Blackwell, Charles. The Tap Dance Kid. Music by Henry Krieger. Lyrics by Robert Lorick. (New York: Samuel French, 1988).

Ericson, Maya. Harriet Spies Again. (New York: Delacorte, 2002).

Gold, Maya. Harriet the Spy: Double Agent. (New York: Delacorte, 2005).

Kerr, M.E. Me, me me me me: not a novel. (New York: Harper & Row, 1983).

Nordstrom, Ursula. Dear Genius: the Letters of Ursula Nordstrom. Collected and edited by Leonard S. Marcus. (New York: HarperCollins, 1998).

Wolf, Virginia L. Louise Fitzhugh. (New York: Twayne, 1991).

Scholarly articles

Bernstein, Robin.  “‘Too Realistic’ and ‘Too Distorted’: The Attack on Louise Fitzhugh’s Harriet the Spy and the Gaze of the Queer Child.” Critical Matrix 12(1-2) (Fall 2000): 26ff. Reproduced in Contemporary Women’s Issues (Gale) in 4 parts.

“Fitzhugh, Louise.” Children’s Literature Review vol. 1 (1976): 71-73.

Marcus, Leonard S. “Introduction.” In Nordstrom, Ursula. Dear Genius: the Letters of Ursula Nordstrom. Collected and edited by Leonard S. Marcus. (New York: HarperCollins, 1998).

Natov, Roni and DeLuca, Geraldine. “Discovering Contemporary Classics: An Interview with Ursula Nordstrom.” The Lion and the Unicorn 3:1 (1979), pp. 119-135.

Nodelman, Perry. “Louise Fitzhugh.” Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 52: American Writers for Children Since 1960: Fiction. (Detroit: Gale, 1986): 133-142.

Newspaper and Magazine Articles

Cohen, Randy and Holmes, Nigel. “A Literary Map of Manhattan.” New York Times June 5, 2005.

Cook, Karen. “Regarding Harriet: Louise Comes in From the Cold.” Village Voice April 11, 1995: 12ff.

Denger, Laurie. “Issues in Xenia schools boiling for a decade.” Dayton Daily News [City edition] October 25, 1993: 6A.

Dodds, Katherine. “Harriet the Spy: A Hero for the ’90s.” Ms. July/August 1996: 80-81.

Dorsey, Margaret A. Review of I Am Five. School Library Journal January 1979: 41.

Gaouette, Nicole. “Girls find strong role model in `Harriet the Spy’.” Christian Science Monitor July 30, 1996: 13.

Glieberman, Owen. “Little Bo Peeper.” Entertainment Weekly July 19, 1996: 58.

Heilbrun, Carolyn. Review of The Long Secret. New York Times Nov. 21, 1965: BR56.

Holden, Stephen. “Life as a Sleuth is Good, Until Her Nanny Moves Out.” New York Times July 10, 1996: C11, C20.

Horning, Kathleen T. “On Spies and Purple Socks and Such.” Horn Book January/February 2005: 49-52.

Horning, Kathleen. Review of Harriet Spies Again. Horn Book May/June 2002: 328-9.

Hubbard, Andrey R. Review of Nobody’s Family is Going to Change. School Library Journal January 1975: 53.

“Louise Fitzhugh I Dead at 46; ‘Harriet the Spy’ Author-Artist.” New York Times November 21, 1974: 50.

L.R. Review of “Harriet the Spy.” People July 15, 1996: 24.

Maloney, Brenda Durrin. Review of I Am Three. School Library Journal September 1982: 108.

Maples, Houston L. “Growing Pains.” Book Week Oct. 31, 1965: 41.

Obituary for Lois Morehead. New York Times December 11, 2009. Available online at:

O’Connell, Margaret. “Young Explorers’ New York.” New York Times July 14, 1974: 271.

Orlando, Marie. Review of Harriet Spies Again. School Library Journal May 2002: 152.

“A Picture Book Mix-Up.” Publisher’s Weekly November 22, 1993: 30.

Review of Harriet Spies Again. Kirkus Reviews March 1, 2002: 331.

Review of I Know Everything About John and He Knows Everything About Me. Publisher’s Weekly November 8, 1993: 74-5.

Rosen, Judith. “Harriet the Spy Changes Houses.” Publisher’s Weekly August 7, 2000: 26.

Sutherland, Zena. Review of Harriet the Spy. Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books. December 1964: 53.

Sutton, Roger. “Bring Out Your Dead.” Horn Book July/August 2001: 387.

Vanderbilt, Gloria. Review of Harriet the Spy. New York Times, Nov. 22, 1964: BR48.

Viguers, Ruth Hill. “On Spies and Applesauce and Such.” Horn Book February 1965: 74-76.

Walters, Raymond, Jr. “Paperback Parcels.” New York Times Dec. 1, 1968: BR103.

Weiler, A.H. “On Bing Barnum’s ‘Moon’.” New York Times June 26, 1966: D11.

Weisman, Kay. “Reflections on Fiction Spin-offs: Should Harriet Spy Again?” Booklist December 1, 2002: 667.

Whedon, Julie. Review of Nobody’s Family is Going to Change. New York Times December 1, 1974: 408.


Dell advertisement, New York Times Nov. 8, 1970: 341.

Harper & Row advertisement, New York Times Nov. 2, 1964: 37.

The Tap Dance Kid commercial.

Advertisement for Theatreworks USA season. New York Times November 17, 1989: C5.


Books to Share (blog).

Cinderella Cleaners web site (book series by Maya Gold).

Sieruta, Peter. Collecting Children’s Books (blog). and

Harriet the Spy’s MySpace page.

Internet Movie Database. Entry on “Harriet the Spy” (1996).

Lemonette. “Weird Food” (video).

Purple Socks: A Louise Fitzhugh Tribute Site.

Scrib’d. “Suzuki Beane.”

Suzuki Beane’s MySpace page.

Theatreworks USA web site.


YouTube. “One Minute Suzuki Beane.”


“Harriet the Spy.” Paramount, 1996.

“Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars.” 9 Story Entertainment/Disney Channel, 2010.


American Library Association, Office for Intellectual Freedom. Email message to Faith Jones, Nov. 22, 2010.

Events listing for New Jersey. New York Times May 5, 1991: NJ18.

Fitzhugh, Louise. Harriet the Spy (audiobook). Voiced by Anne Bobby. Overdrive Media, 2006.

Guthrie, Meredith Rae. “Somewhere Between: Tween Queens and the Marketing Machine.” PhD dissertation, Bowling Green State University, 2005. Available online at:

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