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Books published by publisher Putnam Juvenile

  • Sometimes My Mommy Gets Angry

    Bebe Moore Campbell, E. B. Lewis

    Hardcover (Putnam Juvenile, Sept. 29, 2003)
    A little girl, Annie, copes with her mother's mental illness, with the help of her grandmother and friends. 15,000 first printing.
  • They Followed A Bright Star

    Joan Alavedra, Ulises Wensell

    Hardcover (Putnam Juvenile, Oct. 6, 1994)
    This adaption of a German nativity story offers readers a brightly illustrated picture book about the shepherds and kings who were summoned to a Bethlehem stable to prepare for and witness the birth of Jesus Christ.
  • Gold Fever

    Verla Kay

    Hardcover (Putnam Juvenile, Feb. 15, 1999)
    In a brief rhyming story set during the gold rush, Jasper leaves his family and farm for California to pursue his dream of finding gold, but discovers that panning for gold is dirty, backbreaking work.
  • The Holy Twins: Benedict and Scholastica

    Kathleen Norris, Tomie dePaola

    Hardcover (Putnam Juvenile, Sept. 10, 2001)
    Offers the tale about two amazing twins, Benedict and Scholastica, and their experiences as children in northern Italy that influenced their great accomplishments in their adult lives. 40,000 first printing.
  • The First Christmas

    Tomie dePaola

    Hardcover (Putnam Juvenile, Sept. 10, 1984)
    Simple text and pop-up illustrations retell the story of the birth of Jesus, from the Annunciation to the visit of the shepherds and the three kings.
  • Going to the Dentist

    Fred Rogers

    Hardcover (Putnam Juvenile, May 18, 1989)
    Prepares a child for his first visit to the dentist by describing the procedures, equipment, and staff involved in a dental examination. Includes tips on keeping teeth clean.
  • Going On an Airplane

    Fred Rogers

    Hardcover (Putnam Juvenile, May 18, 1989)
    Details an airplane trip from packing and arriving at the airport to the moment the plane comes down to land in a new city.
  • On a Hot Hot Day

    Nicki Weiss

    Hardcover (Putnam Juvenile, March 25, 1992)
    Mama and Angel celebrate each of the seasons together--sipping cocoa on a rainy fall day and snuggling in the big green chair in winter--in a chantable ode to life in a constantly changing city.
  • Jan Brett's Christmas Treasury

    Jan Brett

    Hardcover (Putnam Juvenile, Sept. 24, 2001)
    A brilliantly illustrated compilation provides a collection of seven holiday tales for readers of all ages, including "The Mitten" and "The Night Before Christmas." 150,000 first printing.
  • Fat Chance: The Novel

    Leslea Newman

    Hardcover (Putnam Juvenile, Oct. 19, 1994)
    A diary records a year in the life of Judi Liebowitz as she dreams of becoming the thinnest girl in the eighth grade and struggles to control her unending battle with calories, food, pounds, and anorexia.
  • R. Robot Saves Lunch

    R. Nicholas Kuszyk

    Hardcover (Putnam Juvenile, Aug. 6, 2009)
    It's a hectic day at the robot factory - one of the robots has gone missing and Big Cooker Robot is jammed up. That's where R Robot comes in. He's the perfect man for the job. After all, he can walk the dog, take a shower, eat breakfast and get dressed - all at the same time! Surely he won't disappoint a whole cafeteria full of hungry robots! This inventive, eye-popping picture book by a talented new author-illustrator stars a cast of quirky multicolored robots, all bursting with personality. Readers will pore over the detailed illustrations, laughing at clever touches like R Robot's robot dog and Big Cooker's creative method of serving lunch.
  • Some Friends to Feed: The Story of Stone Soup

    Pete Seeger, Paul Dubois Jacobs, Michael Hays

    Hardcover (Putnam Juvenile, Sept. 8, 2005)
    A poor but clever traveler finds a way to get the townspeople to share their food with him in this retelling of a classic tale, set in Germany at the end of the Thirty Years War.