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Cilla Lee-Jenkins: The Epic Story

by Susan Tan & Dana Wulfekotte Roaring Brook Press (March 26, 2019)

Cilla Lee-Jenkins returns to pursue her dreams of becoming a successful author while dealing with her Chinese-American family in Cilla Lee-Jenkins: The Epic Story by writer Susan Tan and illustrator Dana Wulfekotte....


Anna and the Apocalypse

by Katharine Turner & Barry Waldo Imprint (October 23, 2018)

School’s out for the end of the world.

Anna and the Apocalypse is a horror comedy about a teenager who faces down a zombie apocalypse with a little help from her friends.

Anna Shepherd is a straight-A student...


Sticker Girl and the Cupcake Challenge

by Janet Tashjian & Inga Wilmink Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (October 09, 2018)

Jump into Book 3 of this magical middle grade adventure series with Sticker Girl Martina Rivera!

Bonus feature: Sticker sheet featuring the magic stickers from Book 3 packaged with the book.

A gumball machine...


Unclaimed Baggage

by Jen Doll Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (September 18, 2018)

*A New York Times Staff Pick*

*An NPR Best Book of 2018*

*A Buzzfeed Best YA Book of 2018*

In Jen Doll's young adult debut novel, Unclaimed Baggage, Doris—a lone liberal in a conservative small town—has mostly...


Thundercluck!

by Paul Tillery, Iv & Meg Wittwer Roaring Brook Press (September 18, 2018)

Cancel your dinner plans and dig in to Thundercluck! by Paul Tillery IV and Meg Wittwer. This is the first book in a hilarious new series stuffed with Norse mythology, black-and-white illustrations by the dozen,...


Check Out the Library Weenies

by David Lubar Tom Doherty Associates (September 04, 2018)

Master of the macabre David Lubar is back with Check Out the Library Weenies, his ninth collection of Weenies Stories. Here are thirty more scary stories for the middle grade audience--perfect for both avid...


When Life Gives You Demons

by Jennifer Honeybourn Feiwel & Friends (July 17, 2018)

A smart and funny YA novel from Jennifer Honeybourn, When Life Gives You Demons

Some people have school spirit.

Shelby Black has real ones.

Shelby Black has spent the past six months training to be an exorcist....


The 91-Story Treehouse

Treehouse #7

by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton Feiwel & Friends (July 10, 2018)

New York Times-bestselling team Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton invite readers to come hang out with them in their 91-Story Treehouse—the seventh book in the illustrated chapter book series filled with Andy...


Jasmine Toguchi, Flamingo Keeper

Jasmine Toguchi #4

by Debbi Michiko Florence & Elizabet Vukovic Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (July 03, 2018)

*A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2018*

Jasmine's best friend, Linnie, has just gotten a puppy. And now Jasmine wants a pet of her own—a flamingo! So when her grandmother sends Jasmine a daruma doll as...


Jasmine Toguchi, Drummer Girl

Jasmine Toguchi #3

by Debbi Michiko Florence & Elizabet Vukovic Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (April 03, 2018)

*A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2018*

*A CYBILS Easy Reader and Early Chapter Book Award Winner*

It’s talent show time at school, and eight-year-old Jasmine Toguchi is excited to show her stuff. But...


Cilla Lee-Jenkins: This Book Is a Classic

by Susan Tan & Dana Wulfekotte Roaring Brook Press (March 27, 2018)

“Anyone who spends time with Cilla Lee-Jenkins will look forward to reading her in the future.” –Booklist, starred review, on Cilla Lee-Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire

Priscilla “Cilla” Lee-Jenkins...


Hazy Bloom and the Pet Project

by Jennifer Hamburg & Jenn Harney Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (February 27, 2018)

After wacky third grader Hazy Bloom starts seeing visions of things that will happen one day in the future, she hopes her "tomorrow power" will help her get the pet she's always dreamed of in this hilarious...


Raffie on the Run

by Jacqueline Resnick & Joe Sutphin Roaring Brook Press (February 13, 2018)

The Cricket in Times Square meets Finding Nemo—a subway rat must cross New York City to bring his lost little brother home.

Raffie Lipton lives a rat’s dream life. In his family’s subway station home,...


Bunjitsu Bunny vs. Bunjitsu Bunny

Bunjitsu Bunny #4

by John Himmelman Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (October 17, 2017)

Isabel is the best bunjitsu artist in her class. She can throw farther, kick higher, and hit harder than anybunny else. But her strongest weapon is her mind.

This fourth Bunjitsu Bunny book follows Isabel as...


Sticker Girl Rules the School

by Janet Tashjian & Inga Wilmink Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (October 10, 2017)

Jump into Book 2 of this magical middle grade adventure series with Sticker Girl Martina Rivera!

Bonus feature: Sticker sheet featuring the magic stickers from Book 2 packaged with the book.

A Chipmunk Ballerina....


Greetings from Witness Protection!

by Jake Burt Feiwel & Friends (October 03, 2017)

Nicki Demere is an orphan and a pickpocket. She also happens to be the U.S. Marshals’ best bet to keep a family alive. . . .

The marshals are looking for the perfect girl to join a mother, father, and son on...


Wild Child: Forest's First Bully

by Tara Zann, Dan Widdowson & Nicole Otto Imprint (October 03, 2017)

In the fourth book in the Wild Child chapter book series, Forest enlists the help of his raccoon friend to stop a classmate from bullying Olive and accidentally becomes the new target.

Forest looks to his experiences...


Murphy and the Great Surf Rescue

by Gill Lewis & Sarah Horne Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (August 29, 2017)

Meet the students at Puppy Academy—a team of plucky puppies learning to be working dogs.

Murphy is used to being top dog; no one at Puppy Academy can perform a water rescue like he can. But when he's sent to...


The Half-True Lies of Cricket Cohen

by Catherine Lloyd Burns Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (August 22, 2017)

Catherine Lloyd Burns's The Half-True Lies of Cricket Cohen is an outlandish tale of a grandmother and her granddaughter whose us-against-the-world friendship teaches them both about what it means to tell the...


Wild Child: Forest's First Birthday Party

by Tara Zann & Dan Widdowson Imprint (August 15, 2017)

In the third installment of Tara Zann's Wild Child chapter book series, Forest attends his first birthday party and finds himself battling the decorations!

Forest goes with Olive to their classmate's birthday...


Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen

Jasmine Toguchi #1

by Debbi Michiko Florence & Elizabet Vukovic Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (July 11, 2017)

A Junior Library Guild Fall 2017 Selection

An Amazon's Best Children's Books of 2017

An Evanston Public Library's 101 Great Books for Kids List 2017

A Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best Books 2017

A 2017...


Jasmine Toguchi, Super Sleuth

Jasmine Toguchi #2

by Debbi Michiko Florence & Elizabet Vukovic Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (July 11, 2017)

The second heartfelt story of friendship and sisterhood in this charming new chapter book series, starring a Japanese-American girl!

It's a big weekend for Jasmine Toguchi! She's excited to celebrate Girl's Day...


Wild Child: Forest's First Home

by Tara Zann & Dan Widdowson Imprint (April 18, 2017)

A shy girl teaches a wild boy the ways of modern living in Wild Child: Forest's First Home, the first book in this sweet and funny chapter book series!

On a family camping trip, Olive Regle encounters Forest,...


Wild Child: Forest's First Day of School

by Tara Zann & Dan Widdowson Imprint (April 18, 2017)

In the second book in this wildly funny chapter book series, a shy girl is force into the spotlight when a wild boy goes to school for the first time!

At school, Olive expects her best friend Forest to be a...


My Life as a Ninja

My Life #6

by Janet Tashjian & Jake Tashjian Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (April 11, 2017)

Book 6 in the bestselling My Life series!

Derek Fallon has expanded his taste in cartoons to the world of manga and anime. Together with his friends Carly, Matt, and Umberto, Derek has fun learning about all...


The 65-Story Treehouse

Treehouse #5

by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton Feiwel & Friends (April 04, 2017)

Before they can go up, they have to go back—travel through time with Andy and Terry as they attempt to save the treehouse!

New York Times bestselling author Andy Griffiths invites readers to come hang out...


Cilla Lee-Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire

by Susan Tan & Dana Wulfekotte Roaring Brook Press (March 28, 2017)

“Meeting Cilla felt like making a new best friend.” —Grace Lin, bestselling author of Newbery Honor book Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Priscilla "Cilla" Lee-Jenkins is on a tight deadline. Her baby...


Pip and the Paw of Friendship

by Gill Lewis & Sarah Horne Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (March 21, 2017)

Meet the students at Puppy Academy—a team of plucky puppies learning to be working dogs.

Pip is friendly, patient, and loyal—that's why he's training to be a service dog! The only thing standing in his way...


Lou Lou and Pea and the Mural Mystery

by Jill Diamond & Lesley Vamos Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (October 18, 2016)

Perfect for readers outgrowing Ivy & Bean and the Nancy Clancy books!

BFFs Lou Lou Bombay and Peacock Pearl love their PSPP (Post-School Pre-Parents) tea parties on Friday afternoons, where they recap the school...


Bunjitsu Bunny Jumps to the Moon

Bunjitsu Bunny #3

by John Himmelman Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (October 11, 2016)

Isabel is the best bunjitsu artist in her class. She can throw farther, kick higher, and hit harder than anybunny else. But her strongest weapon is her mind!

This third Bunjitsu Bunny book follows Isabel as she...


Sticker Girl

by Janet Tashjian & Inga Wilmink Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (October 11, 2016)

Martina Rivera has a remarkable imagination. But with two extroverted brothers at home, she’s always struggled to make a big impression on those around her. Life soon takes an exciting turn when Martina discovers...


Gertie's Leap to Greatness

by Kate Beasley Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (October 04, 2016)

For fans of Three Times Lucky and The Penderwicks, this endearing new classic spins together sparkling humor, sizzle-pop writing, and a sassy main character with an unforgettable voice.

Gertie Reece Foy is 100%...


Nellie and the Bandit

by Eileen Ross & Erin E. Kono Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (September 27, 2016)

A feisty sheriff's daughter must save the day

When Desperado Dan, the meanest bandit in the West, breaks out of jail, Nellie knows exactly what to do. She has to warn her pa, who is the local sheriff. Along the...


Dragon Tooth Trouble

by Sarah Wilson Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (September 27, 2016)

Losing a tooth isn't easy—especially when you're a dragon

Ginger has a loose tooth, and she is in dragon-size pain. But she will never, never, NEVER go the dentist. So her brothers, Ben and Buster, lasso her...


Scout and the Sausage Thief

by Gill Lewis & Sarah Horne Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (September 20, 2016)

Meet the students at Puppy Academy—a team of plucky puppies learning to be working dogs.

Scout wants nothing more than to be a police dog, just like her mom and dad. But when she fails her test, Scout isn't...


Star on Stormy Mountain

by Gill Lewis & Sarah Horne Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (September 20, 2016)

Meet the students at Puppy Academy—a team of plucky puppies learning to be working dogs.

Everyone says Star is much too fast to be a sheepdog—but when your mom is a sheepdog champion, what else can you be?...


Chickens to the Rescue

by John Himmelman Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (August 23, 2016)

Meet the most heroic chickens in town!

On Monday, Farmer Greenstalk dropped his watch down the well. . . .

On Tuesday, Mrs. Greenstalk was too tired to make dinner. . . .

Who will help the poor Greenstalk family?...


The Wrong Side of Magic

by Janette Rallison Feiwel & Friends (August 23, 2016)

"Whimsical, exciting, funny, adventurous--all the things I loved about books growing up."--James Dashner, New York Times-bestselling author of the Maze Runner series

Hudson Brown stopped believing in magic long...


Pigs to the Rescue

by John Himmelman Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (August 23, 2016)

Farmer Greenstalk and his family have the darnedest luck. Broken-down tractors, kites stuck in trees—they're always having problems! It's a good thing they have such helpful farm animals on hand.

This time...


Patrick Griffin's Last Breakfast on Earth

by Ned Rust Roaring Brook Press (August 02, 2016)

"Part Narnia. Part Home Alone. It wouldn't have shocked me to learn the book had been written by some guy named Lemony Vonnegut." —James Patterson, New York Times bestselling author

“A terrific read, magic...


My Miserable Life

by F. L. Block & Edward Hemingway Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (June 28, 2016)

Ben Hunter has a miserable life -- M-I-S-E-R-A-B-L-E! His sister will only talk to him through text messages, his mom won't let him eat sugar or even go for a bike ride unchaperoned, and a bully at school steals...


Buckle and Squash: The Gigantic Giant Goof-up

by Sarah Courtauld Feiwel & Friends (May 17, 2016)

Once upon a time, on the Old Tumbledown Farm, in The Middle of Nowhere, in the Forgotten Corner of the Kingdom, two sisters are still arguing over their destinies. Sadly, neither of their plans are really working....


Macmillan Children's Publishing Group's 2016 Middle-Grade Chapter Sampler

by Ned Rust Roaring Brook Press (May 10, 2016)

Download the first chapters of FOUR fantastic middle-grade books! This free chapter sampler includes excerpts from Patrick Griffin's Last Breakfast on Earth by Ned Rust; The Voyage to Magical North by Claire...


The 52-Story Treehouse

Treehouse #4

by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton Feiwel & Friends (April 05, 2016)

Andy and Terry live in a 52-Story treehouse. (It used to be a 39-story treehouse, but they keep expanding.) It has a chainsaw-juggling level, a make-your-own-pizza parlor, a rocket-powered carrot-launcher, a...


The Curse of the Bologna Sandwich

by Greg Trine & Rhode Montijo Square Fish (November 24, 2015)

Bad guys tremble at the sound of his name!

Meet Melvin Beederman. He's a pretty good superhero, even though it always takes him five or six tries to get launched and flying. His weakness (every superhero has...


The Grateful Fred

by Greg Trine & Rhode Montijo Square Fish (November 24, 2015)

Bad guys tremble at the sound of his name!

From: grateful@fred.com

To: melvin@beederman.com

Dear Melvin,

We need your help. Someone has been sending us threatening letters. We don't know who it is. Please come...


The Brotherhood of the Traveling Underpants

by Greg Trine & Rhode Montijo Square Fish (November 24, 2015)

The three members of the Bad Guy Brotherhood have broken out of jail, and now they're coming after the superhero who put them there: Melvin Beederman! Goofball McCluskey, Max the Wonder Thug, and Calamity Wayne...


Invasion from Planet Dork

by Greg Trine & Rhode Montijo Square Fish (November 24, 2015)

A few million miles away from Los Angeles, danger is lurking. Evil aliens with some seriously hard to pronounce names like Zzykrkv are visiting earth from their home planet, Dork—to kidnap earthlings for their...


The Revenge of the McNasty Brothers

by Greg Trine & Rhode Montijo Square Fish (November 24, 2015)

Bad guys tremble at the sound of his name!

Crime is at an all-time low in Los Angeles—but not for long. The McNasty Brothers have escaped from prison, and they want REVENGE. The superheroes need all their noggin...


Attack of the Valley Girls

by Greg Trine & Rhode Montijo Square Fish (November 24, 2015)

Melvin Beederman is fresh out of bad guys to catch. Or is he? Little does he know that trouble is brewing in a dressing room at a large department store . . .

Devious and sinister Valley girls Chantele and Brittany...