Children's Books & Companion Pieces

Books on the Shelf

Sheldon and the Hot-Nosed Husky

Cover design of Sheldon and the Hot-Nosed Husky

Dash alongside Sheldon as he bolts out of Puppy Play, sneaks into the Corndog Canine Competition, and joins Dogs of All Shapes and Sizes, eager to prove he can race with the best -- Harold the Hot-Nosed Husky and Canine Claws.

When the Camel Sneezed

Cover design of Zara riding the Camel King

After a camel's great Ahh Choo, Zara flies through the air and crosses a crevasse to reclaim her chair from a zoo fanfare. By putting her fears aside, the little girl discovers how making one friend can flourish into a community where everyone 

has a seat.

A Hullabaloo of Hippos: A Lollapalooza of Language

Cover design with dancing hippos

From ambling armadillos to zigzagging zephyrs, A Hullabaloo of Hippos: A Lollapalooza 

of Language from A to Z 

is a toe-tapping, finger-snapping dance through the alphabet 

that tantalizes the tongue 

for everyone.

Goin' Explorin'

Cover design shows story setting

"I'm goin' explorin',"  Stephen Ryan shouts, bolts out the door, and, with his Papa, walks to the Hemlock forest. Moments before
heading home, SR spots a shadow slipping behind what everyone knows is a haunted house. 

A Hero at Three

Cover design shows creatures the hero meets.

Two brothers, swept out to sea, 

are cast into a gloomy cave filled with "lions, sharks that bark, and eels all aglow," Gavin cleverly uses his charm, but is it enough to save his brother from the pirate bellowing, What ho?

Christopher Counts The Constellations

Cover design shows Christopher & Pegasus leaping into space

A young boy discovers the mysteries of the night sky and the magic of his name by exploring 

the constellations, "every night before drifting off to sleep."

Word of Mouth

Listen to what parents, educators, & artists 

have to say about MarmooWorks books.


A Hullabaloo of Hippos

Monkeys dancing on hippo

. . . A wonderfully whimsical book . . .

tickles the tongue with memorable language . ..

It is an alphabet book like no other!

-- Laurie Root, Director of the Dolly Parton 

Imagination Library at United Way, Erie, PA

A Hero at Three

Mary  enlivens language and captures
the essence of childhood adventure
Children will love the rhythm and tempo
of words and feel the story in their bones.

-- Dr. Dale Irving, Western Australia

Crossing Great Divides

Zara flies on an albatross

A great story about how to cross  

that "great divide, rather than making it wider.  

-- Joyce Miller, Ph.D Keystone Research Corporation

Goin' Explorin'

1st grader's illustration of a scene from Goin' Explorin'

An excellent book! Readers will enjoy  

fun vocabulary words, and Stephen Ryan's 

original songs. Wait until they find out out the origin of the book's title, Goin’ Explorin’: 

Fffffft, Fffffft, and Off They Go!

-- Nancy Anderson, Past President 

of Keystone State Reading Association

Goin' Explorin'

 ". . .a book for readers of any age. The author has the gift 

of opening readers’ eyes to endless possibilities." 

-- Dr. Rosemary Omniewski, Professor Emeritus

Edinboro University

Language for Little Ones

Mary meets a mother & infant after performing A Hero at Three

 A Hero at Three sings in the ears. 

Books like this, read again and again 

by parent & child, guarantee the child will grow

into a lover of language and reading. 

— John Taylor Waldorf teacher, Western Australia

Expect the Unexpected

A hippo & other animals in story

. . . syncopation for the imagination. 

Expect the unexpected in a most delightful way. 

Surprising ear-candy on every page! 

-- Roberta Barilla, Assistant Professor of Education, Gannon University

Through the Eyes

Mary sits with two children, excited about their new book.

A delightful introduction to the constellations as seen

through the eyes of a young child full of wonderment 

and imagination. The illustrations captivate the night sky. 

-- Beth Eubank, Harding Elementary School, Erie, PA

Beyond the Binding

Readable Wear

Telescope T

Front side of Telescope T-shirt: text from Christopher Counts The Constelllations

Graphically screened story 

text & imagery from 

Christopher Counts 

The Constellations 

The Back

The back side of the Telescope T-shirt continues the text screened on the front.

The story text pictured on the front 

continues on the back. Christopher's 

telescope runs along the left sleeve.

Heroic Hoodie

The book title and sea creature decorate the front side of the hoodie; story text on back.

Heros set the trend

wearing this hoodie!

Sea creature on front;

story text on back.

Super Hippo T

Donned in a caped, the dancing hippo transforms himself in Super Hippo.

MarmooWorks features original children's books & companion pieces. Don some Readable Wear and let the story do the walking. Read the Writing on the Wall when you hang a high-quality story illustration print in your room. Listen to the audio books read by the writer & hear how language is its own music.

Stay Warm in Space

Story text & imagery from

Christopher Counts 

The Constellations 

screened onto both ends

of this soft & cozy scarf.

The constellations Christopher

sees run across the ski band.


Sheldon's Dream

Sheldon's Dream: 11"x14", high-quality print

After Mrs. Snoebear tucks her pups

in bed, Sheldon dreams of sledding

 with Harold the Hot-Nosed Husky

and Canine Claws. 

Books On a Wall -- WOW!

Help Set Me Free!

Scene from A Hero at Three: 11"x14" high-quality print

An 11"x14" high-quality print

depicting a scene from 

A Hero at Three: There were sharks

that barked and lions who swam . . .