Category: Kids' Books


Under the Ocean

Tate Gallery Publication | October 21, 2014 | 10 pages
Climb aboard the sailboat Oceano and get ready to depart on an expedition around the world! The scenery changes as we sail from busy port to icy Arctic, over stormy seas, and toward an idyllic sunset. This book's gorgeous palette and lyrical prose make an appealing package, though it's what lies... More Info

Lupo and the Secret of Windsor Castle

Hodder Children's Books | September 4, 2014 | 224 pages
Deep in the castle, something stirs ... Double-crossing royal corgi Vulcan has discovered a centuries-old secret - and he's determined to use it against England and the crown. In league with evil raven Edgar and his sidekick Claw, he's hatched a plot to seize power. An Imperial Swan, Cyril, has... More Info

A Child's Christmas in Wales

October 2, 2014 | 80 pages
All the Christmases roll down toward the two-tongued sea, like a cold and headlong moon bundling down the sky that was our street; and they stop at the rim of the ice-edged, fish-freezing waves, and I plunge my hand in the snow and bring out whatever I can find... Dylan Thomas's lyrical account of... More Info

The Thirteen Secrets

Simon & Schuster UK | October 21, 2014 | 400 pages
Return to the world of fairies with Tanya, Fabian, and Red in the final exciting episode in the Thirteen sequence. Red’s past won’t stay hidden. She’s now living at Elvesden Manor under her real name, Rowan, and trying to put her terrible adventures behind her. But staying out of trouble... More Info

What the Ladybird Heard Read and Play Farm

Macmillan Children's Books | July 31, 2014 | 32 pages
The number one bestseller, now with a fabulous farm play set. Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len have a cunning plan to steal the farmer's fine prize cow. But the tiniest, quietest creature on the farm has a plan of her own -- and YOU can help her save the day! This ingenious all-in-one format features a... More Info

The Something

Macmillan Children's Books | August 1, 2014 | 32 pages
When a little boy's ball disappears down a mysterious hole in the garden, he can't stop thinking about what could be down there -- a little mouse's house? The lair of a hungry troll? Or maybe even a dragon's den. Whatever it may be, he's determined to find out! A glorious imaginative adventure,... More Info

If You Give a Mouse an Iphone

Blue Rider Press | October 21, 2014 | 40 pages
From the New York Times?bestselling author of Goodnight iPad comes a new and delightfully tech-obsessed parody of a beloved classic for children and adults alike.  More Info

Compost Stew

Dragonfly Books | October 14, 2014 | 40 pages
A rhyming recipe explains how to make the dark, crumbly, rich, earth-friendly food called compost while collage illustrations made with recycled and found materials echo the eco-friendly message. By the author of Millions of Snowflakes.  More Info


Downtown Bookworks | September 2, 2014 | 20 pages
A celebration of girl power for budding super heroines featuring beloved DC characters from Wonder Woman to Batgirl. Exploring attributes from physical strength to intuition, this introduction to DC's super heroines is also a catalog of role models for little girls. From Wonder Woman's ability to... More Info

Rookie Yearbook Three

Razorbill | October 7, 2014 | 358 pages
An exciting new partnership between PYRG and Rookie (, Yearbook Three is the ultimate compendium featuring the best of Rookie from the 2013-2014 year. There will be lots of beautiful art and writing: life lessons, diary entries, discoveries from Literally the Best Thing Ever, DIY... More Info

The Thirteen Curses

Simon & Schuster UK | October 21, 2014 | 464 pages
Return to the world of fairies with Tanya, Fabian, and Red in this enchanting sequel to The Thirteen Treasures. The Thirteen Treasures have become the Thirteen Curses. When fairies stole her brother, Red vowed to get him back. Now trapped in the fairy realm, she begs an audience with the fairy... More Info

Happy Zappa Cat

Simon & Schuster UK | October 21, 2014 | 32 pages
A funny and lively romp of a book following a witty, city kitty on a crazy journey from home to the jungle—and back again! Happy Zappa Cat loves driving his cab through the city, visiting museums and eating at fancy restaurants. But then he makes some new friends who convince him to join them in... More Info

Mr. Men Little Miss Christmas Mad Libs

October 16, 2014 | 48 pages
Favorite Mr. Men and Little Miss characters originated by Hargreaves star in this collection of original holiday stories that's an ideal stocking stuffer for kids of all ages. Illustrations. Consumable.  More Info

Here Comes Santa Cat

Dial | October 21, 2014 | 88 pages
"Cat wants off Santa's naughty list and makes several valiant attempts, but this 'being nice' business is trickier than he thought"--  More Info

Skippyjon Jones Snow What

Dial | October 21, 2014 | 32 pages
Skippyjon Jones, the Siamese cat that thinks he is a Chihuahua dog, stars in a fairy tale set in the winter wonderland of his imagination.  More Info

Children Growing Up with War

Candlewick Press (MA) | October 14, 2014 | 48 pages
Provides a candid look at young lives upended by violence and strife around the world, including such nations as Rwanda, Lebanon, and Afghanistan.  More Info

The Princess in Black

Candlewick Press (MA) | October 1, 2014 | 96 pages
Who says princesses don't wear black? When trouble raises its blue monster head, Princess Magnolia ditches her flouncy dresses and becomes the Princess in Black! An award-winning team presents the first in a humorous and action-packed chapter book series. Illustrations.  More Info

Sam and Dave Dig a Hole

Candlewick Press (MA) | October 14, 2014 | 40 pages
With perfect pacing, a "New York Times"-bestselling team digs down for a deadpan tale full of visual humor. Sam and Dave are on a mission to find something spectacular. So they dig a hole. And they keep digging. And they find . . . nothing. Yet the day turns out to be pretty spectacular after all.... More Info

The Animals' Santa

Putnam Publishing Group | October 21, 2014 | 32 pages
"It's Little Snow the rabbit's first Christmas and after all the forest animals tell him about the animals' Santa, he is excited to wake up on Christmas morning to find his own surprise"--  More Info

In My Heart

Abrams Appleseed | October 21, 2014 | 28 pages
A young girl explores what different emotions feel like, such as happiness which makes her want to twirl, or sadness which feels as heavy as an elephant.  More Info

Sensational Senses

Ticktock Books, Limited | October 7, 2014 | 14 pages
Packed with sensory activities, this novelty lift-the-flap book will help you understand the incredible ways in which your senses work. Wink! See the mind-boggling illusions. Grab! Feel the tricky textures. Find out how we experience the world in this amazing book which delves into the human body... More Info

My Weirder School #12: Mrs. Lane Is a Pain!

HarperCollins | October 14, 2014 | 112 pages
With more than 7 million books sold, the My Weird School series really gets kids reading! For A.J. and the gang at Ella Mentry School, weirdness and fun are all part of the routine. In this twelfth book in the outrageously funny My Weirder School series, Principal Klutz hires a talent coach, Mrs.... More Info

Little Critter: Just a Special Day

HarperCollins | October 14, 2014 | 32 pages
Join Mercer Mayer's classic and loveable character, Little Critter®, as he sets out on a new adventure in this brand-new My First I Can Read storybook! When Mom and Little Sister go to town, Dad treats Little Critter to a special day. Together they ride bikes, play football, and catch a baseball... More Info

The New 50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Save the Earth

Andrews McMeel Publishing | March 1, 2009 | 208 pages
Offers children simple, practical means of contributing to the efforts to save the planet, including fifty projects recommended by respected environmental groups.  More Info


Dial | October 21, 2014 | 160 pages
Dory, the youngest in her family, is a girl with a very active imagination, and she spends the summer playing with her imaginary friend, pretending to be a dog, battling monsters, and generally driving her family nuts.  More Info

A Perfectly Messed-Up Story

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | October 7, 2014 | 40 pages
In this interactive and engaging read-aloud, bestselling author and award-winning artist Patrick McDonnell creates a funny, engaging, and almost perfect story about embracing life's messes. Little Louie's story keeps getting messed up, and he's not happy about it! What's the point of telling his... More Info

A Christmas Carol

Penguin Classics | October 7, 2014 | 144 pages
A delightful new holiday series featuring five classic Christmas tales in luxurious hardcover editions Truly stunning book design has become a Penguin Classics tradition. We now introduce a new must-have, collectible series featuring beautiful hardcover editions of some of the best-loved and... More Info

The Night Before Christmas

Penguin Classics | October 7, 2014 | 80 pages
A delightful new holiday series featuring five classic Christmas tales in luxurious hardcover editions Truly stunning book design has become a Penguin Classics tradition. We now introduce a new must-have, collectible series featuring beautiful hardcover editions of some of the best-loved and... More Info

A Merry Christmas

Penguin Classics | October 7, 2014 | 160 pages
A delightful new holiday series featuring five classic Christmas tales in luxurious hardcover editions Truly stunning book design has become a Penguin Classics tradition. We now introduce a new must-have, collectible series featuring beautiful hardcover editions of some of the best-loved and... More Info

Endgame: The Calling

HarperCollins | October 7, 2014 | 480 pages
Twelve ancient cultures were chosen millennia ago to represent humanity in Endgame, a global game that will decide the fate of humankind. Endgame has always been a possibility, but never a reality…until now. Twelve meteorites have just struck Earth, each meteorite containing a message for a... More Info

Sugar and Spice

July 17, 2014 | 144 pages
Eleven-year-old Hannah Hallett's life has changed. Her mum has recently remarried, and Hannah's got a new dad and twin sisters! The whole family have moved from the city to a small town so that Hannah's mum can fulfil her life-long dream of opening a bakery. But things don't start well for the new... More Info

Sally in the Snow

Abrams Appleseed | August 1, 2014 | 20 pages
Sally visits a dog-friendly ski lodge, complete with dog skiing, dog snowboarding, dog sledding, and, of course, dog dinner! Adapted from Huneck's classic picture book "Sally's Snow Adventure, " this board book is ideal for snow-loving toddlers. Full color.  More Info

100 Things That Make Me Happy

Abrams Appleseed | October 21, 2014 | 40 pages
Lists a wide variety of items, from red socks to peekaboo, that can make one happy.  More Info

Zoom In

Ticktock Books, Limited | October 7, 2014 | 48 pages
Take a closer look . . . What does an ant's eyeball look like? How can a cauliflower help with your maths homework? And what color is a peacock's tail really? The answers to these questions and many more are revealed with these amazing images of familiar animals and objects that show a different -... More Info


Ticktock Books, Limited | October 7, 2014 | 96 pages
Evolution: why did fish grow feet? is a fun, non-fiction narrative story of evolution. Rodent narrator Nippy takes us on a journey through time, looking at the events on our planet, from the first stages of life to our own appearance on Earth. This is a fun, informative and accessible book through... More Info

Big Nate

Andrews McMeel Pub | October 14, 2014 | 224 pages
A mainstay on the "New York Times" bestseller list, Big Nate is the star of the daily and Sunday comic strip, which has been nationally syndicated since 1991. This new volume of comics comes with a full-color pullout poster. Consumable.  More Info

A Spoonful of Secrets

July 17, 2014 | 176 pages
After a difficult beginning, things are starting to look up for the Sugar and Spice Bakery. Business is good, and Hannah is excited about starting school with her new friends. But as school starts, Mia is acting strangely, and it looks as though things aren't going to be as easy as Hannah had... More Info

Enzo Races in the Rain!

HarperCollins | October 7, 2014 | 40 pages
[Enzo Races in the Rain!; TR 9780062295330] New York Times bestseller Garth Stein's picture book debut about the lovable dog Enzo from The Art of Racing in the Rain is a heartwarming tale of coming home. Fans of Bad Dog, Marley! by John Grogan and Charlie the Ranch Dog by Ree Drummond will delight... More Info

Tap to Play!

Balzer + Bray | October 7, 2014 | 40 pages
In this interactive video-game-inspired picture book perfect for fans of Press Here and Tap the Magic Tree, Blip needs to reach the bar to win his game—but he needs the reader’s help. If he wins, he gets a surprise! Tap, tickle, and shake Blip. Tilt, turn, and bounce Blip. Help Blip win the... More Info

Pinkalicious: Tutu-rrific

HarperCollins | October 7, 2014 | 32 pages
#1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Kann is back with a new I Can Read story featuring Pinkalicious! Pinkalicious can't wait to go to ballet class with her best friend, Alison, but things take a turn when there's a mix-up and Pinkalicious ends up in the big kids' class. Will Pinkalicious... More Info

Splat the Cat: Splat and Seymour, Best Friends Forevermore

HarperCollins | October 7, 2014 | 32 pages
Splat and Seymour learn how much they value their friendship in this warm I Can Read book from New York Times bestselling author-artist Rob Scotton. When Splat plans a sweet surprise for his best pal, he unintentionally makes Seymour worry that their friendship is coming to an end. Will all the... More Info

Dixie and the Best Day Ever

HarperCollins | October 7, 2014 | 32 pages
Emma finds her inspiration with Dixie in this special wintertime adventure. When Emma is stumped by a school assignment—to write a poem about her “best day ever”—could a day of playing in the snow be exactly the thing Emma needs to help her write the perfect poem? With fun full-color... More Info

Splat the Cat and the Snowy Day Surprise

HarperFestival | October 7, 2014 | 16 pages
Join Splat the Cat in New York Times bestselling author-artist Rob Scotton’s Splat the Cat and the Snowy Day Surprise. When Splat wakes up to learn that today is a snow day, he’s superexcited about all the things he and Seymour are going to do. They go sledding, build a fort, and at the end of... More Info

Environmentalists from Our First Nations

September 1, 2011 | 128 pages
Like the other books in the First Nations Series for Young Readers, this books offers ten short and engaging biographies of First Nations/Native activists who advocate not only for the environment but for Native rights. Their stories are full of highs and lows, triumphs and setbacks. Environmental... More Info


Dancing Cat Books | September 1, 2014 | 224 pages
In the wake of her mother's death, Lyssa Thomson flees her oppressive stepfather and heads for Halifax intent on attending university and leaving her past behind. But things don't go as planned and with nowhere to turn she's forced to reconnect with her estranged step brother, Aidan. After finding... More Info


Graphix | October 21, 2014 | 208 pages
A companion to the Eisner Award-winning Smile finds Raina's disappointing bond with a cranky, independent younger sister further challenged by the arrival of a baby brother and an estrangement in their parents' marriage. 150,000 first printing. Simultaneous.  More Info

The Mystery of the Lion's Tail

Simon and Schuster | September 23, 2014 | 128 pages
"Twins Ethan and Ella are in the Maasai Mara in Kenya, and there's another mystery to solve. Where are all the lions? Ethan and Ella spot lots of cool animals, but the one they're most excited about, they can't seem to find"--  More Info

Frogs Play Cellos

Little Simon | October 7, 2014 | 32 pages
Rock out with this book of fun facts about xylophones, cymbals, concerts, and more! Did you know that the violin contains more than 70 separate pieces of wood? How about that you can tune your guitar to the sound of a dial tone because it’s an “A”? Or that the Beatles were first called the... More Info

Mean Margaret

Atheneum Books for Young Readers | October 7, 2014 | 176 pages
Unconditional kindness is the key in this National Book Award Finalist from the author of The Wainscott Weasel about nontraditional families, adoption, love—and a little peace and quiet. Margaret is a mean, cranky human toddler from a family of nine. She is such a pain that her beleaguered... More Info

Lottie Paris Lives Here

Little Simon | October 7, 2014 | 34 pages
Award-winning author Angela Johnson and illustrator Scott Fischer take you inside the mind of a spunky girl and the imaginative world she lives in with this delightful story now available as a Classic Board Book! Lottie Paris may be precocious, but she still knows how to act like a kid. She dresses... More Info