The amazing Greenpebble, puppet magician extraordinaire, likes to read about puppets at the library. See him perform his magic at a performance of “At The Hop”.
Ask you local librarian about their books about Puppetry.
Check out these Puppetry Organizations
The Asheville Puppetry Alliance
An organization of Western North Carolina Puppeteers. The Asheville Puppetry Alliance presents a Young Audience Series during the school year, A Day of Puppetry in the Spring and a Puppetry Slam for a more mature audience.
Puppeteers of America
The Puppeteers of America is an organization dedicated to the art of puppetry. Find out more about the regional and national puppetry festivals, local puppetry guilds, the puppetry store, audiovisual library, consultants and the Puppetry Journal.
Center for Puppetry Arts
Located in Atlanta, Georgia, the Center for Puppetry Arts is one of the largest organizations in the United States dedicated to the art of puppetry. The Center is a magical place where adults as well as children can be entertained, educated and enlightened about all forms of puppetry.
Here are three of my favorite books about puppets and puppeteers for young people.
The Puppeteer’s Apprentice
By D. Anne Love
Aladdin Historical Fiction
The Warlord’s Puppeteers
By Virginia Walton Pilegard
Illustrated by Nicolas Debon
Pelican Publishing Company
The Muppets Make Puppets!
By Cheryl Henson
This is a new novel just out and a Newberry Medal Winner:
Splendors and Glooms
By Laura Amy Schlitz
These books are great for those of you who may want to try your hand at building a performing with puppets.
The Muppets Make Puppets
A wonderful book by Cheryl Henson, the daughter of Jim Henson of Muppet fame.
The Art of the Puppet
By Bil Baird
By Edith Flack Ackley
The Puppet Theatre Handbook
By Marjorie Batchelder