Books published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The Flavor Matrix

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | October 19, 2018 | 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 | October 19, 2018 | 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 | October 19, 2018 | 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 | October 19, 2018 | 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 | October 19, 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

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 | October 19, 2018 | 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 | October 19, 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 | October 19, 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

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

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

Sheep in a Jeep

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | October 19, 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 | October 19, 2018 | 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

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 | October 19, 2018 | 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

Searching for Dragons

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | October 19, 2018 | 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

The Little Prince

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | October 19, 2018 | 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

The Perfect Place

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | October 19, 2018 | 272 pages
Forced to live with her eccentric great aunt after her father's abandonment, Treasure, her mother and her little sister struggle to adapt to a new family dynamic while gradually rediscovering feelings of home. Simultaneous eBook. 15,000 first printing.  More Info

Secrets of Shakespeare's Grave

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | September 28, 2013 | 273 pages
Discovering that a treasure has been bequeathed to her family, Colophon Letterford explores clues hidden in antique paintings, secret passages, and a locked mausoleum to discover a link between her family's legacy and William Shakespeare.  More Info

Buford the Little Bighorn

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | March 1, 1983 | 46 pages
The story of an awkward and scrawny mountain sheep with oversized horns who escapes the hunters to become the sensation of a ski resort.  More Info

Mary Poppins: 80th Anniversary Collection

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | October 21, 2014 | 1024 pages
Since the 1934 publication of Mary Poppins, stories of this magical nanny have delighted children and adults the world over. In honor of the book’s 80th anniversary comes this lush collection that includes the first four tales by P. L. Travers, illustrated by Mary Shepard: Mary Poppins, Mary... More Info

The Best American Infographics 2014

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | October 1, 2014 | 160 pages
Showcases top examples of data visualization from the past year representing virtually all print and electronic media, offering insight into the present-day convergence of art and knowledge as it influences politics, culture and other arenas. Edited by a Pulitzer Prize winner with an intro from the... More Info

'Twas the Night Before Christmas

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | September 23, 2014 | 32 pages
A Folk Tale Classics adaptation of the nostalgic Christmas Eve poem from 1822 incorporates sumptuous illustrations as created in 1912 by the artist best known for her work in Charles Kingsley's The Water Babies. 15,000 first printing.  More Info

The Best American Essays 2014

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | October 7, 2014 | 272 pages
A collection of the year's most esteemed and thought-provoking essays includes entries previously published in a variety of respected literary periodicals and is selected and introduced by the author of the acclaimed essay collection Pulphead. Original. 40,000 first printing.  More Info

Mad for Muffins

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) | October 7, 2014 | 224 pages
A comprehensive collection of muffin recipes from one of America's most acclaimed food writers in a gifty, attractive package.  More Info

The Complete Cosmicomics

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | September 16, 2014 | 432 pages
Together for the first time, a new translation of the revered, contemporary Italian author's short stories describing the beginning of the universe and other natural phenomena builds creative tales around well-known scientific facts.  More Info

The Best American Comics 2014

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) | October 1, 2014 | 352 pages
Scott McCloud, "just about the smartest guy in comics" (Frank Miller), picks the best graphic pieces of the year.  More Info

The Best American Mystery Stories 2014

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | October 7, 2014 | 400 pages
Edited by the Edgar Award- and Anthony Award-winning author of After I'm Gone, a latest annual anthology collects the year's top-selected mystery stories as published in hundreds of leading periodicals and websites. Original. 40,000 first printing.  More Info

The Best American Travel Writing 2014

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | October 7, 2014 | 336 pages
Edited by the author of Last Train to Zona Verde, an annual anthology of top-selected travel writing pieces is collected from a range of leading American periodicals. Original. 20,000 first printing.  More Info

The Mantle of Command

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | October 19, 2018 | 514 pages
An in-depth analysis of FDR's leadership during the Second World War reveals how he assumed control over key decisions to launch a successful trial landing in North Africa to shift the war in favor of Allied forces. 50,000 first printing.  More Info

What If?

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | September 2, 2014 | 320 pages
The creator of the incredibly popular webcomic xkcd presents his heavily researched answers to his fans' oddest questions, including “What if I took a swim in a spent-nuclear-fuel pool?” and “Could you build a jetpack using downward-firing machine guns?” 100,000 first printing.  More Info

Fall Leaves

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | October 19, 2018 | 32 pages
Part poem, part silent stage with luminous light-box illustrations, this innovative picture book puts autumn on display to beautifully capture the art and science of season change. 15,000 first printing.  More Info

The Futurological Congress (from the Memoirs of Ijon Tichy)

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | October 19, 1985 | 149 pages
World-renowned cosmonaut Ijon Tichy, persuaded to attent the Eighth World Futurological Congress, is severely injured when the Congress is routed by Costa Rican revolutionaries, is refrigerated in liquid nitrogen, and awakens in the year 2039  More Info

Coolhaus Ice Cream Book

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | October 19, 2018 | 240 pages
The owners of the ice-cream truck-turned-national brand share recipes for many of their most popular creations, from the Bourbon Manhattan to Strawberry Gelato with Snickerdoodles. 40,000 first printing.  More Info

The Bright Continent

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | October 19, 2018 | 272 pages
A Nigerian-American journalist attempts to dispel the warring, impoverished and pitiful images of Africa so prevalent in the media with the joyful and innovative country she knows by highlighting the commercial opportunities and technological innovations to be found there. 25,000 first printing.  More Info

Two Bunny Buddies

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | October 19, 2018 | 32 pages
On their way to have lunch together, two friends have an argument but when they go their separate ways, each misses his buddy.  More Info