Books published by Candlewick Press (MA)

A Visitor for Bear

Candlewick Press (MA) | July 18, 2019 | 56 pages
Bear's efforts to keep out visitors to his house are undermined by a very persistent mouse.  More Info

Pick a Pine Tree

Candlewick Press (MA) | September 19, 2017 | 32 pages
A festive read-aloud brimming with all the joy and excitement of Christmastime — beginning, of course, with picking out a tree! Part of the magic of the Christmas season stems from the traditions that families and friends take part in every year: hanging up stockings; putting lights in the... More Info

The Twelve Days of Christmas: Panorama Pops

Candlewick Press (MA) | September 19, 2017 | 30 pages
Enjoy gorgeous art by an award-winning illustrator in this enchanting 3-D rendition of a beloved Christmas carol. On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me . . . Unfurl a delightful accordion-fold book to find a turtle dove rising on the wing, a sprightly lord a-leaping from the page,... More Info


Candlewick Press (MA) | September 12, 2017 | 288 pages
Competitive eating vies with family expectations in a funny, heartfelt novel for middle-grade readers by National Book Award winner Pete Hautman. David can eat an entire sixteen-inch pepperoni pizza in four minutes and thirty-six seconds. Not bad. But he knows he can do better. In fact, he’ll... More Info

Schomburg: the Man Who Built a Library

Candlewick Press (MA) | September 1, 2017 | 48 pages
In luminous paintings and arresting poems, two of children’s literature’s top African-American scholars track Arturo Schomburg’s quest to correct history. Where is our historian to give us our side? Arturo asked. Amid the scholars, poets, authors, and artists of the Harlem Renaissance stood... More Info

Where Are You Going, Baby Lincoln?

Candlewick Press (MA) | September 12, 2017 | 112 pages
What if timid Baby Lincoln broke free of her bossy sister and set off on an unexpected journey? Kate DiCamillo presents a touching new adventure set in Mercy Watson’s world. Baby Lincoln’s older sister, Eugenia, is very fond of telling Baby what to do, and Baby usually responds by saying "Yes,... More Info

Hilda and the Runaway Baby

Candlewick Press (MA) | September 12, 2017 | 32 pages
In her truly authentic and original voice, Daisy Hirst introduces two endearing, unforgettable new characters — and a friendship like no other. Hilda the pig lives in a small tin house at the foot of a hill. Life is peaceful, if a bit uneventful, and she is always exactly where she expects... More Info

Escalera a la Luna

Candlewick Press (MA) | September 1, 2017 | 48 pages
"A lush, haunting story that brings together a grandmother and her grandchild. . . . Captures the luminosity of both the sky and the people on earth striving to make the world a better place." — Booklist (starred review) Little Suhaila wishes she could have known her grandma, who would wrap her... More Info

Escalera a la Luna

Candlewick Press (MA) | September 12, 2017 | 48 pages
"A lush, haunting story that brings together a grandmother and her grandchild. . . . Captures the luminosity of both the sky and the people on earth striving to make the world a better place." — Booklist (starred review) Little Suhaila wishes she could have known her grandma, who would wrap her... More Info

Hour of the Bees

Candlewick Press (MA) | September 12, 2017 | 368 pages
What does it mean to be fully alive? Magic blends with reality in a stunning coming-of-age novel about a girl, a grandfather, wanderlust, and reclaiming your roots. Things are only impossible if you stop to think about them. . . . While her friends are spending their summers having pool parties and... More Info

Baby Goes to Market

Candlewick Press (MA) | September 5, 2017 | 32 pages
Join Baby and his doting mama at a bustling southwest Nigerian marketplace for a bright, bouncy read-aloud offering a gentle introduction to numbers. Market is very crowded. Mama is very busy. Baby is very curious. When Baby and Mama go to the market, Baby is so adorable that the banana seller... More Info

Big Momma Makes the World

Candlewick Press (MA) | July 18, 2019 | 48 pages
Big Mamma, with a baby on her hip and laundry piling up, makes the world and everything in it and, at the end of the sixth day, tells the people she has made that they must take care of her creation. Reprint.  More Info

Michael Rosen's Sad Book

Candlewick Press (MA) | July 18, 2019 | 32 pages
A man tells about all the emotions that accompany his sadness over the death of his son, and how he tries to cope.  More Info

A Monster Calls

Candlewick Press (MA) | August 2, 2016 | 240 pages
An unflinching, darkly funny, and deeply moving story of a boy, his seriously ill mother, and an unexpected monstrous visitor. At seven minutes past midnight, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to find a monster outside his bedroom window. But it isn't the monster Conor's been expecting-- he's been... More Info

We Found a Hat

Candlewick Press (MA) | October 11, 2016 | 56 pages
Hold on to your hats for the conclusion of the celebrated hat trilogy by Caldecott Medalist Jon Klassen, who gives his deadpan finale a surprising new twist. Two turtles have found a hat. The hat looks good on both of them. But there are two turtles. And there is only one hat. . . . Evoking... More Info

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) | July 18, 2019 | 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

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

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

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

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) | July 18, 2019 | 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

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

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

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

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