Books published by Arthur A. Levine Books

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Arthur A. Levine Books | April 19, 2019 | 304 pages
Recent immigrants from China and desperate for work and money, ten-year-old Mia Tang's parents take a job managing a rundown motel in Southern California, even though the owner, Mr. Yao is a nasty skinflint who exploits them; while her mother (who was an engineer in China) does the cleaning, Mia... More Info

Saffron Ice Cream

Arthur A. Levine Books | April 19, 2019 | 40 pages
Rashin is an Iranian immigrant girl living in New York, excited by her first trip to Coney Island, and fascinated by the differences in the beach customs between her native Iran and her new home--but she misses the saffron flavored ice cream that she used to eat.  More Info

Give Me Some Truth

Arthur A. Levine Books | April 19, 2019 | 432 pages
bA powerful new book from Eric Gansworth, author of iIf I Ever Get Out of Here/i, that speaks the truth on race, relationships, and rock from two unforgettable perspectives./b  More Info

Love, Santa

Arthur A. Levine Books | September 26, 2017 | 32 pages
In a series of letters, a young girl writes to Santa to ask about the North Pole, Mrs. Claus, and of course, Christmas goodies. Year after year, Santa writes back, and a heartwarming relationship develops, until one year, the girl writes to her mother instead: Mom, are you Santa? Her mother... More Info

The Memory of Light

Arthur A. Levine Books | August 29, 2017 | 352 pages
When Victoria Cruz wakes up in the psychiatric ward of a Texas hospital after her failed suicide attempt, she still has no desire to live, but as the weeks pass, and she meets Dr. Desai and three of the other patients, she begins to reflect on the reasons why she feels like a loser compared with... More Info

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Arthur A. Levine Books | November 18, 2016 | 224 pages
J.K. Rowling's screenwriting debut is captured in this exciting hardcover edition of the "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" screenplay. When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some... More Info

King Baby

Arthur A. Levine Books | September 1, 2016 | 40 pages
A laugh-out-loud new picture book from The Princess and the Pony author, Kate Beaton! All hail King Baby! He greets his adoring public with giggles and wiggles and coos, posing for photos and allowing hugs and kisses. But this royal ruler also has many demands, and when his subjects can't quite... More Info

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II (Special Rehearsal Edition): The Official Script Book of the Original West End Production

Arthur A. Levine Books | July 31, 2016 | 320 pages
Seashells, sand castles, waves, and sun! A day at the beach has never been more fun.  More Info

A Lucky Author Has a Dog

Arthur A. Levine Books | August 25, 2015 | 40 pages
It is a lucky author who has a dog to greet him in the morning, and help him with ideas, because everything is better with a dog--but a dog with an author who stays home is also lucky.  More Info

The Princess and the Pony

Arthur A. Levine Books | June 30, 2015 | 40 pages
Princess Pinecone would like a real war horse for her birthday, instead of which she gets a plump, cute pony--but sometimes cuteness can be a kind of weapon, especially in a fight with dodgeballs and spitballs and hairballs and squareballs.  More Info

I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Dreidel

Arthur A. Levine Books | April 19, 2019 | 32 pages
An amusing Chanukah adaptation of the nonsense song features a beloved grandmother who spreads out a yummy supper only to develop an insatiable appetite that alarms her family, in a story augmented by hilarious parodies of great works of art by such masters as da Vinci, Rembrandt and Picasso.... More Info

Zoe's Jungle

Arthur A. Levine Books | April 19, 2019 | 40 pages
As their mother counts down the time, Zoe and her sister Addie hurry to complete their game of chase in an imaginary jungle.  More Info


Arthur A. Levine Books | November 26, 2013 | 512 pages
From the bestselling author of THE BOOK THIEF Before THE BOOK THIEF, Markus Zusak wrote a trilogy of novels about the Wolfe Brothers: THE UNDERDOG, FIGHTING RUBEN WOLFE, and GETTING THE GIRL. Cameron and Ruben Wolfe are champions at getting into fights, coming up with half-baked schemes, and... More Info

Big Wig: A Little History of Hair

Arthur A. Levine Books | August 1, 2011 | 48 pages
Presents facts about hair from the intricate stylings the ladies of the court of Queen Marie Antoinette and the invention of conditioner to the Manchu government ordered hairstyles for men and the first blow dryer.  More Info

Openly Straight

Arthur A. Levine Books | June 1, 2013 | 336 pages
Tired of being known as "the gay kid," Rafe Goldberg decides to assume a new persona when he comes east and enters an elite Massachusetts prep school--but trying to deny his identity has both complications and unexpected consequences.  More Info

Zoe's Room

Arthur A. Levine Books | June 1, 2013 | 40 pages
"Queen" Zoe protests having her sister Addie move from their parents' room into her realm, but on the fourth night she has reason to be glad for a roommate.  More Info

The Favorite Daughter

Arthur A. Levine Books | June 1, 2013 | 32 pages
Yuriko, teased at school for her unusual name and Japanese ancestry, yearns to be more ordinary until her father reminds her of how special she is.  More Info

A Gold Star for Zog

Arthur A. Levine Books | July 1, 2012 | 32 pages
Each year, as Zog practices new skills learned at Madam Dragon's school, a little girl helps him out until one day he finds a way to help make her dream come true for herself, a new friend, and Zog.  More Info

The Letter Q

Arthur A. Levine Books | May 1, 2012 | 272 pages
Life-saving letters from a glittering wishlist of top authors. If you received a letter from your older self, what do you think it would say? What do you wish it would say? That the boy you were crushing on in History turns out to be gay too, and that you become boyfriends in college? That the... More Info

The Bird King

Arthur A. Levine Books | February 1, 2013 | 128 pages
A latest book of sketches, artwork and personal reflections by the award-winning creator of the graphic novel The Arrival offers insight into her creative process, her struggles with "artist's block" and the ideas that either stalled or grew into acclaimed works.  More Info

Lost and Found

Arthur A. Levine Books | March 1, 2011 | 128 pages
Three stories explore how we lose and find what matters most to us, as a girl finds a bright spot in a dark world, a boy leads a strange, lost being home, and a group of peaceful creatures loses its home to cruel invaders.  More Info

The Granddaughter Necklace

Arthur A. Levine Books | January 1, 2013 | 32 pages
A mother shares with her daughter stories of the generations of women in their family as each individual has passed along the tales and a glittering necklace to her own daughter. Includes notes on the author's exploration of her ancestry.  More Info

Zoe Gets Ready

Arthur A. Levine Books | May 1, 2012 | 40 pages
Zoe wonders what kind of day she will have as she prepares to get dressed on Saturday-- the only day of the week on which she can decide for herself what to wear.  More Info

Words In The Dust

Arthur A. Levine Books | January 1, 2011 | 272 pages
Hoping for a better life after the Taliban are driven from her Afghanistan home, Zulaikha dreams of getting along better with her difficult stepmother and having her cleft palate fixed before encountering intimidating changes in the form of a poetry teacher and American visitors.  More Info

Just Behave, Pablo Picasso!

Arthur A. Levine Books | February 1, 2012 | 48 pages
A tribute to the modern artist master explains how he rebelled creatively against his many critics and disregarded the opinions of his contemporaries to paint according to his own inspiration. Illustrated by the artist of the best-selling Library Lion.  More Info

Devine Intervention

Arthur A. Levine Books | June 1, 2012 | 304 pages
To graduate from heaven's soul rehabilitation program for wayward teenagers, guardian angel Jerome must keep sixteen-year-old Heidi safe, but when he accidentally lets her down, he has only twenty-four hours before her soul dissolves forever.  More Info