Books published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Red Knit Cap Girl to the Rescue

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | November 5, 2013 | 40 pages
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The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | October 5, 2010 | 400 pages
Join the Mysterious Benedict Society as Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance embark on a daring new adventure that threatens to force them apart from their families, friends, and even each other. When an unexplained blackout engulfs Stonetown, the foursome must unravel clues relating to a nefarious... More Info

The Mysterious Benedict Society

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | April 1, 2008 | 512 pages
"Are you a gifted child looking for special opportunities?" When this peculiar ad appears in the newspaper, dozens of children enroll to take a series of mysterious, mind-bending tests. (And you, dear reader, can test your wits right alongside them.) But in the end just four very special children... More Info

Underwater Dogs: Kids Edition

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | September 24, 2013 | 40 pages
Dive right into this kids edition of the New York Times bestseller! With colorful photographs of the cutest canines chasing after their favorite toys and hilarious, joyful rhymes, this is a special treat for kids and adults alike. And the full-color poster on the back of the jacket is sure to be a... More Info


Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | August 13, 2013 | 40 pages
BEWARE OF CRANKENSTEIN! Who is Crankenstein? HE IS A MONSTER OF GRUMPINESS THAT NO ONE CAN DESTROY!MEHHRRRR!!! HE'S ALIVE! He may look like any ordinary boy, but when faced with a rainy day, a melting popsicle, or an early bedtime, one little boy transforms into a mumbling, grumbling Crankenstein!... More Info

Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | August 6, 2013 | 40 pages
They were each born with the gift of gospel. Martin's voice kept people in their seats, but also sent their praises soaring. Mahalia's voice was brass-and-butter - strong and smooth at the same time. With Martin's sermons and Mahalia's songs, folks were free to shout, to sing their joy. On August... More Info


Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | August 13, 2013 | 256 pages
In a quaint New England town with a history of witches and pilgrims, misunderstood eleven-year-old Norman Babcock can see and talk to ghosts. No one believes him, of course-everyone just thinks he's weird (including his parents). But when a folktale of a witch who cursed her accusers turns out to... More Info

Nanny Piggins and The Wicked Plan

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | July 16, 2013 | 320 pages
You should never cross a flying pig... When Mr. Green decides to get married, his children are horrified. If he carries out his diabolical plan, he'll fire their beloved nanny. Breakfast without chocolate? Never! Their father must be stopped, and Nanny Piggins, a former circus pig and a champion... More Info

The Land of Stories

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | August 6, 2013 | 464 pages
Alex and Conner Bailey's world is about to change, in this fast-paced adventure that uniquely combines our modern day world with the enchanting realm of classic fairy tales. The Land of Stories tells the tale of twins Alex and Conner. Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories,... More Info

Ghost Knight

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | May 7, 2013 | 352 pages
From international phenomenon Cornelia Funke, the bestselling author of Reckless and Inkheart. Eleven-year-old Jon Whitcroft never expected to enjoy boarding school. Then again, he never expected to be confronted by a pack of vengeful ghosts, either. And then he meets Ella, a quirky new friend with... More Info


Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | May 7, 2013 | 288 pages
Ten-year-old Sugar lives on the River Road sugar plantation along the banks of the Mississippi. Slavery is over, but laboring in the fields all day doesn't make her feel very free. Thankfully, Sugar has a knack for finding her own fun, especially when she joins forces with forbidden friend Billy,... More Info

Fifty Cents and a Dream

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | December 4, 2012 | 48 pages
Booker dreamed of making friends with words, setting free the secrets that lived in books. Born into slavery, young Booker T. Washington could only dream of learning to read and write. After emancipation, with only fifty cents in his pocket and a dream in his soul, Booker walked five hundred miles... More Info

Every Soul A Star

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | September 1, 2009 | 336 pages
And as streams of light fan out behind the darkened sun like the wings of a butterfly, I realize that I never saw real beauty until now. At Moon Shadow, an isolated campground, thousands have gathered to catch a glimpse of a rare and extraordinary total eclipse of the sun. Three lives are about to... More Info

The Peace Book

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | April 1, 2009 | 32 pages
Peace is making new friends Peace is giving shoes to someone who needs them Peace is a growing garden Peace is having enough pizza in the world for everyone The Peace Book delivers positive and hopeful messages of peace in an accessible, child-friendly format featuring Todd Parr's trademark bold,... More Info

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | April 1, 2009 | 288 pages
Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.  More Info

The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | April 9, 2013 | 496 pages
Before there was a Mysterious Benedict Society, there was simply a boy named Nicholas Benedict. Meet the boy who started it all.... Nine-year-old Nicholas Benedict has more problems than most children his age. Not only is he an orphan with an unfortunate nose, but also he has narcolepsy, a... More Info

The Sasquatch Escape

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | April 2, 2013 | 224 pages
When Ben Silverstein is sent to the rundown town of Buttonville to spend the summer with his grandfather, he's certain it will be the most boring vacation ever. That is, until his grandfather's cat brings home what looks like . . . a baby dragon? Amazed, Ben enlists the help of Pearl Petal, a local... More Info

Monster High: Ghoulfriends Just Want to Have Fun

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | April 2, 2013 | 272 pages
GFFs Rochelle, Robecca, and Venus begin to settle in at Monster High and are having a fangtastic time getting involved in the student body. Rochelle is tutoring the trolls, Robecca is blasting onto the Skulltimate Roller Maze team, and Venus is starting a compost pile with Lagoona Blue! The... More Info

You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Fables to Read Together

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | April 2, 2013 | 32 pages
Mary Ann Hoberman and Michael Emberley have added Aesop's fables to their bestselling and award-winning series! Rediscover familiar tales and find new favorites in this irresistible fifth You Read to Me collaboration. These stories of classic characters--from wise ants and kind mice to sly foxes... More Info

Awesome Dawson

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | April 2, 2013 | 40 pages
EVERYTHING CAN BE USED AGAIN! That's Dawson's motto. He collects junk that people throw away and turns it into something STUPENDOUS. But when Dawson uses his skills to create a machine to do his chores for him, he discovers he might have invented something a little too... AWESOME. Can he stop the... More Info

The Cats of Tanglewood Forest

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | March 5, 2013 | 304 pages
The magic is all around you, if only you open your eyes.... Lillian Kindred spends her days exploring the Tanglewood Forest, a magical, rolling wilderness that she imagines to be full of fairies. The trouble is, Lillian has never seen a wisp of magic in her hills--until the day the cats of the... More Info

All the Awake Animals Are Almost Asleep

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | October 2, 2012 | 40 pages
My little one, lay down your head.It's time to doze, it's time for bed.You tell me, "I'm not sleepy now.""Just try," I say. You ask me, "How?" In this lyrical animal ABC book, a mother tries to tuck her child in for the night by telling him about all the awake animals that are getting sleepy. From... More Info

The Adventures of Nanny Piggins

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | June 12, 2012 | 272 pages
This critically acclaimed, award-winning middle grade debut follows the story of the three Green children who are cared for by a nanny pig. Yes, a pig. A fabulously sassy and impeccably dressed pig as a matter of fact! With her insatiable urge to eat chocolate (and feed chocolate to everyone she... More Info

The Monsters' Monster

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | September 4, 2012 | 40 pages
Once upon a time, there were three little rascals who thought they were the BIGGEST, BADDEST monsters around. Then along came an even BIGGER monster who changed their minds. And all it took was two little words. In this playful tale from bestselling picture book author Patrick McDonnell, a very BIG... More Info

The Underwear Book

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | August 7, 2012 | 32 pages
A surprising and silly book about underwear, The Underwear Book features such wisdom as "DO wear fancy underwear under your dress," and "DON'T hang upside down on the monkey bars." Illustrated with Todd Parr's trademark bold, bright colors and silly scenes!  More Info

School of Fear: The Final Exam

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | September 11, 2012 | 352 pages
Check out the laugh-inducing, phobia-reducing final book in theSchool of Fear trilogy! Is school out forever at the School of Fear? A nosy reporter is planning a scandalous exposé on eccentric Mrs. Wellington and her unorthodox teaching methods, and the news is sure to put an end to the school.... More Info

The Thankful Book

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | October 16, 2012 | 32 pages
I am thankful for music because it makes me want to dance. I am thankful for my feet because they help me run and play. I am thankful for kisses because they make me feel loved. Todd Parr's bestselling books have taught kids about unconditional love, respecting the earth, facing fears, and more,... More Info

The Mysterious Benedict Society Complete Collection

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | October 16, 2012 | 2000 pages
Catch up on the adventures of the Mysterious Benedict Society with The Mysterious Benedict Society Complete Collection. This hardcover boxed set includes all five books in the New York Times bestselling series: The Mysterious Benedict Society, The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous... More Info

What Mess?

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | October 9, 2012 | 40 pages
Previously published in hardcover with the title "What's With This Room?" Why is this room such a mess all the time?What's with that smell, and what's with the grime? What Mess? is a hilarious conversation between a boy and his parents about a room that's such a disaster zone, he'd have to clean it... More Info


Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | June 5, 2012 | 32 pages
As hard as he tries, Chowder has never managed to fit in with the other neighborhood dogs. While the neighborhood dogs are content to fetch newspapers and take walks, Chowder spends his days on the computer, dancing with his headphones, and using his favorite toy of all, his telescope. But being... More Info