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Me and Sam-Sam Handle the Apocalypse

by Susan Vaught Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (May 14, 2019)

“Edgar-winning Vaught, a neuropsychologist, has both personal and professional experience to draw on in crafting a narrator who is admirably smart and resilient despite an ‘itchy’ brain and a compulsion...


Fast Break

by Derek Jeter & Paul Mantell Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (April 16, 2019)

In the sixth book in the New York Times bestselling middle grade series inspired by the life of iconic New York Yankee Derek Jeter, young Derek bites off more than he can chew when he decides to enter the school...


Smoke and Mirrors

by K. D. Halbrook Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (September 04, 2018)

“Rewarding.” —BCCB (starred review)

A Wrinkle in Time–inspired adventure…Halbrook’s writing is artful.” —Kirkus Reviews

“This is a story to savor.” —Kathi Appelt, National Book Award finalist...


The Crossroads

by Alexandra Diaz Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (September 04, 2018)

“An incredibly heartfelt depiction of immigrants and refugees in a land full of uncertainty.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Insightful, realistic picture...especially important reading for today’s children.” —...


The Boy, the Boat, and the Beast

by Samantha M. Clark Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (June 26, 2018)

“A poignant story.” —School Library Journal

“An unforgettable, life-affirming tale.” —Booklist

The Graveyard Book meets Hatchet in this eerie novel about a boy who is stranded on a mysterious beach,...


Curveball

by Derek Jeter & Paul Mantell Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (April 17, 2018)

In the fifth book in the New York Times bestselling middle grade series inspired by the life of iconic New York Yankee Derek Jeter, Derek spends the summer with his grandparents in Pequannock Township, New Jersey....


Lucy Castor Finds Her Sparkle

by Natasha Lowe Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (February 20, 2018)

“A quietly reassuring story showing that change can be a good thing at times.” —Kirkus Reviews

“This is a feel-good story…a wonderful read-aloud, especially for snuggling by a fire on a cold night!”...


Escape from Aleppo

by N. H. Senzai Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (January 02, 2018)

“Filled with kindness and hope, but also with the harsh realities of the horrors of war, this heartbreaking book is a necessary reminder of what many people live through every day.” —Booklist (starred...


P.S. Send More Cookies

by Martha Freeman Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (May 16, 2017)

The girls from Flowerpot Cabin learn that there are two things they can count on in life—friendship and cookies—in Martha Freeman’s third novel in the Secret Cookie Club series, which was called “a younger...


Fair Ball

by Derek Jeter & Paul Mantell Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (April 18, 2017)

Inspired by Derek Jeter’s own life, Fair Ball is the fourth middle grade novel in the New York Times bestselling Jeter Publishing Program and focuses on the theme “the world isn’t always fair.”

Life isn’t...


Vilonia Beebe Takes Charge

by Kristin L. Gray Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (March 07, 2017)

“A heartfelt read filled with nuanced characters; recommended for those seeking a fast-paced adventure with a very human story.” —School Library Journal

“A humorous, poignant, realistic debut story.”...


Effie Starr Zook Has One More Question

by Martha Freeman Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (March 07, 2017)

“An excellent addition to middle grade collections.” —School Library Journal (starred review)

After being shipped off to stay with her aunt and uncle in Nowheresville, Pennsylvania, city girl Effie Starr...


Calico Girl

by Jerdine Nolen Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (February 14, 2017)

A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2017

“Nolen’s tender story of the Wilcomb family’s losses and aspirations will resonate. At once heartbreaking and uplifting, a gentle, lyrical story of a determined black...


The Only Road

by Alexandra Diaz Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (October 04, 2016)

PURA BELPRÉ HONOR BOOK

ALA NOTABLE BOOK

“An important, must-have addition to the growing body of literature with immigrant themes.” —School Library Journal (starred review)

Twelve-year-old Jaime makes the...


Things Too Huge to Fix by Saying Sorry

by Susan Vaught Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (September 06, 2016)

CBC/NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book

Finalist for the Edgar Allan Poe Award

ILA Young Adults’ Choices

“A provocative, sensitive, and oh-so-timely read.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Ambitious,...


The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel

by Natasha Lowe Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (August 30, 2016)

Penderwicks meets Edward Eager in this moving story “that will remind readers of Roald Dahl’s Matilda” (School Library Journal) about a young witch found in a flowerpot who embarks on a journey to discover...


Campfire Cookies

by Martha Freeman Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (May 17, 2016)

The girls from Flowerpot Cabin are back at camp in Martha Freeman’s second novel in the Secret Cookie Club series, which was called “a younger version of Ann Brashares’s The Sisterhood of the Traveling...


Change Up

by Derek Jeter & Paul Mantell Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (April 26, 2016)

In the third book in the New York Times bestselling middle grade series inspired by the life of iconic New York Yankee Derek Jeter, Derek’s father keeps his promise to coach his son’s youth baseball team....


OCDaniel

by Wesley King Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (April 12, 2016)

EDGAR AWARD WINNER FOR BEST MYSTERY

BANK STREET BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR

SILVER BIRCH AWARD WINNER

“Complex and satisfying. Written from Daniel’s point of view, this perceptive first-person narrative is sometimes...


Astrotwins -- Project Rescue

by Mark Kelly & Martha Freeman Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (March 01, 2016)

Twins Mark and Scott discover an abandoned Apollo command module and take off to rescue a stranded Russian cosmonaut in the second Astrotwins adventure from retired NASA astronaut and the #1 New York Times bestselling...


Ticket to India

by N. H. Senzai Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (November 17, 2015)

A family trip to India turns into a grand adventure in this contemporary novel about the Great Partition, from the award-winning author of Saving Kabul Corner and Shooting Kabul.

A map, two train tickets, and...


Libby of High Hopes, Project Blue Ribbon

by Elise Primavera Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (September 15, 2015)

Libby Thump’s life is a perfect mix of horseback riding, art, and her dog Margaret until her resilience is put to the test when she must learn to ride a challenging pony in this chapter book companion to Libby...


The Secret Cookie Club

by Martha Freeman Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (May 19, 2015)

Friends make everything better—and so do cookies!—in this warm-hearted novel in the tradition of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, with a middle grade dash of sugar and spice.

The campers in Flowerpot...


Hit & Miss

by Derek Jeter & Paul Mantell Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (April 28, 2015)

The second book in the New York Times bestselling Jeter Publishing imprint, Hit & Miss is a middle grade baseball novel inspired by the youth of legendary sports icon and role model Derek Jeter.

“Just try to...


Anastasia and Her Sisters

by Carolyn Meyer Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (April 07, 2015)

There’s a heavy price to pay for royalty in this compelling—and true—story of Anastasia Romanov and her fellow grand duchesses of Russia, from an award-winning novelist.

It’s summer in 1914 and the Romanovs...


Astrotwins -- Project Blastoff

by Mark Kelly & Martha Freeman Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (March 17, 2015)

A team of middle schoolers prepares for blastoff in this adventure from the author of the New York Times bestselling Mousetronaut, based on the childhoods of real-life astronauts Mark Kelly and his twin brother...


Footer Davis Probably Is Crazy

by Susan Vaught & Jennifer Black Reinhardt Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (March 03, 2015)

Winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award for best mystery

Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year

“Like its heroine, this contemporary mystery is compelling, offbeat, and fearless.” —The Horn Book

“A...


The Incredible Space Raiders from Space!

by Wesley King Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (February 10, 2015)

Lord of the Flies meets Star Trek in this outer space story of adventure, mystery, and fantastical fun from the author of The Vindico and The Feros.

When Jonah wakes up on the Fantastic Flying Squirrel, he’s...


The Courage of Cat Campbell

by Natasha Lowe Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (January 06, 2015)

“Lowe echoes the whimsy of J.K. Rowling with…charismatic characters.” —Publishers Weekly

“Fans of Matilda…will be happy to meet another spunky girl.” —School Library Journal

Cat Campbell is a...


Hidden

by Donna Jo Napoli Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (December 30, 2014)

A young girl must learn to survive and find her family against all odds in this heartbreaking companion to Hush from award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli.

Lost at sea when her sister is taken captive on a marauding...


The Contract

by Derek Jeter & Paul Mantell Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (September 23, 2014)

The debut book in the New York Times bestselling Contract series, The Contract is a middle grade baseball novel inspired by the youth of legendary sports icon and role model Derek Jeter.

As a young boy, Derek...


Revenge of the Bully

by Scott Starkey Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (September 23, 2014)

Rodney Rathbone must protect his reputation as a reluctant hero when he takes on team sports—and a football bully—in this laugh-out-loud follow-up to How to Beat the Bully Without Really Trying and Call...


Pay It Forward

by Catherine Ryan Hyde Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (August 19, 2014)

The internationally bestselling book that inspired the Pay It Forward movement is now available in a middle grade edition.

Pay It Forward is a moving, uplifting novel about Trevor McKinney, a twelve-year-old...


Wishes

by Molly Cochran Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (April 29, 2014)

In the e-only companion to Molly Cochran’s Legacy and Poison, Kaity Ainsworth learns that wishes come with consequences.

On Walpurgisnacht, where it is said that fairies abound, Katy meets a troubled fairy...


Extra Innings

by Tiki Barber, Ronde Barber & Paul Mantell Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (February 18, 2014)

Batter up! Football, basketball, and now baseball—is there anything the Barber brothers won’t try their best to do? The Barbers join the baseball team in this home-run adventure from NFL superstars and bestselling...


Saving Kabul Corner

by N. H. Senzai Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (February 04, 2014)

From Afghanistan to America, family matters most in this “empowering mystery” (Publishers Weekly), a companion to Shooting Kabul, which Kirkus Reviews called a “story with much to offer.”

A rough and...


The Dagger X

by Brian Eames Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (November 12, 2013)

Kitto’s adventure continues in the suspenseful sequel to The Dagger Quick, which School Library Journal called aquest perfect for landlubbers and pirate aficionados alike.”

On the high seas of the Caribbean...


Jump Shot

by Tiki Barber, Ronde Barber & Paul Mantell Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (November 05, 2013)

The Barber brothers know their way around a football field—but can they succeed on the basketball court? Find out in this slam dunk with “lively basketball action and life lessons aplenty (Kirkus Reviews...


Yuck's Robotic Butt Blast

by Matt and Dave & Nigel Baines Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (August 06, 2013)

Yuck creates an amazingly gross invention and tries to outlast his sister on an outdoor adventure in these two delightfully disgusting tales.

In “Yuck’s Robotic Bottom,” Yuck is determined to win first...


Yuck's Big Booger Challenge

by Matt and Dave & Nigel Baines Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (June 04, 2013)

Join Yuck for some bona fide Yucky fun as he takes on big boogers and stinky socks in these two revolting adventures.

In “Yuck’s Big Booger Challenge,” Yuck is always getting in trouble for picking his...


Yuck's Pet Worm

by Matt and Dave & Nigel Baines Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (April 02, 2013)

Yuck is the master of all things disgusting in these two tales—especially when he adds a squirmy pet and some gross-out tricks to the mix.

In “Yuck’s Pet Worm,” Yuck has a new pet—a worm called Fang....


All My Noble Dreams and Then What Happens

by Gloria Whelan Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (April 02, 2013)

Rosalind is caught between two worlds as Gandhi’s nonviolent revolution takes hold in this companion to Small Acts of Amazing Courage that “seamlessly weaves history and culture into a novel that stands...


The Call of the Bully: A Rodney Rathbone Novel

by Scott Starkey Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (January 01, 2013)

Rodney Rathbone is back in this sequel to How to Beat the Bully Without Really Trying—but will his superstar reputation survive summer camp?

Rodney’s parents surprise him by signing him up for summer camp—pitting...


Victoria Rebels

by Carolyn Meyer Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (January 01, 2013)

Queen Victoria’s personal journals inform this “intimate and authentic portrait” (Booklist) of one of history’s most prominent female leaders.

Queen Victoria most certainly left a legacy—under her rule...


The Power of Poppy Pendle

by Natasha Lowe Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (September 04, 2012)

“There is a strong essence of Roald Dahl to this story…a crowd-pleaser.” —Library Media Connection

“[A] sweet story about true friendship.” —School Library Journal

Poppy has magical powers, but...


End Zone

by Tiki Barber, Ronde Barber & Paul Mantell Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (August 28, 2012)

The Hidden Valley Eagles have high hopes for the football championship in this novel from NFL superstars and bestselling authors Tiki and Ronde Barber.

Tiki and Ronde are ready to end junior high with a win—a...


Libby of High Hopes

by Elise Primavera Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (June 12, 2012)

“High hopes finally pay off for a horse-loving girl” (Kirkus Reviews) in this charming chapter book from New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Elise Primavera.

Ten-year-old Libby Thump loves two...


Waiting

by Carol Lynch Williams Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (May 01, 2012)

After her brother’s death, a teen struggles to rediscover love and find redemption in this “stunningly powerful free-verse story” (VOYA).

Growing up, London and Zach were as close as could be. And then...


Yuck's Slime Monster

by Matt and Dave & Nigel Baines Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (May 01, 2012)

Captain Underpants fans will be gleefully disgusted with this new laugh-out-loud series, starring a boy so gross they named him Yuck.

In “Yuck’s Slime Monster,” the Prince of Pungency hatches a disgusting...


Yuck's Amazing Underpants

by Matt and Dave & Nigel Baines Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (May 01, 2012)

The gross-out antics of these two Yuck adventures take disgusting to a new level!

In “Yuck’s Amazing Underpants,” Yuck has been wearing his favorite underpants every day and every night—for six weeks....