Mayor’s Book Club Read-Alikes

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

Morris Lessmore loves words, stories and books, and after a tornado carries him to another land, dreary and colorless, he finds a single book in color that leads him to an amazing library where, he learns, the books need him as much as he needs them.

I’m Not Reading!

Baby Owl is busy reading to all the chicks who want a story.

Creepy Carrots!

The carrots that grow in Crackenhopper Field are the fattest and crispiest around and Jasper Rabbit cannot resist pulling some to eat each time he passes by, until he begins hearing and seeing creepy carrots wherever he goes.

Big Mean Mike

Mike is proud to be the biggest, toughest dog in the neighborhood, so when tiny, fuzzy bunnies start showing up in his big, mean car he sees them only as a threat to his reputation, no matter how adorable they are.

Bear Has a Story to Tell

Bear, with the help of his animal friends, remembers the story he had hoped to tell before the onset of winter.

Jack and the Baked Beanstalk

After their cafe fails, Jack takes his mother’s last few pennies and exchanges them for a can of magic baked beans that then lead Jack on a journey to a giant who is bored with counting his fortune.

Dog in Charge

When his human family goes to the store, Dog is left in charge of five wily cats.

The Cloud Spinner

When the king orders a boy to make him a huge wardrobe out of the clouds in the sky, the boy warns him that it is more than he needs but the king does not listen.

One Cool Friend

Elliot, a very proper young man, feels a kinship with the penguins at the aquarium and wants to take one home with him.

Rosie’s Magic Horse

When Rosie’s popsicle stick turns into a horse named Stickerino, they have a lot of adventures.

It’s a Tiger!

A child imagines that he is in a story where he encounters a tiger at every turn.


When a pig visits a frog pond, sits on a rock, and says only “Ribbit!”, news spreads fast but only the wise old beetle has an explanation.