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Books published by publisher Harry N. Abrams

  • Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant's Tale

    Duncan Tonatiuh

    Hardcover (Harry N. Abrams, May 7, 2013)
    An allegorical picture book about the hardships and struggles of immigration from award-winning picture book creator Duncan TonatiuhA Pura Belpré Author and Illustrator Honor Book and ALA/ALSC Notable Children's Book! A young rabbit named Pancho eagerly awaits his papa’s return. Papa Rabbit left two years ago to travel far away north to find work in the great carrot and lettuce fields to earn money for his family. When Papa does not return home on the designated day, Pancho sets out to find him. He packs Papa’s favorite meal—mole, rice and beans, a heap of still-warm tortillas, and a jug full of fresh aguamiel—and heads north. He soon meets a coyote, who offers to help Pancho in exchange for some of Papa’s favorite foods. They travel together until the food is gone and the coyote decides he is still hungry . . . for Pancho! Award-winning author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh brings to light the hardship and struggles facing families who seek to make better lives for themselves and their children by illegally crossing the borders.
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  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books

    Jeff Kinney

    Hardcover (Harry N. Abrams, Oct. 16, 2018)
    The first twelve books in the bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series are now available together in a collectible boxed set. Included are Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Rodrick Rules, The Last Straw, Dog Days, The Ugly Truth, Cabin Fever, The Third Wheel, Hard Luck, The Long Haul, Old School, Double Down, and The Getaway, all in a specially designed package. Also Available: The Wimpy Kid 2019 Wall Calendar (ISBN:978-1-4197-3007-8). Wimpy Kid 2020 Wall Calendar (ISBN: 978-1-4197-3638-4)
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  • Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard: A Peter Nimble Adventure

    Jonathan Auxier

    Paperback (Harry N. Abrams, April 4, 2017)
    It’s been two years since Peter Nimble and Sir Tode rescued the kingdom of HazelPort. In that time, they have traveled far and wide in search of adventure. Now Peter and Sir Tode have been summoned by Professor Cake for a new mission: to find a 12-year-old bookmender named Sophie Quire. Sophie knows little beyond the four walls of her father’s bookshop, where she repairs old books and dreams of escaping the confines of her dull life. But when a strange boy and his talking cat/horse companion show up with a rare and mysterious book, she finds herself pulled into an adventure beyond anything she has ever read.
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  • Gregor Mendel: The Friar Who Grew Peas

    Cheryl Bardoe, Jos. A. Smith

    Paperback (Harry N. Abrams, Aug. 18, 2015)
    Gregor Mendel explains to children the theory of heredity in simple-to-understand language and examples. Regarded as the world’s first geneticist, Gregor Mendel discovered one of the fundamental aspects of genetic science: animals, plants, and people all inherit and pass down traits through the same process. Living the slow-paced, contemplative life of a friar, Gregor Mendel was able to conceive and put into practice his great experiment—observing yellow peas, green peas, smooth peas, and wrinkled peas to craft his theory—years before scientists had any notion of genes. Includes an author’s note and bibliography.Awards for Gregor Mendel Orbis Pictus Honor Book ALA-ALSC Notable Book IRA Notable Book AAAS/Subaru SB&F Excellence in Science Book Finalist
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  • Inspector Flytrap in The President's Mane Is Missing

    Tom Angleberger, Cece Bell

    Paperback (Harry N. Abrams, Aug. 2, 2016)
    Welcome to Inspector Flytrap’s Detective Agency, home to the world-renowned solver of BIG DEAL mysteries. Inspector Flytrap, a Venus flytrap, works tirelessly with his assistant Nina the Goat, a goat, on his community’s unsolved cases. There’s no case too big, but there are definitely cases too small for this endearingly self-important plant detective. In book two, Inspector Flytrap and Nina the Goat return in a set of mysteries involving the president of the United States and a very large horse statue that mysteriously attracts a threat from outer space. This wacky, illustrated early-chapter-book series combines the masterful humor of Tom Angleberger with the critically acclaimed art of his wife, author-illustrator Cece Bell.
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  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

    Jesse Andrews

    Paperback (Harry N. Abrams, April 21, 2015)
    The book that inspired the hit film! Sundance U.S. Dramatic Audience Award Sundance Grand Jury Prize This is the funniest book you’ll ever read about death. It is a universally acknowledged truth that high school sucks. But on the first day of his senior year, Greg Gaines thinks he’s figured it out. The answer to the basic existential question: How is it possible to exist in a place that sucks so bad? His strategy: remain at the periphery at all times. Keep an insanely low profile. Make mediocre films with the one person who is even sort of his friend, Earl. This plan works for exactly eight hours. Then Greg’s mom forces him to become friends with a girl who has cancer. This brings about the destruction of Greg’s entire life. Fiercely funny, honest, heart-breaking—this is an unforgettable novel from a bright talent, now also a film that critics are calling "a touchstone for its generation" and "an instant classic."Includes a teaser chapter from Jesse Andrews' new novel, Munmun!STARRED REVIEW “One need only look at the chapter titles (“Let’s Just Get This Embarrassing Chapter Out of the Way”) to know that this is one funny book.” –Booklist, starred reviewSTARRED REVIEW “Though this novel begs inevitable thematic comparisons to John Green's The Fault in Our Stars (2011), it stands on its own in inventiveness, humor and heart.” –Kirkus Reviews, starred reviewNew York Times bestseller! Capitol Choices 2013 - Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) Choices 2013 list - Young Adult Fiction YALSA 2013 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers YALSA 2013 Best Fiction for Young Adults YALSA 2014 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults
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  • The Hidden Doors

    Kazu Kibuishi

    Paperback (Harry N. Abrams, Oct. 14, 2014)
    A bullied boy discovers a door guarded by a sly monster . . . A painting of a door opens in a forgotten Egyptian tomb . . . A portal in the park promises to turn you into a much cooler version 2.0—if you can just get the bugs out . . . Edited by New York Times bestselling comics creator Kazu Kibuishi, who is also a contributor, the third volume in this highly praised series gathers some of the foremost and fastest-rising talents in comics for kids: Jen Wang (Koko Be Good), Johane Matte (Explorer: The Mystery Boxes), Steve Hamaker (colorist of Jeff Smith’s Bone series), Faith Erin Hicks (Friends with Boys), DougHolgate (Zack Proton series), and Jason Caffoe (Explorer: The Lost Islands and Flight). Readers maynever walk into a room the same way again.
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  • Montessori: Map Work

    Bobby George, June George

    Board book (Harry N. Abrams, July 15, 2014)
    As with all things Montessori, students begin with the concrete and move to the abstract. When learning geography, students first develop an understanding that the earth is a round globe, made up of land and water. They then manipulate the shape of each continent before addressing its name and location. Montessori: Map Work introduces readers to the seven continents via textured edges to trace with their fingers, modes of transportation between each one for spatial context, and illustrated native animals for relevant and meaningful associations. Young children will absorb the age-appropriate geography and gain a better sense of their place in the world.Praise for Montessori: Map Work "This ingeniously designed book follows the “Montessori way” of teaching children concrete concepts in an accessible way." --School Library Journal
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  • Llamaphones

    Janik Coat

    Board book (Harry N. Abrams, March 6, 2018)
    Llamaphones, Janik Coat’s much-anticipated follow-up to Hippopposites and Rhymoceros, features witty words that sound the same but are spelled differently—and have different meanings. Like the other books in the series, this one features surprising novelties, including a touch-and-feel element, making homophones an easy and fun concept to learn.
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  • The Exceptionally, Extraordinarily Ordinary First Day of School

    Albert Lorenz

    Hardcover (Harry N. Abrams, Aug. 1, 2010)
    On the first day back to school from summer vacation, John is the new kid. When the librarian asks him if the school is any different from his last one, he begins a wildly imaginative story about what it was like. What follows are hilarious scenarios—his old school bus was a safari jeep pulled by wild creatures, the school was a castle, and the lunch menu included worms! His imagination wins him the attention and awe of his librarian and peers, setting the tone for a compelling story about conquering the fears of being a new kid, as well as the first-day jitters that many children experience. Albert Lorenz’s over-the-top illustrations, reminiscent of the work of MAD magazine’s early artists, bring the story to life. Speech bubbles and side panels make reference to and define objects in the art (in the most humorous and irreverent way).
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  • Sally at the Farm

    Stephen Huneck

    Board book (Harry N. Abrams, March 11, 2014)
    During her visit to the farm, Sally discovers many new friends and much to do. She works hard and plays even harder with an array of animals. Adapted from the classic picture book Sally Goes to the Farm and illustrated in Huneck’s signature woodcut prints, this simplified text is perfect for animal-loving toddlers.Praise for Sally at the Farm"Huneck’s vibrantly colored woodcut illustrations translate well to the smaller format whether on full- or double-page spreads."--Kirkus Reviews
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  • The Modern Natural Dyer: A Comprehensive Guide to Dyeing Silk, Wool, Linen and Cotton at Home

    Kristine Vejar

    Hardcover (Harry N. Abrams, Oct. 20, 2015)
    Thousands of natural materials can produce glorious color—the insect cochineal produces pink, maroon, and purple, and more than 500 species of plants produce indigo blue. Now, in The Modern Natural Dyer, expert Kristine Vejar shares the most user-friendly techniques for dyeing yarn, fabric, and finished goods at home with foraged and garden-raised dyestuffs as well as with convenient natural dye extracts. Demystifying the "magic," Vejar explains in explicit, easy-to-follow detail how to produce consistent, long-lasting color. With stunning photography of the dyes themselves, the dyeing process, and 20 projects for home and wardrobe (some to knit, some to sew, and some just a matter of submerging a finished piece in a prepared bath), The Modern Natural Dyer is a complete resource for aspiring and experienced dye artisans.