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Barton, Chris

Overview
Works: 39 works in 157 publications in 3 languages and 19,314 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Picture books  Fiction  Biographies  History  Novels  Readers (Publications)  Humorous fiction  Art  Stories in rhyme 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PZ7.B2849, E
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Chris Barton
Shark vs. train by Chris Barton( Book )

22 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 3,368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A shark and a train compete in a series of contests on a seesaw, in hot air balloons, bowling, shooting baskets, playing hide-and-seek, and more, as two boys play
The Day-Glo brothers : the true story of Bob and Joe Switzer's bright ideas and brand-new colors by Chris Barton( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in English and held by 1,889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe and Bob Switzer were very different brothers. Bob was a studious planner who wanted to grow up to be a doctor. Joe dreamed of making his fortune in show business and loved magic tricks and problem-solving. When an accident left Bob recovering in a darkened basement, the brothers began experimenting with ultraviolet light and fluorescent paints. Together they invented a whole new kind of color, one that glows with an extra-special intensity ... Day-Glo
Whoosh! : Lonnie Johnson's super-soaking stream of inventions by Chris Barton( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2019 in English and held by 1,479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You know the Super Soaker. It's one of top twenty toys of all time. And it was invented entirely by accident. Trying to create a new cooling system for refrigerators and air conditioners, inventor Lonnie Johnson instead created the mechanics for the iconic toy. A love for rockets, robots, inventions, and a mind for creativity began early in Lonnie Johnson's life. Growing up in a house full of brothers and sisters, persistence and a passion for problem solving became the cornerstone for a career as an engineer and his work with NASA. But it is his invention of the Super Soaker water gun that has made his most memorable splash with kids and adults
Dazzle ships : World War I and the art of confusion by Chris Barton( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When the British Royal Navy grew desperate to protect their ship from German U-Boat attacks, they created Dazzle ships in order to confuse the enemy of their location and destination."--Provided by publisher
The amazing age of John Roy Lynch by Chris Barton( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A picture book biography of John Roy Lynch, one of the first African-Americans elected into the United States Congress"--Provided by publisher
What do you do with a voice like that? : the story of extraordinary congresswoman Barbara Jordan by Chris Barton( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A picture book of lawyer, politician, and civil rights leader Barbara Jordan."--Provided by publisher
88 instruments by Chris Barton( Book )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A little boy can't choose which instrument to play, so he decides to try them all"--
Fire truck vs. dragon by Chris Barton( Book )

5 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friends Fire Truck and Dragon demonstrate what a good team they make at campfires, cookouts, birthday parties, and more, but in unexpected and unimpressive ways
Can I see your I.D.? : true stories of false identities by Chris Barton( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories of ten impostors-- many of them teenagers-- push questions of identity, deception, and gullibility to the extreme
Surf's up! by Chris Barton( Book )

5 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clarence joins his neighbour, Mr. Dent, and his cat Throttle for a day of surfing at the beach, but when Throttle gets into trouble and can't swim, it's up to Clarence to save the day
That's not Bunny! by Chris Barton( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2020 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hungry hawk is outsmarted by the rabbit he hopes to have as a meal
Mighty Truck by Chris Barton( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mighty Truck is super strong, super fast ... and a super fun babysitter! When Hattie's bulldozer cousins Zip and Beep visit Axleburg, Clarence offers to watch them on his day off. Zip and Beep play tag, kick the can, and jump jumper cables--but no matter how fast they zoom, Zip and Beep just don't run out of gas! How can Clarence keep up with these wheely energetic youngsters? Sounds like a job for Mighty Truck!
Mighty Truck by Chris Barton( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a muddy truck reluctantly gets a truck wash, he transforms into a superhero
The Nutcracker comes to America : how three ballet-loving brothers created a holiday tradition by Chris Barton( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every December, The Nutcracker comes to life in theaters all across the United States. But how did this 19th-century Russian ballet become such a big part of the holidays in 21st-century America? Meet Willam, Harold, and Lew Christensen, three small-town Utah boys who caught the ballet bug in the early 1900s. They performed on vaudeville and took part in the New York City dance scene. Russian immigrants shared the story of The Nutcracker with them, and during World War II, they staged their own Christmastime production in San Francisco. It was America's first full-length version and the beginning of a holiday tradition
The traffic tie-up by Chris Barton( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Clarence and his friends teach Stella the news chopper to use her inside voice, she's too quiet to report the traffic on the morning rush and Mighty Truck must save the day
On the farm by Chris Barton( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Clarence's parents ask him to visit the family farm, he envisions romping with the sheep, playing with the pigs, and a nice long rest, but his mom and dad have other plans
Book or bell? by Chris Barton( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Engrossed in a book, Henry decides to ignore the school bell, which sets off a chain reaction
Muddymania! by Chris Barton( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While Clarence and his best friend, Bruno, are at a monster truck rally, disaster looms and Clarence must find a way to transform into Super Truck without revealing his secret identity
All of a sudden and forever : help and healing after the Oklahoma City bombing by Chris Barton( Book )

4 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A profoundly moving nonfiction picture book about tragedy, hope, and healing from the award-winning author. Sometimes bad things happen, and you have to tell everyone. Sometimes terrible things happen, and everybody knows. On April 19, 1995, something terrible happened in Oklahoma City: a bomb exploded, and people were hurt and killed. But that was not the end of the story. Those who survived--and those who were forever changed--shared their stories and began to heal. Near the site of the bomb blast, an American elm tree began to heal as well. People took care of the tree just as they took care of each other. The tree and its seedlings now offer solace to people around the world grappling with tragedy and loss. Released to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, this book commemorates what was lost and offers hope for the future
¡Fushhh! : el chorro de inventos súper húmedos de Lonnie Johnson by Chris Barton( Book )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2019 in Spanish and English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cool idea with a big splash? You know the Super Soaker. It's one of top twenty toys of all time. And it was invented entirely by accident. Trying to create a new cooling system for rockets, impressive inventor Lonnie Johnson instead created the mechanics for the iconic toy.? A love for rockets, robots, inventions, and a mind for creativity began early in Lonnie Johnson's life. Growing up in a house full of brothers and sisters, persistence and a passion for problem solving became the cornerstone for a career as an engineer and his work with NASA. But it is his invention of the Super Soaker water gun that has made his most memorable splash with kids and adults
 
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Shark vs. train
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The Day-Glo brothers : the true story of Bob and Joe Switzer's bright ideas and brand-new colorsCan I see your I.D.? : true stories of false identities
Alternative Names
바턴, 크리스

Languages
English (109)

Chinese (4)

Spanish (3)