Summer 2021 Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Catalog
Subformat: Middle-Grade Fiction
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TitleBear Bottom
AuthorGibbs, Stuart
Illustrator
ImprintS&S Books for Young Readers
SubformatMiddle-Grade Fiction
Category Full 1JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure/General
Category Full 2JUVENILE FICTION / Mysteries & Detective Stories
ISBN-139781534479463
On Sale05/11/21
Title StatusBSB
US Price$17.99
CDN Price$23.99
Pages320
In the seventh novel in New York Times bestselling Stuart Gibbs’s FunJungle series, Teddy Fitzroy returns as FunJungle’s resident sleuth to solve the disappearances of endangered bison and an irreplaceable necklace.
TitleThat Thing about Bollywood
AuthorKelkar, Supriya
Illustrator
ImprintS&S Books for Young Readers
SubformatMiddle-Grade Fiction
Category Full 1JUVENILE FICTION / Diversity & Multicultural
Category Full 2JUVENILE FICTION / Performing Arts/Dance
ISBN-139781534466739
On Sale05/18/21
Title StatusNYP
US Price$17.99
CDN Price$23.99
Pages352
Bollywood takes over in this contemporary, magical middle grade novel about an Indian American girl whose world turns upside down when she involuntarily starts bursting into glamorous song-and-dance routines during everyday life.
TitleAmerican as Paneer Pie
AuthorKelkar, Supriya
Illustrator
ImprintS&S Books for Young Readers
SubformatMiddle-Grade Fiction
Category Full 1JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes/Friendship
Category Full 2JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes/Prejudice & Racism
ISBN-139781534439399
On Sale05/18/21
Title StatusNYP
US Price$8.99
CDN Price$11.99
Pages336
“[A] charming novel [that] explores the complexity of immigration and identity.” —Teen Vogue

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.
TitleArrow
AuthorClark, Samantha M.
Illustrator
ImprintPaula Wiseman Books
SubformatMiddle-Grade Fiction
Category Full 1JUVENILE FICTION / Science & Nature/General
Category Full 2JUVENILE FICTION / Animals/Jungle Animals
ISBN-139781534465978
On Sale06/22/21
Title StatusNYP
US Price$17.99
CDN Price$23.99
Pages400
From the author of The Boy, the Boat, and the Beast comes a lush and timely tale about a boy who’s grown up as the only human in an enchanted rainforest and what happens when people from the outside world discover his home.
TitleCurse of the Phoenix
AuthorCarter, Aimée
Illustrator
ImprintMargaret K. McElderry Books
SubformatMiddle-Grade Fiction
Category Full 1JUVENILE FICTION / Animals/Dragons, Unicorns & Mythical
Category Full 2JUVENILE FICTION / Family/Siblings
ISBN-139781534478442
On Sale06/08/21
Title StatusNYP
US Price$17.99
CDN Price$23.99
Pages352
The creatures of legend are real—and it’s up to twins Zac and Lu to save them in this fun-filled middle grade adventure perfect for fans of Fablehaven and The Hotel Between.
TitleThe Flyers
AuthorTurley, Beth
Illustrator
ImprintS&S Books for Young Readers
SubformatMiddle-Grade Fiction
Category Full 1JUVENILE FICTION / Family/Siblings
Category Full 2JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes/New Experience
ISBN-139781534476721
On Sale08/31/21
Title StatusNYP
US Price$17.99
CDN Price$23.99
Pages208
Four strangers meet in the big city and learn to embrace new experiences while keeping the best parts of home with them in this Bold Type­–driven middle grade—from the author of The Last Tree Town and If This Were a Story.
TitleThe Last Tree Town
AuthorTurley, Beth
Illustrator
ImprintS&S Books for Young Readers
SubformatMiddle-Grade Fiction
Category Full 1JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes/Friendship
Category Full 2JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes/Depression & Mental Illness
ISBN-139781534420656
On Sale05/18/21
Title StatusNYP
US Price$7.99
CDN Price$10.99
Pages288
From the author of If This Were a Story comes a poignant novel about sisterhood, friendship, and the stories behind our journeys that connect us to one another.
TitleA Glasshouse of Stars
AuthorMarr, Shirley
Illustrator
ImprintS&S Books for Young Readers
SubformatMiddle-Grade Fiction
Category Full 1JUVENILE FICTION / Diversity & Multicultural
Category Full 2JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes/New Experience
ISBN-139781534488830
On Sale06/29/21
Title StatusNYP
US Price$17.99
CDN Price$23.99
Pages256
Heart-twisting and hopeful, bursting with big feelings and gentle magic…destined to be read and loved for generations and held close in many hearts (including mine).”Jessica Townsend, New York Times bestselling author of the Nevermoor series
“Gorgeous.” —Booklist (starred review)​

A moving coming-of-age story about one girl’s bravery and imagination in the face of the unknown. Perfect for fans of Front Desk and Mañanaland.
TitleIt All Begins with Jelly Beans
AuthorWeetman, Nova
Illustrator
ImprintMargaret K. McElderry Books
SubformatMiddle-Grade Fiction
Category Full 1JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes/Friendship
Category Full 2JUVENILE FICTION / Family/Parents
ISBN-139781534494312
On Sale06/08/21
Title StatusNYP
US Price$17.99
CDN Price$23.99
Pages256
Two girls form an unlikely friendship during their shared time in the school nurse’s office in this heartfelt middle grade novel for fans of Save Me a Seat and Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus.
TitleCarry Me Home
AuthorFox, Janet
Illustrator
ImprintS&S Books for Young Readers
SubformatMiddle-Grade Fiction
Category Full 1JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes/Homelessness & Poverty
Category Full 2JUVENILE FICTION / Family/Orphans & Foster Homes
ISBN-139781534485082
On Sale08/24/21
Title StatusNYP
US Price$17.99
CDN Price$23.99
Pages208
“A poignant and powerful reminder that homelessness is not hopelessness.” —Kirby Larson, author of Newbery Honor book Hattie Big Sky

“A beautiful, haunting story… It carried my heart away with it.” —Ann Braden, author of The Benefits of Being an Octopus

Two sisters struggle to keep their father’s disappearance a secret in this tender middle grade novel that’s perfect for fans of Katherine Applegate and Lynda Mullaly Hunt.