Books published by Candlewick Press (MA)


The Emperor of Any Place

Candlewick Press (MA) | October 13, 2015 | 336 pages
The ghosts of war reverberate across the generations in a riveting, time-shifting story within a story from acclaimed thriller writer Tim Wynne-Jones. When Evan’s father dies suddenly, Evan finds a hand-bound yellow book on his desk—a book his dad had been reading when he passed away. The book... More Info

Too Many Toys!

Candlewick Press (MA) | October 13, 2015 | 32 pages
Lulu has so many toys she can't find room for them all. She needs a plan! Ever since Lulu was a little baby, she's had Jupiter, her cuddly and most-favorite-ever teddy bear. But with each new birthday she gets new toys. And every Christmas she gets even more toys. Lulu's toys are absolutely... More Info


Candlewick Press (MA) | November 26, 2015 | 28 pages
Baby, a toddler, decides to use the potty for the first time.  More Info

Owl Babies

Candlewick Press (MA) | September 8, 2015 | 22 pages
A tender tale to remind the youngest of children that Mommy always comes back. "I want my mommy!" Three baby owls awake one night to find their mother gone, and they can’t help but wonder where she is. What is she doing? When will she be back? What scary things move all around them? Stunning... More Info

Mango, Abuela, and Me

Candlewick Press (MA) | August 25, 2015 | 32 pages
When a little girl’s far-away grandmother comes to stay, love and patience transcend language in a tender story written by acclaimed author Meg Medina. Mia’s abuela has left her sunny house with parrots and palm trees to live with Mia and her parents in the city. The night she arrives, Mia... More Info

Can We Help?

Candlewick Press (MA) | August 25, 2015 | 48 pages
Real kids make a real difference in their communities in this vibrantly photographed chronicle by George Ancona. George Ancona celebrates the joy of kids giving back. In one after-school program, middle-school students mentor and tutor younger children. Via a special partnership, schoolchildren... More Info

Happy in Our Skin

Candlewick Press (MA) | August 1, 2015 | 32 pages
Is there anything more splendid than a baby’s skin? For families of all stripes comes a sweet celebration of what makes us unique—and what holds us together. Look at you! You look so cute in your brand-new birthday suit. Just savor these bouquets of babies—cocoa-brown, cinnamon, peaches and... More Info

Judy Moody, Mood Martian

Candlewick Press (MA) | August 4, 2015 | 208 pages
"Peppy writing . . . and energetic line drawings make for another winning entry in this popular series." — Booklist Will the real Judy Moody please stand up? In honor of Backwards Day, Judy Moody double-dares herself to become a NOT moody, cool-as-a-cucumber Queen of the Good Mood for one whole... More Info

Leroy Ninker Saddles Up

Candlewick Press (MA) | August 4, 2015 | 96 pages
Saddle up for this first volume in a spin-off series starring favorite characters from DiCamillo's "New York Times"-bestselling Mercy Watson books. Leroy Ninker has a hat, a lasso, and boots. What he doesn't have is a horseNuntil he meets Maybelline, and then it's love at rst sight. Illustrations.  More Info

The Seeds of Friendship

Candlewick Press (MA) | August 4, 2015 | 32 pages
How can Adam bring the green warmth of home to his new urban world? An inspiring fable from Michael Foreman about making friendship grow. Adam feels alone in the strange new city. He misses his old friends and the colors of his faraway home. It’s fun to build snow animals with children in his new... More Info

Where Did My Clothes Come From?

Candlewick Press (MA) | August 4, 2015 | 32 pages
Fun retro illustrations entice kids to follow the thread and learn where their clothes had their start—and how they were put together. Did you know that the cotton for your jeans was picked from a bush? How did the colorful wool in your sweater get from a sheep’s back to a ball of yarn? Where... More Info

It's So Amazing!

Candlewick Press (MA) | August 8, 2014 | 88 pages
Uses bird and bee cartoon characters to present straightforward explanations of topics related to sexual development, love, reproduction, adoption, and sexually transmitted diseases.  More Info

It's Perfectly Normal

Candlewick Press (MA) | August 8, 2014 | 112 pages
Introduces human sexuality, describes the changes brought about by puberty, and discusses sexual abuse, sexually transmitted diseases, AIDS, and pregnancy.  More Info

Jim's Lion

Candlewick Press (MA) | November 11, 2014 | 64 pages
A young boy who is afraid of the operation that can help him get well learns to overcome his fear with the help of a caring nurse.  More Info

Terror of the Nightwatchman

Candlewick Press (MA) | August 5, 2014 | 115 pages
When Luke and Resus discover that Cleo has been kidnapped, they try to find her and wind up getting caught in a plot involving the Nightwatchman, a monster who feeds on children's dreams in order to satisfy his own evil thirst for power.  More Info

Where's Waldo?

Candlewick Press (MA) | September 9, 2014 | 32 pages
The reader follows Waldo and other characters as they travel through various scenes and tries to find them and their lost objects in the illustrations.  More Info

Castle Diary

Candlewick Press (MA) | July 1, 2003 | 123 pages
As a page in his uncle's castle in thirteenth-century England, eleven-year-old Tobias records in his journal his experiences learning how to hunt, play games of skill, and behave in noble society.  More Info

Around the World

Candlewick Press (MA) | August 26, 2014 | 240 pages
Challenged with circling the world solo at the end of the 19th century, three very different adventurers--avid bicyclist Thomas Stevens, fearless reporter Nellie Bly and retired sea captain Joshua Slocum--embark on epic journeys. By a Scott O'Dell Award-winning graphic novelist.  More Info

Vanilla Ice Cream

Candlewick Press (MA) | August 26, 2014 | 40 pages
Stowing away in the back of a truck that carries interesting-looking food, a curious young sparrow takes a voyage through the rice paddies of India, across the sea, and into a new city, where he transforms the life of a girl at a cafâe.  More Info

Pirate Diary

Candlewick Press (MA) | April 22, 2014 | 117 pages
The fictional diary of a nine-year-old boy who, in 1716, sets off from North Carolina to become a sailor, but ends up a pirate instead.  More Info

Zelda and Ivy and the Boy Next Door

Candlewick Press (MA) | August 1, 2014 | 33 pages
In three brief stories, two fox sisters meet the boy next door, play pirates, and camp out in the yard in sleeping bags.  More Info

Letters to Leo

Candlewick Press (MA) | September 9, 2014 | 153 pages
In a series of letters to her new dog, fourth-grader Annie Rossi relates her daily exploits and remembers her mother.  More Info

Egyptian Diary

Candlewick Press (MA) | April 22, 2014 | 119 pages
In ancient Egypt, Nakht records his experiences when his family moves from the small town of Esna to the city of Memphis, where he studies to be a scribe like his father and helps discover who has been robbing graves.  More Info

Roman Diary

Candlewick Press (MA) | April 22, 2014 | 114 pages
Set in diary format, tells the story of Iliona, a Greek girl who is sold into slavery to a Roman senator and describes the daily life, war, entertainment, and government of Rome while hoping to be reunited with her brother.  More Info


Candlewick Press (MA) | November 26, 2015 | 309 pages
Losing his powers in a traumatic accident, twelve-year-old Taemon, a boy from a world where most people have telekinetic abilities, is exiled to a colony with fellow disabled people and comes to enjoy the community's acceptance and manual labors before encountering dangerous secrets.  More Info

Splendors and Glooms

Candlewick Press (MA) | January 7, 2014 | 384 pages
When Clara vanishes after the puppeteer Grisini and two orphaned assistants were at her birthday party, suspicion of kidnapping chases the trio away from London and soon the orphans are caught in a trap set by Grisini's ancient rival.  More Info

Is There a Dog in This Book?

Candlewick Press (MA) | October 28, 2014 | 32 pages
Revisit the age-old dilemma with a hide-and-seek romp among furry friends. Brimming with humor and featuring Schwarz's exuberant artwork, here is a lively interactive exploration of the surprising joys of unlikely friendships. Full color.  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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