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The Arabian Nights

by Kate Douglas Wiggin, Nora a. Smith & Maxfield Parrish Atheneum Books for Young Readers (February 05, 2019)

Rediscover the legends of Ali Baba, Aladdin, Sinbad, and more in this Scribner Illustrated Classic keepsake complemented by the stunning art of Maxfield Parrish.

This stunning volume of twelve stories adapted...


King Arthur

by N.C. Wyeth & Sidney Lanier Atheneum Books for Young Readers (November 06, 2018)

Rediscover the legend of Excalibur, King Arthur, and the Knights of the Round Table in this Scribner Classics keepsake edition of Sir Thomas Malory’s enchanting Arthurian legend.

This collectible edition of...


The Lighthouse between the Worlds

by Melanie Crowder Atheneum Books for Young Readers (October 23, 2018)

Griffin must traverse dangerous new worlds if he hopes to save his father from a peril that threatens all of humanity in this fantastical new novel from the acclaimed author of A Nearer Moon.

Griffin and his...


I'm Ok

by Patti Kim Atheneum Books for Young Readers (October 09, 2018)

“So funny and heartfelt.”—Gene Luen Yang, author of American Born Chinese

“I love the profound honesty of I’m Ok.” —Newbery Medalist Linda Sue Park

Ok Lee is determined to find the perfect get-rich-quick...


Buddy

by William Joyce Atheneum Books for Young Readers (June 12, 2018)

Get to know the gorilla who was raised like a human in this “captivating” (School Library Journal) picture book classic inspired by a true story from the brilliant mind that brought you The Fantastic Flying...


The Unforgettable Guinevere St. Clair

by Amy Makechnie Atheneum Books for Young Readers (June 12, 2018)

A ten-year-old girl is determined to find her missing neighbor, but the answers lead her to places and people she never expected—and maybe even one she’s been running away from—in this gorgeous debut novel...


A Whale in Paris

by Daniel Presley, Claire Polders & Erin McGuire Atheneum Books for Young Readers (May 22, 2018)

A hopeful and heroic girl befriends a small, lost whale during World War II and together they embark on a journey to liberate France and find their families in this charming debut novel.

Ever since the Germans...


Jazz Owls

by Margarita Engle & Rudy Gutierrez Atheneum Books for Young Readers (May 08, 2018)

From the Young People’s Poet Laureate Margarita Engle comes a searing novel in verse about the Zoot Suit Riots of 1943.

Thousands of young Navy sailors are pouring into Los Angeles on their way to the front...


Running through Sprinklers

by Michelle Kim Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 17, 2018)

Two life-long best friends grow up and begin to grow apart in this honest, deeply felt middle grade debut.

Sara and Nadine.

Nadine and Sara.

It’s only ever been the two of them. Two halves of the same person....


R Is for Rebel

by J. Anderson Coats Atheneum Books for Young Readers (February 20, 2018)

“An empowering and timely story about resistance.” —Booklist

Princess Academy meets Megan Whalen Turner in this stunning novel about a girl who won’t let anything tame her spirit—not the government...


The Player King

by Avi Atheneum Books for Young Readers (October 17, 2017)

“Swiftly moving and utterly engrossing.” —Shelf Awareness

Parents’ Choice Recommended

From Newbery Award–winning author Avi comes the gripping and amazingly true tale of a boy plucked from the gutter...


Right Where You Left Me

by Calla Devlin Atheneum Books for Young Readers (September 05, 2017)

“A thought-provoking examination of familial love.” —Booklist

“A great coming-of-age story for fans of…Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist…and Thanks for the Trouble.” —School Library Journal...


Forest World

by Margarita Engle Atheneum Books for Young Readers (August 29, 2017)

From Young People’s Poet Laureate and award-winning author Margarita Engle comes a lively middle grade novel in verse that tells the story of a Cuban-American boy who visits his family’s village in Cuba...


Wormwood Mire

by Judith Rossell Atheneum Books for Young Readers (July 25, 2017)

This spine-tingling sequel to Withering-by-Sea sees Stella sent away to the moldering old family estate, where she discovers two odd cousins—and a mystery.

Eleven-year-old Stella Montgomery has always wondered...


Fables You Shouldn't Pay Any Attention To

by Florence Parry Heide, Sylvia Worth Van Clief & Sergio Ruzzier Atheneum Books for Young Readers (July 25, 2017)

In this new edition of the classic companion to Tales for the Perfect Child, Sergio Ruzzier lends his signature humor to Florence Parry Heide and Sylvia Worth Van Clief’s delectably subversive fables.

Genevieve...


Murder among the Stars

by Adam Shankman & Laura L. Sullivan Atheneum Books for Young Readers (June 13, 2017)

A murderer is picking off the young Hollywood starlets gathered at the swanky Hearst Castle, and Lulu Kelly might be next—unless she can find the killer first in this glitzy, glamorous, and cinematic sequel...


One Shadow on the Wall

by Leah Henderson Atheneum Books for Young Readers (June 06, 2017)

An orphaned boy in contemporary Senegal must decide between doing what is right and what is easy as he struggles to keep a promise he made to his dying father in this “stirring” (School Library Journal)...


The Art of Keeping Cool

by Janet Taylor Lisle Atheneum Books for Young Readers (May 16, 2017)

The War At Home

Fear permeates the Rhode Island coastal town where Robert, his mother, and sister are living out the war with his paternal grandparents: Fear of Nazi submarines offshore. Fear of Abel Hoffman,...


Quicksand Pond

by Janet Taylor Lisle Atheneum Books for Young Readers (May 16, 2017)

An ALA Notable Book

A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2017

“Striking, enigmatic, and haunting all around.” —Booklist (starred review)

“A suspenseful, realistic, finely crafted story exploring friendship,...


The Crying Rocks

by Janet Taylor Lisle Atheneum Books for Young Readers (May 16, 2017)

From Newbery Honor author Janet Taylor Lisle comes a lyrical story about one girl’s discovery of her startling past—and her search to understand her complicated present.

Joelle’s height and dark skin set...


Three Pennies

by Melanie Crowder Atheneum Books for Young Readers (May 02, 2017)

A girl in foster care tries to find her birth mother before she loses her forever in this “tender tale” (School Library Journal, starred review) about last chances and new opportunities.

For a kid bouncing...


Tales for the Perfect Child

by Florence Parry Heide & Sergio Ruzzier Atheneum Books for Young Readers (March 07, 2017)

Sergio Ruzzier brings his mischievous touch to a timeless favorite by Florence Parry Heide, beloved author of The Shrinking of Treehorn. This delightful new edition includes one never-before-published story....


The Many Reflections of Miss Jane Deming

by J. Anderson Coats Atheneum Books for Young Readers (February 28, 2017)

High-spirited young Jane is excited to be part of Mr. Mercer’s plan to bring Civil War widows and orphans to Washington Territory—but life out west isn’t at all what she expects in this novel that’s...


Stone Mirrors

by Jeannine Atkins Atheneum Books for Young Readers (January 10, 2017)

From critically acclaimed author Jeannine Atkins comes a “memorable, poetic tale” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) about a half Native American, half African American sculptor working in the years following...


Four-Four-Two

by Dean Hughes Atheneum Books for Young Readers (November 08, 2016)

From the author of Soldier Boys and Search and Destroy comes an “immersive and inspirational” (Booklist, starred review) page-turner based on the little-known history of the Japanese Americans who fought...


A Little Taste of Poison

by R. J. Anderson Atheneum Books for Young Readers (September 27, 2016)

Twelve-year-old Isaveth tries to take down the man who framed her father for murder in this lively follow-up to A Pocket Full of Murder, which Kirkus Reviews called “thoroughly entertaining.”

The city of...


Finding Wonders

by Jeannine Atkins Atheneum Books for Young Readers (September 20, 2016)

This “evocative and beautiful” (School Library Journal) novel “vividly imagines the lives of three girls” (Booklist, starred review) in three different time periods as they grow up to become groundbreaking...


Don't You Trust Me?

by Patrice Kindl Atheneum Books for Young Readers (August 30, 2016)

A teenage girl switches identities with a stranger and pulls off a long-term scam in this “wild and enjoyable” (BCCB, starred review) thriller perfect for fans of Ally Carter.

Don’t you trust me? I mean,...


Lion Island

by Margarita Engle Atheneum Books for Young Readers (August 30, 2016)

In this “beautifully written, thought provoking” (School Library Journal, starred review) novel in verse, award-winning author Margarita Engle tells the story of Antonio Chuffat, a young man of African,...


Tell Me Something Real

by Calla Devlin Atheneum Books for Young Readers (August 30, 2016)

Three sisters struggle with the bonds that hold their family together as they face a darkness settling over their lives in this “one of a kind” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) debut novel that’s a finalist...


This Is Not a Werewolf Story

by Sandra Evans Atheneum Books for Young Readers (July 26, 2016)

A fresh, heartwarming, and fascinating debut that two-time Newbery Honor winner Gary Schmidt calls “a journey that every reader needs to go on.”

This is the story of Raul, a boy of few words, fewer friends,...


Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story

by Nora Raleigh Baskin Atheneum Books for Young Readers (June 28, 2016)

From the critically acclaimed author of Anything But Typical comes a “tense…and thought-provoking” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) look at the days leading up to the tragic events of September 11, 2001,...


Life Is Funny

by E. R. Frank Atheneum Books for Young Readers (May 31, 2016)

E. R. Frank’s seminal first novel weaves together the stories of eleven teenagers in one city over seven years in this groundbreaking and “impressive debut” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

Why does...


100 Days of Cake

by Shari Goldhagen Atheneum Books for Young Readers (May 17, 2016)

Get well soon just won’t cut it in this quirky and poignant debut novel about a girl, her depression, and an aggressive amount of baked goods, as she struggles to simply stay afloat.

Every other senior at Coral...


You Can Fly

by Carole Boston Weatherford & Jeffery Boston Weatherford Atheneum Books for Young Readers (May 03, 2016)

In this “masterful, inspiring evocation of an era” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), award-winning author Carole Boston Weatherford “wields the power of poetry to tell [the] gripping historical story”...


Girl about Town

by Adam Shankman & Laura L. Sullivan Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 19, 2016)

“Cinematic pacing, a compelling whodunit, and the glitzy aura of golden age Hollywood combine in this star-studded novel” (Booklist) from acclaimed film producer/director Adam Shankman and coauthor Laura...


Withering-by-Sea

by Judith Rossell Atheneum Books for Young Readers (March 08, 2016)

A stalwart orphan sets out on a spine-tingling adventure in this wildly imaginative and darkly funny Victorian middle grade novel.

High on a cliff above the gloomy Victorian town of Withering-by-Sea stands the...


The Winter Place

by Alexander Yates Atheneum Books for Young Readers (October 27, 2015)

There is a middle world between life and death, and Tess must navigate it to save her brother in this heart-wrenching story infused with the fractured and fantastical realms of Finnish mysticism.

Axel and Tess...


Dragonfly Secret

by Carolyn J. Gold Atheneum Books for Young Readers (October 13, 2015)

Will a mysterious fairy keep Nathan’s family together or tear it apart?

Nathan and Jessie love their cantakerous grandfather, who lives with them, but their aunt feels he should be in a nursing home, and she...


A Shiloh Christmas

by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Atheneum Books for Young Readers (September 22, 2015)

A rescued beagle and his boy owner seek love and understanding for their troubled small town in this holiday companion to the Newbery Medal–winning Shiloh, from Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.

Christmas is coming...


A Nearer Moon

by Melanie Crowder Atheneum Books for Young Readers (September 08, 2015)

In a small river village where the water is cursed, a girl’s bravery could mean the difference between life and death in this magical story of “perseverance and hope” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) from...


A Pocket Full of Murder

by R. J. Anderson Atheneum Books for Young Readers (September 08, 2015)

A determined young girl joins forces with an adventure-loving street boy to save her father’s life in this “thoroughly entertaining” (Kirkus Reviews) magical murder mystery.

In the spell-powered city of...


The Shadow Behind the Stars

by Rebecca Hahn Atheneum Books for Young Readers (September 01, 2015)

A girl’s dark destiny could cause the unraveling of the world in this “shattering and transcendent” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) novel from the author of A Creature of Moonlight.

Heed this warning,...


Firefly Hollow

by Alison Mcghee & Christopher Denise Atheneum Books for Young Readers (August 18, 2015)

Firefly. Cricket. Vole. Peter. Can four creatures from four very different Nations help one another find their ways in a world that can feel oh-so-big? Delve into this “wise and lovely reading adventure”...


Old Wolf

by Avi & Brian Floca Atheneum Books for Young Readers (August 04, 2015)

Hunting—the predator, and its prey—is at the heart of this riveting and suspenseful novel from Newbery Medalist Avi with illustrations from Caldecott Medalist Brian Floca.

In the computer game world of Bow...


Oblivion

by Kelly Creagh Atheneum Books for Young Readers (July 28, 2015)

This “romantic, hard-fought” (Kirkus Reviews) conclusion to the Nevermore trilogy takes one last trip to the dream world of Edgar Allan Poe to reveal the intertwined fates of Isobel and Varen.

The boundaries...


River Runs Deep

by Jennifer Bradbury Atheneum Books for Young Readers (July 21, 2015)

In a stunning story that “makes history come alive” (Booklist), a boy is sent to Mammoth cave to fight a case of consumption—and ends up fighting for the lives of a secret community of escaped slaves,...


Search and Destroy

by Dean Hughes Atheneum Books for Young Readers (July 21, 2015)

RICK WARD WANTS TO GO TO WAR.

And he's not sure why. Maybe he's running from his dad and his crazy temper. Maybe he's running from his girl, who seems to think he's more of a joke than a man. Or maybe he's...


Soldier Boys

by Dean Hughes Atheneum Books for Young Readers (July 21, 2015)

Spencer Morgan And Dieter Hedrick, one American, one German, are both young and eager to get into action in the war. Dieter, a shining member of the Hitler Youth movement, has actually met the Führer himself...


Elske: A Novel of the Kingdom

Kingdom #4

by Cynthia Voigt & Jan Vermeer Atheneum Books for Young Readers (May 26, 2015)

She never knew she had a self. From the time she was a child, she was prepared to sacrifice her life when the Volkking summoned her. She never knew she had a heart, until she set out on a journey north to live...