Animal stories lead this pack of children’s books that are heading back into print this fall. New takes on familiar stories, new editions of classic novels, and long out-of-print books now fresh off the presses greet autumnal readers of all ages.

Carbonel: The King of Cats

By Barbara Sleigh, illus. by V.H. Drummond (Aug. 7, NYRB Kids, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68137-305-8).

Originally published in 1955, this first volume in the series from Sleigh, about a girl and her talking cat, was brought back into print by NYRB in 2004 in a hardcover edition.

The Island of Horses

By Eilís Dillon (Aug. 7, NYRB Kids, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-68137-306-5).

This suspenseful story set off the coast of Ireland follows two boys who discover an island of horses. The 1956 novel was reissued in hardcover in 2004, and is now available in a paperback edition.

The Enormous Crocodile

By Roald Dahl, illus. by Quentin Blake (Aug. 28, Puffin, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-451-48000-2).

The 1978 story about a greedy reptile from the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is reissued in a full-color hardcover picture book.

The Curious Lobster

By Richard W. Hatch, illus. by Marion Freeman Wakeman (Sept. 4, NYRB Kids, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68137-288-4).

This edition collects all of Hatch’s lobster stories—which were originally published in two volumes, The Curious Lobster (1935) and The Curious Lobster’s Island (1939)—into one volume. 

Doing Time: Notes from the Undergrad

By Rob Thomas (Sept. 4, Simon & Schuster, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3009-9).

Following a group of high school students who are required to do community service to graduate, this book—a reissue of Thomas’s 1997 book of short stories—revisits the setting of the Veronica Mars creator’s previous YA novel, Slave’s Day

Satellite Down

By Rob Thomas (Sept. 4, Simon & Schuster, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3010-5).

The second reissue of Thomas’s YA fiction is this novel, first released in 1998, about a teen who leaves his religious family to pursue his dream of becoming a reporter.

The Boy Who Sprouted Antlers

By John Yeoman, illus. by Quentin Blake (Sept. 18, Thames & Hudson, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65160-5).

Originally published in 1961, this picture book follows one boy’s playful path to believing in himself.

The Center for Cartoon Studies Presents: Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller

By Joseph Lambert. (Sept. 25, Disney-Hyperion, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-368-02230-9).

In this graphic novel retelling of both Keller’s autobiography and The Miracle Worker, the stories of Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan are rendered alongside each other, underscoring the different ways these two figures perceived the same events. Previously published in a hardcover edition in 2012, the volume is here reissued in paperback.

The Center for Cartoon Studies Presents: Thoreau at Walden

By John Porcellino. (Sept. 25, Disney-Hyperion, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-368-02710-6).

With text drawn from Thoreau’s Walden, Porcellino offers a graphic novel adaptation of the classic work about living off the grid. This is a paperback reissue of the hardcover edition originally published in 2008.

The Popcorn Book

By Tomie dePaola (Oct. 16, Holiday House, $7.99, paper, ISBN 978-0-8234-4060-3).

For the 40th anniversary of dePaola’s picture book about two brothers making the popular snack, updated information and illustrations have been added to this cozy story.