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Abelson, Danny. The Muppets Take Manhattan-A Movie Storybook. New York: Muppet Press/Random House, Inc., 1984.

Abrams, Harry N. The Muppet Show Book. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, 1978.

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Bailey, Joe. Memoirs of a Muppets Writer. Walnut Press, 2011.

Beard, Henry. Miss Piggy’s Guide to Life. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc./Muppet Press, Pub.,1981.

Beard, Henry; Frith, Michael K. Miss Piggy’s Treasury of Art Masterpieces, From the Kermitage Collection. New York: Holt, Rinehart, Winston Pub., 1984.

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Brown, Adele Q. What A Way To Go: Fabulous Funerals of The Famous and Infamous. San Francisco. Chronicle Books, 2001.

Canizares, Susan; Berger, Sammantha. Meet Jim Henson. New York: Scholastic Pub., 1999. (for early readers.)

Clash, Kevin with Gary Brozek. My Life as A Furry Red Monster: What Being Elmo Has Taught Me About Life, Love and Laughing Out Loud. New York: Broadway Books, 2006.

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Dubowski, Cathy East. Muppet Treasure Island-The Movie Storybook. New York: Muppet Press/Grosset and Dunlap, 1996.

Durrett, Deanne. The Importance of Jim Henson. San Diego: Lucent Books, Inc., 1994.

Eastman, Ben. The Making of Muppet Movie Magic-Muppets from Space. New York: Muppet Press/Grosset and Dunlap, Inc., 1999.

Entertainment Weekly. Entertainment Weekly: The 100 Greatest Entertainers 1950-2000. 2000.

Falk, Karen. Imagination Illustrated: The Jim Henson Journal. Chronicle Books, 2012.

Finch, Christopher. Jim Henson-The Works: The Art, The Magic, The Imagination. New York: Random House, Inc., 1993.

Finch, Christopher. The Making of the Dark Crystal-Creating a Unique Film. New York: Henson Organization Publishing/Holt, Rinehart, Winston, Pub., 1983.

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Froud, Brian; Jones, Terry. Goblins of Labyrinth. New York: Henry Holt and Company, Inc., 1986.

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Gikow, Louise; McNally, Bruce (illus.). Labyrinth-The Storybook Based on the Movie. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1986.

Gikow, Louise. Meet Jim Henson: The Creative Mind Behind the Muppets. Random House, Pub. 1993. (Children’s biography.)

Gikow, Louise; Lewis, Jim. Miss Piggy’s Rules. Philadelphia: Running Press Book Publishers, 1997.

Gikow, Louise. The Muppet Christmas Carol. New York: Jim Henson Publishing, 1995.

Gikow, Louise. Sesame Street: A Celebration - 40 Years of Life on The Street. New York: Blackdog & Leventhal Publishers, 2009.

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Hamilton, Jake. Special Effects in Film and Television. New York: DK Publishing, 1998.

Hanford, Robert Ten Eyck. The Complete Book of Puppets and Puppeteering. New York: Sterling Publishing, Co., Inc., 1976.

Harper Collins, Five Children and It Picture Book. Great Britain:  Harper Collins Children’s Books, 2004.  (Based on Film)

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Hautzig, Deborah. Follow that Bird-Storybook. New York: Random House/Children’s Television Workshop, 1985.

Hendershot, Heather. Saturday Morning Censors-Television Regulation before the V-Chip. London: Duke University Press, 1998.

Henson Associates Staff. The Art of the Muppets. New York: Muppet Press/Bantam Books, 1980.

Henson Associates Staff. Fraggle Rock. London: Grandreams Limited, 1985.

Henson Associates Staff. Jim Henson’s Muppet Babies. London: Grandreams Limited, 1985.

Henson, Cheryl (ed.), Henson, Jim, It’s Not Easy Being Green and Other Things to Consider. New York: Hyperion, 2005.

Henson, Cheryl. The Muppets Make Puppets. New York: Workman Publishing, Inc., 1994.

Henson, Jim. Cartoon: Learning from Muppets. Artend Foundation, 1975.

Inches, Alison and Jim Henson. Jim Henson’s Designs and Doodles. Abrams, 2001

Jim Henson Company Muppet Workshop. Quilting with the Muppets: 15 Fun and Creative Patterns. C&T Publishing, Inc. 2000.

Jones, Brian Jay. Jim Henson: The Biography. New York: Ballantine Books, 2013.

Karsh, Yousuf. American Legends. London: Little, Brown, and Company, Pub., 1992.

Kermit the Frog; as told to Louise Gikow and Ellen Weiss; Bruce McNally (illus.). For Every Child a Better World. New York: Muppet Press/Golden Book, 1993.

Kermit the Frog; as told to Robert P. Riger. One Frog Can Make a Difference. New York: Pocket Books/Muppet Press, 1993.

Kriegman, Mitchell; Mazzarino, Joseph. The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland-Movie Storybook. New York: Random House, Inc., 1999.

Larkin, David (Ed.); Froud, Brian (illus.). Land of Froud. New York: Peacock Press/Bantam Books, 1977.

Minghella, Anthony. Jim Henson’s The Storyteller. London: Boxtree/Muppet Press,  1988.

Miss Piggy. In the Kitchen with Miss Piggy. New York: Time Life Books, Inc., 1996.

Muntean, Michaela. Meet the Fraggles. New York: Muppet Press/Holt, Rinehart, Winston, Pub., 1985.

Morrow, Robert W. Sesame Street and the Reform of Children’s Television. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006.

My Wish for Tomorrow-Words and Pictures from Children Around the World. New York: Tambourine Books, Inc., 1995.

Nazzaro, Joe. The Creatures of Farscape; Inside Jim Henson’s Creature Shop.  London:  Reynolds & Hearn LTD., 2004.  (Foreword by Brian Henson.)

Prelutsky, Jack; McNally, Bruce (illus.). Kermit’s Garden of Verses. New York:  Muppet Press/Random House, Inc., 1982.

Raymond Scott Archives. Manhattan Research Inc. CD and Book Set. Holland: Basta Audio/Visuals, 2000.

Shales, Tom; Miller, James-Andrew. Live From New York: An Uncensored History Of Saturday Night Live. New York:  Little, Brown, and Company, 2002.

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Simpson, Paul; Hughes, David. Farscape-The Illustrated Companion. London: Titan  Books, Inc., 2000.

Simpson, Paul; Hughes, David. Farscape-The Illustrated Season 2 Companion. London: Titan Books, Inc., 2001.

Simpson, Paul; Hughes, David. Farscape-The Illustrated Season 3 Companion. London: Titan Books, Inc., 2002.

Simpson, Paul; Hughes, David. Farscape-The Illustrated Season 4 Companion. London: Titan Books, Inc., 2003.

Solomons, David. Five Children and It (film novelization and storybook). New York: Harper Collins, 2004.

Spinney, Caroll, with J Milligan. The Wisdom of Big Bird (And the Dark Genius of Oscar the Grouch) Lessons from a Life in Feathers. New York. Villard Books, 2003.

St. Pierre, Stephanie. The Story of Jim Henson, Creator of the Muppets. New York: Dell, Pub., 1991. (For children.)

Stevenson, Jocelyn. Fraggle Rock. New York: Holt, Rinehart, Winston, Pub., 1983.

Stevenson, Jocelyn. The Great Muppet Caper-Storybook. New York: Muppet Press/ Random House, Inc., 1981.

Stone, Jon. Big Bird in China. New York: Random House/Children’s Television Workshop, 1983.

Von Gunden, Kenneth. Flights of Fancy: The Great Fantasy Films. North Caroline:  McFarland & Company, 2001.

Weiner, Ellis; Suares, J.C. The Great Muppet Caper! The Making of a Masterpiece. New York: Muppet Press/Random House, 1980.

Woods, Geraldine. Jim Henson: From Puppets to Muppets. Minneapolis: Dillon Press, 1987. (For children.)


Adler, Constance. “The Show Goes On-Brian Henson Keeps the Joy of Muppeteering Alive After His Father’s Death.” TV Time. Pgs. 16-17. October 6-12, 1990.

Arlow, Jon. “It’s a Muppets’ World.Clipper (Pan American Airlines Magazine). Pgs. 44-47, 100-101. April 1979.

Ascher-Walsh, Rebecca. “Brian Henson: The Heir is Human.” Entertainment Weekly. Pg. 62. January 8, 1993.

Bentley, Rick. “The Art of Creation: Cheryl Henson Enjoys Family Business.” Channels. Pgs. 24-25. July 15, 1989.

Bianculli, David. “A Big Hand for Jim Henson.” Daily News-New York Vue. Pg. 3.   November 20-26, 1994.

Black, Hilary. “Kermit Hits the Road: A Look at Jim Henson’s Work.” At Random. Pgs. 46-47. Fall 1993.

Blagden, Nellie. “Couples: Is this Any Way for Grownups to Make a Living?…Yes, For Muppet Masters Jim and Jane Henson.” People. Pgs. 90-96. November 7, 1977.

Bonner, Phillip. “A Legacy of Excellence and Humor.” Sky Magazine. Pgs. 97-100. October 1990.

Brennan, James E. “Have You Seen the Muppet Man?The Magazine of Buffalo News. Pgs. 14-17. January 23, 1983.

Brynko, Barbara. “Of Muppets and Men.” Seven Arts. Pg. 96. November 1994.

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Chiu, Tony; Alexander, Michael. “Winners.People. Pgs. 94-96. May 31, 1991.

Cluhane, John. “Unforgettable Jim Henson.Reader’s Digest. Pgs. 124-129. November 1990.

Colker, David; Viertel, Jack. “On the Set with the Muppets.” Take One. Pgs. 17-19. March 1979.

Connelly, Sherryl. “Muppets Take Video.” Home Viewer. Pgs. 12-14. May 1985.

Connelly, Sherryl. “Q & A: Jim Henson-Kids Need Creativity.” Parenting Advisor (folded one page publication). April/May 1986.

Cowley, Robert; Lanker, Brian. “GEO Conversation Jim Henson.” GEO. Pgs. 12-15, 18-19. January 1983.

Cowley, Robert. “Jim Henson: Muppeteer, Television and Film Innovator.” GEO. Pgs. 13-19. January 1983.

Craven, Jenny. “With Sexy Costars, Movie Deals and Prime Time, Jim Henson’s  Muppets Come of Age.” US. Pgs. 26-29. November 28, 1978.

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Freeman, Don. “Muppets on His Hands.” Saturday Evening Post. Pgs. 50-53, 126. November 1979.

Freeman, Don. “Seven Up: The Hall of Fame Honors Seven New Members.” Emmy. Pgs. 26-31, 63. December 1987.

Gardiner, Harry. “Television’s Muppet Master.” Cobblestone. Pgs. 38-41. October 1989.

Givens, Bill. “The Mouse and the Frog: Disney and Henson Join Empires.” Animation Magazine. Pgs. 29-31. Winter/Spring 1990.

Givens, Bill. “Tribute: Jim Henson-A Day in the Life.” Animation Magazine. Pg. 4. Summer 1990.

Golder, Dave. “Labyrinth Past-perfect.SFX Magazine. October 2001.

Haight, Gretchen. “The Native Genius of Jim Henson.” Disney Channel Magazine. Pgs. 22, 26-27. July/August 1990.

Hair, Jay D. “Farewell to a True Friend.” National Wildlife. Pg. 26. August/September 1990.

Harmetz, Aljean; Anthony, George; O’Toole, Lawrence; Hartnell, Jane. “Special Edition: The Dark Crystal.” Marquee. Pgs. 19-31. November/December 1982.

Harrigan, Stephen. “It’s Not Easy Being Blue.” Life. Pgs. 92-98. July 1990.

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Karsh, Yousuf; Zwingle, Erla. “American Legends-Photographs by Karsh.” Vis a Vis. Pgs. 34-35. September 1990.

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Loevy, Diana. “Inside the House that Henson Built.” Channels. Pgs. 52-61. March 1988.

Mankofsky, Isidore; Frawley, James; Knott, Robbie; Fisher, Bob; Kader, Don; Westheimer, Joseph. “Behind the Scenes of the Muppet Movie,” “Through the Rainbow with Lens and Camera,” “Directing the Movie,” “Mechanical Effects for the Muppet Movie,” “Film-Video Systems Plays Key Role in Shooting the Muppet Movie,” “Optical Magic for the Muppet Movie.” American Cinematographer. Pgs. 668-670, 672-675, 712, 713, 716-719. July 1979.

Miller, Gary L. “A New Face for an Old Tradition.” Theatre Design and Technology. Pgs. 8-15. Winter 1989.

A Muppet Salute to Jim Henson: Great Performances, The World of Jim Henson.”  Eleven. Pg. 8. November 1994.

Newsreel.” American Film. Pgs. 12-13. March 1985.

Nuwer, Hank. “Muppets on the Move.” Saturday Evening Post. Pgs. 66-71. December 1980.

Petrucelli, Alan W.“Jim Henson-The Muppeteer of Bedford.” County Life. Pgs. 18-21. March 1983.

Pirani, Adam. “Labyrinth Leader: Jim Henson.” Starlog. Pgs. 44-48. August 1986.

Prady, Bill. “Tribute: Jim Henson.” Rolling Stone. Pg. 36. June 28, 1990.

Rainie, Harrison. “Now, Who Can Tell Us How to Get to Sesame Street? U.S. News. Pgs. 12-13. May 28, 1990.

Reed, J.D. “More than Entertainers: Jim Henson: 1936-1990.” Time. Pg. 71. May 28, 1990.

Ross, John F. “So, Can You Say ‘Butter’ and Not Move Your Mouth?Smithsonian. Pgs. 56-66. December 1993.

Rotham, Andrea. “The Henson Kids Carry On.” Business Week. Pgs. 72-73. February 4, 1991.

A Sad Farewell to a Friend and Colleague.” Disney Newsreel. Pgs. 1-2. May 25, 1990.

Saynor, James. “All Creatures Great and Small.” Stills. Pgs. 20-25. December 1985/January 1986.  

Schindehette, Susan. “The Haunting Last Days of Jim Henson.” People. Pgs. 88-96. June 18, 1990.

Schindehette, Susan. “Kermit, Miss Piggy, Big Bird, Grover and Kids All Over the World Mourn the Loss of Muppetmeister Jim Henson.” People. Pgs. 119-121. May 28, 1990.

Schindehette, Susan; Podolsky, J.D. “Legacy of a Gentle Genius.” People. Pgs. 88-96. June 18, 1990.

Seligmann, Jean; Leonard, Elizabeth Ann. “Transition: Jim Henson: 1936-1990.” Newsweek. Pgs. 79-80. May 28, 1990.

Sides, W. Hampton. “The Puppet Master.” Baltimore Magazine. Pg. 79. December 1992.

Skow, John. “Those Marvelous Muppets.” Time. Pgs. 70-77. December 25, 1978.

Slater, Jack. “Jim Henson With No Strings.” Emmy. Pgs. 29-33. January/February 1986.

Stackel, Leslie. “Jim Henson-Master of Muppets.” Starlog. Pgs. 26-29. August 1984.

Stauffer, Valerie. “Neighbors from Sesame Street, A Visit With Jane and Jim Henson.” Greenwich Social Review. Pgs. 22-25. November 1970.

Sullivan, Paul. “It Wasn’t Easy Being Green.” West. Pg. 7. July/August 1990.

Symmers, Divya. Greenwich Magazine. “Remembering Jim Henson: From Here to Kermitry.” Pgs. 89-98. April 1994.

Treen, Joseph. “Don’t Cry for Me, Kermie-Poo!Avenue. Pgs. 34-38, 75. May 1991.

The TV Academy Remembers Jim Henson.” Emmy. Pgs. 68-69. August 1990.

Weil, Henry. “Jim Henson: Muppet Master.” Pastimes. Pgs. 22-26, 33. March 1976.

A World According to Henson.” Men’s Wear. Pgs. 58-59. September 6, 1982.

The Youngest Guns.” Entertainment Weekly. Pgs. 27-37 (features Brian Henson). February 1993.

-Compiled by Lauryn Brennan (December 2000). Jim Henson Company Archives.
Updated 12/06

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