Fall 2019 Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Catalog
Imprint: Margaret K. McElderry Books
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TitleBall & Balloon
AuthorSanders, Rob
IllustratorYoon, Helen
ImprintMargaret K. McElderry Books
SubformatPicture Book
ISBN-139781534425620
On Sale08/27/19
US Price$17.99
CDN Price$23.99
Pages40
A ball must learn to deal with his envy when a floating balloon has him feeling down in this simple and relatable story that reminds little ones that being different is what makes you special.
TitleWe're Going on a Bear Hunt
AuthorRosen, Michael
IllustratorOxenbury, Helen
ImprintMargaret K. McElderry Books
SubformatPicture Book
ISBN-139781534456426
On Sale09/24/19
US Price$9.99
CDN Price
Pages40
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of this beloved and award-winning picture book from Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury!
TitleThe Skylarks' War
AuthorMcKay, Hilary
IllustratorGreen, Rebecca
ImprintMargaret K. McElderry Books
SubformatMiddle-Grade Fiction
ISBN-139781534427112
On Sale09/17/19
US Price$7.99
CDN Price$10.99
Pages336
A Boston Globe Best Book of 2018
A Horn Book Best Book of 2018

“Vivid, hilarious, and heartbreaking.” —Elizabeth Wein, New York Times bestselling author of Code Name Verity

“The best children’s book I’ve read this year.” —Katherine Rundell, Boston Globe–Horn Book Award–winning author of Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms

“A near-miraculous balance of light and joyous touch with sometimes serious and even heartbreaking material.” —BCCB (starred review)

From award-winning author Hilary McKay comes a “wholly satisfying” (Booklist, starred review) story full of wit, heartbreak, and hope as a girl fights for her independence during World War I.
TitleThe Skylarks' War
AuthorMcKay, Hilary
IllustratorGreen, Rebecca
ImprintMargaret K. McElderry Books
SubformatMiddle-Grade Fiction
ISBN-139781534460041
On Sale09/17/19
US Price$17.99
CDN Price$23.99
Pages336
A Boston Globe Best Book of 2018
A Horn Book Best Book of 2018

“Vivid, hilarious, and heartbreaking.” —Elizabeth Wein, New York Times bestselling author of Code Name Verity

“The best children’s book I’ve read this year.” —Katherine Rundell, Boston Globe–Horn Book Award–winning author of Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms

“A near-miraculous balance of light and joyous touch with sometimes serious and even heartbreaking material.” —BCCB (starred review)

From award-winning author Hilary McKay comes a “wholly satisfying” (Booklist, starred review) story full of wit, heartbreak, and hope as a girl fights for her independence during World War I.
TitleThe Stinky Truth
AuthorBerger, Joe
IllustratorBerger, Joe
ImprintMargaret K. McElderry Books
SubformatMiddle-Grade Fiction Illustrated
ISBN-139781481470872
On Sale12/03/19
US Price$7.99
CDN Price$10.99
Pages240
Sam Lyttle learns that sometimes the truth can hurt just as much as a lie in this follow-up to the humorous and cheeky illustrated middle grade novel The Pudding Problem, which Kirkus Reviews calls perfect for “fans of Timmy Failure and Big Nate.”
TitleJourney of the Pale Bear
AuthorFletcher, Susan
Illustrator
ImprintMargaret K. McElderry Books
SubformatMiddle-Grade Fiction
ISBN-139781534420786
On Sale10/01/19
US Price$7.99
CDN Price$10.99
Pages320
“A lovely little miracle of a book.” —Katherine Applegate, Newbery Medal–winning author of The One and Only Ivan
“[A] large-hearted and riveting medieval adventure.” —William Alexander, National Book Award–winning author of Goblin Secrets
“A breathtaking adventure.” —Kirby Larson, Newbery Honor­–winning author of Hattie Big Sky

A runaway boy befriends a polar bear that’s being transported from Norway to London in this “stupendous coming-of-age tale stuffed with adventure” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).
TitleThe First Dinosaur
AuthorLendler, Ian
IllustratorButzer, C.M.
ImprintMargaret K. McElderry Books
SubformatMiddle-Grade Nonfiction Illustrated
ISBN-139781534427006
On Sale10/08/19
US Price$24.99
CDN Price$33.99
Pages224
Join early scientists as they piece together one of humanity’s greatest puzzles—the fossilized bones of the first dinosaur!
TitleMake Trouble Young Readers Edition
AuthorRichards, Cecile
Illustrator
ImprintMargaret K. McElderry Books
SubformatMiddle-Grade Nonfiction
ISBN-139781534451957
On Sale10/15/19
US Price$17.99
CDN Price$23.99
Pages256
From former Planned Parenthood president and activist Cecile Richards comes the young readers edition of her New York Times bestselling memoir, which Hillary Rodham Clinton called an “inspiration for aspiring leaders everywhere.”
TitleFiligree's Midnight Ride
AuthorBerkman, Pam
IllustratorPowell, Claire
ImprintMargaret K. McElderry Books
SubformatChapter Book
ISBN-139781534433328
On Sale08/27/19
US Price$6.99
CDN Price$8.99
Pages192
Join Filigree, a five-pound Pomeranian, as he stows away on Paul Revere’s midnight ride in this first book of the At the Heels of History series, inspired by important events and told through the eyes, ears, and noses of dogs.
TitleFiligree's Midnight Ride
AuthorBerkman, Pam
IllustratorPowell, Claire
ImprintMargaret K. McElderry Books
SubformatChapter Book
ISBN-139781534433335
On Sale08/27/19
US Price$17.99
CDN Price$23.99
Pages192
Join Filigree, a five-pound Pomeranian, as he stows away on Paul Revere’s midnight ride in this first book of the At the Heels of History series, inspired by important events and told through the eyes, ears, and noses of dogs.