Mark’s Illustrated Books

Mark’s Illustrated Books:

  1. “Stick Horse Derby”—Mark Wayne Adams
  2. “Nana G, That’s Fancy!”—Christa Blaney
  3. “MATES: Uncools”—M. W. Adams
  4. “Dolly, A Dog, And A Camper”—Kay Whitehouse
  5. “G’DAY: Aints”—M. W. Adams
  6. “DOWN UNDER: Kussins”—M. W. Adams
  7. “OUTBACK: Bothers & Sinisters”—M. W. Adams
  8. “Little Miss Grubby Toes, Goes Swimming!”—Eddie Price
  9. “Eddie, That’s Spaghetti!”—Christa Blaney
  10. “Violet the Hugging Octopus”—Sherry Duquet
  11. “Nicolás, ¡eso es ridículo!”—Christa Blaney
  12. “Juliana, ¡eso son tonterías!”—Christa Blaney
  13. “Dolly Becomes a Scout”—Kay Whitehouse
  14. “Pilgrims: Fly on the Wall Series”—Linda Smigaj
  15. “A Hand Truck Named Dolly”—Kay Whitehouse
  16. “Floppanopolis”—John Hope
  17. “Mayflower: Fly on the Wall Series”—Linda Smigaj
  18. “Theo and the Penny Candy Store”—Debra Latiolais
  19. “Little Miss Grubby Toes, Plays with Fire!”—Eddie Price
  20. “Little Miss Grubby Toes, Steps on a Bee!”—Eddie Price
  21. “Mighty Madeline”—Julie Watling
  22. “Kilpatrick McMurray McFrown”—Sarah Sproles
  23. “Eli’s Balloon”—Candace Ruffin
  24. “Franny Finds a Home”—Crystal White
  25. “Frozen Floppies”—John Hope
  26. “Parts of Speech Parade, New York City”—Irina Dolinskiy
  27. “Johari’s Joy”—Carol Hensel
  28. “Franny’s Rescue”—Crystal White
  29. “Polly and Her Pigtails”—Debra Latiolais
  30. “County Government Activity Book”—Kentucky Association of Counties
  31. “Nicholas, That’s Ridiculous! A Story About Being a Boy”—Christa Blaney
  32. “Jilli, That’s Silly! A Story About Being a Girl”—Christa Blaney
  33. “Pop the Bubbles, 1-2-3”—Jen Goble
  34. “My Friendly Giant”—Lauri Rubinstein
  35. “My Friendly Giant, Playing Along the Cliff Walk”—Lauri Rubinstein
  36. “The Little Skunk Who Was Afraid to Stink”—Brielle Kelley
  37. “The Border Patrol is Born”—Toni Zufelt
  38. “Scribble Dee Sophie: A Story for Young Artists and Their Parents”—Karen Spruill
  39. “Teddy Tales: The Adventures of a Rescue Puppy and His Friends”—Karen Spruill
  40. “King for a Day, the Story of Stories”—Mark Wayne Adams
  41. “Best Sketchbook”—Mark Wayne Adams
  42. “Good NightMare”—Mark Wayne Adams
  43. “Miss Mary’s Missing Book Bag”—Mark Wayne Adams
  44. “Field of Dreams”—Mark Hoog
  45. “Treasure Island”—Mark Hoog
  46. “The Belly Button Fairy”—Bobbie Hinman
  47. “The Fart Fairy”—Bobbie Hinman
  48. “The Freckle Fairy”—Bobbie Hinman
  49. “G.B. Duck’s Autobiography”—Chip Tullar
  50. “Lu and the Earth Bug Crew, Zap the Energy Spikes”—Derek Sabori
  51. “Jadyn and the Magic Bubble, I Met Gandhi!”—Brigitte Benchimol
  52. “Jadyn and the Magic Bubble, Kenya Kenya!”—Brigitte Benchimol
  53. “Guinea in My Cap?”—Wanda Hughes
  54. “Shanti the Yogi”—Spirit Voyage Music
  55. “The McGregor’s and Me”—David Garrett
  56. “The Little Orange Salamander”—Dolores J. Mazzeo
  57. “The Nerds”—Beverly Webel
  58. “Dogs of the Caribou and Other Stories”—Mary Gentry
  59. “Frank an’ Me”—Robert Wolley
  60. “Rainbow Bridge & Other Stories”—Doris Church
  61. “Cultural Cancer, Restoring Social Health”—Dale J. Hyland
  62. “The Gift of the Animals”—Doris Church
  63. “The Magical Forest”—Kristen Mason

Staff Book Picks: June


Written by Irina Gonikberg Dolinskiy and Illustrations by Mark Wayne Adams
Hardbound ISBN:  978-1-59616-017-0
Pages: 32

Retail Price: $14.95

The parts of speech come magically alive as they participate in a colorful New York City Parade! Each presents and defines itself as it marches down the street and through a child’s imagination.

Written by Jayne Rose-Vallee
Illustrated by Anni Mastick
ISBN: 978-0986192203

Hardbound Retail Price: $17.99

Sabrina has curly hair and a problem. Tangles and knots make her mornings difficult. Try as she might . . . To make her hair “cool,” . . . . The curls make it tricky . . . To comb out for school. At the top of her head . . . Where it’s simply a mess . . . Do creatures hide out there? . . . The answer is YES! Rose-Vallee’s whimsical rhymes combined with the beautiful watercolor illustrations from Anni Matsick make this a children’s book not to be missed! A Florida Authors and Publishers Association (FAPA) 2015 President’s Book Award Finalist for Poetry and Book Cover Design.


Lost In Boston 3D-bookLost in Boston
Written by Jane R. Wood
ISBN: 9780986332500
Paperback Retail Price: $8.99

The Johnson family is traveling to new places again. This time, they fly to Boston and Jennifer Johnson wants her kids to experience some of the town’s history while there. Taking a subway ride for the first time, sampling new foods, and exploring impressive landmarks—like the Paul Revere House, the Old North Church, and the USS Constitution anchored in Boston Harbor—add fun and discovery to this family adventure.

Consistency Counts: Picture Books

Consistency counts in performing well in life and work. Whether you’re a professional athlete or a professional illustrator, practice enhances performance. Studying anatomy, objects, and perspective make even the simplest cartoons believable. Cartoons created without an understanding of these skills appear flat and unprofessional.

Don’t be intimidated by the unknown. Practice skills until they’re no longer a weakness. If your abs are the weakest point, lay off the foods that cover them up. If your draw a hand that looks like a pancake with five sausages, time to study.

Use these five books to correct errors in your illustrations:

  1. The Book of a Hundred Hands (Dover Anatomy for Artists), George B. Bridgeman
  2. Dynamic Figure Drawing, Bume Hogarth
  3. The Art of Animal Drawing: Construction, Action Analysis, Caricature (Dover Art Instruction), Ken Hultgren
  4. Cartoon Animation (Collector’s Series), Preston Blair
  5. Anatomy for the Artist, Jeno Barcsay

When illustrating a picture book be consistent—will appreciate your hard work.

Ridiculous & Silly Book Giveaway!

To kick off February’s I Love to Read Month, MWA, Inc. is giving away one copy each of “Nicholas, That’s Ridiculous!” and “Jilli, That’s Silly!” Whether you know a ridiculous boy or a silly girl, these books will be a hit. Each book includes the story and a “Book Talk” to engage children in discussion, imagination, and perception. These books combined have won twelve picture book awards and qualify as Renaissance Learning Accelerated Readers. Great not only for home reading but classroom as well!

Get the Accelerated Reader (AR) Quizzes here:

Nicholas, That’s Ridiculous!

Jilli, That’s Silly!

Nicholas, That’s Ridiculous! and Jilli, That’s Silly! are two of MWA, Inc’s most popular children’s books. To celebrate, MWA,Inc will give away one copy of each book. (Total retail value: $29.90) To qualify for our giveaway; like, share, or post about the ridiculous boy or silly girl in your life on this blog before February 28, 2015. Persons posting must live within the continental United States. Giveaway will not be shipped outside the continental United States. Winner will be randomly selected and notified March 1, 2015.

Items Given Away:

Nicholas, That’s Ridiculous! Written by Christa Carpenter and Illustrations by Mark Wayne Adams

ISBN:  9781596160026

Retail Price:  $14.95


Jilli, That’s Silly! Written by Christa Carpenter and Illustrations by Mark Wayne Adams

ISBN:  9781596160156

Retail Price:  $14.95