Introducing Branches


Bridging the gap between traditional Readers and Chapter Books, each book in the line has a high ratio of art-to-text to reinforce reading skill and confidence. Key features include:

  • Illustrations on every page
  • Strong relate-able characters that kids love
  • High-interest, fast-paced stories that keep their interest
  • Clues in the context of the story that make the text easy-to read
  • A challenging but manageable length of 80 – 96 pages to build proficiency
  • Series that keep children reading

Aimed at 5- to 7-year-olds, this line of books is for children who are just starting to read independently. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

We’re launching with four continuing series:

Missy’s Super Duper Royal Deluxe

By Susan Nees

Fall 2013

80 pages

This irresistible series (just like Missy herself) is super duper royal deluxe! 

  1. Debut author Susan Nees brings Missy—and her larger-than-life personality—to life!
  2. Young girls won't be able to get enough of Missy!


The Notebook of Doom

By Troy Cummings

Fall 2013

96 pages

Alexander has just moved to a new town where he uncovers all sorts of monsters!  Monsters + Humor + Fun = THE NOTEBOOK OF DOOM!

  1. Kids love monsters! And these monsters are perfect for 5- to 7-year-olds!
  2. Troy Cummings's engaging and wacky artwork will pull young readers right into the action!



By David Lubar

Fall 2013

96 pages

A magical coin makes Ed’s universe go more than a little looney in this edge-of-your-seat series.

  1. This series is a slightly younger SIDEWAYS STORIES FROM WAYSIDE SCHOOL for today!


Lotus Lane

By Kyla May

Fall 2013

96 pages 

Meet the Lotus Lane Girls!  These fun diaries give readers a glimpse into the fabulous Lotus Lane Girls Club

  1. Kyla May is a design and licensing powerhouse with several animated TV shows in the works!
  2. With colorful covers and bold designs, these diary-style books are sure to stand out from the crowd.
  3. Kiki loves fashion—like many young girls—and her doodles will draw girls into the story!