Melissa Sweet - Signed Copies

Print: A Bookstore is proud to be working with Caldecott Honoree and local illustrator, Melissa Sweet, to offer signed copies of her books.

Headshot of Melissa SweetTo receive copies signed by the author, place your order with Print: A Bookstore. In the order comments during check-out, please include who you would like the book signed to. For any questions, reach out to our Children's Manager, Stephanie Heinz, at 207-536-4778 or stephanie@printbookstore.com.

Melissa Sweet is the author and illustrator of many children’s books, from board books to nonfiction titles. Sweet wrote and illustrated the New York Times bestseller, Some Writer! The Story of E. B. White,  as well the Sibert Medal-winning Balloons Over Broadway, and illustrated two Caldecott Honor books: A River of Words and The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus, both by Jen Bryant. When she’s not in her studio, Sweet can often be found riding her bicycle with her dog Ruby, in Portland, Maine.

Cover image for HOW TO READ A BOOKPraise for How to Read a Book


Summer 2019 Kids Indie Next List

★ “[An] engaging and mesmerizing ode to reading…delightful and appealing.”
— ALA Booklist (starred review)

★ “A linguistic and visual feast.”
— Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

★ “A beautiful book not to be rushed through, but to be enjoyed morsel by tasty morsel.”
— School Library Journal (starred review)

★ “Readers who will want to head right back to the beginning and soak in this lovingly rendered testimonial more than once…Sweet’s distinctive hand-lettered text, which itself becomes another part of the artwork, is a perfect complement to Alexander’s prose.”
— BookPage (starred review)

Cover image for SOME WRITER!Praise for Some Writer!: The Story of E. B. White


New York Times Bestseller
Winner of the Orbis Pictus Award
People Magazine Best Children’s Book
Washington Post Best Book
Publishers Weekly Best Book
Boston GlobeHorn Book Nonfiction Award Honor recipient

★"Like Charlotte, Sweet spins a terrific story. A masterful biography." 
—Kirkus, starred review

★"E. B. White is such a fixture in the children’s literature landscape that it’s hard to think of him as a regular person. Fortunately, Melissa Sweet comes to the rescue in this individual, creative, and thoroughly artistic chronicle of the noted writer’s life." —Bulletin, starred review   ?  "An excellent guide to the life of a celebrated writer." 
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
 

★ "Sweet raises her collage skills to new heights while bringing her love and admiration for fellow Mainer E. B. White to the page for everyone to appreciate. Just as her astounding collages blend materials that might have been found in a barn in Maine, the text carefully blends her words with those of the beloved writer of children’s books... Sweet has written and drawn a fast-moving, thorough, deeply researched, and accessible biography." 
—Horn Book, starred review

Cover image for BALLOONS OVER BROADWAYPraise for Balloons Over Broadway


2012 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal Winner

★"Sweet tells this slice of American history well, conveying both Sarg’s enthusiasm and joy in his work as well as the drama and excitement of the parade. This one should float off the shelves." — School Library Journal (starred review)

★"Sweet’s whimsical mixed-media collages, embellished with little dolls she made herself out of odds and ends, reinforce the theme that, for Sarg, work was play."
— Horn Book (starred review)

★“Tony Sarg, the man who invented the giant balloons of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, has found a worthy biographer in Caldecott Honoree Sweet. The rush that comes from inspiration, the cliffhanger moments of creation, the sheer joy of building something and watching it delight the multitudes—Sweet captures it all in what is truly a story for all ages."
— Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Celia Planted a Garden: The Story of Celia Thaxter and Her Island Garden By Phyllis Root, Gary D. Schmidt, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536204292
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Candlewick - May 17th, 2022

Girls Solve Everything: Stories of Women Entrepreneurs Building a Better World By Catherine Thimmesh, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Catherine Thimmesh, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780358106340
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Clarion Books - March 1st, 2022

Unbound: The Life and Art of Judith Scott By Joyce Scott, Brie Spangler, Melissa Sweet, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525648116
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - June 8th, 2021

Alphamaniacs: Builders of 26 Wonders of the Word By Paul Fleischman, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Paul Fleischman, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780763690663
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Candlewick Studio - April 14th, 2020

How to Read a Book By Kwame Alexander, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kwame Alexander, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062307811
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: HarperCollins - June 18th, 2019

Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women By Catherine Thimmesh, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Catherine Thimmesh, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328772534
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Published: Clarion Books - October 9th, 2018

Baabwaa and Wooliam: A Tale of Literacy, Dental Hygiene, and Friendship By David Elliott, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator) Cover Image
By David Elliott, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763660741
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Published: Candlewick - September 12th, 2017

Some Writer!: The Story of E. B. White By Melissa Sweet Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780358137290
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Published: Clarion Books - October 15th, 2019

Some Writer!: The Story of E. B. White By Melissa Sweet Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780544319592
Availability: At Our Partner Warehouse - Usually Ships in 4-8 Business Days
Published: Clarion Books - October 4th, 2016

Cricket in the Thicket: Poems about Bugs By Carol Murray, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Carol Murray, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780805098181
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - May 9th, 2017

Listen to Our World By Bill Martin, Jr., Michael Sampson, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781442454729
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - March 15th, 2016

You Nest Here with Me By Jane Yolen, Heidi E. Y. Stemple, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781590789230
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Published: Astra Young Readers - March 3rd, 2015

You Nest Here With Me By Jane Yolen, Heidi E. Y. Stemple, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781684373710
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Published: Astra Young Readers - March 5th, 2019

Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems By Paul B. Janeczko, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Paul B. Janeczko, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780763699710
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Published: Candlewick - March 20th, 2018

The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus By Jen Bryant, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jen Bryant, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780802853851
Availability: At Our Partner Warehouse - Usually Ships in 4-8 Business Days
Published: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers - September 15th, 2014

A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin By Jen Bryant, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jen Bryant, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780375867125
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - January 8th, 2013

Little Red Writing By Joan Holub, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Joan Holub, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780811878692
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 24th, 2013

Little Red Writing By Joan Holub, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Joan Holub, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781452152097
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 15th, 2016

Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909 By Michelle Markel, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Michelle Markel, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780061804427
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Published: Balzer + Bray - January 22nd, 2013

Mrs. Harkness and the Panda By Alicia Potter, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Alicia Potter, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
$17.99
Currently Unavailable.
ISBN: 9780375844485
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - March 13th, 2012

Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade By Melissa Sweet, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Melissa Sweet, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780547199450
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Published: Clarion Books - November 1st, 2011

A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams By Jen Bryant, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jen Bryant, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780802853028
Availability: At Our Partner Warehouse - Usually Ships in 4-8 Business Days
Published: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers - August 1st, 2008

The Boy Who Drew Birds: A Story of John James Audubon By Jacqueline Davies, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jacqueline Davies, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780618243433
Availability: At Our Partner Warehouse - Usually Ships in 4-8 Business Days
Published: Clarion Books - September 27th, 2004