Tag Archives: Yearling

The Subtle Knife: His Dark Materials

Author: Philip Pullman Publisher: Yearling Product Description Here is the highly anticipated second installment of Philip Pullman’s epic fantasy trilogy, begun with the critically acclaimed The Golden Compass. Lyra and Will, her newfound friend, tumble separately into the strange tropical otherworld of Cittàgazze, “the city of magpies,” where adults are curiously absent and children run […]

All-of-a-Kind Family

Rating: (94 reviews) Author: Sydney Taylor Publisher: Yearling Product Description A heartwarming story of five little girls living with their parents in New York City at the turn of the century. They have simple but happy times as they share adventures, holidays and surprises. When Mama tells them her big news, it’s the most wonderful […]

Bear’s Christmas Surprise (Picture Yearling Book)

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Elizabeth Winthrop Publisher: Yearling Product Description It’s one week before Christmas! When Nora leaves Bear home with Mrs. Duck so that she can do some last-minute shopping, he promises not to hunt for presents. Bear tries to be good, but he happens upon his gifts during a game of hide-and-seek. All […]

Twenty-Four Days Before Christmas (Dell Young Yearling)

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Madeleine L’Engle Publisher: Yearling Product Description Seven-year-old Vicky Austin thinks the 24 days before Christmas are the best days of the whole year. Vicky is practicing for the Christmas pageant and decorating the house. She hopes her new brother or sister will be born soon so mother can be home for […]

The Black Stallion Returns

Rating: (29 reviews) Author: Walter Farley Publisher: Yearling Product Description In this, the second book in the series, the heart-stopping adventures of the Black Stallion continue as Alec discovers that two men are after the Black. One claims to be the Black’s rightful owner and one is trying to kill the beautiful steed. An Arab […]

The City of Ember (Books of Ember)

Rating: (498 reviews) Author: Jeanne DuPrau Publisher: Yearling Product Description NOW A MAJOR motion picture starring Bill Murray, Tim Robbins, Martin Landau, Saoirse Ronan, and Harry Treadaway! This tie-in edition of The City of Ember features a movie-art cover and an 8-page photo insert. Jeanne DuPrau’s instant classic tells the story of the great, underground […]

The Black Stallion’s Ghost (Black Stallion)

Rating: (17 reviews) Author: Walter Farley Publisher: Yearling Product Description While riding the Black in the Everglades one day, Alec meets a man astride a ghostly gray mare. Alec’s fascination with the man turns to fear as he realizes the man is dangerously close to insanity. Soon Alec and the Black are caught up in […]

The Black Stallion’s Courage

Rating: (13 reviews) Author: Walter Farley Publisher: Yearling Product Description When Hopeful Farm burns down, Alec’s dreams for the future go up in smoke. How can he get the money to rebuild? To make matters worse, a strong young colt named Eclipse has taken the racing world by storm, threatening to replace the Black in […]

Summer of the Monkeys

Rating: (113 reviews) Author: Wilson Rawls Publisher: Yearling Product Description The last thing a fourteen-year-old boy expects to find along an old Ozark river bottom is a tree full of monkeys. Jay Berry Lee’s grandpa had an explanation, of course–as he did for most things. The monkeys had escaped from a traveling circus, and there […]

Nate The Great And The Halloween Hunt (Nate The Great, paper)

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Marjorie Weinman Sharmat Publisher: Yearling Product Description It is Halloween night and all the kids are dressed in scary and funny costumes.  Their Trick or Treat bags are getting heavier. Nate’s good friend Rosamond needs his help.  Her cat, Little Hex, is missing.  Little Hex hates Halloween, so maybe he’s hiding.  Or is he lost?  Nate […]

Harriet the Spy

Rating: (143 reviews) Author: Louise Fitzhugh Publisher: Yearling Amazon.com Ages 8-12. Thirty-two years before it was made into a movie, Harriet the Spy was a groundbreaking book: its unflinchingly honest portrayal of childhood problems and emotions changed children’s literature forever. Happily, it has neither dated nor become obsolete and remains one of the best children’s […]

How to Eat Fried Worms

Rating: (138 reviews) Author: Thomas Rockwell Publisher: Yearling Amazon.com How to Eat Fried Worms has happily repulsed children since its original publication in 1973. Now youngsters can experience this classic story in a whole new yucky way, by listening to it on audiocassette. Narrator Jay O. Sanders gives extra kick and vitality to this already […]

The People of Sparks (Books of Ember)

Rating: (94 reviews) Author: Jeanne Duprau Publisher: Yearling Amazon.com When teenagers Lina Mayfleet and Doon Harrow lead their people up out of the Earth, fleeing their dying underground city of Ember, everything is new and a little frightening to the refugees–the sun and the moon, birds, trees, fire…and the people of Ember are strange to […]


Rating: (3279 reviews) Author: Louis Sachar Publisher: Yearling Amazon.com “If you take a bad boy and make him dig a hole every day in the hot sun, it will turn him into a good boy.” Such is the reigning philosophy at Camp Green Lake, a juvenile detention facility where there is no lake, and there […]

Nim’s Island

Rating: (15 reviews) Author: Wendy Orr Publisher: Yearling Product Description A girl. An iguana. An island. And e-mail. Meet Nim–a modern-day Robinson Crusoe! She can chop down bananas with a machete, climb tall palm trees, and start a fire with a piece of glass. So she’s not afraid when her scientist dad sails off to […]

How Big Is a Foot?

Rating: (22 reviews) Author: Rolf Myller Publisher: Yearling Book Description The King wants to give the Queen something special for her birthday. The Queen has everything, everything except a bed. The trouble is that no one in the Kingdom knows the answer to a very important question: How Big is a Bed? because beds at […]

Nate The Great And The Crunchy Christmas (Nate The Great, paper)

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, Craig Sharmat Publisher: Yearling Book Description Annie’s dog is unhappy. When Fang is unhappy, everyone is unhappy. Especially Nate the Great. So Nate agrees to sniff out Fang’s mysteriously missing Christmas mail. It’s cold and snowy. But Nate the Great and his dog, Sludge, will try to solve […]

The Water Horse

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Dick King-Smith Publisher: Yearling Book Description Now in paperback! From the award-winning author of Babe: The Gallant Pig comes the story of how the Loch Ness monster finds his home, thanks to the human family that raises him.

Island of the Blue Dolphins

Rating: (591 reviews) Author: Scott O’Dell Publisher: Yearling Amazon.com Scott O’Dell won the Newbery Medal for Island of the Blue Dolphins in 1961, and in 1976 the Children’s Literature Association named this riveting story one of the 10 best American children’s books of the past 200 years. O’Dell was inspired by the real-life story of […]

House Without a Christmas Tree, The

Rating: (11 reviews) Author: Gail Rock Publisher: Yearling

The True Story of Christmas

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Anne Fine Publisher: Yearling Book Description Everyone knows the story of Christmas. Decking the halls with boughs of holly. Hanging stockings by the chimney with care. Chestnuts roasting on an open fire. Then there’s the true story of Christmas. And Ralph Mountfield is smack in the middle of it. Great Granny’s […]

Merry Christmas from Betsy

Author: Carolyn Haywood Publisher: Yearling

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret

Rating: (333 reviews) Author: Judy Blume Publisher: Yearling Amazon.com If anyone tried to determine the most common rite of passage for preteen girls in North America, a girl’s first reading of Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret would rank near the top of the list. Judy Blume and her character Margaret Simon were the […]

Where the Red Fern Grows

Rating: (1188 reviews) Author: Wilson Rawls, Wilson Rawls Publisher: Yearling Amazon.com Author Wilson Rawls spent his boyhood much like the character of this book, Billy Colman, roaming the Ozarks of northeastern Oklahoma with his bluetick hound. A straightforward, shoot-from-the-hip storyteller with a searingly honest voice, Rawls is well-loved for this powerful 1961 classic and the […]

Freckle Juice

Rating: (33 reviews) Author: Judy Blume Publisher: Yearling Product Description Andrew wants freckles more than anything else, so Sharon offers to sell him her secret freckle recipe

The River

Rating: (191 reviews) Author: Gary Paulsen Publisher: Yearling Book Description “We want you to do it again.” These words, spoken to Brian Robeson, will change his life. Two years earlier, Brian was stranded alone in the wilderness for fifty-four days with nothing but a small hatchet. Yet he survived. Now the government wants him to […]

Nate the Great Talks Turkey (Nate the Great)

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, Mitchell Sharmat Publisher: Yearling Book Description A giant turkey is on the loose! Nate, the great detective, and his dog, Sludge, hear the news on the radio. But Nate doesn’t want to take a case that everyone in town is on. Not even when Claude claims that he […]

My Father’s Dragon (My Father’s Dragon Trilogy)

Rating: (62 reviews) Author: Ruth Stiles Gannett Publisher: Yearling Amazon.com My Father’s Dragon–a favorite of young readers since the 1940s and a Newbery honor book–captures the nonsensical logic of childhood in an amusingly deadpan fashion. The story begins when Elmer Elevator (the narrator’s father as a boy) runs away with an old alley cat to […]


Rating: (10 reviews) Author: Alan Armstrong Publisher: Yearling Book Description Whittington is a roughneck Tom who arrives one day at a barn full of rescued animals and asks for a place there. He spins for the animals—as well as for Ben and Abby, the kids whose grandfather does the rescuing—a yarn about his ancestor, the […]

The City of Ember (The First Book of Ember)

Rating: (370 reviews) Author: Jeanne DuPrau Publisher: Yearling Amazon.com It is always night in the city of Ember. But there is no moon, no stars. The only light during the regular twelve hours of “day” comes from floodlamps that cast a yellowish glow over the streets of the city. Beyond are the pitch-black Unknown Regions, […]


Rating: (467 reviews) Author: Carl Hiaasen Publisher: Yearling Amazon.com Roy Eberhardt is the new kid–again. This time around it’s Trace Middle School in humid Coconut Grove, Florida. But it’s still the same old routine: table by himself at lunch, no real friends, and thick-headed bullies like Dana Matherson pushing him around. But if it wasn’t […]

The Phantom Tollbooth

Rating: (532 reviews) Author: Norton Juster Publisher: Yearling 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 is knocked out of […]

The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, Book 3)

Rating: (822 reviews) Author: Philip Pullman Publisher: Yearling Amazon.com From the very start of its very first scene, The Amber Spyglass will set hearts fluttering and minds racing. All we’ll say here is that we immediately discover who captured Lyra at the end of The Subtle Knife, though we’ve yet to discern whether this individual’s […]

His Dark Materials Trilogy: The Golden Compass / The Subtle Knife / The Amber Spyglass

Rating: (686 reviews) Author: Philip Pullman Publisher: Yearling Amazon.com In an epic trilogy, Philip Pullman unlocks the door to a world parallel to our own, but with a mysterious slant all its own. Dæmons and winged creatures live side by side with humans, and a mysterious entity called Dust just might have the power to […]

Johnny Tremain

Rating: (287 reviews) Author: Esther Forbes, Lynd Ward Publisher: Yearling Amazon.com This story of a tragically injured young silversmith who ends up hip-deep in the American Revolution is inspiring, exciting, and sad. Winner of the prestigious Newbery Award in 1944, Esther Forbes’s story has lasted these 50-plus years by including adventure, loss, courage, and history […]

The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy

Rating: (74 reviews) Author: Jeanne Birdsall Publisher: Yearling Book Description This summer the Penderwick sisters have a wonderful surprise: a holiday on the grounds of a beautiful estate called Arundel. Soon they are busy discovering the summertime magic of Arundel’s sprawling gardens, treasure-filled attic, tame rabbits, and the cook who makes the best gingerbread in […]

The Sign of the Beaver

Rating: (187 reviews) Author: Elizabeth George Speare Publisher: Yearling Product Description . Young Matt is alone in the Maine wilderness awaiting his father’s return to their cabin when he is attacked by a swarm of bees. To his surprise, he is saved by an Indian chief and his grandson, Attean. The boys come to know […]