Chapter Books Archive

4 Jul 2016

Happy Pub Week: Agatha Parrot!

  Meet Agatha Parrot, the irresistible star—and narrator—of the first in a series of very funny illustrated novels! In, Agatha Parrot and the Odd Street School Ghost, a mysterious bell tolls at night and a glowing face is seen in a distant window—is Odd Street School haunted? Agatha and her gang of friends
12 Jan 2016

Congratulations to Our 2016 ALA Award Winners and Honors

Yesterday the American Library Association (ALA) announced the top books, video, and audio books for children and young adults in it’s annual Midwinter Meeting. We’d like to congratulate all of the 2016 Youth Media Award Winners, including the following HMH Books for Young Readers and Clarion Titles and authors:
28 Aug 2015

Author Spotlight: Linda Urban

We asked Linda Urban, author of The Center of Everything and A Crooked Kind of Perfect  to answer a few questions about her hilarious new book for middle graders, Milo Speck, Accidental Agent. Below is what she had to say about writing humor, her favorite snacks, and where missing socks end up:
26 Mar 2015

Calling All Young Detectives to Help Solve the Case of the Vanishing Emerald

Last September, we introduced you to twelve-year-old Maisie Hitchens, who lives and works in her Gran’s boarding house in Victorian England. When she’s not dusting or carrying tea trays, she can be found practicing her detecting skills alongside her canine sidekick, Eddie. After all, she dreams of becoming a
9 Mar 2015

Ghosts, Phantoms, Loch Ness Monsters?!

Welcome to 43 Old Cemetery Road. The 43 Old Cemetery Road middle grade series from Kate and M. Sarah Klise has it all in a set of hilarious, perfectly PUN-ny books about things that go bump in the night (and occasionally day) for 12-year-old Seymour Hope and friends at
10 Dec 2014

You’re invited to a Skateboard Party!

New this month! Discover Skateboard Party, the second book in the Carver Chronicles series by Coretta Scott King Honor Award-winning author Karen English and illustrated by Laura Freeman. Pitch perfect for younger elementary school boys, these books boast African American protagonists and relateable story-lines. Richard can’t wait to show off
13 Nov 2014

Thanksgiving Mice! and Christmas Mice! Will Make Your Holidays Twice As Nice!

The holidays are fast approaching. What better gift for the little ones in your life than a holiday book that encourages developing literary skills? Thanksgiving Mice! and Christmas Mice! by Bethany Roberts, illustrated by Doug Cushman are now part of our Green Light Readers series for Level 1 beginners. Full
28 Oct 2014

Take a Cue from Johnny Mutton and Dress as a Runny Nose for Halloween!

“Before there was Babymouse or the Wimpy Kid, before Dragonbreath or Big Nate, there was a baby sheep on (human) Momma Mutton’s front step.” —Kirkus Reviews  “Fans of Dav Pilkey’s work will eagerly embrace the laugh-aloud antics of Johnny Mutton.” —School Library Journal  Talk about the black sheep in the family! Not
23 Sep 2014

Explore North Carolina and Washington State with Two New Books

Say hello to Mr. Geo, everybody’s favorite geography teacher. In the 50 States to Celebrate series by Marion Dane Bauer, illustrated by C. B. Canga, Mr. Geo explores new places, state by state. As he visits popular attractions, national parks, historic landmarks, sports stadiums, and more, newly-independent readers will
10 Sep 2014

Introducing The Mysteries of Maisie Hitchins

With her dog, Eddie, as the Watson to her Sherlock Holmes, Maisie Hitchens hones her detective skills investigating mysteries in Victorian London in this new chapter book series by Holly Webb, illustrated by Marion Lindsay. In the first book in the series, The Case of the Stolen Sixpence, readers