there REALLY a ghost at Safety Land? The S.S.M.P. is about to find out!

Charge of the Lightning Bugs: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #8)

release date: Jun 30, 2015
Charge of the Lightning Bugs: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #8)
"Stermont's latest monster is SHOCKING! This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow! In this 8th book, there's trouble at Alexander's brand-new school. Lights are flickering, students are getting zapped, and escalators are running at super-speeds! When the sky fills with green lightning, Alexander, Rip, and Nikki know monsters must be to blame. Can the S.S.M.P. turn out the lights on these shocking monsters?"

The Notebook of Doom #7: Flurry of the Snombies (A Branches Book)

release date: Mar 31, 2015
The Notebook of Doom #7: Flurry of the Snombies (A Branches Book)
It's summertime in Stermont! And it's...SNOWING?! This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow! In this seventh book, it's summertime in Stermont! Alexander, Rip, and Nikki are at summer camp up in the Gloamy Mountains. And it is REALLY hot! But suddenly, it starts snowing - and with the snow comes the snombies! Snombies are snow monsters that can build armies of themselves! Will the S.S.M.P. be able to stop their coolest monster yet?

Pop of the Bumpy Mummy: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #6)

release date: Dec 30, 2014
Pop of the Bumpy Mummy: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #6)
A creepy mummy monster is on the loose in Stermont!This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!In this sixth book, Alexander's class goes on a field trip to the history museum. The students have been learning about the legend of the bumpy mummy in class. But then Alexander thinks he sees the REAL bumpy mummy walking around! The famous Ruby Scorpion gets stolen from the museum, too! And what are those strange popping noises?! Alexander and his friends will have to work fast to stop Stermont's latest monster!

Whack of the P-Rex: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #5)

release date: Aug 26, 2014
Whack of the P-Rex: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #5)
Alexander Bopp is ready to battle Stermont's biggest monster yet -- the P-Rex!This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!In this fifth book, Alexander stumbles into a VERY large footprint. And his friend Rip keeps finding candy in the street. What kind of monster leaves HUGE footprints behind? And where is all the candy coming from? Alexander, Rip, and Nikki must find out fast--before it's too late! This book is filled with humor, suspense, and zany black-and-white illustrations throughout!

The Notebook of Doom Collection: Books 1-4

release date: Feb 25, 2014
The Notebook of Doom Collection: Books 1-4
Monsters + Humor + Fun = THE NOTEBOOK OF DOOM! This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!Alexander has just moved to a new town -- a town that is filled with all sorts of monsters! He finds an old notebook with the word "DOOM" inscribed on the front cover. The Notebook of Doom, which Alexander now holds, contains top secret information about monsters! In the first book, Alexander goes up against balloon goons -- twisted arm-waving balloon guys! He battles fish monsters in book #2, shadow smashers in book #3, and meat-eating vegetable monsters in book #4. This series is full of humor, engaging black-and-white illlustrations, and of course . . . monsters!

Chomp of the Meat-Eating Vegetables: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #4)

release date: Jan 07, 2014
Chomp of the Meat-Eating Vegetables: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #4)
What could be more monstrous than giant vegetable monsters?!This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!In this fourth book, Alexander is still on the look-out for monsters. Now he thinks they're at school.... The lunch menu is NOT normal -- instead of good-for-you meals, there's ice cream and pie every day. His whole class is crying. And his friend Rip goes missing. Alexander must battle giant meat-eating vegetables before the whole town becomes veggie dinner! Filled with humor, suspense, and zany black-and-white illustrations, this book will keep kids turning the pages!

Attack of the Shadow Smashers: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #3)

release date: Oct 29, 2013
Attack of the Shadow Smashers: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #3)
Monsters, monsters, everywhere!This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!In this third book in the series, Alexander goes up against shadow smashers. These monsters jump from shadow to shadow, causing problems all over town! Meanwhile, a member of Alexander's Super Secret Monster Patrol (SSMP) may turn out to BE a monster! Fun black-and-white illustrations bring the action to life throughout.

The Notebook of Doom #1: Rise of the Balloon Goons (A Branches Book)

release date: Jun 25, 2013
The Notebook of Doom #1: Rise of the Balloon Goons (A Branches Book)
Monsters + Humor + Fun = THE NOTEBOOK OF DOOM! This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow! Alexander has just moved to a new town where he is about to uncover all sorts of monsters! He finds an old notebook with the word "DOOM" inscribed on the front cover. The Notebook of Doom, which Alexander now holds, contains top secret information about monsters! In this first book, Alexander goes up against spooky balloon goons--unique and twisted arm-waving balloon guys! This book is full of humor, engaging black-and-white illlustrations, and of course . . . monsters!

Giddy-Up, Daddy!

release date: Apr 23, 2013
Giddy-Up, Daddy!
For a great Father's Day gift, look no further! Giddy-Up, Daddy! is an imaginative picture book from comical author/illustrator Troy Cummings, who knows a thing or two about being mistaken for a horse! When rootin'-tootin' Daddy the "horse" is eyeballed by some rotten rustlers, it's all the kids can do to keep him out of the big lugs' lasso. What follows is a quick detour through a rodeo, a trip across a circus high wire, and a near-miss in the Rockies, till the kids don Mounty gear and capture the bad guys for good. A celebratory parade at sundown leads the kids and Daddy back home into Mom's waiting arms.

The Eensy Weensy Spider Freaks Out! (Big-Time!)

release date: Jul 28, 2010
The Eensy Weensy Spider Freaks Out! (Big-Time!)
Artist Troy Cummings has created a clever spin-off of the "Eensy Weensy Spider" nursery rhyme in this humorous picture book, sure to appeal to kids and adults who also love fractured fairy tales. The Eensy Weensy Spider climbed up the waterspout . . . and everyone knows what happens next! By the time the sun comes out to dry up all the rain, the Eensy Weensy Spider has freaked out over her washout, big-time! "There's no way I'm climbing back up that gutter!" she says. Eensy has lost her climbing courage, but with the help of her best ladybug friend, Polly, she begins to take on bigger and bigger climbing challenges until she's rewarded with the most spectacular view of outer space that any bug has ever seen! Hilarious text and a retro, graphic art style take this popular nursery rhyme to new heights. There's also a fun size chart on the end pages for kids to track Eensy's progress as she tackles taller and taller objects. Spin-offs of children's songs and nursery rhymes are very popular with kids, parents, and teachers!
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