Books published by Candlewick Press (MA)


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

Eyes Wide Open

Candlewick Press (MA) | September 23, 2014 | 208 pages
We're living in an Ah-Ha moment. Take 250 years of human ingenuity. Add abundant fossil fuels. The result: a population and lifestyle never before seen. The downsides weren't visible for centuries, but now they are. Suddenly everything needs rethinking – suburbs, cars, fast food, cheap prices.... More Info

Grandma Elephant's in Charge

Candlewick Press (MA) | September 23, 2014 | 32 pages
An entertaining, educational look at the everyday life of a family of elephants - who never forget who’s in charge. Elephants are the biggest animals on land, and they live in big families, too. So who can possibly keep them in line? Grandma! After all, she’s been around long enough to know... More Info

What's So Yummy?

Candlewick Press (MA) | September 1, 2014 | 40 pages
Looking forward to a family picnic, Gus, Nellie and baby Jake visit their community garden before shopping at the farmer's market and grocery store to gather healthy ingredients that they help prepare and pack for a delicious meal in the park, in a story that explains the role of nutrition in... More Info

Chik Chak Shabbat

Candlewick Press (MA) | September 1, 2014 | 32 pages
Celebrate Shabbat, community, and diverse traditions with this lyrical tale, illustrated with a lively and whimsical touch. When Goldie Simcha doesn’t joyfully throw open her door to welcome everyone in to her apartment for a meal of her famous cholent, her neighbors wonder what could be wrong.... More Info

Hello, I'm Johnny Cash

Candlewick Press (MA) | September 1, 2014 | 40 pages
An uplifting portrait of the legendary country music star is told through lyrical free verse that conveys information about his impoverished childhood, and the extraordinary talent that enabled his career and rise to success on the world stage. By the award-winning author of Ghetto Cowboy.  More Info

Can We Save the Tiger?

Candlewick Press (MA) | September 9, 2014 | 56 pages
The team behind the award-winning APE returns with an inspiring look at a range of endangered species sure to engage every child who loves animals. Tigers are pretty special — and so are ground iguanas and partula snails and even white-rumped vultures. But these and many other animals are in... More Info

Amy Namey in Ace Reporter

Candlewick Press (MA) | September 9, 2014 | 64 pages
Hoping to secure her career as an ace reporter in spite of limited happenings in quiet Frog Neck Lake, Amy Namey teams up with Judy Moody to search for an exciting news story involving the famed Great Virginia Sea Serpent. Simultaneous.  More Info

Frank Pearl in the Awful Waffle Kerfuffle

Candlewick Press (MA) | September 9, 2014 | 64 pages
Wanting more than anything to win a blue ribbon at the Great Third-Grade Breakfast Bash, Frank Pearl has three shots at a prize, and with the (albeit halfhearted) support of Judy Moody as well as his amazing yo-yo trick, there's no way Frank can miss out on a trophy this time! Simultaneous.  More Info

Frances Dean Who Loved to Dance and Dance

Candlewick Press (MA) | August 26, 2014 | 32 pages
The award-winning creator of "Oliver" introduces a little girl who loves to dance. However, if anyone is around to see her, Frances Dean becomes nervous and forgets how to dance. Will she find the courage to share her talent? Full color.  More Info


Candlewick Press (MA) | August 26, 2014 | 40 pages
Surprising them by emerging from a magical door at the park and pressing a map and strange objects into their hands before being captured and disappearing, two children are swept up in an imaginative, wordless quest to save the king and his realm from dark forces.  More Info


Candlewick Press (MA) | October 30, 2014 | 299 pages
In a future where most people have computer implants in their heads to control their environment, a boy meets an unusual girl who is in serious trouble.  More Info

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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) | October 30, 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