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Suggestions may be available at libraries or may be purchased

Puppets and Puppet Making

Make Your Own Performing Puppets
Teddy Cameron Long
 Reading level: Ages 9-12

Plenty of Puppets To Make
Robin Supraner 
Reading level: Ages 9-12

Worlds Of Shadow: Teaching With Shadow Puppets
David and Donna Wisniewski

Simple Puppets From everyday Materials
Barbara MacDonald Buetter and Nancy Buetter

Puppet Ministry Magic
Dale and Liz Vonsegger

Puppets Methods and Materials
Cedric Fortney

Making Puppets Come Alive:
How To Learn and Teach Hand Puppetry

Larry Engler

You Can Do Christian Puppets:
 A Beginner's Guide

Bea Carlbon

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Shadow Puppets

Fun With Hand Shadows: Step By Step Instructions For More Than 70 Shadow Puppets
Sati Achaith and Bala Chandran

Hand Shadows And More Hand Shadows
Henry Bursill
Reading level: Ages 4-8

Inside The Drama House: Rama Stories Shadow Puppets
Stuart H. Blackburn

FunWith Hand Shadows
Frank Jacobs and Henry Bursill

Shadow Games: A Book Of Hand And Puppet Shadows
Bill Mayer Peter Foy
 Reading level: Ages 9-12

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Marionette

Marionettes: How to Make And Use Them
Helen Fling
Card catalog description
Instructions for constructing and costuming marionettes, stringing them for one or two hand control, manipulating them, and staging a show

Marionettes And String Puppets
Daniel E. Hodges

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Hand

Hand Puppets How to Make and Use Them
Laura Ross

Card catalog description
Directions and diagrams for making various types of puppets, dressing and handling them, setting up a stage, and writing and producing one's own show. Includes three puppet plays.

Create your Own Hand Puppets
Diane Fisher
Reading level: Ages 4-8

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Rod

The Muppets Make Puppets
Cheryl Henson

Reading level: Ages 4-8 

A kit from the artists of the Muppet Workshop includes instructions and all the materials needed to turn household objects into a variety of imaginative puppets, such as googly eyes, feathers, and silly noses.

Jim Henson: The Works: The Art, The Magic, The Imagination
Christopher Finch

A tribute to the creativity of the late Jim Henson presents more than five hundred full-color photographs, drawings, and behind-the-scenes designs of the Muppets, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal, and other works.

Jim Henson: Muppet Master
Nathan Aaseng

Reading level:
Ages 9-12
Card catalog description
Recounts how Jim Henson brought to life the Muppets and how he made other advances in the world of puppetry.

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Ventriloquist

Perky Puppets With A Purpose; a Complete Guide to Puppetry and Ventriloquism in Christian Ministry
Mary Rose Pearson

I Can See Your Lips Moving: The Art and History of Ventriloquism
Valentin Vox

Ventriloquism Made Easy
Kolby King

Ventriloquism In A Nutshell
Detweiler

How To Become a Ventriloquist
Edgar Bergen

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History And Traditions

A History of European Puppetry: From It's Origins Till The End of the Nineteenth Century
Henryk Jurkowski and Penny Francis

Popular Puppet Theatre In Europe: A History 1800-1914
John McCormack and Bennie Pratasik

Karagiozis: Culture and Comedy in Greek Puppet Theatre Puppetry Library
George Miller

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Plays

Puppet Shows Made Easy:
(Puppetry In Education Series)
Nancy Renfro

Multicultural Folktales: Stories To Tell Young Children
Judy Sierra
Reading level: Ages 4-8

Puppet Plays Plus: Hand Puppet Plays for 2 Puppeteers
Phyllis Noe Pflomm

Storytelling With Puppets
Connie Champlin
Playwriting for The Puppet Theatre
Jean Mattson
Fantastic Theatre: Puppets And Plays For Young Performers and Young Audiences
Judy Sierra
Storytelling Adventures: Stories Kids Can Tell
Vivian Dubrovin
Create Your Own Storytelling Stories
Vivian Dubrovin
Storytelling for The Fun Of It: A Handbook For Children
Vivian Dubrovin

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Stages

Puppets and Masks: Stagecraft And Storytelling by Nan Rump

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Stories

Walt Disney's Pinocchio

Adventures Of Pinocchio by Sue Kassuer

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R.L.Strine (9-12) Goosebumps

Night Of The Living Dummy

Night of The Living Dummy II

Night Of the Living Dummy III

Bride of The Living Dummy

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