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Petite Plume Press is dedicated to the craftsmanship of books designed for children and readers of all ages. Our goal is to create unique books that will capture the heart and imagination of all readers.

Mr Roodle’s Noodles

Mr Roodle’s Noodles

Format: Paperback Pages: 54
Pub. Date: 2012  

Mr. Roodle’s noodles are in for a surprise when they run away from home. Find out what’s in store for Oodle and his noodle friends as they set sail on the high sea of adventure.

ISBN-10: 0988175401

ISBN-13: 978-0-9881754-0-2

Written by Zarle Williams | Illustrated by Mandy Newham

Ages 7 and up 

$13.95 plus shipping and handling

 


Crossing the Line
Reader's Favorite Website"Not only was I drawn into the character of Willow, but she became someone who seemed very real, whose feelings and emotions jumped off the page for me."
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This book was a finalist in the 48th Georgia
Author of the Year Awards

for Young Adult Literature.
Readers Review 5 Stars

Crossing the Line

Format: Paperback Pages: 165
Pub. Date: 2011  

Itís a matter of life or death for fifteen-year-old Willow Maine. Sheís given up on just about everything sheís ever started. But when her motherís boyfriend moves in and Willow is trapped in a nightmare she canít wake up from, this time quitting isnít an option.

ISBN-13: 0-9825313-8-9I

ISBN-13: 978-0-9825313-8-9

Written by Zarle Williams

PG-13 for mature themes  

$8.95 plus shipping and handling

 


The Tale of The Talking Coins

The Tale of The Talking Coins

Format: Paperback Pages: 43
Pub. Date: 2011  

Look who’s talking! Follow Slippery Fingers McGee, his pal Horse, and Yellow Belle in this rollicking tale that is sure to tickle your funny bone and teach a lesson at the same time.  

A Chapter Book  

ISBN-10: 0-9825313-7-0

ISBN-13: 9780982531372

Written by Zarle Williams | Illustrated by Mandy Newham

Ages 7 and up

$11.95 plus shipping and handling


Little Brown Hen

Little Brown Hen

Format: Paperback Pages: 52
Pub. Date: 2010  

It’s the classic tale of Little Brown Hen whose barnyard friends are too busy to help her grow a grain of wheat. When the wheat is made into bread, guess who lines up at Miss Hen’s door for a sample? Enjoy this beloved folk tale told with a  twist of faith. 

ISBN-10: 0-9825313-5-4
ISBN-13: 9780982531358

Written by Zarle Williams | Illustrated by Mandy Newham

Ages 3 and up

$11.95 plus shipping and handling


Razzmatazz

Razzmatazz!

Format: Paperback Pages: 34
Pub. Date: 2010  

Tap along as you read this rhythmic celebration of dance featuring legends William “Bo Jangles” Robinson and Josephine Baker. Young readers take a peek through a Harlem window to enjoy a little “ten-toed talking” in this poetic tribute to dance. A brief glossary provides additional information about these dancers and the steps that made them famous. Mandy Newham’s stunning illustrations bring to life this lyrical tribute to dance.

ISBN-10: 0-9825313-4-6
ISBN-13: 978-0-9825313-4-1

Written by Zarle Williams | Illustrated by Mandy Newham

Ages 4 and up

$14.95 plus shipping and handling

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Bullet Joe Rogan

 

"Bullet" Joe - Kansas City Monarch

Format: Hard Cover Pages: 24
Pub. Date: 2010  

One of baseball’s most valued players of all times! The inspiring story of Kansas City Monarch pitching star “Bullet” Joe Rogan. Follow Bullet as he barnstorms his way through the Southwest, into the hearts of fans who watched him lead his team to the top of the Negro League before he soared into Cooperstown’s Baseball Hall of Fame.

ISBN-10: 0982531362
ISBN-13: 978-0-9825313-6-5

Written by Zarle Williams | Illustrated by Mandy Newham

Ages 6 and up

$16.95 plus shipping and handling

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Chasing Mussolini

Chasing Mussolini

Format: Paperback Pages: 231
Pub. Date: 2009 Biography

Twelve-year-old Nino Buffa was already an experienced stowaway when he ran away from home to find Mussolini. At fifteen he joined the Italian Navy. Two years later, under German fire, he piloted the warship Vivaldi through dangerous ocean waters during World War II. Packed with adventure and history, this fascinating biography is the coming-of-age story of Sicilian immigrant Nino Buffa who would not give up until he found a better life in America.

ISBN-10: 0-615-28275-X
ISBN-13: 978-0-615-28275-6

Written by Zarle Williams | Vintage artwork by Stef Grinder

Ages 10 and up

$19.95 plus shipping and handling

New!

Purchase Chasing Mussolini Teacherís Activity Guide. Great for individual or classroom use. History comes alive with activities that can be used across the curriculum to enhance and reinforce the study of this novel.

Answers included! Reproducible. Softbound.
$5.95


 

The Memoirs of Joan of Arc
Now available as an eBook from Amazon and Barnes and Noble!

The Memoirs of Joan of Arc

Format: Paperback Pages: 211
Pub. Date: 2009 Historical fiction, factually based.

"Read my words and decide if I am a witch or sorceress, a cohort of Satan. For herein lies the true events of my life as I remember them."

This book was a finalist
for the
Kate Paterson Prize
for Young Adult Writing.
Readers Review 5 Stars

Was she a saint, a witch, or just an average teenage girl? Discover the answer when one of the most revered young women in history narrates her true story of faith, courage, and perseverance. Step back in time as Joan leads men twice her age into battle to rescue France from the hands of the English.

Written in easy to read language, the vivid descriptions illuminate the ravages of the bloody Hundred Years War. The true story of Joan of Arc.

This book is a definite read for the young girl trying to see the challenges in life.

ISBN-10: 0-9825313-0-3
ISBN-13: 978-0-9825313-0-3

Written by Zarle Williams |  Cover design by Stef Grinder

Ages 10 and up

$8.95 plus shipping and handling

New!

Memoirs of Joan of Arc Teacher’s Activity Guide.
Make history come alive with a variety of activities that will expand the reading of this novel. Suitable for individual or classroom use.

Answers included! Reproducible. Softbound.
$5.95 plus shipping and handling


 
If I Could be a Zebra

If I Could Be a Zebra

Format: Paperback Pages: 34
Pub. Date: 2009  
What if you could be any animal from A to Z?

And not the ordinary dog or cat or elephant but an exotic yak or platypus or even a vampire bat!

Not only is this charming book entertaining, it is also a great teaching tool. Young readers will smile at the vividly illustrated animals accompanied by fun-filled verses. This is definitely a mother’s reading time book. Printed on very heavy stock, this whimsical book is made to withstand young hands.

ISBN-10: 0-9825313-1-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-9825313-1-0

Written by Zarle Williams | Fancifully illustrated byStef Grinder

Ages 2-7

$9.95 plus shipping and handling


 

Mrs. Cucumber 
and the Case of the Missing Spectacles

Mrs. Cucumber and the Case of the Missing Spectacles

Format: Paperback Pages: 30
Pub. Date: 2009  

Not your ordinary coloring book! Absent minded Mrs. Cucumber has misplaced her glasses... again. Follow the matriarch of Garden Patch as she solicits help from her friends in this "read and color" book.

ISBN-10: 0-9825313-3-8
ISBN-13: 978-0-9825313-3-4

Written by Zarle Williams |  Illustrated by Gwen E. Bilek

Ages 4-7

$9.95 plus shipping and handling


   
The King's Royal Tantrum

The King's Royal Tantrum

Format: Paperback Pages: 24
Pub. Date: 2009  

When King Boisterous throws a tantrum, everybody in the kingdom hears about it! What is a queen to do to get a little peace and quiet? A perfect tool for teaching young ones how to manage their anger.

ISBN-10: 0-9825313-2-X
ISBN-13: 978-0-9825313-2-7

Written by Zarle Williams | Illustrated by internationally known artist Ariel Bauer

Ages 4-8

$9.95 plus shipping and handling


   
The Uninvited Guest

The Uninvited Guest

Format: Paperback Pages: 35
Pub. Date: 2008  

When the family decides to make this Christmas the best one ever for their guests, who do they forget to invite to the celebration?

Before you gather around the tree, read this classic family story that will soon become a part of your family's Christmas tradition.

ISBN-10: 0-615-21344-8
ISBN-13: 978-0-615-21344-6

Written by Zarle Williams | Illustrated by Jeff Campbell

A family book for all ages!

$9.95 plus shipping and handling

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