“Readers will enjoy this sixth tale of an admirable leader who does the right thing with quiet confidence.”

Booklist

“Teachers will see the connection between the lonely scarecrow and the outsider in the classroom and will be able to find many uses for this volume in the curriculum. Children will build their visual skills by noticing how the dark skies predict events to come and how the paintings of the lonely scarecrow evoke empathy. Fans will enjoy this more cerebral Otis and might build a little empathy along the way.”

Kirkus

“Long’s gouache and pencil artwork is stunning with a red and cream main character against a sepia-toned monochromatic background. The overall effect is nostalgic and comforting as readers bond with the determined little tractor... the satisfying conclusion that speaks of a place for everyone is sure to ring true to children.”

— STARRED REVIEW, School Library Journal, on Otis

“Hearkens to the golden age of picture books, with a style and tone that recall the work of Virginia Lee Burton and Munro Leaf.”

— Booklist, on Otis and the Tornado


“Children will be delighted with this story about friendship.”

— School Library Journal, on Otis and the Tornado

“Fans of Otis will not be disappointed with the satisfying ending that results in a creative solution and a most happy reunion. Seek this out—“game on!”

— Kirkus Reviews, on Otis and the Puppy


Otis the Tractor

Otis

On the farm, Otis is best of friends with the little calf, who lives in the next barn stall over. But when Otis is replaced with the big yellow tractor, he is cast away behind the barn... until the little calf gets stuck in Mud Pond. It's Otis to the rescue! Loren Long has crafted an unforgettable story celebrating the power of friendship and perseverance.

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Otis and the Tornado

Otis and the Tornado

Otis and all his farm friends are enjoying a summer's day, but the bull has no interest in playing and stays in his pen. Suddenly the day turns frightening and stormy: it's a tornado! Otis takes all of the animals to safety, but the bull is still locked in his pen! Quick as his tires will take him, Otis putt puff puttedy chuffs back to the farm to save the day.

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Otis and the Puppy

Otis and the Puppy

Otis and his farm friends love to play hide-and-seek. Otis especially loves to be "It," finding his friends as they hide. Yet when the newest addition to the farm–a bounding puppy who can't sit still and has a habit of licking faces–tries to hide, he finds his attention wandering and is soon lost in the forest. Night falls and Otis, knowing his new friend is afraid of the dark, sets out to find him. There's just one problem: Otis is also afraid of the dark. His friend is alone and in need, though, so Otis takes a deep breath, counts to ten, and sets off on a different game of hide-and-seek.

This brand-new adventure is a perfect accompaniment to any Otis lover's bookshelf and story time.

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An Otis Christmas

An Otis Christmas

It's Christmas eve on the farm where Otis and all of his friends live. The farmer has given Otis his first real Christmas present—a shiny new horn! A tree has been decorated, a big snowstorm is on its way, and all of the animals are excited. Best of all, one of the horses on the farm is about to give birth to a foal! Yet in the middle of the night the horse begins neighing in pain and when the farmer says, "We'd better get Doc Baker out here or we'll lose 'em both," Otis knows the horse is in trouble. Snow has been falling hard for hours and the roads are unpassable. How will they got Doc? Otis to the rescue! He knows a shortcut through the woods and he arrives at the doc's house flashing his headlights and revving his engine. When Doc fails to awake, Otis uses his new horn. Then, with Doc in tow, he races back to the farm just in time for a Christmas miracle... and the arrival of a new friend to play with.


A warm, feel-good Christmas story featuring everyone's favorite tractor, Otis, the friend you can always count on. From the creator of Otis, Otis and the Puppy, and the illustrator of The Little Engine That Could and Of Thee I Sing by President Barack Obama.

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Otis and the Scarecrow

Otis and the Scarecrow

On the farm where Otis the tractor lives, the farmer has introduced someone new—a scarecrow to shoo away the pesky crows. But when Otis and the animals greet the scarecrow with friendly smiles, the scarecrow's frown never leaves his face. So everyone leaves him alone.

Then one day, when a cold autumn rain sets in, Otis and the animals snuggle close and play Otis's favorite game: the quiet game. Otis knows the puppy and ducks can’t sit still for long, and soon the farm friends begin to giggle and squirm, feeling warmed by one another's friendship... but on this day, Otis can't seem to take his eyes off the lonely figure in the cornfield.

A deeply resonant book about subtle acts of compassion and standing up for others, featuring everyone's favorite tractor, Otis.


Otis and The Kittens

Otis and The Kittens

On the farm where Otis the tractor lives, it hasn’t rained in a long time and farmers all over the valley have grown anxious with water in such short supply. One hot afternoon, when Otis and his friends are resting beneath the shade of the apple tree, Otis spots something moving down in the valley—an orange tabby cat headed straight for the old barn. But then Otis sees something else that causes his engine to sputter... a swirl of smoke coming from the same barn. A fire!

As Otis races toward the fire with his friends in tow, he spots the tabby cat mewing in alarm. Otis rushes inside to discover the source of the cat’s worries–her little kittens are perched up on the hayloft, scared. Otis never hesitates. Yet even after he delivers a tractor full of kittens safely outside, their mama remains upset. Re-entering the burning barn, Otis discovers why: one tiny kitten, still too scared to move. With a friendlychuff, Otis coaxes her down and she scampers out the door. That’s when the floor collapses with a CRASH, trapping the tractor. Now Otis, the friend everyone can count on, must count on his friends.

Told with a sense of play and devotion, this is a heartwarming tale that reminds readers that sometimes even those who we count on to help us need a little help themselves.


ACTIVITY BOOK

Let’s Doodle, Otis!

Let’s Doodle, Otis!

New York Times bestselling Otis is back in a brand-new doodle book! Otis and his farmyard friends have all kinds of fun, whether it's playing hide-and-seek and follow the leader, or frolicking through the fields. Join them for all kinds of drawing and doodling fun in this new doodle book. Readers will love using their imaginations and creativity to finish off the drawings, color them in, and decorate them with stickers. A must-have for all Otis fans!

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Otis's Busy Day

Otis's Busy Day

Otis is a very busy tractor. He loves working on the farm and playing with his friends. But at the end of a long day, Otis is happy to go home and rest! This is the perfect complement to the Otis picture books and a great book with which to learn to read! Join Otis and his farmyard friends for all kinds of fun in this new leveled reader.

Excerpt:
Otis jumps.
Otis zips.
Look, a friend!


BOARD BOOKS

Otis Loves to Play

Otis Loves to Play

Featuring the New York Times bestselling character Otis!

Children three and older will love this adorable board book, the perfect companion to Otis and Otis and the Tornado. In this new story, the beloved tractor loves to play with his friends—the calf, the cows, the horses, and of course, the ducks. Together, they jump, they play, they chase, and they march. And they always have fun—young readers will, too!


Let's Go, Otis!

Let's Go, Otis!

Join Otis and all his farmyard friends for all kinds of fun in this new sticker activity book. Readers will love spotting the differences, making their way through mazes, creating doodles, finishing sticker puzzles and much more in this charming book. A must-have for all Otis fans!