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Books published by publisher Putnam Juvenile

  • Old Noah Elephant

    Warren Ludwig

    Hardcover (Putnam Juvenile, Oct. 11, 1991)
    When the misbehavior of the two elephants aboard Noah's ark threatens the survival of the other animals, God tells Noah that the solution is to tickle the hyena
  • I Am a Rainbow

    Dolly Parton, Heather Sheffield

    Hardcover (Putnam Juvenile, May 14, 2009)
    Have you ever been tickled pink? Green with envy? Or just plain blue? Well, it?s good to know that we all have a rainbow of feelings inside.Beloved music legend Dolly Parton provides children with a fun way to talk about their feelings in this colorful, upbeat picture book. And by understanding their own feelings, they can learn to respect the feelings of others. I Am a Rainbow will encourage children of all ages to acknowledge their feelings and take control.
  • Tomie's Little Christmas Pageant

    Tomie dePaola

    Board book (Putnam Juvenile, Sept. 23, 2002)
    Children dressed as Mary and Joseph, the angels, the shepherds and the three wise men perform in their school Christmas pageant. The book opens with a scene of the class getting ready-hanging stars, painting scenery, and putting on costumes as a sheep on wheels "looks on." Then the story of the first Christmas unfolds in a simple text narrated by a red-headed boy. Tomie dePaola's bright colors and appealing scenes full of warmth and humor provide an original approach to a well-loved story in a board book perfect for the very young. Originally published in 1978 as The Christmas Pageant in a longer picture book version, Tomie's Little Christmas Pageant with new text will delight a whole new audience.
  • My Great Grandpa


    Hardcover (Putnam Juvenile, March 15, 1990)
    A girl describes her special times with her great-grandfather, who may be slow and weak but still travels to places in his mind where no one else can go
  • The Pirate Queen

    Emily Arnold McCully

    Hardcover (Putnam Juvenile, Oct. 17, 1995)
    Recreates the life of the sixteenth-century Irish pirating woman, Grania O'Malley, whose exploits included saving her father from an Englishman's sword, fighting off Turkish pirates, and out-dueling her enemies.
  • The Mayflower & the Pilgrims' New World

    Nathaniel Philbrick

    Hardcover (Putnam Juvenile, Sept. 4, 2008)
    In stunning prose, Nathaniel Philbrick evokes the drama of the voyage of the Mayflower and the eerie emptiness of coastal Massachusetts that greeted the Pilgrims. He tells how the settlers were able to gain the friendship of many powerful Native American leaders, including the charismatic Massasoit, and how they worked together to maintain peace. But the promise of the First Thanksgiving was broken with the next generation of leaders. Fifty-six years after the Mayflower?s landing, a horrifying conflict, known today as King Philip?s war, nearly wiped out the colonists and Natives alike, and forever altered the new country. The Mayflower and the Pilgrims? New World is the perfect introduction for young readers to this epic story, at once tragic and heroic. Adapted specially for middle-grade readers, this book features a wealth of supplemental materials such as new maps and photographs, a time line, and a list of characters for added comprehension and accessibility.
  • Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood Going to Day Care First Experiences

    Fred Rogers

    Paperback (Putnam Juvenile, May 27, 1985)
    Describes the typical activities and feelings children can experience at a day care center, including the fun, excitement, and apprehensions involved in being away from home.
  • Jingle the Christmas Clown

    Tomie dePaola

    Hardcover (Putnam Juvenile, Oct. 7, 1992)
    Left behind by the circus in an impoverished Italian town, Jingle, a little clown, and his baby animals come up with an idea to make Christmas Eve special for all the villagers by putting on their own circus performance.
  • The Hoiho New Zealand's Yellow-Eyed Penguin

    Adele Vernon, Dean Schneider

    Hardcover (Putnam Juvenile, March 28, 1991)
    A study of the unique yellow-eyed penguin, found only in New Zealand, discusses its endangered status due to the clearing of forests on the coasts, and the efforts being made to prevent its extinction
  • China Homecoming

    Jean Fritz

    Hardcover (Putnam Juvenile, April 5, 1985)
    The author returns to China, to relive her memories of her youth and to witness the many historical and social changes that have taken place since she left the country in 1928.
  • Things Will Never Be The Same

    Tomie dePaola

    Hardcover (Putnam Juvenile, Feb. 10, 2003)
    After receiving a diary for Christmas, Tomie spends the next year recording all the wonderful things he has done as the months roll by, but when he hears of the attack on Pearl Harbor on the radio, Tomie immediately knows that everything in the world has changed forever.
  • Mirette and Bellini Cross Niagara Falls

    Emily Arnold McCully

    Hardcover (Putnam Juvenile, Oct. 23, 2000)
    With the help of a young immigrant boy they meet on their crossing to America, two famous tightrope walkers manage to survive the treachery of a rival showman. By the creator of the Caldecott Medal book, Mirette on the High Wire.