Tag Archives: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing

Last Christmas: The Private Prequel

Author: Kate Brian Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description Ariana Osgood has everything an Easton Academy girl could want: straight A’s, the perfect boyfriend, and a coveted spot in exclusive Billings House. But on the first night of Christmas vacation, a blizzard traps her on campus with irresistible bad-boy Thomas Pearson. Alone. Instead […]

Too Many Leprechauns: Or How That Pot o’ Gold Got to the End of the Rainbow

Author: Stephen Krensky Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description On St. Patrick’s Day, leprechauns are lucky. But on every other day of the year, they make for noisy neighbors — and they’re turning the entire town of Dingle upside down! Fortunately, Finn O’Finnegan always has a clever plan brewing, and this time, with […]

Santa’s Favorite Story: Santa Tells the Story of the First Christmas

Author: Hisako Aoki Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description Discover the true meaning of the holidays with Santa’s Favorite Story.

Crescendo

Author: Becca Fitzpatrick Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description The sequel to the New York Times Best selling phenomenon, Hush, Hush!  Nora should have know her life was far from perfect. Despite starting a relationship with her guardian angel, Patch (who, title aside, can be described anything but angelic), and surviving an attempt […]

The 12 Days of Christmas

Author: Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description Brilliant, cut-paper artwork and characters bring life to a classic holiday song in which twelve extravagant gifts, from a mischievous partridge in a pear tree to twelve companionable drummers, are given to a man’s sweetheart.

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

Author: William Steig Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description One rainy day, Sylvester finds a magic pebble that can make wishes come true. But when a lion frightens him on his way home, Sylvester makes a wish that brings unexpected results. How Sylvester is eventually reunited with his loving family and restored to […]

Crescendo (Hush, Hush)

Author: Becca Fitzpatrick Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description The sequel to the New York Times Best selling phenomenon, Hush, Hush!  Nora should have know her life was far from perfect. Despite starting a relationship with her guardian angel, Patch (who, title aside, can be described anything but angelic), and surviving an attempt […]

Christmas Crafts

Author: Virginie fowler Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing

Marsupial Sue Presents “The Runaway Pancake”: Book and CD

Rating: (24 reviews) Author: John Lithgow Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description “I’m too fast, you’re too slow. Pan, pan, patty-cake pan, I can get away from you, I can!” The much-loved story of the Runaway Pancake who pops out of the oven and is sure he can escape all who want to […]

Franny K. Stein’s Crate of Danger (Boxed Set): Lunch Walks Among Us; Attack of the 50-Ft. Cupid; The Invisible Fran; The Fran That Time Forgot (Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist)

Rating: (12 reviews) Author: Jim Benton Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description Franny K. Stein is not your average girl — she’s a mad scientist. She prefers poison ivy to daisies and piranha to goldfish, and when Franny jumps rope, she uses her pet snake. Being a mad scientist is exciting, but it […]

Bedhead

Rating: (12 reviews) Author: Margie Palatini Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description It was BIG. It was BAD. It was…BEDHEAD! No doubt about it, Oliver’s having a very bad hair day. His parents and sister try to help. They push, they pull, they spritz and they spray; they goop, they glop, and they […]

The Christmas Crocodile

Rating: (10 reviews) Author: Bonny Becker Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description On Christmas Eve Alice Jayne finds a crocodile under the tree. The Christmas Crocodile doesn’t mean to be bad, not really, but soon he is eating everything in the house, even the Christmas tree! “Send the beast to Africa,” huffs Uncle […]

It’s Not Summer Without You (A Summer Novel)

Rating: (12 reviews) Author: Jenny Han Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description Can summer be truly summer without Cousins Beach? It used to be that Belly counted the days until summer, until she was back at Cousins Beach with Conrad and Jeremiah. But not this year. Not after Susannah got sick again and […]

Swashbuckling Fantasy: 10 Thrilling Tales of Magical Adventure

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description SWASHBUCKLING FANTASY features excerpts from 10 series by bestselling and critically acclaimed authors such as Margaret Petersen Haddix, author of the Shadow Children series, D.J. MacHale, author of the Pendragon series, Scott Westerfeld, author of Uglies and Holly Black, author […]

Hatchet

Rating: (1229 reviews) Author: Gary Paulsen Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description Since it was first published in 1987, the story of thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson’s survival following a plane crash has become a modern classic. Stranded in the desolate wilderness, Brian uses his instincts and his hatchet to stay alive for fifty-four harrowing […]

Pigs at Christmas

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Dubanevich Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description As Christmas approaches and panicking pigs prepare for their holiday festivities, one little pig wonders nervously if Santa will really deliver everything as promised.

The Potty Train

Rating: (26 reviews) Author: David Hochman Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description The Potty Train is coming! All aboard! Time to say good-bye to diapers and take the journey to Underpants Station. Are you ready? Let’s chug away on the Potty Train!

The Christmas Candle

Rating: (14 reviews) Author: Richard Paul Evans Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description On a dark, snowy Christmas Eve, a young man hurrying home for a family celebration enters a chandler’s shop to buy a candle for his lantern. He scoffs at the beautifully sculpted creations of the old chandler and instead purchases […]

The Christmas Genie

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Dan Gutman Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description It’s the last day of school before Christmas vacation and Alex, Chase, and the rest of Mrs. Walter’s fifth-grade class couldn’t wish more for that final bell to ring. But the day takes a crazy turn when a mysterious meteorite crashes […]

Found (The Missing, Book 1)

Rating: (60 reviews) Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description Thirteen-year-old Jonah has always known that he was adopted, and he’s never thought it was any big deal. Then he and a new friend, Chip, who’s also adoped, begin receiving mysterious letters. The first one says, “You are one of […]

The Christmas Candle

Rating: (14 reviews) Author: Richard Paul Evans Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description On his way home for Christmas, Thomas needs a light for his lantern. He stops in an old candlemaker’s shop and is dismissive of all of the old man’s intricate and beautiful candles, buying an inexpensive one. However, as he […]

Sent (Missing)

Rating: (9 reviews) Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description “I think it’s probably safe to say, given when you should have landed, that you’re…um…” “Tell me!” “I think, right now, you’re the king of England.” Thirteen-year-olds Jonah and Chip are reeling from the news that they’re both missing children […]

Hush, Hush

Rating: (130 reviews) Author: Becca Fitzpatrick Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She’s never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch came along. With his easy […]

Last Christmas: The Private Prequel

Rating: (33 reviews) Author: Kate Brian Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description Ariana Osgood has everything an Easton Academy girl could want: straight A’s, the perfect boyfriend, and a coveted spot in exclusive Billings House. But on the first night of Christmas vacation, a blizzard traps her on campus with irresistible bad-boy Thomas […]

The Christmas Baby

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Marion Dane Bauer Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description When a baby was born in the manger, Mary and Joseph rejoiced. The angels sang, and kings journeyed to bring gifts. When you came into the world, there was a celebration too – because every new baby is a small […]

Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope

Rating: (29 reviews) Author: Nikki Grimes Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description Ever since Barack Obama was young, Hope has lived inside him. From the beaches of Hawaii to the streets of Chicago, from the jungles of Indonesia to the plains of Kenya, he has held on to Hope. Even as a boy, […]

The 7 Habits of Happy Kids

Rating: (10 reviews) Author: Sean Covey Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description For the Seven Oaks friends, there is always something to do. Whether they’re singing along with Pokey Porcupine’s harmonica or playing soccer with Jumper Rabbit, everyone is having fun and learning all sorts of things. These seven stories show how practicing […]

Chains

Rating: (9 reviews) Author: Laurie Halse Anderson Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description If an entire nation could seek its freedom, why not a girl? As the Revolutionary War begins, thirteen-year-old Isabel wages her own fight…for freedom. Promised freedom upon the death of their owner, she and her sister, Ruth, in a cruel […]

Paula Deen’s My First Cookbook

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Paula Deen Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description One of America’s most beloved cooks, Food Network personality and restaurateur, Paula Deen invites you to share in her favorite dishes and memories from childhood in this delightful cookbook for the very young. What better way to celebrate childhood than with […]

Unwind

Rating: (26 reviews) Author: Neal Shusterman Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description In a society where unwanted teens are salvaged for their body parts, three runaways fight the system that would “unwind” them Connor’s parents want to be rid of him because he’s a troublemaker. Risa has no parents and is being unwound […]

America : A Patriotic Primer

Rating: (69 reviews) Author: Lynne Cheney Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Amazon.com Review Written by Lynne Cheney, author and wife of Vice President Richard Cheney, to honor this “beautiful land made more beautiful still by our commitment to freedom,” America: A Patriotic Primer is a proud celebration of the individuals, milestones, and principles of […]

A Giant Problem (Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles)

Author: Holly Black Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description Talk about out of the frying pan, into the fire! I was pretty sure that my freaky stepsister and that freaky field guide of hers would ruin my life. But now it looks like they’re going to ruin all of Florida, too! Okay, maybe […]

The Seeing Stone (The Spiderwick Chronicles, Book 2)

Rating: (64 reviews) Author: Holly Black Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Amazon.com In the Spiderwick Chronicles’ second book, things get even more exciting–and kind of scary–for the Grace kids, as the strange faerie world hinted at in The Field Guide blooms to full life around them. After making tentative peace with Thimbletack (a coveralled […]

Arthur Spiderwick’s Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You: Movie Tie-in Edition (The Spiderwick Chronicles)

Rating: (49 reviews) Author: Holly Black Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Amazon.com Spiderwick fans will adore this gorgeous guidebook to the fantastical creatures featured in Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi’s spectacular series. The superdeluxe, lavishly illustrated “field guide” features 142 information-packed pages, 41 full-color plates, 6 spectacular gatefolds, 6 watercolor landscapes, scores of black-and-white […]

Smash! Crash! (Jon Scieszka’s Trucktown)

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: Jon Scieszka Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Amazon.com Welcome to Jon Scieszka’s Trucktown, a brand-new preschool/kindergarten series that will come in more shapes, sizes, and formats than you can shake a bumper at. It’s a world where all the characters are trucks, all the stories are action driven, and boys […]

The Spiderwick Chronicles Deluxe Collector’s Trunk (The Spiderwick Chronicles)

Rating: (8 reviews) Author: Holly Black Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Book Description For lovers of the bestselling Spiderwick Chronicles series, this Deluxe collectors set includes all five original bestselling titles, a special paperback edition of the Notebook for Fantastical Observations, six exclusive full color mini-plates and the keepsake box. A must have for […]

Raven Rise (Pendragon)

Author: D. J. MacHale Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing

The Spiderwick Chronicles (Boxed Set): The Field Guide; The Seeing Stone; Lucinda’s Secret; The Ironwood Tree; The Wrath of Mulgrath

Rating: (84 reviews) Author: Holly Black, Tony DiTerlizzi Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Book Description It all started with a mysterious letter left at a tiny bookstore for authors Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black. Its closing lines: “We just want people to know about this. The stuff that has happened to us could happen […]

The Light of Christmas

Rating: (15 reviews) Author: Richard Paul Evans Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Book Description High in the mountains lies the town of Noel, surrounded by beautiful white walls and a great silver gate. Every year Alexander and his mother walk the long distance to Noel to watch the lighting of the village Christmas tree. […]

Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me

Rating: (35 reviews) Author: Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Book Description Monica wants the moon to play with, so her Papa sets out to get it. It isn’t easy to climb to the moon, but he finally succeeds — only to find the moon is too big to carry home. Children will love the […]

The Christmas Candle

Rating: (8 reviews) Author: Richard Paul Evans Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Amazon.com Would you be more responsive to a brother’s request for money than to a beggar’s request for money? This is the question that Richard Paul Evans, author of The Christmas Box, asks his readers to consider in The Christmas Candle, a […]

The Quillan Games (Pendragon)

Rating: (38 reviews) Author: D. J. MacHale Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Book Description Let the Games Begin…. Quillan is a territory on the verge of destruction. The people have lost control of their own future and must struggle simply to survive. The only chance they have of finding a better life is by […]

Over the River: A Turkey’s Tale

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Public Domain Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Book Description Over the river Mama, Papa, and Baby Turkey embark for their vegetarian Thanksgiving Feast. But when a hungry boy and his dog start sniffing around, the turkeys have got to think fast before they become the main course! Acclaimed artist Derek […]

The God Box

Rating: (12 reviews) Author: Alex Sanchez Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Book Description How could I choose betwen my sexuality and my spirituality, two of the most important parts that made me whole? High school senior Paul has dated Angie since middle school, and they’re good together. They have a lot of the same […]

No Talking

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Andrew Clements Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Book Description “You have the right to remain silent.” However… The fifth-grade girls and the fifth-grade boys at Laketon Elementary don’t get along very well. But the real problem is that these kids are loud and disorderly. That’s why the principal uses her […]

The Ironwood Tree (The Spiderwick Chronicles, Book 4)

Rating: (40 reviews) Author: Holly Black Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Amazon.com After a brief breather in book three (Lucinda’s Secret), the Spiderwick Chronicles heat up with doppelgangers, then dwarves, then a dastardly double-cross, as this five-part series approaches its dramatic end. The Grace kids (9-year-old twins Simon and Jared, and 13-year-old Mallory) might […]

George’s Secret Key to the Universe

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Stephen Hawking, Lucy Hawking Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Book Description Stephen Hawking, author of the multi-million copy bestselling A Brief History of Time, and his daughter Lucy explain the universe to readers of all ages. George’s parents, who have always been wary of technology, warn him about their new […]

The Book of Virtues for Young People: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing

Orange Pear Apple Bear

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Book Description In only five words — four of which are in the title — Kate Greenaway Medalist Emily Gravett presents a delightful picture book that is “simple and stunning” (The Guardian), and “daring, original, and a joy” (Sunday Times, London).

The Nixie’s Song (Beyond The Spiderwick Chronicles, Book 1)

Rating: (8 reviews) Author: Tony DiTerlizzi, Holly Black Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Book Description The Spiderwick Chronicles leave the old-fashioned charm of New England far behind and head south for some fiendish faerie fun in the hot Florida sun. Eleven-year-old Nicholas Vargas only thinks his life has been turned upside down after his […]