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Guys Read: Heroes & Villains

by Jon Scieszka, Christopher Healy, Sharon Creech & Cathy Camper et al. Walden Pond Press (April 04, 2017)

Heroes and Villains, the seventh volume in Jon Scieszka’s Guys Read Library of Great Reading, is chock-full of adventure featuring an array of characters—with and without capes.

Featuring ten all-new, original...


Crisis Zero

by Chris Rylander Walden Pond Press (February 02, 2016)

From Chris Rylander, author of the breakout hit Fourth Stall saga, comes the third book in the Codename Conspiracy series—an incredibly funny and clever mash-up of middle grade school story and spy adventure,...


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...


Guys Read: Terrifying Tales

by Jon Scieszka, Adam Gidwitz, R.L. Stine & Dav Pilkey et al. Walden Pond Press (September 01, 2015)

Be afraid, be very afraid of Terrifying Tales, the sixth volume in the Guys Read Library of Great Reading.

Eleven masters of suspense—Kelly Barnhill, Michael Buckley, Adam Gidwitz, Adele Griffin and Lisa Brown,...


The Hero's Guide to Being an Outlaw

by Christopher Healy & Todd Harris Walden Pond Press (April 29, 2014)

The League of Princes returns in the hilariously epic conclusion to Christopher Healy's hit series, which Kirkus Reviews called "part screwball comedy, part sly wit, and all fun" in a starred review!

Prince Liam....


Guys Read: The Warlords of Recess

by Eric S. Nylund Walden Pond Press (September 17, 2013)

Josh and Tony aren’t any great shakes on the basketball court—but with the fate of the planet on the line, they’re going to have to step up. A short story from Guys Read: Other Worlds, edited by Jon Scieszka....


Guys Read: The Klack Bros. Museum

by Kenneth Oppel Walden Pond Press (September 17, 2013)

A train gets waylaid in the middle of nowhere, and Luke and his dad find themselves with four hours to kill before it’s fixed. Just enough time for a trip to the mysterious, decrepit old museum on the edge...


Guys Read: Bouncing the Grinning Goat

by Shannon Hale Walden Pond Press (September 17, 2013)

Spark has stolen her brother’s armor and his sword, and now she’s looking for a job. But this job is going to bring much more than she bargained for, and even her wits might not be enough to save her. A...


Guys Read: The Dirt on Our Shoes

by Neal Shusterman Walden Pond Press (September 17, 2013)

T-Bin has been traveling through space for years to deposit its passengers on a new planet, to give them a new life. But now, mere days from arrival, Tanner can’t shake the feeling that there’s a more sinister...


Guys Read: A Day In the Life

by Shaun Tan Walden Pond Press (September 17, 2013)

An artist takes us through his day, from his own particular perspective. A short story from Guys Read: Other Worlds, edited by Jon Scieszka.


Guys Read: Frost and Fire

by Ray Bradbury Walden Pond Press (September 17, 2013)

Born into a world with only seven days to live, Sim faces the same choice everyone does: how will he spend them? Is there something greater to hope for? A short story from Guys Read: Other Worlds, edited by...


Guys Read: Plan B

by Rebecca Stead Walden Pond Press (September 17, 2013)

Nathan has been locked in his room ever since “it” started growing back. They’re going to come for him soon, so he’s got precious little time to tell us what is happening. A short story from Guys Read:...


Guys Read: The Scout

by D. J. MacHale Walden Pond Press (September 17, 2013)

It was just your typical, run-of-the-mill scout field trip—that is, until Kit spotted an object from space plummeting to Earth. A short story from Guys Read: Other Worlds, edited by Jon Scieszka.


Guys Read: Rise of the RoboShoes

by Tom Angleberger Walden Pond Press (September 17, 2013)

First they were given AutoLaces, then NanoGyroWheels, then FissionSoles and TurboBrains…and then they took over the world. But can they keep it? A short story from Guys Read: Other Worlds, edited by Jon Scieszka....


Guys Read: Other Worlds

by Jon Scieszka, Rick Riordan, Tom Angleberger & D. J. MacHale et al. Walden Pond Press (September 17, 2013)

Other Worlds, the fourth volume in Jon Scieszka’s Guys Read anthology series for tween boys, features ten thrilling new tales of science fiction and fantasy from some of the biggest names in children’s literature....


The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle

by Christopher Healy & Todd Harris Walden Pond Press (April 30, 2013)

Your favorite princes and princesses are back in the hilarious and action-packed sequel to the breakout hit The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by author Christopher Healy, which the New York Times selected...


The Fourth Stall Part III

The Fourth Stall #3

by Chris Rylander Walden Pond Press (February 05, 2013)

The story of Mac, Vince, and middle-school organized crime comes to its thrilling conclusion in the third book of Chris Rylander’s Fourth Stall saga, a series that combines a Godfather-like tale of crime and...


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 Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom

by Christopher Healy & Todd Harris Walden Pond Press (May 01, 2012)

Prince Liam. Prince Frederic. Prince Duncan. Prince Gustav. You’ve never heard of them, have you? These are the princes who saved Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White, and Rapunzel, respectively, and yet,...


The Fourth Stall Part II

The Fourth Stall #2

by Chris Rylander Walden Pond Press (February 07, 2012)

The life of crime is good.Mac has taken down legendary high school crime boss Staples, business has been booming, and Mac and Vince are getting ready for middle school baseball tryouts. But this can’t last....


The Fourth Stall

The Fourth Stall #1

by Chris Rylander Walden Pond Press (February 08, 2011)

The humor of Diary of a Wimpy Kid meets a Godfather-like tale of crime and betrayal in this first book in Chris Rylander's The Fourth Stall Saga.

Do you need something? Mac can get it for you. He and his best...