What are all of the Brown Paper School Book titles?
April 8, 2007 4:46 AM   Subscribe

Is anyone else here familiar with the Brown Paper School books published by Little, Brown & Co.? I am trying to find a definitive listing of all of the books in this series.

These are fantastic kids' books (they were a large part of my childhood, which is why I still have them and share them with my daughter now). I have eight of these, and I knew that there was at least one more out there. Google has let me down (or perhaps I have let Google down with my search skills), as have my other usual avenues (Wikipedia, usenet). Ebay lists a BUNCH that I have never seen, and I would like to get a list of all of these titles so that I can share even more of these with my kid. For anyone who cares, I have My Backyard History Book, Blood and Guts, The Reasons For Seasons (used today!), I Am Not A Short Adult!, The Book of Think, Good For Me, The Night Sky Book and The I Hate Mathematics Book. All of mine were published in the mid- to late-seventies.
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I remember those. Definitely fantastic. We have several somewhere in our house, but finding a specific book in my house is like finding a specific grain of sand at the beach, and unfortunately I can't remember any titles beyond the ones you've listed.

Doing an Amazon search for "Brown Paper School" (no "book") brings up a bunch of other titles, and there's a short list with some more titles here as well.
posted by needs more cowbell at 5:44 AM on April 8, 2007


little, brown's website may be of some help. if not, you can email them at this address: customer.service@hbgusa.com. ask them to connect you to the managing editorial office.
posted by thinkingwoman at 6:44 AM on April 8, 2007


The LOC has seven.
posted by phrontist at 7:16 AM on April 8, 2007


I searched WorldCat for books in English with "Brown Paper School" in the series title. There were 30, some of which were duplicates. Here's a list of the 24 unique (I think!) titles I found. Note that the pub dates range from 1975 to 1995 -- it looks to me as if they were producing new titles in this series at least into the mid-1990s.

If you are still curious, I agree with thinkingwoman that someone at Little, Brown would be your best bet for a complete list.

1. Allison, Linda. Blood and Guts: A Working Guide to Your Own Insides. Brown Paper School;. Little: Brown and Company, 1994.
2. ---. The Reasons for Seasons : The Great Cosmic Megagalactic Trip without Moving from Your Chair. The Brown Paper School;. 1st ed. Boston: Little, Brown, 1975.
3. Allison, Linda Katz David. Gee, Wiz! : How to Mix Art and Science or the Art of Thinking Scientifically. A Brown Paper School Book;. 1st ed. [Boston]: Little, Brown, 1983.
4. Bell, Neill Clifford Sandy. Only Human : Why We Are the Way We Are. [Brown Paper School Book];. 1st ed. Boston: Little, Brown, 1983.
5. Bell, Neill Wilson Richard, and July. The Book of Where, or, How to Be Naturally Geographic. A Brown Paper School Book;. 1st ed. Boston: Little, Brown, 1982.
6. Booth, Jerry Weston Martha. The Big Beast Book : Dinosaurs and How They Got That Way. A Brown Paper School Book;. 1st ed. Boston: Little, Brown, 1988.
7. Burns, Marilyn Clifford Sandy. Good for Me! : All About Food in 32 Bites. A Brown Paper School Book;. 1st ed. Boston: Little, Brown, 1978.
8. Burns, Marilyn Weston Martha. The Book of Think : Or, How to Solve a Problem Twice Your Size. A Brown Paper School Book;. 1st ed. Boston: Little, Brown, 1976.
9. ---. The Brown Paper School Presents : The I Hate Mathematics! Book. The Brown Paper School;. 1st ed. Boston: Little, Brown, 1975.
10. ---. I Am Not a Short Adult! : Getting Good at Being a Kid. A Brown Paper School Book;. 1st ed. Boston: Little, Brown, 1977.
11. ---. Math for Smarty Pants. A Brown Paper School Book;. 1st ed. Boston: Little, Brown, 1982.
12. ---. This Book Is About Time. A Brown Paper School Book;. 1st ed. Boston: Little, Brown, 1978.
13. Egger-Bovet, Howard Smith-Baranzini Marlene Simison D. J. Uskids History. Book of the American Colonies. Brown Paper School;. 1st ed. Boston: Little, Brown, 1996.
14. Egger-Bovet, Howard Smith-Baranzini Marlene Sanchez Bill. Uskids History. Book of the American Revolution. Brown Paper School;. 1st ed. Boston: Little, Brown, 1994.
15. Egger-Bovet, Howard Smith-Baranzini Marlene Simison D. J., and James J. Rawls. Uskids History. Book of the American Civil War. Brown Paper School;. 1st ed. Boston: Little, Brown, 1998.
16. Jobb, Jamie Bennett Linda. The Night Sky Book : An Everyday Guide to Every Night. A Brown Paper School Book;. 1st ed. Boston: Little, Brown, 1977.
17. Kaye, Cathryn Berger Weston Martha. Word Works Why the Alphabet Is a Kid's Best Friend. A Brown Paper School Book;. 1st ed. Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1985.
18. Rights, Mollie. Beastly Neighbors : All About Wild Things in the City, or Why Earwigs Make Good Mothers. Brown Paper School Book.;. Covelo, Ca.: Yolla Bally Press, 1981.
19. Schneider, Tom Wilson Richard. Everybody's a Winner : A Kid's Guide to New Sports and Fitness. A Brown Paper School Book;. 1st ed. Boston: Little, Brown, 1976.
20. Smith-Baranzini, Marlene Egger-Bovet Howard Bruce T. Taylor. Us Kids History: Book of the New American Nation. Brown Paper School;. 1st ed. Boston: Little, Brown, 1995.
21. ---. Uskids History. Book of the American Indians. Brown Paper School;. 1st ed. Boston: Little, Brown, 1994.
22. Walther, Tom. Make Mine Music! A Brown Paper School Book;. 1st ed. Boston: Little, Brown, 1981.
23. Weitzman, David Robertson James. The Brown Paper School Presents My Backyard History Book. The Brown Paper School;. 1st ed. Boston: Little, Brown, 1975.
24. Wilkinson, Elizabeth Weston Martha. Making Cents : Every Kid's Guide to Money, How to Make It, What to Do with It. A Brown Paper School Book;. Boston: Little, Brown, 1989.
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