WorldCat Identities

Sweet, Melissa 1956-

Overview
Works: 198 works in 880 publications in 3 languages and 93,034 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Biographies  Fiction  Picture books  High interest-low vocabulary books  Literature  History  Poetry  Biographical poetry  Stories in rhyme 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Narrator, Other, Artist
Classifications: QL31.A9, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Melissa Sweet
 
Most widely held works by Melissa Sweet
The boy who drew birds : a story of John James Audubon by Jacqueline Davies( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 3,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a boy, John James Audubon loved to watch birds. In 1804, at the age of eighteen, he moved from his home in France to Pennsylvania. There he took a particular interest in peewee flycatchers. While observing these birds, John James became determined to answer a pair of two-thousand-year-old questions: Where do small birds go in the winter, and do they return to the same nest in the spring?
A river of words : the story of William Carlos Williams by Jen Bryant( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 3,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Willie loved to write-words gave him freedom and peace. But he also knew that he needed to earn a living, so when he grew up he went off to medical school and became a doctor-one of the busiest men in town! Yet he never stopped writing. In this picture book biography of poet William Carlos Williams, Jen Bryant's engaging prose and Melissa Sweet's stunning mixed-media illustrations celebrate the amazing man whose poems about ordinary, everyday things will inspire young readers to create poems of their own. A Junior Literary Guild Selection
Balloons over Broadway : the true story of the puppeteer of Macy's Parade by Melissa Sweet( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2020 in English and Chinese and held by 2,689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Award-winning artist Sweet tells the story of the puppeteer Tony Sarg, capturing his genius, his dedication, his zest for play, and his long-lasting gift to America--the inspired helium balloons that would become the trademark of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Girls think of everything : stories of ingenious inventions by women by Catherine Thimmesh( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2020 in English and held by 2,500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of how women throughout the ages have responded to situations confronting them in daily life by inventing such items as correction fluid, space helmets, and disposable diapers
The right word : Roget and his thesaurus by Jen Bryant( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2,431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of "shy young Peter Mark Roget, [for whom] books were the best companions--and it wasn't long before Peter began writing his own book. But he didn't write stories; he wrote lists. Peter took his love for words and turned it to organizing ideas and finding exactly the right word to express just what he thought. His lists grew and grew, eventually turning into one of the most important reference books of all time"--Amazon.com
A splash of red : the life and art of Horace Pippin by Jen Bryant( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 2,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an illustrated introduction to the life and work of artist Horace Pippin, describing his childhood love for drawing and the World War I injury that challenged his career
Brave girl : Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909 by Michelle Markel( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 1,727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated account of immigrant Clara Lemlich's pivotal role in the influential 1909 women laborer's strike describes how she worked grueling hours to acquire an education and support her family before organizing a massive walkout to protest the unfair working conditions in New York's garment district
Some writer! : the story of E.B. White by Melissa Sweet( Book )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caldecott Honor winner Sweet mixes White's personal letters, photos, and family ephermera with her own exquisite artwork to tell the story of this American literary icon. Readers young and old will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children's book author who loved words his whole life. This authorized tribute, a New York Times bestseller, includes an afterword by Martha White, his granddaughter. --
Firefly July : a year of very short poems by Paul B Janeczko( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of short American poems dealing with the four seasons and the different weather events and animal patterns that can occur within each
The sleepy little alphabet : a bedtime story from Alphabet Town by Judy Sierra( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sleepy letters of the alphabet get ready for bed
Little Red writing by Joan Holub( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 1,507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once upon a time, in pencil school, a brave little red pencil sets out to write an exciting story with nouns and adverbs and everything. But first she has to face the ravenous pencil sharpener, the Wolf 3000
Pinky and Rex and the bully by James Howe( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 1,500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pinky learns the importance of identity as he defends his favorite color, pink, and his friendship with a girl, Rex, from the neighborhood bully
Pinky and Rex and the school play by James Howe( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 1,491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pinky is jealous when his best friend Rex gets the lead in the school play, even though she only tried out to give Pinky moral support
Pinky and Rex go to camp by James Howe( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although his best friend Rex is excited about going to camp, Pinky is afraid of leaving home
Pinky and Rex by James Howe( Book )

20 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 1,435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rex and her best friend Pinky, each the proud possessor of twenty-seven stuffed animals or dinosaurs, find their visit to the museum and its gift shop complicated by Pinky's little sister Amanda
Moonlight : the Halloween cat by Cynthia Rylant( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 1,434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moonlight the cat loves everything about Halloween, from pumpkins to children to candy
Pinky and Rex and the spelling bee by James Howe( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 1,409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Excited about holding onto his position as the best speller in the second grade, Pinky has an embarrassing accident but is cheered up by his best friend Rex
Pinky and Rex and the perfect pumpkin by James Howe( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 1,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Rex accompanies Pinky and his relatives on their traditional trip to pick and carve pumpkins, she feels left out because of the jealous behavior of Pinky's cousin Abby
Pinky and Rex and the mean old witch by James Howe( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and Korean and held by 1,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pinky, Rex, and Amanda plot revenge on the bad-tempered old woman who lives across the street, until Pinky realizes that she is lonely and needs new friends
How to read a book by Kwame Alexander( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2020 in English and held by 1,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First, find a tree - a black tupelo or dawn redwood will do - and plant yourself. (It's okay if you prefer a stoop, like Langston Hughes.) With these words, an adventure begins - an adventure into the world of reading. Kwame Alexander's evocative poetry and Melissa Sweet's lush artwork come together to take you on a sensory journey between the pages of a book. Now, sleep. Dream. Hope. (You never reach the end) --
 
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The boy who drew birds : a story of John James Audubon
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A river of words : the story of William Carlos WilliamsBalloons over Broadway : the true story of the puppeteer of Macy's ParadeGirls think of everything : stories of ingenious inventions by womenThe sleepy little alphabet : a bedtime story from Alphabet TownPinky and Rex and the bullyPinky and Rex and the school playPinky and Rex go to campPinky and Rex
Alternative Names
Melissa Sweet American illustrator and writer of children's books

스위트, 멀리사 1956-

스위트, 멀리서 1956-

스위트, 멜리사 1956-

スイート, メリッサ

スウィート, メリッサ

Languages
English (212)

Chinese (5)

Korean (3)