Books published by Margaret K. McElderry Books


Margaret K. McElderry Books | October 10, 2017 | 352 pages
Dive right back into the action on Perses in this thrilling sequel to the gritty, space adventure, MiNRS, which School Library Journal called “a solid survival story.” They are coming to get you. Hide. Hide. Hide. The children of Perses have been receiving this message on repeat from Earth for... More Info

The Ballad of a Broken Nose

Margaret K. McElderry Books | June 13, 2017 | 224 pages
From award-winning Norwegian author Arne Svingen comes “an uplifting coming-of-age story” (The Wall Street Journal) about a relentlessly positive teenager who uses his love of opera to cope with his less-than-perfect home life. Bart is an eternal optimist. At thirteen years old, he’s had a... More Info

The Pudding Problem

Margaret K. McElderry Books | May 9, 2017 | 240 pages
A boy must untangle the web of lies he’s created in order to prove his innocence when strange things start happening in this humorous and cheeky illustrated middle grade novel in the tradition of the Timmy Failure series. Eleven-year-old Sam Lyttle is prone to stretching the truth. Most of his... More Info

Bear Stays Up for Christmas

Margaret K. McElderry Books | October 7, 2008 | 40 pages
"The day before Christmas, snuggled on his floor, Bear sleeps soundly with a great big snore...." Bear's friends are determined to keep Bear awake for Christmas! So they wake Bear up and have him help them find a Christmas tree, bake cakes, hang up stockings, and sing Christmas songs. Bear stays up... More Info


Margaret K. McElderry Books | September 22, 2015 | 256 pages
Gabe Fuentes is in for the ride of his life when he becomes Earth’s ambassador to the galaxy in this alien sci-fi adventure from the National Book Award–winning author of Goblin Secrets. Gabe Fuentes is reading under the covers one summer night when he is interrupted by a creature who looks... More Info

Doll Bones

Margaret K. McElderry Books | April 14, 2015 | 272 pages
Discover the Newbery Honor winner Doll Bones, from Holly Black, the cocreator of the Spiderwick Chronicles. A Kirkus Reviews Best Book. A School Library Journal Best Book. A Booklist Editor’s Choice Books for Youth. A Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book. A NYPL “100 Titles for Reading and... More Info

Silver on the Tree

Margaret K. McElderry Books | May 8, 2007 | 288 pages
"And Where the Midsummer Tree Grows Tall by Pendragon's Sword the Dark Shall Fall." The Dark is rising in its last and greatest bid to control the world. Six individuals have come together to drive it back for good: Will, the Sign seeker; Bran, the raven boy; Jane, Simon, and Barney, the grail... More Info

Dark Is Rising

Margaret K. McElderry Books | October 1, 1999 | 320 pages
On the Midwinter Day that is his eleventh birthday, Will Stanton discovers a special gift -- that he is the last of the Old Ones, immortals dedicated to keeping the world from domination by the forces of evil, the Dark. At once, he is plunged into a quest for the six magical Signs that will one day... More Info

The Ability

Margaret K. McElderry Books | April 23, 2013 | 336 pages
Delve into the extraordinary abilities of the twelve-year-old mind in this thrilling start to a middle-grade series that expands the possibilities of power. No one has any confidence in twelve-year-old Christopher Lane. His teachers discount him as a liar and a thief, and his mom doesn’t have the... More Info


Margaret K. McElderry Books | April 2, 2013 | 304 pages
Can the railroad that is uniting America also bridge the gap between two boys from different backgrounds? Shortly after the Civil War, Malachy laces on his father’s boots and travels to the American West to work on the transcontinental railroad that will unite the country. In addition to the... More Info

A Little Book of Sloth

Margaret K. McElderry Books | March 5, 2013 | 64 pages
Cozy up with adorable baby sloths in this irresistible photographic picture book. Hang around just like a sloth and get to know the delightful residents of the Avarios Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica, the world’s largest sloth orphanage. You’ll fall in love with bad-boy Mateo, ooh and ahh over... More Info

Bear Says Thanks

Margaret K. McElderry Books | September 4, 2012 | 40 pages
What better way for Bear to say thanks, than to have a big dinner with all his friends! Bear has come up with the perfect way to say thanks—a nice big dinner! When Bear decides to throw a feast, his friends show up one by one with different platters of delicious food to share. There’s just one... More Info