Upstream in Our Universe - Marcie Colleen

Mysterious Galaxy is your source for signed copies (often first editions, but not always) of many of
Marcie Colleen's works!

How to order a signed copy of Marcie's books:

Purchase the titles in-store, online, or over the phone. Make sure to let our booksellers know if you would also like the book personalized. If ordering online, please include your personalization request in the  comment field during checkout.

Love, Triangle

A hilariously clever geometry-inspired picture book from acclaimed author Marcie Colleen and popular illustrator Bob Shea. Perfect for fans of Amy Krouse Rosenthal.


A happy marriage of funny (and almost nonstop) geometric wordplay (“Circle and Square’s friendship was bent out of shape”) and Shea’s freewheeling cartooning. - Publisher's Weekly


 A cautionary tale for young readers, this book gives new insight into developing relationships while bringing new acquaintances into a friendship circle. A solid general purchase for all libraries. - School Library Journal

 

Super Happy Party Bears Series

"Colleen has created a series that is funny, charming and upbeat. Bright, cartoon-style art adds to the humor and appeal. Short, fast-paced chapters will keep new readers engaged." - ​School Library Journal

"The pure delight of the story will easily draw youngsters in and probably turn a few grumpy frowns upside down." -The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (BCCB)

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Join us for the release of the next book in the series,
Cruising for a Snoozing!

In previous chapters Marcie Colleen has been a teacher, an actress, and a nanny, but now she spends her days writing children’s books! 

She is the author of THE SUPER HAPPY PARTY BEARS chapter book series with Macmillan/Imprint, as well her debut picture book, LOVE, TRIANGLE, illustrated by Bob Shea (Balzer+Bray/HarperCollins), and PENGUINAUT!, illustrated by Emma Yarlett, to be published by Scholastic in 2018. 

She lives with her husband and their mischievous sock monkey in San Diego, California. 

 

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For the cheapest U.S. rate, choose Media Mail.

 

Super Happy Party Bears: Cruising for a Snoozing Cover Image
By Marcie Colleen, Steve James (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781250124166
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Imprint - March 13th, 2018

The eighth book in a funny chapter book series filled with full-color illustrations and adorable animals!

A group of sloths arrives at the Grumpy River for a synchronized swimming competition, and the Super Happy Party Bears are thrilled. They throw a party to celebrate their team, but the sloths just...sleep.

The residents of the Grumpy Woods can't help but notice the giant pile of snoozing sloths, and Mayor Quill plots to get rid of them by shutting down the competition...until he unexpectedly gets the opportunity to show off his swimming moves.

Illustrated in full color!

Read all the Super Happy Party Bears adventures: 
Super Happy Party Bears: Gnawing Around
Super Happy Party Bears: Knock Knock on Wood 
Super Happy Party Bears: Staying a Hive 
Super Happy Party Bears: Going Nuts 
Super Happy Party Bears: Bat to the Bone
Super Happy Party Bears: The Jitterbug
Super Happy Party Bears: Tiny Prancer


Super Happy Party Bears: Tiny Prancer Cover Image
By Marcie Colleen, Steve James (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781250124142
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Imprint - September 5th, 2017

It's the most wonderful time of the year in the Grumpy Woods--the Great Hibernation Mayor Quill, Humphrey Hedgehog, and the rest of the animals are looking forward to some much-needed rest, but the Super Happy Party Bears want to add more YAY to the holiday--by delivering homemade presents

When the critters of the Grumpy Woods wish for a heavy snowfall to avoid the bears' cheer, they end up getting completely snowed in at the Grumpy Bog. In the spirit of the season, the bears enlist Dawn Fawn to pull a sleigh full of fa-la-la-la cheer to rescue their neighbors and save the holiday


Super Happy Party Bears: The Jitterbug Cover Image
By Marcie Colleen, Steve James (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781250113597
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Published: Imprint - August 15th, 2017

The Super Happy Party Bears are in awe of their new friend, Butter, a groovy caterpillar who's got the moves. This Jitterbug can breakdance, tango, and boogie-woogie. Butter becomes an honorary Super Happy Party Bear dedicated to being goofy and spreading the party spirit

When Butter mysteriously disappears, the bears frantically search for him, only to discover that the Jitterbug has morphed into a beautiful butterfly The bears must accept that jitterbug has grown up and must follow his own fluttery path.

Cheerful, sweet, and full of fun, Super Happy Party Bears: The Jitterbug will put you in the mood to dance.


Super Happy Party Bears: Bat to the Bone Cover Image
By Marcie Colleen, Steve James (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781250113573
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Published: Imprint - August 15th, 2017

The bat-only punk rock band "Flying Blind" has a dedicated following of other nocturnal music lovers. Their screechy sound really meshes with sonar hearing. While on tour to expand its fan base, Flying Blind stops at the Grumpy Woods for a midnight show. Soon tons of rock fans are keeping everyone awake at night But when the bears start jamming with the band, its sound changes, driving away the crowd. This time it's Opal Owl who saves the day--and returns some peace and quiet to the woods.

With music, mayhem, dancing and donuts, Super Happy Party Bears: Bat to the Bone rocks the party.


Super Happy Party Bears: Going Nuts Cover Image
By Marcie Colleen, Steve James (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781250100498
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Imprint - March 14th, 2017

The squirrels of the Grumpy Woods have finally finished gathering their nuts for winter, when the Super Happy Party Bears find their stash...and eat the whole thing. To make it up to them, the bears show the squirrels another hoard they've found--one that belongs to the chipmunks

Suddenly, the bears' huge appetite has caused an all-out civil war between two rival nut hoarders: the Puffy Cheeks (the chipmunks) and the Twitchy Tails (the squirrels). Can the bears prevent the Grumpy Woods from getting too nutty?


Super Happy Party Bears: Staying a Hive Cover Image
By Marcie Colleen, Steve James (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781250100474
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Imprint - March 14th, 2017

When Queen Beetrice and her beehive opens for business in the Grumpy Woods, the Super Happy Party Bears are excited--they LOVE honey But the other Grumpy Woods residents are very unhappy with all the noisy buzzing going on, and they boycott the bees

Too much sugar sends the bears into early hibernation and soon the woods are overflowing with uneaten honey. The townscritters need a fast solution to the sticky situation--and so they decide to throw an Un-Slumber Party to wake those bears up


Super Happy Party Bears: Knock Knock on Wood Cover Image
By Marcie Colleen, Steve James (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781250098085
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Imprint - September 6th, 2016

The second book in a funny chapter book series filled with full color illustrations and adorable animals

The Grumpy Woods dislike Wallace Woodpecker only slightly less than the Super Happy Party Bears. They find his pecking preposterously loud, but the bears think Wallace is beating a nice rhythm--it's great for early-morning dancercise The bears convince Wallace he has great skills to offer the woods, and they give him ideas for unsolicited handy work. Instead of endearing him to the neighbors, it annoys them even more. Can the bears really help this noisy neighbor?


Super Happy Party Bears: Gnawing Around Cover Image
By Marcie Colleen, Steve James (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781250098078
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Imprint - September 6th, 2016

The first book in a funny chapter book series filled with full color illustrations and adorable animals

To the Super Happy Party Bears, everything is a good thing. Their entire attitude can be summed up in one word: YAY They love doughnuts, dancing, and above all else--a good party. Not so for the rest of the animals living in the Grumpy Woods. They find the bears terribly annoying.

When a few beavers come to town, the Grumpy Woods are even grumpier than usual. These beavers are drying up their river with their dam . . . the beavers are ruining everything They must leave--it is decreed

But the Super Happy Party Bears just love the beavers As the Grumpy Woods scheme to unwelcome them, the Super Happy Party Bears throw them a housewarming party that will prove dancing can always save the day.


Love, Triangle Cover Image
By Marcie Colleen, Bob Shea (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062410849
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - October 3rd, 2017

From the author of the Super Happy Party Bear series and the illustrator of the Dinosaur vs. and Ballet Cat series comes a hilariously clever geometry-inspired picture book about best friends Square and Circle, who must redefine their friendship when Triangle comes into the picture.