Books published by Candlewick Press (MA)


Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Candlewick Press (MA) | August 5, 2014 | 176 pages
Published just after his death in 1964, the only children's book written by James Bond creator Fleming is beloved by generations of children, and has spawned a classic film and Broadway musical. In celebration of its 50th anniversary, this edition features illustrations by "The New Yorker" artist... More Info

Wild Things! Acts of Mischief in Children's Literature

Candlewick Press (MA) | August 5, 2014 | 288 pages
Leading children's literature bloggers take readers behind the scenes of many beloved children's books, revealing secret lives, scandalous turns, and humorous surprises.  More Info

Hickory Dickory Dog

Candlewick Press (MA) | June 10, 2014 | 32 pages
A boy named Zack and his dog Rufus go to school, where Rufus joins in on all the activities and goes home a mess.  More Info

The Frog Who Lost His Underpants

Candlewick Press (MA) | May 27, 2014 | 32 pages
Hopping through the jungle, this way, that way. Frog is in a frenzy, scattering the ants. Teddy's looking too now, this place, that place. Will they ever find those jolly underpants? Poor Frog. Someone stole his underpants! Good thing Teddy Bear, Little Chimp, and Big Gray Elephant are there to... More Info

Girls Like Us

Candlewick Press (MA) | May 27, 2014 | 224 pages
With gentle humor and unflinching realism, Gail Giles tells the gritty, ultimately hopeful story of two special ed teenagers entering the adult world. We understand stuff. We just learn it slow. And most of what we understand is that people what ain’t Speddies think we too stupid to get out our... More Info

Milo and Millie

Candlewick Press (MA) | May 27, 2014 | 32 pages
Join Milo and his teddy bear, Millie, at bath time, where they’re about to have an exciting journey across the high seas. Bath time is an adventure for Milo and Millie! As child and bear navigate their way through imagined cityscapes, spouting whales, and swirling whirlpools, they arrive at their... More Info

Help! We Need a Title!

Candlewick Press (MA) | May 13, 2014 | 64 pages
What if you picked out a book to read, but the characters weren’t ready for you yet? A clever new picture book from the creator of the New York Times bestseller Press Here. Take a peek inside this book and you’ll find some characters (though they’re still a bit sketchy). They’ll be... More Info


Candlewick Press (MA) | May 13, 2014 | 32 pages
The renowned John Burningham is in classic form with a simple story of a boy, a girl, and some animal friends that invites the child listener to join in. One day, Boy and Girl head down the hill with a picnic basket and meet a fancily dressed Sheep, Pig, and Duck. They all set off to find the... More Info

Three Bird Summer

Candlewick Press (MA) | May 13, 2014 | 256 pages
An introspective boy and an adventurous girl uncover a poignant family mystery during a summer on the shores of Three Bird Lake. Every year since he can remember, Adam has spent his summers at his grandmother’s rustic cabin on Three Bird Lake. But this year is different. Dad won’t be with them,... More Info

If I Had a Raptor

Candlewick Press (MA) | May 13, 2014 | 32 pages
A spunky and imaginative little girl dreams of the best pet ever — a fuzzy baby raptor to snuggle. Our heroine can’t think of anything better than bringing home a baby raptor — all teensy and tiny, fluffy and funny. It would cuddle and play, stalk birds and dust bunnies, and curl up on laps.... 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

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 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

Endangered Animals

Candlewick Press (MA) | March 25, 2014 | 30 pages
Discover twelve endangered species in this fascinating, fold-out pocket guide in a handy case. Pop-ups, too! Humans are increasing the rate of extinction by up to 10,000 times — and here is a compelling look at some of the most endangered animals. What if the world had no more giant pandas? Or... More Info

Ocean Creatures

Candlewick Press (MA) | March 25, 2014 | 30 pages
Learn about life under the sea in this fascinating, fold-out pocket guide in a handy case. Pop-ups, too! Which fearsome ocean creature has razor-sharp teeth and can smell a drop of blood a mile away? What comical-looking fish inflates to twice its size to stave off predators — and is covered with... More Info

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

Candlewick Press (MA) | March 25, 2014 | 320 pages
Born with wings into a family cursed to suffer foolish love affairs, 16-year-old Ava struggles to fit in with the outside world, being ill-prepared for and naive about the twisted motives of others, including a pious man who obsessively believes she is an angel. A first novel.  More Info

In the Sea

Candlewick Press (MA) | March 1, 2014 | 32 pages
Combines lighthearted verse and striking woodcut illustrations in an introduction to the diversity of underwater life that considers the behaviors and interactions of creatures ranging from sea horses and spiny sea urchins to sharks and blue whales.  More Info

Into the Unknown

Candlewick Press (MA) | March 25, 2014 | 96 pages
Ready to relive some of the most daring voyages of all time? Unfold these spectacular cross sections and explore fourteen historic journeys. Open this dynamic book and discover how the greatest explorers in history — from Marco Polo to Neil Armstrong — plunged into the unknown and boldly pieced... More Info

Timmy Failure Now Look What You've Done

Candlewick Press (MA) | February 25, 2014 | 288 pages
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Zelda and Ivy One Christmas

Candlewick Press (MA) | September 24, 2013 | 40 pages
Zelda and Ivy discover the spirit of Christmas, in a holiday book with heart—and humor. Christmas is coming, and Zelda and Ivy have high hopes. Zelda longs for a fancy evening gown, and Ivy has her heart set on a Princess Mimi doll complete with ballet accessories. But when the fox sisters... More Info

Same Sun Here

Candlewick Press (MA) | August 6, 2013 | 304 pages
Bonding over commonalities in spite of disparate backgrounds, Meena, an Indian immigrant living in New York City's Chinatown, and River, the son of a Kentucky coal miner, become pen pals and overcome cultural misconceptions while sharing respective hardships.  More Info

Judy Moody and the Bad Luck Charm

Candlewick Press (MA) | August 6, 2013 | 176 pages
Will Judy's lucky penny lead her to the nation's capital — or to third-grade C-A-L-A-M-I-T-Y? And what do her spelling-bee nemesis and a potbellied pig have to do with it? The lucky penny in Judy Moody's pocket sure does seem to be working. She can't stop winning — at bowling, spelling, the... More Info

Mysterious Traveler

Candlewick Press (MA) | October 8, 2013 | 48 pages
An uplifting tale evoking the golden sands of Africa by Carnegie Medalist Mal Peet and his wife, Elspeth Graham, captivatingly illustrated by P.J. Lynch. Already an old man, desert guide Issa has seen thousands of dawns. One particular morning, however, the desert reveals something new; something... More Info


Candlewick Press (MA) | September 24, 2013 | 30 pages
Could dinosaurs still roam the earth? In the newest discovery in the ’Ology series, readers come face-to-face with living, breathing dinosaurs. What if dinosaurs had not died out? What if whole colonies of the prehistoric beasts had survived on a remote island off the coast of South America? The... More Info

Mitchell Goes Bowling

Candlewick Press (MA) | September 10, 2013 | 40 pages
Battle on! Head to the lanes for another hilarious, high-energy story as four-year-old Mitchell and his obliging dad strike a winning deal. Mitchell liked to knock things down. That’s just how he rolled. One Saturday, when Mitchell almost knocks down his dad, his dad catches him and puts him in... More Info

Charley Boy and Grampa

Candlewick Press (MA) | September 10, 2013 | 32 pages
The creators of Charley’s First Night return with a tale of a boy, a puppy, and a grampa — an enchanting picture book bearing all the hallmarks of a classic. It’s a snowy day, and Grampa is coming by train for a visit. Henry can’t wait! He sets out with Charley, his beloved pup, pulling a... More Info

The Boy Who Swam With Piranhas

Candlewick Press (MA) | August 6, 2013 | 256 pages
A boy escapes home to seek his own way in the world in a whimsical new outing by the award-winning David Almond, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. Stanley Potts's uncle Ernie has developed an over-the-top fascination with canning fish in the house, and life at 69 Fish Quay Lane has turned barmy. But... More Info

Who's in My Family?

Candlewick Press (MA) | August 22, 2014 | 32 pages
Nellie and her little brother Gus discuss all kinds of families during a day at the zoo and dinner at home with their relatives afterwards.  More Info

Let's Build a Playground

Candlewick Press (MA) | April 23, 2013 | 32 pages
An inspirational true story by the national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing healthy play areas for children traces the efforts of a group of kids and adults from an Indianapolis community who worked with KaBOOM! to build a playground that became the site of endless imaginative... More Info

This Is Not My Hat

Candlewick Press (MA) | October 9, 2012 | 40 pages
A little fish thinks he can get away with stealing a hat.  More Info

My Dad Thinks He's Funny

Candlewick Press (MA) | April 9, 2013 | 32 pages
A gift-appropriate story for kids features a long-suffering boy's eye-rolling observations of his father's bombastic and often corny sense of humor, which is comprised of groan-out-loud puns and wisecracking rejoinders.  More Info

Puffin Peter

Candlewick Press (MA) | March 12, 2013 | 40 pages
Kids will delight in this witty story of mistaken identity from acclaimed author-illustrator Petr Horácek. Peter and Paul are puffins and the best of friends. But one day Peter gets lost in a terrible storm, and Paul is nowhere to be found. With the help of a big blue whale, Peter sets out,... More Info

Sneaky Art

Candlewick Press (MA) | March 26, 2013 | 64 pages
A creative collection of whimsical art projects uses easily found materials and is designed for laugh-provoking displays in public places, from a tiny cork-bottomed boat in a fountain to a funny message left on a bathroom mirror. By the author of Mable Riley.  More Info

Phoebe and Digger

Candlewick Press (MA) | March 26, 2013 | 32 pages
Receiving an engaging toy truck when a new sibling is born, young Phoebe happily occupies herself while her mother attends the baby and is dismayed when a pushy playground bully steals the beloved truck. By the author of What Happened on Fox Street.  More Info

World Rat Day

Candlewick Press (MA) | March 12, 2013 | 40 pages
From the Children's Poet Laureate comes a year-round ode to wacky holidays just begging to be celebrated. Nobody should ever forget Ewe on Ohio Sheep Day (July 14). No mata mata how hard they may try on World Turtle Day (May 23). If you've never heard of Dragon Appreciation Day, International... More Info

I Dare You Not to Yawn

Candlewick Press (MA) | March 12, 2013 | 32 pages
A comical cautionary tale for bedtime-resistant youngsters challenges them to avoid yawning and other displays of sleepiness while depicting a sequence of tired characters and bedtime subjects, from a dozing dog and a cuddly blanket to endearing baby orangutans who stretch out long arms for a... More Info

The Matchbox Diary

Candlewick Press (MA) | March 12, 2013 | 40 pages
The creators of The Animal Hedge follow a girl's perusal of her great-grandfather's collection of matchboxes and small curios that document his poignant immigration journey from Italy to a new country, portrayed through breathtaking illustrations. By the Newbery Medal-winning author of Joyful... More Info

Look Up!

Candlewick Press (MA) | March 12, 2013 | 64 pages
A conversational, lighthearted introduction to birdwatching encourages kids to get outdoors with a sketchbook and explains how to identify local varieties by referencing cartoon illustrations that whimsically profile bird characteristics. By the creator of The Magic Rabbit.  More Info


Candlewick Press (MA) | February 12, 2013 | 30 pages
A gift-appropriate, interactive tour of the Mesozoic era combines striking illustrations, engaging facts and pop-up elements while profiling the traits and habitats of dozens of prehistoric creatures including the ankylosaurus, the triceratops and the velociraptor.  More Info

Timmy Failure

Candlewick Press (MA) | February 26, 2013 | 304 pages
Resolving to earn so much money that his mother will no longer stress out over the bills, 11-year-old Timmy Failure launches a detective business with a lazy polar bear partner named Total but finds their enterprise—Total Failure, Inc.—challenged by a college-bound spy and a four-foot-tall girl... More Info

Nora's Chicks

Candlewick Press (MA) | February 26, 2013 | 40 pages
Arriving on the American prairie in the hope of making a new home, Nora, a little girl from Russia, struggles with loneliness until Papa brings her a dozen chicks and two geese who follow Nora everywhere she goes. By the Newbery Medal-winning author of Sarah, Plain and Tall.  More Info

Rosie's Magic Horse

Candlewick Press (MA) | February 26, 2013 | 40 pages
The late author of the Frances series and British Children's Laureate illustrator of the Roald Dahl stories follows the experiences of a discarded popsicle stick that is picked up by a little girl who dreams about a magical horse that gallops with her through cities, jungles and over an ice-pop... More Info

How Did That Get in My Lunchbox?

Candlewick Press (MA) | February 12, 2013 | 32 pages
"Equally informative and appetite-whetting." — The Horn Book One of the best parts of a young child's day is opening a lunchbox and diving in. But how did that delicious food get there? From planting wheat to mixing dough, climbing trees to machine-squeezing fruit, picking cocoa pods to stirring... More Info

One Gorilla

Candlewick Press (MA) | February 12, 2013 | 32 pages
Young children are invited to practice counting from one to 10 with an exuberant family of primates that bring new depth to first numbers while conveying an important message about protecting the environment. By the Hans Christian Andersen Award-winning former Children's Laureate author of Willy... More Info


Candlewick Press (MA) | February 12, 2013 | 432 pages
In the first major YA steampunk anthology, 14 top storytellers push the genre's mix of sci-fi, fantasy, history and adventure in fascinating new directions. Authors include M. T. Anderson, Holly Black, Cassandra Clare, Cory Doctorow, Garth Nix and many others.  More Info


Candlewick Press (MA) | February 12, 2013 | 32 pages
The creator of the Bunnicula series presents the story of an irrepressible dinosaur, whose determination to dance is made possible by her lovable heart and boundless imagination.  More Info

The Black Rabbit

Candlewick Press (MA) | January 22, 2013 | 40 pages
In this clever picture book, a debut author-illustrator introduces a plucky rabbit and the new companion that he just can't shake. Rabbit has a problem. There's a large black rabbit chasing him. No matter where he runs — behind a tree, over the river — the shadowy rabbit follows. Finally in the... More Info

Living with Mom and Living with Dad

Candlewick Press (MA) | June 12, 2012 | 40 pages
For young children who live in two homes, this bright, simple story with oversized flaps reassures young readers that there is love in each one. Her parents don't live together anymore, so sometimes the child in this book lives with her mom and cat, and sometimes with Dad. Her bedroom looks a... More Info