Category: Kids' Books


The Bell Family

Random House | March 6, 2014 | 368 pages
'Well, little people, what's the news?' Meet the big, happy Bell family who live in the vicarage at St Marks. Father is a reverend, Mother is as kind as kind can be. Then there's all the children - practical Paul, dancing Jane, mischievous Ginnie, and finally the baby of the family, Angus, whose... More Info

Becoming Holmes

Tundra Books | April 1, 2014 | 264 pages
A mystery series worthy of one of the greatest sleuths in English literature, Shane Peacock's acclaimed Boy Sherlock Holmes series reaches an explosive conclusion in this final instalment. Set in the dark, atmospheric streets of Victorian London, this series is about a young boy who is a... More Info

The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen

Tundra Books | February 1, 2014 | 256 pages
13-year-old Henry's happy, ordinary life comes to an abrupt halt when his older brother, Jesse, picks up their father's hunting rifle and leaves the house one morning. What follows shatters Henry's family, who are forced to resume their lives in a new city, where no one knows their past. When... More Info

National Geographic Kids Get Outside Guide

National Geographic Children's Books | April 15, 2014 | 160 pages
This fun-filled guide inspires kids to get out of the house and explore the great outdoors where they can discover the wonder and amazement of the world around them, whether in their backyard, across the country, or around the world.aFull of fun activities, kids will learn how to make backyard bird... More Info

Little Pear Tree

Big Picture Press | April 22, 2014 | 12 pages
Watch as a tiny seed grows through the seasons into a fine pear tree in this beautifully presented first book from Jenny Bowers. This format showcases vibrant artwork with more than twenty-five flaps that you lift to discover creatures hidden in every scene. The charming text makes this the perfect... More Info

Two Speckled Eggs

Candlewick Press (MA) | April 22, 2014 | 32 pages
Reluctantly inviting the class misfit to her birthday party, Ginger bonds with Lyla when the latter arrives early, supports her party choices and gives her a unique gift, an encounter that compels Ginger to reconsider earlier notions.  More Info

Camp Rex

Viking Childrens Books | April 1, 2014 | 40 pages
Cordelia and her troup of dino-scouts enjoy a camping trip in the great outdoors.  More Info

The Awesome, Almost 100% True Adventures of Matt & Craz

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books | April 22, 2014 | 336 pages
A weird website provides Kilgore Junior High students and best friends Matt and Craz with the opportunity to make their cartoons become real, which has some unexpected and dire consequences.  More Info

Happy Doodling!

April 17, 2014 | 128 pages
Join the Mr. Men and Little Misses for some doodling fun in this interactive book. Mr. Happy is going for a walk, but his neighborhood is missing—can you draw it? And get creative as you finish off Mr. Tickle’s arms and Ms. Chatterbox’s face. There’s never a shortage of things to doodle and... More Info

Once Upon a Midnight Eerie

Viking Childrens Books | April 17, 2014 | 224 pages
In The Tell-Tale Start, Edgar and Allan Poe (great-great-great-great-grandnephews of the legendary Edgar Allan Poe) managed to outwit the nefarious Professor P. Pangborn Perry, who was (and is) determined to kill just one of them, in order to prove a mad scientific theory. Now the boys are in New... More Info

Pi in the Sky

Little Brown & Company | April 15, 2014 | 272 pages
Relegated to the humble duty of delivering pies due to his lack of motivation, young Joss, a seventh son of a prestigious family of overachievers, is tasked with recovering a suddenly missing Earth with the assistance of an outspoken Earth girl. By the award-winning author of A Mango-Shaped Space.... More Info

Rayas de Todas la Tallas

Peachtree Pub Limited | April 20, 2014 | 32 pages
In Stripes of All Types, author and illustrator Susan Stockdale brings to life a patterned parade of animals, showing young readers some of the many reasons stripes are found so often in nature. Bouncy, alliterative rhyme and simple phrases keep readers entertained, while a glossary at the back... More Info

A Place for Butterflies (Revised Edition)

Peachtree Publishers | April 1, 2014 | 32 pages
Melissa Stewart shares with young readers the basic facts about butterflies, including how they transform from caterpillars to butterflies, where they live, what they eat, and how they benefit plants and animals. Sidebars throughout the book contain information about how human action has harmed... More Info

The Boy Who Cried Ninja

Peachtree Pub Limited | February 1, 2014 | 32 pages
A young boy named Tim is accused of lying when he tells his parents that a ninja ate the last piece of cake and a sunburned crocodile landed on the roof, so he figures out a way to prove that he is telling the truth.  More Info

Lost for Words

Peachtree Publishers | April 20, 2014 | 32 pages
Tapir has a new notebook and pencils but, unlike his friends, can think of nothing to write and is ready to give up when he finds a better way to communicate--through drawing.  More Info

Churchill's Tale of Tails

Peachtree Pub Limited | April 20, 2014 | 32 pages
When Churchill the pig loses his precious tail, his friends help him hunt for a new one. But trying new tails is so much fun that soon Churchill has forgotten his friends completely. Can Churchill learn to put friendships first and solve the mystery of his missing tail?  More Info

Claude at the Beach

Peachtree Publishers | April 20, 2014 | 96 pages
When Claude the dog and his friend, Sir Bobblysock, decide to have a vacation at the beach, Claude rescues a man from a shark, Sir Bobblysock wins a sand sculpting contest, and both go in search of pirate treasure.  More Info

If I Found a Wistful Unicorn

Peachtree Publishers | September 1, 2002 | 32 pages
If his friend answers yes to any of his questions, then a boy will know his friend loves him.  More Info

Welcome to Dog Beach

Amulet Books | April 20, 2014 | 272 pages
Loving her summer vacations at her grandmother's island cottage until the year her dog passes away and her best friends grow distant, 11-year-old Remy hatches a plan to strengthen her friendships and remember the island's special qualities. By the author of the Pink & Green series.  More Info

From There to Here

April 4, 2014 | 36 pages
A young girl tries to adjust to moving from northeastern Saskatchewan to Toronto, where she misses her father coming home for lunch and looking at the stars at night with her family, but an eight-year-old girl from next door helps her to feel better.  More Info

Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress

April 4, 2014 | 32 pages
Morris is a little boy who loves using his imagination. He dreams about having space adventures, paints beautiful pictures and sings the loudest during circle time. But most of all, Morris loves his classroom’s dress-up center — he loves wearing the tangerine dress. But the children in... More Info

I Wish I Could Draw

April 4, 2014 | 32 pages
When the narrator of this sneakily clever book decides he will try to draw even though he believes he isn’t very good at it, a world of silly possibilities opens for him. By the end of the story, he has vanquished a dragon, been given a medal, published a book, and seen his artwork on display in... More Info

This One Summer

May 1, 2014 | 320 pages
Rose and Windy are summer friends whose families have visited Awago Beach for as long as they can remember. But this year is different, and they soon find themselves tangled in teen love and family crisis. From the creators of Skim comes an investigation into the mysterious world of adults. Sure,... More Info

The Forbidden Library

April 1, 2014 |
When her father is lost at sea shortly after meeting a very unusual visitor, Alice must leave her home to live with an "uncle" whose rural Pennsylvania estate includes a massive and mysterious library that holds much more than books.  More Info

Pig Kahuna Pirates!

Bloomsbury Publishing USA | April 8, 2014 | 32 pages
Pig brothers Dink and Fergus love playing at the beach, but when Dink wakes up from his nap in a grumpy mood, Fergus invites Dink to play with his new pirate ship of sand and gives him the starring role as pirate captain.  More Info

Pig Kahuna

Bloomsbury USA Childrens | April 8, 2014 | 30 pages
Hang-ten! This little piggy is now available in board book for even the littlest surfers.  More Info

How to Knock Out Nightmares

Insight Editions | April 15, 2014 | 32 pages
They come at night and disturb our slumber . . . filled with creepy crawlers and daunting demons, nightmares inspire fear in even the best and bravest. Luckily, this book is filled with tricks and tips to finally banish all those bad dreams. Created to help young readers sleep better at night, How... More Info

How to Defeat Dragons

Insight Editions | April 15, 2014 | 32 pages
They breathe fire, brandish sharp claws, and flap their giant wings . . . even the bravest knights are afraid of dragons. Luckily, thanks to this book filled with unbeatable tricks, readers possess all the secrets to destroying those scaly beasts! With clever text and whimsical illustrations, How... More Info

There's a Dinosaur in My Bathtub

Bloomsbury USA Childrens | April 29, 2014 | 32 pages
There's a dino in our bathtub and his name is Pierre!  More Info

Cowy Cow

Abrams Appleseed | April 20, 2014 | 24 pages
Cowy Cow has one hundred ideas, and some might even be good ones.  More Info

The Heroes of Olympus - Book Three: Mark of Athena

Disney Press | April 8, 2014 | 672 pages
In The Son of Neptune, Percy, Hazel, and Frank met in Camp Jupiter, the Roman equivalent of Camp Halfblood, and traveled to the land beyond the gods to complete a dangerous quest. The third book in the Heroes of Olympus series will unite them with Jason, Piper, and Leo. But they number only... More Info

50 Rainy Day Activities

March 1, 2014 | 112 pages
Includes activities such as flower bracelets, a pirate doorsign and a rainy sky picture; sure to keep children (and adults!) amused for hours.  More Info

The Fourth Stall

Walden Pond Press | January 3, 2012 | 336 pages
Sixth-graders Mac and Vince operate a business charging schoolmates for protection from bullies and for help to negotiate conflicts peacefully, with amazing challenges and results.  More Info

Monster and Chips

HarperCollins Children's Books | April 20, 2014 | 189 pages
Meet the strange customers and sample the foul-food served up at Fuzzby’s monster diner – the brilliant setting for this humorous story from debut author and illustrator, David O’Connell. Highly illustrated in full-colour.  More Info

Panda-Monium at Peek Zoo

Templar | April 8, 2014 | 40 pages
A planned animal parade to celebrate the birth of a new panda at Peek Zoo is complicated by the zookeeper's haphazard mistakes, including letting the baby panda escape, until the zookeeper's son helps save the day. By the award-winning creator of Mr. Peek and the Misunderstanding at the Zoo.  More Info

Have You Seen My Dragon?

Candlewick Press (MA) | April 8, 2014 | 48 pages
Traveling among taxis and towers in the heart of an intricately detailed cityscape, a small boy requests help finding his missing dragon, in a story that invites young children to practice counting to 20 and spot the dragon hiding from his friend. By the creator of Zephyr Takes Flight.  More Info

Bears in the Bath

Candlewick Press (MA) | January 1, 2014 | 32 pages
Splish! Splash! Sploosh! The adorable stars of Bears on Chairs and Bears in Beds are back, and they’re ready for bath time. Or are they? Water, soap, and sponge are there. The bath is ready. Where are the bears? The four little bears are grimy, dirty, and covered in mud! But when they see the... More Info

Soccer Star

Candlewick Press (MA) | April 8, 2014 | 40 pages
Just in time for the World Cup, an inspiring story of a Brazilian boy who dreams of being a soccer star — and the sister who steps in to help his team win a game. When Paulo Marcelo Feliciano becomes a soccer star, crowds will cheer his famous name! Then his mother won’t have to work long... More Info

The ACB with Honora Lee

Tundra Books | April 8, 2014 | 128 pages
Think Little Miss Sunshine in an old-age home. A quirky, touching book in a beautiful package. Perry's mother and father are busy people ... they're impatient, they're tired, they get cross easily. And they think that only children, like Perry, should be kept busy. On Saturday mornings Perry and... More Info

The Almost Fearless Hamilton Squidlegger

Candlewick Press (MA) | April 8, 2014 | 48 pages
An endearing tale of a boy overcoming his bedtime fears with a little help from Dad — and the promise of wormcake in the morning. Hamilton Squidlegger is fearless! Well, almost. During the day he can best all the frackensnappers, skelecragons, and bracklesneeds in the swamp, but at night he... More Info

What We Hide

Tundra Books (NY) | April 8, 2014 | 288 pages
Told from multiple viewpoints, high school Junior Jenny of Philadelphia spends a semester at a Quaker boarding school in Sheffield, England, near where her brother is avoiding the Vietnam draft, and where everyone carries close-held secrets.  More Info

Secrets of the Garden

Dragonfly Books | April 1, 2014 | 40 pages
Alice's family plants a vegetable garden each spring, and the budding naturalist reports all she sees about how the plants grow, what insects come to eat the plants and what birds and animals come to eat the insects--the food chain, right in her own backyard!  More Info

The Bambino and Me

Tundra Books | April 8, 2014 | 48 pages
A picture book that perfectly conjures 1920s New York for fans of baseball and Babe Ruth. This is baseball's The Hockey Sweater (by Roch Carrier) for the US market. aaaaaGeorge Henry Alexander is a huge fan of baseball. His favorite team is the New York Yankees and his favorite player is Babe Ruth.... More Info

Duck & Goose Go to the Beach

Schwartz & Wade Books | April 20, 2014 | 40 pages
A follow-up to the best-selling Duck & Goose and Duck, Duck, Goose finds Duck and Goose's friendship tested by Goose's reluctance to participate in Duck's adventure at the beach.  More Info


Betterlink PressInc | April 1, 2014 | 42 pages
A long time ago in China, there lived a young girl named Mulan. Her father was a retired general who taught her many skills girls weren't normally allowed to learn, like martial arts, archery, sword play and how to ride a horse. One day, soldiers came to Mulan's village. They told everyone China... More Info

The Subtle Knife

Random House LLC | April 20, 2014 | 326 pages
As the boundaries between worlds begin to dissolve, Lyra and her daemon help Will Parry in his search for his father and for a powerful, magical knife.  More Info

Ming's Adventure in the Forbidden City

Betterlink PressInc | April 1, 2014 | 42 pages
A boy of today and a Little Emperor from the past find adventure and fun in the Forbidden City! On a visit to the Forbidden City, Xiao Ming somehow manages to lose his father. During his search, Ming finds a strange set of stairs. Perhaps his father went down them? Off he goes—down the stairs,... More Info

The Golden Compass

Knopf Books for Young Readers | September 10, 2002 | 416 pages
Living among scholars in the hallowed halls of Jordan College, Lyra hears rumors of a magical dust that supposedly possesses powers that can unite whole universes, and begins a difficult and dangerous journey to find it. Reissue. Teacher's Guide available.  More Info


Lorimer | August 10, 2011 | 136 pages
Alecia's soccer team is having a great season. Then Lexi, a tough new player, joins the team and her bad attitude seems to be contagious.  More Info

Soccer Showdown

James Lorimer & Company | September 1, 2011 | 168 pages
Lizzie is named the new captain of the boys' soccer team—but some of her teammates aren't playing nice.  More Info