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Books published by publisher Atheneum/Anne Schwartz Books

  • Dodo Gets Married

    Petra Mathers

    Hardcover (Atheneum/Anne Schwartz Books, May 1, 2001)
    Dodo, an exotic German bird and friend to Lottie and Herbie, befriends Vince, a one-legged retired Coast Guard pilot, and marries him. By the creator of Lottie's New Beach Towel. 15,000 first printing.
  • Pushkin Meets the Bundle

    Harriet Ziefert

    Hardcover (Atheneum/Anne Schwartz Books, April 1, 1998)
    Pushkin tries every new trick in an old dog's book to inveigle his way back into the spotlight when he is consigned to the guest room by the advent of a new baby in the family.
  • Lu and the Swamp Ghost

    James Carville, Patricia C. McKissack, David Catrow

    Hardcover (Atheneum/Anne Schwartz Books, Aug. 31, 2004)
    Set during the Depression, a little girl has a surprising encounter with a swamp ghost while checking out her father’s turkey traps in the wood, but after sneaking food out of the house to feed the creature in the hopes of keeping safe, the little girl comes to realize that the strange being is simply a desperate and dirty young boy just trying to survive his difficult circumstances. 75,000 first printing.
  • Gabriella's Song

    Candace Fleming, Giselle Potter

    Hardcover (Atheneum/Anne Schwartz Books, Oct. 1, 1997)
    Gabriella wanders the streets and canals of Venice singing a simple tune so evocative and captivating that it winds its way into a struggling composer's greatest symphony, in this beautiful story about the power of music.
  • The Night Before Christmas

    Clement Clarke Moore, Raquel Jaramillo

    Hardcover (Atheneum/Anne Schwartz Books, Oct. 1, 2001)
    This fun holiday picture book provides young readers with the classic Christmas poem in a scrapbook-style layout filled with photos of Saint Nick and his reindeer.
  • Lottie's New Friend

    Petra Mathers

    Hardcover (Atheneum/Anne Schwartz Books, April 1, 1999)
    Bold illustrations complement this amusing tale about friendship and sharing as Lottie has the responsibility of trying to find an even ground between his old friend Herbie and his new friend Dodo.
  • Mr. Semolina-Semolinus: A Greek Folktale

    Anthony L. Manna, Christodoula Mitakidou, Giselle Potter

    Hardcover (Atheneum/Anne Schwartz Books, April 1, 1997)
    Since she cannot find the perfect man to marry, feisty Princess Areti decides to create a man of her own, Mr. Semolina-Semolinus, out of sugar, almonds, and semolina wheat, but when he is kidnapped by an evil queen, Areti must brave a perilous journey to get him back.
  • How Nanita Learned To Make Flan

    Campbell Geeslin, Petra Mathers

    Hardcover (Atheneum/Anne Schwartz Books, Oct. 1, 1999)
    When young Nanita accidentally makes a pair of magical shoes which cause her to sleepwalk to the house of an evil ranchero and his wife, she is forced into a difficult situation and must find a way to get out in order to get back home to her beloved Papa.
  • Koi and the Kola Nuts: A Tale from Liberia

    Verna Aardema, Joe Cepeda

    Hardcover (Atheneum/Anne Schwartz Books, Oct. 1, 1999)
    An African folktale follows the son of a chief who must make his way in the world with only a sackful of kola nuts and the help of some creatures that he has treated with kindness.
  • The Year I Didn't Go to School

    Giselle Potter

    Hardcover (Atheneum/Anne Schwartz Books, Sept. 1, 2002)
    Based on a true story, a young girl skips the second grade to go with her family on an adventure to Italy to perform in her family's theater troupe, "The Mystic Paper Beasts", for a year where she gets the chance to play the part of a bear in a piazza and a stork in an open-air theater.
  • Smile, Lily!

    Candace Fleming, Yumi Heo

    Hardcover (Atheneum/Anne Schwartz Books, Feb. 24, 2004)
    When Lily's family exhaust their attempts to put a stop to her crying, there is only one family member who has the answer to pacify the screaming child.
  • Tinka

    Rainy Dohaney

    Hardcover (Atheneum/Anne Schwartz Books, May 1, 2003)
    What's it like to be so small you can fit under a door? So small you can fly on the back of a bird? So small you can have an amazing adventure others can only dream about? Join Tinka -- a sheep the size of a cupcake -- and find out!