Crewel (FSG BYR, Oct.)
From the founder of theconnectedmom.com blog comes this debut dystopian novel with a plucky female protagonist, who unravels the truth about her world. Ages 12-up.
Katherine Applegate and
Eve & Adam (Macmillan/Feiwel and Friends, Oct.)
The husband-and-wife team behind the Animorphs series offer a futuristic take on the Biblical creation myth. Ages 13-18.
Sophia’s War: A Tale of the Revolution (S&S/Beach Lane, Sept.)
Young Sophia Calderwood does her best to expose treachery during the American Revolution before it’s too late, in this new historical novel by the Newbery Medalist. Ages 8-12.
Ivy and Bean Make the Rules (Chronicle, Aug.)
In book #9 of the series, illustrated by Sophie Blackall, quiet Ivy and her rambunctious friend Bean decide to start their own camp. Ages 6-10.
Reached (Dutton, Nov.)
This is Condie’s only regional show appearance to promote the eagerly awaited final novel in her dystopian trilogy, which began with Matched. Ages 12-up.
Will Sparrow’s Road (HMH/Clarion, Nov.)
Market fairs in Elizabethan England form the backdrop for the Newbery Medalist’s tale of the adventures of a 13-year-old runaway. Ages 10-14.
Infinity Ring Book 1: A Mutiny in Time (Scholastic, Sept.) and The Kill Order (Delacorte, Aug.)
The children’s fantasy author is launching a multi-platform, middle-grade time travel series and has just published a prequel to his bestselling Maze Runner trilogy for teens.
Candace Fleming and
Oh, No! (RH Children’s/Schwartz & Wade)
Readers will be saying “oh, yes” to the first picture collaboration between Fleming and Rohmann, who won the Caldecott for My Friend Rabbit. In a starred review, PW predicted the new title could become a classic. Ages 3-up.
The Sandman: The Story of Sanderson Mansnoozie (S&S/Atheneum, Oct.)
Toothiana, Queen of the Tooth Fairy Armies (S&S/Atheneum BYR, Oct.)
The Academy Award-winner offers two additions to his Guardians of Childhood series: a picture book on the Sandman for ages 4-8 and a chapter book for ages 7-11.
Origin (Penguin/Razorbill, Sept.)
There’s a lot of buzz about this debut YA novel written by a 22-year-old. The recent sale of the movie rights has built up even more anticipation for this action-romance set in the Amazon jungle. Ages 12-up.
Ask the Passengers (Little, Brown, Oct.)
The 2011 Printz Honor author tells the story of a girl who copes with her sexuality by sending messages of love to the passengers in the planes flying over her backyard. Ages 15-up.
This Is Not My Hat (Candlewick, Oct.)
The follow-up to I Want My Hat Back, which won the E.B. White Read-Aloud Award, features a tiny fish and his round blue topper. Ages 3-6.
Good News, Bad News (Chronicle, July)
In a starred review, PW called this clever picture book about Rabbit and Mouse’s picnic “flat-out hilarious.” Ages 3-6.
The Boxcar Children Beginning: The Aldens of Meadow Farm (Albert Whitman, Aug.)
The Newbery Medalist has written a prequel to the classic series, about the year before the four Alden children became orphans. Ages 7-10.
The High Skies Adventures of Blue Jay the Pirate (Candlewick, Sept.)
The renowned illustrator’s debut novel features a swashbuckling avian crew. Ages 8-11.
Jangles: A Big Fish Story (Scholastic, Oct.)
The story of the biggest fish in the Big Lake should reel in young readers, in the latest picture book by the creator of Oh, David! Ages 4-8.
Dinosaur vs. Santa (Disney-Hyperion, Sept.)
This picture book brings together two children’s favorites: a dinosaur and Kris Kringle. Ages 2-6.
The Raven Boys (Scholastic Press, Sept.)
The author of the Shiver trilogy introduces a new series, The Raven Cycle, about the daughter of a clairvoyant mother. Ages 12-up.
Sarah Stewart and David Small
The Quiet Place (FSG, Sept.)
The husband-and-wife team behind the Caldecott Honor-winning The Gardener tell the story of a Mexican girl who moves with her family to the U.S. Ages 5-up.
Days of Blood and Starlight (Little Brown BYR, Nov.)
In the sequel to Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Karou must come to terms with her identity. Ages 15+
Bear Says Thanks (S&S/McElderry, Sept.)
In the latest addition to this picture book series, illustrated by Jane Chapman, Bear invites his friends to a huge thank-you feast. Ages 3-6.