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A Complete List of Books for Children
by Russell HobanBelow is the complete chronological rundown of Mr. Hoban's many books for children. (Some of these have been through many editions so the publisher listed is generally for the first edition.) Some of these are still in print and fairly easy to find (particularly the Frances books); others are out of print and rare. See the Places to Buy Stuff area on the Links page for help in finding them.
Thanks to Mr. Hoban for providing this list!
STORY/PICTURE BOOKS1. What Does It Do and How Does It Work? 1959 Harper & Row. Out of print.
2. The Atomic Submarine 1960 Harper & Row. Out of print.
3. Bedtime for Frances 1960 Harper & Row.
4. Herman the Loser 1961 Harper & Row. Possibly out of print.
5. The Song in My Drum 1962 Harper & Row. Out of print.
6. London Men and English Men 1963 Harper & Row. Out of print.
7. Some Snow Said Hello 1963 Harper & Row. Out of print.
9. Nothing To Do 1964 Harper & Row. Possibly out of print.
10. Bread and Jam for Frances 1964 Harper & Row.
11. The Sorely Trying Day 1964 Harper & Row. Out of print.
12. Tom and the Two Handles 1965 Harper & Row. Possibly out of print.
13. The Story of Hester Mouse 1965 W. W. Norton. Out of print.
14. What Happened When Jack and Daisy Tried to Fool the Tooth Fairies 1965 Scholastic, Four Winds Press. Out of Print.
15. Goodnight 1966 W. W. Norton (now with Grosset). Out of print.
16. Henry and the Monstrous Din 1966 Harper & Row. Out of print.
17. Charlie the Tramp 1966 Scholastic. Possibly out of print.
18. The Little Brute Family 1966 Macmillan. Possibly out of print.
19. Save My Place 1967 W. W. Norton. Out of print.
20. The Stone Doll of Sister Brute 1968 Macmillan. Possibly out of print.
21. A Birthday for Frances 1969 Harper & Row.
22. Ugly Bird 1969 Macmillan. Possibly out of print.
23. Best Friends for Frances 1969 Harper & Row.
24. Harvey's Hideout 1969 Parents' Magazine Press.
25. The Mole Family's Christmas 1969 Parents' Magazine Press.
26. A Bargain for Frances 1970 Harper & Row.
27. Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas 1969 Parents' Magazine Press.
29. Letitia Rabbit's String Song 1973 Coward McCann & Geoghegan. Out of print.
30. How Tom Beat Captain Najork and his Hired Sportsmen 1974 Jonathan Cape. Whitbread Award.
31. Ten What? 1974 Jonathan Cape. Out of print.
32. Dinner at Alberta's 1975 T.Y. Crowell.
33. Crocodile and Pierrot 1975 Jonathan Cape. Out of print.
34. A Near Thing for Captain Najork 1975 Jonathan Cape.
35. The Twenty-Elephant Restaurant 1977 Atheneum.
36. Arthur's New Power 1978 T.Y. Crowell.
37. The Dancing Tigers 1979 Jonathan Cape (N. Bayley collection).
38. La Corona and the Tin Frog 1979 Jonathan Cape.
39. Ace Dragon Ltd. 1980 Jonathan Cape.
40. Flat Cat 1980 Walker Books. Out of print.
42. The Great Fruitgum Robbery 1981 Walker Books.
43. They Came from Aargh! 1981 Walker Books.
44. The Flight of Bembel Rudzuk 1982 Walker Books.
45. The Battle of Zormla 1982 Walker Books.
46. Jim Frog 1983 Walker Books.
47. Big John Turkle 1983 Walker Books.
48. Charlie Meadows 1984 Walker Books.
49. Lavinia Bat 1984 Walker Books.
50. The Marzipan Pig 1986 Jonathan Cape.
51. The Rain Door 1986 Gollancz. Possibly out of print.
52. Ponders 1988 Walker Books.
53. Monsters 1989 Gollancz.
54. Jim Hedgehog's Supernatural Christmas 1989 Hamish Hamilton
55. Jim Hedgehog and the Lonesome Tower 1990 Hamish Hamilton. Shortlisted for the Smarties Prize 1990.
56. M.O.L.E. (Much Overworked Little Earthmover) 1993 Jonathan Cape.
57. The Court of the Winged Serpent 1994 Jonathan Cape.
58. Monster Film 1995 Macdonald Young Books.
59. Trouble on Thunder Mountain 1999 Faber and Faber.
60. Jim's Lion 2001 Candlewick Press.
61. Rosie's Magic Horse 2012 Walker Books.
VERSE FOR CHILDREN
2. Egg Thoughts and Other Frances Songs 1972 Harper & Row.
3. Six of the Best (with five other writers), 1989 Puffin.
4. The Last of the Wallendas (for all ages) 1997 Hodder (Shortlisted for the Signal Poetry Prize).
NOVELS (For all ages, but commonly regarded as Children's or Young Adult's Literature)1. The Mouse and His Child 1967 Harper & Row.
2. The Trokeville Way 1996 Jonathan Cape (Shortlisted for Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and Whitbread Children's Book of the Year 1996).
3. Soonchild 2012 Walker Books.
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