George Palmer Putnam and John Wiley established the publishing house Wiley & Putnam in 1838; it became G.P. Putnam's Sons in 1972. Today G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers publishes about 50 books a year. One of Putnam's first publications was the Newbery Honor Book Nicho ... Read More las, released in 1925. Since then, the house has published many award-winning titles, ranging from colorful picture books to classic literature. Little Toot, Where's Spot?, and The Five Chinese Brothers are among Putnam's best-known titles. Another is Brava, Strega Nona! Generations of children have loved the book's main character, whose Italian name translates as "Grandma Witch." In Putman's edition, six spreads of whimsical pop-up scenes -- with doors that open and tabs that little hands can pull -- bring to life Grandma's words of wisdom for leading a magical life.