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Books published by publisher Viking Juvenile

  • AN Octopus Followed Me Home

    Dan Yaccarino

    Hardcover (Viking Juvenile, Oct. 1, 1997)
    Highlighted by bright, bold artwork, this humorous tale of a little girl's inability to say no to a big, cuddly octopus with no home, will make young readers laugh out loud.
  • By Anna Dewdney Llama Llama Nighty-Night


    Hardcover (Viking Juvenile, )
  • Violet Comes to Stay

    Jan Karon, Melanie Cecka, Emily Arnold McCully

    Hardcover (Viking Juvenile, Oct. 19, 2006)
    Violet Comes to Stay is the first in a series of storybooks inspired by Cynthia Coppersmith, Father Tim's wife from Jan Karon's bestselling Mitford Years series. Jan Karon's legions of fans will love this timeless story about the endearing white kitten named Violet, charmingly written by Melanie Cecka and beautifully illustrated by Caldecott Medal-winning artist Emily Arnold McCully. Ms. Karon searched for three years to find a storytelling voice and art style authentic to Cynthia Coppersmith. She was personally involved in every step of the creation of this book. In Violet Comes to Stay, Violet's search for the perfect home leads her to a plant nursery, a bakery, and finally a bookstore—the one place where the gentle cat isn't expected to be a mouse hunter.
  • Corduroy & Company

    Don Freeman, Leonard M. Marcus

    Hardcover (Viking Juvenile, Sept. 10, 2001)
    Generations have grown up with Don Freeman's picture books, and many of today's parents are reading aloud the same favorite books that they loved as children. In this welcome collection, 11 of Freeman's most appealing tales, including Corduroy, Dandelion, Norman the Doorman, Mop Top, and his Caldecott Honor Book Fly High, Fly Low are collected in one edition. One story, Gayelord the Goat, has never before been published and is seen here for the first time. An introduction by renowned critic Leonard Marcus outlines Freeman's career and contribution, and an afterword tells the story of the artist's incredible life, from trumpet player to theater illustrator to children's book legend. Corduroy & Company is not only a wonderful book to share with children, but also a fascinating look at the career of a man who was one of the most influential writers and artists of his time. Don Freeman (1908-1978) was born in San Diego, California, and moved to New York City to study art, making his living as a jazz trumpeter. With the loss of his trumpet on a subway train, Freeman turned his talents to art full-time. In 1951, after the birth of his son, Roy, Freeman created his first picture book, Chuggy and the Blue Caboose, which is included in this collection.
  • Christopher Killer: Forensic Mystery 1

    Alane Ferguson

    Hardcover (Viking Juvenile, May 4, 2006)
    Fascinated by forensics, seventeen-year-old Cameryn Mahoney persuades her father, the county coroner in sleepy Silverton, CO, to take her on as his assistant. But she never expects her first case to involve the death of a friend! Rachel Geller, a beautiful young waitress, is found strangled in a field with a Christopher medal around her neck—clearly marking her as the fourth victim of a serial killer. Cameryn is determined to help find Rachel’s killer, and attending the autopsy gives her the first clue. But as she follows her instincts and gets closer to the killer, Cameryn suddenly finds herself on the verge of becoming his fifth victim!
  • Jeremy: The Tale of an Honest Bunny

    Jan Karon, Teri Weidner

    Hardcover (Viking Juvenile, Jan. 1, 2000)
    Jeremy is a handmade English bunny with honesty sewn into his very being. So when he learns that he was made for someone in North Carolina, Jeremy hops right off to deliver himself to his new owner. But North Carolina is a long way from England, as Jeremy quickly learns. Before he can be safely home, Jeremy must rely on help from many people. There's old Mr. Pruneholt, who shows Jeremy where to find America; the kindly sea captain and his chattering parrot, Jethro, who see Jeremy across the water, and the unforgettable Village Dear. Most important of all are the family of young bunnies who teach Jeremy how wonderful it is to be needed. Though he'd love to stay with them, Jeremy can't forget that he has someone waiting for him and must keep moving until he arrives at her doorstep. Jeremy, the Tale of an Honest Bunny is a story of adventure and friendship, full of humor, inspiration, and joy. It is the story of any child who is away from home-and the miracles found on the way to being safe at last. Jan Karon says, "I wanted to do something for my daughter that would last a long time-perhaps even a lifetime. So I wrote a book about a bunny named Jeremy who went on a journey. In the story I included the consoling verse from Psalm 91, the verse we might all hope and pray for our children: "He will give his angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways." Throughout the book there are detailed watercolor illustrations from acclaimed artist Teri Weidner. Designed with an old-fashioned charm to match the story's flavor, the book even includes a ribbon with which to keep your place as you read. Make a place on your shelf for Jeremy alongside your favorite books from childhood-and then be ready to take it down from the shelf again and again.
  • Young Cam Jansen and the Double Beach Mystery

    David A. Adler, Susanna Natti

    Hardcover (Viking Juvenile, May 27, 2002)
    Cam Jansen and her best friend Eric have headed to the beach. But after a day of sun and fun, they can't find Cam's mother. Was she abducted by aliens? Is she in disguise? "Click," says Cam, and the hunt is on. The Cam Jansen Adventure series has been a favorite with older readers for years. With the addition of the Cam easy-to-reads, now younger readers are able to help solve mysteries meant just for them. When it's time to make the transition to more difficult books, Cam Jansen will be waiting.
  • The Mightiest of Mortals: Hercules

    Doris Gates

    Hardcover (Viking Juvenile, Nov. 17, 1975)
    Retells the exploits of the Greek demi-god Heracles, including the tales of his twelve labors.
  • Pippi's After-Christmas Party

    Astrid Lindgren, Stephen Keeler

    Hardcover (Viking Juvenile, Oct. 1, 1996)
    When Pippi Longstocking hosts an After-Christmas party, Tommy, Annika, and their friends do not know what to expect, but the day is made as Pippi welcomes a new kid, rescues a lost dog, and exasperates crabby Mrs. Finkvist.
  • Free Lunch

    J. Otto Seibold, Vivian Walsh

    Hardcover (Viking Juvenile, Oct. 1, 1996)
    While helping his feathered friends, Mr. Lunch, a canine bird-chaser extraordinaire, is framed and jailed for stealing birdseed, and he must confront a dastardly elephant who deals in bad birdseed.
  • Peter and the Wolf Pop-up Book

    Sergei Prokofiev, Barbara Cooney

    Hardcover (Viking Juvenile, April 1, 1986)
    A pop-up version of the orchestral fairy tale in which a boy ignores his grandfather's warnings and proceeds to capture a wolf.
  • The Trellis and the Seed: A Book of Encouragement for All Ages

    Jan Karon, Robert Gantt Steele

    Hardcover (Viking Juvenile, April 14, 2003)
    When the little seed becomes discouraged with its size and appearance, Earth provides it with some encouraging words and tells it that it will blossom into something spectacular with a little time and patience, in an inspiring tale from the author of the Mitford Years series.