Are You Sleeping Little One? by Hans-Christian Schmidt and Cynthia Vance, illus. by Andrea Nemet, trans. by Laura Lindgren (Aug. 28, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-0789211200) reveals how various baby animals sleep. Ages 2 to 4.


Kel Gilligan’s Daredevil Stunt Show by Michael Buckley, illus. by Dan Santat (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419703799). This tale of a daredevil preschooler aims to encourage kids to laugh at their fears and try new things. Ages 4 to 7.

Because You Are My Teacher by Sherry North, illus. by Marcellus Hall (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419703850). A geography teacher shows her class the wonders of the world. Ages 4 to 8.

Babar and the Ghost by Laurent de Brunhoff (Sept. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1419703805). What happens when a mischievous ghost follows Babar home from a haunted castle? Ages 4 to 8.

Babar and the Wully-Wully by Laurent de Brunhoff (Sept. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1419703812). Pom, Flora, and Alexander discover a rare creature and bring him home to Celesteville. Ages 4 to 8.

Babar’s ABC by Laurent de Brunhoff (Sept. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1419703829) is an alliterative alphabet book set in Celesteville. Ages 4 to 8.

Babar’s Birthday Surprise by Laurent de Brunhoff (Sept. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1419703836). Queen Celeste has a monumental surprise planned for Babar. Ages 4 to 8.

Hit the Road, Jack by Robert Burleigh, illus. by Ross MacDonald (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1419703997). Loosely inspired by Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, this story follows a scat-singing jackrabbit’s travels across the U.S. Ages 4 to 8.

Little Elephants by Graeme Base (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419704635). A boy on a farm in Texas discovers tiny flying elephants under his bed. Ages 4 to 8.

Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox: The Great Pancake Adventure by Matthew Luckhurst (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1419704208). When a logger feeds them only pancakes, Paul Bunyan and his ox learn that farm food is preferable. Ages 4 to 8.

Ten Creepy Monsters by Carey Armstrong-Ellis (Oct. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1419704338). After a mummy, witch, ghost, werewolf, vampire, and others gather, one by one their crowd diminishes until only one monster is left. Ages 4 to 8.

The Princess of 8th Street by Linas Alsenas (Nov. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0810989726) reveals that there’s more to being a princess than just dresses and tea parties. Ages 4 to 8.

Meet Me at the Art Museum: A Whimsical Look Behind the Scenes by David Goldin (Nov. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1419701870). Discarded on the floor, a museum ticket has nowhere to go until a nametag finds him and offers him a tour of the galleries. Ages 4 to 8.

The Frank Show by David Mackintosh (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419703935) celebrates grandparents—even grumpy ones. Ages 5 to 7.

I Heart Hello Kitty Activity Book: Read, Write, Count, and Draw with Hello Kitty and Friends! by Sanrio (Sept. 1, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1419705519). This activity book contains two early reader stories. Ages 5 to 8.

Buffalo Bird Girl: A Hidatsa Story by S.D. Nelson (Oct. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1419703553) is a picture book biography of a 19th-century Hidatsa Indian. Ages 6 to 10.

Emancipation Proclamation: Lincoln and the Dawn of Liberty by Tonya Bolden (Jan. 1, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1419703904) compiles facts, excerpts, archival images, and new research about this document. Ages 10 to 14.

Discovering Black America: From the Age of Exploration to the Twenty-First Century by Linda Tarrant-Reid (Sept. 1, hardcover, $29.95, ISBN 978-0810970984) chronicles more than 400 years of African-American history. Ages 10-up.


When You Wish Upon a Rat by Maureen McCarthy (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419701610). Ruth’s slightly sinister stuffed animal, Rodney the Rat, offers her three chances for a perfect life. Ages 8 to 12.

Hereville: How Mirka Met a Meteorite by Barry Deutsch (Nov. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419703980) is a follow-up to Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword. Ages 8 to 12.

The Icarus Project by Laura Quimby (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419704024). Maya and her father investigate a mammoth’s remains in the Arctic. Ages 9 to 13.

The Quick Fix by Jack D. Ferraiolo (Oct. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-0810997257) is a sequel to The Big Splash. Ages 9 to 13.

Shadow on the Mountain by Margi Preus (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419704246) is a novel based on the real-life adventures of a Norwegian boy who lived under Nazi occupation for five years before escaping. Ages 10 to 14.

Do You Wonder Why?: How to Answer Life’s Tough Questions by David Pouilloux, illus. by François Cointe (Oct. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1419703898). This q&a book addresses such issues as dealing with peer pressure, family, and friends. Ages 10 to 14.

A Soldier’s Secret: The Incredible True Story of Sarah Edmonds, a Civil War Hero by Marissa Moss (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419704277) is a novel based on the life of a Civil War soldier who disguised herself as a man. Ages 12-up.

Yoko Ono: Collector of Skies by Nell Beram and Carolyn Boriss-Krimsky (Jan. 1, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1419704444) examines Ono’s life and art. Ages 12-up.

League of Strays by L.B. Schulman (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419704031). A group of teenage misfits seeks revenge on those who have wronged them. Ages 14-up.

Splintered by A.G. Howard (Jan. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1419704284). This debut novel offers an edgy reinterpretation of Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland stories. Ages 14-up.


Topps League Stories by Kurtis Scaletta, illus. by Eric Wight, adds Zip It! (Sept. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1419704369; paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1419704376), and The 823rd Hit (Sept. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1419704468; paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1419704451), ages 7 to 9. Joining Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales by Nathan Hale are Big Bad Ironclad! (Aug. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1419704468; paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1419703959), and One Dead Spy (Aug. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1419703966), ages 8 to 12. Origami Yoda Books adds The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee by Tom Angleberger (Aug. 7, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1419703928), ages 8 to 12. NERDS releases The Villain Virus by Michael Buckley (Sept. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1419704154), ages 8 to 12. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney continues with The Third Wheel (Nov. 13, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN 978-1419705847), ages 8 to 12. And Flower Power introduces Awesome Blossom by Lauren Myracle (Jan. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419704055), ages 9 to 13.


Pantone: Box of Color: 6 Mini Board Books! by Pantone (Nov. 1, multiple copy pack, $12.95, ISBN 978-1419704192) is a set of mini books—one for each color of the rainbow. Up to age 3.

I Can Do It Myself! (Aug. 1, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1419704000), and Now I Am Big! (Aug. 1, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1419704161) by Stephen Krensky, illus. by Sara Gillingham, celebrate toddlers’ independence. Ages 1 to 3.

Ben Loves Bear by David McPhail (Jan. 1, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-1419703867) shows the special bond between a boy and his teddy bear. Ages 2 to 4.

Apple by Nikki McClure (Aug. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1419703782). Cut-paper illustrations reveal the life of an apple throughout a year. Ages 3 to 6.

Andrew Drew and Drew by Barney Saltzberg (Oct. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1419703775) is an interactive story about a boy and a pencil. Ages 3 to 6.

A Year with Friends by John Seven, illus. by Jana Christy (Jan. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1419704437) shows what makes each of the seasons special. Ages 3 to 6.


Montessori debuts with Letter Work (Aug. 1, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1419704116), and Number Work (Aug. 1, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1419704123) by Bobby George and June George, illus. by Alyssa Nassner, age 2 to 5. And Hello Kitty returns in Hello Kitty Stitch & Sew Lacing Cards by Sanrio (Sept. 1, $14.95, ISBN 978-1419703973), ages 3 to 6.


I Can Count (Oct. 1, hardcover, $7.95, ISBN 978-1849760768), My Vest Is White (Oct. 1, hardcover, $7.95, ISBN 978-1849760751), and Round, Square, Triangle by Dick Bruna (Oct. 1, hardcover, $7.95, ISBN 978-1849760775) are concept books. Ages up to 4.

A-Z of Dangerous Food by Rebvik (Sept. 1, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1849760164) spotlights the killer clams, creepy crawlies, and deadly reptiles that people eat. Ages 5 to 7.

The Sun Is Yellow by Kveta Pacovská (Sept. 1, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1849760645) introduces the world of color. Ages 5 to 7.

At Our House by Isabel Minhos Martins, illus. by Madalena Matoso (Oct. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1849760492) takes a look at the bodies of family members, from number of toes to length of intestines. Ages 5 to 7.

The Table That Ran Away to the Woods by Stefan Themerson, illus. by Franciszca Themerson (Oct. 1, hardcover, $10.95, ISBN 978-1849760577). First published in a Polish newspaper in 1940, this is the story of a desk that takes flight. Ages 5 to 7.

Hide and Seek by David A. Carter (Sept. 1, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1849761017). In this pop-up book, readers find objects, images, and hidden words. Ages 5-up.


Whose Butt? by Stan Tekiela and Kathy Tekiela (Oct. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1591933748). Photos illustrate this look at 12 animals’ derrieres. Ages up to 6.

Texas Activity Book by Paula Ellis, illus. by Shane Nitzsche (Nov. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1591933762) is an activity book set in the Lone Star State. Ages 5-up.



Can You Survive? adds Bram Stoker’s Dracula: A Choose Your Path Book by Ryan Jacobson (Oct. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0982118788), and Greek Mythology’s Adventures of Perseus: A Choose Your Path Book by Blake Hoena (Oct. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0982118795), ages 9 to 13.


A Kiss Means I Love You by Kathryn Madeline Allen, photos by Eric Futran (Sept. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0807541869) introduces nonverbal communication. Ages 2 to 5.

Pumpkin Countdown by Joan Holub, illus. by Jan Smith (July 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807566602). This counting tale features a field trip to a pumpkin patch. Ages 4 to 7.

Happy Birthday, Tree!: A Tu B’Shevat Story by Madelyn Rosenberg, illus. by Jana Christy (Sept. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0807531518). Joni gives her favorite climbing tree a gift. Ages 4 to 7.

The Year Comes Round: Haiku Through the Seasons by Sid Farrar, illus. by Ilse Plume (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807581292) presents 12 nature-themed haiku. Ages 4 to 7.

Together at Christmas by Eileen Spinelli, illus. by Bin Lee (Sept. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0807580103). On Christmas Eve, mice find a way to stay warm. Ages 4 to 7.

Flicka, Ricka, Dicka and the New Dotted Dresses by Maj Lindman (Sept. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0807524848) is a redesigned edition of the classic story. Ages 5 to 8.

The Peanut-Free Cafe by Gloria Koster, illus. by Maryann Cocca-Leffler (July 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0807563878) centers on a boy who is allergic to peanut butter. Ages 6 to 8.

The No-Dogs-Allowed Rule by Kashmira Sheth, illus. by Carl Pearce (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0807556948). In this series debut, a boy who wants a dog tries to be extra helpful—with disastrous results. Ages 6 to 8.

Heart on Fire: Susan B. Anthony Votes for President by Ann Malaspina, illus. by Steve James (July 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807531884) tells of Anthony’s arrest for voting in the 1872 presidential election. Ages 6 to 9.

Today on Election Day by Catherine Stier, illus. by David Leonard (July 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807580080). Students whose school gym is a polling place learn about Election Day and voting. Ages 6 to 9.

Sarah Gives Thanks: How Thanksgiving Became a National Holiday by Mike Allegra, illus. by David Gardner (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807572399) explains how Sarah Josepha Hale worked to make Thanksgiving a national holiday. Ages 6 to 9.

Lulu and the Duck in the Park by Hilary McKay, illus. by Priscilla Lamont (Sept. 1, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0807548080) launches a series about an animal-loving girl. Ages 7 to 10.

Pip and the Wood Witch Curse by Chris Mould (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0807565483) marks the beginning of the Spindlewood Tales, a dark, illustrated fantasy series. Ages 8 to 12.


Miss Fox’s Class introduces Miss Fox’s Class Gets It Wrong by Eileen Spinelli, illus. by Anne Kennedy (July 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807551653), ages 4 to 7. Vampire School by Peter Bently, illus. by Chris Harrison, continues with Stage Fright (July 1, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0807584682; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0807584699), and Teacher Screecher (July 1, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0807584668; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0807584675), ages 6 to 8. Wells of Knowledge Science by Robert Wellsgreets Can We Share the World with Tigers? (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807510551), ages 6 to 9, and Why Do Elephants Need the Sun? (Sept. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0807590829), ages 7 to 9. The Boxcar Children Mysteries adds The Boxcar Children Beginning: The Aldens of Fair Meadow Farm by Patricia MacLachlan, illus. by Tim Jessell (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807566169), ages 7 to 10.


The Last Free Cat by Jon Blake (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807543641). In a near-future nanny state, only the very rich are allowed to keep cats, and a girl risks everything by adopting a stray. Ages 13-up.

A Beautiful Lie by Irfan Master (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807505977) relates the story of India’s 1947 Partition through the eyes of a boy trying to protect his dying father from the dire political news. Ages 13-up.


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Ten Scared Fish by Ros Moriarty (Sept. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1742379128) is a counting book introducing animals. Up to age 3.

Kangaroos Hop by Ros Moriarty (Oct. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1742379159) showcases verbs and Australian animals. Up to age 3.

BOM! Went the Bear by Nicki Greenberg (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1742376714). While playing his drum, Bear is joined by other musicians. Ages 3 to 5.

Perfect Flower Girl by Tahgred Chandab, illus. by Binni Talib (Nov. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1742375731). Amani is the flower girl in her aunt’s Lebanese Muslim wedding. Ages 3 to 5.

Grumpy Little King by Michel Streich (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1742375724) is a fable that addresses bullying, human rights, and the futility of war. Ages 4 to 8.

All the Way to W.A.: Our Search for Uncle Kev by Roland Harvey (Aug. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1741758856). While a family searches for Uncle Kev in Western Australia, Uncle Kev searches for a parrot. Ages 5 to 7.

Diary of a Soccer Star by Shamini Flint, illus. by Sally Heinrich (Sept. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1742378251). A math whiz’s father is convinced his son can become a soccer star. Ages 7 to 11.

Head Spinners: Six Stories to Twist Your Brain by Thalia Kalkipsakis (Sept. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1742373454) collects six tales with unexpected twists. Ages 8 to 12.

Darius Bell and the Crystal Bees by Odo Hirsch (Nov. 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1742376837). Darius and his friends are determined to save the bees that are disappearing from his family’s estate. Ages 9 to 12.

The Sweet Life by Rebecca Lim (Aug. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1742377704). Things take a sinister turn when Janey travels to Rome to visit her long-lost family. Ages 12-up.

Step Up and Dance by Thalia Kalkipsakis (Sept. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1742377698). A teen seeks revenge after learning that the valentine she received from her secret crush is a hoax. Ages 12-up.

Only Ever Always by Penni Russon (Oct. 1, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1741750447). A music box connects two teenage girls who are from different realities. Ages 12-up.

Winter of Grace by Kate Constable (Nov. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1742377728). The friendship between two girls is tested when one meets a committed Christian and starts contemplating her spirituality. Ages 12-up.

A Straight Line to My Heart by Bill Condon (Aug. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1742377308). A teen interning at a newspaper contends with her grandfather’s disquieting change in habits and a boy she meets at the library. Ages 14-up.

Being Here by Barry Jonsberg (Oct. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1742373850) tells of the friendship between a teen and the energetic elderly woman she interviews for a history project. Ages 14-up.

Black Painted Fingernails by Steven Herrick (Oct. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1742374598). Sophie and James make assumptions about each other until she reveals a long-kept secret. Ages 14-up.


Tashi adds The Great Big Enormous Book of Tashi by Anna Fienberg and Barbara Fienberg, illus. by Kim Gamble (Sept. 1, paper, $24.99, ISBN 978-1742372914), ages 5 to 9.


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The Girl Who Leapt Through Time by Yasutaka Tsutsui, trans. by David Karashima (Sept. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1846881343). In this novel first published in Japan in 1967, a teen searches for the person responsible for her ability to time travel. Ages 12-up.


The Reader by Amy Hest, illus. by Lauren Castillo (Oct. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0761461845) is the tale of a boy, a dog, a book, and a snowy day. Ages 4 to 8.

Ralph Tells a Story by Abby Hanlon (Aug. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0761461807). Classmates come to Ralph’s rescue when he has trouble writing stories. Ages 5 to 9.

Lula Bell on Geekdom, Freakdom, & the Challenges of Bad Hair by C.C. Payne (Oct. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0761462255). Lula Bell learns that sometimes in order to fit in, one has to stand out. Ages 8 to 12.

Kiss & Make Up by Katie Anderson (Oct. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0761463160) introduces a girl who can read the mind of anyone who kisses her. Ages 12-up.

Starting from Here by Lisa Jenn Bigelow (Aug. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0761462330). An injured stray dog helps a teen come to terms with her mother’s death. Ages 14-up.

Passion Blue by Victoria Strauss (Nov. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0761462309). In Renaissance Italy, an orphan dreams of life beyond the convent walls. Ages 14-up.


The Dust Chronicles debuts with Deviants by Maureen McGowan (Oct. 30, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1612183671), ages 13-up. Penryn & the End of Days offers Angelfall by Susan Ee (Aug. 28, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0761463276), ages 14-up. And Guards of Shadowland gains Sanctum by Sarah Fine (Oct. 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1612184425), ages 14-up.



American Girl Advice & Activity Books releases Slumber Wonders: Make All Your Slumber Party Dreams Come True! by Aubre Andrus and Lisa Wilber, illus. by Stacy Peterson (Sept. 4, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1609580407), Big Book of Happy: Packed with Notes to Tear and Share! by Trula Magruder (Sept. 4, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1609580469), Bored No More Quiz Book: Quizzes and Activities to Bust Boredom in a Snap! by Aubre Andrus, illus. by Carol Yoshizumi (Sept. 4, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1609580391), This or That? Quiz Book by Emma MacLaren Henke, illus. by Karen Wolcott (Sept. 4, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1609580452), Picture Yourself Here: Turn Your Favorite Photos into Silly Scenes Using the Ideas and Punch-Outs Inside! by Kristi Thom, illus. by Lauren Ellis (Sept. 4, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1609580438), Scribble, Squiggle, & Sketch: 75 Easy-to-Draw Doodles to Decorate Stickers, Gift Bags, Picture Frames, and More! by Kristi Thom (Sept. 4, kit, $21.99, ISBN 978-1609580476), and Doll Star: Create Lots of Ways to Play Onstage! by Trula Magruder (Sept. 4, kit, $21.99, ISBN 978-1609580445), ages 8-up.

New American Girl Historical Characters titles by Kathleen Ernst, illus. by Robert Papp and Lisa Papp, are Meet Caroline (Sept. 4, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1593698836; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1593698829), Caroline’s Secret Message (Sept. 4, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1593698850; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1593698843), A Surprise for Caroline (Sept. 4, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1593698874; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1593698867), Caroline Takes a Chance (Sept. 4, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1593698898; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1593698881), Caroline’s Battle (Sept. 4, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1593698911; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1593698904), Changes for Caroline (Sept. 4, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1593698935; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1593698928), Caroline Boxed Set with Game (Sept. 4, paper, $39.95, ISBN 978-1609581008), and Caroline Color & Craft, edited by Teri Robida and Lisa Wilber, illus. by Lisa Papp and Robert Papp, (Sept. 4, spiral bound, $14.99, ISBN 978-1609580926), and Caroline Play Scenes & Paper Dolls, edited by Peg Ross and Jennifer Phistry, illus. by Renée Graef and Doris Ettlinger (Sept. 4, kit, $12.95, ISBN 978-1609580018), ages 8-up. And Innerstar University gains Quick Change by Erin Falligant (Sept. 4, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1609580902), and Bound for Snow by Alison Hart (Sept. 4, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1609580889), both illus. by Arcana Studios, ages 8-up.


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Ned and the Joybaloo by Hiawyn Oram, illus. by Satoshi Kitamura (July 24, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1842706053) recounts Ned’s imagination-fueled adventures with a magical creature. Ages 3 to 5.

The Goggle-Eyed Goats by Stephen Davies, illus. by Christopher Corr (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1849392938). Al Haji has trouble getting rid of his naughty ruminants. Ages 3 to 5.

The Hunter by Paul Geraghty (Aug. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1849393768). Jamina returns an orphaned baby elephant to its herd in the African bush. Ages 5 to 7.

A Fairy Tale by Tony Ross (Oct. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1849393553). After becoming friends with the mysterious Mrs. Leaf, Bessie thinks fairies might exist. Ages 5 to 7.


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Elmer and the Big Bird by David McKee (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1467703192). Elmer the elephant saves the birds from a bully. Ages 4 to 9.

Fly, Chick, Fly! by Jeanne Willis, illus. by Tony Ross (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1467703147). A young owl refuses to fly, despite her parents’ coaxing. Ages 4 to 9.

The Day Louis Got Eaten by John Fardell (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1467703154). Sarah has to act fast when her little brother gets gobbled by a Gulper. Ages 4 to 9.

Hippospotamus by Jeanne Willis, illus. by Tony Ross (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1467703161). The other animals try to figure out what that spot is on Hippopotamus’s bottom. Ages 4 to 9.

Friends by Michael Foreman (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1467703178). Cat decides to set Bubble the goldfish free. Ages 4 to 9.

I Want My Mom! by Tony Ross (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1467703185). The Little Princess tries to cope with her problems without her mom. Ages 4 to 9.



AMP! Comics for Kids debuts with Big Nate Makes the Grade (Aug. 21, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1449425661), and Big Nate All Work and No Play: A Collection of Sundays (Oct. 23, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1449425678) by Lincoln Peirce, AAAA!: A FoxTrot Assortment for Young Readers by Bill Amend (Oct. 2, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1449423056), and Lio: There’s a Monster in My Socks by Mark Tatulli (Oct. 2, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1449423049), ages 8 to 12.


Hugs for You by Heather Brown (Sept. 4, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1449421922) introduces stuffed animals that love affection. Ages 1 to 4.

Mouse Goes to School (July 10, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-1449417888). This chunky board book spotlights Mouse and his friends’ first day of school. Ages 3 to 5.

Chomp! Zoo: A Pull-Tab Book by Heather Brown (Sept. 4, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1449423124). With the pull of a tab, kids make animals’ mouths move. Ages 3 to 5.

Safari: A Build and Play Story by Rianna Riegelman (Oct. 2, board book, $15.99, ISBN 978-1449421915) identifies animals and offers pieces to assemble 3-D critters. Ages 3 to 5.


Animotion adds The Nutcracker by Patrick Regan (Oct. 2, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1449421663), all ages. And Hubcap Hollow Adventures continues with Red Roger to the Rescue by Rianna Riegelman (Sept. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1449421892), ages 4 to 8.


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Mud Puddle by Robert Munsch, illus. by Dusan Petricic (Sept. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1554514274, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1554514267). This tale about a girl and a mud puddle features new art. Ages 3 to 7.

Old MacDonald Had Her Farm by JonArno Lawson, illus. by Tina Holdcroft (Sept. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1554514571; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1554514564). Mrs. MacDonald’s wacky inventions make her farming tasks more fun. Ages 4 to 7.

Stone Hatchlings by Sarah Tsiang, illus. by Qin Leng (Sept. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1554514335; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1554514328). Abby pretends two stones are eggs that have not yet hatched. Ages 4 to 7.

Crazy About Soccer! by Loris Lesynski, illus. by Gerry Rasmussen (Oct. 1, hardcover, $22.95, ISBN 978-1554514229; paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1554514212) spotlights the world of footie. Ages 6 to 10.

People Who Said No: Courage Against Oppression by Laura Scandiffio (Sept. 1, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1554513833; paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1554513826) profiles individuals who went against prevailing forces and followed their own moral compasses. Ages 9 to 12.

Potatoes on Rooftops: Farming in the City by Hadley Dyer (Oct. 15, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1554514250; paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1554514243) examines the movement toward small-scale urban farming. Ages 9 to 12.

Bodyguards!: From Gladiators to the Secret Service by Ed Butts, illus. by Scott Plumbe (Oct. 15, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1554514373; paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1554514366) focuses on well- and lesser-known folks who have been entrusted to protect other people. Ages 9 to 12.

Lynching of Louie Sam by Elizabeth Stewart (Sept. 15, hardcover, $21.95, ISBN 978-1554514397; paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1554514380). In 1884 Washington Territory, a boy sees how racism wreaks havoc in a frontier town. Ages 11 to 15.

Enemy Territory by Sharon McKay (Oct. 1, hardcover, $21.95, ISBN 978-1554514311; paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1554514304). Two teenage boys, one Israeli and one Palestinian, become friends while recovering in a Jerusalem hospital. Ages 11 to 15.

It’s Not All Black and White: Multiracial Youth Speak Out (Sept. 15, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1554513802). Young adults offer firsthand accounts of being biracial or multiracial. Ages 13-up.


It Actually Happened issues Robbers: True Stories of the World’s Most Notorious Thieves by Andreas Schroeder, illus. by Remy Simard (Oct. 1, hardcover, $21.95, ISBN 978-1554514410; paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1554514403), ages 9-up.


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Escape to Gold Mountain: A Graphic History of the Chinese in North America by David H.T. Wong (Oct. 1, paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-1551524764) is a graphic novel about Chinese immigrants’ lives over the past 150 years. Ages 12-up.

One in Every Crowd by Ivan E. Coyote (Sept. 1, paper, $15.95, ISBN 978-1551524597). This collection of stories about being true to oneself is aimed at gay and lesbian teens. Ages 14-up.


My Big Sister/Mi hermana mayor by Samuel Caraballo, illus. by Thelma Muraida (Nov. 30, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1558857506). Pablito sings his big sister’s praises because she takes care of him while their parents work. Ages 3 to 8.

Level Up/Paso el nivel by Gwendolyn Zepeda, illus. by Pablo Torrecilla (Nov. 30, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1558857476). A boy obsessed with video games decides to play outside with friends instead. Ages 5 to 9.

The Poet Upstairs by Judith Ortiz Cofer, illus. by Oscar Ortiz (Nov. 30, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1558857049). A girl bonds with a poet who lives in her building. Ages 5 to 9.

A Mummy in Her Backpack/Una momia en su mochila by James Luna, trans. by Gabriela Baeza Ventura (Oct. 31, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1558857568). In this novel, Flor discovers that a mummy from the museum has snuck into her backpack. Ages 8 to 12.


Bud the Spud by Adam Byrn Tritt, illus. by “Java John” Goldacker (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1604190625). In this story with three endings, a boy who eats only junk food and watches too much TV turns into a couch potato—literally. Ages 4-up.



Star Kingdom continues with Fire Season by David Weber and Jane Lindskold (Oct. 2, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1451638400), ages 12-up.


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New Aldo Zelnick Comic Novels by Karla Oceanak, illus. by Kendra Spanjer, are Finicky (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1934649244), and Glitch (Nov. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1934649251), ages 9 to 12.



S.A.V.E. Squad adds The Great Cat Caper by Lauraine Snelling and Kathleen Wright (Sept. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1616265663), ages 8 to 12. Double Trouble offers Bumpy Ride Ahead! by Wanda Brunstetter (Oct. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1616267902), ages 8 to 12. And Diamond Estates releases The Shadowed Onyx by Nicole O’Dell (Dec. 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1616265595), ages 14 to 18.


The Kite Princess by Juliet Clare Bell, illus. by Laura-Kate Chapman (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1846868030). This story of a tomboy princess includes instructions for making a kite. Ages 3 to 8.

Little Red Riding Hood by Lari Don, illus. by Celia Chauffrey (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1846867668) presents the classic tale. Ages 3 to 8.


Independent Readers offers Animal Stories 1: The Tortoise’s Gift: A Story from Zambia (Sept. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1846867743), and Animal Stories 2: Never Trust a Tiger: A Story from Korea (Sept. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1846867767) by Lari Don, illus. by Melanie Williamson, 6-up, Finn at Clee Point by Richard Knight, illus. by Giovanni Manna (Oct. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1846864018), and The Twelve Dancing Princesses by Mary Hoffman, illus. by Miss Clara (Oct. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1846868382), ages 8-up, The Adventures of Achilles by Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden, illus. by Carole Henaff (Sept. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1846868009), and The Snowstorm: The Inuk Quartet, Vol. III by Jørn Riel, illus. by Helen Cann (Oct. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1846867972), ages 9-up, and Robin Hood by David Calcutt, illus. by Grahame Baker-Smith (Oct. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1846867996), ages 10-up.


Santa’s Toyshop by Giovanni Caviezel, illus. by Laura Rigo (Aug. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0764165467) spotlights Santa and his busy elves. Ages 2 to 5.

Woodland Christmas Tale: Lift the Flap for Every Day of Advent by Hannah Whitty (Sept. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0764165399) is an Advent calendar and storybook featuring woodland animals. Ages 2 to 5.

My School Backpack by Richard Scarry (Aug. 1, board books, $9.99, ISBN 978-1438072951) is a set of four concept books packaged in a box. Ages 2 to 5.

Toddler Treasury: 5 Lively Sections for Toddlers on the Move by Katie Saunders (Aug. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0764165627) rounds up stories for parents to share with toddlers. Ages 2 to 5.

Sometimes I Feel... Sunny: A Funny, Sunny Book Full of Feelings by Gillian Shields, illus. by Georgie Birkett (Aug. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1438001111). Four children reveal common emotions. Ages 2 to 5.

Is That You, Wolf?: Beware! Not a Bedtime Story by Steve Cox (Aug. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0764165603). This tale of a piglet searching for a wolf on a farm has a pop-up finale. Ages 3 to 6.

Anholt’s Artists Activity Book by Laurence Anholt (Aug. 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1438001142) introduces seven art projects. Ages 4 to 8.

Star Felties: 8 Cute Characters to Stitch and Stick by Sarah Skeate (Oct. 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1438001722) provides instructions for making felt toys. Ages 7-up.

One Direction: Test Your Super-Fan Status by Jim Maloney (July 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1438002019) offers quizzes, word searches, and crosswords about the band One Direction. Ages 8-up.

Justin Bieber 100% Unauthorized by Sue Macmillan (Sept. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1438002118) profiles the popular singer. Ages 8-up.

Tebow Time by Mike Klis (Sept. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1438002125) describes the difficulties that NFL player Tebow has overcome on his path to athletic success. Ages 10-up.


Bob-Along issues Colors: Bath Books That Float (Aug. 1, bath book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1438001845); and Numbers: Bath Books That Float (Aug. 1; bath book; $5.99; ISBN 978-1438001852) by Paul Dronsfield, ages 1 to 3. Animal Snapshots presents Animal Babies (Aug. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0764165542), Animal Families (Aug. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0764165375), Animal Friends (Aug. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0764165559), and Animal Fun (Aug. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0764165382) by Brenda Apsley, photos by Fotolia, ages 2 to 5. A Day at... Books adds A Day at School by Giovanni Caviezel, illus. by Roberta Pagnoni (Aug. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0764165474), and A Day at the Firehouse by Giovanni Caviezel, illus. by Laura Rigo (Aug. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0764165481), ages 2 to 5. My First Seasons welcomes Fall (Aug. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0764165429), and Winter (Aug. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0764165436) by Giovanni Caviezel, illus. by Roberta Pagnoni, ages 2 to 5. Wipe-Clean Learning Books presents Wipe-Clean: Fun with Numbers: With Pen, Wipe-Clean Pages, and 20 Magnets! (Aug. 1, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-0764165511); and Wipe-Clean: Fun with Words: With Pen, Wipe-Clean Pages and 20 Magnets! (Aug. 1, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-0764165504) by Brenda Apsley, illus. by Marie Allan, ages 3 to 5. And new Pop and Play Books by Brenda Apsley, illus. by Craig Cameron, are Pop and Play on the Farm (Aug. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0764165351), and Pop and Play on the Move (Aug. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0764165368), ages 3 to 5.

Joining Mini People Shape Books are Little Elf (Sept. 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-0764165771), and Santa (Sept. 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-0764165788) by Giovanni Caviezel, illus. by Cristina Mesturini, and Little Gingerbread Man by Caviezel, illus. by Giuliana Donati (Oct. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0764165412), ages 4 to 7. Wipe-Clean Playbooks offers Wipe-Clean Farm: Shapes and Sizes: With Pen and Wipe-Clean Fold-Out Pages (Aug. 1, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-0764165528), and Wipe-Clean Jungle: Number Fun: With Pen and Wipe-Clean Fold-Out Pages (Aug. 1, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-0764165535) by Ben Adams, illus. by Sarah Pitt, ages 3 to 5. And new Dinosaur Books by Anna Obiols, illus. by Subi, are Brachiosaurus: The Largest Dinosaur (Sept. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1438001067), Stegosaurus: The Friendliest Dinosaur (Sept. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1438001074), Triceratops: The Strongest Dinosaur (Sept. 1, paper, $6.99 ISBN 978-1438001081), and Tyrannosaurus Rex: The King of the Dinosaurs (Sept. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1438001098), ages 3 to 6.

My First Creativity Activity Books debuts with Baby Animals by Fiona Phillipson and Fiona Munro (Aug. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1438001760); Fairies by Munro (Aug. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1438001777); Diggers and Dumpers by Mandy Archer (Aug. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1438001791); and Dinosaurs by Penny Worms (Aug. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1438001784), ages 4 to 7. Joining A First Look at... are Come Home Soon: A First Look at When a Parent Goes to War (Oct. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1438001890), I Miss My Pet: A First Look at When a Pet Dies (Oct. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1438001883), and This Is My Family: A First Look at Same-Sex Parents (Oct. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1438001876) by Pat Thomas, illus. by Lesley Harker, ages 4 to 8. Ella Bella Ballerina stars in Ella Bella Ballerina and the Nutcracker by James Mayhew (Oct. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0764165818), ages 4 to 8. Tattoo Books for Kids issues Dragon Tattoo Book: With 24 Fabulous Temporary Tattoos! (Sept. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1438001821), and Fashion & Friendship Tattoo Book: With 24 Stylish Play Tattoos to Wear and Share! (Sept. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1438001838) by Paul Virr, illus. by Joanne Mitchell and Ceri Hurst, ages 6-up. And Creativity Activity Books presents Art Creativity Book: Games, Cut-Outs, Art Paper, Stickers, and Stencils by Ruth Thomson (Oct. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1438001265); and Superstar Creativity Book: With Games, Cut-Outs, Art Paper, Stickers, and Stencils by Melissa Fairley (Oct. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1438001289), ages 6-up.


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Good Morning/Buenos Dias (Oct. 1, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-8492968176), and Good Night/Buenas Noches (Oct. 1, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-8492968183) by Sergio Membrillas view morning and bedtime through a baby’s eyes. Up to age 4.


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New Read-Aloud titles are Read-Aloud Classics: 25 Ten-Minute Selections from the World’s Best-Loved Children’s Books by Pam Horn (Sept. 11, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1579129200), Read-Aloud Poems: 50 of the World’s Best-Loved Poems for Parent and Child to Share by Gloria Hale (Sept. 11, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1579129217), and Read-Aloud African-American Stories: 40 Selections from the World’s Best-Loved Stories for Parent and Child to Share by Susan Kantor (Sept. 25, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1579129224), ages 2 to 14.


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Hunger Games A–Z by Martin Howden (Sept. 1, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1857826814) compiles trivia about the book series and movie. Ages 12-up.


Oh, Think Big by Liz Garton Scanlon, illus. by Vanessa Newton (July 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1599906119) features poetry that’s meant to encourage children to find and create art. Ages 3 to 6.

Nuts! by Tammi Sauer, illus. by Dan Krall (Sept. 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1599904665). Three chipmunks strive to become the most popular animals in the zoo. Ages 3 to 6.

Archie by Domenica by More Gordon (Oct. 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1599909363) introduces a canine with a craving for couture. Ages 3 to 6.

Little Nelly’s Big Book by Pippa Goodhart, illus. by Andy Rowland (July 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1599907796). An elephant with an identity crisis gets a little help from her friends. Ages 4 to 8.

I Need My Own Country! by Rick Walton, illus. by Wes Hargis (Oct. 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1599905594) is a guide to building and ruling a nation. Ages 4 to 8.

Small Medium at Large by Joanne Levy (July 3, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1599908366). Lilah can hear dead people—and they are annoying. Ages 8 to 12.

Unlocking the Spell: A Tale of the Wide-Awake Princess by E.D. Baker (Oct. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1599908410) is a sequel to The Wide-Awake Princess. Ages 8 to 12.

Villain School: Hero in Disguise by Stephanie Sanders (Oct. 2, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1599909073). In Villain School, students study attack and ambush. Ages 10 to 14.

Princess Academy: Palace of Stone by Shannon Hale (Aug. 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1599908731) is the sequel to the Newbery Honor book Princess Academy. Ages 10 to 15.

Fight for Freedom by Susan Champlin, illus. by Stan Mack (July 17, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1599908359) is a graphic novel set during the Civil War. Ages 10-up.

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (Aug. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1599906959). In this fantasy, a girl takes part in a competition to become the royal assassin. Ages 12 to 17.

Freaks Like Us by Susan Vaught (Sept. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1599908724). Was a schizophrenic boy involved in his best friend’s disappearance? Ages 12 to 17.

Velvet by Mary Hooper (Nov. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1599909127). The life of a young Victorian laundress changes when she encounters a famed medium. Ages 12 to 17.

Princess of the Silver Woods by Jessica Day George (Dec. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1599906461). This fantasy upends familiar fairy tales. Ages 12 to 17.

Dance of Shadows by Yelena Black (Dec. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1599909400). In this trilogy launch, ballet dancers have deadly secrets. Ages 12 to 17.

The Unquiet by Jeannine Garsee (July 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1599907239) is a psychological thriller starring a teen who sees ghosts—real and imagined. Ages 14 to 19.

Blink Once by Cylin Busby (Sept. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1599908182) is a novel about love, betrayal, and soul mates, from the author of The Year We Disappeared. Ages 14 to 19.

Butter by Erin Jade Lange (Sept. 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1599907802). A lonely, obese boy sets out to eat himself to death—on the Internet. Ages 14 to 19.

This Is Not Forgiveness by Celia Rees (Oct. 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1599907765). Rees, typically a writer of historical fiction, presents a contemporary novel. Ages 14 to 19.


Star Fighters by Max Chase continues with The Enemy’s Lair (Dec. 11, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1599909325), and Crash Landing (Dec. 11, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1599909608), ages 7 to 10. Whole Nother Story concludes with No Other Story by Dr. Cuthbert Soup (Sept. 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1599908243), ages 8 to 12. Stravaganza adds City of Swords by Mary Hoffman (Aug. 21, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1599908427), ages 12 to 17. And Off Course is a new Circuit Novel by Georgina Bloomberg and Catherine Hapka (Nov. 13, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1599909097), ages 12 to 17.


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40 Uses for a Grandpa by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Amanda Haley (Aug. 14, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1609052768) shows that grandfathers can also be sports fans, secret keepers, referees, and more. All ages.

Bear, Do You Wear Underwear? by Todd H. Doodler (July 10, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1609052591). Bear asks his gang the titular question. Ages 1 to 3.

Do You Have a Tail? by Simms Taback (July 10, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1609052584) poses questions to young readers. Ages 1 to 3.

Do You Wear Diapers? by Tanya Roitman (July 10, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1609052577) enlists animals to aid potty training. Ages 1 to 3.

Where Is My Baby? by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Simms Taback (July 10, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1609052805) is a kid-centric lift-the-flap book for little ones. Ages 2 and up.

Who Said Moo? by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Simms Taback (July 10, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1609052799) in an animal themed lift-the-flap book. Ages 2 and up.

Hello, My New Baby...with love from your big brother or big sister by Leslie Kimmelman, illus. by Cynthia Jabar (Oct. 9, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1609052669) is an interactive sticker book aimed at older siblings. Ages 3 and up.

ABC Dentist by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Liz Murphy (Aug. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1609053208; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1609052744) prepares kids for a dental visit. Ages 4 to 8.

ABC Doctor by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Liz Murphy (Aug. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1609053192; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-60905-273-7) explains what kids need and want to know about a doctor appointment and feeling better. Ages 4 to 8.

The Princess and the Peas and Carrots by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Travis Foster (Oct. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1609052508). A little girl learns the royal reason behind why she’s so fussy. Ages 4 to 8.

Red Cat, Blue Cat by Jenni Desmond (Sept. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1609052485). Kitties of different colors learn to make the most of their differences. Ages 4 and up.

Flying to Neverland with Peter Pan by Comden & Green and Carolyn Leigh, illus. by Amy Bates (Nov. 27, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1609052492). Lyrics of two songs from the musical Peter Pan take center stage in this picture book. Ages 4 and up.

Scribbles and Ink Doodles for Two by Ethan Long (Oct. 9, spiral bound, $14.99, ISBN 978-1609052195). Two battling cartoon artists host this activity book. Ages 5 to 8.

Alphasaurs and Other Prehistoric Types by Sharon Werner and Sarah Forss (hardcover, $22.99, ISBN 9781609051938) is a companion to Alphabeasties and Other Amazing Types. Ages 6 to 12.

Blast Off with Doodle Tom by Elise Gravel (Sept. 11, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1609052638) combines doodling and stickers with facts about space.Ages 6-up.

Dolls of the World Coloring Book by Jessica Secheret (Nov. 13, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1609052645) allows youngsters customize dolls in regional costumes with coloring and stickers. Ages 6 and up.

Kokeshi Dolls Coloring Book by Jessica Secheret (Nov. 12, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1609052225). Customizable with stickers, the book features nine Japanese dolls, each with her own haiku, signature color. Ages 6 and up.

D is 4 Doodles by Deborah Zemke (Sept. 11, spiral bound, $12.99, ISBN 978-1609052782) has perforated tear-off doodle pages. Ages 8 and up.


New SAMi Flip Books are Flip-a-Face: Baby Animals (July 10, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1609052706) and Flip-a-Face: Colors (July 10, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1609052713) by Sami, up to age 3. Balloon Toons adds Dinosaurs in Space by Pranas Naujokaitis (Sept. 11, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-1609052539) and Hiccup! by Mike Herrod (Sept. 11, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN-9781609052553), ages 6 to 9. And Pocket Packs launches with Alpha-Doodles (Oct. 23, kit, $9.99, ISBN 978-1609053161) and Pocket Packs: Doodles 2 Do (Oct. 23, kit, $9.99, ISBN 978-160905-315-4) by Deborah Zemke, ages 6-up.


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No More Pacifier for Piggy! by Bernette Ford, illus. by Sam Williams (Aug. 7, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1907152962). Will Piggy have more fun without his pacifier? Up to age 3.

I’m Not Sleepy! by Jonathan Allen (Sept. 4, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1907967375). In the morning, a tired Baby Owl insists he isn’t sleepy. Up to age 3.

Spooky Spooky Spooky! by Cathy MacLennan (Sept. 4, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1907967153) presents a Halloween tale featuring bats, cats, and slugs. Up to age 3.

Big Noisy Book of Busy Places by Britta Teckentrup (Aug. 7, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1907152436) spotlights such venues as an airport and a shopping mall. Ages 2 to 5.

Good Luck Baby Owls by Giles Milton, illus. by Alexandra Milton (Oct. 2, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1907967283). Two impatient owlets want to learn to fly. Ages 2 to 5.

Ballet Kitty: Christmas Recital by Bernette Ford, illus. by Sam Williams (Oct. 2, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1907152122). A cat and her best friend both want to perform the role of Sugar Plum Fairy. Ages 3 to 6.


Four Meeow books by Sebastien Braun are Meeow and the Big Box (Sept. 4, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1907152887), Meeow and the Blue Table (Sept. 4, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1907152924), Meeow and the Little Chairs (Sept. 4, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1907152894), and Meeow and the Pots and Pans (Sept. 4, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1907152917), up to age 3.Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Sebastien Braun (Aug. 7, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1907152450) joins Story House Books, ages 2 to 5.


Look... Look Again! by John O’Brien (Oct. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1590788943) collects cartoons featuring characters in a lopsided universe. All ages.

Ostrich and Lark by Marilyn Nelson, illus. by the San Artists of the Kuru Art Project in Botswana (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1590787021) reveals an unlikely friendship between animals in southern Africa. Ages 4 to 8.

Glamorous Glasses by Barbara Newman (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1590788783). When her best friend gets glasses, Bobbie wants to do the same. Ages 4 to 8.


Little Hippo Stories introduces Here Comes Doctor Hippo by Jonathan London, illus. by Gilles Eduar (Sept. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1590788516), ages 2 to 6. And Oh! What a Surprise! by Suzanne Bloom (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1590788929) is a new Goose and Bear Book, ages 2 to 6.


Molly, by Golly!: The Legend of Molly Williams, America’s First Female Firefighter by Dianne Ochiltree, illus. by Kathleen Kemly (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1590787212) tells the story of the 19th-century African-American cook at a New York City fire company who is thought to have become the country’s first female firefighter. Ages 7 to 10.

Poppy Lady: Moina Belle Michael and Her Tribute to Veterans by Barbara Walsh, illus. by Layne Johnson (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1590787540) centers on the Georgia schoolteacher who worked to establish the red poppy as a symbol to honor soldiers during WWI. Ages 7 to 10.

Ice! The Amazing History of the Ice Business by Laurence Pringle (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1590788011) traces the history of the industry since its beginnings in the early 1800s. Ages 8 to 12.


If You Were a Chocolate Mustache by J. Patrick Lewis, illus. by Matthew Cordell (Oct. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1590789278) compiles poems by the current children’s poet laureate. Ages 8-up.


Friend Me: 10 Awesome Steps to Fun and Friendship by Laura Buddenberg and Alesia Montgomery (Sept. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1934490389) is a guide to making good decisions about friendship. Ages 10 to 14.


Best Me I Can Be adds Teamwork Isn’t My Thing, and I Don’t Like to Share! by Julia Cook, illus. by Kelsey De Weerd (July 16, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1934490358), ages 5 to 11. And Building Relationships offers Cliques Just Don’t Make Cents by Julia Cook, illus. by Anita DuFalla, (Aug. 15, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1934490966), ages 7to 11.

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El peor dia de toda mi vida: The Worst Day of My Life Ever by Julia Cook, illus. by Kelsey De Weerd (July 16, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1934490341), ages 5 to 11.


Debris Dreams by David Colby (Nov. 20, paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-1936460380). After a terrorist attack, a teen drafted into a war in space corresponds with her friend on Earth. Ages 14-up.


Peppa Pig and the Lost Christmas List by Ladybird (Sept. 11, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0763662769). Peppa helps save the day in this holiday tale. Ages 2 to 5.

Bear in Love by Daniel Pinkwater, illus. by Will Hillenbrand (Aug. 14, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763645694). Could a bear have a secret friend who’s leaving him surprises? Ages 2 to 6.

One Spotted Giraffe by Petr Horácek (Sept. 11, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763661571) is a counting pop-up book featuring animals. Ages 2-up.

Who’s in My Family? All About Our Families by Robie H. Harris, illus. by Nadine Bernard Westcott (Sept. 11, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763636319) examines different kinds of relationships. Ages 3 to 5.

Lovabye Dragon by Barbara Joosse, illus. by Randy Cecil (Sept. 11, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763654085). After a lonely dragon follows a trail of princess tears, a friendship develops. Ages 3 to 6.

This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen (Oct. 9, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763655990). When a tiny fish shoots into view wearing a blue hat, trouble ensues. Ages 3 to 6.

Charley’s First Night by Amy Hest, illus. by Helen Oxenbury (Oct. 9, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763640552) tells of a boy’s new puppy and its first night home. Ages 3 to 6.

The Moogees Move House by Leslie McGuirk (Nov. 13, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763655587). The Moogees discover that the family, not the house, is what’s important. Ages 3 to 6.

Because Amelia Smiled by David Ezra Stein (Sept. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763641696). Kindness spreads far and wide in this spin on the maxim “what goes around comes around.” Ages 3 to 7.

Me and Momma and Big John by Mara Rockliff, illus. by William Low (Aug. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763643591). Momma is a stonecutter at a cathedral called Big John, and little John and his sisters can’t wait to see her special stone. Ages 3 to 8.

Squeak, Rumble, Whomp! Whomp! Whomp!: A Sonic Adventure by Wynton Marsalis, illus. by Paul Rogers (Oct. 9, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763639914) explores the many sounds that fill a neighborhood. Ages 3 to 8.

The Adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare by Sam McBratney (Aug. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763658960). In this Guess How Much I Love You Storybook, Little Nutbrown Hare shares adventures with Big Nutbrown Hare. Ages 3-up.

Big Mean Mike by Michelle Knudsen, illus. by Scott Magoon (Aug. 14, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763649906) is a story about not worrying what others think. Ages 4 to 8.

Oliver by Birgitta Sif (Oct. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763662479). An imaginative child who doesn’t quite fit in finds a kindred spirit. Ages 4 to 8.

Sky Color by Peter H. Reynolds (Aug. 28, hardcover, $14, ISBN 978-0763623456). A young artist discovers how to paint the sky, even though she has no blue paint. Ages 5-up.

Following Grandfather by Rosemary Wells, illus. by Christopher Denise (Sept. 11, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763650698). A mouse named Jenny misses her grandfather so much that she sees him everywhere. Ages 6 to 9.

Otter and Odder: A Love Story by James Howe, illus. by Chris Raschka (Oct. 9, hardcover, $14, ISBN 978-0763641740). When an otter falls in love with a fish, will he dare to follow his heart? Ages 6 to 10.

Bartholomew Biddle and the Very Big Wind by Gary Ross, illus. by Matthew Myers (Nov. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0763649203). A soaring bed sheet carries a boy on three adventures. Ages 6 to 10.

Make Magic! Do Good! by Dallas Clayton (Nov. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0763657468) is an illustrated collection of poems. Ages 7-up.

The High Skies Adventures of Blue Jay the Pirate by Scott Nash (Sept. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0763632649). A swashbuckling avian crew soars through the air in search of treasure and adventure. Ages 8 to 11.

The Secret History of Hobgoblins by Ari Berk (Oct. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763652234) chronicles the story of these magical creatures. Ages 8-up.

Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz (Aug. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0763653804). Newbery Medalist Schlitz offers a Victorian gothic thriller. Ages 9 to 13.

The Impossible Rescue: The True Story of an Amazing Arctic Adventure by Martin W. Sandler (Sept. 11, hardcover, $22.99, ISBN 978-0763650803). Rescuers race to save men whose whaling ships are stranded in Arctic ice. Ages 10 to 14.

Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust by Doreen Rappaport (Sept. 11, hardcover, $22.99, ISBN 978-0763629762) details the work of Jews who organized to sabotage the Nazis and help other Jews during the Holocaust. Ages 10-up.

Freakling by Lana Krumwiede (Oct. 9, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763659370) is a dystopian novel about the dangers of unchecked power. Ages 10-up.

Come August, Come Freedom: The Bellows, the Gallows, and the Black General Gabriel by Gigi Amateau (Sept. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763647926) is a novel inspired by an 1800 insurrection planned by a literate slave. Ages 12 to 14.

Long Lankin by Lindsey Barraclough (July 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763658083). In this debut novel, four kids unravel the mystery of a family curse. Ages 12-up.

Daylight Saving by Edward Hogan (Sept. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763659134). This ghost story poses the question: does a traumatic past mean the future is a foregone conclusion? Ages 12-up.

Fish in the Sky by Fridrik Erlings (Sept. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763658885). Josh’s 13th year starts with a baffling sequence of events—not to mention the fact that he’s in love. Ages 12-up.

Flock by Wendy Delsol (Sept. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763660109) concludes the Stork trilogy. Ages 12-up.

Lies, Knives, and Girls in Red Dresses by Ron Koertge, illus. by Andrea Dezso (July 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0763644062). Written in free verse, this book gives a twist to 20 fairy tales. Ages 14-up.

Soonchild by Russell Hoban, illus. by Alexis Deacon (Aug. 14, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763659202). In a magic-filled Arctic world, a shaman must find the World Songs that will lure his reluctant unborn daughter—the “Soonchild” of the title—out of the womb. Ages 14-up.

Call the Shots by Don Calame (Sept. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763655563). In this follow-up to Swim the Fly and Beat the Band, comedic novels about a trio of boys, sensitive Sean takes the spotlight. Ages 14-up.

Personal Effects by E.M. Kokie (Sept. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763655273). After his older brother dies in Iraq, Matt makes a discovery that rocks his beliefs about bravery and honor. Ages 14-up.

October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard by Lesléa Newman (Sept. 25, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763658076). The author of Heather Has Two Mommies pens a cycle of poems in honor of the gay college student who was beaten and left to die in 1998. Ages 14-up.

The Infects by Sean Beaudoin (Sept. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763659479). This novel featuring twisted characters reveals the evil that can lurk within people. Ages 14-up.


Leslie Patricelli Board Books offers Fa La Laby Leslie Patricelli (Sept. 11, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0763632472), ages 1 to 3. Lucy Cousins’s Maisy returns in Create with Maisy: A Maisy First Arts-and-Crafts Book (July 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763661229), ages 2-up, and Maisy’s Band (Sept. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0763660444), ages 3-up. MoshiMoshiKawaii by Mind Wave Inc. continues with Strawberry Moshi’s Activity Book (Aug. 14, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0763662363), and Strawberry Princess Moshi’s Activity Book (Aug. 14, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0763662370), ages 3 to 5. New Flip the Flap and Find Out books by Nicola Davies, illus. by Marc Boutavant, are Who Lives Here? (Nov. 13, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0763662639), and What Happens Next? (Nov. 13, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0763662646), ages 3-up.

Where’s Waldo? by Martin Handford issues Where’s Waldo?: The 25th Anniversary Edition (Aug. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763645250), and Where’s Waldo? Santa Spectacular (Sept. 11, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0763661595), ages 5 to 9. Judy Moody is back in Judy Moody and the Bad Luck Charm (Aug. 14, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763634513), Judy Moody’s Mini-Mysteries and Other Sneaky Stuff for Super Sleuths (Aug. 14, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0763659417), and Judy Moody: The Mad Rad Collection: Books 7–9 (Sept. 25, paper, $17.97, ISBN 978-0763654108) by Megan McDonald, illus. by Peter H. Reynolds, ages 6 to 9.

Scream Street by Tommy Donbavand adds Invasion of the Normals (July 10, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0763657598), and Attack of the Trolls (July 10, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0763657604), ages 8-up. Ologies gains The Dragon Prophecy: The Dragonology Chronicles, Vol. 4 by Dugald A. Steer, illus. by Douglas Carrel (Aug. 28, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0763634285), ages 9-up. And Amy Green returns in Ask Amy Green: Love and Other Drama-Ramas! by Sarah Webb (Aug. 28, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763655822), ages 11-up.


Guinea Pig Party by Holly Surplice (Aug. 14, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763662691). Guinea pigs throw a birthday party in this counting tale. Ages 2-up.

Hubble Bubble, Granny Trouble by Tracey Corderoy, illus. by Joe Berger (July 10, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763659042). A girl wants her witch grandmother to be like all the other grannies, but then has second thoughts. Ages 3-up.

The Baby That Roared by Simon Puttock, illus. by Nadia Shireen (July 10, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763659035). Mr. and Mrs. Deer discover that the antlered baby they find on their doorstep is actually a monster. Ages 3-up.

Goldilocks and Just One Bear by Leigh Hodgkinson (Aug. 14, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763661724). Lost in the city, a grown-up Little Bear bumps into his old porridge-eating friend. Ages 3-up.

Icky Sticky Monster Pop-Up by Jo Lodge (Sept. 11, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0763661731). A toilet lid and garbage can cover are among the five pop-ups in this story. Ages 3-up.

Just Right for Christmas by Birdie Black, illus. by Rosalind Beardshaw (Sept. 11, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763661748). Red cloth that a king buys to make a gift for his daughter ends up providing presents for many of the kingdom’s residents. Ages 3-up.

Playbook Farm by Corina Fletcher, illus. by Britta Teckentrup (Sept. 11, hardcover, $24, ISBN 978-0763661656) is a pop-up book that unfolds into a farmyard with cardboard animals. Ages 3-up.


Noodle stars in Noodle Loves the Farm (Jan. 8, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0763662752), and Noodle Loves to Drive (Aug. 28, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0763662738) by Marion Billet, ages 1 to 3. Pip and Posy welcomes The Scary Monster by Axel Scheffler (July 10, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0763659189), ages 2 to 5. Magical Mix-Ups offers Birthdays and Bridesmaids (Aug. 14, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0763662721), and Friends and Fashion (Dec. 11, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0763661663) by Marnie Edwards, illus. by Leigh Hodgkinson, ages 7-up. And Mega Mash-Ups continues with Spies vs. Giant Slugs in the Jungle (Aug. 28, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0763659028), and Trolls vs. Cowboys in the Artic (Dec. 11, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0763662714) by Nikalas Catlow, illus. by Tim Wesson, ages 7-up.


Jack and the Baked Beanstalk by Colin Stimpson (July 10, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763655631) provides a spin on a traditional tale. Ages 3 to 6.

Olive and the Big Secret by Tor Freeman (Aug. 14, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763661496). What happens when Olive shares Molly’s secret? Ages 4 to 7.

The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse by Helen Ward (Sept. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763660987) retells this familiar story. Ages 4 to 7.

Black Dog by Levi Pinfold (Oct. 9, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763660970). Only Small, the youngest member of the Hope family, has the courage to face a frightening animal. Ages 4 to 7.

The Crimson Shard by Teresa Flavin (Sept. 11, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763660932). This sequel to The Black Enigma involves time travel to 18th-century London. Ages 9-12.


Super Science presentsMatter Matters! by Tom Adams, illus. by Thomas Flintman (Aug. 14, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0763660963), 7 to 11. And Historical Notebooks welcomes Cleopatra: Queen of Egypt by Clint Twist, illus. by Ian Andrew (Nov. 13, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0763660956), ages 8 to 12.


A Trip to the Bottom of the World with Mouse by Frank Viva (Sept. 25, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1935179191). A young explorer and his best friend, Mouse, are on a sea journey to Antarctica. Ages 4 to 6.

Maya Makes a Mess by Rutu Modan (Aug. 14, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1935179177). When she is invited to dine with the queen, Maya’s messy manners are put to the test. Ages 4-up.

Benny and Penny in Lights Out by Geoffrey Hayes (Aug. 28, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1935179207). When Benny won’t settle down at bedtime, Penny gets annoyed. Ages 4-up.

The Secret of the Stone Frog by David Nytra (Sept. 11, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1935179184). After awakening in an enchanted forest, Leah and Alan find both their independence and the way home. Ages 8 to 11.



Smithsonian Drawing Books releases How to Draw Amazing Airplanes and Spacecraft by Kristen McCurry, illus. by Mat Edwards (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1429694483), and How to Draw Incredible Dinosaurs by McCurry, illus. by Juan Calle (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1429694506), ages 8 to 11. Paper Mayhem presents Alien Anarchy by Jennifer Bryant (Aug. 1, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1429698504), and Robot Rumble by Alexander Gwynne (Aug. 1, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1429698498), ages 8 to 12. Joining You Choose Books: Historical Eras are Ancient China: An Interactive History Adventure by Terry Collins (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1429694728), and The Aztec Empire: An Interactive History Adventure by Elizabeth Raum (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1429694742), ages 8 to 12. You Choose Books: Survival offers Can You Survive Extreme Mountain Climbing?: An Interactive Survival Adventure (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1429694780), and Can You Survive in the Special Forces?: An Interactive Survival Adventure (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1429694803) by Matt Doeden, ages 8 to 12. And new Secret Origami titles are Origami X by Nick Robinson and Paul Harrison (Aug. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1429698511), and Origami XOXO by Robinson and Susan Behar (Aug. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1429698528), ages 8 to 12.

American Graphic greets George Washington: The Rise of America’s First President by Agnieszka Biskup, illus. by Cristian Mallea (Aug. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1429693349), and Louis Armstrong: Jazz Legend by Terry Collins, illus. by Richie Pope (Aug. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1429693363), ages 8 to 14. Sports Illustrated for Kids: Winner Takes All releases The Final Four: All About College Basketball’s Biggest Event by Mary E. Schulte (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1429694384), The Stanley Cup: All About Pro Hockey’s Biggest Event by Martin Gitlin (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1429694407), The Super Bowl: All About Pro Football’s Biggest Event (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1429694421), and The World Series: All About Pro Baseball’s Biggest Event by Hans Hetrick (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1429694445), ages 8 to 14. And Sports Illustrated Kids: For the Record gains The Ultimate Collection of Pro Baseball Records by Anthony Wacholtz (Aug. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1429694285), The Ultimate Collection of Pro Basketball Records by Tyler Omoth (Aug. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1429694308); and The Ultimate Collection of Pro Football Records (Aug. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1429694322), and The Ultimate Collection of Pro Hockey Records (Aug. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1429694346) both by Shane Frederick, ages 8 to 14.



Joining Perspectives Flip Books are Split History of the American Revolution by Michael Burgan (Aug. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0756545925), Split History of the Civil War by Stephanie Fitzgerald (Aug. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0756545949), Split History of Westward Expansion in the United States by Nell Musolf (Aug. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0756545963), and Split History of World War II by Simon Rose (Aug. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0756545987), ages 10 to 14.



Everyday Alphabet presents Everyday Alphabet by Daniel Nunn and Rebecca Rissman (Aug. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1410948922), ages 3 to 5. Hide and Seek adds Where’s Eddie? by Daniel Nunn and Steve Walker (Aug. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1410948908), ages 3 to 5. And I Can Count by Rebecca Rissman (Aug. 11, board book, $7.99 ISBN 978-1410948915) launches a new series.

A History of Popular Culture introduces Popular Culture: 1900–1919 by Jilly Hunt (Aug. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1410946287), Popular Culture: 1920–1939 by Jane Bingham (Aug. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1410946294), Popular Culture: 1940–1959 by Nick Hunter (Aug. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1410946300), Popular Culture: 1960–1979 by Michael Burgan (Aug. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1410946317), Popular Culture: 1980–1999 by Hunt (Aug. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1410946324), and Popular Culture: 2000 and Beyond by Hunter (Aug. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1410946331), ages 11 to 15.



Katie Woo stars in Katie Woo and Friends (Aug. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1404879096), and Katie Woo Rules the School (Aug. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1404879089) by Fran Manushkin, illus. by Tammie Lyon, ages 5 to 7. Additions to Speak Another Language! by Jill Kalz, illus. by Daniele Fabbri, are My First Arabic Phrases (Aug. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1404877344), My First Italian Phrases (Aug. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1404877368), My First Japanese Phrases (Aug. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1404877382), and My First Russian Phrases (Aug. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1404877405), ages 5 to 8. And Seek It Out! by Jill Kalz presents Zoo Hideout: Hidden Picture Puzzles, illus. by Simon Smith (Aug. 1, hardcover, $9.95, 978-1404877306), School Shake-Up: Hidden Picture Puzzles, illus. by Douglas Holgate (Aug. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1404877269), Halloween Hide and Seek: Hidden Picture Puzzles, illus. by Hector Borlasca (Aug 1, hardcover, $9.95, 978-1404877283), and Christmas Chaos: Hidden Picture Puzzles, illus. by James Yamasaki (Aug. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1404877245), ages 5 to 9.

DC Super-Pets continues with Deep-Sea Duel (Aug. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1404876620), Swamp Thing vs. the Zombie Pets (Aug. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1404876675), and The Biggest Little Hero (Aug. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1404876644) by John Sazaklis, Night of the Scaredy Crows by Sarah Hines Stephens (Aug. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1404876637), The Cat Crime Club by Steve Korte (Aug. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1404876651), and Alien Anarchy by Jennifer Bryant (Aug. 1, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1429698504), all illus. by Art Baltazar, ages 6 to 8. And Night Sky Stories issues Follow the Drinking Gourd: An Underground Railroad Story by Cari Meister, illus. by Robert Squier (Aug. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1404877146), The Story of Cassiopeia: A Roman Constellation Myth by Thomas Kingsley Troupe, illus. by Squier (Aug. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1404877160), The Story of Orion: A Roman Constellation Myth by Troupe, illus. by Gerald Guerlais (Aug. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1404877184), and The Story of Ursa Major and Ursa Minor: A Roman Constellation Myth by Meister, illus. by Guerlais (Aug. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1404877207), ages 7 to 9.



Truck Buddies by C.J. Calder, illus. by Ronnie Rooney presents Busy Truck (Aug. 1, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1434243881), Fast Truck (Aug. 1, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1434243898), Muddy Truck (Aug. 1, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1434243904), and Snow Truck (Aug. 1, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1434243911), ages 1 to 3. Grunt and the Grouch adds Beastly Feast! (Aug. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1434242693), and Big Splash! (Aug. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1434242686) by Tracey Corderoy, ages 6 to 8. Dirty Bertie returns in Fangs! (Aug. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1434242679), and Germs! by Alan McDonald, illus. by David Roberts, ages 6 to 8. New Mighty, Mighty Monsters books by Sean O’Reilly, illus. by Studio Arcana, are Monster Beach (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434246080), The Missing Mummy (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434246097), The Monster Crooks (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434246103), The Scare Fair (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434246110), The Toy Snatcher (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434246127), and The Wolfboy’s Wish (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434246134), ages 7 to 9. Echo and the Bat Pack by Roberto Pavanello, illus. by Blasco Pisapia, adds King Tut’s Grandmother (Aug. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1434242457), Thing in the Sewers (Aug. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1434242471), Treasure in the Graveyard (Aug. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1434242488), and Midnight Witches (Aug. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1434242464), ages 6 to 8. Graphic Sparks: The Incredible Rockhead introduces Incredible Rockhead: Rock, Paper, Scissorlegz! by Scott Nickel, illus. by C.S. Jennings (Aug. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1434245960), ages 8 to 10. And joining Graphic Sparks: Zinc Alloy is Zinc Alloy: The Invincible Boy-Bot by Donald Lemke, illus. by Douglas Holgate (Aug. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1434245977), ages 8 to 10.

New Jake Maddox Sports Stories by Jake Maddox, illus. by Sean Tiffany, are Home-Field Football (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434242068), Point Guard Prank (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434242075), Striker Assist (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434242082), and Behind the Plate (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434242051), ages 8 to 11. Field Trip Mysteries gains The Everglades Poacher Who Pretended (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434241979), The Grand Canyon Burros That Broke (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434241986), The Mount Rushmore Face That Couldn’t See (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434241993), and The Yellowstone Kidnapping That Wasn’t (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434242006) by Steven Brezenoff, illus. by Marcos Calo, ages 8 to 11. Joining the Wild Rescue series by Jan Burchett and Sara Vogler, illus. by Diane Le Feyer, are Earthquake Escape (Aug. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1434245922), Poacher Panic (Aug. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1434245939), Polar Meltdown (Aug. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1434245946), and Rainforest Rescue (Aug. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1434245953), ages 8 to 11. And Team Cheer by Jen Jones debuts with Faith and the Camp Snob (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1434242495), Brooke’s Quest for Captain (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1434242501), Lissa and the Fund-Raising Funk (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1434242518), and Competition for Gaby (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1434242525), ages 9 to 12.

Hocus Pocus Hotel by Michael Dahl, illus. by Lisa Weber, kicks off with Hocus Pocus Hotel (Aug. 1, hardcover, $10.95, ISBN 978-1434242532), ages 9 to 12. New to Troll Hunters by Michael Dahl, illus. by Ben Kovar, is Troll Hunters (Aug. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1434245908), ages 9 to 12. And Claudia and Monica: Freshman Girls adds New Firsts by Diana Gallagher (Aug. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1434245915), ages 9 to 13.


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Ice Age: An Augmented Reality Book (Aug. 7, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1780970387) is a tie-in to the movies. Ages 6-up.

Sherlock Holmes: Solve the Famous Hound of the Baskervilles Mystery, edited by Deborah Kespert (Sept. 4, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1780971865). Readers help Holmes solve a mystery. Ages 8-up.


Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do by Kathryn Heling and Deborah Hembrook, illus. by Andy Robert Davies (July 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1580892513) introduces readers to seven professions based on uniforms and gear hanging on a clothesline. Ages 3 to 6.

Monkey Colors by Darrin Lunde, illus. by Patricia Wynne (July 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1570917417; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1570917424). Twelve monkeys from around the world introduce young readers to their colors and habitats. Ages 3 to 6.

Out on the Prairie by Donna Bateman, illus. by Susan Swan (July 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1580893770; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1580893787). This counting book spotlights the animals that inhabit Badlands National Park. Ages 4 to 7.

Santa Retires by David Biedrzycki (July 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1580892933; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1580892940). Santa and Mrs. Claus head off to sunny climes for a vacation. Ages 4 to 7.

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, School Day Math by Barbara Barbieri McGrath, illus. by Tim Nihoff (July 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1580894203; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1580894210) is an interactive introduction to counting, adding, and subtracting. Ages 4 to 7.

Eight Days Gone by Linda McReynolds, illus. by Ryan O’Rourke (July 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1580893640; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1580893657). Verse and art celebrate Apollo 11’s 1969 mission to the moon. Ages 5 to 8.

Monet Paints a Day by Julie Danneberg, illus. by Caitlin Heimerl (July 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1580892407). Based on a true story, this tale recalls Claude Monet’s painting trip to the beach, where he forgets to pay attention to the tide. Ages 6 to 9.

The House That George Built by Suzanne Slade, illus. by Rebecca Bond (July 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1580892629) offers a history of the White House and many of its residents. Ages 6 to 9.

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by Anna Harwell Celenza, illus. by JoAnn Kitchel (July 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1570916373) tells how Vivaldi was inspired to create the musical masterpiece for his students, members of a girls’ orchestra. Ages 6 to 9.

Last Laughs: Animal Epitaphs by J. Patrick Lewis and Jane Yolen, illus. by Jeffrey Stewart Timmins (July 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1580892605) collects darkly humorous poems about saying good-bye to animal friends. Ages 7 to 10.

Toads and Tessellations: A Math Adventure by Sharon Morrisette, illus. by Philomena O’Neill (July 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1580893541; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1580893558). The mathematics-minded son of a magician solves a shoemaker’s dilemma about how to create 12 pairs of shoes from one piece of leather. Ages 7 to 10.

Pigmares: Porcine Poems of the Silver Screen by Doug Cushman (July 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1580894012). In these poems, a pig dreams of monsters after he watches classic horror movies. Ages 7 to 10.

Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman by Marc Tyler Nobleman, illus. by Ty Templeton (July 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1580892896) focuses on Bill Finger, who with Bob Kane created Batman. Ages 8-up.

Flying the Dragon by Natalie Dias Lorenzi (July 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1580894340). Faced with language barriers and cultural clashes, two cousins learn to communicate through a shared language and heritage, and a sense of family honor. Ages 9 to 12.


Stuart J. Murphy’s I See I Learn adds Freda Stops a Bully (July 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1580894661; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1580894678), and Happy, Healthy Ajay! (July 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1580894708; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1580894715) by Stuart J. Murphy, ages 2 to 5. And Ralph Masiello’s Drawing Books continues with Ralph Masiello’s Halloween Drawing Book by Ralph Masiello (July 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1570915413; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1570915420), ages 5-up.

Title in Spanish

A Lola le encantan los cuentos (Lola Loves Stories) by Anna McQuinn, illus. by Rosalind Beardshaw (July 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1580894432; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1580894449), ages 2 to 5.

Series in Spanish

Stuart J. Murphy’s I See I Learn adds En busca de Freda (Freda Is Found) by Stuart J. Murphy (July 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1580894944; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1580894951), ages 2 to 5.


Animal Snacks by Dawn Cusick (July 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-0983201458). Photos reveal animals and insects enjoying their favorite foods. Ages 6 to 10.


Presidential Pets: The Weird, Wacky, Little, Big, Scary, Strange Animals That Have Lived in the White House by Julia Moberg, illus. by Jeff Albrecht Studios (July 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1936140794) spotlights pets that have inhabited 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Ages 8-up.

White House Kids: The Perks, Pleasures, Problems, and Pratfalls of the Presidents’ Children by Joe Rhatigan, illus. by Jay Shinn (July 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1936140800) recounts the antics of U.S. presidents’ offspring. Ages 8-up.


It’s Raining, It’s Pouring by Peter, Paul, and Mary, illus. by Christine Davenier (July 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1936140770) packages a book illustrating the lyrics of the trio’s song with a CD. Ages 4-up.


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Awesome Snake Science: 40 Activities for Learning About Snakes by Cindy Blobaum (July 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1569768075) presents 45 science experiments involving snakes. Ages 9 to 12.

Rightfully Ours: How Women Won the Vote, 21 Activities by Kerrie Logan Hollihan (Aug. 1, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1883052898) recounts the century-long struggle for women’s suffrage in the U.S. Ages 9-up.

Why Is Milk White?: And 200 Other Curious Chemistry Questions by Alexa Coelho and Simon Quellen Field (Jan. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1613744529) rounds up experiments that demonstrate chemistry concepts. Ages 9-up.

Home Front Girl: A Diary of Love, Literature, and Growing Up in Wartime America by Joan Wehlen Morrison, edited by Susan Signe Morrison (Nov. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1613744574) presents the diary of a Chicago teen living through the Depression and the leadup to WWII. Ages 12-up.


A Kid’s Guide issues A Kid’s Guide to Arab American History: More Than 50 Activities by Yvonne Wakim Dennis and Maha Addasi (Jan. 1, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1613740170), ages 7 to 9. For Kids welcomes Albert Einstein and Relativity for Kids: His Life and Ideas with 21 Activities and Thought Experiments by Jerome Pohlen (Oct. 1, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1613740286), and New York City History for Kids: From New Amsterdam to the Big Apple with 21 Activities by Richard Panchyk (Nov. 1, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1883052935), ages 9-up. And Women of Action adds Double Victory: How African American Women Broke Race and Gender Barriers to Help Win World War II by Cheryl Mullenbach (Jan. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1569768082), ages 12-up.



Puppet Pals introduces four finger-puppet books illus. by Angela Muss: Penguin and Me! (Sept. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1846434747), Monkey and Me! (Sept. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1846434754), Frog and Me! (Sept. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1846434761), and Panda and Me! (Sept. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1846434730), up to age 3.

Masked Board Books introduces four die-cut titles illus. by Sebastian Braun: Look at Me: I’m a Clown! (Sept. 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-1846434723), Look at Me: I’m a Monster! (Sept. 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-1846434709), Look at Me: I’m a Robot! (Sept. 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-1846434693), and Look at Me: I’m an Alien! (Sept. 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-1846434716), ages 3 to 6.

Classic Books with Holes adds four titles: Itsy Bitsy Spider, illus. by Nora Hilb (Sept. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1846434983), Hickory Dickory Dock, illus. by Kelly Caswell (Sept. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1846434990), Little Miss Muffet, illus. by Barbara Nascimbeni (Sept. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1846435003), and Mary Had a Little Lamb, illus. by Marina Aizen (Sept. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1846435010), ages 2 to 6.

Flip Up Fairy Tales has four additions: The Pied Piper of Hamelin, illus. by Natalia Vasquez (Sept. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 9781846434808), The Steadfast Tin Soldier, illus. by Jess Stockham (Sept. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 9781846434778), The Stonecutter, illus. by Laura Barella (Sept. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 9781846434785), and Town Mouse, Country Mouse, illus. by Stockham (Sept. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 9781846434792), ages 3 to 7.


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Caillou: My Little Bed by Eric Sevigny (Jan. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-2894509517). Children count from one to 10 as they discover Calliou’s most prized possessions. Up to age 3.

Caillou: My Body by Anne Paradis, illus. by Eric Sevigny (Sept. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-2894509531) introduces children to the human body and some of its major systems. Ages 3 to 5.


New Clubhouse titles are Caillou: Happy Halloween by Francine Allen (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-2894509326), Caillou Puts Away His Toys by Joceline Sanschagrin (Oct. 1, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-2894509388), and Caillou: Show and Tell by Sarah Margaret Johanson (Oct. 1, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-2894509463), all illus. by Eric Sevigny, ages 3 to 5. And joining Fairy Tales is Caillou: Beauty and the Beast, illus. by Pierre Brignaud (Jan. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-2894509494), ages 3 to 5.


Boo: Little Dog in the Big City by J.H. Lee, photos by Gretchen LeMaistre (July 11, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1452109718). Boo goes urban in this follow-up to Boo: The Life of the World’s Cutest Dog. All ages.

Wake Up Doodle Book by Taro Gomi (Aug. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1452107769) rounds up silly doodles. All ages.

Kokeshi Style: Design Your Own Kokeshi Fashions by Annelore Parot (Aug. 22, $14.99, ISBN 978-1452113722) features Kokeshi dolls and kimonos. All ages.

What Brothers Do Best (ISBN 978-1452110738)and What Sisters Do Best (ISBN 978-1452110745) by Laura Numeroff, illus. by Lynn Munsinger (July 25, board books, $6.99) celebrate all the things brothers and sisters can do together. Ages 1 to 4.

It’s a Tiger! by David LaRochelle, illus. by Jeremy Tankard (July 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0811869256). A child runs into—and away from—a tiger. Ages 1 to 5.

Every Little Thing: Based on the Song “Three Little Birds” by Bob Marley by Cedella Marley, illus. by Vanessa Brantley-Newton (Sept. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1452106977) is an adaptation of this tune, by Marley’s daughter. Ages 1 to 6.

Good News, Bad News by Jeff Mack (Sept. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1452101101) is the story of two animal friends with very different dispositions. Ages 1 to 6.

When Thunder Comes: Poems for Civil Rights Leaders by J. Patrick Lewis, illus. by Meilo So, R. Gregory Christie, Tonya Engel, Jim Burke, and John Parra (Dec. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1452101194) pays tribute to 17 civil rights heroes. Ages 1 to 6.

MoMA Color Puzzles: 4 Double-Sided Puzzles by The Museum of Modern Art by Katsumi Komagata (Oct. 24, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-0811876896) features reversible designs. Ages 1 to 7.

Big Trucks and Diggers Flash Cards from A to Z by Caterpillar (Nov. 14, cards; $14.99, ISBN 978-1452113975) offers construction-themed alphabet flash cards with photographs. Ages 1 to 8.

Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth by Sanjay Patel and Emily Haynes (Sept. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1452103624) adapts the story of how Ganesha came to write the epic poem of Hindu literature, the Mahabharata. Ages 1 to 8.

Birds of a Feather by Francesco Pittau and Bernadette Gervais (Sept. 26, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1452110660). This book about birds includes flaps and pop-ups. Ages 1 to 8.

A Strange Place to Call Home: The World’s Most Dangerous Habitats & the Animals That Call Them Home by Marilyn Singer, illus. by Ed Young (Sept. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1452101200) introduces 14 animals that defy the odds by thriving in inhospitable locales. Ages 1 to 8.

Open This Little Book by Suzy Lee and Jesse Klausmeier (Jan. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0811867832). This intricate book opens to another book—and then to even more books. Ages 1 to 8.

A Rock Is Lively by Dianna Hutts Aston, illus. by Sylvia Long (Aug. 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1452106458) focuses on the world of rocks. Ages 5 to 10.

Seymour Simon’s Extreme Earth Records by Seymour Simon (Aug. 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1452107851) examines Earth’s biggest, smallest, coldest, etc., places. Ages 6 to 9.

The Nutcracker: A Magic Theater Book by Geraldine McCaughrean, illus. by Kristina Swarner (July 4, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1452106694). Paper engineering puts this ballet in motion. Ages 6-up.

Unusual Creatures: A Mostly Accurate Account of Earth’s Strangest Animals by Michael Hearst, illus. by Jelmer Noordeman (Sept. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1452104676) introduces extraordinary life forms. Ages 8 to 12.

Babysitting Secrets: Everything You Need to Have a Successful Babysitting Business: A Book, Activity Cards, Business Cards, Stickers, and More! by Chronicle Books (Aug. 29, kit, $16.99, ISBN 978-1452107752). This tool kit prepares newbies for babysitting. Ages 8-up.

The Templeton Twins Have an Idea by Ellis Weiner, illus. by Jeremy Holmes (Aug. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0811866798), launches a series about twins whose father is a brilliant inventor. Ages 9 to 12.


A new series of dinosaur-shaped concept books by Megan E. Bryant, illus. by Luciana Navarro Powell launches with Alphasaurus (July 25, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1452107486), Colorasaurus (July 25, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1452108148), Countasaurus (Sept. 5, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1452107479), and Shapeasaurus (Oct. 17, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1452108155), ages 1 to 4. Little Pig by Image Books (July 11, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1452108179) is the latest Finger Puppet Book, ages 1 to 4. Ivy and Bean are back in Ivy and Bean Make the Rules by Annie Barrows, illus. by Sophie Blackall (Sept. 5, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1452102955), ages 6 to 10. And The Worst-Case Scenario Ultimate Adventure Novels issues Deadly Seas by David Borgenicht and Alexander Lurie, illus. by Yancey Labat (Nov. 28, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1452109176), ages 8 to 12.

Title in Spanish

Presiona aqui (Press Here) by Herve Tullet (July 25, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1452112879), ages 1 to 8.


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Don’t Say a Word, Mamá/No Digas Nada, Mama by Joe Hayes, illus. by Esau Andrade Valencia (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1935955290; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1935955450). Mamá’s two daughters share their gardens’ bounties with everyone. Ages 5 to 8.

Cadillac Chronicles by Brett Hartman (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1935955412). A car takes an ornery old black man and an angry white teenager down a road neither has traveled before. Ages 13 to 18.


First Concepts in Mexican Folk Art offers Count Me In: A Parade of MexicanFolk Art Numbers in English andSpanish by Cynthia Weill, illus. by the Aguilar Sisters (Oct. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1935955399), ages up to 5.


Baby, Where Are You? (Sept. 1, board book, $10.95, ISBN 978-1605371313), and Mommy, Where Are You? (Sept. 1, board book, $10.95, ISBN 978-1605371306) are photographic lift-the-flap books that match animal parents with their babies. Up to age 3.

Superhero School by Thierry Robberech, illus. by Philippe Goossens (Oct. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1605371405). Henry proves that brains can beat brawn. Ages 3 to 5.

The Princess Who Could Not Sleep by An Leysen (Oct. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1605371320) is a bedtime tale starring a sleepless princess. Ages 3 to 5.

The Box by Axel Janssen (Dec. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1605371344) reveals how imagination can transform a simple container into something magical. Ages 3 to 5.

The Kidnapping of Mona Lisa by Maayken Koolen (Nov. 1, board book, $16.95, ISBN 978-1605371399) follows the search for thieves who’ve stolen the famed painting. Ages 5 to 7.


Lily and Milo return in Christmas with Lily and Milo (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1605371283), and Having a Party with Lily and Milo (Jan. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1605371290) by Pauline Oud, up to age 3. Kevin & Katie star in Katie’s Day with Grandma (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1605371269), and Kevin’s Big Book of the Five Senses (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1605371245) by Liesbet Slegers, up to age 3. Day to Day Board Books presents Fall Leaves (Sept. 1, board book, $5.95, ISBN 978-1605371221), and Winter Snow (Oct. 1, board book, $5.95, ISBN 978-1605371238) by Liesbet Slegers, up to age 3. Little Snowman Stan adds Can’t We Share? by Guido van Genechten (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1605371214), ages 3 to 5. Marie returns in Fairy Marie’s New Home by Jean-Philippe Rieu, illus. by Mark Janssen (Oct. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1605371337), ages 3 to 5. Ricky’s Birthday by Guido van Genechten (Dec. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1605371191) is a new Ricky title, ages 3 to 5. And Want to Know issues Traveling by Airplane by Tineke Meirink (Nov. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1605371375), Pirates by Suzan Boshouwers (Nov. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1605371351), and Dinosaurs by Jozua Douglas (Nov. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1605371368), ages 5 to 7.


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1812 in Three Voices by Norman Leach (Sept. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1550505436) presents monologues voiced by three individuals from the War of 1812. Ages 10-up.

The Piper of Shadonia by Linda Smith (Sept. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1550505160). With his magical flute, a young man named Tobin affects the fate of an ancient world. Ages 12-up.


The Last Days of Tian Di debuts with Shade and Sorceress by Catherine Egan (Sept. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1550505146), ages 10-up. And the Jessie Mac Hockey Trilogy releases Breakaway by Maureen Ulrich (Sept. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1550505122), ages 13-up.



Matter Close Up by Lynn Peppas gains How Do We Measure Matter? (Aug. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0778707684; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0778707752); What Is a Gas? (Aug. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0778707691; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0778707769); What Is a Liquid? (Aug. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0778707707; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0778707776); and What Is a Solid? (Aug. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0778707714; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0778707783) ages 5 to 8. Joining Weather Close-Up are What Is Precipitation? (Aug. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0778707547; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0778707615); What Is Temperature? (Aug. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0778707554; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0778707622); What Is Weather? (Aug. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0778707561; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0778707639); and What Is Wind? (Aug. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0778707578; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0778707646), ages 5 to 8. And Cultural Traditions in My World gains Cultural Traditions in Australia (Aug. 30, hardcover, $26.60, ISBN 978-0778775164; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0778775218); and Cultural Traditions in Thailand (Aug. 30, hardcover, $26.60, ISBN 978-0778775195; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0778775249) by Molly Aloian; and Cultural Traditions in Egypt (Aug. 30, hardcover, $26.60, ISBN 978-0778775171; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0778775225); and Cultural Traditions in Greece (Aug. 30, hardcover, $26.60, ISBN 978-0778775188; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0778775232) by Lynn Peppas, ages 5 to 8.

I Learn with Dinosaurs offers Dinosaur Alphabet (Sept. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0778774532; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0778774587); Dinosaur Colors (Sept. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0778774549; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0778774594); Dinosaur Numbers (Sept. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0778774556; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0778774600); and Dinosaur Shapes (Sept. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0778774563; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0778774617) by David West, ages 5 to 8. Joining Machines at Work are Cars (Sept. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0778774747; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0778774792); Motorbikes (Sept. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0778774754; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0778774808); Planes and Helicopters (Sept. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0778774761; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0778774815); and Trucks (Sept. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0778774778; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0778774822) by Clive Gifford, ages 5 to 8. Sports Starters introduces Take Off Track and Field (Oct. 1, hardcover, $26.60, ISBN 978-0778731542; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0778731818); and Takedown Wrestling (Oct. 1, hardcover, $26.60, ISBN 978-0778731559; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0778731825), ages 5 to 8. And Superstars! welcomes Jennifer Lawrence (Oct. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0778780564); John Cena (Oct. 1, hardcover, $26.60, ISBN 978-0778780526; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0778780571); and Josh Hutcherson by Molly Aloian (Oct. 1, hardcover, $26.60, ISBN 978-0778780533; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0778780588); and Sheamus (Oct. 1, hardcover, $26.60, ISBN 978-0778780540; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0778780595), ages 8 to 11.

New Mystery Files are Astonishing Bodies (Aug. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0778780069; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0778780113); Forgotten Cities (Aug. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0778780076; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0778780120); Ghost Ships (Aug. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0778780083; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0778780137); and Impossible Science (Aug. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0778780090; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0778780144), ages 8 to 12. Why Chemistry Matters greets Gases and Their Properties (Oct. 1, hardcover, $26.60, ISBN 978-0778742296; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0778742333); Introducing the Periodic Table (Oct. 1, hardcover, $26.60, ISBN 978-0778742302; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0778742340); Metals (Oct. 1, hardcover, $26.60, ISBN 978-0778742319; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0778742357); and Non-Metals (Oct. 1, hardcover, $26.60, ISBN 978-0778742326; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0778742364) by Reagan Miller, 8 to 12. And Deserts Around the World presents Atacama Desert (Sept. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0778707097; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0778707172); and Great Victoria Desert (Sept. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0778707110; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-07787071960), by Lynn Peppas; and Gobi Desert (Sept. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0778707103, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0778707189); Kalahari Desert (Sept. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0778707127; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0778707202); Mojave Desert (Sept. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0778707134; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0778707219); and Sahara Desert (Sept. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0778707141; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0778707226) by Molly Aloian, ages 10 to 13.

Understanding the American Revolution adds Causes of the American Revolution (Sept. 1, hardcover, $30.60, ISBN 978-0778708049; paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-0778708155); George Washington: Hero of the American Revolution (Sept. 1, hardcover, $30.60, ISBN 978-0778707998; paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-0778708100); King George III: England’s Struggle to Keep America (Sept. 1, hardcover, $30.60, ISBN 978-0778708001; paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-0778708117); Life on the Homefront During the American Revolution (Sept. 1, hardcover, $30.60, ISBN 978-0778708018; paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-0778708124); Marquis de Lafayette: Fighting for America’s Freedom (Sept. 1, hardcover, $30.60, ISBN 978-0778708025; paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-0778708131); Phillis Wheatley: Poet of the Revolutionary Era (Sept. 1, hardcover, $30.60, ISBN 978-0778708032; paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-0778708148); Significant Battles of the American Revolution (Sept. 1, hardcover, $30.60, ISBN 978-0778708063; paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-0778708179); and The Outcome of the American Revolution (Sept. 1, hardcover, $30.60, ISBN 978-0778708056; paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-0778708162), ages 10 to 13. And Take a Stand Against Bullying issues Cyber Bullying (Sept. 1, hardcover, $30.60, ISBN 978-0778779131; paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-0778779186); Physical Bullying (Sept. 1, hardcover, $30.60, ISBN 978-0778779148; paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-0778779193); Social Bullying (Sept. 1, hardcover, $30.60, ISBN 978-0778779155; paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-0778779209); and Verbal Bullying (Sept. 1, hardcover, $30.60, ISBN 978-0778779162; paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-0778779216) by Reagan Miller, ages 10 to 13.

Myths Understood releases Understanding Indian Myths (Sept. 1, hardcover, $30.60, ISBN 978-0778745242; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0778745297); Understanding Mesoamerican Myths (Sept. 1, hardcover, $30.60, ISBN 978-0778745259; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0778745303); Understanding Native America Myths (Sept. 1, hardcover, $30.60, ISBN 978-0778745266; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0778745310); and Understanding Norse Myths (Sept. 1, hardcover, $30.60, ISBN 978-0778745273; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0778745327), ages 10 to 13. Straight Talk About releases Bullying (Oct. 1, hardcover, $30.60, ISBN 978-0778721819; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0778721888); Divorce and Blended Families (Oct. 1, hardcover, $30.60, ISBN 978-0778721826; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0778721895); Eating Disorders (Oct. 1, hardcover, $30.60, ISBN 978-0778721833; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0778721901); Gambling (Oct. 1, hardcover, $30.60, ISBN 978-0778721840; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0778721918); Gangs (Oct. 1, hardcover, $30.60, ISBN 978-0778721857; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0778721925); and Sex (Oct. 1, hardcover, $30.60, ISBN 978-0778721864; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0778721932), ages 10 to 13. And Engineering in Action offers Civil Engineering and the Science of Structures (Oct. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0778774969; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0778775010); Electrical Engineering and the Science of Circuits (Oct. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0778774976; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0778775027); Aerospace Engineering and the Principles of Flight (Oct. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0778774952; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0778775003); and Mechanical Engineering and Simple Machines (Oct. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0778774983; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0778775034), ages 10 to 13.



Mysteries of the Universe welcomes three new titles: Galaxies by Bill McAuliffe (July 1, hardcover, $35.65, ISBN 978-1608181889), and Light (July 1, hardcover, $35.65, ISBN 978-1608181902), and Stars, (July 1, hardcover, $35.65, ISBN 978-1608181933), both by Jim Whiting, ages 12 to 18.


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David, Fish & Penguins... by Turcios (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-8415241942) reveals how children’s daily activities become unforgettable experiences. Ages 3 to 5.

A Night Time Story by Roberto Aliaga, illus. by Sonja Wimmer (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-8415241980) visits the moment when our dreams parade before our eyes. Ages 5 to 7.

The Sky of Afghanistan by Ana A. de Eulate, illus. by Sonja Wimmer (Sept. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-8415503040). A girl longs for peace and freedom in the war-torn country of the title. Ages 5 to 7.

The Great Magician of the World by Fran Nuno, illus. by Enrique Quevedo (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-8415241119) aims to show readers the wonder of daily life. Ages 5 to 7.

Little Chick and Mommy Cat by Marta Zafrilla, illus. by Nora Hilb (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-8415241966) spotlights a diverse and loving family. Ages 5 to 7.

It’s a Pain to Be a Princess! by Carmen Gil, illus. by Daniel Montero Galan (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-8415241782) is a story about equality, being oneself, and having the courage to follow one’s dreams. Ages 5 to 7.

Grandpa Monty’s Muddles by Marta Zafrilla, illus. by Miguel Angel Diez (Sept. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-8415241171) addresses elder memory loss from the perspective of a child. Ages 7 to 9.

Titles in Spanish

David, peces, pinguinos... (David, Fish & Penguins) by Turcios (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-8415241959), ages 3 to 5, Cuento de noche (A Night Time Story) by Roberto Aliaga, illus. by Sonja Wimmer (Nov. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-8415241997), ages 5 to 7, El cielo de Afganistan (The Sky of Afghanistan) by Ana A. de Eulate, illus. by Sonja Wimmer, ages 5 to 7, El gran mago del mundo (The Great Magician of the World) by Fran Nuno, illus. by Enrique Quevedo (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-8415241751), ages 5 to 7, Hijito pollito (Little Chick and Mommy Cat) by Marta Zafrilla, illus. by Nora Hilb (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-8415241973), ages 5 to 7, Que fastidio ser princesa! (It’s a Pain to Be a Princess!) by Carmen Gil, illus. by Daniel Montero Galan (Nov. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-8415241140), ages 5 to 7, and Los despistes del abuelo Pedro (Grandpa Monty’s Muddles) by Marta Zafrilla, illus. by Miguel Angel Diez (Sept. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-8415241096), ages 7 to 9.


Granny’s Clan: A Tale of Wild Orcas by Sally Hodson, illus. by Ann Jones (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1584691716; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1584691723) tells the true story of a family of whales. Ages 4 to 10.


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Bootcamp Babysitter by Carol Casey, illus. by Jim Peebles (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0982097267). A retired army sergeant teaches his campers how to find the best in themselves. Ages 3 to 6.


Poster Art of the Disney Parks by Daniel Handke and Vanessa Hunt (Sept. 4, hardcover, $40, ISBN 978-1423124115) showcases posters from Disney theme parks around the globe. All ages.


Vampirina Ballerina by Anne Marie Pace, illus. by LeUyen Pham (Aug. 7, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1423157533) is a Halloween tale starring a dancer. Ages 2 to 6.

Dinosaur vs. Santa by Bob Shea (Sept. 11, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1423168065). A little red dino takes on Kris Kringle. Ages 2 to 6.

hello! hello! by Matthew Cordell (Sept. 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423159063). Fed up with gadgets, Lydia sets out to discover the offline world. Ages 2 to 6.

Alfie Is Not Afraid by Patricia Carlin (July 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423145370). A boy and his dog explore the wilds of their backyard. Ages 3 to 7.

Time Out for Monsters! by Jean Reidy, illus. by Robert Neubecker (July 31, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423131274). A little boy makes the most of time spent in the corner. Ages 3 to 7.

Don’t Let the Pigeon Finish This Activity Book! by Mo Willems (Oct. 9, paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-1423133100) is an activity book featuring the Pigeon and pals. Ages 3 to 8.

My First Ghost by Maggie Miller and Michael Leviton, illus. by Stephanie Buscema (Aug. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423119494) tells how to take care of a specter. Ages 4 to 8.

Helen’s Big World: The Life of Helen Keller by Doreen Rappaport, illus. by Matt Tavares (Oct. 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0786808908) profiles the deaf and blind activist. Ages 6 to 8.

Death of a Kleptomaniac by Kristen Tracy (Oct. 30, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423127529) is the story of a family’s encounter with grief and a girl’s search for redemption. Ages 10 to 14.

The Supernaturalist: The Graphic Novel by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin, illus. by Giovanni Rigano and Paolo Lamanna (July 10, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0786848799; paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0786848805) is a graphic adaptation of Colfer’s novel. Ages 10 to 18.

Lucky Fools by Coert Voorhees (July 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423123989) is a novel about the college application process and following one’s dreams. Ages 10 to 18.

False Memory by Dan Krokos (Aug. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1423149767). Miranda wakes up on a park bench with no memories, and discovers that she possesses terrifying powers. Ages 12 to 18.

Anything But Ordinary by Lara Avery (Sept. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423163862) is a love story about making every day count. Ages 12 to 18.

After: Nineteen Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling (Oct. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423146193). Tales by 19 authors imagine what happens after the world as we know it ends. Ages 12 to 18.

Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone (Oct. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1423159568) is a debut novel of romance in which a girl in the 1990s meets a boy who has journeyed back from the present day. Ages 12 to 18.

Break My Heart 1,000 Times by Daniel Waters (Oct. 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423121985) presents a ghostly thriller. Ages 12 to 18.

A World Away by Nancy Grossman (July 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423151531). An Amish girl must choose between two ways of life. Ages 12-up.

Jepp, Who Defied the Stars by Katherine Marsh (Oct. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423135005) presents an historical adventure. Ages 12-up.

Dark Star by Bethany Frenette (Oct. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1423146650) launches a series about demons and the girl who must stop them. Ages 12-up.

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken (Dec. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1423157373) is the debut novel of a dystopian trilogy. Ages 12-up.

Beta by Rachel Cohn (Oct. 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1423157199). Launching a science fiction series, this is a story of courage and love in a corrupt world. Ages 14-up.


Elephant and Piggie are back in Let’s Go for a Drive! by Mo Willems (Oct. 9, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1423164821), ages 4 to 8. Clementine stars in Clementine All About You by Sara Pennypacker, illus. by Marla Frazee (Sept. 11, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1423146643), ages 7 to 10. Artemis Fowl concludes with The Last Guardian by Eoin Colfer (July 10, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1423161615), ages 10-up. The Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan gains The Demigod Diaries (Aug. 14, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1423163008), ages 10 to 14, and The Mark of Athena (Oct. 2, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1423140603), ages 10-up. The Kane Chronicles adds Red Pyramid: The Graphic Novel by Riordan and Orpheus Collar (Oct. 2, hardcover, $21.99, ISBN 978-1423150688; paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1423150695), ages 10-up. Nerd Girls issues A Catastrophe of Nerdish Proportions by Alan Lawrence Sitomer (July 31, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423139973), ages 11-up. Joining Seven Realms is The Crimson Crown by Cinda Williams Chima (Oct. 23, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1423144335), ages 12-up. Deadly Little Lessons concludes the Touch series by Laurie Faria Stolarz (Dec. 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423131625), ages 12-up. And Carter returns in Carter’s Unfocused, One-Track Mind by Brent Crawford (Aug. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423144458), ages 13-up.


The Invincible Iron Man vs. Crimson Dynamo by Steve Behling, illus. by Craig Rousseau (Sept. 4, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423142881), The Amazing Spider-Man vs. Mysterio by Michael Siglain, illus. by Todd Nauck (Sept. 18, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423154242), and The Invincible Iron Man vs. The Mandarin by Tomas Palacios, illus. by Rousseau (Dec. 4, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423142898), are 8x8 picture books featuring these superheroes and villains. Ages 3 to 6.

Great Power (Oct. 9, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423154761), and Great Responsibility (Oct. 9, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1423154754) by Michael Siglain are 8x8 picture books based on the upcoming animated series Ultimate Spider Man. Ages 3 to 6.

The Unstoppable Wolverine vs. Sabretooth (Dec. 4, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423172895) pits Wolverine against his arch-enemy. Ages 3 to 7.

Meet the Marvel Super Heroes by Scott Peterson (Dec. 18, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1423161424) is a guide to the heroes of the Marvel universe. Ages 3 to 7.

5-Minute Marvel Stories (Oct. 2, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1423167228) compiles tales about Marvel superheroes. Ages 3-up.

The Unstoppable Wolverine: An Origin Story by Rich Thomas (Dec. 4, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1423154013) relays the story of Wolverine’s beginnings. Ages 3-up.

The Story of The Avengers (Level 2) (Aug. 7, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423154051). This early reader introduces the titular team of superheroes. Ages 5 to 6.

The Story of Spider-Man (Level 2) (Aug. 7, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423154099) is an early reader introducing the comics icon. Ages 6 to 7.

Spider-Man’s Greatest Battles (Level 3) (Nov. 20, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423154105) spotlights the web-spinner’s epic moments. Ages 7 to 8.

The Avengers’s Greatest Battles (Dec. 18, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423154068) recounts the exploits of this superhero team. Ages 7 to 8.


Baby Einstein: Let’s Get Dressed (Nov. 27, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1423168454). This interactive board book explores what to wear to prepare for the weather. Ages 1 to 5.

Winnie the Pooh Storybook Collection (July 31, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1423165408) compiles 16 tales of friendship. Ages 3 to 6.

Minnie’s Bow-Toons: Trouble Times Two by William Scollon (Aug. 7, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1423164128). Trouble ensues when Minnie’s twin nieces visit the Bow-Tique. Ages 3 to 6.

Sofia the First by Cathy Hapka (Oct. 30, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1423169864) centers on a little princess with a big heart. Ages 3 to 6.

Finding Nemo Read-Along Storybook and CD (July 31, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1423160281) packages a book with a CD featuring voices from the film. Ages 3 to 7.

Monsters, Inc. Read-Along Storybook and CD (July 31, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1423142591) stars Mike, Sulley, and Boo. Ages 3 to 7.

Disney Fairies: The Secret of the Wings Read-Along Storybook and CD (Aug. 7, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1423152019) ties into this Disney Fairies DVD. Ages 3 to 7.

Welcome to Pixie Hollow by Calliope Glass (Aug. 7, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1423153184) is a guide to the world of the Disney Fairies. Ages 3 to 7.

Toy Story Toons: Small Fry Read-Along Storybook and CD by Annie Auerbach (Sept. 4, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1423165613) is based on this film. Ages 3 to 7.

Disney-Pixar Cars: Mater Saves Christmas Storybook & CD by Kiel Murray (Sept. 11, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1423165705) offers a holiday story and read-along CD. Ages 3 to 7.

Wreck-It Ralph Read-Along Storybook and CD (Sept. 18, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1423160618) is based on the animated film. Ages 3 to 7.

Cars Toons: Air Mater Read-Along Storybook and CD by Annie Auerbach (Sept. 25, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1423160144). Mater takes to the skies in this adventure. Ages 3 to 7.

Disney Bedtime Favorites (July 17, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1423160342) is a new edition of this storybook collection. Age 3-up.

5-Minute Disney-Pixar Stories (July 24, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1423165200) rounds up tales starring Disney-Pixar characters. Ages 3-up.

Wreck-It Ralph: One Sweet Race by Elle Risco, illus. by Brittney Lee (Sept. 18, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1423166283) is set in the video-game world of the upcoming Wreck-It Ralph movie. Ages 3-up.

Finding Nemo: Nemo’s Day Off by Catherine Daly (Oct. 23, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1423168188). Nemo and friends return in a new adventure. Ages 3-up.

Tron: Uprising Junior Novel (July 10, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1423154174) is a novelization of this forthcoming animated Disney Channel movie. Ages 8 to 12.

Frankenweenie: A Novel by Elizabeth Rudnick (Sept. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423153764) is a novelization of this upcoming Tim Burton film. Ages 8 to 12.

Frankenweenie: A Monstrous Menagerie of Stickers! by Tim Burton (Sept. 4, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1423176930) contains 100 stickers featuring the movie’s monsters. Ages 8 to 12.

Santa Pups Junior Novel by Catherine Hapka (Sept. 11, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1423167020). Santa Pups have a Christmas adventure in this novel with color insert. Ages 8 to 12.


Disney It’s A Small World presents I Love You! (Dec. 18, hardcover, $6.99, ISBN 978-1423165712), and Laura Driscoll’s Let’s Count! (Aug. 28, hardcover, $6.99, ISBN 978-1423152002), ages up to 5, and Christmas Around the World by Calliope Glass (Sept. 11, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423162322), ages 3-up. Jake and the Never Land Pirates star in Jake Hatches a Plan (July 10, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423155423), Let’s Get Jumping! (July 10, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423149248), The Croc Takes the Cake (July 10, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423155430), and Jake and the Spyglass (July 10, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1423149446) by Melinda LaRose, ages 3 to 6, and LaRose’s Follow That Sound! (July 10, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1423149439), ages 3-up. And new Disney Princess titles are Pretty Princess Puzzles (July 10, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1423159384), ages 3 to 5, Forever After by Catherine McCafferty and Susan Amerikaner (Dec. 18, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1423165620), ages 3 to 7, and Belle: The Charming Gift (Dec. 4, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1423157458), and Cinderella: The Lost Tiara (July 31, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1423151975), ages 6 to 9.

Phineas and Ferb star in Read-Along Storybook and CD: Platypus Power! by Ellie O’Ryan (Oct. 2, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1423164517), ages 3 to 7, Phineas and Ferb Reader #3: Attack of the Ferb Snatchers! by Leigh Stephens (Oct. 16, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423149095), ages 6 to 8. Phineas and Ferb: Spooktacular Joke Book by Scott Peterson and Jim Bernstein (July 31, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423153726) and Phineas and Ferb #11: Off the Map by O’Ryan (Sept. 25, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1423137337), ages 7 to 10, and Phineas and Ferb: Agent P’s Guide to Fighting Evil by Peterson (Dec. 11, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1423167648), ages 8 to 12. Joining Wonderful World of are Wonderful World of Animals (Sept. 11, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1423149408), Wonderful World of Dinosaurs (Sept. 11, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1423168485), Wonderful World of Earth (Sept. 11, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1423149392), Wonderful World of Nature (Sept. 11, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1423149712), and Wonderful World of Sharks (Sept. 11, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1423168492),all by Christina Wilsdon, and Wonderful World of Space by Thea Feldman (Sept. 11, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1423149736), ages 6 to 8. And Shake It Up! debuts with Center Stage (July 31, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1423163350), and Bring It! (July 31, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1423163367), ages 8 to 12.


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The Gun Book series launches with Gun Books for Boys by Silvio Calabi, Steve Helsley, and Roger Sanger (Sept. 1, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1608931996), ages 12 to 16.


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New Cool Counting books by Puck are 123 Atlanta (Sept. 1, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-0983812173), 123 Brooklyn (Sept. 1, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-0983812197), 123 Hawaii (Sept. 1, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-1938093005), and 123 Seattle (Sept. 1, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-0983812180), up to age 3.

New to the Doodle Books are Doodle Chicago: Draw Your Way Through the Windy City by Jerome Pohlen, illus. by Violet Lemay (Sept. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-0983812159), and Doodle San Francisco: Draw Your Way Through the City by the Bay by Puck, illus. by Violet Lemay (Sept. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-0983812166), ages 5 to 7.



That’s Not My Santa by Fiona Watt (Sept. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0794533106) joins Touchy-Feely Board Books, ages infant-up. Greeting Cards presents Sticker Christmas Cards by Candace Whatmore (Sept. 1, cards, $9.99, ISBN 978-0794531775), ages 3 to 5. That’s Not My Sticker Books issues That’s Not My Sticker Book Christmas by Rachel Wells (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0794533182), ages 3-up. Sticker Activity Books adds Winter Wonderland Sticker Book by Fiona Watt (Sept. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0794533205), ages 3-up. Picture Books with Music continues with Nutcracker with Music (Sept. 1, board book, $18.99, ISBN 978-0794526467), and Swan Lake with Music (Revised) (Sept. 1, board book, $18.99, ISBN 978-0794533014) by Susanna Davidson, ages 3-up. Flap Books gains Santa Flap Book by Rosalind Bonnett (Sept. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0794533168), ages 3-up. Joining Activity Books is Christmas Activity Book by Rebecca Gilpen (Sept. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0794533212), ages 6 to 7. And Christmas Decorations to Cut, Fold & Stick by Fiona Watt (Sept. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0794533274) is a new Christmas Decorations title, ages 6 to 7.


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Art & Lots of Dots: Basic Concepts of Art by Marisa Mena and Ginett Alarcon (Aug. 1, hardcover, $15, ISBN 978-9807391009) launches a three-book series for aspiring art experts. All ages.


Back to Front and Upside Down by Claire Alexander (Aug. 31, hardcover, $16, ISBN 978-0802854148). After Stan becomes frustrated when his writing on a birthday card doesn’t look right, a friend assures him that no one is good at everything. Ages 4 to 7.

The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau by Michelle Markel, illus. by Amanda Hall (Aug. 31, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0802853646) reveals how the artist taught himself to paint. Ages 5 to 9.

The Herd Boy by Niki Daly (Oct. 31, hardcover, $17.00, ISBN 978-0802854179). Though he’s a dreamer, Malusi is a vigilant herder of his grandfather’s animals. Ages 6 to 10.

Starring Arabelle by Hillary De Baun (Aug. 31, paper, $9, ISBN 978-0802853981). Determined to audition for the school play, Arabelle is dismayed to learn that no freshman has ever landed a role. Ages 10 to 14.


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Babbit by Lydia Monks (Sept. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1405254236). In this tale about playing nice and taking care of toys, a stuffed bunny goes missing from a picnic. Ages 3 to 5.

One Cool Cat! by Susannah Corbett, illus. by David Roberts (Jan. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1405230353). A too-cool kitty strolls through town. Ages 3 to 7.

The Rainbow Orchid, a new graphic novel series,debuts with The Adventures of Julius Chancer by Garen Ewing (Oct. 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1405248532), which follows Julius’s quest to find a mythic flower. Ages 9 to 12.


H.O.R.S.E.: A Game of Basketball and Imagination by Christopher Myers (Oct. 9, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1606842188) offers a salute to basketball and the art of one-upmanship. Ages 5-up.

The Demon Catchers of Milan by Kat Beyer (Aug. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1606843147). A girl possessed by a powerful demon is saved by relatives from Italy. Ages 12-up.

The Future We Left Behind by Mike Lancaster (Nov. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1606844106). In this companion to Human.4, a teen discovers that society consists of a computer network. Ages 12-up.


Goofballs addsSuperhero Silliness by Tony Abbott, illus. by Colleen Madden (Oct. 9, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1606841662), ages 7 to 9. Joining The Code Busters Club is The Haunted Lighthouse by Penny Warner (Sept. 11, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1606841631), ages 8 to 12. Vordak the Incomprehensible presents Double Trouble by Vordak T. Incomprehensible (Aug. 28, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1606843727), ages 9-up. Jaguar Stones issues The River of No Return by Jon Voelkel and Pamela Voelkel (Sept. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1606840733), ages 10-up. The Shadowing introduces Skinned by Adam Slater (Sept. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1606842621), ages 12-up. The Mercian Trilogy continues with Alchemy by K.J. Wignall (Sept. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1606842652), ages 12-up. The Ashes Trilogy by Ilsa J. Bick gains Shadows (Sept. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1606841761), ages 14-up. The Mephisto Covenant releases The Mephisto Kiss by Trinity Faegen (Sept. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1606841716), ages 14-up.


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Nora the Mind Reader by Orit Gidali, illus. by Aya Gordon-Noyr (Sept. 1, $15.95, ISBN 978-1592701209). A kindergartner’s mother gives her a magic wand that lets her read people’s thoughts. Ages 4 to 8.

Waterloo & Trafalgar by Olivier Tallec (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1592701278). Two characters, separated only by narrow walls, spy on each other. Ages 6 to 10.

Mr. Orange by Truus Matti (Nov. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1592701230). In 1943 Manhattan, Linus’s oldest brother goes off to fight in WWII. Ages 9-up.


Stories Without Words adds Bear Despair by Gaëtan Dorémus (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1592701254), ages 4 to 7. Pomelo Explores Color by Ramona Badescu, illus. by Benjamin Chaud (Oct. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1592701261), is a new outing for Pomelo the Garden Elephant, ages 4 to 8.


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New Sparklers: Celebrations titles by Katie Dicker are Chinese New Year (Aug. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0237543716), Divali (Aug. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0237543709), and Easter (Aug. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0237543693), ages 5 to 7. And Graphic Dickens issues A Christmas Carol (Aug. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0237541422), and David Copperfield (Aug. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0237541798), ages 11-up.



Farcountry Explorer adds Fish Do WHAT in the Water?: The Secret Lives of Marine Animals (Oct. 31, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1560375197), ages 8 to 12.


My Picture Book of Animals (Oct. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1770851122), and What’s in My House? (Oct. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1770851139) by Severine Charbonnel-Bojman. These books with padded covers feature photos showcasing animals, and household items. Ages 2 to 5.

Mega Structures: Tallest, Longest, Biggest, Deepest by Ian Graham (Oct. 15, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1770851115) examines impressive structures, including skyscrapers, monuments, bridges, and tunnels. Ages 7 to 10.

The Gymnastics Book: The Young Performer’s Guide to Gymnastics, 2nd Edition by Elfi Schlegel and Claire Ross Dunn (Aug. 1, hardcover, $29.95, ISBN 978-1770851603) is a handbook for gymnasts. Ages 7-up.


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Being Frank by Donna Earnhardt, illus. by Andrea Castellani (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1936261192). Frank, who always tells the truth, must learn to balance honesty with tact. Ages 5 to 7.


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The Story of Little Billy Bluesocks by Sibylle von Olfers (Nov. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0863159046). This story in verse shares a day in the life of a boy. Ages 2-up.

The Story of the Snow Children by Sibylle von Olfers (Nov. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-0863159091). In this mini gift edition, snowflakes that are really Snow Children whisk Polly away to a wintry kingdom. Ages 2-up.

Bagpipes, Beasties and Bogles by Tim Archbold (Nov. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0863159114) is a humorous tale of a man who protects kids from pesky creatures of the night. Ages 3-up.

Lily the Little Princess by Daniela Drescher (Nov. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0863159053). A princess seeks playmates when her animal friends hibernate for the winter. Ages 3-up.

Mac’s Christmas Star (Nov. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0863158421). What happens on Christmas Eve in Mac the cat’s house? Ages 3-up.

The Tomtes of Hilltop Farm by Brenda Tyler (Nov. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0863159060). Tomtes—creatures that only children can see—try to prevent a farmer from selling their farm. Ages 3-up.

Thistle Street by Mike Nicholson, illus. by Claire Keay (Nov. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0863159107) introduces a friendly neighborhood—and Scottish words. Ages 3-up.

Rosalind and the Little Deer by Elsa Beskow (Nov. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0863157943) is the first English-language edition of this Swedish tale. Ages 4-up.

Maze Running and Other Magical Missions by Lari Don (Sept. 3, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0863159015). When a centaur is stabbed through the heart by a unicorn horn, Helen and her friends try to find a magical token that will heal him. Ages 8-up.

Cloudberry Castle: Ballerina Dreams (Sept. 4, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0863159206) tells of an aspiring ballerina whose family runs a dance school in a Scottish castle. Ages 8-up.


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Red Car, Red Bus by Susan Steggall (July 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1847801845) introduces the concepts of patterns, color, and sequencing. Ages 3 to 6.

Little Lion by Lesley Beake, illus. by Erika Pal (Aug. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1847801890) reveals what happens when a father brings home a lion, and how a bully gets his just deserts. Ages 3 to 6.

In a Minute by Tony Bradman, illus. by Eileen Browne (Nov. 13, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1847801807). In this follow-up to Through My Window, a girl from a mixed-race family can’t wait to go to the playground. Ages 3 to 6.

Who Ate Auntie Iris? by Sean Taylor, illus. by Hannah Shaw (Nov. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1847802194). Little Chinchilla loves visiting Auntie Iris, though bears, crocodiles, and wolves live close by. Ages 4 to 7.

Un Dos Tres: My First Spanish Rhymes by Yanitzia Canetti, illus. by Patrice Aggs (Sept. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1847801937). This collection of 25 rhymes is packaged with a CD. Ages 5-8.

World Food Alphabet by Chris Caldicott (Oct. 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1847802842) offers an alphabetical tour of crops, foods, and eating habits. Ages 5 to 8.

Frank’n’Stan by M.P. Robertson (Oct. 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1847801302). The robot Frank creates to play with him feels unwanted when a new baby arrives. Ages 5 to 8.

Going to Mecca by Na’ima B. Robert, illus. by Valentina Cavallini (Sept. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1847801531) takes readers on the sacred Muslim pilgrimage, the Hajj. Ages 5 to 11.

There’s a Hamster in My Pocket! by Franzeska Ewart, illus. by Helen Bate (Aug. 14, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1847801180). Yosser finds a mysterious box she suspects might be causing bad luck for her and her friends’ families. Ages 8 to 11.

Armel’s Revenge by Nikki Cornwell, illus. by Erika Pal (Aug. 14, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1847802248) is a follow-up to Christophe’s Story. Ages 8 to 11.

Greek Myths: Stories of Sun, Stone, and Sea by Sally Pomme Clayton, illus. by Jane Ray (Oct. 16, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1847802279) compiles 10 stories. Ages 8 to 11.

Brave New Poppy’s Hero by Rachel Billington (Sept. 11, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1847801920). A feisty girl deals with her father’s downfall and imprisonment in London. Ages 9 to 12.

The Comic Café by Roger Stevens (Nov. 13, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1847802705). Wilf encounters ghostly sounds and oddball visitors at his family’s café. Ages 9 to 12.

Brave New Girl by Catherine Johnson (Aug. 14, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1847802545). An accident-prone girl tried to get noticed for something good this time. Ages 9 to 14.

Lilah May’s Manic Days by Vanessa Curtis (Sept. 11, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1847802460) is a sequel to The Taming of Lilah May. Ages 12 to 15.

Another Life by Keren David (Oct. 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1847803801). This follow-up to When I Was Joe and Almost True reveals London’s gangland. Ages 12 to 16.

No Use Crying by Zannah Kearns (July 10, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1847802149). Niki begins a new life in London after the surprising discovery that her grandfather is alive. Ages 14-up.


Eye on the Wild welcomes Brown Bears (Aug. 14, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1847803023), and Lion (Aug. 14, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1847803153) by Suzi Eszterhas, ages 4 to 7. World Alphabet adds I Is for Iran by Shirin Adl, photos by Kamyar Adl (Aug. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1847802118), ages 4 to 7. A Hen in the Wardrobe by Wendy Meddour (Oct. 16, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1847802255) joins Cinnamon Grove, ages 8 to 12. And The Maya Brown Missions issues Breaking the Circle by S.M. Hall (Oct. 16, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1847801227), ages 12 to 15.


Make a Splash! A Kid’s Guide to Protecting Our Oceans, Lakes, Rivers, & Wetlands by Cathryn Berger Kaye and Philippe Cousteau (Oct. 2, paper, $13.99, ISBN 978-1575424170) examines an environmental crisis and encourages kids to do something about it. Ages 8 to 12.


Laugh & Learn presents Bystander Power: Now with Anti-Bullying Action! by Phyllis Kaufman Goodstein and Elizabeth Verdick (Sept. 4, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1575424118), ages 8 to 13. And Real Teen Voices launches with Pressure: True Stories by Teens About Stress by Al Desetta (Aug. 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1575424125), Rage: True Stories by Teens About Anger by Laura Longhine (Aug. 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1575424149), and Vicious: True Stories by Teens About Bullying by Hope Vanderberg (Aug. 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1575424132), ages 13-up.



Launching Weird! by Erin Frankel, illus. by Paula Heaphy, are Weird! (Sept. 4, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1575423982), Dare! (Sept. 4, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1575423999), and Tough! (Sept. 4, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1575424002), ages 5 to 9.