Books published by Simon & Schuster


Darling Rose Gold

Simon & Schuster | March 17, 2020 | 320 pages
A dark, shocking, and unputdownable thriller debut about a mother and daughter—and the lengths to which a daughter will go to find independence. “Nobody wants to hear the truth from a liar.” For the first eighteen years of her life, Rose Gold Watts believed she was seriously ill. She was... More Info

These Ghosts Are Family

Simon & Schuster | March 3, 2020 | 288 pages
*An Entertainment Weekly, Millions, and LitHub Most-Anticipated Book of 2020 pick* *A Rumpus and Electric Literature Most-Anticipated Debut of 2020 pick* *A Ms.  More Info

Dealing in Dreams

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | March 3, 2020 | 336 pages
“A novel exploration of societal roles, gender, and equality.” —School Library Journal (starred review) The Outsiders meets Mad Max: Fury Road in this “daring and dramatic” (Victor LaValle, author of The Changeling) dystopian novel about sisterhood and the cruel choices people are forced... More Info

The Internationalists

Simon & Schuster | September 25, 2018 | 640 pages
“An original book…about individuals who used ideas to change the world” (The New Yorker)—the fascinating exploration into the creation and history of the Paris Peace Pact, an often overlooked but transformative treaty that laid the foundation for the international system we live under... More Info

The Falcon Thief

Simon & Schuster | February 11, 2020 | 336 pages
A rollicking true-crime adventure about a rogue who trades in rare birds and their eggs—and the wildlife detective determined to stop him. On May 3, 2010, an Irish national named Jeffrey Lendrum was apprehended at Britain’s Birmingham International Airport with a suspicious parcel strapped to... More Info

Lion Down

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | February 25, 2020 | 368 pages
Teddy Fitzroy returns as FunJungle’s resident sleuth when a lion is falsely accused of killing a distinguished dog in the latest novel in New York Times bestselling author Stuart Gibbs’s FunJungle series. For once, operations at the enormous zoo/theme park appear to be running smoothly (except... More Info


Simon & Schuster | February 25, 2020 | 400 pages
Honoring the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment to the Constitution, this exciting history explores the full scope of the movement to win the vote for women through portraits of its bold leaders and devoted activists. Distinguished historian Ellen Carol DuBois begins in the pre-Civil War years... More Info

Born Curious

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books | February 18, 2020 | 128 pages
“An inspiring look at women who realized curiosity plus tenacity equals success.” —Kirkus Reviews Discover the histories of twenty incredible female scientists in this inspiring biography collection from beloved author Martha Freeman and Google Doodler Katy Wu. Why do galaxies spin the way... More Info

The Great Unknowable End

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | February 18, 2020 | 416 pages
“Unlike any book I’ve read.” —David Arnold, New York Times bestselling author of The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik “Breathtakingly imaginative and ambitious; dazzlingly beautiful and profound.” —Jeff Zentner, Morris Award–winning author of The Serpent King “A coming-of-age... More Info

The Future Is Faster Than You Think

Simon & Schuster | January 28, 2020 | 384 pages
From the New York Times bestselling authors of Abundance and Bold comes a practical playbook for technological convergence in our modern era. In their book Abundance, bestselling authors and futurists Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler tackled grand global challenges, such as poverty, hunger, and... More Info

Nobody Ever Talks About Anything But the End

Simon & Schuster | January 28, 2020 | 304 pages
A genuinely moving, funny, and inventive account of loss and grief, mental illness and suicide, from film and TV producer Liz Levine (Story of a Girl), written in the aftermath of the deaths of her sister and best friend. I feel like I might be a terrible person to be laughing in these moments. But... More Info

The Bomb

Simon & Schuster | January 28, 2020 | 384 pages
From the author the classic The Wizards of Armageddon and Pulitzer Prize finalist comes the definitive history of American policy on nuclear war—and Presidents’ actions in nuclear crises—from Truman to Trump.  More Info

Becoming a Man

Simon & Schuster | January 28, 2020 | 240 pages
“A memoir that is jolting, honest, passionate, and beautifully written” (Claudia Rankine), Becoming a Man explores one man’s gender transition amid a pivotal political moment in America. Becoming a Man is the striking memoir of P. Carl’s journey to become the man he always knew himself to... More Info

55, Underemployed, and Faking Normal

Simon & Schuster | January 28, 2020 | 272 pages
A practical plan for the millions of people in their fifties and sixties who find themselves out of work, unable to find a job, and financially incapable of retiring, Elizabeth White shows how to get past any blame or shame, overcome denial, and find a path to a new normal. Elizabeth White has an... More Info

Run Me to Earth

Simon & Schuster | January 28, 2020 | 272 pages
From award-winning author Paul Yoon comes a beautiful, aching novel about three kids orphaned in 1960s Laos—and how their destinies are entwined across decades, anointed by Hernan Diaz as “one of those rare novels that stays with us to become a standard with which we measure other books.”... More Info

Merchants of Truth

Simon & Schuster | February 11, 2020 | 544 pages
Former executive editor of The New York Times and one of our most eminent journalists Jill Abramson provides a “valuable and insightful” (The Boston Globe) report on the disruption of the news media over the last decade, as shown via two legacy (The New York Times and The Washington Post) and... More Info

The Perfectly Perfect Wish

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books | February 4, 2020 | 32 pages
“Directly personal and visually dramatic.”—Booklist From the author of Strictly No Elephants comes a sweet picture book that explores themes of selflessness and empathy when a girl has the chance to make just one wish. In the grass, a girl finds an extraordinary thing that gives... More Info

Midnight in Chernobyl

Simon & Schuster | February 4, 2020 | 560 pages
A New York Times Best Book of the Year A Time Best Book of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence Finalist From journalist Adam Higginbotham, the New York Times bestselling “account that reads almost like the script for a movie”... More Info

Race Against Time

Simon & Schuster | February 4, 2020 | 432 pages
“For almost two decades, investigative journalist Jerry Mitchell doggedly pursued the Klansmen responsible for some of the most notorious murders of the civil rights movement. This book is his amazing story. Thanks to him, and to courageous prosecutors, witnesses, and FBI agents, justice finally... More Info

The Elephant in the Room

Simon & Schuster | January 14, 2020 | 256 pages
A “warm and funny and honest…genuinely unputdownable” (Curtis Sittenfeld) memoir chronicling what it’s like to live in today’s world as a fat man, from acclaimed journalist Tommy Tomlinson, who, as he neared the age of fifty, weighed 460 pounds and decided he had to change his life. When... More Info

The Age of Entitlement

Simon & Schuster | January 21, 2020 | 368 pages
A major American intellectual makes the historical case for the inevitability of President Trump, arguing that the 1960s reforms meant to make the nation more humane instead created a system that left Americans alienated and poised to elect him. Christopher Caldwell has spent years studying the... More Info

Confessions of a Rogue Nuclear Regulator

Simon & Schuster | January 14, 2020 | 208 pages
A shocking exposé from the most powerful insider in nuclear regulation about how the nuclear energy industry endangers our lives—and why Congress does nothing to stop it. Gregory Jaczko had never heard of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission when he arrived in Washington like a modern-day Mr.... More Info

Freedom Bird

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books | January 14, 2020 | 32 pages
“Powerful storytelling and immersive art.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Vibrant writing and magical realism lift this story to one of triumph.” —Publishers Weekly In this inspiring story in the tradition of American black folktales, an enslaved brother and sister are inspired by a... More Info

From the Ashes

Simon & Schuster | August 6, 2019 | 368 pages
Professor:  Jacqueline Kennelly
Course Codes:  SOCI 5805
Semester:  Winter-20
In this extraordinary and inspiring debut memoir, Jesse Thistle, once a high school dropout and now a rising Indigenous scholar, chronicles his life on the streets and how he overcame trauma and addiction to discover the truth about who he is. If I can just make it to the next minute...then I might... More Info

The Values Compass

Simon & Schuster | January 7, 2020 | 368 pages
“The Values Compass takes us into the hearts, minds, and traditions of the cultures and people of the world. It demonstrates how interconnected we are and how the divisions that exist between us stem from acting with narrow self-interest rather than concern for the good of our human family. I... More Info


Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books | January 7, 2020 | 40 pages
Acclaimed author Jorey Hurley shows us how bees make and store honey in this bold and graphic picture book that includes informative backmatter on the process. With just one word on each page and the vivid illustrations Joey Hurley is known for, Beehive showcases the cycle of bees making honey.... More Info

Frederick Douglass

Simon & Schuster | January 7, 2020 | 912 pages
**Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in History** *Winner of the Bancroft, Parkman, Los Angeles Times (biography), Lincoln, Plutarch, and Christopher Awards* Named one of the Best Books of 2018 by The New York Times Book Review, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The San... More Info


Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books | January 7, 2020 | 40 pages
Cowie is a donkey who feels like a cow on the inside. Will his friends help him make his dream come true? Find out in this sweetly told story about discovering your true self. Cowie was born a donkey but he knows he’s meant to be a cow. He wants to be a cow. Cows can graze in the meadow all day... More Info


Simon & Schuster | January 7, 2020 | 304 pages
The founder and president of PETA, Ingrid Newkirk, and bestselling author Gene Stone explore the wonders of animal life and offer tools for living more kindly toward them. In the last few decades, a wealth of new information has emerged about who animals are—intelligent, aware, and empathetic.... More Info

Could It Happen Here?

Simon & Schuster | February 5, 2019 | 192 pages
From award-winning author Michael Adams, Could It Happen Here? draws on groundbreaking social research to show whether Canadian society is at risk of the populist forces afflicting other parts of the world. Americans elected Donald Trump. Britons opted to leave the European Union. Far-right,... More Info

The Courage to Be Happy

Simon & Schuster | December 24, 2019 | 304 pages
In this follow-up to the international phenomenon The Courage to Be Disliked, discover how to reconnect with your true self, experience true happiness, and live the life you want. What if one simple choice could unlock your destiny? Already a major Japanese bestseller, this eye-opening and... More Info

An Earthling's Guide to Outer Space

Simon & Schuster | October 22, 2019 | 240 pages
Beloved science commentator Bob McDonald takes us on a tour of our galaxy, unraveling the mysteries of the universe and helping us navigate our place among the stars. How big is our galaxy? Is there life on those distant planets? Are we really made of star dust? And where do stars even come from?... More Info

Mr. Monkey Bakes a Cake

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | December 3, 2019 | 64 pages
Mr. Monkey bakes a cake and enters it in a contest, but nothing goes as planned.  More Info

Woman on the Edge

Simon & Schuster | November 26, 2019 | 272 pages
A moment on the subway platform changes two women’s lives forever—a debut thriller that will take your breath away. A total stranger on the subway platform whispers, “Take my baby.” She places her child in your arms. She says your name. Then she jumps... In a split second, Morgan... More Info

The Need

Simon & Schuster | July 9, 2019 | 272 pages

So Hard to Say

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | May 1, 2006 | 240 pages
When Frederick shows up at school, Xio is thrilled. The new boy is shy, cute, and definitely good boyfriend material. Before long, she pulls him into her lively circle of friends. Frederick knows he should be flattered by Xio's attention. After all, she's popular, pretty, and a lot of fun. So why... More Info

Cold Falling White

Simon & Schuster | November 19, 2019 | 368 pages
Two teens fight for their lives after an alien invasion in this heart-stopping follow-up to Zero Repeat Forever. Humans. Clones. Aliens. No one is safe anymore. It’s the end of the world. Xander Liu survived the alien invasion—just barely. For more than a year, he has outsmarted, hidden from,... More Info

Pies & Prejudice

Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers | September 13, 2011 | 378 pages
Four girls, and their mothers, continue their mother-daughter book club via videoconference between Massachusetts and England, reading Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice," and try to put friendship before romance.  More Info

Dear Pen Pal

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | September 14, 2010 | 432 pages
The third book in the Mother-Daughter Book Club series by Heather Vogel Frederick follows the girls for a new year of humor and friendship.  More Info

Five Feet Apart

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | February 5, 2019 | 288 pages
Now a major motion picture starring Cole Sprouse and Haley Lu Richardson! In this #1 New York Times bestselling novel that’s perfect for fans of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, two teens fall in love with just one minor complication—they can’t get within a few feet of each other... More Info

Tiny Feet Between the Mountains

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | November 5, 2019 | 40 pages
A young Korean girl must come up with a clever idea to help a spirit tiger who has swallowed the sun by mistake in this fun, charming debut picture book from author-illustrator Hanna Cha. Soe-In is a tiny child in a village full of large people. She struggles with completing chores due to her size,... More Info

Becoming RBG

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | November 5, 2019 | 208 pages
From the New York Times bestselling author of I Dissent comes a biographical graphic novel about celebrated Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a modern feminist icon—a leader in the fight for equal treatment of girls and women in society and... More Info

The Perfect Candidate

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | October 22, 2019 | 384 pages
“The perfect YA thriller for right now—think John Grisham meets John Green.” —Margaret Stohl, New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Creatures “Gripping and twisty, but also filled with heart. A fun must-read.” —Melissa de la Cruz, New York Times bestselling author of Alex and... More Info

Bullshit Jobs

Simon & Schuster | May 7, 2019 | 368 pages
From bestselling writer David Graeber—“a master of opening up thought and stimulating debate” (Slate)—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... More Info


Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | October 9, 2018 | 32 pages
In this gorgeous and contemplative New York Times bestselling picture book, legendary author-illustrator Tomie dePaola reminds us that mindfulness—being quiet, still, and present with one another—is a very special thing. Everything is in such a hurry, busy as busy can be. The birds are flying... More Info


Simon & Schuster | October 15, 2019 | 384 pages
This blazingly intimate biography of Janis Joplin establishes the Queen of Rock & Roll as the rule-breaking musical trailblazer and complicated, gender-bending rebel she was. Janis Joplin’s first transgressive act was to be a white girl who gained an early sense of the power of the blues,... More Info


Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | October 15, 2019 | 48 pages
From Academy Award–winning actress Lupita Nyong’o comes a powerful, moving picture book about colorism, self-esteem, and learning that true beauty comes from within. Sulwe has skin the color of midnight. She is darker than everyone in her family. She is darker than anyone in her school. Sulwe... More Info


Simon & Schuster | March 5, 2019 | 352 pages
A startling look at how concentrated financial power and consumerism transformed American politics, resulting in the emergence of populism and authoritarianism, the fall of the Democratic Party—while also providing the steps needed to create a new democracy. Americans once had a coherent and... More Info

Counting the Stars

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books | October 8, 2019 | 32 pages
From award-winning author Lesa Cline-Ransome and acclaimed illustrator Raúl Colón comes the sensitive, informative, and inspiring picture book biography of the remarkable mathematician Katherine Johnson, one of the NASA “human computers” whose work was critical to the first US space launch.... More Info

How We Fight for Our Lives

Simon & Schuster | October 8, 2019 | 208 pages
From award-winning poet Saeed Jones, How We Fight for Our Lives is a stunning coming-of-age memoir written at the crossroads of sex, race, and power. “People don’t just happen,” writes Saeed Jones. “We sacrifice former versions of ourselves. We sacrifice the people who dared to raise us.... More Info