Books published by Walden Pond Press


Love Sugar Magic: A Dash of Trouble

Walden Pond Press | January 8, 2019 | 336 pages
"A charming and delectably sweet debut. Mischief, friendship, and a whole lot of heart—Love Sugar Magic has it all." —Zoraida Córdova, award-winning author of the Brooklyn Brujas series Leonora Logroño’s family owns the most beloved bakery in Rose Hill, Texas, spending their days conjuring... More Info

Orphan Island

Walden Pond Press | October 2, 2018 | 304 pages
A National Book Award Longlist title! "A wondrous book, wise and wild and deeply true." —Kelly Barnhill, Newbery Medal-winning author of The Girl Who Drank the Moon "This is one of those books that haunts you long after you read it. Thought-provoking and magical." —Rick Riordan, author of the... More Info

A Perilous Journey of Danger and Mayhem #1: A Dastardly Plot

Walden Pond Press | September 25, 2018 | 384 pages
A rip-roaring, hilarious alternate-history adventure starring the world’s most famous inventors—and its most forgotten. From the author of the beloved Hero’s Guide series, Christopher Healy. It's 1883—the Age of Invention! A time when great men like Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell,... More Info

Two Truths and a Lie: Histories and Mysteries

Walden Pond Press | June 26, 2018 | 192 pages
Crazy-but-true stories about history, geography, and human achievement make this acclaimed nonfiction series perfect for fans of curiosities and wonders. A fun way for middle graders to explore ways to separate fact from fiction. Did you know that a young girl once saved an entire beach community... More Info

Two Truths and a Lie: It's Alive!

Walden Pond Press | May 22, 2018 | 176 pages
“Considering the fresh attention being paid to teaching a skeptical approach to information evaluation, this series opener couldn’t be better timed. A brief but savvy guide to responsible research methods adds further luster to this crowd pleaser.” —ALA Booklist (starred review) Two Truths... More Info

York: The Shadow Cipher

Walden Pond Press | May 1, 2018 | 496 pages
“The pleasures of the novel go far beyond the crackling, breathless plot and the satisfaction of watching the puzzle fall into place. The book is shot through with humor, both laugh-out-loud and subtle.” —New York Times Book Review From National Book Award finalist and Printz Award winner... More Info


Walden Pond Press | May 1, 2018 | 384 pages
With multiple starred reviews, don't miss this humorous, poignant, and original contemporary story about bullying, broken friendships, social media, and the failures of communication between kids. From John David Anderson, author of the acclaimed Ms. Bixby’s Last Day. In middle school, words... More Info

Two Truths and a Lie: It's Alive!

Walden Pond Press | June 27, 2017 | 176 pages
Two Truths and a Lie is the first book in a fascinating new series that presents some of the most crazy-but-true stories about the living world as well as a handful of stories that are too crazy to be true—and asks readers to separate facts from the fakes! Did you know that there is a fungus that... More Info

Orphan Island

Walden Pond Press | May 30, 2017 | 288 pages
From acclaimed author Laurel Snyder comes a deep, compelling, heartbreaking, and completely one-of-a-kind novel about nine children who live on a mysterious island. On the island, everything is perfect. The sun rises in a sky filled with dancing shapes; the wind, water, and trees shelter and... More Info


Walden Pond Press | May 2, 2017 | 384 pages
From John David Anderson, author of the acclaimed Ms. Bixby’s Last Day, comes a humorous, poignant, and original contemporary story about bullying, broken friendships, and the failures of communication between kids. In middle school, words aren’t just words. They can be weapons. They can be... More Info

A Boy Called Bat

Walden Pond Press | March 14, 2017 | 208 pages
From acclaimed author Elana K. Arnold and with illustrations by Charles Santoso, A Boy Called Bat is the first book in a funny, heartfelt, and irresistible young middle grade series starring an unforgettable young boy on the autism spectrum. For Bixby Alexander Tam (nicknamed Bat), life tends to be... More Info

The Vanishing Island

Walden Pond Press | September 6, 2016 | 368 pages
An engrossing fantasy, a high-seas adventure, an alternate history epic—this is the richly imagined and gorgeously realized new book from acclaimed author Barry Wolverton, perfect for fans of The Glass Sentence and the Books of Beginning series. It's 1599, the Age of Discovery in Europe. But for... More Info

Disappearance at Hangman's Bluff

Walden Pond Press | September 8, 2015 | 336 pages
Abbey and her best friend, Bee, set out to solve another mystery with its roots deep in Southern history in this follow-up to J. E. Thompson's The Girl from Felony Bay. For the first time in a long time, things are looking up for Abbey Force. She lives on Reward Plantation with Bee, and her father... More Info

The Fourth Stall

Walden Pond Press | February 4, 2014 | 320 pages
The story of Mac, Vince, and middle-school organized crime comes to its thrilling conclusion in the third book of Chris Rylander’s Fourth Stall saga, a series that combines a Godfather-like tale of crime and betrayal with hilarious school comedy à la Jack Gantos. Their business is finished, and... More Info

The Fourth Stall

Walden Pond Press | February 5, 2013 | 304 pages
The life of crime is good. Mac has taken down legendary high school crime boss Staples, business has been booming, and Mac and Vince are getting ready for middle school baseball tryouts. But this can't last. Especially when a new vice principal is bent on destroying their operation, and Mac and... More Info

Guys Read: True Stories

Walden Pond Press | September 16, 2014 | 272 pages
Jon Scieszka's Guys Read anthology series for tweens turns to nonfiction in its fifth volume, True Stories. The fifth installment in the Guys Read Library of Great Reading features ten stories that are 100% amazing, 100% adventurous, 100% unbelievable—and 100% true. A star-studded group of... More Info

The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle

Walden Pond Press | April 29, 2014 | 512 pages
Prince Liam, Prince Frederic, Prince Duncan, and Prince Gustav, the charming princes from the fairy tales of Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow White, and Briar Rose, saved the countryside from an evil witch in The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom. And now, they have to save the day again, by keeping a... More Info

The Fourth Stall

Walden Pond Press | January 3, 2012 | 336 pages
Sixth-graders Mac and Vince operate a business charging schoolmates for protection from bullies and for help to negotiate conflicts peacefully, with amazing challenges and results.  More Info


Walden Pond Press | October 8, 2013 | 320 pages
When owls threaten the puffins' way of life on the small island of Neversink along the Arctic Circle, Lockley J. Puffin, helped by a hummingbird and a walrus, set out to save it.  More Info

The Real Boy

Walden Pond Press | September 24, 2013 | 288 pages
The Real Boy, Anne Ursu’s follow-up to her widely acclaimed and beloved middle-grade fantasy Breadcrumbs, is an unforgettable story of magic, faith, and friendship. On an island on the edge of an immense sea there is a city, a forest, and a boy named Oscar. Oscar is a shop boy for the most... More Info

Guys Read: Other Worlds

Walden Pond Press | September 17, 2013 | 288 pages
Other Worlds, the fourth volume in Jon Scieszka’s Guys Read anthology series for tween boys, features ten thrilling new tales of science fiction and fantasy from some of the biggest names in children’s literature. Prepare yourself for ten trips into the unknown, as ten of your favorite... More Info

The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle

Walden Pond Press | April 30, 2013 | 320 pages
The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle by Christopher Healy has descriptive copy which is not yet available from the Publisher.  More Info

The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom

Walden Pond Press | April 30, 2013 | 448 pages
Prince Liam. Prince Frederic. Prince Duncan. Prince Gustav. You’ve never heard of them, have you? These are the princes who saved Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White, and Rapunzel, respectively, and yet, thanks to those lousy bards who wrote the tales, you likely know them only as Prince... More Info