Summer 2020 Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Catalog
Subformat: Middle-Grade Fiction
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TitleThe Girl and the Witch's Garden
AuthorBowman, Erin
Illustrator
ImprintS&S Books for Young Readers
SubformatMiddle-Grade Fiction
Category Full 1JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic
ISBN-139781534461581
On Sale06/23/20
Title StatusAS
US Price$17.99
CDN Price$21.99
Pages288
“As enchanting as it is wise, the true magic of this secret garden story is in its unflinching, heart-wrenching exploration of grief, belonging, and inner strength. Once I stepped into the witch’s garden with Piper, I did not want to leave.” —Jessica Khoury, author of The Mystwick School of Musicraft
“Piper Peavey is a protagonist all her own in a spellbinding story that has a touch of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and a dab of Circus Mirandus.” —Quinn Sosna-Spear, author of The Remarkable Inventions of Walter Mortinson
“Magical and mysterious, a captivating read from start to beautiful end.” —Megan Frazer Blakemore, author of The Water Castle and The Story Web

The Secret Garden meets Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children in this rich, charming middle grade adventure about a girl determined to infiltrate her grandmother’s enchanted garden with the help of some magically gifted friends.
TitleThe Bickery Twins and the Phoenix Tear
AuthorElphinstone, Abi
Illustrator
ImprintAladdin
SubformatMiddle-Grade Fiction
Category Full 1JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic
ISBN-139781534443105
On Sale08/11/20
Title StatusNYP
US Price$17.99
CDN Price$23.99
Pages336
Nevermoor meets Keeper of the Lost Cities in the second wondrous adventure in the Unmapped Chronicles fantasy series from bestselling author Abi Elphinstone.
TitleLost Kingdom
AuthorMyklusch, Matt
Illustrator
ImprintAladdin
SubformatMiddle-Grade Fiction
Category Full 1JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic
ISBN-139781534424906
On Sale06/16/20
Title StatusAS
US Price$18.99
CDN Price$25.99
Pages464
Fans of Brandon Mull and James Riley will love this heart-pounding second novel in the action-packed, accessible fantasy adventure series Order of the Majestic, which Booklist called a “delight!”
TitleOrder of the Majestic
AuthorMyklusch, Matt
Illustrator
ImprintAladdin
SubformatMiddle-Grade Fiction
Category Full 1JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure/General
ISBN-139781534424883
On Sale06/16/20
Title StatusAS
US Price$8.99
CDN Price$11.99
Pages448
Fans of Brandon Mull and James Riley will love this action-packed, accessible fantasy series opener about one kid’s journey to discover magic as he’s caught up in an epic battle between two powerful ancient orders.
TitleThe Amelia Six
AuthorGray, Kristin L.
Illustrator
ImprintPaula Wiseman Books
SubformatMiddle-Grade Fiction
Category Full 1JUVENILE FICTION / Transportation/Aviation
ISBN-139781534418851
On Sale06/30/20
Title StatusAS
US Price$17.99
CDN Price$23.99
Pages272
“A cozy whodunit that cheerfully affirms girls’ and women’s contributions to aerospace.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Comparisons with Nancy Drew and Sammy Keyes come to mind, but this satisfying mystery seems more like the works of Ellen Raskin, E.L. Konigsburg, and Gennifer Choldenko.” —School Library Connection
“A wonderful tribute to [Amelia Earhart] who herself came to embody mystery.” —Booklist

Amelia Earhart’s famous aviator goggles go missing and eleven-year-old Millie has to find them before the night is over in this girl-powered middle grade whodunit.
TitleGrasping Mysteries
AuthorAtkins, Jeannine
Illustrator
ImprintAtheneum Books for Young Readers
SubformatMiddle-Grade Fiction
Category Full 1JUVENILE FICTION / Girls & Women
ISBN-139781534460683
On Sale08/04/20
Title StatusNYP
US Price$17.99
CDN Price$23.99
Pages320
Learn about seven groundbreaking women in math and science in this gorgeously written biographical novel-in-verse, a companion to the “original and memorable” (Booklist, starred review) Finding Wonders: Three Girls Who Changed Science.
TitleWhat if a Fish
AuthorFajardo, Anika
Illustrator
ImprintS&S Books for Young Readers
SubformatMiddle-Grade Fiction
Category Full 1JUVENILE FICTION / Family/Blended Families
ISBN-139781534449831
On Sale08/11/20
Title StatusNYP
US Price$17.99
CDN Price$23.99
Pages240
A whimsical and unflinchingly honest generational story of family and identity where hats turn into leeches, ghosts blow kisses from lemon trees, and the things you find at the end of your fishing line might not be a fish at all.
TitleReally Truly
AuthorFrederick, Heather Vogel
Illustrator
ImprintS&S Books for Young Readers
SubformatMiddle-Grade Fiction
Category Full 1JUVENILE FICTION / Mysteries & Detective Stories
ISBN-139781534414372
On Sale06/30/20
Title StatusAS
US Price$17.99
CDN Price$23.99
Pages384
The Pumpkin Falls Private Eyes grapple with pirates and mermaids in the third cozy mystery of the Edgar Award–nominated middle grade series from the author of the beloved Mother-Daughter Book Club books.
TitleAmerican as Paneer Pie
AuthorKelkar, Supriya
Illustrator
ImprintAladdin
SubformatMiddle-Grade Fiction
Category Full 1JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes/Friendship
ISBN-139781534439382
On Sale06/09/20
Title StatusAS
US Price$17.99
CDN Price$23.99
Pages320
An Indian American girl navigates prejudice in her small town and learns the power of her own voice in this brilliant gem of a middle grade novel full of humor and heart, perfect for fans of Front Desk and Amina’s Voice.
TitleBeyond Me
AuthorDonwerth-Chikamatsu, Annie
Illustrator
ImprintAtheneum Books for Young Readers
SubformatMiddle-Grade Fiction
Category Full 1JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes/Emotions & Feelings
ISBN-139781481437899
On Sale06/30/20
Title StatusAS
US Price$17.99
CDN Price$23.99
Pages304
In the spirit of A Place to Belong, this remarkable novel-in-verse examines the aftershocks of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan in 2011 through the eyes of a young girl who learns that even the smallest kindness can make a difference.