Books published by Simon & Schuster


Simon & Schuster | May 22, 2018 | 272 pages
Astrophysicist and author Mario Livio investigates perhaps the most human of all our characteristics—curiosity—in this “lively, expert, and definitely not dumbed-down account” (Kirkus Reviews) as he explores our innate desire to know why. Experiments demonstrate that people are more... More Info

Raven Rock

Simon & Schuster | May 22, 2018 | 560 pages
The shocking truth about the government’s secret plans to survive a catastrophic attack on US soil—even if the rest of us die—is “a frightening eye-opener” (Kirkus Reviews) that spans the dawn of the nuclear age to today, and "contains everything one could possibly want to know" (The Wall... More Info

In Praise of Wasting Time

Simon & Schuster/ TED | May 15, 2018 | 128 pages
In this timely and essential book that offers a fresh take on the qualms of modern day life, Professor Alan Lightman investigates the creativity born from allowing our minds to freely roam, without attempting to accomplish anything and without any assigned tasks. We are all worried about wasting... More Info

Bullshit Jobs

Simon & Schuster | May 15, 2018 | 368 pages
From bestselling writer David Graeber, a powerful argument against the rise of meaningless, unfulfilling jobs, and their consequences. Does your job make a meaningful contribution to the world? In the spring of 2013, David Graeber asked this question in a playful, provocative essay titled “On the... More Info

Ocean Meets Sky

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | May 15, 2018 | 48 pages
From the creators of the gorgeous bestseller The Night Gardener, comes a stunning new picture book about a young boy who sets sail to find a place his grandfather told him about…the spot where the ocean meets the sky. It’s a good day for sailing. Finn lives by the sea and the sea lives by him.... More Info

The Promise of Canada

Simon & Schuster | May 15, 2018 | 400 pages
What does it mean to be a Canadian? What great ideas have changed our country? An award-winning writer casts her eye over our nation’s history, highlighting some of our most important stories. From the acclaimed historian Charlotte Gray comes a richly rewarding book about what it means to be... More Info


Simon & Schuster | May 15, 2018 | 336 pages
Bill Schneider, former CNN senior political analyst, takes us inside the voting booth to show how Americans vote and why their votes sometimes seem to make no practical sense. In the 1960s, a rift developed between the Old America and the New America that resulted in a populist backlash that... More Info

Be the One

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | May 15, 2018 | 128 pages
Emmy Award–winning ABC News chief national correspondent and Nightline coanchor, Byron Pitts shares the heartbreaking and inspiring stories of six young people who overcame impossible circumstances with extraordinary perseverance. Abuse. Bullying. War. Drug Addiction. Mental Illness. Violence.... More Info

Why Buddhism is True

Simon & Schuster | May 8, 2018 | 336 pages
From one of America’s most brilliant writers, a New York Times bestselling journey through psychology, philosophy, and lots of meditation to show how Buddhism holds the key to moral clarity and enduring happiness. At the heart of Buddhism is a simple claim: The reason we suffer—and the reason... More Info

Yael and the Party of the Year

Simon & Schuster | May 8, 2018 | 176 pages
There are many ways this story can go. YOU decide what happens next. And if you don’t like how it ends? Just start again! The Yes No Maybe So series is an interactive reading experience about friendships, family, and all the feelings. Yael Lewis is dreading her bat mitzvah. Her loving but... More Info

Tara Takes the Stage

Simon & Schuster | May 8, 2018 | 160 pages
There are many ways this story can go. YOU decide what happens next. And if you don’t like how it ends? Just start again! The Yes No Maybe So series is an interactive reading experience about friendships, family, and all the feelings. Every day before and after school, Tara Singh helps her... More Info

Eat, Move, Think

Simon & Schuster | May 8, 2018 | 224 pages
Eat, Move, Think is the essential guide to living a longer, more active, and more fulfilled life—full of answers to your most pressing health and wellness questions. Doctors everywhere have the same goal: healthier and happier lives for their patients. And yet, no two medical professionals give... More Info

The Road to Camelot

Simon & Schuster | May 8, 2018 | 448 pages
A “provocative reconstruction of John F. Kennedy’s ‘five-year campaign’ for the White House” (The New Yorker), beginning with his bold, failed attempt to win the vice presidential nomination in 1956 and culminating when he plotted his way to the presidency and changed the way we nominate... More Info


Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | May 8, 2018 | 352 pages
Wonder meets Mark Haddon in the poignant and uplifting debut novel about superheroes, super-nurses, and the beauty you can find in hope. Eleven-year-old Joe has never had a life outside of the hospital, with its beeping machines and view of London’s rooftops. His condition means he’s not... More Info

Spindrift and the Orchid

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | May 8, 2018 | 256 pages
A girl finds herself entrenched in a dark mystery after the deaths of her parents in this fantastical novel from the author of The House of Months and Years. When a man walks into her grandfather’s curiosity shop and asks about a black orchid, Spindrift turns him away. She’s never seen such a... More Info

Still Water

Simon & Schuster | May 8, 2018 | 336 pages
From the Globe and Mail bestselling author of Still Mine comes a new thriller featuring Clare and Malcolm, this time on the hunt for a missing mother and son in a town that is drowning in deception—Clare may be in her gravest danger yet. HOW DO YOU FIND THE TRUTH IN A TOWN FULL OF SECRETS? Clare... More Info

The Incredible True Story of Blondy Baruti

Simon & Schuster | May 1, 2018 | 320 pages
The inspirational and true rags-to-riches story of how one young boy made it from the war-torn Congolese jungles to America and onto the silver screen, all the while facing extraordinary trials and twists of fate with an unwavering faith and unflagging spirit. Blondy Baruti’s boyhood in the... More Info

Ada Lace, Take Me to Your Leader

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | May 1, 2018 | 96 pages
From Emily Calandrelli—host of Xploration Outer Space, correspondent on Bill Nye Saves the World, and graduate of MIT—comes the third novel in a fun illustrated chapter book series about an eight-year-old girl with a knack for science, math, and solving mysteries with technology. Third grader... More Info

Holding on to Normal

Simon & Schuster | May 1, 2018 | 256 pages
A compelling memoir about trying to live meaningfully with illness and triumph beyond it, by breast cancer survivor Alana Somerville, a teacher and mother of two young children. I looked at all the sick people around me. Was I going to be like them? Was that already me? Did I suddenly have a time... More Info

When We Were Birds

Simon & Schuster | April 24, 2018 | 256 pages
From Governor General’s Literary Awards finalist Maria Mutch comes a startlingly inventive debut collection that recalls the works of Margaret Atwood, Kelly Link, Karen Russell, and Heather O’Neill. Wolves talk, notes magically appear on a woman’s skin, Red Riding Hood concocts a clever... More Info

Waste of Space

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | April 24, 2018 | 336 pages
New York Times bestselling series Tensions are running high when multi-billionaire Lars Sjoburg is poisoned and demands to go home and everyone is looking to Dash Gibson to solve the case in this third and final book in the New York Times bestselling Moon Base Alpha series. Moon Base Alpha was... More Info

Rebel Mother

Simon & Schuster | April 17, 2018 | 336 pages
“Those who enjoyed Jeannette Walls’s The Glass Castle will find much to admire” (Booklist, starred review) in this “thoroughly engrossing” (The New York Times Book Review) memoir about a boy on the run with his mother, as she abducts him to Latin America in search of the revolution. Carol... More Info

First Class Murder

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | April 17, 2018 | 336 pages
A murdered heiress, a missing necklace, and a train full of shifty, unusual, and suspicious characters leaves Daisy and Hazel with a new mystery to solve in this third novel of the Wells & Wong Mystery series. Hazel Wong and Daisy Wells are taking a vacation across Europe on world-famous... More Info

The Human Instinct

Simon & Schuster | April 17, 2018 | 304 pages
A radical, optimistic exploration of how humans evolved to develop reason, consciousness, and free will. Lately, the most passionate advocates of the theory of evolution seem to present it as bad news. Scientists such as Richard Dawkins, Lawrence Krauss, and Sam Harris tell us that our most... More Info

Sopa de Piedras

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books | May 22, 2018 | 48 pages
When three hungry soldiers come to a town where all the food has been hidden, they set out to make soup of water and stones, and all the town enjoys a feast.  More Info

The Road to Jonestown

Simon & Schuster | April 10, 2018 | 544 pages
2018 Edgar Award Finalist—Best Fact Crime “A thoroughly readable, thoroughly chilling account of a brilliant con man and his all-too vulnerable prey” (The Boston Globe)—the definitive story of preacher Jim Jones, who was responsible for the Jonestown Massacre, the largest murder-suicide in... More Info

The Good Liar

Simon & Schuster | April 3, 2018 | 432 pages
One explosion. Three women. Countless secrets. From bestselling author Catherine McKenzie comes a suspenseful, unsettling novel about what lurks in the wake of tragedy. Everybody hides. Everybody lies. On October 10th, three women’s lives are forever altered by a terrible accident. Cecily was... More Info

Still Mine

Simon & Schuster | March 27, 2018 | 416 pages
In this taut psychological thriller, one woman hunts for the truth about the suspicious disappearance of a local girl in a small town, where everyone is implicated. WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU VANISH FROM YOUR LIFE AND LEAVE NO STORY BEHIND? SOMEONE WILL MAKE ONE UP FOR YOU. Clare is on the run. From her... More Info


Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | March 20, 2018 | 368 pages
New York Times bestselling author Teddy Fitzroy returns as FunJungle’s resident sleuth when the zoo’s newest addition goes missing—before she even arrives!—in the latest novel in New York Times bestselling author Stuart Gibbs’s FunJungle series. FunJungle is frenzied, awaiting the arrival... More Info

The Inheritance

Simon & Schuster | March 13, 2018 | 368 pages
This gripping story of the doctors at the forefront of Alzheimer’s research and the courageous North Dakota family whose rare genetic code is helping to understand our most feared diseases is “excellent, accessible...A science text that reads like a mystery and treats its subjects with humanity... More Info

Traveling with Ghosts

Simon & Schuster | February 27, 2018 | 320 pages
A “rich, unblinking” (USA TODAY) memoir that moves from grief to reckoning to reflection to solace as a marine biologist shares the solo worldwide journey she took after her fiancé suffered a fatal box jellyfish attack in Thailand. In the summer of 2002, Shannon Leone Fowler was a blissful... More Info


Simon & Schuster | February 27, 2018 | 576 pages
“Those seeking a grand overview of science’s greatest hits over the past century will find it here” (The Washington Post). Peter Watson’s bold history of science offers a powerful argument—that the many disparate scientific branches are converging on the same truths. Convergence is a... More Info

Things to Do When It's Raining

Simon & Schuster | February 6, 2018 | 256 pages
When secrets tear love apart, can the truth mend it?—from The Globe and Mail–bestselling author Marissa Stapley. When secrets tear love apart, can the truth mend it? Mae Summers and Gabe Broadbent grew up together in the idyllic Summers’ Inn, perched at the edge the St. Lawrence River. Mae... More Info

I Wrote This Book Because I Love You

Simon & Schuster | February 6, 2018 | 224 pages
New York Times essayist and author of We Learn Nothing, Tim Kreider trains his virtuoso writing and singular power of observation on his (often befuddling) relationships with women. Psychologists have told him he’s a psychologist. Philosophers have told him he’s a philosopher. Religious groups... More Info

The Stowaway

Simon & Schuster | January 16, 2018 | 256 pages
The spectacular, true story of a scrappy teenager from New York’s Lower East Side who stowed away on the Roaring Twenties’ most remarkable feat of science and daring: an expedition to Antarctica. It was 1928: a time of illicit booze, of Gatsby and Babe Ruth, of freewheeling fun. The Great War... More Info

War Against War

Simon & Schuster | January 16, 2018 | 400 pages
A dramatic account of the Americans who tried to stop their nation from fighting in the First World War—and came close to succeeding. In this “fascinating” (Los Angeles Times) narrative, Michael Kazin brings us into the ranks of one of the largest, most diverse, and most sophisticated peace... More Info

Getting Off

Simon & Schuster | January 9, 2018 | 224 pages
A courageous account of one woman’s unflinching and ultimately hopeful journey through sex and porn addiction. A fixation on porn and orgasm, strings of failed relationships and serial hook-ups with strangers, inevitable blackouts to blunt the shame – these are not things we often hear women... More Info

Why Time Flies

Simon & Schuster | January 2, 2018 | 320 pages
“An insightful meditation on the curious nature of time…A highly illuminating intellectual investigation” (Kirkus Reviews) explaining the sometimes contradictory ways we experience time. “Time” is the most commonly used noun in the English language; it’s always on our minds and it... More Info

A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women

Simon & Schuster | December 12, 2017 | 576 pages
A compelling, radical, “richly explored” (The New York Times Book Review), and “insightful” (Vanity Fair) collection of essays on art, feminism, neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy from prize-winning novelist Siri Hustvedt, the acclaimed author of The Blazing World and What I Loved. In... More Info

Bedtime Stories for Grown-ups

Simon & Schuster UK | December 5, 2017 | 528 pages
A rich and comforting anthology of more than 70 short stories, poems, fairytales, and bedtime classics—from William Shakespeare to B.J. Novak and from Charles Dickens to Neil Gaiman—for grown-ups who want to unwind, unplug, and slip into soothing stories that will send them off to slumberland.... More Info

The Blood of Emmett Till

Simon & Schuster | December 5, 2017 | 304 pages
This extraordinary New York Times bestseller reexamines a pivotal event of the civil rights movement—the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till—“and demands that we do the one vital thing we aren’t often enough asked to do with history: learn from it” (The Atlantic). In 1955, white men in the... More Info

Violet and the Pearl of the Orient

Simon & Schuster Children's UK | November 14, 2017 | 192 pages
Meet Violet Remy-Robinson, an amateur Sherlock Holmes in the making in this captivating new series, perfect for fans of Chris Riddell, Alex T. Smith, and the Darcy Burdock series. When a new family moves in next door, Violet is sure there's something strange about them. Then her eccentric, but... More Info

Violet and the Hidden Treasure

Simon & Schuster Children's UK | November 14, 2017 | 208 pages
Meet Violet Remy-Robinson, an amateur Sherlock Holmes in the making in this captivating new series, perfect for fans of Chris Riddell, Alex T. Smith, and the Darcy Burdock series. Violet has spent her holidays exploring India with Godmother Celeste, including visiting Celeste’s good friend the... More Info

Once There Was a Story

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books | November 21, 2017 | 160 pages
From beloved author Jane Yolen and acclaimed illustrator Jane Dyer a collection of thirty stories from around the world, perfect for sharing. This collection of well-known and not-so-well known stories, fairy tales, folk tales, and fables from Russia to Africa to Korea and beyond includes magic... More Info

The Only Road

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books | October 3, 2017 | 336 pages
PURA BELPRÉ HONOR BOOK ALA NOTABLE BOOK Twelve-year-old Jaime makes the treacherous and life-changing journey from his home in Guatemala to live with his older brother in the United States in this “powerful and timely” (Booklist, starred review) middle grade novel. Jaime is sitting on his bed... More Info

Spy Ski School

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | October 10, 2017 | 384 pages
Ben Ripley enrolls in ski school, where the slopes, and the stakes, get really steep in this bestselling follow-up to the Edgar Award–nominated Spy School, Spy Camp, and Evil Spy School. Thirteen-year-old Ben Ripley is not exactly the best student spy school has ever seen—he keeps flunking... More Info

The Bad Kid

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | September 5, 2017 | 304 pages
Claudeline Feng LeBernardin learns what it really means to be bad in this “sharp, fun, and optimistic” (Kirkus Reviews) Edgar Award–nominated mystery reminiscent of Harriet the Spy. Claudeline Feng LeBernardin is very good at being bad. Her Grandpa Si was a real-life gangster, and Claude... More Info

The Lost Property Office

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | October 31, 2017 | 416 pages
James R. Hannibal presents a thrilling adventure through history, complete with mysteries, secret items, codes, and a touch of magic in this stunning middle grade debut. Thirteen-year-old Jack Buckles is great at finding things. Not just a missing glove or the other sock, but things normal people... More Info

The Science of Why 2

Simon & Schuster | November 14, 2017 | 224 pages
An all-new volume of science questions to delight, entertain, and inform readers of all ages, from bestselling author Jay Ingram. Bestselling author and commentator Jay Ingram is back to explain the magic and mysteries of the world around us. Jay takes readers on a tour of the universe, exploring... More Info

Shoulder to Shoulder

Simon & Schuster | November 14, 2017 | 256 pages
A moving example of unconditional love in difficult times, the bestselling author of Tattoos on the Heart, Father Gregory Boyle, shares what three decades of working with gangs in Los Angeles has taught him about faith, compassion, and the enduring power of radical kinship. In his first book,... More Info