AA Publishing

(Dist. by IPG)


AA Kids Phrasebooks by AA Publishing adds Italian (Sept. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0749574185), French (Sept. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0749574178), and Spanish (Sept. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0749574192), ages 7–12.

Abbeville Kids

(Dist. by Perseus/PGW)

Numbers Everywhere by Elliot Kaufman (Oct. 29, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-0789211576) encourages children to look for “hidden” numbers in everyday settings. Ages 3–up.


Rock-a-Bye Room by Susan Meyers, illus. by Amy Bates (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419705373) is a lullaby from the creators of Bear in the Air. Ages 3–5.

You Are the Pea, and I Am the Carrot by J. Theron Elkins, illus. by Pascal Lemaître (Nov. 5, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419708503) serves up a story of friendship. Ages 3–7.

The Fort That Jack Built by Boni Ashburn, illus. by Brett Helquist (Sept. 3, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1419707957) spins the familiar nursery rhyme into a family story. Ages 4–8.

Standing in for Lincoln Green by David Mackintosh (Aug. 20, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419707872) is about a boy and his double. Ages 4–8.

Picture Day Perfection by Deborah Diesen, illus. by Dan Santat (Sept. 3, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419708442) turns the elementary school ritual upside down. Ages 4–8.

Little Ghost Party by Jacques Duquennoy (Aug. 20, novelty, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419709852). This interactive title encourages readers to tilt the book left and right, up and down, and imitate the characters’ resulting movements. Ages 4–8.

Fraidyzoo by Thyra Heder (Nov. 5, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419707766) spotlights a girl who overcomes her fear of the zoo. Ages 4–8.

Henry’s Hand by Ross MacDonald (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419705274) presents the story of a monster and his best friend. Ages 4–8.

Whale Shines: An Artistic Tale by Fiona Robinson (Nov. 5, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1419708480) celebrates the artistic spirit in each of us. Ages 4–8.

Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty, illus. by David Roberts (Sept. 3, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419708459) is the companion to Iggy Peck, Architect. Ages 5–up.

The Spelling Bee Before Recess by Deborah Lee Rose, illus. by Carey Armstrong-Ellis (Aug. 6, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1419708473) pays tribute to school spelling competitions. Ages 5–9.

Searching for Sarah Rector: The Richest Black Girl in America by Tonya Bolden (Jan. 7, hardcover, $21.95, ISBN 978-1419708466) tells the rags-to-riches tale of an African-American girl in the early 20th century whose government-bequeathed land held millions of dollars’ worth of oil. Ages 10–14.

The Girl from the Tar Paper School: Barbara Rose Johns and the Advent of the Civil Rights Movement by Teri Kanefield (Jan. 7, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1419707964) presents a profile of librarian Barbara Rose Johns, who, as a teenager in Virginia, jumpstarted the civil rights movement. Ages 10–14.


Hello Kitty welcomes Super-Sweet Stencils (Oct. 22, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1419706318), ages 5–7. And Home Sweet Home by Daniel Kirk (Sept. 3, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419705441), ages 5–9, joins Library Mouse.


The Abominables by Eva Ibbotson, illus. by Fiona Robinson (Oct. 8, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419707896) is the late author’s final novel, about a family of yetis. Ages 8–12.

Secrets of the Terra-Cotta Soldier by Ying Chang Compestine and Vinson Compestine (Jan. 7, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419705403) is a historical novel about the famous terra-cotta soldiers of China. Ages 10–12.

Constable & Toop by Gareth P. Jones (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419707827) is a ghost story set in Victorian London. Ages 10–14.

My Basmati Bat Mitzvah by Paula J. Freedman (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419708060). A Jewish-Indian-American girl prepares for her multicultural bat mitzvah in this debut novel. Ages 10–14.

Goodbye, Rebel Blue by Shelley Coriell (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419709302) reveals the bucket list of a dead girl and the risks and rewards of truly engaging with others. Ages 12–up.

Sick by Tom Leveen (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419708053) introduces a group of unlikely allies trying to survive a deadly outbreak in a locked-down high school. Ages 14–up.

Unhinged by A.G. Howard (Jan. 7, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1419709715) is the sequel to the Alice in Wonderland–inspired Splintered. Ages 14–up.

The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle (Aug. 20, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1419707933) provides a study of first love’s trials and tribulations. Ages 14–up.


The Misadventures of Salem Hyde kicks off with Spelling Trouble by Frank Cammuso (Oct. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1419708039), ages 7–9. NERDS adds Attack of the BULLIES by Michael Buckley (Sept. 3, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1419708572), ages 8–12. Origami Yoda continues with The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett by Tom Angleberger (Aug. 6, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1419708589), ages 8–12. Diary of a Wimpy Kid adds Book 8 by Jeff Kinney (Nov. 5, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN 978-1419711329), ages 8–12. Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales gains Donner Dinner Party by Nathan Hale (Aug. 6, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1419708565), ages 8–12. The Popularity Papers gains Love and Other Fiascos with Lydia Goldblatt & Julie Graham-Chang by Amy Ignatow (Oct. 8, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1419708596), ages 9–13. And Explorer continues with The Lost Islands by Kazu Kibuishi (Oct. 8, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1419708817), ages 9–up.

Abrams Appleseed

Alphablock by Christopher Franceschelli (Aug. 6, board book, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419709364) is a tactile abecedary with pages cut into each letterform. Ages 1–4.

Santiago Stays by Angela Dominguez (Sept. 3, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1419708213) stars a determined little boy and his stubborn French bulldog. Ages 2–5.

I Can See Just Fine by Eric Barclay (Aug. 6, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1419708015) offers an upbeat take on getting glasses for the first time. Ages 4–6.


Hello Winter! illus. by Jean Hirashima (Sept. 17, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1419707971) joins Hello Kitty, ages 1–4. Babar and the New Baby (Sept. 3, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1419706202) and Babar’s Lost and Found (Sept. 3, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1419709814) by Phyllis Rose are new Laurent De Brunoff Books, ages 1–4. Montessori adds Shape Work by Bobby George and June George, illus. by Alyssa Nassner (Aug. 6, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1419709357), ages 2–5. And Color Puzzles: 6 Color-Matching Puzzles by Tad Carpenter (Oct. 1, novelty, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419709395) joins Pantone, ages 3–5.


The Apple (Aug. 6, hardcover, $7.95, ISBN 978-1849762144), The School (Aug. 6, hardcover, $7.95, ISBN 978-1849762151), and On My Scooter by Dick Bruna (Aug. 6, hardcover, $7.95, ISBN 978-1849762168) are everyday stories for the youngest readers. Up to age 4.

Where Do We Go When We Disappear? by Isabel Minhos Martins, illus. by Madalena Matoso (Aug. 6, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1849761604) tackles a big question for children, from the creators of When I Was Born. Ages 4–7.

The Meditating Cat: A Zen Coloring Book by Jean-Vincent Sénac (Oct. 1, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1849762205) features a die-cut cat sitting in the lotus position and outlines for coloring. Ages 5–up.

How to Draw a Chicken by Jean-Vincent Sénac (Oct. 1, hardcover, $10.95, ISBN 978-1849760683) offers humorous drawing exercises. Ages 5–up.

Albert Whitman

Pick a Circle, Gather Squares: A Fall Harvest of Shapes by Felicia Sanzari Chernesky, illus. by Susan Swan (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807565384) launches a new series emphasizing basic concepts. Ages 4–7.

Helen Keller’s Best Friend Belle by Holly M. Barry, illus. by Jennifer Thermes (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807531983) introduces Helen Keller’s dog. Ages 4–7.

Theo’s Mood: A Book of Feelings by Maryann Cocca-Leffler (Sept. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0807577783) finds Theo trying to figure out how he feels about the arrival of a new baby sister. Ages 4–7.

Erik the Red Sees Green: A Story About Color Blindness by Julie Anderson, illus. by David Lopez (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807521410). When Erik discovers he’s color blind, he and his parents, teachers, coach, and classmates figure out how to work with his particular way of seeing. Ages 4–7.

The Eighth Menorah by Lauren L. Wohl, illus. by Laura Hughes (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807518922). Sam crafts a menorah in Hebrew school, but worries that his family already has too many of them. Ages 4–7.

Skeleton for Dinner by Margery Cuyler, illus. by Will Terry (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807573983). When Skeleton mistakes the Witches’ party guest list for a dinner menu, he takes off running. Ages 4–7.

What’s Bugging Nurse Penny?: A Story About Lice by Catherine Stier, illus. by Suzanne Beaky (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807588031). Lice can happen to anyone—even the school nurse. Ages 4–7.

A Gluten-Free Birthday for Me! by Sue Fliess, illus. by Jennifer Morris (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807529553). A child celebrates her birthday with all the usual trappings—plus a gluten-free cake. Recipe included. Ages 4–7.

When Christmas Feels Like Home by Gretchen Griffith, illus. by Carolina Farias (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807588727). Eduardo and his family are newly arrived in the U.S. from Latin America, and the family must assure their little boy that he will feel at home—by Christmas. Ages 4–7.

Martha Bunny Loves School! by Clara Vulliamy (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807549766) chronicles Martha Bunny’s busy first day of school. Ages 4–7.

Mira in the Present Tense by Sita Brahmachari (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807551493). Twelve-year-old Mira, who comes from a chaotic, artistic, and outspoken family, stars in this tale about the delicate balance of life and death. Ages 9–13.


The Way I Feel adds When I Feel Worried by Cornelia Maude Spelman, illus. by Kathy Parkinson (Sept. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0807588932), ages 3–6. Pete & Gabby greets The Bears Go to School by Kay Winters, illus. by Katherine Kirkland (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807505922). Urgency Emergency! gains Big Bad Wolf (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0807583524), ages 4–7, and Itsy Bitsy Spider (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0807583586) by Dosh Archer, ages 5–8. Flicka, Ricka, Dicka continues with Flicka, Ricka, Dicka and the Little Dog (Sept. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0807525098) and Flicka, Ricka, Dicka and the Three Kittens (Sept. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0807525159) by Maj Lindman, ages 5–8. Lulu greets Lulu and the Cat in the Bag (Sept. 1, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0807548042) by Hilary McKay, illus. by Priscilla Lamont, ages 7–10. The Boxcar Children Mysteries adds Mystery of the Fallen Treasure (Sept. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0807555088) and The Return of the Graveyard Ghost (Sept. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0807569351) by Gertrude Chandler Warner, illus. by Tim Jessell, ages 7–10. And Super Schnoz kicks off with Super Schnoz and the Gates of Smell by Gary Urey, illus. by Ethan Long (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0807575550), ages 8–12.

Albert Whitman Teen

This Is How I Find Her by Sara Polsky (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807578773). When Sophie’s mentally ill mother lands in the hospital, Sophie—who has long lived in the shadow of her disorder—no longer has to watch over her. Ages 13–up.

Promise Me Something by Sara Kocek (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807566411) follows Reyna as she starts at a new high school, missing her best friends. Ages 13–up.

Algonquin Young Readers

The Show Must Go On! by Kate Klise, illus. by M. Sarah Klise (Sept. 10, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1616202446) launches the Three-Ring Rascals series, which is set at the circus. Ages 7–10.

Anton and Cecil: Cats at Sea by Lisa Martin and Valerie Martin, illus. by Kelly Murphy (Oct. 8, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1616202460) introduces two brother cats on high-seas adventures aboard different ships. Ages 8–12.

The Time Fetch by Amy Herrick (Aug. 27, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1616202200). After awakening a sleeping Time Fetch, eighth-grader Edward must form an unlikely alliance with three classmates to stop the unraveling of space and time. Ages 10–up.

Somebody Up There Hates You by Hollis Seamon (Sept. 3, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1616202606). Richie has terminal cancer, and his cute-girl crush lives across the hall in their hospice unit. Ages 14–up.

If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan (Aug. 20, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1616202514) is a debut novel about forbidden love between two young women in Iran. Ages 14–up.

Allen & Unwin

(Dist. by IPG)

The Unexpected Crocodile by Kim Kane, illus. by Sara Acton (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1742378077). Peggy is delighted when a crocodile invites himself to tea. Ages 3–5.

Too Cold for a Tutu by Mini Goss (Oct. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1743313787). Despite the weather, no one can stop Stella from wearing her favorite getup. Ages 3–5.

Chicken Goes to Paris by Leigh Hobbs (Nov. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1742378350). The title character accepts his friend’s invitation to visit Paris, where people don’t know what to make of him. Ages 4–6.

Hooray for Horrible Harriet by Leigh Hobbs (Sept. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1741147032) is a sequel to Horrible Harriet. Ages 5–7.

Diary of a Rugby Champ (Sept. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1743313596) and Diary of a Taekwondo Master by Shamini Flint (Sept. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1743313602) star Marcus, a math whiz who is not good at sports and has a great sense of humor. Ages 7–9.

Raven’s Mountain by Wendy Orr (Sept. 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1742374659) tells the story of a girl who goes beyond her limits to save her family, and along the way discovers a mysterious bond with a family of bears. Ages 9–12.

The Adventures of Scarygirl by Nathan Jurevicius (Sept. 1, paper, $13.99, ISBN 978-1742372938) is a graphic novel about a girl unearthing secrets from her past. Ages 9–12.

Louis Beside Himself by Anna Fienberg (Sept. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1742379944). Louis, better with words than with athletic skills, is put to the test when he faces danger. Ages 9–12.

Phyllis Wong and the Forgotten Secrets of Mr Okyto by Geoffrey McSkimming (Oct. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1742378213) introduces Phyllis, a resourceful young magician who helps solve crimes with Daisy, her canine sidekick. Ages 9–12.

Red by Libby Gleeson (Oct. 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1741758535). A girl who remembers nothing of her life before a cyclone—not even her name—must accomplish an important mission. Ages 9–12.

To Brave the Seas: A Boy at War by David McRobbie (Oct. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1743313077). During World War II, teenage Adam Chisholm joins Britain’s Merchant Navy and braves seasickness, submarines, and a shipwreck. Ages 9–13.

Ink Bridge by Neil Grant (Nov. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1742376691) follows Omed, an Afghani refugee who embarks on a perilous journey to seek asylum in Australia. Ages 13 –16.


Mr Badger welcomes Mr Badger and the Magic Mirror (Sept. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1742374208) and Mr Badger and the Difficult Duchess by Leigh Hobbs (Sept. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1742374192), ages 7–9.

Amazon Children’s Publishing

(Dist. by Brilliance Audio)

Slithery Snakes by Roxie Munro (Aug. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1477816585) showcases the skin patterns on a variety of snakes. Ages 6–10.

The Keeper by Ellen Jensen Abbott (Nov. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1477847022) wraps up the Watersmeet fantasy trilogy. Ages 12–up.

Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl by Emily Pohl-Weary (Sept. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1477817308). After 18-year-old rock star and longtime vegetarian Sam Lee is attacked by a “wild dog” one night, she finds herself craving meat and concealing a hairy secret. Ages 14–up.


Memento Nora concludes with The Meme Plague by Angie Smibert (Aug. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1477816608), ages 12–up.

Amazon Children’s Publishing/Skyscape

(Dist. by Brilliance Audio)

Into That Forest by Louis Nowra (Sept. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1477817254). Two girls raised in the wild are forced to return to civilization. Ages 12–up.

Skin by Donna Jo Napoli (Aug. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1477817216). As her life spins out of control, a girl desperately tries to prove to the world—and herself—that she is deeper than her skin. Ages 14–up.


Guards of the Shadowlands gains Fractured by Sarah Fine (Oct. 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1477817292), ages 14–up. And Penryn & the End of Days greets World After by Susan Ee (Nov. 19, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1477817285), ages 14–up.

Amazon Children’s Publishing/Two Lions

(Dist. by Brilliance Audio)

Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Going to School? by Bill Martin Jr. and Michael Sampson, illus. by Laura J. Bryant (Aug. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1477817223). Kitty Cat explores all kinds of activities at preschool. Ages 3–7.

Snow Dog, Go Dog by Deborah Heiligman, illus. by Tim Bowers (Sept. 3, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1477817247). An exuberant dog enjoys a snow day. Ages 3–7.

Mouse’s Christmas Cookie by Patricia Thomas, illus. by Jon Nez (Nov. 12, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1477847046) presents a Yuletide game of cat-and-mouse. Ages 3–7.

Halloween Hustle by Charlotte Gunnufson, illus. by Kevan Atteberry (Sept. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1477817230). While hustling his way to a Halloween party, Skeleton keeps tumbling and falling apart. Ages 4–8.

Fossil by Bill Thomson (Nov. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1477847008). A wordless picture book by the creator of Chalk. Ages 5–8.

One Hundred Snowmen by Jennifer Arena, illus. by Stephen Gilpin (Nov. 12, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1477847039). Readers can add up the snowmen as the book progresses until they can count 100 altogether. Ages 5–8.

Yukon: Sled Dog by Judith Janda Presnall, illus. by Mark Elliot (Oct. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1477817315). A dog trains to be a leader on the sled dog team. Ages 6–8.

Billy the Kid Is Not Crazy by S.F. Guerra, illus. by James Davies (Oct. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1477817322). Billy must prove to his parents that he’s trying not to make trouble. Ages 7–11.

American Girl Publishing


The Bitty Baby picture book collection by Kirby Larson, illus. by Sue Cornelison, debuts with four differently illustrated versions of Bitty Baby and Me (Aug. 27, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1609583170), (Aug. 27, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1609583187), (Aug. 27, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1609583200), (Aug. 27, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1609583194), as well as Bitty Baby at the Ballet (Aug. 27, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1609583224), Bitty Baby the Brave (Aug. 27, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1609583217), Princess Bitty Baby (Aug. 27, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1609583248), and Bitty Baby Loves the Snow (Aug. 27, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1609583231), ages 3–up. New American Girl Advice & Activity Books are Personality Patterns Quiz Book by Alice Oglethorpe, illus. by Shannon Laskey (Aug. 27, spiral-bound, $9.99, ISBN 978-1609581879); Go with the Flow: Quiz Book ed. by Carrie Anton, illus. by Cathi Mingus (Aug. 27, spiral-bound, $9.99, ISBN 978-1609581107); and Design by Me: Treats by Paula Riley, ed. by Anton (Aug. 27, spiral-bound, $14.95, ISBN 978-1609581862), ages 8–up; and The Care and Keeping of You 2 Journal by Cara Natterson, illus. by Josée Masse (Aug. 27, spiral-bound, $8.99, ISBN 978-1609581084), ages 10–up.

AMMO Books

(Dist. by Lerner)

Books! by Murray McCain, illus. by John Alcorn (Nov. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1623260200) is a reissue of the 1962 title that reminds readers of the importance of books. Ages 4–up.

Andersen Press

(Dist. by IPG)

Greyfriars Bobby by Ruth Brown (Aug. 27, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1849396325). More than 100 years ago, Bobby the dog kept a 14-year vigil by his master’s graveside in Greyfriars churchyard in Edinburgh. Ages 2–5.

The Wind in the Wallows by Jeanne Willis, illus. by Tony Ross (Nov. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1849394536). Someone breaks the silence of a peaceful summer afternoon, but who? Ages 3–5.

Isabel’s Noisy Tummy by David McKee (Sept. 24, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1849396899). When her class visits the zoo, Isabel’s growling tummy saves them all from an escaped tiger. Ages 3–7.

Aesop’s Forgotten Fables by Fiona Waters, illus. by Fulvio Testa (Nov. 26, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1849397063) revitalizes 40 of Aesop’s lesser-known fables. Ages 5–9.

Andersen Press USA

(Dist. by Lerner)

I Want a Sister! by Tony Ross (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1467720472). Little Princess realizes that having a baby brother isn’t so bad after all. Ages 4–9.

Drat That Cat! by Tony Ross (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1467720304). Suzy the cat decides to teach her family a lesson and remind them just how much they love her. Ages 4–9.

Elmer and Snake by David McKee (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1467720335). Elmer the patchwork elephant plays tricks on his friends with the help of Snake. Ages 4 to 9.

What Noise Does a Rabbit Make? by Carrie Weston, illus. by Richard Byrne (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1467720328). Amid a barnyard ruckus, Taggle the rabbit quietly wonders—what noise does a rabbit make? Ages 4 to 9.

Robot Rumpus by Sean Taylor, illus. by Ross Collins (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1467720311). A girl’s parents hire robots as babysitters. Ages 4 to 9.

Don’t Spill the Milk! by Stephen Davies, illlus. by Christopher Corr (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1467720281). Over dunes and across the river, young Penda carries a bowl of milk to her father in the grasslands. Ages 4 to 9.

Andrews McMeel

(Dist. by Simon & Schuster)

Mary Engelbreit’s Paper Dolls: Fun with Ann Estelle and Mikayla by Mary Engelbreit (Sept. 3, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1449435950) contains a collection of paper dolls and outfits for the beach, the field hockey team, and more. Ages 4–10.

Desmond Pucket Makes Monster Magic by Mark Tatulli (Oct. 1, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1449435486) launches a new series in the AMP! Comics for Kids line.

List Your Self: Discover Your Own True Self by Making Lists by Llene Segalove (Dec. 17, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1449437183) is a prompted journal for tween girls. Ages 9–12.


AMP! Comics for Kids adds Snoopy: Cowabunga! by Charles Schulz (Sept. 24, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1449450793), ages 7–12; and Big Nate: I Can’t Take It! by Lincoln Peirce (Oct. 15, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1449429379), ages 8–12.

Andrews McMeel/Accord

(Dist. by Simon & Schuster)

Big Chomp by Heather Brown (Oct. 8, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1449435530) introduces different things animals do with their mouths, like yawning, smiling, and growling. Ages 2–5.

Annick Press

(Dist. by Firefly)

50 Below Zero by Robert Munsch, illus. by Michael Martchenko (Sept. 1, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1554515325). In this new edition with updated art, Jason’s dad falls asleep everywhere, except in his own bed. Ages 2–5.

Kenta and the Big Wave by Ruth Ohi (Sept. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1554515776; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1554515769). When a sudden tsunami in Japan causes an emergency evacuation, Kenta watches his prized soccer ball get swept away by the waves. Ages 4–7.

Man with the Violin by Kathy Stinson, illus. by Dusan Petricic (Oct. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1554515653) is based on the true story of American violinist Joshua Bell. Ages 5–8.

Crazy About Basketball! by Loris Lesynski, illus. by Gerry Rasmussen (Sept. 1, hardcover, $22.95, ISBN 978-1554515417; paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1554515400). An homage to the game of hoops. Ages 8–10.

Horrendo’s Curse: The Graphic Novel by Anna Fienberg, illus. by Remy Simard, adapted by Alison Kooistra (Sept. 1, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1554515493; paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1554515486) Pirates kidnap a boy cursed with impossibly good manners. Ages 8–11.

Before the World Was Ready: Stories of Daring Genius in Science by Claire Eamer, illus. by Sa Boothroyd (Sept. 1, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1554515363; paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1554515356) collects eight tales of scientists and inventors who were ahead of their time. Ages 9–12.

It’s a Feudal, Feudal World: A Different Medieval History by Stephen Shapiro, illus. by Ross Kinnaird (Sept. 1, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1554515530; paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1554515523). This volume of medieval history combines infographics, whimsical cartoons, and informative text. Ages 9–12.

Night Wanderer: A Graphic Novel by Drew Taylor, illus. by Mike Wyatt, adapted by Alison Kooistra (Sept. 1, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1554515738; paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1554515721). Sixteen-year-old Tiffany meets a stranger who, after centuries roaming Europe as a brooding vampire, has returned home to reclaim his Native roots. Ages 12–up.

Freaking Out: Real-Life Stories About Anxiety by Polly Wells, illus. by Peter Mitchell (Oct. 1, hardcover, $22.95, ISBN 978-1554515455; paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1554515448). These 13 accounts chronicle the many guises of excessive anxiety in teens’ lives, and offers reassurance. Ages 12–up.


Shapes and Spaces presents Zebra Stripes Go Head to Toe (Sept. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1554515813; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1554515806) and Ladybugs Have Lots of Spots (Sept. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1554515578; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1554515561) by Sheryl Shapiro and Simon Shapiro, ages 3–5.

Applewood Books/Commonwealth Editions

(Dist. by Ingram)


Hello! greets Hello, Adirondacks! (Sept. 10, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1933212555) and Hello, Brooklyn! (Sept. 10, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1938700200) by Martha Day Zschock, ages 2–5.

Archie Comics

(Dist. by Random House)

Kevin Keller: Drive Me Crazy by Dan Parent (Aug. 27, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1936975587) joins Archie character Kevin on his ride through high school. Ages 12–up.

Best of Sonic the Hedgehog 2: Villains (Aug. 27, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1936975556) features Dr. Eggman, Ixis Naugus, and more. Ages 10–up.

Sonic/Mega Man: Worlds Collide 1 (Nov. 12, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1936975686). Sonic and Mega Man meet for the first time in this crossover. Ages 10–up.

Arte Público/Piñata Books

Lupita’s First Dance/El primer baile de Lupita by Lupe Ruiz-Flores, illus. by Gabhor Utomo, trans. by Gabriela Baeza Ventura (Nov. 30, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1558857728). In this bilingual story, Lupita learns to dance from the heart even when everyone is watching. Ages 4–8.

The Cucuy Stole My Cascarones/El Coco me robó los cascarones by Spelile Rivas, illus. by Valeria Cervantes, trans. by Gabriela Baeza Ventura (Nov. 30, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1558857711). Roberto tracks the cucuy, or bogeyman, responsible for stealing the confetti-filled eggshells meant for his birthday celebration. Ages 4–8.

Let’s Salsa/Bailemos salsa by Lupe Ruiz-Flores, illus. by Robert Casilla, trans. by Natalia Rosales-Yeomans (Nov. 30, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1558857629). A girl learns that dancing is fun—and great exercise. Ages 5–9.

The Missing Chancleta and Other Top-Secret Cases/La chancleta perdida y otros casos secretos by Alidis Vicente (Nov. 30, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1558857797). This bilingual flip book features a second-grade sleuth. Ages 8–12.

My Migrant Family Story/La historia de mi familia migrante by Lily Garcia (Oct. 31, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1558857803) offers a bilingual account of the migrant experience. Ages 8–12.


Mickey Rangel Mystery adds The Mystery of the Magic Marker Mischief Maker / El misterio del maloso marcador mágico by René Saldaña, trans. by Carolina Villarroel (Oct. 31, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1558857766), ages 8–12. And Roosevelt High School gains Tommy Stands Tall by Gloria L. Velásquez (Oct. 31, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1558857780), ages 11–up.

Atlantic Books

(Dist. by IPG)


Chronicles of the Tempus proceeds with The Queen Must Die (Sept. 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1848870529) and The Queen at War (Dec. 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1848870550) by K.A.S. Quinn, ages 9–12.

Azro Press

(Dist. by Follett)

Looking for Tula by Catherine Kirkwood, (Dec. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1929115235). Frightened by fireworks, Tula the dog jumps over the fence and runs away. Ages 4–10.

Kitten Caboodle by Paige Grant, illus. by Lisa Williams (Dec. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1929115242) addresses why cats and dogs should be “fixed.” Ages 5–10.

Baen Books

(Dist. by Simon & Schuster)


Treecat Wars (Oct. 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1451639339) creeps into the sci-fi Star Kingdom series by David Weber and Jane Lindskold, ages 12–up.

Bailiwick Press

(Dist. by IPG)


The Aldo Zelnick Comic Novel Series gains Hotdogger (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1934649374) and Ignoramus (Dec. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1934649411) by Karla Oceanak, illus. by Kendra Spanjer, ages 9–12.

Bancroft Press

(Dist. by Baker & Taylor)


The Young Inventors Guild adds The Ravens of Solemano or The Order of the Mysterious Men in Black: The Young Inventors Guild, Book Two (Sept. 10, hardcover, $22.95, ISBN 978-1610881043; paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1610881050) by Eden Unger Bowditch, ages 9–14.

Barefoot Books

Transport: Fast and Slow (Sept. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1846869525) and Transporte: Rapido y Lento (Sept. 1 board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1782850359) by Britta Teckentrup. These are first vocabulary books about modes of transportation in English and Spanish respectively. Up to age 4.

Nature: Big and Small (Sept. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1846869518) and Naturaleza: Grande y Pequeno (Sept. 1, Board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1782850342) by Britta Teckentrup present first vocabulary books about nature in English and Spanish editions. Up to age 4.

Ruby’s Baby Brother (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1846868641) and El Hermanito de Ruby (Aug. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978- 1782850267) by Kathryn White, illus. by Miriam Latimer, are the English and Spanish editions of a story starring big sister Ruby who is not sure she wants a smelly, noisy new sibling until she meets her baby brother. Ages 3–7.

The Little Red Hen: With CD by Mary Finch, illus. by Kate Slater, narrated by Debra Messing (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1846865756) is the classic tale of the rewards of helping others. Ages 3–7.

The Princess and the Pea by Xanthe Gresham, illus. by Miss Clara (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1846869051) features a true test—a pea under her mattress—for a princess. Ages 4–8.

The Barefoot Book of Jewish Tales: With CD by Shoshana Boyd Gelfand, illus. by Amanda Hall, narrated by Debra Messing (Sept. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1846868849) collects eight tales from Jewish tradition. Ages 7–up.


Magic Stories adds Cara and the Wizard: A Story From Ireland (Oct. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1846867804) and Starlight Grey: A Story from Russia (Oct. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1846867781) by Liz Flannigan, illus. by Valeria Docampo, ages 6–up.


Sometimes I’m a Monster: Full of Good Little Angels and Mischievous Monsters! by Gillian Shields, illus. by Georgie Birkett (Aug. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1438003306) looks at how children can be both angels and monsters at times. Ages 2–5.

Twelve Days of Christmas, illus. by Roberta Pagnoni and Laura Rigo (Sept. 1, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-0764166228) and Christmas Star by Giovanni Caviezel, illus. by Pagnoni (Oct. 1, hardcover, $6.99, ISBN 978-0764166242) feature layered illustrations with a 3D effect. Ages 2–5.

Friendly Day by Mij Kelly, illus. by Charles Fuge (Aug. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1438003450). A clever mouse tricks a hungry cat into sparing his life. Ages 3–6.

Richard Scarry’s My First School Journal: With 60+ Stickers and a Special Storage Pocket by Richard Scarry (Aug. 1, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0764166211) is a place to chronicle preschool adventures. Ages 3–6.

Haunted House: A Touch and Feel Spooky Tour (Aug. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0764166419). A friendly skeleton leads readers through a haunted house. Ages 3–6.

Halloween Tattoo Book: With 24 Spooky Play Tattoos to Wear and Share! by Caroline Rowlands (Aug. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1438003252) contains 24 temporary tattoos of witches, vampires, and other Halloween spooks. Ages 5–10.

Glam My Watch: 12 Cool Watch Straps to Make and Wear by Megan Parkin (Oct. 1, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1438003528), allows style-conscious kids to have a different watch strap for every outfit. Ages 8–12.

Mysterious Case of Spying and Espionage: Techniques and Tales of Master Spies by Gill Denton (Aug. 1, kit, $16.99, ISBN 978-1438073675) contains everything a burgeoning master spy needs and presents spy skills and a history of espionage. Ages 8–12.

Mysterious Case of Magic and Trickery: Tricks and Tales from the Masters of Magic by Janet Sacks (Aug. 1, kit, $16.99, ISBN 978-1438073682) collects tools and tips that will help young magicians entertain their audiences. Ages 8–12.

One Direction: The Ultimate Photo Collection: Follow the World’s Greatest Boy Band by Sarah-Louise James (Aug. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1438003634) puts more than 150 photos of the band in the spotlight. Ages 8–16.

Optical Illusion Pack by Janet Sacks (Oct. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0764166174) includes more than 100 illusions and explains the science behind them. Ages 8–up.

Twisted Myths: 20 Classic Stories with a Dark and Dangerous Heart by Maura McHugh, illus. by Jane Laurie (Oct. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0764166204). Fantasy author McHugh gives a macabre makeover to popular myths as well as lesser-known fables. Ages 11–up.


Toilet Tales adds Captain of the Toilet (Sept. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0764166587) and Queen of the Toilet (Sept. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0764166594) by Rose Inserra, illus. by Mark Chambers, ages 1–4. Push, Pull Pop! Books gains Stomp! Little Dinosaur (Aug. 1, hardcover, $6.99, ISBN 978-0764166327) and OOPS! Little Chick (Aug. 1, hardcover, $6.99, ISBN 978-0764166334) by Jo Lodge, ages 2–5. Joining Peekabooks by Emily Bolam are Big Trucks at Work (Aug. 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0764166280), In the Jungle (Aug. 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0764166297), Under the Sea (Aug. 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0764166303), and Around Town (Aug. 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0764166273), ages 2–5. My Best Friend & Me issues Mason & Buddy (Aug. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0764166372), Dan & Max (Aug. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0764166341), Lily & Dolly (Aug. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0764166365), and Emma & Bo (Aug. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0764166358) by Annelien Wejrmeijer, illus. by Deborah Van De Liejgraaf, ages 2–5. And Toddler Books presents Toddler World: Includes 24 Exciting Flaps! (Aug. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0764166266), Preschool Days Treasury: Preschool Learning Friendships and Fun (Aug. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0764166259), and Toddler Christmas: Activities, Games, and Stories for Excited Toddlers (Sept. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0764166310) by Katie Saunders, ages 2–5.

Wipe-Clean Playbooks welcomes Play Day Colors: With Pen and Wipe-Clean Fold-Out Pages (Aug. 1, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-0764166396) and Fun on the Move: With Pen and Wipe-Clean Fold-Out Pages (Aug. 1, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-0764166402) by Tom James, ages 3–5. Theater Books continues with Pedro and the Pirate Puzzle (Oct. 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-0764166488), Fairy Cake Contest (Oct. 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-0764166464), and Max’s Magical Potion (Oct. 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-0764166471) by Debbie Rivers-Moore, illus. by Michelle Todd, and Ballet to Remember (Oct. 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-0764166457) by Donna Webber and Rivers-Moore, illus. by Todd, ages 3–6. Magnetic Play Books offers Muddle Zoo by Jannie Ho (Aug. 1, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-0764166235), ages 3–6. My First Creativity Books adds Christmas: With 200 Stickers, Puzzles and Games, Fold-Out Pages, and Creative Play by Mandy Archer (Sept. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1438003221), Princesses: With 200 Stickers, Puzzles and Games, Fold-Out Pages, and Creative Play by Fiona Munro (Sept. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1438003238), and Things That Go!: With 200 Stickers, Puzzles and Games, Fold-Out Pages, and Creative Play by Emily Stead (Aug. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1438003245), ages 4–7. And new Life Lessons books by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos, illus. by Gustavo Mazali, are Daddy Lost His Job (Sept. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1438003481), Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees (Sept. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1438003498), and Studying Is Hard (Sept. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1438003504), ages 4–7.

Modeling Clay Books expands with Fantasy Characters: Easy-To-Follow Clay-Making Projects in Simple Steps (Aug. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1438003573) and Spooky Characters: Easy-To-Follow Clay-Making Projects in Simple Steps (Aug. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1438003580) by Bernadette Cuxart, ages 5–10. Creativity Books gains Halloween Creativity Book by Moira Butterfield (Aug. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1438003535), ages 6–11; and Snow White Creativity Book: Games, Cut-Outs, Art Paper, Stickers, and Stencils by Penny Worms, illus. by Zdenko Basic, Manuel Sumberac, and Elle Ward (Sept. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1438003207), ages 7–up. And Awesome Animals greets Penguin Pandemonium: The Rescue by Jeanne Willis (Aug. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1438003061), Panda Panic: Running Wild by Jamie Rix (Aug. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1438003085), Merry Meerkat Madness: A Crazy Christmas Caper (Aug. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1438003078), and More Meerkat Madness: A Daring Desert Adventure (Aug. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1438003054) by Ian Whybrow, ages 7–up.

BBM Books

(Dist. by BookMasters)

We Love California! by Gabriella Francine and Solara Voyanian, illus. by Phil Velikan (Oct. 1, hardcover, $15, ISBN 978-1938504013) teaches children about the symbols and history of the Golden State. Ages 5–10.


Save Coins for Causes kicks off with Let’s Make a Difference: We Can Help Orangutans by Gabriella Francine and Solara Vayanian, illus. by Phil Velikan (Oct. 1, hardcover, $15, ISBN 978-1938504006), ages 5–10.

Beacon Press

(Dist. by Random House)

A Time to Break Silence: The Essential Works of Martin Luther King, Jr., for Students by Martin Luther King, Jr. (Nov. 5, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-0807033180; paper, $14, ISBN 978-0807033050) is a collection for young people. Ages 14–up.

Bearport Publishing


Treed: Animal Life in the Trees adds Spider Monkey (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1617729126), Green Tree Python (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1617729096), Spotted Owl (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1617729102), Woodpecker (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1617729133), and four others by Dee Phillips, ages 4–8. We Work! Animals with Jobs gains six titles, including Homing Pigeons (Aug. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1617729003), Therapy Cats, Dogs, and Rabbits (Aug. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1617728952), and Pig Detectives (Aug. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1617728990) by Jenny Fretland Vanvoorst, ages 4–8. Joining Deep End: Animal Life Underwater are six titles, including Great White Shark (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1617729188), Moray Eel (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1617729218), and California Sea Lion (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1617729195) by Jen Green, ages 4–8. Wild Canine Pups presents Gray Wolves (Aug. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1617729263) and Dingoes (Aug. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1617729300) by Mary Meinking; Coyotes (Aug. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1617729287) by Ruth Strother, and five others, ages 4–8. Snug as a Bug: Where Bugs Live welcomes Inside the Worm’s Hole by Meish Goldish (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1617729041), Inside the Cricket’s Burrow by Dawn Bluemel Oldfield (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1617729065), Inside the Tarantula’s Burrow by Natalie Lunis (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1617729072), and three others, ages 4–8. Super Bowl Superstars greets Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens: Super Bowl XLVII by Michael Sandler (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.96, ISBN 978-1617729331), ages 6–11. Special Ops II carries on with Navy Seal Team Six in Action (Aug. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1617728907) and Army Night Stalkers in Action (Aug. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1617728891) by Stephen Person, Marine Scout Snipers in Action (Aug. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1617728914), and CIA Paramilitary Operatives in Action (Aug. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1617728921) by Jessica Rudolph, ages 7–12. Dog Heroes issues Shelter Dogs (Aug. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1617728860) and Science Dogs (Aug. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1617728877) by Meish Goldish, ages 7 to 12. Code Red presents Superstorm Sandy by Doug Sanders (Aug. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1617728983), ages 7 to12. And new Scary Places titles are Tragic Theaters by Natalie Lunis (Aug. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1617728853) and Abandoned Amusement Parks by Dinah Williams (Aug. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1617728846), ages 9–13.

Bella & Harry

(Dist. by Ingram)


The Adventures of Bella & Harry rolls along with Let’s Visit Dublin! by Lisa Manzione, illus. by Kristine Lucco (Jan. 31, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1937616519), ages 5–10.

BenBella Books

(Dist. by Perseus)

Journey to Rainbow Island by Christie Hsiao (Nov. 11, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1939529244). Yu-ning has an ideal life on Rainbow Island until a nasty dragon called the Obsidigon returns from beyond the grave. Ages 8 to12.

The Unseemly Education of Anne Merchant by Joanna Wiebe (Jan. 14, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1939529329). From the moment Anne Merchant arrives at Cania Christy, a boarding school for the world’s wealthiest teens, she begins to sense its strange, hidden truths. Ages 12–up.

Big Kid Science

(Dist. by IPG)


Science Adventures with Max the Dog adds Max Goes to the Space Station and Max viaja a la estacion espacial by Jeffrey Bennett, illus. by Michael Carroll (Nov. 1, hardcover, $15, ISBN 978-1937548285; hardcover, $15, ISBN 978-1937548322), ages 7–9.

Bilingual Readers

(Dist. by Consortium)


Bilingual Tales from Around the World continues with A Bilingual Anthology of Aesop’s (Oct. 15, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-8492968244) and A Bilingual Anthology of Classic Fairy Tales (Oct. 15, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-8492968251) by Javier Munoz, ages 8–up.

John Blake

(Dist. by IPG)

Around the World with One Direction by Sarah Oliver (Oct. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1782194446) offers gossip and insight from fans of the popular boy band. Ages 8–12.


Dino-Baby by Mark Sperring, illus. by Sam Lloyd (Oct. 8, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1619631519) explores what it means to be a big sibling. Ages 3–6.

Sunny Sweet Is So Not Sorry by Jennifer Ann Mann (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1599909776) launches a comedic series about sibling rivalry. Ages 8–12.

A Question of Magic by E.D. Baker (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1599908557) puts a new spin on an old Slavic tale featuring Baba Yaga. Ages 8–14.

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas (Aug. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1619630628) is the follow–up to Throne of Glass. Ages 12–up.

Hostage Three by Nick Lake (Oct. 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1619631236) is a thriller set on the high seas. Ages 12–up.

After Eden by Helen Douglas (Nov. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1619631304). Eden must choose whether to protect her best friend, or help a time traveler from the future save the world. Ages 12–up.

Starry Nights by Daisy Whitney (Sept. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1619631335). Star-crossed lovers solve an art-heist mystery. Ages 12–up.

Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller (Sept. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1619631441). After years on the run with the mother who kidnapped her as a child, Callie has a new chance to be part of a family. Ages 14–up.

Dead Ends by Erin Jade Lange (Sept. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1619630802) A bully and a boy with Down syndrome forge an unlikely friendship as they unravel a mystery. Ages 14–up.


Dragonborn continues with Fireborn by Toby Forward (Dec. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1599908892), ages 8–12. The Secrets at the Chocolate Mansion by Leslie Margolis (Sept. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1619630369), ages 8–12, is a new Maggie Brooklyn Mystery. Dance Divas adds Showtime! by Sheryl Berk (Sept. 10, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1619631816), ages 8–12. And Athlete vs. Mathlete continues with Double Dribble by W.C. Mack (Nov. 5, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1599909387), ages 8–12.

Blue Apple

(Dist. by Random House)

Monster Needs One More by Natalie Marshall (Aug. 27, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1609053574) features a monster child adding up items throughout his day. Ages 2–5.

SAMi Flip + Find: Count (Aug. 27, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1609052287) and SAMi Flip + Find: Colors and Shapes (Aug. 27, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1609052270) are two interactive concept books. Ages 3–7.

What’s New? What’s Missing? What’s Different? by Arnaud Boutin (Sept. 10, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1609053529) contains dozens of seek-and-find and spot-the-differences activities. Ages 6–9.

It’s Time to Say Good Night by Harriet Ziefert (Sept. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1609053741) is a bedtime tale with a twist. Ages 4–8.

How the Meteorite Got to the Museum by Jessie Hartland (Oct. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1609052522) chronicles a space rock’s journey from orbit to the American Museum of Natural History. Ages 6–9.


Flip-a-Word gains Ice Mice by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Yukiko Kido (Oct. 8, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1609054106), ages 4–6. Blue Apple Chapters adds Mouse House Tales by Susan Pearson, illus. by Amanda Shepherd (Sept. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1609050504), ages 4–8. I Can Doodle issues I Can Doodle Dots by Travis Foster (Aug. 6, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1609053499), ages 4–6. And Scribbles and Ink return in The Contest by Ethan Long (Sept. 10, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1609053512), ages 5–8.

Blue Mountain Press

You Are a Girl Who Can Do Anything by Ashley Rice (Nov. 15, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1598427608) collects encouraging words and drawings. Ages 8–12.

Bold Strokes Books

(Dist. by Perseus)

Secret Lies by Amy Dunne (Dec. 17, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1602829701). While fleeing from her abuser, Nicola bumps into Jenny and their unlikely friendship quickly develops into a romance. Ages 13–up.

Meeting Chance by Jennifer Lavoie (Oct. 15, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1602829527). Aaron faces his intense fear of dogs by volunteering at an animal shelter. Ages 13–up.

Asher’s Fault by Elizabeth Wheeler (Sept. 17, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1602829824). Fourteen-year-old Asher blames himself when his brother drowns at the same moment Asher experiences his first kiss with another boy. Ages 13–up.

The Missing Juliet: A Fisher Key Adventure by Sam Cameron (Nov. 19, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1602829596) kicks off a new series starring a teenage detective and her friends. Ages 13–up.

The Seventh Pleiade by Andrew Peters (Nov. 19, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1602829602). When Atlantis is besieged by violent storms and a barbarian army, it will be up to a young gay prince to save the kingdom. Ages 13–up.

Lake Thirteen by Greg Herren (Aug. 20, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1602828940). A group of teenagers vists an old cemetery. Ages 13–up.


The Immortal Testimonies continues with Night Creatures by Jeremy Jordan King (Dec. 17, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1602829718), ages 15–up.

Boom! Studios/KaBOOM!

(Dist. by Simon & Schuster)

Garfield presents Garfield Vol. 3 by Jim Davis and Mark Evanier, illus. by Gary Barker (Jan. 14, paper, $13.99, ISBN 978-1608863488), ages 6–up.

Boyds Mills Press

Catty Jane Who Loved to Dance by Valeri Gorbachev (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1590789827) finds Catty Jane balancing her time between dance practice and her friends. Ages 3–8.

Dear Santasaurus by Stacy McAnulty, illus. by Jef Kaminsky (Oct. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1590788769). Though Christmas has just passed, Ernest B. Spinosaurus begins a year-long letter-writing campaign for next year’s present. Ages 5–8.


Goose and Bear Stories issues Fox Forgets by Suzanne Bloom (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1590789964), ages 2–6. Little Hippo reappears in Here Comes Firefighter Hippo by Jonathan London, illus. by Gilles Eduar (Oct. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1590789681), ages 2–6. Last-But-Not-Least Lola is back in Last-But-Not-Least Lola Going Green by Christine Pakkala, illus. by Paul Hoppe (Sept. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1590789353), ages 7–10. Strange and Wonderful adds Scorpions! by Laurence Pringle, illus. by Meryl Henderson (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1590784730), ages 8-10. And Secrets of the Ancient Gods continues with Anubis Speaks!: A Guide to the Afterlife by the Egyptian God of the Dead by Vicky Alvear Shecter, illus. by Antoine Revoy (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1590789957), ages 10–up.

Boyds Mills/Calkins Creek

Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library by Barb Rosenstock, illus. by John O’Brien (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1590789322). How Thomas Jefferson’s love of books helped create the world’s largest library: the Library of Congress. Ages 8–up.

The Kite That Bridged Two Nations: Homan Walsh and the First Niagara Suspension Bridge by Alexis O’Neill, illlus. by Terry Widener (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1590789384) details Walsh’s influence on the construction of the first suspension bridge spanning Niagara Falls. Ages 8–up.

Call of the Klondike: A True Gold Rush Adventure by David Meissner and Kim Richardson (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1590788233) chronicles the experiences of 19th-century fortune seekers Stanley Pearce and Marshall Bond. Ages 9–up.

Boyds Mills/WordSong

Words with Wings by Nikki Grimes (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1590789858) is a novel in verse about a girl who constantly gets into trouble for daydreaming. Ages 8–up.

Boys Town Press

Dating! 10 Helpful Tips for a Successful Relationship by Laura Buddenberg and Alesia Montgomery (Sept. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1934490525) offers teen dating stories and opportunities to develop relationship skills. Ages 13–up.


Building Relationships adds Peer Pressure Gauge by Julia Cook, illus. by Anita DuFalla (Aug. 15, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1934490488), ages 5–12. And Best I Can Be! continues with Thanks for the Feedback, I Think by Julia Cook, illus. by Kelsey De Weerd (Sept. 1, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1934490495), ages 5–12.


(Dist. by Midpoint)

Eggplant Alley by David Cataneo (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1593731465). Thirteen-year-old Nicki struggles to cope with a changing family, neighborhood, and world in the Bronx in 1970. Ages 12–16.

Story of Princess Olivia: Wherein an Optimistic Slip of a Girl Brings Sunshine Into the Lives of Her Royal Parents, the Whiny King and the Scold by Charles Egbert (Oct. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1593731472) is a comic fable set in Vermont. Ages 8–12.


Wallace and Darwin return in Great Human Journey: Around the World in 22 Million Days by Ian Tattersal and Rob DeSalle , illus. by Patricia Wynne (Oct. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1593731489), ages 8–12.

C&T Publishing/FunStitch Studio

(Dist. by NBN)

Aneela’s Big Book of Pop Out Boxes: 18 Boxes to Pop & Fold, Collect or Give by Aneela Hoey (Nov. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1607058342); Marisa’s Big Book of Pop Out Boxes: 18 Boxes to Pop & Fold, Collect or Give by Marisa Anne (Nov. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1607058359); and Erin’s Big Book of Pop Out Boxes: 18 Boxes to Pop & Fold, Collect or Give by Erin McMorris (Nov. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1607058366) are collections of pop-out boxes from three fabric designers that kids can use to create their own projects. Ages 8–14.


Peck, Peck, Peck by Lucy Cousins (Aug. 6, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763666217) introduces a new woodpecker character. Ages 2–5.

Jazzy in the Jungle by Lucy Cousins (Aug. 6, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763668068). Jazzy the lemur and Mama JoJo play hide-and-seek in the jungle. Ages 2–5.

Dinosaur Kisses by David Ezra Stein (Aug. 6, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763661045). An energetic young dinosaur figures out her own way to give a kiss. Ages 2–5.

Pat-a-Cake (Jan. 7, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0763643584) and All Fall Down (Jan. 7, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0763644307) by Mary Brigid Barrett, illus. by LeUyen Pham. Toddlers explore their world as they play. Ages 2–5.

The Tiny King by Taro Miura (Oct. 8, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763666873). A diminutive king feels out of place in a big world, until he meets the princess who will be his queen. Ages 2–5.

And the Cars Go... by William Bee (Dec. 10, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763665807) offers an onomatopoeic look at things that go. Ages 2–5.

Animal Opposites by Petr Horacek (Aug. 6, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763667764) is a pop-up introduction to opposites. Ages 3–7.

Stick! by Andy Pritchett (Aug. 6, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763666163). Puppy loves his new stick, but he needs someone to play with. Ages 3–7.

Flight of the Honey Bee by Raymond Huber, illlus. by Brian Lovelock (Sept. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763667603) follows the flight of a honey bee as she searches for nectar and pollinates flowers. Ages 3–7.

When Charley Met Grampa by Amy Hest, illus. by Helen Oxenbury (Sept. 10, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763653149). Henry and his pup Charley await Grandpa at the snowy train station. Ages 3–7.

Mitchell Goes Bowling by Hallie Durand, illus. by Tony Fucile (Sept. 10, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763660499). Rambunctious four-year-old Mitchell and his dad hit the lanes. Ages 3–7.

The Smallest Gift of Christmas by Peter H. Reynolds (Sept. 24, hardcover, $14, ISBN 978-0763661038). Roland learns that more isn’t always better in this holday tale. Ages 3–7.

Captain Cat by Inga Moore (Oct. 8, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763661519). A trader who loves cats discovers an island plagued by rats. Ages 3–7.

The Silver Button by Bob Graham (Oct. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763664374). At the same moment that Jodie’s baby brother takes his first step, a city’s worth of moments unfold. Ages 4–6.

Cheese Belongs to You! by Alexis Deacon, illus. by Viviane Schwarz (Nov. 12, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763666088) ventures into the group dynamics—and silliness—of Rat Law. Ages 4–6.

My Blue Is Happy by Jessica Young, illlus. by Catia Chien (Aug. 6, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763651251). A girl explores the world of color with her family and friends. Ages 4–8.

Digger, Dozer, Dumper by Hope Vestergaard, illus. by David Slonim (Aug. 27, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763650780) contains 16 poems, each highlighting the job and personality of a different construction vehicle. Ages 4–8.

Journey by Aaron Becker (Aug. 6, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763660536). A girl escapes into a world of wonder through the magical door she draws on her wall in this wordless book. Ages 4–8.

Ike’s Incredible Ink by Brianne Farley (Aug. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763662967) is a debut picture book about a boy searching for the perfect ink with which to write his story. Ages 4–8.

My Dream Playground by Kate Becker, illus. by Jed Henry (Aug. 6, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763655310). A girl works to make her dream of a playground in her neighborhood become a reality. Ages 4–8.

How to Train a Train by Jason Carter Eaton, illus. by John Rocco (Sept. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763663070) offers everything one needs to know about finding, keeping, and training a pet train. Ages 4–8.

Toys Galore by Peter Stein, illus. by Bob Staake (Sept. 10, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763662547). Toys of all shapes and sizes squeak, zip, and whirl through this rhyming tale. Ages 4–8.

The Nowhere Box by Sam Zuppardi (Nov. 12, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763663674). George escapes his pesky brothers. Ages 4–8.

Amy’s Three Best Things by Philippa Pearce, illus. by Helen Craig (Nov. 12, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763663148). A child finds a way to calm her worries during a first visit away from home. Ages 4–8.

Paul Meets Bernadette by Rosy Lamb (Dec. 10, hardcover, $14, ISBN 978-0763661304). Paul the fish sees everything a new way, thanks to his new friend, Bernadette. Ages 4–8.

Maude The Not-So-Noticeable Shrimpton by Lauren Child, illus. by Trisha Krauss (Aug. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763665159) is a cautionary tale about the perils of craving constant attention. Ages 5–8.

Tug-of-War by John Burningham (Aug. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763665753). A new edition, with new text, of this Nigerian folktale—one of Burningham’s first books. Ages 5–8.

Poppy the Pirate Dog by Liz Kessler, illus. by Mike Phillips (Aug. 27, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763665692) stars an aspiring pirate dog who is afraid of boats. Ages 5–8.

Mysterious Traveler by Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham, illus. by P.J. Lynch (Oct. 8, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763662325). In an tale set in Africa, a desert guide finds an abandoned baby and later meets a young stranger who will change their lives. Ages 5–8.

See What a Seal Can Do by Chris Butterworth, illus. by Kate Nelms (Aug. 6, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763665746) follows a gray seal from sand to sea. Ages 5–9.

DragonQuest by Allan Baillie, illus. by Wayne Harris (Nov. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763666170). Readers help a knight on his mission to find the last dragon. Ages 5–9.

The Race for the Chinese Zodiac by Gabrielle Wang, illus. by Sally Rippin and Regine Abos (Nov. 26, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763667788) retells the story of the legendary animals’ race that led to the 12 signs on the Chinese Zodiac. Ages 5–9.

The Two and Only Kelly Twins by Johanna Hurwitz, illus. by Tuesday Mourning (Sept. 24, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763656027) introduces identical second graders Arlene and Ilene Kelly. Ages 6–9.

Electrical Wizard: How Nikola Tesla Lit Up the World by Elizabeth Rusch, illus. by Oliver Dominguez (Sept. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763658557) is a biography of a pioneer of modern electrical engineering. Ages 7–10.

Meeting Cezanne by Michael Morpurgo, illus. by François Place (Oct. 8, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763648961) presents the story of a city boy’s summer in 1960s rural Provence. Ages 7–10.

Bugs: A Stunning Pop-up Look at Insects, Spiders, and Other Creepy-Crawlies by George McGavin, illus. by Jim Kay (Oct. 8, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0763667627) offers bug information and trivia via pop-ups, flaps and tabs. Ages 7–10.

The Romans: Gods, Emperors, and Dormice by Marcia Williams (Sept. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763665814) is a comic-strip style look at some of ancient Rome’s most famous moments. Ages 8–12.

Animation Studio by Helen Piercy (Sept. 10, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0763667016) contains the instructions and tools for creating a stop-motion movie using a cell phone or digital camera. Ages 8–12.

Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo, illus. by K.G. Campbell (Sept. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0763660406). In this illustrated novel, a young cynic meets an unlikely superhero. Ages 8–12.

All That’s Missing by Sarah Sullivan (Oct. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763661021). When his grandfather’s dementia raises the specter of foster care, Arlo flees to find his only other family member. Ages 8–12.

North of Nowhere by Liz Kessler (Aug. 6, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763667276). Mia discovers a diary that may be the key to finding her mysteriously vanished grandfather. Ages 9–12.

The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas by David Almond, illlus. by Oliver Jeffers (Aug. 6, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763661694). When a boy runs away from home, he meets the legendary man who swims in a tank full of piranhas. Ages 9–12.

Smash: Trial by Fire by Chris Bolton, illus. by Kyle Bolton (Sept. 10, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0763655969). This graphic novel simultaneously spoofs and pays tribute to superhero lore. Ages 9–12.

Wild Boy by Rob Lloyd Jones (Sept. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763662523) is a Victorian mystery-adventure centered on a boy raised as a sideshow freak by an unscrupulous showman. Ages 10–up.

Fallout by Todd Strasser (Sept. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763655341). In 1962, neighbors take refuge in the only bomb shelter around—the one that Scott’s dad was ridiculed for building. Ages 10–up.

Africa Is My Home: A Child of the Amistad by Monica Edinger, illus. by Robert Byrd (Oct. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0763650384). In a story inspired by a true account, a child who arrives in America on the slave ship Amistad eventually makes her way home to Africa. Ages 10–up.

Archon by Lana Krumwiede (Oct. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763664022) follows Freakling in The Psi Chronicles. Ages 10–up.

The Golden Day by Ursula Dubosarsky (Aug. 6, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763663995). When their teacher goes missing during an outing, 11 girls grapple with the aftermath. Ages 12–up.

Open Mic: Riffs on Life Between Cultures in Ten Voices by Mitali Perkins (Sept. 10, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763658663), showcases stories about race by a multicultural roster of YA authors. Ages 12–up.

Romeo and Juliet by Gareth Hinds (Sept. 10, hardcover, $21.99, ISBN 978-0763659486) is a graphic-novel adaptation of the Bard’s romantic tragedy. Ages 12–up.

Backwards by Todd Mitchell (Oct. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0763662776). When Dan ends his life, Rider appears and experiences life in reverse, revealing Dan’s struggles. Ages 12–up.

The Extra by Kathryn Lasky (Oct. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763639723). Fifteen-year-old Lilo is selected to serve as an extra for Nazi filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl, but must still fight for her life. Ages 12–up.

One or Two Things I Learned About Love by Dyan Sheldon (Dec. 10, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763666651) focuses on the possessive nature of Hildy’s summer romance. Ages 12–up.

Black Spring by Alison Croggon (Aug. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763660093) is a romantic fantasy inspired by Wuthering Heights. Ages 14–up.

Cherry Money Baby by John M. Cusick (Sept. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763655570) spotlights an impulsive starlet and a sharp-witted small-town teen. Ages 14–up.

More Than This by Patrick Ness (Sept. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0763662585) chronicles the life—or perhaps afterlife—of a teen trapped in a crumbling, abandoned world. Ages 14–up.

Living with Jackie Chan by Jo Knowles (Sept. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763662806). In this companion to Jumping Off Swings, a teen moves in with his karate-loving uncle and tries to come to terms with his guilt over having fathered a child. Ages 14–up.

Homicidal Aliens and Other Disappointments by Brian Yansky (Sept. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763659622) is a sequel to Alien Invasion and Other Inconveniences. Ages 14–up.

Juvie by Steve Watkins (Oct. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0763655099). Sadie covers for her irresponsible sister and winds up serving a sentence in a juvenile detention center. Ages 14–up.

The Kingdom of Little Wounds by Susann Cokal (Oct. 8, hardcover, $22.99, ISBN 978-0763666941). Novelist Cokal’s first book for young adults features a young seamstress and a royal nursemaid in an epic power struggle. Ages 14–up.

Coaltown Jesus by Ron Koertge (Oct. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763662288). Walker receives a divine visitor when he prays for help following the sudden death of his brother. Ages 14–up.

The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean by David Almond (Jan. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0763663094). Billy, a boy who has always been kept hidden, emerges with his mother into a broken world when his father disappears. Ages 14–up.


Maisy adds Maisy’s First Colors: A Maisy Concept Book (Aug. 27, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0763668044) and Maisy’s First Numbers: A Maisy Concept Book (Aug. 27, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0763668051) by Lucy Cousins, ages 2–5. Let’s Talk About You and Me continues with What’s in There?: All About Before You Were Born by Robie H. Harris, illus. by Nadine Bernard Westcott (Sept. 24, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763636302), ages 2–5. Peppa Pig is back in Peppa Pig and the Perfect Day (Oct. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0763668259), ages 3–7. Brand New Readers/Sesame Street Books gains Abby Cadabby Up and Down (Sept. 10, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763666521) and Here Comes Super Grover! by Ernie Kwiat (Sept. 10, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763666552), ages 4–8. And Keepsake Cityscapes adds San Francisco by Charlotte Trounce, illus. by Charlotte Trounce (Aug. 27, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-0763664718) and Hong Kong and Macau by Kristyna Litten (Dec. 10, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-0763664169), ages 5–9.

Where’s Waldo? by Martin Handford adds a deluxe edition of Where’s Waldo? In Hollywood (Sept. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763645274), ages 5–9. Mrs. Noodlekugel welcomes Mrs. Noodlekugel and Four Blind Mice by Daniel Pinkwater, illus. by Adam Stower (Sept. 24, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763650544), ages 5–9. Ant and Honey Bee return in A Pair of Friends in Winter by Megan McDonald, illus. by G. Brian Karas (Oct. 8, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763657123), ages 5–9. Stink reappears in Stink It Up!: A Guide to the Gross, the Bad, and the Smelly by Megan McDonald, illus. by Peter H. Reynolds (Aug. 6, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0763659424), ages 6–9. Ologies presents Dinosaurology by Jack Fawcett (Sept. 24, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0763667399), ages 8–12. Horses of the Maury River gallops along with Macadoo of the Maury River by Gigi Amateau (Aug. 6, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763637668), ages 9–12. Ask Amy Green issues Dancing Daze by Sarah Webb (Aug. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763655839), ages 10–up. And Angel greets Angel Fever by L.A. Weatherly (Nov. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0763656805), ages 14–up.

Candlewick/Big Picture Press

Welcome to Mamoko by Aleksandra Mizielinska and Daniel Mizielinski (Sept. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0763668914) is a wordless book that follows a cast of characters through various adventures. Ages 5–8.

Walk This World by Jenny Broom, illus. by Lotta Nieminen (Oct. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0763668952) features a visual trip to numerous countries and contains flaps on each spread. Ages 5–8.

ArtCards: Accessorize by Jenny Broom, illus. by Hennie Haworth (Sept. 10, paper, $17.99, ISBN 978-0763668921) contains 16 pull-outs to color and decorate with 20 pages of stickers. Ages 6–9.

Nina’s Book of Little Things by Keith Haring (Oct. 8, paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-0763668938). A new edition of an activity book that prompts readers to make his or her mark on each page. Ages 6–9.

Maps by Aleksandra Mizielinska and Daniel Mizielinski (Oct. 8, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-0763668969) is an atlas highlighting places of cultural interest, iconic animals and plants, and more. Ages 7–10.

The Goods: Volume 1 (Oct. 8, paper, $22.99, ISBN 978-0763668945) collects games, puzzles, and activities from Oliver Jeffers, Jon Klassen, Mo Willems, and others. Ages 8–up.

Candlewick/Nosy Crow

Dinosaur Rescue! by Penny Dale (Nov. 12, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763668297). Dinosaurs save the day in a variety of emergency vehicles. Ages 2–5.

Whizz! Pop! Granny, Stop! by Tracey Corderoy, illus. by Joe Berger (Aug. 27, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763665517). Granny wants to help with the party, but her granddaughter wants to have her birthday the “normal” way—which means no magic. Ages 3–7.

Playbook Pirates by Corina Fletcher, illus. by Britta Teckentrup (Sept. 10, hardcover, $24, ISBN 978-0763666064) is a pop-up storybook that unfolds into a 3D seascape play mat with press-out pirate characters, rowing boats, and sea creatures. Ages 3–7.

Princess Penelope and the Runaway Kitten by Alison Murray (Dec. 24, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763669522). Princess Penelope follows the pink glittery trail through the castle as she searches for her kitten. Ages 3–7.

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam by Tracey Corderoy, illus. by Steven Lenton (Aug. 6, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763668389) Two bungling burglars decide to change careers. Ages 4–8.


Noodle issues Noodle Loves the Park by Marion Billet (Aug. 6, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0763665777), up to age 3. Pip and Posy are back in The Snowy Day by Axel Scheffler (Oct. 8, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0763666071), ages 2–5. And Magical Mix-Ups welcomes Pets and Parties by Marnie Edwards, illus. by Leigh Hodgkinson (Aug. 6, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0763663711), ages 7–10.


I Spy Pets by Edward Gibbs (Aug. 27, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763666224) challenges readers to spot pets through spy holes. Ages 2–5.

Forever by Emma Dodd (Oct. 22, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0763671327) is a bedtime story featuring a polar bear family. Ages 2–5.

There, There by Sam McBratney, illus. by Ivan Bates (Sept. 10, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763667023) emphasizes the soothing power of a hug. Ages 3–7.

Olive and the Bad Mood by Tor Freeman (Sept. 10, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763666576) depicts how catchy a bad mood can be, and how to fix it. Ages 4–8.

Sidney, Stella, and the Moon by Emma Yarlett (Oct. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763666231). Twins Sidney and Stella must work together to remedy a cosmic disaster created by their quarrel. Ages 5–8.

Laika: Astronaut Dog by Owen Davey (Oct. 8, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763668228) offers a new take on the true story of the first animal ever launched into orbit. Ages 5–8.

Where My Wellies Take Me by Michael Morpurgo and Clare Morpurgo, illus. by Olivia Lomenech Gill (Aug. 27, hardcover, $29.99, ISBN 978-0763666293) is a poetry collection woven around a girl’s adventures on a countryside walk. Ages 6–9.

Mesmerizing Math by Jonathan Litton, illus. by Thomas Flintham (Aug. 6, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0763668815) examines everything from the invention of zero to the geometry of a donut. Ages 7–10.

Candlewick/Toon Books

The Big Wet Balloon (Sept. 10, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1935179320) and The Big Wet Balloon/El globo grande y mojado (Sept. 10, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1935179405; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1935179399) by Liniers. When her little sister refuses to go out in the rain, Matilda sets out to teach her all the delights of a wet Saturday. Ages 4–8.

Patrick Eats His Peas and Other Stories by Geoffrey Hayes (Aug. 6, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1935179344) collects four favorite episodes starring teddy bear Patrick Brown. Ages 4–8.

Canongate UK

(Dist. by IPG)

If: A Treasury of Poems for Almost Every Possibility, ed. by Allie Esiri and Rachel Kelly (Sept. 1, hardcover, $27.99, ISBN 978-0857865571) collects works including Lear’s “The Owl and the Pussycat” and Tennyson’s “The Charge of the Light Brigade.” Ages 9–up.

Capstone Young Readers

Here I Am by Patricia Kim, illus. by Sonia Sánchez (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1623700362) is a wordless picture book about a child’s immigration to the United States. Ages 5–10.


The Wizard of Oz greets The Wizard of Oz by Beth Bracken (Aug. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1623700263), ages 3–8. Wacky Comparisons adds Wacky Ways to Compare Size by Jessica Gunderson and Mark Weakland, illus. by Bill Bolton and Igor Sinkovec (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1623700379), ages 4–8. Joining Furry and Flo are The Problems with Goblins (Oct. 1, hardcover, $8.95, ISBN 978-1623700348) and The Big Hairy Secret (Aug. 1, hardcover, $8.95, ISBN 978-1623700331) by Thomas Troupe, illus. by Stephen Gilpin, ages 7 to 8. Mr. Puzzle welcomes Mr. Puzzle Super Collection! by Chris Eliopoulos (Aug. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1623700355), ages 8–11. Stitch Head continues with The Pirate’s Eye by Guy Bass, illus. by Pete Williamson (Aug. 1, hardcover, $10.95, ISBN 978-1623700089), ages 8–12. Paint It kicks off with The Art of Acrylics, Oils, Pastels, and Watercolors by Mari Bolte, illus. by Dawn Ice (Sept. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1623700096), ages 8–14. Faerieground returns with Hope by Beth Bracken and Kay Fraser, illus. by Odessa Sawyer (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1623700102), ages 9–13. Shadow Squadron by Carl Bowen, illus. by Wilson Tortosa, starts off with Elite Infantry (Oct. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1623700324), ages 9–13. The Time-Tripping Faradays by John Seven, illus. by Craig Phillips, adds The Alchemist War (Aug. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1623700119) and The Dragon of Rome (Oct. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1623700126), ages 10–14. And Roller Girls by Megan Sparks debuts with Falling Hard (Oct. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1623700232) and Hell’s Belles (Oct. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1623700249), ages 12–14.

Capstone Young Readers/Capstone Press


SI Kids Rookie Books kicks off with Football Colors (Aug. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1429699662), Football ABC (Aug. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1429699655), and Football Opposites (Aug. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1429699679) by Mark Weakland, ages 1–3. Destruction by Erin Edison begins with four titles, including Knock It Down! (Sept. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1476535272), Blow It Up! (Sept. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1476535265), and Shred It! (Sept. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1476535296), ages 1–3. My First Picture Encyclopedia presents four titles, including Show Me Rocks and Minerals (Aug. 1, hardcover, $7.95, ISBN 978-1476533469) by Patricia Wooster, Sandra Mather, and Heidi Burns; and Show Me the U.S. Presidency (Oct. 1, hardcover, $7.95, ISBN 978-1476533452) by Pamela Dell, ages 4–6. Animal Babies issues Animal Babies by Catherine Veitch (Aug. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1432974985), ages 4–6. Six new Smithsonian Little Explorer: Little Scientist titles include Airplanes (Sept. 1, hardcover, $6.95, ISBN 978-1476535425), My Body (Nov. 1, hardcover, $6.95, ISBN 978-1476535449), and Space (Nov. 1, hardcover, $6.95, ISBN 978-1476535456) by Martha Rustad, ages 4–6. And The Wizard of Oz introduces four books, including The Wizard of Oz Counting by Kristen McCurry, illus. by Timothy Banks (Sept. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1476537702) and The Wizard of Oz Shapes by Christopher Harbo, illus. by Banks (Sept. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1476537719), ages 4–7.

Time to Sign adds Sign Language for Kids by Kathryn Clay, illus. by Michael Reid et al. (Sept. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1620656877), ages 5–9. Holiday Sketchbook by Jennifer Besel, illus. by Lucia Makuc, adds four titles, among them A Christmas Drawing Wonderland! (Aug. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1476534473), A Valentine’s Day Drawing Treat! (Aug. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1476534497), and A Thanksgiving Drawing Feast! (Aug. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1476534480), ages 5–9. Joining You Choose Books: History are four books, including The Child Labor Reform Movement: An Interactive History Adventure by Steven Otfinoski (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1476536088), The Oregon Trail: An Interactive History Adventure by Matthew Doeden (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1476536071), and The Harlem Renaissance: An Interactive History Adventure by Allison Lassieur (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1476536095), ages 8–11. Monster Science continues with Frankenstein’s Monster and Scientific Methods by Christopher Harbo, illus. by Carlos Aón (Aug. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1620658161) and Mummies and Sound by Anthony Wacholtz, illus. by Cristian Mallea (Aug. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1620658185), ages 8–14. Drawing with Sports Illustrated Kids launches with Drawing with Sports Illustrated Kids by Anthony Wacholtz, Michael Ray, illus. by Erwin Haya (Aug. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1476535814), ages 8–14. And Drawing Horses gains The Ultimate Guide to Drawing Horses by Rae Young (Aug. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1476539928), ages 9–13.

Capstone Young Readers/Compass Point Books


Perspectives Flip Books returns with The Split History of World War I by Michael Burgan (Aug. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0756547004) and The Split History of the Battle of Gettysburg (Aug. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0756547011) by Stephanie Fitzgerald, ages 10–14. And Captured History adds Civil War Witness: Mathew Brady’s Photos Reveal the Horrors of War (Sept. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0756546991) and Assassination and Its Aftermath: How a Photograph Reassured a Shocked Nation (Sept. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0756546984) by Don Nardo, ages 10–14.

Capstone Young Readers/Heinemann-Raintree

The Winter Olympics by Nick Hunter (Oct. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1432977009) is a complete guide to the history of the games and what to expect at the 2014 competition. Ages 8–10.


True or False? by Daniel Nunn starts up with Farm Animals (Aug. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1410950840) and Colors (Aug. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1410950857), ages 3–5. Winter Sports welcomes Snowboarding by Paul Mason (Sept. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1410954596), Skiing by Patrick Catel (Sept. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1410954589), Figure Skating (Sept. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1410954565), and Curling (Sept. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1410954558) by Claire Throp; and Hockey by Greg Siemasz (Sept. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1410954572), ages 8–12. Solving Mysteries with Science adds Bigfoot and the Yeti by Mary Colson, illus. by Chris King (Aug. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1410955050), Aliens & UFOS by Lori Hile, illus. by King (Aug. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1410955043); and Ghosts & Haunted Houses (Aug. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1410955067) and Vampires & Werewolves (Aug. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1410955074) by Jane Bingham, illus. by King, ages 8–12. And new Hero Journals entries are Julius Caesar by Nick Hunter, illus. by Mathew Edwards (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1410953636); Geronimo by Richard Spilsbury, illus. by Florence Faure (Aug. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1410953674); and Alexander the Great by Hunter, illus. by Florence Faure (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1410953643), ages 9–11.

Capstone/PIcture Window Books


The Learning Parade by Charles Ghigna, illus. by Agnieszka Jatkowska, strikes up with four titles, including The Alphabet Parade (Sept. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1404883147), Numbers at the Park: 1-10 (Sept. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1404883123), and The Wonders of the Color Wheel (Sept. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1404883116), ages 1–3. Four new Charles Reasoner Holiday Books, illus. by Anna Jones, include Ho Ho Ho (Aug. 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-1404881532) and Let It Snow (Aug. 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-1404881556), ages 1–3. Charles Reasoner Peek-a-Boo Books, illus. by Marina Le Ray, launches with four titles, among them Peek-a-Boo Fairies (Aug. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1479521739) and Peek-a-Boo Dinosaurs (Aug. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1479521715), ages 1–3. DC Board Books by Donald Lemke, illus. by Ethan Beavers, kicks off with Superman Fights for Truth (Aug. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1479516865), Batman and Robin Team Up! (Aug. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1479516896), and two others, ages 1–3.

Little Boost gains You Get What You Get by Julie Gassman, illus. by Sarah Horne (Aug. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1479521579) and Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker by Christianne Jones, illus. by Richard Watson (Aug. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1479521562), ages 4–6. And among the 10 additions to The Other Side of the Story are Believe Me, Goldilocks Rocks!: The Story of the Three Bears as Told by Baby Bear by Nancy Loewen, illus. by Tatevik Avakyan (Oct. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1479519392), No Kidding, Mermaids Are a Joke!: The Story of the Little Mermaid as Told by the Prince by Loewen, illus. by Amit Tayal (Aug. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1479519477), and Really, Rapunzel Needed a Haircut!: The Story of Rapunzel as Told by Dame Gothel by Jessica Gunderson, illus. by Denis Alonso (Aug. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1479519460; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1479519507), ages 4–8.

Seek It Out launches with Out-of-This-World Aliens: Hidden Picture Puzzles by Jill Kalz, illus. by Simon Smith (Aug. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1404880764) and Pretty Princess Party: Hidden Picture Puzzles by Kalz, illus. by Len Epstein (Aug. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1404880788), ages 4–8. Pfeffernut County greets No Snow for Christmas by Jill Kalz, illus. by Sahin Erkocak (Aug. 1, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1479521586), ages 5–7. Katie Woo is back in Katie Woo and Her Big Ideas (Aug. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1479520268) and Katie Woo Loves School (Aug. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1479520275) by Fran Manushkin, illus. by Tammie Lyon, and Katie Woo’s Super Stylish Activity Book (Sept. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1479520473) by Manushkin, illus. by Charlie Alder, ages 5–7. Life’s Challenges continues with The Night Dad Went to Jail: What to Expect When Someone You Love Goes to Jail by Melissa Higgins, illus. by Wednesday Kirwan (Aug. 1, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1479521425), ages 5–8. Pet Friends Forever by Diana Gallagher, illus. by Adriana Puglisi, makes its debut with four books, including A No-Sneeze Pet (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1479518623) and The Doggone Dog (Oct. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1479518654), ages 6–8. Sidney & Sydney adds Dodgeball, Drama, and Other Dilemmas by Michele Jakubowski, illus. by Luisa Montalto (Aug. 1, hardcover, $8.95, ISBN 978-1479521166), ages 6–8. And Pony Tales picks up Naughty Norton (Aug. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1479520671) and Norton’s First Show (Aug. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1479520688) by Bernadette Kelly, illus. by Liz Alger, ages 6–8.

Capstone/Stone Arch Books


Launching level 1 reader series Train Time by Adria F. Klein, illus. by Craig Cameron, are Big Train Takes a Trip (Aug. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1434261946), Circus Train and the Clowns (Aug. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1434261953), and two others, ages 4–6. Comics Land issues four new titles, among them My Little Bro-Bot (Aug. 1, hardcover, $7.95, ISBN 978-1434262851) and Frank ’n’ Beans (Oct. 1, hardcover, $7.95, ISBN 978-1434262844) by Amy Lemke and Donald Lemke, illus. by Jessica Bradley, ages 5–7. DC Super-Pets presents DC Super-Pets Character Encyclopedia (Sept. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1404882973), ages 6–8. And Dino Detectives by Anita Yasuda, illus. by Steve Harpster, continues with The Surprise (Aug. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1434261984), The Mystery Coins (Aug. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1434262011), and two others, ages 6–8.

Laff-O-Tronic Joke Books by Michael Dahl starts up with four titles, including Laff-O-Tronic Animal Jokes! (Aug. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1434261908), Laff-O-Tronic Monster Jokes! (Aug. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1434261915), and Laff-O-Tronic School Jokes! (Aug. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1434261922), ages 6–8. And new Mighty Monsters titles by Sean O’Reilly include Science Fair Nightmare (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434242266), Homesick Witch (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434242259), and two others, ages 7–9.

New Field Trip Mysteries by Steve Brezenoff, illus. by Marcos Calo, include The Crook That Made Kids Cry (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434262103), The Dinosaur That Disappeared (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434262134), and two more, ages 8–11. Ravens Pass by Steve Brezenoff, illus. by Amerigo Pinelli, starts up with four titles, among them No Place Like Home (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434262158) and Cheaters (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434262165), ages 8–11. Joining Jake Maddox Sport Stories by Jake Maddox, Eric Stevens, and Steve Brezenoff, illus. by Jesus Aburto Martinez, are Kart Competition (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434262097), Paintball Problems (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434262073), and two others, ages 8–11. And After Happily Ever After gains Mr. Wolf Bounces Back (Aug. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1434264145) and Red Riding Hood Takes Charge (Aug. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1434264138) by Tony Bradman, illus. by Sarah Warburton, ages 8–12.

DC Super Heroes: The Dark Knight offers Batman Undercover by Paul Weissburg, illus. by Tim Levins (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434242136), Batman and the Villainous Voyage by Scott Sonneborn, illus. by Luciano Vecchio (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434242167), and two more, ages 8–12. DC Super Heroes: Superman issues eight new titles including The Shrinking City by Michael Dahl, illus. by Gregg Schigiel (Sept. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1434217356), Little Green Men by Matthew Manning, illus. by Erik Doescher (Aug. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1434222596); and Deep Space Hijack (Sept. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1434222572) by Scott Sonneborn, illus. by Dan Schoening, ages 8–12. DC Super Heroes: Man of Steel adds four books, including Superman vs. Mr. Mxyzptlk by Steve Korte, illus. by Tim Levins (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434248268) and Superman vs. the Moon Bandits by Scott Sonneborn, illus. by Mike Cavallaro (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434242235), ages 8–12. Among the eight new DC Super Heroes: Batman offerings are Arctic Attack by Robert Greenberger, illus. by Jason Kruse (Sept. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1434217288), Robin’s First Flight by Greenberger, illus. by Gregg Schigiel (Aug. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1434222626), and Harley Quinn’s Shocking Surprise by Black Hoena, illus. by Dan Schoenig (Oct. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1434217295), ages 8–12. And the four titles joining DC Super Heroes: Wonder Woman include Creature of Chaos by Sarah Stephens (Aug. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1434222565) and Trial of the Amazons by Michael Dahl (Aug. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1434222633), illus. by Dan Schoening, ages 8–12.

Twicetold Tales by Olivia Snowe, illus. by Michelle Lamoreaux, has four new releases, which include The Sealed–up House (Aug. 1, hardcover, $8.95, ISBN 978-1434262813) and The Girl and the Seven Thieves (Aug. 1, hardcover, $8.95, ISBN 978-1434262806), ages 8–12. Tony Hawk: Live2Skate issues a quartet of titles, including At Large by Michael Steele (Sept. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434261892) and Strong by Matthew Manning (Nov. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434261878), illus. by Fernando Cano, ages 9–12. Claudia and Monica: Freshman Girls by Diana Gallagher gains Haunted Love (Aug. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1434262868), ages 9–13. Hyperspace High by Zac Harrison debuts with Crash Landing (Aug. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1434263100), Warlord’s Revenge (Oct. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1434263131), and two more, ages 9–13. Myth-O-Mania by Kate McMullan adds Hit the Road, Helen! (Sept. 1, hardcover, $10.95, ISBN 978-1434262196), ages 9–13. Ridgeview Riding Club by Bernadette Kelly, illus. by Jennifer Miles, kicks off with If Wishes Were Horses (Aug. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1434263490) and Courage to Ride (Aug. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1434263506), ages 9–13. And Tony Hawk’s 900 Revolution concludes with Horizon by Brandon Terrell, illus. by Thiago Dal Bello and Wilson Tortosa (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1434262189), ages 10–14.


Hello, Mama Wallaroo by Darrin Lunde, illus. by Patricia Wynne (Aug. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1570917967; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1570917974) introduces the kangaroo-like Australian animal. Ages 3–6.

Alphabet Trucks by Samantha Vamos, illus. by Ryan O’Rourke (Aug. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1580894289) is an ABC book featuring a different truck for each letter. Ages 3–6.

The Cat with Seven Names by Tony Johnston, illus. by Christine Davenier (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1580893817). A friendly cat visits six different people in an urban neighborhood. Ages 5–8.

No Monkeys, No Chocolate by Melissa Stewart and Allen Young, illus. by Nicole Wong (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1580892872) describes the life cycle of the cocoa tree and the rain forest critters that help it survive. Ages 5–8.

Saint-Saëns’s Danse Macabre by Anna Harwell Celenza, illus. by JoAnn Kitchel (Aug. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1570913488) presents the Parisian inspiration for composer Camille Saint-Saëns’s Danse Macabre and includes a CD recording of the piece. Ages 6–9.

Volcano Rising by Elizabeth Rusch, illus. by Susan Swan (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1580894081; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1580894098) introduces volcanoes and their activity. Ages 6–9.

The Cart That Carried Martin by Eve Bunting, illus. by Don Tate (Nov. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1580893879) is the story of two mules who pulled the green cart carrying Martin Luther King Jr.’s body in his Atlanta funeral procession. Ages 6–9.

Ancient Animals: Terror Bird by Sarah Thompson, illus. by Andrew Plant (Aug. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1580893985) explores how these predators lived and hunted, and how they might have died out. Ages 6–9.

Whiskers, Tails & Wings: Animal Folktales from Mexico by Judy Goldman, illus. by Fabrico VandenBroeck (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1580893725) retells animal stories from five indigenous groups in Mexico. Ages 8–11.

Yes! We Are Latinos by Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy, illus. by David Diaz (Aug. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1580893831) offers young people’s perspectives on the Latino experience in the U.S. Ages 10–13.

Prisoner 88 by Leah Pileggi (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1580895606). In this debut inspired by a true story, 10-year-old Jake is sentenced to prison after shooting a man who threatened his father. Ages 10–14.

Horrors of History: City of the Dead by T. Neill Anderson (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1580895149) launches a series that commemorates devastating events like the 1900 hurricane in Galveston, via historical accounts and fictionalized characters. Ages 11–14.


Stuart J. Murphy’s I See I Learn gains Freda Says Please (Aug. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1580894746; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1580894753) and Scrubba Dub, Carlos (Aug. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1580894784; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1580894791) by Stuart J. Murphy, ages 2–5. Me and My Dragon continues with Scared of Halloween by David Biedrzycki (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1580896580; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1580896597), ages 4–7. Ralph Masiello’s Drawing Books welcomes Ralph Masiello’s Christmas Drawing Book by Ralph Masiello (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1570915437; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1570915444), ages 5–8. And Sir Cumference Math Adventures adds Sir Cumference and the Off-the-Charts Dessert by Cindy Neuschwander, illus. by Wayne Geehan (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1570911989; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1570911996), ages 8–11.

Title in Spanish

Lola le lee al pequeño Leo by Anna McQuinn, illus. by Rosalind Beardshaw (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1580895989; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1580895996), ages 2–5.


Frosty the Snowman by Kenny Loggins, Steve Nelson, and Jack Rollins, illus. by Wade Zahares (Nov. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1623540128) is a picture-book rendition of the song, packaged with a CD recording by Loggins. Ages 4–up.

Ouch! The Weird & Wild Ways Your Body Deals with Agonizing Aches, Ferocious Fevers, Lousy Lumps, Crummy Colds, Bothersome Bites, Breaks, Bruises & Burns & Makes Them Feel Better! by Joe Rhatigan, illus. by Anthony Owsley (Aug. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1623540050) looks at how kids get sick or injured, and how they can recover. Ages 8–12.


My First Word Search issues Fun with Letters (Aug. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1623540067) and Fun with Words (Aug. 1,paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1623540074) by Eden Greenberg, illus. by Anthony Owsley, ages 5–8.

Charlesbridge/Mackinac Island Press

One Word Pearl by Nicole Groeneweg, illus. by Hazel Mitchell (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1934133538; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1934133545) stars a girl who collects words in a treasure chest. Ages 5–8.

Seers by Kristine Bowe (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1934133552; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1934133569). Leesie is a Seer sent on clandestine missions to look into people’s eyes and read their minds. Ages 11–14.

Chicago Review Press

(Dist. by IPG)

An Eye for Art: Focusing on Great Artists and Their Work (Sept. 1, paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-1613748978) introduces Matisse, Picasso, and others via works from the National Gallery of Art. Ages 9–12.

Break These Rules: 35 YA Authors On Speaking Up, Standing Out, and Being Yourself ed. by Luke Reynolds (Sept. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1613747841). Thirty-five young adult and middle-grade authors share anecdotes from their own lives. Ages 12–up.


For Kids gains Christopher Columbus and the Age of Exploration for Kids: With 21 Activities by Ronald Reis (Oct. 1, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1613746745), ages 9–up. Science in Motion keeps rolling with The Racecar Book: Build and Race Mousetrap Cars, Dragsters, Tri-Can Haulers & More by Bobby Mercer (Oct. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1613747148) and The Hot Air Balloon Book: Build and Launch Kongming Lanterns, Solar Tetroons, and More by Clive Catterall (Aug. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1613740965), ages 9–up. And Women of Action releases Women of Steel and Stone: 22 Inspirational Architects, Engineers, and Landscape Designers by Anna Lewis (Jan. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1613745083) and Code Name Pauline: Memoirs of a World War II Special Agent by Pearl Witherington Cornioley (Aug. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1613744871), ages 12–up.

Child’s Play

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly: 40th Anniversary Edition by Pam Adams (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1846435997) features die-cut holes. Ages 2 to 8.


Little Movers adds One, two, three ... Run! by Carol Thompson (Aug. 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-1846436147), up to age 3.


(Dist. by IPG)

Caillou: The Best Day Ever! by Anne Paradis, illus. by Eric Sevigny (Oct. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-2897180973) allows for sliding a child’s photo into the final page of this story about Caillou’s favorite playground. Ages 3–5.

Caillou: My Nightlight Book by Christine L’Heureux and Gisele Legare, illus. by Pierre Brignaud (Jan. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-2897181048) incorporates a soft-glowing nightlight into the die-cut board book pages. Ages 3–5.

Caillou: The Little Christmas Artist by Anne Paradis, illus. by Eric Sevigny (Oct. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-2897180652). This seasonal coloring and activity book contains 64 projects and more than 130 stickers. Ages 3–5.


Step by Step grows with Caillou: It’s Mine! (Oct. 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-2897180591) and Caillou at the Doctor (Oct. 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-2897180584) by Joceline Sanschagrin, illus. by Pierre Brignaud, up to age 3. Caillou Activity Books issues Caillou: Learning for Fun: Ages 3-4 (Sept. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-2897180492) and Caillou: Learning for Fun: Ages 4-5 (Sept. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-2897180508) by Pierre Brignaud, illus. by Eric Sevigny, ages 3–4 and ages 4 –5. And Clubhouse adds Caillou Dances with Grandma (Oct. 1, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-2897180621) and Caillou Gets the Hiccups! (Oct. 1, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-2897180638) by Sarah Margaret Johanson, illus. by Eric Sevigny, ages 3–5.


Ah Ha! by Jeff Mack (Aug. 20, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1452112657) chronicles Frog’s pond-side adventures using only two letters (e.g. AHH; HA HA!). Ages 3–5.

Yeti, Turn Out the Light! by Greg Long and Chris Edmundson, illus. by Wednesday Kirwan (Aug. 27, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1452111582) is a bedtime book featuring the GAMAGO Yeti. Ages 3–5.

The Bear’s Song by Benjamin Chaud (Sept. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1452114248) spotlights two bears on a big-city adventure. Ages 3–5.

Chef Olivia Cookbook and Cookie Cutters Kit by Ian Falconer (Sept. 24, kit, $22.99, ISBN 978-1452111780) packages three Olivia-themed cookie cutters with a full-color cookbook. Ages 3-13.

Numero by Marion Bataille (Oct. 15, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1452125855) is an intricate pop-up title from the creator of ABC3D. Ages 3–up.

Carnivores by Aaron Reynolds, illus. by Dan Santat (Aug. 20, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0811866903). Meat eaters find it can be lonely at the top of the food chain. Ages 4–8.

My Mom Is a Foreigner, But Not to Me by Julianne Moore, illus. by Meilo So (Aug. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1452107929) pays homage to all the Muttis, Mammas, and Mamans who hail from overseas. Ages 5–8.

Lifetime: The Amazing Numbers in Animal Lives by Lola M. Schaefer, illus. by Christopher Silas Neal (Sept. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1452107141) counts up some of the wondrous things that can happen in one creature’s lifetime. Ages 5–8.

Little Red Writing by Joan Holub, illus. by Melissa Sweet (Sept. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0811878692). In this retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, a brave red pencil finds her way through the perils of writing a story and faces a ravenous pencil sharpener, the Wolf 3000. Ages 5–8.

Ann and Nan Are Anagrams: A Mixed-Up Word Dilemma by Mark Shulman and Adam McCauley (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1452109145). Nearly everything in Bert’s life has become an anagram, including sisters Ann and Nan and Grandma Reagan. Ages 5–8.

Giving Thanks by Katherine Paterson, illus. by Pamela Dalton (Oct. 15, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1452113395) features Paterson’s meditations on gratitude and Dalton’s cut-paper art. Ages 5–up.

Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker by Patricia Hruby Powell, illus. by Christian Robinson (Sept. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1452103143) is a portrait in verse and pictures of the performer and civil rights advocate. Ages 7–10.

Girl to Girl: Real Questions and Honest Answers About Growing Up by Sarah O’Leary Burningham (Nov. 26, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1452102429) coaches preteens through life’s big moments, from first bras to first periods. Ages 8–12.

Tua and the Elephant by R.P. Harris, illus. by Taeeun Yoo (Oct. 22, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1452127033) features the unusual friendship between an elephant and a girl in Thailand. Ages 8–12.

The Templeton Twins Make a Scene by Ellis Weiner, illus. by Jeremy Holmes (Oct. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1452111841) is the sequel to The Templeton Twins Have an Idea. Ages 8–12.

Everyone Paints! The Lives and Art of the Wyeth Family by Susan Goldman Rubin (Dec. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0811869843) profiles the prolific Wyeths: N.C., Andrew, and Jamie, three generations of painters. Ages 8–12.

The Clockwork Scarab: A Stoker & Holmes Novel by Colleen Gleason (Sept. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1452110707). Set in an alternative, steampunk Victorian London, this debut mystery stars the sister of Bram and the niece of Sherlock. Ages 12–up.


Ivy and Bean return in Ivy and Bean Take the Case: Book 10 (Sept. 24, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1452106991) by Annie Barrows, illus. by Sophie Blackall, ages 6–10.

Cinco Puntos Press

(Dist. by Consortium)

Chukfi Rabbit’s Big Bad Bellyache: A Trickster Tale by Greg Rodgers (Oct. 11, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1935955269; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-935955276). This Choctaw tale tells of “lay-zee” Chukfi Rabbit’s food-snatching skills. Ages 3–9.

My Pet Rattlesnake by Joe Hayes, illus. by Antonio Castro L. (Aug. 16, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1935955610; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1935955627). Can a kid really have a pet rattlesnake? Ages 4–9.

Next by Kevin Waltman (Sept. 20, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1935955641; paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1935955658). Derrick “D-Bow” Bowen thinks he would do anything to become a basketball star, until the choice becomes real. Ages 16–up.


First Concepts in Mexican Folk Art offers Abecedarios: Mexican Folk Art ABCs in English and Spanish (Aug. 16, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1935955672) and Opuestos: Mexican Folk Art Opposites in English and Spanish (Aug. 16, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1935955689) by Cynthia Weill, ages 1–6.

Clavis Books

Mo & Mac: Socks On! by Leen Van Durme, illus. by Leen Van Durme (Oct. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1605371764) features best friends Mo the mouse and Mac the bird on fold-out pages. Up to age 3.

Circus 123 by Guido van Genechten (Oct. 1, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN 978-1605371627) is a concept book. Ages 3–5.

The Very First Kiss by Guido van Genechten (Jan. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1605371610). Different animals describe what a kiss might be. Ages 3–5.

Funny Faces: A Big Book of Face Painting by Charlotte Verrecas (Sept. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1605371733) is a guide to face painting for children. Ages 5–7.


Take a Look adds Take a Look, Bear (Sept. 1, board book, $11.95, ISBN 978-1605371672) and Take a Look, Buzz (Sept. 1, board book, $11.95, ISBN 978-1605371689) by Liesbet Slegers, up to age 3. New to the Want to Know series are My Body by Pierre Winters, illus. by Eline van Lindenhuizen (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1605371436), Stars and Planets by Winters, illus. by Margot Senden (Jan. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1605371719), A Day at the Museum by Florence Ducatteau, illus. by Chantal Peten (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1605371429), and Amazing Animals by Jozua Douglas, illus. by Loes Riphagen (Jan. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1605371726), ages 5–7. Kevin & Katie reappear in Kevin’s Big Book of Emotions by Liesbet Slegers (Oct. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1605371641), ages 3–5. Look What I Can Do gains Mommy, Look What I Can Do (Nov. 1, board book, $10.95, ISBN 978-1605371696) and Daddy, Look What I Can Do (Nov. 1, board book, $10.95, ISBN 978-1605371702) by Mack, up to age 3. And Kai-Mook greets A New Home for Kai-Mook by Guido van Genechten (Jan. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1605371634), ages 3–5.

Coffee House Press

(Dist. by Consortium)

Angel de la Luna and the 5th Glorious Mystery by M. Evelina Galang (Nov. 12, paper, $12, ISBN 978-1566893336). Angel leaves Manila for snowy Chicago, taking a tradition of protest—and some old family grief—with her. Ages 12–up.

Coteau Books

(Dist. by Orca)


The Last Days of Tian Di gains The Unmaking by Catherine Egan (Sept. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1550505597), ages 9–12.



Insects Close-Up gains Life Cycles of Insects (Aug. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0778712787; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0778712824) and What Is an Insect? (Aug. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0778712794; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0778712831) by Molly Aloian, ages 5–8. Green Scene offers Going Green at School (Aug. 1, hardcover, $23.60, ISBN 978-0778702641; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0778702832) and Eating Green (Aug. 1, hardcover, $23.60, ISBN 978-0778702634; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0778702771) by Molly Aloian, ages 5–8. Engineering Close-Up issues How Engineers Find Solutions by Reagan Miller (Aug. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0778700951; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0778701132), ages 5–8. New to Plants Close-Up are How Do Plants Survive? by Kelley MacAulay (Aug. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0778712855; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0778700036) and What Are Leaves? (Aug. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0778712879; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0778700173) by Kelley MacAulay, ages 5–8. And From Olden Days to Modern Ways adds School Days Then and Now (Sept. 1, hardcover, $23.60, ISBN 978-0778701279; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0778702092) and Toys and Games Then and Now (Sept. 1, hardcover, $23.60, ISBN 978-0778701286; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0778702108), ages 5–11.

Young Architect welcomes Adventure Homes by Gerry Bailey (Aug. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0778702870; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0778702917), ages 8–11. Disaster Alert! presents Hurricane Sandy by Lynn Peppas (Aug. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0778711933; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0778711957), ages 8–11. Soccer Source adds Score! The Story of Soccer (Oct. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0778702429; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0778702511) and Soccer’s Superstars: The Best of the Best (Oct. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0778702436; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0778702528), ages 8–11. Joining Superstars! are Carrie Underwood (Aug. 1, hardcover, $26.60, ISBN 978-0778700241; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0778700432) and two more, ages 8–11. Young Architect gains Storybook Homes by Gerry Bailey (Aug. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0778702887 paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0778702986), ages 8–11. New to If These Fossils Could Talk is Plant Fossils by Natalie Hyde (Sept. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0778712688), ages 8–11. Inventions That Shaped the Modern World picks up Medical Inventions: The Best of Health (Sept. 1, hardcover, $31.32, ISBN 978-0778702122; paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-0778702320), ages 10–13. New to Graphic Modern History: Cold War Conflicts is Vietnam War by Gary Jeffrey (Aug. 1, hardcover, $31.32, ISBN 978-0778712367; paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-0778712404), ages 10–13. Understanding Mental Health issues Autism Spectrum Disorder by Marguerite Rodger (Aug. 1, hardcover, $31.32, ISBN 978-0778700814; paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-0778700876), ages 10–13. The four additions to Crabtree Groundbreaker Biographies include Steve Jobs: Visionary Entrepreneur of the Digital Age (Sept. 1, hardcover, $33.27, ISBN 978-0778711896; paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-0778711919), ages 11–14. And among the eight latest Crabtree Chrome offerings is King Tut by Natalie Hyde (Aug. 1, hardcover, $30.60, ISBN 978-0778711728; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0778711810), ages 11–14.

Craigmore Creations

(Dist. by Partners Book Distributing)

Bronto, Friend of Ceratops by Charlotte Vivian Rodenberg (Sept. 20, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0984442294). Bronto, the big-hearted gentle giant, is back after the volcanic eruption in the Jurassic. Ages 4–8.

Trailing Tennessee by Cory Wheeler Mimms (Oct. 1, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1940052007) is a debut novel about a teen’s journey on the Appalachian Trail following the death of his father. Ages 10–up.

Creative Editions

The One and Only 1, 2, 3 Book by R.O. Blechmann (Aug. 13, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1568462455) is a counting book with a twist: “the one and only ONE!” wants nothing to do with his fellow numerals. Ages 4–up.

I’m Not a Pig in Underpants by Elwood Smith (Aug. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1568462295) is a guessing game inspired by a cartoon dating from the 1930s. Ages 5–up.

Good Ship Crocodile by J. Patrick Lewis, illus. by Monique Felix (Aug. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1568462387) offers a new spin on the story of the scorpion and the frog. Ages 6–up.

A Glass by Etienne Delessert (Aug. 13, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1568462578) pays poetic tribute to the author’s adoptive mother. Ages 7–up.

All the World’s a Stage by Lee Bennett Hopkins, illus. by Guy Billout (Aug. 13, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1568462189) is a poetry collection that celebrates Shakespeare. Ages 8–up.

Cuento de Luz

(Dist. by IPG)

I Want to Be Philberta by Mar Pavon, illus. by Alex Pelayo (Nov. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-8415619734) affirms the pleasures of getting carried away with a good book. Ages 5–7.

Dorothy: A Different Kind of Friend by Roberto Aliaga, illus. by Mar Blanco (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-8415619819) introduces themes of bullying and acceptance. Ages 5–7.

The Magic Ball of Wool by Susanna Isern, illus. by Nora Hilb (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-8415619895). A hedgehog finds a ball of wool and starts knitting something magical for each of his neighbors. Ages 5–7.

A Very, Very Noisy Tractor by Mar Pavon, illus. by Nivola Uya (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-8415619659) teaches readers to tune out negativity and follow their dreams. Ages 5–7.

John’s Whistle by Lili Ferreiros, illus. by Sonja Wimmer (Nov. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-8415784128). Instead of speaking, John communicates by whistling. Ages 5–7.

Fairground Lights by Fran Nuño, illus. by Enrique Quevedo (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-8415784203). A boy and his father discover the secrets that lurk in an old fairground. Ages 5–7.

Kuku and Mwewe: A Swahili Folktale by Marta Munte Vidal (Dec. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-8415619970) is a fable about friendship inspired by a Swahili legend. Ages 5–7.

Curbside Splendor Publishing

Zero Fade by Chris L. Terry (Sept. 10, paper, $12, ISBN 978-0988480438) chronicles eight days in the life of an inner-city teenager, who is dealing with everything from girls to bullies to his uncle coming out. Ages 12–up.

Dawn Publications


Jo MacDonald is back in Jo MacDonald Hiked in the Woods by Mary Quattlebaum, illus. by Laura J. Bryant (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1584693345), ages 3–8. Over gains Over in a River: Flowing Out to the Sea by Marianne Berkes, illus. by Jill Dubin (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1584693291 paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1584693307), ages 3–8. And Noisy continues with Noisy Frog Sing-Along by John Himmelman (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1584693390), ages 4–up.

Digital Leaf Limited

(Dist. by Midpoint)


Adventures of Alonzo the Chicken adds Alonzo and Molly the Mermaid by Debbie Kelly, illus. by Monika Filipina Trzpil (Aug. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1909428003), ages 6–12.


Winter Is for Snow by Robert Neubecker (Oct. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423178316) presents an ode to everything winter. Ages 3–5.

Duck, Duck, Moose by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen (Jan. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423171102) puts a twist on a well-known refrain. Ages 3–5.

The Wee Hours by Stephanie Watson, illus. by Mary GrandPré (Aug. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423140382) is a bedtime book about the magical, mysterious things that happen at night. Ages 3–6.

Moonday by Adam Rex (Sept. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423119203). What happens when the the moon lands in a girl’s backyard? Ages 3–7.

Freddie & Gingersnap by Vincent X. Kirsch (Dec. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423159582) spotlights a friendship between a dinosaur and a dragon. Ages 4–6.

The Gumazing Gum Girl!, Book 1: Chews Your Destiny by Rhode Montijo (Aug. 20, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1423157403) launches a series about a young superhero. Ages 4–8.

Don’t Play with Your Food by Bob Shea (Jan. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423168072). A monster named Buddy is determined to eat some bunnies... until they prove to be more enjoyable as playmates. Ages 4–8.

We Shall Overcome: The Story of a Song by Debbie Levy (Dec. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423119548) celebrates the history of the struggle for freedom, as seen through moments when “We Shall Overcome” was sung. Ages 5–up.

The Life of Theodore Roosevelt: To Dare Mighty Things by Doreen Rappaport (Dec. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1423124887) is a portrait of this president. Ages 6–8.

Rutherford B., Who Was He? Poems About Our Presidents by Marilyn Singer, illus. by John Hendrix (Dec. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1423171003) offers poetic snapshots of U.S. leaders. Ages 6–8.

The Titan’s Curse: The Graphic Novel by Rick Riordan (Oct. 8, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1423145301) joins the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series. Ages 10–up.

The House of Hades by Rick Riordan (Oct. 8, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1423146728) is the latest in The Heroes of Olympus series. Ages 10–up.

The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud (Sept. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423164913) is the first title in the Lockwood & Co. series about three teen members of a psychic detection agency. Ages 8–12.

Streetball Jammers Book One: Sasquatch in the Paint by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with Raymond Obstfeld (Sept. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423178705) kicks off the basketball-themed mystery series Posse. Ages 8–12.

The Art of Flying by Judy Hoffman (Oct. 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423158158) is a middle-grade novel debut about magic. Ages 8–12.

Trash Can Days: A Middle School Saga by Teddy Steinkellner (Aug. 20, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423166320) begins a series about the perils and triumphs of middle school by a debut author. Ages 10–14.

All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill (Sept. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1423176374). Time-travel takes center stage in this first novel. Ages 12–up.

Time After Time by Tamara Ireland Stone (Nov. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1423159605) is the sequel to Time Between Us. Ages 12–up.

The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (Nov. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1423168232) is a new crime thriller. Ages 12–up.

These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman (Dec. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1423171027). This sci-fi series launch features star-crossed lovers who must fight for survival on a deserted planet. Ages 12–up.

Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein (Sept. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1423183099). This story of courage and friendship during WWII is a companion novel to Code Name Verity. Ages 14–up.


Yoko returns in Yoko Finds Her Way by Rosemary Wells (Oct. 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423165125), ages 3–6. Elephant & Piggie are back in I’m a Frog! by Mo Willems (Oct. 15, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1423183051), ages 6–8. Joining Palace Puppies by Laura Dower are Sunny and the Snowy Surprise (Sept. 3, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1423164876) and Sunny and the Secret Passage (Dec. 10, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1423164883), ages 7–10. Odd Squad picks up Zero Tolerance by Michael Fry (Sept. 3, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1423170990), ages 8–12. Mousenet continues with Mousemobile by Prudence Breitrose (Oct. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423174127), ages 8–12. The Archived gains The Unbound by Victoria Schwab (Jan. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423178200), ages 10–14. False presents False Sight by Dan Krokos (Aug. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1423149859), ages 12–up. Gallagher Girls by Ally Carter adds Gallagher Girls 6 (Sept. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1423165996), ages 12–up. The Heir Chronicles gains The Enchanter Heir by Cinda Williams Chima (Oct. 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1423144342), ages 12–up. Darkest Minds adds Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken (Oct. 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1423157519), ages 12–up. Dead Beautiful concludes with Love Reborn by Yvonne Woon (Jan. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423171201), ages 12–up. At Somerton welcomes Diamonds & Deceit by Leila Rasheed (Jan. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1423171188), ages 12–up. And Shadowlands issues Hereafter by Kate Brian (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1423164845), ages 14–up.

Disney/Marvel Press

Marvel Super Hero Storybook Collection (Sept. 3, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1423172239). This origin storybook tells how various Marvel characters became super heroes. Ages 3–up.

5-Minute Spider-Man Stories by Jennifer Redding (Sept. 17, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1423177869) teams Spider-Man with fellow super heroes and dangerous villains in a series of short stories. Ages 6–8.

Hulk/She-Hulk: Two-Books-in-One with Over 50 Stickers by Rich Thomas, illus. by Val Semeiks (Sept. 24, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1423177708) offers a pair of tales. Ages 6–8.


The X-Men adds These Are the X-Men Level 1 by Thomas Macri, illus. by Ramon Bachs (Nov. 12, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423170839), ages 3–7; and The Story of the X-Men Level 2 Reader by Macri (Nov. 12, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423172246), ages 6–8. New Thor titles are Thor: An Origin Story by Rich Thomas (Oct. 8, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1423172154); Thor: The Dark World Movie Storybook (Oct. 8, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1423172727); and Thor: The Dark World: Warriors of the Realms (Oct. 8, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1423172413) and Thor: The Dark World: Heroes of Asgard (Oct. 8, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423172437) by Tomas Palacios, ages 6–8; and Thor: The Dark World Junior Novel by Michael Siglain (Oct. 8, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1423172451), ages 8–12. Joining The Avengers are The Kree-Skrull War by Thomas Macri, illus. by Ramon Bachs (Aug. 27, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423154068), ages 7 to 8; and The Avengers: A Mighty Sticker Book (Oct. 8, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1423185086), ages 8–12.

Disney Press

Thumper and the Noisy Ducky by Stuart Smith (Jan. 7, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1423184874) is a board book with flocking. Up to age 2.

Animal ABCs (Jan. 7, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-1423184881) features an animal for every letter. Ages 3–5.

Peek-a-Bow, Minnie! (Oct. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1423184423) is an interactive puppet book. Ages 3–5.

Minnie’s Fashion and Fun: Book and Magnetic Playset (Sept. 3, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1423184430) stars Minnie Mouse. Ages 3–5.

Royal Sisters: A Dress-Up Book and Magnetic Play Set (Oct. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1423187776), explores the magical world of Disney’s forthcoming animated film Frozen. Ages 3–5.

The Disney Princess Cookbook by Tony Fejeran (Oct. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1423163244) offers kid-friendly recipes. Ages 3–up.

A Sister More Like Me by Barbara Jean Hicks (Oct. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1423170143). An original story about the characters from the film Frozen. Ages 6–8.


Phineas and Ferb star in Not a Creature Was Stirring, Except for a Platypus by Scott Peterson and Scott Piehl, illus. by Alan Batson (Sept. 10, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1423168263), up to age 2; and The Book of Doof: How to Find an Arch Nemesis and Other Evil Advice by Al Giuliani (Jan. 14, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1423179283), ages 8–12. Mickey Mouse Clubhouse adds Super Adventure (Sept. 10, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1423186571), ages 3–5. And Sofia the First welcomes Holiday in Enchancia (Sept. 10, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1423183969), The Amulet and the Anthem (Aug. 13, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1423180234), The Royal Games by Cathy Hapka (Jan. 21, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423164098), Ready to Be a Princess: Book and Magnetic Playset (Sept. 3, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1423184454), ages 3–5; and The Floating Palace by Grace Lee (Sept. 24, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1423163909), ages 3–6.

Doc McStuffins is back in Doctor Bag (Sept. 17, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1423184867), Jingle Bell Doc by Sheila Sweeny Higginson (Sept. 17, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1423183860); Brontosaurus Breath: Pre-Level 1 (Aug. 13, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423168942) by Higginson, ages 3–5; and Chilly Catches a Cold by Higginson (Oct. 8, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423175094), ages 6–8. Jake and the Never Land Pirates adds Ahoy, Izzy! by Marcy Kelman (Aug. 20, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423163930), Mama Hook Knows Best: A Pirate Parent’s Favorite Fables with CD by Sharon Osbourne (Sept. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1423180357), ages 3–5; and Bucky Makes a Splash!: A Lift-the-Flap Book by Melinda LaRose (Oct. 8, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1423163893), ages 3–6.And World of Reading offers The Case of the Missing Sparkle-izer: Pre-Level 1 by William Scollon (Oct. 8, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423184829), ages 3–5; and Goofy’s Sledding Contest by Kate Ritchey (Oct. 8, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423169642), ages 6 to 7.

Take-Along Tales issues Disney Princess Take-Along Tales: With 8 Storybooks and Stickers! by Al Giuliani (Sept. 10, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1423167587), ages 3–5. Read-Along Storybook and CD adds Doctoring the Doc by Lisa Ann Marsoli (Sept. 3, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1423171348), ages 3–5; and Frozen Read-Along Storybook and CD by Al Giuliani (Oct. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1423170648), ages 6–8. 5-Minute Stories greets 5-Minute Snuggle Stories by Stuart Smith (Oct. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1423167655), ages 3–up. New Disney Princess Chapter Books are Tiana: The Stolen Jewel by Calliope Glass (Sept. 17, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1423169031) and Merida: Legend of the Emeralds by Megan Bryant (Jan. 7, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1423168904), ages 6–8. Minnie & Daisy Best Friends Forever greets Friends on Ice by Jessica Ward (Oct. 29, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1423177173), ages 6–8. Reading Adventures rolls along with Minnie’s Pet Salon: Level 1 by William Scollon (Sept. 17, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423184812), ages 6–8. Star Darlings presents Sage’s Story by Shane Muldoon Zappa and Ahmet Zappa, illus. by Shannon Bonatakis (Jan. 7, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1423166436), ages 6–8. Disney Buddies greets Budderball’s First Fair (Aug. 13, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423169758) and Puppy Love (Dec. 17, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1423175773) by Jodie Shepherd, illus. by Tammie Lyon, ages 6–9. It’s Your Call issues Secret Agent Showdown by Carla Jablonski (Oct. 8, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1423166566), ages 7–10. Jessie Junior Novels gains New Nanny by Al Giuliani (Aug. 6, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1423183693) and Crush Crazy (Dec. 3, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1423183747), ages 8–12. And Shake It Up! continues with Born to Dance by Al Giuliani (Sept. 3, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1423184614), ages 8–12.


My First Encyclopedia (Aug. 19, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1465414250) compiles photographs, facts, games, and puzzles. Ages 5–8.

Frozen: The Essential Guide (Oct. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1465414045) is a tie-in to the Disney animated film. Ages 5–10.

LEGO Star Wars: Battle for the Stolen Crystals Brickmaster (Aug. 19, hardcover, $32.99, ISBN 978-1465408679) includes step-by-step building instructions along with a new story. Ages 5–10.

Make Your Own Gifts (Aug. 19, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1465414199) offers more than 50 handmade gift projects for all occasions. Ages 7–12.

Make Your Own Stegosaurus (Sept. 2, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1465409126). A step-by-step building guide and kit created in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution. Ages 7–12.

Mind Benders (Sept. 16, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1465414564) is an interactive book of brainteasers, optical illusions, word and number games, logic puzzles, physical tricks, mazes, and more. Ages 7–12.

It Can’t Be True! (Sept. 16, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1465414229) contains hard-to-believe facts about the world. Ages 7–12.

LEGO Play Book by Daniel Lipkowitz and Gregory Farshtey (Aug. 19, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1465414120) features more than 200 different LEGO projects. Ages 7–15.

The Animal Book (Aug. 19, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1465414571). Interior spreads each focus on a single specimen for an up-close look at various living creatures. Ages 8–12.

Knowledge Encyclopedia (Sept. 16, hardcover, $29.99, ISBN 978-1465414175) is a reference resource created in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution and with CGI technology. Ages 8–15.

History Year by Year (Aug. 19, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1465414182). Produced with the Smithsonian Institution, this volume presents a detailed world timeline and features more than 1,500 images. Ages 9–15.

LEGO Minifigure Year by Year: A Visual History by Gregory Farshtey and Daniel Lipkowitz (Sept. 16, hardcover, $40, ISBN 978-1465414113) shows the evolution of the building-block toy. Ages 10–up.

Student Atlas, 7th Edition (Nov. 18, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1465414335) is a revised and updated reference work. Ages 10–up.


New DK Readers: Star Wars titles are Even Droids Need Friends! by Simon Beecroft (Oct. 21,, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1465401830; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1465401823), ages 4–6; and Are Ewoks Scared of Storm Troopers? by Catherine Saunders (Oct. 21, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1465414168; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1465414151), ages 5–7. DK Readers: Boys’ Life gains Cliff Hanger (Sept. 30, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1465414076), ages 6–8. Ultimate Sticker Books adds Frozen (Oct. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1465414052), ages 5–10. And Ultimate Sticker Collections issues Star Wars: Battles of the Clone Wars (Aug. 19, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1465401816), ages 5–10.

DK/DK Preschool

Who Am I? Snowy Animals (Aug. 19, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1465414304) introduces snow owls, polar bears, arctic foxes, and more. Up to age 5.

What Am I? Truck (Aug. 19, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1465414298) presents all manner of trucks. Up to age 5.

Chug, Chug Tractor (Sept. 16, board book, $14.99, ISBN 978-1465414267) features vehicle and animal sounds, touch-and-feel panels, flaps, and pop-outs. Up to age 5.


Big Busy Book releases Words (Aug. 19, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1465409263) and Trucks and Other Things That Go (Aug. 19, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1465409256), up to age 5. Baby Touch and Feel issues Numbers (Sept. 16, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1465414328) and Happy Birthday (Sept. 16, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1465414311), up to age 5. And Little Hide and Seek offers Things That Go (Aug. 19, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1465414281) and Baby Animals (Aug. 19, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1465414274), up to age 5.

Down East

(Dist. by NBN)

Christmas Visitors by Karel Hayes (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1608932481) is Hayes’s third title exploring the humorous relationship between a family of black bears and the human owners of a lake cottage. Ages 4–8.

Drawn & Quarterly

(Dist. by Macmillan)

Moomin’s Desert Island (Nov. 12, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1770461345) and Moomin and the Golden Tail (Nov. 12, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1770461338) by Tove Jansson are revised and reformatted editions of these stories about the Moomin family. Ages 4–10. Pippi Fixes Everything by Astrid Lindgren, illus. by Ingrid Vang Nyman, trans. by Tiina Nunnally (Nov. 12, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1770461314) is a second volume of Pippi Longstocking comics. Ages 4–10.

Reggie-12 by Brian Ralph (Nov. 12, hardcover, $22.95, ISBN 978-1770461321) features the adventures of a robot boy, told manga-style. Ages 12–up.

Dreamtitle Publishing

(Dist. by Midpoint)


I’m a Girl! issues I’m a Pretty Little Black Girl! by Betty Bynum (Oct. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0615785516), ages 4–8.

Duo Press

(Dist. by IPG)

One to Ten NYC by Puck, illus. by Charla Pettingill (Sept. 1, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1938093197) introduces counting to 10 in 10 languages commonly spoken in the Big Apple. Up to age 3.


Cool Counting Books adds 123 San Antonio by Puck, illus. by Charla Pettingill (Sept. 1, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-1938093173), up to age 3. Local Baby Books continues with San Francisco Baby by Jerome Pohlen and Tess Shea, illus. by Violet Lemay (Sept. 1, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-1938093166), up to age 3. Doodle Books gains Yummy Food Doodles: Perfect for Restaurants, Picnics, Parties, School, and Doodling on the Road! by Violet Lemay (Sept. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1938093159) and Doodle America: Create. Imagine. Doodle Your Way from Sea to Shining Sea by Jerome Pohlen and Lemay (Sept. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1938093142), ages 5–7 And Isabella’s Shoe Studio: Read! Doodle! Create! by Violet Lemay (Sept. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1938093180), ages 7–9, is a new Doodle Storybook.

ECW Press

(Dist. by IPG)

The Rule of Thirds by Chantel Guertin (Oct. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1770411593). Sixteen-year-old Pippa never goes anywhere without her camera and is determined to win a place in a prestigious photography program. Ages 12–up.


The Dead Kid Detective Agency issues Dial M for Morna by Evan Munday (Oct. 1, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1770410732), ages 9–12.

EDC/Kane Miller

The Children Who Loved Books by Peter Carnavas (Sept. 1, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-1610671453) celebrates books and reading. All ages.

My Colors Book Towers by Nadia Bouchama (Sept. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1610671927) contains eight mini board books that introduce colors. Ages 2–4.

Cuddle Bear by Claire Freedman, illus. by Gavin Scott (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1610670814). Cuddle Bear offers hugs to his friends—Lion, Panda, Penguin and Elephant—whenever they feel lonely. Ages 3–6.

Flippy Floppy Jungle Animals by Anton Poitier, illus. by Sophia Touliatou (Sept. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1610671699) is an interactive concept book featuring sequencing. Ages 3–6.

Nat the Cat’s Sunny Smile by Jez Alborough (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1610671774) explores how our moods can affect others. Ages 3–7.

Jonathan James and the Whatif Monster by Michelle Nelson-Schmidt (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1610671316) provides an antidote for children’s self-doubt and fear of trying something new. Ages 3–7.

SuperJack by Susanne Gervay, illus. by Cathy Wilcox (Sept. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1610671293). In this sequel to I Am Jack, Jack must learn how to deal with his new extended family. Ages 8–12.


Anna Hibiscus is back in Splash, Anna Hibiscus! by Atinuke, illus. by Lauren Tobia (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1610671736), ages 3–7. Kicking off Hey Jack! by Sally Rippin, illus. by Stephanie Spartels, are The Crazy Cousins (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1610671217), The Scary Solo (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1610671224), and The Winning Goal (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1610671231), ages 4–7. Billie B. Brown launches with The Midnight Feast (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1610670975), The Soccer Star (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1610670968), and The Bad Butterfly (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1610670951) by Sally Rippin, illus. by Aki Fukuoka, ages 4–7. Jump Up and Join In debuts with Lion’s Speedy Sauce (Sept. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1610671804) and Elephant’s Birthday Bells (Sept. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1610671811) by Carrie Grant and David Grant, illus. by Ailie Busby, ages 4–8. Initial All-Star Cheerleaders titles by Anastasia Suen, illus. by Hazel Mitchell, are Save the Best for Last, Abby (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1610670012) and Tick Tock, Taylor! (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1610670005), ages 6–9. The Mythical 9th Division continues with The Magma Conspiracy by Alex Milway (Sept. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1610671590), ages 7–11. And Chris Morphew’s The Phoenix Files begins with Arrival (Sept. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1610670913) and Contact (Sept. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1610670920), ages 13–up.


Little Naomi, Little Chick by Avirama Golan, illus. by Raaya Karas (Sept. 30, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0802854278). In parallel stories, Little Naomi goes to preschool, while her friend Little Chick stays in the barnyard. Ages 3–6.

Ready and Waiting for You by Judy Moreillon (Aug. 31, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0802853554) is a lift-the-flap book that celebrates the first day of school. Ages 4–7.

Friends of Liberty by Beatrice Gormley (Aug. 31, paper, $8, ISBN 978-0802854186). In 1773 Boston, Sally, a shoemaker’s daughter, is torn between her friendship with a wealthy girl and her loyalties to her own community’s fight for independence. Ages 9–14.

The War Within These Walls by Aline Sax, illus. by Caryl Strzelecki (Oct. 31, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0802854285). Misha struggles to help his family survive in the Warsaw ghetto during WWII. Ages 14–up.

Egmont UK

(Dist. by IPG)

Bugville: Home to the Bravest Bugs in the Universe! by Paul Howard (Oct. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1405249256). Heroes Superfly and Midge try to clean up the streets and defeat villainous Nasty Nat. Ages 7–9.

The Haunting of Tabitha Grey by Vanessa Curtis (Oct. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1405257213) is a ghost story set in the sprawling Weston Manor. Ages 11–13.

We Can Be Heroes by Catherine Bruton (Sept. 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1405256520). After Ben’s dad is killed on 9/11, he spends the summer with his grandparents and cousin, Jed, and faces issues of race, family, and growing up. Ages 12–up.

Pop! by Catherine Bruton (Nov. 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1405261333). After her mom walks out, Elfie devises a plan to enter a TV show talent contest to win much-needed prize money. Ages 12–up.


Kicking off the Barry Loser series by Jim Smith are I Am Not a Loser (Sept. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1405260312) and I Am Still Not a Loser (Jan. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1405260329), ages 7–9. The Magnificent Moon Hare by Sue Monroe, illus. by Birgitta Sif, debuts with The Magnificent Moon Hare (Oct. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1405258753) and The Magnificent Moon Hare and the Foul Treasure (Oct. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1405258760), ages 7–9. Mr Gum by Andy Stanton, illus. by David Tazzyman, launches with Mr Gum and the Biscuit Billionaire (Sept. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1405228152), Mr Gum and the Goblins (Sept. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1405228169), You’re a Bad Man, Mr Gum! (Sept. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1405223102), Mr Gum and the Power Crystals (Dec. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1405228176), and Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear (Dec. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1405241793), ages 7–10. Agatha Parrot reappears for Agatha Parrot and the Floating Head (Sept. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1405255967) and Agatha Parrot and the Mushroom Boy (Dec. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1405257770) by Kjartan Poskitt, illus. by David Tazzyman, ages 7–10. And My Brother the Werewolf begins with Cry Wolf! (Sept. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1405264389) and Puppy Love! by Sienna Mercer (Sept. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1405264396), ages 9–11.

Egmont USA

(Dist. by Random House)

Guinea Dog 2 by Patrick Jennings (Aug. 27, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1606844526) is a sequel to Guinea Dog. Ages 8–12.

What I Came to Tell You by Tommy Hays (Sept. 24, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1606844335). This first middle-grade novel offers a story of grief, love, and hard-won redemption. Ages 9–12.

BZRK Reloaded by Michael Grant (Oct. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1606843949) marks the second book in the BZRK trilogy. Ages 14–up.

Monsters by Ilsa J. Bick (Sept. 10, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1606841778) wraps up the post-apocalyptic Ashes trilogy. Ages 14–up.


Goofballs gains The Ha-Ha-Haunting of Hyde House by Tony Abbott, illus. by Colleen Madden (Aug. 27, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1606844465), ages 7–9. New to Code Busters Club is Mystery of the Pirate’s Treasure by Penny Warner (Nov. 12, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1606844571), ages 9–12.Vordak the Incomprehensible returns in Time Travel Trouble by Scott Seegert, illus. by John Martin (Aug. 27, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1606844618), ages 10–up. And Hourglass concludes with Infinityglass by Myra McEntire (Aug. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1606844410), ages 14–up.

Eight Books

(Dist. by ACC)

Something Is Different by Jonty Lees (Nov. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0957471719) celebrates a child’s excitement over losing a tooth. Ages 2–8.

Kitty and the Elephant by Jonty Lees (Nov. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0957471726) is a beginning reader. Ages 2–8.

Enchanted Lion

(Dist. by Consortium)

Little Boy Brown by Isobel Harris, illus. by André François (Nov. 12, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1592701353). A lonely boy spends a day in the country with his family’s maid and her family. Ages 4–8.

Something Big by Sylvie Neeman, illus. by Ingrid Godon (Sept. 10, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1592701407). A boy longs to do something big but feels frustrated because he is so small. Ages 4–8.

Ghosts by Marc Boutavant, illus. by Sonia Goldie (Oct. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1592701421) clues kids in to the real nature of ghosts. Ages 4–8.

Emma in Paris by Claire Frossard , illus. by Christophe Urbain (Nov. 19, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1592701391) is the sequel to Emma’s Journey, about a Central Park sparrow who heads across the Atlantic to find her cousin Amélie. Ages 5–up.

The Hole by Øyvind Torseter (Sept. 10, hardcover, $22.95, ISBN 978-1592701438). A man discovers a hole—one that moves around and makes mischief—in his new apartment. Ages 6–up.

The River by Alessandro Sanna (Jan. 14, hardcover, $22.95, ISBN 978-1592701490) chronicles the four seasons on Italy’s Po River. Ages 6–up.

Nine Open Arms by Benny Lindelauf (Jan. 14, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1592701469) follows the trials and adventures of the sprawling Boon family. Ages 9–up.



The Brightstone Saga continues with Battle for the Brightstone by Paul B. Thompson (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0766039841), ages 10–up.

Enslow/Speeding Star


Hall of Fame Sports Greats issues six titles, including Troy Aikman: Hall of Fame Football Superstar by Glen Macnow (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1622850402) and Michael Jordan: Hall of Fame Basketball Superstar by Nathan Aaseng (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1622850358), ages 9–14. Fast Wheels! rolls out Smokin’ Sports Cars (Sept. 1, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN 978-1622851058), Smokin’ Muscle Cars (Sept. 1, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN 978-1622850907), and Smokin’ Motorcycles (Sept. 1, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN 978-1622850853) by Bob Woods; and Smokin’ Race Cars by K.C. Kelley (Sept. 1, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN 978-1622850952), Smokin’ Dragsters and Funny Cars by Jim Gigliotti (Sept. 1, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN 978-1622850709), and Smokin’ Open-Wheel Race Cars by Erin Egan (Sept. 1, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN 978-1622851003), ages 9–14. And Zombie Zappers by Nadia Higgins debuts with Zombie Camp (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1622850037), Zombie Field Day (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1622850051), The Zombie Next Door (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1622850105), and Down, Zombie, Down! (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1622850150), ages 10–14.