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Books published by publisher Putnam Juvenile

  • Tomie dePaola's Big Book of Favorite Legends

    Tomie dePaola

    Hardcover (Putnam Juvenile, Nov. 1, 2007)
    Collects four folktales about flowers and Christmas traditions from Texas, Mexico, and Italy.
  • What Star Is This?

    Joseph Slate, Alison Jay

    Hardcover (Putnam Juvenile, Sept. 15, 2005)
    The spiritually enchanted tale of the arrival of Baby Jesus - from Mary and Joseph's journey to Bethlehem to the comet that illuminated the sky for the Wise Men - detailed in lyrical language and stunning illustrations, perfect for Christmastime.
  • Peekaboo Bedtime

    Rachel Isadora

    Hardcover (Putnam Juvenile, May 1, 2008)
    A fun-loving toddler delights in entertaining his family, friends, and puppy with his special game throughout the day, in a charming companion to Peekaboo Morning.
  • And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?

    Jean Fritz

    Paperback (Putnam Juvenile, Feb. 5, 1982)
  • Old Macdonald Had A Woodshop

    Lisa Shulman, Ashley Wolff

    Hardcover (Putnam Juvenile, Sept. 30, 2002)
    With a zztt zztt here, and a zztt zztt there, here a zztt, there a zztt, everywhere a zztt zztt! Together with the other farm animals, Old MacDonald is building a surprise for the babies on the farm. Saw, drill, chisel, file, screwdriver, paintbrush are operated by cat, goat, chicken, pig, cow and dog. With a swish swash here and a swish swash there, and a whole lot of other sounds, there's a miniature toy farm being made-just for the baby animals. A twist on the familiar nursery song, this is sure to be a hit with any kid who loves tools or loves to sing.
  • F is for Fiesta

    Susan Middleton Elya, G. Brian Karas

    Hardcover (Putnam Juvenile, March 16, 2006)
    From adornos (decorations) going up all over the house, biscochitos (cupcakes) baking in the oven, and a special treat of churros (doughnut sticks) for breakfast, this can only be the beginning of a fabulous cumpleaños (birthday)! As the alphabet continues, the story highlights fun elements of a boy’s never-ending birthday celebration, including entries for ch, ll, ñ, and rr that make this a truly Latino ABC fiesta. Clever verse and exuberant illustrations make the meaning of each Spanish word clear, and an author’s note explains the difference between the English and Spanish alphabets.
  • Beany Wakes up for Christmas

    Lisa Bassett, Jeni Bassett

    Hardcover (Putnam Juvenile, Nov. 10, 1988)
    Scamp Squirrel gets everything ready for Christmas to surprise Beany Bear when he wakes up for the occasion.
  • Where Do You Think You're Going, Christopher Columbus?

    Jean Fritz

    Paperback (Putnam Juvenile, Oct. 12, 1980)
    Discusses the voyages of Christopher Columbus who determined to beat everyone in the race to the Indies.
  • The Little Tree Growin' in the Shade

    Camille Yarbrough

    Hardcover (Putnam Juvenile, Feb. 7, 1996)
    A history of the African-American spiritual and its unique cultural significance discusses the origins of these songs in the music of slaves who used the songs as expressions of hope, fear, sorrow, and freedom. By the author of Cornrows.
  • Alice's Blue Cloth

    Deborah Van Der Beek

    Hardcover (Putnam Juvenile, Feb. 10, 1989)
    Alice and her cat, Tom Tiddler, discover a blue cloth and transform themselves with the magic of her imagination into a queen, a knight, and many more wonderful things
  • The Song of Francis

    Tomie dePaola

    Hardcover (Putnam Juvenile, Feb. 5, 2009)
    Francis is so full of God?s love that he wants to sing His praises. His glorious singing inspires birds of every color, and even the sun and moon, to join him in joyful celebration. Tomie dePaola?s simple text and vibrant illustrations bring the spirit of Saint Francis of Assisi to life for even the youngest children. And he reminds us how sweet it is to rejoice and give thanks for life and love.
  • Eddie: Harold's Little Brother

    Pat Koch Thaler, Edward T. Koch, James Warhola

    Hardcover (Putnam Juvenile, Sept. 9, 2004)
    Young Eddie can't play baseball like his big brother Harold, but Eddie is a fine talker, so Harold helps him realize his speaking talents, in a book based on the relationship between former New York City mayor Ed Koch and his older brother.