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The Trouble with Shooting Stars

by Meg Cannistra Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (August 20, 2019)

“A story brimming with hope and sparkling with magic. Meg Cannistra’s writing shines as bright as any shooting star.” —Cassie Beasley, author of Circus Mirandus

“Loving, imaginative, and gorgeously...


Bad Hair Day

by Jim Benton Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (July 23, 2019)

Franny K. Stein is back with another laugh-out-loud experimental adventure in the eighth book in the Mad Scientist series from Jim Benton, the New York Times bestselling author-illustrator of Dear Dumb Diary...


Digging Deep

by Elena Delle Donne Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (June 25, 2019)

From WNBA MVP, Olympic gold medalist, and global ambassador to the Special Olympics Elena Delle Donne comes the fourth novel in a middle grade series with as much heart as there is game.

Elle is still reeling...


Switching Goals

by Alex Morgan Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (June 11, 2019)

From FIFA World Cup Champion, Olympic gold medalist, and bestselling author Alex Morgan comes the tenth book in an empowering and fun-filled middle grade series that inspired the streaming original series, The...


Honeybees and Frenemies

by Kristi Wientge Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (June 04, 2019)

Twelve-year-old Flor faces a bittersweet summer with a pageant, a frenemy, and a hive full of honey.

It’s the summer before eighth grade and Flor is stuck at home and working at her family’s mattress store,...


Batting Order

by Mike Lupica Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (May 28, 2019)

A New York Times bestseller

From acclaimed author of the Home Team Mike Lupica comes a brand-new novel about the heart and soul of baseball.

On or off the field, Matt and Ben couldn’t be more different. Ben...


Just South of Home

by Karen Strong Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (May 07, 2019)

“Readers of Turnage’s Three Times Lucky will appreciate this well-wrought, atmospheric mystery.” —BCCB

“A stirring Southern middle grade book that burns brighter than fireworks on the Fourth.” —...


The Size of the Truth

by Andrew Smith Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (March 26, 2019)

A boy who spent three days trapped in a well tries to overcome his PTSD and claustrophobia so he can fulfill his dream of becoming a famous chef in Andrew Smith’s first middle grade novel.

When he was four...


Ada Lace and the Suspicious Artist

by Emily Calandrelli, Tamson Weston & Renée Kurilla Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (February 12, 2019)

From Emily Calandrelli—Emmy-nominated host of Xploration Outer Space, correspondent on Bill Nye Saves the World, and graduate of MIT—comes the fifth novel in a fun illustrated chapter book series about an...


Meena Meets Her Match

by Karla Manternach & Rayner Alencar Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (January 29, 2019)

Graduates of the Ramona Quimby series will adore Meena Zee as she navigates the triumphs and challenges of family, friendship, and personal secrets in this charming middle grade debut.

Meena’s life is full...


The Polar Bear Explorers' Club

by Alex Bell & Tomislav Tomic Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (November 13, 2018)

A precocious young girl is determined to prove herself as an explorer in the first novel in the whimsical Polar Bear Explorers’ Club series.

Stella Starflake Pearl knows, without a doubt, that she was born...


Out of Bounds

by Elena Delle Donne Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (October 16, 2018)

From WNBA MVP, Olympic gold medalist, and global ambassador to the Special Olympics Elena Delle Donne comes the third novel in a middle grade series with as much heart as there is game.

Elle is finally finding...


Choosing Sides

by Alex Morgan Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (September 25, 2018)

From FIFA World Cup Champion, Olympic gold medalist, and bestselling author Alex Morgan comes the ninth book in an empowering and fun-filled middle grade series that inspired the Amazon original series, The...


Nate Expectations

by Tim Federle Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (September 18, 2018)

“The Nate series by Tim Federle is a wonderful evocation of what it’s like to be a theater kid. Highly recommended.” —Lin-Manuel Miranda, star and creator of the musical, Hamilton

“An exceptional swan...


Lifeboat 12

by Susan Hood Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (September 04, 2018)

“This page-turning true-life adventure is filled with rich and riveting details and a timeless understanding of the things that matter most.”—Dashka Slater, author of The 57 Bus

“Brilliantly told in...


Ada Lace and the Impossible Mission

by Emily Calandrelli, Tamson Weston & Renée Kurilla Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (September 04, 2018)

From Emily Calandrelli—Emmy-nominated host of Xploration Outer Space, correspondent on Bill Nye Saves the World, and graduate of MIT—comes the fourth novel in a fun illustrated chapter book series about...


The Hotel Between

by Sean Easley Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (September 04, 2018)

“Magic and mystery draw you [in]…Can I make a reservation yet?” —James Riley, New York Times bestselling author of the Story Thieves series

“A wild ride across the globe, full of fun, adventure, and...


If This Were a Story

by Beth Turley Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (August 28, 2018)

“An imaginative debut.” —Booklist

“Hannah’s growth is organic and well earned.” —Publishers Weekly

In the tradition of Crenshaw and The Thing About Jellyfish, ten-year-old Hannah copes with the...


Shai & Emmie Star in To the Rescue!

by Quvenzhané Wallis, Nancy Ohlin & Sharee Miller Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (June 19, 2018)

Best friends Shai and Emmie, two third graders destined for superstardom, plan a benefit concert to help stray animals in this third novel in the Shai & Emmie series from Academy Award–nominated actress Quvenzhané...


Full-Court Press

by Elena Delle Donne Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (June 12, 2018)

From 2015 WNBA MVP, 2016 Olympic gold medalist, and global ambassador to the Special Olympics Elena Delle Donne comes the second novel in a brand-new middle grade series with as much heart as there is game.

When...


Ada Lace, Take Me to Your Leader

by Emily Calandrelli, Tamson Weston & Renée Kurilla Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (May 01, 2018)

From Emily Calandrelli—host of Xploration Outer Space, correspondent on Bill Nye Saves the World, and graduate of MIT—comes the third novel in a fun illustrated chapter book series about an eight-year-old...


Redemption

by Mark Walden Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (April 24, 2018)

Sam and his friends embark on one last mission, one final epic final battle against their alien enemies to determine the fate of the Earth in this fast-paced, action-packed conclusion to Mark Walden’s Earthfall...


Stay Sweet

by Siobhan Vivian Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (April 24, 2018)

“A delectable mixture of ice cream and romance.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“For fans of Jenny Han.” —School Library Journal

“A rare, enjoyable portrait of a woman-run business.” —Kirkus...


In the Zone

by Alex Morgan Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (March 20, 2018)

From FIFA World Cup Champion, Olympic gold medalist, and bestselling author Alex Morgan comes the eighth book in an empowering and fun-filled middle grade series that inspired the Amazon original series, The...


Elle of the Ball

by Elena Delle Donne Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (March 13, 2018)

From 2015 WNBA MVP, 2016 Olympic gold medalist, and global ambassador to the Special Olympics Elena Delle Donne comes the first novel in a brand-new middle grade series with as much heart as there is game.

Elle...


Shai & Emmie Star in Dancy Pants!

Shai & Emmie #2

by Quvenzhané Wallis, Nancy Ohlin & Sharee Miller Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (January 09, 2018)

From Academy Award–nominated actress Quvenzhané Wallis comes the second story in a brand-new series about best friends Shai and Emmie, two third-graders destined for superstardom.

Shai Williams—third-grader...


George and the Blue Moon

George #5

by Stephen Hawking, Lucy Hawking & Garry Parsons Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (November 07, 2017)

George and Annie are off on another cosmic adventure inspired by the Mars Expedition in the fifth book of the George’s Secret Key series from Stephen and Lucy Hawking.

George and his best friend, Annie, have...


Shai & Emmie Star in Break an Egg!

Shai & Emmie #1

by Quvenzhané Wallis, Nancy Ohlin & Sharee Miller Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (October 03, 2017)

From Academy Award–nominated actress Quvenzhané Wallis comes the first story in a brand-new series about best friends Shai and Emmie, two third graders destined for superstardom.

Shai Williams was born to...


Autoboyography

by Christina Lauren Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (September 12, 2017)

“This book is epic.” —Cosmopolitan

“A hopeful and moving love story.” —Publishers Weekly

Fangirl meets Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda in this “sensitive and complex” (BCCB) coming-of-age novel...


Ada Lace Sees Red

by Emily Calandrelli, Tamson Weston & Renée Kurilla Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (August 29, 2017)

From Emily Calandrelli—host of Xploration Outer Space, correspondent on Bill Nye Saves the World, and graduate of MIT—comes the second novel in a brand-new chapter book series about an eight-year-old girl...


Ada Lace, on the Case

by Emily Calandrelli, Tamson Weston & Renée Kurilla Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (August 29, 2017)

From Emily Calandrelli—host of Xploration Outer Space, correspondent on Bill Nye Saves the World, and graduate of MIT—comes the first novel in a brand-new chapter book series about an eight-year-old girl...


Karma Khullar's Mustache

by Kristi Wientge Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (August 15, 2017)

In the tradition of Judy Blume, debut author Kristi Wientge tackles the uncomfortable—but all too relatable—subject of female body hair and self-esteem with this “sparkling and triumphant tale of a middle...


Two Roads from Here

by Teddy Steinkellner Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (June 20, 2017)

Five high school seniors. Two different roads. One life-changing decision. For fans of Tommy Wallach and Patrick Ness comes a “must-have coming-of-age story” (School Library Journal) that explores what happens...


Here Lies Daniel Tate

by Cristin Terrill Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (June 06, 2017)

A young, street-savvy runaway looking for a place to call home realizes he might have conned his way into the wrong family in this “unique suspense novel with twists and turns that will keep readers guessing”...


Tash Hearts Tolstoy

by Kathryn Ormsbee Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (June 06, 2017)

From the author of Lucky Few comes a “refreshing” (Booklist, starred review) teen novel about Internet fame, peer pressure, and remembering not to step on the little people on your way to the top!

After a...


Dragon's Green

by Scarlett Thomas Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (May 30, 2017)

“This middle grade series starter is tailor-made for Harry Potter’s fans.” —Kirkus Reviews

For fans of the Land of Stories and the Wings of Fire Series, this first enchanting adventure from acclaimed...


Under Pressure

by Alex Morgan Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (May 16, 2017)

From FIFA World Cup Champion, Olympic gold medalist, and bestselling author Alex Morgan comes the seventh book in an empowering and fun-filled middle grade series that inspired the Amazon original series, The...


Say No to the Bro

by Kat Helgeson Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (May 02, 2017)

The hijinks of Miss Congeniality meet the high school gender politics of The List in Kat Helgeson’s “funny, smart, and exciting” (Ami Allen-Vath, author of Liars and Losers Like Us) novel about two teens...


Anna, Banana, and the Little Lost Kitten

by Anica Mrose Rissi & Meg Park Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (May 02, 2017)

Anna and Banana rescue a stray kitten in the fifth book of this “fast-paced, fun, and funny” (Megan McDonald, bestselling author of the Judy Moody series) illustrated chapter book series about the joys and...


Bubble

by Stewart Foster Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (May 02, 2017)

Wonder meets Mark Haddon in the poignant and uplifting debut novel about superheroes, super-nurses, and the beauty you can find in hope.

Eleven-year-old Joe has never had a life outside of the hospital, with...


Always and Forever, Lara Jean

by Jenny Han Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (May 02, 2017)

“Sweetly funny.” —Entertainment Weekly

New York Times bestselling author

Lara Jean’s letter-writing days aren’t over in this surprise follow-up to the bestselling To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before...


In Over Their Heads

by Margaret Peterson Haddix Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (April 11, 2017)

Nick and Eryn must figure out a way to save the world without sacrificing their newly discovered family in this follow-up to Under Their Skin, which Booklist called “crisp, intriguing, and thought-provoking”...


Point Guard

by Mike Lupica Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (April 04, 2017)

Gus and Cassie have always been on the same team off the field, but in this third novel in New York Times bestselling author Mike Lupica’s Home Team series can they stay friends when they’re on the same...


First Class Murder

by Robin Stevens Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (April 04, 2017)

A murdered heiress, a missing necklace, and a train full of shifty, unusual, and suspicious characters leaves Daisy and Hazel with a new mystery to solve in this third novel of the Wells & Wong Mystery series....


Mars One

by Jonathan Maberry Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (April 04, 2017)

Go on the adventure of a lifetime with a teen and his family after they are selected to colonize Mars in this thrilling new novel from multiple Bram Stoker Award–winning author Jonathan Maberry.

Tristan has...


Blood Family

by Anne Fine Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (March 21, 2017)

Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, this dark and gripping novel tells the tragic story of a smart, sweet child poisoned by circumstance as he struggles to escape the horrors of his childhood.

Edward is four...


The Education of Margot Sanchez

by Lilliam Rivera Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (February 21, 2017)

John Hughes’s Pretty in Pink comes to the South Bronx in this bold and “emotional story about class, race, hard work, and finding one’s place” (Publishers Weekly)—from debut author Lilliam Rivera.

Things/People...


Spurt

by Chris Miles Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (February 07, 2017)

A boy who’s the last in his class to go through puberty tries to fake it till he makes it through a series of cringe-worthy and hilarious events in this “funny, heartfelt” (School Library Journal) balls-and-all...


Yours Truly

by Heather Vogel Frederick Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (January 31, 2017)

Another wild mystery needs to be solved and it’s up to the Pumpkin Falls Private Eyes to solve it in this hilarious follow up to the heartwarming middle grade mystery, Absolutely Truly.

Even Truly Lovejoy has...


AbrakaPOW

by Isaiah Campbell & Dave Perillo Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (November 08, 2016)

Based on a true World War II story, Isaiah Campbell tells a charming mystery about a mishap at a magic show at a POW camp—featuring magic trick how-to diagrams throughout.

Try as she might, cheeky middle schooler...