What Flowers Remember by Shannon Wiersbitzky (Jan. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1608981663) is a novel about a girl and an old man suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Ages 10–up.

Blue Iguana by Wendy Townsend (Dec. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1608981571) features a girl who rescues iguanas. Ages 12–up.

Out of Eden by Peter Johnson (Nov. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1608981601). A boy and his father get caught up with a psychopath. Ages 14–up.

Sideshow of Merit by Nicole Pietsch (Oct. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1608981632) chronicles a young man’s sexual abuse and recovery. Ages 14–up.

National Geographic Kids

(Dist. by Random House)

National Geographic Kids: Animal Creativity Book: Cut-outs, Games, Stencils, Stickers (Oct. 8, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1426314025) collects crafts, games, and activities focused on animals. Ages 6–9.

Ultimate Bugopedia: The Most Complete Bug Reference Ever by Darlyne Murawski and Nancy Honovich (Oct. 22, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1426313769) compiles fast facts about insects. Ages 7–10.

That’s Creepy: Spine-Tingling Facts That Will Test Your Creep-out Factor by Crispin Boyer (Aug. 6, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1426313660) offers eerie history and science facts. Ages 8–12.

National Geographic Kids Quiz Whiz 2: 1,000 Super Fun Mind-Bending Totally Awesome Trivia Questions (Aug. 6, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1426313561) contains 1,000 more questions and answers on a range of subjects. Ages 8–12.

Tracking Tyrannosaurs: Meet T. rex’s Fascinating Family, from Tiny Terrors to Feathered Giants by Christopher Sloan, illlus. by Xing Lida and Liu Yi (Sept. 24, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1426313745) covers 19 kids of tyrannosaurs, including seven species discovered in the last two years. Ages 8–12.

Are You “Normal”? 2: More Than 100 Questions That Will Test Your Weirdness by Mark Shulman (Oct. 8, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1426313707) shows kids through statistics and scientific fact that they are exactly who they should be. Ages 8–12.

Alien Worlds: Your Guide to Extraterrestrial Life by David Aguilar (Nov. 12, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1426311109) scientifically explores seven types of alien-friendly environments. Ages 8–12.

Treasury of Egyptian Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Monsters & Mortals by Donna Jo Napoli, illus. by Christina Balit (Oct. 22, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1426313806). This collection of Egyptian myths features sidebars with historical, cultural, and geographic information. Ages 8 to12.

How to Speak Dog: A Guide to Decoding Dog Language by Aline Alexander Newman and Gary Weitzman (Sept. 10, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1426313738) helps kids understand what their dog is trying to tell them via body language and behavior. Ages 8–12.

Space Encyclopedia: A Tour of Our Solar System and Beyond by David A. Aguilar (Sept. 10, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1426309489) presents the latest findings on space exploration and research that technology is sending back to Earth. Ages 10–up.


National Geographic Kids Wild Tales adds Ella’s Bath: A Lift-the-Flap Story About Elephants (Sept. 24, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1426313608) and Twin Trouble: A Lift-the-Flap Story About Bears (Sept. 24, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1426313615) by Peter Bently, ages 3–7. National Geographic Readers issues Predators Collection: Readers That Grow with You (Aug. 6, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1426314063) and Amelia Earhart by Caroline Gilpin (Aug. 6, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1426313509), ages 4–6; and Anne Frank by Alexandra Zapruder (Aug. 6, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1426313523), ages 6–9. Angry Birds Playground continues with Atlas: A Global Geographic Adventure! (Oct. 8, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1426314001), ages 4–8. First Big Books gains National Geographic Kids First Big Book of the Ocean by Catherine Hughes (Oct. 8, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1426313684), ages 4–8. Just Joking presents Just Joking 4: 300 Hilarious Jokes About Everything, Including Tongue Twisters, Riddles, and More! by Rosie Gowsell Pattison (Oct. 22, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1426313783), ages 7–10. Joining National Geographic Kids Funny Fill-ins are My Animal Adventure by Ruth Musgrave, illus. by Jason Tharp (Aug. 6, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1426313554) and My Space Adventure by Emily Krieger, illus. by Dan Sipple (Aug. 6, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1426313547), ages 8–12. New Weird but True books are Ye Olde Weird but True: 300 Outrageous Facts from History by Cheryl Harness (Oct. 8, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1426313820) and National Geographic Kids Ultimate Weird but True 2: 1,000 Wild & Wacky Facts & Photos! (Oct. 22, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1426313585), ages 8–12. And National Geographic Kids Everything offers Volcanoes and Earthquakes: Earthshaking Photos, Facts, and Fun! by Kathy Furgang (Oct. 8, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1426313646) and Pets: Furry Facts, Photos, and Fun—Unleashed! by James Spears (Oct. 8, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1426313622), ages 8–12.

Natural History Museum, London

(Dist. by IPG)

Rocks and Minerals Sticker Book (Dec. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0565093006), Ocean Sticker Book (Dec. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0565092573), and Sensational Butterflies Sticker Book by Natural History Museum (Dec. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0565093280) showcase a range of natural wonders and include images of butterflies from the museum’s collections. Ages 4–6.

The What on Earth? Wallbook of Natural History: From the Dawn of Life to the Present Day by Christopher Lloyd, illus. by Andy Forshaw (Sept. 1, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-0565092979) tells the story of natural history from the formation of the Earth to the latest breakthroughs in evolutionary science. Ages 7–12.

New Chapter

(Dist. by Midpoint)

The Grumpy Girl’s Guide to Getting into College by Rachel Aboukhair (Oct. 1, paper, $15.95, ISBN 978-1938842085) is a follow-up to The Grumpy Girl’s Guide to Good Manners. Ages 16–up.

New York Review Books Children’s Collection

(Dist. by Random House)

Now Open the Box by Dorothy Kunhardt (Sept. 10, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1590177082). In this reissue of a 1948 title, Little Peewee the tiny circus dog starts to grow—and may have to leave the show. Ages 3–7.

The Little Woman Wanted Noise by Val Teal, illus. by Robert Lawson (Aug. 13, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1590177112) is a reissue about finding peace in a noisy world. Ages 3–7.

Smith: The Story of a Pickpocket by Leon Garfield (Oct. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1590176757). This new edition recounts the adventures of an illiterate street urchin who gets entangled in a murder investigation. Ages 9–12.

North Atlantic Books

(Dist. by Random House)

Green Smoothie Magic by Victoria Boutenko, illus. by Katya Korobkina (Sept. 10, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1583946015) extols healthy eating. Ages 4–8.

V Is for Vegan: The ABCs of Being Kind by Ruby Roth (Aug. 6, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1583946497) is an alphabet book espousing veganism and compassion. Ages 3–7.


(Dist. by Ingram)

You’re a Rude Pig, Bertie by Claudia Boldt (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0735841529). Bertie must learn better manners if he wants to have friends. Ages 4–8.

Hello Mr. Hulot by David Merveille (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0735841352). Comics-style art depicts the unusual adventures of this French character. Ages 4–8.

Snow Bears Never Lie by Marine Ludin (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0735841376). Emma meets a bear who grants her three wishes. Ages 4–8.

The Frog Prince by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, illus. by Binette Schroeder (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0735841406) is a new edition of the fairytale. Ages 4–8.

The Fox in the Library by Lorenz Pauli, illus. by Kathrin Schaerer (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0735841505). Fox comes to the library looking for mice, but finds books, ideas, and friends instead. Ages 4–8.

The Snowman’s Wish by Harmen Van Straaten (Oct. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0735841444). A snowman trapped in a toy snow globe is granted a wish on a winter’s night. Ages 4–8.

Animal ABC by Marcus Pfister (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0735841369) is a concept book written in a rhyming guessing-game style. Ages 4–8.

Knock! Knock! Knock! Who’s There? by Philippe Goossens (Sept. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-0735841222). Bear’s imagination runs wild when he hears a knock on the door one night. Ages 4–8.

Merry Christmas, Little Witch by Lieve Baeten (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0735841437). Lizzy the little witch is determined to have the perfect Christmas. Ages 4–8.

Will You Be My Friend? by Bernadette (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0735841178). Jack Rabbit and his pals befriend the cabbage-patch scarecrow. Ages 4–8.

No Ordinary Family! by Ute Krause (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0735841499). Bandits, princesses, and dragons become part of a blended family. Ages 4–8.

Octopus Books USA/Ticktock Books

(Dist. by Hachette)

My First 100 Machines (Oct. 15, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1848988408) and My First 100 Animals (Oct. 15, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1848988415) are visual vocabulary books. Ages 2–4.

Journey Through the Solar System by Simon Abbott (Nov. 5, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1848988545) introduces the planets. Ages 3–6.

The Big Body Book by Simon Abbott (Nov. 5, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1848988538) offers explanations of various body parts and functions. Ages 3–6.


I Want to Draw by Simon Abbott adds four titles, including Fairy Princesses (Sept. 3, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1848989115) and Dragons (Sept. 3, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1848989092), ages 4–6. Joining My Big Sketchy Doodle Book by Simon Abbott are Dinosaur Valley (Nov. 5, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1848989122) and In the Jungle (Nov. 5, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1848988514), ages 5–7. I Love Reading Phonics Level 4 offers Monster’s Night (Sept. 3, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1848987845), The Mummy Code (Sept. 3, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1848987869), and two others, ages 5–up. I Love Reading Phonics Level 5 gains four books, among them The Cemetery Dance (Sept. 3, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1848987890) and Goose Flight (Sept. 3, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1848987906), ages 5–up. I Love Reading Phonics Level 6 issues Bad Zombie Movie and three others, ages 5–up. Real World Math Blue Level adds six books (Sept. 3, paper, $5.99 each) by Wendy Clemson, Marjorie Frank, and David Clemson, ages 6–8. Amazing Life Cycles presents Reptiles & Amphibians by Brian Williams (Nov. 5, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1848988576) and three books by Honor Head, ages 7–up. And Real World Math Orange Level rolls along with seven new entries (Oct. 8, paper, $5.99 each), ages 8–12.

Michael O’Mara

(Dist. by IPG)

How to Build a Robot (With Your Dad): 20 Easy-to-Build Robotic Projects by Aubrey Smith (Sept. 1, paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-1843178781) contains 20 different robotic projects with step-by-step instructions. Ages 7–9.

The London Activity Book: With Palaces, Puzzles and Pictures to Colour by Ellen Bailey and Julian Mosedale, illus. by Andrew Pinder (Oct. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1780550954) is a historical activity book showcasing this city. Ages 7–9.


Monstrous Maud by A.B. Saddlewick continues with Horror Holiday (Oct. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1780551722) and Scary Show (Oct. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1780551739), ages 5–7.

Ooligan Press

(Dist. by Ingram)

The Ninth Day by Ruth Tenzer Feldman (Nov. 15, paper, $13.95, ISBN 978-1932010657). With the help of her time-traveling ancestor, Hope confronts her fears and finds her voice while traveling between 1960s Berkeley, Calif., and 11th-century Paris. Ages 13–up.

Open Road Integrated Media

(Dist. by Ingram)


War in Hagwood by Robin Jarvis (Nov. 5, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1453299227) concludes the Hagwood Trilogy, ages 9–12. Returner’s Wealth by Chris Riddell and Paul Stewart (Sept. 3, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1480416109) launches the Wyrmeweald Trilogy, ages 13–up. And Tarzan continues with The Savage Lands by Andy Briggs (Oct. 8 paper, $7.99, 978-1480400146), ages 14–up.


Sea Otter Pup by Victoria Miles, illus. by Elizabeth Gatt (Sept. 1, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459804678). Pup learns how to find food, somersault, and groom himself. Up to age 3.

This Little Hamster by Kass Reich (Oct. 1, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459804104). A cast of hamsters provides an introduction to basic colors. Up to age 3.

Once Upon a Balloon by Bree Galbraith, illus. by Isabelle Malenfant (Oct. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1459803244). After accidentally letting go of the string on his balloon, Theo hears a story about where all the lost balloons in the world go. Ages 4–8.

The Great Bear Sea: Exploring the Marine Life of a Pacific Paradise by Ian McAllister (Sept. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1459800199) explores the remote central coast of British Columbia. Ages 8–14.

Baygirl by Heather Smith (Sept. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1459802742). When Kit’s alcoholic fisherman father loses his job, the family is forced to leave the Newfoundland coastal community they call home. Ages 12–up.

Audacious by Gabrielle Prendergast (Oct. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1459805309). Raphaelle’s involvement with a Muslim boy is only slightly less controversial than her contribution to a student art show. Ages 12–up.

Who I’m Not by Ted Staunton (Oct. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1459804340). A kid in trouble with the law assumes the identity of a boy who vanished three years earlier. Ages 12–up.

Tag Along by Tom Ryan (Oct. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1459802971). Four teens forge friendships on prom night as they help one another through disappointment, near-arrest, parental interference, and panic attacks. Ages 12–up.

So Much It Hurts by Monique Polak (Sept. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1459801363). A teen actress gets involved with an older director. Ages 12–up.

If Only by Becky Citra (Oct. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1459802865). Twins Pam and Danny deal with the aftermath of a vicious assault. Ages 12–up.


Orca Echoes presents Pirate Island Treasure by Marilyn Helmer, illus. by David Parkins (Nov. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1459801653), Justine McKeen and the Bird Nerd by Sigmund Brouwer, illus. by Dave Whamond (Nov. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1459803947), and Messy Miranda by Jeff Szpirglas and Danielle Saint-Onge, illus. by Whamond (Nov. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1459801172), ages 7–9. New Orca Young Readers titles are Seconds by Sylvia Taekema (Oct. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1459804036) and The Great Bike Rescue by Hazel Hutchins (Oct. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1459804784), ages 8–11. Orca Footprints picks up Brilliant!: Shining a Light on Sustainable Energy by Michelle Mulder (Oct. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1459802216), ages 8–12. Orca Currents rolls on with four titles, including Caught in the Act by Deb Loughead (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459805101; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459804968), ages 10–14. Orca Sports adds Topspin by Sonya Bates (Nov. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459803855), ages 10–up. Orca Limelights launches with Cut the Lights by Karen Krossing (Oct. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459804135), Totally Unrelated by Tom Ryan (Oct. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459804586), and Attitude by Robin Stevenson (Oct. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459803824), ages 11–14. And Orca Soundings issues Triggered by Vicki Grant (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459805293; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459805262), My Side by Norah McClintock (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459805170; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459805118), and Crash by Lesley Choyce (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459805255; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459805224), ages 12–up.

Orca/7th Generation


Pathfinders continues with Danny Blackgoat, Navajo Prisoner by Tim Tingle (Aug. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1939053039) and Little Brother of War by Gary Robinson (Aug. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1939053022), ages 12–16.


Tallulah the Theatre Cat by Jennifer Brown (Sept. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1894838986). A village cat follows her dreams of being on stage. Ages 4–9.

Morgan’s Boat Ride by Hugh MacDonald, illus. by Anna Bald (Aug. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1894838962). The whole community makes sure that Morgan’s accidental ride downriver is a safe adventure. Ages 4–9.

The Sewing Basket by Susan White (Oct. 15, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1894838993). Twelve-year-old Ruth struggles to deal with her mother’s illness in this novel set in the late 1960s. Ages 12–up.

Orca/James Lorimer


Lorimer Deal with It offers Homophobia: Deal with It and Turn Prejudice Into Pride by Steven Solomon, illus. by Nick Johnson (Oct. 1, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1459404410; paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1459404427), ages 9–12. The Seven Stair Crew adds Street Kings by Brad V. Cowan (Sept. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1459404519; paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1459404502), ages 9–12. Lorimer Sports Stories continues with Double Play by Sara Cassidy (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459403796; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459403789) and two others, ages 10–13. Lorimer Podium Sports Academy gains Forward Pass by Lorna Schultz Nicholson (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459403734; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459403727), ages 13–up. Lorimer SideStreets issues Touch by Kim Firmston (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459403703; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459403697) and Love Hurts by Beverly Scudamore (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459403673; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459403666), ages 13–up. And Lorimer Real Justice continues with Convicted for Being Mi’kmaq: The Story of Donald Marshall Jr. by Bill Swan (Sept. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1459404380; paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1459404397), ages 13–up.


What’s Going on at the Time Tonight? by Gerald Mercer, illus. by Holly Dewolf (Aug. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1771080040) is a story in verse about an underwater party. Ages 3–9.

A Bluenose Twelve Days of Christmas by Bruce Nunn, illus. by Doretta Groenendyk (Oct. 15, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1551099385) is a maritime version of the Yuletide carol. Ages 4–8.

Evangeline for Young Readers by Helene Boudreau, illus. by Patsy MacKinnon (Sept. 1, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1771080101) interprets the Longfellow poem for children. Ages 8–12.

Be a Wilderness Detective by Peggy Kochanoff (Sept. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1771080125) helps young readers solve mysteries of the natural world. Ages 8–12.

Buried Secrets at Louisbourg by Jo Ann Yhard (Sept. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1771080187) is a novel starring three young detectives who search for buried treasure in the Fortress of Louisbourg. Ages 8–12.


Baby Steps adds Baby Talk by Carol McDougall and Shanda LaRamee-Jones (Sept. 1, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-1771080002), up to age 3.

Orca/Second Story

Rachel’s Promise by Shelly Sanders (Sept. 23, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1927583142). In this sequel to Rachel’s Secret, Rachel struggles as a Jewish refugee in Saigon in 1904. Ages 12–up.

Until Today by Pam Fluttert (Sept. 23, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1927583166). Kat is torn between keeping her abuse a secret and protecting another from her abuser. Ages 13–up.


Holocaust Remembrance adds Shanghai Escape by Kathy Kacer (Sept. 23, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1927583104), ages 9–13. And Women’s Hall of Fame gains Phenomenal Female Entrepreneurs by Jill Bryant (Sept. 23, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1927583128), ages 9–13.


Letters Lived: Radical Reflections, Revolutionary Paths by Sheila Sampath (Oct. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1927513156) contains letters to teenagers about learning to trust and love themselves. Ages 13–up.

Aesop’s Fables by Michael Rosen, illus. by Talleen Hacikyan (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1896580814) relates several well-known tales. Ages 4–8.

Time for Flowers, Time for Snow: A Retelling of the Legend of Demeter and Persephone by Glen Huser, illus. by Phillippe Beha (Sept. 30, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1896580265) offers the lyrics and narrative of an opera retelling the Greek myth. Ages 5–11.

Sam Swallow and the Riddleworld League by William New, illus. by Yayo (Oct. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1896580982). Sam stumbles into Riddleworld, where he turns into a bird and everyone speaks in riddles. Ages 9–11.

Mimi Power and the I-Don’t-Know-What by Victoria Miles, illus. by Marc Mongeau (Sept. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1896580654). Mimi seeks out creative space to work on a project, out of the reach of her tyrannical three-year-old sister. Ages 9–11.


Buried Truths by Alice Walsh (Aug. 1, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1771030090). Zoe sets out to solve the mystery of the habitation site of the Maritime Archaic Indian, but soon discovers that she has her own family mystery to unravel. Ages 8–12.

Orion Publishing

(Dist. by IPG)

The Double Life of Cora Parry by Angela McAllister (Oct. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1444006766). Cora, an orphan, reluctantly finds herself drawn deep into the Victorian underworld. Ages 9–12.


Early Readers issues Down in the Jungle (Sept. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1444005134) and The Kitten with No Name (Sept. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1444000788) by Vivian French, illus. by Selina Young, ages 6–7. And Sam Silver Undercover Pirate by Jan Burchett and Sara Vogler debuts with Skeleton Island (Sept. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1444005844), The Ghost Ship (Nov. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1444005851), and Kidnapped (Jan. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1444005868), ages 6–8.

Orion Publishing/Gollancz

(Dist. by IPG)


Thief-Taker offers The King’s Assassin by Stephen Deas (Oct. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0575094574), ages 12–up.


(Dist. by PGW)

A Day at School by Severine Cordier and Cynthia Lacroix (Aug. 13, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1926973951). Three siblings each have different experiences preparing for and spending the day at school. Ages 2–4.

The Long, Long Line by Tomoko Ohmura (Aug. 13, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1926973920). Fifty animals wait in line for a wild roller-coaster ride. Ages 3–7.

Anything Is Possible by Giulia Belloni, illus. by Marco Trevisan (Aug. 13, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1926973913). A pragmatic wolf works with his pal, an imaginative sheep, to ceate a flying machine. Ages 4–7.

Oddrey and the New Kid by Dave Whamond (Sept. 10, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1926973906). Oddrey tries to befriend a new classmate. Ages 4–7.

Is This Panama?: A Migration Story by Jan Thornhill, illus. by Soyeon Kim (Sept. 10, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1926973883) features one bird’s quest to find its winter home. Ages 5–8.

Draw Out the Story: Ten Secrets to Creating Your Own Comics by Brian McLachlan (Sept. 10, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1771470032) explains the 10 things kids need to know to get started telling stories with comics. Ages 8–12.

Growing Up, Inside and Out by Kira Vermond, illus. by Carl Chin (Oct. 15, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1771470049) tackles kids’ questions about the physical and emotional changes that puberty brings. Ages 9–12.

Why Do We Fight?: Conflict, War, and Peace by Niki Walker (Sept. 10, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1926973869) teaches kids the factors that influence conflicts, both personal and global. Ages 10–14.

How to Make a Universe with 92 Ingredients: An Electrifying Guide to the Elements by Adrian Dingle (Oct. 15, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1771470087) demonstrates connections between science and kids’ daily lives. Ages 10–14.


Math in Nature adds Sizing Up Winter by Lizann Flatt, illus. by Ashley Barron (Sept. 10, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1926973821), ages 5–7. The Human Body (Oct. 15, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1926973937) and The Human World (Oct. 15, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1926973944) by Jon Richards, illus. by Ed Simkins, are new The World in Infographics titles, ages 8–13. And Learn to Speak gains Learn to Speak Film: A Guide to Creating, Promoting, and Screening Your Movies by Michael Glassbourg, illus. by Jeff Kulak (Aug. 13, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1926973852), ages 9–13.

Pajama Press

(Dist. by Orca)

Hoogie in the Middle by Stephanie McLellan, illus. by Dean Griffiths (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1927485286). It’s not easy being the middle monster in the family. Ages 3–7.

Community Soup by Alma Fullerton (Aug. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1927485279). Kioni tries to keep her herd of mischievous goats out of the community garden. Ages 4–7.

No Shelter Here: Making the World a Kinder Place for Dogs by Rob Laidlaw (Sept. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-0986949524) looks at the challenges faced by dogs around the world and celebrates the “dog champions” who are making a difference. Ages 8–12.

Last Airlift: A Vietnamese Orphan’s Rescue from War by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch (Oct. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-0986949517) is the true story of one girl’s life in a Saigon orphanage, and her dramatic rescue and eventual adoption into a loving family. Ages 8–12.

True Blue by Deborah Ellis (Nov. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-0986949500). Jess wonders if she can remain loyal to a friend arrested for murder. Ages 12–up.

Namesake by Sue MacLeod (Sept. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1927485323). When Jane reads aloud from an old book, she’s suddenly face-to-face with her history project: Tudor England’s Lady Jane Grey. Ages 12–up.

Palazzo Editions

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Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling, illus. by Robert Ingpen (Nov. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0957148314) offers the complete and unabridged text of Kipling’s classic. Ages 9–12.

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This Royal Baby by Zita Newcome (Sept. 1, board book, $14.99, ISBN 978-0230772847) celebrates what babies have in common. Up to age 3.

My Fairytale Dream Palace by Maggie Bateson, illus. by Louise Comfort (Sept. 1, hardcover, $26.99, ISBN 978-0230743328). Petal, Poppy, Rose, and Acorn are off to a magical sleepover inside the Sweet Dreams Fairytale Castle. Ages 3–5.

Santa’s Noisy House by Sebastien Braun (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0230764118). Readers can bring Santa’s house to life by pressing buttons that make noises. Ages 3–5.

Cinderella’s Secret Diary by Faye Hanson (Oct. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0230742048) reveals Cinderella’s hidden life. Ages 6–8.

Marvin and Milo by Caitlin Watson, illus. by Vic Le Billon (Oct. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0230758490) is a graphic novel–style book about science that includes 45 experiments to try. Ages 7–9.


Pull and Play introduces Opposites (Sept. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0230750401) and Counting (Sept. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0230750388) by Ana Martin Larranaga, up to age 3. Joining Sparkly Christmas are Sparkle the Fairy (Oct. 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0230760639) and Sammy the Snowman (Oct. 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0230760622) by Rebecca Finn, ages 3–5. And Tumblewater rolls on with School for Villains (Oct. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0330479530) and Grisly Tales from Tumblewater (Oct. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0330479516) by Bruno Vincent, ages 9–12.

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How I Became a Teenage Survivalist by Julie Casey (Aug. 5, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-0982727119). In this post-apocalyptic novel, 15-year-old Bracken and his family must figure out how to survive without electricity. Ages 12–up.

I Am Currency by Whitney Grady, illus. by Natalia Nesterova (Nov. 19, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0986037382). Nevel’s parents try to keep his photographic memory a secret in a post-technological age. Ages 12–up.

My Water Path to Mississippi Moses by Timothy Joseph (Nov. 19, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0982727188). Jory, an 11-year-old orphan, runs away from foster care and is taken in by a welcoming family of a different race. Ages 12–up.

Eyes of an Angel by Tom Brazeau, illus. by Natalia Nesterova (Nov. 19, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0986037375). Teenage Jessica heals the village folk with the help of her parents’ spirits. Ages 12–up.

Outbreak: The Zombie Apocalypse by Craig Jones (Sept. 3, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-0986037399). A zombie epidemic sweeps across modern Great Britain. Ages 12–up.

Resilient by Patricia Vanasse, illus. by Ashraf Shalaby (Sept. 3, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-0986037320). Two teens with unusual powers find each other, but so does the military mastermind who created them. Ages 13–up.

Vamp Town by Craig Jones (Oct. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0982727140). Residents of a quiet coastal town must keep a centuries-old secret or risk destruction. Ages 13–up.

The Starburst Juju by Monica Strang, illus. by Natalia Nesterova (Sept. 3, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-0986037368). In a future world, 14-year-old Pepper prepares to witness the annual abduction of humans by extraterrestrials. Ages 13–up.


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New to Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew is Enter the Dragon Mystery by Sarah Kinney, illus. by Stan Goldberg (Oct. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1597074377), ages 6–9. The Garfield Show offers Jon’s Night Out by Jim Davis and Cedric Michiels (Nov. 5, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-1597074445), ages 6–11. Disney Fairies Graphic Novels adds Tinker Bell and the Pixie Hollow Games (Nov. 26, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1597074469) and Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure (Aug. 13, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1597074285) by Tea Orsi and Carlo Panaro, illus. by Manuela Razzi, Marina Braggio, and Roberta Zanotta, ages 6–11. Power Rangers Super Samurai Graphic Novels greets Power Rangers Megaforce #4: Broken World by Stefan Petrucha, illus. by Paulo Henrique (Nov. 5, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1597073929), ages 6–11. Ninjago issues Destiny of Doom by Greg Farshtey (Oct. 22, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1597074803), ages 6–11. Ariol Graphic Novels presents Happy as a Pig... by Emmanuel Guibert, illus. by Marc Boutavant (Dec. 3, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1597074872), ages 7–10. Thea Stilton Graphic Novels gains Revenge of the Lizard Club by Thea Stilton (Aug. 20, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1597074308), ages 7–11. Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novels continues with The Fastest Train in the West by Geronimo Stilton (Dec. 10, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1597074483), ages 7–11. Smurfs Graphic Novels welcomes The Aerosmurf (Aug. 6, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1597074261) and The Smurfs Christmas (Sept. 10, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1597074513) by Peyo, ages 7–12. Joining Dance Class Graphic Novels is A Merry Olde Christmas by Beka, illus. by Crip (Oct. 29, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1597074421), ages 7–12. And Benny Breakiron rolls along with Madame Adolphine by Peyo, illus. by Peyo and Will Maltaite (Sept. 24, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-1597074360), ages 7–12.

Annoying Orange Graphic Novels gains Pulped Fiction (Aug. 6, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1597074209) and Tales from the Crisper (Oct. 15, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1597074391) by Scott Shaw and Mike Kazaleh, ages 8–12. Aesop’s Fables by Eric Vincent (Oct. 22, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1597074414) joins Classics Illustrated Graphic Novels, ages 10–14. Stardoll debuts with Secrets & Dreams (Sept. 17, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-1597074193) and The Secret of the Star Jewel (Dec. 17, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-1597074568) by JayJay Jackson, ages 10–15. Classics Illustrated Deluxe Graphic Novels offers The Murders in the Rue Morgue, and Other Tales by Edgar Allan Poe and Jean David Morvan, illus. by Yishan Li and Wang Peng (Aug. 27, paper, $13.99, ISBN 978-1597074315), ages 11–16. And Papercutz Slices picks up The Farting Dead by Stefan Petrucha, illus. by Rick Parker (Sept. 10, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1597074537), ages 12–up.


Grandma’s Magical Storybook: Bedtime Storytime (Aug. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1472323378) collects 40 stories and rhymes. All ages.

A Treasury of Classic Stories (Aug. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1472323415) is an anthology of well-loved tales. Ages 1–up.

Margaret Wise Brown Treasury (Aug. 1, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1472323392) binds together eight of Brown’s picture books. Ages 2–up.

What Should I Wear, Huggle Buggle Bear? by Russell Julian, illus. by Rachel Elliot (Oct. 1, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1472329080) is a rhyming picture book. Ages 2–up.

Troll Two Three Four (Oct. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1472329257) offers a tale of fear, acceptance, and friendship. Ages 2–up.

Too Many Robots! (Aug. 1, kit, $9.99, ISBN 978-1472323774) includes press-out sheets with more than 50 moving parts to create 9,000 different 3D robot combinations. Ages 3–up.

Farts: A Noisy Guide (Aug. 1, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1472318152) contains jokes, trivia, pranks, and a detachable sound module. Ages 5–up.


New Nickelodeon titles are Dora the Explorer (Sept. 2, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1472330581), up to age 6, and Dora Tea Party Boxset (Nov. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1472330772), ages 3–up. Meadowside Picture Books issues eight books, among them Pick Me (Aug. 1, hardcover, $6.99, ISBN 978-1472324290) and Little Bear’s Special Friend (Aug. 1, hardcover, $6.99, ISBN 978-1472324283), ages 2–up. Pinkabella introduces Pinkabella and the Fairy Godmother (Oct. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1472329127), ages 2–up. 3D Readers welcomes Bugs and Other Creepy Crawlies (Oct. 1, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-1472330253), Wacky, Wild, and Weird Nature (Oct. 1, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-1472330277), Alligators, Crocs, and Scaly Stuff (Oct. 1, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-1472330246), and Amazing Human Body (Oct. 1, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-1472330260), ages 3–up. Barbie welcomes Barbie Purse Book (Aug. 1, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1472319739) and Barbie 3D Fashion Center (Oct. 18, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1472325341), ages 3–up. Discovery Kids continues with Sharks: Discover Their Underwater World! (Aug. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1472324498), ages 3–up. New Disney Book of Secrets titles are Disney Frozen: Elsa’s Book of Secrets: Keep Your Secrets Hidden (Oct. 1, hardcover, $5.99, ISBN 978-1472325181) and Disney Frozen: Anna’s Book of Secrets: Keep Your Secrets Hidden Inside! (Oct. 1, hardcover, $5.99, ISBN 978-1472325174), ages 3–up. Joining Disney Carry-Along Storybooks are Disney Lion King Carry-Along Storybook (Aug. 1, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1472327017) and Disney Alice in Wonderland Carry-Along Storybook (Aug. 1, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1472320186), ages 3–up. Power Rangers presents Power Rangers How to Draw Activity Book (Nov. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1472329363), ages 3–up. And Monster High gains Monster High Clawsome Activities (Aug. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1472327413), Monster High Fear Book (Aug. 1, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1472327420), Monster High Look Book (Sept. 2, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1472327383), Monster High Make Fangastic Stuff (Nov. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1472327406), ages 7–up; and Monster High Monster Party (Aug. 1, hardcover, $5.99, ISBN 978-1472327444), ages 9–up.


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Grumpy Gertie by Sam Lloyd (Sept. 1, novelty, $12.99, ISBN 978-1843652281). Gertie meets a happy monkey who teaches her to turn her frown into a smile. Ages 3–5.

Farty Fred by Sam Lloyd (Sept. 1, board book, $14.99, ISBN 978-1843652229). Show dog Fred cannot stop his urge to pass gas during his big performance. Ages 3–5.

Jack’s Amazing Shadow by Tom Percival (Oct. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1843652205). Jack and his magical shadow are the very best of friends. Ages 3–5.

The Story of the Little Mole Boxed Book and Toy Set: Includes Book, Toy & Game by Werner Holzwarth (Oct. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1843652175). Mole seeks revenge on whoever dropped their “business” on his head. Ages 3–7.

The Saga of Erik the Viking by Terry Jones, illus. by Michael Foreman (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1843652243). Erik and the crew of The Golden Dragon look for adventure in “the land where the sun goes at night.” Ages 9–12.


Where Is Catkin? by Janet Lord, illus. by Julie Paschkis (Aug. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1561456840). A cat’s curiosity lands him in a tight spot. Ages 2–6.

Flying! by Kevin Luthardt (Sept. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1561457243) features an imaginative exchange between a father and son. Ages 2–6.

Lion vs. Rabbit by Alex Latimer (Aug. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1561457090) is a tale about defeating a bully. Ages 4–8.

Ding Dong! Gorilla! by Michelle Robinson, illus. by Leonie Lord (Sept. 1, hardcover, $15.95, 978-1561457304). A boy answers the door expecting a pizza delivery, and finds a gorilla instead. Ages 4–8.

The King of Little Things by Bil Lepp, illus. by Daniel Wenzel (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1561457083). King Normous tries to rule all the world, but the King of Little Things holds sway over everything small. Ages 4–8.

Darling, Mercy Dog of World War I by Alison Hart, illus. by Michael Montgomery (Oct. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1561457052). This tale of a Mercy dog that leads medics to injured soldiers on the battlefield launches the Dog Chronicles series. Ages 7–10.

The Other Side of Free by Krista Russell (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1561457106) is a historical novel spotlighting Fort Mose, a settlement for free Africans established in Florida in the 1700s. Ages 10–14.

Life in Outer Space by Melissa Keil (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1561457427). High school geek Sam and super-cool new girl Camilla fall in love. Ages 12–16.


Chupo, Chupo: The Binky That Returned Home (English edition) by Ana Martin Larranga (Oct. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0451416056) is a story about persuading a child to give up the pacifier; available in English and Spanish. Ages 1–4.


I Hatched! by Jill Esbaum, illus. by Jen Corace (Jan. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803736887). A baby chick bursts from his egg and into the world with enthusiasm. Ages 2–4.

I Am Abraham Lincoln by Brad Meltzer, illus. by Christopher Eliopoulos (Jan. 9, hardcover, $12.99, 978-0803740839) is a picture-book biography. Ages 3 to 5.

The Christmas Cat by Maryann MacDonald, illus. by Amy Bates (Oct. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803734982) offers a new look at the first Christmas story, inspired by the work of Leonardo da Vinci. Ages 3–5.

Flo & Wendell by William Wegman (Sept. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803739284) is a dog lover’s book about sibling rivalry. Ages 3–5.

Sometimes I Forget You’re a Robot by Sam Brown (Oct. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803738256) is a debut picture book about a boy and his mechanical buddy. Ages 3–5.

You Know What I Love? by Lorena Siminovich (Dec. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803737778) is a beloved doll’s ode to her favorite girl. Ages 3–5.

Little Santa by Jon Agee (Oct. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0803739062). When his family decides to move to Florida, Little Santa is miserable—until a blizzard foils the plan. Ages 3–5.

Secret Pizza Party by Adam Rubin, illus. by Daniel Salmieri (Sept. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803739475). Raccoon plans a secret party to enjoy his favorite treat. Ages 3–5.

Ten Orange Pumpkins: A Counting Book by Stephen Savage (Aug. 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803739383). Whether snatched by a mummy or baked in a pie, pumpkins disappear one by one. Ages 3–5.

Please Bring Balloons by Lindsay Ward (Oct. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803738782). With a handful of balloons, Emma rides the carousel right off its platform. Ages 3–5.

Bits and Pieces by Judy Schachner (Nov. 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0803737884). Pampered Tink becomes an outdoor cat for one memorable night. Ages 3–5.

Here Comes the Easter Cat by Deborah Underwood, illus. by Claudia Rueda (Jan. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0803739390). A cat decides to try to take over the duties of the Easter Bunny. Ages 3–5.

Iggy Loomis, Superkid in Training by Jennifer Allison, illus. by Michael Moran (Sept. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803737594). Via a science experiment gone wrong, annoying little brother Iggy gets cool super powers. Ages 7–9.

The Waffler by Gail Donovan (Aug. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803739208). When each student in his fourth grade class is assigned a kindergarten buddy, Monty cannot choose just one. Ages 7–9.

Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan (Aug. 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803738553). Willow copes with loss and discovers the true meaning of family after her parents die in a car crash. Ages 10–up.

Al Capone Does My Homework by Gennifer Choldenko (Aug. 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0803734722) is the final installment in the Alcatraz trilogy. Ages 10–up.

The Twistrose Key by Tone Almhjell, illus. by Ian Schoenherr (Oct. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803738959). In this middle-grade debut, Lin receives a key that opens a secret door to another world. Ages 10–up.

Texting the Underworld by Ellen Booraem (Aug. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803737044). Conor is visited by a newly minted banshee—a harbinger of death—who insists on going to his middle school. Ages 10–up.

Control by Lydia Kang (Dec. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0803739048). In the year 2150, a girl must find her sister, Dyl, after she is taken by strangers who think a powerful secret is encoded in Dyl’s DNA. Ages 12–up.

Firebrand: An Elemental Novel by Antony John (Nov. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0803736832) is the sequel to the dystopic fantasy-adventure Elemental. Ages 12–up.

Unthinkable by Nancy Werlin (Sept. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0803733732). Fenella is still trapped in Faerie in this follow-up to Impossible. Ages 12–up.

This Wicked Game by Michelle Zink (Nov. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0803737747) is a mystery set in a secret New Orleans voodoo society. Ages 12–up.

How I Discovered Poetry by Marilyn Nelson, illus. by Hadley Hooper (Jan. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803733046). Poet Nelson looks back on her 1950s childhood and her development as an artist via 50 poems. Ages 12–up.

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke (Aug. 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0803738898). Eerie things begin to happen when River rents the guesthouse behind Violet’s crumbling estate. Ages 14–up.


Ordinary People Change the World debuts with I Am Amelia Earhart by Brad Meltzer, illus. by Chris Eliopoulos (Jan. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0803740822), ages 3–5. Ladybug Girl and the Big Snow by David Soman, illus. by Jacky Davis (Sept. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0803735835) is a new Ladybug Girl title, ages 3–5. Dragonbreath gains The Case of the Toxic Mutants by Ursula Vernon (Aug. 29, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0803738478), ages 8–12. And Gods and Warriors continues with The Burning Shadow by Michelle Paver (Jan. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803738805), ages 10–up.


The Grimm Conclusion by Adam Gidwitz, illus. by Hugh D’Andrade (Oct. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0525426158) completes the trilogy in which a narrator leads readers through a world of Grimm-inspired fairy tales. Ages 10–up.

This Star Won’t Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl by Esther Earl, Lori Earl, and Wayne Earl, intro. by John Green (Jan. 28, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0525426363) is a collection of the journals, writings, and sketches of the late Esther Grace Earl, the teenager who inspired Green’s novel The Fault in Our Stars. Ages 12–up.

Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins (Sept. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0525425632) is a companion to Anna and the French Kiss. Ages 14–up.

Just One Year by Gayle Forman (Oct. 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0525425922) is the conclusion—from Willem’s POV—to the duet of novels begun with Allyson’s story in Just One Day. Ages 14–up.

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The Night Before My Birthday by Natasha Wing, illus. by Amy Wummer (Jan. 1, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448480008) describes the excitement and anticipation before the big day. Ages 3–5.

Snowmen at Play by Caralyn Buehner, illus. by Mark Buehner (Oct. 17, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0448477824) is a sticker activity book. Ages 3–5.

Eric Carle’s All Around Us by Eric Carle (Sept. 26, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0448477848) is an interactive book inspired by Carle’s 1986 collection of friezes. Ages 3–5.

Naples! (Sept. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0448478531 paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0448462561), Paris! (Sept. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0448478548 paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0448462578), and Hong Kong! (Jan. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0448480404) by Giada De Laurentiis, illus. by Francesca Gambatesa, launch Recipe for Adventure, a travel- and cooking-themed series. Ages 7–11.


Sassy launches with Who Says? (Aug. 29, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0448477893), Baby’s World: A First Book of Senses (Aug. 29, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0448477886), Baby Loves Shapes (Jan. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0448480152), Baby Loves Colors (Aug. 29, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0448477909), Baby Sees: A First Book of Faces (Aug. 29, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0448477879), Big! Little!: A Book of Opposites (Jan. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0448480145), Let’s Count!: A First Book of Numbers (Jan. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0448480121), and Baby’s Day (Jan. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0448480138) by Dave Aikins, up to age 2.

Angelina Ballerina adds Angelina and the Easter Bonnet (Jan. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448480114), ages 3–5. Dinosaur Train rolls along with A Trip to the Pumpkin Patch (Aug. 15, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0448464701), ages 3–5. Strawberry Shortcake continues with Strawberry Shortcake’s Easter Egg Hunt (Jan. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0448480169) and A Day at the Apple Orchard by Amy Ackelsberg, illus. by Laura Thomas (Aug. 29, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448467528), ages 3–5. Max & Ruby offers Max & Ruby’s Trick or Treat (Aug. 15, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0448464817), ages 3–5. And Small Potatoes gains Backstage Pass by Josh Selig, illus. by Morgan Spicer and Cassandra Gibbons (Oct. 17, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0448463674); and Be What You Want to Be Sing-Along Storybook by Selig and Michael John LaChiusa, illus. by Gibbons (Oct. 17, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0448463681), ages 3–5.

Core Concepts issues Beautiful Ballerinas by Elizabeth Dombey (Jan. 1, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0448477916), Elephant Twins (Jan. 1, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0448479224), and Terrific Trains by Dennis Shealy (Jan. 1, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0448477923), ages 4–6. The Doodles of Sam Dibble introduces Abra-Ca-Doodle! by J. Press, illus. by Michael Kline (Oct. 17, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448461106), ages 6–8. Magic Bone adds Follow That Furball by Nancy Krulik, illus. by Sebastien Braun (Nov. 14, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448464459), ages 6–8. New Magic Puppy titles by Sue Bentley and Angela Swan, illus. by Andrew Farley, are Classroom Princess (Sept. 12, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448467320), Friendship Forever (Sept. 12, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448467337), and two others, ages 6–8. Magic Kitten by Sue Bentley and Angela Swan, illus. by Andrew Farley, gains four books, including A Shimmering Splash (Jan. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448467894) and Seaside Mystery (Sept. 12, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448467313), ages 6–8. Joining Magic Ponies by Sue Bentley, illus. by Angela Swan, are Riding Rescue (Sept. 12, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448467351), Winter Wonderland (Sept. 12, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448467863), and two others, ages 6–8. And Magic Bunny by Sue Bentley and Angela Swan, illus. by Andrew Farley, offers Classroom Capers (Jan. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448467924) and Dancing Days (Jan. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448467931), ages 6–8.

Moshi Monsters picks up Fangtastic Sticker Activity Book (Sept. 12, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0448464879) and Monstar Rooms Handbook (Sept. 12, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0448467481), ages 6–up. George Brown Class Clown is back in Eww! What’s on My Shoe? by Nancy Krulik, illus. by Aaron Blecha (Oct. 17, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448461144), ages 7–9. Agatha: Girl of Mystery returns in The Heist at Niagara Falls by Steve Stevenson, illus. by Stefano Turconi (Nov. 14, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0448462219), ages 7–9. And Monster Juice by M.D. Payne, illus. by Amanda Dockery, launches with Fear the Barfitron (Aug. 15, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0448462264), Fartsunami (Aug. 15, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0448462271), and Boogers from Beyond (Jan. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0448462288), ages 8–10.

Almost Identical presents Twice as Nice by Lin Oliver (Nov. 14, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0448464473), ages 8–12. Gustav Gloom stars in Gustav Gloom and the Four Terrors by Adam-Troy Castro, illus. by Kristen Margiotta (Aug. 15, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0448458359), ages 8–12. Skylanders Universe gains Mask of Power: Gill Grunt and the Curse of the Fish Master (Oct. 17, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0448478074) and Secret Vault of Secrets (Oct. 17, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0448478081), ages 8–12. What Was…? issues What Was the First Thanksgiving? by Joan Holub (Aug. 15, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0448464633) and What Was the Alamo? by Meg Belviso and Pam Pollack, illus. by David Groff (Oct. 3, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0448467108), ages 8–12. And among the five new Who Was…? titles are Who Was Alexander Graham Bell? by Bonnie Bader, illus. by David Groff (Oct. 3, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0448467542; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448464602) and Who Is Michelle Obama? by Megan Stine, illus. by John O’Brien and Harrison (Aug. 15, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448478630), ages 8–12.


The Girl Who Heard Colors by Marie Harris, illus. by Vanessa Brantley Newton (Sept. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399256431). For every sound Jillian hears, she sees a color. Ages 3–5.

Old Mikamba Had a Farm by Rachel Isadora (Oct. 31, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399257407) transports “Old MacDonald” to Africa. Ages 3–5.

How Big Could Your Pumpkin Grow? by Wendell Minor (Aug. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399246845) imagines larger-than-life pumpkins decorating American landmarks. Ages 3–5.

Strega Nona Does It Again by Tomie dePaola (Sept. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399257810). Strega Nona’s spoiled young cousin causes trouble when she comes to stay. Ages 5–8.

This Is the Rope: A Story From the Great Migration by Jacqueline Woodson, illus. by James Ransome (Aug. 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399239861). When a girl in South Carolina finds a rope under a tree one summer, she has no idea it will become part of her family’s history. Ages 5–8.

Thomas Jefferson: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Everything by Maira Kalman (Jan. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399240409) is a picture book biography. Ages 5–8.

The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond by Brenda Woods (Jan. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399257148). Violet, who is biracial, decides it’s time to learn about her African-American heritage. Ages 8–12.

Shadows by Robin McKinley (Sept. 26, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0399165795) is set in a world where magic and science are at odds. Ages 12–up.


Slated continues with Fractured by Teri Terry (Sept. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399161735), ages 12–up.

Penguin/Penguin Young Readers

I Am Peter (Jan. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0141350042) and I Am Lily (Oct. 17, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0723280835 paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0723280743) begin the Potter line of tie-in books for Nick Jr.’s animated Peter Rabbit show. Ages 6–7.


Penguin Young Readers L1 adds In the Forest by Alexa Andrews, illus. by Candice Keimig (Sept. 26, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448467191), and Clara and Clem in Outer Space by Ethan Long (Sept. 26, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448467214), ages 5–6. Joining Penguin Young Readers L2 is Miss Bindergarten and the Secret Bag by Joseph Slate, illus. by Ashley Wolff (Sept. 26, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448468037), ages 6–7. And Penguin Young Readers L4 presents Ocean Monsters by Nick Confalone and Chelsea Confalone (Oct. 31, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448467238), ages 7–8.


Baby Penguins Everywhere! (Oct. 17, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0399165160) and Baby Penguins Love Their Mama by Melissa Guion (Jan. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399163654) feature a mother

penguin and her chicks. Ages 2–5.

Friends by Eric Carle (Nov. 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399165337). A boy makes up his mind to find his best friend, who has moved away. Ages 3–5.

A Dance Like Starlight: One Ballerina’s Dream Come True by Kristy Dempsey, illus. by Floyd Cooper (Jan. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399252846) is the story of a girl in 1951 Harlem who longs to dance. Ages 4–8.

QB 1 by Mike Lupica (Sept. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399252280). Freshman quarterback Jake tries to find his place while growing up as part of a famous football family in Texas. Ages 10–up.

Atlantis Rising by T.A. Barron (Sept. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399257575). Promi fights to save his magical country, which is a pawn in an ages-old war between good and evil. Ages 10–up.

Fragile Spirits by Mary Lindsey (Jan. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399161865) is a romantic supernatural thriller. Ages 12–up.


The Hueys by Oliver Jeffers adds It Wasn’t Me (Jan. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399257681), ages 3–5. Otis returns in An Otis Christmas by Loren Long (Oct. 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399163951), ages 3–7. Penelope Crumb is back in Penelope Crumb Finds Her Luck by Shawn Stout and Valeria Docampo (Oct. 17, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0399162541), ages 7–10. Clueless McGee stars in Clueless McGee Gets Famous by Jeff Mack (Jan. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0399257513), ages 8–11. Charlie Collier, Snoop for Hire adds The Copycat Caper by John Madormo (Sept. 26, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0399162565), ages 9–up. The Royal Ranger by John Flanagan (Nov. 5, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0399163609) joins Ranger’s Apprentice, ages 10–up. Alex Rider rolls along with Russian Roulette: The Story of an Assassin by Anthony Horowitz (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399254413), ages 10–14. And Nightshade issues Snakeroot by Andrea Cremer (Dec. 10, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0399164224), ages 14–up.



Poptropica presents Cryptids Island by Max Brallier (Aug. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0448463537), Island Creator Kit by Mitch Krpata (Aug. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0448464930), and Lunar Colony by Patrick Kinney (Aug. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0448463544), ages 8–12.

Penguin/Price Stern Sloan

My Pet Penguins by Mark Iacolina (Jan. 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0843173727). A girl and her pet penguins flip pancakes, spin on the ice, and read a bedtime story. Ages 1–5.

My Monster Smells Gross by Kate Leake (Aug. 15, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-0843176681) and The Super Smelly Alien by Kate Leake (Aug. 15, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-0843176766) introduce a pair of stinky creatures. Ages 3–up.

Day of the Dead Activity Book by Karl Jones, illus. by Steve Simpson (Aug. 15, novelty, $9.99, ISBN 978-0843173000) includes instructions for crafts and activities, and a history of El Día de los Muertos traditions. Ages 6–9.

Don’t Eat This Book by Nikalas Catlow and David Sinden (Sept. 12, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0843173260) provides activities that encourage kids to tear, snip, stamp, rip, and destroy this title. Ages 8–12.

Literally Disturbed: Tales to Keep You Up at Night by Ben Winters, illus. by Adam Watkins (Aug. 15, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0843171945) is a collection of spooky poems. Ages 8–12.


Adventure Time issues How to Catch a Princess (Dec. 26, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0843175257) and Stuck on Jake by Max Brallier (Sept. 26, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0843173017), ages 8–12. Mad Libs continues with Mad Libs Forever (Aug. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0843176674), Gobble Gobble Mad Libs (Aug. 15, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0843172928), All I Want for Christmas Is Mad Libs (Oct. 17, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0843176667), and Escape from Detention Mad Libs (Nov. 14, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0843173796) by Roger Price and Leonard Stern, ages 8–12.


Humphrey’s Book of Fun Fun Fun by Betty G. Birney (Oct. 3, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0147509512) is an activity book containing games, puzzles, jokes, and more, starring classroom pet hamster Humphrey. Ages 8–up.

The Secret Garden: Deluxe Hardcover Classic by Frances Hodgson Burnett (Nov. 14, hardcover, $25, ISBN 978-0147509482) is a gift edition. Ages 8–up.

Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: Deluxe Hardcover Classic by the Grimm Brothers, illus. by George Cruikshank (Nov. 14, hardcover, $25, ISBN 978-0147509499), features Cruikshank’s 19th-century art plus the work of six modern illustrators. Ages 8–up.


Stranded adds Survivors by Jeff Probst and Christopher Tebbetts (Nov. 14, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0142424261), ages 8–up. And Vet Volunteers picks up Helping Hands by Laurie Halse Anderson (Aug. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0142416778), ages 10–up.


Blanket & Bear, a Remarkable Pair by L.J.R. Kelly, illus. by Yoko Tanaka (Aug. 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399256813) offers an ode to well-loved toys. Ages 3–5.

Cinders: A Chicken Cinderella by Jan Brett (Nov. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399257834) is set during in a snowy Russian winter. Ages 3–up.

Gifts of the Heart by Patricia Polacco (Oct. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399160943). This Christmas story celebrates the joy of homemade gifts. Ages 5–8.

Why Dogs Eat Poop: Gross but True Things You Never Knew About Animals by Francesca Gould and David Haviland, illus. by J.P. Coovert (Sept. 12, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0399165306) collects disgusting facts about animals. Ages 8–12.

Nickel Bay Nick by Dean Pitchford (Oct. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399254659). Sam stumbles upon the secret identity of a mysterious do-gooder, and unravels secrets to save his family and town. Ages 8–12.

Project X-Calibur by Greg Pace (Dec. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399257063). Ben is recurited by Merlin to join the Round Table Reboot, where legendary heroes are training a new generation to fight aliens. Ages 10–up.

The Sittin’ Up by Shelia P. Moses (Jan. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399257230). When Bean’s adopted grandfather, a pillar of the community, dies, Bean participates in a wake for the first time. Ages 10–up.

Time Trapped by Richard Ungar (Sept. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399254864) is the action-adventure time-travel sequel to Time Snatchers. Ages 10–up.

Everything Breaks by Vicki Grove (Oct. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399250880). After his friends die in an accident, Tucker meets the Ferryman who carries souls across the river dividing the living and the dead worlds. Ages 12–up.

Frozen: Heart of Dread, Book One by Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston (Sept. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399257544) launches a fantasy series in which Natasha looks to escape frozen New Vegas for the mythical land called “the Blue.” Ages 12–up.

Champion by Marie Lu (Nov. 5, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0399256776) concludes the Legend trilogy. Ages 12–up.


Princess Posey presents Princess Posey and the Christmas Magic by Stephanie Greene (Oct. 17, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0399163630), ages 5–8. Humphrey is back in Secrets According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney (Jan. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0399257964), ages 7–9. Amber Brown continues with Amber Brown Is on the Move by Paula Danziger, Bruce Coville, and Elizabeth Levy, illus. by Anthony Lewis (Sept. 12, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0399161698), ages 8–13. And A Cold Fury gain Flicker & Burn by T.M. Goeglein (Aug. 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399257216), ages 12–up.


The Ghastly Dandies Do the Classics by Ben Gibson (Aug. 15, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1595145277) features well-known tales told by monsters. Ages 4–up.

The Creature Department by Robert Paul Weston (Nov. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1595146854). A crew of creatures that work in an electronics factory must save their department from extinction. Ages 8–12.

The Fantastic Family Whipple by Matthew Ward (Aug. 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1595146892). Eleven-year-old Arthur is the only one of 13 kids in the family who hasn’t broken a world record. Ages 8–12.

Snap by Ellie Rollins (Oct. 31, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1595145154) is a middle-grade adventure inspired by Don Quixote. Ages 8–12.

Wanderville by Wendy McClure (Jan. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1595147004) follows three children who jump off an orphan train at the turn of the century. Ages 8–12.

Vitro by Jessica Khoury (Jan. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1595146052). Sophie searches for her mother on a remote island where scientists have taken test tube embryos and given them life. Ages 12–up.

The Real Girl’s Kitchen by Haylie Duff (Oct. 15, paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-1595146830) offers recipes, entertaining tips, and stories from the actress and food blogger. Ages 12–up.

Minders by Michele Jaffe (Jan. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1595146588). This high-concept SF thriller asks: if the boy you love commits a crime, do you turn him in? Ages 12–up.

While You’re Away by Jessa Holbrook (Jan. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1595147318). A boy and girl fall in love even though they are dating other people. Ages 14–up.


Misfit Menagerie adds A Valiant Quest for the Misfit Menagerie by Jacqueline Resnick (Sept. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1595145901), ages 8–12. Joining Undead Ed is Undead Ed and the Demon Freakshow by Rotterly Ghoulstone, illus. by Nigel Baines (Aug. 15, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1595145338), ages 8–12. New to Darwen Arkwright is Darwen Arkwright and the School of Shadows by A.J. Hartley (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1595145437), ages 8–12. The Ultra Violets gains Power to the Purple! by Sophie Bell (Aug. 6, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1595146472), ages 8–up. Bloodlines continues with The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead (Nov. 19, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1595143204), ages 12–up. Falling Kingdoms issues Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes (Dec. 3, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1595145932), ages 12–up. And The Innocents introduces This Side of Jealousy by Lili Peloquin (Aug. 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1595145666), ages 12–up.


In Dreams by Erica Orloff (Jan. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0142424070). Sixteen-year-old Iris discovers her father is actually Morpheus, the god of dreams, and becomes a target of her uncle Epiales, the god of nightmares. Ages 12–up.


Little Owl’s Night by Divya Srinivasan (Aug. 29, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0670015795). Nocturnal Little Owl can’t understand why anyone would want to miss nighttime in the forest. Up to age 3.

Tea Party Rules by Ame Dyckman, illus. by K.G. Campbell (Oct. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0670785018). A bear cub sniffs out a backyard tea party spread and is surprised when the young hostess shows up. Ages 3–5.

The Nine Lives of Alexander Baddenfield by John Bemelmans Marciano, illus. by Sophie Blackall (Oct. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0670014064). Wicked Alexander finds a way to transplant the nine lives from his cat into himself. Ages 10–up.

Brotherhood by Anne Westrick (Sept. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0670014392). In 1867 Richmond, Va., 14-year-old Shadrach apprentices with a tailor and attends the meetings of a group whose stated intent is to support Confederate widows and grieving families. Ages 10–up.

The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson (Jan. 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0670012091). A teenage girl whose father suffers from PTSD after serving in Iraq hopes for some normalcy as she begins high school. Ages 12–up.

Blythewood by Carol Goodman (Oct. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0670784769). After narrowly escaping death in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, 17-year-old Avaline is sent to an elite girls’ boarding school. Ages 12–up.

Man Made Boy by Jon Skovron (Oct. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0670786206). Sixteen-year-old Boy’s father is Frankenstein’s monster and his mother is the Bride. Ages 12–up.

Until It Hurts to Stop by Jennifer Hubbard (Sept. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0670785209). A girl traumatized by bullying continues to struggle as a high school junior. Ages 12–up.

All the Truth That’s in Me by Julie Berry (Sept. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0670786152). When a trauma leaves her unable to speak, Judith spends her days silently pouring out her thoughts to her childhood friend, Lucas. Ages 12–up.

A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon B. Waller (Jan. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0670014682). A girl in 1909 London can pursue a life devoted to painting and freedom or accept the life chosen for her, which includes marrying a man she does not love. Ages 12–up.


Llama Llama is back for Llama Llama and the Bully Goat by Anna Dewdney (Aug. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0670013951), ages 3–5. Madeline Christmas Activity Book by Ludwig Bemelmans (Oct. 17, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0670015689), ages 3–8, and Madeline and the Old House in Paris by John Bemelmans Marciano (Oct. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0670784851), ages 3–up, join Madeline. Cam Jansen is back in Cam Jansen and the Spaghetti Max Mystery by David A. Adler, illus. by Joy Allen (Oct. 3, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0670012602), ages 6–8. Horrible Harry returns in Horrible Harry and the Missing Diamond by Suzy Kline, illus. by Amy Wummer (Oct. 3, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0670014262), ages 6–8. EllRay Jakes and the Beanstalk by Sally Warner, illus. by Brian Biggs (Sept. 12, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0670784998) is a new Ellray Jakes title, ages 7–up. Giants of Science gains Benjamin Franklin by Kathleen Krull, illus. by Boris Kulikov (Aug. 29, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0670012879), ages 10–up. And Wereworld adds War of the Werelords by Curtis Jobling (Oct. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0670785599), ages 10–up.



Beatrix Potter offers Peter Rabbit and the Pumpkin Patch by Beatrix Potter, illus. by Ruth Palmer (Aug. 15, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0723271246), and Nutkin on the Run (Jan. 1, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0141350035) and Start of Spring (Jan. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0723286035), ages 3–5; and The Christmas Tale of Peter Rabbit by Emma Thompson, illus. by Eleanor Taylor (Oct. 22, hardcover, $20, ISBN 978-0723276944), ages 5–6. And Spot stars in Spot Says Please (Aug. 29, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0723278320) and Spot on the Move (Jan. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-0723281696) by Eric Hill, ages 3–5.

Penlight Publications

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Jordan and the Dreadful Golem by Karen Goldman, illus. by Rachel Moseley (Oct. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-0983868521). Jordan and his friends must use their unique powers to save their hometown in this new twist on the Golem myth. Ages 9–12.

Peter Pauper Press

Simpson’s Sheep Won’t Go to Sleep! by Bruce Arant (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1441313591). Farmer Simpson searches for a way to lull his sheep to sleep. Ages 4–8.


Bugs at Christmas by Beatrice Alemagne (Oct. 14, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-0714865737) features bugs observing their own holiday traditions. Ages 2–5.

Hervé Tullet: The Big Book of Art by Hervé Tullet (Sept. 2, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-0714863498) encourages children to mix and match hundreds of designs. Ages 2–5.

Architecture According to Pigeons by Stella Gurney (Oct. 28, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0714863894) offers an introduction to buildings and structures around the world through the eyes of a fictional traveling pigeon. Ages 7–up.

Phoenix Yard Books

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Hot Air by Sandrine Dumas Roy, illus. by Emmanuelle Houssais, trans. by Sarah Ardizzone (Oct. 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1907912221) is an animal satire about global warming featuring farting cows. Ages 7–11.

Monacello: The Little Monk by Geraldine McCaughrean, illus. by Jana Diemberger (Sept. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1907912030) retells an Italian folk story about an orphan child dressed as a monk who searches for his parent. Ages 9–12.

Coping with Chloe by Rosalie Warren (Sept. 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1907912023) explores the mystery of twins and the process of grieving. Ages 11–14.

Pomegranate Kids

Raven and the Red Ball by Sarah Drummond (Aug. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-0764966095) is a wordless picture book about a raven that snatches a dog’s prized plaything. All ages.

The Amazing Animal Alphabet of Twenty-six Tongue Twisters by Robert Pizzo (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0764966224) is a tongue-twisting ABC. Ages 1–up.


Nature Discovery gains Charley Harper’s What’s in the Rain Forest by Zoe Burke, illus. by Charley Harper (Aug. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0764965845), ages 2–up.

powerHouse Books/pow!

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Put on Your Shoes! by Dan Stiles (Nov. 5, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1576876466) features a battle of wills between toddler and parent. Ages 2–5.

Almost An Animal Alphabet by Katie Viggers (Sept. 17, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1576876435). This abecedary includes one extinct animal, three non-animals, and one imaginary animal. Ages 3–7.

There Are No Animals in This Book (Only Feelings) by Chani Sanchez, illus. by Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami, Damien Hirst, and Tina Rivers (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1576876442). Contemporary works teach young readers about feelings and how they can be expressed in art. Ages 3–7.

Patchwork Helps a Friend by Gail Greiner, illus. by Jacqueline Schmidt (Sept. 3, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1576876428) introduces a friendly stuffed bear. Ages 3–7.

Shadowville by Michael Bartalos (Dec. 3, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1576876459) reveals the secret life of shadows, including where they go at night. Ages 3–7.

NERF: Ultimate Blaster Book by Nathaniel Marunas (Oct. 29, hardcover, $21.95, ISBN 978-1576876411) is a visual guide to these toys. Ages 8–12.

Prestel Publishing

Great Art Treasure Hunt: I Spy Red, Yellow, and Blue by Doris Kutschbach (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-3791371061) introduces young readers to artistic masterpieces. Ages 4–up.

Three Musicians: A Children’s Book Inspired by Pablo Picasso by Veronique Massenot and Vanessa Hie (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-3791371511) celebrates music’s soothing qualities and introduces children to Picasso’s work. Ages 4–up.

Fingerprints: Let’s Make Art with Everyday Things by Julia Kaergel (Oct. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-3791371429) is an art activity book. Ages 6–up.

13 Fashion Styles Children Should Know by Simone Werle (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-3791371344) provides a look at major fashion styles from the early 20th century to present day. Ages 8–up.

My Big Book of Art and Illusion by Silke Vry (Oct. 1, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-3791371436) is a collection of artistic illusions through the ages. Ages 8–up.

Protea Boekhuis

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Rock Steady by Joanne MacGregor (Sept. 1, paper, $15, ISBN 978-1869199036). Samantha Steadman and her best friends face new challenges in ninth grade at their boarding school. Ages 10–up.


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Toxic City adds Contagion by Tim Lebbon (Nov. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1616148218), ages 12–up. Tweed & Nightingale Adventures continues with The Osiris Curse by Paul Crilley (Oct. 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1616148577), ages 12–up. Widdershins Adventures gains Lost Covenant by Ari Marmell (Dec. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1616148119), ages 12–up. And Into the Wilderness by Mandy Hager (Jan. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1616148638) is a new Blood of the Lamb title, ages 14–up.

Quayside/Walter Foster


All About Drawing issues All About Drawing Farm & Forest Animals by Robbin Cuddy (Sept. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1600583612), ages 6–up. And new to Licensed Learn to Draw are Learn to Draw Angry Birds Space (Aug. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1600583681), Learn to Draw Your Favorite Disney/Pixar Characters (Oct. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1600583711), Learn to Draw Angry Birds Drawing Book & Kit (Sept. 1, paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-1600583735), and Learn to Draw Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Aug. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1600583445), ages 6–up.


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Frightfully Friendly Ghosties by Daren King, illus. by David Roberts (Sept. 3, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1623650261). A group of polite ghosts just want to get along with their still-alive neighbors. Ages 7–10.

Guinea Pigs Online by Jennifer Gray and Amanda Swift, illus. by Sarah Horne (Nov. 12, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1623650377) is the first in a series of books about the adventures of a computer-savvy rodent. Ages 7–10.

Sammy Feral’s Diaries of Weird by Eleanor Hawken, illus. by John Kelly (Sept. 3, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1623650322). Sammy’s whole family has been infected by a virus that causes them to turn into werewolves. Ages 8–12.

Unhooking the Moon by Gregory Hughes (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1623650209). When a brother and sister become orphaned, they head to New York City to find their long-lost uncle. Ages 9–12.

Quercus/Jo Fletcher Books

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The Snowmelt River by Frank Ryan (Nov. 12, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1623650483). The first installment of the Three Powers fantasy adventure series. Ages 12–up.

Quirk Books

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Nick and Tesla’s High-Voltage Danger Lab: A Novel with Electromagnets, Burglar Alarms, and Other Gadgets You Can Build Yourself by Bob Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith (Nov. 5, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1594746482). Nick and Tesla use science and build contraptions to help them locate their missing parents. Ages 9–12.

Photo Doodles: 200 Photos for You to Complete (Aug. 20, paper, $13.95, ISBN 978-1594746529) invites readers to draw on photographs in order to finish them. Ages 10–up.

Hollow City by Ransom Riggs (Jan. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1594746123) is the sequel to Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Ages 14–up.


Substitute Creature by Charles Gilman (Sept. 24, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1594746406) joins Tales from Lovecraft Middle School, ages 9–12.

Random House

Where’s Boo? by Salina Yoon (Aug. 6, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0307978080) is a guessing game inviting readers to search for a black cat. Up to age 3.

Penguin Cha-Cha by Kristi Valiant (Aug. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0375870729). Julia tries to join in the fun of a group of dancing penguins at the zoo. Ages 2–5.

Dream Animals: A Bedtime Journey by Emily Winfield Martin (Oct. 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0449810804) encourages children to imagine what their dream animal might be, and where it will take them. Ages 2–5.

Cowboy Boyd and Mighty Calliope by Lisa Moser, illus. by Sebastiaan Van Doninck (Aug. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0375870569). A young cowboy and his faithful steed—a rhinoceros—rustle up a job on the ranch. Ages 3–7.

The Christmas Wish by Lori Evert, illus. by Per Breiehagen (Sept. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0449816813) is the Nordic tale of little Anja, a girl who wants to be one of Santa’s elves. Ages 3–7.

My Pen Pal, Santa by Melissa Stanton, illus. by Jennifer A. Bell (Sept. 24, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0375869921). A New Year’s note sent to the North Pole about some uneaten cookies kicks off a year-long correspondence between a girl and Santa. Ages 3–7.

Snowflakes Fall by Patricia MacLachlan, illus. by Steven Kellogg (Oct. 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385376938) is a story life’s natural cycle, created as a tribute to the community of Sandy Hook, Conn. Ages 3–7.

The Runaway Hug by Nick Bland, illus. by Freya Blackwood (Dec. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0449818251). When Mommy jokes that she only has one hug left, Lucy decides to share the hug with everyone in her large family, but she is always careful to get it back. Ages 3–7.

Max Makes a Cake by Michelle Edwards, illus. by Charles Santoso (Jan. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0449814314). A boy bakes a surprise Passover birthday cake for his mom. Ages 3–7.

Sky Jumpers by Peggy Eddleman (Sept. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0307981271) kicks off a series about survivors of World War III. Ages 8–12.

Seven Stories Up by Laurel Snyder (Jan. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375869174). In this companion to Bigger Than a Bread Box, Annie travels back in time and meets her grandmother as a girl. Ages 8–12.

My Terrific/Terrible Time in New York by Seth Rudetsky (Dec. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0449816691) follows up My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan. Ages 12–up.

Gated by Amy Christine Parker (Aug. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0449815977). Seventeen-year-old Lyla starts to question the motives of Pioneer, the leader of the isolated suburban development where her family moved following 9/11. Ages 14–up.

Indigo by Gina Linko (Oct. 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0449812839) is an exploration of spirituality and science-fiction set in New Orleans. Ages 14–up.


Junie B. Jones is back for Junie B. My Valentime by Barbara Park, illus. by Denise Brunkus (Dec. 24, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0385373029), ages 3–7. Bubble Guppies gains five titles, including Fin-tastic Friends! by Steve Talkowski (Dec. 24, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0385375344), ages up to 3, Happy Holidays, Bubble Guppies! by Mary Tillworth, illus. by Mike Jackson (Sept. 10, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0449817797), ages 3–7, and Giddy-Up, Guppies! by Josephine Nagaraj, illus. by John Huxtable (Jan. 7, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0385369749), ages 4–6. And Dora the Explorer presents Isa’s Flower Garden by Victoria Miller (Jan. 7, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0385376211), up to age 3, Dora Goes to School/Dora Va a la Escuela (Jan. 7, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0385374965), I Love My Papi! by Alison Inches, illus. by David Aikins (Jan. 7, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0385374590), ages 4–6, and five more books.

New to Pocoyo is Merry Christmas, Pocoyo by Kristen L. Depken (Sept. 10, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0449819036), up to age 3. Sesame Street gains Elmo’s Christmas Snowman by Naomi Kleinberg, illus. by Tom Brannon (Sept. 10, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0449812570), Elmo’s Furry Friend by Kleinberg, illus. by Christopher Moroney (Dec. 24, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-0385373869), and Peekaboo, Elmo! by Constance Allen, illus. by David Prebenna (Jan. 28, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-0449814833), up to age 3, and Read Around Sesame Street by Sarah Albee, Abigail Tabby, and Linda Hayward, illus. by Joe Mathieu (Jan. 7, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0385374118), ages 4–6. And Thomas & Friends introduces Fast Train, Slow Train by Rev. W. Awdry (Jan. 7, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0385374088), up to age 3, Thomas & Friends Spills & Thrills/No More Mr. Nice Engine (Jan. 7, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0385375085), ages 3–7, and The Rocket Returns by Rev. W. Awdry (Jan. 7, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0385373845), ages 4–6.

Team Umizoomi adds Follow That Egg! by David Aikins (Jan. 7, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0385375184), ages 2–5, and four others. And Barbie rolls along with seven new titles, including Happy Birthday Barbie! by Kellee Riley (Jan. 7, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0385373203), ages 3–7, and Little Lost Dolphin by Jiyoung An (Jan. 7, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0385373043), ages 4–6.

Bright and Early Books adds Ten Eggs in a Nest by Marilyn Sadler, illus. by Michael Fleming (Jan. 28, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0449810828), ages 3–7. Dr. Seuss/Cat in the Hat issues Night Lights by Tish Rabe, illus. by Aristides Ruiz and Joe Mathieu (Jan. 7, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0385371162), ages 3–7, and A Tale About Tails by Rabe, illus. by Tom Brannon (Jan. 7, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0385371179), ages 5–8. DC Super Friends adds Jailbreak! by Billy Wrecks, illus. by Francesco Legramandi (Jan. 7, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0385373982), ages 3–7, and Reptile Rumble! by Wrecks, illus. by Erik Doescher (Jan. 7, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0385374033), ages 4–6. Mr. Peabody & Sherman star in DreamWorks movie tie-ins Mr. Peabody & Sherman Pictureback by Fabio Laguna (Jan. 21, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0385371476), ages 3–7, Mr. Peabody & Sherman Step into Reading by Frank Berrios (Jan. 21, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0385371438), ages 4–6, and Mr. Peabody & Sherman Junior Novelization by Erica David (Jan. 21, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0385371414), ages 7–10.

SpongeBob SquarePants picks up Plankton’s Christmas Surprise! by Heather Martinez (Sept. 10, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0449818510), ages 3–7; Show Me the Bunny! by Steven Banks (Jan. 7, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0385376082), ages 4–6, Funny-Side Up! A SpongeBob Joke Book (Jan. 7, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0385374323), ages 8–12, and nine others. And Squirrels on Skis by J. Hamilton Ray, illus. by Pascal Lemaitre (Sept. 24, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-0449810811) is a new Beginner Book, ages 5–8.

The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library issues Can You See a Chimpanzee?: All About Primates by Tish Rabe, (Jan. 7, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0375870743) and What Cat Is That?: All About Cats by Rabe, illus. by Aristides Ruiz and Joe Mathieu (Sept. 24, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-0375866401), ages 5–8. Step into Reading adds Anne Frank’s Chestnut Tree by Jane Kohuth, illus. by Elizabeth Sayles (Sept. 24, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0449812556; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0307975799), ages 5–8. Wedgieman is back in Wedgieman and the Big Bunny Trouble by Charise Mericle Harper, illus. by Bob Shea (Jan. 7, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0307930736), ages 5–8. Winx Club takes on Dragon Quest by Mary Tillworth (Jan. 7, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0385374897), ages 5–8, and The Search for Enchantix by Mickie Matheis (Jan. 7, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0385374385), ages 8–12. Absolutely Lucy issues Thanks to Lucy by Ilene Cooper, illus. by David Merrell (Aug. 6, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0375869983), ages 6–9. Calendar Mysteries by Ron Roy, illus. by John Steven Gurney, offers September Sneakers (Aug. 6, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0375868870), and October Ogre (Aug. 6, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0375868887), ages 6–9. And Little Wings offers Cupid Crush by Cecilia Galante, illus. by Kristi Valiant (Dec. 24, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0449810064), ages 6–9.

Joining Magic Tree House are Magic Tree House 20th Anniversary Edition: The Knight at Dawn by Mary Pope Osborne, illus. by Sal Murdocca (Sept. 24, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0449818220), ages 6–9; and Magic Tree House #51: High Time for Heroes by Osborne, illus. by Murdocca (Jan. 7, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0307980496), and Heroes for All Times: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #51 by Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce, illus. by Murdocca (Jan. 7, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0375870279), ages 7–10. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles gains Double-Team! by Christy Webster, illus. by Patrick Spaziante (Jan. 7, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0385374347), ages 7–9 and Mutant Mayhem! by Matthew Gilbert (Jan. 7, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0385374330), 8–12. A to Z Mysteries Super Edition gains The Castle Crime by Ron Roy, illus. by John Steven Gurney (Jan. 28, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0385371599), ages 7–10. Added to Dog Diaries are Barry (Aug. 6, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0449812808) and Togo (Jan. 28, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0385373357), by Kate Klimo, illus. by Tim Jessell, ages 7–10. And new Stepping Stone entries are No Such Thing as a Witch (Aug. 27, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0449815595 paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0449815625), What the Witch Left (Aug. 27, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0449815717; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0449815748), The Trouble with Magic (Jan. 28, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0449813799; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0449813805), and Magic in the Park (Jan. 28, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0449813751; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0449813768) by Ruth Chew, ages 7–10.

Empire of Bones is new to Ashtown Burials by N.D. Wilson (Oct. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375864414), ages 8–12. The latest Dragon Keepers title is The Dragon at the North Pole by Kate Klimo, illus. by John Shroades (Sept. 24, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0375870668), ages 8–12. Heck rolls along with Wise Acres: The Seventh Circle of Heck by Dale Basye, illus. by Bob Dob (Dec. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0307981851), ages 8–12. Five Ancestors Out of the Ashes adds Lion by Jeff Stone (Sept. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375870194), ages 9–12. The Lynburn Legacy Book picks up Untold by Sarah Rees Brennan (Sept. 24, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0375870422), ages 12–up. The Paladin Prophecy offers Alliance by Mark Frost (Jan. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0375870460), ages 12–up. And Recon Team Angel continues with Task Force by Brian Falkner (Sept. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0449812990), ages 12–up.

Random House/Bantam

The Deepest Night by Shana Abe (Aug. 13, hardcover, $16, ISBN 978-0345531735). In the follow-up to The Sweetest Dark, a girl with magical abilities is finishing her first year at a gothic boarding school in 1915 England. Ages 14–up.

Random House/Delacorte

Too Cool for This School by Kristen Tracy (Aug. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385740708). Loyalties are tested when two very different cousins attend the same middle school. Ages 10–up.

The League by Thatcher Heldring (Sept. 10, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0385741811). Wyatt must decide if he wants to join his older brother in the League of Pain, the town’s secretive rogue football league. Ages 10–up.

Enrique’s Journey: The True Story of a Boy Determined to Reunite with His Mother by Sonia Nazario (Aug. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385743273). Adapted from Nazario’s adult book, this is the true story of a teenager from Honduras who sets out to find his mother. Ages 12–up.

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson (Sept. 24, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0385743563). To avenge his father’s death, David joins the Reckoners, a group of humans determined to kill the superpowered Epics. Ages 12–up.

Tandem by Anna Jarzab (Oct. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385742771). This trilogy starter features rebellion and romance that spans parallel worlds. Ages 12–up.

Red by Alison Cherry (Oct. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385742931). In Scarletville, where red hair rules, Felicity struggles to keep the secret that her locks are dyed. Ages 12–up.

The Eye of Minds by James Dashner (Oct. 8, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0385741392) kicks off the Mortality Doctrine, a series set in a world of hyper-advanced technology. Ages 12–up.

Teardrop by Lauren Kate (Oct. 22, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0385742658) launches a romantic trilogy starring a girl whose tears can raise the lost continent of Atlantis. Ages 12–up.

Enders by Lissa Price (Jan. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385742498; paper, $15.00, ISBN 978-0449810712) is the sequel to Starters. Ages 12–up.

Being Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morrill (Jan. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385741798). Two very different girls with the same name meet by chance and trade places for the summer. Ages 12–up.

Promise Bound by Anne Greenwood Brown (Jan. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385743839) concludes the mermaid trilogy that begun with Lies Beneath. Ages 12–up.

The Living by Matt de la Peña (Nov. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385741200). Shy’s summer cruise-ship job turns into a fight for survival when a massive earthquake hits Southern California. Ages 14–up.

Premeditated by Josin McQuein (Oct. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385743297) is a dark YA mystery about the lengths one girl will go to for revenge. Ages 14–up.

And We Stay by Jenny Hubbard (Jan. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385740579) is the story of one teen girl’s experience before, during, and after a gun violence tragedy at her school. Ages 14–up.

Splendor by Elana K. Arnold (Nov. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385742139). Scarlett has conflicting feelings for two boys in the sequel to Sacred. Ages 14–up.


Melonhead is back in Melonhead and the We-Fix-It Company by Katy Kelly, illus. by Gillian Johnson (Sept. 10, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0385741651), ages 8–12. Joshua Dread adds The Nameless Hero by Lee Bacon (Sept. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385741866), ages 9–12. And The Katerina Trilogy concludes with The Morning Star by Robin Bridges (Aug. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385740265), ages 12–up.

Random House/Disney


Disney/Pixar Cars rolls along with Team Lightning (Jan. 7, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0736430524), ages 2–5. Disney Frozen animated film tie-ins include Frozen Pictureback (Oct. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0736430616), ages 3–7, Frozen Step into Reading by Tish Rabe (Oct. 1, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0736431194) and Frozen Step into Reading #2 by Melissa Lagonegro (Oct. 1, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0736431200), ages 4–6; and Frozen Junior Novelization (Oct. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0736431187), ages 8–12. New to Disney Princess is Christmas in the Castle by Francesco Legramandi, illus. by Gabriella Matta (Sept. 10, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0736429917), ages 3–7. Disney/Pixar Toy Story greets Merry Christmas, Woody by Kristen Depken (Sept. 10, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0736430708), ages 3–7. And Disney Fairies picks up Never Girls #4: From the Mist (Sept. 24, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0736427975), ages 6–9.

Random House/Golden Books

Richard Scarry’s Best Nursery Tales Ever) by Richard Scarry (Jan. 7, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0385375337) is a rebranded collection of 11 classic Richard Scarry nursery tales. Ages 3–7.

Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book by Diane E. Muldrow (Sept. 24, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0307977618) is a comedic guide to life that includes artwork by Richard Scarry, Mary Blair, and many others. Ages 12–up.


Thomas & Friends adds The Missing Christmas Tree by Rev. W. Awdry, illus. by Tommy Stubbs (Sept. 10, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0449817131), up to age 3; Thomas’ Night Before Christmas by R. Schuyler Hooke, illus. by Richard Courtney (Sept. 10, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0449816639), ages 2–5; and Big Golden Book of Engines by Awdry (Jan. 7, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0307931313), ages 3–7. And Frosty the Snowman introduces Frosty the Snowman by Diane Muldrow (Sept. 10, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-0385378703) and Frosty the Snowman by Muldrow (Sept. 10, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0307960382), ages 2–5.

Little Golden Books gains Robots, Robots Everywhere! by Sue Fliess, illus. by Bob Staake (Aug. 6, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0449810798), Winter Lights (Dinosaur Train) by Andrea Posner-Sanchez, illus. by Caleb Meurer (Sept. 10, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0449816585), How Do Lions Say I Love You? by Diane E. Muldrow, illus. by David Walker (Dec. 24, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0449812563), How to Be a Pirate by Sue Fliess (Jan. 7, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0449813096), Rico the Brave Sock Monkey by Fiona Rempt, illus. by Noëlle Smit (Aug. 6, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0375865046), Barbie Spring 2014 DVD Little Golden Book (Barbie) by Mary Tillworth (Jan. 7, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0385373050), Flower Power! (DC Super Friends) by Courtney Carbone, illus. by Dan Schoening (Jan. 7, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0385373968), and The Christmas ABC by Florence Johnson, illus. by Eloise Wilkin (Sept. 10, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0307978912), ages 2–5. Here Comes Peter Cottontail (Jan. 7, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0385378390) is a Peter Cottontail title, ages 2–5. Pocoyo continues with Let’s Go to the Circus! by Kristen L. Depken (Jan. 7, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0385375122), ages 2–5, and Happy Easter, Pocoyo! by Depken (Jan. 7, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0385375115), ages 3–7. And joining Sesame Street is Elmo Loves You by Sarah Albee, illus. by Maggie Swanson (Dec. 24, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0385372831), ages 2–5.

New Big Golden Books are Barbie Spring 2014 DVD Big Golden Book by Kristen Depken (Jan. 7, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0385374095) and The Big Golden Book of Dinosaurs by Dr. Robert Bakker, illus. by Luis Rey (Sept. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375859588), ages 3–7, The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas! (Dr. Seuss/Cat in the Hat) by Tish Rabe, illus. by Joe Mathieu (Aug. 6, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0449814956), ages 4–6, and Mr. Peabody & Sherman Big Golden Book by Erica David (Jan. 21, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0385371421), ages 5–9. And Mr. Peabody & Sherman Golden First Chapter Book by Molly McGuire Woods (Jan. 21, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0385371452) joins Golden First Chapters, ages 6–9.

Random House/Golden Books/Disney


New tie-ins to Disney Frozen are Frozen Glitter Board Book (Oct. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0736430647), up to age 3, Frozen Little Golden Book (Oct. 1, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0736430517), ages 2–5, Frozen Big Golden Book (Oct. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0736430654), ages 3–7, and Frozen Chapter Book (Oct. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0736481328), ages 6–9. And Disney Junior: Doc McStuffins adds Snowman Surprise by Andrea Posner-Sanchez (Sept. 10, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0736431422), ages 2–5.

Random House/Knopf

Little Frog’s Tadpole Trouble by Tatyana Feeney (Jan. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385753722). A frog finds out he is going to be a big brother—to nine tadpoles. Up to age 3.

Who? (Jan. 7, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0385754057), What? (Jan. 7, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0385754064), Where? (Jan. 7, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0385754071), and When? (Jan. 7, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0385754088) by Leo Lionni, are reissues of 30-year-old titles. Up to age 3.

Lena’s Sleep Sheep by Anita Lobel (Aug. 6, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-0449810255). Lena is ready to count sheep to help her fall asleep, but the sheep don’t want to be counted. Ages 2–5.

The Bad Birthday Idea by Madeline Valentine (Nov. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0449813317). Jealous of his sister’s new birthday gift of a robot toy, Ben hatches a plan to play with it before she opens the package. Ages 3–7.

Dog Loves Counting by Louise Yates (Sept. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0449813423). When he can’t sleep, Dog finds friends and numbers in unexpected places. Ages 4–8.

The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig, illus. by Patrice Barton (Oct. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1582464503). A shy boy suddenly shines when he befriends the new kid in class. Ages 6–9.

Mister Max: The Book of Lost Things by Cynthia Voigt, illus. by Iacopo Bruno (Sept. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0307976819). When Max’s parents go missing, he discovers his special talent for finding all sorts of lost things. Ages 8–12.

The Great Trouble: A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and a Boy Called Eel by Deborah Hopkinson (Oct. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375848186). A historical novel based on the London cholera epidemic of 1854. Ages 10–up.

Wicked Cruel by Rich Wallace (Aug. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375867484) collects three urban legends set in the same New England town. Ages 10–up.

Lara’s Gift by Annemarie O’Brien (Aug. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0307931740). A girl who has a gift for understanding the borzoi dogs her family breeds must go against her father’s wishes to become the next kennel steward. Ages 10–up.

The Winter of the Robots by Kurtis Scaletta (Oct. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0307931863). Jim and his friends use their robot-building skills to take on something evil lurking in the junkyard. Ages 10–up.

Will in Scarlet by Matthew Cody (Oct. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375868955) recounts how Robin Hood and the band of Merry Men came to be. Ages 10–up.

The Dark Between by Sonia Gensler (Aug. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375867026) is a supernatural romance about the powers that lie in the shadows of the mind. Ages 12–up.

Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan (Aug. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0307931900). Based on true events, this story stars two 17-year-olds about to take part in a 32-hour kissing marathon to set a new Guinness World Record. Ages 12–up.

Muckers by Sandra Neil Wallace (Oct. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375867545). In this debut, Felix tries to lead the hardscrabble high school football team in his struggling town to a championship. Ages 12–up.

Foul Trouble by John Feinstein (Nov. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375869648) is a fictional exploration of the dark side of college basketball recruiting. Ages 12–up.

Son of Fortune by Victoria McKernan (Nov. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375864568).In this historical novel, 16-year-old Aiden wins a mining business and shipping route in a poker game, but soon questions the harsh realities that come with his prize. Ages 12–up.

Loud Awake and Lost by Adele Griffin (Nov. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385752725). Ember tries to remember who she was and what happened in the weeks leading up to her car accident. Ages 12–up.

Spoils by Tammar Stein (Dec. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0375870620). Leni’s family blows its lottery winnings, except for the trust Leni is about to inherit. Ages 12–up.

The True Adventures of Nicolo Zen by Nicholas Christopher (Jan. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0375867385). In 1700s, Venice Nicolo becomes a virtuoso playing a clarinet enchanted by a magician. Ages 12–up.

The Waking Dark by Robin Wasserman (Sept. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0375868771) is the story of five teens who survive the awful “killing day” in their small Kansas town. Ages 14–up.

Chasing Shadows by Swati Avasthi, illus. by Craig Phillips (Sept. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0375863424) is a novel about a random act of violence told in two voices, which incorporates graphic novel-style passages. Ages 14–up.

The Midnight Dress by Karen Foxlee (Oct. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375856457) features a murdered girl and a hand-stitched dress crafted by a rumored witch. Ages 14–up.


Lunch Lady gains Lunch Lady and the Schoolwide Scuffle by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Dec. 24, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0385752794), ages 7–10. The Horses of Oak Valley Ranch gallop along with Gee Whiz by Jane Smiley (Oct. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375869693), ages 10–up. And Sammy Keyes is back in Sammy Keyes and the Killer Cruise by Wendelin Van Draanen (Sept. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375870545), ages 10–up.

Random House/Lamb

Winter Sky by Patricia Reilly Giff (Jan. 7, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0375838927). Siria tries to muster courage when her firefighter father is injured and she needs to mend things with her best friend. Ages 8–12.

Listening for Lucca by Suzanne LaFleur (Aug. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385742993). When their family moves from Brooklyn to Maine, Siena hopes the secrets of their house on the beach will help her discover why her younger brother has stopped talking. Ages 9–12.

Random House/Schwartz & Wade

Daisy Gets Lost by Chris Raschka (Oct. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0449817414). Daisy the dog, who starred in the Caldecott-winning A Ball for Daisy, chases a squirrel and winds up in an unfamiliar part of the park. Ages 3–7.

Sophie’s Squash by Pat Zietlow Miller, illus. by Anne Wilsdorf (Aug. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0307978967). A girl treats a butternut squash like her best friend. Ages 3–7.

Poem-mobiles: Crazy Car Poems by J. Patrick Lewis and Douglas Florian, illus. by Jeremy Holmes (Jan. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0375866906) is a car-themed poetry collection. Ages 4–8.

Dream Dog by Lou Berger, illus. by David J. Catrow (Sept. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0375866555). When Harry’s parents get him a lizard instead of a dog, he makes up an imaginary pup. Ages 4–8.

Deep in the Sahara by Kelly Cunnane, illus. by Hoda Hadadi (Oct. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0375870347) offers a glimpse into one of the traditions observed in the Muslim country of Mauritania. Ages 4–8.

The Girl Who Wouldn’t Brush Her Hair by Kate Bernheimer, illus. by Jake Parker (Sept. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0375868788). When a girl refuses to brush her long hair, mice move in and create a palace in her tangled locks. Ages 4–8.

Season of the Witch by Mariah Fredericks (Oct. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0449812778) features a power struggle—and some witchcraft—among the girls in a private New York City high school. Ages 14–up.

Random House Australia

(Dist. by IPG)

Caesar the War Dog (Oct. 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1742756318) and Caesar the War Dog: Operation Blue Dragon by Stephen Dando-Collins (Jan. 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-0857980533) begin a series based on the true experiences of military dogs. Ages 8–12.

The Second Forever by Colin Thompson (Sept. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1741662894). In the sequel to How to Live Forever, Peter and his friend try to repair the magical book they’ve destroyed. Ages 9–12.

The Whole of My World by Nicole Hayes (Oct. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1742758602). Shelley joins the Australian Football League in an effort to escape her grieving father and the stress of keeping her own dark secret. Ages 12–up.

Moonlight & Ashes by Sophie Masson (Sept. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1742753799) is a reimagining of the Cinderella story. Ages 12–up.

Scarlet in the Snow by Sophie Masson (Oct. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1742758152). Natasha takes shelter from a blizzard in an isolated mansion and discovers a terrifying beast enchanted by a powerful sorcerer. Ages 12–up.


Vintage Classics issues The Locket of Dreams by Belinda Murrell (Oct. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0857980212), ages 9–12. The Books of Llarmel by Rhiannon Hart gains Blood Song (Sept. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1742750965) and Blood Storm (Dec. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1742754789), ages 12–up. And The Extraordinaires continues with The Extinction Gambit (Sept. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1864718201) and The Subterranean Stratagem (Dec. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1742758190) by Michael Pryor, ages 12–up.

Random House UK/Vintage Children’s Classics

(Dist. by IPG)

Dracula by Bram Stoker (Nov. 26, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0099582595). This edition includes bonus material about the strengths and weaknesses of vampires. Ages 9–12.

Raven Productions

(Dist. by Adventure Publications)

The Best Part of a Sauna by Sheryl Peterson, illus. by Kelly Dupre (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0988350809; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0988350816) describes a child’s experience in Nana and Gramps’s sauna near the lake. Ages 4–8.

Reader’s Digest

(Dist. by Simon & Schuster)

Shapes (Oct. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0794429195) features six different 3D shapes that nest inside one another. Ages 2–4.

Hippo Is on Holiday by Matt Mitter, illus. by Claudine Gevry (Oct. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0794428631). This counting book showcases African animals in a wintry wonderland. Ages 2–5.

A Christmas Tree for Me: A New Holiday Tradition for Your Family (Oct. 8, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0794430184) is packaged with a felt Christmas tree and felt ornaments. Ages 3–8.

Disney Junior Music Player Storybook (Oct. 8, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0794430115) collects three stories and 18 songs spotlighting Doc McStuffins, Sofia the First, and Minnie Mouse. Ages 4–8.


New Fisher-Price Little People titles are What Do People Do? (Aug. 27, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0794429010) and Santa’s Helpers (Oct. 1, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0794429027), ages 2–5. Transformers adds Transformers Rescue Bots Roll to the Rescue! (Sept. 10, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0794428495), ages 2–5. Joining Sesame Street Elmo is Count with Elmo!: A Look, Lift, & Learn Book (Aug. 6, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-0794428617), ages 2–5. Nickelodeon Dora the Explorer returns in Holidays Are for Hugs (Oct. 1, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-0794429171), ages 2–5, and Rockin’ Maraca Adventure: Storybook with Maracas (Oct. 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0794429188), ages 3–5.

Barbie is back in Barbie Dreamhouse Party / Una Fiesta de Ensueno: An English/Spanish Flap Book (Aug. 27, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0794428747), ages 2–5, and Barbie Project: Fashion: Panorama Sticker Storybook (Aug. 27, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0794429157) and Barbie Find Your Talent: Book with Microphone (Sept. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-079-4429140), ages 3–6. New to My Little Pony is Pony Friends Are Forever: A Lift the Flap Book (Sept. 17, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-079-4429256), ages 3–5. Disney Frozen offers movie tie-in titles Disney Frozen: The Icy Journey (Oct. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0794430092), ages 3–5, Disney Frozen Movie Theater: Storybook & Movie Projector (Oct. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0794428952), ages 3–6, and Disney Frozen Storybook and Snowglobe (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0794428921), ages 4–8. And DC Comics introduces Team Up with Batman! (Aug. 27, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-0794429218), ages 3–6.

Disney Princess adds Sparkling Beauty: Twinkling Lights Mirror (Sept. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0794429201), ages 3–6. Disney Sofia the First offers Becoming a Princess: Storybook and Amulet Necklace (Aug. 27, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-0794428730), ages 3–6. Marvel Comics issues The Avengers Power Play: Book with Flashlight Projector (Sept. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0794429249), ages 3–6. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles star in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Masked Heroes: Book with Mask (Aug. 27, novelty, $11.99, ISBN 978-0794429225), ages 4–7, and Wheel Power (Nov. 12, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0794429263), ages 6–9. Disney Minnie Mouse gains Disney Minnie Mouse Bow-tique All About Pets: A Carryalong Playbook (Nov. 12, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0794428976), ages 4–8. Moshi Monsters continues with Poppet’s Crazy Day (Nov. 26, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0794429164), ages 5–8. And Littlest Pet Shop presents Blythe’s Big Adventure (Aug. 27, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0794429133), ages 6–10.

Real Reads

(Dist. by IPM)


Classics of Science Fiction adds The War of the Worlds (Sept. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1906230128) and The Time Machine (Sept. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1906230135), retold by Eric Brown, illus. by Felix Bennett, ages 9–up. Jane Austen greets Pride and Prejudice, retold by Gill Tavner, illus. by Ann Kronheimer (Sept. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1906230067), ages 9–up. Joining Chinese Classics is Journey to the West, retold by Christine Sun, illus. by Shirley Chiang (Sept. 1, paper, $8.33, ISBN 978-1906230340), ages 9–up. Indian Classics gains Ramayana, retold by Prema Jayakumar, illlus. by K.R. Raji (Sept. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1906230302), ages 9–up. Mark Twain welcomes Tom Sawyer, retold by Anna Kirwan, illus. by Judith Hunt (Sept. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1906230180), ages 9–up. Arthur Conan Doyle issues The Hound of the Baskervilles, retold by Tony Evans, illus. by Felix Bennett (Sept. 1, paper, $11.75, ISBN 978-1906230494), ages 9–up. New to Charles Dickens is A Christmas Carol, retold by Gill Tavner, illus. by Karen Donnelly (Sept. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1906230029), ages 9–up. Greek Classics gains The Odyssey, retold by Beatrice Sampatakou, illus. by Thanos Tsilis (Sept. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1906230548), ages 9–up. And William Shakespeare presents A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream, retold by Helen Street, illus. by Charly Cheung (Sept. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1906230449), ages 9–up.

Red Deer Press

(Dist. by Ingram)

From the Lands of Night by Tololwa Mollel, illus. by Darrel McCalla (Nov. 15, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0889954984). Inspired by traditional East African tales, this story features a joyful family celebration that helps heal a sick child. Ages 6–9.

The Song Within My Heart by David Bouchard, illus. by Allen Sapp (Nov. 15, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-0889955004). A boy prepares for a powwow on the reserve in this newly redesigned edition with French and Cree translations, and a multi-language CD. Ages 7–12.

GreenHeroes: Saving the Planet One Story at a Time by Elizabeth Ballantyne (Nov. 15, paper, $24.95, ISBN 978-0889954991) compiles stories from the Canadian TV show GreenHeroes, which profiles notable ecological activists. Ages 12–up.

Regnery Kids

(Dist. by Perseus)

I Believe in Genevieve by Jenny Craig, illus. by Wendy Edelson (Sept. 23, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1621570851) is a story about a girl and her horse from the namesake weight-loss entrepreneur. Ages 4–8.

Freddy the Frogcaster by Janice Dean (Aug. 26, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1621570844). A storm catches weather-forecasting frog Freddy by surprise. Ages 4–8.


Ellis the Elephant stars in Yankee Doodle Dandy by Callista Gingrich, illus. by Susan Arciero (Oct. 7, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1621570875), ages 4–8.

Rio Nuevo/Rio Chico

(Dist. by Treasure Chest)

The Tumbleweed Came Back by Carmela LaVigna Coyle, illus. by Kevin Rechin (Sept. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1933855837) is a twist on the tune “The Cat Came Back.” Ages 4–8.

The Sunhat by Jennifer Ward (Sept. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1933855783). Creatures of the desert seek shelter in a red sunhat, a la the “The Mitten.” Ages 4–8.

Ruby Tuesday

(Dist. by Bearport)


Among the new four new My Body: Inside and Out! titles are What Happens When I Eat? (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1909673267), What Happens When I Grow? (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1909673328), and What Happens When I Move? all by Ruth Owen (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1909673281), ages 4–8. And the 12 new Zoom into Space books include Pluto and the Dwarf Planets (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1909673205), Comets, Meteors, and Asteroids: Voyagers of the Solar System (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1909673229), and Earth: Our Home in the Solar System (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1909673069) by Ellen Lawrence, ages 4–8.

Running Press Kids

(Dist. by Perseus)

Icky, Sticky, Slimy Doodles: Gross, Full-Color Pictures to Complete and Create by Andrew Pinder (Aug. 6, paper, $15.00, ISBN 978-0762449729) encourages creative doodling. Ages 4–up.

Gorgeous Doodles: Pretty, Full-Color Pictures to Create and Complete by Nellie Ryan, Annette Bouttell, and Josie Jo (Aug. 6, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-0762449712) is an activity book featuring candy, butterflies, and more. Ages 4–up.

The Peanuts Gang Loves to Doodle: Create and Complete Full-Color Pictures with Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and Friends (Aug. 6, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-0762450930). This drawing book stars the Peanuts gang. Ages 4–up.

Hello Kitty Fun, Friendly Doodles: Supercute Full-Color Pictures to Complete and Create (Aug. 6, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-0762450923) depicts Hello Kitty and her pals. Ages 4–up.

How Cars Work: The Interactive Guide to Mechanisms That Make a Car Move by Nick Arnold (Sept. 24, kit, $19.95, ISBN 978-0762447268) provides instructions and parts for building 10 essential car mechanisms. Ages 6–up.

Paper Play (Aug. 6, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-0762449576) is a paper-craft projects book. Ages 7–up.

Broken by Elizabeth Pulford, illus. by Angus Gomes (Aug. 27, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0762450046). While in a coma, a teen girl faces comic book demons in her subconscious. Ages 13–up.

Starry-Eyed: 16 Stories That Steal the Spotlight by Ted Michael and Josh Pultz, introduction by Clay Aiken (Oct. 8, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0762449491) focuses on real-life anecdotes from familiar faces in the performing arts. Ages 13–up.

The Princess in the Opal Mask by Jenny Lundquist (Oct. 22, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0762451098). A princess and a servant unite and switch identities in order to prevent a war between neighboring kingdoms. Ages 13–up.

Dare Me by Eric Devine (Sept. 24, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0762450152). Ben and his friends try to make a name for themselves by taking on a series of dangerous dares they film and post online. Ages 14–up.

Seventeen Ultimate Guide to Guys: What He Thinks About Flirting, Dating, Relationships, and You! by Ann Shoket (Dec. 24, paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-0762448913) offers the male perspective on flirting, dating, relationships, and falling in love. Ages 14–up.


Pajanimals returns with Squacky Is Afraid of the Dark (Aug. 27, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-0762450213), Sweet Pea Sue Makes a New Friend (Aug. 27, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-0762450268), Apollo Has a Bad Day (Aug. 27, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-0762450220), Sweet Pea Sue Misses Mom and Dad (Aug. 27, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-0762450237), Cowbella and the Bad Dream (Aug. 27, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-0762450244), It’s Apollo’s Special Day (Aug. 27, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-0762450251), and Squacky and the Gift of Christmas (Sept. 24, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-0762450275), ages 2–5. Peanuts adds Be Friends (Sept. 3, hardcover, $7.95, ISBN 978-0762450442) and Be Thankful (Sept. 3, hardcover, $7.95, ISBN 978-0762450459) by Charles M. Schulz, ages 4–up. And Steampunk Classics presents Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol by Zdenko Basic (Sept. 24, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-0762450909), ages 13–up.