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My Jasper June

by Laurel Snyder Walden Pond Press (September 03, 2019)

“This book is a treasure—a touching story of friendship, loss, and finding beauty in the everyday, with characters who stay with you long after you’ve turned the final page. I absolutely loved it.”—R....


Finding Orion

by John David Anderson Walden Pond Press (May 07, 2019)

The acclaimed author of Ms. Bixby’s Last Day and Posted returns with an unforgettable tale of love and laughter, of fathers and sons, of what family truly means, and of the ways in which we sometimes need...


Bat and the End of Everything

by Elana K. Arnold & Charles Santoso Walden Pond Press (March 26, 2019)

The third book in the funny and joyful series Katherine Applegate has called “tender and important,” by National Book Award finalist Elana K. Arnold. 

Bixby Alexander Tam (nicknamed Bat) has been the caretaker...


The Lost Girl

by Anne Ursu Walden Pond Press (February 12, 2019)

Anne Ursu, author of the National Book Award nominee The Real Boy, returns with a story of the power of fantasy, the limits of love, and the struggles inherent in growing up.

When you’re an identical twin,...


Love Sugar Magic: A Sprinkle of Spirits

Love Sugar Magic #2

by Anna Meriano & Mirelle Ortega Walden Pond Press (February 05, 2019)

The second book in this breakout series that's been called "charming and delectably sweet." (Zoraida Córdova, award-winning author of the Brooklyn Brujas series)

Leonora Logroño has finally been introduced...


Bat and the Waiting Game

by Elana K. Arnold & Charles Santoso Walden Pond Press (March 27, 2018)

In the tradition of Clementine and Ramona Quimby, meet Bat. Author Elana K. Arnold returns with another irresistible story of friendship in this widely acclaimed series starring an unforgettable boy on the...


Granted

by John David Anderson Walden Pond Press (February 13, 2018)

From the author of beloved novels Ms. Bixby’s Last Day and Posted comes a hilarious, heartfelt, and unforgettable novel about a fairy-in-training.

Everyone who wishes upon a star, or a candle, or a penny thrown...


Love Sugar Magic: A Dash of Trouble

Love Sugar Magic #1

by Anna Meriano & Mirelle Ortega Walden Pond Press (January 02, 2018)

"A charming and delectably sweet debut. Mischief, friendship, and a whole lot of heartLove Sugar Magic has it all." Zoraida Córdova, award-winning author of the Brooklyn Brujas series

Leonora Logroño’s...


Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth

by Frank Cottrell Boyce Walden Pond Press (June 20, 2017)

A one-of-a-kind story of heart, humor, and finding one’s place in the universe.

Prez knows that the best way to keep track of things is to make a list. That's important when you have a grandfather who is...


Posted

by John David Anderson Walden Pond Press (May 02, 2017)

With multiple starred reviews, don't miss this humorous, poignant, and original contemporary story about bullying, broken friendships, social media, and the failures of communication between kids. From John...


A Boy Called Bat

by Elana K. Arnold & Charles Santoso Walden Pond Press (March 14, 2017)

The first book in a funny, heartfelt, and irresistible young middle grade series starring an unforgettable young boy on the autism spectrum, from acclaimed author Elana K. Arnold and with illustrations by Charles...


Platypus Police Squad: Never Say Narwhal

by Jarrett J. Krosoczka Walden Pond Press (May 17, 2016)

From Jarrett J. Krosoczka comes Never Say Narwhal, the final installment in the hilarious, high-action illustrated middle grade series featuring two platypus detectives, perfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy...


The Astounding Broccoli Boy

by Frank Cottrell Boyce Walden Pond Press (September 08, 2015)

From Frank Cottrell Boyce—the beloved, award-winning, New York Times–bestselling author of Millions and Cosmic—comes another hilarious, heartbreaking, and completely original middle grade novel.

Rory Rooney...


The Dungeoneers

by John David Anderson Walden Pond Press (June 23, 2015)

An action-packed, funny, and unexpected middle grade fantasy-adventure from the acclaimed author of Sidekicked.

The world is not a fair place, and Colm Candorly knows it. While his parents and eight sisters seem...


Platypus Police Squad: Last Panda Standing

by Jarrett J. Krosoczka Walden Pond Press (May 05, 2015)

From Jarrett J. Krosoczka comes Last Panda Standing, the third installment in the hilarious, high-action illustrated middle grade series featuring two platypus detectives, perfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy...


Platypus Police Squad: The Ostrich Conspiracy

by Jarrett J. Krosoczka Walden Pond Press (May 06, 2014)

Jarrett J. Krosoczka is back with The Ostrich Conspiracy, the second installment in a fast-paced, action-packed, and hilarious middle-grade series featuring two platypus detectives, perfect for fans of Diary...


The Dyerville Tales

by M. P. Kozlowsky & Brian Thompson Walden Pond Press (April 22, 2014)

"If you enjoyed the travels and adventure in The Hobbit, you'll love the action-packed pages of The Dyerville Tales" (Brightly.com).

The Dyerville Tales is a powerfully imaginative middle grade novel that blurs...


The Real Boy

by Anne Ursu & Erin McGuire Walden Pond Press (September 24, 2013)

National Book Award Longlist * Bank Street Children's Book Committee Best Book of the Year

"Beautifully written and elegantly structured, this fantasy is as real as it gets."—Franny Billingsley, author of Chime...


Platypus Police Squad: The Frog Who Croaked

by Jarrett J. Krosoczka Walden Pond Press (May 07, 2013)

Platypus Police Squad: The Frog Who Croaked is the first in a series of zany, action-packed middle grade mysteries featuring platypus police detectives Rick Zengo and Corey O’Malley.

 

When a call comes in...


Guys Read: Max Swings for the Fences

by Anne Ursu Walden Pond Press (August 21, 2012)

Maximilian Funk is the new kid in school, and not much of a baseball fan, a deadly combination. He has to figure out a way to impress Molly Kinsman, the best pitcher in the city and the most beautiful girl he's...


Guys Read: I Will Destroy You, Derek Jeter

by Chris Rylander Walden Pond Press (August 21, 2012)

Wes' life has been nothing but one tragedy after another since he went to see a game at Yankee Stadium, and it can all be traced back to one man: all-star shortstop Derek Jeter. Now, Derek Jeter must pay.

This...


Guys Read: How I Won the World Series

by Dan Gutman Walden Pond Press (August 21, 2012)

Children's author and lifelong baseball fan Dan Gutman recounts how he himself was actually the hero in the New York Mets' miraculous defeat of the Boston Red Sox in Game Six of the 1986 World Series—the infamous...


Guys Read: Find Your Fire

by Tim Green Walden Pond Press (August 21, 2012)

Offensive lineman Jake and his best friend, Bobby, were planning on playing for the Immaculate Heart football team together—until an unexpected turn of events finds them competing for one scholarship.

This...


Guys Read: The Trophy

by Gordon Korman Walden Pond Press (August 21, 2012)

Lucas and his friends are still reveling in their city-wide middle school basketball championship when the trophy they won goes missing. Foul play is afoot, and it's going to take all their basketball and detective...


Guys Read: Choke

by Joseph Bruchac Walden Pond Press (August 21, 2012)

It takes a big risk in the mixed martial arts arena for 98-pound weakling Johnny to find that real power comes from within.

This short story from the collection Guys Read: The Sports Pages is a winner.


Guys Read: Against All Odds

by Dustin Brown Walden Pond Press (August 21, 2012)

Dustin Brown, all-star captain of the 2012 Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings, tells his story of how he went from being a youth hockey player in Ithaca, New York, to becoming one of the NHL's biggest stars....


Guys Read: The Meat Grinder

by Chris Crutcher Walden Pond Press (August 21, 2012)

If Devin Mack can't actually fight his father, he's going to fight everyone he can find on the football field.

This short story from the collection Guys Read: The Sports Pages is a winner.


Guys Read: The Distance

by Jacqueline Woodson Walden Pond Press (August 21, 2012)

CJ just blew the half-mile relay for his track team, but the race on his mind is the one that's happening off the field in this short story from all-star author Jacqueline Woodson.

This short story from the collection...


Guys Read: The Choice

by James Brown Walden Pond Press (August 21, 2012)

CBS NFL Today anchor James Brown recounts the true story of how the decision he made as a young college basketball star shaped his life forever.

This short story from the collection Guys Read: The Sports Pages...


Guys Read: The Sports Pages

by Jon Scieszka, Gordon Korman, Chris Rylander & Dan Gutman et al. Walden Pond Press (July 10, 2012)

The Sports Pages, the third volume in Jon Scieszka's Guys Read Library of Great Reading, features ten short stories guaranteed to put you in the ring, under the basket, and right behind home plate.

From fiction...


The Mask of Destiny

by Richard Newsome & Jonny Duddle Walden Pond Press (May 15, 2012)

The life of Australian teen Gerald Wilkins changed forever when he inherited twenty billion pounds and a mystery to solve. In The Mask of Destiny, Gerald believes his enemy Sir Mason Green will be put in prison...


Neversink

by Barry Wolverton & Sam Nielson Walden Pond Press (March 27, 2012)

Barry Wolverton's masterful middle-grade debut, Neversink, is an epic tale of some very un-epic birds, a fast-paced and funny story of survival, friendship, and fish, in the vein of Watership Down and Kathi...


Guys Read: Ghost Vision Glasses

by Patrick Carman Walden Pond Press (September 20, 2011)

The ad promised you’d be able to see into the spirit world. But they couldn’t work for real . . . could they? A short story from Guys Read: Thriller, edited by Jon Scieszka.


Guys Read: The Snake Mafia

by Gennifer Choldenko Walden Pond Press (September 20, 2011)

River and Niko find their dad is missing, and they have no choice but to track him down. But when they discover the clues lead to a shady reptile dealer, they start to think they might have gotten in over their...


Guys Read: Pudding

by Jarrett J. Krosoczka Walden Pond Press (September 20, 2011)

His friends warned him not to try the fried pudding at the carnival, but Dan didn’t listen. A short story in comics from Guys Read: Thriller, edited by Jon Scieszka.


Guys Read: Boys Will Be Boys

by James Patterson Walden Pond Press (September 20, 2011)

A train ride home from a school field trip turns sinister when two kids spot a body on the tracks. A short story from Guys Read: Thriller, edited by Jon Scieszka.


Guys Read: Nate Macavoy, Monster Hunter

by Bruce Hale Walden Pond Press (September 20, 2011)

Nate’s best friend Jeremy is missing, and Nate seems to be the only one worried that he’s been captured by hideous creatures that live in the sewers. A short story from Guys Read: Thriller, edited by Jon...


Guys Read: The Double Eagle Has Landed

by Anthony Horowitz Walden Pond Press (September 20, 2011)

Tim Diamond—the world’s worst private detective—takes on his most dangerous case yet, and it’s going to be up to his brother to keep him out of trouble. A short story from Guys Read: Thriller, edited...


Guys Read: Believing in Brooklyn

by Matt De La Pena Walden Pond Press (September 20, 2011)

Benny’s friend Ray come up with his craziest invention idea yet: a machine that grants wishes. But when Benny realizes he has some wishes that need granting, he starts to wonder if it might just work. A short...


Guys Read: Thad, the Ghost, and Me

by Margaret Peterson Haddix Walden Pond Press (September 20, 2011)

There’s nothing better than taking your timid little cousin Thad to one of those sweet haunted houses the 4-H Club decorates for Halloween. Except, of course, if the house turns out to actually be haunted....


Guys Read: Pirate

by Walter Dean Myers Walden Pond Press (September 20, 2011)

Abdullah Syed Hari is fourteen years old. He loves his family and his friends. And he is a Somali pirate. A short story from Guys Read: Thriller, edited by Jon Scieszka.


Guys Read: The Old, Dead Nuisance

by M. T. Anderson Walden Pond Press (September 20, 2011)

Two fake psychics, one real haunted house—what could go wrong? A short story from Guys Read: Thriller, edited by Jon Scieszka.


Guys Read: Thriller

by Jon Scieszka & Brett Helquist Walden Pond Press (September 20, 2011)

A body on the tracks

A teenage terrorist

A mysterious wish-granting machine

The world’s worst private detective

The second volume in the Guys Read Library of Great Reading is chock-full of mystery, intrigue, and...


Guys Read: Will: A Short Story from Guys Read: Funny Business

by Adam Rex & Jon Scieszka Walden Pond Press (July 05, 2011)

Will’s got it rough. He’s practically the only kid in school who hasn’t found out that he’s a wizard or a vampire or the child of a Norse god. But when a supervillain takes over the school and all the...


Guys Read: "What? You Think You Got It Rough?": A Short Story from Guys Read: Funny Business

by Christopher Paul Curtis, Jon Scieszka & Adam Rex Walden Pond Press (July 05, 2011)

Kids. They think they got it so rough these days. But nobody has it worse than Papa Red did when he was a kid. And you better listen up when he talks. A short story from the acclaimed collection Guys Read: Funny...


Guys Read: My Parents Give My Bedroom to a Biker: A Short Story from Guys Read: Funny Business

by Paul Feig, Jon Scieszka & Adam Rex Walden Pond Press (June 28, 2011)

This all started when Steve wouldn’t take out the trash. A short story from the acclaimed collection Guys Read: Funny Business, edited by Jon Scieszka.


Guys Read: Kid Appeal: A Short Story from Guys Read: Funny Business

by David Lubar, Jon Scieszka & Adam Rex Walden Pond Press (June 28, 2011)

The whole school is getting in on the action when a contest is announced: The student who creates the best project on New Cairo’s history will win a trip to the cool new water park in town. Charlie has a plan...


Guys Read: Best of Friends: A Short Story from Guys Read: Funny Business

by Mac Barnett, Jon Scieszka & Adam Rex Walden Pond Press (June 21, 2011)

Ernest is annoying. Ernest is awkward. Ernest is…Ernest. And Dean wants nothing to do with him, until Ernest wins the most spectacular trip in the history of America – and is allowed to bring one friend....


Guys Read: Artemis Begins: A Short Story from Guys Read: Funny Business

by Eoin Colfer, Jon Scieszka & Adam Rex Walden Pond Press (June 21, 2011)

Long before Artemis Fowl appeared in Eoin Colfer’s hit series, he was born in the form of Eoin’s younger brother Donal--the “young criminal mastermind” of the family. And on one particular spring day,...


Guys Read: The Bloody Souvenir: A Short Story from Guys Read: Funny Business

by Jack Gantos, Jon Scieszka & Adam Rex Walden Pond Press (June 14, 2011)

Jack isn’t like the Pagoda brothers. He knows the difference between fun and stupid. Launching yourself across the backyard in a makeshift Roman catapult? Fun. Smoking an entire pack of cigarettes as fast...