“A Knife and a Fork and a Bottle and a Cork…That’s how you spell New York! Discover the 50 States Through Riddle -Rhymes is a fabulous collection of Riddle Rhymes that lead the reader to spell the names of all 50 states, one by one.

Reflecting the new poetry out loud approach to learning, it stimulates creative connections that encourage young reader-detectives to “hear” the magic spelling encoded in each joyous riddle -rhyme.

The Riddle Rhymes are a fun travel activity, stimulating interest in geography as well as in actual spelling. The humorous black and white illustrations of Sarah Madsen add to the brain-twister effect of the Riddle Rhymes.”



A Knife and a Fork and a Bottle and a Cork is the first in a Riddle Rhyme Trilogy. To follow: Chicken in the Car and the Car Can’t Go… (Cities) & Here’s A Little Riddle for the Kids on the Block… (Capitals).




Sixty-three of America’s Greatest Cities!

The Riddle Rhymes in this book are based on the names of sixty-three of America’s great cities. Also included are historical sketches of them.

Also available is City Sketches which is a companion to CHICKEN IN THE CAR AND THE CAR CAN’T GO, THAT’S HOW YOU SPELL…CHICAGO and contains additional information about the 63 cities.


A Greater Understanding of Waldorf Education

“I have seen Howard’s approach bespell undergraduates as he leads them in story-inspired activities on the campus lawn, demonstrating how Waldorf education, and his own curricular creations, unfold. Howard conveys this mission, so typical of Waldorf schools, to teach through art-not letting it become just another subject, but a conduit for reaching and teaching children.”

Scott B. Waltz, Ph.D


Focused and Engaged Kids

“The LMNOP Program was highly educational, and at the same time, thoroughly engaging. The children were enjoying themselves so much that learning seemed to be a by-product. Quite notably, a wide variety of skill areas was involved: literacy, poetry, music, modeling, crayon drawing, painting, physical movement, drama, and social skills…”

Ruth Brittany

UCSC Children’s Center

Layers of Creativity, Artistry, and Understanding

“Howard Schrager’s work is not Waldorf inspired, it is an example of what Waldorf can be with an experienced teacher, who has decades of teaching experience and who digs deeply into the pedagogy over the years. There are layers of creativity, artistry, and understanding in this work that came out of decades of work, artistry, and collaboration with others who are experienced and working with Waldorf and Anthroposophy.”

Lisa Boisvert

MacKenzie-Waldorf Homeschools

Beyond Teaching

“Even if Multiplicando weren’t teaching, it would still be a great children’s story, with warm and funny characters, interesting adventures and one surprising discovery after another. The fact that this riveting story also teaches multiplication and its relationship to the other 3 mathematical processes, and teaches this all so clearly and thoroughly, makes Multiplicando a gift for the ages.”

Nancy Parson

From Hate to Love

“My daughter hated math all year in the first grade. Then we used King Maximo, and SHE LOVED IT!”

Yara B.

Homeschool Parent

So Much Learning!

“Thank you so much for sharing your expertise, knowledge and creativity with us through your books! Ronan asked me, “Mommy, can my head explode from loving what I’m learning soooo much?” Thank you for helping us fan his flame.”

Elizabeth Mayer

Educator, Homeschool Parent

Numbers Come Alive

“We worked through the Number Knights as our first formal introduction to numbers. My daughters ate it up. You made the world of numbers come to life, not just for them, but also for myself.”

Amy W.

Homeschool Parent

Learning Comes Alive

“I cannot adequately say how much I love your materials. It has been amazing to work with Sarah and the Number Knights. It makes things so alive, and the children feel as if they are IN the story. Thank you for writing these books so that parents, teachers and children can experience this!”

Marie L.

Homeschool Parent

A Complete Experience

“Sarah is a masterpiece – you have woven such a complete experience for the reader, including therapeutic movement, song and speech – through story.”

S. Jones


Integrated Learning

“The children adored the story of King Maximo and loved drawing pictures of the shields which helped them to integrate the math concepts we were learning.”

Anne Cleveland


My Favorite Part of Teacher 1st Grade!

“Using King Maximo and the Number Knights was my favorite part of teaching 1stgrade! My lessons on the qualities of the numbers were exciting for the children, easy to plan for me, and memorable for us all.”

Giulie Garland


Rounds of Applause From My Students

“I have used Howard Schrager’s King Maximo and Multiplicando in all of my classes to rounds of applause from my students. These characters do the impossible: they make math a warmhearted relationship, filled with adventure and beauty.”

Tamar Kern