Browse through these chilling novels
14 Visions of a Dystopian America, from Orwell to Atwood
View the List

The Invisible Boy

Hardcover $16.99

Oct 08, 2013 | 40 Pages | 6-9 years

Ebook $6.99

Oct 08, 2013 | 40 Pages | 6-9 years

  • Hardcover $16.99

    Oct 08, 2013 | 40 Pages | 6-9 years

  • Ebook $6.99

    Oct 08, 2013 | 40 Pages | 6-9 years

Get the news you want from Penguin Random House


School Library Journal Best Book of the Year WINNER

Georgia Children’s Book Award NOMINEE 2016

Kentucky Bluegrass Award NOMINEE 2015

IRA Teachers’ Choices SELECTION 2014

Nebraska Golden Sower Master List SELECTION 2015


USA Today, August 22, 2013:
“Illustrator Barton adds a wonderful touch by drawing all the other characters in color but sketching Brian in faint shades of black and white – at least at first….Before long, Brian, in living color, is not so invisible after all. It’s a lovely lesson in the simple acts of friendship, especially recommended for the most popular kids in class.”

Scholastic Instructor, Fall 2013:
Pitch-perfect words and art.”

Starred Review, School Library Journal, September 2013:

“This is a simple yet heartfelt story about a boy who has been excluded for no apparent reason but finds a way to cope and eventually gains acceptance.”

Kirkus Reviews, September 15, 2013:
“Tender illustrations rendered in glowing hues capture Brian’s isolation deftly…Use this to start a discussion: The author includes suggested questions and recommended reading lists for adults and children. Accessible, reassuring and hopeful.

Publishers Weekly, August 26, 2013:
Ludwig and Barton understand classroom dynamics…They portray Brian’s situation as a matter of groupthink that can be rebooted through small steps. It’s a smart strategy, one that can be leveraged through the book’s excellent discussion guide.”

“Trudy Ludwig has given us the gift of another empathic, poignant book for children that addresses the complex topic of peer relationships…A must-read.”
– Carrie Goldman
, award-winning author of BULLIED: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know about Ending the Cycle of Fear

Product Details

Also by Trudy Ludwig

Back to Top