Get Ready to Meet Peter Brown

Peter Brown, acclaimed author and illustrator, will be at the University on March 30, 2016 to speak at the Naomi C. Chase Lecture. His talk, entitled “Writing with Pictures,” will explore his process as both an author and illustrator. Don’t miss it! Get to know Peter Brown through his books. Here are a few of our favorites:


My Teacher is a Monster! (No, I Am Not.) (2014) What happens when your biggest problem at school is a monster who will not leave you alone? And what if that monster is also your teacher? Find out how Bobby copes with his monstrous problem when you read this delightful picturebook.

Mr. Tiger Goes Wild (2013) Sometimes it takes a non-conformist to try something new, to go a little wild. Mr. Tiger takes a leap in this award winning charmer and surprises all of his jungle friends.

Creepy Carrots! (2012) (Written by Aaron Reynolds) Is your peanut butter sandwich out to get you? What if it was? Jasper Rabbit worries that his favorite food might just have nefarious plans. Read this book to find out what happens when your carrots get creepy! Note: This 2013 Caldecott Honor Book is available in the C&I Library.

YOU WILL BE MY FRIEND! (2011) Lucy is back! This time she tries her best to find a new friend. Unfortunately, her exuberant (bossy) nature does not help her with that goal. Just when she thinks that hope is lost, a wonderful surprise comes her way.

Children Make Terrible Pets (2010). Lucy finds the most curious thing on her way through the forest, a nice young boy. She brings him home in the hope that her mom will let her have a new pet. Mom is not so sure, as everyone knows, children make terrible pets!

The Curious Garden (2010) Imagine what would happen to a city if all of the green spaces disappeared. Liam doesn’t have to imagine; his city is without vegetation. Find out what happens when he discovers a dying and forgotten garden and helps nourish it back to life.

By Sara S.

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