Books published by Houghton Mifflin


The Five

Houghton Mifflin | April 9, 2019 | 333 pages
Miscast in the media for nearly 130 years, the victims of Jack the Ripper finally get their full stories told in this eye-opening and chilling reminder that life for middle-class women in Victorian London could be full of social pitfalls and peril.  More Info


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | August 23, 2019 | 63 pages
A toy Indian and his canoe travel from Lake Nipigon to the Atlantic Ocean.  More Info


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | August 23, 2019 | 237 pages
Hailed by critics and readers alike as Gnter Grass's best book since The Tin Drum, Crabwalk is an engrossing account of the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff and a critical meditation on Germany's struggle with its wartime memories. The Gustloff, a German cruise ship turned refugee carrier, was... More Info

Fun Home

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | August 23, 2019 | 232 pages
Professor:  Marr, Gemma
Course Codes:  ENGL 2109
Semester:  Summer-2019
A memoir done in the form of a graphic novel by a cult favorite comic artist offers a darkly funny family portrait that details her relationship with her father--a funeral home director, high school English teacher, and closeted homosexual.  More Info

Football for a Buck

Houghton Mifflin | August 23, 2019 | 384 pages
From a multiple New York Times best-selling author, the rollicking, outrageous story of the United States Football League, a bona fide professional sports phenomenon full of larger-than-life characters and you-can't-make-this-up stories featuring some of the biggest celebrities and buffoons in the... More Info

A Wizard of Earthsea

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | August 23, 2019 | 297 pages
A boy grows to manhood while attempting to subdue the evil he unleashed on the world as an apprentice to the Master Wizard.  More Info

The Life of the Mind

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | August 23, 1981 | 521 pages
Discusses the nature of thought and volition, examines past philosophical theories, and clarifies the relation between will and freedom  More Info

Like a Windy Day

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | August 23, 2019 | 32 pages
A young girl discovers all the things the wind can do, by playing and dancing along with it.  More Info


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | August 23, 2019 | 32 pages
Into English ESL Library Level D/Grade 3 and Level E/Grade 4 title  More Info

The Seven Silly Eaters

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | August 23, 2019 | 40 pages
Seven fussy eaters find a way to surprise their mother.  More Info

The RBG Workout

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | October 17, 2017 | 128 pages
How does Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, one of the Supreme Court's favorite octogenarians, stay so active and energetic? She owes it in part to the twice-weekly workouts she does with her personal trainer, Bryant Johnson. Now, with the RBG Workout, you can exercise alongside Justice Ginsburg and... More Info

The Flavor Matrix

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | August 23, 2019 | 320 pages
A revolutionary new guide to pairing ingredients, based on a famous chef's groundbreaking research into the chemical basis of flavor As an instructor at one of the world's top culinary schools, James Briscione thought he knew how to mix and match ingredients. Then he met IBM Watson. Working with... More Info

My Heartbeat

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | June 1, 2012 | 154 pages
As she tries to understand the closeness between her older brother and his best friend, fourteen-year-old Ellen finds her relationship with each of them changing.  More Info

Call Me Zebra

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | August 23, 2019 | 304 pages
From an award-winning young author, a novel following a feisty heroine's quest to reclaim her past through the power of literature--even as she navigates the murkier mysteries of love. Zebra is the last in a line of anarchists, atheists, and autodidacts. When war came, her family didn't fight; they... More Info


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | February 1, 2018 | 40 pages
When Mae's family moves from the country to the city, she is sad to leave behind her beloved backyard garden but before long, she finds a way to start a new garden.  More Info

No Time to Spare

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | August 23, 2019 | 240 pages
From acclaimed author Ursula K. Le Guin, a collection of thoughts--always adroit, often acerbic--on aging, belief, the state of literature, and the state of the nation  More Info

Nobody's Duck

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | February 6, 2018 | 40 pages
In a surprising twist, Alligator helps Duck find his family.  More Info

The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | August 23, 2019 | 304 pages
A modern classic in the making reminiscent of the Penderwicks series, The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street is about the connections we make and the unexpected turns life can take. The Vanderbeekers have always lived in the brownstone on 141st Street. It's practically another member of the family. So... More Info


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | August 23, 1993 | 48 pages
After she falls headfirst into a bird's nest, a baby bat is raised like a bird until she is reunited with her mother.  More Info

Salt Houses

Houghton Mifflin | May 2, 2017 | 320 pages
From a dazzling new literary voice, a debut novel about a Palestinian family caught between present and past, between displacement and home On the eve of her daughter Alia's wedding, Salma reads the girl's future in a cup of coffee dregs. She sees an unsettled life for Alia and her children; she... More Info

How Emotions Are Made

Houghton Mifflin | January 5, 2016 | 304 pages
A new theory of how the brain constructs emotions that could revolutionize psychology, health care, law enforcement, and our understanding of the human mind Emotions feel automatic to us; that's why scientists have long assumed that emotions are hardwired in the body or the brain. Today, however,... More Info

Girls Think of Everything

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | March 1, 2002 | 57 pages
Tells the story of how women throughout the ages have responded to situations confronting them in daily life by inventing such items as correction fluid, space helmets, and disposable diapers.  More Info

Everywhere Babies

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | August 23, 2019 | 30 pages
Describes babies and the things they do from the time they are born until their first birthday. On board pages.  More Info

Rules for the Dance

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | August 23, 1998 | 194 pages
An introduction to the sound, rhyme, meter, and scansion of metrical poetry with examples from the Elizabethan Age to Elizabeth Bishop  More Info

Interpreter of Maladies

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | August 23, 1999 | 198 pages
A debut collection of short fiction blends elements of Indian traditions with the complexities of American culture in such tales as "A Temporary Matter," in which a young Indian-American couple confronts their grief over the loss of a child, while their Boston neighborhood copes with a nightly... More Info

Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | August 1, 2010 | 38 pages
Rhyming text compares babies born in different places and in different circumstances, but they all share the commonality of ten little fingers and ten little toes. On board pages.  More Info

Why Save the Bankers?

Houghton Mifflin | April 5, 2016 | 240 pages
The world's best-selling economist's brief, incisive essays on subjects ranging from austerity to inequality, Steve Jobs to climate change, documenting the global financial crisis in real time through the eyes of one of its keenest observers.  More Info

The Best American Comics 2015

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | October 6, 2015 | 400 pages
"As I know well from my own field, true vitality consists of stuff that's further off the radar of general acclaim. The influx of raw arrivals. The deep cuts." --Jonathan Lethem, from the Introduction Featuring Gabrielle Bell, Mat Brinkman, Roz Chast, Anya Davidson, Eleanor Davis, Jules Feiffer,... More Info

Mr. Putter and Tabby Smell the Roses

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | September 1, 2015 | 40 pages
When Mr. Putter and Tabby take Mrs. Teaberry to the Conservatory for her birthday, Zeke tries his best to stay out of trouble, but one of the trees is irresistible.  More Info

So You Don't Get Lost in the Neighborhood

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | September 15, 2015 | 160 pages
From the winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature, a haunting novel of suspense in which a single, unexpected phone call to a man living quietly in Paris launches a chain of menacing encounters and events, unlocking a dark secret he had erased from memory  More Info

The Nixon Tapes: 1973

Houghton Mifflin | September 22, 2015 | 880 pages
The blueprint for Nixon's downfall, based on tapes released from 2010 to 2013, most of which have never been published. These are the very last Nixon tapes, and no president has recorded since. This book—combined withThe Nixon Tapes, 1971–1972—will stand as the go-to source on the Nixon... More Info

Girl Waits with Gun

Houghton Mifflin | September 1, 2015 | 416 pages
From the New York Times best-selling author of The Drunken Botanist comes an enthralling novel based on the forgotten true story of one of the nation's first female deputy sheriffs. Constance Kopp doesn't quite fit the mold. She towers over most men, has no interest in marriage or domestic affairs,... More Info

Hannah Arendt

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | August 18, 2015 | 144 pages
A biography of one of the leading intellectuals in postwar America, author of the controversialEichmann in Jerusalem, which introduced the concept of banality of evil, changing in a single phrase our view of humanity.  More Info

Ghost Fleet

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | June 30, 2015 | 416 pages
Two authorities on future warfare join forces to create a taut, convincing novel—set in 2026—about a besieged America battling for its very existence.  More Info

Language Arts

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | June 9, 2015 | 416 pages
A high school English teacher begins to rise out of the rut his life has fallen into with the help of an art student and an Italian nun. By the best-selling author ofBroken for You. 30,000 first printing.  More Info

Healthy Happy Vegan Kitchen

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | April 28, 2015 | 352 pages
The creator of the popular vegan food blog presents more than 220 innovative vegan recipes, including Vegan Philly Cheese Sandwich and Ultra Creamy Cashew Veggie Pot Pie, along with cooking techniques for vegan staples and wellness tips. Original. 25,000 first printing.  More Info

Sesame Street Let's Cook!

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | May 12, 2015 | 128 pages
A new collection of 50 healthful and fun-to-prepare recipes features Muppet chefs Elmo, Cookie Monster and Grover as well as educational sidebars and nutrition tips. Simultaneous eBook. 25,000 first printing. TV tie-in.  More Info

The 100% Wholesome Baby Food Cookbook

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | April 28, 2015 | 208 pages
200 fresh, healthy, and easy recipes for babies and toddlers, organized by age (from 6 months through 3 years) and progressing from basic purees through finger foods to toddler meals, accompanied by color photos, full nutritional information, and information on food allergies, strategies for picky... More Info


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | September 2, 2014 | 256 pages
Eschewing female stereotypes throughout her early years and failing to gain acceptance on the boys' baseball team, Liz learns to embrace her own views on gender as she comes of age, in an anecdotal graphic novel memoir. By the award-winning author of Will You Love Me If I Wet the Bed? Original.... More Info

I Like Myself!

Houghton Mifflin | August 23, 2019 | 32 pages
In rhyming text, a child expresses her self-esteem and exults in her unique identity.  More Info

How to Raise a Wild Child

Houghton Mifflin | March 17, 2015 | 288 pages
The beloved host of PBS Kids' Dinosaur Train presents an activity-complemented guide for caregivers and teachers on how to alleviate common childhood challenges by forging strong connections between children and nature. 25,000 first printing. Tour.  More Info

Sheep in a Jeep

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | August 23, 1986 | 26 pages
Records the misadventures of a group of sheep that go riding in a jeep. On board pages.  More Info

Winter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | August 23, 2019 | 32 pages
A tribute to the winter season in the wild combines fact-filled verses about how animals survive the cold with sumptuous, realistic illustrations. 30,000 first printing.  More Info

Merry Christmas, Curious George

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | September 18, 2012 | 32 pages
Separated from the man in the yellow hat while at a Christmas tree farm, Curious George ends up at a hospital where he delights the child patients with his own brand of tree trimming.  More Info

Pay Any Price

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | October 7, 2014 | 304 pages
The author reveals what he sees as the hidden costs of the War on Terror—from squandered and stolen dollars, to outrageous abuses of power, to wars on normalcy, decency and truth. By the author of State of War. 75,000 first printing.  More Info


Houghton Mifflin | December 2, 2014 | 320 pages
A first English-language edition of a previously unpublished early novel by the Nobel Laureate author of Blindness shares the intertwined stories of residents at a faded Lisbon apartment building in the late 1940s. 10,000 first printing.  More Info

Searching for Dragons

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | August 23, 2019 | 242 pages
Princess Cimorene enlists the help of Mendanbar, King of the Enchanted Forest, to join her quest to save the kidnapped king of the dragons Kazul.  More Info

How Droofus the Dragon Lost His Head

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | March 1, 1983 | 46 pages
A kindly dragon, with an aversion to killing insects for dinner, grows into a monster as a result of his vegetarian diet.  More Info

Dealing with Dragons

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | August 23, 2019 | 212 pages
Bored with traditional palace life, Princess Cimorene travels to the Mountains of Morning where she is befriended by a group of powerful dragons and joins in their struggle to protect their kingdom from being taken over by disreputable wizards.  More Info

The Little Prince

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | August 23, 2019 | 96 pages
An aviator whose plane is forced down in the Sahara Desert encounters a little prince from a small planet who relates his adventures in seeking the secret of what is important in life.  More Info