Abrams publishes novels, graphic novels, and nonfiction for young adults and middle-grade readers from a stellar roster of authors. The imprint has published many bestselling and award-winning books, including Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, which now has more than 180 million copies in print. With a strong focus on storytelling and design, Abrams strives to be inclusive in our publishing and our organization.
Our new Abrams Upper Elementary package is a stellar collection of high-interest fiction titles perfect for Upper Elementary readers. Featuring titles like Hello Kitty!, Library Mouse, and The Princess and the Warrior, this collection is sure to engage students and help them find the fun in reading.
Hello Kitty A Day of Thanks
It’s a beautiful fall day, and Hello Kitty’s teacher has asked her students to write an essay on what they are most thankful for. Hello Kitty must think hard. . . . She is thankful for her bicycle, her camera, and so many other things, but she cannot decide what to write! Finally she realizes that these things are only special because of the love of her friends and family—and now she knows the perfect subject for her essay! A lovable book for the holiday season, especially Thanksgiving, this special addition to the popular bestselling series will remind both young and old to give thanks.
America's Tea Parties
America’s Tea Parties: Not One But Four! is the first nonfiction picture book to ever share that New York, Philadelphia, and Charleston each had their own tea party that took place around the same time as Boston’s. America’s Tea Parties provides background on the English taxation on the colonies, with emphasis on the people who stood up for their rights against the tyranny of the British as ships from the East India Company pulled into their harbors. It explains the Stamp and Tea Acts, the larger social and political issues that the colonies were having with England, why it was crucial that these tea parties happened, and the revolution that the tea demonstrations led to. America’s Tea Parties comes complete with a timeline, a bibliography, a fully searchable index, and an author’s note that explains exactly how the author found this incredible little-told story of the tea parties that changed American history forever.
In this read-along picture book, a classroom full of young dinosaurs plays with toys, does art projects, and reads books. But each activity is another opportunity for the over-enthusiastic Tyrannosaurus Rex to wreak havoc. Parents and young children will love the call-and-response nature of the book, and young dinosaur fans will appreciate the listing (and pronunciation guide) for a dozen different dino species. The format is extra vertical in order to accommodate T. Rex’s biggest messes.
Library Mouse: A Museum Adventure
Sam the library mouse and his friend Sarah are off on a new adventure. This time they leave the library behind and go to a museum so Sam can make sketches in his explorer’s journal. Sarah isn’t so sure that explorers have the time or the interest to write in journals. But Sam shows her that a journal can contain anything, from a ticket stub to drawings of cool things like dinosaurs and ancient Egyptian mummies. As they explore the museum, they see all kinds of art and unexpectedly make friends with another artist. The latest book in this bestselling series is sure to entice readers to come along on the museum adventure.
Hello Kitty, Hello Halloween!
Trick or treat! It’s Halloween and Hello Kitty and her friends are ready for a night of treats, fun, and adventure. There are so many things to be for Halloween, such as a baker, fortune-teller, firefighter, or astronaut. Hello Kitty needs a costume. Her friends have many ideas, but what should Hello Kitty be?
Looking for engaging, high-interest fiction for your middle school students? Then look no further! The Abrams Middle School package is full of popular, well-known chapter books and series that your students will love. Featuring books like Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Poptropica, and Origami Yoda, this collection is a perfect fit for any middle school interested in expanding their library.
Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor (Frank Einstein series #1)
Clever science experiments, funny jokes, and robot hijinks await readers in the first of six books in the New York Times bestselling Frank Einstein chapter book series from the mad scientist team of Jon Scieszka and Brian Biggs. The perfect combination to engage and entertain readers, the series features real science facts with adventure and humor, making these books ideal for STEM education. This first installment examines the science of “matter.” Kid-genius and inventor Frank Einstein loves figuring out how the world works by creating household contraptions that are part science, part imagination, and definitely unusual. In the series opener, an uneventful experiment in his garage-lab, a lightning storm, and a flash of electricity bring Frank’s inventions—the robots Klink and Klank—to life! Not exactly the ideal lab partners, the wisecracking Klink and the overly expressive Klank nonetheless help Frank attempt to perfect his inventions.. . . until Frank’s archnemesis, T. Edison, steals Klink and Klank for his evil doomsday plan! Integrating real science facts with wacky humor, a silly cast of characters, and science fiction, this uniquely engaging series is an irresistible chemical reaction for middle-grade readers. With easy-to-read language and graphic illustrations on almost every page, this chapter book series is a must for reluctant readers.
Hard Luck (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #8)
Greg Heffley's on a losing streak. His best friend, Rowley Jefferson, has ditched him, and finding new friends in middle school is proving to be a tough task. To change his fortunes, Greg decides to take a leap of faith and turn his decisions over to chance. Will a roll of the dice turn things around, or is Greg's life destined to be just another hard-luck story?
Dorko the Magnificent
Robbie Darko is a magician. An old-school, pull-a-rabbit-out-of-your-hat-style magician. Robbie loves magic and he’s good at it—sort of. Despite his best efforts, passion, and practice, something always goes wrong with his tricks, landing Robbie in trouble. Enter crotchety Grandma Melvyn, who calls everyone “Trixie” and complains about everything. When Grandma Melvyn moves in and takes over his room, Robbie discovers that she was once an internationally renowned magician and learns about the heartache that turned her into a bitter woman. Against all odds, Robbie and Grandma Melvyn form an uneasy alliance to show the world—or at least the kids of Hobson Elementary School—that he is a true magician. Shortly after a successful talent show, Grandma Melvyn performs a final disappearing act, and Robbie learns a little about the true meaning of magic. Written with pitch-perfect middle-grade humor and unforgettable characters, this gem of a novel will stay with readers long after Dorko the Magnificent has taken his final bow.
Fluffy Bunnies 2
When film-loving twins Joules and Kevin Rockman left summer camp, they thought their days of fighting evil bunnies from outer space were over. Surely there won’t be rabbits bent on world domination at their school, right? Wrong. Luckily, these bunnies aren’t FLUFFS (Fierce, Large, Ugly, and Ferocious Furballs). Unluckily, they’re worse: the FOOFS (Fierce, Obnoxious, Odoriferous Furballs) are seemingly normal-size rabbits (with extra-large noses) out to take over the world! Can Joules and Kevin save themselves, and their school, from the Schnoz of Doom? Seriously funny New York Times bestselling author Andrea Beaty raises the stakes in this sequel to her zany, pulpy, sci-fi farce. And, not to use Famous Last Words, but with illustrations by Caldecott winner Dan Santat, what could possibly go wrong?
Dog Beach Unleashed (The Seagate Summers #2)
Remy can’t wait for another summer on Seagate Island. It’s time to bring back her successful dog-sitting business on Dog Beach and see her favorite friends. But instead of sunny days and fun in the sand, the summer is off to a rainy start. Remy and the dogs have cabin fever, and, to make matters worse, her friendship with her longtime pal, Bennett, is starting to feel complicated. What can one twelve-year-old do to create summer magic when the summer doesn’t seem to be showing up?