Baby, Come Away by Victoria Adler, illus. by David Walker (Nov., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-374-30480-5) celebrates imagination and mother-baby love. Ages 1 to 4.

This Baby by Kate Banks, illus. by Gabi Swiatkowska (July, $16.99; ISBN 978-0-374-37514-0) is aimed at children awaiting the arrival of a new sibling. Ages 3 to 6.

The Twins’ Blanket by Hyewon Yum (Aug., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-374-37972-8). Twins star in this book about sharing and independence. Ages 3 to 6.

Solomon Crocodile by Catherine Rayner (Dec., $15.99; ISBN 978-0-374-38064-9) is a tale geared to children who sometimes chase away potential friends. Ages 2 to 6.

Orani: My Father’s Village by Claire A. Nivola (July, $16.99; ISBN 978-0-374-35657-6) spotlights daily life in a Sardinian village. Ages 4 to 8.

Desert Elephants by Helen Cowcher (Aug., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-374-31774-4) shows how people work to save the elephants of Mali. Ages 5 to 8.

The One and Only Stuey Lewis: Stories from the Second Grade by Jane Schoenberg, illus. by Cambria Evans (July, $15.99; ISBN 978-0-374-37292-7). Linked stories reveal how Stuey survives second grade. Ages 6 to 9.

The Map of Me by Tami Lewis Brown (Aug., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-374-35655-2). Two sisters commandeer their father’s car to go in search of their mother. Ages 8 to 12.

The Ghosts of Gribblesea Pier by Deborah Abela (Oct; $15.99; ISBN 978-0-374-36239-3) involves jugglers and circus tents, love and friendship, ghosts and magic. Ages 8 to 12.

Silhouetted by the Blue by Traci L. Jones (July, $16.99; ISBN 978-0-374-36914-9) centers on an African-American tween who’s juggling far more than her fair share. Ages 10 to 14.

Lunch-Box Dream by Tony Abbott (July, $16.99; ISBN 978-0-374-34673-7) relays a story about racial tensions in 1959 America. Ages 10 to 14.

Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos (Sept., $15.99; ISBN 978-0-374-37993-3). Blending fact and fiction, this novel chronicles the hometown misadventures of a boy named Jack Gantos. Ages 10 to 14.

Queen of Hearts by Martha Brooks (Aug., $17.99; ISBN 978-0-374-34229-6) offers a portrait of a teen’s journey through a TB sanatorium in the 1940s. Ages 12 to 17.

All These Things I’ve Done by Gabrielle Zevin (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-374-30210-8) is a novel about an unlikely romance, a mafiya family, and the ties that bind. Ages 12 to 17.

Desert Angel by Charlie Price (Oct; $15.99; ISBN 978-0-374-31775-1) What will it take for the hunted to turn hunter? Ages 12 to 17.

Just Your Average Princess by Kristina Springer (Oct; $15.99; ISBN 978-0-374-36150-1). Jamie’s dreams of being the next Pumpkin Princess are squashed when her famous cousin arrives in town. Ages 12 to 17.


Moomin’s Little Book Of... welcomes Moomin and the Birthday Button by Tove Jansson (Dec., $12.99; ISBN 978-0-374-35050-5), ages 2 to 6. Huey and Julian return in Spunky Tells All by Ann Cameron, illus. by Lauren Castillo (Oct; $15.99; ISBN 978-0-374-38000-7), ages 8 to 11. Kronos Chronicles concludes with The Jewel of the Kalderash by Marie Rutkoski (Oct; $16.99; ISBN 978-0-374-33678-3), ages 10 to 14. Escape from Furnace adds Death Sentence by Alexander Gordon Smith (Aug., $15.99; ISBN 978-0-374-32494-0), ages 12 to 17. And Death Cloud adds Rebel Fire by Andrew Lane (Nov., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-374-38768-6), ages 12-up.


Dot by Patricia Intriago (Aug., $14.99; ISBN 978-0-374-31835-2). Follow dots through the day in this concept book about opposites. Ages 3 to 6.

Samantha on a Roll by Linda Ashman, illus. by Christine Davenier (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-374-36399-4). A girl zooms through town on her new roller skates. Ages 4 to 8.

The Money We’ll Save by Brock Cole (Oct; $16.99; ISBN 978-0-374-35011-6). During the Christmas season, a turkey causes turmoil for a family. Ages 4 to 9.

With a Name Like Love by Tess Hilmo (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-374-38465-4). Olivene Love is determined to free an innocent woman in this murder mystery set in 1950s Arkansas. Ages 10 to 14.

A Month of Sundays by Ruth White (Oct; $16.99; ISBN 978-0-374-39912-2) is a story about churches, family, and forgiveness. Ages 10 to 14.

Without Tess by Marcella Pixley (Oct; $16.99; ISBN 978-0-374-36174-7). Sometimes growing up means letting go—even of those we love the most. Ages 12 to 17.


Max’s Castle by Kate Banks, illus. by Boris Kulikov (Oct; $16.99; ISBN 978-0-374-39919-1). Max and his brothers experience the dangers and thrills of life in a castle. Ages 4 to 8.

The Masterwork of a Painting Elephant by Michelle Cuevas, illus. by Ed Young (Oct; $15.99; ISBN 978-0-374-34854-0) is a debut novel about beauty, love, and sacrifice—as viewed from atop an elephant. Ages 6 to 12.

My Brother’s Shadow by Monika Schröder (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-374-35122-9). In 1918 Germany, a boy wonders which side of his politically divided family is right. Ages 12 to 17.

The Survival Kit by Donna Freitas (Oct; $16.99; ISBN 978-0-374-39917-7) is a romantic celebration of memories and new beginnings. Ages 12 to 17.


The Belly Book by Fran Manushkin, illus. by Dan Yaccarino (Nov., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-312-64958-6) celebrates all kinds of bellies. Ages 2 to 5.

Miss Lina’s Ballerinas and the Prince by Grace Maccarone, illus. by Christine Davenier (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-312-64963-0) tells of ballerinas and a charming prince. Ages 3 to 6.

The Lost and Found Pony by Tracy Dockray (July, $16.99; ISBN 978-0-312-59259-2). Long after a girl’s dream pony is taken from her, the two are reunited. Ages 4 to 8.

The Crown on Your Head by Nancy Tillman (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-312-64521-2) examines what makes every child special. Ages 4 to 8.

Chocolate Me! by Taye Diggs, illus. by Shane Evans (Nov., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-312-60326-7) is a story about being teased—and the importance of what’s on the inside. Ages 4 to 8.

Love of the Game by John Coy (Aug., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-312-37331-3). Boy athletes try to navigate middle school. Ages 8 to 12.

Killer Koalas from Outer Space: and Lots of Other Very Bad Stuff That Will Make Your Brain Explode! by Andy Griffiths, illus. by Terry Denton (Oct; $12.99; ISBN 978-0-312-36789-3) rounds up stories about silly creatures. Ages 8 to 12.

Ten Rules for Living with My Sister by Ann M. Martin (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-312-36766-4) Two sisters must share a room after their ailing grandfather moves in. Ages 9 to 12.

Body of Water by Sarah Dooley (Oct; $16.99; ISBN 978-0-312-61254-2) is a redemptive story about a girl who has lost her home and her dog. Ages 10 to 14.

An Elephant in the Garden by Michael Morpurgo (Oct; $16.99; ISBN 978-0-312-59369-8). Refugees flee Dresden during WWII with an elephant. Ages 10 to 14.

Slayers by C.J. Hill (Nov., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-312-61414-0) When dragon eggs fall into the wrong hands, the Slayers must keep them from hatching. Ages 12 to 17.

The Lunatic’s Curse by F.E. Higgins (Aug., $15.99; ISBN 978-0-312-56682-1) is a mystery involving treachery, greed, revenge, and lunacy. Ages 10 to 14.

Stick by Andrew Smith (Oct; $17.99; ISBN 978-0-312-61341-9) is a novel about the bond between brothers. Ages 14 to 19.


Fairy School Dropout adds Fairy School Dropout Over the Rainbow by Meredith Badger (July, $12.99; ISBN 978-0-312-66682-8), ages 7 to 9. Breyer Horse Collection welcomes Chico’s Challenge: The Story of an American Quarter Horse by Jessie Haas (Nov., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-312-66679-8), ages 9 to 14. Halo offers Hades by Alexandra Adornetto (Aug., $17.99; ISBN 978-0-312-65627-0), ages 12 to 17. Joining Theatre Illuminata is So Silver Bright by Lisa Mantchev (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-312-38098-4), ages 12 to 17. And Wereling continues with Blood Wolf by Steve Feasey (Dec., paper; $9.99; ISBN 978-0-312-65352-1), ages 12 to 17.


The Babies on the Bus by Karen Katz (July, $14.99; ISBN 978-0-8050-9011-6) presents this sing-along favorite featuring babies on a bus. Ages 3 to 5.

Who Has These Feet? by Laura Hulbert, illus. by Erik Brooks (Aug., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-8050-8907-3) takes a look at various feet. Ages 3 to 7.

Jack and the Beanstalk by Nina Crews (July, $16.99; ISBN 978-0-8050-8765-9) retells this classic tale. Ages 4 to 7.

The Perfect Christmas by Eileen Spinelli, illus. by JoAnn Adinolfi (Oct; $16.99; ISBN 978-0-8050-8702-4) is a companion to The Perfect Thanksgiving. Ages 4 to 7.

Christmas Eve Good Night by Doug Cushman (Oct; $12.99; ISBN 978-0-8050-6603-6) shows how everyone at the North Pole says good night. Ages 4 to 7.

Melvin and the Boy by Lauren Castillo (July, $16.99; ISBN 978-0-8050-8929-5). A boy realizes that he can’t be happy unless his pet is too. Ages 4 to 8.

Cows to the Rescue by John Himmelman (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-8050-9249-3). This companion to Chickens to the Rescue introduces another band of heroic animals. Ages 4 to 8.

Maggie and Oliver or a Bone of One’s Own by Valerie Hobbs, illus. by Jennifer Thermes (Oct; $15.99; ISBN 978-0-8050-9294-3) relays the adventures of an orphan girl and an orphaned dog in turn-of-the-century Boston. Ages 8 to 12.

Breaking Stalin’s Nose by Eugene Yelchin (Sept., $15.99; ISBN 978-0-8050-9216-5) is the story of the unraveling of a boy’s world. Ages 9 to 12.

Guardian of the Green Hill by Laura L. Sullivan (Oct; $16.99; ISBN 978-0-8050-8985-1) is a sequel to Under the Green Hill. Ages 9 to 12.

Blizzard of Glass: The Halifax Explosion of 1917 by Sally M. Walker (Nov., $18.99; ISBN 978-0-8050-8945-5) tells of the largest man-made explosion prior to the atomic bomb. Ages 10 to 14.

Saga of the Sioux: An Adaptation of Dee Brown’s Bury My Heart at Wounded Kneeby Dee Brown and Dwight Jon Zimmerman (Oct; $18.99; ISBN 978-0-8050-9364-3) adapts this classic. Ages 10 to 15.

Amplified by Tara Kelly (Oct; $16.99; ISBN 978-0-8050-9296-7). Jasmine has terrible stage fright, nowhere to live, and rock-star dreams. Ages 14 to 19.

Return to Daemon Hall: Evil Roots by Andrew Nance, illus. by Coleman Polhemus (July, $16.99; ISBN 978-0-8050-8748-2) is a sequel to Daemon Hall. Ages 12 to 17.

Pearl by Jo Knowles (July, $16.99; ISBN 978-0-8050-9207-3) Pearl and Henry are misfits, best friends, and possibly each other’s first love. Ages 12 to 17.

The Fox Inheritance by Mary E. Pearson (Aug., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-8050-8829-8) is a follow-up to The Adoration of Jenna Fox. Ages 12 to 17.

Unison Spark by Andy Marino (Nov., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-8050-9293-6) involves an all-knowing social network. Ages 12 to 17.


Rainbow Street Shelter debuts with Lost! A Dog Called Bear (Aug., $15.99; ISBN 978-0-8050-8931-8); and Missing! A Cat Called Buster (Nov., $15.99; ISBN 978-0-8050-8932-5) by Wendy Orr, illus. by Susan Boase, ages 7 to 10.


The Construction Crew by Lynn Meltzer, illus. by Carrie Eko-Burgess (Nov., $14.99; ISBN 978-0-8050-8884-7). Trucks pitch in to help build a house. Ages 3 to 5.

A Is for Autumn by Robert Maass (Aug., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-8050-9093-2). Photos illustrate this alphabetical exploration of autumn. Ages 4 to 7.

Same, Same But Different by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-8050-8946-2). An American boy and an Indian boy become pen pals and celebrate their similar worlds. Ages 4 to 7.

Cool City by Sean Kenney (Oct; $12.99; ISBN 978-0-8050-8762-8) A master LEGO designer constructs cities. Ages 4 to 8.

Henry’s Heart: A Boy, His Heart, and a New Best Friend by Charise Mericle Harper (Nov., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-8050-8989-9). What could be making Henry’s heart beat faster? Ages 5 to 8.

My Life as a Stuntboy by Janet Tashjian (Oct; $13.99; ISBN 978-0-8050-8904-2) is a companion novel to My Life as a Book. Ages 9 to 12.

Wonkenstein by Obert Skye (Sept., $12.99; ISBN 978-0-8050-9268-4) launches the Creature in My Closet series starring a creature who resembles Willy Wonka and Frankenstein. Ages 9 to 12.

Melody Burning by Whitley Strieber (Dec., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-8050-9327-8). A boy risks all, including his secret and his life, to save a teen rock star. Ages 12 to 17.


It’s a Little Book by Lane Smith (Aug., $7.99; ISBN 978-1-59643-758-6) is a board book companion to It's a Book. Ages 1 to 2.

Moving House by Mark Siegel (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-1-59643-635-0) On moving day, a house takes matters into its own hands. Ages 3 to 6.

Jackhammer Sam by Peter Mandel, illus. by David Catrow (Nov., $16.99; ISBN 978-1-59643-034-1) is a tale that pays tribute to the jackhammer. Ages 4 to 7.

Bone Dog by Eric Rohmann (July, $16.99; ISBN 978-1-59643-150-8). A boy's skeleton dog comes to his rescue. Ages 4 to 8.

Grandpa Green by Lane Smith (Aug., $16.99; ISBN 978-1-59643-607-7). A boy guides readers through a tour of his grandfather’s exceptional topiary garden. Ages 5 to 9.

Rachel Spinelli Punched Me in the Face by Paul Acampora (Aug., $15.99; ISBN 978-1-59643-548-3). After his mother leaves, a boy learns about new beginnings and the power of forgiveness. Ages 8 to 12.

The Other Felix by Keir Graff (Oct; $15.99; ISBN 978-1-59643-655-8). Felix’s monsters aren’t under his bed—they’re in his dreams. Ages 8 to 12.

Zombie Tag by Hannah Moskowitz (Dec., $15.99; ISBN 978-1-59643-720-3). When his brother comes back from the dead, Wil learns that zombies aren’t the best siblings. Ages 9 to 12.

Into the Trap by Craig Moodie (July, $15.99; ISBN 978-1-59643-585-8) is an adventure about thieves, fishing, and two boys who lay a trap that saves the day. Ages 10 to 14.

The Girl Is Murder by Kathryn Miller Haines (July, $16.99; ISBN 978-1-59643-609-1). What does Iris do when her father doesn’t want her help at his detective agency? Ages 12 to 17.

Prized by Caragh M. O’Brien (Nov., $16.99; ISBN 978-1-59643-570-4). Gaia fights for her sister’s survival in this follow-up to Birthmarked. Ages 12 to 17.

12 Things to Do Before You Crash and Burn by James Proimos (Nov., $14.99; ISBN 978-1-59643-595-7). A boy goes to live with his uncle when his father, a bestselling self-help author, dies. Ages 14 to 19.


Bad Kitty is back in A Bad Kitty Christmas by Nick Bruel (Sept., $15.99; ISBN 978-1-59643-668-8), ages 4 to 9. And Mystery at Sea continues with Parrots & Pirates by Elizabeth Levy, illus. by Mordicai Gerstein (Nov., $14.99; ISBN 978-1-59643-463-9), ages 7 to 10.


Coral Reefs by Jason Chin (Oct; $16.99; ISBN 978-1-59643-563-6) This follow-up to Redwoods explores coral reefs. Ages 5 to 9.

Stuff That Scares Your Pants Off! by Glenn Murphy, illus. by Mike Phillips (Aug., paper; $14.99; ISBN 978-1-59643-633-6) examines things that keep kids awake at night. Ages 8 to 12.


Actual Times issues America Is Under Attack: September 11, 2011: The Day the Towers Fell by Don Brown (Aug., $16.99; ISBN 978-1-59643-694-7), ages 6 to 10.


Nursery Rhyme Comics: 50 Timeless Rhymes from 50 Celebrated Cartoonists (Oct; $18.99; ISBN 978-1-59643-600-8) offers a new take on classic rhymes. Ages 3 to 8.

Bake Sale by Sara Varon (Aug., $19.99; ISBN 978-1-59643-740-1). Cupcake needs help with his bakery, but is he looking in the wrong places? Ages 8 to 13.

Americus by MK Reed, illus. by Jonathan David Hill (Aug., $18.99; ISBN 978-1-59643-768-5) When Neal’s favorite series is banned from the library, he leads a campaign to defend the books. Ages 12 to 17.

Feynman by Jim Ottaviani, illus. by Leland Myrick (Aug., $29.99; ISBN 978-1-59643-259-8) is a graphic novel biography of this Nobel Prize-winning physicist. Ages 14-up.

Mush!: Sled Dogs with Issues by Glenn Eichler, illus. by Joe Infurnari (Dec., paper; $17.99; ISBN 978-1-59643-457-8) reveals the existential crises of sled dogs. Ages 16-21.


Olympians welcomes Hera: The Goddess and her Glory by George O’Connor (July, $16.99; ISBN 978-1-59643-724-1), ages 9 to 14. And Defiance joins Resistance by Carla Jablonski, illus. by Leland Purvis (July, paper; $16.99; ISBN 978-1-59643-292-5), ages 12 to 17.


Ten Little Beasties by Rebecca Emberley and Ed Emberley (Aug., $12.99; ISBN 978-1-59643-627-5) is a counting book starring beasties. Ages 2 to 6.

Bandits by Johanna Wright (Aug., $16.99; ISBN 978-1-59643-583-4). A family of raccoons prowls at night. Ages 2 to 6.

Sea of Dreams by Dennis Nolan (Oct; $16.99; ISBN 978-1-59643-470-7). As waves threaten a sandcastle, a light goes and adventure begins for the family who lives within. Ages 3 to 7.

The Princess of Borscht by Leda Schubert, illus. by Bonnie Christensen (Nov., $17.99; ISBN 978-1-59643-515-5). A well-intentioned girl wants to help her grandmother. Ages 4 to 7.

The Prince’s New Pet by Brian Anderson (Dec., $16.99; ISBN 978-1-59643-357-1). A pet brings a splash of color to a kingdom where color has been banned. Ages 4 to 8.


Carl and the Kitten by Alexandra Day (Nov., $15.99; ISBN 978-0-312-68196-8) is a beginning reader starring this canine caregiver. Ages 4 to 6.

The Little Brute Family by Russell Hoban, illus. by Lillian Hoban (Nov., $15.99; ISBN 978-0-312-62138-4) repackages this story in beginning-reader format. Ages 5 to 7.


My Readers welcomes Carl and the Kitten by Alexandra Day (Nov., $15.99; ISBN 978-0-312-68196-8), ages 4 to 6 and Harry Cat and Tucker Mouse: Starring Harry by Thea Feldman, illus. by Aleksey and Olga Ivanov (Nov., $15.99; ISBN 978-0-312-68168-5), ages 5 to 7. And Riley Bloom returns in Dreamland by Alyson Noël (Sept., paper; $7.99; ISBN 978-0-312-56375-2), ages 9 to 12.


The Flyaway Blanket by Allan Peterkin, illus. by Emmeline Pidgen (Nov., $14.95; ISBN 978-1-4338-1047-3; paper; $9.95; ISBN 978-1-4338-1046-6). Carried away by the wind, a child’s blanket journeys through the neighborhood. Ages 3 to 5.

Why Are You So Scared?: A Child’s Book About Parents with PTSD by Beth Andrews, illus. by Katherine Kirkland (Aug., ; $14.95; ISBN 978-1-4338-1045-9; paper; $9.95; ISBN 978-1-4338-1044-2) explains post-traumatic stress disorder and offers exercises for kids and parents to do together. Ages 4 to 8.

New Kid, New Scene: A Guide to Moving and Switching Schools by Debbie Glasser and Emily Schenck (Sept., $14.95; ISBN 978-1-4338-1039-8; paper; $9.95; ISBN 978-1-4338-1038-1). This guide for newcomers to a school includes stories from former new students. Ages 8 to 13.

My Life by Me: A Kid’s Forever Book by Beth Barber (Oct; paper; $14.95; ISBN 978-1-4338-1036-7). This memory book for terminally ill kids includes prompts to help them share their experiences. Ages 8 to 13.

Chillax!: How Ernie Learns to Chill Out, Relax, and Take Charge of His Anger by Marcella Marino Craver, illus. by Amerigo Pinelli (Aug., paper; $9.95; ISBN 978-1-4338-1037-4). A school counselor helps Ernie control and calm himself. Ages 8 to 15.

Mighty Mike Bounces Back: A Boy’s Life with Epilepsy by Robert Skead, illus. by Mike Simmel (Sept., $14.95; ISBN 978-1-4338-1043-5; paper; $9.95; ISBN 978-1-4338-1042-8). A boy with epilepsy starts playing basketball and learns to overcome his worries. Ages 9 to 13.

How to Feel Good: 20 Things Teens Can Do by Tricia Mangan (Sept., paper; $12.95; ISBN 978-1-4338-1040-4) provides exercises and questions to help teens recognize and understand why they feel the way they do. Ages 13 to 18.


10 Turkeys in the Road by Brenda Reeves Sturgis, illus. by David Slonim (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-7614-5847-0) is a counting book starring turkeys that won’t get out of the road. Ages 3 to 6.

Airplanes by Patricia Hubbell, illus. by Megan Halsey (Oct; $7.99; ISBN 978-0-7614-5983-5) portrays airplanes on the go. Ages 3 to 7.

A Dragon Moves in by Lisa Falkenstern (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-7614-5947-7). A baby dragon outgrows his two best friends’ house. Ages 3 to 8.

Hippo Goes Bananas! by Marjorie Dennis Murray, illus. by Kevin O’Malley (Oct; $7.99; ISBN 978-0-7614-5838-8). Hippo’s toothache gets all the animals talking. Ages 3 to 8.

Many Days, One Shabbat by Fran Manushkin, illus. by Maria Monescillo (Oct; $12.99; ISBN 978-0-7614-5965-1). A family celebrates Shabbat. Ages 3 to 8.

If Beaver Had a Fever by Helen Ketteman, illus. by Kevin O’Malley (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-7614-5951-4). Mama Bear imagines she’s a doctor with some creative cures. Ages 4 to 7.

What If Your Best Friend Were Blue? by Vera Kochan, illus. by Viviana Garofoli (Sept., $12.99; ISBN 978-0-7614-5897-5) is a book about colors and character. Ages 4 to 7.

Hello, Bicycle by Ella Boyd and Barbara Starks, illus. by Daniel Griffo (Sept., $12.99; ISBN 978-0-7614-5964-4). A girl abandons her tricycle for her new bike. Ages 4 to 7.

Maddie’s Monster Dad by Scott Gibala-Broxholm (July, $16.99; ISBN 978-0-7614-5846-3). Maddie makes a Monster Dad to play with when her father is too busy. Ages 4 to 8.

Ready! Set! 100th Day! by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace (Sept., $17.99; ISBN 978-0-7614-5956-9). Minna uses math sets to design a 100th Day school project. Ages 4 to 8.

There Was an Odd Princess Who Swallowed a Pea by Jennifer Ward, illus. by Lee Calderon (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-7614-5822-7) gives a familiar song a fairytale spin. Ages 4 to 8.

The Emperor’s Cool Clothes by Lee Harper (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-761-45948-4). A penguin stars in this adaptation of “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” Ages 4 to 8.

Sneeze, Big Bear, Sneeze! by Maureen Wright, illus. by Will Hillenbrand (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-7614-5959-0). Big Bear’s sneezes keep him from hearing what the wind is trying to tell him. Ages 4 to 8.

Little Penguin: The Emperor of Antarctica by Jonathan London, illus. by Julie Olson (Oct; $17.99; ISBN 978-0-7614-5954-5) follows the life journey of an emperor penguin. Ages 4 to 8.

Olive and Snowflake by Tammie Lyon (Oct; $16.99; ISBN 978-0-7614-5955-2). Olive and her dog always get into trouble, so they go to obedience school. Ages 4 to 8.

Shaggy Dogs, Waggy Dogs by Patricia Hubbell, illus. by Donald Wu (Oct; $17.99; ISBN 978-0-7614-5957-6) shows that all kinds of dogs make lovable pets. Ages 4 to 8.

Horses: Trotting! Prancing! Racing! by Patricia Hubbell, illus. by Joe Mathieu (Oct; $17.99; ISBN 978-0-7614-5949-1) spotlights what various horses can do. Ages 4 to 8.

Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah! by Olga and Aleksey Ivanov (Oct; $12.99; ISBN 978-0-7614-5845-6) presents a classic song celebrating Hanukkah. Ages 4 to 8.

Sister Bear: A Norse Tale by Jane Yolen, illus. by Linda Graves (Sept., $17.99; ISBN 978-0-7614-5958-3). A girl takes her dancing bear to show the king, and runs into trolls on the way. Ages 5 to 8.

My Hands Sing the Blues by Jeanne Walker Harvey, illus. by Elizabeth Zunon (Sept., $17.99; ISBN 978-0-7614-5810-4) chronicles a train journey in Romare Bearden’s childhood, inspired by one of his collage paintings. Ages 5 to 8.

The Golem’s Latkes by Eric A. Kimmel, illus. by Aaron Jasinski (Oct; $17.99; ISBN 978-0-7614-5904-0). The golem makes so many latkes that they take over the town. Ages 5 to 8.

Tornado Slim and the Magic Cowboy Hat by Bryan Langdo (Oct; $17.99; ISBN 978-0-7614-5962-0). A cowboy becomes a hero after receiving a magic hat. Ages 5 to 8.

Princess Peepers by Pam Calvert, illus. by Tuesday Mourning (Oct; $7.99; ISBN 978-0-7614-5989-7). A princess discovers that eyeglasses are the way to the prince’s heart. Ages 5 to 9.

Joan of Arc by Demi (Sept., $19.99; ISBN 978-0-7614-5953-8) chronicles the life of this French saint. Ages 8 to 12.

The Great Cheese Conspiracy by Jean Van Leeuwen (Oct; $15.99; ISBN 978-0-7614-5972-9). Tired of gangster movies and movie theater leftovers, mice rob a cheese shop. Ages 7 to 10.

Stan and the Toilet Monster by Steve Shreve (Oct; $12.99; ISBN 978-0-7614-5977-4). Stan finds a mutant chameleon egg in the sewer near his home. Ages 7 to 11.

Barn Boot Blues by Catherine Friend (Oct; $16.99; ISBN 978-0-7614-5827-2). What is life on a farm like after living in a city? Ages 8 to 11.

Alicia Alonso: Prima Ballerina by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand, illus. by Raúl Colón (Sept., $19.99; ISBN 978-0-7614-5562-2) is a free-verse biography of this Cuban ballerina. Ages 10-up.

The Centaur’s Daughter by Ellen Jensen Abbott (Sept., $17.99; ISBN 978-0-7614-5ISBN 978-1) is a sequel to Watersmeet. Ages 12-up.

I.M. Pei: Architect of Time, Place and Purpose by Jill Rubalcaba (Oct; $21.99; ISBN 978-0-7614-5973-6). This biography focuses on six of Pei’s signature buildings. Ages 12-up.

Dragonfly by Julia Golding (Oct; $8.99; ISBN 978-0-7614-6067-1). Two teens are forced to marry to join their kingdoms. Ages 12-up.

The Glass Swallow by Julia Golding (Oct; $17.99; ISBN 978-0-7614-5979-8). In this companion to Dragonfly, a girl who designs stained-glass windows travels to a society on the brink of destruction. Ages 12-up.

Sizzle by Lee McClain (Oct; $16.99; ISBN 978-0-7614-5981-1). A teenage chef must learn to accept other ideas about cooking and assimilate into her new multiethnic family. Ages 12-up.

My Name Is Not Easy by Debby Dahl Edwardson (Oct; $17.99; ISBN 978-0-7614-5980-4). Isolated in a boarding school run by whites, how can Native Alaskan teens survive? Ages 12-up.


Board Buddies greets Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Waking Up? by Michael Sampson and Bill Martin Jr, illus. by Laura J. Bryant (Sept., $7.99; ISBN 978-0-7614-5968-2), ages 1 to 3. And Rocky Cave Kids offers The Dragon Stone by Dian Curtis Regan, illus. by Stacy Curtis (Sept., $15.99; ISBN 978-0-7614-5974-3), ages 7 to 9.


Birds in Our Backyard: Say Hello to Minnesota’s Feathered Friends by Bill Marchel and Adele Porter (Oct; $16.95; ISBN 978-0-87351-836-9) showcases this state’s birds throughout the seasons. All ages.


Big Little Brother by Kevin Kling, illus. by Chris Monroe (Nov., $17.95; ISBN 978-0-87351-844-4) traces a familiar arc from sibling rivalry to brotherly love. Ages 4 to 8.


The Summer of Hammers and Angels by Shannon Wiersbitzky (July, $18.95; ISBN 978-1-60898-111-3). A girl gets by with a little help from some new friends. Ages 9 to 13.

Eddie’s War by Carol Fisher Saller (Aug., $18.95; ISBN 978-1-60898-108-3). This free-verse novel chronicles a boy’s life during WWII. Ages 9 to 13.

Waiting to Forget by Sheila Welsh (Sept., $18.95; ISBN 978-1-60898-114-4). Two siblings transition from the foster care system to an adoptive family. Ages 9 to 13.

No Name Baby by Nancy Bo Flood (Oct; $18.95; ISBN 978-1-60898-117-5). When a new baby arrives, Sophie discovers new things about her family and herself. Ages 9 to 13.


Christmas in Williamsburg: 300 Years of Family Traditions by Karen Kostyal and Lori Epstein (Oct; $17.95; ISBN 978-1-4263-0867-3) includes historical information, crafts, and recipes. All ages.

NG Kids Ultimate Weird but True: 1,000 Wild & Wacky Facts and Photos (Sept., $19.95; ISBN 978-1-4263-0864-2) contains 1,000 facts and 500 photos. Ages 8 to 12.

Baby Mammoth Mummy: Frozen in Time: A Prehistoric Animal’s Journey into the 21st Century by Christopher Sloan (Sept., $17.95; ISBN 978-1-4263-0865-9) focuses on Lyuba, a perfectly preserved baby mammoth found in Siberia 31,000 years after her birth. Ages 8 to 12.

1862: Fredericksburg: A New Look at a Bitter Civil War Battle by Karen Kostyal and Lori Epstein (Sept., $17.95; ISBN 978-1-4263-0835-2) sheds light on this battle. Ages 8 to 12.

Monsters of the Deep: A 3-D Virtual Pop-Up Book (Oct; $16.95; ISBN 978-1-4263-0860-4). This look at giant sea creatures features Augmented Reality technology. Ages 8 to 12.

Are You Normal? by Mark Shulman (Oct; paper; $12.95; ISBN 978-1-4263-0837-6) celebrates individuality and emphasizes that “normal” is relative. Ages 8 to 12.

Treasury of Greek Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes & Monsters by Donna Jo Napoli, illus. by Christina Balit (Oct; $24.95; ISBN 978-1-4263-0844-4) compiles myths, character profiles, and links to real-life events. Ages 8 to 12.

Witches: The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem by Rosalyn Schanzer (Sept., $16.95; ISBN 978-1-4263-0869-7) examines the victims, accused witches, and crooked officials connected to the Salem witch hunt. Ages 10-up.


National Geographic Little Kids Look and Learn launches with Count (Aug., $6.99; ISBN 978-1-4263-0891-8); and Match (Aug., $6.99; ISBN 978-1-4263-0871-0), ages 3 to 6. National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book adds National Geographic Little Kids First Book of Dinosaurs by Catherine D. Hughes, illus. by Franco Tempesta, ages 4 to 8. New National Geographic Readers by Laura Marsh are Ponies (Aug., paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-1-4263-0849-9); and Spiders (Aug., paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-1-4263-0851-2), ages 5 to 7; and Cheetahs (July, paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-1-4263-0855-0); and Sea Turtles (July, $12.90; ISBN 978-1-4263-0854-3), ages 6 to 8. And National Geographic Kids Everything introduces National Geographic Kids Everything Castles: Capture These Facts, Photos, and Fun to Be King of the Castle! by Crispin Boyer (Oct; paper; $12.95; ISBN 978-1-4263-0803-1); and Rocks and Minerals: Dazzling Gems of Photos and Info That Will Rock Your World by Steve Tomecek (Oct; paper; $12.95; ISBN 978-1-4263-0768-3), ages 8 to 12.


Trouble on the Tombigbee by Ted M. Dunagan (Aug., $21.95; ISBN 978-1-58838-270-2) is a companion to A Yellow Watermelon and Secret of the Satilfa. Ages 12-up.



Instant Help releases Think Confident, Be Confident for Teens: A Cognitive Therapy Guide to Overcoming Self-Doubt and Creating Unshakable Self-Esteem by Marci Fox and Leslie Sokol (Nov., $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60882-113-6), ages 13 to 19.


Something for Christmas by Palmer Brown (Sept., $12.95; ISBN 978-1-59017-462-3). A mouse searches for the perfect Christmas gift for a special somebody. Ages 3 to 7.

Beyond the Pawpaw Trees by Palmer Brown (Oct; $14.95; ISBN 978-1-59017-461-6). A girl and her cat journey beyond the garden to a place where gravity doesn’t exist. Ages 5 to 9.

The Rescuers by Margery Sharp, illus. by Garth Williams (July, $14.95; ISBN 978-1-59017-460-9) presents this novel that inspired the Disney film. Ages 5 to 12.


Manga Guides gains The Manga Guide to Biochemistry by Masaharu Takemura and Office Sawa (Sept., paper; $24.95, ISBN 978-1-59327-276-0), ages 9-up; and The Manga Guide to Electronic Circuits by Kenichi Tanaka and Trend-Pro Co., Ltd (Oct., $19.95, ISBN 978-1-59327-392-7), ages 15-up.



Investigate Materials issuesNylon (Sept., $16.95; ISBN 978-1-936313-97-6); Wool (Sept., $16.95; ISBN 978-1-936313-91-4); and Cotton (Sept., $16.95; ISBN 978-1-936313-93-8), ages 3 to 5; and Silk (Sept., $16.95; ISBN 978-1936313-95-2), ages 5 to 7. Explore Your World offers Explore Simple Machines!: 25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments by Anita Yasuda (Oct; paper; $12.95; ISBN 978-1-936313-82-2), ages 7 to 9. And Build It Yourself presents Explorers of the New World: Discover the Golden Age of Exploration with 25 Projects (July, $21.95; ISBN 978-1-936313-44-0); and The Industrial Revolution: Investigate How Technology Changed the World with 25 Projects (Sept., $21.95; ISBN 978-1-936313-81-5) by Carla Mooney; Garbage: Investigate What Happens When You Throw It Out with 25 Projects by Donna Latham (Aug., $21.95; ISBN 978-1-936313-47-1); Geology of the Great Plains and Mountain West: Investigate How the Earth Was Formed with 15 Projects (Nov., $21.95; ISBN 978-1-936313-86-0); and Geology of the Desert Southwest: Investigate How the Earth Was Formed with 15 Projects (Aug., $21.95; ISBN 978-1-936313-41-9) by Cynthia Light Brown, ages 9 to 12.


The Christmas Star Book & Advent Calendar by Marcus Pfister (Oct; $9.95; ISBN 978-0-7358-4040-9) offers the story of the Christmas star and an advent calendar. All ages.

Santa’s New Idea by Nina Chen (Oct; $7.95; ISBN 978-0-7358-4041-6) is a holiday board-book tale. Ages up to 3.

Christmas with Vera! by Marjolein Bastin (Sept., $16.95; ISBN 978-0-7358-4044-7). This holiday tale is imported from the Netherlands. Ages 3 to 8.

Happy Birthday, Little Witch! by Lieve Baeten (Aug., $16.95; ISBN 978-0-7358-4043-0). Lizzie searches for Cat in this interactive adventure. Ages 3 to 8.

Merry Christmas, Mr. Snowman! by Wolfram Hanel, illus. by Judith Rossell (Oct; $14.95; ISBN 978-0-7358-4045-4). Two children try to bring their snowman indoors to celebrate Christmas. Ages 3 to 8.

Peter and the Winter Sleepers by Rick De Haas (Aug., $14.95; ISBN 978-0-7358-4033-1) launches a series about a boy living in a lighthouse with his grandmother and dog. Ages 3 to 8.

Seven Little Mice Have Fun on the Ice by Kazuo Iwamura (Oct; $16.95; ISBN 978-0-7358-4048-5). The mouse family goes ice fishing. Ages 3 to 8.

Six Men by David McKee (Oct; $16.95; ISBN 978-0-7358-4050-8) takes a look at the dynamics of power and peace. Ages 3 to 8.

Snow Puppy by Marcus Pfister (Oct; $16.95; ISBN 978-0-7358-4031-7). A puppy must make his way home through the snowy woods. Ages 3 to 8.

The Little Polar Bear and the Submarine by Hans de Beer (Sept., $16.95; ISBN 978-0-7358-4030-0). Lars has an underwater adventure. Ages 3 to 8.

Doodletastic! (Oct; paper; $12.95; ISBN 978-0-7358-4047-8) aims to spark doodlers’ imaginations. Ages 3-up.

The Nightingale by Pirkko Vainio (Sept., $16.95; ISBN 978-0-7358-4029-4) presents this classic tale with new art. Ages 4 to 8.

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, illus. by Lizbeth Zwerger (Oct; $19.95; ISBN 978-0-7358-4042-3) is a read-aloud edition of this book. Ages 8-up.


New Tuff books are Dazzle the Dinosaur by Marcus Pfister (Sept., $6.95; ISBN 978-0-7358-4038-6); Happy Birthday, Davy by Eve Tharlet (Sept., $6.95; ISBN 978-0-7358-4026-3); The Lion and the Mouse (Sept., $6.95; ISBN 978-0-7358-4028-7); and Two Little Chicks Go to School by Valeri Gorbachev (Sept., $6.95; ISBN 978-0-7358-4027-0), ages 3 to 8.


The Gift (Dec., paper; ISBN 978-1-4532-1961-4). A teen with a magical gift and her friends confront a ghost. Ages 12-up.


Pierre in the Air! (Oct; $19.95; ISBN 978-1-55469-032-9). Pierre is determined to visit the Eiffel Tower. Ages 4 to 8.

Room Enough for Daisy by Debby Waldman and Rita Feutl, illus. by Cindy Revell (Oct; $19.95; ISBN 978-1-55469-255-2). Daisy’s room seems small, until she discovers what’s really important. Ages 4 to 8.

Seal Song by Andrea Spalding, illus. by Pascal Milelli (Oct; $19.95; ISBN 978-1-55469-242-2). When the seals sing, magic happens. Ages 4 to 8.

Kishka for Koppel by Aubrey Davis, illus. by Sheldon Cohen (Oct; $19.95; ISBN 978-1-55469-299-6). What will Koppel and Yetta do with their three wishes? Ages 4 to 8.

Dalen and Gole: Scandal in Port Angus by Mike Deas (Oct; paper; $9.95; ISBN 978-1-55469-800-4). Refugees from a distant planet race against time to stop an evil plot to take over their home. Ages 8 to 11.

Catboy by Eric Walters (Aug., paper; $9.95; ISBN 978-1-55469-953-7). Taylor devises a plan to save the cat colony. Ages 9 to 12.

Count Me In by Sara Leach (Sept., paper; $9.95; ISBN 978-1-55469-404-4). Tabitha’s not sure which is scarier: a hungry bear or an angry cousin. Ages 9 to 12.

Box of Shocks by Chris McMahen (Oct; paper; $9.95; ISBN 978-1-55469-917-9) reveals real life as more terrifying than a tarantula and more dangerous than a wild dog. Ages 9 to 12.

Nowhere Else on Earth: Standing Tall for the Great Bear Rainforest by Caitlyn Vernon (Oct; paper; $22.95; ISBN 978-1-55469-303-0) relays a rainforest story. Ages 9-up.

Charlie’s Key by Rob Mills (Oct; paper; $9.95; ISBN 978-1-55469-872-1). Will Charlie’s key unlock anything more than a terrible family secret? Ages 11-up.

The Yo-Yo Prophet by Karen Krossing (Sept., paper; $12.95; ISBN 978-1-55469-827-1) is a story about putting the prophet in profitability. Ages 12-up.

The Elephant Mountains by Scott Ely (Oct; $19.95; ISBN 978-1-55469-406-8) offers an apocalyptic story of survival against all odds. Ages 12-up.

Escape Velocity by Robin Stevenson (Oct; paper; $12.95; ISBN 978-1-55469-866-0). Lou wonders if there is any truth in fiction. Ages 12-up.

All Good Children by Catherine Austen (Oct; $19.95; ISBN 978-1-55469-824-0). Creativity is a crime Max commits every day. Ages 12-up.

Ghost Moon by John Wilson (Nov., paper; $12.95; ISBN 978-1-55469-879-0) tells of Billy the Kid in the Lincoln County War. Ages 12-up.


Orca Echoes adds Wildcat Run by Sonya Spreen Bates, illus. by Kasia Charko (Oct; paper; $6.95; ISBN 978-1-55469-830-1); Justine McKeen, Queen of Green by Sigmund Brouwer, illus. by Dave Whamond (Nov., paper; $6.95; ISBN 978-1-55469-927-8); and Ben the Inventor by Robin Stevenson, illus. by David Parkins (Nov., paper; $6.95; ISBN 978-1-55469-802-8), ages 7 to 9. New Orca Young Readers are Addy’s Race by Debby Waldman (Oct; paper; $7.95; ISBN 978-1-55469-924-7); and I Owe You One by Natalie Hyde (Oct; paper; $7.95; ISBN 978-1-55469-414-3), ages 8 to 11. Orca Currents gains Farmed Out by Christy Goerzen (Sept., $16.95; ISBN 978-1-55469-911-7; paper; $9.95; ISBN 978-1-55469-910-0); Stuff We All Get by K.L. Denman (Sept., $16.95; ISBN 978-1-55469-821-9; paper; $9.95; ISBN 978-1-55469-820-2); Power Chord by Ted Staunton (Oct; $16.95; ISBN 978-1-55469-904-9; paper; $9.95; ISBN 978-1-55469-903-2); and Living Rough by Cristy Watson (Oct; $16.95; ISBN 978-1-55469-888-2; paper; $9.95; ISBN 978-1-55469-434-1), ages 10 to 14. Orca Sports presents Powerslide by Jeff Ross (Sept., paper; $9.95; ISBN 978-1-55469-914-8), ages 10-up. And joining Orca Soundings are Fallout by Nikki Tate (Sept., $16.95; ISBN 978-1-55469-976-6; paper; $9.95; ISBN 978-1-55469-272-9); Shattered by Sarah N. Harvey (Sept., $16.95; ISBN 978-1-55469-846-2; paper; $9.95; ISBN 978-1-55469-845-5); Redline by Alex Van Tol (Oct; $16.95; ISBN 978-1-55469-894-3; paper; $9.95; ISBN 978-1-55469-893-6); and Infiltration by Sean Rodman (Oct; $16.95; ISBN 978-1-55469-986-5; paper; $9.95; ISBN 978-1-55469-985-8) ages 12-up.

Titles in French

La triche (Cheat) by Kristin Butcher (Sept., paper; $9.95, ISBN 978-1-55469-997-1); Au pas, camarade (Branded) by Eric Walters (Oct., paper; $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-0003-8); and Cochonnet (Pigboy) by Vicki Grant (Oct., paper; $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-0006-9), ages 10 to 14; and En images (Picture This) by Norah McClintock (Sept., paper; $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-0000-7), ages 12-up.

Series in French

Orca Echoes offers La revanche des Loups gris: (Timberwolf Revenge) (Nov., paper; $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-0011-3); and La course-poursuite des Loups gris: (Timberwolf Chase) (Nov., paper; $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-0009-0) by Sigmund Brouwer and Gaston Gingras, ages 7 to 9.

Series in Spanish

Orca Soundings issues No te vayas (Comeback) by Vicki Grant (Nov., paper; $9.95, ISBN 978-1-55469-970-4); and El regreso (Back) by Norah McClintock (Nov., paper; $9.95, ISBN 978-1-55469-973-5), ages 12-up.


Anna’s Pet by Margaret Atwood and Joyce Barkhouse, illus. by Ann Blades (Aug., $14.95; ISBN 978-1-55277-718-3) is a new edition of this 1980 story about a girl’s search for the perfect pet. Ages 3 to 8.

Six Darn Cows by Margaret Laurence, illus. by Ann Blades (Sept., $14.95; ISBN 978-1-55277-719-0). In this new edition of a 1979 story, two farm kids learn a lesson in responsibility. Ages 3 to 8.

The Luck of Jude by Andrew Larsen (Aug., $16.95; ISBN 978-1552-77-736-7; paper; $9.95; ISBN 978-1-55277-705-3) is a story about boys fighting, making friends, and fitting in. Ages 8 to 10.


Lorimer Streetlights adds Zach & Zoe and the River Rescue by Kristin Butcher (Sept., paper; $8.95; ISBN 978-1-55277-707-7), ages 8 to 10. Lorimer Sports Stories offers Total Offence by Robert Rayner (Aug., $16.95; ISBN 978-1-55277-697-1; paper; $9.95; ISBN 978-1-55277-664-3); Just Run by Deb Loughead (Sept., $16.95; ISBN 978-1-55277-699-5; paper; $9.95; ISBN 978-1-55277-668-1); and Swim to Win by Vallery Hyduk (Sept., $16.95; ISBN 978-1-55277-698-8; paper; $9.95; ISBN 978-1-55277-666-7), ages 8 to 13. Lorimer Recordbooks presents Queens of the Ice by Carly Adams (Sept., $16.95; ISBN 978-1-55277-721-3; paper; $9.95; ISBN 978-1-55277-720-6), ages 11-up. And Lorimer SideStreets adds Gone Bad by Lesley Choyce (Sept., $16.95; ISBN 978-1-55277-710-7; paper; $9.95; ISBN 978-1-55277-709-1); and Skank by Teresa McWhirter (Sept., $16.95; ISBN 978-1-55277-721-3; paper; $9.95; ISBN 978-1-55277-715-2), ages 12-up.


Christmas with the Rural Mail by Lance Woolaver, illus. by Maud Lewis (Sept., $12.95; ISBN 978-1-55109-790-9). In this board book, a sleigh delivers Christmas packages. Up to age 3.

A Day with You in Paradise by Lennie Gallant, illus. by Patsy MacKinnon (Sept., paper; $12.95; ISBN 978-1-55109-832-6). A family spends a day at the beach. Ages 3 to 8.

Gadzooks the Christmas Goose by Jennifer McGrath Kent, illus. by Ivan Murphy (Sept., $19.95; ISBN 978-1-55109-794-7) is a tale about a girl, her grandfather, and a cheeky goose. Ages 3 to 8.

Lost on Brier Island by Jo Ann Yhard (Sept., paper; $12.95; ISBN 978-1-55109-819-7). A teen is stuck on a remote island for the summer with her aunt. Ages 10 to 14.

Sinking Deeper by Steve Vernon (Sept., paper; $12.95; ISBN 978-1-55109-777-0). A fishing community is in deep trouble—and so is 14-year-old Roland. Ages 12 to 16.


Red Dune Adventures introduces Water Hazard by Hélène Boudreau, illus. by Jeffrey C. Domm (Sept., paper; $8.95; ISBN 978-1-55109-828-9), ages 6 to 10.


No Pets Allowed by Irene N. Watts, illus. by Kathryn Shoemaker (Sept., paper; $8.95; ISBN 978-1-896580-94-4). When Matthew moves and he has to leave his dog behind, he finds comfort in an invisible dog. Ages 7 to 11.

Black Dog Dream Dog by Michelle Superle, illus. by Millie Balance (Oct; paper; $12.95; ISBN 978-1-896580-34-0). The dog of a girl’s dream appears in her yard. Ages 9 to 12.

The Circle Cast by Alex Epstein (Aug., paper; $12.95; ISBN 978-1-896580-63-0). After her father’s death, Morgan le Fay is exiled to Ireland where she learns magic and sorcery. Ages 13 to 18.


Miss Wondergem’s Dreadfully Dreadful Pie by Valerie Sherrard (Sept., paper; $9.95; ISBN 978-1-897174-81-4) tells of a bakery with a twist. Ages 4 to 9.

The Jelly Bean Row by Susan Pynn, illus. by Lizz Pratt (Oct; paper; $9.95; ISBN 978-1-897174-80-7) shows how the colorful houses of Jelly Bean Row in St. John’s, Newfoundland gave the street its name. Ages 4 to 9.


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


(IPG/Trafalgar Square, dist.)

The Runaway by Angela McAllister (Oct., paper; $9.99, ISBN 978-1-84255-599-6). A 19th-century runaway hides in what she thinks is an abandoned mansion. Ages 9 to 12.

Fen Runners by John Gordon (Oct., paper; $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4440-0058-0). Something sinister surfaces in a marshy area of East Anglia. Ages 9 to 12.

The Alchemist and the Angel by Joanne Owen (Oct., paper; $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4440-0194-5) is a tale of mystery and magic set in 16th-century Prague and Vienna. Ages 9 to 12.

Legend by John Brindley (Sept., paper; $9.99, ISBN 978-1-84255-718-1). In a world of genetic modification, a fallen teen hero battles to prove his innocence. Ages 12-up.


Greek Beasts and Heroes by Lucy Coats, illus. by Anthony Lewis, welcomes The Beasts in the Jar (Sept., paper; $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4440-0065-8); The Dolphin’s Message (Sept., paper; $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4440-0068-9); The Magic Head (Sept., paper; $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4440-0066-5); The Monster in the Maze (Sept., paper; $7.66, ISBN 978-1-4440-0067-2); The Fire Breather (Dec., paper; $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4440-0070-2); The Flying Horse (Dec., paper; $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4440-0071-9); The Harp of Death (Dec., paper; $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4440-0072-6); and The Silver Chariot (Dec., paper; $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4440-0069-6), ages 5 to 7.


(PGW, dist.)

The Vole Brothers by Roslyn Schwartz (Sept., $15.95; ISBN 978-1-926818-83-2). Two ravenous rodents are wanted for snacking on the local vegetation. Ages 2 to 5.

Off to Class: Incredible and Unusual Schools Around the World by Susan Hughes (Sept., $22.95; ISBN 978-1-926818-85-6; paper; $12.95; ISBN 978-1-926818-86-3) spotlights schools in such locales as caves, boats, and train platforms. Ages 9 to 12.

Learn to Speak Dance: A Guide to Creating, Performing & Promoting Your Moves by Ann-Marie Williams, illus. by Jeff Kulak (Sept., $22.95; ISBN 978-1-926818-88-7; paper; $14.95; ISBN 978-1-926818-89-4) is a manual for aspiring dancers. Ages 9 to 13.

On an American Day Volume 1: Story Voyages Through History 1750-1899 by Rona Arato, illus. by Ben Shannon (Sept., $24.95; ISBN 978-1-926818-91-7; paper; $15.95; ISBN 978-1-926818-92-4) reveals what life was like in America during this era. Ages 9 to 13.


My Beastly Books gains My Beastly Book of Hilarious Heroes: 150 Ways to Doodle, Scribble, Color and Draw by Vincent Boudgourd (Aug., paper; $12.95; ISBN 978-1-926973-01-2), ages 4-up. And Sir Seth Thistlethwaite stars in Sir Seth Thistlewaite and the Kingdom of the Caves by Richard Thake, illus. by Vince Chui (Sept., $14.95; ISBN 978-1-926818-94-8; paper; $7.95; ISBN 978-1-926818-95-5), ages 7 to 10.


(PGW, dist.)


Canadian Flyer Adventures continues with Halifax Explodes! by Frieda Wishinsky, illus. by Patricia Ann Lewis-MacDougall (Nov., $17.95; ISBN 978-1-926818-97-9; paper; $7.95; ISBN 978-1-926818-98-6), ages 6 to 9.



Oxford Children’s Classics issues Pollyanna by Eleanor Porter (Oct; $9.95; ISBN 978-0-19-273284-2); and Study in Scarlet & Other Sherlock Holmes Adventures by Arthur Conan Doyle (Oct; $9.95; ISBN 978-0-19-273283-5), ages 12-up.


Steps and Stones: An Anh’s Anger Story by Gail Silver, illus. by Christiane Kromer (Nov., $16.95; ISBN 978-1-935209-87-4). In this follow-up to Anh’s Anger, a boy’s anger keeps him company when he feels left out at school. Ages 4 to 10.



Christmas Treasury issues Magical Christmas Stories (July, $TBD; ISBN 978-1-4454-0380-9), all ages. Baby’s First Padded Board Books offers Baby’s First Christmas (Aug., $TBD; ISBN 978-1-4454-4569-4); Babies First Bible Stories (Aug., $TBD; ISBN 978-1-4454-4568-7); and Baby’s First Christmas (Aug., $TBD; ISBN 978-1-4454-5481-8), ages 2 to 5. 5 Button Sound Books introduces Jingle Bells (Aug., $TBD; ISBN 978-1-4454-4561-8); Who Said Moo? (Aug., $TBD; ISBN 978-1-4454-4564-9); and Who Said Roar? (Aug., $TBD; ISBN 978-1-4454-4565-6), ages 2 to 5. Lapboard Books releases 123 (Aug., $TBD; ISBN 978-1-4454-3312-7); and ABC (Aug., $TBD; ISBN 978-1-4454-3311-0, ages 3 to 5. And Board Book Carry Alongs gains How Do I Feel (Aug., $TBD; ISBN 978-1-4454-4535-9); and Things I Say and Do (Aug., $TBD; ISBN 978-1-4454-4536-6), ages 3 to 6.

Meadowside Picture Books gains Cuddle (July, $TBD; ISBN 978-1-4454-4134-4); If You Can...We Can (July, $TBD; ISBN 978-1-4454-4135-1); Little Rabbit Waits for the Moon (July, $TBD; ISBN 978-1-4454-4136-8); and That’s When I’m Happy (July, $TBD; ISBN 978-1-4454-4137-5), ages 3 to 8. 365 Stories and Rhymes welcomes 365 Animal Stories and Rhymes (Aug., $TBD; ISBN 978-1-4454-3853-5); and 365 Fairytales, Rhymes and Other Stories (Aug., $TBD; ISBN 978-1-4454-3854-2), ages 4 to 8. New Picture Books are Say Please Little Bear (Aug., $TBD; ISBN 978-1-4454-3971-6), ages 5 to 8; and The Perfect Snowflake (July, $TBD; ISBN 978-1-4454-3317-2), ages 5 to 10. The Littlest Gymnast (Nov., $TBD; ISBN 978-1-4454-5639-3) joins Charm Books, ages 5 to 10. Favorite Fairy Tales (July, $TBD; ISBN 978-1-4454-4113-9) joins Treasuries, ages 5 to 10. And The Justin Bieber story issues All About Justin (Aug., $TBD; ISBN 978-1-4454-5339-2), ages 8 to 14.



Discovery Kids Book of Secrets welcomes Dinosaurs Secret File (Nov., $TBD 978-1-4454-5606-5), ages 5 to 9. Discovery Kids 3D Readers adds Dinosaurs (Sept., $TBD, ISBN 978-1-4454-4659-2); Night Sky (Sept., $TBD, ISBN 978-1-4454-4660-8); Our Earth (Sept., $TBD, ISBN 978-1-4454-4661-5); and Sharks (Sept., $TBD, ISBN 978-1-4454-4662-2), ages 5 to 12. And Discovery Kids Welcome to My World presents Prehistoric World (July, $TBD, ISBN 978-1-4454-4061-3); and Presidents of the USA (July, $TBD, ISBN 978-1-4454-4062-0), ages 6 to 12.



Disney Charm Books gains 101 Dalmatians (Aug., $TBD, ISBN 978-1-4454-2519-1); Bambi (Aug., $TBD, ISBN 978-1-4454-2520-7); Mickey Mouse (Aug., $TBD, ISBN 978-1-4454-2521-4); and Peter Pan (Aug., $TBD, ISBN 978-1-4454-2522-1), ages 5 to 8. Disney Book of Secrets releases Minnie Mouse Book of Secrets (Oct., $TBD, ISBN 978-1-4454-5435-1); and Winnie the Pooh Notes to Me (Oct., $TBD, ISBN 978-1-4454-5436-8), ages 5 to 9. Joining Disney 3D Storybooks are Mickey Mouse (July, $TBD, ISBN 978-1-4454-3676-0); Alice in Wonderland (July, $TBD, ISBN 978-1-4454-3673-9); Dumbo (July, $TBD, ISBN 978-1-4454-3674-6); and The Lion King (July, $TBD, ISBN 978-1-4454-3675-3), ages 5 to 10. Disney Turn the Key Storybooks greets Fairies Magical Secrets (Aug., $TBD, ISBN 978-1-4454-2097-4); and Princess Magical Secrets (Aug., $TBD, ISBN 978-1-4454-2098-1), ages 5 to 10. And Disney Story and Recipe Books offers Pooh's Yummy Cookbook (July, $TBD, ISBN 978-1-4454-2901-4); and Princess Cookbook (July, $TBD, ISBN 978-1-4454-2515-3), ages 6 to 12.



Squinkies Color and Activity issues Squinkies Adorable Activity and Coloring (Aug., paper; $TBD, ISBN 978-1-4454-4579-3); and Squinkies Cute Coloring and Activity (Aug., paper; $TBD, ISBN 978-1-4454-4578-6), ages 5 to 10. New Squinkies 100 Sticker Book Box Sets are Squinkies Animals (Aug., $TBD, ISBN 978-1-4454-4704-9); and Squinkies Babies (Aug., $TBD, ISBN 978-1-4454-4705-6), ages 5 to 10. Squinkies Glitter Sticker Books adds Squinkies Glitter Sticker Book (Aug., paper; $TBD, ISBN 978-1-4454-4581-6), ages 5 to 10. And Squinkies Tattoo Books welcomes Squinkies Tattoo Suprise (Aug., paper; $TBD, ISBN 978-1-4454-4583-0), ages 5 to 10.


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Who Tickled Tilly? by Mandy Stanley (Nov., paper; $7.99; ISBN 978-1-84365-192-5). A lamb sets out to discover who tickled her while she snoozed. Ages 3 to 5.

The Mice of Nibbling Village by Margaret Greaves, illus. by Jane Pinkney (Nov., $14.99; ISBN 978-1-84365-189-5). Long out of print, this is a collection of poems about Victorian-era mice and their domestic activities. Ages 3 to 5.


Witches at War! debuts with The Wickedest Witch (Sept., $12.99; ISBN 978-1-84365-131-4); and The White Wand (Sept., $12.99; ISBN 978-1-84365-134-5) by Martin Howard, illus. by Colin Stimpson, ages 8 to 12.


I Am Tama, Lucky Cat: A Japanese Legend by Wendy Henrichs, illus. by Yoshiko Jaeggi (Aug., $16.95; ISBN 978-1-56145-589-8) is a tale of friendship based on a Japanese legend. Ages 5 to 9.

The Cheshire Cheese Cat: A Dickens of a Tale by Carmen Agra Deedy and Randall Wright, illus. by Barry Moser (Oct; $16.95; ISBN 978-1-56145-595-9). In this homage to Charles Dickens, unlikely allies learn lessons about friendship. Ages 8-up.

Butterfly Tree by Sandra Markle, illus. by Leslie Wu (Sept., $16.95; ISBN 978-1-56145-539-3) is a mother-daughter story that addresses monarch butterfly migration. Ages 4 to 8.

Jingle Bells: How the Holiday Classic Came to Be by John Harris, illus. by Adam Gustavson (Oct; $16.95; ISBN 978-1-56145-590-4) tells of the creation of this song in 1857 Savannah. Ages 6 to 10.

Marching with Aunt Susan: Susan B. Anthony and the Fight for Women’s Suffrage by Claire Rudolf Murphy, illus. by Stacey Schuett (Oct; $16.95; ISBN 978-1-56145-593-5) offers a child’s perspective on the fight for women’s right to vote. Ages 6 to 10.

Chasing the Nightbird by Krista Russell (Sept., $15.95; ISBN 978-1-56145-597-3). A teen is pressed into a life of servitude by his cruel half-brother. Ages 10 to 14.

A Storm Called Katrina by Myron Uhlberg, illus. by Colin Bootman (Aug., $17.95; ISBN 978-1-56145-591-1) describes the effects of Hurricane Katrina on the people of New Orleans, as seen through the eyes of a 10-year-old boy. Ages 7 to 11.

Star Gazer by Chris Platt (Sept., $14.95; ISBN 978-1-56145-596-6) A girl’s determination and affection turn a lame horse into a competitor. Ages 8 to 12.


About... introduces About Hummingbirds: A Guide for Children by Cathryn P. Sill, illus. by John Sill (July, $16.95; ISBN 978-1-56145-588-1), ages 3 to 7. And All-Star Sports Stories adds Quarterback Season by Fred Bowen (Aug., paper; $5.95; ISBN 978-1-56145-594-2), ages 7 to 12.


The House That Witchy Built by Dianne de Las Casas, illus. by Holly Stone-Barker (Aug., $16.99; ISBN 978-1-58980-965-9) presents a Halloween rhyme. Up to age 5.

Blue Frog: The Legend of Chocolate by Dianne de Las Casas, illus. by Holly Stone-Barker (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-1-4556-1459-2). In this fable, the Wind God transforms into the Blue Frog and shows children where to find cacao beans. Up to age 5.

The Picky Little Witch by Elizabeth Brokamp, illus. by Marsha Riti (Aug., $16.99; ISBN 978-1-58980-882-9). A witch concocts a Halloween soup for her finicky daughter. Ages 5 to 8.

The Twelve Days of Christmas—In Texas, That Is by David Davis, illus. by Candace Camling (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-1-58980-924-6). Told with a Texas twang, this holiday tale features a dozen icons of the Lone Star state. Ages 5 to 8.

Monsieur Durand’s Grosse Affaire by Rose Anne St. Romain, illus. by Joan Waites (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-1-58980-808-9). Based on a true 1800s story, this reveals how a Louisiana man used gold dust and a million spiders to stage an extravagant wedding. Ages 5 to 8.

Fish Facts by Geoff Swinney, illus. by Janeen Mason (Sept., $17.99; ISBN 978-1-58980-908-6) examines fish from various habitats. Ages 5 to 8.

Maxfield Parrish: Painter of Magical Make-Believe by Lois Harris (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-1-4556-1472-1) presents an illustrated biography of the popular artist from the Golden Age of illustration in the 1920s. Ages 8-12.

Annie Jump Cannon, Astronomer by Carole Gerber, illus. by Christina Wald (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-1-58980-911-6) is a biography of this woman who developed a system of classifying stars. Ages 5 to 8.

The Alamo from A to Z by William Chemerka, illus. by Wade Dillon (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-1-4556-1461-5) celebrates the heroes of this Texas siege. Ages 5 to 8.

Goodnight Tiger Stadium by Neal Ashby, Paige Ashby, and Kathy Bradford, illus. by Stan Dark (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-1-4556-1518-6) describes game night in the LSU Tiger stadium. Ages 5 to 8.

The Christmas Cats by Nancy Wallace, illus. by Cathren Housley (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-1-58980-979-6). Restless cats crash their owners’ holiday party. Ages 5 to 8.

Mosquito by Virginia Kroll, illus. by Betsy Leplatt (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-1-58980-883-6). Forest animals express their annoyance with buzzing Mosquito. Ages 5 to 8.

Why the Oyster Has the Pearl by Johnette Downing, illus. by Bethanne Hill (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-1-4556-1460-8). The oyster was once the keeper of all the world’s gems, but a greedy snake shifts the balance of wealth in the sea. Ages 5 to 8.

The Cajun Nutcracker by Chara Mock, illus. by Jean Cassels (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-1-58980-ISBN 978-9) puts a Cajun spin on this classic. Ages 5 to 8.

The Diary of Marie Landry, Acadian Exile by Stacy Allbritton, illus. by Joyce Haynes (Aug., paper; $14.95; ISBN 978-1-58980-865-2). A teen chronicles the Great Upheaval of 1755, when the British forced the Acadians to leave their homes. Ages 8 to 12.


ABC adds Confederate Alphabet by Rickey Pittman, illus. by Stephanie Ford (Aug., $16.99; ISBN 978-1-58980-760-0), ages 5 to 8. I Spy issues I Spy in the Louisiana Sky by Deborah Ousley Kadair (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-1-58980-885-0), ages 5 to 8. And Night Before Christmas presents Musher’s Night Before Christmas by Tricia Brown, illus. by Debra Dubac (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-1-58980-843-0), ages 5 to 8.


The Boy with Pink Hair by Perez Hilton (Sept., $17.99; ISBN 978-0-451-23420-9) introduces a boy who is not afraid to be different. Ages 3 to 5.

Mario and Baby Gia by Mario Lopez, illus. by Maryn Roos (Sept., $17.99; ISBN 978-0-451-23417-9). Mario babysits his baby cousin. Ages 3 to 5.



Blood Coven Vampire adds Blood Ties by Mari Mancusi (Aug., paper; $9.99; ISBN 978-0-425-24136-3), ages 12-up.


I’m the Scariest Thing in the Castle by Kevin Sherry (Aug., $6.99; ISBN 978-0-8037-3390-9). A little vampire decides he’s scarier than anyone. Ages up to 2.

King Jack and the Dragon by Peter Bentley, illus. by Helen Oxenbury (Aug., $17.99; ISBN 978-0-8037-3698-6) is a fantasy starring knights and dragons. Ages 3 to 5.

And Rock ‘N’ Roll Mole by Carolyn Crimi, illus. by Lynn Munsinger (Aug., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-8037-3166-0). Mole is nervous about performing at the talent show. Ages 3 to 5.

Where’s My T-R-U-C-K? by Karen Beaumont, illus. by David Catrow (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-8037-3222-3). Tommy searches for his favorite toy truck. Ages 3 to 5.

The Twelve Days of Christmas by Laurel Long (Oct; $16.99; ISBN 978-0-8037-3357-2) offers a new rendition of this carol. Ages 3 to 5.

Grace at Christmas by Mary Hoffman, illus. by Cornelius Van Wright (Oct; $17.99; ISBN 978-0-8037-3577-4). Grace loves acting out the roles in the Nativity, but gives up the spotlight when strangers come to visit. Ages 3 to 5.

Night of the Pumpkinheads by Michael J. Rosen, illus. by Hugh McMahon (Aug., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-8037-3452-4). Pumpkins transform into various characters on Halloween. Ages 5 to 8.

Dream Something Big by Dianna Hutts Aston, illus. by Susan L. Roth (Aug., $17.99; ISBN 978-0-8037-3245-2) pays tribute to the creator of California’s Watts Towers. Ages 5 to 8.

Lighthouse Christmas by Toni Buzzeo, illus. by Nancy Carpenter (Oct; $16.99; ISBN 978-0-8037-3053-3). When Papa risks his life to rescue a drowning man, his children realize being together is the most important thing about Christmas. Ages 5 to 8.

Listen to the Children: The Story of Dr. Greg and Stones into Schools by Greg Mortenson and Farzana Husain, illus. by Susan L. Roth (Nov., $17.99; ISBN 978-0-8037-3593-4) tells how three children helped Greg Mortenson bring schools back to life after an earthquake in Pakistan. Ages 6 to 8.

Friends for Keeps: My Forever Friends by Julie Bowe (July, $16.99; ISBN 978-0-8037-3513-2). Ida May is stuck in the middle of two feuding friends. Ages 8 to 12.

Jefferson’s Sons by Kimberly Bradley (Sept., $17.99; ISBN 978-0-8037-3499-9) focuses on Thomas Jefferson’s slave children. Ages 8 to 12.

Secrets at Sea by Richard Peck (Oct; $16.99; ISBN 978-0-8037-3455-5). Mice stow away on a ship. Ages 8 to 12.

Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace, One School at a Time: Young Readers Edition by Greg Mortenson and Sarah Thomson (Nov., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-8037-3687-0; Puffin paperback; $9.99; ISBN 978-0-14-241953-3) adapts this book for children. Ages 8-up.

Notes from an Accidental Band Geek by Erin Dionne (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-8037-3564-4). Elsie joins the marching band to qualify for a prestigious music camp. Ages 10-up.

Away by Teri Hall (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-8037-3502-6). Rachel sets out to rescue her father in this sequel to The Line. Ages 12-up.

Stay with Me by Paul Griffin (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-8037-3448-7) presents an urban romance. Ages 14-up.


Charlie and Lola are back in My Best, Best Friend by Lauren Child (July, $16.99; ISBN 978-0-8037-3586-6), ages 3 to 5. Ladybug Girl releases The Amazing Adventures of Bumblebee Boy by Jacky Davis, illus. by David Soman (Oct; $16.99; ISBN 978-0-8037-3418-0), ages 3 to 5. Dragonbreath issues No Such Thing as Ghosts by Ursula Vernon (Aug., $12.99; ISBN 978-0-8037-3527-9), ages 8 to 12. Wilma Tenderfoot stars inThe Case of the Frozen Hearts (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-8037-3540-8); and The Case of the Putrid Poison (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-8037-3541-5) by Emma Kennedy, illus. by Gerald Guerlais, ages 8 to 12. 101 Ways continues with 101 Ways to Bug Your Friends and Enemies by Lee Wardlaw (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-8037-3262-9), ages 10-up. Relic Master by Catherine Fisher offers The Hidden Coronet (July, $16.99; ISBN 978-0-8037-3675-7); and The Margrave (Aug., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-8037-3676-4), ages 12-up. And The Slayer Chronicles debuts with First Kill by Heather Brewer (Sept., $17.99; ISBN 978-0-8037-3741-9), ages 12-up.


Dino Pets Go to School by Lynn Plourde, illus. by Gideon Kendall (July, $16.99; ISBN 978-0-525-42232-7) is a sequel to Dino Pets. Ages 3 to 5.

Hansel and Gretel by Susan Jeffers (Sept., $17.99; ISBN 978-0-525-42221-1) presents a new version of this tale. Ages 3 to 5.

Pirates and Princesses by Jill Kargman, illus. by Christine Davenier (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-525-42229-7) offers a tale about cooperation and open-mindedness. Ages 3 to 5.

The Gingerbread Girl Goes Animal Crackers by Lisa Campbell Ernst (Oct; $16.99; ISBN 978-0-525-42259-4). The gingerbread girl befriends animal crackers. Ages 3 to 5.

The Friendship Wish by Elisa Kleven (Oct; $17.99; ISBN 978-0-525-42374-4). An angel shows a shy dog that everyone has secret talents to share. Ages 3 to 5.

Listen to the Silent Night by Dandi Daley Mackall, illus. by Lou Fancher and Steve Johnson (Oct; $16.99; ISBN 978-0-525-42276-1) relays the story of the first Christmas. Ages 3-up.

The Haunted Hamburger and Other Ghostly Stories by David Larochelle, illus. by Paul Meisel (Aug., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-525-42272-3) rounds up a trio of ghost stories. Ages 6 to 8.

Worst of Friends: Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and the True Story of an American Feud by Suzanne Tripp Jurmain, illus. by Larry Day (Dec., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-525-47903-1) discusses the rivalry between these patriots. Ages 6 to 8.

The Ogre of Oglefort by Eva Ibbotson (Aug., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-525-42382-9) presents a lighthearted fantasy. Ages 8 to 12

The Clueless Girl’s Guide to Being a Genius by Janice Repka (Aug., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-525-42333-1). Beauty meets brains in this novel. Ages 8 to 12.

The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman by Meg Wolitzer (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-525-42304-1) tells of three kids who meet at a national Scrabble tournament. Ages 8 to 12.

Little Monsters: The Creatures that Live on Us and in Us by Albert Marrin (Nov., $19.99; ISBN 978-0-525-42262-4) examines parasites. Ages 8 to 12.

As I Wake by Elizabeth Scott (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-525-42209-9). When Ava comes home from the hospital, she doesn’t remember anyone and isn’t sure who she is. Ages 14-up.

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-525-42328-7) is a companion novel to Anna and the French Kiss. Ages 14-up.

Crossed by Ally Condie (Nov., $17.99; ISBN 978-0-525-42365-2) is the second installment of the Matched trilogy. Ages 14-up.


Skippyjon Jones reappears in Skippyjon Jones, Class Action by Judy Schachner (July, $17.99; ISBN 978-0-525-42228-0), ages 3-up. And Encyclopedia Brown adds Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Carnival Crime by Donald J. Sobol (Oct; $16.99; ISBN 978-0-525-42211-2), ages 8 to 12.


A Very Merry Christmas by Lauren Cecil, illus. by Andrew Grey (Oct; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0-448-45591-4). Winnie-the-Pooh celebrates this holiday. Ages 3 to 5.

No Hitting! (July, paper; $4.99; ISBN 978-0-448-45596-9); and I Can Share! by Karen Katz (July, paper; $4.99; ISBN 978-0-448-45592-1) spotlight proper toddler behavior. Ages 3 to 5.

Being Wendy by Fran Drescher, illus. by Amy Blay (Nov., $17.99; ISBN 978-0-448-45688-1). Wendy lives in an odd town where everyone wears boxes that are labeled with what they do. Ages 3 to 5.


Strawberry Shortcake returns in Strawberry Shortcake’s Spooky Night by Lana Jacobs (Aug., paper; $4.99; ISBN 978-0-448-45589-1); Best Friends Forever by Samantha Brooke (Aug., paper; $4.99; ISBN 978-0-448-45721-5); Makeover Madness by Brooke, illus. by Laura Thomas (Aug., paper $4.99; ISBN 978-0-448-45720-8); and Berry Bitty Bakers (Sept., paper; $4.99; ISBN 978-0-448-45695-9); and Valentine’s Day Mix-Up (Dec., $4.99; ISBN 978-0-448-45696-6) by Amy Ackelsberg, ages 3 to 5. Joining Dinosaur Train are The Spooky Scavenger Hunt (Aug., paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0-448-45604-1); Buddy Loses a Tooth (Aug., paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0-448-45692-8); and Our First Snow (Aug., $5.99; ISBN 978-0-448-45691-1), ages 3 to 5. The Penguins of Madagascar releases Spy Mission Code Book (Aug., paper; $6.99; ISBN 978-0-448-45621-8); I Was a Penguin Zombie! (Aug., paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0-448-45619-5); and Mr. Tux (Nov., paper; $4.99; ISBN 978-0-448-45723-9), ages 3 to 5; and King Julien’s Guide to Ruling the Zoo by Michael Anthony Steele (Aug., paper; $5.99; ISBN 978-0-448-45620-1), ages 8 to 12.And Who Was? adds Who Was Paul Revere? by Roberta Edwards, illus. by John O’Brien and Nancy Harrison (Sept., paper; $4.99; ISBN 978-0-448-45715-4), ages 8 to 12.

Disney Classic Pooh issues Pooh’s Party by Laura Dollin, illus. by Stuart Trotter (Aug., $5.99; ISBN 978-0-448-45590-7); and Pooh’s School Day by Lauren Cecil, illus. by Andrew Grey (July, paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0-448-45414-6), ages 3 to 5. Angelina Ballerina stars in The Shining Star Trophy by Katharine Holabird, illus. by Helen Craig (Sept., paper; $4.99; ISBN 978-0-448-45710-9), ages 3 to 5. Max and Ruby reappear in Ruby’s Party (Sept., paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0-448-45693-5); and Christmas Is Here! (Oct; paper; $4.99; ISBN 978-0-448-45702-4) by Rosemary Wells, ages 3 to 5. My First welcomes My First Angels by Tomie dePaola (Oct; $5.99; ISBN 978-0-448-45689-8), ages 3 to 5. Charlie and Lola are back in I Would Like to Actually Keep It (Sept., paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0-448-45678-2), ages 5 to 8. And Disney Club Penguin presents Meet the Crew (July, paper; $6.99; ISBN 978-0-448-45600-3); and Before Card-Jitsu: The Ninja Quest by Tracey West (Dec., $4.99; ISBN 978-0-448-45722-2), ages 6 to 8; and The Card-Jitsu Handbook by Katherine Noll (Sept., paper; $6.99; ISBN 978-0-448-45539-6), ages 8 to 12.

WWE gains SuperFan by Jeff Gottesfeld (Aug., paper; $4.99; ISBN 978-0-448-45611-9); and Rey Mysterio: Giant Slayer by Tracey West (Oct; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0-448-45708-6), ages 6 to 8; and Night of Champions by Tracey West (Sept., paper; $4.99; ISBN 978-0-448-45706-2), ages 7 to 9. Star Wars: The Clone Wars releases Follow the Force by Rob Valois (Aug., paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0-448-45614-0), ages 6 to 8; and The Essential Collection (Sept., $19.99; ISBN 978-0-448-45767-3); Clone Wars Adventures: The Official Guide to the Virtual World by Daniel Wallace (Sept., paper; $12.99; ISBN 978-0-448-45713-0); and Season Four Novel (Oct; paper; $6.99; ISBN 978-0-448-45727-7), ages 8 to 12. All Aboard Science Reader gains Watch Out!: The World’s Most Dangerous Creatures by Ginjer L. Clarke, illus. by Pete Mueller (Aug., paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0-448-45108-4), ages 6 to 8. Frankly, Frannie continues with Fashion Frenzy by AJ Stern, illus. by Doreen Mulryan Marts (Oct; paper; $4.99; ISBN 978-0-448-45544-0), ages 6 to 8. And Dinkin Dings adds Dinkin Dings and the Curse of Clawfingers by Guy Bass, illus. by Pete Williamson (Nov., $12.99; ISBN 978-0-448-45436-8), ages 6 to 8.

Day of the Dark Knight! (Sept., paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0-448-45719-2) joins Batman: The Brave and the Bold, ages 7 to 9. George Brown, Class Clown gains Help! I’m Stuck in a Giant Nostril! by Nancy Krulik, illus. by Aaron Blecha (Oct; paper; $4.99; ISBN 978-0-448-45574-7); and The Burp Box (Oct; $19.99; ISBN 978-0-448-45697-3), ages 7 to 9. Who Was… greets Who Was Dr. Seuss? by Janet Pascal, illus. by Nancy Harrison (July, paper; $4.99; ISBN 978-0-448-45585-3), ages 8 to 12. Splurch Academy adds The Trouble with Squids Julie Gardner Berry, illus. by Sally Faye Gardner (July, paper; $6.99; ISBN 978-0-448-45362-0), ages 8 to 12. Archie Comics offers xoxo, Betty and Veronica: In Each Other’s Shoes (Sept., paper; $4.99; ISBN 978-0-448-45712-3), ages 8 to 12. The Treasure Chest launches with Angel of the Battlefield (Oct; $16.99; ISBN 978-0-448-45471-9); and Little Lion (Oct; $16.99; ISBN 978-0-448-45472-6) by Ann Hood, illus. by Karl Kwasny, ages 8 to 12. Poptropica offers The Official Guide by Tracey West (Oct; paper; $12.99; ISBN 978-0-448-45726-0), ages 8 to 12. And Hello, Gorgeous! presents Tangled by Taylor Morris (Sept., paper; $6.99; ISBN 978-0-448-45528-0), ages 8 to 12.



The Watchers offers Isle of Night by Veronica Wolff (Sept., paper; $9.99; ISBN 978-0-451-23462-9), ages 18-up. Last Breath by Rachel Caine joins The Morganville Vampires (Nov., $17.99; ISBN 978-0-451-23487-2), ages 18-up. And The Dragon Diaries introduces Winging It by Deborah Cooke (Dec., paper; $9.99; ISBN 978-0-451-23489-6), ages 18-up.


Love, Mouserella by David Ezra Stein (Sept., $15.99; ISBN 978-0-399-25410-9). A young mouse writes her “grandmouse” a letter. Ages 3 to 5.

Strega Nona’s Gift by Tomie dePaola (Oct; $17.99; ISBN 978-0-399-25649-3). Strega Nona and Big Anthony feast their way through the holidays. Ages 5 to 8.

Saint Louis Armstrong Beach by Brenda Woods (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-399-25507-6) is the story of a boy, a dog, and a hurricane. Ages 10-up.


Mary and Her Little Lamb by Will Moses (Sept., $17.99; ISBN 978-0-399-25154-2) reveals the story behind this nursery rhyme. Ages 1-up.

Shhh! by Valeri Gorbachev (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-399-25429-1). A boy uses his imagination to calm his urge to cause a ruckus so that his little brother can sleep. Ages 3 to 5.

The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse by Eric Carle (Oct; $17.99; ISBN 978-0-399-25713-1). In this celebration of art, an artist paints the world as he sees it. Ages 3 to 5.

Otis and the Tornado by Loren Long (Sept., $17.99; ISBN 978-0-399-25477-2). Otis makes sure all the farm animals are safe when a tornado hits. Ages 3 to 7.

Stuck by Oliver Jeffers (Nov., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-399-25737-7). When Floyd’s kite gets stuck in a tree, he’s determined to get it down. Ages 3 to 7.

A Christmas Tree for Pyn by Olivier Dunrea (Oct; $16.99; ISBN 978-0-399-24506-0). Pyn doggedly searches for the perfect Christmas tree. Ages 3 to 8.

Ghost Hands by T.A. Barron, illus. by William Low (July, $18.99; ISBN 978-0-399-25083-5) is a picture book about the Patagonian Cueva de las Manos. Ages 5 to 8.

The Underdogs by Mike Lupica (Sept., $17.99; ISBN 978-0-399-25001-9). Will rallies the town when the football season is at risk of being cancelled. Ages 10-up.

Snow in Summer: Fairest of Them All by Jane Yolen (Nov., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-399-25663-9) offers a take on “Snow White.” Ages 10-up.

Brotherband Chronicles: The Outcasts by John Flanagan (Nov., $18.99; ISBN 978-0-399-25619-6) launches a series set in the world of Skandians and Araluens. Ages 10-up.

Stickman Odyssey by Christopher Ford (Aug., $12.99; ISBN 978-0-399-25426-0). Inspired by Homer’s Odyssey, this is a graphic novel featuring using stick figures. Ages 11-14.

Shattered Souls by Mary Lindsey (Dec., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-399-25622-6) is a debut novel about death, love, destiny, and danger. Ages 14-up.


An Accidental Adventure presents We Dine With Cannibals by C. Alexander London (Nov., $12.99; ISBN 978-0-399-25488-8), ages 8 to 12. Merlin adds The Book of Magic: Book 12 by T.A. Barron, illus. by August Hall (Sept., $17.99; ISBN 978-0-399-24741-5), ages 8-up. And Nightshade issues Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer (July, $17.99; ISBN 978-0399254833), ages 14-up.

Title in Spanish

El artista que pint un caballo azul (The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse) by Eric Carle (Oct; $17.99; ISBN 978-0-399-25735-3), ages 3 to 5.


The Scrawny Little Tree by Ed Mehler, illus. by Susie Pollard (Oct; $6.99; ISBN 978-0-8431-9860-7). A boy saves up enough to buy a Christmas tree. Ages 3 to 5.

Whose Ears? (July, $6.99; ISBN 978-0-8431-9814-0); Whose Spots? (July, $6.99; ISBN 978-0-8431-9813-3); Whose Stripes? (July, $6.99; ISBN 978-0-8431-9812-6); and Whose Nose? (July, $6.99; ISBN 978-0-8431-9811-9) by Fiona Munro, illus. by Jo Garden, are lift-the-flap books featuring animals. Ages 3 to 5.

Spin by Ido Vaginsky (Aug., $12.99; ISBN 978-0-8431-9924-6) presents a book of optical illusions. Ages 6 to 8.

SpongeBob and Friends by Rob Valois, illus. by Christopher Beaumont (July, paper; $6.99; ISBN 978-0-8431-9849-2) shows how to make models of SpongeBob SquarePants characters. Ages 6 to 8.

The Boys’ Book of Spycraft: How to Be the Best Secret Agent Ever by Martin Oliver, illus. by Simon Ecob (Sept., $7.99; ISBN 978-0-8431-9846-1) is a manual for aspiring secret agents. Ages 8 to 12.

The Fabulous Girls’ Book: Discover the Secret to Being Fabulous by Veena Bhairo-Smith, illus. by Nellie Ryan (Sept., $7.99; ISBN 978-0-8431-9847-8) is a guide for tweens. Ages 8 to 12.


Mr. Men and Little Miss greets Mr. Men 40th Anniversary Box Set by Roger Hargreaves (Oct; $26; ISBN 978-0-8431-9835-5); and Mr. Men: 12 Days of Christmas by Roger Hargreaves, illus. by Adam Hargreaves (Oct; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0-8431-9815-7), ages 3 to 5. Happy Feet 2 introduces Mumble Saves the Day! by Judy Katschke (Oct; paper; $4.99; ISBN 978-0-8431-9820-1); and The Chase Is On!: Sticker Activity Book (Oct; paper; $6.99; ISBN 978-0-8431-9818-8), ages 3 to 5; and The Novel by Paul Livingston (Oct; paper; $4.99; ISBN 978-0-8431-9819-5); and Adventure to Adelie Land by Sophia Kelly (Oct; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0-8431-9817-1), ages 6 to 8. And joining Mad Libs are The Penguins of Madagascar Mad Libs (Oct; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0-8431-9816-4); and Undead Mad Libs (Aug., paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0-8431-9863-8) by Roger Price and Leonard Stern, ages 8 to 12.


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, illus. by Quentin Blake (Sept., paper; $29.99; ISBN 978-0-14-241930-4) is a pop-up version of this classic. Ages 7-up.


Bun Bun Button by Patricia Polacco (Oct; $17.99; ISBN 978-0-399-25472-7) recounts a stuffed animal’s magical adventure. Ages 3 to 5.

Home for Christmas by Jan Brett (Nov., $17.99; ISBN 978-0-399-25653-0). A troll who runs away soon realizes there’s no place like home. Ages 3 to 5.

Hornbooks and Inkwells by Verla Kay, illus. by S.D. Schindler (July, $16.99; ISBN 978-0-399-23870-3) is a story inspired by an 18th-century schoolhouse. Ages 4 to 8.

Peanut Butter and Homework Sandwiches by Lisa Broadie Cook, illus. by Jack E. Davis (July, $16.99; ISBN 978-0-399-24533-6). What happens when your dog really does eat your homework? Ages 4 to 8.

The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School by Laura Murray, illus. by Mike Lowery (July, $16.99; ISBN 978-0-399-25052-1). When students leave for recess, their newly-baked Gingerbread Man is left behind. Ages 5 to 8.

A Giant Crush by Gennifer Choldenko, illus. by Melissa Sweet (Dec., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-399-24352-3). As Valentine’s Day approaches, Jackson has a hard time keeping his crush on Cami a secret. Ages 5 to 8.

Benjamin Franklinstein Meets the Fright Brothers by Matthew McElligott and Larry David Tuxbury, illus. by McElligott (Sept., $12.99; ISBN 978-0-399-25480-2). What happens when the Wright brothers come back to life? Ages 8 to 12.

Island’s End by Padma Venkatraman (Aug., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-399-25099-6) tells of a girl’s quest to become her tribe’s spiritual leader. Ages 10-up.

The Downside of Being Up by Alan Sitomer (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-399-25498-7). For Bobby, surviving middle school may be easier than surviving puberty. Ages 10-up.

The Apothecary by Maile Meloy, illus. by Ian Schoenherr (Oct; $16.99; ISBN 978-0-399-25627-1) is a story of adventure, courage, and magic. Ages 10-up.

What You Wish For: A Book for Darfur by Book Wish Foundation, Alexander McCall Smith, Francisco Stork, Naomi Shihab Nye, Sofia Quintero, John Green, Jeanne DuPrau, Joyce Carol Oates, Nikki Giovanni, Karen Hesse, and Cornelia Funke (Sept., $17.99; ISBN 978-0-399-25454-3) is a collection of stories and poems to benefit Darfuri refugees. Ages 12-up.

Shelter: A Mickey Bolitar Novel by Harlan Coben (Sept., $18.99; ISBN 978-0-399-25650-9) launches a series starring the nephew of the hero of Coben’s Myron Bolitar series. Ages 12-up.

The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-399-25660-8) is a paranormal thriller. Ages 12-up.

Legend by Marie Lu (Nov., $17.99; ISBN 978-0-399-25675-2) launches a dystopian trilogy. Ages 12-up.

The Implosion of Aggie Winchester by Lara Zielin (Aug., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-399-25411-6). When school and family drama collide, Aggie discovers who she really is. Ages 14-up.


Spot stars in Spot Goes to the Library by Eric Hill (Sept., $5.99; ISBN 978-0-399-25690-5), ages 1 to 3. And Princess Posey adds Princess Posy and the Next-Door Dog by Stephanie Greene, illus. by Stephanie Sisson (Sept., $12.99; ISBN 978-0-399-25463-5), ages 5 to 8.


Marcel the Shell With Shoes On: Things About Me by Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp (Nov., $18.99; ISBN 978-1-59514-455-3). Internet sensation Marcel the Shell with Shoes On makes his picture book debut. Ages 5-up.

Darwen Arkwright and the Peregrine Pact by A.J. Hartley (Oct; $16.99; ISBN 978-1-59514-409-6). Darwen becomes entangled in an adventure that involves the safety of his entire school. Ages 10-up.

Ripple by Mandy Hubbard (July, $16.99; ISBN 978-1-59514-423-2). A beautiful and deadly siren must save the one boy who can melt her heart. Ages 12-up.

The Robot by Paul Watson (July, $16.99; ISBN 978-1-59514-372-3). Two boys try to catch a runaway robot. Ages 12-up.

Bloodlines by Richelle Mead (Aug., $18.99; ISBN 978-1-59514-317-4) launches a series set in the same world as Vampire Academy. Ages 12-up.

Vampire Academy: The Ultimate Guide by Michelle Rowen and Richelle Mead (Nov., paper; $9.99; ISBN 978-1-59514-451-5) is a guide to this series. Ages 12-up.

The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff (Nov., $17.99; ISBN 978-1-59514-339-6) is a novel about identity, discovery, and a troubled love. Ages 14-up.

The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder (Dec., $17.99; ISBN 978-1-59514-368-6). Campbell learns to believe in herself when she moves to a town known for its mystical healing powers. Ages 14-up.

The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler (Nov., $18.99; ISBN 978-1-59514-491-1). In 1996, two teens who go online find themselves on Facebook in 2011. Ages 14-up.


Shark Wars adds The Battle of Riptide by Ernie Altbacker (Dec., $12.99; ISBN 978-1-59514-377-8), ages 9 to 12. Stealing Bases is a new Pretty Tough novel by Keri Mikulski (July, paper; $9.99; ISBN 978-1-59514-393-8), ages 10-up. Eternal Ones continues with All You Desire by Kirsten Miller (Aug., $17.99; ISBN 978-1-59514-323-5), ages 12-up. Vampire Academy issues Vampire Academy: A Graphic Novel by Richelle Mead, adapted by Leigh Dragoon, illus. by Emma Vieceli (Aug., paper; $12.99; ISBN 978-1-59514-429-4), ages 12-up. Virals offers Seizure by Kathy Reichs and Brendan Reichs (Oct; $17.99; ISBN 978-1-59514-394-5), ages 12-up. And Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow gains Strange Angels and Betrayals (Sept., paper; $7.99; ISBN 978-1-59514-492-8); and Reckoning (Nov., paper; $9.99; ISBN 978-1-59514-395-2), ages 12-up.


Illuminated by Erica Orloff (Dec., paper; $7.99; ISBN 978-0-14-241376-0) is a romance featuring mysteries that transcend time. Ages 12-up.


Squish Rabbit by Katherine Battersby (Aug., $12.99; ISBN 978-0-670-01267-1) introduces a little rabbit with a big heart. Ages 3 to 5.

Llama Llama Home with Mama by Anna Dewdney (Aug., $17.99; ISBN 978-0-670-01232-9). Llama Llama is feeling under the weather. Ages 3 to 5.

Little Owl’s Night by Divya Srinivasan (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-670-01295-4) offers a bedtime story about nighttime. Ages 3 to 5.

Blue Chicken by Deborah Freedman (Sept., $15.99; ISBN 978-0-670-01293-0). A chicken wreaks havoc in a farmyard with a pot of blue paint. Ages 3 to 5.

Road Work Ahead by Anastasia Suen, illus. by Jannie Ho (Sept., $15.99; ISBN 978-0-670-01288-6). On a trip to visit Grandma, a family passes by road work. Ages 3 to 5.

The Cats in the Doll Shop by Yona Zeldis McDonough, illus. by Heather Maione (Nov., $14.99; ISBN 978-0-670-01279-4) is a tale about dolls, cats, and family. Ages 8 to 11.

Titanic Sinks!: Experience the Titanic’s Doomed Voyage in This Unique Presentation of Fact and Fiction by Barry Denenberg (Nov., $19.99; ISBN 978-0-670-01243-5) tells of the building and launching of the Titanic. Ages 9-up.

Mr. Sam: How Sam Walton Built Walmart and Became America’s Richest Man by Karen Blumenthal (July, $17.99; ISBN 978-0-670-01177-3) is a biography of Walmart’s founder. Ages 10-up.

Edda by Conor Kostick (Aug., $18.99; ISBN 978-0-670-01218-3) concludes the trilogy that began with Epic and Saga. Ages 12-up.

Sign Language by Amy Ackley (Aug., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-670-01318-0). Abby copes with her father’s battle with cancer. Ages 12-up.

Girls Don’t Fly by Kristen Chandler (Oct; $16.99; ISBN 978-0-670-01331-9) is a novel about self-discovery and taking chances. Ages 12-up.

Audition by Stasia Ward Kehoe (Oct; $17.99; ISBN 978-0-670-01319-7). After winning a scholarship to study ballet, Sara wonders if she’s chosen the right path. Ages 12-up.

Fox and Phoenix by Beth Bernobich (Oct; $17.99; ISBN 978-0-670-01278-7). Kai must help the princess escape from the Phoenix Empire. Ages 12-up.


Froggy stars in Froggy Builds a Treehouse by Jonathan London, illus. by Frank Remkiewicz (Oct; $16.99; ISBN 978-0-670-01222-0), ages 3 to 5. Follow the Line presents Follow the Line to School by Laura Ljungkvist (July, $16.99; ISBN 978-0-670-01226-8), ages 4 to 8. Horrible Harry continues with Horrible Harry and the June Box by Suzy Kline, illus. by Amy Wummer (Sept., $14.99; ISBN 978-0-670-01265-7), ages 6 to 8. EllRay Jakes is back in EllRay Jakes Is a Rock Star by Sally Warner, illus. by Jamie Harper (Sept., $14.99; ISBN 978-0-670-01158-2), ages 6 to 8. Cam Jansen returns in Cam Jansen and the Graduation Day Mystery by David A. Adler, illus. by Joy Allen (Oct; $14.99; ISBN 978-0-670-01256-5), ages 6 to 8. The Case of the Mysterious Voice by John R. Erickson (Oct; $15.99; ISBN 978-0-670-01286-2) is a new Hank the Cowdog title, ages 8-up. Magic Next Door issues Meeting by Nina Kiriki Hoffman (Aug., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-670-01283-1), ages 10-up. And Wereworld offers Rise of the Wolf: Book 1 by Curtis Jobling (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-670-01330-2), ages 10-up.



Peter Rabbit returns in The Tale of a Naughty Little Rabbit by Beatrix Potter (Sept., $16.99; ISBN 978-0-7232-6686-0), ages 3 to 5. And Peter Rabbit Naturally Better adds Friends Forever by Beatrix Potter (Dec., $6.99; ISBN 978-0-7232-6706-5), ages 3 to 5.


Bugs in the Garden by Beatrice Alemagna (Aug., $12.95; ISBN 978-0-7148-6238-5). Bugs learn to accept creatures they are initially afraid of. Ages 3 to 7.

Doodle Cook by Hervé Tullet, trans. by Susan Barbour (Sept., paper; $14.95; ISBN 978-0-7148-6227-9) is a drawing guide. Ages 5 to 8.

The Onion’s Great Escape by Sara Fanelli (Oct; paper; $24.95; ISBN 978-0-7148-5703-9). In this activity book, readers help an onion “break free.” Ages 5 to 10.


The Mellops star in Christmas Eve at the Mellops’ (Sept., $12.95; ISBN 978-0-7148-6250-7); The Mellops Go Diving for Treasure (Sept., $12.95; ISBN 978-0-7148-6248-4); and The Mellops Strike Oil (Sept., $12.95; ISBN 978-0-7148-6249-1), all by Tomi Ungerer, ages 3 to 7.



Those Amazing Animals welcomes Those Perky Penguins by Sarah Cussen, illus. by Steve Weaver (Oct; $14.95; ISBN 978-1-56164-504-6; paper; $9.95; ISBN 978-1-56164-505-3), ages 6 to 9. And Carolinas for Kids presents Ghosts of the Carolinas for Kids by Terrance Zepke (Oct; paper; $9.95; ISBN 978-1-56164-501-5), ages 9 to 12.


The Founding Fathers and Their Gardens by Alan Robinson ($18.95; ISBN 978-0-945912-38-2) focuses on how Washington, Jefferson, and others tended their gardens. Ages 10-up.

An African Journey by Amy Grant ($18.95; ISBN 978-0-945912-36-6) is based on the author’s diaries during her time teaching in Kenya and Tanzania. Ages 10-up.


Bang!: How We Came to Be by Michael Rubino (Oct; paper; $17; ISBN 978-1-61614-472-2) discusses the origin of galaxies, the solar system, and earth, as well as the evolution of the first mammals. Ages 8-up.

They Stood Alone!: 25 Men and Women Who Made a Difference by Sandra McLeod Humphrey (Nov., paper; $14; ISBN 978-1-61614-485-2) celebrates individuals who had the courage to follow their convictions. Ages 8-up.


Lightbringer by K.D. McEntire (Nov., $18; ISBN 978-1-61614-539-2). Wendy and Piotr fight to save the Lost, those who died unnaturally young, from the dark forces. Ages 12-up.


Everness issues Planesrunner by Ian McDonald (Dec., $18; ISBN 978-1-61614-541-5), ages 12-up. And Widdershins Adventures adds Thief’s Covenant by Ari Marmell (Dec., $18; ISBN 978-1-61614-547-7), ages 12-up.


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Kit Salter Adventures continues with The Shaman’s Secret by Natasha Narayan (Oct; paper; $8.99; ISBN 978-1-84916-555-6), ages 9 to 12. And Battle for Earth by Keith Mansfield (Dec., paper; $8.99; ISBN 978-1-84916-329-3) joins the Johnny Mackintosh Trilogy, ages 9 to 12.