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Books published by publisher Putnam Juvenile

  • Homespun Sarah

    Verla Kay, Ted Rand

    Hardcover (Putnam Juvenile, April 14, 2003)
    Simple rhyming text presents the everyday life of a young girl, living on a Pennsylvania farm in the early eighteenth century, who is quickly outgrowing her dress.
  • Growing Seasons

    Elsie Lee Splear, Carolyn Splear Pratt, Ken Stark

    Hardcover (Putnam Juvenile, June 19, 2000)
    The author portrays a vivid picture of the life she and her sisters led growing up on a farm in the early part of the 20th century. 10,000 first printing.
  • Time to Smell the Roses: A Hermux Tantamoq Adventure

    Michael Hoeye

    Hardcover (Putnam Juvenile, Oct. 18, 2007)
    While immersed in wedding plans, Hermux is hired to find the son of the patriarch of the DeRosenquill rose dynasty and in the process discovers a homeless teenager, fields of dying flowers, and killer bees.
  • Who's There, Spot?

    Eric Hill

    Hardcover (Putnam Juvenile, Oct. 6, 2005)
    Little ones can join in the lift-the-flap fun as Spot and his friend Helen hear noises everywhere they go and ask "Who's There?"
  • Let's Talk About It: Adoption

    Fred Rogers

    Hardcover (Putnam Juvenile, May 9, 1995)
    The comforting host of "Mr. Roger's Neighborhood" addresses the questions asked by many adopted children, such as why their birthparents gave them up and how they can find security in an adopted family.
  • If the Shoe Fits

    Gary Soto, Terry Widener

    Hardcover (Putnam Juvenile, Feb. 18, 2002)
    Rigo doesn't like being the youngest brother. He always has to wear his big brothers' hand-me-downs. Plus, his brothers-Hector, Manuel, and Carlos-always seem to lose buttons, rip holes, and wear the clothes out before they get to Rigo! But Rigo's luck changes on his birthday when his mom gives him a pair of shoes. He loves them for their shine and style, but most of all he loves them because they are brand-new. After he outgrows the shoes, and trades them to his uncle for old Mexican centavos, Rigo learns that some hand-me-downs are better than brand-new.
  • Cadillac

    Charles Temple

    Hardcover (Putnam Juvenile, Oct. 17, 1995)
    Granny, poised behind the wheel of her vintage neon-pink Cadillac, terrorizes the other drivers on the road and takes her granddaughter on an adventure that she will never forget.
  • Grandfather Buffalo

    Jim Arnosky

    Hardcover (Putnam Juvenile, Feb. 16, 2006)
    Grandfather Buffalo is the oldest bull in the herd. Whenever the herd moves on, he is always a little behind. But when a female buffalo is ready to give birth, he is there to protect her, and he’s there to help nudge the new calf along.The youngster’s liveliness puts Grandfather Buffalo to the test, but the calf learns quickly that whether the herd is braving a dust storm or stopping for a rest, there’s no better place to be than right by Grandfather Buffalo’s side. Jim Arnosky shows the struggles faced in nature by both young and old, and the tender bonds that form across generations.
  • Luke Goes to Bat

    Rachel Isadora

    Hardcover (Putnam Juvenile, Feb. 17, 2005)
    Upset over the way he played stickball with the neighborhood kids on Bedford Avenue, young Luke is about ready to give up his dreams of playing for the majors until his grandfather takes him see his hero, Jackie Robinson, play at Ebbets Field and learns an important lesson about determination and perseverance.
  • Dreamdark: Silksinger

    Laini Taylor

    Hardcover (Putnam Juvenile, Sept. 17, 2009)
    One faerie, the last of her clan, must fight to complete her sacred duty Whisper Silksinger is the last of the secret guardians of the Azazel, one of the powerful Djinn who dreamed the world into being. Relentlessly pursued by bloodthirsty devils, she flees to the city of Nazneen to restore the Azazel to his temple. At the same time, Hirik Mothmage is also on a secret quest, to find the Azazel and restore his disgraced clan?s ancient honor. And behind them all flies Magpie Windwitch, first champion of the new age of faeries, desperate to rescue Whisper and the Azazel alike before they fall in the clutches of a sinister hidden enemy.
  • Tomie dePaola's Book of Poems

    Tomie dePaola

    Hardcover (Putnam Juvenile, Oct. 20, 1988)
    An illustrated collection of poems by such authors as Dorothy Aldis, Carl Sandburg, Langston Hughes, and Federico Garcia Lorca.
  • I'm Still Scared

    Tomie dePaola

    Hardcover (Putnam Juvenile, Feb. 16, 2006)
    First-grader Tomie experiences uncertainty in the weeks following the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. What are the grown-ups talking quietly about at home and even at school? Why does his class have to go to the spooky furnace room for an air raid drill? Why does the family hang thick black curtains on the windows? Tomie’s mother is there to comfort and explain the confusion, and Tomie feels better. But he’s still scared. Normal, everyday activities such as Tomie’s first music lesson, dance class and Christmas shopping with Dad go on as usual, but the day-to-day effects of the war are always there. An emotionally strong addition to an award-winning series.