Featured books by Andrea Beaty

Andrea Beatty writes for readers of many ages, from preschool to middle school. Some of Ms. Beatty’s books rhyme, demonstrating a love of language and wordplay that creates an almost Seussian cadence. Her books celebrate science, perseverance, and imagination often using laugh out loud humor to engage readers.

Aaron Slater, Illustrator

By: Andrea Beaty
Illustrated by: David Roberts
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader
Genre: Fiction

Although he loves stories, Aaron has trouble reading but has been an artist his whole life. With the help of Miss Greer, his astute 2nd grade teacher, Aaron’s gifts are realized and he gets help with reading. The rhyming text and illustrations call to mind the creators’ other collaborations and are equally captivating.

Ada Twist, Scientist

Ada Twist, Scientist

By: Andrea Beaty
Illustrated by: David Roberts
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Fiction

Ada Twist constantly asks questions: what, why, where? Her parents tire of it until they realize that Ada Twist is really a budding scientist! Told in rollicking rhyme and playful, style-conscious illustrations, this engaging tale is satisfying as well as inspiring.

Artist Ted

Artist Ted

By: Andrea Beaty
Illustrated by: Pascal Lemaitre
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader
Genre: Fiction

Ted spruces up his home and school and helps another young person by employing his artistic talent and creativity. Simple illustrations accompany an engaging text.

Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies

Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies

By: Andrea Beaty
Illustrated by: Dan Santat
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Fiction, Science Fiction

With humorous allusions to a candy universe and over-the-top puns, this laugh out loud funny novel follows twins as they defeat killer space bunnies. Heavily illustrated and with a light tone, this should appeal to even the most reluctant reader.

Doctor Ted

Doctor Ted

By: Andrea Beaty
Illustrated by: Pascal Lemaitre
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader
Genre: Fiction

When he bumps his knee, Ted decides to become a doctor to care for everyone. Though Ted’s diagnoses irritate adults, young Dr. Ted winds up saving the day.

Dorko the Magnificent

Dorko the Magnificent

By: Andrea Beaty
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Fiction

Robbie Darko loves magic but simply is not good at it. That is, until his grandmother teaches him a few tricks she learned as a professional magician. Filled with pathos and good nature, this novel is sure to resonate with readers.

Firefighter Ted

Firefighter Ted

By: Andrea Beaty
Illustrated by: Pascal Lemaitre
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader
Genre: Fiction

As in other stories about the young bear, Ted’s first attempt at rescuing the day as a firefighter ends in minor disaster. But he rebounds and ends up being a huge help after all.

Fluffy Bunnies 2: The Schnoz of Doom

Fluffy Bunnies 2: The Schnoz of Doom

By: Andrea Beaty
Illustrated by: Dan Santat
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Fiction, Science Fiction

Space bunnies are back for a second installment. Can twins Joules and Kevin save their school from the ferocious fur balls? Fiercely funny, this is sure to please young readers.

Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau

By: Andrea Beaty
Illustrated by: David Roberts
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Fiction, Poetry

Madame Chapeau makes the perfect hat for each of her customers but she herself remains quite lonely. That is, until a young girl makes the ideal chapeau for Madame Chapeau. Illustrations are fun and worth looking at again and again as they are an homage to haute couture. 

Hide and Sheep

Hide and Sheep

By: Andrea Beaty
Illustrated by: Bill Mayer
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader
Genre: Fiction, Poetry

The farmer’s sheep don’t stay on the farm when there are so many other interesting things to explore! Can the farmer gather them up in time? Counting sheep and enjoying their antics is humorously presented in rhyme and jaunty illustrations.

Iggy Peck and the Mysterious Mansion

Iggy Peck and the Mysterious Mansion

By: Andrea Beaty
Illustrated by: David Roberts
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Fiction, Mystery

Can Iggy Peck use his architectural prowess to help Ada Twist’s Aunt Bernice from losing the house she inherited? Iggy, Ada, and the other Questioneers come together to solve the mystery of the missing antiques and acquire a bit of history along the way in this latest story in the Questioneers series.

Iggy Peck, Architect

Iggy Peck, Architect

By: Andrea Beaty
Illustrated by: David Roberts
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Fiction

Iggy Peck loves to build anything using almost any material.  His teacher, however, disagrees about architecture. Iggy rises to the challenge and changes her mind in this rhyming, thoroughly satisfying tale of an aspiring (and inspired) young architect. 

Rosie Revere, Engineer

Rosie Revere, Engineer

By: Andrea Beaty
Illustrated by: David Roberts
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Fiction

Young Rosie wants nothing more than to invent, to be an engineer. Her confidence is shaken until her great-aunt Rosie (strongly echoing Rosie the Riveter of WWII fame) helps restore it. Told in rhyme with verve and humorous illustrations, this story is sure to inspire and engage.

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