Some excellent books to help you on your way. I am always open to suggestions for other books to add to this list.
Anderson, Dee. Amazingly Easy Puppet Plays: 42 New Scripts for One-Person Puppetry. ALA, 1996.
Van Schuyver, Jan. Storytelling Made Easy with Puppets. Oryx Press, 1993.
**Engler, Larry. Making Puppets Come Alive. Dover, 1997.
**Champline, Connie, and Nancy Renfro. Storytelling with Puppets. ALA, 1997.
Hunt, Tamara, and Nancy Renfro. Pocketful of Puppets: Mother
Goose. Nancy Renfro Studios, 1982.
Wallace, Mary. I Can Make Puppets. Greey De Pencier Books, 1994.
Beutter, Barbara McDonald. Simple Puppets from Everyday Materials. Sterling Press, 1996.
Puppetry Resources Online–let me know your favorite sites and I will add them to the list.
Puppeteers of America, a national nonprofit organization founded in 1937, provides information, encourages performances, and builds a community of people who love puppet theatre. Share the enchantment of puppetry with professional puppeteers, puppet builders, teachers, librarians, therapists, youth leaders, hobbyists and audience members who are enthusiastic about puppetry. http://www.puppeteers.org/
The Puppetry Home Page is produced by Rose Sage of Sagecraft Productions and Nick Barone of Nick Barone Puppets. The Puppetry Home Page is a free resource for the puppetry community and is dedicated to helping people connect with the world of puppetry. http://www.sagecraft.com/puppetry/
Information about puppets from around the world. With lesson plans for teachers. http://www.itdc.sbcss.k12.ca.us/curriculum/puppetry.html
The Puppeteers’ Cooperative is a group of artists and puppeteers working in cities around the nation to create giant puppet parades, pageants, and ceremonies of celebration and complaint, using simple materials and movements to build community cardboard extravaganzas. http://www.gis.net/~puppetco/index.html
The Puppetry Lounge is an interactive puppetry information site. http://home.carolina.rr.com/puppetrylounge/
The Flint Public Library’s list of Puppetry Books for adults and children. http://www.flint.lib.mi.us/fpl/resources/puppets/phome.html
Search the databases for Puppet Builders, Puppet Companies, Puppetry Festivals, Puppetry Organizations and Puppeteers. http://puppetsandstuff.com/
Puppet-a-Day–she’s making a puppet a day! Can you imagine trying to do that? There are some excellent, low-cost ideas for libraries here. http://puppet-a-day.blogspot.com/