Books published by Abrams Books for Young Readers

Life Doesn't Frighten Me (25th Anniversary Edition)

Abrams Books for Young Readers | February 1, 2017 | 40 pages
Maya Angelou's brave, defiant poem celebrates the courage within each of us, young and old. From the scary thought of panthers in the park to the unsettling scene of a new classroom, fearsome images are summoned and dispelled by the power of faith in ourselves. Angelou's strong verse is matched by... More Info

Iggy Peck's Big Project Book for Amazing Architects

Abrams Books for Young Readers | August 15, 2017 | 96 pages
Creativity meets curiosity and critical thinking in this project book from the #1 New York Times bestselling team behind Iggy Peck, Architect, Rosie Revere, Engineer, and Ada Twist, Scientist. Iggy Peck takes readers through more than 40 exciting STEM and design projects and activities, from... More Info


Abrams Books for Young Readers | April 11, 2017 | 80 pages
"Translated from the Polish Pszczoty by Agnes Monod-Gayraud."  More Info

The Prince and the Porker

Abrams Books for Young Readers | March 7, 2017 | 32 pages
Pignatius was passing the palace one day, when he saw ten fresh buns left to cool on a tray . . . When Pignatius sees fresh pastries cooling on the windowsill of the palace kitchen, he s tempted to try them. Surely, the cook won t miss just one. But Pignatius s greed gets the better of him, and he... More Info

Cloth Lullaby

Abrams Books for Young Readers | May 3, 2016 | 40 pages
Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) was a world-renowned modern artist noted for her sculptures made of wood, steel, stone, and cast rubber. Her most famous spider sculpture, Maman, stands more than 30 feet high. Just as spiders spin and repair their webs, Louise's own mother was a weaver of tapestries.... More Info

Sitting Bull

Abrams Books for Young Readers | November 3, 2015 | 64 pages
Sitting Bull (c. 1831-1890) was one of the greatest Lakota/Sioux warriors and chiefs who ever lived. From Sitting Bull's childhood--killing his first buffalo at age 10--to being named war chief to leading his people against the U.S. Army, Sitting Bull: Lakota Warrior and Defender of His People... More Info

'Twas the Night Before Christmas

Abrams Books for Young Readers | October 27, 2015 | 32 pages
When Father Mouse is awakened on Christmas Eve by a clatter outside his window, he catches a glimpse of the one and only Santa Claus! Father Mouse can hardly believe his eyes as he watches St. Nick come down the chimney with a pack full of toys. In this amusing twist on the classic poem by Clement... More Info

The Bear Report

Abrams Books for Young Readers | October 6, 2015 | 48 pages
Sophie is uninterested in writing a research report on polar bears until a polar bear named Olafur swoops her away to the Arctic, where she learns all about the playful bear's habits and habitat, from glacier mice to Northern Lights.  More Info

I Am Yoga

Abrams Books for Young Readers | September 8, 2015 | 32 pages
As a young girl practices various standard yoga poses, she imagines herself as a tree touching the sky, a playful dog, a warrior, and more while relaxing and seeing how she fits into the world.  More Info

Hiawatha and the Peacemaker

Abrams Books for Young Readers | August 25, 2015 | 48 pages
Hiawatha, a Mohawk, is plotting revenge for the murder of his wife and daughters by the evil Onondaga Chief, Tadodaho, when he meets the Great Peacemaker, who enlists his help in bringing the nations together to share his vision of a new way of life marked by peace, love, and unity rather than war,... More Info

Under a Pig Tree

Abrams Books for Young Readers | April 1, 2015 | 40 pages
Using sticky notes, an author tries to convince her publisher that her book is about figs, not pigs, but the wording, illustrations, and even recipes present pigs as growing on trees, and tasty with orange and ginger sauce.  More Info

Grandma in Blue with Red Hat

Abrams Books for Young Readers | April 1, 2015 | 32 pages
Learning about what makes art special, including its beauty, humor and ability to tell a story, a little boy discovers that these same characteristics make his grandmother special, too. By the award-winning creator of Taking a Bath With the Dog. 35,000 first printing.  More Info

Trombone Shorty

Abrams Books for Young Readers | April 1, 2015 | 40 pages
A Grammy-nominated headliner for the New Orleans Jazz Fest describes his childhood in Tremâe and how he came to be a bandleader by age six.  More Info

Full Speed Ahead!

Abrams Books for Young Readers | October 1, 2014 | 64 pages
Animals and objects are grouped together by their speed, from slowest to fastest, including such things as elephants, hares, tanks, biplanes, and tennis balls.  More Info

I'm Gonna Climb a Mountain in My Patent Leather Shoes

Abrams Books for Young Readers | January 23, 2019 | 40 pages
Sadie is all-girl, but she does not let that--or her wardrobe--stop her from enjoying a family camping trip as she helps pitch the tent in "fancy ruffled pants" and looks for Bigfoot while wearing a tutu.  More Info

Separate Is Never Equal

Abrams Books for Young Readers | January 23, 2019 | 40 pages
"Years before the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling Brown v. Board of Education, Sylvia Mendez, an eight-year-old girl of Mexican and Puerto Rican heritage, played an instrumental role in Mendez v. Westminster, the landmark desegregation case of 1946 in California"--  More Info

Tyrannosaurus Wrecks!

Abrams Books for Young Readers | April 1, 2014 | 32 pages
A class of young dinosaurs, including an exuberant Tyrannosaurs rex, play with toys, create art projects and read books, in a story designed in a call-and-response format that is complemented by a listing and pronunciation guide for a dozen dinosaur species.  More Info

The Girl from the Tar Paper School

Abrams Books for Young Readers | January 7, 2014 | 56 pages
Describes the peaceful protest organized by teenager Barbara Rose Johns in order to secure a permanent building for her segregated high school in Virginia in 1951, and explains how her actions helped fuel the civil rights movement.  More Info

Whale Shines

Abrams Books for Young Readers | November 5, 2013 | 32 pages
All day, Whale swims through the ocean, wearing a poster advertising the big upcoming art exhibition. He visits the eel who wriggles abstract patterns in the sand, the squid who paints with ink, and the hammerhead shark who builds sculptures from salvage. Whale sees his friends’ confidence and... More Info

Picture Day Perfection

Abrams Books for Young Readers | September 3, 2013 | 32 pages
It’s picture day, and the boy at the center of this charming picture book wants to make sure his picture is perfect. It seems as though everything’s going wrong for him—he has bedhead, a stained shirt, and a big scowl on his face. But when he goes up for his picture, he thinks about his... More Info

Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote

Abrams Books for Young Readers | May 1, 2013 | 32 pages
When Papa Rabbit does not return home as expected from many seasons of working in the great carrot and lettuce fields of El Norte, his son Pancho sets out on a dangerous trek to find him, guided by a coyote. Includes author's note.  More Info

Barbed Wire Baseball

Abrams Books for Young Readers | April 9, 2013 | 48 pages
As a boy, Kenichi “Zeni” Zenimura dreams of playing professional baseball, but everyone tells him he is too small. Yet he grows up to be a successful player, playing with Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig! When the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor in 1941, Zeni and his family are sent to one of ten... More Info

Diego Rivera

Abrams Books for Young Readers | February 5, 2013 | 56 pages
Diego Rivera offers young readers unique insight into the life and artwork of the famous Mexican painter and muralist. The book follows Rivera's career, looking at his influences and tracing the evolution of his style. His work often called attention to the culture and struggles of the Mexican... More Info

The Museum

Abrams Books for Young Readers | March 12, 2013 | 32 pages
A young girl tours and twirls through museum galleries experiencing different emotions evoked by different styles of art, and then expresses her energy and inspiration when she finds an empty canvas.  More Info

How to Be a Cat

Abrams Books for Young Readers | March 12, 2013 | 40 pages
Cut-paper illustrations and single words of text show a kitten's attempts to imitate an adult cat's mastery of such skills as stretching and stalking.  More Info