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Jenny Offill is the author of the novel Last Things, which was chosen as a Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times First Book Award. She teaches in the writing programs at Queens University, Brooklyn College, and Columbia University.



 











 



 



 



 


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11 Experiments That Failed
Written by Jenny Offill
Illustrated by Nancy Carpenter
eBook

"This is a most joyful and clever whimsy, the kind that lightens the heart and puts a shine on the day," raved Kirkus Reviews in a starred review.

Is it possible to eat snowballs doused in ketchup—and nothing else—all winter? Can a washing machine wash dishes? By reading the step-by-step instructions, kids... Read More
 





11 Experiments That Failed
Written by Jenny Offill
Illustrated by Nancy Carpenter
Hardcover

"This is a most joyful and clever whimsy, the kind that lightens the heart and puts a shine on the day," raved Kirkus Reviews in a starred review.

Is it possible to eat snowballs doused in ketchup—and nothing else—all winter? Can a washing machine wash dishes? By reading the step-by-step instructions, kids... Read More
 





17 Things I'm Not Allowed to Do Anymore
Written by Jenny Offill
Illustrated by Nancy Carpenter
Trade Paperback

A laugh-out-loud look at all the fun things grown-ups never let you do . . . now in paperback! Jenny Offill, author of 11 Experiments That Failed, describes how tough it is to be a kid, when even the (seemingly) best ideas are met with resistance. The text is short, spare... Read More
 





17 Things I'm Not Allowed to Do Anymore
Written by Jenny Offill
Illustrated by Nancy Carpenter
Hardcover

This Parenting Magazine Best Book of the Year and Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year features a kid full of fun ideas. For example, in the morning, gluing her brother's bunny slippers to the floor sounds like a good plan. But now she's not allowed to...

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17 Things I'm Not Allowed to Do Anymore
Written by Jenny Offill
Illustrated by Nancy Carpenter
eBook

This Parenting Magazine Best Book of the Year and Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year features a kid full of fun ideas. For example, in the morning, gluing her brother's bunny slippers to the floor sounds like a good plan. But now she's not allowed to...

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Sparky!
Written by Jenny Offill
Illustrated by Chris Appelhans
Hardcover

The ingenious author of 17 Things I'm Not Allowed to Do Anymore and a brilliant illustrator and production designer of the Coraline movie have created a hilarious, touching picture book perfect for young animal lovers. Like the Caldecott Medal-winning Officer Buckle and Gloria, Sparky stars a pet who has more to... Read More
 





Sparky!
Written by Jenny Offill
Illustrated by Chris Appelhans
eBook

The ingenious author of 17 Things I'm Not Allowed to Do Anymore and a brilliant illustrator and production designer of the Coraline movie have created a hilarious, touching picture book perfect for young animal lovers. Like the Caldecott Medal-winning Officer Buckle and Gloria, Sparky stars a pet who has more to... Read More
 





Sparky!
Written by Jenny Offill
Illustrated by Chris Appelhans
Hardcover Library Binding

The ingenious author of 17 Things I'm Not Allowed to Do Anymore and a brilliant illustrator and production designer of the Coraline movie have created a hilarious, touching picture book perfect for young animal lovers. Like the Caldecott Medal-winning Officer Buckle and Gloria, Sparky stars a pet who has more to... Read More
 





While You Were Napping
Written by Jenny Offill
Illustrated by Barry Blitt
Hardcover

In this hilarious read-aloud featuring robots, fire trucks, and pirates, meet an older sister who’s more than happy to fill her little brother in on all he missed while he was napping. Since none of the other neighborhood kids had to nap, they came over. Then came the robots, and of... Read More
 





While You Were Napping
Written by Jenny Offill
Illustrated by Barry Blitt
eBook

In this hilarious read-aloud featuring robots, fire trucks, and pirates, meet an older sister who’s more than happy to fill her little brother in on all he missed while he was napping. Since none of the other neighborhood kids had to nap, they came over. Then came the robots, and of... Read More
 





While You Were Napping
Written by Jenny Offill
Illustrated by Barry Blitt
Hardcover Library Binding

In this hilarious read-aloud featuring robots, fire trucks, and pirates, meet an older sister who’s more than happy to fill her little brother in on all he missed while he was napping. Since none of the other neighborhood kids had to nap, they came over. Then came the robots, and of... Read More
 

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