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Mark Fearing


Mark Fearing

Mark Fearing is an author and illustrator who enjoys telling stories in a variety of mediums. He lives outside Portland, Oregon.

Mark Fearing

Books by Mark Fearing

Written by Candace Fleming with illustrations by Mark Fearing - Children's 7-10, Fiction

When Eleanor Roosevelt time travels to Nolan and Olive's house in modern-day Illinois, the kids don't know who she is at first. After all, she's old and wearing a hairnet. But she isn't a mystery for long when she starts spouting things like "You must do the things you think you cannot do." Fresh off a visit from Ben Franklin, Nolan and Olive know what they're in for with this latest guest: an adventure. From drawing on ideals of civil protest to save the town park, to (almost) doing a loop-de-loop in a single-engine plane, to avoiding that know-it-all snoop Tommy Tuttle, there's one laugh after the next.

by Candace Fleming and Mark Fearing - Children's 7-10, Fiction, History, Science Fiction

Nolan is a typical kid living in a typical 21st century American town. Ben Franklin is, well, Ben Franklin: Founding Father, inventor of the lightning rod, bifocals and more. When, through a bizarre set of circumstances, Nolan and his little sister, Olive, find Ben in their house, chaos isn't far behind. From introducing him to the toaster to taking him to the public library (another Ben invention) to preventing a nosy neighbor from blowing Ben's cover, Nolan does his best to be Ben's tour guide to the new world he helped form.

Written by Jason Carter Eaton and illustrated by Mark Fearing. - Children's 4-8, Friendship, Humor

Playing and having fun is a kid’s job, right? Cleaning up is a parent's job, right? Why do grown-ups make such a fuss about tidiness and cleanliness, anyway? What’s the worst that could happen? A couple of ants pass through? A lone little mouse pays a midnight call? No big deal, right? Right?

Written by Sandy Asher with illustrations by Mark Fearing. - Animals , Children's 3-5, Fiction, Friendship

The children like the chicken, the chicken likes the children and everyone loves story time. So it’s no surprise that more children (and more chickens!) get in on the fun until there are more kids and critters than the librarian knows what to do with. 

Written by George Shannon with illustrations by Mark Fearing - Picture

Cordelia loves to spell in every way: studying spelling and practicing spells. So when she sees a sign for the Witches' Double Spelling Bee, she knows it's meant just for her. Cordelia is determined to W-I-N—but so is the thirteen-time champion Beulah Divine, age two hundred and three. Has Cordelia studied and practiced enough to outspell the most fiendish witch at the bee?