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Shoe String Press, Incorporated


One of the older privately owned independent publishers in the country, The Shoe String Press has undergone many transformations in its more than 50 years of existence. The Shoe String Press was founded in 1952 by an associate librarian at Yale University and his wife. They began reprinting scholarly books for academic libraries to help fill the gaps in collections that existed in large part due to the dearth of publishing during World War II. They were so successful that, in partnership with a rare book librarian, they incorporated the Press in 1958. Throughout the sixties, Shoe String was a major reprint house but began publishing its own titles as well, in the humanities and reference, and in library science. In the seventies, the company had expanded from the college into the public library market, and in 1980 a new family of owners took over. Under their leadership, the Press inaugurated a library imprint, and began to publish children's books under the Linnet Books imprint. No longer a reprint house, Shoe String was known for its serious and scholarly original titles in the humanities and military studies and its celebrated literary reference series under the Archon Books imprint. By the early nineties, the Press was increasingly child- and education-oriented. Today it seeks to publish books that give young readers a rich and satisfying context for understanding the world around them: books that will help kids make sense of things without telling them what to think. To the adults who work with children -- teachers, librarians, youth group leaders, camp counselors -- the Press tries to give great content with user-friendly appeal, written by experienced (in the trenches) practitioners, who have high standards and who do not take the easy way out. We recognize that the professionals who use our books are likely to be stretched thin: if they can find in Linnet Professional Publications new ideas and ways of doing things that will work, then we are doing our job.

Specifically interested in books with these subjects or themes: folktales, folklore, historical, multicultural, science, nature,

Main Address: 2 Linsley Street
North Haven CT 06473 USA
Phone: 203-239-2702
Fax: 203-239-2702
Updated 11/19/2006

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1. Four to the Pole!: The American Women's Expedition to Antarctica, 1992-1...
    Author: American Women's Expedition to Antarctica, Nancy Loewen, Ann Bancroft
Ages 4-8 03/2001
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2. Musical Story Hours: Using Music With Storytelling and Puppetry (Hardcover)
    Author: William M Painter
Baby−PreK 04/1989
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1 Reviews  
3. Samson : Last of the California Grizzlies (Animal Life Cycle Series) (Ha...
    Author: Robert M. McClung
    Illustrator: Bob Hines
Ages 4-8 /1973
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1 Reviews  
4. Chaucer's England (Library Binding)
    Author: Diana Childress
Ages 9-12 04/2000
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2 Reviews  
5. Ho Yi the Archer and Other Classic Chinese Tales (Hardcover)
    Author: Shelley Fu
    Illustrator: Joseph F. Abboreno
Ages 9-12 09/2000
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6. Squanto (Hardcover)
    Author: Feenie Ziner
(Unknown)  01/01/1988
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4 Reviews  
7. A Moral Tale: Children's Fiction & American Culture, 1820-1860 (Paperback)
    Author: Anne Scott MacLeod
(Unknown)  04/1990
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8. Tragic Prelude: Bleeding Kansas (Library Binding)
    Author: Karen Zeinert
Young Adult 03/01/2001
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9. Triumphs of the Spirit in Childrens Literature (Paperback)
    Author: Richard Robert
(Unknown)  12/1986
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10. Clare and Her Shadow (Library Binding)
    Author: William Michaels
Ages 4-8 04/1991
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11. Tragic Prelude: Bleeding Kansas (Paperback)
    Author: Karen Zeinert
(Unknown)  /2001
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1 Reviews
12. Last of the Wild : Vanished & Vanishing Giants of the Animal World (Pape...
    Author: Robert M. McClung
(Unknown)  /1997
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13. Black Jack: Last of the Big Alligators (Paperback)
    Author: Robert M. McClung
(Unknown)  /1991
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14. Clare and Her Shadow (Paperback)
    Author: William Michaels
(Unknown)  /1991
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15. Somebody Else's Nut Tree and Other Tales from Children (Paperback)
    Author: Ruth Krauss
(Unknown)  /1990
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16. Story hours with puppets and other props (Paperback)
    Author: William M Painter
(Unknown)  /1990
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17. Booksharing : One Hundred One Programs to Use with Preschoolers (Hardcover)
    Author: Margaret Read MacDonald
    Illustrator: Julie L. (illustrator) MacDonald
(Unknown)  /1988
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18. Texas in Children's Books (Paperback)
    Author: Immroth
(Unknown)  01/01/1986
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19. Survivor in Us All: Four Young Sisters in the Holocaust (Paperback)
    Author: Erna F. Rubinstein
(Unknown)  07/1986
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20. The Lincoln Murder Plot (Paperback)
    Author: Karen Zeinert
(Unknown)  11/1998
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1 Reviews
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