Tag Archives: Knopf Books for Young Readers

The Book Thief

Author: Markus Zusak Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Product Description It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . . Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is […]

The Phantom Tollbooth

Author: Norton Juster Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Product Description Illustrated in black-and-white. We’re celebrating the thirty-fifth anniversary (1996) of this modern kids’ classic with a special hardcover edition! This ingenious fantasy centeres around Milo, a bored ten-year-old who comes home to find a large toy tollbooth sitting in his room. Joining forces with […]

Read-Aloud Rhymes for the Very Young

Author: Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Product Description First published in 1986 and just as fresh and relevant today, this widely acclaimed, child-friendly poetry anthology is now being reissued with a striking new jacket. In his introduction to this book Jim Trelease, bestselling author of The Read-Aloud Handbook, writes, “No one better recognizes the […]

A Christmas Story

Author: Brian Wildsmith Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Product Description Rebecca, a young girl living in Nazareth accompanies a small donkey searching for its mother to a stable in Bethlehem where they both witness a special event.

The Chocolate War (Readers Circle)

Rating: (387 reviews) Author: Robert Cormier Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Product Description IN 1974, AFTER SUFFERING rejections from seven major publishers, The Chocolate War made its debut. An uncompromising portrait of conformity and corruption, it quickly became a bestselling—and provocative—classic for young adults. “Masterfully structured and rich in theme; the action is well […]

Eragon

Rating: (2897 reviews) Author: Christopher Paolini Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Product Description Fifteen-year-old Eragon believes that he is merely a poor farm boy—until his destiny as a Dragon Rider is revealed. Gifted with only an ancient sword, a loyal dragon, and sage advice from an old storyteller, Eragon is soon swept into a […]

Brisingr Deluxe Edition

Rating: (677 reviews) Author: Christopher Paolini Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Product Description Experience the bestselling phenomenon of Brisingr, now in a deluxe edition! This deluxe edition includes deleted scenes, never-before-seen art by the author, and a guide to dwarf runes.   Following the colossal battle against the Empire’s warriors on the Burning Plains, […]

James And The Giant Peach

Rating: (226 reviews) Author: Roald Dahl Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Product Description Roald Dahl was a champion of the underdog and all things little–in this case, an orphaned boy oppressed by two nasty, self-centered aunts. How James escapes his miserable life with the horrible aunts and becomes a hero is a Dahlicious fantasy […]

The Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials

Rating: (915 reviews) Author: Philip Pullman Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Product Description The Amber Spyglass brings the intrigue of The Golden Compass and The Subtle Knife to a heart-stopping end, marking the final volume of His Dark Materials as the most powerful of the trilogy. Along with the return of Lyra, Will, Mrs. […]

Stargirl

Rating: (918 reviews) Author: Jerry Spinelli Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Product Description Leo Borlock follows the unspoken rule at Mica Area High School: don’t stand out–under any circumstances! Then Stargirl arrives at Mica High and everything changes–for Leo and for the entire school. After 15 years of home schooling, Stargirl bursts into tenth […]

A Christmas Memory

Rating: (87 reviews) Author: Truman Capote Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Product Description First published in 1956, this much sought-after autobiographical recollection of Truman Capote’s rural Alabama boyhood has become a modern-day classic. We are proud to be reprinting this warm and delicately illustrated edition of A Christmas Memory–“a tiny gem of a holiday […]

Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!

Rating: (53 reviews) Author: Dr Seuss Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Product Description Started by Seuss, finished by Prelutsky, and splendiferously illustrated by Lane Smith, this is the children’s book publishing event of the year! Big–56 pages–and bursting with energy, here is a joyous ode to individuality, starring an unsinkable teacher named Miss Bonkers […]

A Christmas Memory

Rating: (86 reviews) Author: Truman Capote Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Product Description First published in 1956, this much sought-after autobiographical recollection of Truman Capote’s rural Alabama boyhood has become a modern-day classic. We are proud to be reprinting this warm and delicately illustrated edition of A Christmas Memory–“a tiny gem of a holiday […]

Scat

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: Carl Hiaasen Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Product Description Mrs. Bunny Starch, the most feared biology teacher ever, was last seen during a field trip to Black Vine Swamp. The school’s headmaster and the police seem to have accepted the sketchy, unsigned note explaining that her absence is due to […]

Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist

Rating: (43 reviews) Author: Rachel Cohn, David Levithan Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Product Description NOW A MAJOR motion picture starring Michael Cera (Juno and Superbad) and Kat Dennings (The 40 Year-Old Virgin)! Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist is a comedy about two teens thrust together for one hilarious, sleepless night of adventure in […]

Cybele’s Secret

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Juliet Marillier Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Product Description FOR PAULA, ACCOMPANYING her merchant father on a trading voyage to Istanbul is a dream come true. They have come to this city of trade on a special mission to purchase a most rare artifact—a gift from the ancient goddess, Cybele, […]

I Am the Messenger

Rating: (64 reviews) Author: Markus Zusak Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Product Description Meet Ed Kennedy—underage cabdriver, pathetic cardplayer, and useless at romance. He lives in a shack with his coffee-addicted dog, the Doorman, and he’s hopelessly in love with his best friend, Audrey. His life is one of peaceful routine and incompetence, until […]

Inheritance 3-Book Hardcover Boxed Set (Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr)

Author: Christopher Paolini Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Product Description WITH THE HIGHLY anticipated publication of Book Three in the Inheritance cycle, the hardcover editions of all three books will be available in a handsome boxed set!

The Penderwicks on Gardam Street

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Jeanne Birdsall Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Product Description THE PENDERWICK SISTERS are home on Gardam Street and ready for an adventure! But the adventure they get isn’t quite what they had in mind. Mr. Penderwick’s sister has decided it’s time for him to start dating—and the girls know that […]

Once Upon a Time in the North

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Philip Pullman Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Product Description In this new prequel episode from Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials universe, Lee Scoresby–Texan aeronaut and future friend to Lyra Belacqua–is just 24 years old, and he’s recently won his hot-air balloon in a poker game. He finds himself floating North […]

Brisingr (Inheritance, Book 3)

Author: Christopher Paolini Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

His Dark Materials Omnibus (The Golden Compass; The Subtle Knife; The Amber Spyglass)

Rating: (48 reviews) Author: Philip Pullman Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Book Description FOR THE FIRST time, all three books of Philip Pullman’s award-winning His Dark Materials trilogy (The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass) will be published in their entirety in one volume. Perfect for both new and established Pullman […]

The 20th-Century Children’s Book Treasury: Picture Books and Stories to Read Aloud

Rating: (101 reviews) Author: Janet Schulman Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Amazon.com Believe it or not, 44 complete read-aloud classics and future classics–from Goodnight Moon to Stellaluna–are packed in this remarkably svelte, positively historic anthology. Flipping through the 308 pages of The 20th-Century Children’s Book Treasury is like browsing a photo album of beloved […]

Lyra’s Oxford

Rating: (55 reviews) Author: Philip Pullman Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Amazon.com Attention all serious book collectors and fans of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials. This undoubtedly beautiful package–cloth-bound in a classy red and adorned by numerous illustrations by master engraver and illustrator John Lawrence–is a must-purchase. A pint-sized pocket volume, Lyra’s Oxford packages […]

The Golden Compass, Deluxe 10th Anniversary Edition (His Dark Materials, Book 1)

Rating: (1372 reviews) Author: Philip Pullman Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Amazon.com Some books improve with age–the age of the reader, that is. Such is certainly the case with Philip Pullman’s heroic, at times heart-wrenching novel, The Golden Compass, a story ostensibly for children but one perhaps even better appreciated by adults. The protagonist […]

Love, Stargirl

Rating: (15 reviews) Author: Jerry Spinelli Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Book Description LOVE, STARGIRL picks up a year after Stargirl ends and reveals the new life of the beloved character who moved away so suddenly at the end of Stargirl. The novel takes the form of “the world’s longest letter,” in diary form, […]

Eragon / Eldest (Inheritance, Books 1 & 2)

Rating: (118 reviews) Author: Christopher Paolini Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Book Description In the #1 New York Times bestselling novels Eragon and Eldest, fifteen year-old Eragon discovers his destiny as a Dragon Rider. With only an ancient sword and the advice of an old storyteller for guidance, Eragon and his dragon must navigate […]

Eragon/Eldest Trade Paperback Boxed Set

Rating: (11 reviews) Author: Christopher Paolini Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

The Amber Spyglass, Deluxe 10th Anniversary Edition (His Dark Materials, Book 3)

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Philip Pullman Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

The Book Thief (Readers Circle)

Rating: (227 reviews) Author: Markus Zusak Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Book Description It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . . Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking […]

Eragon (Inheritance, Book 1)

Rating: (2664 reviews) Author: Christopher Paolini Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Amazon.com Here’s a great big fantasy that you can pull over your head like a comfy old sweater and disappear into for a whole weekend. Christopher Paolini began Eragon when he was just 15, and the book shows the influence of Tolkien, of […]

The Subtle Knife, Deluxe 10th Anniversary Edition (His Dark Materials, Book 2)

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Philip Pullman Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Book Description PUBLISHED IN 40 COUNTRIES, with over 5 million copies in print in North America alone, Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy –The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass – has graced the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, […]

My Many Colored Days

Rating: (53 reviews) Author: Dr. Seuss Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Amazon.com The words and illustrations of Dr. Seuss have alway seemed inseparable–a peerless fusion of verbal and visual wit. Yet when the good doctor wrote the manuscript for My Many Colored Days in 1973, he specified that the book should be illustrated by […]

Growing Up: It’s a Girl Thing

Rating: (32 reviews) Author: Mavis Jukes Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

The Phantom Tollbooth

Rating: (532 reviews) Author: Norton Juster Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Amazon.com “It seems to me that almost everything is a waste of time,” Milo laments. “[T]here’s nothing for me to do, nowhere I’d care to go, and hardly anything worth seeing.” This bored, bored young protagonist who can’t see the point to anything […]

Flush

Rating: (97 reviews) Author: Carl Hiaasen Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Book Description You know it’s going to be a rough summer when you spend Father’s Day visiting your dad in the local lockup. Noah’s dad is sure that the owner of the Coral Queen casino boat is flushing raw sewage into the harbor–which […]

His Dark Materials

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Philip Pullman Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Book Description FOR THE FIRST time, the hardcover editions of Philip Pullman’s awardwinning His Dark Materials trilogy (The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass) with the original, classic covers by Eric Rohmann, will be available in a boxed set.

Eldest (Inheritance, Book 2)

Rating: (1425 reviews) Author: Christopher Paolini Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Amazon.com Surpassing its popular prequel Eragon, this second volume in the Inheritance trilogy shows growing maturity and skill on the part of its very young author, who was only seventeen when the first volume was published in 2003. The story is solidly in […]