Children's books

This full list of children's books was provided by Russell Hoban to The Head of Orpheus website. The books that have a full information page with a synopsis, jacket image and publication details are linked accordingly; titles that are not linked require information to be added. If you can help provide information on unlinked titles please see this page for more details.

  1. What Does It Do and How Does It Work? 1959 Harper & Brothers. Out of print.
  2. The Atomic Submarine 1960 Harper & Brothers. Out of print.
  3. Bedtime for Frances 1960 Harper & Brothers.
  4. Herman the Loser 1961 Harper & Brothers. Possibly out of print.
  5. The Song in My Drum 1962 Harper & Row/Harper & Brothers. Out of print.
  6. London Men and English Men 1963 Harper & Row. Out of print.
  7. Some Snow Said Hello 1963 Harper & Row. Out of print.
  8. A Baby Sister for Frances 1964 Harper & Row.
  9. Nothing To Do 1964 Harper & Row. Possibly out of print.
  10. Bread and Jam for Frances 1964 Harper & Row.
  11. The Sorely Trying Day 1964 Harper & Row. Out of print.
  12. Tom and the Two Handles 1965 Harper & Row. Possibly out of print.
  13. The Story of Hester Mouse 1965 W. W. Norton. Out of print.
  14. What Happened When Jack and Daisy Tried to Fool the Tooth Fairies 1965 Scholastic, Four Winds Press. Out of Print.
  15. Goodnight 1966 W. W. Norton (now with Grosset). Out of print.
  16. Henry and the Monstrous Din 1966 Harper & Row. Out of print.
  17. Charlie the Tramp 1966 Scholastic. Possibly out of print.
  18. The Little Brute Family 1966 Macmillan. Possibly out of print.
  19. Save My Place 1967 W. W. Norton. Out of print.
  20. The Stone Doll of Sister Brute 1968 Macmillan. Possibly out of print.
  21. A Birthday for Frances 1969 Harper & Row.
  22. Ugly Bird 1969 Macmillan. Possibly out of print.
  23. Best Friends for Frances 1969 Harper & Row.
  24. Harvey's Hideout 1969 Parents' Magazine Press.
  25. The Mole Family's Christmas 1969 Parents' Magazine Press.
  26. A Bargain for Frances 1970 Harper & Row.
  27. Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas 1969 Parents' Magazine Press.
  28. The Sea-Thing Child 1972 Harper & Row/Gollancz. Back in print as of November, 1999!
  29. Letitia Rabbit's String Song 1973 Coward McCann & Geoghegan. Out of print.
  30. How Tom Beat Captain Najork and his Hired Sportsmen 1974 Jonathan Cape. Whitbread Award. Reprinted 2013 by Walker.
  31. Ten What? 1974 Jonathan Cape. Out of print.
  32. Dinner at Alberta's 1975 T.Y. Crowell.
  33. Crocodile and Pierrot 1975 Jonathan Cape. Out of print.
  34. A Near Thing for Captain Najork 1975 Jonathan Cape. Reprinted 2014 by Walker.
  35. The Twenty-Elephant Restaurant 1977 Atheneum. Reprinted 2014 by Walker.
  36. Arthur's New Power 1978 T.Y. Crowell.
  37. The Dancing Tigers 1979 Jonathan Cape (N. Bayley collection).
  38. La Corona and the Tin Frog 1979 Jonathan Cape.
  39. Ace Dragon Ltd. 1980 Jonathan Cape. Reprint by Walker scheduled June 2015.
  40. Flat Cat 1980 Walker Books. Out of print.
  41. The Serpent Tower 1981 Walker Books. Out of print.
  42. The Great Fruitgum Robbery 1981 Walker Books.
  43. They Came from Aargh! 1981 Walker Books.
  44. The Flight of Bembel Rudzuk 1982 Walker Books.
  45. The Battle of Zormla 1982 Walker Books.
  46. Jim Frog 1983 Walker Books.
  47. Big John Turkle 1983 Walker Books.
  48. Charlie Meadows 1984 Walker Books.
  49. Lavinia Bat 1984 Walker Books.
  50. The Marzipan Pig 1986 Jonathan Cape.
  51. The Rain Door 1986 Gollancz. Reprinted 2014 by Walker.
  52. Ponders 1988 Walker Books.
  53. Monsters 1989 Gollancz. Reprinted 2014 by Walker.
  54. Jim Hedgehog's Supernatural Christmas 1989 Hamish Hamilton
  55. Jim Hedgehog and the Lonesome Tower 1990 Hamish Hamilton. Shortlisted for the Smarties Prize 1990.
  56. M.O.L.E. (Much Overworked Little Earthmover) 1993 Jonathan Cape.
  57. The Court of the Winged Serpent 1994 Jonathan Cape.
  58. Monster Film 1995 Macdonald Young Books.
  59. Trouble on Thunder Mountain 1999 Faber and Faber.
  60. Jim's Lion 2001 Candlewick Press.
  61. Rosie's Magic Horse 2012 Walker Books.