Books published by Harry N. Abrams

Princesses Wear Pants

Harry N. Abrams | September 12, 2017 | 32 pages
Princess Penelope Pineapple stays busy flying planes, exercising, and gardening, always wearing pants, and so when disaster strikes at the Pineapple Ball, Penny is prepared.  More Info

Ada Twist's Big Project Book for Stellar Scientists

Harry N. Abrams | April 24, 2018 | 96 pages
From the bestselling team behind "Ada Twist, Scientist" comes a STEM project book based on the beloved character. Ada takes readers through the scientific method and introduces them to some of her favorite sciences, including chemistry, botany, astronomy, and environmental science. Full color.  More Info

El Deafo

Harry N. Abrams | September 2, 2014 | 248 pages
The author recounts in graphic novel format her experiences with hearing loss at a young age, including using a bulky hearing aid, learning how to lip read, and determining her "superpower."  More Info

Iggy Peck, Architect

Harry N. Abrams | October 1, 2007 | 32 pages
Ever since he was a baby, Iggy Peck has built towers, bridges, and buildings, which comes in handy when his second grade class is stranded on an island during a picnic.  More Info

Mini Myths: Brush Your Hair, Medusa!

Harry N. Abrams | March 24, 2015 | 24 pages
An illustrated, easy-to-read retelling of the Greek myth of Medusa, whose refusal to allow her hair to be brushed could have dire consequences. 50,000 first printing.  More Info

Pantone: Sticker Book with Posters

Harry N. Abrams | May 19, 2015 | 54 pages
Twenty-one pages of stickers and six double-sided pull-out posters will excite children and PANTONE-loving adults alike! Three of the posters feature simple backgrounds such as wood panels or bricks to encourage creative muraling, and the other three offer black-line illustrations, inviting readers... More Info

All in a Day

Harry N. Abrams | March 1, 2009 | 32 pages
This lovely book illuminates all the possibilities a day offers—the opportunities and chances that won’t ever come again—and also delivers a gentle message of good stewardship of our planet. Newbery Medal winner Cynthia Rylant’s poetic text, alongside Nikki McClure’s stunning,... More Info

The Last King of Angkor Wat

Harry N. Abrams | September 16, 2014 | 36 pages
Arguing who among them would make the greatest king of Angkor Wat, Tiger, Monkey, Water Buffalo and Gecko engage in a race that proves each creature's strengths and weaknesses in a lavishly illustrated tale by the award-winning author of Animalia. 25,000 first printing.  More Info


Harry N. Abrams | August 12, 2014 | 352 pages
When Ms. Information kidnaps the President's daughter, it is up to twelve-year-old Ruby, also known as Pufferfish, to use her super-nanobyte-enhanced allergies in leading the NERDS' investigation.  More Info

The Abominables

Harry N. Abrams | October 14, 2014 | 288 pages
A century after a yeti captures Lady Agatha Farlingham and takes her to a hidden valley to raise his motherless children, tourism threatens their peaceful existence and young Con and Ellen take these educated and civilized yetis across Europe to Lady Agatha's home in England.  More Info


Harry N. Abrams | October 14, 2014 | 128 pages
Presents the latest entry in the graphically illustrated series featuring artwork by such rising contributors as Johane Matte, Steve Hamaker, and Faith Erin Hicks.  More Info

A Greyhound of a Girl

Harry N. Abrams | November 5, 2013 | 224 pages
Mary O'Hara is a Dublin schoolgirl who is facing the fact that her beloved Gran is dying, but Gran can't let go of life, and when a young woman turns up in Mary's street with a message for her Gran, Mary gets pulled into an adventure.  More Info


Harry N. Abrams | March 1, 2012 | 128 pages
Provides an anthology of seven short graphic works--by such artists as Kazu Kibuishi, Dave Roman and Raina Telgemeier--on the theme of a mysterious box and the marvels, or mayhem, within. Simultaneous.  More Info

Montessori: Map Work

Harry N. Abrams | July 15, 2014 | 20 pages
Explains what a continent is, shows where each continent is located in the world, and describes a few animals native to each continent.  More Info

NERDS: Book Four: The Villain Virus

Harry N. Abrams | September 1, 2012 | 288 pages
When a virus infects Arlington, Virginia, home of NERDS headquarters, transforming victims into criminal masterminds, it is up to Flinch to stop its spread by miniaturizing himself and entering the head of the Villain Virus's creator, Heathcliff Hodges.  More Info

NERDS: Book Three

Harry N. Abrams | August 1, 2012 | 304 pages
When a former member of NERDS turns into a villainous cheerleader, Matilda "Wheezer" Choi and the rest of the NERDS must infiltrate the cheerleader squad and save the world from a machine that wreaks havoc by entering other dimensions.  More Info


Harry N. Abrams | August 1, 2011 | 288 pages
Led by Duncan "Gluestick" Dewey, the NERDS team uses brain power and courage rather than gadgets when they face off against supervillian Simon, his band of savage squirrels, and Albert, a middle-aged computer genius who lives with his mother.  More Info


Harry N. Abrams | August 1, 2010 | 352 pages
While running a spy network from their elementary school, five unpopular misfits combine their enhanced abilities and use cutting-edge gadgetry to fight evil around the world.  More Info

Maurice Sendak: A Celebration of the Artist and His Work

Harry N. Abrams | June 11, 2013 | 224 pages
A companion guide to an exhibition at the Society of Illustrators features over two hundred illustrations by the artist, including previously unpublished pieces, preliminary drawings, and variant art for his famous works.  More Info

The Sisters Grimm: Book 8

Harry N. Abrams | May 1, 2011 | 288 pages
As the fairytale detectives race through the Book of Everafter searching for their baby brother, they encounter various characters including the Editor and his army of Revisers, who threaten the children with dire consequences if they continue to change the stories.  More Info

Andrew Drew and Drew

Harry N. Abrams | October 1, 2012 | 40 pages
An imaginative youngster embarks on a creative adventure that unfolds step-by-step through a sequence of innovative flaps and artistic gatefolds that follow his line drawings as they evolve in unexpected ways, from a staircase that becomes a dinosaur to a squiggle that morphs into a giant chicken.... More Info

The Gift Box

Harry N. Abrams | May 1, 2012 | 32 pages
Ollie becomes frustrated with his best friend Benjamin when, no matter how many clues Ollie gives him, Benjamin cannot figure out what Ollie's mother calls her son.  More Info

Pot Culture

Harry N. Abrams | April 1, 2008 | 224 pages
"Pot Culture" encapsulates the history, lifestyle, and language of a subculture that, with every generation, is constantly re-defining itself. This guide provides the answers to everything readers ever wanted to know about pot, but were too stoned to ask.  More Info

The Horror! The Horror!

Harry N. Abrams | November 1, 2010 | 176 pages
Uncovers a rare visual treasury of some of the most important and neglected stories in American literature--the pre-Code horror comics of the 1950s. Censored out of existence by Congress in an infamous televised US Senate subcommittee hearing investigating juvenile delinquency, these rare comic... More Info

Número Uno

Harry N. Abrams | April 1, 2007 | 32 pages
Tired of listening to strong Hercules and smart Socrates constantly argue over who is more important to their village, the townspeople devise a test to settle the question once and for all.  More Info

Meet Me at the Art Museum

Harry N. Abrams | November 1, 2012 | 40 pages
Presents the story of a discarded museum ticket (Stub), who has nowhere to go until Daisy the docent's helper (a name tag) offers him a tour of the art museum, describing along the way the functions of its different departments and the varied roles of the people who work there.  More Info


Harry N. Abrams | May 1, 2012 | 38 pages
Simple pairings of common and less-familiar words are whimsically presented with graphic illustrations of a loveable red hippopotamus in an engaging board book that is complemented by die-cuts and interactive textures. 25,000 first printing.  More Info

Kel Gilligan's Daredevil Stunt Show

Harry N. Abrams | September 1, 2012 | 40 pages
Invites the reader to join the adoring fans who watch a preschooler performs such daring stunts as eating broccoli, dressing himself, and going to bed without checking for monsters.  More Info

Abstract City

Harry N. Abrams | April 1, 2012 | 256 pages
Contains sixteen visual essays from the author's visual blog for the "New York Times."  More Info


Harry N. Abrams | August 1, 2012 | 40 pages
Simple words and cut paper illustrations follow an apple as it falls from a tree, becomes part of a school girl's lunch, and is buried through the changing seasons until it sprouts anew.  More Info

Sex Press

Harry N. Abrams | October 1, 2012 | 240 pages
From 1965 to 1975, an array of journals, magazines, fanzines, and underground presses were the voice of a dramatic sexual revolution. In Europe and the United States, this “sex press” consisted of publications such as Other Scenes, Yellow Dog, Actuel, Suck, The Body, and Screw—some of which... More Info

Weird Al

Harry N. Abrams | October 1, 2012 | 208 pages
Covering more than three decades of hilarious songs, videos, concert performances and his life story in words and pictures, an illustrated tribute to the undisputed king of pop parody, Weird Al Yankovic, is the ultimate companion to an extraordinary career. 50,000 first printing.  More Info

Pantone: Box of Color: 6 Mini Board Books!

Harry N. Abrams | November 1, 2012 | 60 pages
This beautiful box is brimming with gorgeous PANTONE colors and surprises. With a volume for each color of the rainbow—red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple—these six chunky board books feature simple peek-through cutouts that transform as you turn the pages. Simple text prompts parents... More Info

One Good Deed

Harry N. Abrams | September 1, 2012 | 384 pages
Chronicles the author's quest to perform one good, small deed per day for one year, in a work composed of daily chronological entries.  More Info

Now I Am Big!

Harry N. Abrams | August 1, 2012 | 12 pages
A boy celebrates all of the new things that he can do now that he is a little older. On board pages.  More Info

I Can Do It Myself!

Harry N. Abrams | August 1, 2012 | 12 pages
A young girl shares the things she can do herself, from picking out her clothes and blowing her nose to finding a snack and reaching a high shelf. On board pages.  More Info

Hit the Road, Jack

Harry N. Abrams | September 1, 2012 | 48 pages
Follows Jack's adventures as he travels around the United States, from New York City to San Francisco.  More Info

A Chinese Life

Harry N. Abrams | September 1, 2012 | 704 pages
A Chinese Life is an astonishing graphic novel set against the backdrop of the creation of the People's Republic of China in 1949. This distinctively drawn work chronicles the rise and reign of Chairman Mao Zedong, and his sweeping, often cataclysmic vision for the most populated country on the... More Info

The Nao of Brown

Harry N. Abrams | October 1, 2012 | 208 pages
"Nao Brown suffers from OCD, but not the hand-washing, overly tidy type that people often refer to jokingly. Nao suffers from violent, morbid obsessions, while her compulsions take the form of unseen mental rituals. Working part-time in a 'designer' vinyl toy shop, while struggling to get her own... More Info

Worldchanging, Revised and Updated Edition

Harry N. Abrams | April 1, 2011 | 600 pages
Provides information on the latest trends and technologies in sustainable living and the green movement.  More Info

A Sweet Passover

Harry N. Abrams | March 1, 2012 | 40 pages
All week long Miriam is happy to eat lots of matzah but by week's end she is tired of it, so Grandpa must whip up some Passover magic for Miriam to learn that there's more to Passover than just the matzah.  More Info


Harry N. Abrams | March 1, 2011 | 224 pages
Kraken is the traditional name for gigantic sea monsters, and this book introduces one of the most charismatic, enigmatic, and curious inhabitants of the sea: the squid. The pages take the reader on a wild narrative ride through the world of squid science and adventure, along the way addressing... More Info

Such a pretty face

Harry N. Abrams | May 1, 2007 | 267 pages
A collection of short stories invites young readers to explore what is truly beautiful in a culture where image often seems more important than virtue and reason.  More Info

Library Mouse

Harry N. Abrams | March 1, 2012 | 32 pages
This third installment starring Sam the library mouse explores how to research a subject and how to overcome one's fears. Full color. 32 pp. 8 1/2 x 10 1/2. 60,000 print. Pub. 9/10.  More Info

Huff & Puff

Harry N. Abrams | March 1, 2012 | 32 pages
Loosely based on the folktale about the three little pigs, these three pigs have a different surprise for the wolf who is trying to blow their houses down. The reader is asked to huff and puff into a die-cut hole in each page.  More Info

Bat and Rat

Harry N. Abrams | May 1, 2012 | 40 pages
Sharing a life in the big city where they ride subways, dive into trash bins and play music, best friends Bat and Rat find inspiration for a new song while tasting their favorite flavors of ice cream on a hot summer night. By the author of We Can't All Be Rattlesnakes. 15,000 first printing.  More Info

Miles to Go for Freedom

Harry N. Abrams | January 1, 2012 | 128 pages
Told through first-person accounts, Library of Congress records and other primary sources, an overview of racial segregation and early civil rights efforts in Jim Crow America examines the period from various perspectives while explaining the impact of legal segregation and discrimination. By the... More Info


Harry N. Abrams | April 1, 2012 | 180 pages
Although publicly branded a bum, liar, addict, freak and psychopath, Hunter S. Thompson, the author of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, remains the great American writer, beginning as a troubled kid from Louisville and becoming an international icon, as this graphic biography reimagines. Original.  More Info

The Art of Daniel Clowes

Harry N. Abrams | April 1, 2012 | 224 pages
Examines the work and accomplishments of the author of "Eightball," "Ghost World," and other alternative comics and graphic novels.  More Info

Sweet Dreams

Harry N. Abrams | March 1, 2012 | 32 pages
In this sweet rhyming picture book, a mother prepares her daughter for bed by telling her about the different animals that live nearby and their nighttime activities. The mother's narrative comes full circle from night to dawn, and the little girl is lulled to sleep dreaming about her animal... More Info