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.
The Grumpy Pets
Billy’s not like the other kids. He’s a bit moody, a bit cranky, a bit . . . grumpy. In hopes of cheering him up, his mom takes him and his sister to the animal rescue one Saturday morning. All the animals are cute and playful, but they’re a little too happy for Billy’s taste. When Billy wanders into another section of the store, however, he stumbles across a different group of animals awaiting adoption. These pets are grouchy and scruffy. In fact, they seem downright grumpy—just like Billy! He catches the eye of a particularly grumpy pup—could this be the friend Billy has been looking for? Grumpy Pets shows that there’s a perfect match for everyone, if you stay true to yourself.
Happy St. Patrick's Day, Hello Kitty
It’s St. Patrick’s Day, and Hello Kitty is getting ready for the big parade. Hello Kitty is working on a St. Patrick’s Day poem, but she’s having trouble thinking of the perfect ending. Maybe her friends will help her. She puts on her green dress and meets her friends at the parade. Everyone is so festive! Look at all the floats! Listen to all the music! Just as the friends begin their Irish jig, it starts to rain. Oh no! Will it ruin the parade? Little does Hello Kitty realize that the rain will bring the perfect ending to her poem.
You Are Not My Friend, But I Miss You
When two friends—a sock monkey and a plush toy dog—get into an argument during playtime, Monkey gets his feelings hurt and proclaims, “You are not my friend!” But when he takes his ball to find someone new to play with, he quickly learns that maybe he hasn’t been a very good friend, either. Bestselling author/illustrator Daniel Kirk uses bold and humorous illustrations to convey the important message that sharing and other acts of friendship are two-way streets.
Hello Kitty: What Will You Be A to Z?
One day on her walk home from school, Hello Kitty thinks of all the nice people she has met and all the interesting things they do. She begins to imagine what she might be when she grows up. A is for artist, B is for ballerina, C is for cowgirl. . . . A to Z, there are so many exciting things to be! What will you be?
Hello Kitty, Hello Love!
In this favorite Hello Kitty story, Hello Kitty explores what love and friendship mean as she tries to find the perfect gift for her special friend Dear Daniel. After all of her friends offer suggestions that don’t seem quite right, Hello Kitty finally has an idea for something very special that she hopes Dear Daniel will love. Includes bonus Valentine’s Day cards.
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.
Old School (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #10)
Life was better in the old days. Or was it? That’s the question Greg Heffley is asking as his town voluntarily unplugs and goes electronics-free. But modern life has its conveniences, and Greg isn’t cut out for an old-fashioned world. With tension building inside and outside the Heffley home, will Greg find a way to survive? Or is going “old school” just too hard for a kid like Greg?
Mr. Drake’s second grade class has a new class pet. Fluffity appears to be a cute and docile hamster—but the kids soon discover that she is not the cuddly pet they expected. From the moment her cage door opens, Fluffity becomes FEROCIOUS—biting and chasing everyone down the hall and into the library! Will the class be able to tame this beast and bring peace back to their school? The bestselling team behind Chicken Butt! and Chicken Butt’s Back! has crafted another laugh-out-loud tale that’s sure to be a hit with any child who’s ever wanted a pet. Erica Perl’s pitch-perfect rhymes and Henry Cole’s over-the-top animal character make for the perfect classroom read-aloud.
The Rat with the Human Face
This hilarious, highly original series, which so astutely captures the odd preoccupations of middle schoolers, will appeal to the many fans of the Origami Yoda series and such gross-out classics as How to Eat Fried Worms and Freckle Juice. Lyle Hertzog and his friends Marilla and Dave are the Qwikpick Adventure Society, three kids who seek out adventure in their seemingly quiet hometown of Crickenburg. On the hunt for their next big mission—something to top the Fountain of Poop, if that’s even possible—the kids overhear a construction worker telling his buddies about a rat with a human face he saw in the basement of an old research facility. The decision is unanimous: the next adventure for the Qwikpick Society is on! But when their trip to find the rat doesn’t go quite as expected, the trio gets into big trouble. Will the second adventure for the Qwikpick Society also be their last?
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.
Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #4)
It’s summer vacation, the weather’s great, and all the kids are having fun outside. So where’s Greg Heffley? Inside his house, playing video games with the shades drawn. Greg, a self-confessed “indoor person,” is living out his ultimate summer fantasy: no responsibilities and no rules. But Greg’s mom has a different vision for an ideal summer . . . one packed with outdoor activities and “family togetherness.” Whose vision will win out? Or will a new addition to the Heffley family change everything?