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Books published by publisher Sandpiper

  • Wait Till Helen Comes: A Ghost Story

    Mary Downing Hahn

    Paperback (Sandpiper, April 21, 2008)
    Since its publication in 1986, the deliciously frightening novel Wait Till Helen Comes: A Ghost Story has not only haunted countless readers, but has also won eleven state book awards. The spine-chilling tale begins when twelve-year-old Molly and her ten-year-old brother, Michael, learn that they’ll be moving to a refurbished old church in rural Maryland with their mother’s new husband, Dave, and their younger stepsister, Heather. Heather is an insufferable brat, but that turns out to be the least of the family’s worries. When she strikes up a friendship with Helen, the malevolent ghost of a seven-year-old girl who died in a mysterious fire more than a hundred years ago, things really heat up . . . and Heather’s unsettling threat, “Wait till Helen comes,” becomes a grim reality.
  • Grandfather's Journey

    Allen Say

    Paperback (Sandpiper, Oct. 27, 2008)
    A picture book masterpiece from Caldecott medal winner Allen Say now available in paperback!Lyrical, breathtaking, splendid—words used to describe Allen Say’s Grandfather’s Journey when it was first published. At once deeply personal yet expressing universally held emotions, this tale of one man’s love for two countries and his constant desire to be in both places captured readers’ attention and hearts. Fifteen years later, it remains as historically relevant and emotionally engaging as ever.
  • Ira Sleeps Over

    Bernard Waber

    Paperback (Sandpiper, Aug. 13, 1975)
    Ira is thrilled to spend the night at Reggie's, until his sister raises the question of whether he should take his teddy bear.
  • Piggie Pie!

    Margie Palatini, Howard Fine

    Paperback (Sandpiper, Aug. 18, 1997)
    Gritch the witch flies to Old MacDonald's farm for some pigs to make piggie pie.
  • Throw Your Tooth on the Roof: Tooth Traditions from Around the World

    Selby Beeler, G. Brian Karas

    Paperback (Sandpiper, Sept. 24, 2001)
    Travel around the world and discover the surprising things children do when they lose a tooth. Selby B. Beeler spent years collecting traditions from every corner of the globe for this whimsical book, and G. Brian Karas adds to the fun, filling every page with humorous detail. He perfectly captures the excitement and pride that children experience when a tooth falls out.
  • Hooway for Wodney Wat

    Helen Lester, Lynn Munsinger

    Paperback (Sandpiper, May 27, 2002)
    Poor Rodney Rat can't pronounce his R's and the other rodents tease him mercilessly. But when Camilla Capybara joins Rodney's class and announces that she is bigger, meaner, and smarter than any of the other rodents, everyone is afraid. It seems she really is bigger, meaner, and smarter than all of the rest of them. Until our unwitting hero, Wodney Wat, catches Camilla out in a game of Simon Says. Read along with Wodney as he surprises himself and his classmates by single-handedly saving the whole class from the big bad bully. Children will delight as shy Rodney Rat triumphs over all and his tiny voice decides the day, R's or no R's.
  • The Wump World

    Bill Peet

    Paperback (Sandpiper, April 27, 1981)
    The Pollutians invade the Wump World and turn the green meadows into a concrete jungle.
  • Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction

    David Macaulay

    Paperback (Sandpiper, Oct. 26, 1981)
    A 1974 Caldecott Honor Book Readers worldwide recognize Caldecott Medal winner David Macaulay's imaginary Cathedral of Chutreaux. This critically acclaimed book has been translated into a dozen languages and remains a classic of children's literature and a touchstone for budding architects. Cathedral's numerous awards include a prestigious Caldecott Honor and designation as a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year for Macaulay's intricate pen-and-ink illustrations.Journey back to centuries long ago and visit the fictional people of twelfth-, thirteenth-, and fourteenth-century Europe whose dreams, like Cathedral, stand the test of time.This title has been selected as a Common Core text exemplar (Grades 6–8, Informational Texts: Science, Mathematics, and Technical Studies).
  • Tumbleweed Stew

    Susan Stevens Crummel, Janet Stevens

    Paperback (Sandpiper, July 1, 2003)
    Jack Rabbit says it's a great day to make tumbleweed stew, but who wants to eat that? With a bit of ingenuity, Jack soon has everyone from Armadillo to Vulture adding something to his delectable stew.
  • Mouse Was Mad

    Linda Urban, Henry Cole

    Paperback (Sandpiper, March 20, 2012)
    Who knows the best way to be mad? Bear stomps. Hare hops. Bobcat screams. Mouse? He just can't get it right. But when he finds the way that works for him--still and quiet--he discovers that his own way might be the best of all.Linda Urban's story about self-expression and managing anger is both sweet and sly, and Henry Cole's cast of animal friends is simply irresistible.
  • Pancakes for Breakfast

    Tomie dePaola

    Paperback (Sandpiper, April 3, 1978)
    This wordless picture book follows the trials of a little old lady who attempts to make pancakes for her breakfast. “The optimistic determination of the woman and the gentle humor of the illustrations make this an appealing book for the very young.”--School Library Journal
  • Worse Than Rotten, Ralph

    Jack Gantos, Nicole Rubel

    Paperback (Sandpiper, Oct. 25, 1982)
    Rotten Ralph makes an earnest attempt at good behavior but is enticed, not too reluctantly, into a series of misadventures by some ruffian alley cats.