A Mighty Girl's top picks of girl-empowering box sets and collections for children and teens!
If there’s anything a reader loves more than a new book, it’s a captivating new series! A series is an excellent way to encourage kids' interest in reading as they get drawn into a story over several books — and, for those rabid readers, collections let them find out what happens to their favorite new character without having to wait for the next book to be released!
Fortunately, there many book series featuring Mighty Girl characters, and, in this new post, we've highlighted our favorite girl-empowering collections for both children and teens. We've included a mix of Mighty Girl classics and recent releases — all of which will keep her busily reading to find out what happens next!
For more girl-empowering books for children and teens, you can also browse our full book collection of over 3,000 titles.
Big Sets for Young Children: Picture Book Collections
Introduce the littlest Mighty Girls to feminist heroes and icons with these board books! Each of the books in this set feature illustrations by Lydia Ortiz and words by Emily Kleinman, providing a short introduction to each woman alongside a vibrant portrait. The set includes four books — Artists, featuring Maya Angelou, Lucille Ball, Frida Kahlo and Ella Fitzgerald; Leaders, featuring Cleopatra, Queen Elizabeth I, Indira Gandhi and Hillary Clinton; Activists, featuring Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Gloria Steinem and Malala Yousafzai; and Pioneers, featuring Marie Curie, Sally Ride, Amelia Earhart and Billie Jean King — providing plenty of inspiration for your little one.
Even the youngest children can enjoy a great box set! Fans of Ladybug Girl will be happy to see the Little Box of Ladybug Girl by Jacky Davis, a selection of four board books featuring Ladybug Girl and, of course, her dog, Bingo. These short books feature simple sentences and stories that are accessible to toddlers, but use artwork from the preschool picture books, so they feel like "real" Ladybug Girl books. For another fun board book collection starring this popular character, check out the A Day Full of Ladybug Girl set.
Fans of the Doc will love getting to read her adventures in the classic Little Golden Book format! Join Doc, Lambie, Stuffie, and more in five stories illustrated in the distinctive Little Golden Book style. Well-written to be engaging but just the right length for preschoolers, these are sure to be a favorite. For more products featuring this beloved Disney Junior character, visit our Doc McStuffins Collection.
Fans of Disney-Pixar's hit film Inside Out can continue the discussion about how emotions shape our actions with this boxed set of five books, each featuring one of Riley's Emotions: Joy, Disgust, Fear, Sadness, and Anger. The five books fit into a slipcover that includes a cutout so kids can feature their Emotion of the Day, making this set a useful tool for parents and caregivers to talk about moods! For more books and toys related to this hit film, visit our Inside Out Collection.
From determined politician Padme Amidala to the original rebel princess, Leia Organa to Rey from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, this Little Golden Book treasury has them all! Little Golden Book adaptations of all seven Star Wars films are included, complete with fun retro-style illustrations and text that's suitable for reading aloud or for newly independent readers. May the Force be with you! Fans of this Star Wars hero can also find many Rey-themed books, toys, and clothing in our Rey Collection.
If you loved the irrepressible Madeline growing up, you’ll love this collection. This beautiful volume includes all six of Ludwig Bemelmans’ Madeline stories, plus an introduction by Anna Quindlen, an essay by Bemelmans about how he created the beloved character, and photographs of Bemelmans’ family. It won’t take much browsing through these beautiful picture books to see why several of the volumes are award winners!
This box set of popular titles from the best-selling Ordinary People Change the World series features four female heroes: Amelia Earhart, Harriet Tubman, Jane Goodall, and Sacagawea. With its first person perspective and fun cartoon illustrations, Meltzer makes history come to life for children while striking a perfect balance between information and inspiration. Each picture book ends with photos, a timeline, a list of additional resources, and an inspiring quote from each groundbreaking woman who changed the world in her own unique way. For another box set from this series featuring books on Amelia Earhart, Rosa Parks, Abraham Lincoln, and Albert Einstein, check out the Ordinary People Change the World Gift Set.
Aaron Becker's stunningly illustrated wordless picture books Journey, Quest, and Return are now available in a beautiful box set. When a lonely girl steps through a magical portal with only her red crayon to protect her, she enters a remarkable world that will lead her to the friend she's longed for. And little does she know, but that vivid world will touch her life again in unexpected ways! Suspenseful and moving, these wordless stories will spark your young reader's imagination.
Inspire young readers with 200 biographies of inspiring women, written in the style of a fairy tale! Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls was a crowd-funding sensation and became a New York Time bestseller. This box set collects hardcover editions of the original Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, as well as the follow-up Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2, in a beautiful slipcase. From Nefertiti to Beyoncé, these women changed the world; now their stories can inspire other girls to do the same.
If you'd like to inspire some creativity in your Mighty Girl, check out Peter H. Reynold's Creatrilogy Box Set. After observing how children lose their love of creating visual art, Reynolds wrote this set of books — The Dot, Ish, and Sky Color — to encourage kids to enjoy creativity and artistic expression. This set will inspire any child who loves art or who worries that her art isn't good enough.
Eloise is another classic Mighty Girl character, and now her stories are available in this impressive collection. This set collects The Absolutely Essential Eloise, Eloise in Paris, Eloise at Christmastime, and Eloise in Moscow — so young readers can follow all of the adventures of the irrepressible 6-year-old resident of New York City's Plaza Hotel! And for older Eloise fans, there's now a Ready-to-Read collection, issued for the character's 60th anniversary, that's suitable for newly independent readers ages 4 to 7, the Eloise Collector's Set.
My First Series: Chapter Book Box Sets
Once kids start reading independently, box sets get to be even more fun — who wants to wait to read the next adventure of a favorite character? These box sets are perfect for younger elementary-aged kids or for kids on the verge of reading, who can start the series as read-alouds and then finish it by reading to Mom or Dad!
No one would guess that the perfectly princess-y Magnolia is actually monster-fighting hero The Princess in Black! These funny, action-packed early chapter books follow Princess Magnolia as she conceals her identity from a snooping Duchess, throws the perfect party (despite monstrous interruptions), and tangles with an unexpectedly adorable monster horde. Fans of the series can continue Magnolia's story in the next two books, The Princess in Black Takes a Vacation and The Princess in Black and the Mysterious Playdate.
Eva Wingdale is a busy little owl who sometimes gets herself in over her head! Whether she's volunteering to plan a spring festival all by herself, founding a Secret Wedding Planners club, or welcoming a new owl at school — and dealing with friendship jealousy along the way — Eva is always ready to learn a bit more about teamwork, perseverance, and hard work. Written as Eva's diary, with owl-dorable illustrations throughout, this series will delight young readers who are ready for their first chapter books. This boxed set includes paperback editions of books 1 to 5 in the Owl Diaries series: Eva's Treetop Festival, Eva Sees a Ghost, A Woodland Wedding, Eva and the New Owl, and Warm Hearts Day.
Oh, Mercy! Fans of Kate DiCamillo's irrepressible pig will love this book collection featuring the first six of Mercy's adventures, from foiling a robber to squeezing into a tutu. Mercy loves treats, buttered toast, and fun, and between the three, she has plenty of wacky stories to share with young readers. With large text and lots of pictures, but an early chapter book-style layout, this is the perfect series for young readers who are eager to try their hand at longer books.
The internationally bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series pays tribute to groundbreaking women of science in this hardcover gift set! In this collection, kids will meet Ada Lovelace, Amelia Earhart and Marie Curie, three very different women whose contributions to science still resonate today. In each title, stylish illustrations and engaging text encourage kids to learn more about these women — and to dream big about their own futures. For another box set from this series, check out the Women in Art Boxed Gift Set.
Heidi Heckelbeck has a special secret: she's a witch! But that doesn't mean she gets to skip school, so during her time at Brewster Elementary, she enjoys perfectly normal, day-to-day activities, just like any kid. Of course, when the occasion calls for it, she sometimes pulls out her Book of Spells to see if she can give things a little nudge... With fun stories, easy-to-read language, and engaging pictures, this early chapter book series is sure to be a hit.
Violet Mackerel is a little girl with big ideas — and a lot of theories! Whether she's knitting an unusual project, digging for fossils, feeding ladybugs, or even getting her tonsils out, she has a theory for everything — and a can-do, empathetic spirit that helps her turn theory into practice. This box set includes four of Violet's outside-the-box stories, which are sure to be a hit with kids who are ready for early, picture-heavy chapter books.
In She Persisted and She Persisted Around the World, Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger gave young readers a look at 26 inspiring, diverse, and tenacious women. Now, the two books are available packaged together in this box set to share with feminists of all ages! This set includes hardcover editions of both books with a slipcover case, making it the perfect gift set for all the kids who are ready to take on the world and change it for the better.
Join Lulu and her friends as they work to rescue and care for the animals in their neighborhood! From a tiny duckling to a prickly hedgehog, they figure out the best way to take care of these animals in need — and work together to make it happen. This chapter book series for early readers is light and breezy, perfect for young animal loves, and provides valuable representation of multiracial children in a diverse community as well.
Kate, Mia, Lainey, and Gabby are all very different — but they all dream of meeting a real fairy. And then suddenly they find themselves whisked of to Pixie Hollow, the home of Tinker Bell! At first they're delighted, but in Pixie Hollow, the four girls are just Clumsies who don't belong. And when Kate jealously steals a handful of pixie dust, the girls wonder if they'll ever make it home. Even if they do, can they really forget the magic of the fairies, or do they dare continue their adventures between the worlds? This box set includes the first four volumes of this magical early chapter book series: In a Blink, The Space Between, A Dandelion Wish, and From the Mist.
Following the relaunch of the Judy Moody series with a MOOD-tastic look, this boxed set brings together the new editions of the first dozen beloved stories, complete with colorful box art by Peter H. Reynolds! Judy Moody is an exuberant and opinionated third-grade whose many moods have entertained millions of kids. Now, this colorful, RARE boxed set follows her from her bad moods to solving mysteries to becoming a mood martian. She's sure to delight both old fans and new readers!
Grace Stewart is a lovable third grader facing all of the challenges of elementary school, from misguided efforts to help a neighbor to jealousy over friendships to a desperate desire to prove she's responsible enough for a REAL pet. In this boxed set, kids can follow Grace and her friends as she tackles the highs, the lows, and the just plain funny moments of life. For more books in the series, check out the full list of Just Grace books.
Follow the adventures of Zoey and her cat Sassafras with this shrink-wrapped paperback set of the first six books in the series! Zoey has a special secret: she can see magical animals, who come to her when they need help. In each story, Zoey meets a new animal and figures out how to solve their problem using the scientific method. Whether she's researching a topic, conducting experiments, or puzzling out a mystery with her trusty Thinking Goggles, Zoey's stories are the perfect mix of mystery, magic, and science!
Kids have giggled at literal-minded Amelia Bedelia's misunderstandings for years! Now, in this 10-book series, Amelia gets imagined as a young girl whose adventures with family and friends get thrown off by her little slips, whether she's saving money for a bike, going on a road trip, or adding a four-legged furry family member. Fortunately, good-natured Amelia is always able to straighten things out in the end! The end of each book includes a "two ways to say it" section that provides a guide to the idioms in the story, so it's a great option for building kids' repertoire of sayings, too!
Third grader, science lover, and inventor extraordinaire Ada Lace is determined to solve all the mysteries in her neighborhood! With her quirky (and somewhat credulous) best friend Nina, she is always ready to use her ever-growing collection of gadgets and her knowledge of observation, math, and the scientific method to sort truth from falsehood and fact from fiction. This collection of early chapter books includes Ada Lace, on the Case, Ada Lace Sees Red, Ada Lace, Take Me to Your Leader, and Ada Lace and the Impossible Mission.
Five times the mysteries and five times the fun are here in this collection of Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew, the Nancy Drew reimagining for early readers! These early chapter books are perfect for young mystery fans: just exciting and suspenseful enough, and with intriguing scenarios and fun vocabulary. And if she loves these books, you can check out our Nancy Drew Collection for more products featuring the female sleuth, including some of the original volumes.
Across the world and throughout history, women have been the leaders and dreamers that drove civilization forward! This gift set includes both of Vashti Harrison's best-selling books, Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History and Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World, each featuring capsule bios and charming illustrations of 40 trailblazing women, from pilots to inventors, artists to politicians, scientists to actviists. Also included in the set is an exclusive print signed by Harrison, the perfect wall decor for any fan of this inspiring series!
In the DC Super Hero Girls, iconic DC super heroes like Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Katana and more get reimagined as students at high school — Super Hero High, no less! In this box set, four graphic novels — Finals Crisis, Hits and Myths, Summer Olympus, and Past Times At Super Hero High — follow the students' adventures as they study for exams, enjoy a not-so-restful summer vacation, and even travel back in time. It's the perfect choice for your little super hero fan!
Clementine is a spunky, unforgettable third grade girl, and the first three books of her “spectacularful” series are now available in this fun box set. And while Clementine can seem irrepressible, sometimes the ideas that "sproing up" in her brain lead to misunderstandings — or outright trouble! With the perfect combination of real-life challenges and just the right amount of humor, Clementine is sure to become a close literary friend.
If your Mighty Girl’s taste runs more to wacky experiments than day-to-day scenarios, she'll love Franny K. Stein! Jim Benton’s Franny is determined to take over the world; unfortunately, her grandiose plots don’t tend to work out quite as she’d envisioned. All seven books from the series come in this set, which celebrates cleverness, ingenuity, and the daring it takes to see just what happens when you mix these two things together...
Now you can introduce a new generation to Beverly Cleary's classic character Ramona Quimby with this giant set! This box set collects all eight books featuring Ramona, from Beezus and Ramona to Ramona's World. Whether she’s getting into tussles with her older sister Beezus, struggling to find her place at school, or trying — not always successfully — to help out Mom and Dad, these stories will have your kids giggling!
Annabelle Doll is eight years old — and has been for over 100 years! And when she teams up with Tiffany Funcraft from the modern Funcraft family, there are sure to be adventures. Kids will love the excitement and adventure as Annabelle and Tiffany explore the world and solve long-mysterious disappearances... all while avoiding the peril of ending up in Permanent Doll State as regular, non-living dolls. As an added bonus, this box set includes two paper dolls for playtime when reading is done.
It’s a rare adult woman today who doesn’t remember reading at least one of the Pippi Longstocking books! Astrid Lindgren’s three books featuring Pippi are now available in this collected volume. In addition to the beloved stories, there’s also new information about Lindgren’s life and how she created these unique stories. For toys and films based on this popular character, visit our Pippi Longstocking Collection.
The Whole Story: Box Sets for Tweens and Teens
By the time you’re buying books for tweens and teens, stories are getting more complex, with themes and characters that carry throughout, often meaning that individual volumes don’t stand alone as well as the books for younger girls. That makes box sets an even better option, since the Mighty Girls in your life can now follow the story from start to finish with one collection.
Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books have introduced boys and girls to life in the 1800s for years, and now, all nine books are available in one collection. Follow Laura from the Big Woods at five years old, to her marriage and the birth of her daughter, who would later help her mother publish these classic children’s novels. It’s the perfect way to share a remarkable piece of history with a very personal point of view. A set of the first five novels with full-color illustrations is also available.
Join Zita and friends on a wild spacefaring adventure with this box set that collects all three of the Zita the Spacegirl graphic novels! After her best friend is abducted by aliens — and she dives to the rescue — Zita finds herself on a new planet, full of mysterious planets, strange cultures, and plenty of twists and turns. This set collects all three books — Zita the Spacegirl, Legends of Zita the Spacegirl, and The Return of Zita the Spacegirl — plus an exclusive poster by bestselling author-illustrator Ben Hatke.
Meet Roz, a most unusual robot, and her animal friends in this bestselling series about what happens when technology and nature collide! In The Wild Robot, when robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. She has no idea how she got there or what her purpose is — but she knows she needs to survive. Then, in The Wild Robot Escapes, Roz has been reprogrammed to follow the orders of humans, but desperately misses her animal friends and island home. Fortunately, she has a few human allies who may be able to help her get back to her island home! This gorgeous box set includes hardcover editions of The Wild Robot and The Wild Robot Escapes.
At Miss Cackle's Academy, Mildred Hubble is the Worst Witch! From the day that she enters the school (and accidentally makes an enemy of Ethel, the teacher's pet) nothing goes right... but even when she's planning to run away, she won't leave the school in peril. And as her adventures continue, the Worst Witch manages to prove that just because spells don't come naturally to her doesn't mean she can't be the hero! This box set includes paperback editions of The Worst Witch, The Worst Witch Strikes Again, A Bad Spell For The Worst Witch; The Worst Witch All At Sea; The Worst Witch Saves The Day; The Worst Witch To The Rescue; and The Worst Witch And The Wishing Star.
At school, Kelsey, Becca, and Leo don't have anything in common — so it seems unlikely they'd become friends. But when the trio find an abandoned sack of kittens in an alleyway, they decide to combine Kelsey's spy skills, Becca's animal expertise, and Leo's tech savvy, they become the Curious Cat Spy Club... and they're ready to crack the case! The box set includes the club's first three adventures. This fun middle-grade mystery series will appeal to animal lovers and would-be spies alike.
Amelia Louise McBride has seen just about everything, from her parents' divorce and a move to a small town, to wacky frenemies and crushing crushes — and even a few ninjas! But whatever it is, Amelia knows can handle it — especially with the help of her friends Reggie, Rhonda, and Pajamaman. This box set collects eight volumes of the Eisner-nominated graphic novel series, perfect for old or new fans of Amelia and her adventures.
History buffs can now enjoy three stories of groundbreaking women in one handy box set! This set includes Who Was? biographies of Amelia Earhart, Harriet Tubman, and Susan B. Anthony, each featuring the series' black-and-white illustrations and easy to read, compelling narratives. Whether she's a longtime fan of the Who Was? biography series or a new reader, this three-book set is an easy way to introduce her to three inspiring American women.
When soccer-loving Devin moves from Connecticut to California, her new soccer team isn't quite what she'd hoped it would be. Fortunately, the fun, friendly players just need a little guidance and leadership to enjoy the best that soccer has to offer! This popular series, written by star soccer player Alex Morgan, is now available in a six-book set that collects all of the Kicks' adventures, which remind young readers that team sports are about a lot more than whether you win or lose!
Author E.L. Konigsburg has written many award-winning and beloved novels, including From The Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. Now, fifteen of her novels are now available in this beautiful box set. New paperback editions with updated artwork will introduce this favorite author — the only author ever to win the Newbery Medal and be the runner-up in the same year — to a new generation of young readers. Her fascinating stories of coming of age are sure to intrigue tween readers.
When Phoebe is skipping rocks across a pond one day, she's shocked when she accidentally hits... a unicorn! To her surprise, this feat earns her one wish, which she uses to require Marigold Heavenly Nostrils to be her friend. Having a unicorn as a friend is just as awesome as Phoebe had hoped, and together they have some hilarious adventures — but their bond also provides a special connection between the previously lonely girl and unicorn that reminds each of them that they are something special. This box set includes the first four graphic novels in the series, Phoebe and Her Unicorn, Unicorn on a Roll, Unicorn vs. Goblins, and Razzle Dazzle Unicorn.
History is full of young people who rocked the world! In this box set, you'll learn about dozens of people who made a difference before turning twenty. In Girls Who Rocked the World you'll meet 46 inspiring girls and young women, while More Girls Who Rocked the World introduces forty-five more. This box set includes both volumes, plus the companion volume Boys Who Rocked The World. Plus, each book includes stories of real-life teens in today's world who continue to prove that you don't have to be an adult to change the world!
No matter what happens, the Penderwicks sisters know they can always count upon each other! In this nostalgic series full of breezy humor, these sisters find adventure wherever they are — whether it's rambling through a large estate in The Penderwicks, rescuing their father from the horrors of dating in The Penderwicks on Gardam Street, running into both welcome and unwelcome surprises in The Penderwicks in Spring, or figuring out how the dynamic shifts when one of them is away in The Penderwicks at Point Mouette. Kids will love this light, fun read featuring a bustling, loving family.
Emily Windsnap is half-human, half-mermaid, and the moment she discovers her true heritage, she's off on a series of underwater adventures! But there are dangers that Emily, who was raised as a human, isn't prepared for in the world of the merpeople — and when she makes mistakes, the consequences can be enormous! Fortunately, she has good friends to help her find her way. This set includes all six Emily Windsnap books, plus a bonus Best Friends with Emily Windsnap booklet.
Crushes. Humiliation. Drama. MIDDLE SCHOOL. This pair of full-color illustrated graphic novels from award-winning author and cartoonist Terri Libenson captures all of the emotion tumult that middle school can bring! In Invisible Emmie quiet, shy, artistic Emmie and popular, outgoing, athletic Katie's lives unexpectedly intersect one day, when an embarrassing note falls into the wrong hands. Then, in Positively Izzy, we meet Bri, the brain, and Izzy, the dreamer. On the day of the school talent show, the girls' lives converge in ways more dramatic than either of them could have imagined. This box set includes both books in a slipcover case, perfect for providing a few laughs and a little reassurance to any middle schooler!
Beloved Mighty Girl detective Nancy Drew has seen many reimaginings over the years. In The Nancy Drew Diaries, the character is given a more modern bent, with contemporary settings and a first-person narration that is more engaging for many tween readers. This box set includes the first ten novels from this updated series, perfect for young mystery fans who won't want to wait until they can solve the next mysterious crime.
Raina Telgemeier's autobiographical graphic novels capture just the right mix of humor, tween struggles, and positive messages! In the best-selling Smile, kids follow Raina's personal struggles after a dental catastrophe, while in Sisters, we see how Raina and her sister Amara wrestle with their clashing personalities, even as their family faces other difficulties, from job loss to struggling relationships. This box set touches on universal themes that every girl will recognize.
The cherished American fairy tale series is now available in a complete set of paperbacks! From the moment Dorothy set foot on the Yellow Brick Road, readers were hooked. Fifteen books later, there was a whole world full of unique characters to explore — and many of them are Mighty Girls. This set compiles all fifteen books into five paperback volumes so fans of Oz can read the whole thing. For more items featuring Dorothy and her friends in Oz, visit our Dorothy Collection.
Introduce a new generation to the classic stories of the girl detective with this set! The first four books — The Secret of the Old Clock, The Hidden Staircase, The Bungalow Mystery, and The Mystery at Lilac Inn — are all here in beautiful new paperback reissues with new cover artwork that refers back to the era of the original stories, giving kids a great introduction to Nancy, Bess, and George and their mystery-solving exploits. For a box set that includes the first five books in the series with artwork from the late 1950s and 1960s, check out the Nancy Drew Starter Set. For more Nancy Drew-related items, visit our Nancy Drew Collection.
Fans of this creative fantasy author will love this collection, which includes Fairest, The Two Princesses of Bamarre and the Newbery Honor-winning Ella Enchanted. With unique takes on classic tropes from fairy tales and folktales, and heroines who dare to defy the roles set out for them, these fantasy novels are sure to be a hit with your Mighty Girl.
From the moment a mysterious woman appears at Number Seventeen Cherry-Tree Lane to take a position as a nanny, there's a little magic in the air! Only Mary Poppins can slide up a banister and turn a chalk drawing into a day at the park. This set collects four Mary Poppins adventures, Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins Comes Back, Mary Poppins Opens the Door, and Mary Poppins in the Park, in paperback editions, perfect for both old and new fans. For more products featuring this popular character, visit our Mary Poppins Collection.
Twelve-year-old Sophie has never quite fit in, and she's always had to conceal a big secret: she's a Telepath. When she meets a mysterious boy named Fitz, she learns that she literally doesn't belong where she is: Sophie is an elf living in the human world. But while returning to the elf world answers some of her questions, others linger...including where she really came from and why she can't remember her past. This box set collects paperbacks of the first five volumes of the series, Keeper of the Lost Cities, Exile, Everblaze, Neverseen, and Lodestar.
Fans of Victoria Jamieson's graphic novels can now get them packaged together in this slipcase set! In Roller Girl, 12-year-old Astrid begins the most difficult summer of her life as she struggles to keep up with the older girls at roller derby camp, hang on to the friend she feels slipping away, and cautiously embark on a new friendship. Meanwhile, in All's Faire in Middle School, eleven-year-old Imogene (Impy), who has grown up with two parents working at the Renaissance Faire, discovers it's not easy to act like a noble knight-in-training in middle school — especially after years being homeschooled. She'll need to prove her bravery by doing what's right — and being proud of who she is. These hilarious, authentic, and empowering graphic novels are the perfect gift choice for middle grade readers.
After tragedy strikes their family, Emily and Navin’s mother Karen decides to move the family to their great-grandfather’s house in the little town of Norlen. The locals believe the house is haunted, but the family discounts the rumors — until Karen is kidnapped by a monster! Emily and Navin discover they will have to follow her into another world if they want to reunite their family. Along the way, Emily discovers a stone amulet and learns that she has powers she didn’t know she possessed. This box set collects the first eight volumes of this popular and critically-acclaimed graphic novel series.
Go beyond A Wrinkle In Time with this two-volume box set featuring all eight of Madeleine L'Engle's Kairos novels! This set includes A Wrinkle in Time (including never before seen deleted passages), A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, and Many Waters — featuring Meg Murry, her brother Charles Wallace, and her friend Calvin — as well as the quartet featuring Meg and Calvin's daughter Polly, The Arm of the Starfish, Dragons in the Waters, A House Like A Lotus, and An Acceptable Time.
Indomitable redhead Anne Shirley from Green Gables, PEI, Canada, is a classic Mighty Girl character. This series has been a favorite of girls everywhere since its publication in the early 1900s, and this set will let you easily share Anne’s story with a new generation. From Anne’s time in Avonlea, to her experiences at college, to her married life with children, and finally the story of Anne’s daughter Rilla during World War I, this series is full of stories to treasure. NOTE: This recommendation is for the 8-book box set, not the electronic Kindle version by a separate publisher which reportedly has many problems.
When a marauder destroys the underground sanctuary where Eva Nine was raised by the robot Muthr, the twelve-year-old girl is forced to flee aboveground. Eva Nine is searching for other humans; she knows they exist, because of an item she treasures — a scrap of cardboard on which is depicted a young girl, an adult, and a robot, with the strange word, "WondLa." But when she meets others and is introduced to the community of New Attica, she realizes that all is not as it seems... and Eva Nine may be the only hope for all of planet Orbona. An innovative series that combines beloved children's literature with a space adventure, and includes an Augmented Reality component, these books will intrigue young fantasy fans.
Little people have some big adventures in Mary Norton's classic series The Borrowers! Pod, Homily, and their daughter Arriety are miniature people who "borrow" what they need from the giant "human beans" who live around them — everything from matchboxes for dressers to postage stamps for artwork! These charming stories have been favorites for many, and were even adapted into the Studio Ghibli film The Secret World of Arrietty. This beautiful volume collects all of the Borrowers books and stories, perfect for both old and new fans. Fans who would rather have separate books can also check out The Complete Adventures of the Borrowers, which includes paperback editions of all five books but omits the short story.
Introduce a new generation to the Baby-Sitters Club with this brand-new retro collection! This set features books 1-6, Kristy's Great Idea, Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls, The Truth About Stacey, Mary Anne Saves the Day, Dawn and the Impossible Three, and Kristy's Big Day, all with their original covers. All six books come in a fantastic BSC tin case. It's a great gift option for new — or old — fans of the series! For graphic novel adaptations of some of these popular novels, visit our The Baby-Sitters Club Collection.
Best friends best friends Sophie and Agatha are excited to start at the School for Good and Evil, where they'll learn to be fairy-tale heroes or villains. Sophie is sure her pink ruffles and glass slippers make her a natural choice for Good, while Agatha assumes her taste for black and her wicked cat means she belongs in Evil... but when they're assigned, they are shocked to discover that their fortunes are reversed. The change means re-evaluating who they imagined themselves to be, making new alliances and traveling unexpected paths. All three volumes of this best-selling series are collected in this set, and readers will love watching Sophie and Agatha find new definitions of Happily Ever After.
Go in search of a tessaract with Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin — and discover a complex world of folds in time! This groundbreaking quintet of fantasy / science fiction books features new cover artwork by Taeeun Yoo. The combination of intricate fantasy, individual and cosmic drama, and realistic family life is fascinating, and the messages it offers about compassion, courage, and the search for knowledge will leave a deep impression on any young reader.
Fans of Anastasia Krupnik will love this new box set that includes the first four books in the popular series! Middle grade readers will relate as Anastasia deals with common events that can rock a kid's world: a new baby, a move to the suburbs, a summer job, a tough science project, and all the other growing pains that come with being a tween or teen. Warm, funny, and very true-to-life, this series captures an authentic-feeling main character's struggle to figure out her place in the world.
When 14-year-old Violet Baudelaire's parents are killed in a fire, she and her younger siblings Klaus and Sunny find themselves on the doorstep of their murderous relative, Count Olaf. Olaf, it turns out, is more interested in Violet's inheritance, the massive Baudelaire fortune, than he is in the children — he even tries to force Violet to marry him so he can claim it! As the Baudelaire children manage to evade Olaf's machinations, they also discover that he — and their parents — were connected to a mysterious organizations called the V.F.D. But can they discover the truth in time to save themselves? This massive box set contains all thirteen books in the series, from The Bad Beginning to The End.
Fans of Ann M. Martin's The Baby-Sitters Club will love these graphic novels adapted by Raina Telgemeier! Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, Stacey, and Dawn are The Baby-sitters Club! Whatever comes up — from cranky toddlers to unexpected illnesses to spats between friends — you can count on them to work together to support one another and save the day. This box set collect the full-color editions of all four volumes of these graphic novels, perfect for fans of the series. You can also pick up graphic novel adaptations of Dawn and the Impossible Three and Kristy's Big Day.
In One Crazy Summer, P.S. Be Eleven, and Gone Crazy in Alabama, middle grade readers fell in love with the Gaither sisters — and now the whole series is available in this box set! Eleven-year-old Delphine and her younger sisters, Vonetta and Fern are growing up in the one of the most turbulent periods of recent American history, the 1960s. As they grow — and visit family all over the country — they also learn about the power of family and discover the depths of their own strength. This box set is a great addition to any library and the perfect choice for fans of The Gaither Sisters series.
Inside gated woods, the mysterious and magical world of Fablehaven follows its own set of rules — rules which are enforced by Kendra and Seth's grandfather. But when the rules are broken, Kendra and Seth have to learn the ways of this new world quickly and find the courage to step in against powerful, dangerous forces. The box set includes paperback editions of all five of the Fablehaven books, covering Kendra and Seth's story from their first experience of Fablehaven to their desperate quest to prevent the Demon King Gorgrog from escaping his prison. This exciting fantasy series is sure to be a hit.
Four classic Mighty Girl books get a colorful new edition in this boxed set! These new volumes of Anne of Green Gables, Heidi, A Little Princess, and Little Women feature cover design and interior illustrations by artist Anna Bond. The set includes a matching slipcover case, making this set a beautiful addition to any bookshelf. Fans of this set can also check out Puffin's Alice's Adventures In Wonderland - 150th Anniversary Edition, also illustrated by Bond.
13-year-old Penelope Tredwell is determined not to lose the Penny Dreadful, Victorian Britain's best-selling magazine, even though she's been orphaned. Under the pen name of Montgomery Finch, her inventive and eerie tales captivate the country. But then the governor of Bedlam asylum contacts "Finch" for help with a mystery: at ten minutes to midnight, the inmates burst into frantic automatic writing. What can their scribbling mean, and why is it happening? Penelope's career as a detective of the supernatural has begun! This box set collect all three of the Penelope Tredwell mysteries.
When shy, precocious May Bird falls through a lake, she discovers the Ever After, a world of ghosts — and a terrifying enemy, Bo Cleevil, who has his sights set on both the Ever After and May's world. Through the course of this trilogy, May must make an unusual group of friends, find her way home, and then take the bravest step of all: going back into the Ever After to rescue those she left behind and defeat Bo Cleevil once and for all. Fans of fantasy will devour this set!
When Emma's librarian mother starts a book club dedicated to the classics, she and her friends originally groan. What can old books like Little Women, Anne of Green Gables, and Pride and Prejudice teach them? For the five friends, though, the book club — and these classic stories — will help them get through all the drama and adventures of middle school. This box set collects all seven books of The Mother-Daughter Book Club in handy paperback editions.
All four of Wrede's hilarious adventure stories about Cimorene, the princess who refuses to be proper, have been collected in a box set, now featuring exquisite new artwork! This set includes Dealing with Dragons, Searching for Dragons, Calling on Dragons, and Talking to Dragons. Kids will laugh as Wrede turns all of the tropes about dragons, princesses, and magicians on their heads, and thrill at the intrigue and adventure as Cimorene protects her new dragon friends.
After their mother's tragic death, siblings Sadie and Carter became strangers to one another: Sadie lived with her grandparents in London, while Carter followed their Egyptologist father on excavations and research missions. But when their father's "research experiment" at the British Museum goes horribly wrong, it unleashes the Egyptian god Set — and reveals that Sadie and Carter are inheritors of unexpected powers and the only people who can stop Set from claiming the world. Rick Riordan's signature blending of ancient mythology and modern setting gets a unique twist in this series, which is framed as a mysterious audio recording, features a dual narration by both Sadie and Carter — full of excitement, adventure, and the occasional punch of sibling rivalry.
Fans of Raina Telgemeier's funny, touching, and thought provoking graphic novels can now get this collection featuring four of her best-selling books! This set includes paperback editions of her graphic memoirs Smile and Sisters, as well as two original fiction graphic novels, Drama and Ghosts. With a deft hand, Telgemeier explores the many challenges facing tweens and young teens both honestly and optimistically. Whether she's a long-time fan or a first-time reader, she'll love diving into Telgemeier's work. For a set that includes only Telgemeier's graphic memoirs, check out the Smile and Sisters Box Set.
For the first time, the first three of Deborah Ellis's The Breadwinner books are available in a single volume! Over the course of the series, 11-year-old Parvana goes disguising herself as a boy to provide for her family in war-torn Kabul, Afghanistan to helping other children seek safety to suspicion and imprisonment by American authorities. This groundbreaking series has introduced many tweens and teens to the history of Taliban rule and the effects of the war in Afghanistan. Complete the story with the follow-up title, My Name Is Parvana.
From the moment that children at her home on the Biltmore Estate start disappearing, Serafina begins to realize that she is different than she thought. She forms a friendship with Braeden Vanderbilt, the young nephew of the Biltmore's owners, and slowly grows into — and claims — her role as the protector of Biltmore and the Blue Ridge Mountains. This New York Times bestselling series is now available in a box set that collects hardcover editions of Serafina and the Black Cloak, Serafina and the Twisted Staff, and Serafina and the Splintered Heart.
It's 1776, and Isabel, Curzon, and Ruth are all slaves. But something new is in the air: a plan to win freedom from England. Freedom, that is, for some... unless the three of them decide to take their freedom themselves. With a war in the background, each must choose sides, figure out who can be trusted as an ally, and decide just how much they are willing to risk to be free. Laurie Halse Anderson's award-winning historical fiction trilogy is now available in this box set, perfect for tween and teen readers ready to imagine the thrills, adventure, and danger of the quest for freedom during the American Revolution.
When Prue McKeel's brother is abducted by a murder of crows, her life goes from ordinary to fantastical in a hurry. The crows have taken her brother into a vast forest the locals call the Impassable Wilderness, where no one has ever gone — or at least not lived to tell about it. But when Prue and her friend Curtis dare to enter the wood, they discover another world, full of warring creatures, peaceful mystics, and a chaotic crisis being prompted by mysterious but powerful denizens. Together, they must do more than rescue Prue's brother; they must fight for the freedom and safety of the Wildwood. This exciting story, told in dual narration, is perfect for fans of epic fantasy; the box set includes a gorgeous package and over eighty illustrations, including maps and full-color plates.
Katherine Ann Stephenson, AKA Kat, has just discovered that she inherited her mother's talent for magic... something that does not at all please Stepmama, who's desperately trying to mold Kat into a proper young lady. As Kat learns to control her powers, she'll face highwaymen, scoundrels, her sisters' true loves, a magical Order of the Guardians — and perhaps most dangerous of all, gossip and accusation! But if she can master her magic, she might just save all of England. This mischievous box set includes all three of the Kat, Incorrigible books.
It's the tenth anniversary of the publication of The Hunger Games, this is the perfect time to introduce a Mighty Girl to the series! Follow Katniss Everdeen as she struggles to survive — and rebel against — a world where the decadent Capital combines reality television with death sport, forcing tributes from oppressed districts to kill each other for the entertainment of the elite. This beautiful box set features special edition paperbacks with foil covers, plus bonus material including the longest interview Suzanne Collins has given since the books' publication.
See the story of Stargirl in a whole new way with this box set. In Stargirl, Leo faces the choice between his love for the unique, eccentric Stargirl and popularity with the peers who have turned on her; Love, Stargirl is the companion novel from Stargirl's perspective. Together, they provide a fascinating and sometimes painful glimpse into the harsh emotional world of high school — and the joys that being yourself can bring.
When Alanna of Trebond first appeared in the Song of the Lioness series, it established Tamora Pierce as an exciting new voice in young adult fantasy. This box set unites the four books of the quartet into the whole Pierce originally intended, with all volumes featuring new cover art and afterwords by the author. Follow Alanna as she disguises herself as a boy so that she can train as a page, then eventually claims her destiny as a knight — and as the savior of the kingdom of Tortall.
This set collects another of Tamora Pierce's popular Tortall stories! In The Immortals Quartet, a young orphan named Daine possesses a mysterious "wild magic." As she explores the potential in her powers, she'll also discover the truth of her parentage, the ability to talk to animals, and her duty to protect her kingdom from terrifying creatures. This beautiful new paperback collection comes in a dramatic slipcase and includes original afterwords from Pierce about each book.
Join Lyra Bellacqua on her quest to save both her own world and its parallel — ours! This bestselling trilogy tackling questions about science, theology, and magic is full of adventure and excitement. This box set includes all three volumes — The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass — as well as bonus material featuring "found papers" from several major characters. Teens will love being able to follow the journey from start to finish with this set. Fans can return to the world of His Dark Materials in the prequel, The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage.
Read the series that established Garth Nix as a force to be reckoned with in young adult fantasy! In a place where the boundary between life and death is blurred, the Abhorsen must help the uneasy dead rest. As Sabrael finds her destiny as the Abhorsen — and Lirael her own destiny as Sabrael’s successor — they must also find a way to prevent the Destroyer from snuffing out Life itself. Nix’s Old Kingdom provides a darker High Fantasy realm for teen readers to explore.
In Tris’ world, everyone has to choose life in a faction that represents a particular virtue. But a strange result on Tris’ faction testing leads to her discovery that she is Divergent: she has aptitudes for multiple factions, something she is warned to conceal from everyone. But Tris' Divergent status may be the key to overcoming the insidious control the government exerts over the majority of the population — and as war looms between the factions, Tris may discover that it's not possible to save everyone that she loves. This set includes paperback editions of Divergent, Insurgent, and Allegiant, all with evocative new cover art.
She is one of the most influential novelists in the English language, and the woman who changed attitudes about whether female authors — and female characters — were of literary value. Now, you can enjoy all of Austen's works — her six novels, plus a volume of early writings and juvenilia — in these beautiful cloth-bound books. It's the perfect gift set for a reader who's discovering the wit, humor, and rich language of one of the world's most esteemed authors.
Four of the Brontë Sisters' classic novels get a stunning cloth-bound hardcover edition box set in honor of the bicentennial of Charlotte Brontë's birth! In the Brontë sisters' short lives, they wrote lasting works of literature — in part based on their time as teachers and governesses, and inspired by their home on the Yorkshire moors — that are still hailed today. This beautiful collection, designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith, includes Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, and Villette.
Lara Jean Song has never actually dated, but she's written letters to all five of her crushes — love letters where she pours out her thoughts and emotions. Then one day, to her horror, all of the letters get mailed! Suddenly, all of the boys know her innermost feelings. In the time that follows, she will pretend to be in love, actually be in love, wonder if she can be in love with two people at once, and question whether love can last through the next big step in her life. This box set collects paperback editions of all three books in this series, To All the Boys I've Loved Before; P.S. I Still Love You; and Always and Forever, Lara Jean.
The war-hungry Republic houses both the extreme elite and the lowest of the low. 15-year-old June is at the top: the scion of a wealthy family, a prodigy being groomed for military greatness. 15-year-old Day is at the bottom: born in a slum and now the most wanted criminal in the nation. But when their paths cross, they will learn truths about themselves and their country and face difficult choices about whether it can be saved... or whether it must be torn down. They'll also face an unexpected conflict between family loyalty and unexpected love. Told in dual narration, this best-selling series is a thrill ride from start to finish; the box set includes all three books, as well as Life Before Legend, original short stories offering a sneak peek at June and Day's lives before they met.
The once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters... and its savior may be Alina Starkov, a refugee who reveals an unexpected power and gets swept to the royal court to be trained as one of the Grisha, the magical elite. But Alina struggle to fit in, and things are not as they seem. As a new threat to Ravka grows, a frightened girl will become a hardened leader. This trilogy, with its innovative fantasy setting, is sure to be a favorite; the box set comes with three paperback editions, plus a collectible poster-sized map of the Grishaverse.
A unique mix of fairy tale and futuristic technology have made the Lunar Chronicles a best-selling series! When Prince Kai seeks out the cyborg Linh Cinder, hoping to recruit her for her mechanical skill, she has no idea she'll become central to a movement to topple the tyrannical Queen Levana. Over the course of the series, she'll meet Scarlet (Red Riding Hood), Cress (Rapunzel), and Winter (Snow White), and they'll race against time to topple the queen before their world tears itself apart. Fans of the series will love getting to read this complex and thrilling story from beginning to end.
Fans of Celaena Sardothien and her epic fantasy series Throne of Glass will be thrilled with this deluxe hardcover box set, which includes the newly released series finale! When Celaena comes to the palace to fight to the death for the right to be the king's champion — and win her freedom — she ends up caught in a battle against dark forces that threaten her entire world. Rich worldbuilding and and epic journey from slave to queen make this series a thrilling ride from start to finish. This set includes hardcover editions of all books in the series, plus a four-color poster.