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  • Bibliography:
    318 Books (9 Series)
  • First Book:
    January 1967
  • Latest Book:
    September 2024
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Full Series List in Order

Commander Toad

Commander Toad in Space (Aug-1980)
Commander Toad and the Planet of the Grapes (Apr-1982)
Commander Toad and the Big Black Hole (Aug-1983)
Commander Toad and the Dis-Asteroid (Mar-1985)
Commander Toad and the Intergalactic Spy (Feb-1997)
Commander Toad and the Space Pirates (Feb-1997)
Commander Toad and the Voyage Home (Nov-1998)

The Great Alta Saga

1 - Sister Light, Sister Dark (Sep-1988)
2 - White Jenna (Aug-1990)
3 - The One-Armed Queen (Nov-1998)

How Do Dinosaurs...?

How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? (Apr-2000)
How Do Dinosaurs Learn to Read? (2003)
How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon? (Feb-2003)
How Do Dinosaurs Clean Their Rooms? (Sep-2004)
How Do Dinosaurs Count to Ten? (Sep-2004)
How Do Dinosaurs Learn Their Colors? (Sep-2006)
How Do Dinosaurs Play with Their Friends? (Sep-2006)
How Do Dinosaurs Go to School? (Jul-2007)
How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You? (Oct-2009)
How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? (Jan-2010)
How Do Dinosaurs Love Their Cats? (Jan-2010)
How Do Dinosaurs Love Their Dogs? (Jan-2010)
How Do Dinosaurs Laugh Out Loud? (Sep-2010)
How Do Dinosaurs Play All Day? (Jan-2011)
How Do Dinosaurs Go Up and Down? (Jul-2011)
How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Birthday? (Sep-2011)
How Do Dinosaurs Eat Cookies? (Jan-2012)
How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah? (Sep-2012)
How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas? (Sep-2012)
How Do Dinosaurs Say I'm Mad! (Sep-2013)
How Do Dinosaurs Stay Safe? (Feb-2015)
How Do Dinosaurs Stay Friends? (Feb-2016)
How Do Dinosaurs Write Their ABC's with Chalk? (Jul-2016)
How Do Dinosaurs Go to Sleep? (Sep-2016)
How Do Dinosaurs Choose Their Pets? (Jan-2017)
How Do Dinosaurs Show Good Manners? (Oct-2020)
How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodbye? (Oct-2021)

The Pit Dragon Chronicles

1 - Dragon's Blood (1982)
2 - Heart's Blood (Mar-1984)
3 - A Sending of Dragons (Sep-1987)
4 - Dragon's Heart (May-2009)

A Rock 'n' Roll Fairy Tale

Pay the Piper (Jul-2006)
Troll Bridge (Aug-2006)

School of Fish

1 - School of Fish (Jul-2019)
2 - Friendship on the High Seas (Sep-2019)
3 - Racing the Waves (Dec-2019)
4 - Rocking the Tide (Jul-2020)
5 - Testing the Waters (Aug-2020)

Tartan Magic

1 - The Wizard's Map (May-1999)
2 - The Pictish Child (Nov-1999)
3 - The Bagpiper's Ghost (Oct-2003)

An Unsolved Mystery from History

The Mary Celeste (Oct-1999)
The Salem Witch Trials (Oct-2004)

The Young Merlin Trilogy

1 - Passager (Sep-1996)
2 - Hobby (Sep-1996)
3 - Merlin (Mar-1997)

Multi-Author Series List

Fairytale Retellings: Snow White

Snow in Summer (Nov-2011)

Fairytale Retellings: Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty (Sep-1986)
Briar Rose (Aug-1992)
Curse of the Thirteenth Fey (Nov-2012)

Magicquest

8 - The Magic Three of Solatia (Jan-1974)

Book List in Order: 318 titles



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    Princess Ojeow Seow, youngest and smallest daughter of the Emperor, is not thought of very much by her family--when thought of at all. So she spends her days playing with a kite made from paper and sticks.
    When the Emperor is captured and impriso...




  • "LOOK!" They looked where Lann pointed, at the crags beneath the castle. The very rocks seemed to unwind themselves and a giant gray-green serpent uncoiled and stretched, turning its ugly head in their direction. "If that is a seeming," said th...




  • “The mythology of unicorns is cleverly interwoven with the modern elements. This, combined with a strikingly beautiful and simple style, leave the reader with the feeling of having experienced something magical. And the real magic lies in the maste...



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    From the bestselling and beloved team Jane Yolen and Tomie dePaola come the adventures of a family of hilarious and huge-hearted Giants in this series for Aladdin QUIX, a line of fun-to-read, short chapter books.Meet Dazzle, Grizzle, Grub, Grab, and ...











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  • Young fans of Star Wars and silliness will toad-ally love Commander Toad
    Brave Commander Toad and the crew of the spaceship Star Warts have a mission: they must go where no spaceship has gone before and bring a little bit of earth out to the ali...





  • Stranded in the coastal mountains following a devastating California earthquake, a 12-year-old boy and the chimpanzee he rescues from a wrecked van communicate through sign language as they struggle to survive....









  • Fifteen-year-old Jakkin Stewart is a bond servant in Master Sarkkhan's dragon barns. Stealing a dragon to secretly train as a fighter is Jakkin's only hope to earn his freedom. But what if he is caught? Or, worse, what if he does not know enough to t...



  • """A funny space adventure that spoofs Star Wars while providing an easy-to-read story."" —Booklist

    When Commander Toad finds a new planet that seems the ideal place for a picnic for his tired crew, he and Lieutenant Lily ...






  • "Fans of the two earlier Commander Toad titles will find this spoof the best yet. All the funny froggy puns and goofy personalities are here, but so are an especially terrific set of organge and green pencil drawings . . ."--School Library Journal....



  • All Jakkin, the Pit Master, can think about is the excitement of Heart's Blood's five hatchlings and her unparalleled victories in the dragon pits of Austar IV. But his plans change abruptly when a mysterious offworlder tries to persuade Jakkin to...



  • Princess Miserella is beautiful on the outside, ugly on the inside. Plain Jane is just the opposite. When a slightly muddled Good Fairy takes a hand, things get put right in a most unexpected way. "Light, bright twist on a romantic tale."--Kirkus Rev...



  • """A funny space adventure that spoofs Star Wars while providing an easy-to-read story."" —Booklist

    When Commander Toad and the crew of the Star Warts learn that a disaster has struck and asteroid, they race across the galaxy t...



  • Award-winning author Jane Yolen transports readers to new realms of dragons, sprites, and rogues in twenty-seven magical stories and poems“That’s what dragons are for, after all, to call forth heroes.” Jane Yolen enchants and e...



  • An alien civilization is forever changed by the incursion of human social scientistsand an ancient prophecyin this award-winning novel. The year is 2132 when members of the Anthropologist's Guild set down on the planet Henderson's IV, or L'Lal'lo...



  • I AM THE DRAGON Arch-Mage, Riddle-Master, old fool--many are the names I am called by, many are the stories told about me, myth and history so woven together that even I cannot separate fact from fancy. Come, listen to an old wizard's stories: of ...











  • “A riveting saga that intertwines elements of fantasy and science fiction . . . [The] tightly plotted, adventurous trilogy constitutes superb storytelling.” -- Publishers WeeklyTeens dragon master Jakkin and beloved healer-in-trai...




  • Late one winter night a little girl and her father go owling. The trees stand still as statues and the world is silent as a dream. Whoo-whoo-whoo, the father calls to the mysterious nighttime bird.

    But there is no answer.

    Wordlessly the...







  • From Africa, Burma, and Czechoslovakia to Turkey, Vietnam, and Wales here are more than 150 of the world's best-loved folktales from more than forty countries and cultures. These tales of wonder and transformation, of heroes and heroines, of love los...



  • "And you two shall be sisters. You shall be as images in a glass, the one reflecting the other...." Jenna was a warrior. Raised on a mountainside, she learned the arts of the warrior, and from the mountain woman the magic of the ancient lore. B...





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    A collection of spine-chilling and unexplainable adventures that truly qualify as nightmares includes "There's Nothing Under the Bed," by Bruce Coville, and other tales of terror by Jane Yolen, Mark Garland, Mary Downing Hahn, and Michael Markiewicz....








  • All children delight in times spent riding Mommy or Daddy’s knee while playing simple lap games and giggling together. “The Lap-Time Song and Play Book” is a collection of some of the most popular songs and games of childhood - “The Eensy Wee...





  • Nebula Award Finalist: A long-awaited savior joins forces with her dark twin to confront the evil threatening their land in the second book of the acclaimed epic fantasy the Great Alta Saga Grown to young womanhood in the mountain region of the Dales...





  • "I know where they're taking us." HANNAH DREADS going to her family's Passover Seder. Her relatives always tell the same stories, and Hannah's tired of hearing them talk about the past. But when she opens the front door to symbolically welcome the...





  • "In order to gain wisdom, you must learn to read inter linea, between the lines."

    Artos doesn't know who his parents are, just that kindly Sir Ector and Lady Marion took him into their castle when he was a baby. Though Sir Ector raises him a...



  • In this retelling of an old Scottish ballad, a Scottish lass, on the Halloween after her sixteenth birthday, reclaims her family home which has been held for years by the fairies, and at the same time effects the release of Tam Lin, a human held capt...






  • When four-year-old Janie's father goes off to war, the rest of the family moves to the grandparents' home on the Chesapeake Bay, where Janie learns a secret of the world which helps her understand her father's long absence...





  • Poor Henry. It's not enough that his mother has sent him away from home to learn magic. It's not enough that everyone at his new school calls him Thornmallow because he's "prickly on the outside, squishy within." It's not enough that the onl...



  • Where will you be in the year  2041?



    The Drapery Defense League objects to Hamlet  because Polonius is stabbed while he's hiding behind a  curtain, rock'n'roll gangs roam the streets, a  scrumptious free confecton called swoodi...



  • "Since Dracula first appeared, vampires have become the ghoul of choice for many horror fans. Today, vampires can be anyone, [and] in this collection of [13] chilling, funny, and sensitive stories the undead include even the girl next door. Any reade...





  • Piggins the butler solves the mysterious disappearance of Mrs. Reynard’s diamond lavaliere with the help of a delightful set of characters. “One of a kind--and sure to provide a great deal of fun for many readers and listeners.”--School Library...



  • When Christopher Columbus landed on the island of San Salvador in 1492, what he discovered were the Taino Indians. Told from a young Taino boy’s point of view, this is a story of how the boy tried to warn his people against welcoming the strangers,...



  • It is an old, old tale, the German story of Briar Rose, the Sleeping Beauty. Now one of America's most celebrated writers tells it afresh, set this time in the forests patrolled by the German army during World War II. A tale of castles, of mists and ...




  • A collection of twenty-two fantasy stories and poems features the writing of veterans and newcomers, including Ursula K. Le Guin, Tanith Lee, Mike Resnick, Jane Yolen, Nancy Kress, Lisa Tuttle, and Steven Brust. Original....






  • Staying at her grandparents' farm until her baby brother or sister is born, Betsy spends her time caring for three young geese until the time comes for her to return home and for the now grown-up geese to fly south for the winter....








  • PreS-Gr 2-Old Dame Counterpane is a maternal figure, like Mother Goose; a creator, like God; and a seamstress, like many old storytellers who sew and tell. The cumulative rhyme is reminiscent of ``Little Nancy Etticoat'' and ``The House That Jack Bui...




  • A collection of original stories and poems features the writing of Ursula K. LeGuin, Barbara Hambley, Carol Jane Bangs, Marvin Bell, Patricia McKillip, Delia Sherman, Susan Solomont, and twenty-nine others...



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  • In this third Piggins mystery, the Reynard household is astir with preparations for the royal wedding. When the royal ring disappears, it is up to Piggins to unmask the culprit so the festivities can begin.
    ...





  • Capturing all the spooky delights of Halloween, a tale by an award-winning author, featuring an irresistible rhyme scheme, recounts how the mice fought the creepy-crawlies to save their homes and the upcoming Ghost Dance Ball....



  • An award-winning children's author presents an original magical tale about Curry, a young orphan who cares for the animals in the forest who, in turn, protect her from a scary beast and a wicked sorceress....





  • A fabulous collection of unicorn stories and poems, with both medieval and modern settings, weaves the author's imaginative perspective into traditional unicorn lore about the fabled beast's healing powers and quintessential goodness....





  • Award-winning editor Jane Yolen presents 34 tales of fantasy and delight in this third volume of her original anthology series, Xanadu. The contributors include prize-winning poet Marvin Bell, Ruth Berman, Jo Clayton, Christine Crow, Nancy Etchemendy...



  • Tired of his mischievous antics, the unpredictable, impetuous Lou is sent off to military school to learn some discipline, and after many years, he returns, not as a soldier, but rather as the manager of a troupe of Chinese acrobats....





  • Living in the same house but in different parallel dimensions, Jerold and Gerund find out about each other from a talking cat who lives in both worlds, and they are brought together for a bizarre adventure. Reprint....



  • Ten stories by Anne McCaffrey, Nancy Springer, Terry Pratchett, Diana L. Paxson, and other masters of the fantasy genre capture the heroism, romance, and magic of Camelot, King Arthur, Merlin, and the knights of the Round Table....



  • Grown-ups make excuses for the creaks and groans that an old house make. Leave it to the children to discover that those strange noises are made by ghosts! Every family that moves into the haunted house at 66 Brown's End discovers a new kind of ghost...



  • In this collection of stories and poems about witches, wizards, and warlocks, readers will encounter Baba Yaga, Merlin, the witch from Hansel and Gretel, a Native American shape-shifter, and others. Here There Be Witches is beautifully illustrated by...



  • A verse retelling of thirteen familiar Aesop's fables includes "The Fox and the Grapes," "The Tortoise and the Hare," and "The Dog and the Bone," and delivers each story's moral with a humorous twist....





  • "In the middle of this century, the Swift River towns in western Massachusetts were drowned - purchased by the government and flooded in order to form the Quabbin Reservoir. ""Letting Swift River Go"" tells of this dramatic event through the eyes of ...



  • Millions of years have passed, but the earth has remained a singular miracle. Poets have written of its wonders--as well as of our failure to live up to our responsibilities as caretakers of the planet. In this sweeping anthology for young readers, a...



  • COME BACK TO US… WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR YOU… Just couldn't get enough, could you? We knew you'd come crawling back for more of the scariest, funniest, most thrilling monster tales you'll ever read! If you loved the creepy fun of Bruce Covil...




  • Eeny, Meeny, and Miney Mole live at the bottom of a deep, dark hole. In that hole, dark is light, day is night, and summer and winter seem the same. Meeny and Miney are perfectly content to stay down in the deep, dark hole all by themselves, safe ...




  • A tongue-in-cheek retelling of a favorite folktale follows the adventures of Donkey, Dog, Cat, and Rooster, four worn-out farm animals who seek their fortunes as musicians and find a comfortable robber's den in the woods....



  • Celebrating the three-thousand-year anniversary of the holy city, a historical introduction explains to young readers the religious, political, and personal significance of Jerusalem to millions of people throughout the world....



  • Fourteen poems celebrate the diverse and mysterious life that inhabits the sea, from a seahorse releasing his young to a flashing Pacific salmon, in a collection that is accompanied by a term glossary....





  • "MY NAME IS HAWK." YOUNG MERLIN IS HAUNTED BY HIS DREAMS -- VISIONS THAT FORETELL FIRE, DEATH, AND DESTRUCTION. CALLING HIMSELF HAWK, HE FALLS INTO A BAND OF TRAVELING PERFORMERS. THEY RENAME HIM HOBBY AND TRY TO HARNESS HIS TALENT FOR SEEING THE ...



  • The legendary wizard’s early years are explored in this magical adventure by the acclaimed author of the Pit Dragon Chronicles. A boy is abandoned in the woods of medieval England. A year passes -- a year of terror and hunger, of sleeping in trees ...







  • "A funny space adventure that spoofs Star Wars while providing an easy-to-read story." -- Booklist

    The Star Warts is on a dangerous mission to an intergalactic spy convention, to find Agent 007½. Not only is he Space Fleet's greatest spy ...



  • "A funny space adventure that spoofs Star Wars while providing an easy-to-read story." -- Booklist

    It's been a long trip, and Commander Toad and the crew of the Star Warts are bored. They've played all the games and watched all the movies a...



  • "Pursued by dreams, the boy fled..." In flight from the visions that haunt him, young Merlin plunges back into the deep forest. There he falls into the hands of the Wodewose -- wild folk who, according to legend, live in the company of serpents an...



  • In the classic of modern fantasy, we hear the tale, ancient and brazen, of White Jenna, born in sorrow, raised among warrior women,and taught to call forth her shadow sister by the light of the moon.

    And we learn what the later world makes of ...



  • A vibrant, lushly illustrated exploration of a rain forest and all its breathtaking wonders.

    Welcome to the green house, where day and night, the melodic prattle of exotic animals fills the air. The rich hues and tones described in the text ex...







  • Features the Nebula Award-winning novella "Lost Girls."
    In these modern myths and tales for the young and the young at hear, Jane Yolen transforms the impossible into the familiar and real. Among the outlandish wonders are an Alice grown tough in...



  • According to legend, once a year faeries leave the underworld to join a faerie ring in the moonlight, and on one such magical night, a young faerie boy meets a child of earth and they become friends forever....



  • In this poetic lullaby, a boy and his mother on a midnight stroll encounter fireflies, moths, owls, and many other magical sights before the boy's mother tucks him into bed with his dog nestled on a rug next to him....



  • First in the DreamWorks Classics CollectionTM, this big, beautiful storybook is the best way for fans to recapture the magic and grandeur of The Prince of Egypt. Acclaimed author Jane Yolen provides a powerful, finely crafted retelling, that matches ...



  • Welcome to the ice house?where through the long winter night of the Arctic prowl all kinds of animals?the fox looking for lemmings, the howling wolf pack on the trail of snowshoe hare, the lynx, the polar bear, and a thundering herd of moose. Beyond ...



  • When a small Dutch ship reels in an ailing merman from the sea, the ship's lieutenant insists on nursing the creature back to health, despite his crew's superstition that the merman is an ill omen, and earns a great boon....




  • Ghosts, specters, the dead, and the undead fill the pages of this spectacular gift book by master storyteller Jane Yolen. From the ghostly goadings of an insistent - and recently deceased - choir teacher to the most frightening prom date you never wa...





  • Two sailors were keeping watch alone when the governor's men stormed aboard the Vanity. Those two--the legend-inspiring pirate queens Anne Bonney and Mary Reade--fought bravely but called in vain for their shipmates, who sported and drank below deck....



  • Young King Arthur, troubled by nightmares, doubts he is the rightful king of England. One rainy night, the wizard Merlin tells Arthur the story of dueling dragons and a fateful clash between good and evil, which reveals the surprising secret of the b...



  • Beautifully illustrated with dramatic oil paintings, a timeless story from Greek mythology comes to life and tells of Bellerophon, son of Poseidon and a mortal woman, who tames a flying horse and eventually pushes Zeus too far....



  • Jane Yolen''s wintry, shivery poems are inspired by the stunning photographs of Jason Stemple, who has captured the imagesof snow in all its breathtaking beauty. After children enjoy these poems and pictures, they will look at snow in a different way...



  • Young fans of Star Wars and silliness will toad-ally love Commander Toad After many long days in the dark of space, the crew of the Star Warts is thinking longingly of home. But when Mr. Hop sets a course for HOME, the spaceship zeroes in on an unch...



  • Internal jealousy, obstinacy, and treachery threaten the royal house of a great queen and the future of her matriarchal land in the concluding volume of the acclaimed Great Alta high fantasy series Decades have passed since White Jenna fulfilled the ...







  • Welcome to Scotland, where magic runs through the land like the stripes in the colorful Scottish tartans. Everyone and everything here, it seems, has some wizardry--old folks at rest homes, dusty old card games, even cowardly dogs. The only ones with...



  • In this spooky book from the nonfiction An Unsolved Mystery from History picture book series, set off on the high seas to a ghost ship left completely abandoned and adrift on the waves.The Mary Celeste was discovered adrift on the open sea by another...



  • A web of evil Scottish magic entangles 3 children American twins Jennifer and Peter love spending time with their grandmother in Scotland, especially because their sweet and loving Gran is a witch. A trip to meet Gran’s coven provides some unexpect...



  • Celebrating the motherdaughter bond around the world, a storyteller teams up with her daughter to assemble this collection of forty folktales that span the globe, from France's version of Cinderella to less well known stories from Sudan and China. 15...





  • Internationally acclaimed author Jane Yolen composes a playful bedtime book about young dinosaurs.

    Format: Paperback book and CD


    In a few simple lines of verse on each spread, fathers and mothers are ready to put their youngster...



  • One hundred great folk tales and fairy tales from all over the world about strong, smart, brave heroines.

    Dismayed by the predominance of male protagonists in her daughters' books, Kathleen Ragan set out to collect the stories of our forgott...



  • From celebrated author Jane Yolen comes this inspiring collection of folktales from around the world, all featuring strong female heroes. These fifteen folktales have one thing in common: brainy, bold, brave women -- and not one damsel in distre...




  • Sister Emily's Lightship and Other Stories is Jane Yolen's first collection of short stories written for adults. It includes the award-winning title story, as well as three new, never-before published, works.

    ...




  • Powerhouses Jane Yolen and Floyd Cooper come together to tell this heartwarming story of an unexpected friendship.

    Every evening, old as she is, Miz Berlin walks down the long block, past Mary Louise's house, talking to herself. One day Mary L...



  • A collection of twenty-seven stories from around the world--including Polynesia, Greece, the British Isles, Scandinavia, and the Middle East--revisits the long forgotten tales of fish-tailed gods who dominate the great oceans, control the seas, and r...




  • A well-known ballet is presented to young readers as Prince Ivan, with the help of the Firebird, must win great battles to save the lives of ten maidens held captive by the evil wizard Kostchei the Deathless....





  • ...when night falls,there's no telling who you might meetYou might meet him at the mall, a handsome boy with a gift for finding bargains. You may come across him sheltered in a town's synagogue. You may see her transformed into a bat on her way home ...



  • The moon grows fatter, the days grow shorter, and it is time to bring in the harvest.
    Written in the style of the traditional harvest song, Harvest Home tells the story of a family that toils together to make the work of harvesting lighter. Jane ...



  • K-Gr 4-Folkloric motifs abound and Baba Yaga and Vasilisa make cameo appearances in this original folktale. When a king spares the life of a talking eagle, he sets in motion a series of events-the bird gives him a gift that he opens before he shou...



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    Reader Review: This extremely little short book (only 6 pages!!!) is written in the same style as Jane Yolen & Mark Teague's other dinosaur book collaborations together, such as HOW DO DINOSAURS SAY GOOD NIGHT? and HOW DO DINOSAURS GET WELL SOON? The...



  • The bestselling, award-winning team of Yolen and Teague are back with another playful dinosaur tale--this time about a sick dinosaur child who catches the flu and must go to the doctor.

    What if a dinosaur catches the flu?
    Does he whimper a...



  • From China to Burma, Afghanistan to America, this collection of fourteen familiar and little-known stories tells the tales of sons, brothers, kings, and trolls--men and boys united by a common heroism that comes from strength of character, wisdom, an...



  • In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Wright Brothers' flight, this story is told from the point of view of their sister, Katherine, who watched her brothers play with a toy flying machine, which was the beginning of their remarkable collabo...



  • All a young troll wants is to hear some rock and roll -- but when his brother goes missing, he’ll have to face more than just the music . . . Like many teenagers, the young troll Gog loves rock music. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have...



  • A boy, his dad, and his dog are out for a drive on a beautiful sunny day. Unfortunately, a hapless toad is trying to make its way across the very same road. Talk about bad timing. Is there any hope of avoiding toad-al disaster? Maybe. See what a shar...



  • THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING NEWLY CROWNED King Arthur rules the kingdom ... but not the people's hearts. Unless he proves his worth, his power will always be in question. Too many want him dead, and treachery is everywhere. So the wizard Merlinnu...



  • Whirr. Whirr.
    Clunkety-clank
    Here comes Baba Yaga!

    Flying her mortar and pestle, the witch with the long iron nose scours the countryside for plump young children to eat. But will she be a match for the fiesty little girl she hopes to thr...



  • A boy becomes possessed by an angry ghost after a visit to a Scottish graveyard Twins Jennifer and Peter rarely get along, except when it comes to their fascination with ghosts, magic, and mystery. While visiting their grandmother in Scotland, the 2 ...



  • Long ago unicorns lived in a haven of sun-dappled glades and flower-filled dells. But as civilization spread over the ages -- with its fierce knights, its chugging trains, its thick smogs -- unicorns had to find a new sanctuary. But where? Jane Yole...



  • "DECONSTRUCTING TOLKIEN has something to offer just about everyone, no matter where your particular passions may lie. In this collection of essays, stories, discourses, and tributes, Ed McFadden has gathered together a wide range of topics, perspecti...



  • When her father, Robert the Bruce, becomes King of Scotland, Marjorie Bruce becomes a princess. But Edward Longshanks, the ruthless King of England, has set his sights on Robert and his family. Marjorie is captured and imprisoned in a wooden cage in ...



  • The bestselling, award-winning team of Yolen and Teague present their second original dinosaur board book, a playful "how-to" tale about making a mess and then cleaning it up.Come along for some BIG fun as your favorite dinosaurs learn to pick up and...



  • The bestselling, award-winning team of Yolen and Teague present their beloved dinosaurs in a new format with this fun, read-aloud board book that teaches young children to count from one to ten!

    Come along for some BIG fun as your favo...



  • In this spooky book from the nonfiction An Unsolved Mystery from History picture book series, tragedy strikes Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692 as the community is torn apart by accusations of witchcraft.When a group of girls came down with a horrible, m...



  • As Grandma tells it, Maddy was a baby in a great big hurry. On the day she was born, everyone rushed to welcome her into the world. But Grandma, hurrying from far away, worried she wouldn't get to the birth in time.

    This is the story of that ...



  • Award-winning anthologists Jane Yolen and Patrick Nielsen Hayden have combed through a year's worth of books and magazines and websites to find the most outstanding fantasy and science fiction stories of 2004--and collected them into a single volume ...



  • Why are cats and mice enemies?

    Why do cats always land on their feet?

    Are cats as smart as they seem?

    Here's a story behind each of these feline traits. For centuries, people everywhere, from Tibet to Oman to Scotland to the Unit...



  • Baby Bear is the littlest bear in his family, and sometimes that's not so easy. Mama and Papa Bear get to stay up late in their great big chairs. Big brother gets to play fun games in his middle-sized chair. And Baby Bear only seems to cause trouble ...



  • This volume contains a collection of over 40 short stories, 30 poems, and 6 essays of Jane Yolen. It is being produced for her Guest of Honourship at Interaction, the 2005 World Science Fiction Convention....



  • We must equip our children with story in order to keep them linked with the past and ready for the future.

    "Our children are growing up without their birthright: ...



  • You won't be able to resist acting out these dozens of rhymes and games for very young children - an endearing, annotated collection sure to become a family heirloom.

    Open this delightful anthology of more than sixty lap songs, clapping
    ga...



  • A rock 'n' roll band to die for….

    When fourteen year old Callie McCallan scores a backstage pass to interview the lead singer of the famous band Brass Rat, she's thrilled. Peter Gringras is so cool. When he plays his flute, it's as if he has...



  • A Highland lad comes of age at the brutal battle of Culloden in 18th-century Scotland In the year 1745, the cry goes out across the Scottish Highlands for every able-bodied Scotsman to take up arms in support of Bonnie Prince Charlie. Stalwart and br...



  • What's the best time of day for reading? Well, for Baby Bear it's all day long. From the first wild wake-up book to the last gentle sleepy-time book--and all the adventures in between--each book takes Baby Bear somewhere new and exciting.  In this ...



  • For sixteen-year-old harpist prodigy Moira, the annual Dairy Princess event in Vanderby is just another lame publicity op. Twelve girls have been selected to have their likenesses carved in butter and displayed on the Trollholm Bridge. Its a Vanderby...



  • The bestselling, award-winning team of Yolen and Teague present their third original dinosaur board book, a fun read-aloud that teaches children all the colors of the rainbow.

    Dinosaur colors start with red:
    A red fire truck stuck u...



  • The bestselling, award-winning team of Yolen and Teague present their fourth original dinosaur board book, a fun guide to friendship and playing nicely with others.What if a dinosaur's friends come to play?Does he mope, does he pout if he can't get h...



  • When winter's snow creates a soft blanket of silence, nothing is more comforting than curling up under a cozy quilt. Whether slumber awaits in a warm bed, a rocking hammock, or a nest of leaves, the feeling of comfort and the infinite world of dre...



  • The bestselling, award-winning team of Yolen and Teague are back with another dinosaur tale--a fourth full-length picture book about how dinosaurs behave at school.

    Everyone's favorite dinosaurs are back--and this time they are going to schoo...



  • Baby Bear knows that big bears get to have all the fun. They get to stay up late, live in toy stores, go exploring by themselves, and eat dessert . . . all day long! Baby Bear plans to do each of those things--and more--when he grows up. But at the ...



  • Dimity Duck waddles, she toddles and she sings. Giggle-gaggle goes her tail and whoosh! go her wings. So begins the day for Dimity Duck, full of brushing feathers and playtime with her friend, Frumity Frog. Worldrenowned author Jane Yolen and Sebasti...



  • A double celebration for Independence Day!

    In this wonderfully unique book, Jane Yolen and Jim Burke weave two stories at once, as readers see young Gitl in Russia leaving her home for faraway America, wondering what new name she will choose for h...



  • Everyone knows the legend of Johnny Appleseed, the man from Massachusetts who planted apple trees all the way to California. But the true story of Johnny Appleseed, or John Chapman, is even greater than the legend. In deft and lyrical prose, Jane ...



  • The kiss Mama blew to her little girl goes merrily astray, slipping and sliding and sashaying from cheek to cheek . . . until it finally lands just right where it belonged. Told in jaunty verse, award-winning Jane Yolen's clever fantasy offers warm a...



  • Austar IV isn't the planet it once was, and when Jakkin and Akki finally return to the dragon nursery, their homecoming arouses mixed emotions. Together they've survived the insurmountable, and now they can weather the brutal conditions of Dark After...



  • This six-year-old has an uncle like no other! His uncle wears long white dresses and never smokes cigars. Gilbert?s uncle is none other than Emily Dickinson . . . Uncle Emily he calls her. And how he loves her. He knows that she writes poems about ev...



  • This sweet collection blends enchanting fairy tales, fun factual information, and enticing dessert recipes for a combination that is sure to please young minds and palettes. Readers can transform Cinderella’s magic pumpkin into tasty pumpkin tartle...



  • Even the most finicky eaters and selective readers will find something to love about this collection of mouthwatering lunch recipes and diverse fairy tales. Young readers can become part of the story as they make their own basket of goodies to bring ...



  • Jane Yolen introduces us to the fickle scarecrow, who decides to leave his station and dance away the fall night. He leaps through the fields until he reaches the farmhouse, where he sees a small light in the window. Inside, a boy is saying his praye...



  • The same story that captivated readers in 1977 is back in a stunning new edition! Hwei Min, the only daughter of the emperor of China, has been blind since birth. Her father offers a reward to anyone who can find a cure for the little girl. It seems ...



  • With more than 7 million copies sold, everybody's favorite bestselling dinosaurs are back to say: "I love you," in a VERY big way!

    Parents and children can never have enough ways to say "I love you"--and now, America's favorite dinosaurs are ...



  • Let yourself be drawn into the fascinating world of dance with these exciting and accessible tales from the world s most famous ballets, including Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty. This beautiful anthology is the ideal way to introduce y...



  • "Under the star, under the star, one angel sees, a manger afar." So begins this charming Christmas counting tale from beloved children’s author Jane Yolen, lauded as the "Hans Christian Andersen of America" by Newsweek. Written with the youngest re...



  • A whimsical rhyming tale set in a fairy world. The king has set forth an invitation to the fairies: come to the ball! And everyone is in a delightful tizzy, searching for their top hats, their boots, and their crowns -- and where-oh-where are those s...



  • Poems and photographs take readers up close to observe the daily life of the extraordinary Great Egret. A Great Egret rarely rests. This majestic bird, with its big feet, even bigger beak, and breathtaking lacy wings, is a treat to watch. With his ca...



  • How does a dinosaur eat all his food? Does he burp, does he belch, or make noises quite rude? Does he pick at his cereal, throw down his cup, hoping to make someone else pick it up? Just like kids, dinosaurs have a difficult time learning t...



  • Cat lovers are everywhere! Now, with the same humor and warmth of their previous bestselling dinosaur books, Jane Yolen and Mark Teague show us how young dinosaurs know how to care for their kitties. From playing with cat toys to cleaning the litter ...



  • Dogs are a dinosaur's best friend!Anyone who loves dogs will be highly entertained when America’s favorite little dinosaurs learn how to take care of their muddy pups and handsome hounds. From bathing and feeding to walking and tossing balls, rioto...



  • Stars are shining brightly. The moon is overhead. Come, little bunny. Now it’s time for bed. Follow a little bunny as he puts on his pj's, brushes his teeth, and gets ready for bed. Touch-and-feel elements throughout this sweet board book...



  • The Honus Wagner baseball card is the most valuable baseball card of all time! But he was born poor, ugly, bow-legged, and more suited to shoveling coal in his Pennsylvania mining town than becoming the greatest shortstop of all time. How could it ha...



  • A quirky, fast-paced urban fantasy by esteemed author Jane Yolen Aliera Carstairs just doesn’t fit in. She’s always front and center at the fencing studio, but at school she’s invisible. And she’s fine with that . . . until Avery Castle w...



  • My father knows the names of things. . . . And teaches all the names to me. From each bird that sings, to every kind of cloud, to all of the planets, the father in this story knows the names of them all--and takes the time to impart his knowledge...



  • Not all princesses dress in pink. Some play in bright red socks that stink, blue team jerseys that don’t quite fit, accessorized with a baseball mitt, and a sparkly crown! Princesses come in all kinds. Exuberant text from Jane Yolen and her ...



  • In 1963 Jane Yolen released a book called PIRATES IN PETTICOATS, because the idea of women as pirates fascinated her--but there wasn't much information about these women who made their livelihoods plundering on the high seas. Scholars have dug up a b...



  • Elsie is a city girl. She loves the noise of the cobbled streets of Boston. But when her mother dies and her father moves them to the faraway prairies of Nebraska, Elsie hears only the silence, and she feels alone in the wide sea of grass. Her only c...



  • HOW DO DINOSAURS LAUGH OUT LOUD? With good-natured jokes, lift-the-flaps on every spread, and the classic, bestselling characters from Jane Yolen and Mark Teague.What do you call a dinosaur sleeping in your bed? A Dino-snore!Filled with the beloved p...



  • Hush, little horsie, Asleep on the moor. Your mama is close -- That’s what mamas are for. Mama horses around the world promise to watch over their little ones as the foals frolic and play and eventually fall asleep in this soothing bedtime s...



  • HOW DO DINOSAURS PLAY ALL DAY? With lots of dino-stickers to add to each spread and with the classic, bestselling characters from Jane Yolen and Mark Teague. Filled with the beloved prehistoric dinos and scenes that made How Do Dinosaurs a bestsel...



  • Pretty Princess Pig is getting ready for a big party with all her friends! Princess Pig will have young readers laughing as she spruces up the dining room with a mess of paint and plaster, bakes a cake with gobs of batter and cream, and even digs up ...



  • Not since "The 10th Good Thing About Barney" or "I'll Always Love You" has there been such a peaceful and inspiring book to help children and adults cope with the loss of a pet. The talented multiple-medalist Jane Yolen takes on this difficult subjec...



  • Beloved author Jane Yolen scares up a new rhyming read-aloud about the snarfing, growling, snoring way that monsters go to bed. Creep, gurgle, crawl, tumble! Meet two young monsters who are far from scary - they’re too busy having fun. They go t...



  • A novelty book of OPPOSITES from the bestselling HOW DO DINOSAURS series!With inventive gatefold flaps on every spread, these classic, bestselling characters from Jane Yolen and Mark Teague are a perfect introduction to basic opposites.Young readers ...



  • To do something with seven fingers is a Yiddish expression meaning to do something well or adroitly. Marc Chagall was a Russian Jew and a wandering dreamer. From his humble hometown of Vitebsk, Belarus, he went out to take in the world the grandeur o...



  • Master storyteller Jane Yolen (Owl Moon, Sword of the Rightful King) and celebrated fantasy artist Rebecca Guay (Swamp Thing, Magic: The Gathering) weave a textured and lyrical tale of adventure, homelands, and heroism the hard way. Two hundred years...



  • Surprise! Our bestselling little dinosaurs are back for a BIG birthday celebration! Everyone has a birthday, and from riotous birthday parties to the excitement of being one year older, having a birthday is the highlight of a young child's year. ...



  • A stellar collection from Newbery medalists and bestselling authors written to benefit Darfuri refugees With contributions from some of the best talent writing for children today, What You Wish For is a compelling collection of affecting, inspirin...



  • There was a young girl named Halva up in Finmark who found a white bear cub alone in the woods...Halva takes the cub home, where they name her Sister Bear. Not only does Sister Bear hunt for the family and protect Halva, but she likes to dance while ...



  • With her black hair, red lips, and lily-white skin, Summer is as beautiful as her father's garden. And her life in the mountains of West Virginia seems like a fairy tale; her parents sing and dance with her, Cousin Nancy dotes on her, and she is abou...



  • How do dinosaurs make cookies? The only way they know how--with scratch-and-sniff cookie scents throughout! These classic, bestselling characters from Jane Yolen and Mark Teague are through eating dinner and they are ready for dessert! With coo...



  • In Bug Off! readers meet thirteen bugs in playful, humorous poems and startling, intimate photographs. Nonfiction prose paragraphs broaden the perspective: Children will learn how bees make honey, that many butterflies can taste food with their feet,...



  • From decorating the tree to wrapping presents, little dinosaurs love to celebrate Christmas-and everything about it. With ornaments on the branches and carolers singing at the door, the spirit of Christmas is finally here and filling the hearts of fa...



  • From the warm glow of holiday candles in the menorah to the fun of family gatherings, little dinosaurs love to celebrate the Festival of Lights. But sometimes the excitement of Chanukah, its treasured rituals, and the tradition of gifts can tempt a y...



  • Wake up with a pair of sleepy dragons and the knight who must get them ready for school! Dragons wake up, Dragons rise, Dragons open Dragon eyes. From tumbling out of their humongous blankets to devouring a breakfast of catapulted waffles...



  • A reimagining of Sleeping Beauty from a master storyteller Gorse is the thirteenth and youngest in a family of fairies tied to the evil king's land and made to do his bidding. Because of an oath made to the king's great-great-ever-so-many-times-gr...



  • Master storyteller Jane Yolen and her daughter Heidi Stemple have teamed up to bring the magic of their acclaimed Fairy Tale Feasts to the time-honored and delicious traditions of Jewish storytelling and cuisine. Here youll find Yolens dynamic, encha...



  • Aliera Carstairs is back. This time she's got her cousin -- and best friend -- Caroline in tow, and the stakes are higher than ever. The realm of Seelie, the fairy kingdom of which Aliera is the hereditary defender, is under attack, and only Aliera a...



  • From Jezebel to Catherine the Great, from Cleopatra to Mae West, from Mata Hari to Bonnie Parker, strong women have been a problem for historians, storytellers, and readers. Strong females smack of the unfeminine. They have been called wicked, wan...



  • What were all those fairy-tale characters thinking? Jane Yolen and Rebecca Kai Dotlich answer this question in paired poems, with sometimes startling results. The Princess claims all those mattresses kept her awake -- not a silly pea -- while the p...



  • A favorite author and artist create an endearing collection of new and favorite illustrated rhymes and poems ideal for sharing. A baby’s day is full of meaningful moments: Time for cuddles, time for play, time for games, time for a nap, time for...



  • In these twenty-eight magnificent tales, which include two Nebula Award winners, Jane Yolen puts a provocative spin on familiar storybook worlds and beloved fairy tale characters One of the most acclaimed and honored authors in science fiction and...



  • Inspired by true events, the story of two girls raised by wolves Mohandas lives in the Home, a Christian orphanage in Godamuri, India, close to the jungle. The people of Godamuri beg the orphanage’s director, the Reverend Mr. Welles, to get rid ...



  • Those little monsters are back -- and on the move! Jane Yolen takes her rhymes to the playground, aided by Kelly Murphy’s exuberant illustrations. Stretching, twirling, tumbling, jumping! Welcome to a playground teeming with monsters, bristlin...



  • Under the fountain in Washington Square Park, there lives an incompetent wizard.... David has just moved to New York City from Connecticut, and he’s a bit lonely. He hasn’t made any friends yet, and the city is so big. But one Saturday afterno...



  • R-O-A-R! What happens when little dinosaurs get mad? And how do they calm down?

    Brimming with humor, this sparkling new book handles a timeless children's topic with wit and wisdom. Romp and stomp! Roar and slam! Almost everyone gets angry. B...



  • This delightful counting book of poetry and pictures on the Texas 2x2 Reading List captures animals by the numbers. Vivid, playful poems tell the stories of one elk, two birds, three fish -- from one through ten and then many -- as they go about thei...



  • One night during the Perseid meteor shower, Arianne thinks she sees a shooting star land in the fields surrounding her family's horse farm. About a year later, one of their horses gives birth to a baby centaur. The family has enough attention already...



  • Young James, an earl’s son, is a bit bothersome and always asking the oddest questions. In despair -- the last of James’ tutors having quit -- his mother sends him off to be educated at Cranford Abbey. She feels the strict regimen will do him a w...



  • From crossing the street with Mama to encountering a stranger, the playful but careful antics of America's favorite dinosaurs will make readers laugh aloud -- and prompt discussion of safety issues.



    Few things in childhood are as imp...



  • The Nazis may have taken their home, but the family still has a guardian angel In this emotionally rich story, a little girl and her family live happily in Paris until Nazi soldiers arrive during World War II. She and her family must flee or risk...



  • When the gray squirrels kill his parents, a young red squirrel vows revenge, finding unlikely allies in the rats and gulls of Trash Mountain. ...



  • Tender and heartrending, Jane Yolen’s clear-eyed tale of a child’s effort to rescue a beached whale evokes a fierce love of wildlife and a universal sense of loss. Sally and her brothers are walking home from school along the dunes in their Ma...



  • A breathtaking collection of literary fairy stories from an award-winning fantasist Author Jane Yolen speaks to the ancient magic within us all in this anthology of 30 grown-up fairy stories -- lovely, lyrical, poignant, sometimes frightening tales o...



  • A Highland lad joins forces with a notorious Scottish “Robin Hood” to seek revenge on the greedy laird who destroyed the boy’s village Authors Jane Yolen and Robert J. Harris have garnered resounding critical acclaim for their thrilling histori...



  • From early childhood to life after eighty, the great challenge of any friendship is keeping it healthy and strong. In this funny, engaging book, award-winners Jane Yolen and Mark Teague present humorous, naughty dinosaur antics that any young sibling...



  • If you give a child a box, who can tell what will happen next? It may become a library or a boat. It could set the scene for a fairy tale or a wild expedition. The most wonderful thing is its seemingly endless capacity for magical adventure, a featur...



  • From award-winning and NY Times bestselling children's author of more than 370 books, Jane Yolen, and award-winning illustrator, Bob Marstall, On Bird Hill is a wonderful picture book created in collaboration with the esteemed Cornell Lab of Ornit...



  • This ABC chalkboard book includes write-on, wipe-off pages and funny dinosaur rhymes for each letter. With its sturdy board pages, colorful chalk, and wipe-off eraser, this book will be a hit with children, who will enjoy reading and writing along wi...



  • It's Little Frog's first autumn, and she doesn't like it one bit. It is not the green world she loves so much, but something scarier and ominous, filled with red and gold and yellow. And noise! WHIRRRRR. CHIRRRR. BAROOOOOOM. But encouraged by her ...



  • Humorous paintings of oversized dinosaurs with human parents make this an irresistible book for sharing. And we all know that when parents are ready to say good night, it turns out that sometimes little dinosaurs have other ideas! Laugh and smile ...



  • When young runaway Craig prepares to jump from a church rooftop, his salvation comes in the unholy shape of Silex: a beast trapped in the form of a gargoyle. Silex runs an investigative service, chasing redemption from atop his perch. And he needs a ...



  • "Can I keep it? It's so cute!" Brimming with laugh-aloud humor, enormous dinosaur children surprise their parents by bringing home a wild menagerie of highly unusual pets! What would happen if your child walked in the door with a pet tiger? Or an ele...



  • Little Frog―the feisty young heroine of Little Frog and the Scary Autumn Thing―is on a new adventure. This time, she's trying to stay a jump, or rather a lily pad, ahead of the spring polliwogs (brothers, sisters, and cousins of hers). They ar...



  • 2018 World Fantasy Award winner “The best book I’ve read in a long time.” -- Brandon Sanderson, author of Mistborn Where is Wendy? Leading a labor strike against the Lost Boys, of course. In Jane Yolen’s first full collection in more than te...



  • From beloved author Jane Yolen and acclaimed illustrator Jane Dyer, a collection of thirty stories from around the world, perfect for sharing. This collection of well-known and not-so-well known stories, fairy tales, folk tales, and fables from Ru...



  • Told in rhyme, a bear settles on the narrator's porch, and is soon followed by many other woodland friends, until the porch collapses under the weight--but bear and his friends repair the damage and almost everybody is invited to lunch. ...



  • From the legendary author of The Devil's Arithmetic, Jane Yolen, comes her first Holocaust novel in nearly thirty years. Influenced by Dr. Mengele's sadistic experimentations, this story follows twins as they travel from the Lodz ghetto, to the parti...



  • Where do monsters go to school? Monster Academy! And anything can happen when your teacher is Miss Mummy. It's not like any other school, but if you're a little monster, you'll fit right in!Come along with Principal Frank N. Stein into a bright, ener...



  • The Nebula Awards Showcase volumes have been published annually since 1966, reprinting the winning and nominated stories of the Nebula Awards, voted on by the members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). The editor, selected ...



  • A young woman discovers the power to speak up and take control of her fate―a theme that has never been more timely than it is now… You think you know this story. You do not. A harsh, controlling father. A quiescent mother. A house that fee...



  • “This collection is Jane Yolen at her best. This is magic.” -- Patricia C. Wrede, author of the Enchanted Forest Chronicles Fantasy icon Jane Yolen (The Devil’s Arithmetic, Briar Rose, Sister Emily’s Lightship) is adored by generations of rea...



  • Dedicated to astronaut Neil Armstrong, A Kite for Moon is the perfect children’s book to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first United States moon landing. What would it be like if the moon was your friend? Find out as you walk alongsi...



  • “Vivid, gripping and actually riveting as the Red Danger takes a whole new meaning here. Loved it.” -- The Book Smugglers It is the waning days of the Russian monarchy. A reckless man rules the land and his dragons rule the sky. Though the Tsar ...



  • From New York Times bestselling author Jane Yolen comes a lilting lullaby from the bottom of the sea. Hush, foam rocker, sleep, wave breaker. Close your eyes and dream, tide breaker. A hush-filled bedtime rhyme for parents to share with thei...



  • Snag the spirit of adventure and lasso the limitless horizons of imagination to discover all the simple yet fantastical things one can make out of a string -- from slingshots to sails, swings to phone lines -- in this sequel to Jane Yolen's popular p...



  • From acclaimed, prolific author Jane Yolen comes a Level 1 Ready-to-Read story bursting with all the excitement and a little bit of the nervousness that color a fish’s first day at a new school. I look around. What do I see? Another fish who...



  • From acclaimed, prolific author Jane Yolen comes a colorful Level 1 Ready-to-Read story all about making friends at school. A little fish cannot wait to play with his new friend. Then he starts to worry: “What if she thinks that I’m too slow?...



  • Eek, you reek, You make a funk. Where you have been Things stink, stank, stunk. You've left a path, A swath of smell, And―yuck! You did it very well. Readers will be delighted by the malodorous melodies of poems calling out the diff...



  • From acclaimed, prolific author Jane Yolen comes a colorful Level 1 Ready-to-Read story all about a school field day! Today is field day at school. We start forward fast. There’s a shout. Fish teams from every school head out! Who will ...



  • Jane Yolen's Emily Writes is an imagined and evocative picture book account of Emily Dickinson’s childhood poetic beginnings, featuring illustrations by Christine Davenier. As a young girl, Emily Dickinson loved to scribble curlicues and cir...



  • Jane Yolen's Emily Writes is an imagined and evocative picture book account of Emily Dickinson’s childhood poetic beginnings, featuring illustrations by Christine Davenier.As a young girl, Emily Dickinson loved to scribble curlicues and circles, im...



  • The biblical story of baby Moses as told by his big sister. Giving her baby brother a kiss, brave little Miriam places Moses's basket into the river. With one quick push, she sends him into the water, hoping her wish will come true and her bro...



  • A Kite for Moon Educator's Guide is a companion to A Kite for Moon by Jane Yolen and Heidi E.Y. Stemple. This guide can be utilized in the classroom, in a home school setting, or by parents seeking additional resources. Ideal for grades K-3....



  • From acclaimed, prolific author Jane Yolen comes a colorful Level 1 Ready-to-Read story all about a school music concert! The fish are performing a music concert at school. But then they start to worry: “What if a current grabs my strings? ...



  • From critically acclaimed and prolific author Jane Yolen comes a delightfully funny Level 2 Ready-to-Read story that puts a twist on a classic a knock-knock joke! Knock, knock... Who’s there? It’s Interrupting Cow. Interrupting Cow wh -- ! ...



  • From critically acclaimed and prolific author Jane Yolen comes a colorful Level 1 Ready-to-Read story all about a fish with pre-test jitters! There is a test at school today, and the fish’s tummy is whirling. Just like two currents, angry and sw...



  • Six scintillating stories from the world of ballet are collected in this beautiful gift book. Prize-winning artist Rebecca Guay brings the drama of each ballet vividly to life, and acclaimed author Jane Yolen complements the stories with fascinati...



  • As I walked out towards Eagle Cove,Skipping through a greening grove,I followed where the pathway led-And spied a great big lake ahead.

    From the prolific Jane Yolen comes On Eagle Cove, a sparkling new addition to the On Bird Hill & Beyond s...



  • 2021 Locus Award Finalist In the newest volume of her World Fantasy Award-winning short story collections, beloved author Jane Yolen’s dark side has fully emerged. Her vivid, startling, and thrilling tales and poems of the supernatural -- from icy...



  • "Join these troublesome dinosaurs as their best manners are put to task in this infectious read-aloud, a delightful new addition to Jane Yolen and Mark Teague''s beloved, award-winning series!

    What if a dinosaur won''t be polite?Maybe burps at ...



  • A tornado, a blizzard, a forest fire, and a hurricane are met, in turn, with resilience and awe in this depiction of nature's power and our own.In the face of our shifting climate, young children everywhere are finding themselves subject to unfamilia...



  • Dressing in stolen skin, watching the world through silver eyes, or questioning local folk traditions about bodies hanging in trees, these stories and poems from the women of the New England Horror Writers will leave you bleeding with fresh nightmare...



  • From critically acclaimed and prolific author Jane Yolen comes a vibrant Level 1 Ready-to-Ready story about a fish becoming an assistant crossing guard!A fish has an exciting new responsibility when he becomes the assistant crossing guard at his scho...



  • From critically acclaimed and prolific author Jane Yolen comes a hilarious Level 2 Ready-to-Read. Get ready for the Interrupting Cow to meet the Chicken Crossing the Road!Why did the chicken cross the road? Was it to get to the other side...or was th...



  • Lots of people have inner strength, but one girl wears hers as a bear outside.Some folks have a lion inside, Or a tiger.Not me.I wear my bear on the outside.In this imaginative picture book by Jane Yolen, acclaimed author of many distinguished childr...



  • A powerful celebration of libraries from master storyteller Jane Yolen. Benjamin Franklin introduces his son Billy to the Leather Apron Club, where it's love at first page.When Billy's father Benjamin Franklin announces that Billy and his lazy cousin...



  • Saying goodbye is hard, even for dinosaurs.When they have to part from a loved one, they might cry, or hide in their bedrooms, or even write DON'T GO! on the wall. But with a little courage, they can face their fears. They can tell grown-ups how they...



  • Continuing the story from where Moby Dick left off, this compelling boyhood adventure, penned by beloved author Jane Yolen (Owl Moon), hearkens to timeless coming of age tales of yore. Lovingly illustrated by Ruth Sanderson, the journey of a boy and ...



  • Curious Eeny Mole emerges from her dark hole home to discover the world up above There were once three sisters who lived at the bottom of a deep, dark hole. Their names were Eeny, Meeny, and Miney Mole. In that hole dark was light, day was night, and...



  •  This fun story is filled with the movement, energy, and laughter that comes when kids dance with their grandparents.  This lively story will leap into the hearts of kids and their grandparents alike as it celebrates intergenerational relat...



  • From acclaimed and prolific author Jane Yolen comes the third hilarious Level 2 Ready-to-Read in the Interrupting Cow series about teaching an old dog some new tricks!Everyone knows you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Right? Well, just wait unti...



  • What happens when emotions like love and friendship span vast distances — in space, in time, and in the heart?Science fiction often focuses on future technology and science without considering the ways social structures will change as tech chan...



  • Mrs. Noah kept birds. She kept many a variety of birds, ravens and robins, eagles and eiders, cockatoos and crows. But out of all the birds she kept, her favorite were her doves. When the flood comes, Mrs. Noah brings them onto the ark. But there is ...



  • Experience a magical story of ele-friendship and one disappearing elephant's ele-fate.Discover the unlikely—and entirely unforgettable—friendship between Flora, an elephant calf stolen from her African home, and David, the circus impresar...



  • In this wondrous book by award-winning fantasy author Jane Yolen and award-winning fantasy illustrator Doug Keith, two children and a dog explore the coves and caves of a tiny island. Under the watchful eye of Grandpa, the kids are thrilled to discov...



  • Kids will delight in reading Big, Bold, Beautiful Me and find themselves marching along and standing side-by-side protagonists just like them who portray body positivity in a loud, proud, and very fun way. Grown-ups will welcome the messag...



  • Kar-Ben Read-Aloud eBooks with Audio combine professional narration and text highlighting to bring eBooks to life! Deborah has a gift; she can see the future As Deborah grows up, so do the date palms that surround her home. Under these trees, people ...



  • From Jane Yolen, the author of the Caldecott Award"winning book Owl Moon, comes a friendship story about a bird-loving boy who meets a bird-loving girl in the picture book Love Birds, featuring illustrations by Anna Wilson.   Jon loved to list...



  • From acclaimed and prolific author Jane Yolen comes the fourth hilarious Level 2 Ready-to-Read in the Interrupting Cow series about a very unusual horse.There’s a new horse at the farm and he’s unlike any horse that Interrupting Cow has ever met....



  • Laugh out loud as our bestselling dinosaurs learn to be kind despite their sometimes mischievous antics.How does a dinosaur learn to be kind? Does he roar about everything that is on his mind?Does he wake up at midnight and make lots of noise? Does h...



  • This third volume in Jane Yolen’s World Fantasy Award-winning series brings you passionate treasures and delirious transformations. This bewitching assemblage, with an original introduction from Brandon Sanderson, is an ideal read for anyone who ap...



  • In this last installment of Jane Yolen's trio of books about ordinary objects with extraordinary uses, the humble stick is lauded as a sword to tame monsters of dread and an oar for a rowboat in puddle or pond, among other imaginative functions. As w...



  • In this twist on the classic Jewish stories, Schlemiel lives in the famous town of Chelm, known as the place of fools. When one day he embarks on a journey to America, he has no idea the people and adventures he will encounter. But what he quickly le...



  • Anna Mary brings books to children and adults in Appalachia during the Great Depression.There were no libraries in the backwoods of Kentucky in the 1930s. Librarians there and throughout the South delivered books to families by horseback and mule, sl...



  • From acclaimed, prolific author Jane Yolen comes the fifth hilarious Level 2 Ready-to-Read in the Interrupting Cow series following the cow as she helps a new friend find her flock.Interrupting Cow has a mystery to solve! Do sheep growl, groan, or ho...



  • Discover the unexpected beginnings of author Robert Louis Stevenson in this story about following your dreams.Inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson's letters and life, this book imagines the author as a child with dreams of becoming a writer. As he and ...



  • "I want to be strong for the right reasons."Kiki has watched her mama practice karate for a long time, and now she wants to learn too. She wants to become strong and steady like a mountain. The bullies at school are strong for the wrong reasons. They...



  • From the pen of world-renowned poet, author, and nana, Jane Yolen, come nineteen poems about grandmothers from around the world. This sweet collection features nanas who dream and those that sing crying babies to sleep; nanas who hold hands crossing ...



  • Curious Eeny Mole emerges from her dark hole home to discover the world up above. There were once three sisters who lived at the bottom of a deep, dark hole. Their names were Eeny, Meeny, and Miney Mole. In that hole dark was light, day was night, an...



  • The old giant at the top of the hill is lonely. He has no one to play games with, no one to read to, and no one to drink tea with. When he ventures into the nearby town, every person and animal screams and hides—except for one girl, Arabella. T...



  • Written by the prolific Jane Yolen, the charming characters from Eeny, Meeny, Miney Mole and Eeny Up Above return in the third installment of this picture book series that explores themes of agoraphobia, anxiety, and bravery. Eeny Mole lives at the b...



  • “Reminds read­ers of the val­ue of stand­ing up to bul­lies.”—Jewish Book Council"Unreservedly recommended for family, daycare center, preschool, elementary school, and community library Judaic themed picture...



  • A sweet poem about being an introvert in a big loud world. Inspired by a quote from the late, great children's book author Margaret Wise Brown, this poem honors and celebrates the beauty of being your authentic self. Soothing rhymes and soft illu...



  • In the Garden of Eden, as soon as God buried Vegetables in the ground, and put Fruits on trees and vines, the Fruits began to argue among themselves. I am hardiest,” said Apple. I am sweetest, said Grape. Enough! said God, sending two caretaker...



  • From acclaimed, prolific author Jane Yolen comes the sixth hilarious Level 2 Ready-to-Read in the Interrupting Cow series following the cow as she meets a real wise quacker!Interrupting Cow meets a new friend who knows more jokes than anyone on the f...



  • The Giants have an unexpected guest in the third book about the huge-hearted family from the bestselling and beloved team Jane Yolen and Tomie dePaola in this series for Aladdin QUIX, a line of fun-to-read, short chapter books.Dazzle, Grizzle, Grub, ...



  • It's trick or treat time for our bestselling dinosaurs! Roar with laughter in a Halloween adventure you will never forget!How does a dinosaur say trick or treatWhen walking down with kids down a Halloween street?Does he stomp on the pumpkins and thro...



  • Once upon a time, girls were not allowed to learn to read. This is the story of a girl who decided to change that.Inspired by a true story from award-winning author Jane Yolen's family history, The Many Problems of Rochel-Leah is a stirring tale of w...



  • Each night when she says her prayers, Rebecca thinks of her Papa who lost a hand while fighting in President Lincoln's war. He still believes the war was righteous: We Jews, who were once slaves in Egypt, should never let another human being be h...



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    They change their sky, not their soul, who rush across the sea. - HoraceTwelve stories and two poems of power and powerlessness, of tragedy, of courage, of loss, of love, of regret and of never looking back, of transition and transcendence. Twelve ta...



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    From such sacred sites as Easter Island and the Mayan temple of Copán to Jerusalem’s Wailing Wall and the Christian cathedrals of Europe, this magnificent collection of poems and paintings captures the essence of twelve holy and magical places thr...



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    From a boisterous New Year’s Eve to a rocketing Fourth of July to a spooky trick or treat, the year unfolds with fifteen fun-filled holidays you won’t want to miss. “The poetry highlights simple pleasures, happy imagery, and loving relationship...



Award-Winning Books by Jane Yolen

Baby Bear's Chairs
2005 Golden Kite -- Picture Bk Illustration
Commander Toad in Space
1983 Garden State Children's Book Award -- Easy-To-Read
The Devil's Arithmetic
1988 Sydney Taylor Book Award -- Older Readers
Elsie's Bird
2011 Midwest Booksellers' Choice Award -- Children's Picture
The Emerald Circus
2018 World Fantasy Award -- Collection
How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon?
2003 Parents Choice Award (Spring) (1998-2007) -- Gold
How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?
2000 Parents Choice Award (Spring) (1998-2007) -- Approved
2001 Bookseller's Choice -- Babies and Toddlers
2001 Christopher Award -- Ages 6 & Up
2002 Florida Children's Book Award -- Pre K - 2nd Grade
Not One Damsel in Distress
2001 Bookseller's Choice -- Special Subjects
Owl Moon
1988 Caldecott Medal -- Picture Book
Pay the Piper
2006 Locus Award -- Young Adult
This Little Piggy: Lap Songs, Finger Plays, Clapping Games, and Pantomime Rhymes
2006 Parents Choice Award (Spring) (1998-2007) -- Recommended


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Jane Yolen has published 318 books.

The next book by Jane Yolen, Rebecca's Prayer for President Lincoln, will be published in September 2024.

The first book by Jane Yolen, The Emperor and the Kite, was published in January 1967.

Yes. Jane Yolen has 9 series.