Books published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

The Grandma Book

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | April 12, 2011 | 24 pages
Featuring Todd Parr's signature colorful and kid-friendly illustrations, The Grandma Book portrays the different ways grandmothers show their grandchildren love, from offering advice and babysitting to making things and giving lots of kisses.  More Info

Me . . . Jane

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | April 5, 2011 | 40 pages
In his characteristic heartwarming style, Patrick McDonnell tells the story of the young Jane Goodall and her special childhood toy chimpanzee named Jubilee. As the young Jane observes the natural world around her with wonder, she dreams of "a life living with and helping all animals," until one... More Info

Every Exquisite Thing

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | May 10, 2016 | 272 pages
Nanette O'Hare is an unassuming teen who has played the role of dutiful daughter, hardworking student, and star athlete for as long as she can remember. But when a beloved teacher gives her his worn copy of The Bugglegum Reaper--a mysterious, out-of-print cult classic--the rebel within Nanette... More Info
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The Land of Stories: Beyond the Kingdoms

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | June 7, 2016 | 432 pages
Fairy tales are just the beginning. The Masked Man is on the loose in the Land of Stories, and it's up to Alex and Conner Bailey to stop him... except Alex has been thrown off the Fairy Council, and no one will believe they're in danger. With only the help of the ragtag group of Goldilocks, Jack,... More Info

Teachers Rock!

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | April 19, 2016 | 32 pages
A celebration of the countless ways teachers change the world-with a free Back-to-School poster! Teachers are amazing! They teach you new things, make you laugh, and help you meet new friends. They always encourage you to do your best. They make the classroom a great place to be! From admiring the... More Info

The Dragonsitter Takes Off

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | November 3, 2015 | 96 pages
Dear Uncle Morton: I know you don't want to be disturbed, but I have to tell you some very bad news. Ziggy has disappeared! --Eddie Eddie had thought that dragonsitting would be easy -- until Ziggy disappears, only to be found in the linen closet, refusing to budge. Then, Eddie learns that his... More Info

The Dragonsitter

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | September 1, 2015 | 96 pages
Dear Uncle Morton: You'd better get on a plane right now and come back here. Your dragon has eaten Jemima. Emily loved that rabbit! I'd better go now. I can smell burning. --Eddie It had sounded so easy: Eddie was to look after Uncle Morton's unusual pet for a week while he went on vacation. But... More Info

The Name of this Book Is Secret

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | May 12, 2015 | 400 pages
Warning: this description has not been authorized by Pseudonymous Bosch. As much as he'd love to sing the praises of his book (he is very vain), he wouldn't want you to hear about his brave 11-year old heroes, Cass and Max-Ernest. Or about how a mysterious box of vials, the Symphony of Smells,... More Info

Scarlett Undercover

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | May 19, 2015 | 320 pages
Meet Scarlett, a smart, sarcastic fifteen-year-old, ready to take on crime in her hometown. When Scarlett agrees to investigate a local boy's suicide, she figures she's in for an easy case and a quick buck. But it doesn't take long for suicide to start looking a lot like murder. As Scarlett finds... More Info

Thor's Serpents

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | May 19, 2015 | 368 pages
For fans of Percy Jackson and the Olympians, the thrilling conclusion to The Blackwell Pages, written by New York Times bestselling YA authors, K.L. Armstrong and M.A. Marr. Thirteen-year-olds Matt, Laurie, and Fen have beaten near-impossible odds to assemble their fellow descendants of the Norse... More Info

The Night World

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | June 16, 2015 | 40 pages
Everyone in the house is sleeping, but outside, the night world is wide-awake. It's a wonderful night to explore! Perfect for bedtime, this book from Caldecott Medalist Mordicai Gerstein celebrates the secrets of the night world and the joys of the sunrise.  More Info

Daddy Sat on a Duck

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | May 5, 2015 | 32 pages
Do you ever hear strange noises in your house? (The bathroom in particular.) Are hairy creatures raiding the fridge at midnight? Does some animal keep leaving the toilet seat up? YOU ARE NOT ALONE! Join one little girl on her quest to catch the wild beasts in her home that HONK and ROAR and BELCH... More Info

Gus & Me

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | September 9, 2014 | 32 pages
Long before there was a band, there was a boy: a young Keith Richards, who was introduced to the joy of music through his beloved granddad, Theodore Augustus Dupree, affectionately known as "Gus," who was in a jazz big band and is the namesake of Keith's daughter, Theodora Dupree Richards. Gus... More Info

Rory the Dinosaur: Me and My Dad

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | May 5, 2015 | 40 pages
Meet Rory the dinosaur. He can't wait to tell his dad all about the things he can do all by himself, from crossing rivers to finding shelter from the rain. Little does Rory know, his father is never far behind. Comic artist Liz Climo celebrates the bond between father and child with her adorable,... More Info

Wherever You Go

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | April 21, 2015 | 32 pages
Roads give you chances to seek and explore. Want an adventure?Just open your door. Join an adventurous rabbit and his animal friends as they journey over steep mountain peaks, through bustling cityscapes, and down long, winding roads to discover the magical worlds that await them just outside their... More Info

Odin's Ravens

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | April 21, 2015 | 368 pages
Seven kids, Thor's hammer, and a whole lot of Valkyries are the only things standing against the end of the world. When thirteen-year-old Matt Thorsen and Fen and Laurie Brekke, modern-day descendants of Thor and Loki, discovered they were fated to take the places of the Norse Gods in a battle... More Info

Wonder at the Edge of the World

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | April 14, 2015 | 384 pages
In this captivating quest that spans the globe, a young girl must challenge her assumptions about family, slavery, and friendship as she fights to save her father's legacy...and to begin creating her own. Hallelujah Wonder wants to become one of the first female scientists of the nineteenth... More Info

I Will Always Write Back

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | April 14, 2015 | 400 pages
The true story of an all-American girl and a boy from an impoverished city in Zimbabwe and the letter that changed both of their lives forever. It started as an assignment. Everyone in Caitlin's class wrote to an unknown student somewhere in a distant place. All the other kids picked countries like... More Info

Mama Seeton's Whistle

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | April 14, 2015 | 40 pages
Without even thinking about it,Mama Seeton puckered her lips and whistled.It was not a loud whistle.Or a fancy whistle. Just a simple two-note whistle. When Mama Seeton whistles, her children run home for chocolate cake, hugs, kisses, and shared memories. But as time passes, they travel farther and... More Info

The Detective's Assistant

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | April 7, 2015 | 368 pages
The incredible tale of America's first ever female detective and her spirited niece! Eleven-year-old Nell Warne arrives on her aunt's doorstep lugging a heavy sack of sorrows. If her Aunt Kate rejects her, it's the miserable Home for the Friendless. Luckily, canny Nell makes herself indispensable... More Info

Space Taxi

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | April 1, 2014 | 112 pages
Archie Morningstar learns a big family secret and helps save the universe. All before breakfast! It's not every day a regular kid like Archie gets to wake up at midnight. But today is Take Your Kid to Work Day, and Archie is finally allowed to ride along in his dad's taxi cab. He has been waiting... More Info

The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | June 3, 2014 | 544 pages
After decades of hiding, the evil Enchantress who cursed Sleeping Beauty is back with a vengeance. Alex and Conner Bailey have not been back to the magical Land of Stories since their adventures in The Wishing Spell ended. But one night, they learn the famed Enchantress has kidnapped their mother!... More Info

Wolfie the Bunny

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | February 17, 2015 | 40 pages
Families of all kinds will delight in this sweet tale of new babies, sibling rivalry, bravery, unconditional love...and veggies! The Bunny family has adopted a wolf son, and daughter Dot is the only one who realizes Wolfie can--and might--eat them all up! Dot tries to get through to her parents,... More Info

Violet and Victor Write the Best-Ever Bookworm Book

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | December 2, 2014 | 40 pages
Violet and Victor Small are twins on a mission: to write the best book in the whole, entire world--together! Victor is reluctant, but Violet is determined, and soon the ideas can't come quickly enough. They begin to write a story about a hungry Bookworm who is eating all the books in the library.... More Info

Pirate, Viking & Scientist

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | November 11, 2014 | 40 pages
In this tale of a classic friendship conundrum, a determined little boy won't rest until he proves his theory that you really can have more than one best friend! Pirate is friends with Scientist. Scientist is friends with Viking. Pirate and Viking are NOT friends. What will Scientist do? Use his... More Info

A Perfectly Messed-Up Story

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | October 7, 2014 | 40 pages
In this interactive and engaging read-aloud, bestselling author and award-winning artist Patrick McDonnell creates a funny, engaging, and almost perfect story about embracing life's messes. Little Louie's story keeps getting messed up, and he's not happy about it! What's the point of telling his... More Info

Red Knit Cap Girl and the Reading Tree

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | September 23, 2014 | 40 pages
This new adventure with Red Knit Cap Girl and her friends uses simple prose and radiant illustrations to shine a light on the joy of reading and the importance of working together. One day Red Knit Cap Girl and her friends discover a hollow tree in the middle of the forest. What can be done with... More Info

Bad Magic

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | September 16, 2014 | 400 pages
A magical new series from Pseudonymous Bosh, the bestselling author of the Secret Series Magic is BAD.As in fake. Cheesy. Unreal. At least, that's what Clay, who has seen one magic show too many, thinks. When words from his journal appear mysteriously on his school wall as graffiti, he never... More Info

The Red Pencil

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | September 16, 2014 | 336 pages
"Amira, look at me," Muma insists.She collects both my hands in hers."The Janjaweed attack without warning.If ever they come-- run." Finally, Amira is twelve. Old enough to wear a toob, old enough for new responsibilities. And maybe old enough to go to school in Nyala-- Amira's one true dream. But... More Info

Snoop Troop: It Came from Beneath the Playground

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | September 9, 2014 | 176 pages
Every newly independent reader will be rolling on the floor--and has a chance to solve the mystery--in this wildly wacky mash-up of chapter book and graphic novel, with art on every page, interactive seek-and-find elements, and more! In this first book of the series, fifth-grade detective Logan... More Info

I Am Malala

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | August 19, 2014 | 240 pages
I Am Malala. This is my story. Malala Yousafzai was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime. They said women weren't allowed to go to the market. They said girls couldn't go to school. Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by... More Info

The Nuts: Bedtime at the Nut House

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | July 29, 2014 | 32 pages
It's bedtime at the Nut House, but little Wally and Hazel Nut aren't ready to go to sleep. "We're Nuts! We're Nuts! We're Nuts!" Why go to bed when you could be singing and howling at the moon? But Mama Nut insists... "All little Nuts need to go up to bed!" Who will win this bedtime tug-of-war? In... More Info

My Teacher Is a Monster! (No, I Am Not.)

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | July 1, 2014 | 40 pages
A young boy named Bobby has the worst teacher. She's loud, she yells, and if you throw paper airplanes, she won't allow you to enjoy recess. She is a monster! Luckily, Bobby can go to his favorite spot in the park on weekends to play. Until one day... he finds his teacher there! Over the course of... More Info

We Belong Together

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | November 1, 2007 | 32 pages
In a kid-friendly, accessible way, this book explores the ways that people can choose to come together to make a family. It's about sharing your home and sharing your heart to make a family that belongs together.  More Info

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
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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

Crankenstein

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

ParaNorman

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

Sugar

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

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