Gobble, Gobble by Cathryn Falwell (Sept., $16.95; ISBN 978-1-58469-148-8; paper; $8.95; ISBN 978-1-58469-149-5). Following footprints, a girl discovers a flock of wild turkeys. Ages 3 to 8.


Jo MacDonald stars in Jo MacDonald Saw a Pond by Mary Quattlebaum, illus. by Laura J. Bryant (Sept., $16.95; ISBN 978-1-58469-150-1; paper; $8.95; ISBN 978-1-58469-151-8), Ages 3 to 8.


Train Trip by Deanna Caswell, illus. by Dan Andreasen (Aug., $16.99; ISBN 978-1-4231-1837-4). A boy shares the excitement of his first train ride. Ages 2 to 5.

The Little Bitty Bakery by Leslie Muir, illus. by Betsy Lewin (Aug., $16.99; ISBN 978-1-4231-1640-0). Can five mice save a chef from having a crumby birthday? Ages 2 to 5.

Wiener Wolf by Jeff Crosby (July, $15.99; ISBN 978-1-4231-3983-6). A dachshund leaves a cushy life with Granny to answer the call of the wild. Ages 4 to 7.

Light Up the Night by Jean Reidy, illus. by Margaret Chodos-Irvine (Oct., $16.99; ISBN 978-1-4231-2024-7) offers a bedtime story. Ages 4 to 8.

Mustache! by Mac Barnett, illus. by Kevin Cornell (Oct., $16.99; ISBN 978-1-4231-1671-4). For every bad king, there are 1000 great mustaches. Ages 4 to 8.

Monster Hunt: Exploring Mysterious Creatures with Jim Arnosky by Jim Arnosky (July, $16.99; ISBN 978-1-4231-3028-4) examines the world’s most elusive animals. Ages 7 to 10.

Vanished by Sheela Chari (Aug., $16.99; ISBN 978-1-4231-3163-2). A girl’s veena, an Indian stringed instrument, goes missing, leading to a mystery that takes her from Boston to India. Ages 8 to 12.

Mousenet by Prudence Breitrose, illus. by Stephanie Yue (Nov., $16.99; ISBN 978-1-4231-2489-4). A computer is the key to the friendship between a lonely girl and a nation of mice. Ages 8 to 12.

Amigas Point Me to Tomorrow by Veronica Chambers (Sept., paper; $8.99; ISBN 978-1-4231-2367-5) tells the story of four friends who are amigas for life. Ages 10 to 14.

Fetching by Kiera Stewart (Nov., $16.99; ISBN 978-1-4231-3845-7). A group of eighth-grade underdogs topple their school’s social hierarchy. Ages 10 to 14.

The Bridge to Never Land by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson (Aug., $18.99; ISBN 978-1-4231-3865-5) is a contemporary follow-up to the Starcatchers series. Ages 10-up.

Nerd Girls: The Rise of the Dorkasaurus by Alan Lawrence Sitomer (July, $16.99; ISBN 978-1-4231-3996-6). Three middle-school misfits avenge the popular girls. Ages 11-up.

The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab (Aug., $16.99; ISBN 978-1-4231-3787-0). Part fairy tale, part love story, this centers on a teenage girl living on enchanted moors. Ages 12-up.


Dinosaur returns in Dinosaur vs. the Library by Bob Shea (Sept., $15.99; ISBN 978-1-4231-3338-4), ages 2 to 6. Elephant and Piggie are back in Happy Pig Day! by Mo Willems (Oct., $8.99; ISBN 978-1-4231-4342-0), ages 4 to 8. Clementine stars in Clementine and the Family Meeting by Sara Pennypacker, illus. by Marla Frazee (Sept., $14.99; ISBN 978-1-4231-2356-9), ages 7 to 10. Super Chicken Nugget Boy reappears in Super Chicken Nugget Boy and the Massive Meatloaf Man Manhunt by Josh Lewis, illus. by Stephen Gilpin (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-1-4231-1501-4; paper; $4.99; ISBN 978-1-4231-1536-6), ages 7 to 11. Fashion Kitty returns in Fashion Kitty and the B.O.Y.S: Ball of Yellow String by Charise Mericle Harper (Oct., paper; $9.99; ISBN 978-1-4231-3654-5), ages 8 to 12. The Heroes of Olympus offers The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan (Oct., $19.99; ISBN 978-1-4231-4059-7), ages 10-14. Deadly Little Voices by Laurie Faria Stolarz (Dec., $16.99; ISBN 978-1-4231-3161-8) is a new Touch novel, ages 12 to 18. Seven Realms adds The Gray Wolf Throne by Cinda Williams Chima (Aug., $17.99; ISBN 978-1-4231-1825-1), ages 12-up. And Blue Bloods continues with Lost In Time by Melissa De La Cruz (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-1-4231-2129-9), ages 12-up.


The Incredible Hulk: An Origin Story (Oct., $8.99; ISBN 978-1-4231-4279-9); and The Invincible Iron Man: An Origin Story (Oct., $8.99; ISBN 978-1-4231-4287-4) reveal the beginnings of these superheroes. Ages 3 to 6.

The Courageous Captain America: An Origin Story (July, $8.99; ISBN 978-1-4231-4464-9) focuses on the origin of this character. Ages 7 to 10.


The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes! Welcomes Man in the Ant Hill by Nachie Castro (Nov., paper; $4.99; ISBN 978-1-4231-4559-2); and Breakout! by Michael Siglain (Nov., paper; $4.99; ISBN 978-1-4231-4560-8), ages 4 to 7.


So Big! by Susan Ring (Sept., $5.99; ISBN 978-1-4231-3588-3) is an interactive book celebrating a baby’s growth. All ages.

Disney Junior: Fun Facts to Understand Our World by Marcy Kelman (Oct., $17.99; ISBN 978-1-4231-3837-2). Mickey and other Disney characters explore the world. Ages 3 to 6.

Feed Our Small World: A Cookbook for Kids (Aug., $10.99; ISBN 978-1-4231-4779-4) rounds up recipes for traditional dishes from around the world. Ages 3 to 7.

A Magical Christmas (Sept., $12.99; ISBN 978-1-4231-4654-4) is an oversized holiday board book featuring lenticular images of Disney characters. Ages 3 to 7.

Cars 2: Ride with Mater (Oct., $19.95; ISBN 978-1-4231-5106-7) features 3-D images and augmented reality scenes from Cars and Cars 2. Ages 3-up.

Rapunzel: A Day to Remember (Dec., paper; $4.99; ISBN 978-1-4231-4176-1) is a chapter book starring this fairy tale character. Ages 6 to 9.

Disney: Epic Mickey (Aug., paper; $4.99; ISBN 978-1-4231-4851-7) is a novel based on the Epic Mickey game. Ages 8 to 12.

Spooky Buddies Junior Novel (Aug., paper; $4.99; ISBN 978-1-4231-3771-9) is a Halloween-themed novel featuring puppies. Ages 8 to 12.


Baby Einstein issues My First Colors (Aug., $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-3885-3); Touch and Feel Halloween (Aug., $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-3877-8); and Touch and Feel Christmas (Sept., $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-3878-5) by Marcy Kelman; and First Book of Baby Farm Animals by Patricia Callan (Sept., $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-3905-8), all ages. Disney Baby presents Mine! (July, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-3586-9), all ages. It’s a Small World offers It’s A Small World: Furry Friends (Aug., $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-4183-9); It’s A Small World: Hello, World! (Aug., $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-4140-2); Small World: Away We Go! (Dec., $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-4693-3), ages 1 to 5; and It’s a Small World (Aug., $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-4689-6); and It’s A Small World Sticker & Activity Book (Dec., paper; $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-5748-9), ages 3-up. And Mickey Mouse Clubhouse gains Mickey’s Space Adventure by Susan Amerikaner (Aug., paper; $3.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-5072-5), ages 3 to 6.

Disney Princess greets Princess Mix & Match (July, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-2424-5); Royal Friends: A Princess Book and Magnetic Play Set (Oct., $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-4185-3), ages 3 to 7; and 5-Minute Princess Stories (July, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-4657-5); and Sweet Dreams, Princess (Dec., $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-4686-5), ages 3-up. Winnie the Pooh returns in Who Could It Be, Pooh? by Sara F Miller (Sept., $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-3594-4); and Hello, Winnie the Pooh by Thea Feldman (Sept., $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-3876-1), ages 3 to 6. And Phineas and Ferb are back in Christmas Vacation (Sept., paper; $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-3732-0), ages 4 to 7; The Best School Day Ever (July, paper; $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-3731-3), ages 6-up; and Phineas and Ferb’s Guide to Life (Oct., $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-4132-7); and Comic Reader: The Beak Strikes! by John Green (Oct., paper; $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-3740-5), ages 8 to 12.


Dinosaurs and Me (Aug., $12.99; ISBN 978-0-7566-8603-1) examines the world of dinosaurs and shows they are closer to our world than we think. Ages 5 to 10.

Everything You Need to Know About Frogs and Other Slippery Creatures (July, $15.99; ISBN 978-0-7566-8232-3) explores cold-blooded animals’ habitats, breeding habits, and anatomies. Ages 7 to 11.

Multiplication Made Fun (July, $9.99; ISBN 978-0-7566-7591-2) assembles games, tricks, and puzzles to help kids master multiplication. Ages 7 to 11.

To the Extreme (July, $15.99; ISBN 978-0-7566-8233-0) spotlights people who thrive on danger and who carry the “thrill gene.” Ages 7 to 11.

How Cool Is This? (Aug., $15.99; ISBN 978-0-7566-8604-8) examines everyday objects that we take for granted. Ages 7 to 12.

Children’s Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Monsters (Aug., $24.99; ISBN 978-0-7566-8605-5) compiles tales of heroes and monsters featured in myths. Ages 7 to 12.

Alien Robots Kit by David Eckold (Aug., $24.99; ISBN 978-0-7566-8690-1) provides directions and materials for building robots. Ages 7 to 12

The Science Kit by (Sept., $29.99; ISBN 978-0-7566-8864-6) includes instructions and materials for more than 100 experiments. Ages 7 to 12.

Total Sports (July, $19.99; ISBN 978-0-7566-8231-6). Photos illustrate this guide to Olympic sports. Ages 7 to 14.

LEGO City Brickmaster (July, $29.99; ISBN 978-0-7566-6310-0); and LEGO Ninjago Brickmaster (Aug., $29.99; ISBN 978-0-7566-8276-7) include bricks, two minifigures and a storybook. Ages 7 to 14.

Look Inside Volcano (Aug., $14.99; ISBN 978-0-7566-8227-9) explains what volcanoes are, how they form, and what happens during an eruption. Ages 7 to 14.

The LEGO Ideas Book (Oct., $24.99; ISBN 978-0-7566-8606-2) offers ideas for building with LEGOs. Ages 7 to 15.

Star Wars Clone Wars—Incredible Vehicles (Aug., $19.99; ISBN 978-0-7566-8691-8) provides a cross-section look at the vehicles from the Star Wars films. Ages 7 to 17.

LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia (Oct., $18.99; ISBN 978-0-7566-8697-0) includes a LEGO Star Wars minifigure. Ages 7 to 17.

Cool Tech (July, $19.99; ISBN 978-0-7566-8270-5) examines the virtual world. Ages 10 to 14.

How People Lived (July, $18.99; ISBN 978-0-7566-8275-0) focuses on humans throughout history. Ages 10 to 14.

Zoom In, Zoom Out (Aug., $24.99; ISBN 978-0-7566-8269-9) discusses examining the world from new perspectives. Ages 10 to 14.

You’ve Got Talent (Aug., $17.99; ISBN 978-0-7566-8602-4) explains how to sing, dance and act like a star. Ages 10 to 15.

Top Secret (Sept., $19.99; ISBN 978-0-7566-8607-9) This look at the world of spies covers tools, techniques, gadgets, and famous agents. Ages 10 to 16.

The Incredible Pop-Up Body Book (Sept., $24.99; ISBN 978-0-7566-8696-3) offers a pop-up look at the human body. Ages 10 to 16.


Baby Touch and Feel adds Cuddly Animals (Aug., $5.99, ISBN 978-0-7566-8688-8); and Let’s Get Dressed (Aug., $5.99, ISBN 978-0-7566-8689-5), ages up to 5. First Facts debuts with Bugs (July, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-7566-8221-7); and Farm (July, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-7566-8222-4), ages 5 to 9. DK Readers issues My Day (Aug., $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7566-8931-5; paper; $3.99, ISBN 978-0-7566-8930-8), ages 4 to 6; Emperor Penguins (Aug., $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7566-8924-7; paper; $3.99, ISBN 978-0-7566-8923-0), ages 6 to 8; Ant Antics (Aug., $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7566-8933-9; paper; $3.99, ISBN 978-0-7566-8932-2), ages 7 to 9; and Pokemon: Ash Battles His Rivals! by BradyGames (Aug., $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7566-8701-4; paper; $3.99, ISBN 978-0-7566-5394-1), ages 7 to 10. And new Eyewitness Books are Eyewitness Chicago (Sept., $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7566-8872-1), ages 7 to 11; and Aztec, Inca & Maya (Aug., $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7566-8687-1; $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7566-7320-8); and Arms and Armor (Aug., $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7566-8686-4; $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7566-7319-2), ages 8 to 17.




Endangered Species, Empowered Communities Project offers Kajo and Akari’s New Friend by Ann Marshall (Sept., $17.95, ISBN 978-0-9842146-3-1); Ndeze and Ndakasi’s New Home by Vanessa Birch (Sept., $17.95, ISBN 978-0-9842146-4-8); Sam Learns Some Lessons (Sept., $17.95, ISBN 978-0-9842146-5-5); When Honey the Tiger Flew, ed. by Nic Buckley and Anna Ludeke (Sept., $17.95, ISBN 978-0-9842146-2-4); Shuba and the Cyclone by Victoria Kelly (Sept., $17.95, ISBN 978-0-9842146-6-2); Carey’s First Day by Anna Ludeke (Sept., $17.95, ISBN 978-0-9842146-7-9); The Snow Leopard Dream by Vanessa Birch (Sept., $17.95, ISBN 978-0-9842146-8-6); and Yara’s Amazing Nose by Joseph Mccaffrey (Sept., $17.95, ISBN 978-0-9842146-9-3), ages 5 to 10.


Only Cows Allowed by Lynn Plourde, illus. by Rebecca Harrison Reed (Aug., $16.95; ISBN 978-0-89272-790-2) Bossy cows refuse to let the other farm animals into the barn. Ages 5 to 8.

Lost Trail: Nine Days Alone in the Wilderness by Donn Fendler, illus. by Ben Bishop and Lynn Plourde (Nov., paper; $14.95; ISBN 978-0-89272-945-6). This graphic novel is based on the true story of a boy lost on a Maine mountain in 1939. Ages 9 to 12.


(S&S, dist.)

Chronicles of the Chosen: The Quest by David Bar Katz (Aug., paper; $6.99; ISBN 978-1-935703-30-3) is a novel by this playwright and screenwriter. Ages 9 to 12.


The Dead Kid Detective Agency by Evan Munday (Sept., paper; $9.95; ISBN 978-1-55022-971-4). A girl befriends the ghosts of five teens, each from a different era of the past. Ages 9 to 12.


My Animal World by Amanda Gulliver (Sept., $18.99; ISBN 978-1-61067-048-7) compiles 15 miniature board books spotlighting animals. Ages 2 to 4.

Cats, Cats (Sept., paper; $5.99; ISBN 978-1-61067-042-5); and Dogs, Dogs (Sept., paper; $5.99; ISBN 978-1-61067-041-8) by Michelle Nelson-Schmidt include mirrors for readers to view which cat or dog they most resemble. Ages 2 to 6.

It’s Almost Time by Debbie Bernstein LaCroix, illus. by Sarah Chalek (Sept., $14.99; ISBN 978-1-93527-985-3). Two friends make their way through a clock-filled house, waiting for different clocks to chime the hour. Ages 3 to 7.

When I Love You at Christmas by David Bedford (Sept., $9.99; ISBN 978-1-61067-039-5) describes the delights of the Christmas season. Ages 3 to 7.

Anna Hibiscus’ Song by Atinuke, illus. by Lauren Tobia (Sept., $15.99; ISBN 978-1-61067-040-1) is a stand-alone picture book starring this series heroine. Ages 3 to 7.

My Christmas Tree (Sept., $14.99; ISBN 978-1-61067-056-2) presents a tree to decorate, plus stickers and ornaments to cut out and color. Ages 3-up.

Acorns and Stew, Too by Ruth Orbach (Sept., $15.99; ISBN 978-1-61067-017-3) is a revised edition of a book originally published over 25 years ago as Acorns and Stew. Ages 4 to 8.

The Big Snuggle-Up by Brian Patten, illus. by Nicola Bayley (Sept., $15.99; ISBN 978-1-61067-036-4). What happens when a scarecrow enters the house, looking for a place to stay? Ages 4 to 8.

A Hockey Story by Richard L. Torrey (Sept., $10.99; ISBN 978-1-61067-053-1) follows a young player on a new team throughout his game day. Ages 4 to 8.

The No. 1 Car Spotter by Atinuke, illus. by Warwick Johnson Cadwell (Sept., paper; $5.99; ISBN 978-1-61067-051-7) launches a series introducing Oluwalase Babatunde Benson, whose hobbies are car-spotting and problem-solving. Ages 7 to 11.

Drawing Horses (Sept., $14.99; ISBN 978-1-61067-062-3); and Drawing Pirates (Sept., $14.99; ISBN 978-1-61067-057-9). These drawing guides include stickers and stencils. Ages 7-up.

I Love People by Francoize Boucher (Sept., paper; $14.99; ISBN 978-1-61067-012-8) is an activity book that reveals how to be a friend, how to make your parents happy, and how to overcome being shy. Ages 8 to 12.

From Pie Town to Yum Yum: Weird and Wacky Place Names Across the United States by Debbie Herman, illus. by Linda Sarah Goldman (Sept., paper; $16.99; ISBN 978-1-935279-79-2) is a compendium of unusual place names and historical tidbits. Ages 8 to 12.

My Fashion Book (Sept., $14.99; ISBN 978-1-61067-059-3); and My Jewelry Book (Sept., $14.99; ISBN 978-1-61067-060-9). These drawing guides for aspiring fashion and jewelry designers contain stickers, stencils, and paper materials. Ages 8-up.

Dying to Tell Me by Sherryl Clark (Sept., $15.99; ISBN 978-1-61067-063-0). A girl who can see things that others can’t tries to make sense of the strange happenings in her new town. Ages 11-up.



Baby’s Very First Noisy Books issues Baby’s Very First Noisy Christmas by Stella Baggott (Sept., $14.99; ISBN 978-0-7945-3128-7), all ages. Joining Baby Board Books is Little Stories for Christmas by Sam Taplin (Sept., $12.99; ISBN 978-0-7945-3183-6), all ages. Very First Words Board Books introduces Very First Christmas Carols by Rosalinde Bonnet (Sept., $6.99; ISBN 978-0-7945-3117-1), ages 1 to 3. Pull-Back Books releases Busy Santa Book by Fiona Watt (Sept., $24.99; ISBN 978-0-7945-3178-2), ages 3-up. That’s Not My Coloring Book gains That’s Not My Christmas Coloring Book by Rachel Wells (Sept., paper; $4.99; ISBN 978-0-7945-3155-3), ages 3-up. New Coloring Books are Christmas Patterns Coloring Book by Kirsteen Rogers (Sept., paper; $5.99; ISBN 978-0-7945-3184-3), ages 4-up. Joining Stencil Cards is First Stencil Cards Christmas by Vicky Arrowsmith (Sept., $8.99; ISBN 978-0-7945-3169-0), ages 4-up. First Sticker Books adds Santa Sticker Book by Sam Taplin (Sept., paper; $6.99; ISBN 978-0-7945-3130-0), ages 3-up; and First Sticker Book Christmas by Jessica Greenwell (Sept., paper; $6.99; ISBN 978-0-7945-2658-0), ages 4-up. And Activity Books welcomes Lots of Things to Find and Color for Christmas by Stella Baggott (Sept., paper; $12.99; ISBN 978-0-7945-3174-4), ages 3-up; Christmas Things to Draw by Fiona Watt (Sept., paper; $8.99; ISBN 978-0-7945-2952-9, ages 6-up.


Uh-Oh! by Mary Newell DePalma (July, $14; ISBN 978-0-8028-5372-1). Using bright watercolor paintings, this nearly wordless book tells of a hapless little dinosaur’s disastrous day. Ages 3 to 7.

Library Lily by Gillian Shields, illus. by Francesca Chessa (Aug., $16; ISBN 978-0-8028-5401-8). Lily loves to read so much that she forgets to do much else. Ages 4 to 8.

Do You Have a Dog? by Eileen Spinelli, illus. by Geraldo Valério (Oct., $16; ISBN 978-0-8028-5387-5). This follow-up to Do You Have a Cat? introduces readers to 11 historical figures through colorful paintings and rhymed descriptions of the cats they owned. Ages 4 to 8.

Meena by Sine van Mol, illus. by Carianne Wijffels (Aug., $17; ISBN 978-0-8028-5394-3). The children on Fly Street are convinced that Meena is a witch, but are things what they seem? Ages 5 to 9.

Otto Carrotto by Chiara Carrer (July, $16; ISBN 978-0-8028-5393-6). Otto can’t get enough of carrots, but what will happen when he eats a few too many? Ages 4 to 8.

Soldier Bear by Bibi Dumon Tak, illus. by Philip Hopman (Sept., $13; ISBN 978-0-8028-5375-2). Based on real events during WWII, this is the story of an orphaned bear cub adopted by a group of Polish soldiers. Ages 8 to 12.


Little Lost Cowboy by Simon Puttock, illus. by Caroline Jayne Church (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-1-60684-259-1). Cowboy Coyote is alone in the desert and can’t find his mother. Ages 2 to 6.

Bye For Now by Kathleen Churchyard (Aug., $15.99; ISBN 978-1-60684-190-7). A girl’s wish to become someone else is granted, with unexpected consequences. Ages 8 to 12.

Vordak the Incomprehensible: Rule the School by Vordak the Incomprehensible (Aug., $13.99; ISBN 978-1-60684-014-6). In this sequel, Vordak is accidentally shrunk and forced to return to school. Ages 8 to 12.

The Code Busters Club, Case #1: The Secret of the Skeleton Key by Penny Warner (Aug., $15.99; ISBN 978-1-60684-162-4). The club must decipher codes to find a hidden treasure. Ages 8 to 12.

The Invisible Order 2: The Fire King by Paul Crilley (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-1-60684-032-0). Emily and friends travel to the past to save London from the Fire King. Ages 8 to 12.

Switch by Tish Cohen (Aug., $8.99; ISBN 978-1-60684-130-3). Andrea Birch discovers the hard way that some wishes do come true. Ages 12-up.

The Shadowing, Book One: Hunted by Adam Slater (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-1-60684-261-4). When Callum’s visions of ghosts start to come true, he realizes a terrible force is at large. Ages 12-up.

Kill You Last by Todd Strasser (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-1-60684-024-5). Shelby Sloan must clear her father’s name and keep her family together in this conclusion to the Thrillogy. Ages 12-up.

You Are My Only by Beth Kephart (Oct., $16.99; ISBN 978-1-60684-272-0). Alternating stories of a mother torn from her child and a reclusive teen escalate. Ages 12-up.

Tris & Izzie by Mette Ivie Harrison (Oct., $16.99; ISBN 978-1-60684-173-0). Izzie’s love potion makes her fall in love with the wrong boy at school. Ages 12-up.

Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick (Aug., $17.99; ISBN 978-1-60684-175-4). After an electromagnetic pulse destroys all electronics and kills millions, survivors must figure out who can be trusted—and who is no longer human. Ages 14-up.

The Mephisto Covenant by Trinity Faegen (Sept., $17.99; ISBN 978-1-60684-170-9). A daughter of Eve falls for a son of Hell in this sizzling debut romance. Ages 14-up.

Blood by K.J. Wignall (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-1-60684-220-1). A 13th-century vampire awakens to solve the mystery behind his past. Ages 14-up.


(IPG/Trafalgar Square, dist.)

Bouncy Bouncy Bedtime by David Bedford, illus. by Russell Julian (Oct., paper; $8.99; ISBN 978-1-4052-5742-8) is a bedtime story about energetic animals and a sleepy elephant. Ages 3 to 5.

Arthur and the Meanies by Jan Fearnley (Sept., paper; $8.99; ISBN 978-1-4052-5380-2). Arthur the elephant wants to play, but the other animals say he’s too big. Ages 3 to 5.


Red Bananas adds Colly’s Barn by Michael Morpurgo, illus. by Ian Andrew (Sept., paper; $5.99; ISBN 978-1-4052-0255-8), ages 5 to 7; and Dudley’s Muddley Day: A Silly Safari Book by Josh Webb, illus. by Gabriele Antonini (Dec., paper; $5.99; ISBN 978-1-4052-5948-4), ages 6 to 8. Joining Blue Bananas are Hedgehogs Do Not Like Heights by Patricia Forde, illus. by Joelle Dreidemy (Sept., paper; $5.99; ISBN 978-1-4052-5432-8); and Dilly and the Birthday Treat by Tony Bradman, illus. by Susan Hellard (Nov., paper; $5.99; ISBN 978-1-4052-5303-1), ages 5 to 7. The Zelah Green series offers Zelah Green by Vanessa Curtis (Oct., paper; $7.99; ISBN 978-1-4052-5505-9), ages 12 to 14. And Black Ops issues Urban Assassin by Jim Eldridge (Oct., paper; $8.99; ISBN 978-1-4052-5477-9), ages 12-up.


(BookMasters, dist.)

Treasures at the Museum by Deborra Richardson (Sept., paper; $5.99; ISBN 978-0-9824945-1-6). Visiting a museum, two siblings see what goes on behind the scenes and learn about their family’s treasures. Ages 6 to 10.

The Diva Girl’s Guide to Style and Self-Respect by Cheryl Wadlington and Beard Sonya (Oct., paper; $12.95; ISBN 978-0-9824945-7-8). This guide aims to help teenage girls make wise decisions. Ages 13 to 18.


People by Blexbolex (Sept., $19.95; ISBN 978-1-59270-110-0) presents a visual lexicon of humans. All ages.

Pomelo Begins to Grow by Ramona Badescu, illus. by Benjamin Chaud (Sept., $16.95; ISBN 978-1-59270-111-7). An elephant thinks about growing up and what he wants to do. Ages 4 to 7.

Kangaroo for Christmas by James Flora (Oct., $16.95; ISBN 978-1-59270-113-1) is a holiday tall tale starring a girl, her kangaroo, and her grandmother. Ages 4 to 8.


Stories without Words releases Rooster’s Revenge by Béatrice Rodriguez (Sept., $14.95; ISBN 978-1-59270-112-4), all ages.


(IPG/Trafalgar Square, dist.)

Tales from Ancient Worlds by Shahrukh Husain, illus. by Bee Willey (Oct., paper; $17.99, ISBN 978-0-237-54383-9) is an anthology of myths from six ancient civilizations. Ages 11-up.


Twisters Rhymers offers four titles by Christine Moorcroft: Now, Now, Brown Cow!, illus. by Tim Archbold (Oct., paper; $6.99, ISBN 978-0-237-54256-6); Old Joe Rowan, illus. by Elisabeth Eudes-Pascal (Oct., paper; $6.99, ISBN 978-0-237-54258-0); Pear Under the Stairs, illus. by Lisa Williams (Oct., paper; $6.99, ISBN 978-0-237-54253-5); and Pie in the Sky, illus. by Stefania Colnaghi (Oct., paper; $6.99, ISBN 978-0-237-54257-3), ages 5 to 7. Shades presents Animal Lab by Malcolm Rose (Sept., paper; $7.99, ISBN 978-0-237-53616-9); Asteroid by Malcolm Rose (Sept., paper; $7.99, ISBN 978-0-237-53809-5); Off the Rails by Anne Rooney (Nov., paper; $7.99, ISBN 978-0-237-54134-7); Mind’s Eye by Gillian Philip (Nov., paper; $7.99, ISBN 978-0-237-53615-2); and Rising Tide by Anne Rooney (Nov., paper; $7.99, ISBN 978-0-237-53948-1), ages 11 to 13. And Graphic Dickens gains Great Expectations (Sept., paper; $12.99, ISBN 978-0-237-53622-0); and Oliver Twist (Sept., paper; $12.99, ISBN 978-0-237-53654-1) by Charles Dickens and Hilary Burningham, illus. by Chris Rowlatt, ages 11-up.


(IPG, dist.)


Tara and Ash-ting welcomes Tara and the Talking Kitten Meet a Unicorn by Diana Cooper, illus. by Kate Shannon (Oct., $8.95; ISBN 978-1-84409-557-5), ages 7 to 9.



New Shape Books are Mysteries of Egypt by Oldrich Ruzicka, illus. by Tomas Tuma (Oct., $16.95; ISBN 978-1-55407-934-6); Gladiators by Tuma (Oct., $16.95; ISBN 978-1-55407-932-2); and Maya, Aztecs and Incas by Ruzicka, illus. by Pavia Kleinova (Oct., $16.95; ISBN 978-1-55407-933-9), ages 7-up. And Exploring the World of... presents three books by Tracy C. Read: Exploring the World of Owls (Sept., $16.95; ISBN 978-1-55407-883-7; paper; $6.95; ISBN 978-1-55407-957-5); Exploring the World of Cougars (Sept., $16.95; ISBN 978-1-55407-785-4; paper; $6.95; ISBN 978-1-55407-956-8); and Exploring the World of Bees (Sept., $16.95; ISBN 978-1-55407-882-0; paper; $6.95; ISBN 978-1-55407-955-1), ages 9 to 12.


Tadeo’s Search for Circles by Marion Brooker and Kyrsten Brooker (Nov., $18.95; ISBN 978-1-55455-173-6). A boy’s search for the perfect circle takes him on a fantastical journey around the world. Ages 6-up.

Dog Breath by Carolyn Beck and Brooke Kerrigan (Nov., $18.95; ISBN 978-1-55455-180-4). A dog bed, a rubber ball, and a favorite bone are among the items left behind that stir up memories of a child’s best friend. Ages 7-up.

Breakfast on a Dragon’s Tail: and Other Book Bites by Martin Springett (Oct., $18.95; ISBN 978-1-55455-200-9) collects book covers and a part of each story, which readers are encouraged to finish. Ages 9-up.

Rick Hansen by Don Quinlan (Nov., $22.95; ISBN 978-1-55455-195-8; paper; $9.95; ISBN 978-1-55455-196-5) is a biography of this athlete who suffered a spinal cord injury at the age of 15 and went on to participate in the Paralympics. Ages 9-up

Visions by Eric Walters (Nov., paper; $9.95; ISBN 978-1-55455-122-4). Two boys helping their scientist mother with her muskox-observing mission suddenly find themselves speaking Inuktitut and having nightmare visions. Ages 10-up Trouble in the Hills by Helaine Becker (Oct., paper; $9.95; ISBN 978-1-55455-174-3). After a mountain biking accident, a boy encounters a trio of kidnappers, the girl who escaped them, and a gang of drug runners. Ages 12-up.

Yellow Mini by Lori Weber (Oct., paper; $11.95; ISBN 978-1-55455-199-6) brings together the free-verse narratives of a teen whose father has recently died and several of his peers. Ages 14-up.


Rainbow Crow by David Bouchard and David Jean (Nov., $24.95; ISBN 978-0-88995-458-8) tells the story of a bird who flew into the heavens to bring fire back to the cold earth. Ages 8-up.

Timber Wolf by Caroline Pignat (Oct., paper; $12.95; ISBN 978-0889954595). In the third book of the saga of the Byrne family, Jack is injured in the wilderness and comes to terms with his past. Ages 12-up.

Falling for Henry by Beverley Brenna (Nov., paper; $12.95; ISBN 978-0-88995-442-7). A teen is transported back to the days of Henry VIII’s teenage years, where she inhabits the body of Katherine of Aragon. Ages 12-up.

Dumb Luck by Lesley Choyce (Oct., paper; $12.95; ISBN 978-0-88995-465-6). When Brandon survives a fall, his doctor suggests he’s lucky and should buy a lottery ticket, which wins him millions—and lots of trouble. Ages 12-up.

Born Ugly by Beth Goobie (Sept., paper; $12.95; ISBN 978-0-88995-457-1) follows the journey of a teen as she overcomes her fears and addictions and learns to stand up for herself against abuse and bullying. Ages 14-up.


The Busy Life of Ernestine Buckmeister by Linda Ravin Lodding, illus. by Suzanne Beaky (Sept., $16.95; ISBN 978-0-9799746-9-4). After Ernestine’s parents over-schedule her after-school hours, she opts to play instead. Ages 5 to 7.


(SteinerBooks, dist.)

Ginger Nut by Chani McBain, illus. by Joanne Nethercott (July, paper; $11.95; ISBN 978-0-86315-805-6). Fed up with being the only blond in a family of redheads, Calum decides to turn his hair ginger. Ages 3 to 6.

How to Make a Heron Happy by Lari Don, illus. by Nicola O’Byrne (July, $11.95; ISBN 978-0-86315-804-9) shows how a drab inner-city park is brought to life. Ages 3 to 6.

The Helpful Elves by August Kopisch, illus. by Beatrice Braun-Fock (Sept., $17.95; ISBN 978-0-86315-815-5). Elves star in this picture book based on a poem. Ages 3 to 6.

Wee Granny’s Magic Bag by Elizabeth McKay, illus. by Maria Bogade (Nov., paper; $11.95; ISBN 978-0-86315-844-5). What will appear next from granny’s magic bag? Ages 3 to 6.

Lewis Clowns Around by Lynne Rickards, illus. by Gabby Grant (Nov., paper; $11.95; ISBN 978-0-86315-843-8). A puffin misfit learns that it’s okay to be different. Ages 3 to 6.

Little Fairy Can’t Sleep by Daniela Drescher (Sept., $16.95; ISBN 978-0-86315-825-4) offers a dreamlike bedtime story. Ages 3 to 7.

The Tomtes’ Christmas Porridge by Sven Nordqvist (Sept., $17.95; ISBN 978-0-86315-824-7) is a holiday story inspired by a Swedish Christmas tradition. Ages 4 to 7.

Cloudberry Castle: Ballet School Secrets by Janey Louise Jones (Nov., paper; $9.95; ISBN 978-0-86315-839-1) continues Katie's ballet adventures. Ages 6 to 9.

Dragon Seeker by Anne Forbes (July, paper; $11.95; ISBN 978-0-86315-808-7). In his quest for power, Lord Jezail unearths a magic sword with its own agenda. Ages 8 to 12.

Soldier’s Game by James Kilgore (Sept., paper; $9.95; ISBN 978-0-86315-838-4) is based on the true story of the 16th Royal Scots, the Heart of Midlothian Battalion. Ages 8 to 12.

Legends of King Arthur by Isabel Wyatt (Sept., paper; $16.95; ISBN 978-0-86315-830-8) retells Arthurian tales. Ages 9 to 15.

Milon and the Lion by Jakob Streit (Nov., paper; $16.95; ISBN 978-0-86315-841-4) is a story set in the world of the early Christians. Ages 10 to 12.


(PGW, dist.)

The Cat and the Fiddle: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes by Jackie Morris (Oct., $19.95; ISBN 978-1-84507-987-1) is an illustrated collection of 40 traditional rhymes. Ages 1 to 6.

My Bear Griz by Suzanne McGinness (Sept., $17.95; ISBN 978-1-84780-113-5) recounts a boy’s adventures with his grizzly bear. Ages 2 to 6.

Batty by Sarah Dyer (Sept., $16.95; ISBN 978-1-84780-084-8). Determined to be popular like the other animals, Batty tries to impress visitors at the zoo. Ages 3 to 6.

Rangoli: Discovering the Art of Indian Decoration by Anuradha Ananth, illus. by Shailja Jain (Sept., $11.95; ISBN 978-1-84780-179-1). Every morning, Ajji’s village is decorated with rangolis, patterns made from flour, sugar, grains, sand, or beads. Ages 3 to 6.

The Grizzly Bear with the Frizzly Hair by Sean Taylor, illus. by Hannah Shaw (Oct., $17.95; ISBN 978-1-84780-085-5; paper; $8.95; ISBN 978-1-84780-144-9). A rabbit attempts to talk his way out of a fix when a bear plans to eat him for lunch. Ages 3 to 6.

Dave and Violet by Sarah Adams (Aug., $17.95; ISBN 978-1-84780-052-7). Violet’s best friend, a friendly but shy dragon, finally learns how to fit in. Ages 4 to 7.

Bumblebee by J.V. Wilson, illus. by Adrienne Kennaway (Sept., $16.95; ISBN 978-1-84780-008-4) tells of a queen bee’s search for a site to build a colony. Ages 4 to 7.

My Two Grandads by Floella Benjamin, illus. by Margaret Chamberlain (Aug., $16.95; ISBN 978-1-84780-060-2). One of Aston’s grandfathers played in a steel band, the other, trumpet in a brass band, and the boy wants to learn to play both. Ages 5 to 8.

A Stork in a Baobab Tree: An African 12 Days of Christmas by Catherine House, illus. by Polly Alakija (Oct., $17.95; ISBN 978-1-84780-116-6) sets this carol in an African village. Ages 5 to 8.

Aesop’s Fables by Beverley Naidoo, illus. by Piet Grobler (Oct., $18.95; ISBN 978-1-84780-007-7) compiles 16 classic fables. Ages 5 to 11.

Draw with Joan Miró by Ana Salvador (Sept., paper; $12.95; ISBN 978-1-84780-272-9) aims to inspire young artists using the work of this Catalan painter. Ages 6 to 9.

Becoming Me: A Story of Creation by Martin Boroson, illus. by Christopher Gilvan-Cartwright (Oct., paper; $8.95; ISBN 978-1-84780-275-0) examines how we came to be and the meaning of our existence. Ages 6 to 9.

Nature Adventures, illus. by Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom (Sept., $18.95; ISBN 978-1-84780-088-6) reveals how nature adventures can happen anywhere, any time. Ages 6 to 9.

The Mermaid of Warsaw: And Other Tales from Poland by Richard Monte, illus. by Paul Hess (Nov., paper; $8.95; ISBN 978-1-84780-164-7) rounds up eight stories. Ages 8 to 11.

Charles Dickens: Scenes from an Extraordinary Life, illus. by Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom (Nov., $18.95; ISBN 978-1-84780-187-6) is a picture-book biography. Ages 8 to 12.

Beatrice’s Dream: A Story of Kibera Slum by Karen Lynn Williams and Wendy Stone (Sept., $17.95; ISBN 978-1-84780-019-0). A teenage orphan living in a Kenyan shantytown describes her life. Ages 9 to 12.

Aftershock by Bernard Ashley (Oct., paper; $8.95; ISBN 978-1-84780-055-8). After an earthquake that claims his father’s life, Makis and his mother move to London. Ages 9 to 12.

The Rabbit Girl by Mary Arrigan (Nov., paper; $8.95; ISBN 978-1-84780-156-2). The mystery of the Rabbit Girl picture unravels in two stories, one set in the past, one in the present. Ages 9 to 12.

Almost True by Keren David (Sept., paper; $8.95; ISBN 978-1-84780-101-2). In this sequel to When I Was Joe, Ty and his mother relocate to a quiet town but are pursued by ruthless killers. Ages 12 to 15.


First Experiences adds New Shoes for Helen (Aug., $17.95; ISBN 978-1-84780-128-9); and Omer’s Favorite Place by Ifeoma Onyefulu (Aug., $17.95; ISBN 978-1-84780-241-5), ages 3 to 6. World Alphabets presents R Is for Russia by Vladimir Kabakov and Prodeepta Das (Aug., $17.95; ISBN 978-1-84780-102-9), ages 4 to 7. And The Maya Brown Missions offers Circle of Fire by S.M. Hall (Sept., paper; $8.95; ISBN 978-1-84780-121-0), ages 11 to 14.


I’m Like You, You’re Like Me: A Book About Understanding and Appreciating Each Other by Cindy Gainer, illus. by Miki Sakamoto (Oct., $12.99; ISBN 978-1-57542-383-8). This celebration of diversity includes activities to reinforce the book’s themes. Ages 3 to 8.


Toddler Tools releases On-The-Go Time by Elizabeth Verdick, illus. by Marieka Heinlen (Nov., $7.95; ISBN 978-1-57542-379-1), up to age 4. Our Emotions and Behavior adds But Why Can’t I? (Aug., $12.99; ISBN 978-1-57542-376-0); I’m Not Happy (Aug., $12.99; ISBN 978-1-57542-373-9); Not Fair, Won’t Share (Aug., $12.99; ISBN 978-1-57542-375-3); and Who Feels Scared? (Aug., $12.99; ISBN 978-1-57542-374-6) by Sue Graves, illus. by Desideria Guicciardini, ages 4 to 8.