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The Untold History of the United States, Volume 1

by Peter Kuznick, Oliver Stone & Susan Campbell Bartoletti Atheneum Books for Young Readers (December 09, 2014)

The truth about America is revealed in this first of four volumes of the young readers' edition of The Untold History of the United States, from Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick,...


Ben Franklin's Almanac

by Candace Fleming Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 15, 2014)

"What good shall I do today?"

How Ben Franklin answered that question -- through his work as a writer, printer, statesman, and inventor -- forever established him as one of America's greatest figures. On one...


Miss Switch Online

by Barbara Brooks Wallace Atheneum Books for Young Readers (June 30, 2008)

If you think nothing much is going on when Rupert P. Brown III begins sixth grade at Pepperdine Elementary School, you'd be dead wrong. Consider the following: a new teacher with the unlikely name of Miss Blossom;...


The Boy on the Wooden Box

by Leon Leyson, Marilyn J. Harran & Elisabeth B. Leyson Atheneum Books for Young Readers (August 27, 2013)

"Much like The Boy In the Striped Pajamas or The Book Thief," this remarkable memoir from Leon Leyson, one of the youngest children to survive the Holocaust on Oskar Schindler's list, "brings to readers a story...


The Vandemark Mummy

by Cynthia Voigt Atheneum Books for Young Readers (March 26, 2013)

A mummy has gone missing! It's not a terribly valuable mummy, but its disappearance spells big trouble for Phineas and Althea's father, who is the curator of a small collection of Egyptian antiquities bequeathed...


Six Days in October: The Stock Market Crash of 1929; A Wall Street Jour

by Karen Blumenthal Atheneum Books for Young Readers (February 12, 2013)

Over six terrifying, desperate days in October 1929, the fabulous fortune that Americans had built in stocks plunged with a fervor never seen before. At first, the drop seemed like a mistake, a mere glitch in...


Your Amazing Digestion from Mouth through Intestine

by Joanne Settel & Steve Bjorkman Atheneum Books for Young Readers (July 02, 2019)

Dr. Joanne Settel has all the answers to our most burning questions in this wacky and informative book of poems about our digestive systems.

Have you ever wondered…

Why spicy foods can make you sweat?

Why...


Reaching for the Moon

by Katherine Johnson Atheneum Books for Young Readers (July 02, 2019)

A Kirkus Reviews Best Middle Grade Book of 2019

“This rich volume is a national treasure.” --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Captivating, informative, and inspiring…Easy to follow and hard to put down.”...


Your Amazing Skin from Outside In

by Joanne Settel & Bonnie Timmons Atheneum Books for Young Readers (September 25, 2018)

A Bank Street Best Book of 2019

It’s itchy, it’s sweaty, it’s embarrassing...but most of all, it’s fascinating! Dr. Joanne Settel has all the answers to our most burning questions in this wacky and informative...


Soaring Earth

by Margarita Engle Atheneum Books for Young Readers (February 26, 2019)

A School Library Journal Best Nonfiction Book of 2019!

In this powerful companion to her award-winning memoir Enchanted Air, Young People’s Poet Laureate Margarita Engle recounts her teenage years during the...


Rising Water

by Marc Aronson Atheneum Books for Young Readers (March 19, 2019)

The incredible true story of the twelve boys trapped with their coach in a flooded cave in Thailand and their inspiring rescue.

On June 23, 2018, twelve members of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach were...


On the Origin of Species

by Rebecca Stefoff & Charles Darwin Atheneum Books for Young Readers (October 02, 2018)

Charles Darwin’s groundbreaking On the Origin of Species is now available in an accessible, illustrated edition for young readers that includes an introduction, glossary, modern insight and information, and...


Our Story Begins

by Elissa Brent Weissman, Kwame Alexander, Tom Angleberger & Kathi Appelt et al. Atheneum Books for Young Readers (July 04, 2017)

From award-winning author Elissa Brent Weissman comes a collection of quirky, smart, and vulnerable childhood works by some of today’s foremost children’s authors and illustrators--revealing young talent,...


Tweak

by Nic Sheff Atheneum Books for Young Readers (May 12, 2009)

The story that inspired the major motion picture Beautiful Boy featuring Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet.

This New York Times bestselling memoir of a young man’s addiction to methamphetamine tells a raw,...


I Will Plant You a Lilac Tree

by Laura Hillman Atheneum Books for Young Readers (May 11, 2010)

"HANNELORE, YOUR PAPA IS DEAD."

In the spring of 1942 Hannelore received a letter from Mama at her school in Berlin, Germany--Papa had been arrested and taken to a concentration camp. Six weeks later he was...


Talk, Talk

by E.L. Konigsburg Atheneum Books for Young Readers (March 29, 2011)

In TalkTalk E. L. Konigsburg presents a selection of speeches she has given over a period of 25 years. In her introduction to the first speech, and to the book as a whole, she explains:

"While each of my books...


The American Muslim Teenager's Handbook

by Dilara Hafiz, Imran Hafiz & Yasmine Hafiz Atheneum Books for Young Readers (February 10, 2009)

Everything you always wanted to know about Islam -- but didn't know to ask!

What does it mean to be Muslim in America? Ask ten different people and you'll probably receive ten different answers. Islam is...


10,000 Days of Thunder

by Philip Caputo Atheneum Books for Young Readers (November 15, 2011)

It was the war that lasted ten thousand days. The war that inspired scores of songs. The war that sparked dozens of riots. And in this stirring chronicle, Pulitzer Prize- winning journalist Philip Caputo writes...


Stars in the Shadows

by Charles R. Smith Jr. & Frank Morrison Atheneum Books for Young Readers (January 03, 2012)

Meet Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, and other baseball heroes in this unique radio broadcast reenactment of a legendary All-Star Game, marking a pivotal time in sports history.

1934, Chicago. Come step back in time...


Three Little Words

by Ashley Rhodes-Courter Atheneum Books for Young Readers (June 20, 2008)

"Sunshine, you're my baby and I'm your only mother. You must mind the one taking care of you, but she's not your mama." Ashley Rhodes-Courter spent nine years of her life in fourteen different foster homes,...


Exploding Ants

by Joanne Settel Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 08, 2014)

A wasp lays its eggs under a caterpillar's skin so that its young can eat the caterpillar's guts as they grow. A young head louse makes its home on a human hair and feasts on human blood. Frogs use their eyeballs...


The Untold History of the United States, Volume 2

by Peter Kuznick, Oliver Stone & Eric Singer Atheneum Books for Young Readers (January 15, 2019)

Discover America’s secrets in this second of two volumes of the young readers’ edition of The Untold History of the United States, from Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick, adapted...


Island Treasures

by Alma Flor Ada, Antonio Martorell & Edel Rodriguez Atheneum Books for Young Readers (August 25, 2015)

The author of My Name Is María Isabel offers an inspiring look at her childhood in Cuba in this collection that includes Where the Flame Trees Bloom, Under the Royal Palms, five new stories, and more.

These...


Enchanted Air

by Margarita Engle & Edel Rodriguez Atheneum Books for Young Readers (August 04, 2015)

In this poetic memoir, which won the Pura Belpré Author Award, was a YALSA Nonfiction Finalist, and was named a Walter Dean Myers Award Honoree, acclaimed author Margarita Engle tells of growing up as a child...


Three More Words

by Ashley Rhodes-Courter Atheneum Books for Young Readers (June 30, 2015)

In the sequel to the New York Times bestselling memoir Three Little Words, Ashley Rhodes-Courter expands on life beyond the foster care system, the joys and heartbreak with a family she's created, and her efforts...


Trapped

by Marc Aronson Atheneum Books for Young Readers (August 30, 2011)

The amazing story of the trapped Chilean miners and their incredible rescue that Publishers Weekly calls "a riveting, in-depth recounting of the events that held the world rapt."

In early August 2010, the unthinkable...