Travels with Thoreau: Selected Bibliographies

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Picture Books

as outlined in episode fourteen of the video series, Studying Thoreau.

Click on titles or photos to reach purchase links.

  Books that use Thoreau's own words as text.  

   What Befell at Mrs. Brooks’s. By Henry D. Thoreau. Pictures by George A. Overlie. Lerner Books, 1974.

Thoreau's journal entry of March 19, 1856. Part of a small series featuring short humorous vignettes about Ben Franklin, Edgar Allan Poe, and Mark Twain.

   New Suns Will Arise: From the Journals of Henry David Thoreau. Photography by John Dugdale. Text edited by Frank Crocitto.

NOT a children's book. It's an illustrated quote book featuring journal entries from Thoreau. 



   Walden. Text Selections by Steve Lowe. Illustrations by Robert Sabuda. Philomel Books, 1990.


   Henry David’s House. Edited by Steven Schnur. Illustrated by Peter Fiore. Charlesbridge, 2002.



   A Year in the Woods. Illustrated by Giovanni Manna. Excerpts selected by Laura Manaresi. Creative Editions, 2017.



Books that tell their own stories about Thoreau.


   Henry Hikes to Fitchburg. By D. B. Johnson. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.



   Henry Builds a Cabin. By D. B. Johnson. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2002.



   Henry Climbs a Mountain. By D. B. Johnson. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2003.



   Henry Works. By D. B. Johnson. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004.



   Henry’s Night. By D. B. Johnson. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2009.


   Henry David Thoreau Loved the Seasons of the Year. By Donna Marie Przybojewski. Streamline Publishing, 2017.

   If Henry David Thoreau Traveled the Southwest … An Imaginary Saunter. By Donna Marie Przybojewski. Streamline Publishing, 2018.

   Walking with Henry: Based on the Life and Works of Henry David Thoreau. By Thomas Locker. Fulcrum Publishing / The Thoreau Institute at Walden Woods, 2002.


    Henry and the Huckleberries: A Visit with Mr. Thoreau at Walden Pond. Written by Sally Sanford, illustrated by Ilse Plume. Prospecta Press, 2016.

   The Trouble with Henry: A Tale of Walden Pond. By Deborah O’Neal and Angela Westengard. Illustrated by S. D. Schindler.


   A Man Named Thoreau. By Robert Burleigh. Illustrated by Lloyd Bloom. Atheneum, 1985.



   If You Spent a Day with Thoreau at Walden Pond. By Robert Burleigh. Paintings by Wendell Minor. Henry Holt and Company, 2012.


   Louisa May & Mr. Thoreau’s Flute. By Julie Dunlap & Marybeth Lorbiecki. Pictures by Mary Azarian. Dial Books for Young Readers, 2002.


   A Home for Mr. Emerson. By Barbara Kerley. Illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham. Scholastic Press, 2014.


   Mr. Emerson’s Cook. By Judith Byron Schachner. Dutton Children’s Books, 1998.


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