timothybush.com/bibliography

story and picture books

LET’S BUILD A CLUBHOUSE

(Clarion Books, 2006). Illustrations only; text by Marilyn Singer. ISBN# 0-618-30670-6

• Best Children's Books of 2007, Bank Street College of Education Commitee on Children's Books

“Not only does this enjoyable picture book identify types of wrenches, screws, bits and so on, it also illustrates the satisfaction of using tools and the pleasure shared by a diverse group of neighbors working towards a common goal.” - Booklist

ALL IN JUST ONE COOKIE

(Greenwillow Books, 2006). Illustrations only; text by Susan Goodman. ISBN# 0-06-009092-8

• American Library Association Notable Book 2007

" A marvelous book" - Boston Globe

JANEY AND THE FAMOUS AUTHOR

(Clarion Books, Fall 2005). Illustrations only, text by Mary Downing Hahn. ISBN# 0-618-35408-5

• Best Children's Books of 2006, Bank Street College of Education Commitee on Children's Books

"A wish-fulfillment tale that will turn any author groupie (or any author, for that matter) green with envy." - Kirkus

TEDDY BEAR, TEDDY BEAR

(Greenwillow Books, 2005). Illustrations of public domain text. ISBN# 0-06-057835-1

"Full-out adventure... refreshing take on this classic rhyme only enhances its timeless endurance." - Kirkus

MY DAD’S JOB

(Simon & Schuster, Spring 2003).  Illustrations only; text by Peter Glassman. ISBN# 0-689-82890-X

• Film option by Nickelodeon Movies

• Featured Selection, Children's Book-of-the-Month Club

• BookSpan Book Club

• Chicago Public Library ‘Best of the Best” List 2003

• “Creates an immediate bond with readers… Bush’s pictures have verve and mesh wonderfully with Glassman’s text” – New York Times Book Review

THE CHRISTMAS CRICKET

(Clarion Books, Fall 2002).  Illustrations only; text by Eve Bunting. ISBN# 0-618-06554-7

• IRA/CBC Children’s Choices 2002

• “Vivid illustrations capture the insect’s perspective with drama and humor.” – School Library Journal

MATH MAN

(Orchard Books,  2001). Illustrations only; text by Teri Daniels. ISBN# 0-439-29308-1

• CBC/IRA Children's Choice

• Scholastic Book Clubs

• "Math Man's value and appeal lies in his enthusiasm, which Bush (Ferocious Girls, Steamroller Boys, and Other Poems in Between, 2000, etc.) conveys through exuberant, cornball illustrations full of mousy fun.” – Kirkus

WANNA BUY AN ALIEN?

(Clarion Books, 2000). Illustrations only; text by Eve Bunting. ISBN# 0-395-69719-0

• Recommended by Center for Children’s Books

BACH’S BIG ADVENTURE

(Orchard Books, 1999).  Illustrations only; text by Sallie Ketcham. ISBN# 0-531-30140-0

• Children's Book-of-the-Month Club selection

• Center for Children's Books Best Books of 1999

• Scholastic Book Clubs

FEROCIOUS GIRLS, STEAMROLLER BOYS AND OTHER POEMS IN BETWEEN  

(Orchard Books,  2000). Text and illustrations. ISBN# 0-531-30250-4

• "Bush's debut as a versifier is a hoot... sure to produce a giggle" - Kirkus Reviews

BENJAMIN MCFADDEN AND THE ROBOT BABYSITTER

(Crown Publishers, 1998). Text and illustrations. ISBN# 0-517-79984-7

• Feature film rights optioned by Walt Disney Pictures

• Children's Book-of-the-Month Club Selection

• 1999 Storytelling World Honor Title

• Scholastic Book Clubs

• "Bush is a master." - Publisher's Weekly

“If ever there was a story destined to keep the reader riveted until the last page, this is it.” – Boston Sunday Herald

GRUNT! THE PRIMITIVE CAVE BOY

(Crown Publishers, 1995). Text and illustrations. 0-517-79967-7

• Adapted for the stage by Tony Award-winning Denver Center Theatre Company

• Portugese editon published by Brinque Books

• "Bush's imagination is in overdrive... a wild romp!" - Family Life

THREE AT SEA

(Crown Publishers, 1994). Text and illustrations. ISBN# 0-517-59299-1

• Children's Book-of-the-Month Club selection

• "A sure-to-please adventure!" - School Library Journal

JAMES IN THE HOUSE OF AUNT PRUDENCE

(Crown Books, 1993). Text and illustrations. ISBN# 0-517-5881-1

• International Reading Association Honor Book

• Third printing in hardcover

• Children's Book-of-the-Month Club selection

• Trade and book club paperbacks

• Adapted for the stage by Gina Gibney Dance Company

• "A  stunning debut... Writing or drawing, Bush's pen is loaded with wit." - Newsweek

ongoing series

THE CAPITAL MYSTERIES

Illustrations only; texts by Ron Roy. The Skeleton In the Smithsonian (2003), A Spy In the White House (2004), Who Broke Lincoln’s Thumb? (2006), Fireworks at the FBI (2006), Trouble at the Treasury (2007), Mystery at the Washington Monument (2007); two more titles planned for 2008, including Trouble at the National Zoo. Also created new covers for two existing titles.

other

KEEP YOUR EYE ON AMANDA

(Breakfast Serials, 2004 and ongoing). Illustrations only; text by Avi. 14-chapter serialized story has already appeared in almost a thousand newspapers around the US; story will continue to run as newspapers request it from Breakfast Serials database.

• Centerpiece of statewide reading initiative in Colorado Feb – May 2004.

• Illustrations licensed separately to Denver Newspaper Agency for classroom use
GRUNT! THE PRIMITIVE CAVE BOY

(Denver Center Theatre Company) One-act stage adaptation of my own book of this title, toured regionally through Denver Center Theatre Company’s Education Department and seen by almost 30,000 students and teachers. Produced in part by Kennedy Center’s Imagination Celebration.

Images copyright Timothy Bush 1993-2005, website copyright Timothy Bush 2005