Books published by Henry Holt



Henry Holt and Company | April 2, 2019 | 272 pages
Thirty years ago Bill McKibben offered one of the earliest warnings about climate change. Now he broadens the warning: the entire human game, he suggests, has begun to play itself out. Bill McKibben’s groundbreaking book The End of Nature -- issued in dozens of languages and long regarded as a... More Info

Llama Destroys the World

Henry Holt and Company (BYR) | May 7, 2019 | 40 pages
Meet Llama, the next great picture-book megastar, who has most definitely driven a bus and who loves tacos way more than you. He also loves cake, and that’s where our story begins. On Monday, Llama discovers a pile of cake, which he promptly eats. On Tuesday, Llama squeezes into his dancing... More Info

Potato Pants!

Henry Holt Books For Young Readers | October 2, 2018 | 40 pages
Potato is very excited to buy a pair of pants on sale at Lance Vance's Fancy Pants Store, but when he sees Eggplant, who pushed him the day before, he is afraid to go in.  More Info

The Boy and the Blue Moon

Henry Holt Books For Young Readers | February 13, 2018 | 40 pages
On the night of a blue moon, a boy and his cat set out for a walk and find themselves on a magical adventure. Together they travel through fields of flowers, forests of towering trees, and lakes of deep dark blue. Flying through starry blue skies, they reach the blue moon. But the blue planet,... More Info

Number One Chinese Restaurant

Henry Holt | June 19, 2018 | 304 pages
Genealogical table and illustration on endpapers.  More Info

Hegemony or Survival

Henry Holt, LLC | September 1, 2004 | 301 pages
"Reading Chomsky today is sobering and instructive . . . He is a global phenomenon . . . perhaps the most widely read voice on foreign policy on the planet." -The New York Times Book Review An immediate national bestseller, Hegemony or Survival demonstrates how, for more than half a century the... More Info

Children of Blood and Bone

Henry Holt Books For Young Readers | March 6, 2018 | 544 pages
Zelie Adebola remembers when the soil of Or sha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zelie without a mother... More Info

The Great Art Caper

Henry Holt and Company BYR Paperbacks | June 13, 2017 | 64 pages
Things at Daisy P. Flugelhorn Elementary School have been quiet--too quiet. Cuddly yet calculating class hamster GW spends his days in second grade and his nights poetry slamming and jigsaw puzzling with his friends, Sunflower and Barry. GW has even started warming up to the second-grade students,... More Info


Henry Holt and Company | November 15, 2016 | 368 pages
The star-studded and sidesplitting follow up to The Andy Cohen Diaries The megapopular host of Watch What Happens: Live and executive producer of The Real Housewives franchise is back, better than ever, and telling stories that will keep his publicist up at night.  More Info

Kill Chain

Henry Holt and Company | March 10, 2015 | 320 pages
An essential and page-turning narrative on the history of drone warfare by the acclaimed author of Rumsfeld, exploring how this practice emerged, who made it happen, and the real consequences of targeted killing Assassination by drone is a subject of deep and enduring fascination. Yet few... More Info

This book just ate my dog!

Henry Holt and Company (BYR) | September 30, 2014 | 32 pages
When her dog disappears into the gutter of the book, Bella calls for help. But when the helpers disappear too, Bella realizes it will take more than a tug on the leash to put things right. Cleverly using the physicality of the book, This book just ate my dog! is inventive, ingenious, and just pure... More Info

The Sixth Extinction

Henry Holt and Company | February 11, 2014 | 336 pages
A major book about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly... More Info

What Makes Olga Run?

Henry Holt and Company | February 18, 2014 | 256 pages
A fascinating look at the way we age today and the extent to which we can shape the process In What Makes Olga Run? Bruce Grierson explores what the wild success of a ninety-three-year-old track star can tell us about how our bodies and minds age. Olga Kotelko is not your average... More Info

Enlightened sexism

Henry Holt & Company Books For Young Readers | March 2, 2010 | 354 pages
The author of Where the Girls Are blends humor with insight in order to take readers on a journey through the negative female stereotypes that are on full display via television programs, popular songs, movies and news coverage, in a book that argues that these stereotypes give the false message... More Info

Still Foolin' 'Em

Henry Holt and Company | September 10, 2013 | 288 pages
Hilarious and heartfelt observations on aging from one of America’s favorite comedians as he turns 65, and a look back at a remarkable career Billy Crystal is turning 65, and he’s not happy about it. With his trademark wit and heart, he outlines the absurdities and challenges that come with... More Info

Bridget's Beret

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) | April 27, 2010 | 40 pages
When Bridget loses the beret that provides her with artistic inspiration like other great artists, she thinks she will never be able to draw again. By the creator of What Are You So Grumpy About? Jr Lib Guild.  More Info

I'm 3! Look What I Can Do

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) | August 17, 2010 | 24 pages
Lists all of the accomplishments of a child who has turned three, from drinking out of a cup to riding a tricycle.  More Info

Visiting Langston

Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks | September 1, 2005 | 32 pages
A poem to celebrate the African American poet, Langston Hughes, born on February 1, 1902.  More Info

Return to the Willows

Henry Holt and Company (BYR) | October 30, 2012 | 288 pages
Mole, Ratty, Toad, and Badger are back for more rollicking adventures in this sequel to The Wind in the Willows. With lavish illustrations by Clint Young, Jacqueline Kelly masterfully evokes the magic of Kenneth Grahame's beloved children's classic and brings it to life for a whole new generation.  More Info

The Family Tree

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) | March 27, 2012 | 40 pages
In the 1800s, a man clearing land in a beautiful forest to build a home leaves one special tree, but many years later the tree is in trouble, and the man's great-great grandson enlists a host of animal friends to try to save it.  More Info

Me, Who Dove into the Heart of the World

Henry Holt and Company | August 7, 2012 | 256 pages
A transporting and brilliant novel narrated by an unforgettable woman: Karen Nieto, an autistic savant whose idiosyncrasies prove her greatest gifts As intimate as it is profound, and as clear-eyed as it is warmhearted, Me, Who Dove into the Heart of the World marks an extraordinary debut by the... More Info

The Graves Are Walking

Henry Holt and Company | August 21, 2012 | 416 pages
A magisterial account of the worst disasters to strike humankind—the Great Irish Potato Famine—conveyed as lyrical narrative history from the acclaimed author of The Great Mortality Deeply researched, compelling in its details, and startling in its conclusions about the appalling decisions... More Info

Birdy's Smile Book

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) | September 28, 2010 | 40 pages
A young girl named Birdy talks about her smile, why she likes it, and tells the reader why smiling is such an important part of life.  More Info

Sky-High Guy

Henry Holt Books for Young Readers | April 13, 2010 | 32 pages
Jack likes to play with his "friend" Guy (an action figure) without the interference of his little brother Gus, but when Guy gets stuck in a tree, Gus is the perfect companion to help Jack rescue him, in the companion to the ALA Notable Book, Below. Jr Lib Guild.  More Info


Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) | March 1, 2010 | 32 pages
Each two-page spread introduces an animal whose habitat is threatened by global warming, in a title that identifies people as the sole help for these animals and provides practical suggestions for kids to practice conservation in their daily lives.  More Info

At the Supermarket

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) | March 30, 2010 | 32 pages
A mother and child fill a cart at the supermarket with everything from grapes to paper towels, finishing off with some very special items, including the ingredients for a birthday cake. By the creator of My Preschool.  More Info

Rain Play

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) | April 1, 2008 | 32 pages
A delightful, poetic celebration of rainy day fun shows how most people leave the park when rain begins to fall, while others enjoy the sights, sounds, and feel of the cool water--until thunder and lightning come near.  More Info

Maggie & Oliver Or A Bone of One's Own

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) | October 25, 2011 | 192 pages
A dog whose beloved owner has died and an orphaned ten-year-old girl find each other while enduring poverty and homelessness in early-twentieth-century Boston.  More Info

Henry's Heart

Henry Holt Books for Young Readers | November 22, 2011 | 40 pages
When Henry falls in love with a puppy but his father will not buy it for him, his heart reacts strangely. Includes facts about the heart's role within the body.  More Info

Footnotes in Gaza

Henry Holt | December 8, 2009 | 418 pages
Presents an original investigation into the 1956 massacre of more than one hundred Palestinian refugees by Israeli soldiers in Rafah in graphic novel format.  More Info