Tag Archives: Aladdin

The Bears on Hemlock Mountain

Author: Alice Dalgliesh Publisher: Aladdin Product Description “There are no bears on Hemlock Mountain, No bears, no bears at all…” Or so young Jonathan is told by the grown-ups as he sets out alone over Hemlock Mountain. But as Jonathan discovers on that cold winter night, grown-ups don’t always know… And there are bears on […]

Happy Birthday, Moon (Moonbear)

Author: Frank Asch Publisher: Aladdin Product Description When a bear discovers that the moon shares his birthday, he buys the moon a beautiful hat as a present.

Chicken Boy

Author: Frances O’Roark Dowell Publisher: Aladdin Product Description Meet Tobin McCauley. He’s got a near-certifiable grandmother, a pack of juvenile-delinquent siblings, and a dad who’s not going to win father of the year any time soon. To top it off, Tobin’s only friend truly believes that the study of chickens will reveal…the meaning of life? […]

Eloise’s Summer Vacation (Ready-to-Read. Level 1)

Author: Kay Thompson Publisher: Aladdin Product Description Eloise, Weenie, and Nanny are going on a road trip across the country for vacation!

Pendragon (Boxed Set): The Merchant of Death, The Lost City of Faar, The Never War, The Reality Bug, Black Water

Author: D.J. MacHale Publisher: Aladdin Product Description Bobby Pendragon was a seemingly normal fourteen-year-old boy. He had a family, a home, and even Marley, his beloved dog. Then one day his uncle Press showed up telling Bobby that some people needed his help, and nothing has been the same since. Now Bobby knows that he […]

Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life

Author: Rachel Renee Russell Publisher: Aladdin Product Description New school. New mean girl. New crush. New diary so Nikki can spill about all of it…

A Dragon in the Family

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Jackie French Koller Publisher: Aladdin Product Description Rescuing Zantor the dragonling and bringing him home from the Valley of the Dragons, Darek and his brother Clep are branded traitors by their friends and must prove to everyone that dragons can be good neighbors. Reprint. SLJ.

The Christmas Spurs

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Bill Wallace Publisher: Aladdin Product Description When you’re a big brother you don’t cry, no matter how scared you are. And I’m scared. My little brother, Jimmy, is sick. All I want for Christmas is for him to get well. Santa seems to be listening when we get Buck, the best […]

Fright Christmas RL Stine’s Ghosts of Fear Street 15 (Ghosts of Fear Street)

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: R.L. Stine Publisher: Aladdin Product Description Getting locked in a department store closet on Christmas Eve, Kenny Frobisher, the meanest bully in Shadyside, escapes the closet only to realize that he has been locked in the mall and will be visited by the ghosts of Fear Street.

Grip of the Shadow Plague (Fablehaven)

Rating: (72 reviews) Author: Brandon Mull Publisher: Aladdin Product Description Very strange things are afoot at Fablehaven. Someone or something has released a plague that transforms beings of light into creatures of darkness. Seth discovers the problem early, but as the infectious disease spreads, it becomes clear that the preserve cannot hold out for long. […]

Cranberry Christmas

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: Wende Devlin Publisher: Aladdin Product Description Old Cyrus Grape doesn’t like children. And he insists that the skating pond is his. Mr. Whiskers knows this isn’t true, but since he can’t prove it, there’ll be no skating…not even on Christmas Day! That is…unless cleaning Mr. Whiskers’ house uncovers some important information.

Where Did They Hide My Presents?: Silly Dilly Christmas Songs

Rating: (10 reviews) Author: Alan Katz Publisher: Aladdin Product Description It’s Christmastime! While everyone else is singing “Frosty the Snowman” and “Winter Wonderland,” ring in your holidays with “Our Friendly Mailman” and “Something in My Brother’s Underpants”! Songwriter and comedy writer par excellence Alan Katz roasts old Christmas chestnuts and turns them into sparkling new […]

The Christmas Rat (Aladdin Fantasy)

Rating: (10 reviews) Author: Avi Publisher: Aladdin Product Description A boy, a rat, and an exterminator — three players in a game of survival. Christmas vacation is supposed to be a blast. Or so Eric thinks. But with all his friends either sick in bed or out of town, Eric’s getting more bored by the […]

The Soldiers of Halla (Pendragon)

Rating: (30 reviews) Author: D.J. MacHale Publisher: Aladdin Product Description The final showdown for Halla is here in The Soldiers of Halla, Book Ten in D.J. MacHale’s #1 New York Times bestselling Pendragon series. Amazon.com Review Book Description It has all been leading to this. Every victory. Every loss. All the thrills and sadness; the […]

The Christmas Sweater: A Picture Book

Rating: (42 reviews) Author: Glenn Beck Publisher: Aladdin Product Description Adapted from the original bestselling novel, The Christmas Sweater: A Picture Book is the story of a young boy who finds the true meaning of Christmas in the most unlikely of places. Eddie wants a bicycle for Christmas, but his mother knits him a homemade […]

Without a Trace/A Race Against Time/False Notes/High Risk (Nancy Drew: All New Girl Detective 1-4)

Rating: (9 reviews) Author: Carolyn Keene Publisher: Aladdin Product Description Let me introduce myself. I’m Nancy Drew. Some call me a girl detective. Others call me “that girl who cooked my goose.” But everyone calls me sharp — especially when it comes to crime. And since mystery and I follow each other everywhere, I’m pretty […]

Shadow Children Boxed Set: Among the Hidden, Among the Impostors, Among the Betrayed, and Among the Barons

Rating: (38 reviews) Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix Publisher: Aladdin Product Description Imagine a world where families are allowed only two children. Illegal third children — shadow children — must live in hiding. If they are discovered, there is only one punishment: Death. The boxed set of the first four books in the chilling sequence includes: […]


Rating: (102 reviews) Author: Brandon Mull Publisher: Aladdin Product Description For centuries mystical creatures of all description were gathered into a hidden refuge called Fablehaven to prevent their extinction. The sanctuary survives today as one of the last strongholds of true magic. Enchanting? Absolutely. Exciting? You bet. Safe? Well, actually, quite the opposite. Kendra and […]

Skeleton Hiccups

Rating: (13 reviews) Author: Margery Cuyler Publisher: Aladdin Product Description What’s the best way to help a skeleton get over his hiccups? Amazon.com Review Skeletons are a little less scary when they have the hiccups. This particular skeleton can’t seem to shake them–not in the shower (nice fuzzy bat slippers!), not while brushing his teeth […]

Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery (Bunnicula)

Rating: (101 reviews) Author: Deborah Howe, James Howe Publisher: Aladdin Product Description BEWARE THE HARE! Is he or isn’t he a vampire? Before it’s too late, Harold the dog and Chester the cat must find out the truth about the newest pet in the Monroe household — a suspicious-looking bunny with unusual habits…and fangs! Amazon.com […]


Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Tiki Barber, Ronde Barber Publisher: Aladdin Product Description “Hut! Hut! Go long, Tiki!” Tiki and Ronde’s twelfth summer is winding down — the nights are gettingshorter and the evenings cooler. That means two things: The first day of junior high is just a few days away, and it’s almost the start […]

My Dad, John McCain

Rating: (10 reviews) Author: Meghan McCain Publisher: Aladdin Product Description Born the son and grandson of military men, Senator John McCain from Arizona was destined for a life serving his country in the armed forces. Like many great men, he occasionally struggled with authority, but once he found his true calling — flying naval aircraft […]

Will I Have a Friend?

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: Miriam Cohen Publisher: Aladdin Product Description Library of Congress Children’s Book of the Year When Pa was taking Jim to school for the first time, Jim said, “Will I have a friend at school?” “I think you will,” said Pa. But even his father’s gentle reassurance doesn’t make Jim feel any […]

Among the Hidden (Shadow Children #1)

Rating: (397 reviews) Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix Publisher: Aladdin Product Description Luke has never been to school. He’s never had a birthday party, or gone to a friend’s house for an overnight. In fact, Luke has never had a friend. Luke is one of the shadow children, a third child forbidden by the Population Police. […]

Roxie and the Hooligans

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Publisher: Aladdin Product Description Do not panic. Lord Thistlebottom’s Book of Pitfalls and How to Survive Them has taught Roxie Warbler how to handle all sorts of situations. If Roxie’s ever lost in the desert, or buried in an avalanche, or caught in a dust storm, she knows […]


Rating: (28 reviews) Author: Remy Charlip Publisher: Aladdin Product Description Fortunately, Ned was invited to a surprise party. Unfortunately, the party was a thousand miles away. Fortunately, a friend loaned Ned an airplane. Unfortunately, the motor exploded. Fortunately, there was a parachute in the airplane. Unfortunately, there was a hole in the parachute. What else […]

Phineas L. MacGuire . . . Erupts!: The First Experiment (From the Highly Scientific Notebooks of Phineas L. Macguire)

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Frances O’Roark Dowell Publisher: Aladdin Product Description Here’s what you need to know about Phineas L. MacGuire, boy-scientistextraordinaire, aka Mac: 1. He’s allergic to purple, telephone calls, and girls, and can proveit. 2. He’s probably the world’s expert on mold, including which has thehighest stink potential. 3. He does not have […]

The View from Saturday

Rating: (283 reviews) Author: E. L. Konigsburg Publisher: Aladdin Amazon.com A powerhouse sixth-grade Academic Bowl team from Epiphany Middle School; the art of calligraphy; the retirees of Century Village, Florida; a genius dog named Ginger; and a holiday production of “Annie” all figure heavily in the latest book by E. L. Konigsburg, who has produced […]

Night in the Country

Rating: (9 reviews) Author: Cynthia Rylant Publisher: Aladdin Product Description There is no night so dark, so black as night in the country. And while the people dream of daytime things, the nighttime world awakens. Owls swoop, a rabbit patters, and in the yard an apple falls — pump! — from the tree. Listen. Go […]


Rating: (341 reviews) Author: Andrew Clements Publisher: Aladdin Product Description Is Nick Allen a troublemaker? He really just likes to liven things up at school — and he’s always had plenty of great ideas. When Nick learns some interesting information about how words are created, suddenly he’s got the inspiration for his best plan ever…the […]

The Day We Met You (Aladdin Picture Books)

Rating: (19 reviews) Author: Publisher: Aladdin

Everybody Needs a Rock (An Aladdin Book)

Rating: (17 reviews) Author: Byrd Baylor Publisher: Aladdin Product Description Everybody needs a rock — at least that’s the way this particular rock hound feels about it in presenting her own highly individualistic rules for finding just the right rock for you.

A House for Hermit Crab (Stories to Go!)

Rating: (15 reviews) Author: Publisher: Aladdin Amazon.com “Time to move,” said Hermit Crab one day. “I’ve grown too big for this little shell.” Much-loved master of cut-paper collage Eric Carle created A House for Hermit Crab to comfort any little ones (okay, and adults, too) who dread change–whether the new shell is a new home, […]

The Fright Before Christmas (Bunnicula and Friends: Ready-to-Read Level 3)

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: James Howe Publisher: Aladdin Book Description LEVEL 3 READY-TO-READ It’s Christmas Eve, and Howie the dachshund puppy is scared. Who is this big guy in the red suit who’s going to come down the Monroes’ chimney with a huge sack over his shoulder? Chester isn’t scared of Santa; it’s the Christmas […]

Please, Baby, Please

Rating: (52 reviews) Author: Spike Lee, Tonya Lewis Lee Publisher: Aladdin Amazon.com Filmmaker Spike Lee and wife Tonya Lewis Lee join the ranks of other celebrity kids’ book writers with their sweet, rhythmic read-along about the endless energy of a toddler blasting through a busy day. The Lees’ diapered dynamo starts early (the VCR reads […]

Fever 1793

Rating: (279 reviews) Author: Laurie Halse Anderson Publisher: Aladdin Amazon.com On the heels of her acclaimed contemporary teen novel Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson surprises her fans with a riveting and well-researched historical fiction. Fever 1793 is based on an actual epidemic of yellow fever in Philadelphia that wiped out 5,000 people–or 10 percent of the […]

Pickles To Pittsburgh

Rating: (13 reviews) Author: Judi Barrett Publisher: Aladdin Amazon.com In Pickles to Pittsburgh, the Barretts’ sequel to the delightfully funny, bestselling Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, we check back in with Kate and Henry as they eagerly await Grandpa’s return from an unusual vacation. Kate dreams about a postcard Grandpa has sent, and the […]

The Rivers of Zadaa (Pendragon)

Rating: (68 reviews) Author: D. J. MacHale Publisher: Aladdin Book Description THE BATTLE CONTINUES. The struggle of good versus evil continues as Bobby Pendragon follows Saint Dane to the territory of Zadaa. Saint Dane’s influence has fueled the fire of discontent between two warring tribes: the Rokador and the Batu. This is also the territory […]

It’s Disgusting and We Ate It! True Food Facts from Around the World and Throughout History

Rating: (9 reviews) Author: James Solheim Publisher: Aladdin Book Description How about a nice dish of Colonial Squirrel Pie with a side of milkweed shoots? If that doesn’t grab you, you might think about trying some Garbage Stew, just like they made in medieval England. But if you’re feeling a little tired and need a […]

The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs

Rating: (13 reviews) Author: Betty G. Birney Publisher: Aladdin Book Description Life in Sassafras Springs has always been predictable, boring even, but one afternoon that changes when Eben McAllister’s pa challenges him to find Seven Wonders in Sassafras that rival the real Seven Wonders of the World. The reward? An adventure that Eben’s been craving […]

The Dark Is Rising (Boxed Set): The Dark Is Rising, Greenwitch, Over Sea, Under Stone, Silver on the Tree, The Grey King

Rating: (13 reviews) Author: Susan Cooper Publisher: Aladdin Book Description Susan Cooper’s brilliant Dark is Rising sequence has enthralled readers since the first book, Over Sea, Under Stone, was published more than forty years ago. The second book, The Dark is Rising, was named a Newberry Honor Book and is now a major motion picture. […]

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh (Aladdin Fantasy)

Rating: (314 reviews) Author: Robert C. O’Brien Publisher: Aladdin Amazon.com There’s something very strange about the rats living under the rosebush at the Fitzgibbon farm. But Mrs. Frisby, a widowed mouse with a sick child, is in dire straits and must turn to these exceptional creatures for assistance. Soon she finds herself flying on the […]

Among the Enemy (Shadow Children)

Rating: (50 reviews) Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix Publisher: Aladdin Book Description HIDE OR FIGHT? Matthias, an illegal third child, is caught in the cross fire between rebels and the Population Police. When he unwittingly saves a Population Police officer, Matthias is brought to Population Police headquarters to train as an officer himself. There he meets […]

Case of the Sneaky Snowman (Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew #5)

Author: Carolyn Keene Publisher: Aladdin Book Description Can Nancy solve this chilling mystery? Who wears a blue scarf and old rubber boots, and has broccoli for a nose? It’s Sherlock — Nancy, Bess, and George’s snowman! The girls are thrilled to be on winter vacation and take part in all of the season’s activities! Nancy’s […]

Fireflies (Reading Rainbow)

Rating: (7 reviews) Author: Publisher: Aladdin

Mouse’s First Christmas

Rating: (8 reviews) Author: Lauren Thompson Publisher: Aladdin Book Description Late one winter night, Mouse discovers new sights, smells, and tastes: sweet and sparkly cookies, jingly and glinty bells, and lots of boxy and ribbony presents. Mouse doesn’t know what any of it means, until a whiskery and jolly guest arrives with a very special […]

The Circus Scare (Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew #7)

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Carolyn Keene Publisher: Aladdin Book Description Come one, come all! The circus is coming to River Heights! The flyers claim this circus will be the biggest and best show around, with the funniest clowns, the cutest animals, and the most daring acrobats. Nancy and the Clue Crew can’t wait to see […]

Pony Problems (Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew #3)

Author: Carolyn Keene Publisher: Aladdin Book Description This pony knows quite a few tricks! A new petting zoo has opened in River Heights. Nancy, George, and Bess can’t wait to check it out — the zoo has the cutest shetland pony named Buttons. And it looks like the Clue Crew won’t have to wait very […]

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Rating: (153 reviews) Author: Bill Martin Jr., John Archambault Publisher: Aladdin Amazon.com The 26 characters in this rhythmic, rhyming baby book are a lowercase alphabet with attitude. “A told b, and b told c, ‘I’ll meet you at the top of the coconut tree’”–which probably seemed like a good idea until the other 23 members […]


Rating: (1117 reviews) Author: Gary Paulsen Publisher: Aladdin Book Description ALONE Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is on his way to visit his father when the single-engine plane in which he is flying crashes. Suddenly, Brian finds himself alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but a tattered Windbreaker and the hatchet his mother gave him as […]