Out of Print Titles

These titles are out of print, but look in your library or order on Amazon. Many public and school libraries will have copies in their collections. Also, check your favorite used bookstore or online seller of used titles.

ABC ValentineABC Valentine by Pamela Jane
Written by Pamela Jane
Illustrated by Ruth Flanigan
Grosset & Dunlap/ Penguin Group USA, 0-448-42827-X, paperback
Ages 3-7

It’s Valentine’s so come with me.
We’ll celebrate from A to Z!

Katie is getting ready for a Valentine’s Day visit from a very special friend. Come along and help her celebrate from A to Z! A sweetheart of a story.


A BOO C: A Spooky Alphabet StoryA BOO C: A Spooky Alphabet Story by Pamela Jane
Written by Pamela Jane
Illustrated by Maggie Smith
Grosset & Dunlap/ Penguin Group USA, paperback
Ages 3-7

It’s Halloween, so come with me. We’ll trick-or-treat from A to Z!

It’s Halloween night and all the kids are decked out in their costumes. So come along and trick or treat your way through the spooky ABCs!


All About Christmas: A Merry Alphabet StoryAll About Christmas: A Merry Alphabet Story by Pamela Jane
Written by Pamela Jane
Illustrated by Maggie Smith
Grosset & Dunlap/ Penguin Group USA, paperback
Ages 3-7

It’s Christmastime so come with me. We’ll spread good cheer from A to Z!

With snow falling outside lights on the houses, and families gathered around the fireside, you know it’s time for Christmas!


The Big Monkey Mix-Up byPamela JaneThe Big Monkey Mix-Up
Written by Pamela Jane
Illustrations by Cathy Bobak
Avon Books, paperback
Ages 6-8

Everyone is Benjamin’s class has lost at least one tooth-except Benjamin. When he finds a tooth on the cafeteria floor, Benjamin decides to take it home and put it under the pillow for the tooth fairy. The very next day strange things begin to happen at school. Someone or something is hiding there and wrecking the place!

“A mystery with great appeal for young readers…”–Hodge Podge Books


Fall is Here!Fall is Here! by Pamela Jane
Written by Pamela Jane
Illustrated by Steve Haskamp
Little Simon/Simon and Schuster, hardcover
Ages 2-6

“I love this special time of year,
When summer’s gone and fall is here
“It makes me want to jump and cheer,
And shout the news that fall is here!”

Count the ways this season is wonderful from 1 acorn dropping and 5 children romping, to 10 enormous orange pumpkins. The pages get bigger as the numbers get larger until we see ALL the reasons by fall is fabulous!


Halloween Hide-And-SeekHalloween Hide-And-Seek by Pamela Jane
Written by Pamela Jane
Illustrated by Julie Durrell
Bantam, Doubleday, Dell, paperback
Ages 6-9

Jonathan is excited! It’s Halloween, and his friend Leo is having a party. There will be costumes, a cake and a spooky game called Halloween Hide-and-Seek. The kid who hides in the scariest place will win a mystery prize. Jonathan knows the perfect place. Is he brave enough to hide there?

“Early elementary kids will sympathize with his struggle for bravery and politeness. A cute story, nicely illustrated by Julie Durrell.” —Baltimore’s Childhood


Just Plain PennyJust Plain Penny by Pamela Jane
Written by Pamela Jane
Jacket art by Pat Porter
Houghton Mifflin, hardcover
Ages 8-12

When Penelope Poppen decides to put on a play over the summer, she discovers the difference between real and invented drama, between fantasy and reality.

“Children who like fast-paced humor should really take to this one.”–Booklist


Spring is Here: a Barnyard Counting BookSpring is Here: a Barnyard Counting Book by Pamela Jane
Illustrated by Melissa Sweet
Little Simon/ Simon and Schuster, board book
Ages 2-6

“Inviting artwork and enticing pop-ups make this one bedtime-number book to count on…this perky pop-up depicts the end-of-the-day antics of a farm full of critters…arrayed in ever-increasing numbers” — Bulletin for the Center of Children’s Books

“Sweet’s trademark illustrations with their sketchy, fine lines, scribbles of texture and watercolor splashes put the zing into spring”–Publisher’s Weekly


A Vampire is Coming to Dinner! 10 Rules to FollowA Vampire is Coming to Dinner by Pamela Jane
Written by Pamela Jane
Illustrated by Pedro Rodriquez
Price Stern Sloan/Penguin Group USA
978-0-8431-9964-2, hardcover
Ages 3 and up

The ultimate book on vampire etiquette! Read at your own Risk!

Read along as the narrator of this story comes up with some practical rules for dealing with a vampire. But rules are meant to be broken, aren’t they? From feeding the vampire garlic to filling the house with mirrors, the narrator is doing just that! With ten full-page gatefolds and a pop at the end of the book, kids will love seeing which rules are being followed and which aren’t! If you’re expecting a vampire (invited or not) this is your chance to get ready for a night of pranks and surprises. It is best to be prepared.

“After a Nosferatu-like vampire announces an unexpected visit to a boy’s house…what follows is a list of rules… which appear on flaps within antique golden picture frames. Kids will delight in lifting each flap to reveal retro-styled spreads in which the boy outwits the vampire at every turn–welcoming him with spotlights, candles, and lamps (“Make sure all the lights are off”) …the book is a ghoulishly good time.”— Publishers Weekly

About the Book
I Didn’t Know Vampires Were In – Honest! But now that I have a vampire book out, everyone keeps telling me how timely my book is, because vampires are “in.” I’m really excited about that but when I conceived of the book and later, when I wrote it, (pre-TWILIGHT) I had no idea that vampires were so popular.

A Vampire is Coming to Dinner all started with a tickling game I used to play with my daughter when she was little. I’d tell her a vampire was coming to dinner and she ought to be a good hostess and let the vampire have something to eat. Or drink. And she’d do her best to keep me from tickling her neck. Many years later, the idea of A Vampire is Coming to Dinner evolved out of that game.

My daughter is a teenager now, and she doesn’t ask me to tickle her when she comes home from school anymore. But I think she’s pleased that she inspired a book and I sure am glad we played the game way back then. Because, sometimes, playing is the most important work a writer can do.