Books published by Macmillan

Riveted: The Science of Why Jokes Make Us Laugh, Movies Make Us Cry, and Religion Makes Us Feel One with the Universe

Macmillan | August 5, 2014 | 288 pages
A sweeping look at what grabs our attentions that pulls back the curtain on the psychological and evolutionary reasons that everyone is drawn to religion, conspiracy theories, and the news  More Info

Made in India

Macmillan | September 15, 2015 | 320 pages
The best Indian food is cooked (and eaten) at home. Real Indian food is fresh, simple, and packed with flavor. In Made In India, Meera Sodha introduces you to the food she grew up eating every day. Unlike the fare you get at your local Indian takeout joint, her food is vibrant and surprisingly... More Info

Grief Is the Thing with Feathers

Macmillan | June 7, 2016 | 128 pages
Originally published: London: Faber & Faber Ltd, 2015.  More Info

The Tattooed Soldier

Macmillan | October 7, 2014 | 320 pages
Professor:  Prof. Patricia Whiting
Course Codes:  ENGL 1100W
Semester:  Winter-2018
A Guatemalan refugee whose family was killed by a death squad spots one of the killers playing chess in a park in Los Angeles and plots revenge. The denouement comes during one of the city's riots.  More Info

The Great Pet Escape

Macmillan | February 16, 2016 | 64 pages
"A young graphic novel chapter book about the escape escapades of class pets at Daisy P. Flugelhorn Elementary School"--  More Info

Reading Across Borders

Macmillan | June 14, 2003 | 249 pages
IWhile social movements from workers' rights campaigns to environmental justice coalitions publicize their struggles by narrating people's experiences, recent critiques of "experience" and "identity" challenge the authority of such texts. How can we acknowledge the dangers of appeals to experience... More Info


Macmillan | February 4, 2014 | 195 pages
Describes the 12th expedition to “Area X,” a region cut off from the continent for decades, by a group of intrepid women scientists who try to ignore the high mortality rates of those on the previous 11 missions. Original. 75,000 first printing.  More Info

Goth Girl and the Sinister Symphony

Macmillan Children's Books | September 7, 2017 | 224 pages
The adventures of Ada Goth and friends continue in the fourth book of the award-winning Goth Girl series.There are musical goings-on at Ghastly-Gorm Hall and another spooky mystery for Ada to solve in the fourth book of the Goth Girl series by 2015-2017 UK Children's Laureate, Chris Riddell. Lord... More Info

Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death

Macmillan Children's Books | June 29, 2017 | 224 pages
Ada is back in the sequel to the award-winning Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse, now in paperback for the first time.Packed full of beautiful black-and-white illustrations from author Chris Riddell, Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death follows the adventures of Ada Goth in the sequel to the... More Info

What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday

Macmillan Children's Books | June 29, 2017 | 32 pages
"One fine day, in the middle of May, The ladybird went on holiday."Those two bad men, Lanky Len and Hefty Hugh, are back! They may be in the city instead of the farm, but they haven't changed their thieving ways. In fact, they've got even more ambitious. They're planning to steal a monkey from the... More Info

Busy Park

Macmillan Children's Books | June 29, 2017 | 10 pages
A first novelty board book for young children about a day at the park, with push, pull and turning mechanisms.With lots to see, in Busy Park children can join in by pushing, pulling and turning the tabs to experience a day out at the park. Visit the playground, spots lots of different animals and... More Info

Mighty Jack

Macmillan | September 6, 2016 | 208 pages
Jack might be the only kid in the world who's dreading summer. But he's got a good reason: summer is when his single mom takes a second job and leaves him at home to watch his autistic kid sister, Maddy. It's a lot of responsibility, and it's boring, too, because Maddy doesn't talk. Ever. But then,... More Info

Never Shake a Rattlesnake

Macmillan Children's Books | June 28, 2016 | 32 pages
Don't teach the bunny rabbits your own disgusting habits. Don't picnic with a python in the park. Everyone knows about saying please and thank you, and not talking with your mouth full. But when it comes to dealing with tiny dogs and hairy chimpanzees, things get a lot more complicated. Rollicking... More Info

Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse

Macmillan Children's Books | May 4, 2017 | 224 pages
A deliciously dark, beautifully illustrated offering from award-winning UK Poet Laureate, Chris Riddell. Now in paperback for the first time!Ada Goth is the only child of Lord Goth. The two live together in the enormous Ghastly-Gorm Hall. Lord Goth believes that children should be heard and not... More Info

Call Me by Your Name

Macmillan | January 22, 2008 | 256 pages
The sudden and powerful attraction between a teenage boy and a summer guest at his parents' house on the Italian Riviera has a profund and lasting influence that will mark them both for a lifetime, in a novel of obsession, passion, fear, and desire. By the author of False Papers. Reprint. 25,000... More Info

Doodle Dogs

Macmillan Children's Books | May 4, 2017 | 80 pages
Get creative and learn all about art and artists - with a true expert as your guide!A line is a dot that went for a walk'- Paul KleeJoin award-winning Tim Hopgood and his new creation, Doodle Dog, at the most artistic dog show in town. In this book, inspired by the work of many well-known artists,... More Info


Macmillan Children's Books | May 18, 2017 | 40 pages
From the creator of Meerkat Mail and Dogs, comes a very funny rhyming woodland story about the perils of being too tidy.Pete the badger likes everything to be neat and tidy at all times, but what starts as the collecting of one fallen leaf escalates quickly and ends with the complete destruction of... More Info

Other Minds

Macmillan | December 6, 2016 | 272 pages
Although mammals and birds are widely regarded as the smartest creatures on earth, it has lately become clear that a very distant branch of the tree of life has also sprouted higher intelligence: the cephalopods, consisting of the squid, the cuttlefish, and above all the octopus. In captivity,... More Info

Peter Pan

Macmillan Children's Books | April 6, 2017 | 10 pages
A first novelty board book about Peter Pan, with push, pull and slide mechanisms.First Stories: Peter Pan is a perfect introduction for young children to J.M. Barrie's classic story. Push, pull and slide mechanisms to bring the story to life and reveal favourite scenes in action. Follow the Darling... More Info

Daddies Are Awesome

Macmillan | May 16, 2017 | 28 pages
Daddies are awesome! They're warm and delicious. They tickle and hug you and shower you with kisses. Loving and thoughtful, playful and daring, cuddly and caring--daddies are awesome. This gentle rhyming text celebrates the special bond between father and child. Adorable doggy daddy and pup... More Info


Macmillan Children's Books | April 6, 2017 | 24 pages
A lift-the-flap, pop-up fairy tale with an audio CD.In Lift-the-Flap Fairy Tales: Cinderella, the traditional fairy tale is retold in irreverent, playful rhyme that's perfect for reading aloud, and brilliantly accompanied by Nick Sharratt's bright and vibrant illustrations. There are flaps to lift... More Info

Little Red Riding Hood

Macmillan Children's Books | March 28, 2017 | 24 pages
A lift-the-flap, pop-up fairy tale with an audio CD.In Lift-the-Flap Fairy Tales: Little Red Riding Hood, the traditional fairy tale is retold in irreverent, playful rhyme that's perfect for reading aloud, and brilliantly accompanied by Nick Sharratt's bright and vibrant illustrations.  More Info

The Snail and the Whale

Macmillan Children's Books | April 6, 2017 | 24 pages
"How I long to sail!" said the tiny snail.One little snail longs to see the world and hitches a lift on the tail of an enormous whale. Together they go on an amazing journey, past icebergs and volcanoes, sharks and penguins, and the little snail feels so small in the vastness of the world. But when... More Info

Monkey Puzzle

Macmillan Children's Books | April 6, 2017 | 24 pages
"I've lost my mum!"It's not too much fun being lost in the jungle, and little monkey wants his mummy. A kindly butterfly is keen to help, but they don't seem to be having much luck as the well-meaning butterfly misunderstands monkey's descriptions and leads him to all sorts of unsuitable animals!... More Info

A Squash and a Squeeze

Macmillan Children's Books | April 6, 2017 | 24 pages
''Wise old man, won't you help me, please? My house is a squash and squeeze.''A little old lady lives all by herself but she's not happy - her house is just too small, even for one. Whatever can she do? The wise old man knows: bring in a flappy, scratchy, greedy, noisy crowd of farmyard animals.... More Info

The Smartest Giant in Town

Macmillan Children's Books | April 6, 2017 | 24 pages
George wished he wasn't the scruffiest giant in town. So when he sees a new shop selling giant-sized clothes, he decides it's time for a new look: smart trousers, smart shirt, stripy tie, shiny shoes. Now he's the smartest giant in town... until he bumps into some animals who desperately need his... More Info

The Gruffalo's Child

Macmillan Children's Books | April 6, 2017 | 24 pages
The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo shouldEver set foot in the deep dark wood.But one wild and windy night the Gruffalo's child disobeys her father's warnings and ventures out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn't really exist... does he?The Gruffalo's Child is the number one... More Info

Goldfish Ghost

Macmillan | May 2, 2017 | 40 pages
Goldfish Ghost was born on the surface of the water in the bowl on a dresser in a boy’s room. The boy’s room was pleasant and familiar, but Goldfish Ghost wanted company, so he set out to find a friend. He floats over the neighborhood, past the pier, and let the breeze carry him into town where... More Info

Room on the Broom

Macmillan Children's Books | April 6, 2017 | 24 pages
How the cat purred and how the witch grinned,As they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind.The witch and her cat fly happily over forests, rivers and mountains on their broomstick until a stormy wind blows away the witch's hat, bow and wand. Luckily, they are retrieved by a dog, a bird... More Info

Insecurity of Freedom

Macmillan | January 1, 1963 | 324 pages
The Insecurity of Freedom is a collection of essays on Human Existence by one of the foremost Jewish thinkers of our time, Abraham Joshua Heschel.  More Info

I Am Flying Into Myself

Macmillan | February 14, 2017 | 256 pages
A selection of Bill Knott's life work--testimony of his enduring "thorny genius" (Robert Pinsky).  More Info

The Odd Egg

Macmillan Children's Books | March 24, 2017 | 14 pages
Emily Gravett's gorgeous story in an eggcellent board book format!The perfect board book gift for Easter - with a cheeky twist!All the birds have eggs to hatch. All except Duck. When Duck is delighted to find an egg of his own to look after: it's the most beautiful egg in the whole world! But all... More Info

Orange Pear Apple Bear

Macmillan Children's Books | February 23, 2017 | 22 pages
An orange, a pear, an apple - and a bear. Deliciously simple. Perfectly fun.Delight in a beautifully realised and very funny exploration of colour, the relationship between different objects and the power of the imagination in this sturdy hardback board book version of the classic.Orange Pear Apple... More Info

Jack and Norman

Macmillan | February 21, 2017 | 256 pages
This is the story of an author and his apprentice. It is the story of literary influence and tragedy. It is also the story of incarceration in America. Norman Mailer was writing The Executioner’s Song, his novel about condemned killer Gary Gilmore, when he struck up a correspondence with Jack... More Info

The Quark and the Jaguar

Macmillan | September 15, 1995 | 392 pages
From one of the architects of the new science of simplicity and complexity comes an explanation of the connections between nature at its most basic level and natural selection, archaeology, linguistics, child development, computers, and other complex adaptive systems. Nobel laureate Murray... More Info


Macmillan | February 21, 2017 | 448 pages
As the debate about out-of-control policing heats up, an authority on constitutional law offers a provocative account of how our rights have been eroded In June 2013, documents leaked by Edward Snowden sparked widespread debate about secret government surveillance of Americans. Just over a year... More Info

Age of Anger

Macmillan | February 7, 2017 | 400 pages
One of our most important public intellectuals reveals the hidden history of our current global crisis How can we explain the origins of the great wave of paranoid hatreds that seem inescapable in our close-knit world - from American 'shooters' and ISIS to Trump, from a rise in vengeful nationalism... More Info

Station Island

Macmillan | January 1, 1986 | 124 pages
Poems deal with a pilgrim's spiritual journey, the story of an ancient Irish king, and children, nature, change, travel, mortality, and religion  More Info

Lose Your Mother

Macmillan | January 22, 2008 | 270 pages
Traces the history of the Atlantic slave trade by recounting a journey the author took along a slave route in Ghana, vividly dramatizing the effects of slavery on three centuries of African and African-American history.  More Info

Tears We Cannot Stop

Macmillan | April 4, 2017 | 208 pages
In the wake of yet another set of police killings of black men, Michael Eric Dyson wrote a tell-it-straight, no holds barred piece for the NYT on Sunday July 7: "Death in Black and White" (It was updated within a day to acknowledge the killing of police officers in Dallas). The response has been... More Info

Summer Birds

Macmillan | April 27, 2010 | 32 pages
Documents the work of a young girl, Maria Merian, who lived during the Middle Ages and disproved the theory of spontaneous generation by observing caterpillars as they spun cocoons and emerged as butterflies and moths in the spring. By the author of the Newbery Honor Book, The Surrender Tree.  More Info

Pablo Neruda

Macmillan | March 29, 2011 | 32 pages
Describes the life and times of the Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet.  More Info

A Great Reckoning

Macmillan | August 30, 2016 | 400 pages
Louise Penny takes us back to the deceptively peaceful village of Three Pines in the brilliant new novel in her series featuring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache.  More Info

Time Was Soft There

Macmillan | September 19, 2006 | 260 pages
Traces the author's 1999 flight from mobsters in Canada to refuge in the Shakespeare and Co. book shop in Paris, where other aspiring writers and he worked in exchange for room and board and shared love, meager sustenance, and a struggle to keep the bookstore open. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.  More Info

Reports on the Internet Apocalypse

Macmillan | November 1, 2016 | 240 pages
"In this third and final installment of the Internet Apocalypse Trilogy, Gladstone, the would-be Internet Messiah, finds himself in exile from America, falsely accused of murder. Meanwhile, a government Special Agent is hot on his trail and has joined forces with a would-be Hollywood producer who... More Info

Taking a Stand

Macmillan | September 27, 2011 | 256 pages
"Juan Mâendez has experienced human rights abuse first hand. As a result of his work with political prisoners in the late 1970s, the Argentinean military dictatorship arrested, tortured, and held him for more than a year. During that time, Amnesty International adopted him as a "Prisoner of... More Info

Malcolm X

Macmillan | November 14, 2006 | 102 pages
Malcolm Little's transformation from a black youth beaten down by Jim Crow America into Malcolm X, the charismatic, controversial, and doomed national spokesman for the nation of Islam is captured in this thoroughly researched and passionately drawn graphic biography.  More Info

Awesome LEGO Creations with Bricks You Already Have

Macmillan | October 11, 2016 | 192 pages
LEGOs are great fun but expensive. This book creates hours of fun, new worlds and new toys from the collection of LEGOs kids already have. Each project includes a parts list so you can verify that you have all the pieces and even buy supplemental pieces if you want, but most projects avoid... More Info


Macmillan Collector’s Library | November 1, 2016 | 360 pages
One of the most influential and compelling books in American literature, "Walden" is a vivid account of the years that Henry D. Thoreau spent alone in a secluded cabin at Walden Pond. This edition--introduced by noted American writer John Updike--celebrates the perennial importance of a classic... More Info


Macmillan Collector's Library | November 1, 2016 | 768 pages
On board the whaling ship Pequod a crew of wise men and fools, renegades and seeming phantoms is hurled through treacherous seas by a crazed captain hell-bent on hunting down the mythic White Whale. Melville transforms the little world of the whale-ship into a crucible where mankind’s fears,... More Info