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Autographed Children's Books by Mark Teague

Mark Teague has never taken an art class in his life. Through trial, error, talent, and a love for drawing, he has become one of today's top illustrators for children. Teague has a knack for developing delightful and amusing characters - whether they are dogs, pigs, martians, or dinosaurs. He has illustrated over 40 stories by other authors, including How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? by Jane Yolen, The Poppleton series by Cynthia Rylant, and First Graders From Mars by Shana Corey. Yet Mark Teague also writes his own memorable tales, such as the hillarious stories of that loveable canine, Ike LaRue, and his latest middle grade novel, The Doom Machine.

Mark Teague had always enjoyed sketching and doodling, but he had never considered illustration as a career. After finishing college with a degree in American history, his first job was at a large Manhattan bookstore. Arranging window displays introduced him to the latest picture books for children.

Mark Teague
Inspired by the beautiful, full-color illustrations, Teague wrote and illustrated a story of his own. It was about a boy who takes a magical subway ride from the city back to the countryside. In 1989, Scholastic published this story, The Trouble With the Johnsons. Since then, Teague has illustrated over 40 books and written stories for more than a dozen.

Mark Teague lives in upstate New York with his wife, Laura, and their two daughters, Lily and Ava.

The Doom Machine: When a spaceship lands in the small town of Vern Hollow in 1956, juvenile delinquent Jack Creedle and prim, studious Isadora Shumway form an unexpected alliance as they try to keep a group of extraterrestrials from stealing eccentric Uncle Bud's space travel machine. Strap yourself in for a wild ride brimming with humor and a cast of colorful heroes and villians. Jack and Isadora are determined to overcome the spidery invaders - which is going to be a very lucky thing for every human being on Planet Earth ... because things are about to go terribly wrong.

Book Plate Autographed by Mark Teague
Hardcover, Fiction, 376p. Ages 10 - 14.

The Doom Machine SC1429 $17.99

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The Sky is Falling: When an acorn hits Chicken Little on the head, she panics and screeches, "The sky is falling! The sky is falling!" Squirrel, who knew a thing or two about acorns, tried to set the record straight, as did the other animals. The chickens started dancing--they moonwalked, they mamboed, and they did the twist. Pretty soon the other animals joined them. You can't blame someone for wanting to dance, even if the sky isn't really falling!

Book Plate Autographed by Mark Teague
Hardcover, Picture Book. Ages 5 - 6.

The Sky is Falling SC2171 $16.99

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The Three Little Pigs: Three pigs spend their money on different things: potato chips, sody-pop, and building supplies. It comes as no surprise that a wolf is able to blow down the first two pigs' houses. When the wolf can't blow down the third pig's brick house, everyone comes together and the fun begins. The first two pigs give him potato chips and sody-pop, and the third pig makes everyone a healthy meal. Since only one pig has a house left, the other two pigs and the wolf move in with her. The somewhat bad wolf is no longer hungry.

Book Plate Autographed by Mark Teague
Hardcover, Picture Book. Ages 5 - 6.

The Three Little Pigs
and Somewhat Bad Wolf SC5016.99

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The Great Gracie Chase: Stop That Dog! Gracie Rose is out of her yard, and no one in town can catch her. How can such a quiet little dog cause such a noisy uproar? Join in the fun as Gracie runs and runs and runs - in an unexpected chase that surprises everyone - especially Gracie!

Book Plate Autographed by Mark Teague
Hardcover, Picture Book. Ages 3 - 5.

The Great Gracie Chase SC0410 $17.99

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Pancakes for Supper: Toby is all dressed up in her bright new clothes and on her way to town - when suddenly - BUMP! She is hurled out of her parents' wagon and high into the sky! Then deep into the forest she falls, right in front of a hungry wolf! But this clever girl fends off fearsone wild animals by trading items of her clothing in exchange for her safety. How the incredibly vain creatures turn into a puddle of maple syrup - and end up on Toby's pancakes - makes for a satisfying surprise.

Book Plate Autographed by Mark Teague.
Hardcover, Ages 5 - 7

Pancakes for Supper SC4836 $15.99

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Funny Farm: Welcome to the funniest farm you will ever visit! Join Edward as he pitches in with the chores on his first trip to Hawthorne Farm -- where the pigs play practical jokes, the sheep brush their teeth before heading out to graze, and the mice churn their own butter. It is a day that Edward will never forget -- a funny day on a funny farm.

Book Plate Autographed by Mark Teague
Hardcover, Picture Book. Ages 3 - 5.

Funny Farm SC4994 $16.99

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Firehouse! Join Edward and his cousin Judy as they spend a hilarious day learning how to be firefighters. From a fire drill that leads to a slippery slide down a fire pole, to a hysterical battle with an out-of-control fire hose, Edward is in for an action-packed adventure. And when faced with a real emergency, it's Edward who saves the day!

Book Plate Autographed by Mark Teague
Hardcover, Picture Book. Ages 3 - 5.

Firehouse! SC5007 $16.99

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LaRue Across America: Dear Mrs. Hibbins, Our road trip is a fiasco, and I'm afraid it's all because of your cats! Throughout our long journey across America, I have treated the little beasts with the utmost consideration and hospitality -- but to no avail. They continue to ruin our vacation. ( The fluffy one was a real terror at "Dino-Land" in South Dakota.) Mrs. LaRue is too kindhearted to complain, but I am sure she is miserable, too. Please send bus fare so I can return your cats to Snort City as soon as possible. Your obliging neighbor, Ike LaRue.

Book Plate Autographed by Mark Teague
Hardcover, Picture Book. Ages 4 - 8.

LaRue Across America SC5021 $16.99

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Ike LaRue Standin: Dear Reader, Ike LaRue has wanted to come to your house for sometime now. But, he has been terribly busy rounding up cats, running for mayor, attending obedience school, and trying to prove his innocence in the canary burglaries.
Due to his busy schedule, he has asked me, his friend Bently, to stand in for him so that you can enjoy having me with you as you read his adventures. I am almost a foot tall and I 'm very soft and cuddly. Your new friend., Bently

Ike LaRue Standin GN0585 $17.95

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LaRue for Mayor: Dear Intelligent Voter, Are you tired of candidates who lie, cheat, and steal their way into office? I assure you that a vote for me is a vote for honesty, dignity, and good manners. With Mrs. LaRue injured and in the hospital, it is up to me to uphold justice and take the laws of Snort City into my own paws. Yes, with dog-haters on the rampage, this is a difficult and dangerous task. But I have the courage and proven leadership abilities to make a difference! Keep Snort City safe and clean! Vote for Ike! Three cheers from your next mayor, Ike LaRue

Book Plate Autographed by Mark Teague
Hardcover, Picture Book. Ages 4 - 8.

LaRue for Mayor SC3156 $16.99

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Detective LaRue - Letters from the Investigation: Dear Reader, As if I didn't suffer enough in obedience school, now I'm in prison! I assure you the whole thing is a big mistake. (Honestly, how should I know where the Hibbins' cats are?) With Mrs. LaRue vacationing in France, and the Snort City Police Department stalled by a string of canary burglaries, I must take matters into my own paws. Mounting an investigation to prove my innocence will be dangerous. It will require great cunning and bravery. I may be putting my life on the line. But that is a risk I must take in order to preserve my spotless reputation. Your intrepid detective, Ike

Book Plate Autographed by Mark Teague
Hardcover, Picture Book. Ages 4 - 8.

Letters from the Investigation SC8689 $16.99

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Dear Mrs. LaRue - Letters from Obedience School: Dear Anyone Who Will Listen, Have you ever been unjustly punished? Banished to your room? Denied your favorite foods? Then you will relate to the hardship and woe I'm enduring while locked up at the Igor Brotweiler Canine Academy. This is a school for BAD DOGS, not good ones like your dear old Ike! Trust me when I tell you that I am being horribly mistreated here, and I grow sadder and lonelier (not to mention skinnier!) by the hour. Can somebody please tell Mrs. LaRue to come and get me right away?! Sincerely, The loyal and misunderstood, Ike LaRue

Book Plate Autographed by Mark Teague
Hardcover, Picture Book. Ages 4 - 8.

Letters from Obedience School SC6631 $16.99

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