Books published by Scholastic Press

Old Turtle

Scholastic Press | March 28, 2017 | 56 pages
Why are we here? What is the purpose of life? How do we find happiness? Once again, Old Turtle's wise answers offer readers of all ages inspiration, solace, and the most important gift of all -- hope. Timed to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the publication of the national bestseller Old... More Info

The Goldfish Boy

Scholastic Press | February 28, 2017 | 320 pages
Lisa Thompson's debut novel is a page-turning mystery with an emotionally-driven, complex character study at its core -- like Rear Window meets The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Matthew Corbin suffers from severe obsessive-compulsive disorder. He hasn't been to school in weeks. His... More Info

The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!

Scholastic Press | January 31, 2017 | 48 pages
"The mayor of the noisy city of La Paz institutes new laws forbidding all singing, but a brave little rooster decides he must sing, despite the progressively severe punishments he receives for continuing to crow. The silenced populace, invigorated by the rooster's bravery, ousts the tyrannical... More Info

I'll Wait, Mr. Panda

Scholastic Press | October 25, 2016 | 32 pages
Mr. Panda is making something, and all of his animal friends are interested--but only Penguin is willing to wait to see what it is.  More Info

Hungry Bird

Scholastic Press | September 27, 2016 | 32 pages
Bird is hiking with his friends when his tummy rumbles. But no one packed him a snack that he likes! With every step, his hunger mounts until he collapses on the ground. How will Bird survive if he doesn't eat the perfect something this instant?! The hilarious blue-feathered anti-hero who first... More Info

Unstoppable Octobia May

Scholastic Press | August 25, 2015 | 288 pages
In 1953 ten-year-old Octobia May lives in her Aunt's boarding house in the South, surrounded by an African American community which has its own secrets and internal racism, and spends her days wondering if Mr. Davenport in room 204 is really a vampire--or something else entirely.  More Info


Scholastic Press | September 29, 2015 | 320 pages
Identical twin teenagers Giselle and Isabelle Boyer have always been inseparable, and expected to stay that way even though their Haitian American parents are separating--so when Isabelle is killed in a devastating car crash, Giselle must find a way to heal not only her own serious injuries, but... More Info

The Marvels

Scholastic Press | September 15, 2015 | 672 pages
In his most intricate and ambitious work to date, Caldecott Award-winner Brian Selznick delivers a magnificent reinvention of his signature form. Two seemingly unrelated stories-the first in words, the second in pictures-together create a beguiling narrative puzzle! The Marvels opens with an... More Info


Scholastic Press | August 25, 2015 | 40 pages
The bestselling creators of Exclamation Mark! introduce a triangle, circle, square, and rectangle who celebrate the gift of friendship. Friends shape who we are. They make us laugh. They fill us with fun. They stand by us during life's up and downs. And even when we disagree with our friends, if... More Info

Becoming Maria

Scholastic Press | August 25, 2015 | 272 pages
Pura Belpre Honor winner for The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano and one of America's most influential Hispanics--'Maria' on Sesame Street--delivers a beautifully wrought coming-of-age memoir. Set in the 1950s in the Bronx, this is the story of a girl with a dream. Emmy award-winning actress and... More Info


Scholastic Press | August 25, 2015 | 240 pages
A bright, bold debut about a girl who was born a boy, but refuses to let that stand in the way of her dream. More than anything else, George wants to play Charlotte in her fourth-grade class's production of Charlotte's Web. The problem is, her teacher won't let her, because George is a boy. But... More Info

Elephant in the Dark

Scholastic Press | March 30, 2017 | 40 pages
In this version of the blind men and the elephant, based on a poem by Rūmī, Persian villagers try to figure out what strange animal in a dark barn has arrived from India.  More Info

Please, Mr. Panda

Scholastic Press | January 1, 2015 | 32 pages
Mr. Panda has a plate of doughnuts to share, but most of the other animals forget to say "Please."  More Info

Fairest of All

Scholastic Press | April 1, 2013 | 169 pages
After moving to a new house, ten-year-old Abby and her younger brother Jonah discover an antique mirror that transports them into the Snow White fairy tale.  More Info

One Dog and His Boy

Scholastic Press | January 28, 2014 | 282 pages
When lonely, 10-year-old Hal learns that his wealthy but neglectful parents only rented Fleck, the dog he always wanted, he and new friend Pippa take Fleck and four other dogs from the rental agency on a trek from London to Scotland, where Hal's grandparents live. By the award-winning author of A... More Info

Sink Or Swim

Scholastic Press | March 30, 2017 | 165 pages
Once again Abby and her brother Jonah go through the magic mirror in their basement, and this time they find themselves interfering in the Little Mermaid story--and needing to set things right and make sure everyone has a happy ending.  More Info

If the Shoe Fits

Scholastic Press | November 26, 2013 | 166 pages
On their second adventure through the magic mirror Abby and Jonah find themselves in the Cinderella fairy tale--and that is when things start to go really wrong.  More Info

The Dark Secret

Scholastic Press | September 30, 2014 | 336 pages
When Starflight is kidnapped by the NightWings he finds that the kingdom of his birth is a miserable place, full of terrible secrets--and that, with his fellow dragonets too far away to help, the fate of two kingdoms rests in his talons.  More Info

My Grandfather's Coat

Scholastic Press | October 21, 2014 | 32 pages
A tailor's very old overcoat is recycled numerous times over the years into a variety of garments and other uses.  More Info

The Cat, the Dog, Little Red, the Exploding Eggs, the Wolf, and Grandma

Scholastic Press | August 26, 2014 | 32 pages
Cat tries to read the story of Little Red Riding Hood aloud, but Dog keeps interrupting with silly questions.  More Info

Memory Maze

Scholastic Press | March 30, 2017 | 240 pages
The second entry in the mesmerizing series from the masterful, #1 New York Times bestselling author Gordon Korman When Jackson Opus's identity as one of the most powerful young hypnotists in the world is leaked, he and his family are forced into hiding. But just as Jax settles into his new home --... More Info

The Freedom Summer Murders

Scholastic Press | April 29, 2014 | 256 pages
To coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Summer murders, this will be the first book for young adults to explore the harrowing true story of three civil rights workers slain by the KKK. In June of 1964, three idealistic young men (one black and two white) were lynched by the Ku Klux... More Info

The Field of Wacky Inventions

Scholastic Press | September 24, 2013 | 224 pages
Leo and Remi have gotten used to the strangeness of the Whippet Hotel, but when the entire top floor is hoisted into the sky and transported to the field of wacky inventions, they find that they must compete against a number of foes to solve a puzzle or lose their beloved hotel forever.  More Info

The Hunger Games Trilogy Boxset

Scholastic Press | September 24, 2013 |
All three books in the Hunger Games trilogy are now available for the first time in a paperback box set! This special edition showcases the iconic logos in a striking new design. Available for the first time ever . . . a paperback box set of the Hunger Games! This special edition box set features a... More Info

Year of the Jungle

Scholastic Press | September 10, 2013 | 40 pages
Suzy spends her year in first grade waiting for her father, who is serving in Vietnam, and when the postcards stop coming she worries that he will never make it home.  More Info


Scholastic Press | August 27, 2013 | 40 pages
Rex is bigger than anyone else at school, and everybody is scared at him--but he reminds us that "rawr" means hello in dinosaur language.  More Info

Want to Go Private?

Scholastic Press | August 1, 2013 | 336 pages
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Scholastic Press | May 1, 2013 | 272 pages
Charlie had his chocolate factory. Stanley Yelnats had his holes. Leo has the wacky, amazing Whippet Hotel. There's mystery and adventure on every floor. There's no other place quite like the Whippet Hotel. Each and every floor has its own wacky design--and its own wacky secrets. The guests are... More Info

3 Below

Scholastic Press | September 1, 2012 | 234 pages
Having explored every part of the wonderful Whippet Hotel, where flying goats, mazes and other fantastical surprises are hidden behind doors and in secret passageways, Leo discovers that the hotel hides even more amazing secrets beneath its foundation, in an adventure that puts the hotel's fate in... More Info

Happy Birthday Hamster

Scholastic Press | August 1, 2011 | 40 pages
Follows Hamster and his friend Dog as they prepare for a birthday party.  More Info

Drawing from Memory

Scholastic Press | September 1, 2011 | 72 pages
"Caldecott Medalist Allen Say presents a stunning graphic novel chronicling his journey as an artist during WWII, when he apprenticed under Noro Shinpei, Japan's premier cartoonistDRAWING FROM MEMORY is Allen Say's own story of his path to becoming the renowned artist he is today. Shunned by his... More Info

Where's Walrus?

Scholastic Press | February 1, 2011 | 32 pages
Follows Walrus on a journey through the city, as he tries on different hats to disguise himself from the chasing zookeeper.  More Info

Exclamation Mark

Scholastic Press | March 1, 2013 | 56 pages
From the bestselling creators of Duck! Rabbit!, an exciting tale of self-discovery! He stood out here. He stood out there. He tried everything to be more like them. It's not easy being seen. Especially when you're NOT like everyone else. Especially when what sets you apart is YOU. Sometimes we... More Info

Hold Fast

Scholastic Press | March 1, 2013 | 288 pages
On a cold winter day in Chicago, Early's father disappeared, and now she, her mother and her brother have been forced to flee their apartment and join the ranks of the homeless--and it is up to Early to hold her family together and solve the mystery surrounding her father.  More Info

Harlem Summer

Scholastic Press | May 1, 2012 | 176 pages
Walter Dean Myers delivers a humorous, action-packed historical novel set during the Harlem Renaissance. It's 1925 and Mark Purvis is a 16-year-old with a summer to kill. He'd rather jam with his jazz band (they need the practice), but is urged by his parents to get a job. As an assistant at THE... More Info

Odetta: The Queen of Folk

Scholastic Press | December 1, 2010 | 40 pages
A young person's introduction to the life and career of the legendary folk singer traces her Alabama childhood, early musical achievements and role in breaking artistic ground for other musicians. By the illustrator of the Coretta Scott King Honor-winning Let It Shine.  More Info

Skeleton Cat

Scholastic Press | July 1, 2012 | 32 pages
Emerging from his grave, a skeleton cat learns about auditions to be a drummer in a band and, despite the discouragement of his fellow phantoms and trouble along the way, he fulfills his dream of nine lifetimes. Original.  More Info

The Secret Tree

Scholastic Press | May 1, 2012 | 256 pages
The author of How to Say Goodbye in Robot and Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters presents the endearing story of a mysterious tree on which young people place their written secrets and wishes with unexpected results.  More Info

My Brother Charlie

Scholastic Press | March 1, 2010 | 40 pages
A girl tells what it is like living with her twin brother who has autism and sometimes finds it hard to communicate with words, but who, in most ways, is just like any other boy. Includes authors' note about autism.  More Info

March On!

Scholastic Press | August 1, 2008 | 32 pages
Having led thousands in a march for civil rights to the foot of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. made the most of the historical moment by giving a speech that would forever inspire people to continue to fight for change in the years ahead.  More Info

Salsa Stories

Scholastic Press | September 1, 2012 | 105 pages
A collection of stories within the story of a family celebration where the guests relate their memories of growing up in various Latin American countries.  More Info


Scholastic Press | November 1, 2012 | 40 pages
In this wordless picture book, a young Southern farm girl discovers a runaway slave hiding behind the corn crib in the barn and decides to help him.  More Info

Happy 100th Day

Scholastic Press | January 1, 2011 | 40 pages
Graham Elmore hates school, but as the year progresses toward the day that is both his birthday and the hundredth day of school, Graham's reading improves, and so does his outlook.  More Info


Scholastic Press | September 1, 2011 | 272 pages
Ten-year-old Leo's future and the fate of the extraordinary Whippet Hotel, where his father is the maintenance man, are at stake when a series of cryptic boxes leads Leo to hidden floors, strange puzzles, and unexpected alliances.  More Info