A Bedtime Kiss for Chester Raccoon by Audrey Penn, illus. by Barbara Leonard Gibson (Aug., $7.95; ISBN 978-1-933718-52-1). Chester’s mother comforts him at bedtime in this board book. Ages 2 to 5.

My Dog, My Cat by Ashlee Fletcher (Aug., $13.95; ISBN 978-1-933718-22-4) describes the differences between a dog and a cat who don’t always get along. Ages 3 to 8.

Wild Rose’s Weaving by Ginger Churchill, illus. by Nicole Wong (Sept., $15.95; ISBN 978-1-933718-56-9). Rose’s grandmother teaches the nature-loving girl to weave. Ages 4 to 8.

Chengli and the Silk Road Caravan by Hildi Kang (Oct., $14.95; ISBN 978-1-933718-54-5). An orphaned boy in ancient China is ready for independence. Ages 8 to 12.

Ashfall by Mike Mullin (Oct., $16.95; ISBN 978-1-933718-55-2) tells of a volcano located under the hot springs and geysers of Yellowstone Park. Ages 12-up.


(IPG/Trafalgar Square, dist.)

Best Friends: A Pop-Up Book by Mark Chambers (Oct., $15.99, ISBN 978-1-85707-711-7). Friends pretend they are adventurers. Ages 3 to 5.

The Magic Carousel: A Book and Removable 3-D Play Carousel by Susanna Ronchi (Dec., $24.99, ISBN 978-1-85707-800-8). Snow White invites her friends to ride on a magic carousel in this storybook with carousel. Ages 3 to 5.

Classic Tales of Horror: A Pop-Up Book by Terry Oakes (Oct., $19.99, ISBN 978-1-85707-729-2). This introduction to the horror genre includes die cuts, tabs, and flaps. Ages 5 to 7.

Let’s Dress!: A Tab-and-Slot Book with Poster by Rachel Fuller (Dec., $16.99, ISBN 978-1-85707-725-4). Children from eight countries wear traditional costumes. Ages 5 to 7.

Swan Lake: Ballet Pops by Karen Kellet (Dec., $19.95, ISBN 978-1-85707-731-5) is a summary of this ballet, plus a pop-up stage and press-out characters. Ages 5 to 7.


All Kinds of... releases All Kinds of Families: A Lift-the-Flap Book by Rachel Fuller (Oct., $12.99, ISBN 978-1-85707-756-8), ages 3 to 5. Noisy Pops introduces Fire Engine by Simon Abbott (Oct., $11.99, ISBN 978-1-85707-710-0), ages 3 to 5. Yes I Can! adds Yes I Can Be Healthy: A Lift-the-Flap Book by Emma Brownjohn (Nov., $12.99, ISBN 978-1-85707-734-6), ages 3 to 5. 3 Dimensional Carousel Books issues My Fantasy Pet Shop by Angela Muss (Nov., $24.99, ISBN 978-1-85707-805-3), ages 3 to 5; and Life in a Castle by Tim Hutchinson (Nov., $24.99, ISBN 978-1-85707-708-7); and Life in a Watermill by Hutchinson (Nov., $24.99, ISBN 978-1-85707-737-7), ages 5 to 7. New Mini Trucks by Terry Burton are Crane: A Lift-the-Flap & Stand Up (Dec., $5.99, ISBN 978-1-85707-750-6); Digger: A Lift-the-Flap & Stand Up (Dec., $5.99, ISBN 978-1-85707-751-3); Fire Engine: A Lift-the-Flap & Stand Up (Dec., $5.99, ISBN 978-1-85707-752-0); and Tractor: A Lift-the-Flap & Stand Up by Terry Burton (Dec., $5.99, ISBN 978-1-85707-753-7), ages 3 to 5. Pop-Up Board Games presents The Book of Dragon Myths Pop-Up Board Games by Gini Wade (Oct., $24.99, ISBN 978-1-85707-720-9), ages 5 to 7. Armour by Bob Moulder (Dec., $22.95, ISBN 978-1-85707-664-6) joins 3-Dimensional Exploration, ages 5 to 7. And Fairytale Pop-Ups offers Hansel and Gretel: A Pop-Up Book by the Brothers Grimm, illus. by Louise Rowe (Dec., $16.99, ISBN 978-1-85707-815-2); and Red Riding Hood: A Pop-Up Book by Rowe (Dec., $16.99, ISBN 978-1-85707-741-4), ages 5 to 7.


You Be You by Linda Kranz (Nov., $12.95; ISBN 978-1-58979-666-9). This companion to Only One You reinforces the themes of individuality and acceptance. Ages 4 to 8.


Operation Alphabet by Al MacCuish, illus. by Luciano Lozano (Oct., $19.95; ISBN 978-0-500-51584-6). Members of the Ministry of Letters, where all letters and words come from, help five-year-old Charlie Foxtrot get a handle on the alphabet. Ages 4-up.

Lives of the Great Spiritual Leaders by Henry Whitbread (Sept., $19.95; ISBN 978-0-500-51578-5) introduces some of the world’s spiritual leaders. Ages 10-up.


Truck Party! by Tammi Salzano, illus. by Hannah Wood (Sept., $7.95; ISBN 978-1-58925-865-5). Trucks have a surprise party in this board-book tale. Ages 2 to 4.

Limelight Larry by Leigh Hodgkinson (Sept., $15.95; ISBN 978-1-58925-102-1). Larry doesn’t want anyone to be on the pages of this book except for him. Ages 3 to 7.

Don’t Worry, Douglas! by David Melling (Sept., $12.95; ISBN 978-1-58925-106-9). Will a boy tell the truth when his hat gets caught on a tree and turns into a string of spaghetti? Ages 3 to 7.

The Best Pet Ever by Victoria Roberts, illus. by Deborah Allwright (Sept., paper; $7.95; ISBN 978-1-58925-432-9) An imaginative girl finally gets a real pet. Ages 3 to 7.

The Dancing Clock by Steve Metzger, illus. by John Abbott Nez (Sept., $12.95; ISBN 978-1-58925-100-7; paper; $7.95; ISBN 978-1-58925-429-9). A monkey longs to join the animals spinning around on the Central Park Zoo’s Delacorte Clock. Ages 3 to 7.

Three Billy Goats Fluff by Rachael Mortimer, illus. by Liz Pichon (Sept., $15.95; ISBN 978-1-58925-101-4) offers a twist on the classic tale. Ages 3 to 7.

Naughty Toes by Ann Bonwill, illus. by Teresa Murfin (Sept., $15.95; ISBN 978-1-58925-103-8; paper; $7.95; ISBN 978-1-58925-430-5). Two very different sisters take ballet class. Ages 3 to 7.

Home by Alex T. Smith (Sept., paper; $7.95; ISBN 978-1-58925-433-6). Friends who live together realize that without each other a house is not a home. Ages 3 to 7.


Padded Board Books presents Deck the Halls (Sept., $8.95; ISBN 978-1-58925-868-6); and Jingle Bells, Revised Edition (Sept., $8.95; ISBN 978-1-58925-869-3), illus. by Veronica Vasylenko, ages 2 to 5. And Trace-And-Flip Fun offers A is for Apple (Sept., $7.95; ISBN 978-1-58925-872-3); and 1 2 3 Count with Me (Sept., $7.95; ISBN 978-1-58925-873-0) by Georgie Birkett, ages 2 to 6.


Down the Mysterly River by Bill Willingham, illus. by Mark Buckingham (Sept., $15.99; ISBN 978-0-7653-2792-5). A boy finds himself in an unfamiliar wood, where he encounters talking animals. Ages 10 to 15.


Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake (Aug., $17.99; ISBN 978-0-7653-2865-6). A boy who tracks down ghosts meets one who has killed everyone who ventured into her home. Ages 12-up.

The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton (Sept., $17.99; ISBN 978-0-7653-2722-2). This tale of romance and suspense moves from Victorian London to a menacing otherworld. Ages 13 to 18.


(IPG/trafalgar Square, dist.)

Blackout by Robert Swindells (Oct., paper; $9.99; ISBN 978-0-552-56154-9). After the war ends, children learn of treasure that is locked away in their village. Ages 9 to 13.


(Orca, dist.)

Walrus’s Gift by H.E. Stewart (Aug., $18; ISBN 978-0-9693852-7-1). Little Walrus stars in this tale about kindness and sharing. Ages 4 to 8.


Harness Horses, Bucking Broncos & Pit Ponies: A History of Horse Breeds by Jeff Crosby and Shelley Ann Jackson (Oct., $19.95; ISBN 978-0-88776-986-3) examines various breeds of horses. All ages.

Winterberries and Apple Blossoms: Reflections and Flavors of a Mennonite Year by Nan Forler, illus. by Peter Ertil Snyder (Oct., $22.95; ISBN 978-1-77049-254-7). A girl introduces her Mennonite community in this book featuring poems and recipes. All ages.

The White Ballets by Rajka Kupesic (Oct., $18.95; ISBN 978-0-88776-923-8) retells the stories of three ballets: Giselle, La Bayadère, and Swan Lake. All ages.

Except the Color Grey by Arlene Alda (Aug., $16.95; ISBN 978-1-77049-284-4) is a photo-essay about colors. Ages 2 to 5.

Bradley McGogg: The Very Fine Frog by Tim Beiser, illus. by Rachel Berman (Aug., paper; $7.95; ISBN 978-1-77049-276-9). When a hungry frog asks his neighbors if they will share their food, he learns that not all animals eat alike. Ages 2 to 5.

Juba This, Juba That by Helaine Becker, illus. by Ron Lightburn (Sept., $17.95; ISBN 978-0-88776-975-7) is based on one of the traditional “juba” rhythms that originated in Nigeria as hand-clapping games. Ages 2 to 5.

Nini by Francois Thisdale (Aug., $15.95; ISBN 978-1-77049-270-7) is the story of a girl’s birth, life in an orphanage, and adoption. Ages 3 to 6.

Did You Say Pears? by Arlene Alda (Aug., paper; $7.95; ISBN 978-1-77049-278-3). Photos illustrate this look at words that sound the same but have different meanings. Ages 3 to 8.

Ella May and the Wishing Stone by Cary Fagan, illus. by Genevieve Cote (Aug., $17.95; ISBN 978-1-77049-225-7). A girl finds a stone that she believes will grant wishes, but refuses to share it with her friends. Ages 4 to 7.

When I Get Older: The Story Behind “Wavin’ Flag” by Rudy Gutierrez (Nov., $17.95; ISBN 978-1-77049-302-5) explains the creation of this song. Ages 7 to 10.

First Descent by Pam Withers (Sept., $17.95; ISBN 978-1-77049-257-8). In southwest Columbia, a boy and girl contend with a threatening river and battling soldiers. Ages 12-up.


Coping adds Wishes and Worries: Coping with a Parent Who Drinks Too Much Alcohol by Lars Rudebjer (Aug., $17.95; ISBN 978-1-77049-238-7), ages 5 to 8. Great Idea issues In the Bag! Margaret Knight Wraps It Up by Monica Kulling, illus. by David Parkins (Oct., $17.95; ISBN 978-1-77049-239-4), ages 5 to 8. New Body Works titles by Liza Fromer, illus. by Joe Weismann, are My Achy Body (Sept., $12.95; ISBN 978-1-77049-204-2); My Messy Body (Sept., $12.95; ISBN 978-1-77049-202-8); My Noisy Body (Sept., $12.95; ISBN 978-1770492011); and My Stretchy Body (Sept., $12.95; ISBN 978-1-77049-203-5), ages 6 to 9. Teaspoon Detectives presents The Case of the Missing Deed by Ellen Schwartz (Sept., $15.95; ISBN 978-0-88776-959-7), ages 8 to 11. And Joining The Boy Sherlock Holmes is The Dragon Turn: The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His Fifth Case by Shane Peacock (Oct., $19.95; ISBN 978-1-77049-231-8), ages 10 to 14.


The Unofficial Heroes of Olympus Companion: Gods, Monsters, Myths and What’s in Store for Jason, Piper and Leo by Richard Marcus, Natalie Buczynsky, and Jonathan Shelnutt (Nov., paper; $12.95; ISBN 978-1569759868) is a companion to this series. Ages 8-up.

Dangerous Science for Kids: Exciting Experiments That Boom, Whiz, Ooze, Zap, and Amaze by Robert Pflugfelder (Nov., paper; $14.95; ISBN 978-1-56975-981-3) rounds up science experiments. Ages 9 to 15.


Elefante by Vanita Oelschlager, illus. by Kristin Blackwood (Sept., $6.95, ISBN 978-0-9826366-4-0; Spanish edition, 978-0-9826366-5-7). This board book introduces a forgetful elephant. Ages 1 to 5.

A Tale of Two Mommies by Vanita Oelschlager, illus. by Mike Blanc (Sept., $15.95, ISBN 978-0-9826366-6-4; paper; $8.95, ISBN 978-0-9826366-7-1) shows how some families may look non-traditional from the outside, but on the inside it’s all about love. Ages 4 to 8.



Pokémon adds Pokémon Adventures, Volume 14 by Hidenori Kusaka, illus. by Mato (Aug., paper; $7.99; ISBN 978-1-4215-3548-7); Pokémon Adventures: Diamond and Pearl/Platinum, Vol. 3 by Kusaka, illus. by Satoshi Yamamoto (Oct., paper; $7.99; ISBN 978-1-4215-3818-1); and Pokémon Magnetic Play Book (Nov., $8.99; ISBN 978-1-4215-4119-8), ages 7-up. Pokémon Black & White presents Volume 1 (July, paper; $4.99; ISBN 978-1-4215-4090-0); Volume 2 (July, paper; $4.99; ISBN 978-1-4215-4091-7); Volume 3 (Sept., paper; $4.99; ISBN 978-1-4215-4092-4); and Volume 4 (Nov., paper; $4.99; ISBN 978-1-4215-4114-3), all by Hidenori Kusaka, illus. by Satoshi Yamamoto, ages 7-up. Mameshiba issues On the Loose! by James Turner, illus. by Jorge Monlongo and Gemma Correll (July, paper; $6.99; ISBN 978-1-4215-3880-8); Meet Mameshiba! (July, paper; $6.99; ISBN 978-1-4215-3972-0); and Mameshiba Love Winter, illus. by Thomas Flintham (Oct., hardcover; $12.99; ISBN 978-1-4215-4110-5), ages 7-up. And The Adventures of Taro continues with Taro and the Carnival of Doom by Sango Morimoto, illus. by Sango Morimoto (July, paper; $7.99; ISBN 978-1-4215-3526-5), ages 7-up.


Halloween Surprise by Corinne Demas, illus. by R.W. Alley (July, $12.99; ISBN 978-0-8027-8612-8). Lily makes her own Halloween costume. Ages 3 to 6.

The Best Kind of Kiss by Margaret Allum, illus. by Jonathan Bentley (Dec., $14.99; ISBN 978-0-8027-2274-4). A girl likes all kinds of kisses. Ages 3 to 6.

Race the Wild Wind: A Story of the Sable Island Horses by Sandra Markle, illus. by Layne Johnson (July, $17.99; ISBN 978-0-8027-9766-7) focuses on these horses. Ages 4 to 8.

The Princess and the Pig by Jonathan Emmett and Poly Bernatene (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-8027-2334-5) “porks” fun at favorite fairy tales. Ages 4 to 8.

Big Turtle by David McLimans (Oct., $17.99; ISBN 978-0-8027-2282-9) offers a spin on a Huron creation tale. Ages 4 to 8.

Nowhere Girl by A.J. Paquette (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-8027-2297-3). A girl born in prison searches for a true home. Ages 10 to 14.

Americapedia: Taking the Dumb Out of Freedom by Andisheh Nouraee, Daniel Ehrenhaft, and Jodi Lynn Anderson (July, paper; $16.99; ISBN 978-0-8027-9793-3) explains critical events in America and the world. Ages 12 to 17.

Death Catchers by Jennifer Anne Kogler (Aug., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-8027-2184-6). In this spin on Arthurian legend, Lizzy learns that she is a Death Catcher. Ages 12 to 17.

Between by Jessica Warman (Aug., $17.99; ISBN 978-0-8027-2182-2). One of six people on a boat disappears in this novel of redemption, love, and letting go. Ages 12 to 17.

Shifting by Bethany Wiggins (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-8027-2280-5). This novel of romance, mysticism, and intrigue offers a take on the Navajo Skinwalkers legend. Ages 12 to 17.

Battle Fatigue by Mark Kurlansky (Oct., $17.99; ISBN 978-0-8027-2264-5) is a novel exposing the complexity of war. Ages 12 to 17.

Belle’s Song by K.M. Grant (Nov., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-8027-2275-1) introduces the world of Chaucer. Ages 12 to 17.

Unforgettable by Loretta Ellsworth (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-8027-2305-5) centers on a boy who is unable to forget anything. Ages 12-up.


The Joshua Files presents Ice Shock by M.G. Harris (July, paper; $8.99; ISBN 978-0-8027-2302-4), ages 12 to 17. TimeRiders gains Day of the Predator by Alex Scarrow (Oct., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-8027-2296-6), ages 12 to 17. And Chain Reaction by Simone Elkeles (Aug., $17.99; ISBN 978-0-8027-2087-0) concludes the Perfect Chemistry trilogy, ages 14 to 19.



Learn to Draw Winnie the Pooh (July, paper; $9.95; ISBN 978-1-60058-254-7); and Learn to Draw Disney Phineas and Ferb (Aug., paper; $9.95; ISBN 978-1-60058-230-1) are new Licensed Learn to Draw titles, ages 6-up. All About Drawing welcomes All About Drawing Cool Cars, Fast Planes & Military Machines by Tom LaPadula and Jeff Shelly (Sept., paper; $9.95; ISBN 978-1-60058-235-6), ages 6-up. And Walter Foster Studio issues Fashion Design Workshop by Stephanie Corfee (July, paper; $16.95; ISBN 978-1-60058-229-5); and How to Draw Magical, Monstrous & Mythological Creatures by Bob Berry (July, paper; $16.95; ISBN 978-1-60058-228-8), ages 10-up.


(Random House, dist.)


Young Artists Draw debuts with Young Artists Draw Manga by Christopher Hart (Sept., paper; $14.99; ISBN 978-0-8230-2657-9), ages 9 to 12 .



Secret Agent Jack Stalwart introduces The Hunt for the Yeti Skull: Nepal (Oct., paper; $5.99; ISBN 978-1-60286-151-0); and The Mission to Find Max: Egypt (Oct., paper; $5.99; ISBN 978-1-60286-152-7) by Elizabeth Singer Hunt, ages 6 to 9.


Rebels by Chance by Patricia Dunn (Oct., $16.95; ISBN 978-1-934813-63-8). Friends witness dramatic events in Tahrir Square during a trip to Cairo. Ages 13 to 18.

Hunted by Cheryl Rainfield (Oct., $16.95; ISBN 978-1-934813-62-1). A telepathic girl must choose between saving herself or saving the world. Ages 13 to 18.

Melt by Selene Castrovilla (Nov., $16.95; ISBN 978-1-934813-61-4) tells of a teen’s resilience and the redemptive power of love. Ages 15 to 18.



Sesame Street adds “B” Is for Baking by Susan McQuillan (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-470-63886-6), ages 9 to 12. And SpongeBob SquarePants stars in SpongeBob Cookbook: The Battle for the Best Bites in Bikini Bottom (Oct., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-470-63944-3), ages 9 to 12.



The Special-Needs Collection offers Pay Attention, Emily Brown! by Linda Burton, illus. by Carl Burton (Oct., $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60613-027-8), ages 4 to 8; and The Girls’ Guide to Growing Up: Choices & Changes in the Tween Years by Terri Couwenhoven (Dec., paper; $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60613-026-1), ages 8 to 14.


Love the Beastie: A Spin-and-Play Book by Henrik Drescher (Dec., $12.95; ISBN 978-0-7611-6109-7) features a beastie and his two owners. Ages 3-up.

How Do You Feed a Hungry Giant?: A Munch-and-Slurp Pop-Up Book by Caitlin Friedman (Oct., $18.95; ISBN 978-0-7611-5752-6) This tale of a boy who tries his best to feed a hungry giant includes 10 recipes. Ages 4 to 8.

DinoMazes: The Colossal Fossil Book Featuring 31 Anatomically Correct Mazes by Elizabeth Carpenter (Nov., paper; $11.95; ISBN 978-0-7611-6575-0) is a poster-sized book of fossil-themed mazes. Ages 6-up.

The Fashion Designer’s Handbook & Kit: Learn to Sew and Become a Designer in 33 Fabulous Projects by Marjorie Galen (Nov., $25.95; ISBN 978-0-7611-5479-2) provides instructions for making doll clothes. Ages 7 to 12.


Magic Ribbon Books adds The Splendid Spotted Snake by Betty Schwartz (Sept., $13.95; ISBN 978-0-7611-6360-2), ages 3 to 6.



Silver Dragon Books Presents: Tales of Adventure launches with Pirates by Joe Brusha (Aug., paper; $9.99, ISBN 978-0-9830404-2-2), all ages. Animal Planet starts up with World’s Most Dangerous Animals by Joe Brusha, Neo Edmund, and Barbara Randall Kesel (July, paper; $9.99, ISBN 978-0-9827507-3-5), all ages. And JumpStart’s Windy Hollows (Sept., paper; $5.99, ISBN 978-09830404-7-7) joins Knowledge Adventure & JumpStart, all ages.


(HMH, dist.)

87 Ways to Throw a Killer Party by Melissa Daly, illus. by Christian Robinson (July, paper; $14.99; ISBN 978-0-9819733-9-5) outlines party themes and planning tips. Ages 12-up.

How To Fight, Lie, and Cry Your Way to Popularity (and a Prom Date): Lousy Life Lessons From 50 Teen Movies by Nikki Roddy (Dec., paper; $12.99; ISBN 978-0-9827322-2-9) spotlights scenarios from movies that unrealistically suggest how teens should live. Ages 14-up.