101 USES FOR SILLY PUTTY, a book-plus interactive tribute, was a Roundtable original--from the creation of four-color comics to the acquisition of 70,000 Silly Putty eggs.

Andrews McMeel, 1990
by Linda Sunshine; Illustrated by Linda Reid
80 pages, 5" x 5"



The Wiley series currently includes 6 books by David C. King. CIVIL WAR DAYS; COLONIAL DAYS; PIONEER DAYS; REVOLUTIONARY DAYS; VICTORIAN DAYS; and WILD WEST DAYS make history come alive for children. Each includes a number of craft projects and activities for children to enhance their appreciation of the way children lived during those periods of American history.

All titles in series:
Wiley, 1998-2000
by David C. King
118 pages, 8.5" x 10.5"


In 1986 the Chairman of Binney & Smith, Inc. asked Roundtable to work with their most famous division, Crayola™, to develop an integrated curriculum for preschool teachers. For the million-dollar CRAYOLA™ CREATIVITY PROGRAM, Roundtable pulled together a team of educational specialists including writers, editors, and early childhood consultants; a specialized design firm; and illustrators to create a box set that includes a fully illustrated curriculum, teacher's guide, and director's manual.

Binney & Smith, Inc., 1987
Looseleaf binder, 240 pages, 8.5" x 11"
Plus two books and video, all slipcased


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  DEAL WITH IT--produced in close collaboration with the creators of gURL.com, the leading Web site for teenage girls--has been called "Our Bodies, Ourselves for the new millennium." Grateful, gushing mothers share Kathryn Harrison's sentiment (from a rave review in Talk):

"In three years my own daughter will be a teenager. DEAL WITH IT is one lifeline I plan to throw her!"

And Natalie Angier, who praised the book and its spirit in a full page in The New York Times, articulated the collective response of "older" fans (women in their twenties, thirties . . . sixties):

"Hey! Where was that when I was a teenager?"

The successful gURL.com franchise also includes THE LOOKS BOOK.

Pocket, 1999
by Esther Drill, Heather MacDonald, Rebecca Odes
320 pages, 7.75" x 9"

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This colorful illustrated children's biography of Walt Disney is the perfect introduction to the creative force behind Mickey Mouse and such animated classics as Snow White, Pinnochio, Fantasia, Dumbo, and many others. Hundreds of historic photographs and images from Walt's early Mickey Mouse shorts accompany a lively retelling of his journey from a small town in Missouri to the movie studios of Hollywood. Like its adult trade counterpart INSIDE THE DREAM, DISCOVERING WALT was published in 2001 to coincide with the original air date of the ABC-television documentary "Walt: The Man Behind the Myth" and as part of the Walt Disney Company's celebration of the 100th anniversary of Walt's birth.

Disney Editions, 2001
by Jean-Pierre Isbouts
64 pages, 8" x 8"



DISNEY'S CHRISTMAS CRAFTS FOR KIDS details over 75 holiday craft projects for children four through eight years old. Each original project is introduced by a beloved Disney character and includes easy-to-follow instructions, full-color photographs, and preparation and cleanup suggestions.

Disney Press, 1998
by Marge Kennedy
80 pages, 9.75" x 10"



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These four books, part of the Parents magazine series, celebrate children's physical milestones in engaging photographs of kids doing their things--from smiling, sitting up, and rolling over, to tumbling, painting, and getting dressed. Interactive elements throughout the books (a zipper, doors that open, wheels that spin . . .) encourage kids to show off their new abilities.

All titles in series:
St. Martin's Press, 2000
by the editors of Parents Magazine™
24 pages, 6.125 x 5.75"




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DANCING WITH DEGAS (2003) and A PICNIC WITH MONET (2003) are the latest offerings in this ongoing board book series which makes art masterpieces accessible to the toddler set. Each title in the series—the brainchild of Roundtable's Julie Merberg—pairs timeless paintings by a world-renowned artist with a charming lyrical text by Julie and collaborator Suzanne Bober. Parents can identify the featured paintings by referring to the illustration index at the back of each book.

Chronicle Books, 2002–2003
by Julie Merberg and Suzanne Bober
20 pages, 5.5" x 5.5"


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From the authors of the award-winning, bestselling DEAL WITH IT! (also a Roundtable production) and the founders of gURL.com, THE LOOKS BOOK is a groundbreaking approach to the world of beauty, body image, and style. Imparting life-changing lessons with lots of humor, this bold and colorful book shows girls and women how to look past society's ideals and define their own beauty.

Penguin Books, 2002
by Rebecca Odes, Esther Drill, and Heather McDonald
160 pages, 7.75" x 9"



Created by Roundtable for children 8 years and up, this original mystery series captures the young reader's imagination in an innovative way. In each book, Jen and Zeke, the eleven-year-old twins at the heart of the series who live with their Aunt Bee in the Mystic Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast, race to solve a new mystery. As the tale unfolds, the reader keeps track of clues on a blank suspect sheet in the back of the book. This sheet is identical to the ones used by the two young detectives to figure out the possible motives and suspicious behaviors of the suspects. Thus, an exciting challenge awaits in every book: can you solve the mystery before Jen and Zeke?

All titles in series:
Scholastic, 2000–2001
by Laura E. Williams
128 pages, 7.5
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Conceived, edited, and designed by Roundtable, the SMITHSONIAN CHILDREN'S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN HISTORY was more than two years in the making and became on publication the illustrated American history reference for children. Lavishly illustrated with more than 750 historical photographs, drawings, paintings, posters, and period advertisements—as well as detailed maps and diagrams—this one-of-a-kind volume brings the story of America to vivid life. Chosen as a Main Selection of the Children's Book of the Month Club.

DK, 2003
by David King
304 pages, 8.75" x 10.875"



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In this most recent title produced in collaboration with the founders of gURL.com, the bestselling authors of DEAL WITH IT! (also packaged by Roundtable) help high school girls to deal with the world beyond. Conceived to show teens the full range of options (college, travel, work, alternative schools), this boldly designed reference gives practical advice on how to implement any dream, as well as sharing quotes from women who've been there and done just about everything.

Penguin Books, 2003
by Esther Drill, Heather McDonald, and Rebecca Odes
192 pages, 7.75" x 9"



Stewart, Tabori and Chang, 1982
by Susan E. Meyer and Marsha Melnick;
Illustrated by Walt Lee
96 pages, 5.625" x 7"




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