Flip orders a "perfect pet" from the internet, but neither the leash nor the remote control is enough when Motor Dog decides to go after Scoot the cat. A tribute to the bond between boy and dog. Ages 3-8

Somewhere inside him, deep in his core, this frog has an inner tyrannosaur. Ages 3-7

When a tiny prehistoric sea turtle meets the giant world, there's only one thing for her to do. Get big. Really big. Ages 4-8

A nose-picking kiddo who digs and dies! A sketeton flossing its toothless head! Join us, and see why we dig the dead. Illustrated by Crab Scrambly. Ages 5-95

My past achievements that have gone out of print. Email me if you are unable to find these treasures, I may have a copy available.

gir and boy riding mouse down a snowy hill

High up in the mountains Annie's famous far and wide, because she roped an avalanche and took it for a ride. This is the second of three Lisa Wheeler books that I was lucky enough to illustrate. Ages 3-7


Judith Mathews' There's Nothing to D-o-o-o! was my first opportunity to illustrate a text written by someone other than myself. Ages 3-6

Here comes Edwin Blink, rushing to catch a fast train to Oxmox. But there sits the Slow Train to Oxmox, just waiting to catch Edwin. TIME magazine named it one of the best of the year in 1998. Ages 3-8

Tangle Town was my very first book, way back in 1997. I wrote it mainly so that I would have something to illustrate. What's it about? Blisters and blasters and pretzel disasters. It won a Children's Choice award. Ages 4-8

Children's book veteran Charlotte Pomerantz wrote The Mousery, a Christopher Award winner about "Two bad-tempered mice named Sliver and Slice." Ages 3-7

baby cow in field of flowers
train coming down the tracks
cow and people all tangled up
eight mice around a tin can fire place
several different bugs in the grass
fish swimming around seaweed

Put an ear to the ground for the clicking, popping, snapping music of this garden grown wild. A popular book for the bug lover in your life. Ages 5-10

A tricky stonefish, a slippery sea snake, and a blowfish with attitude are among the many odd creatures that haunt the hallways of Hotel Deep. Multi award winner.
Ages 5-10

large letters haning from ropes

Word Builder is a poem written and previously published by Ann Whitford Paul. An editor at Simon&Schuster thought it could make a great picture book, just as written. Ages 5-7

large beetle pushing a ball made out of sandwich litter

They're bold. They're buff. They're tiny, but tough. And just like trucks with jobs to do, big rig bugs are working, too. Ages 4-8

small boy and dog peeking out from behind tomb stone

Come One! Come All! Be our guest at the fest where we test which pest is best. Ages 3-7

several large bugs

Copyright Kurt Cyrus 1997 - 2022

Kurt Cyrus
Author & Illustrator of Children's
boy sitting along rivers edge

What in the World: Numbers in Nature, written by Nancy Raines Day and illustrated by me, is a lyrical counting book. Ages 4-6