Library Listing in Shelving Order
Puppet Heads, Hands and Feet and Their Making by Paul McPharlin
1931, 32 pages, hardcover.
Marionette Handbook by Leroy Stahl
1938, 96 pages, paperback.
Simplified Stagecraft - Homemade Equipment For the Stage by Leroy Stahl
1938, 92 pages, paperback.
Mexican Folk Puppets by Roberto Lago
1941, 27 pages, hardcover.
Puppet Theatre Handbook by Marjorie Batchelder
1945, 293 pages, hardcover.
Puppets and Marionettes by Roger Lewis
1952, 44 pages, hardcover.
Puppetry - All the Beginner Wants To Know by Janet Evec
1952, 88 pages.
Puppets and Plays (copy 1) by Marjorie Batchelder and Virginia Lee Camer
1956, 241 pages, hardcover.
Puppets and Progress by Jan Bussell
1953, 119 pages, hardcover.
Fun With Puppets by Sylvia Cassell
1956, 113 pages, hardcover.
Needlework Puppets by Brenda Morton
1964, 110 pages, hardcover.
Puppetry Today by Helen Binyon
Various types of puppetry, but emphasis on shadows. Describes experiments at Bath Academy. 87 photos and drawings, some color. 1966.
You Can Make a String Puppet by Richard Slade
1966, 46 pages, hardcover.
Play with Light and Shadow: The Art and Techniques of Shadow Theater by Herta Schonewolf
1968, 95 pages, hardcover.
Puppet Theatre of Asia by J. Tilakasiri
1968, 166 pages, hardcover.
Skits and Puppets by Boy Scouts
1969, 70 pages, paperback.
How To Be A Puppeteer by Eleanor Boylan
Illustrated by Tomie de Paola, 1970, 132 pages, hardcover.
Puppet Making by Chester Jay Alkema
1971, 48 pages, hardcover.
The Puppeteers Library Guide Vol. I (copy 1) by J. Frances Crothers
1971, 474 pages, hardcover.
The Puppeteers Library Guide Vol. I (copy 2) by J. Frances Crothers
1971, 474 pages, hardcover.
Lets Start a Puppet Theatre by Benny E. Andersen
1971, 91 pages, hardcover.
Shadow Puppets In Color by Louise Cochrane
1972, 48 pages, hardcover.
Marionettes - How To Make and Work Them by Helen Fling
A complete book of marionette craft, from making heads and constructing bodies to stringing the marionette. It contains a wealth of illustrations, tricks, helpful hints, and solid, easy-to-follow advice. More than 400 illustrations show every step of making and working the marionette, from conception and construction to performance. 185 pages.
Felt Puppets by Kay B. Ohlson
1973, 23 pages, paperback.
Easy To Make Puppets by Joyce Luckin
1975, 48 pages, hardcover.
Shadow Puppets, Shadow Theatres and Shadow Films by Lotte Reiniger
1970, 126 pages, hardcover.
Marionettes On Stage by Leonard Suib and Muriel Broadman
Patterns for two marionettes using slotted card as basis. Script: Kandu and his Talking Wonder Dog. Aspects of production, management, advertising. 38 photos, 84 drawings. 1975. 243 pages.
Behind the White Screen by Sotiris Spatharis
Memoirs, history and art of Karagiosis, the Greek art of shadow puppetry, including the best known puppeteers and techniques of the art. 1976, 150 pages, hardcover.
Puppet Theatre In Performance by Nancy H. Cole
Subtitled "Everything you need to know about how to produce puppet plays" this comprehensive text, despite the lack of pictures, contains a wealth of practical information. 1978, 272 pages, hardcover.
Practical Puppet Plays by Irvy Gilbertson
Includes 17 scripts for use in a Sunday School setting. 1977, 61 pages, paperback.
Easy To Make Puppets and How To Use Them at Church.. by Fran Rottman
This book takes you step-by-step, offering simple suggestions for making and using Bible puppets, writing and adapting scripts, building a stage and scenery. An excellent introduction to using puppets with youngsters in a church setting. 1978, 192 pages, paperback.
Puppets For Dreaming and Scheming by Judy Sims
1978, 152 pages, paperback.
Complete Book of Puppets and Puppeteering. by Robert Ten Eyck Hanford
Down to earth modern all around puppetry book. Practical production and direction advice. Includes many whimsical drawings, some photos. 1976. 160 pages
Bible Storytelling Puppets by Evelyn Mitchell
49 pages, paperback.
The Art of the Puppet by Bil Baird
Certainly the best all around book on history and geography of puppetry with a sound text and excellent choice of pictures. Large coffee table book with 251 pages and many photos (over 100 in color.) A good overview of traditional and modern puppetry. 1965, 251 pages, hardcover.
Of Muppets and Men by Christopher Finch
1981, 180 pages, hardcover.
The Marionette. by George Merten
The Dwiggins Marionettes by Dorothy Abbe
This coffee table book is an intriguing and comprehensive record of one artist's experiments with puppetry. Dwiggins was the creator of the counter-balanced marionette, and one entire chapter is devoted to his method of marionette construction. Includes a reprint of his pamphlet "The Marionette in Motion." There are 368 illustrations, including 67 color plates and 60 line drawings. 1974, 233 pages, hardcover.
Selected Puppet Plays by Allen
Punchs Progress by Forman Brown
A wonderful story of the adventures and misadventures of the Yale Puppeteers from their beginnings to the great success of their Turnabout Theater. 1936, 250 pages, hardcover.
Simple Marionettes by P.M. Clarke
48 pages, hardcover.
Making Marionettes by C. Edmund Rossbach
1938, 31 pages, paperback.
Trick Marionettes by Nichloas Nelson and J.J. Hayes
Short descriptions of a variety of trick marionettes. Some may seem a little far-fetched, because the straight stick controls used in those days assumed several hands were available. 1988 reprint of 1935. Originally published by Paul McPharlin. 32 pages.
Marionettes: Easy to Make! Fun to Use! by Edith Flack Ackley
1929, 115 pages, hardcover.
Puppet Plays for Young Players by Lewis Mahlmann and David Cadwalader Jones
1974, 194 pages, hardcover.
The Puppet Theatre in America 15241948. by Paul McPharlin
1969, 734 pages, hardcover.
Puppets and Puppetry by Peter Fraser
1980, 168 pages, hardcover.
Puppets: Friends at Your Finger Tips by Imogene Forte
1985, 79 pages, paperback.
Puppetry in Early Childhood Education. by Tamara Hunt and Nancy Renfro
For children from pre-school to third grade. The book is divided into four parts; Creative Puppetry in the Classroom, Puppetmaking for Children, Using Puppets in Your Daily Routine, and Sources of Materials and Information. The numerous drawings, photographs, ideas and enormous talent and enthusiasm of the authors make this book very useful. 1982, 258 pages, hardcover.
Imagination: At Play With Puppets and Creative Drama by Nancy Frazier and Nancy Renfro
This exciting book combines creative drama and puppetry, using very simple materials. Strong emphasis on curriculum integration in science, social science and language arts. 1987, 96 pages, hardcover.
Celebrate: Holidays, Puppets, and Creative Drama.. by Tamara Hunt and Nancy Renfro
The book's focus is on holidays celebrated in the United States, mainly national and some religious, with an eye toward how all children can enjoy them, regardless of national origin or ethnic group. The authors have used puppetry and creative dramatics to host and help celebrate these red-letter days. 1987, 208 pages, hardcover.
The Magic of Puppetry by Peggy Davison Jenkins
Subtitled "A Guide for Those Working With Young Children." 1980, 142 pages, hardcover.
Marionettes, Masks, and Shadows by Winifred Mills and Louise M. Dunn
1927, 270 pages, hardcover.
Rod, Shadow, and Glove Puppets From the Little Angel Theatre by John Wright
Detailed construction and production techniques. Sound, lighting, painting, black theatre, scene construction, care and selection of tools, adhesives, suppliers (in Great Britain), paint, dyes. Script Wonder Island suitable for three glove puppeteers, administration, plan of little Angel Theatre, touring stage and more. 1986. 192 pages. 35 photos and 74 drawings.
Marionettes: A Hobby for Everyone. (1948 ed.) copy 2 by Mabel and Les Beaton
1948, 186 pages, hardcover.
Puppet Theatre Handbook copy2 by Marjorie Batchelder
1947, 293 pages, hardcover.
Puppetry, Language and the Special Child. by Nancy Renfro
1984, 152 pages, hardcover.
Storytelling With Puppets. by Connie Champlin and Nancy Renfro
1985, 293 pages, hardcover.
Everybodys Marionette Book by H.W. Whanslaw
1935, 192 pages, hardcover.
The Bankside Book of Puppets. by H.W. Whanslaw
164 pages, hardcover.
A Bench Book of Puppetry: Containing Useful Reference in Alphabetical Order. by H.W. Whanslaw
1957, 216 pages, hardcover.
A Second Bench Book of Puppetry: Containing Useful References in Alphabetical Order. by H.W. Whanslaw
1957, 223 pages, hardcover.
A Book of Marionette Plays by H.W. Whanslaw
156 pages, hardcover.
Puppets and Puppet-making by David Currell
1992, 80 pages, hardcover.
Fanfare for Puppets by Ann Hogarth and Jan Bussell
1985, 152 pages, hardcover.
The Complete Book of Puppetry by David Currell
1974, 206 pages, hardcover.
Hand and Rod Puppets by Hansjurgen Fettig
1970, 119 pages, hardcover.
The Puppet Book. by Bill Hawes
1977, 261 pages, paperback.
How To Do Punch & Judy by Sidney De Hempsey
This unique book includes a complete Punch and Judy play, directions for making the puppets (including a drawing of each one), and performance tips. You'll also learn how to construct a stage, use a swazzle, and much more. Many black and white illustrations. 1945, 106 pages, hardcover.
Ventriloquism Made Easy. by Paul Stadelman and Bruce Fife
1989, 102 pages, paperback.
Puppets, Stop the Flap! by Pegg Callahan
This little book is a step-by-step system for improving mouth manipulation. Not only will you learn proper mouth movement but also techniques of performance which will bring your mouth puppet to life. 1994, 87 pages, paperback.
The Wit and Wisdom of Polyfoam Puppet Construction (copy 1) by Donald Devet and Drew Allison
1983, 24 pages, paperback.
The Wit and Wisdom of Polyfoam Puppet Construction (copy 2) by Donald Devet and Drew Allision
1983, 24 pages, paperback.
Make Amazing Puppets by Nancy Renfro and Beverly Armstrong
1979, 32 pages, paperback.
Silk screen Color Printing. by Harry Sternberg
1942, 78 pages, hardcover.
Directing Puppet Theatre Step By Step by Carol Fijan and Frank Ballard
The finest technical skills, the best script, and the most attractive puppets and scenery are nothing without a person who can put it all together. Learn the principles of directing and how to apply them to puppet groups of all sizes. The authors present their information clearly and simply for easy application. Includes complete script and blocking of "Where Are You, Cinderella?" 1989. 96 pages, 80 b/w photos.
Special Effects For the Puppet Stage by Tom Vandenberg
21 pages, paperback.
My Profession by Sergei Obraztsov
255 pages, hardcover.
The Muppets Make Puppets by Cheryl Henson and the Muppet Workshop
In this book enlivened with pictures of Muppet characters, you will learn how to create and operate over 35 great puppets using stuff from around your house. Tips on scripts, stages, and shows, makes this a complete guide to simple puppetry. 1994, 112 pages, paperback.
1995 National Puppetry Festival Workshop Book by Puppeteers of America
1995, 283 pages, paperback.
Punch & Judy: A Play for Puppets by Ed Emberley
1965, 27 pages, hardcover.
Modern Puppetry by A.R. Philpott
1967, 128 pages, hardcover.
Making Puppets Come Alive by Larry Engler and Carol Fijan
Illustrated throughout with helpful demonstration photographs, this book was conceived specifically to teach beginners how to bring a hand puppet to life. You'll also discover how to mount a good amateur puppet show complete with suitable staging, costumes, props and special effects. 1973, 192 pages, hardcover.
Be a Puppeteer: The Lively Puppet Book by Estelle Ansley Worrell
1969, 96 pages, hardcover.
Tom Tichenors Puppets by Tom Tichenor
1971, 224 pages, hardcover.
Wooden Stars: The Lanchester Marionettes by Douglas Fisher
Photo essay of Britain's famous Lanchester marionettes illustrating their construction methods for carved wooden marionettes. 75 b/w and 5 color photos. 1947. 50 pages.
Puppets Past & Present by Detroit Institute of Arts
Photos of the Paul McPharlin collection of puppets, including a marionette by Virginia Upson Houghtaling. 1960, 40 pages, paperback.
Puppets and Automata by Max Von Boehn
1972 English edition of original 1929 German test, 257 pages, paperback.
Puppenspiele by Max Von Boehn
1929, 292 pages, hardcover. (Text in German.)
Puppet Theatre of the Modern World by UNIMA
1965, 228 pages, hardcover.
Theatre Japonais de Poupees by Tsunao Miyajima
1931, 109 pages, paperback. (Text in French.)
Chinas Puppets by Roberta Helmer Stalberg
1984, 125 pages, hardcover.
Say Kids: What Time Is It? Notes From the Peanut Gallery by Stephen Davis
1987, 234 pages, hardcover.
Good Grief. The Story of Charles M. Schulz by Rheta Grimsley Johnson
1989, 256 pages, hardcover.
The Voices and Hands of Bunraku by Barbara Adachi
1978, 256 pages, hardcover.
Puppets: Art and Entertainment by Puppeteers of America
1980, 83 pages, paperback.
Expert Puppet Technique by Eric Bramall and Christopher M. Somerville
1963, 104 pages, hardcover.
Sir Georges Book of Hand Puppetry by George Creegan
1966, 95 pages, paperback.
Ventriloquism by Darryl Hutton
1976, 128 pages, hardcover.
Puppetry for Fun and Profit by Janet Evec
1960, 88 pages, paperback.
Julie Taymor: Playing With Fire by Eileen Blumenthal and Julie Taymor
With 195 illustrations, including 110 plates in full color, this is a lavish account of the work of this artist - also known for her work on The Lion King Broadway Production. Although she is not exclusively a puppeteer, her stage and film work includes extraordinary the use of puppetry. 1995, 208 pages, hardcover.
The Hand Puppet by George Merten
1957, 132 pages, hardcover.
Teaching Bible Stories More Effectively With Puppets by Roland Sylwester
1976, 64 pages, paperback.
Puppets and Puppet Plays by Florence Piper Tuttle
1962, 80 pages, hardcover.
Molding and Casting by Carl Dame Clarke
1938, 300 pages, hardcover.
Strutters Complete Guide To Clown Make-Up by Jim Roberts
1991, 95 pages, paperback.
Sculpture With Simple Materials by Robert and Joan Dawson
1971, 96 pages, paperback.
Puppet Circus by Peter Fraser
1971, 152 pages, hardcover.
Costuming Puppet Characters with Frances Oznowicz (Video) by Puppeteers of America
Clare of Assisi. (Video) by Karen Lee Hodgson
P.1. Tchaikovskys Nutcracker (Video) by Salzburg Marionettes