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Emperor of the Universe

by David Lubar Tom Doherty Associates (July 02, 2019)

"Fans of Dav Pilkey, Jon Scieszka, and Tom Angleberger will race to read this smart and silly space adventure." School Library Journal

The launch of a hilarious space adventure trilogy for young readers...


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....


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,...


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....


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...


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...


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...


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

A Beverly Clearly Children's Choice Award Nominee

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

A Chicago Public...


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,...


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...


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...


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...


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?...


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...


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....


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 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...


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...


The Fake Cape Caper

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

When Melvin goes to Las Vegas for the Superhero's Convention, Candace is left in charge of Los Angeles. Between the horrible bullies at school and the devious and sinister Spaz brothers (Major and his brother,...


That Seriously Obnoxious Time I Was Stuck at Witch Rimelda's One Hundredth Birthday Party

by Tina Connolly Tom Doherty Associates (August 26, 2015)

"That Seriously Obnoxious Time I Was Stuck at Witch Rimelda's One Hundredth Birthday Party" is a seriously funny story set in the world of Seriously Wicked, a young adult fantasy novel by Tina Connolly, the...


Everybody Gets Angry

by Noah Lukeman Lukeman Literary Management Ltd (July 01, 2015)

This fun, light-hearted book teaches children that they are not alone and that it’s OK to feel angry—in fact, everybody gets angry, including Dad, Mom, Grammy, the dog, and even the neighborhood squirrel!...


The 39-Story Treehouse

Treehouse #3

by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton Feiwel & Friends (April 07, 2015)

Andy and Terry are once again inviting readers to come hang out with them in their astonishing 39-story treehouse (it used to be 13 stories, then 26 stories, but they keep expanding). And this year they will...


Tales of Bunjitsu Bunny

Bunjitsu Bunny #1

by John Himmelman Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (October 28, 2014)

Introducing Isabel, aka Bunjitsu Bunny! She is the BEST bunjitsu artist in her school, and she can throw farther, kick higher, and hit harder than anyone else! But she never hurts another creature . . . unless...


The Key That Swallowed Joey Pigza

by Jack Gantos Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (September 02, 2014)

The fifth and final book in the groundbreaking Joey Pigza series brings the beloved chronicle of this wired, wacky, and wonderful boy to a crescendo of chaos and craziness, as everything goes topsy-turvy for...


Teacher's Pets

by Stephanie Calmenson, Joanna Cole & Heather Ross Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (June 10, 2014)

In Cole Calmenson's Teacher's Pets, Kate and Lucie are best friends who love, love, love DOGS. But just because they can't have dogs of their own doesn't mean they can't MAGICALLY turn into them!

The FURRY ADVENTURES...


The 26-Story Treehouse

Treehouse #2

by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton Feiwel & Friends (April 01, 2014)

Andy and Terry live in a 26-story treehouse. (It used to be 13 stories, but they've expanded.) It has a bumper car rink, a skate ramp, an antigravity chamber, an ice cream parlor with 78 flavors, and the Maze...


My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish: The SeaQuel

My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish #2

by Mo O'Hara & Marek Jagucki Feiwel & Friends (March 11, 2014)

After Tom rescued Frankie the goldfish from his big brother Mark's toxic science experiment by zapping him back to life with a battery, Frankie somehow became a BIG FAT ZOMBIE GOLDFISH with dangerous hypnotic...


From Norvelt to Nowhere

by Jack Gantos Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (September 24, 2013)

This rocket-paced follow-up to the Newbery Medal–winning novel Dead End in Norvelt opens deep in the shadow of the Cuban missile crisis. But instead of Russian warheads, other kinds of trouble are raining...


Bubble World

by Carol Snow Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (July 30, 2013)

Freesia's life is perfect. She lives on the beautiful tropical island of Agalinas, surrounded by idyllic weather, fancy dress shops, and peacocks who sing her favorite song to wake her up in the morning. She...


My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish

My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish #1

by Mo O'Hara & Marek Jagucki Feiwel & Friends (July 09, 2013)

When Tom's big brother decides to become an Evil Scientist, his first experiment involves dunking Frankie the goldfish into toxic green gunk. Tom knows that there is only one thing to do: Zap the fish with a...


My Life as a Cartoonist

My Life #3

by Janet Tashjian & Jake Tashjian Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (April 30, 2013)

There's a new kid in Derek Fallon's class. His name is Umberto and he uses a wheelchair. Derek's family is still fostering Frank the monkey, and Derek thinks it would be great to train Frank to assist Umberto....


Marco Impossible

by Hannah Moskowitz Roaring Brook Press (March 19, 2013)

In Marco Impossible by Hannah Moskowitz, best friends Stephen and Marco attempt a go-for-broke heist to break into the high school prom and get Marco onstage to confess his love for (and hopefully steal the...


Miss Fortune Cookie

by Lauren Bjorkman Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (November 13, 2012)

Meet Erin. Smart student, great daughter, better friend. Secretly the mastermind behind the popular advice blog Miss Fortune Cookie. Totally unaware that her carefully constructed life is about to get crazy....


Ten Good and Bad Things About My Life (So Far)

by Ann M. Martin Feiwel & Friends (October 02, 2012)

Pearl Littlefield's first assignment in fifth grade is complicated: She has to write an essay about her summer. Where does she begin? Her dad lost his job, she had to go to a different camp—one where her older...


Beware the Ninja Weenies

by David Lubar Tom Doherty Associates (June 05, 2012)

Welcome to the Weenie Zone! Acclaimed author David Lubar is back with Beware the Ninja Weenies, his sixth collection of Warped and Creepy Tales—a series of spooky stories for young readers

Stranded aliens seek...


How Oliver Olson Changed the World

by Claudia Mills & Heather Maione Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (October 25, 2011)

Oliver Olson's teacher is always saying that one person with a big idea can change the world. But how is Oliver supposed to change the world when his parents won't let him do anything on his own—not his class...


It's the First Day of School...Forever!

by R. L. Stine Feiwel & Friends (July 05, 2011)

On the first day of school, Artie falls out of his bed and hits his head. Hard. He tells his mom he's dizzy and she says, "You're just worried about your first day in a new school."

At breakfast, his little brother,...


Woolly Wally

by Dawn McMillan & Ross Kinnaird Libro International (May 04, 2012)

Wally is a magnificent ram who is immensely proud of his fine fleece, and the effect it has on the ewes around him. But such pride always comes before a fall – or in Wally’s case, before the shearing shed....


Goop Soup

Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie #3

by David Lubar Tom Doherty Associates (April 27, 2010)

Bestselling author David Lubar is back with the third exciting installment of the adventures of Nathan Abercrombie, the world's first zombie spy

Nathan is just getting started with his training for secret organization...


Abby Carnelia's One and Only Magical Power

by David Pogue & Antonio Javier Caparo Roaring Brook Press (April 27, 2010)

SILLY MAGICAL POWERS, KIDS ON THE RUN. In a whimsical debut novel from the popular

technology writer.

One day, Abby Carnelia, ordinary sixth grader, realizes she has a magical power. Okay, it's not a fancy one...


Dead Guy Spy

Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie #2

by David Lubar Tom Doherty Associates (January 05, 2010)

In this second installment of the hilarious Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie series by popular author David Lubar, fifth-grader Nathan Abercrombie becomes the world's first zombie spy.

Nathan Abercrombie...


Never Slow Dance with a Zombie

by E. Van Lowe Tom Doherty Associates (August 18, 2009)

Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion meets Night of the Living Dead in this laugh-out-loud debut YA novel by Emmy Award-nominated TV writer E. Van Lowe

Principal Taft's 3 Simple Rules for Surviving a Zombie...