This season, publishers are offering up a number of familiar tales with fresh faces. Read on to rediscover a variety of favorites, from classics previously published in the ’60s, to a fully illustrated textbook from a well-known school of witchcraft and wizardry, and more.

Biscuit’s Christmas Storybook Favorites

by Alyssa Capucilli, illus. by Pat Schories (Sept. 1, HarperCollins, $13.99; ISBN 978-0-06-304120-2)

Featuring nine stories about the heartwarming yellow puppy, Biscuit, this edition includes a new cover and sticker sheet.

Everyone Poops

by Taro Gomi (Sept. 1, Chronicle, $16.99; ISBN 978-1-79720-264-8)

The bestselling potty-training classic is now in hardcover for a new generation.

From the World of Goodnight Moon: 100 First Words

by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Clement Hurd (Sept. 1, HarperFestival, $12.99; ISBN 978-0-06-299367-0)

Featuring original art from Goodnight Moon and My World, this book is organized into categories such as Animals, Colors, Toys, and Bedtime to help babies and toddlers identify words they’re beginning to learn.

Nature All Around: Birds

by Pamela Hickman, illus. by Carolyn Gavin (Sept. 1, Kids Can, $18.99; ISBN 978-1-77138-818-4)

Re-designed and part of the updated Nature All Around series, following Trees, Bugs, and Plants, this book encourages children to hone their observation skills in order to appreciate their natural surroundings.

Skinjacker Trilogy

by Neal Shusterman (Sept. 15, Simon & Schuster, $19.99; ISBN 978-1-5344-8329-3; 978-1-5344-8331-6; 978-1-5344-8333-0)

New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Shusterman explores questions of life, death, and what might lie in between in the Skinjacker trilogy. All three books are getting a refresh with new covers.

The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, And The Big Hungry

by Don and Audrey Wood (Sept. 15, HMH, $16.99; ISBN 978-0-358-36259-3)

Little Mouse loves strawberries, but so does the big hungry bear. How will Little Mouse stop the bear from eating his freshly picked, red ripe strawberry? The images have been remastered by illustrator Don Wood, after regaining the rights to this and other titles from their backlist.

The Night Before Christmas

by Clement Moore, illus. by Anita Lobel (Sept. 15, S&S/Wiseman, $17.99; ISBN 978-1-5344-6967-9)

Since it was first published nearly 200 years ago, “The Night Before Christmas” has enchanted readers young and old with the story of St. Nicholas. Lobel’s richly detailed illustrations for the poem are now restored in a new edition after their initial release more than 30 years ago.

The Night Before Christmas

by Clement C. Moore, illus. by Loren Long (Sept. 15, HarperCollins, $18.99; ISBN 978-0-06-286946-3)

Bestselling illustrator Long presents a modern take on this classic, featuring four homes that reflect the diverse world we live in.

Quick as a Cricket

by Audrey Wood, illus. by Don Wood (Sept. 15, HMH, $16.99; ISBN 978-0-358-36262-3)

With newly remastered illustrations, this book celebrates self-awareness and acceptance of many different emotions.

Sunshine: A Story About the City of New York

by Ludwig Bemelmans (Sept. 22, Thames & Hudson, $18.95; ISBN 978-0-500-65235-0)

First published in 1950, this picture book by the creator of Madeline tells the story of a music teacher and her crotchety landlord who will do anything for peace and quiet.

I’m Just No Good at Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Adults

by Chris Harris, illus. by Lane Smith (Sept. 29, Little, Brown, $19.99; ISBN 978-0-316-42710-4)

Now with a newly designed jacket, Harris’s debut (featuring illustrations by Smith) molds visual and verbal play, encouraging readers to look at the world in a different way.

Magic Tree House Deluxe Edition: Dinosaurs Before Dark

by Mary Pope Osborne, illus. by Antonio Javier Caparo (Oct. 6, Random House, $18.99; ISBN 978-0-593-12726-1)

An oversized edition of the adventure that launched the bestselling chapter book series—with new full-color illustrations.


by Kyo Maclear, illus. by Isabelle Arsenault (Oct. 6, Kids Can, $9.99, board; ISBN 978-1-5253-0401-9)

Reissued in board book format and slightly edited for a younger audience, this unconventional celebration of individuality features a “multi-cutlery” character wondering about their place in the world.

Quidditch Through the Ages: The Illustrated Edition

by J.K. Rowling, illustrated by Emily Gravett (Oct. 6, Scholastic, $34.99; ISBN 978-1-338-34056-3)

The definitive guide to the most popular sport in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, now fully illustrated by Gravett.

El Deafo: Superpowered Edition!

by Cece Bell (Oct. 13, Abrams, $19.99; ISBN 978-1-4197-4831-8)

This Newbery Honor-winning graphic novel is now in a special edition with 40 pages of all-new material, including childhood photographs, early sketches, notes from Bell, and much more.

The Reluctant Dragon (Gift Edition)

by Kenneth Grahame, illus. by Ernest H. Shepard (Oct. 13, Holiday House, $17.99; ISBN 978-0-8234-4725-1)

Originally published more than 80 years ago, this tale of a dragon battle with a pacifist twist has been redesigned to appeal to a new generation.


by Shaun Tan (Oct. 20, Scholastic Press, $19.99; ISBN 978-1-338-62208-9)

First appearing in the acclaimed Tales from Outer Suburbia, this story about cultural differences has been modified into a standalone picture book for younger readers.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: MinaLima Edition

by J.K. Rowling, illus. by MinaLima Design (Oct. 20, Scholastic, $37.99; ISBN 978-1-338-59670-0)

This new edition is fully illustrated in color, featuring interactive paper craft elements, including a foldout Hogwarts letter and more.

Modern Faerie Tales Trilogy

by Holly Black (Oct. 20, McElderry, $19.99; ISBN 978-1-5344-8450-4; 978-1-5344-8452-8; 978-1-5344-8455-9)

Readers can (re)discover the dark and seductive realm of faerie in reissues of each book in bestselling author Black’s Modern Faerie Tales series.

Shadow and Bone: The Collector’s Edition

by Leigh Bardugo (Nov. 10, Imprint, $35; ISBN 978-1-250-78161-1)

This collector’s edition features a hardcover slipcase, brand-new artwork, a ribbon pull, and more. Leading up to the book’s re-release, the publisher celebrated with a Grishaverse fan meetup in August, virtual events in October, an incentivized pre-order campaign, and promotions on social media

Love from Giraffes Can’t Dance

by Giles Andreae, illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees (Dec. 1, Orchard, $8.99; ISBN 978-1-338-66676-2)

Featuring modified art and text from the bestselling picture book, and a fresh trim size, this picture book celebrates love, music, and dance.

Pixie Tricks #1: Sprite’s Secret (A Branches Book)

by Tracey West (Dec. 1, Scholastic, $5.99, trade paper; ISBN 978-1-338-62778-7)

Eight-year-old Violet didn’t expect to find a portal to the fairy world in her backyard, and she certainly didn’t think she would have to defend the human world from trickster pixies. Scholastic offers a refresh of the popular Pixie Tricks series from the 1990s and early 2000s with updated text and new art.

13 Little Blue Envelopes: Epic Reads Edition

by Maureen Johnson (Dec. 15, HarperTeen, $10; ISBN 978-0-06-304820-1)

This newly designed paperback edition of Johnson’s YA novel revolves around a mystery that takes one teen on the trip of a lifetime.

Dorothy Must Die: Epic Reads Edition

by Danielle Paige (Dec. 15, HarperCollins, $10; ISBN 978-0-06-305507-0)

This limited edition features a new look and an exclusive q&a with the author. In this bestselling novel, Oz has turned into a savage dystopia under Dorothy’s rule—and now a new girl from Kansas must take her down.

Mary Engelbreit's Little Book of Love

by Mary Engelbreit (Dec. 15, HarperCollins, $12.99; ISBN 978-0-06-301722-1)

In this jacketed hardcover edition, Engelbreit pairs heartfelt art with her favorite quotes about love of all kinds.

Snow Like Ashes: Epic Reads Edition

by Sara Raasch (Dec. 15, HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray, $10; ISBN 978-0-06-304819-5)

Raasch’s fantasy tale of dark magic, dangerous politics, and discovering your true self gets a limited-edition paperback from Epic Reads. 

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda: Epic Reads Edition

by Becky Albertalli (Dec. 15, HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray, $10; ISBN 978-0-06-304818-8)

Epic Reads presents a paperback edition of Albertalli’s 21st-century coming-of-age, coming-out story. The book features a new look and an exclusive q&a with the author.